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Body cams: public records?

Cameras of all sorts are everywhere. Sometimes what they record is routine and innocuous, but often the events that are captured raise questions.

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Kitzhaber’s 2015-17 budget is more than just beer money

Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view.

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Oil prices leave us pondering

The better question to ask, however, may be this: Is the world better off when oil prices fluctuate with high uncertainty?

Take holiday shopping out of Thanksgiving Day festivities

Call us old-fashioned if you will, but we are growing more and more concerned with what we believe is a disturbing trend: big box retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for early Christmas shopping.

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Dallas school bond request an investment in buildings

The board makes many decisions that affect the operations of our schools, but this November we are asking you to help us with an important decision.

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Time to take a strong stand against e-cigarette usage

In a sign of how much the world wants to end the habit for nicotine, 179 countries have joined a 2005 treaty that restricts tobacco use.

There’s gold in college sports

It can be argued that amateurism vanished quite some time ago in big-time college football and basketball.

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Sheriff should look at funding options

Fail to plan for the future and you plan to fail.