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OUR VIEW: Reports don’t show the whole picture

Just over a year ago, 27 railcars derailed outside La Grande on Highway 203. Fortunately, there were no injuries and crews cleaned up the mess without incident.

OUR VIEW: Drivers need to be patient

Oregon, the joke goes, has two seasons: winter and road construction.

OUR VIEW: Return of SRO is a good thing

The news that the La Grande School District intended to bring back a school resource officer has been around for a couple months. Still, we couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief when the district, Union County Sheriff’s Office and La Grande Police Department finalized a plan last week to make the SRO’s return a reality.

OUR VIEW: Events put fairgrounds in spotlight

After years trying to find signature events, with many promising ideas starting with a bang and fizzling like a dud firecracker, La Grande has suddenly found two that could have staying power.

OUR VIEW: Our veterans deserve to be helped

With the recent Veterans Affairs scandal taking up so much of the news cycle nationally the last few weeks, the front page story in the June 16 La Grande Observer regarding Vietnam veteran Donald Remick was significant in a number of ways.

OUR VIEW: Oregon puts name on track map

So, track and field does not capture the nation’s imagination the same as baseball, apple pie, talk show hosts ranting about the issue of the day or World Cup soccer.

OUR VIEW: Focus on fire safety measures

If Oregon residents were searching for a sign the summer fire season is here, they saw firsthand evidence last week in the central part of the state when a wildfire erupted in the Bend area. 

OUR VIEW: Union-Cove repeat is impressive

Winning one state title is amazing. Winning two or more in a row, however, is an even bigger accomplishment.

OUR VIEW: Questions remain over swap

It should be of no surprise to Americans who strive to review current events through a prism of objectivity that the main point behind the controversy now raging regarding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been lost.

OUR VIEW: Do your part to prevent wildfires

Old-timers are sniffing the air and looking anxiously at the blue skies of June and seeing red.

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