Feb. 8 letters to the editor

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Sherwood resident demands an immediate ban on all 'wildlife killing contests' in Oregon

Can it be any more obvious? Vaccines are vital

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The statewide rate for non-medical exemptions to mandatory kindergarten vaccinations reached a new high in the 2017-2018 school year

Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work

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House District 25 state Rep. Bill Post previews the next session of the Oregon Legislature

Cougar management: Looking back to be more effective

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Wildlife biologist and conservation director for the Oregon Hunters Association weighs in on cougar issue

Home visit legislation would be money wisely spent

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Oregon would be the first to offer universal home visits. And this, to our thinking, is about the smartest money ever spent by the Legislature.

County must join fight against climate change

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New Yamhill County commissioner Casey Kulla speaks out on the county's responsibility to do its part

BOLI must act on harassment report

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Top elected officials, from Gov. Kate Brown on down, have said they are troubled by the 52-page document released on Jan. 3 by outgoing Bureau of…

Proposed Title IX changes threaten student safety, equity

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed a new set of regulations that would fundamentally weaken Title IX and, in turn, put at risk the…

Jan. 17 letters to the editor

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Only non-elected government workers adversely affected by the shutdown; city must address rent burden issue

Citizens: It's time to get involved

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Rare packed house for Newberg City Council reminds us of the importance of citizen participation in local government

A primer as the 2019 Legislature begins session

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The pace is expected to be hectic when the House and Senate convene Jan. 22 for a regular session

It's time for Oregon to say 'Welcome home' to Vietnam…

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Almost 3 million warriors served in Vietnam. Thousands were from Oregon. All told, there were more than 58,000 American troops who died in Vietnam;…

Time to rethink Oregon's lottery system

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Sadly, most Oregonians and many of its elected officials choose to accept the cheerier, partial depiction of the lottery

Committee assignments set for next Legislature

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House District 25 state Rep. Bill Post weighs in on his committee assignments for the coming legislative session

Jan. 2 letters to the editor

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Local business doing a good thing, 'tax free' donations anything but, thank a volunteer

Our New Year's wishes are ...

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The arrival of the New Year creates at least the illusion of a fresh slate for Oregonians and Portland-area resident

Millennials will take the lead on climate change

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For too many years, we failed to act when scientists first projected the major threat climate change would pose

It's time to grab the reins on public records

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It's time for the Legislature to throw greater light onto the workings of government

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

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Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's The Sun and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial in…

Election post-mortem has some feeling more like it's a wake

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DHM Research asked just that of 567 Oregon voters in a scientifically conducted statewide survey between Nov. 13 and Nov. 17

Bush Sr. shines as enduring, noble point of light

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The late President Bush was the embodiment of the Greatest Generation's dedication to God and country

Firefighters answered the call in California

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In November, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and other area agencies jumped into their trucks and responded to a call for help

Keep the kicker and pay down PERS debt

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The Legislature should suspend next year's income tax 'kicker' refunds and use the money to reduce the pension debt saddling our public schools

The 'War to End All Wars' should not be forgotten

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The anniversary of the end of the Great War - despite President Donald Trump visiting pan-European ceremonies in France - passed almost unnoticed in…

Ouster of state rep will affect whole state

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One of the biggest surprises in the general election was the ouster of state Rep. Rich Vial in House District 26

What will the Democrats do with their new House?

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The Democratic Party has won control of the House of Representatives in the November general election

Do elections have to be this way?

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The closing days of this campaign featured racist and anti-Semitic messaging in campaigns across the country, along with the usual raft of lies,…

We desperately need a reset

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Embrace truth and don't let the seeds of divisive dysfunction take hold in America

Pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill

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To preserve Oregon's award-winning wine industry, lawmakers need to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bil

Oct. 31 letters to the editor

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Newberg Graphic readers endorse a variety of candidates for public office as the election looms Nov. 6

Civic engagement the solution to current state of affairs

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

Keep Noble on the job

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Republican and former McMinnville police chief the best choice for House District 24 state representative

No endorsement in Senate District 13 race

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Incumbent Kim Thatcher on the wrong side of several issues, while her challenger doesn't appear to be campaigning for the position

Oct. 24 letters to the editor

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The Newberg Graphic's readers let their views be known on the candidates and issues of the 2018 general election

Rogers obvious choice for mayor

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Habitat for Humanity executive director has vision and understands the role of mayor

Buehler brings necessary tension to race

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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

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Attorney, part of group overseeing elections in Central America, speaks to the importance of voting

Oct. 18 letters to the editor

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

Noble, Vial stand out among freshman legsilators

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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

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

Oct. 10 letters to the editor

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Don't repeal a 'sanctuary' law that works

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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

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People in the agricultural industry have been dealing with the signs of clikmate change for years

Sept. 19 letters to the editor

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

Former council member decries taxes, fees

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

Measure 102 changes are justified

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Nation's highest court stacked against the people

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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

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State Rep. Bill Post says summer will soon transition into election season in Oregon

We are not the enemy – we are you

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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…

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The First Amendment is something we must protect, even when we disagree with the message

Vote to maintain Oregon's sanctuary status

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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

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

Aug. 1 letters to the editor

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George Fox University parking issues affect everyday folks in the communities around the campus

In Our Opinion: Independent Party of Oregon must…

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You have to give the leaders of the Independent Party of Oregon credit for being cleve

Fight wildfires with faith in God and science

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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

With help suicides can be prevented

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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

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

Graphic institutes online subscriptions

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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Join rally on June 14 in McMinnville to support children being detained at the border

Graduation: A time for celebration, reflection

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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

In Our Opinion: Welcome Mr. Interim Superintendent,…

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

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