Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Dan Handelman of Portland is with the regional nonprofit Peace and Justice Works
Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

Central Oregonian - Opinion
The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie of Northeast Portland is a minister in the United Church of Christ
Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Natasha Schwartz of Southwest Portland is an Oregon Nurses Association board member and a registered nurse at Oregon Health and Science University
We try, but news bloopers are inevitable

We try, but news bloopers are inevitable

Central Oregonian - Opinion
During my time with this newspaper, I have come across a number of doozies, headlines, sentences and misspellings that I am grateful someone caught…
Providing more perspective on Lemon Gulch project

Providing more perspective on Lemon Gulch project

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Let's hope project is shining example of what different public land user groups can achieve when we work together
The story you're about to hear is true ... only the names…

The story you're about to hear is true ... only the names…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
I'd like to introduce you to the newest 70-year old club in town, the Prineville Center Foundation
Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Monta Knudson is executive director of Bridges to Change. Tera Hurst is executive director of the Health Justice Recovery Alliance.
There will always be challenges, embrace them

There will always be challenges, embrace them

Central Oregonian - Opinion
It may not be easy, but choosing growth is the way to go. If we must struggle, find a way to gain something in the process
We don't need governor mandates

We don't need governor mandates

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Vaccination rates are going up, hospitalizations rates are going down and natural immunity is happening
Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro, a Democrat representing Senate District 15 in Washington County, serves on the Governor's Commission on Senior…
Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Tom H. Hastings is coordinator of Portland State University's Conflict Resolution BA/BS degree programs and certificates and senior editor of…
Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Erica Naito-Campbell and Anne Naito-Campbell, organizers of Oregon Rises Above Hate, are fourth- and third-generation Japanese-Americans respectively.
Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO. Diana Nunez is executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council.
OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Shelby Kline: 'For participants not responding to traditional therapies, clinical trials can be life-changing.'
Helmets and bubble-wrap are key to parenting

Helmets and bubble-wrap are key to parenting

Central Oregonian - Opinion
I hate to say it, but if I had my way, my kiddos would never ride bikes, skateboards or anything else without a helmet ' tucked inside another helmet
PacifiCorp can do more to prevent future blackouts

PacifiCorp can do more to prevent future blackouts

Central Oregonian - Opinion
PacifiCorp should ensure that future investments don't come at the cost of a reliable grid
Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Liz Dooley and her family live in Southwest Portland. Dooley is head of the Ladybug CDH Foundation
Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Gioia Goodrum of McMinnville is the 2021 chair of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.
People must find ways to agree to disagree

People must find ways to agree to disagree

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Facing adversity once again, we are divided and divisive in our speech and actions
Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Samuel Metz is a physician from Southwest Portland. Robert Liebman is a professor of sociology at Portland State University.
OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Raising children is a lot of work. So, let's make it easier for families to participate in community and civic events.
Youth service a path to national unity?

Youth service a path to national unity?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Do we want a nation that's more united? If so, what are tangible ways we can make that happen?
Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Brent Wilder is president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, representing 13 of Oregon's leading independent, nonprofit…
OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Sara Wright is transportation program director for Oregon Environmental Council.
Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State lawmaker Christine Drazan says Oregonians will need to speak up to ensure a fair redistricting process.
Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Sherri Alderman is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in Oregon and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood
When life is this tough, students need examples of gratitude

When life is this tough, students need examples of gratitude

Central Oregonian - Opinion
The negativity that adults project is felt, absorbed or even parroted by youngsters
What makes sports fans like me so crazy?

What makes sports fans like me so crazy?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Being an Oregon Ducks fan is a neverending emotional roller coaster during every game...but it really shouldn't affect me so much, should it?
Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action this Labor…

Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action this Labor…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, the statewide federation of labor unions representing more than 300,000 Oregonians.
Big tech bills in Congress can cause us harm

Big tech bills in Congress can cause us harm

Central Oregonian - Opinion
I'm particularly concerned about the massive overreach with a slew of legislation being targeted at so called Big Tech

Oregon's new 'clean energy' law is a fraud

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Oregon's new 'clean energy' law is a fraud
Forcing utilities to use more solar and wind will increase the risk of blackouts

Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas
Jessica Gomez of Medford is a candidate for governor in the Republican primary.

OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top…
Som Subedi of Portland is a former refugee who says the nation should welcome Afghans fleeing years of conflict.

OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school…
Micah Perry is a program assistant for external affairs at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute.

Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…
Tom Busse lives in Northwest Portland. He calls for better HIV health messaging.

Can't get that song out of your head? Earworm…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Can't get that song out of your head? Earworm…
Any sentence uttered that includes even a portion of a song lyric or title will set me off, causing a tune to linger in the background for hours at a…

Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…
Julia Goodman is an assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health. Daniel…

Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…
Loretta Smith is a former Multnomah County Commissioner and current candidate for U.S. Congress.

Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…
Garlynn Woodsong of Northeast Portland is with Woodsong Associates, a planning firm helping cities, towns and regions adapt to climate change.

Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…
Kurt Miller is executive director of Northwest RiverPartners. He argues that a state lawsuit would hurt clean energy plans.

EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…
Other leaders also must act swiftly and forcefully to blunt the impact of the latest wave of the deadly virus.

OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…
Tobias Read of Beaverton is Oregon's state treasurer and a former state representative.

Masks are back, but this time it's a bit different

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Masks are back, but this time it's a bit different
Hopefully, this recent COVID surge, emergence of delta variant is short lived, and any associated recommendations can soon get lifted

Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…
State Rep. Andrea Salinas is a Democrat representing House District 38 in Lake Oswego and parts of Southwest Portland and Clackamas County.

Live within your means

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Live within your means
Trying to spend more and buy more than you can afford does not make you a greater person

County fair pep talk: hang in there, parents

Central Oregonian - Opinion
County fair pep talk: hang in there, parents
As the count-down begins to the County Fair, it's a busy time, but it's worth it in the end

Give in to home improvement...it's inevitable

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Give in to home improvement...it's inevitable
I suspect it is impossible for a person or a family to purchase a house and never change a thing about it.

Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a…
Dr. Theodora Tsongas is an environmental health scientist. Jamie Pang is the environmental health program director at Oregon Environmental Council.

Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my…
If a tree or a plant is a little bit different, we don't call it disabled; we call it beautiful.

Galvez: I must strive to take on social forces that…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Galvez: I must strive to take on social forces that…
Dr. Eva Galvez is a family medical care provider at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro.

OPINION: Congress must take action to protect…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: Congress must take action to protect…
Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'

Education is changing ... or it should be

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Education is changing ... or it should be
Would shifting dollars to a more innovative, engaging (fun?) form of education result in a better return on investment?

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…
The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.

Ending polarized country starts with us citizens

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Ending polarized country starts with us citizens
Recognizing that disagreement is a certainty, it becomes important to discuss those differences in a civil, humane matter

Dealing with a hot and dry summer

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Dealing with a hot and dry summer
Visiting your Central Oregon public lands will be different this summer and early fall until we get significant precipitation

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…
Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.

Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health…
Samuel Metz, MD, of Southwest Portland is vice president of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program and a founding member of Mad As Hell…

Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting…
Joshua Marquis of Astoria was Clatsop County district attorney from 1994 to 2018. He is active in the National District Attorneys Association.

What have you learned during the pandemic?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
What have you learned during the pandemic?
We weren't technically getting punished during these last 15 months of restrictions and limitations, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to learn…

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank…
Ken Gordon is executive director of the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research.

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