MY VOICE: Where are the protections for ranchers?

It seems a weekly routine, reading about new depredations on livestock in the Capital Press … Read more

FROM THE NEWSROOM: A new face to introduce at The Observer

Hello, readers! My name is Amanda Weisbrod and I’m the newest reporter at The Observer. … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Equality of outcome vs. equality of ability to participate

When it comes to men and women in politics or any other aspect of life, should the focus be on equality of outcome or equality of ability to participate?

Our country was founded upon the bold declaration we are all created equal. In our … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Equality of outcome vs. equality of ability to participate

When it comes to men and women in politics or any other aspect of life, should the focus be on equality of outcome or equality of ability to participate?

This question was originally drafted to produce an examination of women’s issues in American politics. … Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 7, 2019

Ebbert: Intended constitutional safeguards must be reinforced To the Editor, In spite of the intended … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 4, 2019

Ater: America’s refuge should be reserved for legal immigrants To the Editor: The letter submitted … Read more

MY VOICE: Children in foster care need your help

Did you know… Of youth who age out of foster care without a permanent home: … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Why join a political party: Local political engagement is the foundation of our entire political system

Do you ever find yourself dissatisfied with local or national public policy? Have you ever … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 31, 2018

Kramer: Earn tax credit by donating to Oregon Cultural Trust To the Editor: I was … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Why join a political party: Activism is the antidote to feeling helpless

The first two major political parties were established in 1792: the Federalist Party and the … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 21, 2018

Grigsby et al.: Food drive reaffirms La Grande’s generosity To the Editor: EOU students from … Read more

MY VOICE: Spout Springs parking plan supports multiple uses

As the Walla Walla District Ranger, I have had the privilege of talking with many … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 19, 2018

Terry: LHS wrestlers in Hawaii were like a gift To the Editor: I was given … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 17, 2018

Sams: Donations to Cultural Trust help preserve Oregon’s quality of life To the Editor: Google … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Oregon’s Sanctuary Law is a core state value reflects dignity and respect, core state values

Editor’s Note: The Republican writer did not submit an On The Fence piece for this … Read more

MY VOICE: Three ways entrepreneurs benefit from recent economic policies

One of the best parts of my job is visiting with entrepreneurs at their places … Read more

MY VOICE: OTEC needs to move quickly as renewable revolution speeds up

There are certainly storm clouds on the horizon for the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, but … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 10, 2018

Clements: Success of robotics tournament due to Croft To the Editor: One of the many … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dec. 5, 2018

Ebbert: New House of Representatives may modulate administration’s atrocities To the Editor: The election is … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 30, 2018

McCracken: Cougars are not to blame for low elk numbers To the Editor: “Cougars: too … Read more

MY VOICE: Organic food known to be more nutritious — what’s on your plate?

The popularity of organic produce has increased dramatically over the years and for good reasons. … Read more

MY VOICE: Gun advocates should pay cost of guards

Some people believe that I reject not only Donald Trump but his every word and … Read more

On the Fence: Wildfire and forest management: We can’t control the weather, but we can reduce fuels

Recent deadly wildfires in California remind us that we also live in a fire-prone ecosystem … Read more

On the Fence: Wildfire and forest management: Oregon should adopt California-style carbon forest plan

Fire season! Good news if you like fire, bad news if you like California. Comedian … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 21, 2018

Bergstrom: Free-range dogs a serious problem in Union To the Editor: Dog owners, I would … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 19. 2018

Koza: LHS production huge success To the Editor: The La Grande High School theater production … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 16, 2018

Hargrove: Girls in Science event benefits from Soroptimist generosity To the Editor: Northeast Oregon Area … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 14, 2018

McHaddad: Is there a $100 charge on your property taxes? To the Editor: Many Union … Read more

MY VOICE: Wheeler and Kate Brown have declared war on rural Oregonians

I no longer visit Portland. Nor do I conduct any type of business within the … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 12, 2018

Simer: Support community, come to Festival of Trees Family Fun Day To the Editor: The … Read more

ON THE FENCE: Democrats: Union County needs safe, affordable, stable housing — the path forward is through collaboration

A thriving Union County requires a healthy workforce. The health of each citizen is dependent … Read more

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Nov. 7, 2018

Peters: La Grande Soroptimists make our community better To the Editor: With the Festival of … Read more

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