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.