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I have practiced law as an appellate and trial attorney since 1989, so I read about Union County District Attorney Kelsie McDaniel's motion to disqualify Circuit Judge Wes Williams from a crim…

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I’ve traveled and been to a number of countries, and what I found was Americans are by far the most touchy-feely. That’s why social distancing is beyond hard for us. It’s part of our DNA.

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I have been trying to do my civic duty. I stay more than 6 feet away from most people. I live alone, so my trips to the store are surgical strikes. I have social distanced from vulnerable frie…

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All but three counties in Oregon submitted plans to the state for a phased reopening, and we hope soon Union and Wallowa counties will be able to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.

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The Observer issued an endorsement Saturday in the Union County sheriff’s race, the most urgent and contentious election in the county. Before that, the EO Media Group’s recent online forum fo…

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I read Sabrina Thompson's recent article in The Observer ("DA moves to sideline judge," April 25) with shock and dismay. In it, she report's on Union County District Attorney Kelsie McDaniel's…

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Today my wife put a thank-you card and a jar of homemade jam in our mailbox for our mailman. This reminded me of how, for at least 70 years, I have taken mail delivery and the post office for …

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There are three members of the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors up for reelection this year. Many of our electric cooperatives are facing challenging and demanding decision…

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I am writing this letter in support of Laurie Draper for the position of District 3 — Harney County for the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.

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Joel Fish is an experienced leader and manager. I sat on the committee that hired Joel as chief of the Enterprise Police Department and was impressed by his experience, preparation and knowled…

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Thank you for giving our local residents an opportunity to be heard, especially when it comes to writing a letter to voice our opinion on the Union County commissioner’s race. Also, we are sub…

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I came to know Boyd Rasmussen in 2012 when I was on the Elgin city council. He was there to help us find a new police chief for the vacated position. We ended up choosing the Union County Sher…

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The Observer will not run candidate endorsement letters of more than 400 words. The deadline for letters to the editor is noon Wednesday, April 22. This allows for responses before Election Da…

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I had an appointment at the Fourth Street Medical Clinic this week as a follow-up to an emergency room visit at Grande Ronde Hospital. I was troubled to witness the lack of distancing and mask…