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In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” Khazad-dûm is an ancient dwarven stronghold used to mine Mithril: a precious metal renowned for its strength and beauty. Unfortunately, the dwarves dug…

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Briana Spencer first came to my attention during the #BlackLivesMatter events in the spring and summer of 2020. Since that time I've gotten to see her in action as an advocate, an activist, a …

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Testing has become quite controversial in education. We often hear about students’ test scores or teachers reporting test results. Then in social groups, you might experience people discussing…

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I would like to put in a good word for Senator Bill Hansell in his stand for constitutional law. It seems as if every time he stands up for what he believes in, someone finds a reason to object.

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Pendleton’s city manager, on the behalf of the mayor and city council, is reaching out with a new survey to get a feel for public sentiment on future goals city management should pursue and th…

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This last year, we spent far too many hours isolated in our homes. We fought off a loneliness that at times felt endless and hopeless. Such focus on our own lives — the things instead of the p…

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Oregon lawmakers did something good recently when they approved Senate Bill 513, a measure that requires high school students to complete one semester of civics before they graduate.

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Bailey Munck. What an incredible "silence breaker" at 17 years old. She too deserves to be on the cover of Time magazine, like the women in 2017 who launched the “me too” movement and began to…

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I frequently read newspaper articles claiming the Bonneville Power Administration has spent at least $17 billion attempting to recover Columbia Basin threatened and endangered salmon and steel…

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I am writing this letter to express my support for Pat Gregg, who is running for Pendleton School Board, Position 7. I have known Pat for over 10 years and find him to be intelligent, hard-wor…

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On Thursday, April 15, our public utility commissioners will hold their final hearing on Idaho Power’s 2019 energy plan, which includes the B2H transmission line.

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House Bill 3305 is a, as usual, poorly thought out bill that will help destroy agriculture business and farming in Oregon. As well, it will divert the traveling recreation public away from Oregon.

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On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at Blue Mountain Community College, we would like to express our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indi…

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One-third of Republican respondents told pollsters earlier this month that they don’t plan to get COVID-19 shots. An additional 20% said they haven’t yet made up their minds.

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I got dressed quickly. Somehow, I had missed the sunrise in my attempt to wake up early. There wasn’t time for a shower, and touching up my blush and mascara was going to have to be good enoug…