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Baby Yoda spreading love amid wildfires, political divide

Baby Yoda spreading love amid wildfires, political divide

Former Clackamas County resident Nan Collie hopes Carver's next stop is the White House
'Most Favored Nation' pricing harms Oregonians with…

'Most Favored Nation' pricing harms Oregonians with…

OPINION: No one should have to worry about whether a doctor will treat you when you're sick, just because you have a disability
Oregon's Tobias Read has learned from Three Little Pigs

Oregon's Tobias Read has learned from Three Little Pigs

Damascus resident Dr. Carl B. Anderson endorses reelection of state treasurer
History Notes: 'If it's a goodie, it came from Woody'

History Notes: 'If it's a goodie, it came from Woody'

It might not surprise you to learn that Sherwood residents enjoyed sweets in the past just as they do now.
Chamber is a force for good in Sherwood community

Chamber is a force for good in Sherwood community

OPINION: The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce's executive director explains how his organization works.
Fight for equality continues 30 years after disabilities…

Fight for equality continues 30 years after disabilities…

OPINION: The ADA is great, but my personal experience shows enforcement is key to curbing discrimination in Oregon
We need more affordable housing, for all of us

We need more affordable housing, for all of us

OPINION: We cannot allow the gap between the wages and the cost of living to get too large.
Achieving equity: Oregon students deserve a money-back…

Achieving equity: Oregon students deserve a money-back…

OPINION: If public schools can't provide a full day of instruction, parents should get a refund and explore other options
Addiction is a health issue that deserves a health-based…

Addiction is a health issue that deserves a health-based…

Opinion: As medical providers we know incarceration doesn't equal treatment. That's why we're voting 'yes' on Measure 110.
Our Opinion: Swift action needed to address Oregon wildfires

Our Opinion: Swift action needed to address Oregon wildfires

Global warming is here and the effects are devastating, but good policy can mitigate the dire consequences.
Anyone can help during disasters, train as CERT member

Anyone can help during disasters, train as CERT member

Citizen volunteers in Community Emergency Response Teams busy during wildfire evacuations.
Invest in your disaster preparedness plan

Invest in your disaster preparedness plan

OPINION: Better Business Bureau recommends important steps to be ready when, not if, disaster strikes.
In Sherwood, a school year like no other

In Sherwood, a school year like no other

OPINION: Sherwood School District families and staff will make this a special year despite the difficulties.
Random acts of kindness, and don't forget the coffee

Random acts of kindness, and don't forget the coffee

OPINION: Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes food truck provides free meals for evacuees and law enforcement during fires.
History Notes: A pandemic history in Sherwood and beyond

History Notes: A pandemic history in Sherwood and beyond

COVID-19 is the latest public health calamity to hit us, but it's far from the first.
Our Opinion: Extreme weather and disease won't just blow…

Our Opinion: Extreme weather and disease won't just blow…

The challenges vexing us now are challenges we will likely have to continue to deal with as our world changes.
Psilocybin therapy could help Oregonians who suffer from…

Psilocybin therapy could help Oregonians who suffer from…

OPINION: It's time to shed the stigma over mental health and expolore this 'breakthrough' therapy
Restricting Oregon's stable supply of hydropower would be a…

Restricting Oregon's stable supply of hydropower would be a…

OPINION: Flexible spills, not dam breaching, is the best way to protect the region's fish populations
Simple, everyday actions can help preserve Oregon's outdoor…

Simple, everyday actions can help preserve Oregon's outdoor…

OPINION: What my Mexican grandma taught me about conservation (Hint: it involves Tupperware)
Our Opinion: Back to school...well, sort of

Our Opinion: Back to school...well, sort of

It's a bizarre start to the school year, but we know better days lie ahead. Let's all stay safe and make the most of it.
Alberta Alive could answer Black veterans' housing support…

Alberta Alive could answer Black veterans' housing support…

Guest opinion: America needs to do better by Black veterans and providing affordable housing would be one solution.
Habig: Lessons learned from prostate cancer

Habig: Lessons learned from prostate cancer

'Procrastination can kill. Take action soon so that you may offer love and support to those around you...'
Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us moving. Now,…

Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us moving. Now,…

This Labor Day brings the value of workers into sharp focus. Thank you for all you do.
Letters to the Editor: September 2020

Letters to the Editor: September 2020

This month's mailbag includes readers' thoughts on political protests, mask-wearing and more.
Our Opinion: There are heroes among us

Our Opinion: There are heroes among us

We are honoring Pamplin Community Heroes this fall, and we need our readers' help.
Column: We all count, but even more so when the Census…

Column: We all count, but even more so when the Census…

State Rep. Andrea Salinas: 'Building a world where these communities have what they need to thrive starts with Oregon getting a complete count.'
Column: Celebrating a century of voting by women

Column: Celebrating a century of voting by women

Our nation is better for allowing the other half of our population to vote and serve.
Change Portland's unfair housing policies

Change Portland's unfair housing policies

Portland neighborhood associations should take note from BLM protestors and fix housing policies.
A community with no local newspaper? That's bad news

A community with no local newspaper? That's bad news

CEO of nonprofit America's Newspapers asks 'What does a community lose when it loses its newspapers?'
Frazier: What happened to the 'Oregon Way'?

Frazier: What happened to the 'Oregon Way'?

