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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Thanks for food delivery; backing Schmith for county commissioner; and man who has lived through many flu seasons thinks we're over-reacting to…
Madras Redevelopment Commission steps up to help restaurants

Madras Redevelopment Commission steps up to help restaurants

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Before virus, city was hoping to put a 5% tax on restaurant food; this week it's buying ads and promotional materials for the local industry
We will tough out this crisis and emerge more greater…

We will tough out this crisis and emerge more greater…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
This nation hasn't been as upended and unified in attention in about 80 years, since the early 1940s, World War II
Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mark Garber is publisher of the Portland Tribune and president of Pamplin Media Group. You can reach him at [email protected]
Government accountability requires access to public records

Government accountability requires access to public records

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Oregonians are nearly unanimous in their desire to have accurate information from and about our government
Prepared food and drink tax for paving: give it a thought

Prepared food and drink tax for paving: give it a thought

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
City of Madras studied options to address their much-needed roadway repair needs, and the 5% tax is a smart option
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letter asks why the county commissioners can't bother to attend senators' town halls, and another thinks walking Republicans should be replaced
Divided political state could use a third party

Divided political state could use a third party

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The creation of a three-legged political system that requires inter-party cooperation to get any majority or any bill passed? How wonderful could…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Oregon is not a sales tax state, and the city of Madras should not tax prepared food to pay for road work
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Writer suggests that it would be a good idea for the police to slow down on the roadways too
Much-improved graduation rates are something to celebrate…

Much-improved graduation rates are something to celebrate…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The vehicle collisions with two pedestrians in two nights in generally the same area - one leading to the death of Anthony Shadley - sends shock…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Unhappy with schools in Warm Springs, and district leadership; and writer stresses the importance of community newspapers
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Longtime doctor announces retirement, Democrats come back on letter calling them 'cry babies' and attack idea of one vote per county
Killingworth for Farm Bureau work, MHS athletes have what…

Killingworth for Farm Bureau work, MHS athletes have what…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Madras resident Mickey Killingsworth has received many honors for ag work, the most recent being induction into Oregon Farm Bureau Hall of Fame; MHS…
The 'real' top stories of 2019

The 'real' top stories of 2019

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The stories that best define the community are quieter, more important, and have more lasting impact than most negative stories that immediately come…
Public building projects rework Madras in the last decade

Public building projects rework Madras in the last decade

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
From new courthouse and city hall to the $26.6 million 509-J School District bond measure that brought the PAC, new football field and Warm Springs…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Political letters kick of a year that is sure to be politically white-hot; one backs local EMS and another praises former editor
'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus€

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus€

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Francis Pharcellus Church's reply has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial.
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We need your subscription

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
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City councilor gives his view on prepared food and beverage…

City councilor gives his view on prepared food and beverage…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Bartt Brick is on the Transportation Advisory Committee, which recommended the tax to the Madras City Council.
If you love your local newspaper, help keep it strong with…

If you love your local newspaper, help keep it strong with…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Readers need to take a larger role in helping to maintain their local newspapers
Major printing changes for Central Oregon newspapers

Major printing changes for Central Oregon newspapers

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
With the Bulletin now printing at the new press in Prineville, the region's two major newspaper companies are united in support of each other's…
City of Madras prepping for growth

City of Madras prepping for growth

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
2019 has been a busy year, with many projects realized, including a new incentive program to kickstart housing
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Patient very impressed with the service received at St. Charles Madras during Thanksgiving week
It's going to be a doggone good Thanksgiving

It's going to be a doggone good Thanksgiving

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Finding out that two dogs is better than one as new puppy joins an old Lab, who was once epitome of an onry puppy
Town, job changes over decades

Town, job changes over decades

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Managing editor looks back over past 40 years in Madras, and 22 years at Madras Pioneer.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Veteran appreciates honor and turnout at program, parade; never forget horrors endured.
Food and beverage tax a tough sell

Food and beverage tax a tough sell

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
'I would probably end up funding the paving of the Tenth Street hill. That's an exaggeration, of course ....'
Honoring those who served our country

Honoring those who served our country

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Our communities' veterans are showcased in a special publication, which includes Dan Martinez, of Warm Springs.
Legal contract fight an important one for the community

Legal contract fight an important one for the community

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Keeping the public defender contract with the consortium of local attorneys helps bolster a vital element of the business community

