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Flags Lowered: LCpl. Ty L. Hart

Governor Kate Brown has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Lance Corporal Ty L. Hart on Saturday, Jan. 30,the date of his memorial service.

Another Voice: Rep. Mark Johnson looks to February session

On Feb. 1, the 2016 February session will officially begin. You may recall that annual sessions were approved by the voters in 2010 and the even-year sessions were limited to 35 days and intended to give the legislature an opportunity to make needed budget adjustments and to consider “minor” policy needs. Each legislator is limited to introducing just two bills, with just a little more than one week to pass your bills out of committee.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 27

‘Act of war’; Deadline near; Register to vote; more

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 23

Lessons; Running for office; more

Staying Power: Yes, let us ‘keep good people here’

Like two halves of a clamshell, the issues more and more form a whole: Tourism and affordable housing.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 20

‘Necessary step’; Adds voice; more

Tourism costs: ‘Studio’ is a welcome program, but keep in mind overall impacts

News comes this week that Hood River receives “most romantic” honors from OregonLive.

Trail Guides: Park buy illuminates the possible, so add lights and other features for waterfront accessibility

For starters, the name “Nichols Park” seems like the most likely name for what will become the city’s newest park.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 16

Listen to all; Use voice; more

Well Placed: Rescue effort receives, and deserves, much gratitude

A Crag Rats annual banquet is an opportunity for well-placed thanks and well-placed jests.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 13

Water ballot; ‘Original owners’; Get out of the grey; more

On the agenda

This week brings a variety of important agenda items with local elected bodies.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 9

Effective governing; Celebrate music; Bags needed; students write

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 6

Abe, honest!; ‘Earth Bags’ thanks; Don’t spOIL the Gorge; more

Editorial: Harney protest: Please, no ‘bad time’ at Malheur

News item: “The Harney County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a community meeting to discuss safety concerns and the disruptions caused by the behavior of those at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. … to address a wide range of community concerns and the steps being taken to ensure everyone’s safety. Media can attend, but Sheriff Dave Ward is only taking questions from Harney County community members.”