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Chrisman | Measure 102 will ease housing crisis
Chrisman | Measure 102 will ease housing crisis

Across our state, Oregonians are experiencing a housing crisis. As one of our state’s leading affordable housing developers, we believe we have a responsibility to ensure that everyone in our state has a safe and affordable place to call...

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Wood | When the new tractor breaks down

Recent morning temperatures at our place have been cool enough to “burn down” the foliage on the tomato patch in the garden and inspire a certain sense of urgency concerning tasks that need to be completed before the mercury in the...

Hansell | Drawing up the playbook in the legislative preseason
Hansell | Drawing up the playbook in the legislative preseason

Football season usually begins at every level of competition in the month of September. Preseason is over, the players are in shape, their positions have been determined, and the playbook has been memorized. Teams and their fans are ready to...

Farley | Pendleton’s response to World War I
Farley | Pendleton’s response to World War I

One hundred years ago, U.S. forces geared up with their British and French allies for a big push to end the First World War. Some 1,000 men represented Pendleton and Umatilla County in their ranks. Meanwhile, their friends and neighbors did what they...

York | Democrats move Kavanaugh goalposts far, far away

Ask any casual observer what the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight is about, and the answer will be the allegation that at a high school party 36 years ago, when Kavanaugh was 17, he drunkenly forced then-15-year-old Christine Ford onto...

Campbell | Families and communities can make a difference

Isolated and alone — oftentimes, that’s how individuals who experience mental or substance use disorders feel — and every year, thousands of Oregonians experience these conditions.

This sense of remoteness can be even more...

Limey Pastor | Cowboy Christians

This weekend I will be serving at a cowboy church service, with western songs. I will be wearing a borrowed cowboy hat as I preach. I intend to attempt a Jimmy Stewart accent in my sermon, as a limey accent won’t quite cut it. The cowboy hat I...

Writer’s Notebook | Ghost of campaign past revisits Walden
Writer’s Notebook | Ghost of campaign past revisits Walden
If he has painted a target on his back, it is health care

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