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With 30+ years of diverse law enforcement experience, a staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms, and an outstanding reputation for taking charge of, and resolving an…

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Being in a food industry myself, I probably see and read many more articles on food products than most of those living in urban areas reading city newspapers. After reading the article in The …

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Eat vegetables, exercise often and sleep well. If our bodies are complex machines, then these goals have served as the foundations of the owner’s manual for decades. Yet, as we continue to lea…

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Because my family didn’t have television on the farm for most of my growing up years, it was a special treat to watch TV when I would stay with my grandparents in Walla Walla, Wash., during th…

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The Lostine River is volatile for fire in times of heavy rain only. Lightening bolts shoot out at these times, but as a matter of history of the area, the heavy rains put out fires. It is my o…

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The “we know what’s best for you” elitist attitude of the Democrat supermajority in Salem has grown even more prevalent since the 2019 session when I helped lead the Senate walkout over cap an…

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This year marks 100 since women got the vote across the United States, and we’ve been doing some research at the Josephy Center in preparation for our March Women’s show. We plan to honor wome…

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A county commissioner in eastern Oregon wants a study of each “ecological and economic part of the state” before considering the “cap-and-trade” bill. Can you imagine the length of time it wou…

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United States has been involved in a deadly conflict for years. Many Americans both military and civilian have lost their lives in this conflict. Intelligence agencies know who the bad guys ar…

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Dear Editor- In the Chieftain of Feb 5, 2020 you published an article authored by a Jake Ellison, who claims an address or to be representing or is somehow affiliated with the University of Wa…

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When you are 136 years old, sometimes it’s hard to adapt to newfangled ways. The Chieftain published its first issue in 1884. A Jan. 7 1898 issue, yellowed, fragile and faded, is the oldest ed…

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‘When we have poor air quality we see more patients in the ER and in clinic with respiratory complaints, especially those with underlying lung diseases like COPD and asthma.” Dr. Geoff Maly, W…

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The recycling center in Enterprise isn’t closed, but its function seems significantly diminished. We can still take our cardboard there. And plastic with sufficiently low numbers stamped into …

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Despite emerging clues about the cause of vape-related illness and deaths, the cold fact remains: Breathing anything other than clean air into your lungs is harmful. Yet two of the substances …

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Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a good time, spent New Year’s Eve with friends and family and good food. Thought I would share just a few of the things that I’ve been keeping an eye o…

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2019 proved to be an exciting year for the upstream irrigators in Wallowa County. After operating as an irrigation district for a couple of years, we were granted an incredible opportunity fro…

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For this month’s column, I want to write about a person that means a lot to this community as well as the kids in it. Previously, I’ve written about students from my high school.

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When “All in the Family” hit the TV screens in 1971, the war in Vietnam was raging, cities from Washington, D.C. to Detroit were charred from riots in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassin…

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It’s been a rough week. The fire in Joseph Charter School’s gym has upended a school year, challenged Joseph’s winning sports teams in ways they never anticipated, and in the end, seems to be …

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About 80 percent of the East Moraine will remain undeveloped now that Wallowa County has taken ownership of the 1800-acre Yanke property.

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The new year and the new decade have brought us many new challenges. Some of them, including possible war with Iran or at the least, continuing turmoil in the Middle East are alarming. Others,…

I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions or annual predictions. Instead, in the interest of stirring the political pot, I offer five possibly provocative proposals for education in Oregon.

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I respectfully submit a rebuttal to Mr. Bunn’s letter of December 25, 2019 . If we consider the great things Mr. Trump claims to have accomplished during his administration, we should also con…

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It’s 2020. The Christmas season, a time for wishes and presents is past. New Year's is the time for resolutions, for looking forward with 2020 vision and making ourselves and Wallowa County an…

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I just spent the day decorating cookies with a bunch of kids at the VFW Post. Reminded me of holidays from years gone past. A day spent making a mess with cookies, rice crispy treats, and just…

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What is in a name? Much. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 NKJV This name given …