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Letter: Land near Umatilla River not best space for new housing

The purpose of this letter is to let people know of a proposed change in the status of the land on the north side of the Umatilla River. The city owns a number of small parcels of land on the north side of the river. One of the larger plots lies at...

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Letter: It takes a community to report animal neglect

Regarding East Oregonian Jan. 10 article: “Investigation finds dead, malnourished cattle.”

We’re in near total disbelief that these animals were allowed to be abused to this degree. It’s obvious that the owner...

Letter: Politics is everywhere, and it will get nasty

It’s the truth — politics is everywhere and we cannot escape it. If you feel caught between two worlds as the present administration takes over, I like to think the world represented by the Obama-Clinton coalition is still the country we...

Letter: Can we trust a president-elect who lacks integrity?

Integrity is the quality of being honest and fair. Most of us would probably like to be thought of as displaying integrity since we generally value integrity in others. When someone, politician, businessman, neighbor or family member, shows us...

Letter: Time for a change in Pendleton Development Commission

In a recent visit to the city of Portland, the leaders of the Pendleton Development Commission were introduced to the interworking of that city’s PDC equivalent. The Portland Development Commission has evolved into a commission more in tune...

Letter: Uninformed electorate poses a danger to democracy

“A properly functioning democracy depends on an informed electorate.” Thomas Jefferson wrote about the importance of a well-informed electorate many times.

Unfortunately, we have apparently dismissed Jefferson’s ideal. The...

Letter: Corporations should warn customers of scammers

They hit again: A very sophisticated group claiming to be from DirecTV said I needed new software on my receiver and, since my warranty had expired, there would be a charge. I asked many questions, insulted them, and they kept on for a half hour...

Letter: Pendleton needs a plow to clear snowy streets

I just got back from a walk to the bread store and was not impressed with what I saw on the streets. I understand that it costs money to have things like snow plows sit unused, but when it comes to keeping the streets clear, having a snow plow and...

Letter: Republicans plan to ax Medicare, Medicaid

I’d best warn Eastern Oregonians that many Willamette Valley liberals are migrating to Representative Greg Walden’s district. You see, now that the GOP has complete control of government they have declared their intent to scuttle most of...

Letter: Anti-Trump bias on EO editorial page
Letter: Anti-Trump bias on EO editorial page

I guess the old saying: “the straw that broke the camel’s back” applies to me!

For me it was the East Oregonian’s political cartoon, the one of a bird with a Trump hairstyle, flying over Uncle Sam and defecating all...

Letter: State could fill budget deficit with Do Not Call List fines

You know, if a mere private citizen ignored or directly, intentionally violated federal laws, there would be serious consequences, the kind of thing that keeps us on the straight and narrow. However, there are two laws that are routinely violated...

LETTER: Federal government best suited to care for public lands

After reading the letter of John D. George in the Dec. 28, 2016, East Oregonian, I am not sure I understand his comments. I do believe the Forest Service does try to bring people together.

My concern is that the people planning to turn over...

LETTER: The city newsletter: a test or a joke?

Have you read the December newsletter from city hall? If you’re into fiction, this may be for you. A quote from the news: “A warm thank you to our Public Works Road Department for a job well done, in being ahead of the weather and...

LETTER: Only way to curb energy production is to cut usage

I’m sitting down for those who did not stand up for their rights and allowed Big Oil to run through their property to make gasoline for people who are driving around standing up for people standing up.

So if you don’t want the...

LETTER: Perfect time to invest in culture

As a very eventful 2016 draws to a close, I encourage members of our community to consider culture — and the Oregon Cultural Trust — for their end-of-year giving.

During times of great change, culture helps keep us centered.

LETTER: Work isn’t over after votes are counted

Since the presidential campaign and election, things are different across the country and here in Umatilla County. There is a silence between neighbors, a quiet uncertainty and anxiety within our communities — and a reluctance to interact on...

LETTER: A ‘quieter federal land battle unfolds’

If you really look at what is unfolding, it’s a battle for who speaks for local residents and how they use public resources.

Mark Webb, executive director for the Forest Service-supported Blue Mountains Forest Partners (collaborative)...

Letter: Show appreciation for those who keep us safe

Umatilla County residents: I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all the men and women in Umatilla County who have had a part in ensuring the safety of individuals and families in our communities and along our highways and roadways...