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October 31, 2014

For commissioner race, trust your instincts

by Darryl Swan
This election season has been particularly divisive. For several of the local races, notably the runoff for Position 2 seat on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, or the contested…
October 31, 2014

Letters

by Darryl Swan
Letters for the Oct. 31, 2014 issue Several questions for Henry Heimuller I am writing on behalf of the cattle confiscated by Columbia County and the Oregon Humane Society. Let me tell you what…
October 24, 2014

Gravel industry whisper campaign distracts from real election…

by Darryl Swan
A whisper campaign making the rounds, one that appears to stem from associates of Columbia County’s rock mining industry and Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller’s re-election campaign,…
October 24, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters from readers for the issue of Oct. 24, 2014 Half-truths in mining official’s commentary Mr. Bob Short brought up some interesting half-truths about the depletion fee increase proposed by…
October 17, 2014

Depletion tax increase would hurt the local economy

by Bob Short
Mr. Wayne Mayo has proposed a simple remedy for Columbia County government’s revenue shortage: a 400-plus percent increase in the depletion tax on aggregate. As is often the case when simplistic…
October 17, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters from readers for the Oct. 17, 2014 issue Easy ‘yes’ on Measure 88 Our “Yes” votes on Measure 88 are an easy decision. Measure 88 supports the bill passed by the Oregon State Legislature…
October 10, 2014

Columbia County and its public relations problems

by Darryl Swan
There are no small deeds when it comes to electoral politics in the run-up to a general election, especially when there are hotly contested issues and candidate races on the line. Columbia…
October 10, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for Oct. 10, 2014 GOP agenda targets Medicare, Social Security I write this letter urging all citizens, especially fellow retirees, to be sure to cast your votes before…
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October 03, 2014

The time for domestic violence prevention is now

by Naaman Cordova-Muenzberg
From the large numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses to the National Football League’s suspension of Ray Rice, it is difficult these days to escape media coverage about domestic and…
October 03, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 3 issue Rail and river are key for county jobs I am one of the 70 percent that travels out of the county every day for work. Local family-wage jobs are scarce…

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