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To the woman driving up to the food bank: He doesn't care if you get food, get evicted or get sick. He just wants you angry. Trump is not your friend.

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I will be voting for Nicole Howard for La Grande City Council. She has been tested over the course of her first term on the council, and she has proven to be rigorously transparent, pragmatic …

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I'm dismayed that city politics have seemingly turned partisan. Party positions have no place within city council positions. Unfortunately I've heard party stances from both sides. Diverse opi…

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What choice do we have? From a former liberal Portlander, a gay male with morals, I stand at a crossroads like our country does. I have to choose between two greaseballs, carrying luggage we a…

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I will be voting for David Moyal for Position 6 on the La Grande City Council. I have known Mr. Moyal since he moved to La Grande and believe he will be a good addition to the council. He is k…

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We have known Denise Wheeler for 18 years. Our associations have included many settings: music and theater, business, academic, social and service organizations. Denise is kind, principled, pa…

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The position of Union County sheriff is not just about law enforcement. It is about managing the budget of that office, working with other law enforcement agencies and working with the public.…

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I have known David Moyal, who is running for Position 6 on the La Grande City Council, for 10 years now. We have worked together on multiple building projects. David was extremely supportive w…

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Alex McHaddad is 2016 graduate of Eastern Oregon University with a degree in public administration, politics and economics. Alex has also spent the past three years as executive director of th…

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Halloween and the election will be here soon, and the White House has already become a full time House of Horrors. The president appears to be campaigning not against his opponent, but against…

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My wife and I strongly support Kristine Alf Rippee for La Grande City Council. We have known her for more than 10 years, and from our first meeting have been impressed with the energy and orga…

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Drug abuse and addiction are huge problems in Oregon. Methamphetamine, opiates (heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone and others) and cocaine damage and kill thousands of people every year. Few of us…

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I have lived in Union for 40-plus years and we love living in our little country town. Our pet pigs are just like other pets, just like your dogs, cats, horses, goats or even cows. That is one…

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As our country becomes more and more fractured by partisanship and factionalism, we in La Grande have the opportunity to put community before politics. In fact, it is for this reason that our …

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I will vote for Denise Wheeler as a member of the La Grande city council. I appreciate her interest in keeping our community’s ways of life and times intact.

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I'd like to remind everyone that the La Grande mayor and the city council are nonpartisan offices. There's no surprise at the attempt to politicize them, that's been going on all over the country.

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Imagine my surprise, Thursday, Oct. 1, when I opened my newspaper and discovered that I was the subject of the top story. More specifically, the subject of the story was an email I wrote to 40…

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It appears the city council of Union, in all its wisdom, has chosen to allow pigs within residential areas of the city. In itself, not a big deal, except that with 16 total property owners wit…

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The Union County Republicans are publishing information telling voters to oust me from the city council based on wild theories and suppositions. No one from the organization has spoken with me…

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Eastern Oregon University is excited to wwelcome students back to our campus and community for fall term. With gratitude for the incredible work of so many colleagues and partners, we share an…