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

Commentary: Trump, Israel and the art of the giveaway

I’m contemplating writing a book on the first year of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, … Read more

Commentary: Is anyone ever wrong anymore?

A recent whim prompted me to reread Stephen Ambrose’s “To America,” a collection of reflections … Read more

Commentary: The Republicans’ tax wager is worth the gamble

WASHINGTON — The Republicans’ tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently … Read more

Commentary: Not my Alabama

In my family, Alabama was always spoken of as a magical place reflecting much of … Read more

Commentary: Book-banning — a crusade for the simplest minds

Last month, one of my kid’s teachers told students they could improve their grades by … Read more

Editorial: County moves in the right direction on church

The federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act bars land use restrictions that put … Read more

Editorial: Cities should have control of transportation plans

Oregon’s transportation planning rule could previously be summed up as: Car bad. But it is … Read more

Guest column: Area near Smith Rock not ready for a bed and breakfast

With your front-page story of Dec. 3 and your editorial of Dec. 5 regarding the … Read more

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