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Letters to Editor

Letter: Just wear a mask

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I keep hearing about people being concerned about the health risks of wearing a mask. If they were bad and harmful to wear because of carbon dioxide buildup, do you think health care workers would be able to wear them all day without issue while they're taking care of you in the hospital because you choose not to protect yourself and others? Read story

Letter: Wheeler backs wrong side

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Mayor Ted Wheeler has objected to the presence of DHS in Portland and is on record as not wanting or needing their offered help. He has attributed violence to this federal presence, and ignores this ongoing riot that has victimized many people and businesses. Further, he has expressed his wishes that the feds leave, but not before they clean up their tagged buildings. This is naive posturing. Read story

Letter: Stop the trashing of Portland

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Open your eyes and ears to what is really happening in these so-called "peaceful protests." What started out as an earnest plea to call attention to a terrible event involving a Black man and the police, has become something far different and unrecognizable as anarchists and far left groups have become involved. The lawlessness that comes out of Portland every day and night for the last two months is a… Read story

Letter: Kraft is a friend of business

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I want to urge my fellow voters to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary election. Read story

Letter: Kraft is right choice

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Vicki Kraft represents the 17th Legislative District well with leadership, integrity and accountability. Send Olympia's majority and the governor your disapproval rating of how they're managing the government. There's no accountability -- that's clear as the governor is the only one making key decisions during this pandemic. Read story

Letter: Another option for Academy

August 1, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

As I read the article about the Providence Academy smokestack, boiler and laundry buildings, I was moved to write. Understanding the cost to preserve and renovate the unsafe structures, I’m trying to figure out why total demolition is the only answer. This campus is part of Vancouver’s history, and wouldn’t it be better to think outside the box to help preserve that history? I’m sure there are plenty of photographs… Read story

Letter: Health care unions favor Smith

July 31, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

During this devastating pandemic, we’ve witnessed the struggles and triumphs of our health care system. Read story

Letter: Retain Lynda Wilson

July 31, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

We are in a unique time in the history of our state and our country. Read story

Letter: Snakes tend to slither

July 31, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

You preach the "right to life" while forcing people to take deadly risks? Read story

Letter: Lockdown is elder abuse

July 31, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

What started as a reasonable response to COVID-19, the state-mandated lockdown of elder care facilities, has extended for months with no end in sight, leaving residents lonely and depressed. Read story