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Letter: Standing up to bullies, abusers

To the Editor:

I believe that most of us Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives. As a former counselor and therapist, I worked with and tried to help many victims of “everyday...

Letter: ‘The sorry condition of the roadside’

To the Editor:

I drive between Mt. Vernon and John Day daily and have watched the accumulation of litter and trash along the road that John Day Taxi has responsibility for under the Adopt-A-Highway program. The last several years, the same area...

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Our View: We can’t keep failing the most vulnerable

Oregon’s foster care system needs to enter the 21st century.

A scathing audit conducted by the Secretary of State’s Office makes that clear. Caseworkers are overworked and exhausted, foster families are in short supply and children...

Guest Comment: The myths of sex abuse

The intense media coverage of Larry Nassar, former physician for USA Gymnastics recently sentenced to up to 175 years in prison, raises the question: How could Nassar get away with abusing so many victims for so long? Victims reported the abuse to...

Letter: Tabloid sensationalism

To the Editor:

On Jan. 25, a highly inflammatory article appeared on the front of The Firehall Press, entitled, “Leave Boyd Alone!” by Caleb Maplesden. It certainly was an attention-getting headline. I imagine copies flew off...

Letter: Will Walden co-sponsor HB 4760?

To the Editor:

The U.S. has granted six amnesties since the big Simpson/Mazzoli amnesty of 1986. In each case, the federal government has refused to agree to future immigration enforcement without granting amnesty first. Then it ignores...

Letter: Adopted highway neglected

To the Editor:

Highway 26 west from the old mill corner in John Day to mile marker 160 at the turn-off to Malheur Lumber has not been cleaned up since before it was “adopted” July 1 by a business. The business name is prominently...

Letter: Author owes residents ‘full-on’ apology

To the Editor:

I’m writing in response to the Jan. 25 article in The Firehall Press titled, “Leave Boyd Alone!” This article presents allegations that a group of Grant County residents made threats of “full-on...

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This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: A powerful power council
Our view: A powerful power council
Guest Comment: Become a high school official
Guest Comment: Become a high school official

They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but some of the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

These individuals are so...

Letter: Government workers follow template

To the Editor:

In regard to the story “The FISA Memo: What We Know So Far” by the American Liberty Report, I would like to post this letter. Those who have been working for the government for any extended period of time have never...

Letter: Transmission line hurts Eastern Oregon

An open letter to Gov. Brown:

I heard your perfect response to the Trump Administration’s plans for offshore drilling along our Oregon Coast: “In what universe would this be okay? Our coastal beaches are really important to...

Letter: OTEC delivery charge inequitable

To the Editor:

Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative residential members have experienced increases in OTEC’s monthly “delivery charge” on their monthly bill in recent years. In a little over eight years, accompanied...

Our view: A short, civil session

For much of Oregon’s history, a biennial legislative session was enough to attend to the matters of the state. Every odd year, elected representatives, lobbyists and citizens would meet at the Capitol to debate and enact law while developing...

Farmer’s Fate: When I said, ‘I do,’ I meant ‘I don’t’

Hot water gurgled up around me as I sunk into the mineral water carved basins on the side of a cliff overlooking the cold rapids of the river below. The scenery was glorious. Rock basins filled with various temperatures of water cascaded...

Letter: Let’s work together to develop solutions for all

To the Editor:

At meetings of the Harney County Restoration Collaborative, we value the participation of everyone who shows up, and to that end, everyone has an equal opportunity to listen and to be listened to. That format usually results in...

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: In compliance with Adopt-A-Highway

To the Editor:

In response to complaints about the John Day Taxi’s participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program, I adopted mile...

Letter: Standing up to bullies, abusers

To the Editor:

I believe that most of us Americans have been victims of bullying and/or some form of abuse at some time in our lives. As a...

Letter: ‘The sorry condition of the roadside’
Letter: Tabloid sensationalism
Letter: Will Walden co-sponsor HB 4760?

Editorials

Our View: The state of our state

How is Oregon doing as a state?

Gov. Kate Brown answered that question only in the broadest sense during her State of the State speech this...

Our View: We can’t keep failing the most vulnerable

Oregon’s foster care system needs to enter the 21st century.

A scathing audit conducted by the Secretary of State’s Office...

Our View: A powerful power council
Our view: A short, civil session