Years of dedicated resistance reduced the height and acreage of the original Riverbend expansion proposal; now let's have some certainty on its life expectancy


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Community dialogue, relationships easily damaged on social media

Social media services like Facebook, founded in 2004, and Twitter, established in 2006, have opened new doors of communication. Because it gives them the ability to report the “then” and “now,” ...

Embrace of carbon tax shameless, shortsighted

Oregon’s House Democrats flexed their legislative muscles Wednesday by passing, on a virtual party-line vote, a most stunningly stupid, pointless and irresponsible piece of legislation. Our initial ...

Long school searches produce smart hires for local boards

Searches for candidates to fill public leadership positions sometimes seem to drag on too long. And when a board selects a current employee in the end, it may lead some to wonder if it’s worth investing ...

Oregon must clamp down on vaccination exemptions

The U.S. was declared measles-free in 2000, but the disease is back with a vengeance. The resurgence is directly attributable to our nation’s Internet-fueled anti-vaccination movement, which has ...

City's take on landfill expansion reminiscent of county

Unfortunately, it seems that adopting resolutions on issues outside the control of political bodes is becoming contagious 

Governor's vision needs to transcend party line

We hope Kate Brown will see the value in trying to represent the entire state

Here's for opting out of opt-out voter registration

The plan is self-serving and disingenuous, but not as bad as Republicans' voter suppression campaign

Public lands gridlock demands action soon

We need permanent solutions to the revenue crisis gripping O&C counties

The time has come for new hand at the statehouse helm

 The cover-up is worse than the crime

Svenson off to good start as new sheriff

The favorable treatment of his rivals was particularly impressive

Letters

Letters to the editor - March 6, 2015

Letters from Jane Kristof,  Robert E. Mason, Tony Hartford, Imon Pilcher, M.A. Novak, and Dana Elwell.

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 27, 2015

Letter writers include David Terry, John Sullivan, Dale Lux and David C. Blanchard.

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 20, 2015

Letters from Antoinette Marcel, Linda Watkins, Erma S. Vasquez, Tony Hartford, Jack Crabtree and Lee Vasquez, Lori Brazil, Robert Porath

Letters to the editor - Feb. 13, 2015

Letters from Dawn Vyette Witt, Robert E. Mason, Steve Sommerfeld, Alan Olsen

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 6, 2015

Letters from Bruce Waltz, Margaret Cross, Douglas Berry, Marilyn Walster, Dennis Carmody, Glenna Green, Mary A. Novak, Daryll Alt, Kevin C. Nortness, Brad Thompson, Katherine Martin

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 30, 2015

Letters from Philip Newman, Merilyn Reeves, Ken Dollinger, Scott Schieber, Susan Dehm, Andrea McEvoy, Jane Kristof, Mark Davis, Frank Maynard, Gayle Alexander, Jim Culbert

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 23, 2015

Letters from Phyllice Bradner, Nanette Villarreal, Scott Gibson, Ramsey McPhillips, Eric Fannen

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 16, 2015

Letters from Marilyn Higginson, Beverly King, Robert Bansen, Susan Meredith

Letters to the editor - Jan. 9, 2015

Letters from Robert Mason, Dee Goldman, Leonard Rydell, Susan Meredith

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 2, 2015

Letters from Ken Dollinger, David Robles, Helen Bitar, Michael G. Groshong, Karen Swenson

Commentary

Alice Darnton - Loving your library

In addition to reading, many people enjoy discussing their favorite books, authors.

Katie Kulla - Rejection of fish channel unhinges Grand Island quarry plans

CommunityCommentary Katie Kulla, president of the PGIF board of directors, wrote this commentary on behalf of the board. By KATIE KULLA  The nonprofit Protect Grand Island Farms ...

Community dialogue, relationships easily damaged on social media

Social media services like Facebook, founded in 2004, and Twitter, established in 2006, have opened new doors of communication. Because it gives them the ability to report the “then” and “now,” ...

Embrace of carbon tax shameless, shortsighted

Oregon’s House Democrats flexed their legislative muscles Wednesday by passing, on a virtual party-line vote, a most stunningly stupid, pointless and irresponsible piece of legislation. Our initial ...

Landfill opponents have 'won'

Years of dedicated resistance reduced the height and acreage of the original Riverbend expansion proposal; now let's have some certainty on its life expectancy

Paul Sullivan - For the love of birds

How former bird hunter became enraptured with feathered friends who fly with wind beneath their wings

Jeb Bladine - Kitz campaign story revives old memory

All WhatchamaColumns This week, I was mentally transported back 27 years to a dimly lit conference room in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. It was the site of a vile political ambush that ...

Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor - Legislature has chance to prevent antibiotic overuse

Guest Writer Guest writer Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor is co-owner of Kookooloan Farms in Yamhill. As a farmer in Oregon, I feel the pride that growing food brings to our state on a daily ...

Website changes, but newspaper still print

One reason for change is many people enter our website with smart phones and tablets

Land we love is at risk

Litter, trespassing jeopardize local piece of open land and clean water

Advice to governor either bad, or good!

Perhaps, governor's decision not to resign cautious stems from cautious deliberation

Mary Starrett - N-R Jan. 30 gun rights editorial really miss the mark

Editorial and background check system are puzzling, misleading and inaccurate

Perspectives on Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Hunters Association and Oregon Wild proffer their views on what to look for in next director of ODFW and ideas for increasing revenue

House committee has higher taxes in mind

There’s little to slow the onslaught of every imaginable tax hike proposal

Ellen Rosenblum - Wise giving guidance

Precautions include watching for tax deductibility, pressure to make donation quickly, bogus charities

'Gross-thought' ignores basic rule

In the long run, net results mean much more than immediate consequences 

Legal marijuana still a mind-altering drug

Let’s not act as if it’s harmless to have pot drifting openly through Americans' lives

Elaine Burke - Preventing abuse and neglect

Children younger than age 5 and their families benefit from relief nursery, parent education

Latest park project joins a long tradition

McMinnville provides an amazing array of parks experiences

Galen McBee - 'Flight records' for the airport

McMinnville airfield, built for defense and subsequently serving pilots statewide, finds itself in a holding pattern today

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