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Real news buried in flood of hate, lies

Editor: The American landscape has been trashed and undermined by bully politicians (Democrats, specifically), Democrat socialists, power-hungry elites, Hollywood, globalists, Soros-funded groups, Obama and his minions, and radical/liberal college pr...

 

Women's votes can change the nation

Editor: If you thought that your vote doesn’t matter, think again. I’m writing to urge women to vote. Over the previous times, we’ve witnessed a continual decline at both local and national elections. If you see a need for change at any level...

 

Editor has right to opinion as well

Editor: Mr. Gary Jarvis (Sept. 19) covered a great deal of subjects regarding the editorials in The New Era, which he has freedom to do as a citizen commenting on editorials. I question why he feels so strongly that the editor does not also have...

 

Veterinary asst. showed kindness

Editor: We are compelled by a strong sense of justice to make everyone aware of the way we are wronged, either personally or by someone providing a service; doing so by whatever means. What if our sense of appreciation were as strong when we were...

 

Medical science shows pot's danger

Editor: The July/August issue of The Reader’s Digest has a very current article on the impact of marijuana use in teenagers. There is a medical case against marijuana use by teenagers. Many teenagers, when asked directly if marijuana is dangerous,...

 

Christmas tree trip should be for all

Editor: I believe we all are excited about Sweet Home providing the Capitol Christmas Tree this year and the visibility it affords our little community. Opportunities like this don’t come around very often so I assume most of us want to put our...

 

Merkley reference in editorial a 'cheap shot'

Editor: Lest you believe that I am a transplanted “Big-City Liberal,” I should introduce myself and my background. I consider myself to be a “middle of the road” progressive. I was raised rurally, most of that time on an Oregon farm, and...

 

Money speaking louder than law

Editor: Regarding your front-page article (Aug. 22) on how out of control the production and distribution of marijuana in the State of Oregon is, how legality is not the issue. Enforcement of legal laws is. Dr. Wolthuis, in a (Aug. 22) letter to the...

 

Commissioners vote subject to law

Editor: We have had some personal response to the recent action taken by the Planning Commission regarding another marijuana store, and after the newspaper article showing the votes, I feel it is imperative to give some public reply. The decision by...

 

Drivers need to slow at preschool

Summer is here, school is out, but not at Little Promises Day Care. I live out near Mark’s Ridge and always go past the school to get to Sweet Home’s downtown. It never fails, when I go through there, that I see cars ignoring the speed limit...

 

Sister thankful for warmth to brother

Editor: On July 14 we went to the Loggers event during the Sportsman’s Holiday and I wanted to thank the sponsors and helpers of the show. My brother has Down syndrome but he loves to go and compete in the competition. His nephew did sign him up...

 

Worthy vets aren't being nominated

Editor: OK to all you veteran supporters, it’s time you nominate the veterans of Sweet Home for the 2018 Veteran of the Year. I cannot understand the thinking of the Sweet Home area, why no one is nominated! I know several who should be. I know...

 

Reunion special due to participants

Editor: Returning to the Sweet Home area is always a treat, but coming to a school reunion is special. This past weekend the SHUHS Class of 1963 enjoyed their 55th class reunion. Good food, good company and lots of helping hands made the event...

 

Museum thanks yard sale helpers

Editor: The East Linn Museum gives a big “thank you” to those who made our summer yard sale a success. This especially includes museum volunteers who braved the all-too-warm weather to set up, keep the sale going, and dismantle it. The VFW, for...

 

Thanks for kind good-bye gift

Editor: I want to thank the Sweet Home Junior High School staff for their kindness to me during the seven years I was in their employ. I enjoyed working with all of you in the lunch program. I do thank you for the lovely card and beautiful plant. It...

 

Banner project efforts appreciated

Editor: We would like to thank Jim and Lisa Gourley for their insight and determination in the veterans banner project to honor our own people who served in the military and a job well done. Ken and Wanda Dahlin and family Sweet H...

 

Thanks (again) to Mae Yih for help

Editor: Happy birthday to our retired Sen. Mae Yih from the community of Cascadia, with our never-ending thanks! Twenty-four years ago this month we cut the ribbon to open our unique newly restored Box Howe truss bridge. Some get monuments. You...

 

Linotype article stirs memories

Editor: I was once the typesetter for The New Era and I was tickled to read the monthly museum piece about the old Linotype (May 30). But since I’m a detail type, I feel a couple of maybe unimportant corrections might be made. Bridget (Cooper...

 

Christmas tree a big opportunity

Editor: Many great things are being done in and for the City of Sweet Home. I finally got to attend one of the meetings for the Christmas Tree activities. This is the biggest opportunity for everyone in and around Sweet Home to participate in this na...

 

Truth in column on newspapers' decline

Editor: That was a superb editorial you wrote for the May 9 edition! Dave Cooper and I bought The New Era in 1975 from the Springfield News. The weekly had been owned for decades by Bill Dudley and Mac Macoubrie, who were married to sisters. The men...

 

Thanks to SH for ongoing support

Editor: This letter is for the whole Sweet Home Family (Booster club, staff, students and community). We wanted to extend a sincere thank you from our family to yours for the continued support of your fund-raiser during halftime of a basketball game...

 

Confidence in judge candidate

Editor: Usually we have so little information about judges, but this time I know Rachel Kittson-MaQatish (position # 3).  I feel confident in recommending that you vote for Rachel.  Yes, she interned at The Legislature with me and we have kept in...

 

Clean meat is truly pro-life

Editor: Tyson Foods, one of the biggest meat businesses in the world, is joining Bill Gates, Richard Branson (virgin.com), Cargill, the second-largest beef producer in the world along with many others are investing in Memphis Meats and other...

 

Free press key to democratic process

Editor: Re: your recent editorial about the current status of journalism in the U.S. (April 4). As a college journalism graduate and lifetime career journalist I have to relay my kudos for your courageous stance in defense of our profession and for...

 

Local candidate for judge is best choice

Editor: Kind, generous, active, fighter, strong, compassionate, smart, long suffering, stable, dependable, organized, thoughtful, moral. The list could go on and on. Rachel Kittson-MaQatish, a schoolmate from long ago, has always been a personal hero...

 

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