Guest Editorial iPads at D9

I think we all make some general assumptions when we see our community’s children heading off to school each morning.  Some of the assumptions are based on well communicated goals by our school district and others are quite subtle.  However, one thing I think we can all agree on is that the school district should…


I’ve listened to a lot of arguments over the past year about the iPads issue in D9 schools.  And let me preface this editorial by saying I am a techie kind of guy, so my original thoughts were that students learning what they will need to know in the future must be a good thing. …

Senator Linthicum column

trump map

From the map, we can see the election results. Trump won the rural/red counties comprising most of the US and Oregon, while the blue cities went to Hillary, centered in the Northwest around Portland and the Tri-county metro-area. (Click for interactive map:      


Last week was the annual Proficiency Tour for the Eagle Point FFA chapter.  It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve on that committee, along with Linda Anderson, Marti Anderson, Gary Bedell, Ron Fumasi, Dr. John Edwards, Duane Haas and Kathy Wallace.  Those folks and FFA advisors, Tracey Hinkson and Curtis North spend a…

Remembering Olive Lansburgh

When the community loses a valued member, it is always a shock.  Often times, a person does not even have words to put to their emotion, and the loss of Olive Lansburgh was one of those occasions.  

So what’s changed?

So what’s changed? During the last election cycle, there was a great deal of talk about what was termed as “fake news.” Well, has anything changed since this revelation about they chose to call “fake news?”    

senator Linthicum newsletter

If a Democrat House member gets his way, the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) will load stiff economic, land and water management problems right into the lap of Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, cattle and dairymen. All water right holders will find themselves in a swamp-like slough of muddy ground composed of fees, regulatory efforts and exceedingly…

Energy spending

Families below the poverty line spend 8 percent of their income on electricity, a much larger proportion than higher income families, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. And in rural areas, 17.7 percent of families live below the poverty line, as noted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Energy efficiency provides…

Lots of debate these days on the Obama/care, Ryan/care bills, and probably the only thing missing is the truth.  It is not likely that we will hear much of that, given the political climate in Washington.  It seems most of the things coming from the hallowed halls of congress are simply propaganda to dissuade you…

Releasing the Chokehold on America’s Energy Secto

Releasing the Chokehold on America’s Energy Sector By David Williams President Trump and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly vowed to bolster America’s global economic competitiveness. They just made good on that promise.    


A new store opened in Shady Cove last week, a really bright spot that will hopefully offer the spark toward revitalization.  Contrast that with the store closing in Lake Creek, the only business in this tiny wide spot in the road.