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Residents of the Skyline West neighborhood in northwest Corvallis spent some of their Saturday in an unusual exercise: They practiced how they’d evacuate their neighborhood in the event of a fire or other emergency.

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The Roseburg Education Association, the Oregon Education Association and the Oregon Legislature seem to be forgetting something when talking about school funding: the Public Employees Retirement System.

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Time and again, the leaders of Oregon’s Department of Human Services vow to do better to protect children in foster care. After news articles or lawsuits reveal abuse, deplorable living conditions or deaths of foster children, DHS’ top managers appear before legislators assuring them they’ll…

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With about two months remaining in the legislative session, we’ve reached the point at which the focus is narrowing onto the biggest and most contentious issues in the Capitol — and at least some Democrats are starting to sense that, despite their super-majorities in both chambers, they may …

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The Oregon Senate last week took a step toward ending our generally pointless (and potentially harmful) twice-annual ritual of changing our clocks, joining a resistance that seems to be gaining momentum across the nation.

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The calendar suggests that plenty of time remains in this year’s legislative session, which is scheduled to run until the end of June, although lawmakers generally prefer to be out of Salem a few days early, if at all possible.

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When it comes to advocating for their children’s schools, Oregon families are a force of nature. They organize bake sales, car washes and auctions for a fundraising cycle that never ends. They give up national holidays to rally at the state Capitol for more education dollars. And from local …

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The U.S. Supreme Court last week said it will consider overturning a criminal conviction by a 10-2 jury vote in Louisiana — potentially a big step toward eliminating the use of nonunanimous verdicts in criminal cases in the only state where they’re currently allowed.

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The news of a measles outbreak in Southwest Washington started with the announcement of two children who had contracted measles.

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Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-American industrialist thought to be one of the richest people in history, would have been proud to walk into the Roseburg Public Library’s grand opening ceremony earlier this month.

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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?

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There’s nothing wrong with the main idea behind the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017, which is driven by the concept that men and women should get roughly equal pay if they’re doing work of “comparable character.”