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It is hard to choose what our favorite time of year is, especially in our county. Community events dot every season. Some, such as Graffiti weekend, the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and Riddle’s Sawdust Jubilee, have already concluded. All of these experiences help form a bond in our communi…

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When protesters first gathered at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office six weeks ago, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler rushed to take a stand. Channeling the disgust that many felt about President Trump’s inhumane policy of separating families entering the country illegally, Wheeler anno…

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Remember that time you heard about ‘the Big One’ — the mega earthquake that is predicted to ruin the West and send deadly swells stampeding across the Pacific — and did nothing?

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As contradictory as it may seem, gun-control advocates should breathe a sigh of relief that a proposed ballot measure to outlaw assault weapons in Oregon won’t go before voters in November.

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The news last week was heartbreaking on a number of levels: Special Olympics Oregon announced that, because of financial troubles, it was canceling the statewide summer games it had planned to hold next month in Corvallis.

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The United States has two kinds of elections officials. One kind worries that the wrong people might vote. The other kind believes it’s their responsibility to ensure that every qualified voter can exercise the franchise. Oregon, thankfully, has a chief elections officer of the second type.