Should #BlackLivesMatter be watched?
The looming court battle over the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list is a prime example of the growing disconnect between people in urban centers and food producers in rural areas.
Oregon needs different approach to prison management
Oregon's Gov. Kate Brown doesn't think 2016 is the right time to add more money to the state's ailing highway system. Rather, she wants to concentrate her effort on raising the state's minimum wage.
No boots on the ground vow revoked
Oregon is a big, diversified state on a number of levels. In a sense, two distinct cultures exist side-by-side. The size of the state, along with the sharp political divisions that endure, can create a gulf between perception and understanding.
Crosstalk: Is watching TV harmful or helpful?
According to a recent news release, President Barack Obama plans to relax the current performance testing requirement for all students. At the advice of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the president is advocating to limit the amount of time students spend taking tests to measure their achievement.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports October is the busiest month for vehicle-wildlife collisions — and a short drive up Browns Creek and back to The Dalles via Cherry Heights Road bears out their warning: Six deer dead on the roadside, two together on one corner.
A change in leadership often upsets the balance of projects already in motion. And sometimes the extent of the fallout will never be known, or perhaps not for many years.
A change in leadership often upsets the balance of projects already in motion. And sometimes the extent of the fallout will never be known, or perhaps not for many years
The following editorial was published in the Bend Bulletin, Oct. 11, regarding government efforts to control an invasive plant species: Cheatgrass has been called the invader that won the West, and that’s not far off the mark. The annual grass covers nearly 12 million acres in Oregon alone, and can be found across the western United States and Canada, and as far north as Alaska. That causes problems.
How should media handle tragedies?
The political scenario following a mass shooting in America has become entirely predictable and that is unfortunate because, although this type of violence is relatively rare, it is horrific and raises issues that need to be dealt with.
Will Boehner’s departure bring change?