Search sponsored by CoastMarketplace.com

Opinion Home  »  Opinion

Writer’s Notebook: Missing the rain
Ed Hunt/For The Daily Astorian
Writer’s Notebook: Missing the rain
It could rain 100 days in a row here — it often does — yet it can be different each day. This is a wild and dynamic meteorologic magic to which we are privileged.

Featured Stories

Column: Living in the Ring of Fire
Even as eye-tearing smoke, red sun and yellow-shirted firefighters have become a part of life this summer, many of us on the West Coast can’t stop thinking about a greater threat — earthquakes, specifically the Really Big One.
Column: Trump-ward, Christian soldiers?
Column: Trump-ward, Christian soldiers?
The holy rollers are smiling upon the high roller. And they’re proving, yet again, how selective and incoherent the religiosity of many in the party’s God squad is.
Impressions: Community opens their hearts and homes to fire victims
Impressions: Community opens their hearts and homes to fire victims
Everyone has a potential disaste, but how will the community cope?
Water Under the Bridge: Aug. 26, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: Aug. 26, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers.
Column: Live life as a series of revelations
Life is filled with forks in the road in which you end up changing who you are and what you want.
Editorial: Bloodbath averted
The cool response of two Americans and a Briton on a high speed train exemplify courage.
Editorial: Apply lessons from all over to make towns to grow old in
Walkability and community engagement are key
Column: Jeff Bezos and the Amazon way
Joe Nocera column
Column: Donald Trump struts in his own pageant
Maureen Down column
Editorial: Quit distorting Oregon’s assisted suicide law
Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law continues to be an object of misinformation.
Editorial: Alderbrook discussions put community wishes first
Editorial: Alderbrook discussions put community wishes first
Next phase of the city's Riverfront Vision Plan
Column: The immigration swamp
Charles Krauthammer column
Column: Jeb Bush’s slog: The tortoise and the hair
Frank Bruni column
Editor’s Notebook: Western tribes strive to keep the light alive
Editor’s Notebook: Western tribes strive to keep the light alive
Editor's Notebook
Editorial: Goonies burden is unfairly shared
For many fans the Goonies house itself is virtually a character in the movie, a personification of quirky Pacific Northwest coastal life.
Editorial: Nativism is not pretty
Nativist emotion is never pretty
Guest column: Hanford’s fascinating past, future
Guest column: Hanford’s fascinating past, future
Hanford's environmental legacy is profound, says an Astorian who toured the nuclear reservation.
Column: Republicans against retirement
The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week.
Of Cabbages and Kings: War and Peace fills summer hours
Of Cabbages and Kings: War and Peace fills summer hours
If it's summer, it's time to haul out "War and Peace"
Water Under the Bridge: Aug. 19, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: Aug. 19, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers.
Column: The junk politics of 2015
When you listen to the politicians who want to lead the United States through the treacherous early 21st century, you may think you’re doing your job as a citizen of this clamorous and vulgar democracy of ours. You’re not.
Editorial: Megafires are a warning, even here on the ‘wet-side’
the way fires are scouring Oregon and Washington this summer, a person doesn’t need to be a pessimist to fear a day in our own lifetimes when local forests follow the tragic patterns playing out east of the Cascades.
Editorial: Door swings open for ‘prisoners of history’
Opening the American embassy in Havana is emblematic of moving forward instead of living in the past.
Column: Introducing Donald Trump, diplomat
Column: Introducing Donald Trump, diplomat
I’m sitting in his office in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, next to a wall plastered with framed magazine covers giving the effect of an infinity mirror, his face endlessly multiplying - including an old Playboy with the real estate mogul...
Editorial: Are we doomed to unstable county leadership?
Can Clatsop County break out of a cycle of short-term, marginally effective top manaagers?

Editorials

Editorial: Affordable Astoria housing: A huge, permanent challenge
Employers are finding it more difficult to match new hires with places to live within the city.
Editorial: Gov. Brown makes a signature hire
The difficult but essential work of state government is done well beneath the headlines.
Editorial: Bloodbath averted
Editorial: Apply lessons from all over to make towns to grow old in
Editorial: Quit distorting Oregon’s assisted suicide law

Columns

Writer’s Notebook: Missing the rain
It could rain 100 days in a row here — it often does — yet it can be different each day. This is a wild and dynamic meteorologic magic...
Column: Lessons from the murders
The horror isn’t just one macabre double-murder, but the unrelenting toll of gun violence that claims one life every 16 minutes on average in...
Column: Living in the Ring of Fire
Column: Trump-ward, Christian soldiers?
Impressions: Community opens their hearts and homes to fire victims

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A balanced approach
Carolyn Eady re forest lands
Letter: Focus on the calm
Jim Bernard re challenges
Letter: Birth control hurts
Letter: Prostituting privacy
Letter: Attend LNG meeting