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I was saddened to hear of Marcia Kemp’s resignation from the Lexington City Council. Kemp is one of the most organized employees on the Umatilla National Forest and is the "best of the best" i…

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In a recent Facebook post, I characterized the Pendleton City Council as being inept in awarding grants. I'd like to apologize for that as being a bit too harsh.

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Personally I would like to thank the community members who have helped make a positive impact on the town of Lexington with our goals of providing safe neighborhoods attracting more families t…

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We are going to be presented with a great opportunity to continue to increase our school capacity while not having our annual property tax payments increase. We are very fortunate that the Her…

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As a retired college administrator I worked through processes to address employee performance problems, and where necessary, follow steps leading to dismissal. In that setting Donald Trump wou…

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In 2013, Edward Snowden documented proof that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, YouTube and other major tech companies were providing the Obama administration (DOJ, FBI, NSA) …

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I’m confused. We just had a memorial on Sept. 11 for the 20th year since Saudi Arabia sent terrorists to use three of our passenger airplanes to kill over 3,000 people in our country — people …

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The Patient Rights Act, S. 1993, now in Senate committee, is designed to thwart abortion/Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)/Advanced Directive/Assisted Aid in Dying. It will…

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City and county officials, as evidenced by recent decisions, seem to have the inside track on the bar scene in Pendleton. No, not those bars on the windows of the local crossbar hotels at EOCI…

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Reading the article regarding the efforts to recall the governor, I was struck by the poor quality of reporting. Quotes were unattributed and false statements were put in print to achieve the …

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In response to “Let’s stand with the homeless”: How do I say this without hurting anyone’s feelings? Do you want Pendleton to look and smell like Portland? This is just crazy talk (oops, I fai…

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I first subscribed to the East Oregonian in 1980, mostly for the sports page. Over the course of time, I became interested in other features: letters to the editor, editorials, and syndicated …

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Oh, for Pete’s sake! The salmon just got $15 million and we can’t come up with
 help for the Oregon community of around 4,000 who have been without water
 and sewer since the end of winter? Sc…

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In simple English, both the older city ordinance and newer version carry the
 same message. They say, "You homeless people can use the parks and river area 
just as the rest of the public can,…

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Pendleton is very proud of its world famous underground "city" 
and it is commendable that Pendleton is no longer 
officially a "sundowner town." However, something similar
 seems to be happen…

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We understand the fright that some criminal border entry people might be living under in our country, a country that they have entered into without legal permission. Contrary to a televised cr…