When there's no legislative session, what do legislators do?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
But for those of us who work another job, it's a time to go back to our places of employment.

'You are the salt of the earth'

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Scripture refers not to adding flavor, but to God's people preserving their identity

Parenthood: An emotional but worthwhile roller coaster

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Editor shares how her first 10 months of parenthood have treated her and what she's learned

Compromise immigration bill needed

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
There's a need for a sensible immigration policy that protects America's role of being a destination for those fleeing oppression

Make every minute of this life count

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Fellowship Church of the Nazarene senior pastor Will Robertson provides the latest pastor perspective

Woodburn Independent letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gervais resident praises Gervais School District staff accomplishments, especially elementary principal

Our Opinion: Oregon a leader in urging people to vote

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Vote-by-mail and motor voter both were aimed at removing obstacles to participating in the democratic process.That's Oregon.

Being Christian doesn't mean freedom from trials

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
As 21st century Christians, we live very blessed lives, regardless of sufferings we go through

Achieve learning and reading success this summer

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Parents encouraged to instill a love of books in children even when school's out

Congratulations, Woodburn graduates: Remember those who…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Superintendent Chuck Ransom of Woodburn School District encourages thankfulness for partnerships

My View: Policy of separating families at border is 'zero…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right to seek…

Woodburn Independent letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
PCUN, the Woodburn-based farmworkers union, applauds city's ordinance change, drops suit

Finding opportunity for all Oregon students to succeed

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Last month, the Oregon Legislature Joint Committee on Student Success continued its statewide tour with a stop in Marion County.

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
City of Woodburn's proposed water rate increase seems overwhelming, resident says

Safer schools require coordination, parent involvement

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn School District Superintendent Chuck Ransom updates community on latest safety forum

Woodburn Independent letter to the editor for May 30 edition

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Resident responds to letter writer: 'Second Amendment authors didn't have AR-15s'

Rep. Bill Post dismayed at budget despite a brighter…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
House District 25 rep says Oregon doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem

Woodburn letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Local club impressed with local executive chef at recent PEO Champter DT meeting

Public input on education needed at Woodburn forum with…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The Oregon Legislature's Committee on Student Success will visit Woodburn Thursday

Brown, Buehler, show us your vision

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The fall showdown between Kate Brown and Knute Buehler offers two seasoned politicians an opportunity to show their visions for Oregon

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Valor Middle School parent group president upset by administrator changes mid-year

North Marion superintendent urges district to share…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Redlinger worried the next biennium may see a move backward in school funding as costs increase and revenues are down.

Our opinion: Vote for Buehler in GOP governor primary

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The Bend state representative is the only Republican contender qualified to be governor, and the only one with a chance to win.

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn High School golf coaches thank community partners for their support

Learn how to help protect young athletes from injury

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Officials say there is an inherent risk in sports specialization among young athletes

Bill Post doesn't think call for a special session a good…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Representative for Oregon House District 25 (which includes Keizer and St. Paul), thinks special session is waste of taxpayer money

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Kennedy High School principal Sean Aker says he's proud of work being done despite his resignation

Our Opinion: Concussion effort needs schools' help

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
If educators truly care about the safety of the kids they teach, they should provide the requested records promptly so that this collaborative,…

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Aurora Fire District board member urges a yes vote on levy in upcoming May election

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn resident encourages upset students who wrote letters to stay involved

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Students concerned by teacher's exit and school board's response to voicing concerns

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn School District chairwoman says she's encouraged by feedback at forum

Alonso Leon discusses building a safer, healthier community

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'I worked hard to ensure that we are helping build a safer, healthier community for everyone'

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Residents around East Lincoln Street arae disgusted with burned out property

Help students find their voice instead of silencing it

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
We gripe when students are civically engaged, then we bemoan their choice to protest. Let's support youth.

Rep. Bill Post shares successes of the short legislative…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It was a less damaging session than it could have been, even with too many bills for a short session

Our Opinion: A solution to 'bummer gun' journalism

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
As newsrooms shrank during and since the last recession and readers turned to their phones for news, coverage skewed toward what was easy, cheap and…

Now might be a good time to ban assault-style weapons

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Florida massacre further reinforces the need for Congress to take action to stop the bloodshed

Golfer with local ties lights up pro stage

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Hailey Ostrom, of Bend, whose grandmother lives in Woodburn, is aiming for the LPGA

Legislative session worthy of praise

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The Legislature is wrapping up its business, perhaps even a bit early, and it looks like it has managed to table some unwieldy topics ill-suited for…

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Kiwanis Club of Woodburn grateful to community for support of casino night fundraiser

Oregon needs to wake up to opioid abuse epidemic

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities for leading cause of death in United States

The 2018 boys All-Independent basketball team

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Sports editor Phil Hawkins selects his annual all-star team from the best players from Woodburn, North Marion, Gervais, Kennedy and St. Paul

A tribute to a friend

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Russ Baglien recalls that his memories of Leonard 'Swede' Pavlicek run deep.

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'Indefensible statement' by previous letter on Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenged

Mount Angel mayor shares successes of 2017, goals…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The theme of the year is change, but I would also add planning was a huge part of activity in 2017

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Resident responds to letter, saying WPD chief should be commended, not attacked

Clean energy jobs are good for Woodburn

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Proposed Clean Energy Jobs bill would benefit farmworkers and families in the area

Letter from a cellphone illiterate

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The cellphone has graduated into such a necessity that I have to call myself a cellphone illiterate.

