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Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In response to the recent kerfuffle over the proposed Gateway Island art installation, and more broadly in response to criticism of the City Council's handling of other widely discussed matters such as the remodel of the Plaza and the Normal development plan, I have a suggestion: When a matter before the City Council meets one or both of the following criteria, why not have a simple, non-binding referendum to the city's voters? The criteria would include matters that are: 1.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Tennessee is about a year ahead of Oregon in providing as much as two years' community college tuition money to qualifying students. Tennessee Promise students are completing the first year of the program this spring; Oregon Promise will begin in...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to step down after the British people voted to leave the European Union.

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on the Supreme Court “pinning” Barack Obama with executive overreach.

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the UK exiting the EU.

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 8:14 AM

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the exclusionary rule does not apply when an officer makes an illegal stop and finds out the “suspect” has a warrant for his arrest and searches the suspect as a result. ...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

What the heck is the "Brexit", and why should Americans care? Well, we should care for a number of reasons. The Brexit, under a referendum happening in Great Britain as this column is written, is an isolationist measure designed to bring...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 11:41 AM

I recently read a candidate survey on important issues facing our local communities and found it so useful that I thought I should respond to Alan DeBoer’s guest...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on lifeguard shortages.

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Nate Beeler cartoon on Republicans trying to fix Obamacare.

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Disputes and confrontations over portions of the Pacific Ocean continue to grow. Indonesia’s government seized a Chinese fishing vessel on June 17 off the Natuna Islands, administered by Jakarta. That nation’s Vice President, Jusuf...

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