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Pro-Con: Is it time to allow America's huge prison population to vote?

PRO: Allowing prisoners to vote would reform America’s outdated prison policies.

Since the U.S. was established, there has never been a time in history where all its citizens could vote. 77 more words

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Guest column: Selling assets won't sustain Port of Astoria

Current management at the Port of Astoria has suggested selling off taxpayer-owned and supported assets. An advisory committee tasked with helping management address port finances has come to a similar conclusion, suggesting what could be insolvency if the Port does not redirect its efforts and address its deficiencies. 16 more words

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Guest column: Time to start investing in our future

Earlier this month, thousands of teachers across Oregon walked out of classrooms and rallied both in their communities and on the state Capitol steps with one laudable request: that we take bold action and finally fund our education system. 48 more words

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Oregon deserves better | Guest Columns

Only someone stranded on a desert island hasn’t seen the advertisements touting the benefits of the Jordan Cove LNG project. They say Pembina is new and different and wants to be friends. 59 more words

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Infrastructure funding should include irrigation

As the focus on infrastructure retakes center stage in Washington, we hope lawmakers don’t overlook a prime opportunity to invest in western water and irrigation systems. 72 more words

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Interior retracts support for Klamath dam removal

The U.S. Department of Interior has retracted an Obama-era support letter for the decommissioning of four hydroelectric dams on the lower Klamath River.

Back in 2016, then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell penned a letter urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the removal of the dams. 33 more words

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Gun storage laws save lives, so why don't we have more of them?

A study published last week in JAMA Pediatrics reinforces a sobering reality: that far too many minors are gaining access to firearms and either committing suicide or accidentally killing themselves — or others. 70 more words

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