The Baker City Council made the right choice Tuesday, Feb. 23, in deciding not to withdraw from its 2006 agreement with Baker County under which the county administers the local lodging tax.
I learned at least one thing from the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump.
Quiet zone, school bond will improve our community
It’s gratifying to see students from Baker High School and Baker Middle School playing sports again.
The email’s subject line had the intended effect of causing my eyes to pause as they slid down the list of new messages in my inbox.
House Bill 2485 in the Oregon Legislature sounds like something a newspaper would endorse.
Councilor was wrong to cite ‘emotion’ in board choice
City shouldn’t spend money on train quiet zone
It might be the first time the Baker Bulldog football team used sledding as a workout.
Mayor made right decision on golf board member
Whitney and Shannon Black, a Baker City couple who own a fuel distributing business, have prompted a worthwhile conversation at City Hall, and in the community, about how pandemic restrictions…
The saying that politics makes for strange bedfellows is a tidy aphorism, but I’m not sure it covers a situation as peculiar as Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi sharing a section of squishy pillowtop.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) needs to acquire a list of prisons in the state.
Be selective in the sources of information you read
Don’t like the political system? Try to change it
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finally fixed a glitch in its COVID-19 testing data, and the correction should come in time to significantly ease the restrictions on businesses and other act…
Probably you’ve been so focused on the pandemic that the sausage scourge has escaped your attention.
Baker County has been winning the battle against COVID-19 for almost past two weeks.
We went for a walk along the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway the afternoon of the Sunday before Christmas, and we had an encounter with a couple of river otters.
America needs dialogue rather than destruction
Oregon is renowned for doggedly refusing to defer to trends that most states embrace, and in matters such as self-serve refueling and sales taxes, the state’s independence is defensible, and t…
At the risk of sounding hopelessly naive, I find it depressing just how much we depend on social media to communicate.
President Joe Biden spoke repeatedly of unity during his inaugural address on Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown should give counties flexibility in how they administer COVID-19 vaccines.
I support our new Congressman, Cliff Bentz
I was feeling melancholy the other day until I learned that I could buy a brand new, factory-warrantied pickup truck that makes 702 horsepower and can go from a standstill to 60 mph faster tha…
Oregon’s sluggish effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine doses it has received hit a snag on Friday. The governor said on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that starting Jan. 23, people 65 and older, along…
GOP: stay off Trumpoline
Oregon’s COVID-19 restrictions are not working for Baker County.
Political system doesn’t reflect local interests, values
How did Trump fail us? Let us count the many ways
It wasn’t a coup.
America needs a nickname for the cretins who busted into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and insulted our country in a way that the burning of a thousand flags would not.
Government is threatened by 2020 election fraud
Oregon has been more efficient at restricting businesses and denying students the best education possible during the COVID-19 pandemic than it has so far proved to be at inoculating residents …
Proof lacking of Trump’s claims for election fraud
America, mired in an endless exchange of angry diatribes aided greatly by the ubiquity of social media, needs to revert to a simpler, more organic form of communication.
In the end, Oregon officials got it right.
Americans at least deserve to have a fair election
I’d been asking for 2020.
By Suzanne Fouty
The warm front, slinking in like a soulless thief, was, I fear, inevitable.
Trump’s unconscionable use of federal death penalty
I watched the Grinch carve a slice off the roast beast and slide the plate over to Cindy Lou Who, and my throat suddenly felt slightly constricted, and my eyes warm with moisture.
Beyond the Trump era
Trees might be leafing out by the time most of us get to decide whether to roll up a sleeve and have a needle pierce our skin and deliver a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Herald asked Gov. Kate Brown’s office recently to explain why, during Oregon’s current risk level system for COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants and bars are prohibited from having indoor d…
There is the sort of historical site with paved paths and informative signs and generous parking lots, and there is the sort of historical site where you might end up needing a tetanus shot.
Baker School District students will start their Christmas vacation on Dec. 18.
I nudged the carton of eggnog aside to get at a can of soda in the refrigerator and it occurred to me, rather jarringly, how misplaced that carton was.
At least we won’t shiver.
Premature references to ‘president-elect’ Biden
Now the swamp really has been drained
The roll of toilet paper looked as out of place as a bull elk in a library.
Every year is unique, but 2020 didn’t need to try quite so hard to be different.
Let’s work together to make progress on our problems