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Will late endorsement impact sheriff's race in Jefferson…

Will late endorsement impact sheriff's race in Jefferson…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
District attorney and former sheriff back the challenger against incumbent, but is their support too late to have full impact?
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Backing incumbent sheriff Marc Heckathorn and remembering the Genius in Coveralls, Keith Foster
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels
Being able to laugh at ourselves shows our strength

Being able to laugh at ourselves shows our strength

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Correspondents' Dinner celebrates the power of humor, plus the fact that we don't live in Russia
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
As election day draws near, the letter writers get busy promoting their favorite candidates
Here's what's going on at the MACRD

Here's what's going on at the MACRD

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Meet the five staff members who keep programs running at the Madras Aquatic Center
Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break from more…

Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break from more…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Lori Olund: Elected officials should avoid overburdening economy's backbone with new regulations.
Ochoco National Forest and Grassland prep for upcoming…

Ochoco National Forest and Grassland prep for upcoming…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Rise in hiking and other recreation has lead to an increased focus on trail management in the forest and national grassland
Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
David Pope: Parental groups like Oregon Moms Union are seeking to indoctrinate our children.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Writers drill down on Jefferson County candidates for sheriff and commissioner
Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're listening 

Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're listening 

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Some don't want journalists picking 'winners' and 'losers' but some triage is needed to best inform the electorate.
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
County campaigns spark letters of support; ballots will be mailed out in Jefferson County on April 27
OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of their…

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of their…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OVBC survey finds that a minority of Oregonians feel their local school boards represent their beliefs
Jefferson County election has plenty of intrigue

Jefferson County election has plenty of intrigue

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sheriff made a mistake in paying for his supporter to be a third candidate; it should be lesson in in what not to do, but not fatal to his specific…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Writers are impressed with candidate Danzuka; the Jefferson County sheriff race inspires writers
OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a military…

OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a military…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Bob Rubitschun: ODOT policies would have been unthinkable a few years ago; today, they're moving faster than a runaway freight train.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Time spent in Citizen's Academy, overall experience, prompts writers to back Heckathorn; another urges second thoughts on buying an Easter bunny
Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate candidate

Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate candidate

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Happy Valley resident: I will more than likely support Betsy Johnson if Christine Drazan doesn't win primary
DECISION 2022: Oregonians should fight war against…

DECISION 2022: Oregonians should fight war against…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam is a Republican candidate seeking his party's nomination in the race for Oregon governor.
Dr. Kemper, a Madras champion

Dr. Kemper, a Madras champion

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
A broke-down car led Carlos Kemper to chose to establish a practice in Madras, where he would make an impact few could match
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Sheriff addresses decision to add a ghost candidate to the race; other letters address support and suspicion
OPINION: Action needed now to address climate change

OPINION: Action needed now to address climate change

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Jessie Kochaver: 'It's past time we put these climate-focused policies to use.'
MACRD Monthly: Moves to make the MAC better

MACRD Monthly: Moves to make the MAC better

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Executive Director Courtney Snead: Our goal is to provide a safe and professional center
The big guns of Western capitalism

The big guns of Western capitalism

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The speed and power of the economic pinch the west put on Russia is staggering; nurturing NATO should be a focus moving forward
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Tribal member suggests that it doesn't make economic sense to reopen the Village; ag groups combine to ask for veto of farmworker overtime bill
Oregon Farm Bureau: National Ag Day

Oregon Farm Bureau: National Ag Day

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Remember the importance of farmers and ranchers on national agriculture day on March 22
OPINION: To get beyond red vs. blue Oregon, let's try MAGRA

OPINION: To get beyond red vs. blue Oregon, let's try MAGRA

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Losing faith in the democratic process? Let's make the American government responsible and accountable
Recovery Court makes powerful impression

Recovery Court makes powerful impression

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Reporter moved by spending time in a courtroom and witnessing the interactions involved in the strict drug treatment program
Pessimism surrounding Legislature is unwarranted

Pessimism surrounding Legislature is unwarranted

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Lots of cash on hand, COVID receding but still public has dim view of the direction of state government
Cloud seeding has worked for various water issues in Idaho

Cloud seeding has worked for various water issues in Idaho

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Water supply specialist notes that cloud seeding has helped wildlife, recreation and irrigation efforts

Do more to end racist taunting at Oregon prep…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Do more to end racist taunting at Oregon prep…
State and OSAA have taken action on this in recent years, yet a rash of incidents this school year has proven it remains a stunning problem

OPINION: Oregon should move to cleaner, renewable…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon should move to cleaner, renewable…
Bipartisan legislation could reduce diesel emissions 60%, with safeguards against price spikes and fuel shortages.

OPINION: Give Oregon students a voice in shaping…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Give Oregon students a voice in shaping…
Proposed legislation would ensure that youths from all over work with agencies on rules and laws that impact them.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Cloud seeding works so let's put it to work in Central Oregon; a nice gesture showing that Madras is a nice town; rural-urban divide needs fixed now

Well, that's your opinion

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Well, that's your opinion
Remember, elements of the Editorial page are opinion - but it will be nice when the Editorial page is no longer a COVID battleground

OPINION: Communities deserve the choice to build…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Communities deserve the choice to build…
Lacey Beaty & Amy Warren: 'Truly affordable housing is ... affordable to buy or rent, but also affordable to live in.'

