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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

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

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

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

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

Editorial: Gov. Brown has a disappointing record on openness

Gov. Kate Brown swept into office in 2015, declaring: We “must strengthen laws to ensure … Read more

Editorial: Don’t delay scheduling a Congressional debate

Voters should be able to see a debate between Republican incumbent Greg Walden and Democratic … Read more

Editorial: Fill hole on Culver ballot

As things now stand, at least one seat on a local city council will remain … Read more

Editorial: Wyden needs to do more for Crooked River Ranch

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, has a bill to help reduce fire danger to Crooked … Read more

Editorial: Brown comes to the aid of imprisoned veterans

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took on her own Department of Corrections recently, and veterans won. … Read more

Editorial: Don’t set up Bend transportation plan to fail

The city of Bend should be clear that its understanding of what the public wants … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Openness should release records

For all the talk from Gov. Kate Brown of supporting government openness and transparency, she … Read more

Editorial: Honor Plants and don’t stop there

The Bend-La Pine School Board is scheduled to discuss honoring retired Mountain View High School … Read more

Editorial: No special treatment for neighborhood associations

Bend’s neighborhood associations are still a relatively new commodity, less than 20 years old. They … Read more

Editorial: Health-care taxes for the poor should be broadly based

When Oregon had a $900 million budget hole to fill for medical care for the … Read more

Editorial: Hold Harris and county employees accountable

Trust can be hard to come by when it comes to Deschutes County’s new law … Read more

Editorial: 911 Director Reinke did not do as well as possible

For months Deschutes County government has struggled to fix problems with the county’s new $5.5 … Read more

Editorial: Police reports are not exempt from disclosure

The Woodburn Independent, a weekly newspaper in a community about the size of Redmond near … Read more

Editorial: Increased scrutiny by auditors a good thing

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is a man on a mission. He wants his … Read more

Editorial: Street-sleeping ruling raises questions for Central Oregon

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that cities cannot arrest the homeless for … Read more

Commentary: Brown: Oregon ends at the mountains

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the Democrat who’s running for re-election this year against Republican Knute … Read more

Editorial: Bend invests in making it hard to park

Does Bend’s government care if it’s hard for you to find a place to park … Read more

Editorial: Bar suit makes good points

A pair of lawyers is suing the Oregon State Bar, arguing they shouldn’t be required … Read more

Editorial: Ditches shouldn’t be declared historic

It can be a relief to see two opposing groups find a way to compromise. … Read more

Editorial: State isn’t careful enough about audits

Oregon law requires 30 state agencies to have internal auditors. It’s the job of those … Read more

Editorial: Gov. Brown silent on the big question

The two leading candidates for governor, Republican Knute Buehler of Bend and incumbent Democrat Kate … Read more

Editorial: Consent needed for union dues

The Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has caused state and local governments to … Read more

Editorial: Don’t break faith with voters on property taxes

The Oregon Legislature seems certain to consider property tax reform when it meets next year. … Read more

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