Editorial: Committee discussions should be out in the open

City of Bend officials have reminded the city’s Transportation Advisory Committee members they are supposed … Read more

Editorial: Campaign finance referral not the answer

The 2019 Legislature attempted campaign finance reform by referring Senate Joint Resolution 18 to voters, … Read more

Editorial: Proposed petition would hurt shoppers

The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO thinks it has a dandy idea: Limit self-checkout stands … Read more

Editorial: Oversight is key to Bend spending

The city of Bend has agreed to pay $3.2 million to a Washington-based construction company … Read more

Letters: Walden did not do enough; Not so much has changed; No place for Boquist in Legislature; Boquist should be expelled from the state Senate; Carry a pooper scooper

Walden did not do enough Rep. Greg Walden issued a statement that he thought the … Read more

Historical editorial: Right in with Drake

Editor’s note: The following historical editorials originally appeared in The Bend Bulletin on Dec. 3, … Read more

Editorial: Union win is a taxpayer loss

State employees are celebrating a big pay raise and a boon for their health benefits. … Read more

Editorial: Investment council must put politics aside

The Oregon Investment Council manages something like $75 billion in the state’s public pension funds, … Read more

Editorial: Don’t recall Gov. Kate Brown

Bill Currier, chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, wants to recall Gov. Kate Brown, a … Read more

Editorial: Federal government needs to complete hemp rules

Oregon farmers hoping to get into the hemp business have a problem. While both the … Read more

Editorial: Resign to run may create new Bend problem

The city of Bend’s change in form of government last year was supposed to give … Read more

Editorial: Any new carbon bill should return money to Oregonians

The 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature was a doozy. With supermajorities in each house, … Read more

Editorial: Oregon shortchanges special education

It’s no secret that educating K-12 students who qualify for special education services costs more … Read more

Editorial: State shouldn’t be blocking pot competition

Oregon has a backlog of some 1,000 pot-related businesses seeking licenses from the state. The … Read more

Editorial: Don’t use state health care program as an ATM

Does your job not pay enough? Rent too expensive? Need a college degree? Where do … Read more

Editorial: Jefferson EMS should not hamstring merger

It’s time leadership of the Jefferson County Emergency Services District got the point: It needs … Read more

Editorial: Madras highlights need for land use changes

The Madras City Council voted on June 25 to bring 1,089 acres of land inside … Read more

Historical editorials: Crooked River bridge needed

The following historical editorials originally appeared in The Bend Bulletin. The first two are from … Read more

Editorial: Another state green program flounders

State government is once again supplying just what residents have come to expect from state … Read more

Editorial: School board members should be elected, not appointed

The Culver School District finds itself in a difficult position. Board member Dave Slaght was … Read more

Editorial: Time to calm down about state Sen. Brian Boquist

Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, may be something of a hothead. That doesn’t necessarily mean, … Read more

Editorial: Bad advice from Bend on bag ban

Plastic bag bans are a mixed bag, and Bend’s handling of its ordinance is truly … Read more

Editorial: Bend should get serious about community participation

Almost every candidate who runs for Bend City Council says something along the lines of: … Read more

Editorial: Cybersecurity: Plan, money are key to DAS success

Secretary of State Bev Clarno’s office released its latest audit on July 3, this one … Read more

Editorial: The return of the it’s-a-personnel-matter dodge

It’s a personnel matter and I cannot comment further. How many times does government use … Read more

Editorial: Arrests, not mask ban, are the answer

Portland has had its share of ugly clashes between groups of protesters in the last … Read more

Editorial: Janus ‘fix’ great for unions, terrible for everyone else

House Bill 2016 is now the law in Oregon, signed by Gov. Kate Brown on … Read more

Editorial: Democrats should change minds, not the rules

Oregon Democrats want to further extend their hold on power by changing the rules for … Read more

Editorial: Police need to follow the law on audits

Central Oregon Law Enforcement Services was delinquent, again. It failed to file a timely audit … Read more

Editorial: Leave the schools in peace

Editor’s note: The following editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 20, 1903 Bulletin. It is … Read more

Editorial: The Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. … Read more

Editorial: Don’t give COIC two votes

It must be nice to vote twice, doubling your influence. But that wouldn’t be fair … Read more

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