Commentary: Can we please stop talking about Medicare-for-all?

At Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, talking about health care pretty much meant talking about Medicare-for-all … Read more

Editorial: Voters, save recall for important matters

Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, won’t have to defend herself against a recall vote next … Read more

Editorial: Smoke now is better than wildfire later

When it comes to smoke from prescribed burns, people are generally in two camps: people … Read more

Guest column: The historic Gilchrist Mall is in peril

The historic Gilchrist Mall is in peril. The Mall is Gilchrist’s most architecturally and historically … Read more

Commentary: Get your flu shot this season

Influenza — the flu — is more than a bad cold. Seasonal outbreaks mean not … Read more

Editorial: Beefed up fireworks rules for Bend a good idea

Bend police responded on July 4 to fewer fireworks incidents this year than last. Police … Read more

Editorial: Homelessness in Bend won’t get better without action

Every night in Bend some people bed down in the cars, RVs and trailers they … Read more

Commentary: Lockdown drills: An American quirk, out of control

Here are some recent headlines from schools around the country: In Indiana, officials played a … Read more

Commentary: Why do conservatives support Trump? Because he implements conservative policies.

Because he implements conservative policies.

Critics of President Donald Trump often express bafflement over why his broad support among conservatives … Read more

Editorial: Plenty to like in records fee suggestion

Ginger McCall, Oregon’s first public records advocate, left office Friday with some suggestions for her … Read more

Editorial: Bend needs to know why housing failed

Why do multifamily housing projects fail in Bend? Financing? City or state regulations? The city … Read more

Guest column: The critical need to improve literacy in Oregon and what you can do

State test scores released last month by the Oregon Department of Education show that 54% … Read more

Gerry O’Brien column: Walden showing some success despite partisan divide

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, is not the lockstep Republican cheerleader some make him … Read more

Editorial: Hass has good idea for public records council

State Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton, a candidate for Secretary of State, said recently that he … Read more

Editorial: Allow Les Schwab on Third Street

If you want to travel Bend from north to south, Third Street is one of … Read more

Commentary: Tired of politics? Check out Saturn’s newly discovered moons.

Yes, the latest impeachment developments are very important. But please, I beg you, let’s take … Read more

Commentary: We want to protect kids. That doesn’t mean making our schools into fortresses.

Mass shootings wreck our sense of safety, and in their wake, communities often move to … Read more

Historical editorials: Saloon licensing and state law

Editor’s note: The following editorials were originally printed in The Bend Bulletin on Sept. 30, … Read more

Editorial: Don’t charge SDCs on Bend homes by the square foot

Bend is a world-class destination for people who want to live close to the outdoors. … Read more

Janet Stevens column: Honored alums can inspire today’s students

I don’t know if it was a matter of fate or not, but if Gary … Read more

Guest column: Listening and learning on the Bend City Council

My introduction to Bend politics was my appointment to the City Council amid a controversy … Read more

Editorial: Tell Forest Service what you think about new wilderness fees

Some of the wilderness near Central Oregon is getting too much use and not enough … Read more

Editorial: Overbay’s gift to COCC will keep on giving

Roughly 400 students each year receive scholarships from the Central Oregon Community College Foundation. Now … Read more

Guest column: The complications in global warming

It has been only about 14 years since Al Gore frightened the world’s kids with … Read more

Commentary: Tesla’s Smart Summon is a potential self-driving nightmare

Here we go again. In the rush to roll out driverless cars, Tesla is playing … Read more

Editorial: Put meeting recordings online

Local agencies, from school boards and the community college board to county commissions, generally work … Read more

Editorial: Should Bend require residential fire sprinklers?

The Bend City Council approved last week without any discussion the Bend Fire Department’s plan … Read more

Letters: Stop trying to oust Trump; The NRA’s role; Incentivize water savings

Stop trying to oust Trump The Democrats (and some unnamed Republicans) have been trying to … Read more

Commentary: Don’t be taken in by a ‘Medicare for all’ fantasy

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ once-quixotic campaign to abolish private health insurance in the U.S. — most … Read more

Editorial: Brown’s weak commitment to transparency

If Gov. Kate Brown is truly committed to government transparency, why is her government so … Read more

Editorial: Vaping ban rules, enforcement on the way

Friday, Oct. 4, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a 180-day ban on the sale of flavored … Read more

Commentary: President Trump is making progress on opioids

Since President Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health … Read more

This image is copyrighted.