EDITORIAL: Public records loophole

A Clackamas County judge has opened a gaping loophole in Oregon’s Public Records Law, and … Read more

EDITORIAL: Sweet deal for state workers

Did your income stagnate, or rise only slightly, in the years after the major recession … Read more

EDITORIAL: Baker’s summer bounty

First the bicyclists pedaled through. They were followed by fireworks and bronc riders and barrel … Read more

EDITORIAL: Ambulance concerns

Baker County Commissioners have an obligation to try to ensure their constituents who live outside … Read more

EDITORIAL: Fast work on motel problems

We don’t know the person’s name, but he or she deserves a hearty thank you. … Read more

EDITORIAL: GOP is in the right

If ever you lamented the occasional lawmaking logjams that the two-party system helps to pile … Read more

EDITORIAL: A victory for our free speech rights

Brian Addison has settled his lawsuit against Baker City and former Police Chief Wyn Lohner, … Read more

EDITORIAL: Public records law’s major flaw

A major flaw in Oregon’s Public Records Law is that it allows public agencies to … Read more

EDITORIAL: Symbolism in Salem

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

EDITORIAL: Fire, and the fragility of history

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

EDITORIAL: Misusing tax kicker

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

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

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

Hunter doesn’t get a fair shot

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

Lawsuit to be settled

A lawsuit filed in 2015 by a former journalist against Baker City and its police … 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

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

Highest standards for youth coaches

With the benefit of hindsight, the Baker School District’s decision to retain Warren Wilson as … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 3, 2019

Herald should use caution in selecting outside materials I am responding to the editorial “Trump … Read more

Voters should decide on executions

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber didn’t always respect voters’ opinions regarding the imposition of the … Read more

Students make us all proud

What a winter it was for Baker High School students. State records were broken. Trophies … Read more

Let’s keep the lead in contest for playground

Baker City is in a three-way race, and about halfway through we’re pretty far out … Read more

When a tax cut is tax ‘entrapment’

Politics is a strange endeavor, and rarely has it been stranger than during the era … Read more

Speak up on carbon limits bill

Global climate change is a real problem, and a serious problem, but Oregonians can’t solve … Read more

End non-medical exemption to vaccines

Vaccinology is a hard science, a medical miracle that has all but eradicated a host … Read more

Ambition vs. reality

You know a member of Congress has gotten a tad too ambitious when a spokesman … Read more

Be cautious, Baker County

It’s reasonable for Baker County commissioners to strive to ensure the public can drive on … Read more

Public meetings problems

January was a poor month for Baker City and Baker County government when it comes … Read more

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