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Dear editor,

I am signed up to receive Representative Greg Walden’s email updates. As I have read them over the past years, I’ve often been frustrated with the lack of content about things that matter most to me. For example, climate change.

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To the editor:

Just watched the State of the Union Address: lots about boogymen at the border but not one single word about the environment, threats from climate change, or what to do about it.

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To the editor: I am writing in full appreciation of the Dalles Housing Solutions Community Connect held last week. As an American Nomad of 25 plus years it is truly heart warming to see the gracious love given by certain people and communities around the country.

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To the editor: The Youth Empowerment Shelter (Y.E.S. house) was forced to close their doors to the six youth currently staying there on Jan. 25 because they do not have a commercial-grade sprinkler system installed. These youth are at greater risk out on the street than living in a home without a commercial grade sprinkler system. One way you can help them out is by contacting the DHS Shelter Licensing office in Salem 503-373-2195 and telling them the Y.E.S. house is urgently needed — please hasten the process!

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To the editor: After the recent partial government shutdown, it should be clear that holding federal workers and contractors hostage because Congress and the president can’t reach a budget agreement is a cruel and costly way to govern. One of the chief responsibilities of Congress is to pass a budget. Congress needs to do the work it was elected to do and should be held accountable when it doesn’t.

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To the editor: On Jan. 25, a program about railroading in the Columbia Gorge was presented at the Discovery Center. A great many folks attended this event and there were many slides about railroads on both sides of the Columbia. There was no mention of the displacement of Native tribes caused by the railroad and in fact, only the final slide alluded to Natives at all.

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To the editor: Despite an avalanche of angst raining down on Congressman Walden from Hood River County, he took a kickin’ yet kept on tickin’, and won re-election anyway.

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Dear editor, Pointman Ministries of The Dalles would like to thank The Dalles Chronicle, the people of The Dalles and Wasco County residents for the generosity and their support in raising funds for the people of Paradise, Calif., victims of the devastating Camp Fire.

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To the editor: I thought I could wait out the shutdown and not speak out, but with today’s campaign being announced to “send a brick to Nancy and Chuck” by [President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign], I cannot keep quiet any longer. I am directly affected by the government shutdown as a furloughed government employee. It is a humiliating and demeaning experience to be treated this way by any employer.

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To the editor: Since Democrats have won the House I have some predictions for the near future with no apology to anyone. Hang on to your hat—taxes will increase, social programs will expand and military spending will decrease. One constant harangue will be gun control; if successful, read loss of constitutional rights.

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To the editor: As a disabled veteran I’m being very vocal on how the families, men, woman and children of veterans are being treated. I feel we are all a family, no matter the color, sex or country we are from. Trump doesn’t represent me or any of my views.

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To the editor: SB 501 will make criminals out of hundreds of thousands of law abiding Oregonians. This “feel good” legislation originating with Portland students and introduced by Portland Democrats will do nothing to prevent people bent on violence from committing violence. Limiting ammunition purchases to 20 rounds per month is ridiculous.

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To the editor, In case you missed it, Congressman Greg Walden has announced he will hold 16 town hall meetings around Oregon Congressional District 2, the first such events since April of 2017. In 2017 his press release said that he is “proud to hold regular town hall meetings in all 20 counties in our vast district. They are another great way for me to update my ‘to-do’ list to take back to the nation’s capital.” But after these meetings, where Walden expressed he was there to listen, Walden went into hiding.

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To the editor: Finding common ground and compromise are very different. Compromise connotes partial surrender. More about finding common ground in another letter. Compromise is the bully approach. What belongs to the bully is his! What is yours is debatable.

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To the editor: It was the day after Christmas and I was driving through town noticing the overflowing cans and dumpsters with Christmas remains. I laughingly said to myself, “I am not the only one who forgot you had a much deserved holiday, but tomorrow your efforts will make the town shine again.” Do you know how much we appreciate you?

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To the editor: Revelations that some 500 Roman Catholic clergy sexually assaulted thousands of children in Minnesota and Pennsylvania is devastating news. Why does this occur? The church goer and the casual evolutionist are drunk.

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To the editor: To fulfill a federal requirement, the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is offering a homebuyers’ workshop for thirty dollars. I took the homebuyers’ workshop last spring. In my experience the instructor did not have accurate information about the real estate market in Wasco County.

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Dear Editor, In 2003, as US forces were gearing up for the invasion of Iraq, my Army unit was attached to the Marine Corps 1st Division. As the company’s 1st Sergeant I took my place among the division’s Command Operations Center where I first met General James Mattis, the division’s commander, and John Kelly, the deputy commander.

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Dear editor, How would you like to be president and wake up every morning being trashed by the D.C. Deep State media, the Democrats and even many backboneless Republicans?