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OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

OPINION: An unlikely prescription for an unhealthy democracy

Estacada News - 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: Mark Shull's racism can't be deflected

Opinion: Mark Shull's racism can't be deflected

Estacada News - Opinion
Cris Waller: 'Sonya Fischer did not release Mark Shull's postings to the media. I did.'
Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

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

Estacada News - 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…

Estacada News - 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

Estacada News - Opinion
John Hummel of Bend is the Deschutes County district attorney. He wants Oregon's Congressional delegation to lead on a national LGBTQ issue.
Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

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

Estacada News - 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…

Estacada News - 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…

Estacada News - Opinion
State Rep. Rachel Prusak represents House District 37 in parts of Clackamas and Washington counties.
Opinion: Mark Shull's poor judgment faces consequences

Opinion: Mark Shull's poor judgment faces consequences

Estacada News - Opinion
Cris Waller: Clackamas County commissioner denigrated immigrants, people of color and all Muslims
Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

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

Estacada News - 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

Estacada News - 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

Estacada News - 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

Estacada News - 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…
My View: Responsible gun owners support background checks

My View: Responsible gun owners support background checks

Estacada News - Opinion
Paul Kemp is the president and co-founder of Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, which supports passage of universal background checks for the…
Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope, recovery

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

Estacada News - Opinion
State. Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents North/Northeast Portland's House District 43.
Opinion: Region needs Clackamas Community College theatre

Opinion: Region needs Clackamas Community College theatre

Estacada News - Opinion
New Century Players managing director: Please do not defund, eliminate or in any way reduce program.
OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values that unite…

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

Estacada News - 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

Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle

Estacada News - Opinion
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.
Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike bill SB…

Readers' Letters: Support safe streets through bike bill SB…

Estacada News - Opinion
Local readers sound off on issues like bicycle safety, saving Oregon's dairy farms and preventing youth suicide through gun safety.
Clackamas County resident: Mark Shull's behavior inexcusable

Clackamas County resident: Mark Shull's behavior inexcusable

Estacada News - Opinion
Cris Waller: Because Veterans Advisory Council had 'temerity to stand up to him,' elected official wants the board disbanded
Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic recovery

Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic recovery

Estacada News - Opinion
Jenny Johnson of Astoria is a forester who advocates for sustainable forest management.
Opinion: Clackamas County needs jail diversion, mental…

Opinion: Clackamas County needs jail diversion, mental…

Estacada News - Opinion
Michele Veenker: Sheriff's Levy shouldn't be considered an 'either/or proposal'
Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all our…

Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all our…

Estacada News - Opinion
Ellen Osoinach is the Local Legal Initiative attorney in Oregon for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
My View: Oregon needs a robust portfolio of energy resources

My View: Oregon needs a robust portfolio of energy resources

Estacada News - Opinion
Rachel Dawson of Cascade Policy Institute says, 'We may not be able to prevent trees from falling on wires, but we can take steps to avoid…
Let's find unique solutions for our struggling children

Let's find unique solutions for our struggling children

Estacada News - Opinion
Clackamas County commissioners: We hope you share with us your ideas to help our future generation thrive
Clackamas County libraries meeting needs of our communities

Clackamas County libraries meeting needs of our communities

Estacada News - Opinion
Opinion: Librarians have been a link to help all of us strive to maintain a sense of normalcy.
OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's largest…

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

Estacada News - Opinion
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
Volunteers can help protect long-term care residents’…

Volunteers can help protect long-term care residents’…

Estacada News - Opinion
State ombudsmen director: We need to advocate for those in nursing homes, assisted living, and memory care
Oregon City commissioner: Mark Shull should step down

Oregon City commissioner: Mark Shull should step down

Estacada News - Opinion
Denyse McGriff: Clackamas County elected official needs to be held accountable for racist, xenophobic statements.
OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group

OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group

Estacada News - Opinion
Rivers of Life Center president says PMG newspapers owner has long history of charitable giving, community support.

