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roses and raspberries april 17

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation.

April 16, 2015 2:15 pm(0)

Editorial: Mascot battle takes another twist

Another battle looms in the state of Oregon's long controversy over schools using Native American names or images as their mascots — but, this…

April 15, 2015 4:01 pm(0)

Editorial: Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline

It happens thousands of times every school year: A student (often a minority student) is suspended from an Oregon public school for a relative…

April 15, 2015 9:15 am(6)

Editorial: When did being an elder become a bad thing?

We try in editorials to plant a thought in 400 or so words. But our story about the April 3 head-on double fatal on Highway 34 near Columbus A…

April 13, 2015 9:15 am(4)

Think Too Much: No REO Speedwagon this summer? No sweat

The city of Albany still hasn't announced a headliner for this year's ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival, the gala summertime event that com…

April 10, 2015 11:43 am(2)

Roses and Raspberries (April 10)

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation.

April 10, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Demand for student housing could be dropping

Last week, the developers of the proposed Hub student housing complex in the Timberhill area withdrew their proposal, at least temporarily, sa…

April 09, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Banning Burnbook won't stop cyberbullies

On March 17, a post on the social media app Burnbook made a threat against Lebanon High School, resulting in the school being placed into lock…

April 08, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Legislature sidesteps vaccination debate

An expected showdown in the Oregon Legislature over vaccinations likely won’t take place this session, as the sponsor of a bill to eliminate p…

April 07, 2015 9:15 am(14)

Interim pact could ease city-OSU tensions

It’s been intriguing — and, truthfully, a little worrisome — to watch tensions increase between the Corvallis City Council and Oregon State Un…

April 06, 2015 9:15 am(8)

Editorial: Ease tensions between city, OSU

It’s been intriguing — and, truthfully, a little worrisome — to watch tensions increase between the Corvallis City Council and Oregon State Un…

April 06, 2015 9:15 am(0)
Think Too Much: Knitting a 'safety quilt' for homelessness

Think Too Much: Knitting a 'safety quilt' for homelessness

Nathan Bruttell of the Gazette-Times wraps up a comprehensive four-week package on homelessness in the mid-valley in today’s newspaper, and ev…

April 05, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Editorial: Brewer served us well in manager's role

At the end of this month, when Mark Shepard takes over his new job as the city manager of Corvallis, it will be back to business as usual for …

April 02, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Shepard's hiring opens intriguing possibilities

The Corvallis City Council’s decision to reach across the river to hire as city manager Mark Shepard, the city of Albany’s public works direct…

April 01, 2015 9:15 am(1)

Editorial: Macpherson helped shape modern Oregon

When you consider the list of people who truly have helped to shape modern-day Oregon, the name of Hector Macpherson Jr. isn’t likely to sprin…

March 31, 2015 9:30 am(1)

Editorial: Police videos must remain public

As expected, the Legislature is considering a bill designed to give police agencies some guidance as they ponder whether to purchase body came…

March 30, 2015 9:15 am(1)
Think Too Much: More about our arts garden

Think Too Much: More about our arts garden

As faithful readers might recall, I wrote last week’s column from Ashland, site of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and asked a not-so-rhetori…

March 29, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Roses and Raspberries, March 27

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation.

March 27, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Rankings underline importance of public health

Because we’re used to seeing Corvallis and Benton County on top of all sorts of lists (Most creative! Most innovative! Most likely to use the …

March 26, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Putting the spotlight on women's hoops

A couple of final thoughts about the Oregon State University women’s basketball team and its remarkable season, which ended with a heartbreaki…

March 25, 2015 9:15 am(3)

Editorial: Brown seeks to add bite to ethics panel

We've spent a lot of time in previous editorials talking about Gov. Kate Brown's praiseworthy proposal to review the state of Oregon's public-…

March 24, 2015 9:30 am(0)

Editorial: Why Gorman House history matters now

It’s been almost 158 years since massive old-growth trees were hewn into support beams and slabs to build a small one-story house at 641 N.W. …

March 23, 2015 9:15 am(9)

Think Too Much: Toward building a mid-valley arts festival

ASHLAND — I'm writing this during my annual early-spring trip to check out some of the early offerings at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and…

March 22, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Roses and Raspberries March 20

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation.

March 20, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Our long open-carry nightmare finally ends

It almost seems a shame that the Corvallis City Council couldn’t have found a way to take another month to work on the open-carry controversy …

March 19, 2015 9:15 am(4)

Editorial: Rueck, Tinkle fuel OSU basketball renaissance

In the end, there wasn’t all that much suspense.

March 18, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: Brown's public-records initiative is welcome

In a brief visit last week with the editorial board of the Gazette-Times, new Oregon Gov. Kate Brown talked about the work ahead as she tries …

March 17, 2015 9:15 am(2)

Editorial: Use new suicide facts as starting point

If we want to start reducing Oregon’s too-high rate of suicide, we need to start talking about it.

March 16, 2015 9:15 am(1)
Think Too Much: Sunshine Week 2015 is timely for Oregonians

Think Too Much: Sunshine Week 2015 is timely for Oregonians

Today marks the start of Sunshine Week, the annual national celebration of the idea that government works best when it functions in the open.

March 15, 2015 9:00 am(0)
Roses and Raspberries (March 13)

Roses and Raspberries (March 13)

ROSE (roz) n. One of the most beautiful of all flowers, a symbol of fragrance and loveliness. Often given as a sign of appreciation.

March 13, 2015 9:15 am(3)

Editorial: From academia to politics, Frohnmayer served us well

Almost exactly a decade ago, Dave Frohnmayer — at the time, the president of the University of Oregon — came to Albany to talk about higher ed…

March 12, 2015 9:15 am(0)

Editorial: It's too soon to pull the plug on Common Core

A member of the Oregon House of Representatives, Carl Wilson, has introduced a bill that would prohibit the state Department of Education from…

March 11, 2015 9:15 am(7)

Editorial: Council should interview manager candidates in the open

The Corvallis City Council on Monday announced its five finalists for the position of city manager.

March 10, 2015 9:15 am(1)

Editorial: Legislators must encourage educational innovation

Mid-valley educators are keeping a close eye on the Legislature for all the usual reasons — funding issues, Common Core concerns and so forth.

March 09, 2015 9:15 am(1)
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