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Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working people

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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…
Voters have keys to direction of future of Jefferson County…

Voters have keys to direction of future of Jefferson County…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
EMS board race makes this off-year special districts election season very intriguing, with the merger issue at the forefront
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Candidates for EMS board outline the positive arguments for merging with the fire department; other letter suggests that Warm Springs residents who…
Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

Singh: Give Environmental Justice Task Force tools to…

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Oregon's secretary of state says she's devoting my time and energy to rebuilding confidence in our elections.
Dog mauling calf prompts tough decision by county

Dog mauling calf prompts tough decision by county

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
County commissioners' 2-1 decision to euthanize dog brings a strong reminder to keep our dogs under control
Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

Inan: Numbers honor Prince Philip's long life

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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.
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Keep Jamie Hurd on the school board; doctor encourages people to stay vigilant with COVID
Homesteader discovered abundant water spring near Haystack…

Homesteader discovered abundant water spring near Haystack…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
George Osborn, an early Cove and Haystack area settler, raised his family at the head of the spring
Opinion: Oregon's struggling economy needs a long-term plan

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

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
John Hummel of Bend is the Deschutes County district attorney. He wants Oregon's Congressional delegation to lead on a national LGBTQ issue.
Fire-EMS merger question is in voters' hands

Fire-EMS merger question is in voters' hands

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The long-running effort of those backing a merger has moved to winning board positions; voters will soon get to weigh in, so they should plug in
Opinion: Lawmakers can't take a shortcut to better eye…

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

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
State Rep. Rachel Prusak represents House District 37 in parts of Clackamas and Washington counties.
Magazine well showcases Jefferson County

Magazine well showcases Jefferson County

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sageland is an excellent representation of our community ... and a great read
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Clarifying earlier letter on EMS charges, donate gift cards to National Guard, and upset by substitute teacher's firing
Wanted: Your Westside Stories

Wanted: Your Westside Stories

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Group behind former school becoming community center is seeking stories from those who walked its halls
Opinion: Want to help Oregon landlords? Don't approve tax…

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

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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

Madras Pioneer - 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,…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Opinion: Beer, wine taxes should invest in hope,…
State. Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents North/Northeast Portland's House District 43.

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

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: It’s time to give voice to the values…
Oregon Values & Voices project will pair unbiased research with independent reporting to inform Oregonians working to build stronger communities…

It's still politics over vaccines

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
It's still politics over vaccines
Both Biden and Trump missed golden opportunities to inspire many more people to get vaccinated

Opinion: Oregon should break the waste cycle

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Opinion: New timber taxes would scuttle economic…

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

Someday Jefferson County will have a museum, and it…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Someday Jefferson County will have a museum, and it…
Announcement of $6 million gift to High Desert Museum is a reminder that Jefferson County's museum has been mothballed for the past eight years

Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all…

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Writer believes we need to stick together to beat COVID, others think we've gone way too far with shutdowns and protective measures; another letter…

The Lincoln dilemma, even in the age of cancel…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The Lincoln dilemma, even in the age of cancel…
The president may have had mixed motivations for ending slavery, but no president elevated the country more in four years than the 16th

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

Madras Pioneer - 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

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Citizens of Madras should go to city website and review Jan. 26 meeting; watch who you call a terrorist

School board praises staff as in-class schooling…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
School board praises staff as in-class schooling…
Board officials highlight the dedicated work district personnel put in during shutdown and to prepare for return to in-school setting

OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Leadership revealed at Pamplin Media Group
Rivers of Life Center president says PMG newspapers owner has long history of charitable giving, community support.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to the Pioneer for running letter about the rebuild of Juniper Storage

What a Super era we get to live in

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
What a Super era we get to live in
Those of us on the back side of 50 or older have grown up with the biggest game of the sports year - which begs the question: Was Shakira an all-time…

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

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Letter to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
Upset at county commissioners with not providing better leadership in local COVID battle, with newspaper, and with businesses for not following…

OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic…

Madras Pioneer - 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…

Madras Pioneer - 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'…

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Biden's theme is unity, but does it stand a chance?

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Biden's theme is unity, but does it stand a chance?
Can our nation come close to unifying? Those hoping to be the next national Republican leaders face a fine line between being viewed as RINO or…

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Writers say good riddance to Trump, question Bentz and encourage people to shop local businesses

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

Madras Pioneer - 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.

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Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the editor
It's past time for the governor to open Oregon for business; God has always blessed America, but will those blessings continue?

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

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Madras Pioneer - 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.

Opening of diner stirs controversy in community

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Opening of diner stirs controversy in community
In Madras, it's easy to let the opening of Black Bear Diner be another issue that divides us; those quick to attack the move should keep a little…

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
It's vital, especially this winter as COVID numbers surge, to follow guidelines and common sense

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