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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…

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Imagine a mother carrying a child,
 walking on Court Street. She trips and falls, injuring herself and the child. The sidewalk is in an 
obvious state of disrepair, with huge cracks and crumbl…

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On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who died in military service to our country. Their ultimate sacrifice enabled the United States to become the greatest nation known to mankind.

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Anti-abortion laws are not about taking rights away from women. They are about the life and rights of unborn human children who had no say in being conceived by women who were exercising their…

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In May of 2018, I was lucky enough to get offered a job working for Union Pacific at the Hinkle yard. My family and I sold almost everything we owned, and moved from Springfield, Missouri to O…

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As Pendleton's mayor, city manager, and city council continue to wrangle over ways to fund rebuilding 
our streets, increasing revenue through various fees and taxes seems to be the only avenu…

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I oppose granting driver’s licenses to “undocumented residents.” Government documents given to illegal aliens tend to legitimize their presence. We absolutely should not encourage, let alone a…

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What a shock it was to find out that the liberal supermajority again misled the GOP in Oregon. Time and time again, the GOP is misled, and time and time again, they fall for the lies of the le…

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It is time, Oregon, that we recall all of our senators and representatives who supposedly represent Oregon but appear to be more interested in their own thoughts rather than the thoughts of al…

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Regarding the curious editorial endorsing James Nash for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, I am puzzled by the description of Mr. Nash as a hunter. I am a lifelong Oregonian. I know hun…

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Tradition is alive and well in Pendleton. This was reaffirmed with the recent vote of the city council giving the city manager a 3% cost of living (COLA) pay raise. Elected officials have a tr…

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I have been working in education for 20 years. Many things have changed throughout the years, but there is one aspect to education that hasn’t: Great communities have great schools.

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It has been a privilege to teach at Stanfield Elementary for many years. I come to work each day to a beautiful facility that looks new and modern. That is not the case for the middle and high…

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For 99.99% of Americans, when Korea is mentioned they say, “Oh yah, my uncle or father or brother fought in Korea in 1953 or in 1950.” They never say, “My father or uncle or brother fought in …

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What if I told you the state can raise revenue, reduce health care costs and save thousands of lives from cancer and preventable death? It’s simple: Raise the price of tobacco products, includ…

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That orcas should be allies in the effort to save salmon is the latest manifestation of our failure to manage predators in the Columbia River. For eons the Columbia had been the major producer…

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We urge all to join with us in supporting John Murray for Port of Morrow commissioner. John Murray is a hardworking, respected, ethical leader in our communities, who we believe will make good…

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On Thursday, water from McKay Reservoir was discharged at a rate that was barely contained by McKay Creek inside the Pendleton city limits. When the Bureau of Reclamation announced it was goin…

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I am a senior at Weston-McEwen High School. I read your article “How to Fight Suicide,” written
 by David Brooks. I appreciate your willingness to educate others about how to help those who 
a…

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According to the city officials, that 13 cent gas tax won't solve our street problems in itself. The public
 works director, Bob Patterson, who previously suggested streets be reclassified as …