Editorial: Going it alone on enterprise zone is best course for Lebanon

We appreciate that the Lebanon City Council and staff wants to establish an enterprise zone for Lebanon. As they pointed out in their Feb. 14...

Column: Short Session means intense day-long schedule

Well, we are back in Salem for the 2018 Short Session! The session convened on Feb. 5, and I’ve been going non-stop since. I have...

Editorial: Move to charge industries for emissions may miss the point

Some Oregon state legislators plan to kick off their short session next month by introducing a “cap and invest” bill that would charge Oregon...

Sherrie Sprenger: ‘Short’ legislative session gains significance in recent years

I’m frequently asked questions like, “Are you off today?”  “So are you on a break now?”  “How often are you in Salem?”  “You’re not...

In a chaotic world, familiar carol focuses on news we may have forgotten

Until recently, I’d never paid much attention to James Montgomery. Being a church-goer myself, I’ve seen his name listed as the writer of some popular...

Letter: Honesty key in NFL flag debate

Editor: The NFL issue rages on. Have the people of The United States lived up to their claimed heritage of equality for all? Each of us has...

Letter: Thanks to Toy Program donors

Editor: As coordinator for the 2017 Lebanon Area Christmas Toy Program facilitated by the River Center, it has been my privilege to witness first hand...

Regular column will aim to unveil goings-on in state capital

Editor’s note: State Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio, has agreed to write a regular column for Lebanon Local as a means of helping constituents understand...

Editorial: Life can be tough, especially when battling societal ills

Life can be unfair. The older we are, the more we become aware of that hard truth. It’s just too bad when you’re young, you do...

Editorial: First-year anniversary time to reflect on business of local news

It’s kind of hard to believe, but one year ago we published the first edition of Lebanon Local. Time does fly, and during that period...

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