Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter: Oregon’s Alpenfest looking forward to 40th Anniversary in 2018

A rumor has found its way to me that Oregon’s Alpenfest is shutting down. I want the community to know that there is no truth whatsoever to the rumor. I don’t know how this stuff gets started, but I do know that I want to stop it. Fake news? Yes, this is it. Next year will be the 40th anniversary of our Swiss-Bavarian festival, and in fact we are planning a bit of an expansion. We already have a tentative program of entertainers in mind and have drafted a poster design. Among those of us responsible, there has been...

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Letter: Repealing Obamacare

“The Affordable Care Act” is no longer affordable, it never was. Average premiums for Obamacare will go up 25 percent this year with some states seeing as much as a 116 percent increase. Health insurance companies are dropping out of the exchanges left and right, forcing customers in seventy percent of U.S. counties to buy insurance from only one or two companies. Since 2010, Republicans have promised to fully repeal Obamacare, campaigned on that repeal, and voted over sixty times to repeal parts, or all of this disastrous healthcare law. Now the Republican people gave Republicans unified control of the government, there are no more excuses....

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