Editorial: Proposed bill would protect intellectually disabled parents

A proposed bill would provide additional protections to Oregon parents with intellectual disabilities. Legislative Concept … Read more

Editorial: Tiny parking lot restricts visitors at Riley Ranch

With the sun shining and temperatures in the 50s Saturday, dozens of cars headed for … Read more

Editorial: Legislature should make law change for Richardson

Our Oregon, a group funded largely by public-employee unions, has sent Oregon Secretary of State … Read more

Editorial: Bend’s charter changes have snags

On Wednesday, the Bend City Council will discuss two measures that may end up on … Read more

Editorial: Government kills owls to save owls

Sometimes the Endangered Species Act looks less like a law written with good intentions and … Read more

Editorial: Kill the new Deschutes footbridge ban

The bill to kill a long-planned pedestrian bridge over the Deschutes River is back. Think … Read more

Editorial: Right result on canal historic designation

Efforts to gain a historic designation for another section of Central Oregon irrigation canal appears … Read more

Editorial: Don’t change rules to ban state school board member

Legislators shouldn’t manipulate the rules to silence voices they don’t like. But that appears to … Read more

Editorial: Ruling in Bundy case is not vindication

A federal judge’s decision to dismiss charges against Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy means they … Read more

Editorial: A tax should be called a tax

The Legislature suffers from a seemingly incurable case of twistedness on taxes. A tax is … Read more

Editorial: Get a flu shot, if you have not

If you haven’t done so already, go get your flu shot. You may be tempted … Read more

Editorial: Legislators’ education tour wastes time and money

Legislators plan to waste precious time and money touring the state to learn what is … Read more

Editorial: Streamline the rights of Oregon voters

Editor’s note: Secretary of State Dennis Richardson rescinded these proposed rules after the deadline for … Read more

Editorial: Legislators should not hide their connection to bills

There’s less than a month to go before the Oregon Legislature’s 2018 session gets underway. … Read more

Editorial: Climate change bill is not ready

We might be considered old-fashioned, but before the Legislature passes a climate change bill, it … Read more

Editorial: Paid vote-by-mail proposal is unfair

As the Oregon Legislature gears up for its even-year short session, lawmakers and staff are … Read more

Editorial: Legislature should not keep the public in the dark

We have long suspected that the Legislature is only as transparent as it absolutely has … Read more

Editorial: Bend should make open space change

The Bend Planning Commission meets Monday, and among issues it will take up is a … Read more

Editorial: Legislators must get DEQ on track

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality has a heck of a problem. It is supposed to … Read more

Editorial: Vote no on Measure 101

It’s OK to vote “no” on Measure 101 on the January ballot. The tax is … Read more

Editorial: Bend should not adopt tiered SDCs

Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets Wednesday and is scheduled to discuss the idea of … Read more

Editorial: No excuse for using office for personal gain

Cylvia Hayes has long contended she was not an elected official so the state ethics … Read more

Editorial: State should pursue delinquent local governments

The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office churns out regular audits and collects financial reports from … Read more

Editorial: Show flexibility for Madras sewer hookups

Southeast Bend residents must have a sense of deja vu when they read about what’s … Read more

Editorial: Federal grant should not be used for Bend 2030’s Move Bend

Bend 2030’s request for $20,000 from the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization appears dead. It should … Read more

Editorial: Improved pay schedule for some Bend teachers

In a common-sense world, a person’s pay is at least somehow related to how well … Read more

Editorial: Bend shouldn’t pick favorites with water

The Bend City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a policy that will generally … Read more

Editorial: Eliminate the self-serve gas ban

Legislators partially eliminated Oregon’s self-serve gas ban in 2015. They chipped away at the ban … Read more

Editorial: State should be careful how it sanctions speech

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld last week an earlier ruling that Sweet Cakes by … Read more

Editorial: Vote no on Measure 101

Voters will be asked on Jan. 23 to weigh in on Ballot Measure 101. They … Read more

Editorial: More work needed on public records law

Monday, the first major changes to Oregon’s public records law in more than 40 years … Read more

Editorial: Bend must keep commitment to improve downtown

Bend city councilors at their meeting Wednesday are expected to give the city the go-ahead … Read more

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