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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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SALEM – Following the announcement Thursday, March 26 by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) that it will close all recreational fisheries in the state of Washington, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that it will also close recreational salmon and steelh…

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Who knew Tom Brady was such a philanthropist?Tuesday morning, in the wake of quarantining and mass closures, came the news of a 42-year-old quarterback who is going to take his ball and play somewhere else.Thanks go to the NFL, and Newport Police Department, for providing us some needed dist…

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I had learned that you should always shout louder than your aggressor.” — From “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” by Iranian emigre Marjane Satrapi.

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Letters to the Editor submissions were down all around in 2019. We received 639 letters from 379 writers this year. Contrast that to 2018, when the News received 865 letters by 476 different writers — that’s 226 fewer letters and 97 fewer writers this year.

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Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.’ — Eric Sevareid

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Probably for the last time, I am marking the year by writing a letter a day.I am just a month away from completing the 365-letter goal. Generally at the end of my day I will sit down and, usually, handwrite a letter to a friend.Sometimes I type, but perhaps for the last time; more on that in…

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Public debate can get messy, and sometimes it cleans itself up.An example of this was good to see Aug. 12 outside City Hall.City council had heard testimony that night from both sides of the Lot 700-Morrison park rezone debate, and some of those folks continued their argument outside City Ha…

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient and longtime Bend resident, Robert (Bob) Maxwell, who died on May 11.

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at all public institutions from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. Flags should be raised to full-staff from noon to sunset.

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Gov. Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15 in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Oregon Secretary of State Norma Paulus, who died on February 28. Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 27, the date of Secretary Paulus’ …

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Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Washington state’s Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, who died on April 14 after being shot on duty while responding to a call April 13.

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This year brings the 50th anniversary of a historic event. As July 2019 approaches, we’re asking readers to think about answering one or all of three basic questions about the moon visits and space exploration...

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