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Endorsement: Johnson offers a chance to reset Oregon…

Endorsement: Johnson offers a chance to reset Oregon…

The former lawmaker, running as an independent in a three-way race, is best-poised to break our partisan gridlock.
OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

OPINION: Farmworkers face deadly risks getting to, from…

Richard Longo: 'The industry has the power to help save farmworkers' lives...'
OPINION: What can Sherwood Chamber do better?

OPINION: What can Sherwood Chamber do better?

Renee Brouse: 'How are we doing? ... How can we support you more intentionally?'
OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

OPINION: Wild horses deserve a home in the West

Scott Beckstead: 'The federal government has a built-in bias against wild horses...'
OPINION: Wild horses need to stop ruling the range

OPINION: Wild horses need to stop ruling the range

Ted Williams: 'No invasive species can thrive or even exist in 'natural ecological balance.''
Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

Heads of national and state sports organizations warn that trend could be an end to high school sports
Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

Linda Neace and Rick Riley: Everyone should refresh their knowledge, renew appreciation for principles of freedom.
YMCA: Building community as well as core strength in…

YMCA: Building community as well as core strength in…

Jodie Henry-Swanegan explains what the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA has to offer members old and new.
HISTORY NOTES: Emil Lawrenz, another Sherwood leader

HISTORY NOTES: Emil Lawrenz, another Sherwood leader

June Reynolds remembers the man who operated Oregon's first Ford dealership, right here in Sherwood.
OPINION: Thanks to Measure 110, I have hope for Oregon's…

OPINION: Thanks to Measure 110, I have hope for Oregon's…

Dori Sumstad: 'As someone who tried tough love with one child and simply love with another, I know what approach actually works.'
OPINION: Building strong communities could be a team sport

OPINION: Building strong communities could be a team sport

Matt Witt: '...Billionaires and some giant corporations seem to be playing a different game.'
Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Former Budget Committee member: Initiative Petition 10 needs to be redrafted so those who can pay for vital public services continue to pay for them.
Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

CEO Trey Winthrop: Oregon businesses are facing historic labor shortages, but employee stock ownership plans can help.
BBB: How to avoid scammers when student loan repayments…

BBB: How to avoid scammers when student loan repayments…

The Better Business Bureau shares some expert advice for those paying off student loan debt.
Citizen's View: Mays won't seek reelection as Sherwood mayor

Citizen's View: Mays won't seek reelection as Sherwood mayor

Mays says he will run for a seat on the Sherwood City Council instead, supports council president Tim Rosener for mayor.
Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment isn't

Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment isn't

Starting Aug. 1, Pamplin Media Group will no longer host online comments on its articles.
OPINION: Tips for a new 'Code of the West'

OPINION: Tips for a new 'Code of the West'

Dave Marston: 'You will never become an old-timer, although with patience, you might become ... a 'neo-native.''
My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

A $20 billion bill in Congress would help every state make elections more secure with predictable funding.
NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental health

NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental health

Bart Brewer: There are many other roadblocks communities face, such as barriers to care
Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing health…

Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing health…

Charles Gallia: Congress should make American Rescue Plan Act subsidies permanent before insurance premiums rise.
My View: My belief in the right to choose

My View: My belief in the right to choose

Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care.
OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it needs to be

OPINION: Westside traffic might be worse than it needs to be

Dave Murray: 'The last thing traffic engineers should be doing is adding to driver frustration.'
OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax our way…

OPINION: Are assault weapons a problem we can tax our way…

Richard Botteri: 'Should our focus be on controlling the guns, or limiting access to the ammunition?'
OPINION: It's time for a Drug Deaths Prevention Governance…

OPINION: It's time for a Drug Deaths Prevention Governance…

Leonard Lee Buschel: 'Perhaps we can find the time and effort to give the issue of drug deaths the attention it so desperately deserves?'
NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

La'Verne Lynn Adams: I survived domestic abuse and now am a licensed professional counselor.
NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

Bart Brewer: Marginalization faced by transgender population contributes to higher rates of depression, social isolation
Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

Y. Pritham Raj, M.D: Walks with someone you love who is dealing with depression may just be the best medicine.
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels
ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

The newcomer likely can't win outright in May but could force a runoff, giving both candidates time to improve.
Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks for…

Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks for…

A moderate Republican and a practical Democrat are the right options when facing a three-way race in November.

Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break…

Opinion: Give Oregon's small businesses a break…
Lori Olund: Elected officials should avoid overburdening economy's backbone with new regulations.

ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County…

ENDORSEMENT: It's time for a new Washington County…
It's unusual to have a real choice for this position, but voters should take it by electing Kristine Adams-Wannberg.

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…
David Pope: Parental groups like Oregon Moms Union are seeking to indoctrinate our children.

Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're…

Oregon voters want more from journalists; we're…
Some don't want journalists picking 'winners' and 'losers' but some triage is needed to best inform the electorate.

ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…

ENDORSEMENT: WashCo can move forward with Beach…
Pace and incumbent Kathryn Harrington have similar politics, but Pace wants to work with people, not steamroll them.

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…
OVBC survey finds that a minority of Oregonians feel their local school boards represent their beliefs

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should re-elect Barton as…

ENDORSEMENT: Voters should re-elect Barton as…
His record isn't perfect, but we believe Kevin Barton's values and experience are the best fit for Washington County.

OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a…

OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a…
Bob Rubitschun: ODOT policies would have been unthinkable a few years ago; today, they're moving faster than a runaway freight train.

Students benefit from teachers with similar racial,…

Students benefit from teachers with similar racial,…
Sherwood and other local districts launch program to cultivate a diverse talent pool who return as teachers

Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate…

Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate…
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…
Sandy Mayor Stan Pulliam is a Republican candidate seeking his party's nomination in the race for Oregon governor.

DECISION 2022: We need stability to protect…

DECISION 2022: We need stability to protect…
SD 13 candidate Chelsea King: 'It's time for state legislators to invest in the mental health needs of our students.'

DECISION 2022: Safety is a fundamental right

DECISION 2022: Safety is a fundamental right
Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton: 'I can assure you that crime does not stop at the county line.'

OPINION: Action needed now to address climate change

OPINION: Action needed now to address climate change
Jessie Kochaver: 'It's past time we put these climate-focused policies to use.'

OPINION: Missed opportunity for stronger…

OPINION: Missed opportunity for stronger…
Metropolitan Mayors' Consortium: 'A second job to make up the missing legislator pay is untenable for most people.'

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

OPINION: To get beyond red vs. blue Oregon, let's…
Losing faith in the democratic process? Let's make the American government responsible and accountable

OPINION: Spring is coming too soon

OPINION: Spring is coming too soon
Pepper Trail: 'Thank you for this day. Now, please, how about a few weeks of gray skies and wet snow?'

OPINION: What nature tells us about big government

OPINION: What nature tells us about big government
Walt Hellman: 'Virtually all animals have some version of a brain that regulates the many systems ... required to live.'

OPINION: Oregon should move to cleaner, renewable…

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…

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.

OPINION: Communities deserve the choice to build…

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: Meeting the challenge, building robust…

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

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

OPINION: Immigrant Oregonians are essential to our…

OPINION: Immigrant Oregonians are essential to our…
Bridget Cooke & Ingrid Solares: 'That's why Adelante Mujeres is supporting ... universal representation in Oregon.'

OPINION: Oregon needs an elected state school chief…

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.

OPINION: When will Black history become part of…

OPINION: When will Black history become part of…
Wayne Hare: 'Why does America need a special month to acknowledge that Black Americans are truly a part of our story?'

OPINION: Gas stations should be able to let drivers…

OPINION: Gas stations should be able to let drivers…
Alex Bretthauer: 'With labor shortages anticipated to continue, it's critical to make this change now.'

OPINION: Overtime pay for farmworkers a matter of…

OPINION: Overtime pay for farmworkers a matter of…
Dr. Eva Galvez: 'I do not believe that farmworker overtime is a political or economic issue.'

My opinion: Violence impacts all of us, including…

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

OPINION: Terror in Hawaii, four years ago

OPINION: Terror in Hawaii, four years ago
Marianne Bickett: 'I was waiting for the sound of a loud blast and what might come next.'

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