A solution with heart needed on our border

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We should be creating a just and efficient process to welcome asylum seekers who cross our borders

June 15 letters to the editor

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Reader cancels his subscription because the media won't support the 2nd Amendment

Congrats grads - you did it!

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The students of the Class of 2019 have received their diplomas, turned their tassels to the left and tossed their caps into the air

June 8 letters to the editor

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Young reader opines that society is doing too little to stop polluting the world's oceans

Investing in public schools money well spent

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The Student Success Act will allow Oregon to create an unprecedented investment in early childhood education with increased access to high quality…

PERS bill is a small but necessary step

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Senate Bill 1049 will give some relief to school districts, local governments and state agencies, all of which are facing rapidly escalating rates to…

New K-12 money means little without real reforms to PERS

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The historic $2 billion tax increase approved by the Legislature this month is supposed to produce a flood of money for K-12 education

Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in education?

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The Portland Association of Teachers declares Oregon has suffered 'a 30-year disinvestment in education'

May 22 letters to the editor

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Readers weigh in on issues ranging from PERS to state foster care, from dangerous intersections to legislators who got it right

Understanding how the Legislature works

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In his monthly column, state Rep. Bill Post explains the way politics plays out in the state capitol

Republicans bluff, Democrats blink

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Last week it became clear the price tag for student success was more cases of childhood measles and more unsafe guns in the homes of children

Taxes, fees, rates or cuts? That is the question

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Newberg Mayor Rick Rogers weighs in on the city's budget process and invites citizens to get involved

May 19 letters to the editor

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Newberg Graphic newspaper readers weigh in on issues of importance in the community

Give young Oregonians a voice at the polls

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Thousands of teens across Oregon are adults far before they hit that arbitrary 18th birthday

May 10 letters to the editor

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Return Bart Rierson to post on the Chehalem Park and Recreation Districtd board of directors

Big move on PERS is encouraging

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Oregonians may have been left scratching their heads when they see thousands of teachers protesting at the Oregon state capital in Salem or in their…

May 6 letters to the editor

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Questions remain about content of the city's recently-released city budget; vote for Don Loving for CPRD board

Lessons must be learned from Christchurch

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We need effective gun control laws from Salem to Washington, D.C., to Christchurch, half a world away

Tobacco bills good for public health

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The Oregon Legislature is considering bills to increase taxes for cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

April 28 letters to the editor

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Reader argues there is another way to reduce congestion at troublesome intersection

Higher taxes could curb teen smoking

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Opportunities to blunt a public health crisis are rare. But our legislators have that opportunity right now

Team effort shines light on suicide crisis

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Oregonians are beginning to talk frankyy about suicide and suicide prevention

A modest fix for Oregon records law

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A proposal pending in Salem would allow slapping modest fines on public agencies that fail to respond to public records requests by the deadlines…

Gun violence is an urgent public health issue

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Doctor says that although it has been highly politicized, gun violence demands public and government action

April 20 letters to the editor

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The Newberg Graphic's readers weigh in on the issues of the day as well as give thanks

'Through profound grief, I chose life'

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Husband's choice to move away from his pain toward the unknown paradoxically changed woman for the better

Clarno a good pick for secretary of state

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In a nation beset by tribalism and partisan bickering, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has given a longtime Republican rival a worthy career-topper

April 12 letters to the editor

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City planning in Newberg needs to change to keep up with demand ... and history

Oregon's working poor need help

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State lawmakers need to enact policies that boost the take-home pay of low-income working families

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

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Consortium of news agencies undertake project to report on the rising rate of suicides in the state

PERS cuts will hurt child welfare system

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The Oregon Business Council holds too much sway in the halls of the Oregon Legislature in Salem

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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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