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Letter: Questions about ordinance, initiative challenges

To the Editor:

The voters of Grant County have been dealt a slap in the face by “Citizen” Mark Webb, who by financial and political association is linked to various state agencies, environmental and conservancy groups, the Malheur...

Letter: Corporate greed leads to trade deficit

To the Editor:

So our trade deficit with China is at an all time high. The reason seems obvious but is ignored. U.S. corporations used to sell products manufactured by U.S. companies in the USA. Today “Made in China” is the rule,...

Letter: ODOT commended for quick action

To the Editor:

Residing on east Highway 26, John Day, most specifically on the outer edges of the city limits, has its definite drawbacks. On a daily basis, we observe drivers not only exceeding the speed limit (35 mph), but also passing other...

Letter: The best part of the forest plan

To the Editor:

After 27 years, the United States Forest Service is approaching completion of its new-and-improved Blue Mountains Forest Plan. Woohoo! Pour the champagne and pass out the cigars, because now we (almost) have a new forest...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Trade outlook offers glimmer of hope for farmers

Last week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released details of the administration’s response to trade damages from retaliatory tariffs by China and other countries.

The plan includes nearly $4.7 billion in direct payments to...

Letters: Sept. 12, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Candidates should debate

To the Editor:

This November, Grant County residents will have an opportunity to choose a new county commissioner. During the primary election this spring, we had several candidates to choose from, and they had a wide range of experiences and...

Letter: Initiative intended for citizen protection

To the Editor:

This letter concerns the unnecessary court action filed concerning the U.N.-free zone, road closures, etc. The petition, voted on by the public in 2002, was done with citizen protection as the intent. The procedures and rules were...

Letter: Regarding McLeod-Skinner and Phoenix

To the Editor:

The upcoming election for our Second Congressional District is important, so I would like to set the record straight regarding some recent false information that has been made public by candidate Jamie McLeod-Skinner. Setting the...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Oregon’s carbon plan should be non-starter

Oregon was a national pioneer on land-use planning. It led the way with the Bottle Bill. Its protection of public beach access is legendary.

In each case, Oregonians benefited from the state’s landmark legislation. That’s not the...

Farmer’s Fate: I fought the lawn ... and the weeds won

I stood back and looked at the pretty burgundy flower pots sitting on my deck — filled and overflowing with nearly-dead flowers.

How is it that I always seem to choose the plants without the will to live? While the mornings were still...

Letter: ‘Reconsider and rewrite the plan’

To the Editor:

This is concerning the draft record of decision and summary of the revised land management plans for the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests. Portions of these plans should be re-written to more fairly consider...

Our View: Farewell to an American hero
Our View: Farewell to an American hero

With the passing of Sen. John McCain this week, the nation lost a good man and a true American hero.

The decorated Naval aviator, prisoner of war and longtime Arizona senator embodied the ideals that make this country great.

From Vietnam...

Letters: Aug. 29, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Drinking water versus irrigation

To the Editor:

As you may know, Prairie City has nearly run out of drinking water. The city of John Day is providing water from our wells, at no cost to Prairie City. I think that is a good idea. Yes, it is costing the city of John Day to pump...

Letter: School can be scary for stutterers

To the Editor:

It’s back to school time — new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise.

For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year is a time fraught with...

Letter: Protesters fail to mention profits

To the Editor:

Rosie O’Donnell recently led a protest by Broadway actors and actresses in Washington, D.C., protesting the policies of President Trump. What they didn’t say and what we need to know is that in 2017 Broadway’s...

Letter: Walden is working hard

To the Editor:

What does a United States representative do? I can tell you what Greg Walden, the U.S. representative for Oregon’s 2nd congressional district, does.

He finds lost Social Security checks, helps get funding for economic...

Letter: ‘The uncooperative co-op’

To the Editor:

Someone once noted that “the whole point of good propaganda” is that “you want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against ... Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean...

Letter: Slow down in Dayville

To the Editor:

Our little town of Dayville loves our visitors, be them from near or far. We only ask one thing of our visitors, and that is to respect us and ours by driving the speed limit.

I witnessed what could have been a tragedy...

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Letters: Sept. 19, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: ‘I (conditionally) offer to withdraw my legal challenges’

To the Editor:

In a letter last week, Mr. Powell accuses me of attacking Grant County and our “property rights, via disinformation...

Letter: Questions about ordinance, initiative challenges
Letter: Corporate greed leads to trade deficit
Letter: ODOT commended for quick action

Editorials

Our View: Public records are public

The county and the sheriff’s office were both at fault in recent lawsuits, and county taxpayers will ultimately pay the $42,000...

Our View: Trade outlook offers glimmer of hope for farmers

Last week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released details of the administration’s response to trade damages from retaliatory tariffs...

Our View: Oregon’s carbon plan should be non-starter