Large crowds attended town hall meetings with Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden in both The Dalles and Hood River on Wednesday. An estimated 500 people attended the morning session at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, and about 1,000 later in the day were at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium. And many of those people took issue with the Hood River Republican on a number of issues, even though the primary points of discussion varied in the two communities. Health care was the focus for an audience that skewed a bit older in The Dalles, while immigration and the environment were the top subjects in Hood River, and some of his answers displeased many in the audience. Afterwards, Walden said he understands people have high levels of emotion over a number of different issues, adding the volume level is higher than usual but that’s part of the process, and it’s part of his job to listen to people in a big and diverse district. Walden is holding six town halls in his district on this swing, visiting Bend and Prineville Thursday and Grants Pass and Medford on Friday.