'Oregon's diversity can and should be celebrated, and the unique and disparate ... communities should be respected.'

Our Opinion: No good choices on school reopenings

Our Opinion: No good choices on school reopenings
Keeping students home comes with serious costs. But the risk of the virus spreading in classrooms is too great.

Roth: Oregon's foster community needs our help

Roth: Oregon's foster community needs our help
'When Oregon opens back up, there is a real possibility for a surge of children going into foster care.'

Reynolds: Mysteries of May Day in Sherwood and…

Reynolds: Mysteries of May Day in Sherwood and…
'After 1982, there is no mention of the May Day tradition being held at Sherwood High School.'

Letters to the Editor: August 2020

Letters to the Editor: August 2020
Readers give their thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and the House election.

Our Opinion: Prepare to participate in the…

Our Opinion: Prepare to participate in the…
There's a lot happening in the world right now, and there's more to come. Have your say by registering to vote.

Kearsley: Support businesses, follow social…

Kearsley: Support businesses, follow social…
'The business's long-term survival is ... at risk when patrons refuse to follow a company's policies.'

Kane: Phony 'mask exemption' cards make the rounds

Kane: Phony 'mask exemption' cards make the rounds
'...You shouldn't believe everything you see, no matter how legitimate it looks.'

Sosa: It's time we lived up to America's ideals

Sosa: It's time we lived up  to America's ideals
'America's revolution has never stopped and now is our time to carry it forward.'

Burton: Exercise and your immune system

Burton: Exercise and your immune system
'Exercise directly improves our bodies' abilities to fight infection and disease.'

Our View: Pamplin papers change use of 'Black'

Our View: Pamplin papers change use of 'Black'
AP style change focuses on being inclusive and respectful in news reporting and the evolution of language.

Garber: Journalism has never been more important

Garber: Journalism has never been more important
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN: As our reporters cover protests, disease and more in our cities and small towns, we need your help.

My View: Open Oregon says make police misconduct…

My View: Open Oregon says make police misconduct…
Open Oregon, a member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, shares the frustration of those stymied in their efforts to hold police…

Our Opinion: COVID-19 hard to project, but…

Our Opinion: COVID-19 hard to project, but…
As our state cautiously reopens and braces for more new cases, workers and businesses are still smarting.

Cottle: On discrimination and violence, we are all…

Cottle: On discrimination and violence, we are all…
'We have to engage in self-realization of our own faults and attitudes towards others.'

Doman Calkins: Sherwood Public Library continues

Doman Calkins: Sherwood Public Library continues
'We miss you and look forward to seeing you in our online events or soon at the library.'

Buck: YMCA is staying active, how about you?

Buck: YMCA is staying active, how about you?
'Although the Sherwood YMCA is closed ... there is still quite a bit going on behind the scenes.'

Cordie: School construction during COVID-19

Cordie: School construction during COVID-19
'COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, and the construction projects ... are no different.'

Hawkins: Sip and Spell a success for Sherwood…

Hawkins: Sip and Spell a success for Sherwood…
'We are incredibly grateful for ... the generosity of the people who supported the Sip and Spell. '

Kearsley: Steps we must follow to keep slowing the…

Kearsley: Steps we must follow to keep slowing the…
'The basic principles of safety and health that we have been following since the pandemic began will help us move forward.'

Our Opinion: Primary is prologue in many local races

Our Opinion: Primary is prologue in many local races
It'll be November before we know the full outcome of the 2020 election season, even in local government.

Moore: Connect your kids to class with financial…

Moore: Connect your kids to class with financial…
'Take advantage of this time at home to teach your kids how to make smart financial decisions.'

Our Opinion: A new stage in our fight against the…

Our Opinion: A new stage in our fight against the…
We have not beaten this disease. We will need to be cautious, and very patient, as we adapt to a 'new normal.'

Rogers: Cancer doesn't stop, but neither do we

Rogers: Cancer doesn't stop, but neither do we
'We are deeply concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on cancer patients...'

Kertis: Virus shows addiction stigma still exists

Kertis: Virus shows addiction stigma still exists
'It's so ingrained in society that we still punish drug possession with jail time rather than treatment.'

Readers Letters: Who's hoarding all those garbanzo…

Readers Letters: Who's hoarding all those garbanzo…
Letter writers from around the region take aim at COVID-19 pandemic, elections, candidate endorsements and, of course, hoarding.

Prusak: A look inside one nurse's 'new normal'

Prusak: A look inside one nurse's 'new normal'
'It was an entirely different patient care experience than I have ever encountered.'

Letters to the Editor: May 2020

Letters to the Editor: May 2020
Readers are finding silver linings in social isolation. Also, thoughts on coronavirus testing and the May election.

Kearsley: Crisis brings challenges, but also…

Kearsley: Crisis brings challenges, but also…
'The crisis is forcing the Chamber out of its comfort zone and is requiring us to sharpen our pencil to make us more efficient.'

Cordie: School district still here for you despite…

Cordie: School district still here for you despite…
'...There are also so many bright spots that continue to inspire and uplift all of us in the Sherwood School District.'

Garber: We need your help to tell important stories

Garber: We need your help to tell important stories
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN: Doing journalism takes time, effort and money. Now there is a new way to support us in that mission.

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