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The guest column written by Stuart Liebowitz Feb. 8 on the affects of climate change needs to be republished, and republished and republished. Those CEO blockheads who are denying climate change so they can make more money need to be set straight. I feel for those middle-class people who are…

Editorial Cartoons

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It wasn’t long ago that our national boogieman changed from communism to terrorism. Since the 1970s, we have been taught what to recognize as a terrorist. I don’t have to describe this and I am sure it came as a surprise to many that there are terrorists that “look” like them. Domestic terro…

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We keep hearing how the Veterans Affairs is changing and how a veteran can go out to other medical facilities for care and the VA will pay for these services. Well I hate the be the bearer of bad tidings but, many places will not accept taking care of the Veteran because the VA takes so long…

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NEW YORK — Let’s not mumble or whisper about the central issue facing our country: What is this democratic nation to do when the man serving as president of the United States plainly has no business being president of the United States?

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  • From The (Medford) Mail Tribune
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Marijuana retailers are complaining that testing requirements for extracts imposed by the Oregon Health Authority are too strict, hurting sales and driving up prices. They may get some relief from lawmakers during this year’s legislative session, but they should get used to the kind of gover…

  • From The Washington Post
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The resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser offers President Trump an opportunity to right what has been a dysfunctional policymaking apparatus. Having previously been dismissed from a post at the Defense Intelligence Agency for erratic management, Mr. Flynn failed to prepa…

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My husband is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and we have been dealing with the VA Compensation and Appeals process for over 15 years. We watched our new VA Secretary Dr. Shulkin testify before the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs. We were shocked to learn that fixing the broken Vete…

  • Michael Gerson
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WASHINGTON — In mid-January, after the appearance of some embarrassing material or another (it is hard to keep track), President-elect Trump tweeted: “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

  • From The Bend Bulletin
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Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s secretary of state, wants the Legislature to make his office a nonpartisan one. There are good reasons for making the shift.

  • Robert Ehrlich
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I have a tough one for all of you with reasonable minds and conservative bents. The issue at hand is how to react to the seemingly unlimited iterations of protests and boycotts unleashed by the Left since life as they knew it changed during the early evening hours of Nov. 8.

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I write today to beg our officials to do the "right thing" for the people of Oregon. We need to repeal Obamacare.

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What is going on with our elected county officials? Unethical practices are being alleged whether they are closed door hearings, favoritism with friends who have become elected officials or other acts of corruption toward the workforce.

  • Steve Gorthy
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Warning: The subject matter in this column may not be appropriate for all ages of readers. Certain concepts may not have been explained to elders by readers under 12 years of age. Kids, screen your parents and grandparents as they scan this with their magnifying glasses to catch signs of hea…

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WASHINGTON — By now a few million Americans have met “Rick,” the aide-de-camp who carries the nuclear “football” for President Trump, and Richard DeAgazio, a Mar-a-Lago club member who posted a selfie of the two on his Facebook page.

  • From The Daily Astorian
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In an astoundingly ignorant and heavy-handed display of putting urban political correctness ahead of rural jobs, Gov. Kate Brown last week dictated that the citizen members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission reverse their January decision that gave commercial fishermen a minimally fa…

  • Susan Applegate
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My family has lived in Douglas County since the 1850s. Living here my whole life and listening to my family stories and history, I’ve come to see the logging industry as a boom and bust risky business, especially for the logger or mill worker. Over time it’s become obvious to me that the tim…

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In response to Mike Winters’ guest column from Feb. 1, Donald Trump is no leader. Holding a powerful position does not make one a leader. Leadership requires self-awareness, insight, drive and the ability to grasp others’ situations as well as listening thoughtfully to critics. Trump has non…

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The cult of ignorance has always been the cornerstone of the regressive movement in America. Cult members glorify willful ignorance, foment anti-intellectualism and see all liberal education as a subversive plot. Their elected representatives and popular leaders exemplify these beliefs and h…

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I spent over 30 years as a systems analyst for numerous businesses, not-for-profits and higher education. I spent my last 10 years of full employment working for a three-college community college district with more than 60,000 students and 20,000 military students. The college I worked for w…

  • John McDonald Vets Viewpoint
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On March 1, the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade Committee will begin planning for the 2017 Veterans Day Parade. The annual event is one of two major parades in Douglas County; the other being the Reedsport Memorial Weekend Parade, which is also in the planning stages. These parades bring …

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After reading Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice’s response to a very well-written opinion piece published in The News-Review on Jan. 10, “Spotted Owls are not to blame,” by wildlife biologist Janice Reid, I felt concerned about the discouragement of public input on matters that are ver…

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