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State and local officials are wisely counseling Oregonians not to call 911 on people who refuse to abide by Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide mask mandate. As concerned as people may be over the potential spread of coronavirus, asking police to confront those who won’t wear one is a misuse of law …

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The U.S.’s decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn’t even think about why the workers weren’t working, then wondered why roads and buildings took so long to finish. They got used to avoiding hospitals because of the u…

Earlier in June, activists tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus outside the Minneapolis State Capitol. Mainstream media news coverage inevitably focused on the activists’ view that Columbus was a racist villain, whose discovery of America led to the demise of native cultures. Few press…

The federal government’s response to COVID-19 has been haphazard, mismanaged and ultimately deadly. Yet the Trump administration is trumpeting the country’s “success” against the pandemic, with the vice president recently declaring that the U.S. response to COVID-19 is “cause for celebration.”

Despite fears of long lines and accusations of voter suppression, Kentucky’s delayed primary appeared to be going off without a hitch Tuesday — thanks to mail-in ballots. We Oregonians could have predicted that.

Oregon is failing its students needing special education. Only a third of Oregon children eligible for special education through early intervention/early childhood special education programs “received an adequate level of services,” according to an audit released by the Oregon Secretary of State.

The U.S. Supreme Court provided a welcome — if surprising — reprieve to 700,000 immigrants on June 18 by upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the ruling should also serve as an urgent warning that DACA recipients have no permanent guarantee against deportation.