Commentary: Is the Supreme Court ready to tackle partisan gerrymandering?

Is the Supreme Court about to cause great political upheaval by getting into the business … Read more

Commentary: Trump re-nomination hardly a sure thing

The day after Alabama, Donald Trump is the president in the most danger of losing … Read more

Commentary: Having a misogynist leader has consequences. And no, I don’t mean Trump.

Having a misogynist running the country has repercussions. And no, I am not talking about … Read more

Commentary: Alabama says no to Trump’s tribalism

There are so many things I could say after watching Doug Jones defeat Roy Moore … Read more

Commentary: America needs NAFTA to win

The ongoing renegotiation of NAFTA is a critically important issue for the vitality of the … Read more

Editorial: Put Bend fire levy on May ballot

If all goes as planned, next year Bend voters will be asked to re-up a … Read more

Editorial: Don’t price state parks to penalize the poor

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s new pricing strategy is a slap to low-income families. … Read more

Guest column: Fully fund education to improve class size and pay teachers competitively

This month, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its annual statewide school report card. … Read more

Commentary: The bitcoin hype is weird

In the long history of money, there have been essentially two kinds. The first is … Read more

Editorial: Conflict of interest won’t vanish from PERS

Rep. Ron Noble, R-McMinnville, plans to introduce legislation to remove lawmakers, statewide elected officials and … Read more

Editorial: Another state agency lacks controls for money

The best thing about the new audit of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is it … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Redmond woman plans a bakery for now, but wants to be a cop later

Arianna Whitehurst — Anna, for short — seems mighty wise for her years. I met … Read more

Guest column: Voters should remember Walden support for House tax bill that hurts Oregonians

I’ve been searching Oregon newspapers for information on Congressman Greg Walden’s stand on the current … Read more

Editorial: Data centers are good for Crook County

Tax breaks notwithstanding, data centers have been winners for Crook County and the city of … Read more

Editorial: New Energy Department rules need in-depth review

New Oregon Energy Department rules are drawing fire from conservation groups that claim they hamper … Read more

Letters: Environmental ‘death by a thousand cuts’; Band together to solve homelessness; A different solution for Sisters; Preserve net neutrality

Environmental ‘death by a thousand cuts’ The current issues of whether to allow Mazama’s bed … Read more

Commentary: Mitch McConnell’s job just got a lot harder

Republicans are once again paying for nominating an unusually unpopular Senate candidate. It was worse … Read more

Commentary: For her tax vote, Collins got duped

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Editorial: SDC change could encourage building of fourplexes

Should builders of fourplexes pay the same system development charges as builders of single-family homes? … Read more

Editorial: A great teacher in Bend

Andria Lindsey, 40, Bend High math teacher and International Baccalaureate program coordinator, likely thought Tuesday … Read more

Letters: Aircraft over teachers; Distracted pedestrians; No glowing example; Shakespeare’s words; Men need to change

Why choose aircraft over teachers? It seems our representative, Greg Walden, R-Hood River, voted for … Read more

Editorial: Lawmakers should back Gov. Brown on OSU-Cascades bonds

Gov. Kate Brown gave the OSU-Cascades campus badly needed support Dec. 8 when she included … Read more

Editorial: Don’t give the Legislature more freedom to tax

Some in Oregon believe the government that governs best taxes more. And to carry out … Read more

Guest column: Government should not side with Big Cable

In town halls from Baker City to North Bend I hear from rural Oregonians just … Read more

Guest column: More goodies for the ultra-rich and corporations

It’s that time of year when so many of us take stock of what we … Read more

Commentary: A united left — with media help — could put Warren in the White House

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Is Elizabeth Warren really a prime contender … Read more

Commentary: Nominating Warren would doom Democrats’ chances in 2020

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Is Elizabeth Warren really a prime contender … Read more

Commentary: Now tech moguls have to work to appear not ‘evil’

Something weird is happening in the technology industry: Giant companies are suddenly worrying about what … Read more

Commentary: A to-do list for the new congressional reform caucus

A good-government group, Issue One, announced Wednesday that “19 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House … Read more

Editorial: Oregon takes license enforcement to absurd extremes

What makes an engineer an engineer? Would a bachelor’s degree in engineering do it? How … Read more

Erik Lukens column: The folly of adopting a ward system in Bend

Dicing up the city would add complexity and limit voter choice for no apparent gain

Here are a couple of questions approximately zero people ask as they inch along Reed … Read more

Editorial: The details matter in police logs

A staple for almost all police agencies is a police log. It’s a daily or … Read more

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