Editorial: Brown’s PERS panel has wrong assignment

Gov. Kate’s Brown’s task force on the state’s retiree pension problem has a tough assignment. … Read more

Editorial: COCC board needs to examine leadership on campus safety

A year and a half before Kaylee Sawyer was killed, Central Oregon Community College’s public … Read more

Editorial: Forest Service needs ability to make emergency decisions

Chief Justice Thomas O. Rice of the federal Eastern Washington judicial district recently ruled that … Read more

Editorial: Bend should use road funds on more traveled streets

Unfortunately for those who live on the relative handful of unpaved streets in Bend, they … Read more

Editorial: Don’t seek personal advantage from elected office

Redmond City Councilor Anne Graham says she will contest a finding by the state ethics … Read more

Editorial: State reins in Portland fossil-fuel overreach

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has overturned a Portland ordinance, adopted in December … Read more

Editorial: Don’t encrypt county radio traffic without proof it is necessary

If law enforcement agencies in Deschutes County are going to encrypt their radio traffic, they … Read more

Editorial: A name change that should offend

Several schools in the Centennial School District in Portland are likely to undergo a name … Read more

Editorial: Keep groceries tax free

Food sold at the grocery store is not taxed in Oregon. And grocers have done … Read more

Editorial: Prizes are equal for women thanks to the community

It was impressive to see the community and sponsors step up and equalize the prize … Read more

Editorial: Forest Service needs to explain tanker decision

As the U.S. Forest Service fights dozens of wildfires across several states, it isn’t using … Read more

Editorial: Tough choices for unpaid school lunch bills

When parents don’t pay their students’ school lunch bills after repeated reminders, what’s a school … Read more

Editorial: Stop deny and delay approach to PERS

Oregon needs to face reality when the state board that runs the state’s public pension … Read more

Editorial: Satiate the anti-car overlords

The urgent work of do-gooders to improve your life includes your relationship with your car. … Read more

Editorial: Reinstate Madras JROTC program

If Jefferson County School District officials have learned one thing in the past month, it’s … Read more

Editorial: Congress should be part of national monument selection

Just over a week before Donald Trump became president in January, then-President Barack Obama roughly … Read more

Editorial: Sign the petition to put taxes on the ballot

Among the budget-balancing efforts approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature and signed by the governor … Read more

Editorial: A perplexing court ruling

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken granted leniency to a 44-year-old La Pine man guilty … Read more

Editorial: Dennis Richardson makes good change to petitions

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced Thursday he will make a change in the … Read more

Editorial: Raising the minimum wage and raising germs

Much of the debate over the minimum wage comes down to this question: Is there … Read more

Editorial: Cutting trail access may cut support for Forest Service

One striking thing about the public comments on the Forest Service’s proposal to restrict access … Read more

Editorial: Public records law was improved

Oregon lawmakers took a good first step toward improving the public’s access to government records … Read more

Editorial: Suicide prevention bill is too broad and vague

Oregon’s newest gun control effort came from the best of intentions, nourished by lawmakers’ affection … Read more

Editorial: Shift wilderness boundary to protect Crooked River Ranch

It should be a no-brainer. A “wilderness” that lies adjacent to a subdivision is no … Read more

Editorial: PERS demands visionary leadership

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System was the focus of multiple bills this legislative session, but … Read more

Editorial: Build the footbridge over the Deschutes River

The bill that would have killed the Bend Park & Recreation District’s plans for a … Read more

Editorial: Help dredge Mirror Pond

Bend’s Mirror Pond may be restored by year’s end. Mirror Pond Solutions has filed a … Read more

Editorial: Bend and Redmond will benefit from bike boulevards

The bike boulevards planned by Bend and Redmond won’t just be good for bicyclists. They … Read more

Editorial: Justice system needs some balancing

When somebody has a day in court, it should be a fair fight. But in … Read more

Editorial: Legislature must show commitment to OSU-Cascades

Oregon’s higher education system suffers varied problems. Exorbitant excellence is not one of them. Nonetheless, … Read more

Editorial: A Democratic achievement to regret

Senate Bill 229 is ill-advised, ill-executed and should make anyone who cares about the democratic … Read more

Editorial: Oregon must be careful about adding health care entitlements

As Oregon lawmakers rush to finish business so they can go home, they’re being peppered … Read more

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