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

Honoring veterans, past and present

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

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

National park fees rising too quickly

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

Nanny state vs. Halloween

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

Good news in groceries

Predicting how a new retail business will affect Baker County’s economy is an inexact science, … Read more

Trump’s attempt to console

Donald Trump might be the least articulate president of the modern era, by which we … Read more

Paying for ambulance service

The Baker City Council has to decide by Halloween whether to accept a federal grant … Read more

Building’s brighter future?

We’re probably quite a ways from seeing a detailed proposal, but we’re excited about the … Read more

Public safety fee question

Since July 1, Baker City households have been paying $3 per month and businesses $6 … Read more

Privacy and local pot taxes

The budding marijuana industry in Oregon has created a direct conflict with the state’s venerable … Read more

Libraries as bastions of freedom

We sometimes take the public library for granted, thinking of it only as a place … Read more

The gun debate

The platitudes that follow a tragedy such as the mass shooting in Las Vegas on … Read more

Protecting vulnerable children

The meeting that took place a week ago in Baker City was the sort of … Read more

Finding a place for our plastics

It’s all but impossible for a consumer to avoid buying plastic, but until recently it’s … Read more

Trump’s words, actions

If President Trump were his own press secretary he would have fired himself by now. … Read more

Welcome state audit

We’re pleased that Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson seems to share our distaste for … Read more

Money goes up in smoke

The idea is so simple, and so obvious, that it’s hardly surprising Congress hasn’t acted … Read more

Making sure of a life sentence

Although the people who murdered seven strangers at Charles Manson’s behest in 1969 renounced their … Read more

City should take grant

The Baker City Council on Tuesday night tabled its discussion about whether to accept a … Read more

Fires affect everyone

After listening to the mournful interviews and reading the elegiac laments about the effects of … Read more

Reviving a forest project

We’re pleased that the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is reviving a large logging project in eastern … Read more

Councilor’s legal trouble

Baker City Council member Adam Nilsson has not been convicted of any crime, but the … Read more

Deeper look into OHA

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown seems satisfied that convincing Lynne Saxton to resign as head of … Read more

Gun law should go to voters

It looks as though one of the more troubling new laws that resulted from this … Read more

Eclipse, not effects, was the big story

Monday’s total solar eclipse, certainly the most anticipated event in Oregon in many years, didn’t … Read more

News as it’s happening

Hold the presses. That’s what we’ll be doing on Monday, as we chronicle a historic … Read more

The Korea problem

“Saber rattling” is the analogy frequently used to describe two countries exchanging verbal threats of … Read more

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