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Letters to the Editor: April 18, 2018

To the Editor:

I remember when I first came here, ​in 1989, there was hardly a residence for sale. The local economy was strong. Sawmills were running multiple shifts. There were no empty storefronts, and there were twice as many gas...

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Letter: Vote for someone in favor of a resource adviser

To the Editor:

This letter is in a story format. I hope to make some of you laugh, and some of you might learn something.

Two cowgirls were sitting on their horses looking out over the great divide. It used to be long standing grass,...

Letter: Concerns about walkers on road to airport

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I would like to address the issue of the people who walk up and down the “airport road” (Southwest Fourth Avenue in John Day). I drive this road twice a day and often find people walking on the wrong side of the...

Letter: Hamsher for county judge

To the Editor:

I remember when I first came here, ​in 1989, there was hardly a residence for sale. The local economy was strong. Sawmills were running multiple shifts. There were no empty storefronts, and there were twice as many gas...

Letter: Second Amendment rights in jeopardy

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Our Second Amendment rights are in serious jeopardy! Two 2018 Oregon state initiatives, 43 and 44, would drastically diminish our gun ownership rights.

Initiative 43 will require the registration, surrender or destruction of...

Letters to the Editor: April 11, 2018
This week’s letters.
Letter: Ogden for BOLI commissioner

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Oregon voters should pay close attention to the May primary election for commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. A very important choice will be made in this non-partisan race. I hope voters will support Lou Ogden. Lou...

Letter: County court made hurried broadband decision

To the Editor:

After reading your article “Court signs on for broadband,” I have come to the conclusion that our county court just got rolled over by the ever-aggressive city of John Day. The statement for passing was...

Letter: If guns kill people, forks make people fat

To the Editor:

If guns kill people, do forks make people fat? They both have to be loaded, and action has to be taken before they are harmful.

I have lived in Long Creek my entire life and have had many opportunities to hunt, especially...

Letter: Free trade

To the Editor:

Free trade has been our policy goal since World War II. To achieve this goal, the United States made favorable trade deals first with Europeans and Japanese, then with “third world” countries. We held most of the...

Letter: Rand went above and beyond

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There’s an aspect of Officer Damon Rand’s accomplishments that’s been overlooked. He accepted the responsibility of searching for my missing nephew, Farren Stanberry. Back in June 1980, my mom, Beulah...

Letters: April 4, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: What’s your reason?

To the Editor:

What’s your reason? “Because I just don’t like it” seems to be the basis for the argument against allowing state legal marijuana production in Grant County. After talking with people, I’ve yet to...

Letter: Fiber optics ‘a dead horse’

To the Editor:

A morning with the science channel (including tasteful interruptions of DQ burgers and colitis symptoms) and “How the Universe Works” is wondrously stupefying and shows, in astounding detail, planets beyond our solar...

Letter: Crying wolf

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According to Aesop’s fable, a lad tending his sheep in the fields thought it humorous to run home and cry, “Wolf, wolf!” The villagers rushed to the field to save their sheep. But there was no wolf. The boy...

Letter: What is Initiative 12-71?

To the Editor:

What is Initiative 12-71? Initiative 12-71 is a voter initiative on the May 15 ballot. Voters will decide whether to allow recreational marijuana sales and production in Grant County or to continue a ban, which makes Grant County...

Letters to the Editor: March 28, 2018

Liberal reaction absurd and shallow

To the Editor:

Two weeks ago, 10 students walked out of Grant Union in remembrance of school gun-violence victims. Local liberals immediately took to social media to proclaim these students as...

Letter: County relies on EMS services

To the Editor:

As a former John Day resident, Mt. Vernon resident, Grant County resident and former firefighter, I would like to put in that the residents need updated equipment and a building for the citizens of Grant County. They need the EMS...

Letter: Liberal reaction absurd and shallow

To the Editor:

Two weeks ago, 10 students walked out of Grant Union in remembrance of school gun-violence victims. Local liberals immediately took to social media to proclaim these students as courageous. There’s nothing exemplary about...

Letter: Compassion, respect needed today

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We applaud and are proud of the students at Grant Union High School who participated in the walkout on March 14. Students stood for one minute of silence in remembrance of each human being gunned down at Majory Stoneman Douglas...

Letter: Farm-friendly, pro-biofuels work positive

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The debate surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has intensified and become much more complex recently. The efforts of a handful of oil refineries to portray the RFS as an unfair law to their bottom lines has attracted...

Letter: ‘We must do better!’

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We must do better!

Michael Byrne, running against Greg Walden in Oregon’s Second District comes with strong populist and working man values: $15 minimum wage, affordable housing now, stop predatory lending practices,...

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