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Reflections of a campaign

Reflections of a campaign

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
House District 18 candidate discusses wide array of aspects affecting the current political climate.
Editorial board: Five takeaways from Oregon's general…

Editorial board: Five takeaways from Oregon's general…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Women remain political powerhouses, and campaigning statewide on 'Portland is awful' isn't a recipe for winning.
Students can learn to cut household expenses

Students can learn to cut household expenses

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Don't shop for groceries hungry, and other tips to teach kids about thrifty living
Readers view on Measure 114

Readers view on Measure 114

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
As a grieving aunt and professional psychologist, I urge a vote yes vote on Measure 114
Supporting Annie Gilland

Supporting Annie Gilland

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letter writers express their support for the re-election of Gervais Mayor Annie Gilland
We can trust Anthony Medina to protect reproductive freedoms

We can trust Anthony Medina to protect reproductive freedoms

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Readers express support for Medina, Lonergan, Gilland, Walsh, Cramer, Measure 114
Supporting Frank Lonergan

Supporting Frank Lonergan

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the editor from readers around Woodburn and north Marion County region
Our opinion: Ron Wyden is an easy choice for voters

Our opinion: Ron Wyden is an easy choice for voters

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Oregon's senior U.S. senator has put a priority on policies and programs that benefit everyday Oregonians
Want to be a successful student?

Want to be a successful student?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Willamette Connections Academy counselor offers teens tips on best ways to navigate high school.
Supporting Tracy Cramer

Supporting Tracy Cramer

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Several area letter writers share their views with the Woodburn Independent
Endorsement: Johnson offers a chance to reset Oregon…

Endorsement: Johnson offers a chance to reset Oregon…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The former lawmaker, running as an independent in a three-way race, is best-poised to break our partisan gridlock.
Portland isn't in 5th Congressional District

Portland isn't in 5th Congressional District

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the editor submitted by various voices throughout the mid Willamette Valley
Support Medina, he'll support us

Support Medina, he'll support us

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Anthony Medina will be a state representative who looks out for working families, like mine.
Sunflower magic

Sunflower magic

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bright, seedy blooms reaching to the neighbor's deck inspires reader's ponderance
Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Linda Neace and Rick Riley: Everyone should refresh their knowledge, renew appreciation for principles of freedom.
Commentary 'disturbing and sickening'

Commentary 'disturbing and sickening'

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reader takes issue with fringe-group behavior ascribed to Republican Party
Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
CEO Trey Winthrop: Oregon businesses are facing historic labor shortages, but employee stock ownership plans can help.
Faithfully

Faithfully

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Applying faith while helping those who are battling severe addictions issues
Boomer: Roberts Court awakens need to vote for…

Boomer: Roberts Court awakens need to vote for…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Jackie Brown: I have taken my rights as a woman for granted but now see radical Republicans planning to spread abortion ban nationally.
Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment isn't

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Starting Aug. 1, Pamplin Media Group will no longer host online comments on its articles.
My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care.
Covering all candidates?

Covering all candidates?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Reader queries about gubernatorial Q&A session with one candidate, but not the others
NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help others…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
La'Verne Lynn Adams: I survived domestic abuse and now am a licensed professional counselor.
Loose dog shot in Hubbard

Loose dog shot in Hubbard

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Hubbard Police shoot a loose dog after officer was bitten while trying to corral it
NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans people

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bart Brewer: Marginalization faced by transgender population contributes to higher rates of depression, social isolation

PCUN: We demand Congress and the Senate to take…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
PCUN: We demand Congress and the Senate to take…
Shootings prompt Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noreste leaders to call for immediate action

Senseless gun violence has endured too long

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Senseless gun violence has endured too long
Oregon's Latino Leadership Network expresses support for the Uvalde, Texas, victims

Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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.

WFD quick response appreciated

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
WFD quick response appreciated
Woodburn resident hails the fast, efficient and capable work of local public safety crew

In defense of Clarkson

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
In defense of Clarkson
Clackamas County DA disputes reader's column on deputy's domestic violence case

Tough on crime or easy on cops?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Tough on crime or easy on cops?
Happy Valley reader urges voters to consider choices in the Marion County DA race

Help the superintendent, turn down the bond

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Help the superintendent, turn down the bond
Do Gervais school bond supporters suffer from severe cases of 'new paintitus'?

Retired district attorneys, clerks endorse Clarkson

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Retired district attorneys, clerks endorse Clarkson
A group of law-enforcement personnel pen their support for Paige Clarkson as Marion County DA

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health
Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels

Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…
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…

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

Support Gervais students, teachers

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Support Gervais students, teachers
Gervais School District has been underfunded for decades - it's time to change that.

Queen has 'strong work ethic, compassion'

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Queen has 'strong work ethic, compassion'
Former Woodburnpolice chief urges support for Amy Queen as Circuit Court Judge.

Opinion: West Coast becoming a breeding ground for…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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.

Gervais leadership students talk bond

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gervais leadership students talk bond
Gervais High School Leadership Team offers collective thoughts on upcoming bond

Clarkson an exemplary DA

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Clarkson an exemplary DA
Former Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris backs the current Marion County DA

Could Gervais be absorbed by other school districts?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Could Gervais be absorbed by other school districts?
Gervais School District voters have not passed a school bond since the early 1990s.

Trump's blind eye toward Putin

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Trump's blind eye toward Putin
Former president has a history of admiration for the Russian leader, even amid vile acts

OPINION: School boards must regain the trust of…

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

Solutions to state problems begin with primary…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Solutions to state problems begin with primary…
Reader believes problems in the schools stem from rooted, pre pandemic problems.

OPINION: Tolling to encircle Oregon 'like a…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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.

What if?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
What if?
April 'Faithfully' column explores possibilities available when fear is confronted

Opinion: Republicans can win Oregon with moderate…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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.

Putin is not the reason we import oil

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Putin is not the reason we import oil
For many years the U.S., Canada and Mexico pumped all the oil the countries needed

OPINION: Action needed now to address climate change

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

Remember farmers and ranchers on National Ag Day

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Remember farmers and ranchers on National Ag Day
Oregon Farm Bureau urges readers to thank farmers and ranchers for their work all year long

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

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