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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
West Linn-Wilsoville School District bond and operating levy and a bit about Ben West
The greatest generation had it so good - after they won…

The greatest generation had it so good - after they won…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The things expected of a good dad today would have blown my old man's mind back in his heyday
Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'We're now seeing in Oregon that the wall may only exist in the enabling legislation -- not in practice.'
New age of youth activism dawns

New age of youth activism dawns

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
They didn't simply oppose something. This wasn't about 'don't' or 'stop' - it was more about 'do' and 'start.' They were demanding positive change,…
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Everyone should be clear that pesticides killed bees in Wilsonville parking lot
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step

Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'We know that easy access to firearms is one of the primary drivers of gun violence in the United States.'
Honor our warriors; remember the fallen

Honor our warriors; remember the fallen

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A group of Oregon residents is proposing a Vietnam War memorial on the Oregon state Capitol grounds. This proposed memorial will honor all who served…
Big Tobacco, stop poisoning our children

Big Tobacco, stop poisoning our children

Clackamas Review - Opinion
David Jacques is a volunteer ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Clackamas County and also works with homeless communities of…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Nonprofit defends transparency in finanical decisions, dedication to its mission
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Dear Congress: Oregon has the answers

Dear Congress: Oregon has the answers

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon's vote-by-mail system is the cheapest, most logical answer for states worried about election manipulation by hackers or foreign agents. And…
Candidates should be willing to take risks, learn from…

Candidates should be willing to take risks, learn from…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
By learning, experimenting, and continuously improving, federal, state, and local governments will have a stronger handle on what they can do to help…
The buzz about  the Bee Hive

The buzz about the Bee Hive

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This was a school and a town that ate, breathed and slept football, so it was no surprise that the rallies were well attended
Court ruling muddies waterway access

Court ruling muddies waterway access

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Avoiding the prospect of costly and unnecessary litigation will require the Oregon Legislature to clarify that the public has access rights from…
Future of recycling is about more than recycling

Future of recycling is about more than recycling

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Now processors, both here and abroad, will accept only materials that are well-sorted.
Is reverse mortgage a blessing or curse?

Is reverse mortgage a blessing or curse?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Once the reverse mortgage was paid off, it was estimated there would be $20,000 for the heirs.
Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Steps taken and decisions made today will establish the pace for the area for decades to come
Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The bill would provide news publishers a safe harbor in which to collectively negotiate with platforms like Google and Facebook
Ladies, gents - the Rolling Bones ... er, Stones!

Ladies, gents - the Rolling Bones ... er, Stones!

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The energetic, nice-looking boy band I grew up with has turned into skinny, deeply wrinkled elder statesmen of rock
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Concerns about heavy traffic, especiallly from large trucks, on Elligsend and Stafford
I'm pretty sure change  will be the death of us all

I'm pretty sure change will be the death of us all

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Get over it, Kelly, you're thinking. From that reaction I can tell you're young, and you simply haven't encountered enough of these surprises. You…
We need relief from high cost of prescription drugs

We need relief from high cost of prescription drugs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon's congressional delegation is in the position to lead on this issue and make a difference for all of us.
Our Opinion: Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Our Opinion: Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregonians again will see a bill on safe storage of guns. Supporters of Initiative Petition 40 filed an effort last month to get the issue on the…
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…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
50 years after moon landing, it's time for next…
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Sign of the times
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
WES at 10: Time to admit failure
Beaverton to Wilsonville commuter rail line has never met projected ridership

It's 'Prime' time for good jobs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's 'Prime' time for good jobs
Unlike shoppers, Amazon workers in Oregon have nothing to celebrate on 'Prime Days'

Boquist behavior warrants his ouster

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Boquist behavior warrants his ouster
Prone to bombastic statements, Boquist has become well known for lengthy screeds he emails to colleagues

Thatcher needed to show up, do her job

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Thatcher needed to show up, do her job
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?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Did you fill out your Charbonneau survey?
Charbonneau homeowners should not have to pay for golf course more than they already are

Drama aside, legislative session productive

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Drama aside, legislative session productive
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…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Tractors and train cars, thoughts about voting and…
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
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…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Pesticide-free: A better choice for bees, fish and…
Over the last few months in Oregon City, neighbors have displayed Pesticide-Free Zone signs

Let's work together to honor Vietnam veterans

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Let's work together to honor Vietnam veterans
Our Fourth of July traditions are rooted in the celebration of our independence and freedoms

We need remedy for boom in prescription drugs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need remedy for boom in prescription drugs
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Expand Double Up program to feed hungry
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Caught in the headlights
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
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

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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Fund school efforts to prevent bullying
Teachers and staff juggle lesson plans and educational requirements with safety and student needs.

Pay attention to your sixth sense

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Pay attention to your sixth sense
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…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…
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

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Letter to the editor
Writer supports nominating John Budiao for open city council seat, thanks Stevens for her service

Keep abortion legal and safe

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Keep abortion legal and safe
Countries that have made abortion illegal have way more abortions than countries with abortion legal.

Council does great job without term limits

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Council does great job without term limits
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…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Just Another Point of View: Some deaths are harder…
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.

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