Opinion: Mark Shull continuing on board is 'slap in…

Estacada News - Opinion
Opinion: Mark Shull continuing on board is 'slap in…
Joe K. Meyer: By not resigning, Clackamas County commissioner sends the message that he has done nothing harmful

Opinion: Commissioner Shull's bigotry deserves to…

Estacada News - Opinion
Opinion: Commissioner Shull's bigotry deserves to…
Candace Avalos: We do not feel safe on our streets and in our homes when hate goes unchecked.

OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic…

Estacada News - 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…

Estacada News - 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'…

Estacada News - 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.

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

Estacada News - 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…

Estacada News - 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.

Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner…

Estacada News - Opinion
Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner…
Newly elected Clackamas County Commisioner Mark Shull posted hate-filled comments to social media, unleashing criticism and swift calls for his…

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Estacada News - 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.

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

Estacada News - 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.

Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of…

Estacada News - Opinion
Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of…
Craig Roberts: Newly elected Angie Brandenburg is taking command of 'incredible operation.'

Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee…

Estacada News - Opinion
Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee…
'For those of you who have been critical of Tootie's Facebook comment ... I would like you to think about some things.'

Volunteers step in to promote child literacy,…

Estacada News - Opinion
Volunteers step in to promote child literacy,…
Katy Preston, founder and executive director of the Clackamas Bookshelf, celebrates giving away 100,000 books to kids

ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on…

Estacada News - Opinion
ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on…
Bob Rubitschun: This is an abuse of government that our forefathers designed: of the people, by the people

OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating…

Estacada News - Opinion
OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating…
Survey results show that our opinions divide not only along political labels and ZIP codes but also educational levels

Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely…

Estacada News - Opinion
Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely…
Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer

OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass…

Estacada News - Opinion
OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass…
TriMet will play a key role in getting employees, particularly low-wage workers, back on the job in the Portland metro area.

OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young…

Estacada News - Opinion
OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young…
Your tax-deductible donation can help high school students flourish in two important ways

Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro…

Estacada News - Opinion
Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro…
Les Poole: Election results were a reality check for incumbents unseated by promise to be more cautious with budgeting

OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

Estacada News - Opinion
OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…
'When I wake up every day, and am unable to participate in the things that my friends and acquaintances participate in, it can feel like I don't…

Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration…

Estacada News - Opinion
Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration…
Craig Holfeld and Jerry Herrmann: Businesses, citizens, nonprofits and service organizations all have a stake in good journalism

Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to…

Estacada News - Opinion
Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to…
OPINION: Gov. Brown needs to call a special session to extend protections that have helped countless senior citizens

Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect…

Estacada News - Opinion
Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect…
The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, already backed by Oregon Reps. Bonamici and Blumenauer, needs more support

Drazan: End epidemic with science, not divisive…

Estacada News - Opinion
Drazan: End epidemic with science, not divisive…
Oregon House Republican leader represents Canby, Estacada and unincorporated Oregon City areas

Be thankful and pass it on

Estacada News - Opinion
Be thankful and pass it on
Keeping people safe and fed is top priority for this awkward Thanksgiving pandemic.

This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…

Estacada News - Opinion
This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…
OPINION: Census data show the problem, worse than during the Great Recession, hits Black and Latino residents particularly hard

Clackamas firefighters demonstrate courage,…

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Clackamas firefighters demonstrate courage,…
Fire Board members give thanks to all first responders who assisted during wildfires

Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…

Estacada News - Opinion
Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…
The publicly owned Portland Expo Center, currently vacant, could temporarily shelter thousands of houseless residents.

EDITORIAL: Tootie Smith endangers lives with…

Estacada News - Opinion
EDITORIAL: Tootie Smith endangers lives with…
Clackamas County chair-elect has signaled her intent to defy Gov. Kate Brown's order to limit Thanksgiving gatherings to six people from two…

Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…

Estacada News - Opinion
Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…
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