Letter to the Editor for June 21, 2017

Greg Walden isn’t representing his constituents Representative Greg Walden was elected to act on behalf … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 19, 2017

Staying ahead of crime a goal worth paying for I love Baker City. It’s quiet … Read more

A grandson and a graduate: A June to remember

I’m hoping to conclude a spring of family milestones by holding my grandson in my … Read more

Temporary fee is a good goal

Joseph Martin’s vow to make a citizen’s arrest Tuesday night on the members of the … Read more

Mumps and the value of vaccines

The success of vaccines over the past several decades has been so immense that infectious … Read more

‘Sgt. Pepper’ at 50: More than a music milestone

When I was a kid one of my favorite pastimes was to kneel in front … Read more

Sage grouse status quo

We have mixed feelings about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to require federal agencies to … Read more

Caution with air traffic

President Trump’s proposal to privatize America’s air traffic control system deserves a serious discussion. The … Read more

Spreading the blame

We can’t imagine that anybody who has watched even 10 seconds of Jeremy Joseph Christian’s … Read more

Celebrating 50 years of love and commitment

Baseball is the only sport I played all through high school. I liked baseball, but … Read more

A budget that lacks drama

How refreshing it was to see the Baker School District’s Budget Board go about its … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 2, 2017

U.S. ignores the inequality in its health care system Donna Landon’s letter (May 31) represents … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 31, 2017

Walden’s healthcare policies hurting his own constituents I am wondering what Congressman Walden will do … Read more

Portland and free speech

A maniac who yelled anti-Muslim epithets at two women on a Portland light rail train … Read more

Popular vote bill deprives rural areas

A majority of Baker County voters, in common with their counterparts in much of rural … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 29, 2017

City needs to look at options for its budget I am writing to express my … Read more

Sluggish recovery

Oregon’s government puts out some interesting reports, including a recent study examining the struggles rural … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2017

Campaign against co-sleeping is not necessary Gentlemen, and it has been mostly gentlemen, back off. … Read more

Pondering the problem of campus sexual assault

I have a daughter and a son who I expect will attend college within the … Read more

Celebrate the Trail Center

The white hump on the crest of Flagstaff Hill, resembling from some angles a particularly … Read more

A fair penalty

There is no such thing as a happy outcome after the tragic and unnecessary death … Read more

The Northwest’s biggest bang, 37 years later

It was the biggest bang to reverberate around the Northwest in our recorded history and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 19, 2017

Former mayor opposed to city’s public safety fee Make no mistake about it — a … Read more

Getting serious in Washington

The announcement Wednesday that former FBI Director Robert Mueller will lead an investigation into allegations … Read more

Studying the city’s bill debacle

The Baker City Council’s top priority over the next few weeks is to balance the … Read more

Studying the city’s bill debacle

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The furor over a flag

We don’t much care for the Confederate flag, which understandably has acquired the common connotation … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 15, 2017

Pot sales potential solution to Baker City’s budget shortfall In amongst my recently broken lawnmower, … Read more

Rethink city fee

Baker City officials call it the “public safety fee,” but we have two alternate titles … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 12, 2017

Lamb would be a positive addition to 5J school board I recommend Katie Lamb to … Read more

Study could help grouse

A recently published scientific study showing that cutting juniper trees can benefit sage grouse wasn’t … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 10, 2017

Five-day school works best option for our kids I am a father of two elementary … Read more

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