Here's a followup to a recent piece about the battle that Les Zaitz, the editor and publisher of the weekly Malheur Enterprise, fought (and won) to gain access to public records.
Recently, a Democrat-Herald guest columnist objected to the Albany city council’s decision to assist a local business by providing a $50,000 forgivable loan that will allow the new owner to expand and add new employees (Guest Commentary, Jan. 27). In return, the business is contractually obl…
Once again, government got it all wrong.
Kudos to Debbie Woody’s letter to the editor of Dec. 16, regarding COVID-19 (“The bottom line is deaths, not cases”).
So... the southern flowers have arrived.
A heart-warming story appeared on the GT front page on June 27 about a local citizen who dreamed up a plan to provide hand-washing stations around the city (“Inventor runs into trouble”).
Trump’s attempts to solidify his base during the current pandemic have proven to be nothing more than a reckless gamble with the lives of voters.
Whoa, Donald J. Trump. Let’s back up a little. When the virus took off, most countries, except the U.S., bought testing kits from the World Health Organization.
For the past several weeks the letters column has been saturated by supporters of Republican candidates for Linn County commissioner.
Weather doesn't normally throw off the markets. Here's why Saturday is different.
A Corvallis woman is set to christen it with champagne on Saturday.
Our weekly round-up of letters published in the Democrat-Herald.
Asked to recall a war and most Americans probably think back to World War I or II, maybe Vietnam. Perhaps the more recent efforts in Afghanistan or Iraq come to mind. But if not for the TV show "M.A.S.H.," probably few would remember the Korean War at all.
Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has lost the Democratic primary in Oregon to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner. The vote count in the state’s 5th Congressional District was significantly delayed by ballots with blurry bar codes in Oregon’s third-largest county that were rejected by vote-counting machines. McLeod-Skinner had the backing of the local Democratic parties in all four counties covered by the redrawn Congressional district, which now includes the fast-growing city of Bend. She urged stronger action on climate change and portrayed Schrader as too conservative and beholden to pharmaceutical companies. McLeod-Skinner will face Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer in November.
Oregon’s public sector unions are pushing a ballot measure that would limit the ability of the minority party in the Legislature to use walkouts to block legislation. Republicans have used the tactic frequently at the Capitol in recent years to try to thwart the agenda of Democrats, who have firm control of both the state House and Senate. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that under the proposal, a lawmaker who is marked unexcused by a chamber’s presiding officer 10 or more times in a single legislative session would be barred under the state Constitution from seeking re-election. To qualify for the November ballot, state elections officials will need to determine that at least 149,360 signatures submitted are from registered Oregon voters.
Jo Rae Perkins has won Oregon’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Perkins, a frequent candidate for public office, has been criticized for her belief in QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless conspiracy theory that depicts former President Donald Trump as a hero fighting a secret battle against a sect of devil-worshipping pedophiles who dominate Hollywood, big business, the media and government. Perkins was the unsuccessful GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Oregon in 2020. She also ran for the Senate in 2014 and for the U.S. House in 2016 and 2018. Perkins will face four-term Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden in November’s general election. He will be the heavy favorite in the liberal state.
A nearly 30-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend, Oregon, has filed a $2.5 million federal lawsuit against the county, the sheriff, and two private investigators for alleged civil rights violations and retaliation. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports in his lawsuit, Capt. Deron McMaster claims Sheriff Shane Nelson withheld evidence incriminating Nelson and his wife in an internal investigation into another deputy. The lawsuit also alleges Nelson retaliated against McMaster for speaking out about Nelson’s improper actions. Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Jayson Janes said Nelson disputes the allegations in the complaint and plans to vigorously defend the Sheriff’s Office against them.
Linn County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a California man accused of assault — including threatening someone with a machete — after a car chase through Lebanon.
The Lebanon Police Department has arrested a man for allegedly strangling and attempting to kill someone.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Lebanon man for allegedly assaulting a woman with a piece of glass in an act of domestic violence.
After hearing from state and local fire agency leaders, Benton County commissioners decided to drop their efforts to enact a local burn ban ahead of wildfire season.
The business and development community had this to say about the idea of charging for new office and industrial buildings.
Fifteen miles away, Lebanon leaders had a different take on a request to declare June Pride month.
Lebanon’s city council has traded one firefighter for another, appointing Jeremy Savage Wednesday, May 25, to the Ward 3 seat that Jason Bolen vacated in April.