Civic engagement the solution to current state of affairs

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
We have seen the awful spectacle of partisan politics too often in this country and it's time for a change in the rhetoric

Rogers obvious choice for mayor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Habitat for Humanity executive director has vision and understands the role of mayor

Buehler brings necessary tension to race

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Oregon hasn't moved forward on what should have been more urgent priorities during the recent reign of the Democratic Party

Fighting for the right to vote

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Attorney, part of group overseeing elections in Central America, speaks to the importance of voting

Oct. 18 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The Newberg Graphic's readers endorse their favorite candidate or cause with a short tome

Noble, Vial stand out among freshman legsilators

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Pamplin editorial board recommends returning Ken Noble to the House District 24 spot and Rich Vial to the House District 26 position

Elect Post to a third and final term

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
House District 25 state legislator has grown in the position since being elected two terms ago

Oct. 10 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Rick Rogers gets one letter writer's nod for Newberg mayor, while Measure 105 decried as bad for the community

What do Oregonians think of Generation Z?

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Poll shows adults perceive Gen Z as politically aware activists that have feelings of anxiety and depression due to excessive screen time

Return Primozich to spot on commission

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The community editorial board of the Newberg Graphic endorses the incumbent to return to the Board of Commissioners

Measure 105 would restore respect for law

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Retired sheriff urges a yes vote on a measure that would repeal the state's illegal immigrant and sanctuary statute

Don't use ballot measures to control costs

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Voters should reject Measures 103 and 104 and insist instead that the Legislature perform the heavy lifting required to control costs of state…

Oct. 4 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Ken Moore, Jennifer Chapman and Rick Rogers get letter writers' endorsement for elected office

Don't repeal a 'sanctuary' law that works

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Voters in the Portland metro area should follow the advice of their local sheriffs and reject Ballot Measure 105, which would repeal what has…

Clean energy jobs are key to our future

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
People in the agricultural industry have been dealing with the signs of clikmate change for years

Sept. 19 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Candidates for election to city, county and state spots get the nod from a variety of letter writers

Former council member decries taxes, fees

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Newberg native Roger Currier questions mechanism of property taxes and the city's fees

Measure 102 changes are justified

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Ballot Measure 102 cleans up archaic language in the Oregon Constitution and could help address a problem facing virtually every Oregon community: a…

Sept. 12 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
One letter writer urges the electorate to support Jennifer Chpman for judge, while another recommends a no vote on Measure 105

Action-packed election season coming up

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Three races at the state level concerns voters in the area as Newberg and Dundee will also see new faces on their respestive councils

Attack of the Internet monsters

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
These days, the Internet is far more frightening than anything Hollywood ever put out, with the possible exception of Gary Busey

Reverse the tide of authoritarianism posing as populism

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The president made it perfectly clear that democracy - including respect for human rights and accountable, transparent government - is irrelevant to…

Phrase 'Back to school' laden with meaning

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
In the end, 'back to school' is about looking toward the future and it always has been

To work or not to work: That is the question

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Nearly 25 percent of Americans need a government license for their occupation, up from 5 percent in 1950

You asked, we answered: E-edition set for launch

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The Newberg Graphic will soon launch a new e-edition, a digital version of the newspaper that can be viewed anywhere, anytime on your desktop…

Aug. 29 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
City should give the animal shelter building to volunteer organization, just as they did the hospital

Nation's highest court stacked against the people

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley says there is reason to fear for the country's democracyas the complexion of the U.S. Supreme Court changes

Aug. 23 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
State Rep. Bill Post says summer will soon transition into election season in Oregon

We are not the enemy – we are you

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
When the leader of the free world works to erode the public's trust in the media, the potential for damage is enormous, both here and abroad

Right to free speech is inviolable, even when it offends

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The First Amendment is something we must protect, even when we disagree with the message

Vote to maintain Oregon's sanctuary status

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Voters in Oregon this November will get the opportunity to cast a ballot regarding the state's long-standing sanctuary laws

