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With the wildfires that have ravaged the state of California, tragedy struck our little county as The Homestead restaurant early Saturday morning caught fire. I was on my way to Monroe for the Honker football game and still trying to wake up and not fall asleep (no I wasn’t driving) when we …

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It’s no secret that the upcoming elections in Lake County are shaping up to be a big one. With two positions changing hands at the Lake County Commissioner level, we also have the potential for change on the Town Council. Longtime councilman Mike Warren is seeking re-election, but Councilwom…

With sports in full swing, with pro and college football and the MLB post season being the prominent focus, it’s an exciting time to be a sports team. In the NCAA, a lot of conference races begin to heat up and the good teams begin to separate themselves from the pack. In the NFL, same thing…

A trade war with China could be hazardous to both of our economies.  We should offer to end the tariffs on the condition that China allow freedom of religion.

Back during the Carter Administration, an effort was started to “consolidate” Interior and Agriculture, BLM and National Park Service, with Forest Service, management. The effort was rejected when the differences in agency duties were recognized.

It has recently become public that Sharon Forster, the Lake county District Attorney, is recusing or disqualifying the Honorable Robert F. Nichols, Jr. in all criminal cases in Lake County. Initially, the recusals were limited at all criminal cases handled by Judge Nichols where I was defens…

I have a few questions that I’d like to hear Jamie McLeod Skinner answer. First, you and your wife registered to vote in the 2nd Congressional District in 2017. Do you really think you can pass off as an east Oregonian? Second, your only residence in the 2nd Congressional District is owned b…

I was born in Lakeview, and still have extended family living there. I have great memories of visiting Lakeview for Labor Day Fair and Roundup weekends, as a child. For the past forty years, I have brought my family, to also enjoy the traditional activities, and until this year’s Roundup, we…