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EDITORIAL: Johnson's bid for governor could be good for…

EDITORIAL: Johnson's bid for governor could be good for…

SW Connection - Opinion
Democratic lawmaker, running as an independent, will likely appeal to voters tired of hyper partisanship
Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

Handelman: Let’s put an end to our endless wars

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Dan Handelman of Portland is with the regional nonprofit Peace and Justice Works
Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

Currie: Here’s why I’m a pro-choice pastor

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The Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie of Northeast Portland is a minister in the United Church of Christ
Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

Schwartz: Innovative thinking needed to solve Oregon’s…

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Natasha Schwartz of Southwest Portland is an Oregon Nurses Association board member and a registered nurse at Oregon Health and Science University
Open letter to Portland City Council

Open letter to Portland City Council

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Use surplus funds to expand pedestrian, bike infrastructure in Southwest Portland
Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

Knudson and Hurst: Measure 110 started strong, but Oregon…

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Monta Knudson is executive director of Bridges to Change. Tera Hurst is executive director of the Health Justice Recovery Alliance.
Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

Riley: Supporting Medicare Advantage is supporting seniors

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State Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro, a Democrat representing Senate District 15 in Washington County, serves on the Governor's Commission on Senior…
Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

Hastings: Want to improve democracy? Dump the electoral…

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Tom H. Hastings is coordinator of Portland State University's Conflict Resolution BA/BS degree programs and certificates and senior editor of…
Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

Opinion: It's time for Asian-Americans to speak out

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Erica Naito-Campbell and Anne Naito-Campbell, organizers of Oregon Rises Above Hate, are fourth- and third-generation Japanese-Americans respectively.
Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

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Brent Wilder is president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, representing 13 of Oregon's leading independent, nonprofit…
Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

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Sherri Alderman is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in Oregon and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood
OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

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Sara Wright is transportation program director for Oregon Environmental Council.
Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

Trainor and Nunez: Build Back Better offers Oregonians hope

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Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO. Diana Nunez is executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council.
OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

OPINION: Progress made in clinical trials despite…

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Shelby Kline: 'For participants not responding to traditional therapies, clinical trials can be life-changing.'
Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

Dooley: There are more threats to children than just…

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Liz Dooley and her family live in Southwest Portland. Dooley is head of the Ladybug CDH Foundation
Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

Goodrum: Businesses, households need broadband connection…

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Gioia Goodrum of McMinnville is the 2021 chair of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.
Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

Metz, Liebman: Every voter in every state should vote by…

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Samuel Metz is a physician from Southwest Portland. Robert Liebman is a professor of sociology at Portland State University.
Opinion: Pass national voting rights legislation

Opinion: Pass national voting rights legislation

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For the People Act is critical in preserving democracy and ensuring robust voter turnout
OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

OPINION: Together we can remove barriers to civic engagement

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Raising children is a lot of work. So, let's make it easier for families to participate in community and civic events.
Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

Wilder: Expand Pell Grants to make college affordable,…

SW Connection - Opinion
Brent Wilder is president of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, representing 13 of Oregon's leading independent, nonprofit…
OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

OPINION: Let's create a fleet of clean-energy heavy-duty…

SW Connection - Opinion
Sara Wright is transportation program director for Oregon Environmental Council.
Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

SW Connection - Opinion
State lawmaker Christine Drazan says Oregonians will need to speak up to ensure a fair redistricting process.
Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

Alderman: Congress must pass paid leave policy for all…

SW Connection - Opinion
Sherri Alderman is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in Oregon and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood
Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action this Labor…

Trainor: Working Oregonians deserve bold action this Labor…

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Graham Trainor is president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, the statewide federation of labor unions representing more than 300,000 Oregonians.
Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family paid…

Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family paid…

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Julia Goodman is an assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health. Daniel…
London's green streets benefited pedestrians more than…

London's green streets benefited pedestrians more than…

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It's time for PBOT to include pedestrian routes in the green streets program and explore new traffic calming measures
Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas

Gomez: Don't devalue Oregon's high school diplomas

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Jessica Gomez of Medford is a candidate for governor in the Republican primary.
OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top funding…

OPINION: Make Afghan refugee resettlement a top funding…

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Som Subedi of Portland is a former refugee who says the nation should welcome Afghans fleeing years of conflict.
OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school participation…

OPINION: Lawmakers give out high school participation…

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Micah Perry is a program assistant for external affairs at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute.
Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…

Busse: Lines blurred between HIV health message,…

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Tom Busse lives in Northwest Portland. He calls for better HIV health messaging.

