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Try to imagine the last 11 minutes of Lion Air Flight 610 in October. The plane is a new machine, Boeing’s sleek and intelligent 737 Max 8, fitted with an advanced electronic brain. After takeoff, this cyberpilot senses that something is wrong with the angle of ascent and starts to force the…

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I was very sad to see this far left liberal Kate Brown re-elected recently. Disappointed we will continue to suffer from her ridiculous stand on immigration and on the embarrassing sanctuary s…

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With the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, I was encouraged last week to see Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed education budget and hear her call to raise new money to invest in our students.

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The U.S. Postal Service is an essential part of American life, and especially here in rural Oregon. Its financial troubles in the last decade, while understandable, are a serious concern and r…

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‘There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B,” Emmanuel Macron lectured Donald Trump — in English — when the American President withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last year. Well, a…

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In June 1948, after the College World Series and graduation day at Yale, young George H.W. Bush packed up his cranberry-red Studebaker (a graduation gift from his father) and headed the car’s …

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Like many modern Americans, I probably watch too much television, although I don’t pay much for my programming. When son Willie bought a barn down the road from my place, I was pleasantly surp…

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I know we need to raise taxes for our children’s education and/or health care. So what is wrong with raising the taxes on alcohol as the first major increase, or raising them on all tobacco/va…

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I recently learned that our superintendent, Brigitte Amsberry, was going to retire at the end of December. I, along with many other prisoners at EOCI, was saddened to learn of her retirement.

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The recent Nutcracker Ballet performances must not go without special gratitude for such an endearing, uplifting and truly joyous experience for all attendees — which included representatives …

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When it comes to speed limits, what difference does 5 miles per hour really make?

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One evening not long ago, I walked out from our house to get a better view of a full moon rising in the smoke and dust over the mountains. Across the face of the moon I saw the season’s first …

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A kick in the pants to the delay on the Interstate 82 bridge between Oregon and Washington, which means we have at least another four months (but we’ll bet even longer) of intermittent traffic…

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Now that construction of a new hotel at the Pendleton airport has been approved, city hall is proposing construction of a second hotel in the Happy Canyon parking lot. However, it seems the ci…

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The Pendleton Round-Up has another record-setting year under its belt. More people attended the 2018 edition of the rodeo than any other in its long history, spending $1.3 million on tickets o…

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As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states.

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This week we received a survey in the mail from an organization that calls itself Judicial Watch. I suppose most other people in the community also received this. It does not take but a glance…

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Free speech and free expression are bedrock rights of all citizens of our great democratic country. However, free speech for Umatilla tribal members will be suppressed and censored unless we m…

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A short while ago, a young man asked me if I thought it was important to vote. I said yes, as it is your chance to be heard. He said, “Well all my life I have waited to be old enough to vote, …

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It’s so nice to spend my money supporting my local East Oregonian newspaper to read about local Eastern Oregon news. I hope to read what is happening in our schools, sports, local government, …

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Type fonts at newspapers come in all sorts of sizes, but in the old hot metal days the largest used to be a giant 72 point.

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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, lea…

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Pam Wilcox’s recent letter about Greg Walden’s record on health care presents false information that would mislead voters. Walden has indeed voted repeatedly against health care for his consti…

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re in the U.S. because your ancestors immigrated here. Yes, some people are native, and others were brought over as slaves, but for many of th…

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For the past year I have served on the state board of directors for the Oregon Farm Bureau. This endeavor requires a quarterly trip to Salem for a couple of days of meetings. The drive is a bi…

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Next time you’re in downtown Pendleton, visit the post office at the corner of Southwest Dorion and First Street. There, on an old plaque cemented to the wall are the words:

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A loud explosion, then a coming together in darkness. I opened my eyes and I was underneath a desk. I looked up and a multitude of my doctor friends were around me.

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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 governm…

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 sc…

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Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 t…

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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 fr…

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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…