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Letter: Students calling out Trump, Congress on gun violence

Most women don’t like President Donald Trump, and every day the tally grows. I predict that during the midterm elections this fall, women will vote in droves, and there will be a huge adjustment in the Congress that will make it very difficult...

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Letter: Missiles, drones, tanks, oh my

Donald Trump wants to have a military parade in Washington, D.C.? That would be a splendid reminder of where our money is spent — $700 billion just this last year in direct spending. That’s more than the next 10 countries (including...

Letter: A few things for Congress to consider

There are a few things I would like my representatives in Congress to consider.

• Secure the borders between our neighbors.

• Stop chain migration.

• E-Verify all immigrants or green card holders.

•...

Letter: Can commissioners offer hope to whole county?

It is very important that Clatsop County commissioners understand and are knowledgeable about our timber resources, and what is possible. All the issues of affordable housing, decent-paying jobs, restoration of our communities that are suffering from...

Letter: Remembering Anne

At the end of 10th Street, near where I’ve stood, often homeless, to drink in the river, to search my own watery depths, there’s a sign on the dock’s railing. It warns, with a simple stick figure, the hazard the railroad tracks...

Letter: Cannon Beach branding proposal needs work
Letter: Business disruption just starting in Astoria
Letter: Show some love for parks

The city of Astoria continues to move toward selling our parks/historic sites for housing and perhaps parking lots​, ​totally opposite from what the public told them in the city’s own park survey. This Wednesday at 9 a.m. our City...

Letter: Bring science and faith together with Carbon Fast

In our fragmented world where things seem so divided, we are pleased to find unity of purpose in a project that brings science and faith together. Scientists have called for greater respect for creation and sustainable behaviors to protect the earth,...

Letter: Thank you for remembering Sgt. Goodding

On behalf of the Seaside Police Department, we would like to thank those who attended the remembrance gathering on Feb. 5 to reflect on the two-year anniversary of Sgt. Jason Goodding’s line-of- duty death.

Several members...

Letter: Regarding abortion, ‘legal’ doesn’t mean ‘right’
Robert Johnstone re abortion
Letter: Time to walk the hill again

My wife and I walked up the hill from West Niagara Avenue to Lexington Avenue, then up Lexington toward the top, with a view of Youngs Bay.

We did this often — when I could walk. After five years of doing physical therapy and my...

Letter: Thank you for supporting Warrenton Community Center

The Warrenton Community Center Advisory Board held a Breakfast with Santa at the Warrenton Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. The breakfast was a great success, and we want to thank the community for their awesome support. We served 274...

Letter: Filled with joy at State of the Union

After watching the State of the Union address, I was filled with joy. Finally, I saw a president who wants our country to be stronger, bigger, and better for all citizens of this great country. Not just some.

When President Trump said he wanted...

Letter: We should side with unborn children

Regarding the editorial “Abortion is a woman’s choice” (The Daily Astorian, Jan. 23), it is not “settled,” as this...

Letter: Seaside schools should focus on graduation

This Wednesday evening, the Seaside School District is holding a community meeting to help develop its five-year strategic plan. They are asking the community for input with the following questions:

What do you value most?

What are the...

Letter: Warrenton schools didn’t improve by accident

Congratulations to the Warrenton-Hammond School Board, superintendent, principals, teachers, staff and volunteers “Astoria,...

Letter: Every voice matters at town halls

Oregonians of all political parties are fortunate that our U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley hold town halls in every county every year. In contrast, some members of Congress refuse to hold town halls, and block some constituents from...

Letter: A 2018 wish list

President Donald Trump’s elaborately-staged State of the Union address seemed surreal in many respects, but my 2018 wish list may be more palatable.

America would be a better country if race was never an issue, immigrants were welcomed,...

Letter: Unchecked demands drive teacher turnover

I am writing this letter in response to the editorial “Oregon’s graduation rate is abysmal” (The Daily Astorian, Jan. 30).

Letter: Blame game continues to divide us

As long as we, as one nation, continue to play the blame game and point fingers, we will continue to be divided.

I am reminded of the scripture when the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him “If my people, who are called by...

Letter: National parks need money to stay safe and accessible

We were pleased to see that Clatsop County, Astoria, and Warrenton all have publicly supported our National Park Service (NPS), and have encouraged Congress to find a permanent source of funding to address the deferred maintenance backlog that poses a...

Letter: Congress doesn’t understand Amtrak issues

The otherwise well-written Daily Astorian Dec. 26 editorial regarding Amtrak’s Dec. 18 derailment erred regarding why Eastern Oregon Amtrak service ceased in 1997 (“

Letter: Eliminate IRS, go to national sales tax

For years The Wall Street Journal sent a hypothetical taxpayer circumstance to 10 different CPA firms. Year after year, they would receive back 10 different tax liabilities.  

Taxpayers’ unease with the IRS continues to grow, as...

Letter: Kindness and concern from a complete stranger

As a child, once I found myself looking up at a piercing blue sky, and smelling the heavy scent of gasoline dripping on me. As my mind came crowding back into its little body, I went to lift my minibike off of me, but incredible pain in my left arm...

Letter: Indivisible is a nationwide inclusive group

Driving back from Astoria to Cannon Beach from the recent Indivisible Summit, I found myself smiling. There were many reasons I felt such joy. The number one? Remembering one year ago I was one of the broken millions, devastated and unsure how to move...

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