Honoring a young man fallen way too soon

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House Concurrent Resolution 13 honors Pfc. Ryan Hill and will signal the Oregon Department of Transportation to install a highway memorial sign with…

State must properly fund higher ed, including community…

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The state's 17 community colleges - including Portland Community College, which has a campus in Newberg - are asking for significantly more than Gov.…

March 27 letters to the editor

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Readers weigh in on a variety of issues, including the drive toward joining the National Popular Vote bill

Kids can, and should, get political

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Students across the globe have reignited the conversation about the importance of youth activism and global climate change

Rent control sounds nice, but it won't work

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The supply of housing in Oregon has not kept up with the increase in demand for housing

Affordable housing more about entitlement

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In modern times, affordable housing simply means government-subsidized housing, columnist opines

Higher ed deserves more funding

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Gov. Kate Brown's blueprint for the 2019-2021 biennial budget calls for state funding for operations at public universities to stay stagnant at $736…

Time to put the brakes on the Big Pharma Express

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden speaks out in favor of reining in the prices charged for prescription drugs

March 13 letters to the editor

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The Newberg Graphic's readers' observances on the issues of the day in the area

Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment…

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The secretary of state's recent death means that Brown gets to appoint a replacement for the only Republican to hold statewide office in the past 14…

Honor Holocaust survivor's legacy

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Oregon lawmakers are taking up the cause of Alter Wiener, the survivor who advocated for more education in schools about the Holocaust

Cap and trade will hurt family farms

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If the Legislature adopts a cap and trade policy by passing House Bill 2020, it will make it harder for family farms to survive

Legislature now in second month of busy session

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Oregon state Rep. Bill Post weighs in on bills making their way through the House

Legislators should concern themselves with real theft

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Gov. Kate Brown says she will withhold state funding from county district attorneys who do not lower the number of convicted felons they send to…

Concussion laws must be strengthened in Oregon

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For every young Oregonian whose health is protected by our concussion laws, there are multiple others who are not

If you think PERS is bad now, wait a few years

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Last year, Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) extracted roughly $1.4 billion in contributions from taxpayers to fund state…

Winter doesn't mean the planet isn't warming

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Many experts believe that if the current rate of global warming does not slow, extreme weather events like the Polar Vortex will become more common…

Feb. 15 letters to the editor

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The Newberg Graphic's readers weigh in on issues ranging from immigration to a popular Christmas giving program

Local newspapers deserve your support

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Two foundations of our nation â€' free speech and a free press â€' are essential to the citizens’ ability to check and balance the…

Tax and dividend plan could be the answer

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Time is running out to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to save the Earth from catastrophic global warming

Feb. 8 letters to the editor

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

As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't have

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The centerpiece of Oregon's 2019 legislative session will be its 2019-2021 state budget

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,…

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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…

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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

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