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the editor
Volunteer groups appreciate story, and also issue reminders about their organizations

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Keep the orange jumpsuits off the front page; and Friends of the Library are starting used bookstore and expanding annual book sale

Watch the rooftops this Halloween night

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Watch the rooftops this Halloween night
Madras, especially a particular neighborhood, goes all out for Halloween, and brings back a memory from my old neighborhood of one Halloween

Step up and help out a hero

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Step up and help out a hero
The United Fund is an excellent way to help out a number of community program all at once

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Saturday Market is looking for your input; it's SMART to help kids with reading; and the MACRD inspires a father to write

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Recent letter urging people to unite against abortion inspires others to write supporting Planned Parenthood and keeping the right to choose legal

Big winner (kind of) at the Cowdeo

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Big winner (kind of) at the Cowdeo
If you can remember the first annual event of something that's now 51, then you're a touch old

Newspapers have a responsibility to showcase…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Newspapers have a responsibility to showcase…
Twice yearly the Pioneer includes the Jefferson County Historical Society's 'The Agate' publication, and it's an honor to do so

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Let the region where Oregon spotted frogs were originally, the Willamette Valley, take the lead in their habitat restoration

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the editor
A little background on the (lack of) funding for the local JiveRadio station, and a short, sweet letter regarding 'County Music'

It's great to be able to showcase community's finest

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
It's great to be able to showcase community's finest
Between the chamber banquet awards and the high school's alumni event, this is a fantastic time to be in the local news business

Program aim: enrolling families to end poverty

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Program aim: enrolling families to end poverty
Family Independence Initiative offers funding to encourage family participation, peer support.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Local, nonprofit radio station is a breath of fresh air, and the Madras Key Club features outstanding kids doing great community work

History reminds us of all that binds us together

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
History reminds us of all that binds us together
Latest Ken Burns documentary is not only about country music, but also provides intriguing insight into the cross-cultural power at the core of…

Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.

Suicide: learn what you can to fight against it

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Suicide: learn what you can to fight against it
Suicide is a tragedy that can often be avoided, and there are many avenues for help available, but a simple positive intervention from another person…

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Crawdad Festival shows that volunteerism is strong and vibrant in Culver; thanks to the many who contributed.

Helmer Wallan: A community pillar has passed away

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Helmer Wallan: A community pillar has passed away
Helmer Wallan's impact was felt in local government, his church, in business, youth sports, and in a myriad of ways large and small during his…

Airshow of the Cascades, a perfect postcard for…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Airshow of the Cascades, a perfect postcard for…
Madras-based show continues to grow; a high bar has been set for next year's 20th anniversary event

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Republican responds to letter of challenge, and Bob Irey, a former grocery clerk who recently passed, will be missed.

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the editor
The public and the media should get off the back of the Metolius mayor; and the GOP excited about its Burgers and Politics event at Crooked River…

Assault-style weapons: Why fight to keep them?

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Assault-style weapons: Why fight to keep them?
Other aspects play a role in mass shootings, but there's only one common element in all of them: military-grade assault weapons

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
When will the GOP wake up and call out white nationalism, and why doesn't the Metolius mayor resign?

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Both the Democrats and Republican report from the fair: Demos note their poll winner and GOP outlines why recalling governor is necessary

A small-town mayor's Job No. 1: Don't embarrass the…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
A small-town mayor's Job No. 1: Don't embarrass the…
Metolius mayor John Chavez is facing a recall movement after run-ins with the law; should resign to end the strife

Hawaii Five-Whoa ... a great week in Oahu

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Hawaii Five-Whoa ... a great week in Oahu
From its most glamorous locations to its most questionable, from private beaches to the fabulous North Shore, Oahu is flat wonderful

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Writer notes that the guy who took his plug wires must have needed them more than he; and the Republicans prepare for the local BBQ event

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Appreciate support for church camp and youth runners; update on businesses coming to town, and do we need those specific businesses? Neighborhood…

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Jefferson County GOP chairman celebrates the legislators who walked out; Madras trap shooters win state, and should win school support; and protester…

Last Saturday was a Rockwellian day in Madras

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Last Saturday was a Rockwellian day in Madras
From Little League tournament at Juniper Hills, to the cheerleaders' car wash, to the rockhound powwow, Saturday in Madras was perfect summertime…

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