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The 2010s began with Hermiston officially taking the mantle as largest city in Eastern Oregon. It’s a point of pride for this small town that came into its own as an agricultural powerhouse at…

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I appreciated your prompt response to my previous email, but was extremely disappointed by the lack of logic in its contents. It has taken me all the past 11 days to find a way to express my d…

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What contributes to student success? Across Oregon, educators, parents, students and community members are gathering to discuss just that, and to determine how funds from the recently enacted …

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Access to the Internet is critical for life in the 21st century, not something that is simply nice to have. To ensure our rural communities have quality health care, college-level math classes…

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There are a lot of times in my life when I’m not certain of where I’m going exactly. Often times I’m following a path that’s already been made — but following now in my own unique way.

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You could be forgiven for missing it in the build-up to Thanksgiving and the blizzard of impeachment news, but America’s fact-challenged chief executive was up to some old tricks this week.

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Despite Mayor John Turner’s recent comments that I don’t like competition, I do like competition. I grew up with four competitive brothers and went to college on an athletic scholarship. I thr…

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Economic inequality in the United States is at its highest point in more than five decades since the Census Bureau first started measuring it. Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet togethe…

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The latest Democratic presidential debate was disappointing. Not because the participants weren’t articulate — in fact, many of their answers were excellent — but because the DNC and the netwo…

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A month after Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response raised eyebrows throughout the Oregon by estimating that it will take $4 billion over 20 years to improve the state’s ability to re…

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Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous an…