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 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Hearing on shelter is the right call

The Sisters City Council’s decision to hold a public hearing on the proposed emergency homeless shelter at 192 W. Barclay Dr. is the right call.... — Updated 8/29/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Creating strife in Sisters

There was a heated meeting at the Sisters Fire Hall Community Room on Tuesday, August 1, concerning plans to establish an emergency homeless shelter on Barclay Drive in Sisters. The State of... — Updated 8/8/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The era that shaped us

The Vietnam War shaped all of our lives. I have friends who fought in that war and friends who demonstrated against it. The war, in large measure, set the course of their lives. But even peop... — Updated 7/11/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

The most dangerous year

It was, as the Duke of Wellington described the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life.” The series of events that went down 40 years ago, in 1983,... — Updated 7/4/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Digging into an American tragedy

The first of Jeff Guin’s books that I discovered was “The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the OK Corral and How It Changed the American West.” It’s an outstanding... — Updated 6/20/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

As 'Americana' as it gets

A friend told me the other day that he gets downright sentimental about a small-town parade. Heart-bursting, tear-welling sentimental. That’s a wonderful thing. It signals a connection to... — Updated 6/13/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Burning questions

Sisters has a lot to be proud of in the agencies that work to protect our community. The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, supported by Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch fire districts,... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Editorial... Local option levies a good investment

Nobody enjoys paying taxes. However, if we have to pay taxes — and we know that that is one of two inevitabilities in life — local taxes paid directly to institutions that have immediate... — Updated 4/25/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

American apocalypse

A few months before we moved to Sisters in 1993, my wife Marilyn and I — along with the rest of the nation — were transfixed by the news that came out of Waco, Texas. On February 28,... — Updated 4/11/2023 Full story

 By Jim Cornelius    Opinion

Faith in progress

My 95-year-old dad never saw a construction project he didn’t like. A child of the Great Depression and World War II, development to him has always signaled growing prosperity, more people... — Updated 4/11/2023 Full story


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