In Our Opinion: Transportation in gridlock, figuratively and literally

In Our Opinion: Transportation in gridlock, figuratively and literally

Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland area, the traffic at 5...

Kitzhaber should put his fame, or infamy, to good use

Kitzhaber should put his fame, or infamy, to good use

Former governor in the spotlight, he should use it to show how much work there is to do It’s...

In Our Opinion: Transparency in government imperative to democracy

In Our Opinion: Transparency in government imperative to democracy

For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and...

March 11 letters to the editor

March 11 letters to the editor

NHS boys basketball team a real help to students To the editor: We wanted to take this...

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March 18 guest opinion
March 18, 2015

'Superbugs' are outstripping antibiotics, harming people

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The old joke about making love to a gorilla is that you don’t stop when you’re tired; you stop when the gorilla is tired. In modern American agriculture, one of the gorillas is McDonald’s, the…
March 11 editorial
March 11, 2015

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Pamplin Media Group
Discourse could serve to alleviate fears that vaccines threaten the health of some children Gov. Kate Brown recently said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty…
March 11 guest opinion
March 11, 2015

Oregon has a tough love for the environment

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When it comes to our state’s future, we Oregonians often are divided (sometimes deeply) on such things as what the role of government should be, how much to tax ourselves, and what to spend the…
March 4 editorial
March 04, 2015

Our opinion: Rape prosecutions shouldn't be limited

by Pamplin Media Group
State has one of the nation's shortest statutes of limitations for rape; that needs to change Victims of rape and sexual assault must cope with their emotional pain for life. Why, then, does…
March 4 guest opinion
March 04, 2015

Parents help everyone by vaccinating their kids

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Misery. That is all I could think when I walked into the hospital room and saw the 2-year-old boy screaming in his crib. His bloodshot eyes hadn’t closed for hours. An endless stream of snot…
Feb. 25 editorial
February 25, 2015

In Our Opinion: The governor's office can shine once again

by Pamplin Media Group
Kate Brown must hit the ground running to return respectability to state's top official As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stepped into office last week, the 2015 legislative session is off and running…
Feb. 25 gues opinion
February 25, 2015

Rep. Blumenauer: Gun violence is not inevitable

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Newberg resident comments on Congressman's nine-point plan to decrease gun violence On Feb. 11, Rep. Earl Blumenauer sent me an email outlining his nine-step proposal to reduce gun violence in…
Feb. 18 editorial
February 18, 2015

In Our Opinion: Kitzhaber failed to protect his office's…

by Pamplin Media Group
Governor resigns Friday as evidence continues to mount against him and fiancée With his welcome decision to resign on Friday, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal house of cards came tumbling down.…
Feb. 18 guest opinion
February 18, 2015

Je Suis Brian Williams!

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Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair, and we are unbalanced: Dear Dr. Politics: I say NBC News anchor Brian Williams should be put in a cage and pulled through the streets so people can throw rotten…
Feb. 18 letters to the editor
February 18, 2015

Feb. 18 letters to the editor

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Relay for Life kickoff set Feb. 25 To the editor: The Newberg Area Relay for Life kickoff celebration is set for 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in the commons at Newberg High School. It’s time to get the…

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Feb. 11 editorial
Feb 11, 2015

In Our Opinion: Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber's initiatives

by Pamplin Media Group
An ethics probe into first lady's behavior will take too long; grand jury should be convened There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov.…
Feb. 11 guest opinion
Feb 11, 2015

If the governor doesn't know, who does?

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There are simple steps the government can take to address income inequality At the recent Oregon Leadership Summit, Gov. John Kitzhaber had a moment of clarity about the issue of growing income…
Feb. 11 letters to the editor
Feb 11, 2015

Feb. 11 letters to the editor

by Gary Allen
Commissioners right in striking down expanded background checks To the editor: I want to thank Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett for proposing Resolution 011415, which opposed any…
Feb. 4 editorial
Feb 04, 2015

In Our Opinion: Employers go above and beyond to support troops

by Pamplin Media Group
Federal law protects the jobs of military personnel, while program aids employers back home Members of the Oregon National Guard and reserve units from all branches of the military sacrifice a…
Feb. 4 guest opinion
Feb 04, 2015

CLASS project needs Legislature's support

by Pamplin Media Group
Students need more effective teachers in order to succeed For more than 35 years, I’ve conducted opinion research across the nation (including in every corner of this state) for hundreds of…




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