Editorial: Health Authority transparency changes not enough

The Oregon Health Plan spends some $5 billion of taxpayers’ money each year, though figuring … Read more

Editorial: Sealing records not the right way to go

Thanks to the Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown, if you’ve been convicted of a crime … Read more

Editorial: Don’t expect transit fix overnight

As its neighbors will tell you, the Cascades East bus transit hub on NE Hawthorne … Read more

Editorial: Dems’ motives not all pure

Oregon Democrats have come out hard for “substantial regulation” of political spending in Oregon. They … Read more

Editorial: Two ESA changes make sense

While some in the environmental community will tell you that President Donald Trump’s changes to … Read more

Letters: Stand up to Trump; Teaching the wrong lesson; Walkout was wrong; Lives more important than guns

Stand up to Trump My response to letter from Rep. Walden, I appreciate your concern … Read more

Editorial: Flood zone changes aim for clarity

Deschutes County is in the process of tweaking rules governing flood plains. Despite criticism of … Read more

Historical editorial: Irrigation transforms the land

Editor’s note: The following editorials originally appeared in The Bend Bulletin. The first three are … Read more

Editorial: Death penalty law in need of fix

Democrats in the 2019 Legislature were determined to effectively gut the state’s death penalty law, … Read more

Editorial: Let our wallets do the talking

You will likely pay more for your eggs in about five years. And no, we’re … Read more

Editorial: No quick answers for Warm Springs

Drinking water out of a tap on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation has been a … Read more

Editorial: Brown was right to spare ditch bill, dam money

Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2437 on Aug. 9, despite an earlier threat to … Read more

Editorial: Pension reform’s future in Supreme Court’s hands

Oregon lawmakers have made a serious stab at reforming the state’s Public Employees Retirement System … Read more

Editorial: Klamath district may be a better fit

Residents of northern Lake County, including folks in Christmas Valley and Fort Rock, did not … Read more

Editorial: Bend sidewalks: one size does not fit all

Bend city councilors voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt property owners in Woodriver Village from the … Read more

Editorial: Here’s why we need records reporting law

Ginger McCall, Oregon’s public records advocate, recently asked a variety of state and local government … Read more

Editorial: Reject commission’s attempt to ban new pot grows

When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, it was a revolutionary change. Deschutes County commissioners … Read more

Editorial: Increase zoning flexibility in Bend’s core

Bend city government has been willing to be flexible and innovative when it comes to … Read more

Editorial: Let voters pick Bend City Councilors

Just months after Bend City Councilors vowed to change how the city fills councilor vacancies, … Read more

Historical editorial: Bend Post Office is up and running

Editor’s note: The following editorials were originally published in The Bend Bulletin on April 15, … Read more

Editorial: Senate Democrats try to bill Republicans for working

Oregon’s Democratic leaders have struggled to react to the failure of House Bill 2020, the … Read more

Editorial: Require agencies to track public records requests

Oregon lawmakers took up three measures in the 2019 session designed to improve the way … Read more

Editorial: Don’t ban Bend drive-thru

At a Starbucks drive-thru, people can get caffeine and sugar in many forms as well … Read more

Editorial: Commission should not make first move toward pot ban

Deschutes County commissioners may discuss banning marijuana growth and production within the county when they … Read more

Editorial: City shouldn’t require sidewalks across Woodriver Village

Bend city councilors will be asked Wednesday to reject a request by residents in the … Read more

Editorial: Commissioners should make changes to Deschutes 911

Two of the many things that went wrong with the launch of Deschutes County’s $5.5 … Read more

Editorial: COCC should let northern Lake County go

Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission is expected to decide whether residents of northern Lake County … Read more

Commentary: Political cartooning is becoming a lost art

The digital age, for all its beneficial wonders, has left some regrettable casualties in its … Read more

Editorial: Death penalty changes bypassed voters

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday signed Senate Bill 1013, a bill that dramatically narrows … Read more

Editorial: Support Merkley and Wyden’s bill to protect businesses

Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, are trying to give businesses a … Read more

Editorial: Voters should fill vacancies on Bend council

The Bend City Council is set to make a decision next week voters may regret … Read more

Editorial: DAS audit response is inappropriate

An Oregon Secretary of State’s Office audit found 16 areas where Oregon fell short in … Read more

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