Janet Stevens column: Legislative mistake on modified diplomas could have imperiled services

Special education is, in some ways, the Forbidden Forest of public education. Like Harry Potter’s … Read more

Janet Stevens column: State needs focused approach to treating addiction

September was National Recovery Month, the month appointed by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Eliminating sheltered workshops may not be best for the disabled

I agree that those among us — including my daughter — with intellectual or developmental … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Sheltered workshops serve important role

If you’ve never heard of Olmstead v L.C., you can be forgiven. Unless you have … Read more

Stevens column: Online comments would benefit from good manners

Maybe it’s having lived through a winter of perfectly rotten weather, or the state of … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Show compassion for the homeless

It’s so easy to criminalize the homeless, as one columnist I read regularly pointed out … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Stop bashing all the tourists

Bashing tourists is all the rage in Bend these days, a sure sign the economy … Read more

Column: Hard to get by on public assistance

The truth of the matter is that welfare in the United States is now, and … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Bend Joy Project promotes gratitude and kindness

I like to think of myself as being a positive person. I work hard not … Read more

Janet Stevens column: We need to cut down on wasted food

In a community where too many must worry too frequently where the next meal is … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Searching for a he/she, him/her solution

I love grammar. Used correctly it makes our ideas, written or spoken, more easily understood. … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Good neighbors can make the snowfall better

There’s no doubt Central Oregon has been walloped by snow the last couple of weeks. … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Affordable housing is out of whack with need

When Bend developer Bill Smith moved to town in 1970, he and his wife didn’t … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Don’t risk friendship over a sweater

If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you may have been asked — as I have … Read more

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