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Russell | Pills a pain for celiac sufferers
Russell | Pills a pain for celiac sufferers

It all started with an offer to take a tour of the Tillamook Cheese plant in Boardman with Congressman Greg Walden. I had been on a tour of the plant about 10 years ago, but as an elected county official always appreciate face time with my...

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Op-Ed | A Trump turn on trade?

Washington thinking on trade has reached a consensus that China poses a serious economic challenge to the United States. From key business groups to trade lawyers to the full spectrum of Washington think tanks, there is no longer a willingness to...

Husted | A happy poem for hard times
Husted | A happy poem for hard times

This past month has been a challenging one. At least one story in every morning’s headlines has made me think Pogo the Possum was right: We have met the enemy and he is us.

Struthers | Take charge of your own story

We’re all going to die.

There, I said it. As much as people generally don’t want to think about their eventual demise, there’s just no getting around it at some point or other.

I think about death more than most people...

Editor’s notebook: The press failed its duty, and the nation went to war
Editor’s notebook: The press failed its duty, and the nation went to war
Movie dramatizes an ugly chapter in the history of journalism
Rush | A summer full of ‘git ‘er done’
Rush | A summer full of ‘git ‘er done’

The summer of 2018 has been an eventful time here at your local newspaper. There was a time in my not too distant memory when the summer months were slow and provided a time to regroup and prepare for the busy times associated with back to school,...

Hebert | The lost horses of the imperial Cayuse
Hebert | The lost horses of the imperial Cayuse

I love a parade, particularly when my horse Eusebio and I are riding in it. And most of all we love the Pendleton Round-Up’s Westward Ho! parade the Friday morning of Round-Up week.

Besides our annual ride in the Westward Ho!, in recent...

Trainor | Back to school
Trainor | Back to school

Wednesday was my last day at the East Oregonian, after nearly six years here as deputy managing editor and opinion page editor.

After moving willy-nilly from Montana, Pendleton turned out to be a wonderful place to live and do journalism. I...

York | After ‘really bad’ month, GOP midterm fear rises
York | After ‘really bad’ month, GOP midterm fear rises

From time to time, I’ve been catching up with a Republican strategist who is trying to help the GOP keep control of the House in this November’s midterm elections. It’s been an up-and-down ride.

“I would put the odds...

Stidvent | On Ryan Bounds, the Senate took the wrong stand
Stidvent | On Ryan Bounds, the Senate took the wrong stand

On July 19, Ryan Bounds’ nomination to the 9th Circuit of Court of Appeals was withdrawn. The main issue raised was the nominee’s stance against multicultural divisions at Stanford University in the 1990s. In tarring Bounds as a racist,...

Leonhardt | How Trump lost re-election in 2020

Last week, my colleague Bret Stephens imagined a news article on the morning after President Donald Trump’s re-election. Today, I imagine a different outcome.

In the end, it was a lot simpler than it often seemed.

Donald...

Murdock | The tedious, wonderful world of 4-H
Murdock | The tedious, wonderful world of 4-H

I’m sure it was the summer I was 11. I had just finished fifth grade and was going to be a 4-H exhibitor at the Jefferson County Fair for the first time with my club, the Yummy Bunch. I had spent the school year with a handful of my closest...

Hepker | Include the community in hiring a new NORCOR administrator
Hepker | Include the community in hiring a new NORCOR administrator

Last year, local citizens began picketing at the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility when immigration detainees held at our local jail had initiated a hunger strike over conditions there. These detainees are housed under contract with the U.S.

Alston | Let’s decide to get the lead out
Alston | Let’s decide to get the lead out

Hunters and anglers put tens of thousands of tons of lead in our environment annually, and it is estimated that between 10 and 20 million birds and other animals — representing more than 130 species — die each year from lead...

Where American renewal begins
Where American renewal begins

Sarah Hemminger grew up in Indiana understanding the debilitating power of social isolation. When she was a girl, her father discovered that their pastor was dipping into church funds and reported it to the congregation. Instead of doing something...

Stephens | How Trump won re-election in 2020
Stephens | How Trump won re-election in 2020

(A sneak peek at The New York Times’ news analysis from the future.)

Nov. 4, 2020

In the end, a bitterly fought election came down to the old political aphorism, popularized during Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 run against...

Brooks | What is the Democratic Party’s story?
Brooks | What is the Democratic Party’s story?

There’s a lot of discussion about how far left the Democratic Party should go these days. Is it destroying its electoral chances when its members call for a single-payer health plan or abolishing ICE?

That’s an important question,...

York: Why is Mueller handing off key cases?
York: Why is Mueller handing off key cases?

Something has been going on with Robert Mueller’s investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the...

Douthat | Libertarians in the age of Trump

A little over a week ago, in the brief historical entr’acte between the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and our president’s Helsinki rendezvous, I was in Las Vegas for the annual libertarian convention known as FreedomFest.

Like most...

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