Letters to the Editor

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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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 1 issue

More problems on Hwy. 7
Dear Editor,
Itseems like we, the residents of Highway 7, have adjusted to the fact that thereseems to be no speed limit on Highway 7, our pets do not have a chance if theyhappen to wander out or to the side of the road! I really miss myseven-year-old spade female Siamese, Sissy.

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Letters to the Editor, June 16

Speed kills – Slow down

On Hwy. 7,Oroville, there are so many drivers that cannot read or just don’t care aboutspeed limit signs. Numerous people that live on Hwy. 7 have called theSheriff’s Department hoping that we can get this problem solved with some radaror the presence of a patrol car in different locations.

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Letters to the Editor, June 9

Vision

What is itthat we see when we are away from home, whether at work or engaged inrecreational activities? Do we see inspired individuals and communities? Are weable to recognize the positive character traits of common sense and wisdombeing present in the fabric of our society?

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Letters to the Editor, June 2

Allpart of the ‘attitude’

While driving home from Spokane the other day I heard agovernment official testify before some U.S. Congressional Committee on the useof water boarding, and how some techniques of water boarding were used onsubjects to assist them into cooperating with the authorities.

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Letters to the Editor, May 26

The rats can run

Thanksto Bin Laden and his cohorts we now have immigration personnel who seem to beafflicted with paranoia as they suspect everyone may be a terrorist. Secretpolice who monitor our phones and computers and our dealings we have with thebanks. Police who conspire with businesses that offer grand prizes and when yougo to collect you are scrutinized and interrogated. Airport police, busmonitors, the list goes on and on.

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