Commentary: Why declaring peace on the Korean peninsula is a bad idea

President Donald Trump appears eager to declare that peace has come to the Korean peninsula. … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Brown distracts Oregonians from her record

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has a failed record of leadership on education, on foster care, … Read more

Editorial: Open up out-of-state shipping for pot

Oregon is awash in marijuana, so much so that a group of producers and others … Read more


Vote McLeod-Skinner “Do you plan on voting in November?” “Will you be voting for Jamie … Read more

Commentary: The people’s republic of cruelty

Every now and then, when credulous Western observers aren’t fawning over China’s high-speed rail network … Read more

Commentary: Meet Qais and Mai: Exactly the kind of immigrant couple America should be welcoming

I recently attended a wedding in Atlanta between a brilliant Afghan writer and an equally … Read more

Commentary: It’s not private school that makes difference. It’s the family

In advocating tax dollars for private schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos criticized public … Read more

Commentary: Students need to learn about Helen Keller. Don’t remove her.

I am deaf-blind, and I almost missed my first lesson about Helen Keller. In second-grade … Read more

Commentary: The pro-life movement’s Kavanaugh dilemma

As much as opponents of abortion claim to care about the killing of the unborn, … Read more

Editorial: Campaign finance should be transparent

Big piles of hidden cash are a cancer in the Oregon governor’s race. A group … Read more

Editorial: Say no to ACLU request

The American Civil Liberties Union went to the Oregon Investment Council Wednesday and asked that … Read more

Commentary: Conclusions AFTER testimony

We have a closely divided country and a closely divided Senate fighting over a lifetime … Read more

Commentary: If you want more women in politics, don’t look to the GOP

The Pew Research Center has some interesting data on voters’ views about the gender gap … Read more

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Editorial: Change would end bad practice

It’s called “passing the trash,” and it occurs when school officials allow a teacher suspected … Read more

Editorial: Richardson would put money to good use

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson will ask the 2019 Legislature to finance a much-needed boost … Read more

Guest column: Don’t forget those missing in action

Of the 42 million American veterans who have served our nation during war and peace … Read more

Commentary: Why Bert and Ernie’s sexuality matters to LGBTQ people

On Sunday, the gay online publication Queerty released an interview with longtime “Sesame Street” writer … Read more

Voters: Support Crooked River Ranch’s fire levy

It’s up to the Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District to provide fire and … Read more

Editorial: Release the payment plan for Gorge fire

The Oregonian newspaper made a records request recently to find out details of the $36.6 … Read more

Columnist: How should we help the poor?

In an advanced industrial democracy like the United States, who should bear primary responsibility for … Read more

Commentary: The amputee who showed everyone

When he was 4 years old, his mother found him in the kitchen with a … Read more

Editorial: Democrats won’t be saved by La Bell

Party notables endorsed candidate who fabricated credential in Voters Pamphlet

Working Families Party candidate Amanda La Bell filed to run for the Oregon House of … Read more

Editorial: Doctors should make opioid prescription decisions for their patients

Some Oregon Medicaid patients with chronic pain could be forced by the state to be … Read more

Commentary: ‘Trump derangement syndrome’ is a myth

Conventional wisdom says the middle is disappearing from American politics. The Republicans have moved far … Read more

Letters: Establishment fears Adair; Walden is not listening; Don’t confirm Kavanaugh

Establishment fears Adair This is a response to your Sept. 13 article entitled: “Adair lacking … Read more

Editorial: Find a way to pay for dredging Mirror Pond

More than a century ago, Bend’s Mirror Pond was formed by a dam in the … Read more

Editorial: COCC board must be open, thorough

Directors of Central Oregon Community College soon will begin searching for a replacement for Shirley … Read more

Letters: Why no debate here?; The Walden of 2008 is gone; Vote McLeod-Skinner; Be kinder and gentler

Why no debate here? Dear Governor Kate Brown, As I sit in my Central Oregon … Read more

Commentary: China is not America’s next great enemy

If the lack of an external enemy since the end of the Cold War has … Read more

Editorial: Brown gets down and dirty

Monday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the Democrat who is running to hold on to her … Read more

Editorial: Teen sex not always abuse

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum issued an official opinion this week saying sexual activity between … Read more

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