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October 21, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Readers
Letters published Oct. 21, 2016 Nancy Ward is the right choice To the people of Scappoose, Columbia River People’s Utility District, Subdivision 1: You have an extremely important decision to…
October 14, 2016


by Readers
Letters published Oct. 14, 2016 Vote for positive changes In May, we voters decided to elect Alex Tardif as county commissioner in place of a long-term incumbent. We did this because we want to…
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October 14, 2016

From the 'Sheriff's Desk'

by Sheriff Jeff Dickerson
Comments from Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson regarding Hightower murder investigation I am extremely proud of the way the Hightower homicide investigation was carried out in our county.…

October 07, 2016


by Readers
Letters published Oct. 7, 2016 To avoid continued community disrespect, vote Ward, Burge I would like to share a few thoughts on the upcoming election of a Columbia River People’s Utility…
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October 07, 2016

Once aware of domestic violence, there's no excuse for inaction

by Allison Brady
SAFE is a small nonprofit with a big mission. One of my jobs at SAFE is to ignite a fire under people to take action against domestic and sexual violence. I love this part of my job because I am…
September 30, 2016


by Readers
Letters to the editor for Sept. 30, 2016 What I want from the PUD I attended the monthly Columbia River People’s Utility District meeting Tuesday, Sept 20. Many of us were disappointed with the…
September 24, 2016

Our Opinion: Measure 97 based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what…
September 23, 2016

PUD board actions defy good government

by Darryl Swan
Merriam-Webster’s defines a “kangaroo court” as follows: 1) a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted; 2) a court characterized by irresponsible,…
September 16, 2016


by Readers
Letters published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 You are very welcome I would like to thank the South County Spotlight, in particular reporter Nicole Thill for her wonderful article and Rose Zimnicki…
September 09, 2016

With housing crisis in effect, CAT offers financing, foreclosure…

by Leanne Murray
Community Action Team has been helping with housing needs for about 30 of its 50 years. This article focuses on two significant programs CAT offers to homeowners who may be encountering…

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