Property tax limits weaken services in Oregon

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Property taxes are the principal way for local governments to fund the services their residents care abou

Aug. 1 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
George Fox University parking issues affect everyday folks in the communities around the campus

In Our Opinion: Independent Party of Oregon must prove it's…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
You have to give the leaders of the Independent Party of Oregon credit for being cleve

Fight wildfires with faith in God and science

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Reverend urges people to pay heed to climate change as the wildfire season rages in the West

Independent Party of Oregon must prove it's a…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
That savvy move is likely partly responsible for the party's registration inching past 5 percent of the electorate in 2015, thereby establishing the…

Fight wildfires with faith in God and science

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Policymakers and the media should make the connection - based in science - so that the public can be better informed regarding how policies advocated…

Wildfire season is here – be vigilant

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The Eagle Creek Fire was only one of many wildfires that broke out in Oregon and throughout the American West last year. In fact, it wasn't even one…

Gunmen will not stop newspapers from doing their…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
For followers of news, culture and the politics of America, it's somewhat surprising that this was the first occurrence of a mass shooting at a…

In Our Opinion: If reporters can keep working…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Questions on gun violence continue to plague the country in the wake of an attack on a newspaper in Maryland

Tariffs against Canada at odds with cross-border…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Former Consul General of Canada writes of tariff battle between the United States and its neighbor to the north

July 11 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Readers comment on OSU's epic win in the college baseball national championship and disappoinment in the modern-day Democratic National Committee

In Our Opinion: Immigration and the Fourth of July

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The president's penchant for demonizing immigrants is not new. But his decision to criminally prosecute everyone caught crossing the southwest border…

PERS liability hurting teachers' salaries

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Depending on what economic assumptions are made, it's likely that unfunded public pension liabilities for all states and local governments exceeded…

In Our Opinion: Oregon a leader in urging people to…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Vote-by-mail and motor voter both were aimed at removing obstacles to participating in the democratic process

With help suicides can be prevented

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and other famous Americans draw attention to the epidemic in the United States

June 27 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Commencement marred by poor sound system, Bonamici's remakrs disingenous, city street sweeper praised

Graphic institutes online subscriptions

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The website is set up so that a published story is free for the first 24 hours it is posted. These, as well as other breaking stories will still be…

Show compassion: Put gun bill on the ballot

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Effective gun control laws have been passed in Europe and Australia. In the age of Trump, the NRA and a hesitant Congress, we also need to pass…

June 20 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Audio system lacking at NHS commencement ceremony, thanks go out to city's street sweepers, Bonamici's criticism of president disingenous

In Our Opinion: Mill deal reeks of something fishy

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Georgia corporate owners of Newberg mill care little for its former workers or the town that supported the operation for more than a century

Guest opinion: Raising boys to love and care, not…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
In the national conversation, why does the gender of the perpetrator rank a distant fourth behind gun access, mental health and building security?

June 13 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Join rally on June 14 in McMinnville to support children being detained at the border

Graduation: A time for celebration, reflection

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
As Newberg-area schools send their young charges out into the world, we take a look at the annual rite

Declaring schools 'welcoming' is not enough

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Hundreds of immigrant students and their families face escalating threats of detention and deportation by a federal government increasingly hostile…

June 6 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Treatment of local veterans disgraceful at Buddy Poppy sale at Newberg Fred Meyer store

In Our Opinion: Aquatic center does city proud

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Those responsible for its construction, from CPRD officials to the contractors themselves, should be proud of project

Stop blaming women for men's violence against them

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Almost always, shooters are white males who have issues with females, be it rejections or overtly abusive relationships

In Our Opinon: Brown, Buehler, show us your vision

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Incumbent governor and her Republican challenger offer two seasoned politicians with unique visions for the state

Still searching for a school mascot that won't…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Columnist and retired editor Mikel Kelly comments on the ongoing debate about potentially offensive mascot names

