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From the newsroom: Writing a letter to the editor, more statehouse news, and more local news

What a year 2021 was to run a newspaper in Oregon. I said something similar at the end of 2020, and little has changed. Like any small business, running a newspaper during a pandemic is hard. We’ve grappled with staffing issues due to the pandemic, lack of income due to the pandemic, and much of our limited time has been spent writing about the pandemic, which means I've had to let go of other stories that need to be written.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though, and we’re very excited for the coming year. We anticipate bringing much more local news to our readers in 2022.

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