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Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental therapy…

Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental therapy…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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, including…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon’s workers, including…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
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

Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Tammy Jo Wilson: Nonprofit group faces challenge of continuing to connect communities
Closing businesses and dine-in is what's 'extreme'

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

Central Oregonian - Opinion
The community's status and once again prohibit indoor dining and limit other business operations
Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers sound off on congressional action supporting labor unions, Sen. Ginny Burdick's retirement and drug prices.
Commissioners: Our public forests should be restored and…

Commissioners: Our public forests should be restored and…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Kevin Cameron is chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Tootie Smith is chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Roger Nyquist…
Southwick: Foster care systems fail Oregon's LGBTQ youth

Southwick: Foster care systems fail Oregon's LGBTQ youth

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Portland's Paul Carlos Southwick is director of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, which empowers queer, trans and non-binary students…
Hanna: OLCC hits bars, restaurants when they are most…

Hanna: OLCC hits bars, restaurants when they are most…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Liz Hanna of Northeast Portland owns Mad Hanna, a dive bar. She has 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is on the steering…
Lawmakers: Gun violence destroys lives, we can do something…

Lawmakers: Gun violence destroys lives, we can do something…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State Rep. Rachel Prusak is from West Linn. Rep. Lisa Reynolds is from Portland. Rep. Andrea Salinas is from Lake Oswego. Rep. Dacia Grayber is from…
Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Akashdeep Singh is policy and advocacy manager for OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon in Portland, an advocacy and civil leadership organization.
OPINION: Oregon's vaccination program is a solid team effort

OPINION: Oregon's vaccination program is a solid team effort

Central Oregonian - Opinion
After a bumpy start, multiple public agencies, private health care organizations and non-profits are now working very well together
Rajput: Help our children understand, deal with climate…

Rajput: Help our children understand, deal with climate…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Dr. Shaili Rajput is a Portland pediatrician and parent. She has a master's degree in public health and is a climate advocate with the American…
Fagan: We're working hard to rebuild trust in our elections

Fagan: We're working hard to rebuild trust in our elections

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Oregon's secretary of state says she's devoting my time and energy to rebuilding confidence in our elections.
Acquired tastes are real, but they defy logic

Acquired tastes are real, but they defy logic

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Having more of something you dislike will make you not only tolerate it, but possibly love it? What can I say? I don't get it
Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Aziz Inan is a professor teaching in the electrical engineering program of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland.
OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Elections have become polarizing events, but survey research finds that Oregonians of all stripes are proud of the state's efforts to engage voters.
Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Tobias Read of Beaverton is Oregon state treasurer. He argues that the state can catapult out of the pandemic stronger than before.
Opinion: Cheers! Raise your beer stein to hops and natural…

Opinion: Cheers! Raise your beer stein to hops and natural…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Douglas Weathers is president of Sodbuster Farms Inc. in Marion County. He says natural gas is vital to his hop farm's future.
Opinion: Oregon can again lead nation on Equity Act

Opinion: Oregon can again lead nation on Equity Act

Central Oregonian - Opinion
John Hummel of Bend is the Deschutes County district attorney. He wants Oregon's Congressional delegation to lead on a national LGBTQ issue.
Child abuse prevention vigilance crucial

Child abuse prevention vigilance crucial

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Child abuse can be overshadowed or overlooked during a difficult time like a pandemic
Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Dr. Robert Bentley is a Portland ophthalmologist with more than 30 years of experience.
Opinion: Legislation vital to advancing equity in…

Opinion: Legislation vital to advancing equity in…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Ashton Simpson is executive director of Oregon Walks. Cameron Whitten is an equity advocate and nonprofit executive.
Opinion: Let's put power in Oregonians' hands to prevent…

Opinion: Let's put power in Oregonians' hands to prevent…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State Rep. Rachel Prusak represents House District 37 in parts of Clackamas and Washington counties.
Being a journalist has ruined casual reading forever

Being a journalist has ruined casual reading forever

Central Oregonian - Opinion
I am no longer normal. I am now a grammarian, a punctuation fascist and a tyrant
Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Daniel Hauser is with the Oregon Center for Public Policy. He argues that Oregon's SB 330 would not provide the right aid to struggling landlords.
OPINION: Sharing your views will help shape our state

OPINION: Sharing your views will help shape our state

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Oregon Values & Beliefs Center values opinions enough to reward those who participate in their monthly panels.
Opinion: Our children deserve a breath of fresh air

Opinion: Our children deserve a breath of fresh air

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Part of returning children to the classroom involves making sure those schools are healthy for all students.
Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy

Opinion: Oregon searches for a coherent drug policy

Central Oregonian - Opinion
John A. Charles Jr. is president and CEO of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He can be…
Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope, recovery

Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope, recovery

Central Oregonian - Opinion
State. Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents North/Northeast Portland's House District 43.
OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values that unite…

OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values that unite…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Oregon Values & Voices project will pair unbiased research with independent reporting to inform Oregonians working to build stronger communities…

Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.

Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike…
Local readers sound off on issues like bicycle safety, saving Oregon's dairy farms and preventing youth suicide through gun safety.

Biden, Trump both missed the chance to send…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Biden, Trump both missed the chance to send…
The small things our leaders do can have massive impact and how they handle the COVID vaccine is no exception

Sometimes hiding your face is helpful

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Sometimes hiding your face is helpful
Hate them if you want, but masks can cover up everything from morning coffee breath to that zit growing on the end of your nose

Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic…
Jenny Johnson of Astoria is a forester who advocates for sustainable forest management.

Opposition to Walton Lake project must stop

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opposition to Walton Lake project must stop
Ochoco National Forest leaders had hoped to fix this diseased tree problem a long time ago

Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all…
Ellen Osoinach is the Local Legal Initiative attorney in Oregon for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Actually... cyberspace is the final frontier

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Actually... cyberspace is the final frontier
If internet 'facts' can convince people the world is flat, it should be treated with the same respect and caution as outer space

Future of local summer events up to state, local…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Future of local summer events up to state, local…
It's only February, but this community is at a juncture, and the behavior of everyone from local residents to event organizers to state health…

School sports decisions are a mess

Central Oregonian - Opinion
School sports decisions are a mess
For anyone who still trusts the governor, explain the science in that to me, please

OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's…
My generation needs Gov. Brown to get serious about getting all the state's polluters to clean up their acts. And do so before 2050

COVID closure rules should be more consistent

Central Oregonian - Opinion
COVID closure rules should be more consistent
There are a lot of questions left to answer and some decisions that seem inconsistent with others or appear to lack sufficient data to back them

Joining the quest was a blast

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Joining the quest was a blast
I encourage you to take a special look at 'The Quest Times,' a six-page section full of content completely produced by students

Legislature 2021: Less drama, more of the people's…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Legislature 2021: Less drama, more of the people's…
Our Opinion: Now, more than ever, we need extraordinary efforts by lawmakers to create an air of normality.

Three things Prineville parents don't want to miss…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Three things Prineville parents don't want to miss…
Make time during School Choice Week to speak with your child about their current school experience

OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic…
Legislature's BIPOC Caucus focuses on efforts to ensure everyone has the chance to thrive as we break down barriers

Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…
Recent legislation helped, but many Oregonians - particularly Black and Hispanic families - face additional challenges

Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids'…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids'…
State should offset the cost to Oregon families who have given up paychecks to accommodate forced home-based distance classes.

Unity's the theme: Does it stand a chance?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Unity's the theme: Does it stand a chance?
Let's hope we can return to an era when our political debate is more about policy than people

Tips on growing healthy apple trees

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Tips on growing healthy apple trees
Secondary to frosty spring weather, apple tree growers must prevent an infestation of codling moth

Letters to the editor

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Letters to the editor
It is disappointing that Rep. Bentz joined effort to challenge election results

OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the…
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will again seek to end the legacy of a clause long used as a 'tool of control' over people of color.

After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's…
The 'pubic purpose charged' tacked on to power bills has been a boon to the Energy Trust of Oregon and a burden on consumers.

Thanks for support; we depend on it

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Thanks for support; we depend on it
The truth is we want to deliver more local news, but we must have the financial support to justify it

Forming your decisions for 2021

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Forming your decisions for 2021
You can be healthier and more financially stable in the new year if you begin to make changes now

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe
Anger is the chief emotion being expressed by our elected leaders and their staff after the Jan. 6 attack on democracy.

Local businesses should also have 'safe harbor'

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Local businesses should also have 'safe harbor'
Schools are given a level of local control that seemingly no other entity has received

OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party…

Central Oregonian - Opinion
OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party…
A former statewide candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.

2020 reveals our resilience amid great pain

Central Oregonian - Opinion
2020 reveals our resilience amid great pain
Community leaders and residents didn't give up, difficult as this pandemic made things

Who will pay the bills when the pandemic ends?

Central Oregonian - Opinion
Who will pay the bills when the pandemic ends?
Elected officials throughout the state and country have put themselves in an impossible position

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