Editorial: Did Gov. Brown pick the right priority for a special session?

Gov. Kate Brown has called for a one-day special legislative session in June to give … Read more

Editorial: Vote for the Bend fire levy

When representatives of the Bend Fire Department and Deschutes Rural Fire Protection District were campaigning … Read more

Editorial: Kiely the best choice for District 53 Dems

State Rep. Gene Whisnant, whose 53rd state House district is sort of like a donut … Read more

Editorial: Governor and Legislature need to do more about PERS

Sunday’s Bulletin featured a New York Times story highlighting the devastating math of Oregon’s public … Read more

Editorial: Don’t give Oregon Lexus lanes

Being stuck in traffic is not a feel-good moment. The Oregon Department of Transportation has … Read more

Editorial: Council was right to back crosswalk

In a perfect world the city of Bend would have all the money it needs … Read more

Editorial: Stop playing tricks on taxpayers

What better way for Oregon legislators to show they are in touch with their constituents … Read more

Editorial: National registry might have helped Hart children

Just about everyone has seen the picture of young Devonte Hart weeping and hugging a … Read more

Editorial: Measure would add a piece to housing puzzle

A constitutional amendment that will make it easier to finance affordable housing in the state … Read more

Editorial: Make Zemke Jefferson County Clerk

Four candidates seek to replace Jefferson County Clerk Kathy Marston when she retires at the … Read more

Editorial: Extra money good for Sisters schools

The Sisters School District is not average. Its students beat the statewide high school graduation … Read more

Editorial: Why Bend voters should care about transportation committee’s anti-car bias

One councilor says it’s fine to ignore elected leaders’ wishes.

Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell offered an interesting piece of advice Tuesday to the roughly … Read more

Editorial: Police should have access to medical grow locations

Enforcing the law shouldn’t be unnecessarily complicated. But when it comes to marijuana, the state … Read more

Editorial: Don’t charge for imaginary impacts

Bend has implemented a lot of strategies to encourage affordable housing, but it’s flirting again … Read more

Editorial: Bend transportation panel thumbs nose at motorists, city councilors

Its draft goals virtually ignore cars despite City Council’s clear objectives

It’s too bad policing government isn’t as easy as policing motorists, who can be cited … Read more

Editorial: Facebook pickets don’t need your sympathy

Don’t spend too much time bemoaning the plight of Oregon members of the International Union … Read more

Editorial: Lawsuit is the wrong answer to pot problems

Legalization of marijuana in the U.S. is likely an argument about “when” not “if.” But … Read more

Editorial: Vote no on both Bend charter changes

Bend residents will vote on changes to the city’s charter in the May primary election. … Read more

Editorial: Consider letting e-bikes off leash

The Bend Park & Recreation District and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are considering … Read more

Editorial: Huber for Crook County Assessor

County assessors are not the most loved of Oregon public officials. After all, they manage … Read more

Editorial: Forest Service’s parking woes argue for Deschutes footbridge

Federal agency says it has no official position on river crossing

State lawmakers did the right thing earlier this year when they turned aside the latest … Read more

Editorial: Historic districts should require majority support

The National Register of Historic Places was created in 1966 to preserve historic sites. It’s … Read more

Editorial: Keep pressure on to change banking laws

It’s unrealistic to expect a quick change to federal banking laws regarding money made in … Read more

Editorial: City should avoid the parking blues

Bend is scheduled this week to take a serious step toward meeting its climate change … Read more

Editorial: State should get loan money back

The conservation group Oregon Wild is right about at least one thing: Allowing people who … Read more

Editorial: Oregon ripe for open primaries

For the second primary season in a row, the Independent Party of Oregon will open … Read more

Editorial: La Pine makes important change for clean water

Wastewater contamination of the Deschutes aquifer has been debated and debated in the area around … Read more

Editorial: County shouldn’t change pot rules right now

Deschutes County commissioners are scheduled to consider next week changing regulations for growing and processing … Read more

Editorial: Brown should veto tax hike bill

Gov. Kate Brown has until April 6 to make up her mind about whether to … Read more

Editorial: Just say yes to hemp

Hemp, a cousin of marijuana, has a long and honorable career as an agricultural crop … Read more

Editorial: Progress on Deschutes River flows

Not enough and not soon enough. Those are the complaints that critics level against the … Read more

Editorial: Fixing the Cooley Road mess

Once upon a time, there was a fast-growing city in Oregon that was getting more … Read more

Editorial: Federal funds will help a bit

It isn’t even a rounding error in the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress … Read more

Guest column: A common-sense solution to fighting wildfires

The path to common-sense solutions, while narrow, remains open in Congress. It’s not always easy, … Read more

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