Editorials

Government transparency shouldn't be a victim of the pandemic

The League of California Cities has asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let its nearly 500 member cities keep the public in the dark during the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials have a lot on their plate right now, but a pandemic does not justify undercutting transparency by executive decree.

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Leadership and civility needed in homelessness debates

Tensions are running high around homelessness in Eugene, and a misguided protest at a local eatery can only make matters worse. People on both sides need to dial back the rhetoric and engage in civil dialogue before there is literal blood on the streets.

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Ducks denied their championship chance

COVID-19 has turned March Madness into #MarchSadness. It’s an especially deflating loss in Eugene this year as both University of Oregon basketball teams were poised to make a run at their respective championships.

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Rep. Matt Shea should resign

State Rep. Matt Shea will best serve his constituents by resigning immediately. He can no longer represent Eastern Washington effectively in Olympia.

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