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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial: New DHS rules aim to keep kids alive

Reading through the state Department of Human Services’ public reports on the deaths of children … Read more

Editorial: Why must Bend continue to wait for the state to act on a housing solution?

When you think about where new homes could go in Bend, what’s called the Stevens … Read more

Editorial: Impasse is not a solution for Terrebonne traffic

Terrebonne’s got a traffic problem. It’s split by U.S. Highway 97 and more than 16,000 … Read more

Editorial: Clarno right to reject ballot measures

Like it or not, Oregon’s constitution is pretty clear when it comes to how many … Read more

Editorial: Change format of State-of-the-City speech

Bend Mayor Sally Russell and City Manager Eric King will give a State-of-the-City speech Tuesday, … Read more

Historical editorials: Should Bend incorporate?

Editor’s note: The following historical editorials originally appeared in The Bend Bulletin on Sept. 23 … Read more

Editorial: Plan good for river, frogs and people

The new habitat conservation plan for the Deschutes River that is being unveiled this week … Read more

Editorial: Bond is good response to Bend traffic needs

Drive around Bend and it can feel like the mobile has been extracted from the … Read more

Editorial: Please don’t feed the deer or the ducks

The Bend City Council will discuss banning the feeding of wildlife inside the city during … Read more

Editorial: New community advisory board takes shape

Five community members have agreed to sit on our inaugural editorial community advisory board for … Read more

Editorial: Transparency law changes will only do so much

Oregon officials can recite all the right things about transparency and open government. Gov. Kate … Read more

Editorial: Campaign finance rules ripe for enforcement

The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office announced Sept. 24 that it would beef up efforts … Read more

Editorial: Bat decline calls for action

Hoary bats are in a world of hurt, according to an article by Michael Kohn … Read more

Editorial: Donations help your neighbors

United Way of Deschutes County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign during the first week … Read more

Editorial: Provide input on new business tax

Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a new business tax for Oregon that is expected … Read more

Editorial: State needs to do more on affordable housing

The state’s announcement that rents on some apartments can only go up by 9.9% shouldn’t … Read more

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