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Letter: While country fights against drugs, Oregon allows them

Seems odd that Umatilla County Health wants to see more oversight over tobacco and nicotine to keep then out of the hands of underage kids. The whole country is in a prescription painkiller drug panic. But here in Oregon our own Governor Kate Brown...

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Letter: EO Group looks foolish, silly on EOTEC

With this year’s Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo, EOTEC hit a home run with its amazing new $16 million fair and rodeo grounds built with no bonded debt. What does the East Oregonian do? Writes an editorial with no praise for...

LETTER: Could Chamber manage EOTEC?

With the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce having to move from the Hermiston Conference Center by the end of 2017, why can’t the chamber be the manager of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center? The chamber is very well managed by Debbie Pedro...

LETTER: Not a breakfast of champions

My mother is 96 now but still likes to do some of the grocery shopping. Of course, she is like many women who consider shopping recreation instead of drudgery and punishment that many men consider it to be.

So while I do some of the shopping, I...

Letter: Why is city kicking out its own programs for REACH?

Pendleton city manager Robb Corbett recommended to city council in a workshop that REACH take over the Pendleton Recreation Center for their program.

I don’t deny it could be a good program. My questions: Why is a government agency being...

Letter: Renewable fuel standard supports Oregon jobs

Oregon is home to vast renewable resources, providing new and exciting opportunities to lead the way in the fight against climate change. We produce 13 percent of the nation’s hydroelectric power and our geothermal potential is rivaled only by...

LETTER: Economic growth

City officials have touted the savings in time and money by upgrading all their computer software in public works. Now we need $503,000 to gather data for our street, sewer and storm drain systems to establish a database of some sort. That includes...

Letter: Poachers should be held responsible for crimes

I am writing this letter to thank the East Oregonian for publishing Kathy Aney’s excellent article, “Shooting migratory birds flies in the face of federal law,” in the July 22-23 edition. What a heart-breaking story to...

Barnett: Friends of Fair and Rodeo are separate from EOTEC

As the preparation for the 2017 Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo continues to increase in pace, the board of directors of the Friends of the Fair and Rodeo Inc. wanted to take a moment to reflect on the relationships and needs of the four...

Letter: Memories of the late, great Harkenrider

Frank Harkenrider was a gem!

Forty years ago my husband Gary and I were newlyweds, and we needed to sell a piece of property Gary owned that required a city variance, so that we could buy or build our own home. At the city council meeting I will...

Letter: Affordable Care Act repeal would hurt rural Oregonians

As a lung doctor, I spend a lot of time hearing about what it’s like when you can’t breathe. If you can’t breathe, you can’t work. If your kids can’t breathe, they can’t go to school, and someone has to miss...

Letter: GOP must find own ideas about taxes, health care

Once again, as has taken place on so many occasions over the past 70-plus years, our federal Congress and chief executive have managed to spin their wheels madly in the quest to “solve” this country’s health care problems —...

Letter: Hypocrite Trump puts himself before country

President Trump’s “Made in America” week is just another of his usual con jobs. President Trump has been touting to keep jobs in-country since day one of his candidacy.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump is an official staff member...

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