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Editorial: County fairs face big questions

Mid-July typically marks the start of county fair season in the mid-valley, and this year is no exception: The Linn County Fair is schedule… Read more

Editorial: Troubling news on open government

The news is troubling for anyone concerned about the transparency and openness of Oregon state government: Gov. Kate Brown is considering n… Read more

Editorial: Canceled event offers lessons to nonprofits

The news last week was heartbreaking on a number of levels: Special Olympics Oregon announced that, because of financial troubles, it was c… Read more

Analysis: New data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017

An recent investigation from a team of academic researchers found that hate crime totals for the 10 largest cities rose for four straight years to the highest level in a decade. Within these data are intriguing signs about the timing and direction of this bigotry. Read more

Suicide nation: What's behind the need to numb and to seek a final escape?

Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. But why are the suicide rates increasing so fast? Read more

Editorial: Toomb fought for Lebanon's resurgence

Over the years, we've had ample opportunities to keep tabs on the remarkable resurgence of Lebanon. Once a struggling timber town like so m… Read more

Commentary: Why Iran needs reform before a revolution

Those who advocate regime change in Iran are of varied political persuasions - some are monarchists, some are Marxists, and some are just fed up. But they all seem to believe that if Iran's incorrigible "mullahs" can somehow be driven from power, their nation might finally be able to tackle its chronic unemployment, stave off its water crisis, cease its human-rights abuses, and, in the words ... Read more

Commentary: Donald Trump is pushing Europe into Asia's embrace

With friends like these, it's wise to look around for some new ones. Donald Trump has called the EU a "foe" and advised British prime minister Theresa May to sue the rest of the bloc over Brexit. The U.S. president has already levied tariffs on European steel, and is threatening to do the same on lots of other products, including cars. So it's hardly a surprise that Europe's leaders are ... Read more

Commentary: Nicaragua was one of the most peaceful countries in Latin America. After Ortega's crackdown, it's in a tailspin

Nicaragua is taking a dangerous turn toward civil war. Since protests and riots began three months ago, Nicaraguan soldiers, police and paramilitary groups have killed more than 280 people and injured 1,800 others. The demonstrations were sparked in April by changes to the country's Social Security system and the government's slow and inadequate response to a large fire in the Indio Maiz ... Read more

Commentary: 4 ways America is greater, and you are welcome

Amid the hailstorm of lies, denials, do-overs and comb-overs, it can be difficult to suss out any residual good that the Trump presidency is showering on beleaguered Americans. Like a late-night snacker foraging in the refrigerator for an overlooked carton of takeout fried rice, I have read between the headlines to excavate a few silver linings. In no particular order, here are four ... Read more

Support for the Endangered Species Act remains high as Trump administration and Congress try to gut it

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Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers

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Pathogens attack plants like hackers, so my lab thinks about crop protection like cybersecurity

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'Traveling while black' guidebooks may be out of print, but still resonate today

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Gambler 500 reveals Oregon's beautiful back roads

By Les Gehrett Lebanon Express

The clock seemed to turn back in Lebanon on Friday and Saturday as the streets filled with vehicles… Read more