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To the handful of people in Union who fly political flags with messages laced with obscenities I would ask you to consider the impacts these may be having on our young people who are exposed t…

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There is no more better example of what a community can do when it cooperates than the nearly complete field renovations and turf installation at Optimist Field and Trice Community Field at Pi…

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Elected lawmakers Thursday, Oct. 7, managed to come to an agreement on a preliminary, short-term deal to increase the nation’s debt ceiling, and while that is good news, the fact we are in suc…

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This is America ... land of the free. I have a right to vaccinate or not, wear a mask or not. Because I don’t put on a mask or won’t subject myself to an unproven vaccine does not mean that I'…

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I am writing to give voice to those who have none, our nonhuman relatives, and many other members of our community who support protections that would be provided by Senator Wyden’s River Democ…

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I want to thank Sheriff Cody Bowen for his courage, ethics and transparency. Yes, he sent a letter to the governor in his official capacity, because most likely the governor would not have pai…

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Recently, rural fire departments in Imbler, Elgin, La Grande and Joseph received a big boost when they were awarded a $344,000 grant for key equipment in a move that adds to the ability of the…

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Voters had a reasonable expectation that lawmakers could come together and broker a fair deal regarding a major political redistricting plan for the state, but if they’re hopes were high, then…

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What an exciting time for Eastern Oregon University, for students and our local communities. I enjoyed reading the recent article about the progress of the new fieldhouse being built on campus.

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State lawmakers are poised to meet Sept. 20 to finalize plans to reframe the state’s 90 legislative districts and six congressional districts, but the long-term ramifications are murky and how…

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The Aug. 21, 2021, editorial “The two languages of climate change” exemplifies the growing trend of faulty conclusions based on selective misinformation and the need for fact checking. It char…

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We have from the start advised those old enough and medically able to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We have also pressed employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employe…

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Mary Edwards' letter ("Urgent action required to save Pacific Northwest salmon," Tuesday, Sept. 7) urging immediate action to protect Oregon's failing salmon populations from the ravages of gl…

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A recent "Our view" editorial  in The Observer, written after the release of the most recent report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change, implied that there are two sides to the …