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Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Dan Handelman of Portland is with the regional nonprofit Peace and Justice Works
Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie of Northeast Portland is a minister in the United Church of Christ
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Writers provide reasons to back 509-J school bond and the county jail operation levy
Back Jefferson County Jail levy

Back Jefferson County Jail levy

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Appreciate the cutbacks that have been made, realize the county has to backfill lost income, and vote yes on jail operation levy
Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Natasha Schwartz of Southwest Portland is an Oregon Nurses Association board member and a registered nurse at Oregon Health and Science University
Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Monta Knudson is executive director of Bridges to Change. Tera Hurst is executive director of the Health Justice Recovery Alliance.
Vote yes on the 509-J school bond

Vote yes on the 509-J school bond

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The plan to modernize infrastructure throughout the district, where the average school age is over 50 years, deserves support
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Writers give and take on the 509-J school bond; another urges a backing of the jail operation levy
Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
State Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro, a Democrat representing Senate District 15 in Washington County, serves on the Governor's Commission on Senior…
Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Tom H. Hastings is coordinator of Portland State University's Conflict Resolution BA/BS degree programs and certificates and senior editor of…
Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Erica Naito-Campbell and Anne Naito-Campbell, organizers of Oregon Rises Above Hate, are fourth- and third-generation Japanese-Americans respectively.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Supporting the 509-J school bond and parsing the differences between social services and socialism
Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO. Diana Nunez is executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
School bond will bring vital investment without raising taxes; urge support for local farmers; and letter writers argue what is and isn't socialism
Do I need to bubble-wrap my kids?

Do I need to bubble-wrap my kids?

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
It may be hypocritical for my generation, but we're very good at over-protecting our kids
OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Shelby Kline: 'For participants not responding to traditional therapies, clinical trials can be life-changing.'
Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Liz Dooley and her family live in Southwest Portland. Dooley is head of the Ladybug CDH Foundation
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The unvaccinated are being selfish and they need to start contributing to the war against COVID; and what part of American socialism are you willing…
Opinions are fine, but drop the aggression

Opinions are fine, but drop the aggression

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
'In-your-face' methods used to only be common in street protest, but now it seems to be the new normal; stop it
Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Gioia Goodrum of McMinnville is the 2021 chair of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.
Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Samuel Metz is a physician from Southwest Portland. Robert Liebman is a professor of sociology at Portland State University.
OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Raising children is a lot of work. So, let's make it easier for families to participate in community and civic events.
Could required service be path to national unity?

Could required service be path to national unity?

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
9/11 anniversary reminds us how we used to be a unified nation, but political division and social media make unification difficult
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Do what we must to beat the virus; fair board should give the 2021 queen her buckle
Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Brent Wilder is president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, representing 13 of Oregon's leading independent, nonprofit…
OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sara Wright is transportation program director for Oregon Environmental Council.
Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
State lawmaker Christine Drazan says Oregonians will need to speak up to ensure a fair redistricting process.
Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sherri Alderman is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in Oregon and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood
Unitity 9/11 inspired has turned to dust

Unitity 9/11 inspired has turned to dust

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
9/11 united us, but bitter politics, social media, opinion television news over last 20 years has made us far less united than before the tragedy
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Tired of hearing the liberal take on mandating masks; how about making mandates that target obesity?

Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action…
Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, the statewide federation of labor unions representing more than 300,000 Oregonians.

Is it COVID fatigue or battle fatigue?

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Is it COVID fatigue or battle fatigue?
We are all tired of the pandemic but the war between the two sides is just as exhausting

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Leadership of local doctors regarding COVID is lauded; mask mandates and the mayor's choice to not wear one questioned

Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas
Jessica Gomez of Medford is a candidate for governor in the Republican primary.

OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top…
Som Subedi of Portland is a former refugee who says the nation should welcome Afghans fleeing years of conflict.

OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school…
Micah Perry is a program assistant for external affairs at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute.

Local leaders are failing the COVID test

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Local leaders are failing the COVID test
Sometimes being a leader means making tough, unpopular decisions that also are correct decisions

Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…
Tom Busse lives in Northwest Portland. He calls for better HIV health messaging.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Warm Springs residents felt disrespected during the Aug. 9 school board meeting; do what you can to proof your home from wildfire

Lot to get angry about this summer

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Lot to get angry about this summer
Easy to understand why so many are hot under the collar, but be one of the tough (and smart) that survive to tell the story of these times

Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…
Julia Goodman is an assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health. Daniel…

Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…
Loretta Smith is a former Multnomah County Commissioner and current candidate for U.S. Congress.

Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…
Garlynn Woodsong of Northeast Portland is with Woodsong Associates, a planning firm helping cities, towns and regions adapt to climate change.

Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…
Kurt Miller is executive director of Northwest RiverPartners. He argues that a state lawsuit would hurt clean energy plans.

EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…
Other leaders also must act swiftly and forcefully to blunt the impact of the latest wave of the deadly virus.

OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…
Tobias Read of Beaverton is Oregon's state treasurer and a former state representative.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
The 2021 Jefferson County fair, improvements to safety on U.S. Highway 97, inspire letters

Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…
State Rep. Andrea Salinas is a Democrat representing House District 38 in Lake Oswego and parts of Southwest Portland and Clackamas County.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
It is right thinking to keep outside agitators out of the local irrigation and drought issue

Wonderful fair! Let's keep the good times rolling

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Wonderful fair! Let's keep the good times rolling
Record crowds at the 2021 Jefferson County Fair - more need to vaccinate in order to make sure the fun continues

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

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a…
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…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my…
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…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Galvez: I must strive to take on social forces that…
Dr. Eva Galvez is a family medical care provider at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro.

Keep the push for more local irrigation water a…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Keep the push for more local irrigation water a…
Local irrigators should temper tactics as longterm solution to NUID water supply will require agreement and support from diverse interests

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
When are the needs of humans going to overrule the comfort of frogs? And the private fireworks on the Fourth makes Madas like a war zone

OPINION: Congress must take action to protect…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Congress must take action to protect…
Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…
The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Family thankful for event help, encouragement to enter the fair, and the mess left by private fireworks puts a damper on otherwise great day

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…
Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.

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

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health…
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…

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