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

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

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 disabled child

Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my disabled child

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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…

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

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 workers

OPINION: Congress must take action to protect workers

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'
Education is changing ... or it should be

Education is changing ... or it should be

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 ‘Special…

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of ‘Special…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.
Ending polarized country starts with us citizens

Ending polarized country starts with us citizens

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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

Dealing with a hot and dry summer

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 energy…

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner energy…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.
Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health care…

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

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 rights

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

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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?

What have you learned during the pandemic?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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 research and…

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Ken Gordon is executive director of the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research.
Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Jaime Mathis: State should continue passing bills like HB 2021-100% Equitable Energy for All
Let's face it, the things we do for fitness are weird

Let's face it, the things we do for fitness are weird

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Since daily life is so cushy, we have to invent ways to keep our bodies in shape ... and most of them are pretty ridiculous
Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Carlie Davis: Reintroduce sea otters to help tame urchin population, protect kelp forests
Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
MacKensey Pulliam of Sandy is co-founder of the Oregon Moms Union. She argues that Senate Bill 744 leaves some students behind.
Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Steve Bates of Boring is an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and is a life member of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of…
We are close enough to 70% to allow a large Roundup crowd

We are close enough to 70% to allow a large Roundup crowd

Central Oregonian - Opinion
You don't have to look too far to see Oregon health and government leaders bending the rules
Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents House District 43. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38. Amy Fettig is executive director of The Sentencing…
Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State Rep. Khanh Pham is represents House District 46 in Southeast Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama represents House District 47 in East Multnomah…
Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Our readers sound off on ending the filibuster, medical research, vaccines, Portland-area highway tolls and child care concerns.
Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He has studied state…
Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Janet Bauer is a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Learn more at ocpp.org.
Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.
Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn is president and chief executive office of MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Laurie Hieb is executive director of the…
Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Katy Kolker is executive director of the Portland Farmers Market, which has seen a benefit from a food program lawmakers could continue this year.
DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to necessary care

DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to necessary care

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Shawn M. DeRemer, M.D., is president and executive medical director for Anesthesia Associates Northwest and Evolve Health and Wellness.
Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source at our…

Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source at our…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Kurt Miller is executive director of the not-for-profit Northwest RiverPartners, which advocates for hydropower in the Pacific Northwest.
It sure is great to cover actual events again this summer

It sure is great to cover actual events again this summer

Central Oregonian - Opinion
We happily welcome the hustle and bustle more than ever as we enter the summer of 2021

Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan…
Brian Ettling of Northeast Portland is a volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby and lead organizer for SJM 5.

Zero out Oregon's PERS crisis

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Zero out Oregon's PERS crisis
By adopting a near-zero assumed rate of return, PERS can become solvent in the next decade

Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…
Sharon Soliday is chief executive officer of the Hello Foundation, a company providing speech and occupational therapy and school psychology services…

Resilient: The class of 2021

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Resilient: The class of 2021
Two years ago, these young people had much different expectations for their junior and senior years in high school

Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…
The Honorable Andrea Sloan is a retired Portland Immigration Court judge. Leni Tupper is a former attorney adviser in the Portland Immigration Court,…

Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…
John A. Charles Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, a free market public policy research…

Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better
Nick Smith of Sherwood is executive director of the nonprofit Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, which advocates for active forest management in…

What's your hurry? Try to take it slow

Central Oregonian - Opinion
What's your hurry? Try to take it slow
Are you hopping from one thing to the next, lacking the luxury of slowing down, gathering your thoughts and putting your feet up for a moment?

For some of us, wildfire smoke is more than an…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
For some of us, wildfire smoke is more than an…
Forest fire smoke has the potential to send some of us indoors - whether that be for a day or even a week at a time

Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…
Brittany Quick-Warner is president and chief executive officer of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Keith Wilson is president and CEO of TITAN…

Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…
State. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38 in Clackamas County. Jo Ann Hardesty is a Portland city commissioner. Rosa Colquitt is chair…

Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…
Bethany Walmsley is executive director for the Returning Veterans Project. Mark O'Brien is with RALI and an expert on criminal justice and addiction.

Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…
Miranda Davis, DDS, MPH, has been a tribal clinic dentist for 15 years and supervises dental therapists in Oregon. Gary Allen, DMD, MS, is vice…

Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…
Local writers sound off on state school budget needs, homelessness solutions and the many conspiracy theories.

Adjusting to the new CDC mask guidance will be…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Adjusting to the new CDC mask guidance will be…
The CDC recommendation surprised virtually everybody and left states wondering what direction to give businesses

What are your solutions for America?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
What are your solutions for America?
What will Congress do? What would you do? Let your representatives and senators know

Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…
Readers sound off on homeless campers, affordable energy, preschool and economic justice.

Like everything, the vaccination issue is political

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Like everything, the vaccination issue is political
Over the weekend, businesses throughout the country had to figure out how to adjust, or if to adjust, their customer/mask policies

Help Wanted may become the sign of the summer 2021

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Help Wanted may become the sign of the summer 2021
Communication is the core goal of journalism - in fact the two terms, communication and journalism, are so intwined that they are often uttered…

Readers letters: Lawmakers must pass civics…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers letters: Lawmakers must pass civics…
Readers sound off on legislation to teach civics in school, delays in dealing with climate change and family migration.

Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…
Andrea Paluso is executive director of Family Forward Oregon. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Portland Democrat, is Oregon's senior senator.

Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger
State Rep. Ricki Ruiz (D-Gresham) represents House District 50, which covers Gresham and East Portland. He is a member of the House Committee on…

Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…
Gale Castillo, owner of Cascade Centers Inc., is chair of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland.

Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…
Steve Urenda: Mom-and-pop business taking hit as big-box retailer allows non-compliance

Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…
Dr. Phillip Marucha is a Portland dentist and former dean and faculty member of OHSU School of Dentistry. The views expressed are his alone and do…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…
State Rep. Wlnsvey Campos is from Aloha. Rep. Khanh Pham is from South East Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama is from East Portland.

Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists
Tammy Jo Wilson: Nonprofit group faces challenge of continuing to connect communities

Closing businesses and dine-in is what's 'extreme'

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Closing businesses and dine-in is what's 'extreme'
The community's status and once again prohibit indoor dining and limit other business operations

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working…
Readers sound off on congressional action supporting labor unions, Sen. Ginny Burdick's retirement and drug prices.

Commissioners: Our public forests should be…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Commissioners: Our public forests should be…
Kevin Cameron is chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Tootie Smith is chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Roger Nyquist…

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