Editorial: ODOT vs. Bend’s breweries

Agency that wasted millions on sinking overpass takes shot at city’s ‘drinking culture’

Central Oregon residents are a bunch of drunks, it seems, especially those of us who … Read more

Editorial: Let Starnes debate in governor’s race

Oregonians have apparently become frustrated with the Democratic and Republican parties. The fastest growing political … Read more

Editorial: Sisters should look to lower housing costs

There’s got to be a better way to create affordable housing than to make housing … Read more

Editorial: Pay attention. You’re driving

On July 1, Oregon gets really, really tough about distracted driving. That’s the day new, … Read more

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Editorial: At fast-food eatery, jobs disappear as minimum wage rises

Oregon has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, currently $10.25 per hour. … Read more

Editorial: Tell taxpayers why Madras pool director was fired

Joe McHaney is no longer the executive director of the Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District. … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Brown, please debate in nowhere-land

Oregon east of the Cascades is, once again, “the middle of nowhere,” as former Gov. … Read more

Editorial: Reconsider smartphone gaming

Oregon — the state, not its people — is addicted to gambling. The lottery provides … Read more

Editorial: Bill Moseley’s useful candidacy

Would-be mayor will focus debate on key problems and the city’s inability to solve them

On Tuesday, Bend City Councilor Bill Moseley announced his intention to run for mayor. The … Read more

Editorial: DHS should inform the public about foster care

There are always going to be problems in a foster care system. The challenges foster … Read more

Editorial: No need for new voting law

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has announced he will pursue a state law to … Read more

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Editorial: Bring an end to river turf battle

Artificial turf is not for everyone, but its installation near the river in Bend shouldn’t … Read more

Editorial: Give us more information

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that its adult jail has passed its … Read more

Editorial: Retreat from the war on cars

Nobody should deny Bend has a war on cars. The city’s Climate Action Steering Committee … Read more

Editorial: Time to let the public know

Joe McHaney, director of the Madras Aquatic Center and the community’s Kids Club, was put … Read more

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Commentary: Goodbye to columnist Charles Krauthammer

Editor’s note: Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is dying. What follows is an abbreviated version … Read more

Editorial: Trump should pardon Dwight and Steven Hammond

Mistreatment of ranchers sparked Malheur refuge occupation

Most Oregonians will long remember the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which … Read more

Editorial: A great reason to vote, every time

Some eligible voters stay home, because they don’t believe one person’s vote amounts to much. … Read more

Editorial: Pipe around canal stretch declared historic

A stretch of the Pilot Butte Canal near Juniper Ridge will be getting more protection … Read more

Editorial: Grown-ups and the Bounds nomination

People change. Just ask Ryan Bounds, the Oregonian who is likely to become the next … Read more

Editorial: Let the public in

Plans to dredge Mirror Pond on the Deschutes River continue to inch forward. The city … Read more

Editorial: No one wins

Sexual assault is a crime. Those who commit it should be punished, though in this … Read more

Editorial: Government tells the public to take a hike

The federal agencies managing public lands are telling the public to take a hike. And … Read more

Editorial: Canal piping pays off for all

The Three Sisters Irrigation District will, by 2020, accomplish something similar districts in the region … Read more

Editorial: A health care expansion too far

Health care providers know that diet, exercise, education, a good job and a stable home … Read more

Editorial: Family leave idea lacks good choices

Oregon doesn’t have a paid family leave program. Neither do 44 other states. Some Oregon … Read more

Editorial: Consider more changes to county government

Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney wants the full commission to consider making commissioner posts nonpartisan. … Read more

Editorial: Unions should protect worker free speech

Oregon public sector union leaders say they are optimistic their unions will remain strong no … Read more

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