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Column: You think your winter was rough?
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Column: You think your winter was rough?
So let’s take a break from current affairs and recriminations about human venality to laud a triumph of human strength.

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Guest Column: Setting the record straight on port’s ConnectOregon applications
Guest Column: Setting the record straight on port’s ConnectOregon applications
Several weeks ago, a guest opinion by former Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) Chairwoman Catherine Mater contained misinformation and leveled serious allegations regarding the Port of St. Helens’ applications for ConnectOregon grants to help...
Guest column: State auditor comparison is complex
Guest column: State auditor comparison is complex
Comparing Oregon’s 68 state auditors to Washington’s 355 is a bit complicated.
Of Cabbages and Kings: Richard Wagner did not start World War II
Of Cabbages and Kings: Richard Wagner did not start World War II
Hitler and the Nazi propaganda machine appropriated the music and dramas of Richard Wagner.
Water Under the Bridge: March 4, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: How Warren Buffett does it
Column: How Warren Buffett does it
Buffett describes his approach in those days as “cigar butt” investing; buying shares of troubled companies with underpriced stocks was “like picking up a discarded cigar butt that had one puff remaining in it,” he writes.
Editorial: Astoria enjoys another innovation boost
Innovation is the key to good city management
Editorial: Making conservation palatable in rural areas
Columbia Land Trust and similar entities have made significant strides in matching funds with rhetoric when it comes to conservation
Guest Column: The Gearhart recall decision
Guest Column: The Gearhart recall decision
Dianne Widdop re Geahart recall election
Column: Wal-Mart’s visible hand in wages
Setting a minimum wage, it’s claimed, will reduce employment and create a labor surplus, the same way attempts to put floors under the prices of agricultural commodities used to lead to butter mountains, wine lakes and so on.
Editorial: Oregon needs more auditing capacity
Oregon state government lacks a way to examine its mistakes.
Editorial: Don’t hold Coast Guard hostage to misguided politics
Playing political games with Homeland Security will never be appropriate
Column: The fatal flaw in the Iran deal
President Obama had accepted the Iranian demand that any restrictions on its program be time-limited.
Column: The GOP’s assertive God Squad
They have a disproportionate sway over the Republican Party. And because of that, they have an outsize influence on the national debate.
Editor’s Notebook: ‘We’re the iPhone 6 of West Coast destinations’
Editor’s Notebook: ‘We’re the iPhone 6 of West Coast destinations’
Producing Our Coast magazine is a year-long project
Editorial: Our new governor’s mixed messages
What did Gov. Kate Brown mean and when did she mean it?
Impressions: Listening — really listening — is the only way to learn the message
Impressions: Listening — really listening — is the only way to learn the message
Native Americans share Listening to the Land talk
Column: The GOP’s assertive God squad
The Christian right's influenece
Of Cabbages and Kings: Amateur hour puts Sen. Wyden in a bind
Of Cabbages and Kings: Amateur hour puts Sen. Wyden in a bind
House Speaker Boehner's bonheaded move has put Jewish senators like Ron Wyden of Oregon in a touch spot.
Water under the bridge: Feb. 25, 2015
From Astoria's daily newspapers
Guest column: Job Corps mission is relevant today
Guest column: Job Corps mission is relevant today
Sen. Betsy Johnson on Tongue Point's relevancy
Editorial: Yes, the NW Forest Plan can stand to be improved
Rethinking Northwest Forest Plan causes heartburn in some quarters, but in some ways isn't a bad idea
Editorial: Climate change is real, Congress isn’t
A consortium of businesses is preparing for climate change, and they don't care whether the pending dynamic is manmade.
Guest column: Picture Freedom to support the First Amendment
Guest column: Picture Freedom to support the First Amendment
Picture Freedom, a nationwide scholarship contestthat launched Sunday, invites students to post photos and images illustrating freedom of expression on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Column: Jeb Bush’s brainless trust
Column: Jeb Bush’s brainless trust
Jeb Bush
Editorial: Mixed-use library concept makes sense
The new library concept is an old concept, and a good one

Editorials

Editorial: Brownsmead pulls it off
The Corps of Engineers andCongress have forced places like Brownsmead to be "self-insured"
Editorial: New Coast Guard cutters are welcome and appreciated
Stationing new Coast Guard vessels in the Columbia River would be a remarkable economic, security and safety boost
Editorial: Astoria enjoys another innovation boost
Editorial: Making conservation palatable in rural areas
Editorial: Oregon needs more auditing capacity

Columns

Writer’s Notebook: Life and death on their own terms
Dying with dignity
Column: You think your winter was rough?
So let’s take a break from current affairs and recriminations about human venality to laud a triumph of human strength.
Guest Column: Setting the record straight on port’s ConnectOregon applications
Of Cabbages and Kings: Richard Wagner did not start World War II
Water Under the Bridge: March 4, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reaching city goals
George McCartin re city goals
Letter: Why Obama should raise the gas tax
Roger Lindsley re gas tax
Letter: Exporting our youth
Letter: Thanks, Astorian
Letter: Act on climate change