Gas, Cars and Roads

A gas tax, not a change in room tax allocations, should fund road improvement
Roads are one of those core government services that are a great reflection of a community.

Who knew health care could be so complicated?

The 129,200 people in Walden's district who got covered under the ACA's Medicaid expansion, for one...

Rowdy protestors are no new thing. Now go do your job.

On Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) succinctly summed up what many people on both sides of the political aisle are thinking in regards to representatives staying away from their districts and avoiding public town halls during the President's Day recess.

The Builders' Biggest Lobby Just Landed a Spot on the Bend Planning Commission

Last Wednesday, the Bend City Council voted five-to-two to admit Jeff Payne, owner of Panterra Homes and the president of the Central Oregon Builder's Association, to the city planning commission.

Bend Streets Department Proposes Increases to Winter Operations Budget

As of Jan. 26, roughly 60 inches of snow had dropped on Central Oregon this winter.

Cameras in Cop Cars Can Make Investigations More Bulletproof

It's time for the Bend Police Department to bite the bullet and require officers use cameras in their contact with the public. While grainy amateur videos taken by eyewitnesses have surfaced, the December 23 downtown shooting death of 31-year old Michael Tyler Jacques presents a clear need for the use of cameras by Bend cops.

Protecting Journalists Means Protecting Yourself

"History will have to record the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and other violent actions of the bad people but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only the words and acts of the children of darkness but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light."


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