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Above all else, water should be trusted to sustain us and give us health, but this is not the case for us. Not anymore. In the latest print edition of the Hermiston Herald, we covered problems…

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Local author Ronald E. Ingle wrote “Oasis in the Desert: The Story of Hermiston from Sagebrush to City.” In the early chapters he established that the city of Hermiston, Oregon, shared its nam…

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I’ve recently been forced to use my non-dominant hand for everyday tasks. I have minimal skills with being ambidextrous, however, after having surgery on my right hand/elbow, I have learned a …

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Stories shape our world, and the stories coming from Ukraine have been so overwhelming that we want to shrink from the horror of this war. A recent Guardian headline, “Books Against Bombs: how…

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Spring is fast approaching, and most everyone loves the newness of what comes with spring. Leaves on trees start appearing. New plants start popping up and growing. Spring is a great time to a…

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Now that we again have a drought in south-central Oregon and the southwest United States, it seems like it is time to seriously think of long-term solutions. One of these could be pumping wate…

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Before even the first gavel dropped on the 2022 legislative session, I knew that one of the most consequential bills of my legislative career would be considered.

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Winter weather can be very inconvenient. The intrusion of cold air, coupled with either fog or low clouds, makes for dreary outdoor weather, which isn’t optimal for being outside.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will well be underway at the time this column is published. Millions of future Olympic hopefuls throughout the world are watching as their favorite Olympian…

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Do you have a bucket list? If not, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have one? Don’t we all have dreams of places we would like to go and things we would like to do before we “kick the bucket?” Li…

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Imagine living a society where only those with certain birthrights make decisions for the rest of us. Your taxes, criminal justice policy, land use actions, decisions about your children’s edu…

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School teachers like to see their students alert, attentive and engaged, so when some of the students start to get drowsy, the teacher (hopefully) knows that it’s not due to a boring lesson or…

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When it comes to precipitation in the winter, the most common and familiar type is snow. However, many may have experienced sleet or freezing rain. What exactly is the difference between all t…

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Growing up, I had never given the Beatles much thought. Like all good children being raised in corporate America, I had a tangential knowledge by way of advertisements. Nike and “Revolution.” …

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Tradition: The way we pass customs or beliefs to each other, from one generation to the next, to secure the continued practice or shared value persists.

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When I moved to Hermiston in the early 1990s, the most recent census had the town’s population as 10,366. Thirty years later in April 2020, the census counted 19,354 people in town, and 20 mon…

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In “Rocky IV,” Rocky Balboa looked upon his future opponent, the U.S.S.R.’s Ivan Drago, and thought of him as a machine. Though the Soviet powerhouse would later prove himself to be a mere mor…

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Blaine Harden’s book “Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West” is dedicated to “The Tribes of the Columbia Plateau,” but it tells a s…

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Like many families in our area, we just wrapped up the annual ritual of the fall youth soccer season. It’s a mix of growth opportunity, spectator entertainment, and community building.

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