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Briana Spencer first came to my attention during the #BlackLivesMatter events in the spring and summer of 2020. Since that time I've gotten to see her in action as an advocate, an activist, a …

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I would like to put in a good word for Senator Bill Hansell in his stand for constitutional law. It seems as if every time he stands up for what he believes in, someone finds a reason to object.

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Pendleton’s city manager, on the behalf of the mayor and city council, is reaching out with a new survey to get a feel for public sentiment on future goals city management should pursue and th…

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Bailey Munck. What an incredible "silence breaker" at 17 years old. She too deserves to be on the cover of Time magazine, like the women in 2017 who launched the “me too” movement and began to…

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I frequently read newspaper articles claiming the Bonneville Power Administration has spent at least $17 billion attempting to recover Columbia Basin threatened and endangered salmon and steel…

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I am writing this letter to express my support for Pat Gregg, who is running for Pendleton School Board, Position 7. I have known Pat for over 10 years and find him to be intelligent, hard-wor…

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On Thursday, April 15, our public utility commissioners will hold their final hearing on Idaho Power’s 2019 energy plan, which includes the B2H transmission line.

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House Bill 3305 is a, as usual, poorly thought out bill that will help destroy agriculture business and farming in Oregon. As well, it will divert the traveling recreation public away from Oregon.

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On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at Blue Mountain Community College, we would like to express our utmost appreciation and gratitude to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indi…

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Bryan Wolfe has his priorities straight when it comes to Umatilla Electric’s role in our community. He also has the long-term vision and track record of strong leadership to earn reelection to…

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In September 2019, I traveled to El Paso, Texas, as part of a delegation from the National Association of Counties Immigration Task Force. The trip was arranged in the wake of concerns about i…

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The Border Patrol recently reported that the border “is not secure” as they are overwhelmed with the number of immigrants crossing illegally. The immigrants are evidently responding to the pro…

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In Oregon’s 2020 legislative session, for the second year in a row, Republicans walked out of the Capitol breaking the quorum and preventing many important proposals from being discussed and v…

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The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department from the Consul­ate at…

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Pendleton City Manager Robb Corbett has announced, despite the pandemic, increased tax revenue from marijuana and alcohol sales will result in an end-of-the-year cash balance that exceeds that…

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The Center for Biological Diversity is absolutely aiming to reshape how Oregon treats animals by seeking to end beaver trapping and hunting last year and this year improve how mink farms are r…

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Fuel has raised 50 days out of the last 54 days. Oil futures are starting to raise to $100 a barrel. The world runs on oil; with the rise of fuel every consumer good will also rise. Yet, the
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There is a question I would ask, if given the chance to confront the myriad people who demand the rollback of COVID restrictions, demand the “right” to go maskless, demand a return to in-perso…

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I ranch near Union and irrigate from Grande Ronde tributaries — Catherine and Little creeks. I was not caught off guard by the introduction of the River Democracy Act because I, like all Orego…

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This is pure insanity. Salem is trying its best to close up our bars by raising the tax on beer 2,800% with House Bill 3296. The Pendleton Police Department is helping by handing out those hig…

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When it comes to tax money, there is no level of government that doesn't slobber over getting more, even at the loss of land and freedoms to enjoy it by the owners. Such is the case with the v…

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We are back on Mars with NASA's newest rover, Perseverance. This mission is tasked with answering the age-old question of whether Mars has ever harbored life. We should remember that all the p…

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Why doesn't the city of Pendleton clear all of our sidewalks of snow? 
Not once in 15 years has the city of Pendleton shown "us" residents 
that they work for "us."