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Letter: Global anti-poverty programs important

To the Editor:

The White House is proposing drastic cuts to national and global social services and development programs in our national budget. This would be disastrous. This is true in Idaho as well, where many of our most vulnerable citizens,...

Election vacancies remain before Thursday deadline
Election vacancies remain before Thursday deadline
Prairie City School District position the only contested race as of Tuesday afternoon.
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This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Media and its consumers have room to improve

American media has never been more in the crosshairs than today.

Like Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and Vladimir Putin in Russia, U.S. President Donald Trump has made hay while hammering on a press that Trump describes as “fake” and...

Guest Comment: Public records
Guest Comment: Public records

This week is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access of public information.

Public records are very serious business for newspapers because they form the backbone of most newspaper stories. Newspapers are the loudest ones...

Letter: Correcting health care

To the Editor:

We cannot afford to provide all the health care services every person may need. Politicians, insurance companies and health providers ration services through copays and deductibles, pricing and coverage issues and...

Letter: Open borders

To the Editor:

So, as you are in your home doing routine stuff, a strange family walks in uninvited through your unlocked back door and proceeds to rummage through your belongings and medicine cabinets, settles in to your bedroom and, finding...

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Our View: Local dispatch should be maintained

The 911 dispatch center for Grant County is in danger of being outsourced, but residents have the power to save it.

The center covers all of Grant County, dispatching law enforcement and emergency medical services from Kimberly to Seneca.

Column: What to do before the lights go out

OK, admit it. You promise yourself every year that you’re going to put together a few extra supplies, just in case. Everybody from the Red Cross to the government, to the local newspaper suggests that you “Get A Kit, Make A Plan, and Be...

Letter: Predator control and compensation should be increased

To the Editor:

The wolf article in the March 1 edition of the Blue Mountain Eagle struck a very disappointing accord with me. We shouldn’t be cutting funding at all to predator control or compensation, in fact there should be marked...

Letter: Cultural exchange breaks down walls

To the Editor:

I visited Mt. Vernon outside John Day for four weeks in 1982. I stayed with Roy and Renae Cates and their four kids in Mt. Vernon. I remember Mr. Cates, who had his own enterprise working as a lumberjack, asking me about the...

Other Views: Cascadia, from Eastern Oregon
Other Views: Cascadia, from Eastern Oregon

You might not even notice it. A low, distant rumble may be all Eastern Oregon feels of the most destructive natural disaster in this country’s history.

Cascadia: a massive earthquake off the Pacific coast registering above 8.0 on the...

Our View: Class-size bill isn’t a cure for the problem
House Education Committee should dismiss it
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This week’s editorial cartoons.
Letter: Both sides have opportunity to be heard

To the Editor:

To quote Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter in the article “Man who killed John Day cop will be freed,” dated Feb. 22, 2017, by Sean Hart of the Blue Mountain Eagle, “a defining principle of our...

Letter: Advertisement was not self-promotion

To the Editor:

I would like to express my disappointment with the way “Paid for by Russ Denton” was displayed like some self-promotion above my article last week (in a paid advertisement), rather than the simple acknowledgment of...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Which would you cut, defund or change?

To the Editor:

With all the debate going on about the government budget and people clamoring for cuts and changes, I felt it was time to get...

Letter: Global anti-poverty programs important

To the Editor:

The White House is proposing drastic cuts to national and global social services and development programs in our national...

Letter: Correcting health care
Letter: Open borders
Letter: Predator control and compensation should be increased

Editorials

Our View: GOP should learn from Obamacare’s failures

Congress’ proposed alternative to Obamacare would not force anyone off the Oregon Health Plan. Let’s be clear about that.

But...

Our View: Media and its consumers have room to improve

American media has never been more in the crosshairs than today.

Like Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and Vladimir Putin in Russia, U.S.

Our View: Local dispatch should be maintained
Our View: Class-size bill isn’t a cure for the problem