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Letter | City budget, sustainability or the same old thing

As Bob Dylan once said, “The times they are a-changin.” Our Pendleton mayor and city councilors have concluded that the budget road city hall has taken us down has led us to more potholes, leaky roofs, rotten plumbing, and myriad other...

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Letter | Younger voters have the most to lose

Young voters, please vote. Oregon does have “term limits” — you have the right, in fact the obligation, to vote out incumbents. Younger voters have the most to lose when representative government is grossly influenced by corporate...

Letter | Let’s keep a cool head in D.C.

If you listen to the news, it seems that Democrats in Washington, D.C., have lost their moral compass. The mean attacks on President Trump and his staff are offensive. Republicans in Congress have been harassed by loud-mouthed haters. Mobs are...

Letter | Walden selling internet access to highest bidders

Mr. Walden is considered the tip of the spear in the war to eliminate internet neutrality. What does that even mean? Net neutrality is all about who is in control when you use the internet to stream content and search for information.

The...

Letter | My endorsements as a Constitutional Conservative

As an American Constitutional Conservative, at election time, I receive requests on “how” and “why” to vote for certain candidates and measures. I have looked at this year’s General Election, and consequently made...

Letter | Rick Pullen has my vote

I am voting for Rick Pullen for county commissioner because I remember him performing with the band “Absolutely Nobody” as a student at BMCC. At the same time, my daughter Jaci, was in high school and performed with the “Pick N...

Letter | BMCC project on Round-Up grounds needs closer look

The most recent action by the Pendleton City Council regarding the branded “Farm II” project supposedly being led by Blue Mountain Community College highlights what little information has been provided to the public regarding the...

Letter | Measure 105 harms important part of community

The tomatoes, potatoes, onions even the watermelons that we enjoy eating every summer were all picked by immigrants. Immigrants who came here to work and have a better life for their family. They work early hours in the day and finish late but the...

Letter | Brown understands Oregon’s issues

We need Governor Kate Brown’s continuing leadership. She has been a longtime champion of working people and has led bipartisan work on education, Medicaid funding and affordable housing. Under her leadership, she has been honest about what can...

Letter | Greg Walden stands up for our health care

How is it possible that blatant lies are passing as news today? I am tired of people spewing absolute nonsense about our representative, Greg Walden, especially when it comes to health care.

Representative Greg Walden has been active in fighting...

Letter | Murdock a prudent, thoughtful leader

You can’t beat George Murdock for what he brings to the job of Umatilla County commissioner. No matter your political orientation, he’s the demonstrated right candidate.

His track record for this region started long before he...

Letter | Murdock leads with vision, integrity

George Murdock is a dedicated, committed Umatilla County commissioner. His ability to see the big picture beyond the immediate easy solution serves this county well. He is very discerning of the future effects of the commission decisions —...

Letter | Murdock cares about community

I first met George Murdock almost 20 years ago while I was attending Washington State University. George and his wife Donna lived on a farm just north of Walla Walla. Even though I had been friends with their son Ian for a few years, I was really...

Letter | Murdock an intelligent leader

George Murdock is the right choice for county commissioner. We have read that people say George appears to be “coasting” in his job as county commissioner. This could not be further from the truth.

George is very good at his job...

Letter | Walden not in touch with 2nd District

While reading the EO, I was disappointed when I discovered that the editorial board had decided to endorse Greg Walden over Jamie McLeod-Skinner for the Congressional District 2 position. The reasons that the editorial board put forth to support their...

Letter | McLeod-Skinner works for the things that matter

February 10, 2017, was the last meeting in our area that I could find out about that was open to the general public. Greg Walden presided. Several of us carpooled to Weston to attend. This was during the time our health care coverage was in jeopardy...

Letter | Vote Pullen, make change in county drug services

I used to have a great Norman Rockwell-like picture in my Pendleton kitchen of our friends sitting on benches in our backyard cheering on a group of little boys playing basketball. Today three of those boys are incarcerated for heroin. Tragically in...

Letter | Walden’s failed leadership is dangerous

I have a gut-wrenching photograph etched into my memory: Greg Walden stands with Paul Ryan on his right and Trump on his left. In his hands he holds the bill to repeal Obamacare, which he is presenting to Trump. More than 20 million Americans,...

Letter | Walden has our best interests at heart

We have the opportunity to vote for Representative Greg Walden, sending him back to Congress to continue to represent us through these continuing challenging times. We need his hard working, experienced voice of reason, as well as his seniority in...

Letter | Murdock works hard as commissioner

I have had the privilege to work on community projects with George Murdock over the last several years. George is an extremely capable administrator and is making a positive difference in our area. He is involved in many aspects of our community...

Letter | No to fear, no on Measure 105

As a daughter of immigrants and family member of some undocumented ones, I want you all to know that if Measure 105 passes, it will directly affect them in negative ways. This measure is not the Oregon way of inclusion and this will only separate...

Letter | Time in office does not equate to suitability

The East Oregonian’s endorsement of Mr. Walden contradicts many of the facts they presented in their own column. They acknowledge the monumental effort Jamie McLeod-Skinner has made to speak with District 2 residents — yet Mr. Walden is...

Letter | Walden still working in Washington

I prefer to have Congressman Walden in Washington, D.C., doing what we elected him for rather than in Oregon campaigning. Through his efforts we now have a Healthy Forests Act that should help prevent forest fires like those that devastated Oregon...

Letter | Pullen, Davis get nod in local races

I attended the forum Oct. 10 and listened to all the candidates who spoke for why they were running for office. Right off, I will vote for Pullen over George Murdock. Pullen has more experience, more vision for our county and the personality that will...

Letter | Done voting for Walden

I voted for Greg Walden every election since 1999. No longer.

Greg Walden voted more than 50 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, endangering coverage for 1 in 5 people in his district. He promised to protect people...

Letter | Murdock has record of success

Most politicians create more problems than they solve so they can justify their being. They like to create the impression they are then coming to the rescue. Isn’t it great that in Umatilla County we recognize the fact the real mission is to...

Letter | Walden’s tax bill will hurt large families

The new IRS form 1040 has a calculation that may surprise you.

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act increased the standard deduction but completely dropped the personal exemption deduction. No matter how many children or dependents you have, there is only...

Letter | McLeod-Skinner accountable to the people

We are supporting Jamie McLeod Skinner for our congressional representative. She has demonstrated her commitment and dedication to the district through her travels and conversations with a wide variety of constituents.

Jamie is not afraid to...

Letter | Let’s vote for McLeod-Skinner

Thank you for your article on October 12, “Walden, McLeod-Skinner take on the issues.” The article was well-researched and balanced and presented the information in a factual matter. We could discuss the details of how...

Letter | Vote no on Measure 105

Part of the state and local taxes I pay fund public safety: our state police, county sheriff, and city police. It is a big job and we need to keep those resources focused on keeping our highways and communities safe. Measure 105 would expand that job...

Letter | Walden has not used his powers for good

The East Oregonian’s endorsement of Greg Walden to represent ORD2 in Congress is a great disappointment. Yes, Walden holds significant power in Congress. But when that power is used to further the interests of out-of-state corporate donors over...

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