Editorial: ‘Politicizing’ the handling of teacher misconduct claims is necessary

Union head wrongly urges lawmakers to ignore problems like Portland’s

The Oregon Education Association, Oregon’s biggest teacher union, exists to help its members, not kids. … Read more

Editorial: Reporting uncovers Oregon food safety failures

Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program got some awful news in 2014: It was … Read more

Editorial: Transportation planning ignores reality

The city of Bend, and, by extension, the state of Oregon, needs to get real … Read more

Editorial: Measure would make bad situation worse

For all its scenery and outdoor recreation, Oregon has its problems. It has a reputation … Read more

Editorial: Don’t base pot policy on anecdotes

Regulation of marijuana is one of the policy differences between Republican Patti Adair and Democrat … Read more

Editorial: Don’t strangle legislator questions

The last thing Oregonians need are legislators who don’t ask questions. Yet House Speaker Tina … Read more

Editorial: Use franchise fees on Mirror Pond

Mirror Pond Solutions, formed by the Old Mill District’s Bill Smith and Todd Taylor of … Read more

Editorial: State should explain progress or failure in foster care

Chronic management failures and high caseloads have meant Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) has … Read more

Editorial: County should say no again to ‘historic’ canal

Proponents of tacking a historic designation onto a section of a Central Oregon Irrigation District … Read more

Editorial: Portland school scandal contains a lesson for Bend

Contract language in Portland and Bend helps teachers purge their personnel files

We can all agree that Bend’s school district is not at all like Portland’s, which … Read more

Editorial: Bend council should rethink pay decision

Bend city councilors and, soon, an elected mayor deserve a pay raise. The $200 per … Read more

Editorial: Comment on the plan to restrict wilderness access

The deadline to comment on the U.S. Forest Service’s plans to limit access to wilderness … Read more

Editorial: Oregon should push ahead with sports betting

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday overturning the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act … Read more

Editorial: Oregon should ban taxes and fees on groceries

New taxes are as popular as a yellow jacket buzzing the baby’s crib. But some … Read more

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Editorial: Deschutes commissioners should grow backbone on pot laws

Where Deschutes County commissioners will land in their nine-month re-examination of the county’s pot rules … Read more

Editorial: Neighbors, not city, should pave neighborhood streets

Dust on Bend’s unpaved streets kicks up as the weather warms. It has been worse … Read more

Editorial: Sharing tax returns a private decision

Gov. Kate Brown and her husband, Dan Little, made their tax returns public recently. Not … Read more

Editorial: Burn now, help prevent big fires later

A little more than two weeks ago, Bend residents woke up to a morning more … Read more

Letters: Support Tammy Baney, Re-elect DeBone; Vote for DeBone; Protect the environment; Reduce animal suffering

Editor’s note: It’s unlikely we have any more room for new submissions of primary-related letters. … Read more

Editorial: Democratic supermajorities will uncork tax hikes

The OLCC provides an object lesson in unfettered taxing power

Voters may have many reasons for choosing one candidate over another, from ideology to trustworthiness. … Read more

Letters: Stop the negative ads; Vote Tony DeBone; Editorial was wrong on bag ban; Keep the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Wasted art

Editor’s note: It is unlikely that we have room for more election-related letters before the … Read more

Editorial: Start investigation into 911 radio problems

Deschutes County officials have been working to fix the county’s new digital radio system but … Read more

Editorial: Let them wear uniforms

Two young men from The Dalles will graduate with their The Dalles High School classmates … Read more

Editorial: Bend tackles Drake Park parking problems, but ignores those caused by OSU

City should address university’s mess before campus starts to grow

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, the city of Bend will impose a four-hour … Read more

Editorial: Don’t import a California solar requirement

If Californians want to require almost all new homes in that state to have solar … Read more

Editorial: Don’t make green boxes a mystery

Redmond is planning to paint green boxes on the road at some intersections. But do … Read more

Editorial: Vote before it’s too late

Oregonians have it easy where voting is concerned. Our ballots come to our doors; we … Read more

Editorial: Expand affordable housing pilot

Bend and Redmond are both starved for affordable housing. They both deserve to win the … Read more

Editorial: Don’t punish renovators in Bend

People who want to build a granny flat on their property in Bend can be … Read more

Editorial: PETA’s phantom cow-crash billboard

The animal-rights group announced that it would erect a sign at the site of a cow-truck crash. It hasn’t

A month and a half ago, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals proclaimed that … Read more

Editorial: State should tighten vaccination requirements

There’s an outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Lane County, and it shows once … Read more

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