Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals and lodging, roughly averaging around $2,000 a month. SB 959 changes the way Oregon legislators are …
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Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals …
That 825 Oregonians died in a single year by suicide is a sobering assessment of our collective ability to help those who feel trapped in their own despair.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the Democrat majority in the Legislature want to make sure that no one in the state, least of all farmers and ranchers, receive any benefits from regulatory relief f…
Some folks sure know how to start a conversation.
Cattlemen are cheering an announcement that the Department of the Interior will soon propose a plan to end federal protections on grey wolves.
Former Secretary of State Norma Paulus was a product of rural Oregon. She exemplified what individuals can do when given a chance — conquering poverty, polio and the lack of a college degree t…
Dennis Richardson was a courageous man.
A racial slur being used against one of our local student-athletes at a high school basketball game is appalling, and as a community, we must stand together in declaring bigotry will not be to…
Just about the last thing a visitor to Ted Birdseye’s ranch would expect to see is “Tube Man.”
Over the past few weeks, we have received reports of an outbreak of measles in southwestern Washington, which has now hit more than 50 patients.
Every child in Oregon deserves an excellent education — regardless of where the student lives or attends school, regardless of whether the student comes from a well-to-do family or an impoveri…
As a society, we have made such progress against once-common illnesses that we forget they are still around and still potentially life-threatening. The measles outbreak in Southeast Washington…
As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state a…
A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers o…
A new legislative report underscores that PERS could be headed for more trouble.
After possible procedural errors in its adoption were pointed out, Grant County officials made the wise decision to look further into the marijuana tax ordinance passed recently.
There was a time when Americans could expect their federal government to offer service that was both even-handed and helpful. Even timely.
Unlike much of the U.S., last month’s mid-term election was ho-hum in Oregon — as in, few election snafus.
Good deeds don’t happen by accident.
If it looks too good to be true, it is not true.
If it looks too good to be true, it is not true.
The urban-rural divide is not just a “divide.” It is a widening chasm, one whose fissures were underscored by this month’s election results.
Kate Brown was re-elected as Oregon governor with 49.99 percent of the vote in the latest statewide results.
Imagine for a moment that you have a new job. You are to manage an alpha predator, known to be one of the most efficient and voracious hunters in the wild. This predator doesn’t just hunt for …
Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”
Oregon is on cruise control.
Last month Senate and House conferees working on the 2018 Farm Bill failed to reach an agreement before the old farm bill expired and without Congress voting to extend it.
More than a quarter of a million women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their life.
A mass movement is underway in Oregon — a mass timber movement.
Grant County should be proud one of its youths has been selected as a questioner for next week’s gubernatorial debate.
The county and the sheriff’s office were both at fault in recent lawsuits, and county taxpayers will ultimately pay the $42,000 bill.
Last week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released details of the administration’s response to trade damages from retaliatory tariffs by China and other countries.
Oregon was a national pioneer on land-use planning. It led the way with the Bottle Bill. Its protection of public beach access is legendary.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking comment from individuals and groups with legal standing to file objections on its final draft of the much-anticipated Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision.
The recent controversy about whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ absurdities should be removed from media platforms has been shaped by his supporters as both a First Amendment and censorsh…
Today’s political rhetoric sounds as if our nation is embroiled in a civil war.
The Bottle Bill is one of Oregon’s great achievements.
As Eastern Oregon farmers reap their year’s worth of work from its fertile soil, national and international pressures are tugging and tearing at their bottom line.
A proposed ballot measure for 2020 would force Oregonians to have a serious discussion about the role of public employees.
Since it was passed in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has been all but untouchable by members of Congress, who consider amendments to the law with the same trepidation they would if they wer…
Now that the Hammonds are coming home, how about an effort to curtail the mandatory minimum sentences that kept them behind bars?
As we celebrate our independence, it is worth remembering that freedom is not free.
It can be exhausting trying to keep up with the news.
Not many things last forever, which makes the perpetual Stewart Scholarship’s timeless gift of education even more exceptional.
Nestled near Canyon Creek in John Day is a building steeped in history.
In the words of State Economist Mark McMullen, Oregon’s economy “is still pretty hunky-dory.”
We are hearing renewed rumblings that action in the clemency cases of Dwight and Steven Hammond is imminent.
Knute Buehler has proposed 10 gubernatorial debates, crisscrossing the state. Gov. Kate Brown should accept his offer.
Of all the issues worthy of Oregon legislators’ immediate attention, a narrow tax break for businesses would rank far, far down the list.
In the course of human history, it was not long ago when most people had very little say in the decisions by rulers that affected their livelihood.
A government of the people, by the people and for the people is only possible when the people are aware of what the government is doing.
Reading Wade Cates’ firsthand account as a survivor of child sexual abuse is a sobering reminder that more needs to be done to protect the children of the community.
Gov. Kate Brown is trying to have it both ways. She’s taking a tax break from Oregon businesses and she’s calling a special legislative session to give businesses a tax break.
After receiving complaints about an Adopt-A-Highway permittee, the Eagle reached out to John Eden at the Oregon Department of Transportation for some answers.