To the editor: “Remember, we still live in the greatest country in the whole world.” This was how Greg Walden ended his town hall in The Dalles on April 12, only to be met by mostly unresponsive attendees who had already begun filing out, showing mixed enthusiasm to what should’ve been a reassuring statement. It seemed like Walden’s last-ditch attempt at uniting the room through faith in an ideal that contrasted the testimonials of those attending.
To the editor: The newspaper’s lead front page story should read “Embarrassing Bullies Converge Upon Middle School” in regards to Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall meeting held April 12 in Hood River.
To the editor: Thought the AHCA was dead, and we were back to the ACA as before? Not by a long shot, and the new version is worse than ever.
To the editor: I've known Ken Thomas for 30 years. The recent Court of Appeals decision in his favor is the fourth suit to go to a higher court about land use that he has won against the county. There are two pending LUBA cases still to go about the current issue.
Oregon Cherry Growers would like to thank the community for their patience with a cherry processing wastewater odor at one of our facilities.
To the editor: For evening viewers of network news who are fed up with the national media’s agenda to treacherously trounce, traduce, trash and trample Trump for the first 15 minutes of the broadcast — simply turn off the sound and don’t try to read their lips. Look at it this way: Why participate? Whatever happened to pre-eminent programming and broadcasting brilliance? I guess it’s a lost art.
To the editor: In reference to the “give away” of the Granada Theater, trial attorney (Mayor) Steve Lawrence said: “Absolutely, it’s a good deal.” Urban Renewal paid $385,406 for the property with whose money? Yours and mine? Taxes? Gomez Productions steps in with $20,000 per year for three years (that’s bit more than $1 offered three years ago). Such a deal!
To the editor: Here's something I'd like to do before I die: get rid of that "before I die" sign in The Dalles city park.
To the editor: Congressman Walden is now the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. One of his new responsibilities is to help orchestrate the repeal and replacement of the “Affordable Care Act”… the ACA or Obamacare. You can be proud of Greg and the voters of the Second Congressional District in electing a true statesman.
To the editor: I too support keeping politics out of science, but not in the same way RaeLynn Ricarte promotes (April 4th Crosstalk titled “Keep the Politics out of science.”)
To the editor: We live in an oligarchy! A capitalist, free-market, democratic economy is a delusion. A very small portion of the population controls almost all the wealth.
To the editor: This is an open letter to Congressman Greg Walden: I am very sorry, sir, that you are being attacked mercilessly by Democrats who can’t accept losing an election.
To the editor: Please join Indivisible Columbia Gorge at a town hall for Rep. Walden on Saturday, April 8, at Hood River Middle School, at 4 to 5:30 p.m. to let your voice be heard.
To the editor: I want to thank Nikki Lesich for the special remembrance of David “Norm” Davis in the March 28, 2017 issue of The Dalles Chronicle. It was very touching.
To the editor: Men have failed miserably…for about 6,000 years. An occasional good man is not enough…the selfish self-serving men outnumber the good.