In our opinion: Statute of limitations for rape needs to go

In our opinion: Statute of limitations for rape needs to go

The emotional trauma from rape doesn’t magically disappear after a handful of years....

Brown should uphold driving mandate

Brown should uphold driving mandate

Six months ago, via the Measure 88 referendum, Oregon voters delivered a clear mandate:...

May 20 letters to the editor

May 20 letters to the editor

Will proposed development maintain the neighborhood? To the editor: The story headlined...

Adolescence is tough enough as it is

Adolescence is tough enough as it is

Most of us worry about our children’s behavior at some point or another. We wonder if...

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May 13 editorial
May 13, 2015

In Our Opinion: Legislature needs to act now on PERS

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 13 letters to the editor
May 13, 2015

May 13 letters to the editor

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Vote against Common Core To the editor: I want to remind my fellow Newberg citizens to vote in the upcoming special election. My main concern is the Newberg School District board of directors.…
May 6 guest opinion
May 06, 2015

Wyden: Trade pact keeps global Internet free, open

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In recent weeks, some of my allies in the Internet community have asked why I am working on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which they see as harmful to the…
May 6 letters to the editor
May 06, 2015

May 6 letters to the editor

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Food drive set for Saturday To the editor: The 23rd annual Letter Carriers’ food drive is on Saturday. The letter carriers in Newberg and Dundee will be picking up food that day while delivering…
April 29 editorial
April 29, 2015

In Our Opinion: Roads need to be top priority for Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
The Legislature should answer governor's call to address transportation in this session In her State of the State address at the Portland City Club two weeks ago, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown made an…
April 29 guest opinion
April 29, 2015

Learning a lesson from the state of Washington

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Oregon not meeting its responsibilities when it comes to school funding Washington’s Supreme Court has found the Legislature in Olympia in contempt for its failure to carry out an equitable…
April 29 letters to the editor
April 29, 2015

April 29 letters to the editor

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Article didn’t accurately depict accident’s events (Editor’s note: Our April 15 article, headlined “Young boy struck at intersection,” accurately reported that there was disagreement between the…
April 22 editorial
April 22, 2015

In Our Opinion: Now is the time to invest in education

by Pamplin Media Group
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Legislature last week is…
April 22 guest opinion
April 22, 2015

Advance of fast track, contradictory laws bad for state

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Gun control legislation, failed in the last Legislature, makes a resurgence this session The 2015 Oregon Legislature is shaping up to be one of contradictions — more gun control for those who…
April 22 letters to the editor
April 22, 2015

April 22 letters to the editor

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Historical column well researched, thoughtful To the editor: I just want to say thank you to George Edmonston Jr. for his remarkably well-researched, thoughtful and informative column April 8 on…

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April 15 editorial
Apr 15, 2015

In Our Opinion: Making Gain Share equitable for all

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state. And for good reason: When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
April 15 guest opinion
Apr 15, 2015

Are all of our children ready for school?

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The League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund has released a new study. On behalf of the League, I urge you to read “Children-at-Risk — Early Learning, Early Intervention,” which asks,…
April 15 letters to the editor
Apr 15, 2015

April 15 letters to the editor

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Congress must act to protect our land To the editor: I want to thank Sen. Jeff Merkley for coming to Yamhill County to hear from his constituents and share his thoughts on actions in the Senate.…
April 8 editorial
Apr 08, 2015

In Our Opinion: Statesmanship missing from politics

by Gary Allen
In 1964, Mark Hatfield was the only governor to vote against a resolution by the National Governors’ Conference supporting President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s policy on the Vietnam War. It was no…
April 8 guest opinion
Apr 08, 2015

Body cameras the next step in enforcing laws

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County sheriff explains the advantages, disadvantages of the new technology Police officers have been recording their conversations out in the field at least since the advent of the…
April 1 editorial
Apr 01, 2015

In Our Opinion: Money for tourism is sufficient, but what about…

by Gary Allen
Four years ago the funds allotted by the city of Newberg to the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism and manage the visitors’ center was $61,500. Then the Allison Spa and Inn…
April 1 guest opinion
Apr 01, 2015

Legislators need to step up on school funding

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State spending a decreasing proportion of its budget while instruction suffers as a result (Editor’s note: This was a letter addressed to Oregon legislators). I write to you first as a believer…
April 1 letters to the editor
Apr 01, 2015

April 1 letters to the editor

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To the editor: Just a comment regarding our Newberg-Dundee Police Department and a recent incident I observed. On the corner where I live, I saw a person who seemed to be under some sort of…




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