U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, called for comprehensive action to reduce carbon emissions and for stronger investments in clean energy following the release of the second volume of the Fourt…

In October Mike Paul, the county’s Director of Public Health, and I headed to Bend to participate in the Rural Health Conference. The focus of this conference was on opioid use and the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our county, state and nation. We were able to collaborate with other agenc…

Once upon a time, there was a tyrannical town called Salem. Life was pretty good there for self-appointed Queen Kate and her despotic minions. Even under the control of the evil public employees union and the perpetually offended and confused village of Portlandia, the ideologues got everyth…

On Nov. 6, the citizens of Clatskanie will be asked to vote on ballot measure 5-271. Approval of this measure would prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana processing sites and dispensaries and recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers within the City o…

From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) voted no on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) joined the senior Oregon senator in voting no.

Ten Oregon counties, including Columbia County, will have the chance to defend the Right to Keep & Bear Arms in the general election on November 6, 2018.