Thank goodness the Herald hasn't chosen to compete with the Denver Post by hiring a Dope Editor. Can you imagine awards for Most Strung Out or Most Words Written Without a Period? How about missing a deadline because "I used my article to roll a doobie," or an insightful interview that starts "Hey dude, wazzup?"
Not to worry; I'm quite certain that one of our great Oregon newspapers will select a doper as publisher as soon as the state passes our own dope law.
MIKE MEHREN, Hermiston