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Our view: It’s time for Trump to prove himself on trade
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Our view: It’s time for Trump to prove himself on trade
How much longer is the self-described deal-maker going to take?

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Our View: How will history view anti-immigrant hysteria?
Our View: How will history view anti-immigrant hysteria?
Politicians and citizens should aspire to be on the side of benevolence
Our view | What should health care in Oregon look like?
Our view | What should health care in Oregon look like?

The state’s top health official is traveling the state, asking that question at 10 public meetings. The responses will help shape health care for about one-fourth of Oregonians, those who are on the state Medicaid program known as the Oregon...

Our view: Hamley’s deserves better
Our view: Hamley’s deserves better

For years, the fate of a venerable Pendleton institution has hung in the balance as the two co-owners of Hamley and Company have engaged in a personal dispute that has now spilled into the courtroom.

Hamley’s is an important and valuable...

Other views | Restoring commercial air from Salem not being a priority

“Risk mitigation.”

That’s what an aviation consultant calls the $1.7 million to $2 million the Salem community is expected to bank in advance if it wants commercial aviation service returned to McNary Field.

The...

Our view | World peace and the World Cup
Our view | World peace and the World Cup

The World Cup kicks off today and, for a world in turmoil, it could not arrive at a better time.

Some international athletic tournaments have long had the high ideals of promoting entertainment and sport, along with peace and rule-bound...

Our view: Fighting news fatigue
Our view: Fighting news fatigue

It can be exhausting trying to keep up with the news, especially about our President and his Cabinet, as they chart a dramatically different course for the country.

It can make you seasick trying to concentrate on everything speeding by the...

Our View: Sea lions expose conflicts in environmental laws
Our View: Sea lions expose conflicts in environmental laws
Protected sea lions are eating protected fish
Our view | The hill Pendleton is willing to thrive and die on
Our view | The hill Pendleton is willing to thrive and die on

The industrial land that surrounds the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport has been at the forefront of Pendleton’s economic plans for decades. It took many years to convince city councilors and taxpayers to invest millions to upgrade road access...

Do state civil rights commissions help or hurt?
A roundup of newspaper editorials from around Colorado
Our view | Tips and kicks
Our view | Tips and kicks

A tip of the hat to Pendleton kindergarten literacy rates, which have shown solid improvement after the district and taxpayers made a significant investment in its early learning center.

Former superintendent Jon Peterson and the school board...

Disappointing to see vaccine progress recede

Oregon’s progress on vaccinating younger children against preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough was short-lived.

Disappointingly so.

In 2015, the first year the state required parents to at least pretend to be...

Our view | Respect the road
Our view | Respect the road

We know about Cabbage Hill in the winter.

We know about the long, weary stretches of Interstate 84 at night.

We know about the highways that climb and descend the Blue Mountains, the dusty back roads that connect the corners of Eastern...

Trainor | A graduating class of three
Trainor | A graduating class of three

Saturday afternoon’s Wheeler County High School graduation ceremony will be short and sweet.

The names of each graduate — Jacob Hoover, Miranda Morrow and Jason Ramsey — will ring through the gymnasium and each of them will...

Other views | Striking the right balance with memo on marijuana

Billy Williams, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, recently announced his office’s guidelines for cannabis enforcement in the state, and you have to give the prosecutor credit for consistency.

In a memo, Williams said his office would target...

Our view: Leaping over the opportunity gap
Our view: Leaping over the opportunity gap

Part of the American dream is that, despite being born poor or arriving in this country with little to your name, hard work can catapult you into higher income levels and give your offspring a better childhood than you grew up with.

For...

Our view: What to read this summer
Our view: What to read this summer

On today’s front page, we discussed ways that schools are trying to keep students engaged with reading during the long, languid Eastern Oregon summer. Literacy is a key skill that helps students succeed in their schooling and in their career.

Our view: Oregon’s leaders need long-term strategies
Our view: Oregon’s leaders need long-term strategies

In the words of State Economist Mark McMullen, Oregon’s economy “is still pretty hunky-dory.”

The current period of economic growth is on its way to becoming the longest on record, with little chance of a recession within...

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