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KRUGMAN: Complacency could kill health care

I haven’t yet read Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened,” but it seems pretty clear to me what did, in fact, happen in 2016.

These days, America starts from a baseline of extreme tribalism: 47 or 48 percent of the...

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Our view: Bounds and determined
Our view: Bounds and determined

It’s exciting to think that a Hermiston High School graduate with strong Eastern Oregon connections could soon be sitting on the powerful, San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ryan Bounds’ nomination to that court by...

Collins: Donald Trump has changed his mind — a heck of a lot

Wow, Donald Trump really is all over the place.

On Tuesday he had dinner with a few moderate Democrats and completely retooled his tax policy before dessert. This is the man who is having such a famous fling with the minority leaders,...

Smith: Packy Don Larew rides again
Smith: Packy Don Larew rides again

I was working though a case of the Sunday morning slows in a massive shopping center on the island of Oahu. I was attired in my usual, casual, drugstore cowpoke outfit of felt hat, Whites boots, snap shirt, dinner plate belt buckle and Wranglers, and...

Baughman: The fires all the time
Baughman: The fires all the time

In September 1982, my wife, Hilde, and I learned firsthand about wildfires during a backpacking trip in Northern California. While we were fly-fishing a creek miles from camp, we noticed a cloud of smoke drifting upstream. More smoke, thick...

Our view: Tips and kicks

A tip of the hat to the hundreds upon hundreds of volunteers in Pendleton, each of whom help make Round-Up Week everything it is.

That includes everyone who volunteers with the Round-Up itself, but the many others who give of their time at Happy...

Letter: Thorne a great choice for grand marshal

Seems to me that the selection of the controversial Mike Thorne as grand marshal of the Westward Ho! Parade is worth comment. He has been a key figure on the northeast Oregon scene since the 1960s, and his political skills have both solved problems...

Letter: Confederate flag clearly represents slavery

Mr. Lien’s Sept. 6 letter oversimplified the symbolism of the Confederate flag so egregiously that I feel compelled to correct his ahistorical claim that the flag at issue does not represent slavery or white supremacy.

While Mr. Lien...

LIMEY PASTOR: Being there together: a worship potluck in the park

September 10th came upon us. Our churches gathered by the marina in Boardman. The water flittered and glittered under the blue sky. Eighty-six souls were bathed under the rays of the later summer sun. A plethora of pastors and a plenitude of prayers...

Douthat: Liberalism and the campus rape tribunals

Last week Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, announced that the Trump White House would be revising the Obama administration guidelines for how colleges and universities adjudicate accusations of sexual assault.

There were protests...

Our view: Cities and seniors
Our view: Cities and seniors

The life of a modern senior citizen is different from those who came before them. Americans are living longer, and living differently than their preceding generations. So it’s only right that senior centers — where older Americans gather...

Letter: Umatilla County failing residents with addictions

I am a former employee of Umatilla County Human Services, the department in charge of addictions counseling and mental illness services within the county. Beyond that, I am also a mental illness patient myself and in recovery from substance abuse.

Other views: Remembering the Umpqua Community College tragedy

At long last, nearly two years after the tragedy that struck Umpqua Community College on Oct. 1, 2015, the police released their investigation records about the incident.

For some, the records help provide some answers to the lingering questions...

York: What’s in the Dream Act?

President Obama’s original 2012 executive action creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals stipulated that to be eligible, recipients must have “not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple...

Our view: Graduation without a home
Our view: Graduation without a home

The Hermiston School Board has found itself wedged between a rock and hard place in regards to the 2018 graduation ceremony.

The rock is the terribly undersized school gym, which is no longer suitable to host a graduation for Hermiston’s...

Letter: Kudos to decision to keep Confederate flag off Main

I’ve never written a letter to the editor before, and there’s been no shortage of opinions offered about the Main Street Cowboys’ decision to deny vendor space on Main Street to Liberty Flags & Gifts.

But after reading...

Brooks: Harvey, Irma, Jose .... and Noah
Brooks: Harvey, Irma, Jose .... and Noah

Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?

People have been asking that question for thousands of years, and telling stories that try to make sense of natural disasters. These flood myths are remarkably similar to...

Stephens: DeVos ends a campus witch hunt

Suppose you’re the kind of thoughtful liberal who concluded from Donald Trump’s election that you’ve been living in a bubble and need to better understand the causes of America’s distemper. Suppose, too, that you...

Our view: Ready for the Round-Up
Our view: Ready for the Round-Up

Every year we kick off Round-Up week with a welcome-to-the-rodeo editorial.

