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Esteemed Umatilla County commissioners, leaders, representatives, law enforcement, community members and all residents with the most deepest sincerity of what’s left of my heart and life, I wo…

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It’s now cliché, but we are living in difficult times. I want to focus for a minute on race, a topic that makes many of us uncomfortable and is a focus of much of the country at this time. It …

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There she was, her fine gauge knitting needles working a small square that would join others in a knit patchwork blanket for one of her five grandchildren. Maybe you’ve seen her in the past at…

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This spring, even as we all were cooped up, the world seemed to wake up. It happened when I drove to Oregon’s Klamath Basin to witness the incredible abundance of migrating waterfowl that gath…

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My grandparents were married before interracial marriage was legal in the United States. In their lifetime, the progress for equality has grown immensely. Yet, racism, poverty, and inequalitie…

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I’ll be honest with you, 2020 was not the year to start writing a newspaper column with a focus of trying to promote positivity. Good lord, we started the year with catastrophic flooding. We q…

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Though the state budget hole grabbed the most headlines, there were other important takeaways from the state’s latest economic and revenue forecasts.

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It’s graduation season, a time for grand speeches and soundbite advice. We look into the faces of the next generation and try to muster a few words based on our own experiences to help guide t…

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Life on planet Earth has been upended by a microscopic speck. Since a vaccine designed to immunize, or a drug hoping to cure COVID-19 are not yet available, the best advice that 21st century m…

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I have lots of spare time these days. I’m not sure if it was out of sheer boredom or curiosity, but I virtually attended a recent city council meeting. Also, I read a half-dozen applications f…

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Nostalgia hit recently with reminiscences about work and interactions with our kids, some memories arising after a local Sunridge Middle School teacher, Blair, talked to me about the new norma…

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Many business owners have applied for or received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and/or Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). We have received the following questions and wan…

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Even though, deep down inside, I knew it was coming, Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement that large events should not happen through the end of September still stung me like a Mike Tyson bite to the ear.

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Beginning on Feb. 5 and lasting for five days, the Umatilla and Walla Walla rivers overflowed their banks, battered communities and made themselves unwelcome visitors in homes.