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Editorial: Politics cast shadow over session

A couple of notable political events took place on Monday: First, of course, Iowa voters participated in their state’s first-in-the-nation pol…

February 02, 2016 5:15 am(1)

Editorial: Legislature won't be the only test for Brown

Gov. Kate Brown did outstanding work during last year’s legislative session, when she unexpectedly assumed the state’s top office after the re…

February 02, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: More work remains on graduation rates

We’re under no illusions that the high school graduation rate is the only yardstick by which to measure our public schools.

February 01, 2016 5:15 am(1)
Think Too Much: Legislators set priorities for session

Think Too Much: Legislators set priorities for session

As much as we like to take issue with the actions, or inaction, of the Oregon Legislature, it’s worth remembering that the body still is made …

January 31, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Roses and Raspberries for Jan. 29

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

January 29, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Roses and Raspberries for Feb. 5

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

January 29, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Short session earns ire of Republicans

If you pay any attention at all to the Oregon Legislature, you’re going to hear plenty of complaining over the next month or so from Republica…

January 27, 2016 5:15 am(1)

Editorial: Fight for fifth-year programs shows difficulty of education innovation

State Sen. Sara Gelser is optimistic that there’s a future for the so-called fifth-year programs, in which many mid-valley school districts us…

January 27, 2016 5:00 am(0)

Editorial: State's caution on pot edibles is smart

Regulators with the state of Oregon are proposing a very cautious set of rules to govern what’s certain to be a brisk market in marijuana edib…

January 26, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Editorial: Mascot move offers a learning moment

If the deal that the state Board of Education struck last week to allow 14 Oregon schools with Native American mascots to keep those mascots s…

January 25, 2016 5:15 am(0)
Think Too Much: No blizzard, a little rain: It's all good

Think Too Much: No blizzard, a little rain: It's all good

I’ve been getting frequent weather updates the last couple of days from the daughters, who have settled into new lives on the East Coast: Atla…

January 24, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Roses and Raspberries for Jan. 22

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

January 22, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Energy bill doesn't belong in short session

You might recall this: When the Oregon Legislature started meeting every year, the idea in general was that the shorter five-week sessions, li…

January 21, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Four-game suspension may be the right call

Here was our first thought as we watched the video of Oregon State University basketball player Jarmal Reid intentionally tripping a referee d…

January 20, 2016 5:15 am(1)

Editorial: It's not a photo op, it's a crime

The weekends apparently are busy times during the winter at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

January 19, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Editorial: Tax decision highlights government worries

The recent decision by the Oregon State University Extension Service to delay efforts to put a proposed Benton County service district before …

January 18, 2016 5:15 am(0)
Think Too Much: A big step for youth suicide prevention

Think Too Much: A big step for youth suicide prevention

When the Democrat-Herald and Gazette-Times published a series of stories a few years back on youth suicide, one of the barriers we kept runnin…

January 17, 2016 9:00 am Related (0)

Roses and Raspberries for Jan. 15

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

January 15, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Lawsuit reflects decades of frustration

It says something about the state of frustration in rural Oregon that Linn County commissioners would see fit to drag the state of Oregon into…

January 14, 2016 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Minimum sentences stir up mischief

In the cascade of ironies that continues to tumble out of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, here’s one that might have bee…

January 13, 2016 5:15 am(3)

Editorial: Bystanders not welcome at Malheur

Let’s say that you were walking down the street and happened upon this terrible scene: Robbers have stormed into a bank and are holding a hand…

January 12, 2016 5:15 am(10)

Editorial: State tax on pot another step in long journey

The state of Oregon has taken the next fascinating step in the long process of legalizing recreational marijuana: The state last week started …

January 11, 2016 5:15 am(0)
Think Too Much: Last stands for defenders of language

Think Too Much: Last stands for defenders of language

As any frequent reader of this column will know, I don’t pretend to be an expert on grammar — and it’s not uncommon for me to receive an email…

January 10, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Roses and Raspberries for Jan. 8

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

January 08, 2016 5:15 am(1)

Editorial: Ironies come into focus in standoff

One of the richer ironies thus far in the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came into sharper focus on Wednesday: The leader of…

January 07, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Editorial: Land battle helps fuel Malheur standoff

In the light of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, it’s worth focusing on three statements that would ap…

January 06, 2016 5:15 am(13)

Editorial: Councilors should serve four-year terms

We read with interest James Day’s story in Monday’s edition of the Gazette-Times in which first-term members of the Corvallis City Council ref…

January 05, 2016 5:15 am(7)
Think Too Much: Sizing up an 'interesting' year

Think Too Much: Sizing up an 'interesting' year

While we were compiling our various lists of the biggest state and local news stories from 2015, I was frequently reminded of that old curse, …

January 03, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Roses and Raspberries for Jan. 1

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

January 01, 2016 5:15 am(2)

Editorial: Mental health partnerships offer promise

In the wake of our recent story that discussed, among other issues, how the Linn County Department of Health Services has a mental-health spec…

December 31, 2015 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Ballot measures could attract big bucks in 2016

As we start the new year, it's always tempting to take a look at what might be making news across the state in 2016.

December 31, 2015 5:15 am(0)

Editorial: Housing panel starts to raise tough questions

The Corvallis City Council task force working on affordable housing may be on the right path in kicking around different options to increase t…

December 30, 2015 5:00 am(1)

Editorial: U.S. drug law throws wrench at pot business

For proponents of marijuana in Oregon, it could be that the easiest part of getting their pot businesses up and running was convincing voters …

December 29, 2015 5:15 am(1)

Editorial: Motor-voter law won't trigger immediate change

If you’re expecting Oregon’s new so-called “motor voter” law to immediately overhaul the state’s electoral politics, you’ll have to wait a lit…

December 28, 2015 5:15 am(9)
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