In Our Opinion: Welcome Mr. Interim Superintendent,…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
When Joe Morelock takes over the helm of the Newberg School District in July he will have his hands full

MLB in Portland? You bet, but make it an expansion…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The prospect of a Major League Baseball team being located in Portland has fans excited

An opportunity to battle hunger

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The National Association of Letter Carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for this weekend in Newberg and Dundee

Equal Pay Act of 2017 affects all Oregonians

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Oregon one of a handful of states that recently passed legislation on equal pay through state act

May 9 letters to th editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Letter writers endorse Casey Kulla, Chelsea Williams and Mary Starrett for county commissioner

Will you heed democracy's call?

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Ballots have been mailed for the May primary election. It's time to do your duties as citizens

Low-income students thrive when parents can choose…

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Many Oregon families are trapped in public schools that don't meet their kids' educational needs

May 2 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Yates best candidate for commissioner, campaign signs being illegally erected, vote for Lisl Miller for judge

Vote Starrett, Kulla for county commissioner

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Newberg Graphic community editorial board endorses incumbent for Position 3 and newcomer for Position 1 on the Yamhill County Circuit Court

'Smart guns' aren't so smart

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Former commissioner's idea to apply technology to the gun issue poorly researched

April 25 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Kulla gets letter writer's vote for Yamhill County commissioner, while another takes current commissioner to task for budget issues

Concussion project needs support of educators

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Oregon has one of the oldest concussion prevention laws for high school athletes in the nation. And the landmark legislation, passed in 2009,…

Waiting for the Good News Fairy

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Editor of small suburban weekly paper examines the issues of covering small towns

April 18 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
City budget process has begun, Newberg City Council members ays: Will you give your input?

Tariffs on newsprint could hurt American journalism

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Officials in Washington, D.C., are considering slapping steep tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada, a move that could jeopardize newspapers…

More people with guns doesn't fix the problem

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Columnist takes issues with the proposal of having teachers possess firearms in the schools

School resource officers make schools safer

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
SROs have proven recently that they are a common sense foil to catastrophic school shootings

Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Journalist with a background in school coverage encouraged by outpouring of young marchers

April 4 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Writer takes state Sen. Bill Post to task for posting list of measure sponsors on NRA website

We should support students when they speak out

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Recently, at schools across Yamhill County, Oregon and the United States, students stood up, walked out of class and protested - by and large,…

Fly your flag March 29 and honor Vietnam vets

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 encourages the display of the United States Flag on March 29 in honor of our Vietnam War Veterans

March 28 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Newberg Graphic editor's March 14 column on guns and gun violence off the mark

More indications the 'Big One' will be devastating

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Report from FEMA's Region X director says areas west of I-5 in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska will be 'toast'

Post ticks off accomplishments in short session

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
State representative for district including Newberg praises leadership of Senate President Peter Courtney

Retailers' moves a step in right direction

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
At least five major retailers, including Oregon-based Bi-Mart, have announced they will no longer sell guns to people under the age of 21

Much misinformation surfaces in gun debate

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Each shooting rampage provides clues to steps that can be taken to affect change

March 14 letters to the editor

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Good Samaritan restores stranded driver's faith after he helps her out of a tight spot in Newberg

Legislative session worthy of praise

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Oregon Legislature's short session is completed and state representatives and senators may have got it right this time

Look to God, not gun control, after school shooting

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
The country continues to go off the course that was set by the founding fathers, with devastating consequences

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Florida massacre further reinforces the need for Congress to take action to stop the bloodshed

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Mother teaches her children about situational awareness and to have their own minds in times of disaster

Lessons to be gained from Kruse debacle

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Hopefully the resignation of the disgraced state senator will provide a cautionary tale to others in power

Local oversight could improve foster care system

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
Yamhill County commissioner weighs in on the state system and suggests responsibility should be transferred to counties

Governor right to focus on jobs

Newberg Graphic - Opinion
State of the State address by Gov. Kate Brown concentrates on jobs above all else

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