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Letters to Editor

Letter: BOGS regretfully shuts down

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Bridge of the Gods Shuttle, or BOGS, will remain closed with no plans of reopening anytime soon. The projected decrease in sales and safety from the coronavirus are the deciding factors in this decision. All expenses that can be cut have been, including the website. The projected decrease in sales will not cover my operational costs (maintenance, insurance, fuel, toll, vehicle depreciation, Port of Portland annual fees, cost for picking… Read story

Letter: Where are $30 car tabs?

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

We voted, and won the vote for the return of the $30 car tabs, and to abolish the rip-off fees. A judge was supposed to make his decision by March of this year, then came the virus and it slowed things down. Read story

Letter: President sows chaos

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has taken the country on a roller-coaster ride from claiming total authority over states' governors, to completely abandoning his own recommendations and lashing out at the scientists and doctors of his response team. Read story

Letter: Lessons from Mount St. Helens

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Remember Harry Truman? He said he knew Mount St. Helens better than those fancy government "scientists." Read story

Letter: Laughter is good medicine

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

If my advanced degree was Doctor of Medicine, I would prescribe humor and laughter to heal society. I am not bestowed with such distinguished academic credentials, so the prescription is satire. Read story

Letter: We appreciate our veterans

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I headed up to the Red, White, Blue with many flags in Willamette National Cemetery to remember and pay tribute. What a wonderful remembrance for all the lives lost. The cemetery grounds were impeccably groomed. Read story

Letter: Nothing honorable about virus

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Recently President Trump stated that the fact that the USA has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, over 1.5 million, in the world is somehow a "badge of honor." Read story

Letter: Help tribes receive aid

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Our Native American tribes are in need of the stimulus aid that Congress passed back in March. For years many have lived in conditions that are below modern standards; e.g. no running water, no electricity, no broadband, no grocery stores nearby. In some areas the groundwater has been contaminated by radioactive waste so running water is no longer an option. Read story

Letter: Remember COVID victims

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I read that Annie Glenn died recently of complications from COVID-19. A fellow Ohioan, I know her story well; widow of my boyhood hero, advocate for the disadvantaged, and a brave woman who passed at 100. Flags in Ohio fly at half-staff for her this week. Read story

Letter: Testing, masks are needed

May 23, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Without widespread, accurate tests, we do not know the true size of this pandemic. Experts are currently assuming the survival rate at 95 percent or higher. It is then understandable your desire to get back to some form of "normalcy." Read story