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The controversy over Verizon Wireless’ application to build a 70-foot cell tower in north Baker City has spurred interest among some residents in a topic that generally draws scant attention: zoning.

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Whatever you think about Verizon’s proposal to build a 70-foot cell tower in North Baker City, you should be troubled by one claim in the appeal the company filed after the Baker City Planning…

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The Oregonian, Oregon’s largest newspaper, announced this week that as of Jan. 2 its website, OregonLive, will stop accepting and posting reader comments.

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Baker High School’s football team shouldn’t have to drive most of the way to the Pacific Ocean to play a nonleague game.

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On Nov. 5, 1994, I guided my slightly decrepit but always dogged International Scout II through the drifts of an early blizzard, at the risk of getting mired and possibly having to set the sea…

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Bipartisanship seems to be more of a concept than a reality these days in Washington, D.C., the lopsided party-line votes on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump bein…

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Some pundits have reacted with concern, and others with glee, at the video that seems to show the leaders of France, the U.K. and Canada laughing at President Donald Trump at a meeting earlier…

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Baker City Manager Fred Warner’s proposal to transfer operation of the city-owned Quail Ridge Golf Course to the nonprofit corporation that runs Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, an idea endorsed…

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Karen Spencer, coordinator of the Baker County Parks Department, had ample reason to recently describe the department’s financial situation as “not sustainable.”

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The Forest Service is having another go at writing new long-term management plans for the three national forests in the Blue Mountains and this time, officials hope, things will be different.

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A cold wind will likely be blowing Thursday, but there is no reason why anyone in Baker County should not sit down to a steaming hot Thanksgiving meal among pleasant company.

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An email that prominently features the words “food” and “tester” and “free” is as irresistible to me as the film “Point Break,” the chorus of Duran Duran’s “Rio,” and Oreo cookie filling.

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We don’t yet know whether the Baker City Council will commit public dollars to establishing a Quiet Zone in town, meaning freight trains would no longer sound their whistles as they approach s…

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A series of public meetings that will be scheduled later this year could have significant effects on public safety in Baker City and Baker County, and everyone should consider attending one.

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Greg Walden has effectively advocated for the beliefs of a majority of his constituents during his nearly 21 years representing Baker County and the rest of the 2nd Congressional District, whi…

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No responsible gun owner would object to the basic premise that guns should be stored in a way designed to ensure that nobody who shouldn’t have access to the guns will have.

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The Baker School Board and its school improvement committee obviously learned something last November when voters defeated, by a wide margin, a $48 million property tax bond measure to build a…

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Enough time has passed — 22 years — since the last Amtrak passenger train rolled to a stop in Baker City that some people likely have only a hazy memory, if any at all, of seeing the train par…