Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

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
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.
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: 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.
Helping to rebuild Santiam Canyon area

Helping to rebuild Santiam Canyon area

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LDS Stake commemorates 9/11 attacks by working together to improve an area that was devastated by fires a year ago.
A world burning up and under water must finally act on…

A world burning up and under water must finally act on…

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Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteer and executive director warn of things to come.
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…
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.
Opinion: Redistricting is vital. Here's how to get involved.

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

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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…

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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
Sept. 8 letters to the editor

Sept. 8 letters to the editor

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Readers from around the mid-valley region weigh in on a variety of issues of the day
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.
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.
The truth about educational choice programs

The truth about educational choice programs

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Educational choice programs provide families more flexibility, equity and choice
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…
Smith: Communities of color can't afford more climate…

Smith: Communities of color can't afford more climate…

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Loretta Smith is a former Multnomah County Commissioner and current candidate for U.S. Congress.
Landmark Supreme Court case for educational choice

Landmark Supreme Court case for educational choice

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Landmark case disallows states to discriminate against religious parents or schools
Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease climate…

Woodsong: Regional carbon fee, rebate could ease climate…

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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.

WPD welcomes return of community events

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WPD welcomes return of community events
Like other essential workers, Woodburn Police continued to serve during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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: 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.

West End District to welcome Portland Cider Co.

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West End District to welcome Portland Cider Co.
The cidery's owners hope their first Westside location will draw guests seeking a more 'urban feel.'

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.

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: 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…

Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than…
Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn is president and chief executive office of MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Laurie Hieb is executive director of the…

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…

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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…

Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented…

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Bauer: Oregon must step up to protect undocumented…
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…

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Meiffren-Swango: Oregon can’t wait another season…
Celeste Meiffren-Swango of Southeast Portland is state director for Environment Oregon.

Bill Post: Finally, no more prescriptions for…

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Bill Post: Finally, no more prescriptions for…
House District 25 Rep. discusses deregulation of common cold medicine, need for kratom regulation

Schmidt, Hieb: Newspapers, magazines are more than…

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

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Kolker: Double Up Food Bucks benefit families,…
Katy Kolker is executive director of the Portland Farmers Market, which has seen a benefit from a food program lawmakers could continue this year.

DeRemer: SB 844 could hurt patient access to…

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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.

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