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Editorial: Fresh air blows through City Hall
On more than one level, the city council's movement on drunk-driving prosecution frees the council.

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Editor’s Notebook: A balm in Gilead, and other unexpected gifts in NW forests
Editor’s Notebook: A balm in Gilead, and other unexpected gifts in NW forests
An early spring brings vivid awareness that Pacific Northwest forests are filled with natural bounties — gifts we have become blind to in modern life
Guest Column
It’s time for new forestry laws
Guest Column It’s time for new forestry laws

Forty-five people were poisoned in 2013 by multiple illegal sprayings of their homes — not forest lands — with aerial forestry herbicides in Curry County.

One is dead, one in intensive treatment, the rest with serious ongoing...

Editorial: Obama’s message is clear and bright
"The shadow of crisis" is behind us
Editorial: What role should the USA play?
Obama makes mature argument for international cooperation
Column: From the cradle to Ivory Tower
Column: From the cradle to Ivory Tower
Our focus on getting kids to and through higher education cannot be separated from, or supplant, our focus on making sure that they’re prepared for it.
Water Under the Bridge: Jan. 21, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: How expensive it is to be poor
“Easy” is a word not easily spoken among the poor. Things are hard - the times are hard, the work is hard, the way is hard.
Column: A Guantanamo detainee’s diary
Column: A Guantanamo detainee’s diary
Three years into his detention at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — years during which he was isolated, tortured, beaten, sexually abused and humiliated — Mohamedou Ould Slahi wrote a 466-page, 122,000-word account of what had happened to him up...
Editorial: Our neighbors, yearning to breathe free
Obama is not suggesting a full amnesty for everyone who has entered the United States illegally.
Column: Get free help signing up for health care
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Editorials

Editorial: Fresh air blows through City Hall
On more than one level, the city council's movement on drunk-driving prosecution frees the council.
Editorial: Huge carbon load is coming our way
The Pacific Northwest is complacent about oil spills, but the record indicates we should be paying more attention
Editorial: Obama’s message is clear and bright
Editorial: What role should the USA play?
Editorial: Our neighbors, yearning to breathe free

Columns

Column: Iran’s emerging empire
Iran's emerging empire alarms many
Column: Where the road meets the walrus
Raise gas taxes now
Editor’s Notebook: A balm in Gilead, and other unexpected gifts in NW forests
Guest Column It’s time for new forestry laws
Column: From the cradle to Ivory Tower

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Voter’s pamphlet
Larry Taylor letter re: voting pamphlet
Letter: Sense of place
Letter from Chuck Adams re: Merwyn Hotel
Letter: Obama is MIA
Letter: Christmas smiles
Letter: Pushback