State offers words but not jobs

Oregon state government has offered plenty of words over the past year or so touting … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Dec. 13, 2017

Vote Yes on Measure 101 to protect Oregonians’ health care This is a crucial time … Read more

Reader revives concern about online comments

I received an email from a reader a while back who tossed out some pretty … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Dec. 8, 2017

Brave victims have brought sexual harassers to account The winds of shame are roaring through … Read more

Work sessions and trust

We don’t mind that the Baker City Council wants to discuss certain topics without feeling … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 4, 2017

We shouldn’t judge accused based on a single story How can we put a stop … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Dec. 1, 2017

County needs to clarify what’s off-limits at Lime Humans created one of the earliest undisputed … Read more

Old crimes retain their ability to frighten, fascinate

A pair of murder cases that in the pre-Internet era captivated America, but which these … Read more

‘No’ on Measure 101

You’re likely to see the number 350,000 often between now and Jan. 23, 2018, when … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 29, 2017

Leaves and lava rocks make for a frustrating pairing Those big beautiful trees, front and … Read more

Sexual assault, abuse not limited to those in power

The recent onslaught of sexual assault and harassment accusations against men in entertainment, media and … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 22, 2017

Glad city is looking to clean up messy places In the Oct. 30 paper there … Read more

Brownfield program helps city, students

It might sound contradictory, but environmental contamination is turning into a boon for Baker City. … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 20, 2017

City bans pot sales but accepts pot tax revenues I read with interest the Baker … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 17, 2017

City should look to help, not punish, people Wyn (Lohner, Baker City Police chief), really … Read more

Wondering what I would do if a wolf approached

I walk in the woods fairly often and although I rarely carry a gun I … Read more

Dealing with the ‘worst of the worst’

We understand why Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner has asked the City Council to … Read more

Letting a wolf lie

The pro-wolf lobby is determined to prove that a Clackamas man who shot and killed … Read more

Toward cleaner energy

We understand the disdain some people have for hydroelectric dams. They turn free-flowing rivers into … Read more

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 13, 2017

Tax cuts would benefit a few at the expense of the many At a time … Read more

Happy for my friend, sad to be losing my boss

Kari Borgen has been my boss for 19 years, but that doesn’t seem especially important … Read more

Honoring veterans, past and present

It doesn’t seem terribly far in the past when we could still find a few … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 10, 2017

A homage to the flag I want to reprint this homage to the American flag … Read more

Mixed signals in TV service

We sympathize with the Blue Mountain Translator District’s plight. The district, which makes television signals … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 8, 2017

Editorial on Halloween tract created unnecessary debate On Nov. 3 the Baker City Herald editorial … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov.6, 2017

Church thwarted parents’ role

One week before the Main Street trick-or-treat event, the Blue Mountain Baptist Church announced that … Read more

Nuisance: Reality vs. theory

Cutting waist-high weeds and hauling away trash from private property aren’t Baker City government’s highest … Read more

Tricks, treats and a tract

Baker City parents might have found something they didn’t expect, or approve of, when they … Read more

Keeping an eye out for the blue bugs of autumn

The little blue bugs commenced their annual invasion some time back, and my corneas continue … Read more

National park fees rising too quickly

We pine for the halcyon era when America’s national parks were known for the grandiosity … Read more

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 1, 2017

County shouldn’t bill for television translator district I have recently had a billing for Blue … Read more

Nanny state vs. Halloween

Never mind the greatly exaggerated “War on Christmas” we’ll start hearing about in a few … Read more

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