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home : editorial January 17, 2018


A reluctant "yes" on Measure 101
Sisters voters should hold their nose and vote "yes" on Measure 101.

Measure 101 would approve temporary assessments - a tax - on insurance companies, some hospitals and other providers of insurance and healthcare coverage to help cover healthcare for low-income families and children and people with disabilities.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
"States' Rights!" (note exemptions)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a federalist who believes in states' rights and local control. Except when he doesn't.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
A year for resilience
2017 was no picnic in Sisters.

We started the year half-frozen and buried under snowdrifts. Many local residents found winter intruding into their homes thanks to ice dams and leaks - and some of them struggled to get the damage repaired all the way into the following fall.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
'What can I do?'
The smoke from the Milli Fire has cleared away, and the scars from the blaze are bandaged with a light covering of snow.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Contribution and responsibility
Cris Converse, formerly of Pine Meadow Ranch, made an extraordinary bequest to the City of Sisters last week, in the memory of her mother, Dorro Sokol, longtime owner and operator of PMR.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Editorial - Release the Gorayeb report
The Sisters City Council must follow the order of Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and release the report on the investigation into the conduct of now-former city manager Andrew Gorayeb. The council's concern for the confidentiality of statements made by employees is understandable and laudable. That concern does not, however, outweigh the public interest in understanding how it came to pass that the city manager resigned in the wake of an investigation that reportedly did not substantiate complaints of bullying and harassment.
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