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Letter: Reader concerned by 'dumped' cats (Sept. 21, 2022)

Editor: We have had at least six cats dumped in our neighborhood, and some have already starved to death. There was an emaciated gray and white cat, which was seen walking slowly down 12th, who could barely stand up. We think it was very close to...

 

Letter: Qualification matters on county sheriff (Sept. 14, 2022)

Editor: I am also a long-term resident of Linn County and concerned about the qualifications of the next sheriff. I had the opportunity to meet and hear Sheriff Duncan speak at the Senior Center last week. She is well qualified to continue as our...

 

Letter: Suicide walk will benefit training (Sept. 14, 2022)

Editor: September is Suicide Awareness month, and we would like to bring your attention to our annual Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk that will be taking place on Saturday September 24th at Ralston Park in Lebanon. The walk is organized by Leba...

 

Letter: Concerned about Sheriff succession (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: Being a long-term resident here in Linn County, I have in the past generally left my concern for law enforcement leadership (sadly) to others who are much better acquainted than I am with those already involved in positions of leadership....

 

Letter: Government gains power while people sleep (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: America now has a new form of government. Have you noticed? Its executive agencies are militarized and going rogue. Meanwhile, many Democrats criticize, denounce, and condemn fellow citizens who retain and exercise their Second Amendment...

 

Letter: Remembering the miracle of 9/11 (Sept. 7, 2022)

Editor: Nine-Eleven (Sept. 11) was a time of discovery, disaster and a miracle. How much do I recall from past events? Not as much as I should. I love how history is like a vine that intertwines event upon event. Nine-Eleven was an important date whe...

 

Letter: Why were other gubernatorial candidates left out of debate? (Aug. 10, 2022)

Editors of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association: I am writing to thank you for hosting the first gubernatorial debate of this campaign season. Last Friday, I was watching the debate you hosted and noticed something, or rather, someone, was...

 

Letter: Happy to still have local newspaper (Aug. 10, 2022)

Editor: Congratulations to Scott and Miriam Swanson and their staff at The New Era on being named the best weekly newspaper in the state with a circulation of less than 2,000. That is an amazing accomplishment, especially for a true “mom and...

 

Letter: Thanks for fresh paint on buildings (July 27, 2022)

Editor: A couple of years ago I complained about ugly gray paint on too many buildings in our town. Several of them have been repainted and look so much nicer now. Thank you! It’s too bad that beautiful mural for Full Gospel was obliterated. It...

 

Letter: Making abortion crime not for free (July 27, 2022)

Editor: In last week’s “Inter-Face Voices” of the Albany Democrat Herald, I learned why the Catholic faith does not allow women to end an unwanted pregnancy. The author explained: “As Catholics, we believe that at the moment of conception,...

 

Letter: Health Fair to offer lots of local help (July 27, 2022)

Editor: Taking care of ourselves and others is an important investment towards living a quality life. One of the keys to that is having access to healthcare services, which can be both expensive and a frustrating process. That is why I am...

 

Letter: Sunshine needs help for future (July 20, 2022)

Editor: Thank you for your article outlining Sunshine Industries’ search for an executive director (July 13). Sunshine, like so many businesses, has faced special challenges over the past few years. Our mission has always been: “Enrich the lives...

 

Letter: Thanks, volunteers who make festival (July 13, 2022)

Editor: What an amazing Sportsman’s Holiday weekend! Thank you to all the hardworking, dedicated volunteers who continually give to the community of Sweet Home and make it a great place to call home. The Sportsman’s Holiday Coronation was a real...

 

Letter: Two people have stake in abortion (July 13, 2022)

Editor: It appears that Diane Daiute (July 6) is a very unhappy person and wishes she had not been born. We have laws because it is the only way we as humans can see our way to keeping any order. Humans have a drive to control what is around us,...

 

Letter: Abortion simply kills the innocent (July 13, 2022)

Editor: “Beware of people convinced of their moral superiority,” stated Diane Daiute in her July 6 letter to the editor, “SC ruling returns U.S. to ‘Dark Ages.’” Diane’s view is that the Supreme Court has recently taken away all bodily...

 

Letter: Alternatives to abortion available (July 13, 2022)

Editor: This is in response to the opinions of Diane Daiute (July 6) and all those who hold similar views. It’s time to take responsibility for your own actions. The truth is you want to live your life without restraints and suffer no consequences...

 

Letter: Supreme Court ruling returns U.S. to 'Dark Ages' (July 6, 2022)

Editor:  The Republican Party and the church now own American women. Your uterus no longer belongs to you, it belongs to the state. The state from now on will tell you what you can and can’t do with it. You have no say, no rights, no freedom. The...

 

Letter: Writer right ... only in final line (July 6, 2022)

Editor: I can only agree with the last line of Joan Scofield’s letter on June 22, “Abortion is a civil issue.” The last line was “Live and let live.” Yes! Including the unborn! Kathryn Ives Sweet Home...

 

Letter: Schools still safe place for kids (June 22, 2022)

Editor: On June 6, Michael Gerson wrote the following sentence in an editorial of the Washington Post: “In a recent CBS-YouGov poll, 44 percent of Republicans agreed that mass shootings are ‘unfortunately something we have to accept’ in a free...

 

Letter: Truth unchanging, unlike opinion (June 22, 2022)

Editor: Kudos on the editorial in the June 15 edition advising the graduates (and all of us) to seek the Truth. Not “my truth” or “your truth” which is the popular phrase now-a-days, but The Truth with a capital “T”. Many people use the...

 

Letter: Caption for track photo poor choice (June 22, 2022)

Editor: Regarding one of the photos from the elementary school track meet. The caption reads “Ryker Gourly, of Hawthorne, who is blind, with helper Jessika Brendle, right, gets a ribbon after competing in the 100 meters. P.E. teacher John Mithen...

 

Letter: Music's benefits go far beyond pleasure (June 22, 2022)

Editor: My personal experience learning music on the trumpet started at the age of 5. Being encouraged to continue playing through the many tough stages in learning music has had a positive impact throughout my life. Being in performing groups...

 

Letter: Abortion is civil issue, not church's (June 22, 2022)

Editor: I want to talk about the separation of church and state. Our constitution declares that no religion shall have legal effect on the general populace. And the government shall not demand obedience to any particular religious concept. It’s the...

 

Letter: City's approach to downtown wrong (June 15, 2022)

Editor: As someone who grew up here and works here and who loves this town more than anything, to have a mayor call out our businesses and shame them for having empty buildings is wrong (“Solutions for downtown vacancies?”, June 1). The four peop...

 

Letter: Life comes from someone above us (June 1, 2022)

Editor: Regarding the letter from Diane Dainte about “abortion rights” (May 18): Every person who disdains the saving of another life to “help” make living easier is assuming that only the one who can speak for themselves holds the future....

 

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