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Letter: Laundry owners say thank-you (May 25, 2022)

Editor: The Cascade Laundromat building has been sold and will be closing sometime in the next one to three weeks. This has been an extremely difficult decision, and we have earnestly tried to make the venture profitable and also find another locatio...

 

Letter: Support says it for Sheriff's candidate (May 25, 2022)

Editor: I am writing this in response to former Sheriff Dave Burright’s statement (May 18) about the candidates for Linn County Sheriff. The statement made by the former sheriff is appalling and derogatory to every deputy serving Linn County...

 

Letter: Science: Life does start at conception (May 25, 2022)

Editor: In response to Diane Daiute, May 18, concerning abortion: Human life begins at conception. How do we know this? To coin a popular phrase, “follow the science.” At conception, all DNA is present for a human being; at conception, the...

 

Letter: GOP hypocritical, lies about abortion (May 18, 2022)

Editor: A guy once said that if men got pregnant you’d be able to get an abortion at a vending machine...  Christian opposition to abortion comes from the Republican party looking to corral, exploit and weaponize the church as a voting bloc....

 

Letter: Sheriff's race has one qualified candidate (May 18, 2022)

Editor: Campaigning for the November election for Linn County Sheriff has already begun and I urge all voters to carefully assess the candidates’ backgrounds, as only one of them is qualified to be our Sheriff. I hired both of them years ago when...

 

Letter: LCSO needs new leadership at top (May 18, 2022)

Editor: I’ve noticed Michelle Duncan has a slogan “because experience matters.” This carries no weight because it’s about love, caring, being genuine, and present. Prime example, Vince Lombardi was a high school teacher. He was asked to...

 

Letter: Oregon needs new primary system (May 11, 2022)

Editor: I am not alone in refusing to be identified as either a Republican or Democrat. Right now I don’t like either party, so I am registered as nothing ... independent.  Therefore, my ballot lists only a few judges and Labor Commission...

 

Letter: Killing rationale makes us odd (May 11, 2022)

Editor: We humans are weird. Worldwide, we slaughter each other in our many wars. In the USA we kill about 48,000 persons by car and about 21,000 with guns (gun suicides excluded) every year. In some of our states we still have the death penalty. In...

 

Letter: Vote in support of Linn-Benton bond (May 11, 2022)

Editor: As a proud member of the Sweet Home community and our beloved Mid-Valley, and as chair of the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education, I ask you to please vote “yes” on the LBCC bond measure. Passing the LBCC bond means directly...

 

Letter: Current Sheriff not an incumbent (May 11, 2022)

Editor: In regard to the election story beginning on the bottom of the front page of the April 4 issue of The New Era, the reference describing Sheriff Michelle Duncan as an incumbent was wrong. This flies in the face of what this country stands...

 

Letter: LBCC measure deserves support (May 4, 2022)

Editor: Linn-Benton Community College is on the May ballot with a proposed bond measure.   I plan to vote “yes” and encourage all to do the same.   Among several very worthwhile upgrades, repairs and service expansions is the funding of a...

 

Lack of flag flying etiquette sad (March 16, 2022)

Editor: Every day as I leave my home I am faced with a neighbor’s torn American flag flying high on a pole. Directly below their flag where a second honorable flag often flies, like P.O.W. M.I.A. or a state flag, is a “F--- Biden” flag. This is...

 

Send a message when you shop (March 16, 2022)

Editor: PEOPLE!!! If you don’t want to learn to speak Russian or Chinese, buy MADE IN THE U.S.A. Let it be your contribution to the Ukraine Freedom efforts. Carol Marchbanks Sweet Home...

 

Politicians not dialed in to reality (Feb. 2, 2022)

Editor: I just finished reading an essay by Jamie Cate on various farming practices. It made me harken back to last summer when her and Fred Girod held a town meeting here in Sweet Home. I was less than impressed with both of them. It was clear that...

 

Seniors, beware of online fraudsters (Jan. 26, 2022)

Editor: I work with computers. I’ve developed software for over 45 years. Since 2013, I’ve provided a service to help people, typically those I know, with repairing, upgrading and fixing issues with computers. During this time, I’ve assisted...

 

Thanks to local business owners

Editor: We had an electrical fire in Sweet Home at a rental we own on Ironwood street Dec. 13.  Thank goodness, it was caught real quick by the renter with a fire extinguisher and saved the home.  The young family of five did not have renter...

 

Thanks for getting kids back on track (Jan. 19, 2022)

Editor: To our Sweet Home teachers, administrators, coaches, bus drivers, janitors, lunch ladies, and everyone who is helping our school district continue to run as smoothly as possible:  We just want to express our gratitude for your continued...

 

Sheriff: Experience key to public safety (Jan. 19, 2022)

Editor: As your sheriff, public safety is my top priority. At the time I began working in law enforcement, I wanted to protect our community and those unable to protect themselves. I started as a patrol deputy and narcotics detective many years ago,...

 

Letter: U.S. can only blame self – or its leaders

Editor: The U.S. government estimates that the 9/11 attacks, which originated in Afghanistan, cost Osama bin Laden $500,000. We, on the other had blew $6.4 trillion (figure includes 40-year obligation to veterans’ medical/disability). That’s...

 

Letter: COVID war not a party-line debate

Editor: What we forget in our arguments about masks and vaccinations is, that all people of the world are in a war against the COVID virus. We are all soldiers in it. Masks, distancing and vaccinations are the only weapons we have. We can win this...

 

Letter: Big thank-you to local legislators

Editor: A huge thank you to Senator Fred Girod, and Representative Jami Cate for all their hard work in this year’s legislative session, and for getting the legislature to allocate $7 million in funds for the city’s wastewater treatment plant....

 

Letter: Hospital trip result: confusion, concern

Editor: My mom got really ill and went to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by ambulance. The hospital decided that she needed to be hospitalized. They told my father that they had no beds and that there was not a bed from Lebanon to Portland, and...

 

Letter: Scientism, science perilously different

Editor: Science is one of the greatest intellectual enterprises ever developed. Science is systematized knowledge subjected to rigorous exploration and testing, applied to areas where it has demonstrated value as a body of knowledge and practice for...

 

Sr. Center letter mis-information

Editor: I read the July 21, 2021 issue amazed at the mis-information contained within the letter signed by Don and Glenda Hopkins! First, the Senior Center has been closed according to mandate by our governor to protect the health and well-being of...

 

Protect yourself – against authorities

Editor: On July 6, the President, his Press Secretary, Oregon’s and other governors declared that they will be authorizing “strike force” teams to “knock on doors” nationwide. The latest version of this “Big Guy” agenda has added...

 

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