Trump’s blunder

Almost a year and a half into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve long since become accustomed … Read more

Fear and loathing the pump:Self-service gas

When I tried to pump my own gas in California last year I shoved my … Read more

Fear and loathing the pump: Self-service gas

When I tried to pump my own gas in California last year I shoved my … Read more

What’s brewing in Mitchell; and gentle June

When I think of the town of Mitchell and a pint of beer, my brain … Read more

Working on the watershed

The best time to reduce the risk of a big wildfire in Baker City’s watershed … Read more

Letters to the Editor for July 4, 2018

James Thomas should resign from City Council I recently moved to Baker City, yet I … Read more

Protests, Portland and politicizing the police

I respect protesters. As an American I feel it would be hypocritical to not respect … Read more

Thomas should step down

Baker City Councilor James Clinton Thomas isn’t scheduled to appear in Baker County Circuit Court … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 27, 2018

Trying to make voices heard on forest plan revision I understand that the Blue Mountains … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 25, 2018

Supporting legal immigration isn’t anti-Christian Could a Christian support separating illegal alien families (Letter to … Read more

Drought persists despite downpour

Drought might have seemed the least relevant topic on Wednesday night, when wind gusts battered … Read more

The ‘he did it first’ excuse rings hollow again

When I was a kid and I did something colossally stupid — a distressingly common … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 22, 2018

Harvey’s invite to D.C. more newsworthy than old photos I read with interest and dismay … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 20, 2018

Breaking up families betrays tenets of Christianity I am having a hard time proclaiming myself … Read more

Weigh in on school proposal

The Baker School District wants to know what you think about a proposed $48 million … Read more

Mourning a man, and a meeting we never had

It was a conversation I awaited with great anticipation, and it will never happen. The … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 15, 2018

U.S. acting shamefully For the first time in my life (74 years now) I am … Read more

Summit was a start

It’s impossible to know today whether Tuesday’s meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 13, 2018

Flags were wonderful; cemetery needs work Best things first: A sincere thank you to all … Read more

It’s time to pardon the Hammonds

Perhaps the most galling legacy of the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge … Read more

Holding people accountable for their own words

The ubiquity of Donald Trump in the national conversation, no matter the topic, reminds me … Read more

Highways becoming deadlier

One deadly weekend on Oregon’s highways does not a trend make. Unfortunately, it’s not just … Read more

Vaccine progress reversal

Oregon’s progress on vaccinating younger children against preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough … Read more

The summer I swapped work for selling hot dogs

Thirty years ago I decided to stop working and start selling hot dogs instead. This … Read more

Bright day and dark memories

The forecasters told us the sun probably would shine brightly this morning as people gathered … Read more

Book probes some sillier aspects of Prohibition

I knew Prohibition was a failure, and not infrequently a bloody one, but I hadn’t … Read more

Secrecy and the Gorge fire

Oregon’s Constitution is admirably clear and brief in describing how justice must be administered in … Read more

Excited about the future of Churchill

We’re always excited about the possibility that one of Baker City’s historic buildings not only … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 21, 2018

Schools should teach evolution and creation It has come to my attention that science classes … Read more

The PERS problem

We’re not especially bothered by the proposed budget that Baker City’s Budget Board approved Tuesday … Read more

Different building, same connection to Baker City

I have been striving recently to rid my workplace of the claptrap accumulated over a … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 18, 2018

We’re creating a society of whiners, not winners As I watched the news, I’m bombarded … Read more

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