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Voice of the Chieftain: Brickbats have replaced bright ideas
Voice of the Chieftain: Brickbats have replaced bright ideas

Those of us of sound mind found last week’s shooting at a gathering of politicians at a ball field outside Washington, D.C., unacceptable.

No matter what your political party or persuasion, killing people over it is inexcusable and not...

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LETTER: When a lie becomes reality

A free society must function on trust. Religion attempts to build trust and trustworthiness. But with today’s lying to gain advantage, integrity is suffering.

Adolf Hitler said, “The great masses of people ... will more easily...

LETTER: Library one of county’s treasurers

Wallowa County is full of treasures. Many are obvious –– majestic mountains, beautiful productive valleys, the lake, historic buildings and friendly people.

There is one treasure that is no so obvious. In fact, it is almost hidden...

‘Compromise’ should not be a dirty word
‘Compromise’ should not be a dirty word

You don’t to look far to find evidence that we have lost out ability to compromise. Whether it’s the Joseph City Council or the U.S. House of Representatives, finding common ground has become uncommonly uncommon.

What we have...

In Salem, both parties found way to support pay equity

Oregon is setting a national example for ensuring that employees are paid equally for performing equal work.

In doing so, Oregon also has shown how Democrats and Republicans can work together. And it happened because of the 2017...

LETTER: Unplug plan to sell transmission grid

Hidden in the budget proposed by the Trump administration is the sale of the Northwest transmission grid owned and operated by the Bonneville Power Administration. This is a terrible idea for the following reasons:

• Northwest ratepayers,...

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Editorial: You are the ‘u’ in public budget process

One of the popular catch phrases that arose out of Watergate in the ‘70s was “follow the money.” Back then, it generally...

You are the ‘u’ in public budget process

One of the popular catch phrases that arose out of Watergate in the ‘70s was “follow the money.” Back then, it generally...

‘Compromise’ should not be a dirty word
In Salem, both parties found way to support pay equity

Letters to the Editor

LETTER: When a lie becomes reality

A free society must function on trust. Religion attempts to build trust and trustworthiness. But with today’s lying to gain advantage,...

LETTER: Library one of county’s treasurers

Wallowa County is full of treasures. Many are obvious –– majestic mountains, beautiful productive valleys, the lake, historic...

LETTER: Unplug plan to sell transmission grid