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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” is back and more relevant than ever. The title alone is a meme for our genetically engineered, social media besotted society, where individuals spe…

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The author of this slim book manages to recreate a world where newspaper editors shot up Western towns with their words while angry citizens responded with guns. The book recreates the excitem…

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A resident of Seaside, artist Paul Brent and his wife LanaJane own a gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they also have a home and property. They are cleaning up debris from Hurricane Micha…

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Orcas and commercial salmon fishermen share a common crisis — both need more adult Chinook salmon to return to the Columbia River; orcas to avoid starvation, fishermen to sustain their livelih…

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Many of the stars of the day have long since been forgotten. Others live on in the annals of the city’s musical history, from visitors like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong to l…

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No matter where I am, who is running, or what the position is, I will always vote.

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What kind of person gets in a fur suit and travels across the state for a good cause? For these costumed folks, every day is Halloween. And for others, it is a lifestyle. Louis Lamp of Portlan…

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We are so fortunate to live in a truly special and beautiful pocket of this country, which provides each of us with an opportunity to contribute civically and contribute to the democratic proc…

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There is never a good time to fund a new jail. Over the past 12 years as a Clatsop County Circuit Court judge, I have observed the many ways our jail no longer serves the needs of our community.

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One of many memorable images in “A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm” is an eyewitness account of a four-engine plane managing to travel no faster than a car could in noon-hour traffic,…

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I am voting “no” on Measure 105 for three main reasons. One, because I am opposed to racial profiling and discrimination. Two, because our local law enforcement should not spend money from the…

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This season’s political theater has surpassed adjectives, leaving “surreal,” “circus-like,” “outrageous” or “absurd” in the dust — policy based on tweets and politicians graded on their high-s…

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Your daily newspaper should be like your friend next door who knows some things that you don’t, and shares with you important stuff about where we live.

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At a time when civilized discourse (or is that an oxymoron?) is hard to come by, we welcome the opportunity to both meet the candidates and share their thoughts on issues to the community.

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In a town with more than its share of eccentrics and characters, Robert Jacob claimed a place in the Pantheon.

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Longtime friend Abbott “Kit” Combes, a former editor at the New York Times Magazine, bequeathed me his collection of journalism, memoirs, biographies and autobiographies: Harrison Salisbury, J…