Editorial: When freedom and filth cross paths (March 8, 2023)


March 8, 2023

Many rural Oregonians have DNA that includes a streak of “don’t tread on me” and that’s certainly true in Sweet Home.

But, as we’ve seen from the deliberations emanating from City Hall, “live and let live” sometimes must needs have limits.

As has become painfully evident to anyone who’s recently passed by the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Juniper Street, laissez-faire gone to an extreme isn’t good for anyone, not even the principals.

As described in our story on page 1, city officials have gotten an earful from neighbors sick of the mess at that location and, frankl...

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