Letters to the Editor for Oct. 14

A calling; Suggestion; See ‘Romeo’

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Kind Words: Chalk will fade but ways endure to counteract bullying of kids

Bullying of youth is an ancient and year-round problem, but it naturally gains a new focus when the school year resumes and students are back together on a daily basis.

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ANOTHER VOICE: Oregon sets the pace, and the table, during Farm to School Month

While the U.S. celebrates National Farm to School Month in October, Oregon finds itself at the front of the line in supporting programs that provide healthy, nutritious, and locally-grown foods to children.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 10

Water choices; Work for change; Areas of concern

Another Voice: Forest Service Chief reviews fire season, calls for two-part solution to fire budget

On Oct. 8, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell reviewed the 2015 fire season and provided insight into longer term trends and challenges for the agency during testimony before the House Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. He issued that testimony in a press release Thursday.

Letters to the Editor: Umpqua Community College shootings

For Oct. 7

I feel devastated as I sit down — once again — to write a letter about guns in this country.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 7

Protect community; Nestlé concerns; Protect our water; Support HRVHS theater

National Newspaper Week: Why community newspapers matter

The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing.

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 3

Yes to Nestlé; Hypocrisy; Campaign kickoff; CASA needs volunteers

‘Hearts with Umpqua’: Flags lowered for victims of killings in Roseburg

A gunman murdered 10 people at Roseburg’s Umpqua Community College Thursday, the worst school shooting in Oregon since the 1999 Thurston High School shootings in which four people died.

Another Voice: Hood River Valley Residents’ Committee celebrates 38 years

At its 38th annual meeting the Hood River Valley Residents’ Committee (HRVRC), welcomed keynote speaker Gil Kelley, director of citywide planning for San Francisco and former planning director of Portland. Kelley, also a part-time resident of Mount Hood, opened his talk with a quote: “In livable cities is the preservation of the wild.”

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 30

Limit exposure; Water concerns; ‘Tales’ thanks; Blessed

Fire Watch: Thank the firefighters, but realize that fire season continues

Helicopters flying over school zones — a necessary step — is not an everyday occurrence, but it serves as a reminder that fire danger goes on.

Simple, but powerful, ways to take a stand against domestic violence

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence.