Should the Confederate flag be flown?
As the “oohs” and “aahs” of the crowd waft over the Lewis and Clark Festival Park during the local July 4 fireworks show, a small group of exhausted people will be smiling with satisfaction.
The best woman to feature on $10 bill
To the editor: On June 9, an ALS benefit was held at Burgerville and we would like to thank the many businesses who donated prizes and helped make this benefit a huge success.
Oregon officials want to claim bragging rights for being the first in the nation to enact a road mileage tax and a fee at the pump to reduce carbon emissions in the state.
Has Oregon Legislature gone too far?
In the early days of a legislative session, you might hear legislators talk about “cats and dogs,” and it’s not a reference to animals. Rather, the phrase refers to a certain type of bill that flourishes in the first half of a session. A “cat and dog” bill tends to be on a specific and narrow topic that often is close to the heart of a particular legislator. Each session tends to generate a lot of these bills — hence the phrase “cats and dogs.” Many of them are silly. Some of them generate some press coverage because they often tend to cover unusual topics. And most of them die in the first few weeks of a session — a useful reminder that one of the important functions of a Legislature is to kill bills. So it was surprising to learn this week that a “cat and dog” bill still is very much alive in this session — and that the bill deals with actual cats and dogs.
Should ban on pumping gas be lifted?
This year’s college graduates will enter the best job market since the early stages of the Great Recession, which officially started when this year’s seniors - at least those who finished in four years — were freshmen in high school.
Do trade agreements benefit the US?
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce was closing in on its goal to have 1,000 people participate in the May 16 Color Dash as of Friday afternoon. How’s that for a measurable outcome?
Crosstalk: Homelessness is a societal reality