Well, not every one — back in 1909 we didn’t have a darn thing to write about. Luckily the Pendleton Round-Up came along the next year, and we’ve...

Other views: With DACA ending, Congress needs to do its job

On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Journal Sentinel opinion writers and reporters that Congress needs to replace the Obama administration’s program aimed at protecting some 800,000 young immigrants from deportation and to...

Other views: Our strength is in our unity
Other views: Our strength is in our unity
We unify as one nation, people helping people, sacrificing when necessary
Powell: Preparing ourselves for wildfire

Western forests are destined to burn. Before Euro-American emigrants arrived, Blue Mountain forests burned every five to 20 years when lightning or Native Americans ignited fires.

These fires moved swiftly across the forest floor, conserving the...

Hughes: The best is yet to come for Class of ‘58
Hughes: The best is yet to come for Class of ‘58

In early August, my wife Ginny and I made our way to Pendleton for what was billed as the last ever class reunion.

My parents had moved from Portland to Pendleton in time for me to the join the ninth grade class at the old junior high school,...

Our view: DACA and legislative failures

Earlier this week, Donald Trump rescinded DACA, an Obama-era policy that gave short-term relief to about 800,000 residents who illegally entered the United States as children.

Nicknamed “Dreamers,” those young people temporarily...

Douthat: The apostle to the media

When a public person you know and care for dies too soon, there is a temptation to elevate their historical significance, to cast them as an era’s representative figure in order to persuade easily distracted readers to pay closer...

Husted: Confronting pain everywhere
Husted: Confronting pain everywhere

My husband is in pain, but the waiting room at the pain clinic is crowded. No one has been called back to see the doctor for some time, and as the clock ticks on, more people enter. The server’s down. We’ll all have to wait until they...

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

Tip of the hat to Echo and Stanfield city governments for working together to find a solution to a long overdue wastewater problem.

Their cooperation allows Echo to find a simpler, more economical and less painful way to solve that problem.

Letter: Boardman to Hemingway line negatively affects Oregon Trail

When asked why an 81-year-old from Bend was concerned about the Oregon Trail and Idaho Power’s Boardman to Hemingway power line, it is difficult to give an adequate answer. Neither my wife nor I had anyone who came of the trail — well,...

Bruni: Can we talk about Tom Brady’s brain?
Bruni: Can we talk about Tom Brady’s brain?

Another pro football season has begun begin, and Tom Brady is again taking snaps for the New England Patriots, and there’s chatter galore about how much longer that can last. He turned 40 on Aug. 3. In quarterback years, he’s a...

LIMEY PASTOR: Mixing fire and water, we gather by the river: a prayer

September 10th is upon us. I write this several days before with the glow of fire above and ash sprinkling in spirals around me. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, our friends in Christ will gather at the water’s edge in Boardman at the marina to share a...

Walden: Hermiston’s Bounds would be voice for rural Oregon on the Ninth Circuit
Walden: Hermiston’s Bounds would be voice for rural Oregon on the Ninth Circuit

The President’s nomination of Ryan Bounds to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is welcome news for rural Oregon. Born and raised in Hermiston, Ryan has never lost touch with his roots and understands well the way of life in our...

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Columnists

KRUGMAN: Complacency could kill health care

I haven’t yet read Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened,” but it seems pretty clear to me what did, in fact, happen in...

Collins: Donald Trump has changed his mind — a heck of a lot

Wow, Donald Trump really is all over the place.

On Tuesday he had dinner with a few moderate Democrats and completely retooled his...

Smith: Packy Don Larew rides again
Baughman: The fires all the time
LIMEY PASTOR: Being there together: a worship potluck in the park

Editorials

Our view: Bounds and determined

It’s exciting to think that a Hermiston High School graduate with strong Eastern Oregon connections could soon be sitting on the powerful,...

Our view: Tips and kicks

A tip of the hat to the hundreds upon hundreds of volunteers in Pendleton, each of whom help make Round-Up Week everything it is.

That...

Our view: Cities and seniors
Other views: Remembering the Umpqua Community College tragedy
Our view: Graduation without a home

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Department of Energy hopes to confuse the public

For those of you not following the changes to the amendment rules the Oregon Department of Energy is asking for comment on until Sept. 29, here...

Letter: Walden’s blind obedience to Republican party

Walden’s blind obedience to Trump and party is having devastating effects on the people and the environment in our state. But he is getting...

Letter: Since EOTEC is a success, board won’t ask for money
Letter: Thorne a great choice for grand marshal
Letter: Confederate flag clearly represents slavery

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