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Our View: Pamplin papers change use of 'Black'

Our View: Pamplin papers change use of 'Black'

Portland Tribune - Opinion
AP style change focuses on being inclusive and respectful in news reporting and the evolution of language.
Growing up inside my white bubble

Growing up inside my white bubble

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Editor Phil Hawkins reflects on Oregon's history and the state of the country's current fight for civil rights
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Readers write in to voice their opinion on school resource officers, use of force in minor offenses
My View: Open Oregon says make police misconduct records…

My View: Open Oregon says make police misconduct records…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Open Oregon, a member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, shares the frustration of those stymied in their efforts to hold police…
Protest and indignation - a way to a better nation

Protest and indignation - a way to a better nation

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Mayor Eric Swenson reflects on anger, frustration that has led to nationwide demonstrations
Hubbard Fire: 'Thank you'

Hubbard Fire: 'Thank you'

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Hubbard Fire District expresses appreciation to voters for fortifying operations; outlines plans moving forward
An open invitation

An open invitation

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn resident Ewart Brown invites community members to meet and get to know the Woodburn Police Department as he has over the past two decades
Woodburn Police Chief: George Floyd's death 'revolting and…

Woodburn Police Chief: George Floyd's death 'revolting and…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Open letter from Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris and City Administrator Scott Derickson regarding city's relationship with police department,…
Post: OSHA's overreaching rules on agriculture must be…

Post: OSHA's overreaching rules on agriculture must be…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Why are we asking the public to operate under lax COVID-19 guidelines while subjecting farm workers to much more strict regulations?
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn ranks among Oregon's worst COVID-19 hotspots but doesn't act like it or seem to care
Readers Letters: Who's hoarding all those garbanzo beans?

Readers Letters: Who's hoarding all those garbanzo beans?

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Letter writers from around the region take aim at COVID-19 pandemic, elections, candidate endorsements and, of course, hoarding.
Caught Ovgard: A ratfish by any other name

Caught Ovgard: A ratfish by any other name

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Though not a traditionally attractive catch, the spotted ratfish has a certain otherwordly charm in its appearance
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Aurora Fire District director urges support for 5-year Hubbard Fire District Levy on May 19 ballot
The Independent needs your support. GIVE TODAY

The Independent needs your support. GIVE TODAY

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Tax-deductible donations made to the Independent will help us continue telling these important stories.
A historical view of HFD

A historical view of HFD

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Established in 1947, Hubbard Fire District has enjoyed a longstanding, amicable working relationship with the city, community
Coronavirus killing more businesses than people

Coronavirus killing more businesses than people

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
How are people expected to pay their bills, maintain their livelihood, live their lives, save for the future
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Readers weigh in on Hubbard Fire bond, Republican party and column critical of national coronavirus response
Column: Saving Sanity, how are you surviving quarantine?

Column: Saving Sanity, how are you surviving quarantine?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Columnist Anne Endicott wants to hear from you about how you're spending your time at home.
Isolation and COVID-19

Isolation and COVID-19

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It's critical to stay friendly and stay connected in these challenging times if we are to move forward as a community
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
AWARE Food Bank coordinator, volunteers deserve recognition for facing crisis head-on
City of Woodburn is ready to support community during…

City of Woodburn is ready to support community during…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Police department, city staff working to provide services, help community stay safe during governor's executive order
Dems propose a federally-funded Pandemic Unemployment…

Dems propose a federally-funded Pandemic Unemployment…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Government must step up with assistance to our citizens in crisis during this time of global pandemic and economic chaos
Greer: A lack of leadership at a time of crisis

Greer: A lack of leadership at a time of crisis

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'The time has finally come for all of us as a nation to admit that Donald Trump was the wrong choice to lead our country.'
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gervais reader: Cap and trade proposal, gun legislation are harmful to Oregonians
Swenson: Community leaders stand at the ready

Swenson: Community leaders stand at the ready

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
City of Woodburn working with community resources to help residents during time of health, financial crisis
Prepared to serve during this crisis

Prepared to serve during this crisis

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn Fire District Chief Joe Budge updates the community on the coronavirus scenario and first-response preparations
Post: Governor enacts new rules in fight to prevent spread…

Post: Governor enacts new rules in fight to prevent spread…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Special session on the horizon to address economic hardships hitting Oregonians
Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mark Garber is publisher of the Portland Tribune and president of Pamplin Media Group. You can reach him at [email protected]
Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba is a candidate for Oregon's Fifth Congressional District
Partisan politics should be set aside during coronavirus…

Partisan politics should be set aside during coronavirus…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Republican state senator representing District 13-Keizer, says we should also listen to the designated experts on the COVID-19 outbreak

Swenson: Woodburn mayor urges community to stay…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Swenson: Woodburn mayor urges community to stay…
The city of Woodburn is closing library and aquatic center through April 1, asking people to pay water bills by phone, online or via drop box

