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The Baha'is of Pendleton began organizing a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration over 30 years ago, believing that the celebration of this day was one important way of pursuing the dream of …

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It is not a law that protects a sitting president from being charged with a crime, it is only a 
Department of Justice policy. Thus, now that Donald Trump is leaving executive office, he needs…

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Bill Elfering has represented Umatilla County well as a county commissioner, businessman, and caring, compassionate, involved family man. Bill has demonstrated the confidence to stand alone, t…

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A tip of the hat to Umatilla County for ramping up its vaccine distribution abilities so quickly and effectively that the county was able to vaccinate hundreds of residents against COVID-19 in…

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It’s hard to know what to say when watching what happened in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6. This may be a childish comment, but I only can think of this: I hope Donald Trump and all h…

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Two critical tests that any elected representative must pass are that he or she make sound decisions for the good of their constituents, and that they seek the truth. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, and…

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Last week on this page we wrote that we believed newly elected U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz had a bright future in the halls of the Congress. We still believe that to be true, but it’s clear the fres…

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In a recent article in the East Oregonian titled “Buildable land needed for new housing,” it was stated that the city of Pendleton’s No. 1 priority is housing. If you check the section on the …

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Trumpism has been thoroughly expressed as of Wednesday, Jan. 6, by the storming of the nation’s capital. The decomposing soul of the Republican Party has been dramatically exposed.

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One-time Texas railroad commissioner and longtime activist Jim Hightower had it right: There’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and a dead armadillo. That’s where our newly…

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Most of what we read about COVID-19 is bad news. The daily body count, the new more dangerous strain, the fear of contracting or spreading the virus, and the devastating economic shutdowns. Wh…

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Here are a few observations I have noticed. Oregon invented the mail-in ballot. Ever since the mail-in ballot there has not been a Republican governor elected and the same for every blue state…

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Despite the harangues of a couple hundred uninformed, misguided, and radicalized protestors in Salem on Jan. 1, I believe the overwhelming message to Gov. Kate Brown and Oregon public health a…

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I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my two daughters 40 years ago telling them, “This is a very special day.” It was Jan. 20, and we were watching the inauguration of the president of…

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The climate crisis threatens us all. The dangers are real and familiar and upon us: unprecedented storms, fires, drought, climate-ignited conflict, too many more. Fortunately, there are soluti…

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One of my favorite movies is “Catch Me If You Can.” At one point, Tom Hanks, who plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty, encounters the target of his investigation, Frank Abagnale, portrayed by Leonard…

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When I worked for the BLM, us “ologists” (hydrologist, ecologists, biologists, archaeologists, geologists and botanists) used to refer to range conservationists as range “cons” because they co…