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Editorial: We live here
Social media's dark side can debase public discourse and at lightning speed

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Column: Working-class fraud
Timothy Egan column
Writer’s Notebook: The myth of islands
Writer’s Notebook: The myth of islands
People forget how much they are connected to the world
Editorial: Oregon kinda, sorta matters
It's been awhile, but the Oregon Primary kinda, sorta matters again.
Editorial: Forestry has come a long way
Oregonians exhibit a fairly sophisticated understanding of the role forestry plays in job creation, open-space preservation, supporting local government operations, and providing other benefits.
Southern Exposure: Earth Day High School
Southern Exposure: Earth Day High School
How today's environmentalists were inspired by science teachers in Seaside
Of Cabbages and Kings: Has Merkley’s sixth sense failed him?
Of Cabbages and Kings: Has Merkley’s sixth sense failed him?
Knowing when a politician is fatally wounded is pat of the sixth sense that a politician needs.
Water Under the Bridge: April 27, 2016
Water Under the Bridge: April 27, 2016
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: Getting to zero
Column: Getting to zero
Hemingway was not a healthy man during the latter phases in his life.
Editorial: Good news, bad news on fish stocks
For communities like ours at the mouth of the Columbia, loss of any major fishery is like removing one leg of a table
Editorial: Visitors abound as festival season begins
Festivals are part of the economic lifeblood of our region.
Column: Softening on Trump? Remember this
Column: Softening on Trump? Remember this
You can expect multitudes of office-seekers and sycophants to follow Chris Christie’s craven path to believing, or pretending to believe, in a presidential Trump.
Column: Clash of the injured titans
The upcoming contests only buttress the possibility that those two will be the last man and woman standing.
Editorial: Dawn McIntosh for Circuit Court judge
Though not as visible, judges are an essential element of local government.
Editorial: Good riddance, Jim Crow
For most of the nation and especially in the states of the old Confederacy, Jim Crow is code for a set of racist attitudes and formal laws that were designed to enforce a regressive racial caste system.
Column: Our own Mickey Mantle
Column: Our own Mickey Mantle
My non-baseball friends are forever puzzled by my devotion to the game.
Column: In Hamilton’s debt
Column: In Hamilton’s debt
But let me leave the $20 bill alone and talk about how glad I am to see Hamilton retain his well-deserved honor.
Editor’s Notebook: Well-loved chickens peck out a prominent place in modern life
Editor’s Notebook: Well-loved chickens peck out a prominent place in modern life

Grandpa used to say non-rural Americans don’t realize chickens are living beings, but think they are only neatly plastic-wrapped meat pieces in Styrofoam trays that materialize as if by magic in grocery coolers.

Pragmatic farmers, he and...

Editorial cartoon: Jack-Pot
Editorial cartoon: Jack-Pot

Editorials: Pulling out of day care would be an earthquake
It is a pipe dream to believe that another entity will take over the day care program the city operates.
Editorial: Again .... a scary leak at Hanford
Three of Hanford’s other double-shell tanks have the same design as the one now in the news
Column: The danger of a single story
American politics has always been prone to single storyism — candidates reducing complex issues to simple fables
Of Cabbages and Kings: ‘The Boy Scout’s’ endorsement of Sanders is puzzling
Of Cabbages and Kings: ‘The Boy Scout’s’ endorsement of Sanders is puzzling
I empathize with the young boys and girls shivering while they wait for their track meet event to start
Water Under the Bridge: April 20, 2016
Water Under the Bridge: April 20, 2016
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: The end of Catholic guilt
The pope implies that there’s considerable fun to be had in human relationships
Editorial: Floodplains are vital for residents and salmon
FEMA flood insurance approach moves in the right direction

Editorials

Editorial: We live here
Social media's dark side can debase public discourse and at lightning speed
Editorial: Speak now on coal exports upriver
The terminal would create numerous environmental risks.
Editorial: Some species protection may become impossible
Editorial: Oregon kinda, sorta matters
Editorial: Forestry has come a long way

Columns

Column: Donald the dove, Hillary the hawk
Trump’s most ardent supporters, white men, are facing off against Hillary’s most loyal supporters, black women.
Column: Working-class fraud
Timothy Egan column
Writer’s Notebook: The myth of islands
Southern Exposure: Earth Day High School
Of Cabbages and Kings: Has Merkley’s sixth sense failed him?

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Great job, Port
James Hendrickson re sea lions
Letter:
Murray Stanley re religion
Letter: Another option
Letter: Another option
Letter: He’s got character