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EDITORIAL: Land management issues will remain after occupation ends
EDITORIAL: Land management issues will remain after occupation ends
The standoff may be over, but the anger and frustration of many farmers, ranchers and lumbermen in Harney County and throughout the West remains.

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Letter: Sheriff should resign if he cannot enforce laws
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Letter: City should have sent pot ban to voters
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Letter: Were sheriff’s comments personal or professional?
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Letter: Refuge occupation an attack on tax-paying citizens
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Letter: Government should honor commitment to veterans
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Letter: Libelous false allegations shouldn’t be aired in public forum
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Letter: Sheriff candidate explains decision to run
Writer explains his decision to run for sheriff.
Letter: Sheriff is professional, kind and honest
Writer says sheriff is professional, kind and honest.
Letter: We are lucky to have sheriff
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Letter: Nothing wrong with sheriff meeting
Writer doesn't see anything wrong with the sheriff meeting with the milita group.
Editorial: 40 years of no growth should be an alarm bell
Editorial: 40 years of no growth should be an alarm bell
Federal policies have contributed to Harney County's economic decline.
Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week's editorial cartoons.
Letter: Armed protesters should “stay the course”
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Letter: Palmers’ Christmas dinner appreciated
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Letter: Long Creek fire department swift and professional
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Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week's editorial cartoons.
Walden: Speaking out for rural Oregon
Walden: Speaking out for rural Oregon
Rep. Greg Walden discusses Hammonds, refuge occupation and federal land management.
Letter: Constitutionalists’ boondoggles
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Letter: Agencies should answer fire questions
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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Re-elect Sheriff Palmer
Writer says sheriff is last line of defense against oppressive government.
Letter: Constitution is a living document
Writer says Constitution more than a pamphlet to keep in shirt pocket.
Letter: What are sheriff’s intentions?
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Letter: ‘Buck up and be counted!’

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Land management issues will remain after occupation ends
The standoff may be over, but the anger and frustration of many farmers, ranchers and lumbermen in Harney County and throughout the West remains.
Editorial: 40 years of no growth should be an alarm bell
Federal policies have contributed to Harney County's economic decline.
Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
Walden: Speaking out for rural Oregon