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Leaders from the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Island City, the epicenter for Oregon’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak, have declined to respond to multiple media requests for interviews, includi…

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Baker County officials don’t have a timeline in their effort to persuade Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to further ease restrictions on local businesses and events during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The proclamation that Baker City Mayor Loran Joseph read during the City Council’s Tuesday meeting, and that he and the six other councilors approved, was a well-crafted and welcome statement …

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We have as a country identified a problem — police brutality, and in particular the mistreatment, and too often the killing, of black Americans.

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The Bill of Rights has been on prominent display recently in America and we’re reminded yet again of the elegance of that enduring document, the great wisdom that went into its creation and th…

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Government officials, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, have said they don’t believe society can return to something approaching normal until a vaccine is widely available for the coronavirus.

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The gradual reopening of Oregon’s economy has also included, to a limited extent, outdoor recreation, as both state and federal agencies have opened some parks, boat launches, trailheads, day-…

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Diners at some Baker City restaurants sipped coffee, dug into omelets and poured syrup over their pancakes Friday morning. Others finally got their shaggy locks trimmed.

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Oregon state government hasn’t suffered the economic devastation that has plagued private sector businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but the state’s budget is hardly immune to the effe…

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More than 550 Baker County residents have filed for unemployment benefits since March 15 — about 10% of the county’s nonfarm workforce. Given that nearly 60% of county residents live in Baker …

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Baker County officials have struck a reasonable balance in pursuing a vitally important goal — removing the shackles that have stifled the local economy, but without opening the floodgates to …

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Oregon lawmakers passed on a chance to help ailing rural hospitals on Thursday, including Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. The Legislature’s 20-member Joint Emergency Board needs …

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The coronavirus pandemic has created two new fans of one of the great characters in big screen history — Sheriff Buford T. Justice.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is considering easing some of the restrictions in her March 17 executive order, at least in rural counties. Officials in Baker County and other counties that have had no…

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The discussion among government officials has shifted this week from a focus on how much we should restrict society to combat the coronavirus, to how we can start resuming something resembling…