The events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are still ringing in heads across the nation. The day is bound for infamy, alongside Pearl Harbor and 9/11 as dates when a dark shadow rolled across America, leaving death and destruction, sadness and confusion in their wake.
Oregon’s September economic forecast was a big surprise: Instead of a coronavirus-caused $1 billion shortfall, the state predicts to end the 2019-21 budget with a leftover pile $1.7 billion high.
Nothing would make America feel more normal than a return to school this fall. The big yellow buses, first bell in morning homeroom, colorful backpacks, superhero lunchboxes and football games on Friday nights. That’s September for most American families.
A King County judge’s order that The Seattle Times and other media must turn over unpublished content to the police is a blow to independent journalism.
State auditors were in the middle of an audit of the Employment Department’s computer upgrade when the pandemic hit. Auditors put it on hold. They didn’t want to put more strain on the department as it struggled to handle thousands of unemployment claims.
Every day since COVID-19 arrived in Oregon, this newspaper has been diligently listing the number of confirmed local, state and national cases. It's an important scientific fact that lets our readers know if the disease is spreading or dissipating.
It is long past time for the federal government to get its act together on providing COVID-19 testing supplies wherever and whenever they are needed. And that includes Oregon, which is essentially being penalized for doing a better job of containing the virus spread than many other states.
Christopher Columbus did not set out to prove that the world was round (educated people had proven the flat-Earthers wrong centuries earlier). He was not the first European to cross the Atlantic (that title goes to Norse Viking Leif Eriksson). And he never, ever — not once — set foot on what…
The Oregon State Police troopers who defied Gov. Kate Brown by refusing to wear face masks in a Corvallis coffee shop last week should feel fortunate the governor was in a forgiving mood. Their actions — and a profane denunciation of Brown by one officer — would have been inappropriate even …
As the 2020 primary election reaches a conclusion in the run-up to decision day, the Herald and News has worked diligently to provide platforms for each candidate to state their case to voters so that our readers may make the most informed decisions on their ballots.