The Daily Astorian welcomes letters from its readers for publication in the Open Forum. Letters must be signed, include the writer's address, phone number and are subject to condensation.

Mail letters to: The Daily Astorian, P.O. Box 210, Astoria, OR 97103; or drop them by the newspaper's offices, 949 Exchange St. in Astoria, or 851 Avenue A in Seaside.

The Daily Astorian offers a way to send letters electronically.

Either e-mail directly to or call up the paper's Web page at and click on the Letters to the Editor button.

Electronic letters must include the writer's name, address and phone number for verification.