Letters to the Editor

Non caring Congress for Navy Vietnam Veterans

Dear Editor,
It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam Veterans for VA benefits. This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure. It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy.

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Grateful to volunteers

Dear Editor,
What a great community we live in. I would like to thank the volunteers who donated their time and expertise to help with Tonasket Choice High School’s “mock” job interviews.

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Time to put kids first in education

Dear Editor,
We are writing to you to let our community know our concerns with the way our legislature is handling education related issues. Here is an outline of our concerns:
It is time to put kids first! We, the educators of Oroville School District, while deciding not to walk out, feel strongly that our legislators need to hear our cry! In many ways, our school system is being attacked and our students are the ones who will lose. We want reliable, predictable and sustainable school funding, the focus on students, and the education profession protected, strengthened, and respected.

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May Festival a tremendous effort

Dear Editor,
Having moved back to Oroville at the end of last year, I felt a great need to jump in and give back to the community in which I grew up. In 1988 I had the honor of representing Oroville as a May Festival Princess, so of course, May Day seemed like the perfect place to use my extra energy towards helping my home town.

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The Puzzle of Autoimmunity

Dear Editor,
Puzzles seem to beg for solving, no more so than the puzzle of autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Crohn’s Disease, type 1 diabetes and many more are unfortunately common in the Pacific Northwest. In fact no state has a higher percentage count of autoimmunity patients than Washington.

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Column was inaccurate

Dear Gary,

In your column you made mention that the School District does not allow outside groups such as youth baseball, softball and adult softball to use our field. I believe this is an inaccurate statement.

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Slusher rants and raves but offers no facts

Dear Editor,
The rants of William Slusher are usually filled with half-truths, references to “facts” that are just out and out wrong, bigotry and simplistic thinking that defies logic but he exceeded even himself in “Taxation Vexation.”

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Oroville EMTs need your support

First I want to thank all of you that turned out for the town council meeting last Tuesday, March 3. There are several things that need to be clarified concerning our volunteer ambulance crew and their job.

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Tell Congress to fund DHS budget

Dear Editor,
Our malls inside our borders have been threatened by terrorists. These same terrorist have proven they are competent in these types of attacks. One of the primary agencies that protects U.S. citizens against this type of threat is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our government is currently holding budgetary funding up for this organization over political reasons and grandstanding. Our Congress and Senate are affecting the ability and efficiency of DHS to perform its mission, which is to keep us safe. By Congress’ and the Senate’s inaction, they are aiding terrorism in its desire to succeed. It’s that simple.

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Put your foot down – ‘No on Enloe’

Dear Editor,

For three years north county ratepayers have been challenging PUD commissioners and managers trying to re-electrify Enloe Dam. Eight years of spending on applications, high priced lawyers and well paid consultants has drained $12 million dollars from the PUD balance sheets already.

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