Opinion

A commitment to legacy

June 2, 2021 Editorial... more

Climate change not our fault; Read the data — Letters to the editor

Your Letters to the Editor for May 26, 2021... more

Thank you all for the last 23 years ...

As I approach my last day here on May 31, I’ve had ample time to reflect on what this career has meant to me — and it really comes down to one simple word: You.... more

Freedoms have responsibilities; You did not forget

Your Letters to the Editor for May 19,2021... more

Reflections On Another Rhody Days That Wasn’t

As more of us are vaccinated and, hopefully, infection rates of the COVID-19 virus slowly and consistently drop as a result, we can all look forward to the notion of sharing that common thread of a little well-earned “crazy” for Rhody Days in 2022.... more

New school board needs wise representation

"We need wise people on the school board. People who can truly weigh matters objectively without prejudice."... more

Guest Viewpoint: New school board needs equal representation

"My reflections also move me to consider, seriously, the qualities I would hope those who are elected to the board will bring to its work. Being a school board member is not a partisan position."... more

Vote for women; creativity needed for school board; re-elect a champion for students

Your Letters to the Editor for May 5, 2021... more

Voting for Wilde; Home-grown issues; Voting for Lacouture

Your Letters to the Editor for May 1, 2021... more

Glad for EMAC dissenters; Council autocratic, not democratic; Stalin strategy working

Your Letters to the Editor for April 10,2021... more

Climate change is nonsense?; Southern border dilemma; Time for WLAD change

Your Letters to the Editor for March 27, 2021... more

Vaccinations non-political; Climate change nonsense; Historic perspective

Your Letters to the Editor for March 24, 2021... more

Abortion has lasting effects; Input ignored on annexation

Your Letters to the Editor for March 20, 2021... more

EDITORIAL: Life as we knew it

It’s hard not to jump back in, to embrace our new allowances — and our friends — and celebrate. But we have to remember that the restrictions are ultimately a way to save lives.... more

Thrill of your life; Signs of hope; Not time to disregard guidelines

Your Letters to the Editor for March 10, 2021... more

Local sports — a return to a special kind of normal

We’re committed to providing you with sports coverage, particularly since — at least for now — fans won’t be allowed to attend as part of the current guidelines.... more

Thank you for clinic; Learn about 'hallmarks' of tyranny; Glad to be vaccinated

Your Letters to the Editor for March 6, 2021... more

Annexation made simple; Florence not immune to racism; A good sign

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 27, 2021... more

America isn't systemically racist; Happy to see flags; Homeowners should have more say

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 24, 2021... more

All part of solution; Recycling not just about refund; Why I love Florence

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 20, 2021... more

States should protect seniors; Worthy of office; Recycling has issues

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 17, 2021... more

Homeless not a threat; Rec center exciting; America is back

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 13, 2021... more

Help homeless, reduce 'concerns'; Not all homeless are transients

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 10, 2021... more

Homeless issues; Annexation consequences; Vaccines for teachers first

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 6, 2021... more

Subliminal brainwashing; Count me out; Adolescent ideals

Your Letters to the Editor for Feb. 3, 2021...... more

Do the right thing; OCHS story was exploitive; Return to respect

Your Letters to the Editor for Jan. 30, 2021... more

Facts are stubborn; Letter should go national; Council committee selection

Your Letters to the Editor for Jan. 27, 2021... more

Free speech isn't lies; Glad Trump didn't concede; Moved here for quiet streets

Your Letters to the Editor for Jan. 23, 2021... more

Vaccine comes full circle; Thanks, Fred Meyer; Popular vote matters

Your Letters to the Editor for Jan. 20, 2021... more

Lessons learned from students of democracy

We often forget that the heart of democracy isn’t in Washington D.C. It beats within the hearts of Americans of all ages through their faith in, understanding of and commitment to the ideals we share as a nation.... more

City’s annexation plan is disingenuous at best, deceitful at worst

Should Benedick’s petition be approved, we’ll pay for the infrastructure, right up to its figurative doorstep.... more

'City in Motion' seems stuck; Trump's Troopers; Protect us from Homeless; Annexation is mistake

Your Letters to the Editor for Jan. 16, 2021... more

A Note To My Teachers

April 9, 2020 — Teacher Appreciation Week 2020... more