In Our Opinion: Now is the time to invest in education

In Our Opinion: Now is the time to invest in education

One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s...

Advance of fast track, contradictory laws bad for state

Advance of fast track, contradictory laws bad for state

Gun control legislation, failed in the last Legislature, makes a resurgence this session The 2015...

April 22 letters to the editor

April 22 letters to the editor

Historical column well researched, thoughtful To the editor: I just want to say thank you to...

Are all of our children ready for school?

Are all of our children ready for school?

The League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund has released a new study. On behalf of the...

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April 15 editorial
April 15, 2015

In Our Opinion: Making Gain Share equitable for all

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state. And for good reason: When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
April 15 letters to the editor
April 15, 2015

April 15 letters to the editor

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Congress must act to protect our land To the editor: I want to thank Sen. Jeff Merkley for coming to Yamhill County to hear from his constituents and share his thoughts on actions in the Senate.…
April 8 editorial
April 08, 2015

In Our Opinion: Statesmanship missing from politics

by Gary Allen
In 1964, Mark Hatfield was the only governor to vote against a resolution by the National Governors’ Conference supporting President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s policy on the Vietnam War. It was no…
April 8 guest opinion
April 08, 2015

Body cameras the next step in enforcing laws

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County sheriff explains the advantages, disadvantages of the new technology Police officers have been recording their conversations out in the field at least since the advent of the…
April 1 editorial
April 01, 2015

In Our Opinion: Money for tourism is sufficient, but what about…

by Gary Allen
Four years ago the funds allotted by the city of Newberg to the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism and manage the visitors’ center was $61,500. Then the Allison Spa and Inn…
April 1 guest opinion
April 01, 2015

Legislators need to step up on school funding

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State spending a decreasing proportion of its budget while instruction suffers as a result (Editor’s note: This was a letter addressed to Oregon legislators). I write to you first as a believer…
April 1 letters to the editor
April 01, 2015

April 1 letters to the editor

by Pamplin Media Group
To the editor: Just a comment regarding our Newberg-Dundee Police Department and a recent incident I observed. On the corner where I live, I saw a person who seemed to be under some sort of…
March 25 editorial
March 25, 2015

In Our Opinion: Transportation in gridlock, figuratively and…

by Pamplin Media Group
Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland area, the traffic at 5 p.m. on local freeways, or the efforts to do something about those snarled conditions? When it comes to the…
March 25 guest opinion
March 25, 2015

Kitzhaber should put his fame, or infamy, to good use

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Former governor in the spotlight, he should use it to show how much work there is to do It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for…
March 18 editorial
March 18, 2015

In Our Opinion: Transparency in government imperative to…

by Pamplin Media Group
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…

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March 18 guest opinion
Mar 18, 2015

'Superbugs' are outstripping antibiotics, harming people

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The old joke about making love to a gorilla is that you don’t stop when you’re tired; you stop when the gorilla is tired. In modern American agriculture, one of the gorillas is McDonald’s, the…
March 11 editorial
Mar 11, 2015

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Pamplin Media Group
Discourse could serve to alleviate fears that vaccines threaten the health of some children Gov. Kate Brown recently said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty…
March 11 guest opinion
Mar 11, 2015

Oregon has a tough love for the environment

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When it comes to our state’s future, we Oregonians often are divided (sometimes deeply) on such things as what the role of government should be, how much to tax ourselves, and what to spend the…
March 11 letters to the editor
Mar 11, 2015

March 11 letters to the editor

by Gary Allen
NHS boys basketball team a real help to students To the editor: We wanted to take this opportunity to point out some positive things that are happening around Newberg High School, specifically…
March 4 editorial
Mar 04, 2015

Our opinion: Rape prosecutions shouldn't be limited

by Pamplin Media Group
State has one of the nation's shortest statutes of limitations for rape; that needs to change Victims of rape and sexual assault must cope with their emotional pain for life. Why, then, does…
March 4 guest opinion
Mar 04, 2015

Parents help everyone by vaccinating their kids

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Misery. That is all I could think when I walked into the hospital room and saw the 2-year-old boy screaming in his crib. His bloodshot eyes hadn’t closed for hours. An endless stream of snot…
Feb. 25 editorial
Feb 25, 2015

In Our Opinion: The governor's office can shine once again

by Pamplin Media Group
Kate Brown must hit the ground running to return respectability to state's top official As Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stepped into office last week, the 2015 legislative session is off and running…
Feb. 25 gues opinion
Feb 25, 2015

Rep. Blumenauer: Gun violence is not inevitable

by (none)
Newberg resident comments on Congressman's nine-point plan to decrease gun violence On Feb. 11, Rep. Earl Blumenauer sent me an email outlining his nine-step proposal to reduce gun violence in…




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