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Letters to the Editor for June 18

Travesty; Help the mentally ill; Traffic problems

Letters to the Editor for June 14

Do something; Warfighter rights; Heightened awareness; more

Fire Watch: Hot times ahead

Round one is over.

ANOTHER VOICE: Break the ‘dirty’ connection: time for corporations to pay up

When the discussion comes to funding schools, streets and infrastructure, a common theme is to assess some tax or fee that doesn’t include big business. Governor Kitzhaber says he wants revenue reform and a state sales tax, but in a recent “special session” gave Nike a 30-year tax break. In Portland, commissioners proposed a residential street fee to fix potholes. No proposal I’m aware of demands that big business stop freeloading on the public.

Letters to the Editor for June 11

Missing Mike; Questionable; Credit due; Retire Merkley

Our guns: What will we do next?

No matter the time or place, a shooting in a school or other public place is an event that touches us all.

ANOTHER VOICE: Research supports school librarians’ positive impact on student learning

Changes in Oregon law and other trends point to the necessity of licensed school librarians and their positive impact on student learning.

Letters to the Editor for June 7

Unhinged; Nice will be missed; Safer energy boost needed

aka Independence Day: Anyone can help in the celebration

Graduation’s past, school’s about to let out, what’s next?

Round Table: Parking at space 56, on track toward year ‘26

The walk gets longer, and finally I am at the top of the lot.

Letters to the Editor for June 4

Balloon ride; Integrity preserved; Why not Memorial Day?

Young Voices: A welcome home: The end of a year abroad

In the beginning of the spring of 2013, I was told by my organization, EF, that my future exchange year’s destination had been decided. After years of preparations, it seemed like the endless paperwork finally paid off. I was randomly picked to spend my year abroad in Dundee, Minn., a place with as few as 68 inhabitants.

Good Luck, Class of ‘14

Several versions of a video to Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy,” helped define the 2013-14 school year at Hood River Valley High School.

ANOTHER VOICE: The many hands helping child through school

Dear Hood River County School District and Hood River County School Board: We are all aware of the difficult choices you face: budget cuts, boundary decisions, personnel issues, student conduct, and countless other details that you receive little or no thanks for. I would like to take a few moments to congratulate and thank you!

Letters to the Editor for May 31

Coal not a wise choice; Equality victory