|Local option sustains Sisters schools|
|In a national climate that is ever more divided and divisive, where more and more people feel completely disconnected from the institutions that purport to serve them, it's nice to be able to make a decision that makes sense regardless of where you stand along the cultural/political divide, a decision whose positive results can be seen every day in classrooms right here in Sisters.|
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
|Rising to the level of middle schoolers|
|When my daughter was in middle school, she would take umbrage when I said that politicians or others engaged in public discourse were "acting like middle schoolers."|
"Dad," she would say, "we don't act like that."
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
|Nobody is coming for your guns?|
|Proponents of "common-sense gun reforms" repeatedly assure legal firearm owners that "nobody is coming for your guns." If they are sincere, those gun reform proponents should publicly disavow Oregon Initiative Petition 43 (formerly IP 42) - because it does come for the guns, with a very heavy hand.|
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
|Prepared citizens save lives|
|Sisters is blessed with top-notch first responders who can roll out on a variety of emergencies quickly, with the right tools for the job and a high level of professional skill.|
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
|'Real U.S. persons'|
|I went home with a waitress|
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians too?
- Warren Zevon, "Lawyers Guns and Money"
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
|Moments of magic|
|Faring thee well now|
Let your life proceed by its own design
Nothing to tell now
Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine*
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
|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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Friday, May 13, 2016