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Pull government out of the liquor business
November 16, 2011 10:13 am

 

Washington voters decided last week to kick their state out of the liquor business. That’s progress. Oregon voters should get the chance to do the same.

The issue is not about eliminating liquor taxes or halting liquor regulation. Oregon should regulate liquor, not be in the liquor business.

 

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An opportunity to say thank you
November 09, 2011 10:46 am
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Charter school: Yes or no?
November 02, 2011 09:29 am

 

It appears the possible establishment of the proposed Riverside Academy Charter School in Brookings may hinge on one thing: how many people think it’s needed.

Those who support the idea of a charter school – and those who don’t – will have a chance to say so during a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brookings-Harbor High School auditorium.

 

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Finding a solution to Social Security Bar issue
October 25, 2011 09:25 pm

 

In the larger scheme of things, the city council’s decision to establish a right-of-way-of at Social Security Bar may not seem like a big deal. However, the Brookings City Council’s action, and the public hearing leading up to it, is a good example of how local government is supposed to work.

 

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Change the fees for unemployed
October 19, 2011 09:41 am

 

The state of Oregon changed the way it issued unemployment benefits a few years back. While some of the changes make sense, the way they’ve played out has in some cases hurt the very people the program is designed to help.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will have the opportunity to improve things in the next few months, and he should take it.

 

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