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  • Published
    October 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Re-elect Lovell, a proven leader, as Saco’s mayor

    Saco voters, I urge you to re-elect Mayor Marston Lovell. I worked with Mayor Lovell when I served as a city councilor and mayor. I found him to be perceptive, informed and dedicated to making our community one that is welcoming, well managed and provides an outstanding education for our children. His approach to governing […]

  • Published
    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Chong will be informed advocate for District 3

    I am voting for Tae Chong for Portland City Council, District 3. Tae believes in Portland and he believes in the ability of all of its residents to succeed. As a school board member, Tae advocated for equity in our public schools and learning opportunities for all Portland children. In his professional work, Tae has […]

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    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Ethan Strimling fights for the people

    I will be voting for Ethan Strimling this November. When Stroudwater was looking for someone in City Hall to stand up to a developer who was proposing to destroy acres of wildlife and beautiful greenspace so he could maximize his profit with nearly 100 $500,000 homes, Mayor Strimling stood up and fought back. We lost. […]

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    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Vaping is not so easy to quit

    There are plenty of things that friends and family members can do to educate and encourage teenagers who are trying to give up the habit.

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    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Users invited to weigh in on improving Portland-area paratransit

    I am an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and I have a disability. I cannot walk very far or drive. I get around using paratransit services, the bus and taxis, but the current transportation system doesn’t work very well for me. I end up spending half my paycheck so I can get to […]

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  • Published
    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Suslovic has the experience to represent District 3

    Ed Suslovic is the best choice for the District 3 City Council seat. We all benefit from projects that Ed championed. Every morning, I walk my dog in Capisic Pond Park, a public land project that Ed spearheaded as our city councilor. Ed chaired the Hall School building committee; our kids attend the new Amanda […]

  • Published
    October 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Chong will work to make District 3 stronger

    I’m supporting Tae Chong for the District 3 City Council seat because he’s been fighting for our city for decades. Tae brings experience, leadership and pragmatism that will be an asset to our current City Council. Tae’s track record of helping our community get stronger includes leading the Portland Jobs Alliance, on Portland’s school board, […]

  • Published
    October 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Scholarship athletes all derive many benefits

    I read, with surprise, the last paragraph in the Oct. 5 Washington Post editorial on California’s Fair Pay to Play law. It stated that scholarship athletes in lesser sports would not derive the opportunity to receive payments for ads and photo shoots, thus leaving them unprepared for life after college. Please. A scholarship athlete receives […]

  • Published
    October 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Poverty editorial overlooks personal responsibility

    In your recent editorial “Our View: GDP growth alone won’t fix child poverty” (Oct. 7), the argument is made that poverty is largely due to a shortage of such programs as the Child Tax Credit and food assistance. As you conclude, “Fully funding programs that help poor families gain regular nutrition and health care … […]

  • Published
    October 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Story skims over environmental impacts of Portland Harbor dredging

    Given the onset of climate change, it would be better to prepare the ports for the coming high tide.