The City of Roseburg has found itself in a fight with a newly-popular shave ice truck that was serving hundreds of weekend park goers sweet and fruity treats.
A bill making its way through the Oregon Legislature is being pushed for the wrong reasons, but what it sets out to do is worth considering.
Walking into the giant pavilion at the fairgrounds, yellow tape stretches across the ground leading overnight visitors through a coordinated maze of sleeping areas. Volunteers set up brand new Coleman tents and marked off individual sleeping areas with orange tape — giving those in need enou…
The American economy is a wonderful engine of prosperity left to its own devices, and on Tuesday it proved this again with another surge in equity prices that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 30,000 for the first time. Stock prices rise and fall, but this symbolic milestone of o…
Even in these divided times, there are few who would disagree with the sentiment behind President Trump’s tweeted desire to bring the “BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”
Alex Johnson II, Albany’s new mayor-elect, is a role model for countless youth in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve already cast your ballot.
Two days from the 2020 presidential election, the United States finds itself in almost the opposite predicament from four years ago: Far from ignoring foreign interference, we’re in danger of imagining more of it than exists — and that in itself could cause big problems.
Subscription cancelations aren’t a new thing in newspapers. Neither are angry readers. Heck, they both date all the way back to the days of Ben Franklin’s printing press.
With one week until Election Day, election officials are scrambling to ensure a safe and orderly voting process. Even with an unprecedented number of ballots being cast absentee, millions will vote in person, and poll workers are critical to that running smoothly.
How’s this for anticlimactic? The Supreme Court had an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans for three weeks. State law unambiguously says that mail-in votes are due at 8 p.m. on Election Day. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court pushed that deadline back to Nov. 6, even if the ballot lacks any…
The global coronavirus pandemic “has fueled a crisis for democracy across the world,” according to a bracing report, “Democracy under Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Struggle for Freedom,” from the nonpartisan watchdog Freedom House.
There’s no doubt 2020 has been rough for many workers. That certainly holds true for Oregon journalists, who in addition to their regular beats now have to cover COVID-19, civil unrest and devastating wildfires.
The Nov. 3 general election is still more than a month away, but if you’re interested in voting, there’s an important date that you need to keep in mind.
“The voters of this country should be heard,” Joe Biden said this weekend as he exhorted Senate Republicans to block a vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. That might be clever messaging—who doesn’t want voters to be heard? But there’s one problem: Unlike Mr. Trump and Senate Rep…
Try to forget, at least for a moment, the heated debate regarding the U.S. Supreme Court and whether President Donald Trump or the duly elected president of the United States of America from the November General Election — which could very well be Trump again — should appoint a successor to …
People who contend that our country is a "Christian" nation are correct only in a limited sense. Many Americans are Christian, and many of those who built this country were Christian. But in a more basic sense, the American system is not Christian, and is, in fact, drastically opposed to bib…
For many, 2020 was going to be the year.
I am writhing this on May 3. As of today, in Oregon there have been 2,635 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 109 deaths attributed to the virus.