Editorial: Jefferson County right to study public safety merger

The Jefferson County Commission approved earlier this month a contract to analyze if the county’s … Read more

Editorial: Bend fee for public information doesn’t address other problems

Bend plans to make an important change in how the police charge for police reports. … Read more

Editorial: Stop trying to rig the vote

Oregon law is clear. When lawmakers or private citizens refer measures to a vote of … Read more

Editorial: Court case pushes public-sector unions in the right direction

Focus shifts from forcing employees to donate to winning their support

Expect to hear plenty in the coming days about a case known as Janus vs. … Read more

Editorial: Health care as a ‘right’ doesn’t belong in the constitution

If health care is a right for all Oregonians, who will pay for it? That’s … Read more

Editorial: State audit says not enough done to regulate pot

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office found real problems with the way the Oregon Liquor … Read more

Editorial: Don’t buy Kitzhaber’s excuses

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission takes up the case of former Gov. John Kitzhaber on … Read more

Editorial: Governments should not hide bargaining with their unions

Taxpayers deserve to know what they pay for and also how deals get made. Oregon … Read more

Editorial: Lack of vaccinations can threaten kids

With exclusion day — the drop-dead day for having children properly vaccinated for school — … Read more

Editorial: Redmond Council makes right decision on new fee

The city of Redmond did the right thing by deciding to give voters a say … Read more

Editorial: Problems with Oregon’s foster programs aren’t a political ruse

It’s enough to make your blood boil, or at least it should be. A Secretary … Read more

Editorial: College writing shouldn’t determine judicial selection

When Ryan Bounds was an undergrad at Stanford, he wrote critically about some aspects of … Read more

Editorial: Deschutes River footbridge bill has a glaring contradiction

Oregon legislators are scheduled to meet again Tuesday to debate House Bill 4029. That’s the … Read more

Editorial: Don’t turn council job into a full-time paid position

Come May 15, Bend residents will be asked to change the city’s governing charter. Two … Read more

Editorial: Foster care crisis demands focused attention in Salem

It’s a question of priorities. The thousands of children in Oregon’s foster care system desperately … Read more

Editorial: Don’t cede control of public records to unions

The Portland school district and its teachers have had their share of bad publicity in … Read more

Editorial: Bridge bill is Salem at its worst - a ‘retirement gift’ for a lawmaker, a bad deal for Bend residents

The Salem Way is to hide what’s going on from the public. Oregon legislators have … Read more

Editorial: Bend zoning swoop may mean less public input

Bend’s zone map and comprehensive plan don’t line up. They conflict. That causes problems. It … Read more

Editorial: Bill would unfairly single out drug manufacturers

State Sen. Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls, never has aimed to add a bunch more laws … Read more

Editorial: Don’t move the BLM headquarters

The federal Bureau of Land Management is charged with managing about 248.3 million acres of … Read more

Janet Stevens column: People with intellectual disabilities need protection from abuse

Early in January, National Public Radio ran a multiday series of stories about sex abuse … Read more

Editorial: Excluding the public will hurt public lands

If Oregon Wild gets its way, it wants to do more than stop a footbridge … Read more

Editorial: Abuse report shows Kruse must resign or be ousted from Oregon Senate

Sen. Jeff Kruse must resign. If he won’t, the Oregon Senate must expel him, and … Read more

Editorial: Two state agencies fail to complete required audits

Oregon’s Department of Energy has been wracked by so many problems that legislators have debated … Read more

Editorial: Bend Council should keep the sign ordinance fair

The Bend City Council is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday changes to Bend’s sign ordinance … Read more

Editorial: Stop the sidewalks to nowhere

The Bend City Council is likely to approve a change to the city’s development code … Read more

Editorial: Don’t block footbridge over the Deschutes River

A bill in the Legislature would stop a proposed pedestrian and bike bridge over the … Read more

Editorial: OSU-Cascades should get bond funding it needs

It was good news to hear badly needed bond money may well be coming the … Read more

Editorial: Legislature should consider McLane’s bills

State Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, has introduced a pair of bills worth serious consideration … Read more

Editorial: What went wrong with the new Deschutes County radio system

Imagine being a police officer chasing after a suspect and not knowing if dispatch heard … Read more

Editorial: Legislators need to get outraged about Oregon’s foster care

As Oregon legislators plan to create new state programs, they have overlooked something that has … Read more

Editorial: Great earnings don’t mean PERS issues are over

The stock market’s record run has been good for the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. … Read more

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