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In mid-August, three days after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown proclaimed our state “ready to welcome any and all Afghans.” Fifty-one of 55 Democratic legislators, who…

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The low fuel light appeared out of nowhere, or had it? I stared at the dash questioning how it was possible that I was once again running on empty and then laughed out loud, thankful I was alone.

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My extensive collection of nature-themed photographs I’ve taken includes wildlife from Grant County to the South Pacific, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, the wildlife photograp…

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For many Oregonians, hunting, public lands and family go together. Every year, parents take their children out to bag their first buck, catch their first trout or take aim at their first covey…

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We have from the start advised those old enough and medically able to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We have also pressed employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employe…

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One of the most important skills a hunter can develop is the ability to quickly build a stable shooting position. I watch hunting videos where they see the animal and then dink around getting …

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Sen. Ron Wyden should get kudos for sponsoring a virtual town hall session in August regarding his River Democracy Act, and the esteemed lawmaker did a good job of answering questions and tryi…

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Sometimes size matters. It would be tough indeed to forget that iconic scene in Crocodile Dundee where the title character played by Paul Hogan warded off a gang of teenage ne’er-do-wells with…

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Is the glass half full, or half empty? Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” And this last week provided many opportunities to look and s…

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I first learned of levitation when my children burst into the house one summer day. A young son recounted how the group had been playing hide-and-seek in the yard, and he ran into the cornfiel…

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In almost the same breath that state officials announced that an average Oregon taxpayer may get a $850 kicker tax rebate, they were hinting at changing the kicker.

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The question of whether or not health care workers should be required to get vaccinated has been answered: Mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19 for nurses and other health care workers are …

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Grant School District 3 is excited to start school on Monday, Aug. 23rd! We want to thank our community for voicing your support for students and in-person instruction. We’ve heard you, all of…

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for nurses and other frontline health care workers will likely increase vaccination rates among those workers but will also …

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It’s back-to-school time. After this last year, our children experienced many futuristic forms of back to school. Very few were what we would consider normal with the pandemic happening around…

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Sometime or another, we will experience a time when we are alone. Some people fear being alone for various reasons. The first step is to become comfortable with yourself and to have the self-c…

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Despite my chronically habitual clichéd column titles, I hope you’ll stay tuned in — I think at least in this case that Mr. Ted Nugent would approve. Recently I read a study taken in one of th…

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There has been a lot of discussion lately about John Day’s budget and priorities. As city councilors, we want to affirm that our efforts have been in the best interests of our residents and co…

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It is not a political scandal by any means, but the recent news Gov. Kate Brown spent a large chunk of public money to pay one of her former advisers to serve as a political consultant leaves …

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In the realm of orphaned and obsolete cartridges, few stories are as sad as the tale of Winchester’s magnum .264. Introduced in 1958 along with the .338 Winchester Magnum in the rifleman’s rif…

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