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Shooting the Breeze: Bore sighting

Saving unnecessarily spent ammunition has always been a concern of mine, but especially now that the shelves are again bare for who can say… Read more


Two Grant County restaurants voluntary close temporarily due to surge in COVID-19 infections

The surge in COVID-19 cases has shuttered two restaurants in Grant County. Read more

National Life

Sen. Raphael Warnock's deleted Easter tweet reflects religious and political chasms about Christianity

U.S. Sen. Raphael G. Warnock, as pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, gave a sermon Sunday for Easter. But it was a tweet from the Georgia Democrat’s account that day that has triggered far more discussion about theology and politics and what it means to be Christian. Read more

National Life

Chase and Sadie taught us about love, life and death: 'Take every moment you have'

They were high school seniors when they married, but they were wise beyond their years. Chase and Sadie Smith's love, faith and the way they lived their lives amid Chase's terminal cancer taught the world so much. Chase died April 4, 2021, in his home with his family and beloved Sadie by his side. He was 19. True adoration Everyone who witnessed Chase and Sadie's love, the way they treated ... Read more


Grant County reports seventeen new COVID-19 cases

Seventeen more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more


John Day looks to convert greenhouse operations to a cooperative

John Day’s greenhouse may soon be a co-op. Read more


Keep the JDPD or consolidate it: Law officials provide their insights on the matter

Law enforcement leaders in Grant County weighed in on options for the John Day Police Department. Read more

Capital Bureau

Former Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith stepping down as head of broadcaster group

Former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Oregon, announced this week that he will step down two years early as head of the National Association of Broadcasters. Read more


Sen. Girod not worried about recall effort

State Sen. Fred Girod, whose Oregon Senate district stretches into Linn County, says he isn’t too concerned over the recall petition that was filed on Monday by a Molalla resident. The petition states that Girod should lose his Senate seat because he failed to lead his fellow Republicans in walking out of the Oregon Capitol to deny Democrats the quorum they needed to pass a bill banning guns in state buildings. Read more


Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience is Coming to Portland


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