This week the Wasco County Commission and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, rightfully voiced protests about the Oregon Legislature using the 35-day session in 2016 to push through major policy issues that have not been fully vetted.
Make no mistake. When they suspend a campaign, as Rand Paul did Wednesday and Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley did right after the Iowa caucuses, it's not to take a break for household chores or a reflective week at the beach. It's game over.
Is not voting a moral option in 2016?
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What is the role of the militia today?
What should be done with Gitmo?
When I became the publisher of The Dalles Chronicle, I accepted the role of steward to lead this historic community newspaper. It has become resoundingly clear to me since my arrival Nov. 30 that folks in this area greatly value their hometown newspaper. During my first month on the job, I met with dozens of readers, staff and business members to gather input on the issues they felt were most relevant to this community.
Does the end justify the means?
It isn’t often in today’s political environment that members of Congress make a speech that has the potential to bring people together instead of deepening the partisan divide.
The following editorial ran Jan. 5 in the East Oregonian regarding the armed standoff in Harney County following the imprisonment of two ranchers: The case of Dwight and Steven Hammond is a tragedy, both because of what they did and how they have been treated since.
New Year brings economic concerns
Shining the light in dark places
What would you ask a top candidate?
It has become an annual tradition for many Americans to say “a new year, a new me” every January 1st and spend a lot of time setting goals for the upcoming year.
Working together can be messy ness