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With our state so angrily divided, I was heartened to learn about the Malheur ‎Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act, a collaborative and realistic plan that ‎brings together diverse groups…

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At least at first glance, the idea that police departments should be abolished in favor of other methods of protection seems so counterintuitive, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

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Every July 4 since 1995, I've worn the same T-shirt. It is now full of holes and shredded. It is a commemorative shirt. On the front is an artist's rendering of a wildland firefighter kneeling…

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We have made a point to bring up the danger from range and forest fires before on this page and in this space, but as the temperatures climb the risk bears repeating.

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The electric power company brochures and pamphlets are printed on stained and faded cardstock, in the limited palette of inks available in the 1920s and 1930s. Along with newspaper ads, those …

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As a Union County commissioner I do not support the efforts of Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to designate an additional 4,700 miles of Oregon’s streams and rivers as wild and scenic, as def…

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It was 102 degrees in Medford on June 1, 2021. Let me say that again just in case it didn’t fully sink in: Medford suffered temperatures as high as 102 degrees in spring, making it harder for …

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The American capitalistic system is based on the theory of supply and demand. When there is not enough product to supply the number of people who want and can afford it, the prices increase. W…

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I would like to propose we start a mail-in to suggest a new name for the EOU libary. Here are my four suggestions: 1. Sharon Porter Library, 2. Carla Arnold Library, 3. Matt Cooper Library, 4.…

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Cliff Bentz, in his recent newsletter, wrote that he voted against H. R. 1333, because it “weakens our national security by preventing the President from suspending immigration from unstable r…

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The Forest Service continuously justifies logging our forests based on what it calls “forest health.” The agency claims logging will “restore” resiliency. But few ask what exactly constitutes …

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It seems unlikely that members of the Oregon Education Association, the teachers union that lavishes most of its campaign contributions on Democratic candidates, will ever pine for Republicans…