Senate Bill 1013, passed by the 2019 Oregon Legislature, has had a tumultuous history. It’s a bill about the death penalty. And it’s proven to mean more than legislators said they intended.
It has been a long string of tough times for everybody, so how about a little of the good stuff: The Herald and News has been chosen as one of five rural media outlets across the country to receive a $20,000 grant from Microsoft and Report for America.
This marks the third and final time that I have written my formal goodbyes as a journalist — an industry in which I never thought I would work to begin with, yet alone find enough success to be welcomed back repeatedly. But this time I mean it!
Local school districts are doing the right thing in complying with the governor’s mandate that all staff be vaccinated for COVID-19. Parents should also do their part in making sure their children go to school with masks — also part of the governor’s mandate — both to keep themselves safe an…
As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal. Long-awaited family gatherings, birthday parties and graduation ceremonies are finally happening in person. Sporting events have fans in the stands, airports are busy, and we…
A majority of people in Central Oregon have mixed feelings when it comes to tourism, according to the results of a survey done by Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
A recent study that draws heavily on Deschutes County found an “overwhelming consensus” among law enforcement officers that Oregon’s marijuana laws are poorly written and confusing.
Gov. Kate Brown is getting blowback from political opponents who are leveraging the actions of her allies in an attempt to derail a new state policy requiring Oregon residents to show proof of vaccination at some venues and businesses with more relaxed COVID-19 rules.
The state of Oregon’s revenue picture is nothing short of stunning. It could be bulging with $1.8 billion more in its two-year budget than it had expected in February. Income taxes surged.
Close to the date of an election it can be a gamble to mail in your ballot. A week ahead is probably safe to ensure it gets delivered on time to be counted. Beyond that, it’s a guessing game. Safer to drop it off in person.
The big winner when the U.S. House of Representatives voted this year to bring earmarks back to the federal budget is K Street in Washington, D.C. That’s where lobbyists have offices.
As a recently retired opinion researcher, I spent a professional career exploring the divides in Oregon.
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.