Editorial: Send noncompete agreements back to the Middle Ages

Noncompete agreements, once restricted to tech workers and high-level executives, have become commonplace among ordinary … Read more

Editorial: Stop the kicker heist

The re-election of Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic control of the Legislature means a special … Read more

Editorial: Park district should stick with permit system it has

Bend Park & Recreation District board members soon will discuss whether or not to beef … Read more

Guest column: Support the carbon dividend act

The recent flurry of United Nations, U.S. government and Oregon State University reports on the … Read more

Commentary: Ready for a heroin prescription?

For the second time in three years, U.S. life expectancy has declined. The last time … Read more

Commentary: Build the wall, Congress — and save the dreamers

A lame-duck session of Congress isn't a time for creativity and new initiatives. But there … Read more

Commentary: A week to push back against America’s steady creep toward cruelty

Against the backdrop of deep savagery in the world — the Syrian genocide, the Islamic … Read more

Commentary: A holiday from your cellphone

As the whirlwind of the holidays descends, you may find yourself wishing that you could … Read more

Commentary: Curtains for the Clintons

The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something … Read more

Editorial: OLCC should stop being so secretive

If there’s an award for deliberate disregard for the public by a state agency, the … Read more

Editorial: Let liquor stores sell by the beer and the glass

If the operator of the East Bend Liquor Store on U.S. Highway 20 has his … Read more

Guest column: Free parking may do harm to Bend’s downtown

In a recent editorial, The Bulletin argues that charging for parking in Bend’s downtown would … Read more

Commentary: Why we miss the WASPS

The nostalgia flowing since the passing of George H.W. Bush has many wellsprings: admiration for … Read more

Editorial: Reject the distiller-punishment tax

If you are already worried about Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to raise $2 billion in … Read more

Editorial: Don’t think about raising taxes without looking at spending

Raising taxes without addressing the state’s largest spending problem, as the Democratically controlled Legislature and … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Wilder’s books hide tough life

My daughter Mary and I are reading the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder … Read more

Commentary: Porch pirates are trying to steal Christmas

The porch pirates are in overdrive. Their crimes are unfolding on doorsteps across the nation … Read more

Editorial: Jail verdict is no reason to party

Three Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were found not guilty of criminally negligent homicide Tuesday, and … Read more

Editorial: Fix problems in public records law

Request public records in Oregon and you can get: • Sued by the agency you … Read more

Editorial: Lawmakers should ignore the fuel industry and dare to be different

Iowa biofuel exec says unprecedented transparency could cripple Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. So what?

Here’s a prediction for the coming legislative session, which begins in January: The fuel industry, … Read more

Guest column: Pass a carbon tax to fight climate change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment, a detailed 1,600-page report compiled by 13 federal agencies, has … Read more

Letters: Honoring Bush; Immunization saves lives; Bag ban is the right thing; Remember the Red Cross; Need competition

Honoring Bush Our nation is expressing huge gratitude to President George Herbert Walker Bush, “41,” … Read more

Commentary: George Bush and the obituary wars

On Twitter over the weekend, the television writer Bryan Behar did something unconscionable. He praised … Read more

Commentary: Should humans tinker with human blueprints?

Last week, a Chinese researcher named He Jiankui announced he successfully altered the genetic code … Read more

Editorial: Crooked River Ranch loses as Congress plays games with fire protection

Rep. Greg Walden’s bill that would make critical improvements to fire protection at Crooked River … Read more

Editorial: SDCs no way to do business

System development charges are common in Oregon. They’re the charges entities like cities and park … Read more

Commentary: Trump deserves some credit for a truce with China

Just because the U.S. and China have agreed to call a truce in their trade … Read more

Commentary: Saudi women activists tortured, but Trump supports Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) is eager to restore his reformer … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Brown should tell Oregonians what taxes she wants

Gov. Kate Brown’s new proposed budget and policy agenda has some nice ideas — and … Read more

Letters: Gun danger; Put bags to a vote; City did a good job; Scammers on the prowl

Gun danger “A gun kept in the home for self-defense is 22 times more likely … Read more

Commentary: Let’s value grit over grades

Some U.S. colleges have announced they will no longer require applicants to provide standardized test … Read more

Commentary: The real China challenge: Managing its decline

In 2009, The Economist wrote about an up-and-coming global power: Brazil. Its economy, the magazine … Read more

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