My View: Oregon forests are at a crossroads

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Oregon forests are at a crossroads
'My home state is at a crucial crossroads, and as a citizen and an owner of a forest business, I know that the path we will choose is critically…

Democrat leaders need to own their role in failed…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Democrat leaders need to own their role in failed…
House, Senate majorities decided to put flawed cap-and-trade before numerous bi-partisan policy proposals

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woman loses car, cat due to hit and run driver; Oregon needs a real representative, not Wyden

Trainor, Becker & Hertel-Fernandez: On 'mandatory…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Trainor, Becker & Hertel-Fernandez: On 'mandatory…
'Business leaders should not be able to use their workplaces to further entrench their political clout.'

Divided state could use a third political party

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Divided state could use a third political party
A Gallup poll in December showed that 28 percent of Americans were registered as Republicans and, yes, 28 percent were registered as Democrats. Those…

My View: Rural areas need alternative to cap, trade

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Rural areas need alternative to cap, trade
'If you add the costs of a new cap-and-trade bill to the corporate activity tax that the Oregon Legislature approved last year, companies like mine…

February session brings fervent passion on both…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
February session brings fervent passion on both…
The political process, while contentious, is ultimately rewarding if done properly

Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction…
Sen. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, is leading the Oregon Senate's efforts on a cap-and-trade bill.

My View: An informed voter is the best defense…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: An informed voter is the best defense…
Secretary of State Elections Division director, Steve Trout, offers ways for voters to detect misinformation as election season looms

My View: Vietnam vets still don't have memorial

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Vietnam vets still don't have memorial
'While 2020 brings another year, our Vietnam veterans are a year older and there is still not a Vietnam War memorial in Oregon's capital city of…

Are you prepared?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Are you prepared?
Community Emergency Response Team provides vital training to citizens to help during unexpected disasters

An informed voter is the best defense against…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
An informed voter is the best defense against…
Secretary of State Elections Division director, Steve Trout, offers ways for voters to detect misinformation as election season looms

Kane: The saga of the local coffee shop

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Kane: The saga of the local coffee shop
'In order to truly make money as a business owner, you must consider opening multiple shops.'

Don't let a 'tsunami' wash over the Willamette…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Don't let a 'tsunami' wash over the Willamette…
Ballasted boats are greatly eroding riverbank homes for people and wildlife on the Willamette River

Faithfully: In the midst of the world's upheaval,…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Faithfully: In the midst of the world's upheaval,…
Worship column from Suzanne Ybarra. Anyone who wants to write a column for the Worship page can contact managing editor Phil Hawkins at…

Community comes together to support local families…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Community comes together to support local families…
More than 100 businesses and civic groups, countless volunteers supported the efforts of Love Santa, Inc. this year

My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Don't use 'junk' science to guide policy
'Science that is outdated, manipulated, cherry-picked or lacking in evidence is junk science. It often is deployed by polluting industries to…

Supporting local journalism is vital to staying…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Supporting local journalism is vital to staying…
Get involved, read newspapers, testify in committees and contact your representatives

Unander: Tell Wyden to stop holding up copyright…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Unander: Tell Wyden to stop holding up copyright…
'Violators are essentially free to reproduce, publish and profit from works they did not create and have no rights to.'

Bates: Vietnam Vets another year older, still…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bates: Vietnam Vets another year older, still…
'The Vietnam War Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol Grounds is needed sooner rather than later.'

Keeling & Nordahl: Spend funds for students wisely

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Keeling & Nordahl: Spend funds for students wisely
'Adequately staffing Oregon's schools -- in alignment with the statewide Quality Education Model -- matters to all of us.'

Artificial intelligence can lead to biased health…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Artificial intelligence can lead to biased health…
While AI is meant to make the system more efficient, it is often designed with historical and human biases built in

Ban on vaping needs more research

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Ban on vaping needs more research
Approach to vaping is inconsistent with current rules toward tobacco products

'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'
Francis Pharcellus Church's reply has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn resident bemoans lack of public notary service in northern Marion County

Independent news needs your support

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Independent news  needs your support
Changing media landscape relies more on subscriptions than traditional advertising-based model

Ruling ensures a sustained harvest on Oregon…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Ruling ensures a sustained harvest  on Oregon…
'A timeframe for implementing new management priorities consistent with the court's ruling is yet to be determined. However, when those new…

A way to save local journalism

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
A way to save local journalism
Just as public radio stations hold pledge drives to secure listener support, we are now asking our readers to step up and pay a greater share of our…

Bipartisan cooperation is still possible

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bipartisan cooperation is still possible
Of course, finding a common problem is easier than crafting a shared solution. But again, Oregon seems on the verge of doing so.

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