Opinion

Guest Opinions

Columbia River Treaty negotiations topic of forum

Dam takedown at its roots, the Columbia River Treaty sets the base for how the system is managed from water flow to fishing. This treaty is an international agreement between the United States (U.S.) and Canada affecting the Columbia River Basin to reduce downstream flooding and increase power generation. It was implemented in 1964 and extends for 60 years until 2024.

Guest Opinions

Is vanity the root of all evil?

Recently a reader accused me of being vain. So I wondered if he were right and, if so, did that make me a sinner of demonic proportions? For, after all, it is said that vanity is the root of all evil.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: How could this happen?

An Oregon jury recently acquitted seven anti-government activists of the heavily armed seizure of public lands and destruction of public property at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This so-called sagebrush rebellion was led by two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has overgrazed public land and not paid his grazing fees for years.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanksgiving editorial omitted reference to faith

Your Thanksgiving editorial, which gave a history lesson on the origin and significance of the national holiday, was bereft of any reference to faith or to the words of President Abraham Lincoln, who in 1863 proclaimed the day for the singular purpose of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump demonstrates lack of sensitivity and respect

Most Americans are fed up with partisan politics from both parties and tea party obstructionism, both of which have occurred at taxpayer expense. The result of this voter frustration is President-elect Donald Trump, who has demonstrated a lack of sensitivity and a lack of respect for just about everyone unless they are white, male and Christian.

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