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Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the mo…

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I read with interest the Democrat comments about holding on to their "power" after the last election and the disappointment expressed that they still aren't able to muster a quorum to overcome…

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A week ago, I was exposed to COVID-19. It was my grandson, who had been in Portland with his mother and two younger brothers. Someone had brought COVID to their house. But he was then quaranti…

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As an election draws to a close, the time for healing starts. Joe said so in his acceptance speech, when he promised to be your president regardless of who you voted for. He also asked for you…

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This Veterans Day across the nation, for the first time since the holiday was conceived in November 1919, there will be no large ceremonies in big cities and small towns in observance to prope…

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The United States of America is a nation founded not on the basis of geography, race or religion, but rather on the radical idea that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalien…

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A pet peeve among journalists is when people ask, “Why isn’t the media covering this?” about a topic that every major media outlet in the country has, indeed, covered with multiple articles.

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During my years as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, I had the privilege of working with and supporting the efforts of phenomenally innovative and successful farmers …

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I have a couple of political issues I would like to address. The first is 32-003. I personally think the commissioners have more important issues to spend their time on than promoting moving t…

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It is a tough time to be in the newspaper industry. We have been subscribers to the Chieftain and The Observer for years. It’s quite easy to see that the two are becoming more and more integrated.

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My name is Bryce Yanke, and I am a sixth-grade student in Mr. Dakota Hull’s classroom. I am going to inform you about the bond our school is hoping to pass. This bond will install many importa…

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The city of Joseph is lucky to have two good candidates for mayor. However, my wife and I, owners of two shops in Joseph for nearly 30 years, are supporting Teresa Sajonia for the following reasons:

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Vietnam Navy veteran Michael McLain believes the current president has a “record of working for and helping veterans" (Trump, a man with a record of working for and helping veterans, Oct. 7, 2…