LOOKING TOWARD LEGISLATION: Ready for the legislative kick-off

Football season usually begins at every level of competition in the month of September. Preseason … Read more

Climate change: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will … Read more

Climate change: Response requires community involvement

Bob Dylan’s 1964 hit song says, “The times they are a-changin.” As times have changed, … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Oct. 3, 2018

Thompson: Mona Williams is best qualified for the job To the Editor: Governor Brown appointed … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Oct. 1, 2018

Berry: Clinkenbeard is the better of candidate To the Editor: I personally know the two … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 26, 2018

Ebbert: Do not rely on your neighbor’s vote To the Editor: Take a moment to … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 28, 2018

Shearer: Measure 105 would rekindle racial profiling, make discrimination commonplace To the Editor: It is … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 7, 2018

Rosenbaum: Sporting Clay? To the Editor: Who is this Tom Claycomb guy anyway? Now he’s … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 10, 2018

Hiatt: Raising the minimum wage is a good idea I applaud Stephen Prince for his … Read more

MY VOICE: Tax breaks: socialism for the rich

This is something I’ve written about in this newspaper for the last few years, but … Read more

ON THE FENCE: ID laws do not prevent voter fraud

Benjamin Franklin once said, ““Today a man owns a jackass worth 50 dollars and he … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 17, 2018

Chase: Distressed by the USFS Blue Mountains plan To the Editor: I was shocked when … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Voter fraud used as excuse for voter suppression

Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 19, 2018

Birnbaum: Wes Williams has right qualities to be judge To the Editor: I support Wes … Read more

MY VOICE: Don’t let the Greenway money leave our community

The proposed Grande Ronde River Greenway is a collaborative community project that involves members and … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 21, 2018

Brown: McLeod-Skinner would be a great step forward To the Editor: Frustrated voters should be … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 5, 2018

Christie: Looks like an uncooperative co-op to me To the Editor: Someone once noted that … Read more

MY VOICE: Has America lost its class?

What kind of people are we? All my life, I have believed Americans were the … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Opioid Crisis: Medications are available to treat effects of opioid addiction

As a result of a national political and media push, most citizens are aware of … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: August 27, 2018

Garlitz: Smoke — what a bargain To the Editor: We were told that we must … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Aug. 17, 2018

Boyd: Challenge issued to enter items in next year’s fair To the Editor: For the … Read more

MY VOICE: Forest supervisors thank contributors to Forest Plan revision

Dear Friends of the Blue Mountains, As National Forest Supervisors, we would like to thank … Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Aug. 13, 2018

Fleshman: Four-way stop needed at intersection of Gekeler and 12th Street To the Editor: This … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Aug. 10, 2018

Hargrove: Our value and identity come from our maker To the Editor: Our world is … Read more

ON THE FENCE: A ‘good government’ could fix the Farm Bill

Farm Bill

All we seem to hear about the U.S. Farm Bill is that Congress can’t renew … Read more

MY VOICE: ‘Ignoring Oregonians’ does not describe Walden or Barreto

I feel compelled to reply to Matt Cooper’s recent “My Voice” related to Rep. Greg … Read more

LOOKING TOWARD LEGISLATION: Local county fairs are special institutions

As I was preparing to participate in the 2018 Umatilla County Fair Parade, it occurred … Read more

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Aug. 6, 2018

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Aug. 6, 2018

Alexis: Kudos to ER staff To the Editor: Recently, I thought I was having a … Read more

EDITORIAL CARTOON: August 1, 2018

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MY VOICE: American flag represents right to vote

On June 7, when I arrived at my office, I discovered the American flag hanging … Read more

EDITORIAL CARTOON: July 30, 2018

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