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Commentary Collaboration, Forestry and Roads

Collaboration could well be the most effective tool to come along in my 30 years of work in the national forests of the Northwest.

The Blue Mountains Forest Partners formed in John Day almost 10 years ago in an effort to end the timber wars...

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Letter: Road density mystery?

To the Editor:

Questions just keep coming about the welfare of our county and citizens’ access to our forest. During the March 19 Blue Mountains Forest Partners meeting, Mark Webb was appointed to a position of eminence (executive...

Letter: Wage bump not good for county

To the Editor:

The Oregon House and Senate will be voting to raise minimum wage to $12.50 per hour in January 2016 with another increase to $15 an hour January 2017. They have the votes to pass this.

Wow, this is this going to be bad for...

Editorial: Dems, Republicans deepen split over education

It was no surprise that Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon’s education budget last week, following passage in both the Democratic-dominated state Senate and House.

It was a clear example of what happens when one party dominates all three seats...

Letter: Skeptical about road closures

To the Editor:

Concerned citizens need to question the reasons the Forest Service gives for road closures when they deny they are closing roads to meet a road density quota that someone sitting in an office somewhere pulled out of their magical...

A friendship composed of drops of kindness
A friendship composed of drops of kindness

We cannot tell the precise moment a friendship was formed. It’s like filling a vase drop by drop, until at last one drop makes the vase overflow.

A series of kindnesses will also at last make the heart run over and you suddenly are aware...

Community Voices Forest panel reports on activities
The Public Forest Commission reports on its recent activities.
Step back in time
The Eagle takes a look back through the pages of Grant County history.
Sounding the alarm over water supplies
Rationing water in California marks the beginning of a new era.
Commentary: Proposed Oregon wage hike good for Idaho
Mandating a wage increase of up to $5.75 an hour will cost many low-wage earners their jobs, and their employers their businesses.
Commentary: It’s time to take a new tack on school funding

Despite years of campaign promises, Oregon’s Democrat majority has underfunded Oregon schools for more than a decade, shortchanging our children.

When Republicans last controlled the budget process in 2003, 44.7 percent of the...

Editorial: Judging success on a harder test

If the moniker for the test – Smarter Balanced – seems a little ungainly, you can blame the folks behind the plan. The test takes its name from the multi-state coalition of education officials that developed the test, who named...

Letter: Access issues a court call

To the Editor:

There’s been a lot written over the months about the pending closure of our mountains and who is doing it. While technically the Forest Service is planning and implementing these closures, they are being permitted by the...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Work together on roads

To the Editor:

The county ordinance pertaining to public road closures states “all roads, trails … across public lands within...

Letter: Thanks for the office space

To the Editor:

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Judge Myers and Commissioners Britton and Labhart, and to the entire...

Letter: Road density mystery?
Letter: Wage bump not good for county
Letter: Skeptical about road closures

Editorials

Editorial: Reach out to kids in world of threats

It’s a sad state of affairs, but the threat-induced lockdown last week at Prairie City School is becoming almost a rite of spring in...

Editorial: Dems, Republicans deepen split over education

It was no surprise that Gov. Kate Brown signed Oregon’s education budget last week, following passage in both the Democratic-dominated...

Sounding the alarm over water supplies
Editorial: Judging success on a harder test