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home : editorial May 22, 2017

A total community effort
The many volunteers who came together to build Sisters High School's new, state-of-the art greenhouse should be proud of themselves. They certainly earned the opportunity to bask in its warmth on a blustery early spring day, while enjoying some treats crafted by the SHS Culinary Arts program.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Trump did the right thing
President Trump did the right thing in striking an airbase in Syria in response to the Assad regime's chemical weapons attack on its own civilian population in Idlib Province.

President Obama should have rained tomahawks down on the Assad regime's assets when Assad flagrantly crossed the president's firmly-stated "red line" in a far worse Sarin attack in 2013. We must keep the use of chemical weapons stuffed in the verboten box, otherwise it will become normalized in that laboratory of hell once known as Syria, and we'll see more use there and elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Two dead cows; not a drop of milk
There is a parable from the perennially strife-torn Balkans, where a farmer's cow is struck by lightning and killed. The farmer cries out to God for justice and God asks him what would satisfy the farmer's thirst. The farmer - who is feuding with his neighbor and can't bear the thought of being the poorer man - beseeches God to "strike my neighbor's cow dead!"
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Editorial - Release the Gorayeb report
The Sisters City Council must follow the order of Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and release the report on the investigation into the conduct of now-former city manager Andrew Gorayeb. The council's concern for the confidentiality of statements made by employees is understandable and laudable. That concern does not, however, outweigh the public interest in understanding how it came to pass that the city manager resigned in the wake of an investigation that reportedly did not substantiate complaints of bullying and harassment.
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