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Letter: ‘We need immigrants’

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Did you know that Greg Walden grew up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles? Every fall, there are over 2,000 people employed to harvest the fruit off orchards in the Hood River Valley. After the harvest, fruit packing, canning and...

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Letter: Let’s not forget all we’ve accomplished together

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The last eight years, lest we forget...

Dayville: re-opened restaurant, vacation rentals, gift and beer shop.

Mt. Vernon: first-time sidewalks and new streetlights, second cafe and rebuilt laundromat, expanded...

Letter: Malheur protest trial, part two

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The “leaders” of the Malheur refuge protest were acquitted on all charges last October. The prosecution’s response was to add many more charges to the remaining defendants, Darryl Thorn, Jake Ryan, Duane...

Letter: Discrimination?

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If our Governor Kate Brown is willing to use her executive powers to protect undocumented aliens from federal prosecution, shouldn’t she also protect Oregon citizens such as farmers and ranchers from federal overreach and...

Letter: Thankful to have ambulance back

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On Thursday night, I spent most of the entire night by myself because my wife was in and out of bed, answering the call of the ambulance pager, which is once again sitting by the bed. She was no sooner back from one call when the...

Letter: Choosing laws to obey

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I recently read at KGW.com that both Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden have told the city of Portland that they can pick and choose which federal laws that they will obey. Based on that premise, Grant County citizens can pick and...

Letter: ‘Political correctness’

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American slavery was rationalized using convictions of racial inferiority. Southern defeat did not free Southerners from need of such rationalizations, and the fear of the victimizer becoming victimized expressed itself in...

Letter: Walden should change course to protect constituents’ health

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I have written an open letter to Congressman Greg Walden, whose reported praise of the president’s new executive order to relax penalties and reduce enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions is ill-advised...

Letter: Bring the Hammonds home

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The Hammonds should be home with their families.

Seventy-four-year-old Dwight and son Stephen were and are respected ranchers in the Burns area. They are presently serving a five-year mandatory sentence for arson on federal...

Letter: Cattle destructive to streams

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A recent editorial in the Blue Mountain Eagle recounted a grazing study that concluded that cattle spend 1-2.5 percent of their time in riparian areas. And the editorial writers asserted this demonstrated that cattle obviously...

Letter: Is it education or indoctrination?

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The pretense for the meeting that didn’t happen on Jan. 26 of last year was to “educate” Grant County residents about the Constitution. But what does education look like? What does indoctrination look like? Do...

Letter: Positive things

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Are things in Grant County really as bad as some would have you think? I asked myself that question and decided to make a list of what has been accomplished by varied groups working hard together. My list from recent years...

Letter: Congress’ public lands decision concerning

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I write with concern about Congress’ recent decision to assign zero value to public lands (House Resolution 5). This step allows the new Congress to sidestep requirements that a bill giving away a piece of federal land does...

Letter: Legislators should obey Constitution

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Not that I agree with the new rules on guns in the workplace, our Constitution does state, “The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in...

Letter: How soon one forgets

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Pause for a moment and rewind the clock back 16 years. George W. Bush had just ascended to the presidency, and his administration and Congress began deregulation of Wall Street and corporate America. Now fast forward about seven...

Letter: Clean hydrogen energy could be revolutionary

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For all our differences, “working people” from both sides of the aisle just want to see things change for the better for everyone. To that end, I’d like to make a suggestion.

Water is made up of hydrogen...