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The upheavals caused by the coronavirus, unprecedented in the memories of almost everyone alive today, could serve as the plot for a dystopian novel or film.

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We’re less than a week into one of the more noteworthy periods in American history, and although only the passage of time will allow us to reflect on the coronavirus crisis with true perspecti…

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We’re less than a week into one of the more noteworthy periods in American history, and although only the passage of time will allow us to reflect on the coronavirus crisis with true perspecti…

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Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, Senate President Peter Courtney and some other Democrats in the state Legislature are accusing Republicans of failing to do their jobs by leaving Salem to deny…

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Movie director Quentin Tarantino not only dissolved the mystique that has made Charles Manson such an icon for half a century, but the filmmaker showed the criminal and his murderous acolytes …

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In the cold calculus of politics, salmon, steelhead and orcas might have more electoral value, in some races, than Baker County voters have.

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It’s hardly surprising that some local ranchers are dissatisfied with Oregon’s wolf depredation compensation program.

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I recently bought an mp3 player and when I sat down with the user manual to try to figure out how to make it work the only two consecutive words that made sense to me in the entire document we…

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The Associated Press fact-checked President Trump’s State of the Union speech the day before he gave it. The newsgathering organization, of which the Herald is a member, didn’t have an advance…

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The trucks rolled into Salem Thursday morning, the vehicles representing people who have jobs and pay taxes that make possible all manner of government services.

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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…