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Residents says city of Woodburn seems to hire officers 'from the bottom of the barrel'

Our Opinion: Go slow on cap, trade legislation

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The most compelling reason to wait is to keep faith with Oregon voters, who agreed in 2010 to allow the Legislature to meet every year.

Stay connected to high school sports: Become an…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
In most areas, high school officials are retiring faster than new officials are being added.

Our Opinion: 'A' for effort on education panel

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Doing the same thing year after year - arguing about two sets of budget numbers, and citing 'best practices,' and shaking our heads when state…

Pastor's Perspective: A book for all seasons

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Minister of Soul's Harbor Church of the Nazarene shares how the Bible holds timeless, not outdated, wisdom

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Legacy Silverton Health board of directors declares support for Ballot Measure 101

My View: Make sure you vote, keep up with…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer/St. Paul) shares thoughts on ballot issue, upcoming bills

Community participation with a purpose

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Your time will make a difference with Woodburn School District students and community.

Oregon now has a kid governor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The Oregon Kid Governor program will be an annual event open to participating schools statewide.

Our Opinion: Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

It's (probably) not the end of the world

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
On Jan. 31, there will be a super moon, a blue moon and a blood moon, causing some people to predict the end of the world

Letter from an 'ad junkie' dropout

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
I'm guiding myself by putting my needs first, then the ad, making me a kind of an ad-junkie dropout.

CHIP should not be a bargaining chip in Congress

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
There's no reason we can't agree to protect health care for 9 million children across the country

Make the best of 2018 by putting your best foot…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The best way to ensure that we make the most of the possibilities of 2018 is to set a few goals that come from the heart

Our wishes for Woodburn as we begin a new year

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
With the close of an eventful year, we hope 2018's headlines announce success and positive contributions to the area.

Our Opinion: Sex harassment dialogue overdue

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It's now clear that for men who work in the public eye, a credible allegation of sexual harassment, backed up by solid reporting, is now enough to…

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Local pediatrician from Pacific Pediatrics vocalizes support for Measure 101

Work for bond begins after election victory

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
North Marion School District superintendent lays out the next steps in bond process

We have a reason to rejoice

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Jesus Christ was born so that one day he could die for us and be resurrected in victory

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Republic Services Offers Five Easy Tips to Help…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, American waste generation per household increases 25 percent, or almost 1,000 pounds of trash,…

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Electric vehicle use can benefit all Oregonians, reader says in response to representative's column

What do we want for Christmas? Peace

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The editorial is the official position of the Woodburn Independent and does not necessarily represent theopinion of any individual employee.

Only Christians can keep Christ in Christmas

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bemoaning the secularization of Christmas isn't the right approach for Christians, pastor says

Letter from a women's lib dropout

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
I'd come back into the fold if we'd go back and bring the whole family into the process.

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reader asks what about supposed legal criminals in response to other reader's letter

Post says new taxes in 2018 are useless to rural…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Representative wants readers to be informed about some costs with the Transportation Package.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The newspaper has been a valuable tool for English language learners in class

Bond construction projects are not without…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Superintendent of Woodburn School District provides an update on bond construction projects

Portland elected official's online post rebuking…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The editorial is the official position of the Woodburn Independent and does not necessarily represent theopinion of any individual employee.

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Fire District personnel thank the community for support at open house and safety fair

Who are you? Believers are the temple of God

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Columnist says she wants to be known by others as 'one who lives in the presence of God'

Citizen's View: 'What is at stake if we don't begin…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
CEO of Meyer Memorial Trust encourages citizens to have compassionate conversations this holiday

Our Opinion: Class sizes grow with PERS crisis

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
All of the alternatives require sacrifice - including from PERS-covered employees who are still in the work force. In many ways, that's unfair. But…

Costco congestion: Reporter advocates for sample…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The free samples are fine for kids, but adults blocking the lanes and camping out for 5 cents worth of chips need to move along

Spiritual journey with God and a Fitbit

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Using a Fitbit gave columnist illustrations of truth applicable to our spiritual health.

Guest opinion: Support the arts and Oregon Cultural…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
For every $1 donated to arts and culture, the state matches $1 donated to the Oregon Cultural Trust with a state tax credit.

Veterans deserve our support every day

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Excerpt from American Legion's statement on Veterans Day, stating that veterans should be honored year-round

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
School board member asks for community support of North Marion school bond in election

Letter from a Protester Illiterate

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'I have to call myself a protesting illiterate because my form doesn't fit the criteria anymore.'

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Readers say Highway 214 intersections are too dangerous, thank residents for testifying against apartments

WSD Superintendent: Woodburn's diversity leads to…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'As we enter a new school year, we continue to provide equitable outcomes for all the children entrusted to our care.'

Letter to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reader encourages celebration, empowerment of women on Day of the Girl, which is Oct. 11

Our Opinion: Good legislation requires good data

Portland Tribune - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data. And yet for more than 20 years, the federal Centers for…

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Readers thank community for participation in Rotary event, ponder purpose of 'No Treasspassing' signs

Real journalism is more important than ever in a…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The theme of this year's National Newspaper Week is 'Real Newspapers...Real News.'

Our Opinion: Oregon A.G. correct to sue over…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'It won't make our communities safer. It won't save taxpayers money. It won't protect jobs. And it flies in the face of an ethic that has driven…

Legislative Days brings the opportunity to learn…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'Oregon is unique in many ways, and one important thing we do that not every state does is allow for citizens to repeal laws that the legislature has…

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