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It is urgent and imperative to provide for Oregon students' educational needs while protecting their health and that of their teachers and communities. Let's use a 21st century tool to avoid a…

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I hope I am not writing this letter too soon, as I am still very angry. A couple hours before this writing, as I drove down N Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets, I saw what I first took…

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We’ll have something more to say Tuesday. But for now, two words about sum up the COVID-19 outbreak, the path all of us have to take to “flatten the curve,” the consequences for us, our commun…

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I am supporting Bill Miller for Union County sheriff. I first met Bill when we attended Search and Rescue initial training about 25 years ago. I believe he is the only candidate who has attend…

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I'm going to do it again, like so many times before. With spring comes bird chirping, with bird chirping comes baseball and softball, with baseball and softball comes me. And there I'll be aga…

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On page 2A of the March 10, 2020, edition of The Observer, we saw the headline "Hospital leader peddles conspiracy." The writer is Emily Cureton of Oregon Public Broadcasting. The article (eve…

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Big changes are happening at the Blue Mountain Humane Association shelter, also known in the community as the Animal Rescue and Adoption Center of Eastern Oregon. Just over a month ago, the pr…

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In my youth, I was a wanderer, working in outdoors wherever I went. That’s included ranching in Australia, farming in Israel, working in fishing and forestry in Norway, and forest and wildlife…

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Others responded to the recent My Voice column by Idaho Power's Mitch Colburn. They pointed out the minor economic benefits of the Board-to-Hemingway power line if it's built, and how those be…

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Republican lawmakers remain on the lam as the last day for the legislative short session draws near to prevent Democrats from having a quorum so they can pass sweeping regulations on Oregon’s …

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Because my family didn't have television on the farm for most of my growing up years, it was a special treat to watch TV when I would stay with my grandparents in Walla Walla during the summer…

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If a hearing before the Oregon Senate’s Committee on Housing and Development Thursday, Feb. 6, was any indication, the current legislative session may feel both long and ugly to those trapped …

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The Associated Press fact-checked President Trump’s State of the Union speech the day before he gave it. The newsgathering organization, of which EO Media Group is a member, didn’t have an adv…

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It’s no secret that my Democratic colleagues in the state Senate want to pass a cap-and-trade bill this year (Senate Bill 1530). They tried last year with House Bill 2020, but were unsuccessfu…

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Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax.

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Mitch Colburn of Idaho Power is touting the benefits of B2H again, but we're not fooled. His latest pitch is about economic development and green-washing. What's green-washing? It's when a cor…