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home : editorial April 29, 2016


Editorial... Moving on from the city manager mess
Well that was messy - and expensive. After two months of investigation and deliberation over complaints by some City of Sisters employees regarding former City Manager Andrew Gorayeb's conduct, the city council accepted Gorayeb's resignation - with an attached payout of more than $100,000. When the total bill is calculated - paid leave, attorney's fees, staff time, costs of the investigation - the taxpayers of Sisters will have forked over likely upwards of $175,000 to close a chapter in its municipal history. Why was this episode so expensive? Why did the City pay out so much when Gorayeb chose to resign?
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Friday, April 29, 2016
Saving the West
The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over.

It's going to take a while for Oregon to heal up. Damage to the Refuge will need fixing; damage to relationships in Burns and the surrounding countryside may leave some permanent scars. From any perspective, the shooting death of Robert LaVoy Finicum is a tragic episode that will leave an indelible mark on his family, his friends - and the officers who pulled the triggers.

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