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Letters to the editor for January 27, 2014

U-turns or no U-turns, that is the question in Union

To the Editor:

I am writing to give a warning to the many people who make U-turns in Union. On Jan. 15, I parked in front of City Hall to pay my utility bill. I then proceeded to the corner of Main and Dearborn streets and made a U-turn; turning right would put one right on the road between S.E. Miller School and J.F.  Hutchinson School. 

OUR VIEW: Rehab tax an option to the EID

Criticism of La Grande Main Street was obvious in 2013 as downtown property owners objected to implementing an Economic Improvement District. The assessment was intended to bring stable funding to the Main Street program, the nonprofit organization dedicated to reviving the downtown area.

GARDEN GUIDE: January isn't too early to get growing

It may seem early, but now is the time to start planning your long-growing vegetables for starting seeds in the greenhouse or other heated area.  

If you are starting tomatoes from seed, they usually take six to eight weeks after germination to become strong enough to place into a cold frame or “wall-o-water” outside.  The same holds true for eggplant, most varieties of peppers, and members of the Cole or cabbage family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and yes, even Brussels spouts.

DORY'S DIARY: The perfect snow for making people

January has seemed more like March than the time of year when we should be deep in the winter of things.

Still, we don’t know what to expect as we edge towards a real spring, so maybe we should look back with a longing glance at what used to be.

PETERSEN: Snow performs disappearing act

Each night, on Channel 2, weatherman Dave Salesky exclaims amazement at the ice hell that is La Grande.

PETERSEN: Snow performs disappearing act

Each night, on Channel 2, weatherman Dave Salesky exclaims amazement at the ice hell that is La Grande.

EDITORIAL: Time to revisit death penalty

For most of Oregon’s history, the state has offered capital punishment as a deterrent for the most heinous of criminals. An eye for an eye and all that.

Dog celebrates homecoming in most unorthodox fashion

In a recent discussion I was told an apartment is not a home. I disagreed. An apartment might not be a house, but it indeed is a home, if its inhabitants think so.

Toxic chemicals can have an impact

My grandmother who lived to be 92, often said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” Our health depends on three main things: the bodies we’re born with, the places we live and situations we’re exposed to and how we take care of ourselves. While some of those factors fall to chance, we do have some control over vital parts of our own and our children’s lives.

Letters to the editor for January 20, 2014

Letters to the editor for January 20, 2014

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