Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Jesse Springer

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Jesse Springer

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Joe Heller

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Mike Lucas

Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

Mike Lucas


Prineville's Latest Opinions

May 03, 2016

Willingness to run for office deserves voters' respect

by Central Oregonian
As you observe the scrutiny candidates from the local to the national level undergo, or dissect characteristics and qualifications of public office hopefuls, ask yourself, would you be willing…
April 26, 2016

Why we choose not to endorse

by Central Oregonian
In the last 25 years, in almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business. Reporters carry tablets and smart phones instead of pencils and legal pads. Technology has…
April 19, 2016

Federal leaders can stick up for small, rural communities

by Central Oregonian
It was pleasing to see such swift reaction from the judicial system in striking down an attempt by two conservation groups to lock up irrigation in much of Central Oregon. Despite efforts by a…


April 12, 2016

Local candidate forums deserve a large crowd

by Central Oregonian
If there is one thing that became evident during the recent spate with Oregon Wild and its attempt to force a National Recreation Area on the Ochoco Mountains, it’s that this community knows how…
April 05, 2016

Ugly, violent behavior is tainting this election cycle

by Central Oregonian
These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way — reason and civility be damned —…
March 29, 2016

Keep growth sustainable for the long haul

by Central Oregonian
It doesn’t seem all that long ago when we at the Central Oregonian frequently wrote about, or at least referenced, the dire situation Crook County faced as a result of the Great Recession. What…
March 22, 2016

This wastewater project is worthy of your attention

by Central Oregonian
Wastewater treatment is one of those things that people probably rarely think about. What goes down the drain is forgotten and most understandably, it’s taken for granted that modern…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Joe Heller
March 22, 2016

Editorial cartoon

by Joe Heller
Joe Heller
March 15, 2016

The timing of the Whitsetts' retirement disappointing

by Central Oregonian
On Wednesday, Sen. Doug Whitsett and his wife, Rep. Gail Whitsett, announced their retirement from the grueling grind that is the Oregon Legislature. Citing fatigue, particularly following the…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Joe Heller
March 15, 2016

Editorial cartoon

by Joe Heller
Joe Heller

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Mar 08, 2016

Partisan culture is standing in the way of good government

by Central Oregonian
It seems, as the Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 short session Thursday, that everything went great and lots of good work was accomplished. That is unless you ask a Republican lawmaker. The…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jesse Springer
Mar 08, 2016

Editorial cartoon

by Jesse Springer
Jesse Springer