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CommentaryMeasure 88 foes speak out
CommentaryMeasure 88 foes speak out

On Aug. 1, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections office assigned a title to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen’s veto referendum No. 301, Ballot Measure 88, to put before the state’s voters Senate Bill 833.


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Editorial: A time of reflection amid calls for action

It’s been 13 years since terrorism became a household word, a routine topic of discussion for people across the globe. This Thursday’s anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks find us a changed nation in many ways.

The horror of that...

From Other VoicesNational labs make big impact for farmers, ranchers

They could not be lower-profile, yet the scientists at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories have had a profound impact on agriculture.

We’re talking about an on-the-ground, game-changing impact that allows farmers and...

Letter: It’s Panther PRIDE

To the Editor:

I would like to take an opportunity to address Ms. Webb’s letter, published in the Sept. 3 issue, that talked about the lack of pride at Prairie City Schools.

As a longstanding member of the community and as a parent...

Letter: Plan Under Fire

To the Editor:

The Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision may be under fire; it could also be said it’s under water. Fire or water, the so-called proposal needs to be aborted. Baker County Commission Chair Fred Warner, referred to the...

Commentary: Reflections on Ferguson

Our oldest son is white.  Our other son and daughter are African.  As we sit in the restaurant my oldest son stares at the TV trying to understand the images.

“Why are the white police all pointing guns at the brown...

Editorial: Take the icy challenge to the next step: 50/50

Now that the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral and raised a whopping $100 million-plus to fight ALS, we think the time is ripe for a tweak – a 50/50 tweak.

The challenge has been nothing short of phenomenal, and it’s definitely...

Letter: Pick up at school

To the Editor:

I have lived in the Grant County area for the past three years. In these years I frequently visited Prairie City, and I must say I’m concerned about some things I see at the Prairie City School.

Without fail, when I...

Letter: Stand up on road issues

To the Editor:

“One of the big misconceptions is that this is a travel management plan and we are closing roads and trails. A forest plan does not close roads and trails. It is as simple as that,” said Jodi Kramer, Wallowa-Whitman...

Commentary: A ballot overview

What do you think?

Drop us a line and share your views on the ballot measures. Send letters to editor@bmeagle.com.

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We were just getting used to our street corners being free of political signs, but don’t...

Editorial: Putting a positive face on the county

Recent events brought out the best – and unfortunately, some of the worst – in Grant County.

On the positive side, hundreds of people packed Trowbridge Pavilion last Saturday night to support Mt. Vernon Mayor Susan Horn, who is...

Letter: Remove deadfall

To the Editor:

When is the Forest Service going to get busy and remove the deadwood from the forests they manage?

Dead trees left standing in the forest are fuel waiting for a fire. Fallen juniper does the same thing. Why are they falling...

Letter: Public silenced?

To the Editor:

Aug. 15, 2014, was truly a sad day, as it was the day the U.S .Forest Service leadership attempted to kill the voice of the people of Eastern Oregon.

Through all of the “your comments are wanted” and “we...

Commentary: A protester details the Alberta Tar Sands devastation

Following is a statement read by Grace Pettygrove, as she and three other megaload protesters were sentenced for disorderly conduct in Grant County Justice Court last week. An article on the sentencing is published in this week’s Eagle and...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Public demands a meeting with the FS
Herb Brusman writes about the firewood program "mess" on the Malheur Forest.
Letter: Speak up for roads

To the Editor:

The Forest Service states they wish the public’s involvement with the Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision, yet why are...

Letter: It’s Panther PRIDE
Letter: Plan Under Fire
Letter: Pick up at school