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Using public input, the Pendleton City Council established four goals for the period of 2021-2022 — increasing the amount of housing for all income levels, expanding Pendleton’s economy, fixin…

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We are at a moment in the nation — and in Oregon — when a paradigm shift is in reach to update ineffective, top-down systems to be more responsive, effective and equitable for all families.

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The low fuel light appeared out of nowhere, or had it? I stared at the dash questioning how it was possible that I was once again running on empty and then laughed out loud, thankful I was alone.

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It was intermission at a concert some years ago at our rural state university in La Grande. A former colleague greeted me with a big smile and asked, “Did you buy our house in Pendleton? My mo…

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This last week, the Oregon Legislature released their proposals for redistricting in the state, and the stakes have never been higher. This redistricting process follows on the heels of the 20…

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The convenience store my father owned for most of my life still sits quietly on Main Street in Hermiston. My grandfather, after years of working as a superintendent in Salinas, California, lef…

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As of Sept. 1, we’ve officially entered meteorological fall. After a brutally hot and dry summer, we’re gradually starting to enter a more mild and pleasant time of year across the Pacific Northwest.

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Q: Our young adult daughter is living with us, and is working at a medical clinic. One of the physicians she works with has asked her out on several dates (she has made up excuses and declined…

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Barbara and I are birdwatchers. Our experience has been that anywhere in the world you may go — Barbara has traveled, lived and/or worked in 56 nations, and I’m a poor second to her with only …

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Great are the unknowns about a returned Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. Are their leaders today more worldly, peaceful and pragmatic or just using diplomatic words to mask their traditional…

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It’s back-to-school time. After this last year, our children experienced many futuristic forms of back to school. Very few were what we would consider normal with the pandemic happening around…

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When we arrived in Eastern Oregon, to a location identified by our shipper as “remote rural,” there were people I knew who had a connection to our new place of residence: a college friend who …

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The devastating findings recently released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change really shouldn’t surprise anybody. But it should break our hearts. It does mine. Mountains of real-w…

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If someone were to take a poll and ask “what type of weather causes the most fatalities,” many people would likely answer tornadoes or hurricanes. It is certainly true that the effects of thes…