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Letters to Editor

Letter: Treat flag with respect

June 12, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Flag Day, June 14, is an appropriate time to revisit provisions of the flag code, particularly those that are most violated. Read story

Letter: Shut out of the lottery

June 12, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I was vaccinated early because of my age and COPD. Legacy contacted me to go to Emanuel Hospital to have my first vaccine, then I received my second one at the Oregon Convention Center. Read story

Letter: Prioritize suicide prevention

June 12, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death across the U.S. Our members of Congress must do more and act now to make suicide prevention a national priority. Read story

Letter: Property taxes don’t make sense

June 12, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Something is unethical about this taxation evaluation, as explained by the county. Why not assess and tax the property according to current use until its use is changed, for either the current, or even a future, owner? Read story

Letter: Rein in county assessor

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

It appears to me the current county assessor engages in real estate speculation as opposed to valuation. The article states: “Van Nortwick ... said that the owners’ discussions with the housing developer is proof that his office’s valuations were correct.” I fail to see how purported discussions with a developer… Read story

Letter: Be bothered by others’ pain

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I’m responding to Marc Chamberlin’s letter regarding his and a small group of people’s sensitivity to the sight of needles going into arms (Our Readers’ Views, June 3). I’m far more bothered by the images of body bags on gurneys waiting to be refrigerated because so many people are dying,… Read story

Letter: Vaccines are safe, effective

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Despite some claims by elected officials and letter writers, COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental, and it is dangerous to label them as such. According to exhaustive research by Reuters news service, the vaccines have been tested extensively on animals and humans and met other requirements before being given emergency approval… Read story

Letter: H.R. 3 misses the mark

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Some members of Congress are advancing health policy under the umbrella of H.R. 3, which fails to heed the most important lessons of our most recent public health response while simultaneously ignoring the needs of our most vulnerable patient populations. Read story

Letter: Give Vancouver Free Fridge a chance

June 11, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

In the wake of widespread systemic failure exacerbated by the pandemic, our city has seen a poverty crisis that is, as usual, disproportionately affecting BIPOC members of the community. We are tired of it. Read story

Letter: City tries bait and switch

June 10, 2021, 6:00am Letters to Editor

The Heights District Plan’s HX zoning is about to be approved after years of collaboration with local citizens. Two years of work and vast amounts of taxpayer dollars have gone into the process. Was it money well spent? Read story