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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 informed,…

Swenson: Woodburn mayor urges community to stay informed,…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

My View: Oregon forests are at a crossroads

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'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 session

Democrat leaders need to own their role in failed session

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
House, Senate majorities decided to put flawed cap-and-trade before numerous bi-partisan policy proposals
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woman loses car, cat due to hit and run driver; Oregon needs a real representative, not Wyden
Trainor, Becker & Hertel-Fernandez: On 'mandatory meetings'…

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'Business leaders should not be able to use their workplaces to further entrench their political clout.'
Divided state could use a third political party

Divided state could use a third political party

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

My View: Rural areas need alternative to cap, trade

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'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 sides

February session brings fervent passion on both sides

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The political process, while contentious, is ultimately rewarding if done properly
Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction is too…

Oregon carbon-reduction bill: The cost of inaction is too…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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 against…

My View: An informed voter is the best defense against…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

My View: Vietnam vets still don't have memorial

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'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?

Are you prepared?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Community Emergency Response Team provides vital training to citizens to help during unexpected disasters
An informed voter is the best defense against attacks on…

An informed voter is the best defense against attacks on…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

Kane: The saga of the local coffee shop

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'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 Valley

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Ballasted boats are greatly eroding riverbank homes for people and wildlife on the Willamette River
Faithfully: In the midst of the world's upheaval, center…

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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 at…

Community comes together to support local families at…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
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

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

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'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.

Let's use construction boom to help boost workforce…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Let's use construction boom to help boost workforce…
Construction is one of the few industries that can provide a family-sustaining career without a college degree, offering wages averaging $25 per hour…

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Community members from forest-dependent counties in Oregon have a right to be angry

Oregonians of all zip codes concerned about same…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Oregonians of all zip codes concerned about same…
Many issues were mentioned in each area of Oregon, but poverty and homelessness ranked among the top three in all eight

Ask the right questions of the candidates

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Ask the right questions of the candidates
Although it's true that voters will glean some important facts over the coming months, an additional line of questioning would improve the ability of…

Racism in our schools

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Racism in our schools
Racial hatred incident at North Marion School District should be addressed through constructive discussion

Hither and Yon

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Hither and Yon
When you think about it, cemeteries are storybooks in tangible form, moss and granite narratives about people

Vape ban takes away individual freedom, hurts local…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Vape ban takes away individual freedom, hurts local…
More research is needed into the root cause before enacting overreaching policy

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn resident thanks Subway employee for finding, securing lost wallet

My View: Single-payer health care closes loopholes

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Single-payer health care closes loopholes
While it's a start, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act is just another Band-Aid on the sinking ship known as the American health care system.

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce thanks volunteers who helped remove flower baskets

Prepare for the New Year with some sensible…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Prepare for the New Year with some sensible…
Planning ahead can help ease some of the financial stress many businesses face

Students fight for climate justice

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Students fight for climate justice
A Molalla High School student describes 'the earth's cry for all hands on deck'

Best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be proactive

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be proactive
BOLI Commissioner Val Hoyle urges employers to seek out information to help navigate complex workplace rules

Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to…
Starting on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, you will need a special form of identification or face additional time and scrutiny by the Transportation…

Legislative Days brings buzz back to Salem

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Legislative Days brings buzz back to Salem
We cannot depend on private venture capital investors for Oregon small businesses. Currently, 80% of all venture capital investment in the country…

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Former Aurora Mayor Kris Taylor Sallee addresses citzens about Sept. 11 resignation

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn Senior Center to celebrate third year of operation in United Methodist Church

To fight for transparency, Public Records Advocate…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
To fight for transparency, Public Records Advocate…
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.

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