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How are things going at the Oregon Legislature? Just great, if you believe in oppressive government regulation; not so good if you believe in a free enterprise system. State Rep. Bill Kennemer, R-Canby, ...
All WhatchamaColumns This has been “Sunshine Week,” a national dialogue about open government, freedom of information ...
All WhatchamaColumns Dave Frohnmayer, as we’ve been reminded this week, was many things to Oregon. Comments from state ...
Years of dedicated resistance reduced the height and acreage of the original Riverbend expansion proposal; now let's have some certainty on its life expectancy
All WhatchamaColumns This week, I was mentally transported back 27 years to a dimly lit conference room in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. It was the site of a vile political ambush that ...
One reason for change is many people enter our website with smart phones and tablets
Perhaps, governor's decision not to resign cautious stems from cautious deliberation
There’s little to slow the onslaught of every imaginable tax hike proposal
In the long run, net results mean much more than immediate consequences
Let’s not act as if it’s harmless to have pot drifting openly through Americans' lives
McMinnville provides an amazing array of parks experiences
Fans from each school claim theirs is the “team of destiny”
Small companies have to bone up on the Affordable Care Act and private health insurance
From marijuana to Mariota, it's been another news-filled year