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Retired judge endorses pot measure

As a former Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court with over 30 years of experience as a judge, I have reviewed thousands of laws. I have carefully read Measure 91, which will regulate, legalize and tax the adult use of marijuana. I believe it is a...

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Letter: Cast your vote

To the Editor:

Over many election cycles, I’ve listened to conservatives who didn’t cast a ballot complain, “My vote doesn’t count so why bother?”

Here’s why:

Four years ago, Chris Dudley...

Letter: Town hunting is lazy

To the Editor:

Here we go again, hunting seasons galore. Here we go again, being awakened early in the morning by mighty hunters who are too lazy to drive out of town. Sure, town hunting is convenient. Just rattle a Cheetos bag and the critters...

Editorial: Walden gets our nod in House race

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden hasn’t taken anything for granted in the current campaign season. Facing an untested and less-funded challenger, Bend Democrat Aelea Christofferson, he might have been expected to slack off, but that hasn’t been the...

Editorial: Give K another shot? Maybe it’s time for change

We can come up with only one word for the current gubernatorial race: disappointing. The battle between incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber and challenging Republican Dennis Richardson has devolved into a match that has little to do with the future of...

Editorial: The Senate smackdown
Editorial: The Senate smackdown

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley seemed to have a target on his back as the campaign season began, singled out out as one of the vulnerable Democrats in the Senate. What a difference a few months makes.

His Republican challenger, Dr. Monica Wehby, came...

Commentary: More voices heard in top-two system

If you know just one thing about Measure 90, it’s that both the Democratic and Republican parties are strongly against it.

That alone should prove this is a measure worth supporting.

It would create a new system where all voters...

Letter: No fix for GMOs

To the Editor:

About Measure 92: Everything that has been said about Measure 92 is most likely true.  We are being fed chemicals in our food; it will cost to label only food in Oregon. What a waste of election money when the outcome...

Letter: Yes to general election changes

To the Editor:

Last week, I received in the mail a second flier telling me that Measure 90 would change the general election nomination process.

The flier said that if this measure passed there could be no general election. That is a lie.

Letter: Merkley and the EPA

To the Editor:

On Aug. 28, 2013, Sen. Jeff Merkley held a town hall meeting in Prairie City. He was asked at that meeting why he had voted to give the EPA and the Corps of Engineers the money to fund the new Wetlands Water Regulations that take...

Letter: Keep Bentz in District 60

To the Editor:

Having known Cliff Bentz most of our lives, we know that he has, can, and will do the best job representing us and all of Eastern Oregon.

Since he was appointed in 2008 to finish out Representative Butler’s term,...

Keep Bentz on job in District 60
Keep Bentz on job in District 60

Grant County voters have a clear choice in the Oregon House District 60 race.

Incumbent Rep. Cliff Bentz, an Ontario Republican, has proven to be a dedicated worker for his district and particularly its agricultural base. He has the endorsement...

Letter: What’s a few?

To the Editor:

We are being blasted with ads for and against Measure 92, one “for” ad said if it passes it might raise the price of some food items a “few dollars.” For this old country boy, please explain what a few...

Letter: ‘If you think’

To the Editor:

If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money – vote for Greg Walden.

If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his...

Commentary: Sheriff urges no vote on 91
Commentary: Sheriff urges no vote on 91

As sheriff for Grant County, I ask voters to vote no on Measure 91.

Over the past few years, law enforcement in Grant County saw a huge increase in the production and manufacture of marijuana on and off of public lands. Oregonians were given the...

Commentary: An opportunity whose time has come

Measure 86 is one of the few state ballot measures worth supporting. It is about the Oregon Opportunity Act, whose most prominent advocate is state Treasurer Ted Wheeler.

In a nutshell, this measure would allow the Oregon Legislature to...

Letter: Wanted: the return of Kokopelli

To the Editor:

Back in April we moved to Prairie City from Bend. We had owned a little house on Bridge Street for several years, and loving this area and the people who made their homes here, we decided to retire here. I became involved in Roan...

Letter: Take pride; adopt-a-highway

To the Editor:

Since the recently published article about litter was in the Blue Mountain Eagle, I have been asked about the “Adopt a highway” program.

It is strictly volunteer, and individuals, families and organizations...

Editorial: Time to give HR a little more respect
County officials need to put a renewed focus on HR duties.
Commentary: Grant County trio urge yes vote on 92
Grant County residents speak out for GMO labeling.
OTEC: New tariff seeks to equalize costs for member

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve today’s problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them.”

This wisdom encourages us to constantly ask whether we can do things better to address the problems we...

Letter: Access is more than just recreation

To the Editor:

As we move out of the busiest “recreational” season of the year, summer, it’s always good to reflect on what open access to public lands is really about, and the current actions to restrict that...

Letter: Richardson a welcome alternative
Dale Stennett writes in support of gubernatorial candidate Representative Dennis Richardson.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Protect kids; no on 91

To the Editor:

Hey, Dad. Hey, Mom. Hey, Grandpa and Grandma. How might you feel if your son or daughter or grandkids wind up in the...

Letter: Cast your vote

To the Editor:

Over many election cycles, I’ve listened to conservatives who didn’t cast a ballot complain, “My vote...

Letter: Town hunting is lazy
Letter: No fix for GMOs
Letter: Yes to general election changes

Editorials

Grant County’s quiet local measure deserve support

Grant County’s only local measure is something of a sleeper, sparking little discussion and virtually no campaigning.

Measure 12-55...