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Political hyperbole aside, U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz’s concerns raised during a floor speech of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding a bill to protect more than 4,500 miles of rivers and st…

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Bud Pierce, a 2022 Republican candidate for governor, visited Eastern Oregon recently with visits in Ontario, John Day and Baker City, and his campaign tour will surely be one of many by the h…

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Tom Herrmann’s Other views column (The Observer, Dec. 18, 2021) deserves another view. There is much I agree with, including that the SARS-CoV 2 virus is here to stay and that true learning re…

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I found the article concerning test drilling for Lithium in Oregon very interesting ("Test drilling OK’d for proposed lithium mine," Dec. 23 edition). Especially given the number of green new …

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It is time for potential gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof to abandon his attempt to be placed on the 2022 ballot and set his sights on the next election.

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For a long time, I’ve wondered whether it’s even possible to live a life that is both mainstream and moral, if you define moral as a life that doesn’t harm other people or the planet we live o…

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Like most people, I’ve been desperately searching each day for any tiny sliver of joy that I can find. And, after 649 days of “pandemic-ing,” I’m happy to report that I’ve been mostly successful.

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A year ago, we couldn’t wait to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. We eagerly looked ahead to 2021 hoping for relief from the pandemic. And then the 2021 roller coaster ride of variants said, “B…

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Thanks for all of the comments about the COVID-19 pandemic. The more information we receive about a problem, the higher the likelihood of finding an effective solution. Of course, each bit of …

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The COVID impact spotlight has rested — rightfully — on the thousands of dedicated men and women in the state’s medical system who have remained on the front lines of the pandemic for nearly t…

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"The Elk Arrive" (The Observer, Dec. 16) provides information about 10 local elk feeding stations operated by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Elk are fed to keep them out of ranchers’ …

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We have written before about how unfortunate it was that late in the 2021 legislative session a bill popped up to delay Oregon’s paid family medical leave program.

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