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I’d like to apologize to Donna Biggerstaff if she got the impression that I insinuated that the public comments were intentionally omitted from the July 2 city council meeting. The East Oregon…

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The current recall against Gov. Kate Brown is a clear misuse of the recall process. The recall
 should only be used when there is clear evidence of serious wrongdoing, such as using your publi…

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A balmy gust swept over us while the constable proceeded with the opening ceremony. A bacchanal arena of revelers laughed and quaffed while the children frolicked about on a most beautiful sum…

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The Pendleton mayor and city council members were recently advised that communications between them in an official capacity were a matter of public record. Each member was subsequently given a…

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released findings on 
obesity in the USA. The most obese state is West Virginia (38.1%), followed by 
Mississippi, then Oklahoma. Colora…

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There has been a buzz around town for quite some time as to what will be the eventual outcome of Hamley & Company. It was founded by Parley Pearce and Blair Woodfield. The bankruptcy of Wo…

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We drove through Pendleton via Interstate 84 on July 21, 2019. We were in the right-hand lane going 70 mph. A pickup truck in the left-hand lane passed us, going at least 80 mph. When that veh…

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This letter is directed at those who think the choice of street paving projects is wrong. Larry Platek, I can’t speak to Northwest Seventh or Eighth, but I can sure speak about Southeast Byers…

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The Pendleton Development Commission (PDC) assistant executive director, Charles Denight, spokesperson for the city manager, put forth his proposal to eliminate blight in the Urban Renewal Dis…

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Recently Greg Walden held a meeting in Athena. Interestingly, he has never spoken a word about how insanely bad Trump has been treated by the left with their incessant false narratives about t…

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The recent debate over cap and trade in Oregon was intensely emotional, causing some senators
 to actually go into hiding to avoid voting on it. I suspect the emotion driving both sides was fear.


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As I sit here watching asphalt trucks go up my street, I start wondering what the residents of Byers, Despain, Third Street, and other needful streets would think if they knew that a street th…

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House Bill 2020 may or may not have been the best way to limit the effects of climate change on Oregonians. Doing nothing is definitely the wrong way to reduce the effects we all are feeling n…

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In the late 1990s, the federal government threatened water rights to the Little Walla Walla River because steelhead and bull trout were listed as a threatened species. I was a pastor in Milton…

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden held a town hall meeting in Athena at noon on Sunday. He was very forthcoming with information, from forest fires, opioids, wolves, the border, and even touched on the Gr…

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We've all heard that old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink." That's 
exactly where the Pendleton Development Commission (PDC) is at with their "second story"…

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Your opinion piece about the carbon bill is spot on. This morning I heard "Our Oregon" radio ads denigrating Senate Republicans for the walkout, in particular Senator Alan Olsen, R-Canby, a sw…

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New reasons to call for an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump include ordering former White House staff not to testify to congressional committees and routinely appointing unqualified long-te…

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In regards to your recent kick in the pants for the state senators who walked to halt HB 2020, the new not a tax bill: You should have given them a tip of the hat for having the guts to try to…

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When I read the East Oregonian Friday, I was so pleased to see that we in Eastern
 Oregon were being clearly represented by a man of integrity. Bill
 Hansell knows the impact of this supermajo…

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A recent article promoted the use of children to interpret for their parents during medical appointments, at government offices, and at school. In my dual capacity as a parent and a Sworn Tran…

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The Pendleton Development Commission (PDC), better known as our city council, has pulled off the unthinkable. With over $33 million in property taxes at their disposal, they’ve been able to sp…

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I gave the council some suggestions about how to fund street repairs without a giant 13-cent gas tax on May 21. The council may talk about ideas for street repair at the workshop on June 11. H…

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Only Trump would be able see people flipping him the bird and then tell his entourage full of lap dogs to admire how they consider him “ Number One.” He won’t be happy until he has embarrassed…

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There are many things about our community that make it such a great place to live, work, raise our families, and retire. If you ask folks why this is so, it’s likely you’ll hear a variety of r…