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Letter | Time for a change in Gilliam County leadership

Despite overwhelming opposition from area residents and landowners, Gilliam County Judge Steve Shaffer, Commissioner Mike Weimer and Commissioner Leslie Wetherell made a unanimous decision allowing the Oregon Department of Transportation to develop...

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Letter | Nothing working in Washington

Obviously the kids in D.C. seem to be destroying what they were sent there to improve. They call themselves Democrats and Republicans, but in truth they just have a mob ruling.

It may be time to address another way to get things done in...

Letter | What do we teach our kids?

Do we want our kids to grow up believing that winning is always the objective rather than sportsmanship? We “baby boomers” frequently wonder what is happening to the world with the behavior of our young people with violence and bullying...

Letter | Who has the most to gain from explosive op-ed?

Who wrote the explosive op-ed article on The Donald’s White House situation in the New York Times is generating much more interest than “Who Shot J.R.”? (see television hits, circa 1980s). Even Agatha Christie herself could not...

Letter | Walden weak on senior aid, veteran issues

Recently a woman wrote in from Hermiston saying that the reason Walden doesn’t do town hall meetings is that he doesn’t have time, since he chairs one of the most important committees in Congress. I found that odd because I have been...

Letter | Don’t melt ICE

Recent protests to abolish Immigration and Custom Enforcement demonstrate again how low the leftist liberals — and Hollywood elites — are willing to go, and how unbalanced they have become. It is downright scary to imagine the terrible...

Letter | Looking for doctors is like hunting unicorns

This week has been nothing short of exhausting! On Wednesday morning I woke up with sharp pains in my ankle. No injury, no reason. I opened my fridge and my ankle buckled completely. I clung desperately to the handle of the swinging door for dear...

Letter | PERS a lifeline for correctional officers

A dark money group has been running ads against the retirement benefits of working people like me in Oregon, and gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler has said he wants to “end PERS.” In response, I would like to share my story.

I...

Letter | Sticking with my union

Recently, rich donors like the Koch Brothers got their wish and public employee unions have gone “right to work.” Now, public employees may opt out of paying for the representation they receive from their union.

As a home care...

Letter | Are you ready to vote?

Over the past year, Jamie McLeod-Skinner has visited with communities and people all across Oregon’s Congressional District 2. You may have seen her and talked with her. You likely learned that she is a clear and caring communicator. You likely...

Matlack | Searching for an immigration solution

The issues of illegal immigration continue to plague our country. I have been employed in law enforcement for over 40 years, with much of that time spent in Umatilla and Morrow counties.

Since I have been sheriff, I have been invited several...

Letter | Remembering John McCain

There were so many of our Indian people who went to Congress on behalf of the ancestors, with regards to repatriation of Indian remains, from 1960-1990. During these precarious times, a few senators began to architect provisions for a new act. They...

Letter | Might as well go all-in on open borders

Because Washington, Oregon, and California want to be sanctuary states and do not believe in borders, I suggest that the above states give up their borders and become one state. Sanctuary believers should welcome this proposal with open arms. Think...

Letter | Qualifications ignored in filling the port job

The definition of cronyism: the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications.

I think that it is sad and wrong that Port of Morrow wasted so many folks’ time and energy in...

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