EDITORIAL: PCC should require COVID-19 vaccines

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EDITORIAL: PCC should require COVID-19 vaccines
Revisiting the decision not to have a vaccination mandate is the right call, given the delta surge.

Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…

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Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family…
Julia Goodman is an assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health. Daniel…

Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…

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Smith: Communities of color can't afford more…
Loretta Smith is a former Multnomah County Commissioner and current candidate for U.S. Congress.

Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…

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Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease…
Garlynn Woodsong of Northeast Portland is with Woodsong Associates, a planning firm helping cities, towns and regions adapt to climate change.

Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…

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Miller: Brown's dam-busting lawsuit is bad for…
Kurt Miller is executive director of Northwest RiverPartners. He argues that a state lawsuit would hurt clean energy plans.

EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…

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EDITORIAL: Brown's tough response to delta variant…
Other leaders also must act swiftly and forcefully to blunt the impact of the latest wave of the deadly virus.

OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…

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OPINION: No denying it, climate change fight…
Tobias Read of Beaverton is Oregon's state treasurer and a former state representative.

Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…

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Salinas: Congress must act to help Oregonians…
State Rep. Andrea Salinas is a Democrat representing House District 38 in Lake Oswego and parts of Southwest Portland and Clackamas County.

Opinion: A Park should pay homage to native…

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Opinion: A Park should pay homage to native…
New name for city park in Southwest Portland should consider full history of the region, not just settlers

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

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

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Opinion: Letting the garden teach me about my…
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…

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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…

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OPINION: Congress must take action to protect…
Jeff Merkley and Graham Trainor: '...Woefully outdated labor laws continue to undermine workers' rights.'

Opinion: Trail repairs slowed due to city's policy

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Opinion: Trail repairs slowed due to city's policy
Backlog of needed repairs on popular hiking trails worsened by PBOT permitting process

Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…

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Opinion: An Oregon mom outlines the realities of…
The web of bureaucracy that ensnares parents of disabled children is difficult for others to even imagine.

Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…

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Zoucha: Support candidates who push for a cleaner…
Jack Zoucha of Wilsonville is the Oregon Institute of Technology's student president.

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

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

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Marquis: Don't change rules on prison inmate voting…
Joshua Marquis of Astoria was Clatsop County district attorney from 1994 to 2018. He is active in the National District Attorneys Association.

Opinion: Family name would befit Southwest park

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Opinion: Family name would befit Southwest park
Raz family helped bring park into existence. Their family history should be honored at local park.

Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank…

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Gordon: Got a COVID vaccination? You can thank…
Ken Gordon is executive director of the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research.

Opinion: Civics bill vital to well-informed society

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Opinion: Civics bill vital to well-informed society
Before bill's passage, Oregon was one of only 11 states with no requirement for civics education class

Opinion: Don't let Alpenrose slip away

SW Connection - Opinion
Opinion: Don't let Alpenrose slip away
Former Alpenrose Dairy property is a Portland institution that warrants saving

Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate…

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Opinion: Oregon needs to get in front of climate…
Jaime Mathis: State should continue passing bills like HB 2021-100% Equitable Energy for All

Make waves to protect coastal tide pools

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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…

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Pulliam: Lawmakers’ get failing grade on…
MacKensey Pulliam of Sandy is co-founder of the Oregon Moms Union. She argues that Senate Bill 744 leaves some students behind.

Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state…

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Bates: Honor our veterans by supporting state…
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…

Sanchez, Salinas and Fettig: Don’t disenfranchise…

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

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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…

Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce…

SW Connection - Opinion
Readers' letters: Don’t let legislation reduce…
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

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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…

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