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This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Bottle Bill rate increase paying dividends
Our View: Bottle Bill rate increase paying dividends

The Bottle Bill is one of Oregon’s great achievements.

Nine other states have followed in our footsteps since 1971, creating an incentive to recycle one-use containers rather than pitching them in a trash can, gutter or wildlife...

Farmer’s Fate: Wiped out!

There I was, standing in the toilet paper aisle in the middle of the night. It had been one of those weeks that felt like a series of tasks you absolutely must get done before they don’t matter anymore. The 10-day forecast had called for rain,...

Guest Comment: Being overwhelmed

The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back is an illustration of what can happen when you feel overwhelmed. Each straw by itself is irrelevant. Yet, the cumulative weight of enough straw can be unbearable.

Life’s events can...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Agricultural trade needs long-term plan

As Eastern Oregon farmers reap their year’s worth of work from its fertile soil, national and international pressures are tugging and tearing at their bottom line.

President Donald Trump said last week his administration and the U.S.

Farmer’s Fate: I’ve got ewe, babe

“How do you feel about bummer lambs?”

“Um, no.”

“What do you mean, no? They are so cute.”

“I would love to, but unfortunately — no!”

“But they are...

Letter: ‘Senseless, despicable act’

To the Editor:

On July 17, Res, our beautiful, friendly Siberian husky, was lured from our yard in Prairie City. She was found, purely by accident, on July 21, high in the hills northwest of Dixie Creek. She had been shot and thrown over the...

Letter: ‘Caught in the crossfire’

To the Editor:

Mass shootings have sparked a national debate on how to keep firearms out of the hands of those who might go on a rampage. At the same time veteran suicides occur at the rate of about 22 per day. I’ve cautioned before that...

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Worth considering public pay initiative

A proposed ballot measure for 2020 would force Oregonians to have a serious discussion about the role of public employees.

A self-described government watchdog group called Priority Oregon wants public employees throughout the state to have...

Farmer’s Fate: Racing through VBS

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and wherever you hit, call it the target. That has seemed to be my mantra this last week. I love vacation Bible school. My husband and I have been VBS leaders for nine years now, and we usually love it.

Letter: ‘A win for justice’

To the Editor:

I support Rep. Greg Walden for his efforts and success in which he lobbied the White House for the pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond. The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke also supported the...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Unacceptable behavior’

To the Editor:

It’s a horrible day in Grant County when the younger working population, representing our community at the John Day...

Letter: ‘Senseless, despicable act’

To the Editor:

On July 17, Res, our beautiful, friendly Siberian husky, was lured from our yard in Prairie City. She was found, purely by...

Letter: ‘Caught in the crossfire’
Letter: ‘A win for justice’

Editorials

Our View: We are not enemies

Today’s political rhetoric sounds as if our nation is embroiled in a civil war.

The term “enemy” is used so frequently...

Our View: Bottle Bill rate increase paying dividends

The Bottle Bill is one of Oregon’s great achievements.

Nine other states have followed in our footsteps since 1971, creating an...

Our View: Agricultural trade needs long-term plan
Our View: Worth considering public pay initiative