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Andrew Edward Moore, 94, of Ontario, died February 3, 2016 at home. Services pending Lienkaemper Chapel, Ontario. Condolences to the family may be made at www.lienkaemper-thomason.com. Catherine M. Permann, 56, Ontario, Oregon, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at St. Alphonsus in Ontario. Arrangements are under the direction of the Haren-Wood[Read More…]

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Analysis eyes wage hike impacts

The Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office recently released a report outlining the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage in Oregon. Oregon, at $9.25 per hour since January 2015, is one of 29 states with a minimum wage that exceeds the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Some states are experimenting with[Read More…]

Wage hikes put taxpayers, small business at risk

The state, particularly rural Eastern Oregon, faces a veritable parade of horribles in the proposals for increasing the state’s minimum wage. The public employee unions demand a higher minimum wage, and have made it clear that they will take that cause to the voters if legislators don’t dance to their[Read More…]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Gov. Brown: We, the senior citizens of the State of Oregon, do hereby request that you add the sum of $10 million to your annual budget to cover the costs of administrative and distribution fees, with the remaining balance to go to senior citizens to cover the[Read More…]

Doggone those emotions…

On the Edge of Common Sense By Baxter Black, DVM It is my observation that dogs feel certain basic emotions like affection, fear, confusion or joy. I’m not sure they’re capable of feeling sadness or jealousy or if they can get their feelings hurt. But I believe a dog can[Read More…]

Kate: Is it coercion or compassion?

By Steve Buckstein To the Enterprise Picture two Oregon workers. One, a highly skilled and educated woman named Kate, earns well over $40 per hour based on a 40-hour work week. The other – a younger, less skilled, and less educated woman also named Kate – has a job that[Read More…]

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William F. Schroeder

William F. Schroeder William Frederick (Bill) Schroeder of Boise, ID, formerly of Vale, OR passed away on October 20, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise of heart failure. His funeral was at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boise on October 24, 2015. Bill was born in Chicago, IL to . . .[Read More…]