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If this new bill passes, 4,700 river miles in Oregon will be included in the Wild and Scenic designation. It's considered a “remarkable achievement” by some, while others see a monster land gr…

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Science seems to be catching up with logic. The claims many “antiscience” physicians were making nearly a year ago are now being publicly accepted by the scientific community and media.

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I was heartened to see that 11 Republicans voted to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. Sadly, my Congressman, Cliff Bentz was not among them, hardly sur…

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Responding to John Kaufman: I marvel at the ability of one person to reach in such a short, concise manner new heights in hypocrisy, new lows in self-awareness and for good measure, some aweso…

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My brother and I would like to thank Officer Ryan Moorehead, of Elgin, (working out of La Grande), for his professional, courteous and timely response, when we were stranded on Tollgate at 4:3…

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Oh, lefties, lefties, lefties. What is it with this torrent of hatred on the editorial page, and especially in the letters to the editor column? Do you not know that your president, the old co…

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I consider myself incredibly lucky to have grown up in Wallowa County. I’ve always been different from many of the people I grew up around — I’m mixed-race with “liberal” political views and m…

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The man we elected to the U.S. House of Representatives had an important choice to make in his first week in office. The choice was to support democracy and freedom or to support fascism and anarchy.

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In order to be responsible land stewards here in Wallowa County, I think it is always worthwhile as a community for us to be aware of the impact our farming and land management practices have …

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I wish to write about something that most people know nothing about. This is not a conspiracy theory but is a reality. In fact, it is right above your very heads.

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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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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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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…

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I grew up in Wallowa County in the 1950s and ’60s reading the Chieftain. Now 50 years later, I’ve been amused at the opinions expressed on the upcoming presidential election. Many of you are t…

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Hunting in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands is a special experience, unlike most other hunts in the U.S., everything in the Owyhee is big. For those who are fortunate to draw tags in this part of E…

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I look forward to finding the Wallowa County Chieftain in my mailbox every Wednesday. It's great that our community newspaper celebrates our schools and community efforts while many small-town…