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EDITORIAL: No one comes out a winner

The shooting of seven cows off of Glass Hill Road has easily been one of the hottest topics locally. As the story has unfolded, many facets have been unveiled. The situation is a complicated one and involves some very different interests. 


Dont hold firewood supplies hostage

Being the weather forecaster for San Diego TV has to be one of the easiest jobs in the world. “Sixty-eight degrees and sunny. Back to you, Joe.”

EDITORIAL: Sin taxes help balance budget

There is much debate, locally and nationally, over what is a sin. Some people’s lists are way longer than other people’s. For instance, is anything done in excess a sin — food, exercise, work even?

EDITORIAL: Savages impact will last

The La Grande community lost a good man last week with the passing of Doc Savage and his legacy of fellowship, low-key determination and high values will resonate for a long time.

EDITORIAL: The high cost of education

As the summer winds down, students are sure to be feeling the end-of-summer-blues. And after their parents get back from school registration, their wallets may be feeling it, too.


EDITORIAL: Parking not the main issue

This week’s détente between La Grande Main Street and the downtown businesses it represents was a positive step forward. Any time opposing sides sit down and discuss the issues — rather than sling mud back and forth — it’s a good thing.

Oregon can do better

Keeping up with the Joneses is most times overrated. If we constantly look at what are neighbors are buying, driving, eating and wearing, and feel lacking if we don’t have the latest doo-dad, or are eating mac and cheese while they are eating steak, we will make ourselves miserable.

Keeping students on track

A new policy in the Cove School District could be a real win for both students and educators.

Wheres the plan for jobs?

Gov. John Kitzhaber is on a kind of campaign to suppress the crazy. He would like to see the state do something about its dependence on income taxes.

County building a good idea

After failed bonds and years of talking, it seems Union County will finally get its new courthouse in La Grande.

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