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Commentary: TPA, TPP good for rural Oregon

Recently there has been much debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the free trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which gives the President...

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Editor’s notebook: A new stage – retirement – beckons Eagle editor

Years ago I had an editor who defined a full life as one lived in three parts: education, vocation, and avocation.

My younger, career-oriented self couldn’t quite envision a transition to that third stage. Even today, it’s a little...

Letter: Still saying no to pot

To the Editor:

While traveling through Prairie City I stopped by a mini-market to buy a few things, including the May 6 Blue Mountain Eagle. I see from the letter “Pot’s healing powers” that what’s ailing Ontario has...

Letter: Kudos to CC duo

To the Editor:

I am writing to offer credit to Canyon City’s maintenance men, Lester and Tim. These fine guys have gone above and beyond their regular duties in so many ways.

They take time out of their busy days to pay special...

Use common sense before water shortages swamp us

The folks in Klamath Falls are hoping for the best. As they look at a sparse snowpack in the mountains and a forecast for another dry summer, they maintain their optimism.

They say they’ve seen it before — in 2001, ’02 and...

Letter: Out of bounds

To the Editor:

Do you want your access to public lands treated like a basketball game, where you have to worry about if you are “in bounds” or “out of bounds” and have to live with the penalties of not staying within...

Letter: Healing powers of pot

To the Editor:

I can no longer be silent and allow more lies and deception to be uttered about marijuana. Our country has been denied this wonderful plant for almost a century and it is past time for the truth. The prohibition was started with a...

Letter: Teaching respect and boundaries

To the Editor:

I appreciated the April 29 column, “Grant County Should Take Lead ... and Talk About It,” by Matt Ipson. I cannot add to his excellent comments except in one area: “We can all play a role in modeling healthy...

Letter: A police state?

To the Editor:

When the Forest Service uses my tax dollars to publish environmental documents restricting access to public lands and, in a petty personal vendetta, marginalizes the important role of a local law enforcement officer, then I want...

Letter: Forest access at risk

To the Editor:

What the government giveth, the government taketh away. Keep that in mind after you have read the April 22 issue of the Blue Mountain Eagle.

What gave me a chuckle is the statement by one letter writer that the Grant County...

Commentary: County should take lead … and talk about it
Commentary: County should take lead … and talk about it

The children and teens of today are our hope for tomorrow. It’s important for us as caring adults, parents and communities to help set young people on the path for a healthy future and support them as they work to create positive change.

Letter: Legislators slammed for pot proposals

To the Editor:

Last October Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Wolkes ruled that neither Oregon law pertaining to so called medical marijuana prohibits cities from prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdictions.

The...

Letter: Doing the movie math

To the Editor:

Some time in the last few days, someone put an entry on Facebook about how they missed the theaters that used to be here in John Day. They told how they enjoyed going to the theaters on the weekends with all the family, etc., and...

Combating addiction takes science, awareness

According to Dwight Holton, many modern tragedies begin with an addiction.

Crime, mental health breakdowns, even suicide and homicide can often be traced back to a pill or a poison — some brains are just wired to be susceptible to outside...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Still saying no to pot

To the Editor:

While traveling through Prairie City I stopped by a mini-market to buy a few things, including the May 6 Blue Mountain Eagle.

Letter: Kudos to CC duo

To the Editor:

I am writing to offer credit to Canyon City’s maintenance men, Lester and Tim. These fine guys have gone above and...

Letter: Out of bounds
Letter: Healing powers of pot
Letter: Teaching respect and boundaries

Editorials

Rural highways, drivers get spotlight in Salem

Rural Oregon rarely makes it into the Salem spotlight, but two bills currently being debated on the floor have us front and center.

The...

Editorial: More candor, please
Public records are the essence of a democracy
Use common sense before water shortages swamp us
Combating addiction takes science, awareness