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Millions of Americans now working and learning at home, and spending more time online. The internet offers many opportunities for communication, exploration and collaboration, but in many homes it brings with it an unseen problem: exposure to radio-frequency microwave radiation that is emitt…

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This is in response to the recent article in The News-Review reporting the Center for Disease Control considers Douglas County as one of four least-prepared counties in the nation to provide medical care during a national emergency.

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The cloth masks being produced by our community members, while a beautiful, kindhearted gesture, are very dangerous. There is no way that two layers of cotton is going to stop this deadly virus from spreading.

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I am so impressed. After 2½ weeks of living off my larder, it was time to venture out to the grocery store. I feared what I would find. I expected bare shelves and skyrocketing prices. Yes, there were some gaps on the shelves, but I was pleasantly surprised to find pretty much everything I w…

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Breathe ... slowly, calmly. Be kind to yourself and those you are with. Close contact for a long period of time can sometimes be challenging, but if you are ever going to be extra kind to each other, this is the time.

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Being that the federal government has shown compassion during this national emergency by issuing a 90-day reprieve on filing taxes, I believe all financial institutions should follow suit. I understand the calamity that may incur. Bank tellers, stock brokers, sales staff, cooks and other idl…

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In light of the news about novel coronavirus and “stay home” orders, we should take time to think about and thank those who can’t stay home because they make life possible for the rest of us. A big thank you (in no particular order) to:

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Do you like the rescue package (coronavirus bill)? The Democrats love it too, because they want to add the following: 'Help' for Planned Parenthood (even tried to change PP's status to small business; give unions more power and, of course, higher fuel emissions in the form of expanded wind a…

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I have lived in this area for over 50 years, during that time I have seen the citizens of this city go through many bad times. And I have always been proud of how we helped each other out during those times.

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I usually do not get involved with Douglas Electric Board elections, but I do think think that this local election has greater relevance than usual. The challenges to energy production and delivery are growing and, along with them, potential opportunities for innovation with a look to sustai…

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I have been out of Oregon for 50 years or so and when I came back, places that I had known had become, like the Rust Belt, a shamble of destitution, bigotry, ignorance and lies. Other places, mainly the urban counties and Deschutes, had become more livable and culturally alive.

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What kind of monsters frighten children with tales of apocalyptic climatic doom? Obviously green monsters — not the enviro-greens, they are nothing more than useful idiots, but money greens. This is a play for power and control.

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I drove into town on Old 99 yesterday. There it was, the slowest, longest and most annoying train on its way into town. As much as I accelerated to cross the tracks onto Harvard, I thought someone would get in the way. What a pain.

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I became very ill and went to the emergency room for treatment for an illness — which was diagnosed as a bronchial infection close to pneumonia, not coronavirus. They prescribed medicine for me and told me to go home and go to bed right away.

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One day recently, grocery shopping on Stephens Street was interrupted. A senior citizen had been claiming the recent COVID-19 hysteria was created by the Democratic National Committee, coupled with liberal news.

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"Douglas County officials said they will not be releasing any information regarding the (coronavirus-inflicted) person’s age, gender or where they live,” according to KEZI news. “If that information is released, officials said the person is more at risk for harassment, especially because Dou…

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I agree with Congressman Dallas Heard that voting for more conservative lawmakers makes more sense than joining Idaho. Get people in there who really represent our whole state. If you are making minimum wage here, which I understand is $11.50 per hour, Idaho is $7.50. Have you thought about …

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In yet another public display of his absurdly outrageous ego, President Trump has now declared that because he knows "so much" about medicine and about the coronavirus in particular, he would have made a "great" doctor instead of just a "great" president.

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For years, there has been a debate about climate change. The scientists who specialize in this field have been doubted by one political party for years. I remember they used the excuse that they were not scientists, so they did not know if it was a problem.

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Veterans need to think twice about the Greater Idaho idea. Idaho only gives state benefits to 100% disabled veterans, and anyone with a 10-90% disability is not entitled to any state benefits. This would include veterans disability plates and property tax discounts we get in Oregon.

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Idaho has a 6% statewide sales tax and Idaho cities can impose another 3% on top of that. The Move-Oregon's-Border-for-a-Greater-Idaho movement is just another attempt by elected swamp-dwellers to increase our taxes. We're not that stupid.

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This cap and trade issue is so ridiculous I can only think of a little parable to explain it: If the fly on the back of an elephant could control the direction of the animal, then Oregon should try to control the direction of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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In 1975, Congress enacted the Earned Income Tax Credit and provided the U.S. with one of the most effective and efficient tools to combat poverty. Since its passage, the credit has been expanded numerous times, most notably with the tax overhaul of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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A recent editorial headline in The News-Review suggested that the governor of Idaho knew what citizens of eastern and southwestern Oregon wanted in regards to that area of the state becoming part of Idaho. Well, that governor never checked with me, and if he had he would find out that I don'…