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Letter: What happened to ‘moral majority’?

To the Editor:

So, whatever happened to the Republican “moral majority”? It appears that the president of the United States paid $130,000 to cover up an affair he had while the future first lady was nursing their newborn. Unless it...

Letter: Safety above ridiculous laws

To the Editor:

On Feb. 16, I drove past this deer carcass that I had driven past a few times on previous days. After the fourth day, I decided to take action. I pulled over into the bar ditch, completely off the highway and turned my emergency...

Letter: Firearms in schools ‘reckless and irresponsible’

To the Editor:

As a parent and gun owner, I am disappointed at how the conversation on “school safety” so quickly devolved into the arming of teachers and staff.

The idea of arming school faculty is an irresponsible and...

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Our View: Voting is self-governance in action

In the course of human history, it was not long ago when most people had very little say in the decisions by rulers that affected their livelihood.

Fast forward to today, and many people who have the right to democratically choose their leaders...

Letters: May 9, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: ‘I’m from Prairie City’

To the Editor:

I saw with my own eyes what can be accomplished when we work together, not against each other. I appreciate every one of the city and townspeople for the help on Prairie City cleanup day. I love this town, and I’m very...

Letter: Elect Hamsher, Palmer

To the Editor:

I have been an active citizen in county politics for many years working with many county commissioners and county judges, advocating for the ranching and other natural resource uses on lands within Grant County to preserve our way...

Letter: Vote for Jim Hamsher

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in hopes that voters will realize, if they Vote for Jim Hamsher, they are voting for the people.

Jim truly cares about the members of this community. He does not look down on people for what they are...

Letter: Larson has leadership and experience

To the Editor:

Gordon Larson has 22 plus years of living, working and serving county residents. Gordon was born on a dairy farm and grew up with a multi-family ranching background and over the years has developed knowledge about numerous rural...

Letter: 3 million Americans stutter

To the Editor:

This week is National Stuttering Awareness Week. Did you know more than 3 million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota and Washington, D.C. —...

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This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Open meetings critical for self-governance

A government of the people, by the people and for the people is only possible when the people are aware of what the government is doing.

When we declared our independence and fought to be free from the rule of a tyrant, we made the bold...

Letters: May 2, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: Larson’s neighbors support him

To the Editor:

One of the best judges of a person’s character are his or her neighbors. Drive up south Highway 395 toward the Berry Creek Ranch and count the number of signs displayed by Gordon Larson’s neighbors up and down the...

Letter: Vote for Hamsher

To the Editor:

Jim Hamsher grew up believing community service was a good thing and also his responsibility. Now Jim wants to serve the citizens of Grant County as county court judge. As the third-term mayor of Prairie City, he took on major...

Letter: Vote for integrity

To the Editor:

For the open county commissioner position, our community needs a person who has been a positive contributor to the community in numerous ways, is kind and highly competent and speaks and acts with integrity. Vote for Gordon...

Letter: Hamsher for county judge

To the Editor:

I attended the candidate forum and was struck by a remarkable difference in the way the county judge candidates introduced themselves.

Jim Hamsher does not need copious notes to speak in front of a large crowd of Grant...

Letter: Clearing the record on Hamsher

To the Editor:

I’m responding to a letter in last week’s publication of the BME titled, “Do not vote for Jim Hamsher.” While I believe that every person is entitled to their opinion, I also believe they have a duty to...

Letter: Myers for county judge

To the Editor:

Scott Myers is the most qualified, experienced candidate for the position of county judge. The voters of Grant County have expressed that view over the past 17-plus years, and it remains true now. His commitment is evident in his...

Letter: Are you aware of John Day’s Urban Renewal District?

To the Editor:

Are you aware that the John Day City Council has approved an Urban Renewal District (URD) and established an Urban Renewal Agency (URA) and they have scheduled to adopt the URD during their June 12 city council meeting? The URD is...

Letter: Sex abuse victim ‘hero’ for speaking out

To the Editor:

I’ve never met Wade Cates, but after reading “Regaining a voice silenced by abuse” in the April 25 edition, I came to consider him a hero. To have spoken out as he did must have taken the courage of a combat...

Letter: Many positive stories about Hamsher

To the Editor:

I read a post from Jim Hamsher after the fire. He posted a kind of prayer that we could help each other survive that event by finding our usual loving community spirit. As he was the underdog of underdogs in his political race, I...

Letter: Osburn ‘reliable, diligent, conscientious’

To the Editor:

“Reliable, diligent, conscientious” are words we use to describe Archie Osburn. Although a newcomer to the Grant County political arena, Archie has the experience, giving him the essential, crucial skills needed of a...

Letter: Re-elect Scott Myers

To the Editor:

There are a lot of good reasons to re-elect Scott Myers as county judge. If you’ve attended county court meetings, you know the patient and ethical way in which Scott conducts the matters of the court, while also carefully...

Letter: Myers ‘works hard for Grant County’

To the Editor:

As a longtime Prairie City resident since 1967, I have seen the leadership of many Grant County judges. In my opinion, Scott Myers has done a great job for the people of Grant County for many reasons. He understands public meeting...

Letter: Neahring for Congress

To the Editor:

I know there is support for Democratic candidates who can connect with rural voters, because I ran two strong races for state representative in north central Oregon as a “fair frugal farmer” in 2002 and 2006. I am...

Letter: Hamsher ‘the right person for county judge’

To the Editor:

I’d like to share a few things i have helped Jim Hamsher with in the past. I didn’t even live in the county when I first had contact with Jim during the devastating fire that many folks lost their homes and pastures...

Letter: Not out of commissioner race

To the Editor:

I apologize for leaving the candidate forum as abruptly as I did, but I received a call that had to be responded to immediately. I am a paralegal and an airborne electronics expert and am being used with these skills. I am working...

Letter: ‘Do your due diligence, and cast your votes’

To the Editor:

The ballots have been mailed, and now it’s time for each of us to do our civic duty and vote. Before you fill in the ovals, please do your other civic duty and research for yourself the capabilities and the honesty of each...

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Letters to the Editor

Letters: May 16, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Letter: What happened to ‘moral majority’?

To the Editor:

So, whatever happened to the Republican “moral majority”? It appears that the president of the United States...

Letter: Safety above ridiculous laws
Letter: Firearms in schools ‘reckless and irresponsible’
Letters: May 9, 2018

Editorials

Our View: More pressing issues for Oregon

Of all the issues worthy of Oregon legislators’ immediate attention, a narrow tax break for businesses would rank far, far down the...

Our View: Voting is self-governance in action

In the course of human history, it was not long ago when most people had very little say in the decisions by rulers that affected their...

Our View: Open meetings critical for self-governance
Our View: Everyone should help prevent child sexual abuse