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Party-line voting is never ideal—but this year, that's even more apparent

Party-line voting is never ideal—but this year, that's even more apparent

As the 2018 election season begins to elevate to fever pitch, voters are being challenged, perhaps more than in other years, to truly think for themselves as they cast their votes.

A Third Party Candidate Can Get Voters Out of the Box

Last month, the Oregon Working Families Party announced that Amanda La Bell would be running on the party's ballot line in the House 54 race.

In our outdoors community, a call to action around harassment and assault

We live in an outdoor mecca that draws thousands of visitors and fans each year—one where the allure of pushing one's limits in cycling, climbing, running, skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sports plays large.

Bend Needs Unifying Mayor

In May, voters in Bend cast their ballots in favor of allowing the electorate—as opposed to fellow city councilors—to name the city's mayor.

Boddie's behavior shows a lack of commitment to the district

As we prepare for the November election and we begin to schedule our endorsement interviews, it's become glaringly obvious that Nathan Boddie lacks a true care for District 54—the district for which he currently holds the Democratic nomination.

We aren't the enemy of the people. We ARE the people.

A note from the Source editorial board: This week, newspapers across the nation are taking a collective stand in issuing this joint editorial, aimed at standing together in defense of the institution of journalism and the absolutely crucial role it plays in a government for, and by, the people—regardless of political affiliation or the stance of respective editorial boards.

Walden Should Follow Through on Debating McLeod-Skinner

If you want to get an answer from Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR2), apparently you have to find him in a parade.

Small Victories

Sage-grouse provision removed from defense bill—but a fight remains over at Interior
Sneaking unrelated legislation into a seemingly simple bill is nothing new.

Don't allow the notion of short-term financial gain threaten the Endangered Species Act

Editor's note: Our Dog Days of Summer issue conveniently—or perhaps, unfortunately—coincides with the U.S. Department of Interior and Department of Commerce's recent announcement that the agencies would seek to weaken some of the provisions of the Endangered Species Act.

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