Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22, 2011

Check credit card statements
Dear Gary,
Checking charges on my credit card bill, I noticed a charge for $75.38 to a company called DRI*CA.COMSOFTWARE. Knowing I had no such dealings with this business; nor did I have anything on my computer with such a title, I called the number given. I was given the usual “run-around”. Finally they agreed to refund my money soon.
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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 8, 2011

Pull out the plum

Dear Editor,

Like all of us I have been following the Occupy Movement. It reminded me that I had been told this story:

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Letters to the Editor, Dec. 1, 2011

Grateful to those who’ve helped

Dear Editor,

My house on Hungry Hollow Road burned down on Oct. 31 and I would like to thank the many people who have offered and given help and assistance.

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 27 issue


The real Old Coffee Drinker

Dear Editor

No cultural society is perfect because one of the aspects is that the society is made up of humans and, in my opinion, there are no perfect humans. One of the maladies of imperfection is that imperfect humans, of which I am one,

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Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20 issue

Required to Lie

Dear Editor,

My wife and I – with professional help – are presently involved in the restoration of a home on East 7th Street in Tonasket. As part of that restoration, I have done a lot of repairs to the electrical system which I believe are Class A repairs under the RCW. ( Class A repairs do not require an electrical permit. ) While the RCW, in my opinion, clearly exempts the simple work I am doing from the electrical permit process, the electrical inspector disagrees.

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Letters to the Editor, October 13 issue

Congress can do betterfor our communities
Dear Editor,
I read a recent article in the Seattle Times, authored byKyung M. Song concerning the push in Congress by the GOP to reauthorize thecentury-old law that gives revenue to states to pay local schools and roadsfrom the logging on Forests lands. (See article published 10/3/2001 “GOP Pushing for more Logging in National Forests”)
Washington’s elder Legislator from Pasco, Rep. Doc Hastings, is chairman of the Natural ResourcesCommittee. He along with other Republicans are leading an effort to get morefunds from logging and mining on Federal lands.
To clarify a mistake inthe article, mining does not return revenue to the federal government. Thereare no royalties for the billions worth of gold extracted unless you count thefive dollars per acre it cost to patent a mining claim.

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Letters to the Editor, October 6 issue

There’s a mess coming soon

Dear Editor,

In response to the Old CoffeeDrinkers questions that begin with “What has this country come to…”I would like to say we have come to The American Divine Right of Discard. Thisis a point in time where as a complacent culture, some among us find itpolitically correct to discard the warnings, encouragements and wisdom of thosewho sacrificed their lives, fortunes and honor for the cause of liberty.

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22 issue

Need to pay for it

DearEditor,

A recent headline said something like “People Afraid TheyWill Have To Pay For Sewer.” I saw it as a kind of metaphor of an attitude thatI think is increasingly prevalent in today’s society. All over you see peopleopposing tax increases to pay for various public ventures, schools, education,public works projects, highway and other infrastructure maintenance orimprovements. It’s true that when public projects are done some people benefitmore than others. People forget that they have benefited from projects thatwere done to their benefit and which cost them nothing. People want all thisstuff, they just don’t want to pay for it.

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 15 issue

Appreciate the recognition
Dear Editor,
Thank you so much forrecognizing the improvements we have made to the Camaray Motel. Since arrivinghere on November 1 of last year, we have been quite warmly welcomed by theOroville community.

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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 8 issue

Not always disposable

Dear Editor,

My iPhone died and as many of you know it’s my major methodof staying connected particularly when I travel. I have a friend Adam (whom Isuspect is more comfortable with technology than most people) who told menot to get a new one that he could fix mine for under twenty dollars. If itwere anyone else I’d have said no thank you, and to be honest I really didn’tthink he could pull it off. That being said I like Adam and it made him happyto do me a favor and the idea of fixing something versus replacing appealed tome.

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