Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Salinas: Congress must act to help obese Oregonians

Salinas: Congress must act to help obese Oregonians

State Rep. Andrea Salinas is a Democrat representing House District 38 in Lake Oswego and parts of Southwest Portland and Clackamas County.
Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a priority

Tsongas, Pang: Lawmakers must make toxic-free law a priority

Dr. Theodora Tsongas is an environmental health scientist. Jamie Pang is the environmental health program director at Oregon Environmental Council.
Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my disabled child

Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my disabled child

If a tree or a plant is a little bit different, we don't call it disabled; we call it beautiful.
Galvez: I must strive to take on social forces that…

Galvez: I must strive to take on social forces that…

Dr. Eva Galvez is a family medical care provider at the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Hillsboro.
OPINION: Congress must take action to protect workers

OPINION: Congress must take action to protect workers

Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'
Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of ‘Special…

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of ‘Special…

The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.
Time to move forward with plans for Sherwood West

Time to move forward with plans for Sherwood West

The council must apply to Metro for approval to have the Sherwood West area officially brought inside city cimits.
Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner energy…

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner energy…

Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.
Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health care…

Metz: Henry Kaiser was right, single-payer health care…

Samuel Metz, MD, of Southwest Portland is vice president of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program and a founding member of Mad As Hell…
Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting rights

Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting rights

Joshua Marquis of Astoria was Clatsop County district attorney from 1994 to 2018. He is active in the National District Attorneys Association.
BBB: How to return to work at your small business

BBB: How to return to work at your small business

Keylen Villagrana shares tips for businesses that are considering bringing workers back into the office.
Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and…

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank research and…

Ken Gordon is executive director of the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research.
Mayor to residents: Please don't light fireworks this year

Mayor to residents: Please don't light fireworks this year

Beaverton mayor Lacey Beaty and Tigard state Rep. Dacia Grayber are urging residents to avoid fireworks this Fourth
Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate catastrophe

Jaime Mathis: State should continue passing bills like HB 2021-100% Equitable Energy for All
Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

Carlie Davis: Reintroduce sea otters to help tame urchin population, protect kelp forests
Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on graduation…

MacKensey Pulliam of Sandy is co-founder of the Oregon Moms Union. She argues that Senate Bill 744 leaves some students behind.
Library open seven days a week again

Library open seven days a week again

The expansion includes browsing inside the library, checking out items, picking up holds and more.
Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state capitol’s…

Steve Bates of Boring is an honorary life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and is a life member of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of…
Smock House has long, colorful back story

Smock House has long, colorful back story

Since 2003, the home has housed the Sherwood History Center, which has a collection of historic items and documents.
Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise people…

Rep. Tawna Sanchez represents House District 43. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38. Amy Fettig is executive director of The Sentencing…
Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

Pham, Valderrama and Alonso Leon: Child care is…

State Rep. Khanh Pham is represents House District 46 in Southeast Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama represents House District 47 in East Multnomah…
Cruisin' Sherwood 2021: It's definitely happening!

Cruisin' Sherwood 2021: It's definitely happening!

The Les Schwab Cruisin' Sherwood Classic & Custom Car Show is set for Aug. 28 in Old Town Sherwood
Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce our…

Our readers sound off on ending the filibuster, medical research, vaccines, Portland-area highway tolls and child care concerns.
Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Fruits: PERS Board must act to end continuing crisis

Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon's free market public policy research organization. He has studied state…
Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented workers…

Janet Bauer is a senior policy analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Learn more at ocpp.org.
Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season for…

Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.
OPINION: Remembering the woods of my childhood

OPINION: Remembering the woods of my childhood

Myrna Rudolph: 'I can smell the firs and the fragrant scents of the wildflowers and hear the birds calling to each other.'
Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than just ink…

Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn is president and chief executive office of MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Laurie Hieb is executive director of the…
Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families, farmers

Katy Kolker is executive director of the Portland Farmers Market, which has seen a benefit from a food program lawmakers could continue this year.
OPINION: Misguided bill would hammer local print media

OPINION: Misguided bill would hammer local print media

Media publishers warn that Senate Bill 582 would pile unnecessary costs on community newspapers and magazines.

DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to…

DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to…
Shawn M. DeRemer, M.D., is president and executive medical director for Anesthesia Associates Northwest and Evolve Health and Wellness.

Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source…

Miller: Hydropower is a zero-carbon energy source…
Kurt Miller is executive director of the not-for-profit Northwest RiverPartners, which advocates for hydropower in the Pacific Northwest.

Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan…

Ettling: Lawmakers should support bipartisan…
Brian Ettling of Northeast Portland is a volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby and lead organizer for SJM 5.

Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…

Soliday: Let's do the math on child care for small…
Sharon Soliday is chief executive officer of the Hello Foundation, a company providing speech and occupational therapy and school psychology services…

OPINION: Where memories are made and people have…

OPINION: Where memories are made and people have…
Anna Van Tol: 'We are better together in all kinds of ways, especially when it comes to creating lasting memories of joy.'

Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…

Sloan, Tupper: Immigrants deserve right to legal…
The Honorable Andrea Sloan is a retired Portland Immigration Court judge. Leni Tupper is a former attorney adviser in the Portland Immigration Court,…

Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…

Charles: Time to put brakes on Kate Brown’s…
John A. Charles Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Portland's Cascade Policy Institute, a free market public policy research…

Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better

Smith: Want more lumber? Manage our forests better
Nick Smith of Sherwood is executive director of the nonprofit Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, which advocates for active forest management in…

Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…

Quick-Warner, Wilson: High-speed rail speeds past…
Brittany Quick-Warner is president and chief executive officer of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Keith Wilson is president and CEO of TITAN…

Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…

Salinas, Hardesty, Colquitt: Don’t let big money…
State. Rep. Andrea Salinas represents House District 38 in Clackamas County. Jo Ann Hardesty is a Portland city commissioner. Rosa Colquitt is chair…

Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…

Walmsley, O'Brien: Pandemic left big impact on…
Bethany Walmsley is executive director for the Returning Veterans Project. Mark O'Brien is with RALI and an expert on criminal justice and addiction.

Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…

Davis and Allen: Dental therapists would offer…
Miranda Davis, DDS, MPH, has been a tribal clinic dentist for 15 years and supervises dental therapists in Oregon. Gary Allen, DMD, MS, is vice…

Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…

Readers' letters: There are alternatives to I-5…
Local writers sound off on state school budget needs, homelessness solutions and the many conspiracy theories.

Our Opinion: A milestone in Washington County

Our Opinion: A milestone in Washington County
Washington County, where Oregon's first COVID-19 case was detected, is among the first to clear a vaccine threshold.

OPINION: Killing wildlife to see who wins

OPINION: Killing wildlife to see who wins
Ted Williams: 'Competing to kill wildlife outrages the fair-chase hunting community.'

A primer on the history of the Morback House

A primer on the history of the Morback House
The home was originally constructed by a brick factory engineer and later was home to a Sherwood mayor.

Library reopens with limited express services

Library reopens with limited express services
Patrons can now visit four days a weeks to browse for books, access computers, sign up for library cards and more.

Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…

Readers letters: Utility legislation good for…
Readers sound off on homeless campers, affordable energy, preschool and economic justice.

A year of school changes and challenges recalled

A year of school changes and challenges recalled
Summer will bring a chance for residents to tour new high school, other 'transformations' buildings

Champoeg DAR members persevere through pandemic

Champoeg DAR members persevere through pandemic
Champoeg Chapter of the DAR made 80 pillowcases to be included in care packages for deployed military personnel.

Readers letters: Lawmakers must pass civics…

Readers letters: Lawmakers must pass civics…
Readers sound off on legislation to teach civics in school, delays in dealing with climate change and family migration.

Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…

Wyden and Paluso: Child care, paid leave are…
Andrea Paluso is executive director of Family Forward Oregon. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Portland Democrat, is Oregon's senior senator.

Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger

Ruiz: Civics education makes our democracy stronger
State Rep. Ricki Ruiz (D-Gresham) represents House District 50, which covers Gresham and East Portland. He is a member of the House Committee on…

Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…

Castillo: Every month must be Cancer Awareness…
Gale Castillo, owner of Cascade Centers Inc., is chair of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland.

Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…

Oregon City resident: Fred Meyer customers flout…
Steve Urenda: Mom-and-pop business taking hit as big-box retailer allows non-compliance

Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…

Marucha: Lawmakers must be cautious about dental…
Dr. Phillip Marucha is a Portland dentist and former dean and faculty member of OHSU School of Dentistry. The views expressed are his alone and do…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…

Lawmakers: We must support Oregon's workers,…
State Rep. Wlnsvey Campos is from Aloha. Rep. Khanh Pham is from South East Portland. Rep. Andrea Valderrama is from East Portland.

Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists

Art in Oregon founder: Solidify a place for artists
Tammy Jo Wilson: Nonprofit group faces challenge of continuing to connect communities

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working…

Readers letters: Faith leaders stand with working…
Readers sound off on congressional action supporting labor unions, Sen. Ginny Burdick's retirement and drug prices.

Commissioners: Our public forests should be…

Commissioners: Our public forests should be…
Kevin Cameron is chair of the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Tootie Smith is chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Roger Nyquist…

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