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Our view: Living with Trump
Our view: Living with Trump

Friday it became official: Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

No, he is not favored by a majority of Americans, but he won the election. The keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have exchanged hands and the...

Featured Stories

Sondenaa: The case for restoring condors to Hells Canyon

California condors may not be recent inhabitants of the Hells Canyon area of Eastern Oregon, but there is evidence that the giant vultures lived in the area as recently as the 19th century. I note this because some critics say that the Nez...

Other views: How best to clean up Portland’s poisoned harbor

The biggest, most expensive federal action aimed at Portland in years arrived recently but was quickly lost on the local radar to snowstorms, icy streets and weather-related deaths. After 16 years of study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Friedman: Retweeting Donald Trump
Friedman: Retweeting Donald Trump

When Donald Trump was elected president, it felt to me like the most reckless thing our country had done in my lifetime. But like many Americans, I hoped for the best: He’ll grow into the job. He’ll surround himself with good...

Our view: Tips and kicks
Our view: Tips and kicks

A tip of the hat to all the road crews and emergency personnel who worked through a perfect winter storm Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The ice that covered roadways was a nightmare for those who make their living behind the wheel of a big rig, or...

Other views: Freeing Chelsea Manning

President Obama’s decision Tuesday to commute the 35-year prison sentence of Pfc. Chelsea, née Bradley, Manning will be celebrated on the left as a vindication of a well-intentioned whistleblower whose imprisonment at Ft. Leavenworth as a...

Letter: Anti-Trump rhetoric should focus on help and support

Those congressional Democrats planning to boycott Trump’s inauguration remind me of spoiled children pouting because they didn’t get picked first for playground teams. Then there are those high-profile Hollywood left-wing snowflakes...

LIMEY PASTOR: Hypotheses and the heart

This is a continuation of the story of my recent heart attacks and my adventures into growing knowledge out of the experience. With a 60-year-old body, I am now aware of its delicate contingency — its finite nature — and I want to honor...

Our view: Build under your own risk
Our view: Build under your own risk

A lot of big changes are coming to a small piece of the Columbia Basin.

The tree farm alongside Interstate 84 that long hypnotized travelers is in the process of being removed and roughly one-third of it renovated into what could become...

Other views: Inauguration boycott is misguided

More than 50 Democratic members of Congress have decided to follow the lead of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and boycott the Friday inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Some are doing so out of respect for longtime congressman and civil rights icon...

York: Should Dems stand with Lewis?

By Byron York

The Washington Examiner

Once Donald Trump responded to John Lewis’s “illegitimate president” attack, the question wasn’t whether Trump’s pushback would cause a Twitter furor. It would. The...

Our view: Owyhee Canyonlands monument plan shelved?
Our view: Owyhee Canyonlands monument plan shelved?
Congress, the affected states and local residents should have more say over national monument designations.
Letter: Wolves have to eat, too

Just a heads up to our friends that I have moved the packs to lower country. No food in the mountains.

Our move didn’t go without incident. Our youngest, Elvis, fell through the ice and almost drowned. His tail was sticking out of the...

Brooks: The lord of misrule
Brooks: The lord of misrule

King David was most compelling when he danced. Overcome by gratitude to God, he stripped down to his linens and whirled about before the ark of the covenant — his love and joy spilling beyond the boundaries of normal decorum.

His wife,...

Other views: Trump’s cabinet must be properly vetted

All U.S. presidents have the right to appoint members of their cabinets, and they should be able to do so without partisan harassment and preconceived notions. But congressional oversight is also part of the process, and regardless of which party...

Letter: Hard to be optimistic about Trump-led country

To use Trump’s own words, “I think it’s disgraceful!”

What I think is disgraceful is that our nation is expected to support a leader who deserves no respect as shown by his behavior in the past campaign. He, himself,...

Editorial: Rent control for Oregon is a fool’s bargain
It creates bureaucracy with unintended consequences.
BLOW: John’s gospel of Trump’s illegitimacy

On Friday, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and Donald Trump inauguration-boycotter John Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd something that I believe millions of Americans are thinking.

“I don’t see this president-elect...

Egan: Trump and pony show

As a professional skeptic, I’m going to remain doubtful that Donald Trump has been a willing Russian tool, masterfully serving the needs of a dangerous American adversary. I’m not going to buy all the sordid details of “that...

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...

Our view: Obama, a man before his time
Our view: Obama, a man before his time

You can debate whether Barack Obama is a great president, but he is undoubtedly one of the greatest people this country has ever produced. And as we send him off this week into the annals of history, we should take a moment to appreciate his numerous...

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...

Brooks: Do markets work in health care?

Believe it or not, we’re not really going to have to spend the next four years wading through wonky drudgery of Russian spy dossiers and hotel sex cameras. At some point we’re going to have a thrilling debate over the most...

Klavins: Predator poachers must be held responsible

Appreciation for native wildlife is something nearly all Americans share. Wildlife bring value and belong to all of us — not just those of us lucky enough to live near our state’s big wild places or those who shoot them with cameras...

Gulliford: One last important task for President Obama

President Obama has one more thing to do before he clears his desk in the Oval Office. He needs to fix a mistake from Bill Clinton’s administration that allows endangered species to be killed by hunters without any prosecution from the...

Hansell: Through rain and snow to get sworn in
Hansell: Through rain and snow to get sworn in

Editor’s note: This is Sen. Bill Hansell’s (R-Athena) account of getting to Salem during a snow storm Monday to swear in as a state legislator. He was accompanied by his wife, Margaret.

Because of the weather I...

LIMEY PASTOR: Three of hearts

Last week I told the tale of my recent heart attacks, a tale that grew further legs this week with a continuing descent into the medical maelstrom and a deeper analysis of my broken system. You may ask: Where is God in this? This indeed was what I was...

Our view: Tips and kicks
Tips to the weather (suprise!) and a kick
Collins: Trump, sex and lots of whining
Collins: Trump, sex and lots of whining

Finally, Donald Trump held a press conference. I know you want to hear the sex-in-Russia part.

The world learned this week about memos from a retired British intelligence officer on relations between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

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...

Columnists

Brooks: The internal invasion

This is a remarkable day in the history of our country. We have never over our centuries inaugurated a man like Donald Trump as president of the...

Sondenaa: The case for restoring condors to Hells Canyon

California condors may not be recent inhabitants of the Hells Canyon area of Eastern Oregon, but there is evidence that the giant vultures...

Friedman: Retweeting Donald Trump
LIMEY PASTOR: Hypotheses and the heart
York: Should Dems stand with Lewis?

Editorials

Our view: Living with Trump

Friday it became official: Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

No, he is not favored by a majority of...

Other views: Officeholders can’t hand-pick successors

Oregon House Bill 2429 is a tribute to Doug and Gail Whitsett. But it’s not for the work the married Republicans did to represent their...

Other views: How best to clean up Portland’s poisoned harbor
Our view: Tips and kicks
Other views: Freeing Chelsea Manning

Letters to the Editor

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...

Letter: Anti-Trump rhetoric should focus on help and support

Those congressional Democrats planning to boycott Trump’s inauguration remind me of spoiled children pouting because they didn’t get...

Letter: Wolves have to eat, too
Letter: Hard to be optimistic about Trump-led country
Letter: It takes a community to report animal neglect

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