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Democrats should take their cues from history

Democrats should take their cues from history

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democrats can't win just being the anti-Trump. They must create a vision which promises to bring us together as a nation across the racial, ethnic,…
Ballot measures would worsen PERS problems

Ballot measures would worsen PERS problems

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
401(k)s put workers at the whims of the market. Unlike pension plans, which pool assets, workers are individually responsible for fluctuations in the…
Over The Fence: Muling The  Grand Canyon

Over The Fence: Muling The Grand Canyon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We were told that if we wanted to back out, he wouldn't blame us. However, once we started down the trail, we would be committed for the duration.
Good news for a newspaper and Oregonians

Good news for a newspaper and Oregonians

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Megamergers allow for cost savings and consolidation, but rarely are good for community journalism, as pressures from Wall Street investors preempt…
Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Gary Schmidt, Clackamas County administrator: We need to hear from you about what services you most value from your county.
WES train is a success, will get better

WES train is a success, will get better

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ten years in, the evolution of a train line is short, and if tolls are placed on Interstate 5, then it will likely result in very high ridership.
50 years after moon landing, it's time for next giant leap

50 years after moon landing, it's time for next giant leap

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission took humanity to another celestial body. We can't stop there.
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Are we so oblivious, due to an overabundance of signage or sheer head up our butts that the signs are useless because we don't see them?
WES at 10: Time to admit failure

WES at 10: Time to admit failure

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Beaverton to Wilsonville commuter rail line has never met projected ridership
It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Unlike shoppers, Amazon workers in Oregon have nothing to celebrate on 'Prime Days'
Boquist behavior warrants his ouster

Boquist behavior warrants his ouster

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Prone to bombastic statements, Boquist has become well known for lengthy screeds he emails to colleagues
Thatcher needed to show up, do her job

Thatcher needed to show up, do her job

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Even if you do not wish to vote as the majority of your constituents would ask you to regarding HB 2020, you have a job to do and that is to show up…
Did you fill out your Charbonneau survey?

Did you fill out your Charbonneau survey?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Charbonneau homeowners should not have to pay for golf course more than they already are
Drama aside, legislative session productive

Drama aside, legislative session productive

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While the failure of the cap-and-trade bill was a big defeat for those working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers came together on other…
Tractors and train cars, thoughts about voting and life

Tractors and train cars, thoughts about voting and life

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If I needed something to remind me that rural America is filled with surprises, this experience did so in a spectacular way
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Boquist was saying that if any attempt was made to kidnap him or otherwise unconstitutionally restrict his freedom of movement, he would resist.
Pesticide-free: A better choice for bees, fish and our…

Pesticide-free: A better choice for bees, fish and our…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Over the last few months in Oregon City, neighbors have displayed Pesticide-Free Zone signs
Let's work together to honor Vietnam veterans

Let's work together to honor Vietnam veterans

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our Fourth of July traditions are rooted in the celebration of our independence and freedoms
We need remedy for boom in prescription drugs

We need remedy for boom in prescription drugs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I guess these drugs, injections are of benefit to our dog, I do wonder who is actually benefiting
Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
SNAP works to feed hungry people, but it works even better when paired with incentives that allow low-income families to bring home more fruits and…
Caught in the headlights

Caught in the headlights

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I am so undone that I'll usually find the absolutely wrong place to pull over so that I end up exposing both myself and the man in blue to the threat…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Reynolds moves on to new role in education, with position on Clackamas Community College Board of Education
My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

My View: Cap-and-trade bill will cost local jobs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon's proposed cap-and-trade legislation (House Bill 2020) places hardworking men and women living here in Clatsop and Columbia and counties at a…
Fund school efforts to prevent bullying

Fund school efforts to prevent bullying

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Teachers and staff juggle lesson plans and educational requirements with safety and student needs.
Pay attention to your sixth sense

Pay attention to your sixth sense

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This didn't surprise my mother in the least. She knew the danger was there all along, lurking and ready to pounce.
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.
Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Writer supports nominating John Budiao for open city council seat, thanks Stevens for her service
Keep abortion legal and safe

Keep abortion legal and safe

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Countries that have made abortion illegal have way more abortions than countries with abortion legal.
Council does great job without term limits

Council does great job without term limits

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville has a disproportionally large regional influence due to the tireless efforts of the political targets of the petition, Mayor Tim Knapp…
Just Another Point of View: Some deaths are harder to take

Just Another Point of View: Some deaths are harder to take

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If there's a moral to this story, it may be this: Don't wait. If you really hope to someday do something, do it, and do it soon.

