One fact of modern life is we need more heroes. Not just from the military, sacrificing time from their families and risking their lives to protect our freedoms in hot spots around the world. Not just from the legions of professional athletes, who perform otherworldly feats but do not always live up to our expectations when it comes to treating partners with respect or being role models.
If there can be a feel-good story revolving around a vicious conflict that consumed more than 57,000 American lives, the effort by local veterans groups to raise funds to place signs along Interstate 84 that designate the highway as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway fits the bill.
The old T-shirt slogan couldn’t be more appropriate: “Think Globally, Act Locally.”
With all the environmental issues out there, from urban sprawl to global warming and destruction of the rain forest, from genetic engineering to habitat destruction, it’s easy to get swept away in this or that cause.
The recent announcement that the Oregon State Police is considering all options when it comes to the agency’s Pendleton crime lab has sent shivers through the law enforcement community in Northeast Oregon.
There’s something refreshing about seeing a full town hall meeting. Our lives are busy, so when people slow down to engage with their communities on issues of importance, it’s noteworthy — and often newsworthy.
Most people who pour through La Grande on Interstate 84 have no idea the city has its very own lake.
Morgan Lake is a cleverly hidden gem just two miles out of town. Sure, the drive is difficult, two miles up a mountain on a narrow, winding gravel road that in winter can be an especially hair-raising challenge.