Madras Opinions

June 22, 2016

Gov Brown: Be a leader and stop 28

by Editorial Board
By the Pamplin Media Group Editorial Board Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown…
June 22, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Loved seniors' Disneyland trip The Madras High School Class of 2016 Parent Committee of the Drug and Alcohol Free Party of the 2016 grads would like to thank the community and surrounding areas…
June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to…


June 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate…

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for…
June 15, 2016

Newspaper, not Facebook, is the best way to spread news to the…

by Holly M. Gill
By Holly M. Gill Editor Last weekend, the Jefferson County Middle School Band marched in the Portland Rose Festival Parade. How do I know? I'd like to say it was because someone from the school…
June 08, 2016

Muhammad: Did he even invent rap music?

by Tony Ahern
Muhammad Ali. Not only was he before his time, he largely created the time that followed him. In an era when the standard sports interview was as predictable as the sunrise and as cliché as a…
June 08, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Madras Pioneer
Helping to ease the pain of losing a dog Many years ago I wrote an article about how valuable a dog is in the home, and if you have a dog, you know they are a great comfort. They sense your…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
May 18, 2016

Madras outdoor icon honored with Mack's Canyon ramp naming

by Tony Ahern
Some Madras, Jefferson County and outdoorsman history is being made June 3, along the banks of the Lower Deschutes River. A boat ramp at Mack’s Canyon is being named in honor of the late Oscar…
May 18, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Community Theater group cancels fall play The High Desert Community Theater will be temporarily reducing our major productions to one a year until we have found a new home for our little troupe,…

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May 11, 2016

In this modern era, endorsements from community papers…

by Tony Ahern
By Mark Garber President, Pamplin Media Group In the last 25 years, in almost every respect, newspapers have updated their way of doing business. Reporters carry tablets and smart phones instead…
May 11, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Thanks for covering my missionary efforts To the Editor, I wish to thank the Madras Pioneer and Susan Matheny for the excellent article concerning my mission trip. Also, I wish to thank the…
May 04, 2016

Every day really is Mother's Day

by Tony Ahern
There’s a theme for today’s Viewpoints page: moms and Mother’s Day. And it’s a deserving theme. Earth Day likes to claim the phrase, but it’s also true that every day is Mother’s Day — even…
May 04, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Madras Pioneer
Warm Spring Mill closure raises questions April 15 caught 85 mill workers and their families by surprise when the mill went belly up. In the past, when workers were let go, the mill paid them…