Editorial: Don’t try to silence political speech

A handful of Democrats got together this legislative session and tried to get one of … Read more

Editorial: Limit impact of clean fuels on gas prices

For the second time since 2015, the Legislature’s commitment to its “clean-fuels” program may mean … Read more

Editorial: Bend school board shows disregard for public

The Bend La-Pine School Board rammed through a contract this week with its teachers before … Read more

Column: Uber had the CEO it needed when it was disruptive

About five years ago, I found myself at a bar night in Washington sponsored by … Read more

Column: Just how partisan is too partisan?

On Dec. 12, 2000, the Supreme Court ended the recount of Florida’s votes in that … Read more

Editorial: Ride-sharing companies should get state-level regulation

No company wants the kind of news coverage that Uber has been getting. But that … Read more

Editorial: Shop around for college savings plans

If you have children or grandchildren, you may already have opened an Oregon College Savings … Read more

Guest column: Tell Walden to support expanded Medicare for all

Our congressman, Rep. Greg Walden, has told us he cares about improving Oregonians’ cost of … Read more

Guest column: Find common ground on the future of the Deschutes River

I want to plant willows on the banks of the Upper Deschutes River, and I … Read more

Editorial: A victory for free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the federal patent office may not refuse to … Read more

Editorial: A ward system for Bend would be different, not better

The Bend City Council wants to consider switching to a ward system for electing city … Read more

Guest column: Support immigrants in our community

You may not recognize my name, but perhaps you’ve heard of my cousin’s son, Lin … Read more

Guest column: By reducing incarceration, Oregon can improve safety

It is no secret that the U.S. criminal justice system is oversized. Much of its … Read more

Editorial: Park district survey found support for footbridges

Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, and others have argued that the Bend Park & Recreation District’s … Read more

Guest column: Broken system hurts recreation and logging

Opponents of active management on national forests often claim it degrades recreational opportunities on public … Read more

Editorial: Republicans should force a different Medicaid solution

If you think you are paying enough for health care, you’ll love a pair of … Read more

Column: Notes on a political shooting

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball … Read more

Commentary: Trump’s shortsighted, ill-informed decision is one we’ll all regret

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Did President Donald Trump make a mistake … Read more

Commentary: Trump is right to withdraw from international sham

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Did President Donald Trump make a mistake … Read more

Commentary: What the London fire tells us about the crisis of Western democracy

In case you didn’t notice, Britain just held an election and the ruling Conservative Party, … Read more

Commentary: Alabama, there is no decent way to compromise with Confederacy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered a powerful speech last month justifying his city’s removal … Read more

Editorial: Bend should get serious about a road bond

Bend Mayor Casey Roats, in a state of the city speech Tuesday, said city officials … Read more

Erik Lukens column: Spotted owls ruffle feathers at Cultus Lake

Forest Service seeks alternative to absurd summer-long shutdown

The spotted owl, a threatened species, isn’t the most commonly found critter in Oregon’s forests. … Read more

Guest column: Many misunderstandings about pre-existing conditions

Elizabeth’s Weltin’s In My View on May 24 was primarily about the potential for people … Read more

Commentary: Long history of violence against members of Congress

When House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were shot during baseball practice … Read more

Column: Solving the Korea crisis by teaching a horse to sing

SEOUL, South Korea Some stories have to be experienced to fully grasp — the Korea … Read more

Column: On Father’s Day, pull out the comics

Many children bond with their fathers during camping trips or sporting events, but I bonded … Read more

Column: Lessons of Thurgood Marshall should guide us after shooting

Are we so far gone as a country that nothing but death and near-death can … Read more

Editorial: It’s time for a discussion about Juniper Ridge

Juniper Ridge has not become the high-tech research park that Bend had hoped, yet. But … Read more

Editorial: Don’t hit the sick and injured with increased fees

You don’t have to suffer from anti-fee fever to oppose a Bend plan to raise … Read more

Editorial: Good for the Forest Service on Cultus Lake

News that the public campground at Cultus Lake, just over 50 miles southwest of Bend, … Read more

Guest column: Protect yourself from identity theft

Finding news of the latest data breach, scam, or other form of identity theft is … Read more

Column: Why fathers leave their children

Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological fathers, and often when … Read more

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