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If a hearing before the Oregon Senate’s Committee on Housing and Development Thursday, Feb. 6, was any indication, the current legislative session may feel both long and ugly to those trapped …

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The Associated Press fact-checked President Trump’s State of the Union speech the day before he gave it. The newsgathering organization, of which EO Media Group is a member, didn’t have an adv…

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It’s no secret that my Democratic colleagues in the state Senate want to pass a cap-and-trade bill this year (Senate Bill 1530). They tried last year with House Bill 2020, but were unsuccessfu…

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Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax.

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Mitch Colburn of Idaho Power is touting the benefits of B2H again, but we're not fooled. His latest pitch is about economic development and green-washing. What's green-washing? It's when a cor…

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In response to Carrie Brogoitti's column ("Vapes and e-cigarettes are not safe for anyone," The Observer, Jan. 27), I agree that critical facts are not only misunderstood but severely misrepre…

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EO Media Group, owner of the La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald, recently announced its decision to switch from local contract paper delivery to the U.S. Postal Service. 

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Oregon lawmakers meet every year, for 165 days in years ending in an odd number and for 35 days in evennumbered years. That’s relatively new; voters approved the change in 2010. Now there’s ta…

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Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek hopes to persuade the state Legislature to commit at least $40 million to help finance new shelters for the homeless this year. If she’s successful, the …

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Oregon legislators will hit the 2020 legislative session on Feb. 3, and while there are already a number of high-profile bills on the horizon, elected leaders should remember complex legislati…

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Sen. Bill Hansel, I am an Oregon grandfather writing on behalf of my kids and grandchildren — and yours — and children and grandchildren everywhere. While, as an 80 year old, I will not live t…

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Oregon is not a wait-and-see kind of state. So it’s time to stop waiting for more research about providing a Universal Basic Income. Instead, it’s time we adopt a UBI and fine tune it as we go…

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The Oregon Senate’s Interim Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has unveiled the Legislature’s latest version of climate change legislation.

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Oregon lawmakers have tried at least a couple of times to make it more difficult for parents to avoid vaccinating their children, unfortunately with little success.

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In an era of bare-knuckled politics, the career of William Ruckelshaus provides valuable lessons. He was the first administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.