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PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Rep. Vic Gilliam
November 17, 2016

Work together to make a better nation

by Rep. Vic Gilliam
The campaign season is finally over. Or is it? Do both sides continue campaign discord ad nauseam? It’s no surprise that extremists & media coverage continue to rile us with the repeat vitriol…
November 03, 2016

Not my kid - Not my problem

by Neal Lucht
This dismissive saying is a far too common belief among many Molalla area residents. The questions of: “Why should I pay more when there is nothing in this for me?” and “I am on a fixed income…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Tom Kane, candidate for House Dist. 18
November 03, 2016

It's time for a change in how we do business

by Tom Kane
As I have knocked on doors in House District 18, I have seen how so many people in our small towns from young to old are struggling economically. I want to be a part of bringing good paying jobs…


November 03, 2016

I'm voting yes for our kids, even if it hurts

by John Flavin
I am an 11-year resident of Molalla. I helped my wife raise three of her children, and they each learned their ABC’s at Rural Dell elementary. Also, I am a teacher at MHS, so we can conclude…
October 27, 2016

On being named Statesman of the Year

by Rep. Vic Gilliam
The Oregon Business Association recognized Oregon Representative Vic Gilliam as the 2016 Statesman of the Year at the annual Statesman Dinner held Thursday evening at the Oregon Convention…
SUBMITTED - Tom Kane
October 06, 2016

Open the debates to all candidates from all parties

by Tom Kane
Why are so many voters deeply frustrated with our elections and even our democracy? While both major parties claim to represent the “middle class”, why is it so much harder for families to get…

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