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Letter: Hold politicians accountable to cope with climate change and protect common good

To the Editor: Climate change will have irrevocable effects on our infrastructure, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Oregonians experienced record-breaking temperatures that warped buildings, railways and roads during the recent heatwave. A large portion of Oregonians went without cool air during the heat event. According to the 2018 American Housing Survey, 59% of the state’s population does not have central air-conditioning, while 11,995 individuals experience homelessness (March 2021). This...
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Letter: Encouraging a vote for Kurfman

Letter to the editor. I am going to be voting for Ms. Abigail Kurfmann.
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Letter: We all have the same goal for our schools

To the Editor: The Philomath Community is tired, and rightfully so. The pandemic has taken a toll on our students, teachers, administrators and families. There is no easy answer — prolonged continuance of comprehensive distance learning presents real challenges with childcare, student activities, mental health and effective retention of subject information. On the other hand, returning to in-person instruction can jeopardize the health and safety of students, staff and families in...
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Letter: Streamlined development process, reduced regulations and quality of life

To the Editor: Did that headline get your attention?  If so, you will be interested to know that those words were taken directly from the pages of the reports from the city’s consultant, ECONorthwest, which will be discussed on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. All of the information is provided on the city website (www.ci.philomath.or.us); just click on “Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Update Analysis Reports Jan. 25” which...
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Letter: Two ladies going above and beyond

Dear Editor: During this pandemic many people have gone above and beyond. I would like to recognize two ladies that I know who fit in that category.  When this started last March, Diane Crocker announced she was putting a cooler outside her home. She said, “please don’t go to bed hungry.” Diane graciously kept the cooler full of food for anyone who needed it. “No questions asked and come anytime day or...