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Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all our…

Opinion: Oregon journalists confront threats to all our…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Ellen Osoinach is the Local Legal Initiative attorney in Oregon for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Opinion: What lessons have educators learned from the…

Opinion: What lessons have educators learned from the…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Chris Long, principal of Willamette Connections Academy in Scio, says the COVID-19 shutdown provides valuable insight.
Opinion: Are rolling blackouts becoming the new normal?

Opinion: Are rolling blackouts becoming the new normal?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Kurt Miller is executive director of Northwest RiverPartners, a not-for-profit organization that advocates hydropower for a better Northwest.
Feb. 24 letters to the editor

Feb. 24 letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The Woodburn Independent's readers weigh in on Woodburn police, recent editorial
My View: Remembering Rush Limbaugh

My View: Remembering Rush Limbaugh

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Opinion: Portland talk radio host Lars Larson recalls the impacts made by Rush Limbaugh, who died Feb. 17, at age 70.
Opinion: Oregon's GOP abandoned its winning ways

Opinion: Oregon's GOP abandoned its winning ways

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Republicans here once bucked the conservative tilt of the national party and had many successes to show the wisdom of that strategy
OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's largest…

OPINION: Climate protection can't exclude Oregon's largest…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My generation needs Gov. Brown to get serious about getting all the state's polluters to clean up their acts. And do so before 2050
Pandemic drives increase in direct to consumer sales

Pandemic drives increase in direct to consumer sales

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Community Supported Agriculture - CSAs - have seen rise in popularity, especially during COVID-19 pandemic
OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic future in…

OPINION: We can build a more just and dynamic future in…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Legislature's BIPOC Caucus focuses on efforts to ensure everyone has the chance to thrive as we break down barriers
Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…

Opinion: Oregon renters need more protections from…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Recent legislation helped, but many Oregonians - particularly Black and Hispanic families - face additional challenges
Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
State should offset the cost to Oregon families who have given up paychecks to accommodate forced home-based distance classes.
OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will again seek to end the legacy of a clause long used as a 'tool of control' over people of color.
After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The 'pubic purpose charged' tacked on to power bills has been a boon to the Energy Trust of Oregon and a burden on consumers.
LUBA decision doesn't equal defeat for the city

LUBA decision doesn't equal defeat for the city

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
The land use body dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds, not on the merits of the arguments
OPINION: Dear Kate Brown: It's time to get out of the way

OPINION: Dear Kate Brown: It's time to get out of the way

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Sports writer Miles Vance calls on Oregon governor to look at the numbers and allow high school sports to safely return
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Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Anger is the chief emotion being expressed by our elected leaders and their staff after the Jan. 6 attack on democracy.
OPINION: Let's make sure the Grand Old Party remains grand

OPINION: Let's make sure the Grand Old Party remains grand

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
A former GOP candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.
The Pandemic Alternatives

The Pandemic Alternatives

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn author encourages readers to embrace 2021 amidst the pandemic as a year of opportunity.
OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
A former statewide candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.
ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bob Rubitschun: This is an abuse of government that our forefathers designed: of the people, by the people
OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating COVID-19

OPINION: Educating the public is key to combating COVID-19

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Survey results show that our opinions divide not only along political labels and ZIP codes but also educational levels
Focus is paramount to getting past a pandemic

Focus is paramount to getting past a pandemic

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Patience and unity have historically been essential practices for getting through difficult times
Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer
OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Your tax-deductible donation can help high school students flourish in two important ways
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Gervais reader questions letter-writer who challenged the results of the presidential election
OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
'When I wake up every day, and am unable to participate in the things that my friends and acquaintances participate in, it can feel like I don't…
Miracle Workers

Miracle Workers

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: During times of uncertainly, acts of courtesy and warmth are transformative ways to positively impact the community
Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Craig Holfeld and Jerry Herrmann: Businesses, citizens, nonprofits and service organizations all have a stake in good journalism
Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Gov. Brown needs to call a special session to extend protections that have helped countless senior citizens

Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor
Readers write in for the Dec. 2 print edition to voice their concerns on politics and other issues

Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect…
The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, already backed by Oregon Reps. Bonamici and Blumenauer, needs more support

This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…
OPINION: Census data show the problem, worse than during the Great Recession, hits Black and Latino residents particularly hard

Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…

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Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…
In a year unlike any other, we could not have survived without subscriptions and donations from readers like you.

Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…
Few cases of the virus have been linked to the state's food and drink establishments, which provide a needed refuge

Bill Post: New legislative body getting ready for…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bill Post: New legislative body getting ready for…
Following 2020 election fray, the Oregon Legislature is beginning to take shape

OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…
The last thing we need as small businesses dealing with a COVID-19 is an 800% tax increase on beer, wine and cider

OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…
Salvage logging concerns are overblown given that legal challenges have halted most federal forest management

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor
Gervais reader invites dialogue with Hubbard reader on defining the tenets of modern socialism

OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…
Local staff has disregarded calls for stronger protection of invaluable watersheds impacted by Zigzag Timber Sale.

COLUMN: The path to meeting Oregon's challenges is…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
COLUMN: The path to meeting Oregon's challenges is…
Our divisions can be bridged with a foundation of inclusion built on trusted opinion research free from agendas.

Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…
Pastor urges Gov. Brown to tighten restrictions on faith-based gatherings as the Christmas season approaches.

OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…
Salvage logging further damages forests and sucks money from taxpayers' pockets to subsidize timber profits

OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…
The overall risk posed by COVID-19 is low in children but the lack of in-person school may cause other health problems

Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…
After a rise in statewide crime and lawlessness, it's time to get the state back on the path to equality, justice and safety

OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…
State's U.S Senators say a Democratic ally in the Oregon Secretary of State's office is key in this pivotal moment

OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…
Voters should look past party labels and elect an Oregon Secretary of State who reflects Dennis Richardson's values

OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…
I know what it's like to struggle and am running to ensure fairness, integrity and accountability for every Oregonian

OPINION: We need an Secretary of State who focuses…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: We need an  Secretary of State who focuses…
I will continue the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson and be an independent check on areas of state government that aren't serving the people of…

Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…
We need an experienced Attorney General to help the state respond to the pandemic, racial injustice and federal overreach

Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with…
This month, we're offering a 50% discount to new subscribers to our newspapers and websites.

OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…
Over the past four years, Oregon's investments have kept our ranking as one of the top-performing states in the country

OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…
We need a treasurer who addresses Oregon's fiscal challenges and directly confronts difficult policy implications

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn Independent readers voice their opinions on the coming city council election

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Independent readers weigh in on the Woodburn mayoral race between Eric Morris and Eric Swenson

OPINION M107: Connections, money shouldn't limit…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION M107: Connections, money shouldn't limit…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 107. Democracy should allow more women, people of color and immigrants to win public office

OPINION M110: Don't take away addicts' incentive…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION M110:  Don't take away addicts' incentive…
Vote 'no' on Measure 110. Let the Oregon Legislature continue its success in crafting true criminal justice reforms.

OPINION M110: People battling addiction need…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION M110: People battling addiction need…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 110. As a nurse recovering from addiction, I want others to have access to the services I had

OPINION M109: When treatment failed, psilocybin…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION M109: When treatment failed, psilocybin…
Vote 'yes' Measure 109. Unlike pharmaceuticals, psilocybin is a natural non-toxic compound and non-addictive.

OPINION M107: Campaign 'fix' would limit voters'…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
OPINION M107: Campaign 'fix' would limit voters'…
Secretary of State candidate says M107 won't curb government officials, only take away political speech.

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