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Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce

It was hardly surprising that the politically-driven Columbia Gorge Commission decided last week to reject Union Pacific’s proposal to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. UP attorneys rightfully questioned why their project was being seen in an almost totally different light by commission officials in 2017.

Crosstalk: Scrutinizing Comey’s words

Scrutinizing Comey’s words

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Editorial: Government needs more watchdogs

Government needs more watchdogs

Crosstalk: Climate deal — Good or bad?

Climate deal: Good or bad?

Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Crosstalk: Dandelion coffee anyone?

Dandelion coffee anyone?

Crosstalk: Time for more road, bridge funds

Time for more road, bridge funds

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Editorial: Sunshine deserves equal treatment

Sunshine deserves equal treatment

Crosstalk: Was Comey fired as a cover up?

Was Comey fired as a cover up?

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Editorial: Jail tax measure makes sense

It’s been almost 20 years since the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities opened, so many people may no longer recall, or be too young to remember, that independent jails in Hood River and The Dalles were so overcrowded that they failed to meet standards for care of inmates and were under federal judicial oversight.

Crosstalk: Best fix for Oregon’s budget woes

Best fix for Oregon's budget woes

Crosstalk: Was ‘Citizens’ ruling good or bad?

Was ‘Citizens’ ruling good or bad?

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Editorial: Little time left to honor WWII vets

Every warrior has a story to tell and time is running out to get those of the “Greatest Generation” down on paper before they have passed on.

Guest Column: Gorge commission budget in crisis

Once again, the Columbia River Gorge Commission is fighting for funding to do its job. After 30 years of protecting the largest and most beautiful National Scenic Area in the United States, it is no closer to having the resources required to accomplish the mission established by passage of the National Scenic Area Act of 1986.

Crosstalk: The case for open borders — or not

The case for open borders — or not

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