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To the editor:

I am writing to show my support for Jose Aparicio for The Dalles School Board, Position 6. As the chair of The Hood River County School Board I have had the pleasure of working with Jose for the past few years.

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To the editor:

Our political system is a broken embarrassing mess.

Can it be fixed? No. Why not? The participant’s minds are trained and conditioned to accept lies, fraud and deception.

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To the editor:

With the support of common sense conservatives nationwide, Media Research Center analyzed the coverage received on ABC, CBS, and NBC and guess what?

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To the editor:

First of all, we would like to commend all the candidates for school board for stepping up and being willing to volunteer their time for the community. It is not an easy job by any means so hats off to all of them!

Recently, we were fortunate to speak with one of the candidates, Mr. Jose Aparicio, and were very impressed by his passion for the community as well as the skills that he could bring to the school board.

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To the editor:

As an attorney who practiced criminal defense for almost 15 years, I have seen the impact Measure 11 sentences have on youth offenders. Studies show youth who are placed in the adult justice system are over 30% more likely to commit additional crimes upon release than those in the youth justice system. I ask that you support SB 1008 for the following reasons:

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To the editor:

Please Support Juvenile Justice Reform by writing to our representatives in Salem and let them know you support bill SB1008. It will create a more humane youth justice system that focuses on accountability for youth and safety for our communities by focusing on rehabilitation, education and opportunity.

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To the editor:

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jose Aparicio and I am running for North Wasco County School District School Board Zone 6. My family and I moved to The Dalles in 2016. This community has been welcoming to my family and me. It did not take long for us to feel at home and we are excited to raise our son here.

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April is National Safe Digging Month and it is also the time when NW Natural reminds you to call 811 before you dig. Spring brings planting and the start of outdoor projects — before starting a task that involves digging 12 inches or lower, call 811 to have underground utilities located.

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To the editor: Our state is on its way to 50 percent renewable energy. The wheat fields and rangeland of the eastern side of our state are sparsely populated and particularly well suited to both wind and solar development. Environmental and aesthetic issues are real and not to be dismissed. The Summit Ridge Wind Farm, east of Dufur, has completed extensive studies, which addressed these issues.

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To the editor: I am appalled and truly saddened that Oregon is appealing to the state Supreme Court the rulings by lower courts that the proposed Walmart may not build on its chosen site here in The Dalles due to its wetlands.

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To the editor:

With the arrival of 2020 and the upcoming election… voters on each side of the aisle are asking themselves: “What kind of ticket will emerge from a thicket and run against Trump and Pence?”

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To the editor:

Oregon kids have easy access to tobacco. That’s not surprising since e-cigarettes aren’t taxed in Oregon and our cigarette tax is below average. Cheap tobacco is one reason why 2,100 Oregon kids will become new daily smokers this year.

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To the editor:

TDHS Drama Department’s production of Beauty and the Beast was fantastic! To Lowry Browning and her team: Vocal Music Director, Shawn Lutz; Choreographer, Mimi McDonell; Orchestra Director, Jesse Naill, and Costume Mistress, Kathy Vawter, job well done!