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White fir mystery endures in classic Oregon book

If you would endeavor to understand Oregon, to know this place and
its people, then I believe your bookshelf must hold three volumes.

They are, in no particular order:

• “Oregon Geographic Names,” by Lewis A. McArthur and Lewis L. McArthur
• “The Oregon Desert,” by E.R. Jackman and R.A. Long
• “Trees to Know in Oregon,” originally by Charles R. Ross, Oregon
State University Extension forester; newest edition, released this
year, by OSU forestry professor Edward C. Jensen.

Varying degrees of murder, but dead is dead

The juxtaposition of the two murder stories was pure coincidence.

Publishing a newspaper has on occasion much in common with putting together a puzzle.

But with a couple of crucial differences.

Puzzles rarely come with deadlines, for one.

(Although I suppose there must be contests — in a world where Scrabble spawns events with hefty cash prizes, pretty much any activity is apt to be the subject of a competition.

Stop the presses: Price isn't the only measure of value

We published in this space in Wednesday’s edition a column that intrigued me because the author wrote about something almost all of us do regularly.

Which is to buy stuff.

It’s not only the subject of David Sirota’s column that piqued my curiosity, though.

Equally compelling is Sirota’s attempt to pass off as newfangled a facet of human behavior that most people understand is as old as the hills.

Here’s his revelation: Consumers don’t always buy the cheapest product on the shelf.

Thanking Teddy Roosevelt for water and the woods

I was reminded recently why I ought to thank Teddy Roosevelt whenever I go for a hike in a national forest.

And, more crucially in a physical sense, that I owe Teddy my gratitude each time I down a glass of Baker City tap water.

I was alerted to my obligations to our 26th president in a particularly pleasant way — by reading a book.

An especially fine book at that.

The title is “The Big Burn” and the author is Timothy Egan.

Urine samples and bike trailers: Legislators' strange priorities

I sure wish I knew how to make those little plastic cups where you deposit your urine sample.

Although in truth the list of things I wish I knew how to make is encyclopedic.

The plastic pee cup is merely the latest addition.

As you’ve no doubt guessed, my newfound interest in this type of receptacle, and in particular its manufacture, is purely capitalistic.

Hillary's raw deal, and the feds' appetite for social tinkering

Hillary Clinton had the worst luck of any First Lady in the past 40 years.

Oh sure, she’s had a pretty good run since she moved out of the White House, racking up an impressive record of First Lady firsts.

U.S. Senator.

Presidential candidate.

Her current job has a certain prominence as well.

But Hillary had a bad time of it back in the ’90s.

And not merely because of her husband’s high-profile philandering.

Charging into a greener future with a Leaf and a Volt

The year 2011 could turn out to be the most significant in America’s love affair with the automobile, an infatuation well into its second century and showing no sign of abating.

The reason is a Leaf.

And a Volt.

Reminiscing about 2010, and missing a great Duck fan

We’ve been assembling the Herald’s annual special section that chronicles the major news of the past year, a task which requires that we forego our normal obsession with timeliness in favor of a quest for the timeless.

(Although I was assured that there is, nonetheless, a deadline to be met. The proof that we succeeded is the 14-page publication tucked inside today’s edition.)

Time pressure aside, this job makes for a pleasant diversion each December, rather like snooping about in the scrapbook you find while rummaging in the closet for a wool watch cap.

Only with less chance of running across an embarrassing photograph from elementary school, when the only thing more prominent than your front teeth was your eyeglasses.

Government poking around in my intestines, grocery habits

I knew the government was looking out for me but only recently did I learn that its concern extends all the way into my intestines.

When government officials talk about consumer protection, they mean protection not merely at the personal level, but at the cellular.

Speaking on behalf of my cells, I appreciate this.

Winter looks like a prodigy; the state mars holiday fun

The winter is as yet just a precocious tot, but its potential for noteworthy accomplishments is as obvious as that of a three-year-old who produces credible crayon likenesses of the family cat.

It looks as though it might be one of those winters.

You know the kind of winter I mean.

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