Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus decision changed how public-sector unions can operate, those unions and their allies have been working to change laws to their advantage.
Just about every day has some sort of holiday attached to it these days. March 3 was National If Pets Had Thumbs Day, March 6 was National Frozen Food Day, and Sunday was National Find a Pay Phone Booth Day.
The snow is mostly gone, but stories of complete strangers shoveling driveways, clearing trees, and checking on their neighbor keep pouring in.
Here’s an item from Salem that you might have missed last week: The state’s economists are predicting that legislators will have a record amount of revenue with which to work as they craft a spending plan for the 2019-21 two-year budget cycle.
With a Democratic supermajority in the Oregon Legislature and the backing of legislative leaders, passage of Senate Bill 608 has seemed a political inevitability from the start of the session.
Oregon legislators will consider a slew of gun control proposals this session including SB 501, a catchall bill, and a few lesser bills that mostly propose portions of what the larger bill sets out to do.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is set to have new leadership next month, giving veterans their fifth director in five years.
The Oregon Department of Education last week released high school graduation rates for the class of 2018, and there was good news in the numbers: The on-time graduation rate for the state rose to nearly 79 percent.
That big gust of wind you likely felt on what was an otherwise calm and sunny Friday last week didn’t have anything to do with the weather.
If only national media would stop writing about how great Oregon is. If only Californians would quit moving here. If only developers would stop demolishing older homes in Portland neighborhoods and putting up pricey monstrosities in their place. Then there wouldn’t be a housing crisis, right?
Fortunately for Oregonians, it can be difficult to keep secrets in Salem. Thus, news that state lawmakers might be asked to reduce prisons sentences next year was leaked to The Oregonian, despite Gov. Kate Brown’s attempts to keep the matter secret.
With firefighting resources spread thin around the West in a big fire year, luck and timing can make all the difference. If high-capacity helicopters happen to be here and available when a major lightning storm hammers Southern Oregon, that’s good. If those helicopters already have been comm…
With 5 days left until the end of deer hunting rifle season in Oregon, hunters with unfilled tags may be feeling pressure to get their shot. Unfortunately, some of that pressure can be traced to those who don’t care to follow the rules for hunting.
Until last month, the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center was ranked one of the worst in the country by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was one of 15 on a list of high-risk VA facilities.
As the rifts and divisions along political lines seem to expand ever more in the U.S., it is important to remember the motto of the Great Seal of the United States — E pluribus unum, from many, one.
Chalk it up to confusion, miscommunication, or bad PR, but someone inside the county courthouse needs to figure out what’s going on.
Rough & Ready Lumber was the last operating sawmill in Josephine County when it was shuttered in 2013, ending a 90-year legacy and eliminating 85 much-needed jobs.