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Local veterans get a warm reception from Quilts of Valor
29 quilters helped create quilts in appreciation of vets’ service.
Schedule of Memorial Day events
For the Record: Week of May 16-22
Public Meetings


Cubs’ season ends with state tournament loss at Rainier
Cubs eliminated in first round of the 3A state playoffs.
Roundup: Cubs slide into state bracket
Tee Time: Bomber’s Tournament was a blast
TrackTown Youth League meet coming to La Grande


Schools calendar
A schedule of local high school graduation ceremonies and final school days.
Entertainment Calendar
Community Calendar
Out of the Past: C. R. Montgomery wild animal circus comes to town


Political Philosophy: Regarding those presidential race predictions ...

Readers who missed my columns in December and January, or who suffer from amnesia, need proceed...

Bird Watching: The well-traveled house finch
Main Street: The most radical thing you can do


Guest column: Don’t let the need for health insurance stop you from leaving

Domestic violence is found across all socioeconomic groups — in fact, more than one in...

Guest column: New site needed for transitional housing project
Editorial Cartoon
Editorial: Crash the party by welcoming more voters

Capital Bureau

Lobbying, campaign contributions give interests clout
The combination of spending on lobbying and campaign contributions is common practice for many...
As spending on lobbying increases, transparency remains murky
Oregon renews wildfire insurance policy
Senate confirms Oregon’s first resiliency officer


OBITUARY: Mina Betts

Mina Grandahl Brown Betts was born Feb. 11, 1922 in Mobridge, S.D., to Amund and May...

Service: Marcella Britton
OBITUARY: Etta Conner
OBITUARY: Margaret T. Heuston

Special Sections

The Styrofoam home: Lostine couple took unique path to dream home
Styrofoam may sound like an iffy proposition for building a home, but Roger and Sharon Weihoff say...
Succulents a favorite for dramatic looks and ease of care
Out of the Past: More than 200 rainbow trout confiscated; American Legion post organized in Joseph
Out of the Past: Celebrating 100 years of power laundry; Young beer burglars in Joseph