Letter to the Editor for June 14, 2019

Drama versus facts in criticisms of cannabis In response to a recent letter to the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 12, 2019

City Council should let the Public Safety Fee end The Baker City Council and budget … Read more

Letter to the Editor for June 7, 2019

Disappointed by school district’s decision It was very disappointing to read in Friday’s Herald about … Read more

EDITORIAL: Symbolism in Salem

It’s difficult to conceive of a piece of legislation richer in symbolism over substance than … Read more

COLUMN: Paper’s sale prompts a pondering of the past

I’ve drawn a paycheck from Western Communications Inc. for more than half my life, which … Read more

EDITORIAL: Case not made for athletic director

Baker School District Superintendent Mark Witty has failed to make a convincing case for the … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 5, 2019

City Council shouldn’t miss boat on pot revenue again Thank you Councilor Lynette Perry for … Read more

Letters to the Editor for June 3, 2019

Tax revenue from pot sales not worth the trouble This concerns the recent City Council … Read more

EDITORIAL: Fire, and the fragility of history

How quickly 129 years of history can be all but erased. In the case of … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 31, 2019

City should reconsider ban on marijuana dispensaries Been back in Baker City a week now. … Read more

COLUMN: Alert the Nobel committee: Doughnut cereal

The magicians who create breakfast cereals have been ignored for far too long by the … Read more

EDITORIAL: Misusing tax kicker

Getting “the most bang for your buck” is among the most common of clichés, yet … Read more

COLUMN: Smoke defies the season, and a family to admire

Smoke is quite an insubstantial thing, having little more substance than a cloud, yet it … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 22, 2019

Editorial missed point of speaker’s testimony on war On May 13 your paper published an … Read more

EDITORIAL: Softening the blow from the carbon bill

There are plenty of symbolic ways to describe Republican State Sen. Cliff Bentz’s campaign to … Read more

COLUMN: Pondering the demise of the great American car

The four-door sedan is being driven to extinction by a fleet of vehicular frauds. I … Read more

Letter to the Editor for May 17, 2019

Legislature shouldn’t censor citizens’ comments The editorial in the Monday, May 13 edition of the … Read more

GOP makes a bad deal

Republicans in the Oregon Senate gained something from their weeklong walkout that ended Monday when … Read more

Letters to the Editor for May 15, 2019

Upset about delay between assault and suspect’s arrest I’m embarrassed for the Baker City Police … Read more

When Salem’s right not to listen

Oregon legislators, when they’re considering a bill, have an obligation to listen to supporters and … Read more

COLUMN: Swallowing bugs and searching for witch boots

I recently swallowed two bugs in a three-day period and this rate of insectile ingestion, … Read more

Hunter doesn’t get a fair shot

Turns out that legally killing “exotic” animals in Africa — exotic only from an America-centric … Read more

COLUMN: Hunting photos and seriously funny headlines

The headlines made me laugh and I fixed them as the work of the brilliant … Read more

Saving a treasure of Baker’s history

The boxes that hold a significant part of Baker County’s and Baker City’s history have … Read more

COLUMN: Book explores 2016 Malheur Refuge takeover

I read the word “sagebrush” on the book cover and I was powerless against the … Read more

Letter to the Editor for April 26, 2019

Brown, Democrats stealing from Oregon taxpayers In the article on Page 3A of the April … Read more

COLUMN: Impressed, and exhausted, by Nevada’s peaks

Nevada is lousy with hills, but these aren’t the gently rolling hills that infest mediocre … Read more

Mueller report: Worth reading regardless of political spin

We have, it seems, reached the grim point in American partisan political history where a … Read more

Sensible ideas on schools

The Baker School Board and district officials recognize the reality — district voters won’t approve … Read more

Letter to the Editor for April 15, 2019

Boardman-to-Hemingway power line is far from a done deal Reading Jayson Jacoby’s recent “State moves … Read more

Humbled by meetings with America’s veterans

I recently read a fine new book about the Korean war and it occurred to … Read more

Letter to the Editor for April 12, 2019

Green New Deal is a start to addressing U.S. issues I see two pivotal issues … Read more

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