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Letters to the Editor for Dec. 23

Warning; Bad news; Kids first

Angel Guides: Two ‘unwanted’ library books hold Christmas story treasures

The shelf in the library hall is a little like the manger: what is lain there is something of a cast-off, not allowed in the main inn, but bearing treasures for sure.

Thoughts on Grief: ‘There’s still my joy’; rare Christmas song inspires

The holidays are so hard for those who have lost a loved one. Whether it was one week ago or five decades ago, the brightness of the season, the emphasis on joy and family, can tap the vein of grief that we are feeling, making us teary, sad, low in energy, and finding it hard to get through.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 19

Pull together; Volunteers needed; more

Yule time: Finding the spirit of Christmas

Letters 2015: Will you be on the list?

Here’s a few ways to help find or rejuvenate your sense of joy at this time of year.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 16

‘Brilliant’; ‘Zero loss'; A night at the shelter

Think Ice: Winter storm expected Wednesday; caution and planning recommended

Meteorologists have declared the 2015 Oregon drought all or partly relieved, depending on what part of the state you live in.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 12

Letter response; ‘Irony’; No hoax; more

Restoring light: Mayor raises an uncomfortable moment, and it was worth it

The mayor’s moment at Friday’s holiday tree lighting created some discomfort.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 9

Odds on; Water differences; Discourse needed; ‘Guns for terrorists’

ANOTHER VOICE: With heart overflowing: In memory of Colorado Officer Garrett Swasey

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Counties’ Safe and Secure Counties symposium in Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, Colo. I had the privilege and honor to attend the memorial service for Garrett Swasey, the officer killed in the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 5

‘Just fine’; No doubt; Disagrees; more

Tease photo

Flags Lowered: Victims of the attack in San Bernardino

On Dec. 3, Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until Monday, Dec. 7 at sunset to honor the victims of the attacks in San Bernardino.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Parisian Americana artist Eric John Kaiser makes stop in HR

About a year ago, Eric John Kaiser released his album “Idaho,” which is a collection of songs he wrote while staying at a hotel near the Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and then went back to Portland to record it.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 2

Debatable; No ‘glossy facts’; Limit STRs