PERS bill is small but necessary step

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
PERS bill is small but necessary step
Senate Bill 1049 will give some relief to school districts, local governments and state agencies, all of which are facing rapidly escalating rates to…

Villebois can rise from the ashes

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Villebois can rise from the ashes
Residents of Villebois in Wilsonville recently suffered through just such a night and now face that long, tough road of recovery.

Citizen's View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Citizen's View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
To win, you need a professional operation and $1.5 million. To win, you need a professional operation and $1.5 million.

Suicide prevention must be year-round effort

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Suicide prevention must be year-round effort
And of course, behind each of those troubling numbers is a unique story of pain, for loved ones left behind, and of unrealized potential for each…

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading…
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it’s just makes you queasy.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Ask your government officials for help in funding Alzheimers support, research

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Last chance to research the pros, cons of candidates before school board election May 21

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life - that might tell us two things about the person

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats, as well as a term limits peitition

Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day
We'd rather look at the candidates as whole people, not figureheads in a political power struggle.

King Martin brings selfless spirt, many talents to…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
King Martin brings selfless spirt, many talents to…
Much of our board's success can be attributed to the work ethic and character of Chelsea King Martin.

Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math
We were gobsmacked with all manner of numerical reasoning to help us find solutions

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Get ready for May's election choices! West Linn-Wilsonville School Board has two seats on the ballot.

Educate yourself about school board candidates

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Educate yourself about school board candidates
Each candidate offers a unique set of skills that, when leveraged properly, can improve education for our students.

My View: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My View: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls
America has always been made better by young people. They move us forward. They challenge old ways of thinking.

Cap and Trade good for Oregon, its businesses

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Cap and Trade good for Oregon, its businesses
As markets increasingly make it clear, reducing climate pollution is good for business and the environment.

It's time to raise taxes on tobacco, vaping

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's time to raise taxes on tobacco, vaping
Tobacco use is a major factor in four out of the five leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke.

Surviving the biggest night of the year: prom

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Surviving the biggest night of the year: prom
In those days, not attending the prom meant that you had basically failed in life

Reader's letters

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Reader's letters
It is necessary for our district and its leaders to be mindful of how we support students and their families in reducing and responding to mental,…

What's the deal with the backpacks?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
What's the deal with the backpacks?
With all the concern about terrorists and suicide bombers, I think this phenomenon of toting backpacks just adds to the angst of living in the modern…

A modest fix for Oregon records law

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A modest fix for Oregon records law
Requests for records are often the start of a conversation with the person wanting the information and the person who has it

Through profound grief, I chose life

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Through profound grief, I chose life
I didn't realize the mind of suicidal ideation is a circular track with no on or off ramps

Thanks to those who responded to fire in the…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Thanks to those who responded to fire in the…
Thanks to the rapid responses of neighbors who pounded on doors, triggered their car alarms and honked their horns to alert anyone sleeping to the…

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis
Yet this undeniable public health issue has lacked the public attention and sustained outcry that it desperately needs.

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

The skeleton update

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The skeleton update
When asked how she got the initial courage for that first jump, she replied 'If the chute didn't open on time, at least I knew I would die flying!'

Community colleges offer best investment

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Community colleges offer best investment
The colleges are 'first responders' because they can gear-up quickly to train workers in whatever field needs them.

We must do better for our students, fully fund…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We must do better for our students, fully fund…
Our state ranks at the bottom for student access to a nurse. 40 percent of school districts have no nurses at all

Ending single-family zoning is wrong

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ending single-family zoning is wrong
Single family-zoned neighborhoods are far from exclusive enclaves. They make up the majority of residentially zoned land in most Oregon cities and…

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