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08/14/2022 Is Mar-a-Lago really about another big steal?

08/16/2022 Alek's “fast track” into politics is concerning

08/16/2022 A nation divided among itself will fail

07/20/2022 Maybe we should pay more attention to Voltaire

07/14/2022 Watching the Jan. 6 hearings is illuminating

07/10/2022 I'm gobsmacked at Mark Thiessen's tirades

07/06/2022 Children shouldn't be a "noble sacrifice" for freedom

07/05/2022 We need to start somewhere to address mass shootings

07/01/2022 Congressional District 2 has a great candidate in Joe Yetter

03/01/2022 Once upon a time, there was unity, now there's Republicans siding with Russia

02/22/2022 A recall "that might travel well" across state lines

02/09/2022 The Cult of 45 does have terms and conditions

01/27/2022 Buffers do not mean protection from harm

01/23/2022 Based on the facts, vote by mail is very secure

01/12/2022 Local environmentalists haven't seen any funds from the government

01/04/2022 New year, new opportunities

01/05/2022 Going from DeFazio to Bentz I feel a bit cheated

01/04/2022 Failure to represent the electorate is leaving us voiceless

12/23/2021 Tiller is being overlooked by big city Roseburg

12/08/2021 It's our responsibility to look out for the homeless.

11/24/21 Democrats delivered infrastructure improvements.

11/16/2021 It's about time workers got better pay.

11/21/2021 Our commissioners are sounding like crowing roosters

10/26/2021 DeFazio continues to have Oregonians' best interests at heart

10/26/2021 We're really not promised democracy in the future

10/10/2021 Looks to me like Skarlatos is a public grifter

         Link to the story about Skarlatos by the Associated Press

09/10/2021 Masks are an obvious sign that you care about others

09/22/2021 We need leadership that is looking toward the future

09/28/2021 It seems there's a shortage of love in our county

09/14/2021 It's not too late to give Douglas County Public Health the teeth it needs

09/07//2021 It's time to include the boys in the abortion debate

08/27/2021 Because math works, we know vaccines work


08/24/2021 Tiller Ranger Station is a window onto a mystical forest experience

08/20/2021 Douglas County is a great place to live, if you're a virus

08/17/2021 Is there an adult in the room?

08/15/2021 Burying a ton — an exercise in metaphorical sarcasm

07/30/2021 Oregonians, we're being faced with consequences


07/28/2021 By any name, child tax credit is a bouquet of roses


07/28/2021 Senate hearings about Jan. 6 tear at your soul


07/22/2021 Guest Column:  Fallacies concerning transgender individuals


07/16/2021 Getting vaccinated is about a lot more than you


07/15/2021 Things that keep me awake at night



07/15/2021 River Democracy Act protects our life blood


07/14/2021 A real tax cut for real families


07/14/2021 Whither have our old traditions fled?


07/13/2021 It's hard to understand why medical professionals avoid the vaccine


07/06/2021 When will No. 45 finally go away, for good?


07/06/2021 At last, the legislature takes steps toward giving the planet a break


07/01/2021 It's time to embrace real diversity


06/15/2021 Our most powerful tool for democracy is our vote

06/11/2021 We don't want to be passed by China as an economic power

06/04/2021 How would legislators do on required civics test?

06/04/2021 Letter hints at worrisome possibilities

06/02/2021 Who's seemed like they were there for a show?

06/01/2021 Glendale needs to be opportunistic for economy

05/30/2021 River Democracy Act is one step in right direction

05/27/2021 Eisenhower had us on a path of infrastructure

05/23/2021 There are some important plans being empowered by federal money

05/21/2021 Maybe we're not all that different if we show a little tolerance

05/20/2021 We all share the blame

05/20/2021 Two arguments to allow felons to vote

05/20/2021 Wherein lies the greater evil?

05/19/2021 It's time for the US to fix family leave policy

04/23/2021 What Is There to be Ashamed About? Plenty.

04/20/2021 DeFazio doing good things on American Jobs Plan

04/08/2021 Why is WinCo going where it's going?

04/06/2021 Oregon's children have suffered enough!

04/06/2021 Let's clear up a few things that have been said

04/02/2021 Native fish you say? How are they native?

03/30/2021 Senseless violence — with or without a gun — is a violation of our rights

03/28/2021 Why are Republicans rushing to defend the British Monarchy

03/28/2021 Solutions require digging deeper than expected

03/25/2021 Dallas Heard Doesn't Represent Me

03/24/2021 What's it going to take for the vaccine to reach us?

03/24/2021 Follow the path to enlightenment that suits you best

03/23/2021 Respect each other by respecting the trail designations

03/23/2021 Imagination Library provides many fresh books to read

03/18/2021 Guest Column: Public health is about who lives, who dies

03/18/2021 I'm not so sure the blessing of the church is a good thing

03/17/2021 An ode to the year lost to COVID-19

03/16/2021 Guest Column: Fear and What It Says about Our Community


03/16/2021 Eight minutes for a commissioner's meeting seems very brief

03/16/2021 Where is the real center of American politics?

03/14/2021 Meddling outsiders or invested alumni?

03/14/2021 Equality Act is a needed protection for all

03/14/2021 Remember when both parties were civil and resolute?

03/09/2021 We need to remember our past to improve our future

03/09/2021 Mobile showers are a sign of how a community cares

03/09/2021 Democrats aren't the hateful, malicious band you paint them as

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