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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.

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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…

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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.

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For all the talk from Gov. Kate Brown of supporting government openness and transparency, she seems to hope to be addressed as Gov. Openness. Yet, there’s another example of her failing to live up to her talk.

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No matter who wins the local contests for Douglas County commissioner and Roseburg city councilor, area residents can say one thing with certainty: We have plenty of candidates to choose from, and that’s a great thing.

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A pair of lawyers is suing the Oregon State Bar, arguing they shouldn’t be required to pay dues to the agency that oversees the state’s lawyers. The suit comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, which said government workers cannot be forced to pay union dues or fees if th…