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Letter to the editor: Ostrye supports youth

To the editor: We encourage you to vote for Judge Karen Ostrye this November. She was appointed by the governor in June of this year and will run to retain her position in the upcoming general election.

Letter to the editor: Need transparency

To the editor: Let’s talk about a perceived conflict versus a real conflict. There is a misguided perception that it would be a conflict of interest for Bridget Bailey to serve as a county commissioner because her husband is district attorney. It is very simple. Bridget will be a county employee and her husband is a state employee.

Letter to the editor: Parties oppose M90

To the editor: As party leaders we tend to disagree a lot, that’s the nature of politics these days. But this election cycle, there’s one idea that’s so bad we have no difficulty agreeing. Both Parties oppose Measure 90.

Letter to the editor: Runyon honors vets

To the editor: I am a Vietnam veteran and have always had great respect for Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon’s support of those who have served.

Letter to the editor: Bailey endorsement

To the editor: Wasco County faces complex challenges. Likewise, there are opportunities as we grow and diversify our industrial base.

Letter to the editor: Vicious political game

To the editor: Response to Laura (letter published Oct. 21) Hey kiddo that’s politics for you. Mr. Clark’s remarks are normal, that happens in the election crisis. To me politics is a vicious game centered on blasphemy, lewdness, indignity, mud-slinging and anything else one wants to call it just to get votes and I don’t buy it in the least.

Letter to the editor: M92 is about rights

To the editor: Millions of dollars are flooding into Oregon from out of state corporations trying to deny Oregonians the right to know if genetically modified (GM) crops are in the food we feed our families.

Letter to the editor: Get behind Runyon

To the editor: I do not know the lady who is running for county commissioner against incumbent Rod Runyon. I have heard she has a “Vision for Change” (see The Dalles Chronicle, 10-10-2014). To me that is very scary! Barack Obama’s platform was also centered on “change.”

Letter to the editor: Every vote counts

To the editor: As the election draws near, I hope our community will see the importance of each and every vote. We need to vote for strong leadership and we can find that leadership in Rod Runyon. I have known Rod since grade school at Joseph G. Wilson and on through graduation from The Dalles High School. He has always been dependable and a man of character.

Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: Elect Elliott, Brown

To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: No conflict exists

To the editor: It is unfortunate that there is such a broad misunderstanding of conflict of interest, and such a lack of understanding about the functions and responsibilities of county government, that these issues can be manipulated for use as campaign propaganda.

Letter to the editor: City needs Wood

To the editor: A vote for Carolyn Wood is a vote for intelligence, integrity and independence. Carolyn has worked hard for our community and is willing to continue working for us. At this time there are individuals who have made this a single-issue race and accused her of being solely responsible for our current water/sewer rates even though it would be impossible for a single member of council to do that.

Oregon governor candidates meet in last debate

MEDFORD — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

Letter to the editor: Focus on future

To the editor: Re-elect a really creative and dedicated Wasco County commissioner. With eyes focused on the future, Rod Runyon has made memorandums more easily available through the county website.

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