OPINION: It's time to allow self-serve gas option…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: It's time to allow self-serve gas option…
Lawmakers should support effort to allow stations, many of which face staffing shortages, to allow drivers to pump their own gas.

OPINION: Meeting the challenge, building robust…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Meeting the challenge, building robust…
The agenda for the 2022 legislative session focuses on small businesses, the housing crisis and supporting schools.

OPINION: Oregonians deserve safer neighborhoods

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Oregonians deserve safer neighborhoods
GOP legislative leaders will put the focus on law enforcement spending during this session.

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Madras woman did her own COVID research, and then her own treatment routine, and says it worked; plus a precinct chair candidate gives a humorous…

OPINION: Oregon needs an elected state school chief…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon needs an elected state school chief…
Former lawmaker Christine Drazan, running for governor, says parents and students deserve a bigger say in public education.

Reporter's Notebook: My Experience with COVID-19

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Reporter's Notebook: My Experience with COVID-19
I was more sick than I had ever been in my life, COVID would have put me in the hospital without a vaccine

My opinion: 'River Democracy' not necessarily…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
My opinion: 'River Democracy' not necessarily…
Jon Bowerman addresses how wild and scenic designation affects the John Day River

Opinion: Oregon should expand choices to help all…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Opinion: Oregon should expand choices to help all…
The pandemic has introduced parents to new models of learning. Let's ensure they continue, with public financial support.

My opinion: Violence impacts all of us, including…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
My opinion: Violence impacts all of us, including…
Law enforcement at every level must strengthen, and in some cases rebuild, relationships with the people.

Madras Pressed Forward in 2021 During Unprecedented…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Madras Pressed Forward in 2021 During Unprecedented…
This 2021 city of Madras wrap-up was compiled by Lysa Vattimo, community coordinator for the city of Madras.

Rural paramedics respond to their own

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Rural paramedics respond to their own
Considering the personal sacrifice of tending to the trauma of friends and family

Water: we need to be mindful, resourceful and…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Water: we need to be mindful, resourceful and…
It's folly to blame irrigation reductions on the spotted frog when severe drought conditions are persistent throughout the Western U.S.

Herman: State should invest in caregiving workforce

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Herman: State should invest in caregiving workforce
Miki Herman of Northeast Portland is the interim chief executive officer at Portland's Albertina Kerr Centers.

Johnson: Cultural Trust donations connect us all

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Johnson: Cultural Trust donations connect us all
Nathalie Johnson, M.D., of Northwest Portland is a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust board

Renner: Next Me-Too movement is coming to a…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Renner: Next Me-Too movement is coming to a…
Author Kevin Renner of Portland is a software executive and former business journalist who is working on a new book about bad bosses.

Gregory: We need Blumenauer's Better Kidney Care Act

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Gregory: We need Blumenauer's Better Kidney Care Act
Leslie Gregory of Sellwood is a physician assistant with more than 20 years of experience, a U.S. Navy veteran, a mother of two and a founder of the…

Patridge: Neither rain, sleet nor political…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Patridge: Neither rain, sleet nor political…
Jamie Partridge of Portland is part of Postal Workers United. He delivered mail in Northeast Portland for 25 years and served many years as a Letter…

Wyden: Outdoor recreation doesn’t need all that…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Wyden: Outdoor recreation doesn’t need all that…
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Portland Democrat, has represented Oregon in the Senate since 1996. Wyden represented Oregon's 3rd Congressional District from…

The music died, again, in 1970, but it was…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
The music died, again, in 1970, but it was…
Post Beatles, Joplin and Hendrix, the treasure trove of epic albums in 1971 keyed a resurgence that still echoes 50 years later

Miller: Strong climate action critical to Oregon…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Miller: Strong climate action critical to Oregon…
Tim Miller is director of Oregon Business for Climate, a league of Oregon businesses advocating for ambitious, equitable, effective climate policies…

Doctors should not be penalized for prescribing…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Doctors should not be penalized for prescribing…
The opioid addiction crises has impacted every community in Oregon. Congress has a way to help stop the surge in overdoses.

Vaughn, Miller: Oregon senator should champion…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Vaughn, Miller: Oregon senator should champion…
Brenna Vaughn is executive director of the Northwest Hydroelectric Association. Kurt Miller is executive director of Northwest RiverPartners

Shakeout of redistricting, at least locally, makes…

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Shakeout of redistricting, at least locally, makes…
A district with Crook and Jefferson makes sense; and who knows, someday maybe the county can have two representatives

Letters to the Editor

Madras Pioneer - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Reflections on the Jefferson County Sheriff's Citizens Academy, and the move for a local homeless shelter in Madras has been the joint goal of many…

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