Category Archives: Guest Opinion

Oregon leaders can blaze a trail to life science innovation | Guest opinion

Oregon’s bioscience industry is solidifying our reputation as an innovation center while improving the health of generations of patients. Source: Oregon leaders can blaze a trail to life science innovation: Guest opinion

Column: Oregon OSHA focusing on heat safety

Farms and ranches with employees working in hot conditions need a safety plan in place. As summer heats up, the Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee wants to alert farmers and ranchers who are employers that the Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an emphasis program to make sure workers are […]
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Another Voice: Short-term rentals: the ‘Get-Away Boom’ saps livability

Hood River’s volcanic rise in housing costs is biting into our livability. A four-year-long surge in STRs (vacation rentals) is especially alarming. Since 2015, our median home price has been the undisputed highest county in Oregon. Today it’s $525,500 — about $100,000 more than Portland, Ashland or Bend. Hood River’s average renter needs to work […]
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The West’s wolves: coexistence and cowboy hats (Guest opinion)

When I started my wolf conservation career 30 years ago, wolves were essentially extinct in the western United States. Just seven years later, I was part of the team who helped capture, care for and release wolves from Canada into Idaho’s vast public wilderness and Yellowstone National Park. Source: The West’s wolves: coexistence and cowboy […]
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Guest Contribution: Fostering Hope: Collective Impact Initiative Offers Lessons for Healthcare Industry

This is the first of three articles about a Marion County, Ore., group’s approach to improving community health. They see it as a complex problem that requires a network of service providers working together to improve individuals’ lives, strengthen communities and reduce the cost of care. And that’s just what they’re doing – with some […]
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Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion

Billy Williams, the United States Attorney for Oregon, recently outlined five prosecution priorities for his office related to cannabis, including overproduction and interstate trafficking, protection of children, public safety, organized crime and environmental protection. Source: Billy Williams has a chance to save Oregon’s pot industry: Guest opinion | OregonLive.com

Oregon Special Olympics cancellation hurts those who need it most: Guest opinion

I was speechless upon hearing that Special Olympics Oregon cancelled the Oregon Special Olympics State Track and Field games a mere three and a half weeks before the sports event was to be held for 1,500 athletes for its second year at Oregon State University. Source: Oregon Special Olympics cancellation hurts those who need it […]
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My View: Show compassion; put gun bill on ballot

Today’s high school students – like Tualatin High School’s Emma Chamseddine – are rightly afraid that when they are studying in what is supposed to be a safe place – their school – they don’t feel safe, and fear for their lives, from active shooters. Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Show compassion; put […]
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Column: New Oregon OSHA rule on heat safety debuts

Farms and ranches with employees working in hot conditions will need a safety plan in place. As summer heats up, the Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee wants to alert farmers and ranchers who are employers about a new requirement from the Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) that’s designed to protect workers […]
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Increasing student success in Oregon schools 

On Tuesday, the Oregon Legislative Student Success Committee convened in the Rogue Valley. They met with education and business leaders, student representatives and community members and toured pockets of excellence in Pre-K-12 education. The goal of the committee is to gather information statewide on strategies to close the achievement gap and improve graduation rates. There […]
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