Guest Editorial: Report on state jobs sounds cautionary note

Is it a monthly blip — or a sign that Oregon’s economic recovery is starting to lose whatever momentum it’s built up over the past years? Last week’s statewide employment report was troubling, but let’s hope it’s just a temporary aberration.

October 20, 2015 1:22 p.m. read more..

Guest Editorial: UCC Shooting puts sheriff in spotlight

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin has been in the spotlight lately for reasons that we wouldn’t wish on anybody: He’s the top law enforcement officer charged with investigating the horrible shootings last week on the Roseburg campus of Umpqua Community College.

October 9, 2015 9:06 a.m. read more..

Guest Opinion: Brown faces pressure on death penalty issue

Now that Gov. Kate Brown has made it official that she’ll be a candidate in 2016 for the state’s highest office, the pressure will be mounting on her to address a question that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, managed to duck: Where will she stand if it comes time to enforce Oregon’s death penalty?

September 24, 2015 11:19 a.m. read more..

Guest Column Google deals have been at expense of taxpayers

A town meeting was held five short days after the announcement that the third enterprise zone agreement had been agreed upon with Google. Representatives from the school district, fire department, port authority, as well as many citizen taxpayers, were in attendance.

September 15, 2015 1:47 p.m. read more..

Editorial: Lessons to learn from energy audit

Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to take a hard look at how the Oregon Department of Energy is managing the state’s energy tax credit program is welcome, but overdue, considering the program’s troubled history.

September 10, 2015 11:54 a.m. read more..

Guest Commentary: Every little bit helps when it comes to college

With the possible exception of people who pursue the performing arts ("possible" being the operative word), students in today's world have to succeed in high school, then at least make it through college in order to have much of a chance to achieve what is often defined as "the American dream" — a house, a happy, healthy family and a satisfying job that pays well.

September 8, 2015 3:36 p.m. read more..


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