Waiting on the debates

Several weeks ago we had good reason to believe that Greg Walden, our 10-term congressman, … Read more

Wise to leave seat vacant

We agree with the Baker City Council’s recent decision to not appoint someone to replace … Read more

Sanctuary law repeal is sensible

We think Oregon voters should repeal the state’s 31-year-old “sanctuary” statute by approving Ballot Measure … Read more

Right choice on roosters

The common metaphor to describe an unnecessarily aggressive approach — using a sledgehammer to drive … Read more

Support the ‘free’ concerts

We understand that some people will complain about the price of tickets to any sort … Read more

The state punishes in secret

As befits the importance of teaching as a profession, Oregon has a public commission that … Read more

Study the tax bond

The Baker School Board has made official what for months has seemed all but assured … Read more

Want to help run our city?

The pay isn’t much but the sense of civic accomplishment can be great indeed. We’re … Read more

Wildfires aren’t all inevitable

Miners Jubilee weekend offered a brief, and relatively minor, respite to the heatwave that descended … Read more

Trump’s blunder

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

Working on the watershed

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

Thomas should step down

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

Drought persists despite downpour

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

Weigh in on school proposal

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

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

Bright day and dark memories

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

The PERS problem

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

Hearing veterans’ stories

May has marked what we hope is a trend in the community — scheduling special … Read more

Dealing with deer?

The Baker City Council is talking about deer. This is quite a different thing than … Read more

In pursuit of public safety

It was the sort of situation to make a police officer’s mouth go dry. A … Read more

Bracing for gun restriction

It’s not clear how much legal clout a Baker County voter-approved “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance” … Read more

Letters to the Editor for April 27, 2018

Bruce Nichols the best choice for Commission chairman I am writing this letter in support … Read more

Wind, sun, electricity

Anybody who’s passed more than a few years in Baker County knows this place has … Read more

Keeping Harvey — and Nichols

Baker County voters have an interesting decision to make over the next few weeks as … Read more

Biomass and Baker

We’re happy for Lakeview, a small town with economic challenges not so dissimilar from Baker … Read more

Beautify Baker: A great idea

We’re fans of Oregon’s Adopt-A-Highway program but we also recognize that trash is rather less … Read more

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