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Letters to the Editor for June 18

‘Not for sale’; Thoughts; Precautions; Protect Gorge; Be reasonable

Another Voice: Leadership needed in dealing with threats from oil trains in the Gorge

The Mosier train derailment on June 3 was a terrible accident. But from the accident, we have learned many valuable things. As the members of the Oregon House who represent the Gorge region in Salem, it was especially instructive for us to be able to witness first-hand how legislation passed in the 2015 session impacted the reaction to events that occurred that weekend

HR Parks District needs to answer for open meetings law violations

A general sense of gratitude must go out to the volunteer elected officials, and usually underpaid appointed ones, serving special taxing districts, for the tasks they have agreed to do: making small, medium and large decisions, usually without much recognition, attention, praise or criticism.

Wy’east students continue plea for plastic ban

For years, residents of Hood River believed that their plastic bags were being recycled.

Letters to the Editor for June 15

Hopes; Safety first; Prevent violence; more

After Orlando: How can US cross our divides and prevent tragedies?

Bethel Church in White Salmon is a place where we sing, pray, hear poetry and scripture, and reflect together in worship on the sermon and our own stories that it brings up. We love potlucks and sidewalk chalk and working for justice.

ANOTHER VOICE: Mosier train disaster provides us with a challenge and opportunity

Last week a train carrying crude oil in 16 tank cars derailed in the tiny river town of Mosier — 42,000 gallons spilled, 32,000 gallons burned, and 10,000 gallons clogged the municipal wastewater plant. As horrible as it is, the community of Mosier and everyone depending on the Columbia River got lucky.

Flags Lowered: Victims in Orlando shooting

Gov. Kate Brown on Monday ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Thursday, June 16 in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Letters to the Editor for June 11

Follow the money; ‘Alive and well’; ‘Sad’; Water revisited

Community Works: Donate to fireworks, enter the fair, or get involved in a deeper way

Community-building comes in many forms. Here are four to think about for early summer and beyond:

Climate Change: One graduate’s message

Let us help to change the story of destruction and greed

A note to the graduation class of 2016:

Letters to the editor for June 8

Love and God; Mosier ‘dodges a bullet’; Kenya missing; more

Tease photo

Right by rail: Union Pacific must step up

The damage is done, and yes, it could have been far worse.

Letters to the Editor for June 4

Paying it forward; Love thy neighbor

Commencement Etiquette: It’s a formal event and should be treated that way — for everyone’s sake

More than 1,100 students are graduating from Yamhill County high schools this year. Willamina High, which traditionally opens graduation season, will graduate its 44-member class Saturday. The bulk of the commencement events will follow two weeks later: McMinnville and Newberg, Friday, June 10; Amity, Dayton and Sheridan Saturday, June 11; and Yamhill-Carlton Sunday, June 12.

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