Letters to the Editor for July 2

Earthquake plans?; Pay your share; Respect flag; Park and text

Honoring Old Glory

"The flag of the United States is the emblem of our identity as a separate nation, which the United States of America has been for more than 200 years. Therefore, citizens should stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered.”

One of MacArthur’s ‘Jungleers’

(This article was first published on Nov. 13, 2004, in observance of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, when Hood River News invited veterans to write their World War II memories. Bartlien is co-grand marshal of the July 4 parade in Hood River.)

Letters to the editor for June 28

Answer oil questions; Whither our energy?; Wehby for Congress; Pipeline, not trains

Code Up: Good decision at the county

Hood River County’s decision to fund a code enforcement officer is a good one for its citizens.

Danger Zones: Motorists, pedestrians beware

Steep hills, narrow streets, and prolific foliage help give Hood River its beauty and character.

Letters to the Editor for June 25

‘Respected Senators’; Hands tied; Society’s decay; Please change parking lot size

ANOTHER VOICE: Are we experiencing an epidemic?

We pay large amounts of money to watch people kill one another on giant movie theater screens.

Letters to the Editor for June 21

Look at laws; Guns and values; Magic bullets; Coal harms

On Letters: Keep them coming

We are often asked, “How do you decide which letters to print?”

Tease photo

ANOTHER VOICE: ‘An exponential increase’: Hazards of train transport of fossil fuel bring mayor’s analytic protest

As mayor of Hood River, I am frequently called upon to take a stand on issues. As someone with strong opinions, you’d think this would be easy, but there’s a bit of subtlety required. As a citizen I am entitled to my strong opinions on any topic; as mayor of Hood River I am careful to limit myself to issues where the mayor and council have a legitimate policy concern under our city charter.

Flags Lowered: Reynolds High School, Seattle Pacific University shootings

Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be lowered and flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 17.

Talk Trolley

Talk about an intriguing rollout.