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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.

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Commentary: Will Kitzhaber’s forestry legacy continue?
Commentary: Will Kitzhaber’s forestry legacy continue?
Gov. Kate Brown would serve the state well by continuing the work of her predecessor in changing the way forests are managed in Oregon.
Letter: It ain’t broke

To the Editor:

I about fell out of my chair when I read Judy Kerr’s letter regarding our Veteran Services Officer. No offense, but I don’t know who she’s talking about or even what she’s talking about. Is he leaving?...

Letter: Forest benefits community

To the Editor:

The Malheur National Forest is providing incredible benefits to Grant County. The services and amenities extend well beyond what we view as the standard task of the Forest Service. How often do we stop to think about the value...

Editorial: Reinstate public in District 3’s hiring processes

The Grant School District 3 School Board has made its decision, promoting Grant Union principal Curt Shelley to be the new district superintendent. We wish him well in his new post, and anticipate that he will do a good job for the district, given his...

Commentary: The last progressive Republican leaves us
Commentary: The last progressive Republican leaves us
Dave Frohnmayer leaves a legacy worthy of a governor.
Letter: Forest benefits community

To the Editor:

The Malheur National Forest is providing incredible benefits to Grant County. The services and amenities extend well beyond what we view as the standard task of the Forest Service. How often do we stop to think about the value...

Letter: The three Cs

To the Editor:

A recent front page article has stirred some spirited conversations in the county, so I’m guessing there are others out there who don’t understand the importance of proper terminology when talking about contracts and...

Letter: District 3 Board lacks transparency

To the Editor:

I am disappointed with the reporting by the Blue Mountain Eagle, and dismayed by the lack of transparency by the Grant School District No.3 School Board.

The Eagle reported on Page 1 March 4 that Mark Witty had accepted the...

Letter: Fully fund county veteran post

To the Editor:

A tribute to our veterans: “During the time when many fled, so many more stayed and raised their hands when their country needed them. That service should be celebrated. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten.”...

Editorial: Oregon needs more auditing capacity
Oregon state government lacks a way to examine its mistakes.
Commentary: Growing kids benefit from routine health care

Adolescence is a crucial period in the lifespan and provides opportunities to influence future health behaviors and health outcomes. In addition, the physical growth and development during this period are significant and young people are beginning to...

Letter: Student picks state for project

To the Editor:

Hello! I am a fifth grade student in Washington state. In fifth grade at our school, we do state reports and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Oregon as I work on my...

Letter: Good for grouse, good for all

To the Editor:

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers of Oregon is encouraged with current conservation efforts to save the greater sage grouse from a threatened or endangered listing.

The Oregon plan, SageCon, will be released later this...

Letter: Ordinance is a no brainer

To the Editor:

There is some confusion and debate over the purpose of the Public Access Advisory Board. I must first give credit to all those members who gave their own time, travel expenses and initiative to take on this situation.

I was...

Letter: Insulted by outburst at road meeting

To the Editor:

Sometimes clarification is needed to ensure accurate reporting. Lack of information tends to color the opinion of the uninformed. The Public Access Advisory Board was established by Grant County Court Resolution 2014-27, dated...

Editorial: Tone matters in public access debate

In their resignation letter last week, five members of the Grant County Public Access Advisory Board offered an unintended irony when they pressed the County Court to embrace rules of respect for others and against all personal attacks. While...

Letter: Logging a boost

To the Editor:

In response to the letter “Focus on logging?” in last week’s paper: I think we should give Christy Cheyne a job well done for trying to implement a plan that logs some of the millions of dead trees over 21...

Letter: Disappointed with County Court

To the Editor:

I am very disappointed with the County Court. When I first suggested the access board to the FS and the Court, I saw something that would help the people of Grant County have a voice in the court on forest issues. We, the members...

Letter: A dearth of honor

To the Editor:

The “Cs” have it.

Coercion, collusion, collaboration, concealment, consorting, and corruption. I have been personally exposed to all in one form or another since 1986 after joining the ranks of the Forest...

Letter: Roads or timber?

To the Editor:

When did we come to the point in Eastern Oregon, that we found ourselves negotiating our access to public lands for timber harvest, and why is this an acceptable model for our elected officials?

The answer lies directly...

Letter: Parklike home not good for deer

To the Editor:

I’m writing this letter to Steve Beverlin, Malheur Forest supervisor, on behalf of Bucky Mule Deer and his family:

Steve, the 10-year forest initiative that your forest is working on now is destroying our homes. The...

Letter: Kudos to hospitals

To the Editor:

Over the past three months I had the need to clear up a medical thing, first with the Veterans Administration hospital in Boise. I know there has been a lot of bad press for the VA hospitals, but I can tell you firsthand that I...

Letters to the Editor

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...

Letter: It ain’t broke

To the Editor:

I about fell out of my chair when I read Judy Kerr’s letter regarding our Veteran Services Officer. No offense, but I...

Letter: Forest benefits community
Letter: Forest benefits community
Letter: The three Cs

Editorials

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...

Editorial: Reinstate public in District 3’s hiring processes

The Grant School District 3 School Board has made its decision, promoting Grant Union principal Curt Shelley to be the new district...

Editorial: Oregon needs more auditing capacity
Editorial: Tone matters in public access debate