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Letter: Reject efforts to recall Commissioner Britton
Writer says County Commissioner Boyd Britton should not be recalled.
Letter: Federal government bullying states
Writer says president overstepped on transgender student accommodation.
Letter: Sad to lose “squaw” names, memories
Writer says positive memories of women who inspired "squaw" names will be lost with titles.
Letter: Commissioner Labhart’s contributions appreciated
Writer says County Commissioner Chris Labhart deserves respect for accomplishments.
Letter: Public opinion is not an impartial jury
Writer says apathy and ignorance has divided county.
Letter: What is going on?
Writer says Blue Mountains Forest Partners should be more transparent.
Letter: County elections
Writer says County Court is changing.
Letter: The people are the best part about John Day
Writers enjoy first stay in John Day.
Guest Comment: Giving law enforcement tools they need to help victims in an emergency

On Dec. 1, 2013, Kari Rene Hunt was brutally murdered by her estranged husband in the bathroom of a motel room in Marshall, Texas. Her three children listened through the door as she was stabbed repeatedly. Kari screamed to her nine year old daughter...

Letter: You will get caught

To the Editor:

When I was gone, you opened the gate onto Highway 395 several times and my horse ended up on the highway. You will get caught.

When I was in the hospital having brain surgery, you came onto my property again and stole over...

Letter: Sometimes the truth is hard to take

To The Editor:

I seem to recall a letter to the editor about a month ago demanding the Eagle “shape up or ship out” and by doing so tell both sides of whatever the story may be.

It seems to me that when a reporter such as...

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Our View: Hard to stay on top of GOP’s shifting sands

Even when U.S. Rep. Greg Walden is in Eastern Oregon, he is never far from the turmoil of the Republican Party.

He is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee — making him about as “establishment” as...

Guest Comment: Investing in CASA and children

Oregon’s child welfare agency, the Department of Human Services (DHS), has been in the news too often over the past few months for all the wrong reasons — closures of foster care programs, lawsuits alleging neglect and abuse of children,...

Letter: Not intimidated by reporter

To the Editor:

Les Zaitz, senior investigative report for the Oregonian/OregonLive, has badgered me several times for an interview, which I have declined. I do not care for his reporting.

Being the investigative reporter he is, I received...

Letter: Hemp and Initiative 12-58

To the Editor:

Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a scrap of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 B.C. So what exactly is hemp,...

Letter: Just say “yes” on Initiative 12-58

To the Editor:

I found it impossible not to respond to last week’s letter to the editor and ad posted in the paper opposing initiative 12-58. The main point for opposition was to save our children and community. I couldn’t agree...

Letter: The treasurer Grant County deserves: Julie Ellison

To the Editor:

I was involved with Jackson Oil, Inc., for 39 years. When I owned the oil business, I always considered my employees to be my greatest asset. When my father passed away in 1971 and my mother needed some help with the business, I...

Our View: Private allegations do not amount to evidence

Wheeler County officials have a mess on their hands after asking for the resignation of County Judge Patrick C. Perry without presenting any evidence of wrongdoing.

We’ve written about the issue and will continue to follow it. In case you...

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Ferrioli: BOLI overstepping authority on minimum wage rules

By Ted Ferrioli

To the Blue Mountain Eagle

One of the lesser known steps in government “sausage making” happens after the Legislature passes new laws, when state agencies responsible for working out the details step in to...

Letter: ‘What are you doing to make this a better community?’

To the Editor:

Since the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occurred, the community began to become divided around many different issues (forest access, government overreach, the sheriff’s deputies’ natural resource plan,...

Letter: Check facts before believing accusations

To the Editor:

In response to a letter (published in the April 27 Blue Mountain Eagle) by John D. George, who is a federal employee living in Montana:

He has made false statements about me and others whom I respect. My family and I are...

Letter: Clinton has experience, knowledge and integrity

To the Editor:

It has been a wild and woolly political season the past year, and the time has finally arrived to pick our candidates for president. Democrats have the choice between a proven leader in Hillary Clinton and an idealist with big...

Letter: Employees support Russ Young, Iron Triangle

To the Editor:

Some people in the community have been questioning the character and motives of Russ Young and Iron Triangle concerning his work on projects within the Malheur National Forest in Grant County. We work for/or with Iron Triangle and...

Letter: Young people facing economic difficulty

To the Editor:

Oddly enough, a think tank funded by the Koch brothers offers an excellent description of why our economically discouraged young people are supporting Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. Generation Opportunity reports that...

Letter: Experience and dedication

To the Editor:

We support Chris Labhart for re-election as county commissioner. He has invested years of service and hard work into promoting Grant County’s economy and quality of life, as county commissioner, and previously served on...

Letter: ‘Just Say No’ on Measure 12-58

To the Editor:

During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, 1981-1989, First Lady Nancy Reagan’s campaign, “Just Say No” to drugs brought the issue of drug abuse in our country to national attention. My own daughter’s...

Letter: ‘Vicious attack’ requires explanation

To the Editor:

I’m alarmed for what has happened to the Blue Mountain Eagle, its staff and publisher as reported April 27 under “We stand firmly behind the Eagle.” Steve Forrester and Kathryn Brown, principal owners of EO...

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act
Writer says federal employees should receive equal Social Security benefits.
Letter: Protect our children
Writer says people should write to legislators against transgender bathroom guidelines.
Letter: Reject efforts to recall Commissioner Britton
Letter: Federal government bullying states
Letter: Sad to lose “squaw” names, memories

Editorials

Our View: Superdelegates further complicate a complicated process
Unlike the presidential election in November, you “win” delegates, not states. Though cable news likes to trumpet who won Wisconsin or...
Guest Comment: Giving law enforcement tools they need to help victims in an emergency

On Dec. 1, 2013, Kari Rene Hunt was brutally murdered by her estranged husband in the bathroom of a motel room in Marshall, Texas. Her three...

Our View: Hard to stay on top of GOP’s shifting sands
Our View: Private allegations do not amount to evidence
Ferrioli: BOLI overstepping authority on minimum wage rules