The United States has two kinds of elections officials. One kind worries that the wrong people might vote. The other kind believes it’s their responsibility to ensure that every qualified voter can exercise the franchise. Oregon, thankfully, has a chief elections officer of the second type.
Oregon takes pride in being first on such things as statewide land use planning and requiring deposits on returnable bottles. Add to that list the 2015 and 2017 bills that allow pharmacists to prescribe and sell most kinds of hormone-based birth control even if a woman has not seen a physician.
Oregonians have it easy where voting is concerned. Our ballots come to our doors; we fill them out and mail them back to the local county clerk. That ease should help keep Oregonians engaged enough to vote in their elections, but it does not. This year, unless voters get busy, it’s possible …
Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to sign a controversial tax bill while asking the Legislature to extend a tax break to the state’s smallest businesses is a bit of a political gamble.
Educational leaders routinely bemoan the measly length of Oregon’s school year, one of the shortest in the country. They lament that Oregon students receive a year’s less education by the time they graduate from high school than their counterparts in Washington state.
Eugene Police made the tough decision in concluding that Officer Charles Caruso, caught on videotape throwing a handcuffed man to the ground and punching him repeatedly, should be kicked off the police force. The city fired Caruso following an investigation into the September 2013 incident a…
After a 10-month investigation following the fraternity hazing death of a Penn State student, a grand jury on Friday released a blistering report asserting that university leaders were aware of pervasive alcohol-abuse problems within the Greek system but failed to take action.
As riveting as Steve Brown’s speech on the future of robotics was, you can’t blame anyone attending the annual Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday for feeling anxious by the time he finished.
Looks like you got through the first big weekend of the holiday shopping season. If you’re among those people who get their holiday “to-do” list done with a month or so to go before Christmas, well, nice work — but the rest of today’s editorial will be of no interest to you.
Over the past three years as Oregonians witnessed the spectacular fall of former Gov. John Kitzhaber, it was hard at times to identify moments of clarity in a vast sea of gray.