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Sports

Wilsonville's Kristen Burke learned across both sports

July 11, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Sports Tanner Russ
The Wildcat looks to constantly improve over the next three years as an athlete

Wilsonville football sweats under the summer sky

July 11, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Sports Tanner Russ
With the football season less than two months away, the Wildcats are already training on home turf

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Education

Local dance studio celebrates 20 years

July 11, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools Clara Howell
The instructors at Innovative Dance teach ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and more

School brief

July 11, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools Clara Howell
Two University of Alabama students made the spring 2018 dean's list. Way to go!

Opinion

Get involved in transit planning

July 17, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion Dick Clark
I both anticipate and fret about the continued growth in our region as we welcome thousands of new arrivals to live in more apartments, work at fast-growing businesses and stress our overwhelmed transportation system.

Uh-oh, the skeletons are out of the closet

July 15, 2018 Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion Kay Jewett
The event would always start slowly but would gradually pick up momentum and become more animated as tongues were loosened by the unending flow of potent Manhattans that Pa would concoct. '
  • Reconsidering some past stubbornness

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    For the better part of my life when I have contemplated getting older I have strongly declared my opposition to moving into any kind of…
  • CITIZEN'S VIEW: PERS Pac-Man eats teacher salaries

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Oregon basically has to charge our teachers $7,398 a year to cover our unfunded PERS liabilities
  • The happy camper

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Columnist Kay Jewett reminisces about her experiences at summer camp in Michigan
  • Letters to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    An acknowledgement of volunteers, utillity rates and Metro excise tax addressed in letters
  • Thank you, Senator Merkley

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The current actions of taking the children of immigrants crossing the border from their mothers is beyond all human decency
  • 8 questions citizens need answered

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Editor's note: West Linn resident Mike Taylor submitted a series of eight questions for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District;…
  • Policy of separating families at border is 'zero humanity'

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right…
  • The Cherished Letter

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    While it's hard to say goodbye to these three important people in my life, because of their letters, I truly think that they are all okay…
  • Metro's new role in housing crisis

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    For this effort to succeed, voters and local officials in all the cities will need to commit to the idea that the affordable housing crisis…
  • Canby Ferry bridge would hurt West Linn and area

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    If a bridge is built, it will carry thousands more cars a day and many of those will funnel down Pete's Mountain and land in front of…
  • Our Opinion: Track ADU law for effectiveness

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    ADUs offer a desirable alternative to traditional forms of rental housing. The region has numerous inner-city high-rises and large suburban…
  • Police in schools counterproductive

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Due to the unjust discipline practices, resource officers deter many students from being engaged in school. These practices undermine the…
  • Hangin' with Methuselah

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Besides imagining what life must have been like for her, learning about her set me to thinking about the prospect of getting old.
  • Teach students practical skills they'll use as adults

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Family Life Education and other practical arts, cultural arts (such as Music and Art) and Physical Education will keep students in school,
  • Just Another Point of View: Still searching for a school mascot that won't offend

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Even in cases where the offensive mascot name was the idea of the very people involved, the rest of us have decided to bless the issue with…
  • Brown, Buehler, show us your vision

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    It was not that long ago that socially moderate Republicans and fiscally conservative Democrats helped force debate and compromise on a…
  • We're not yet prepared for next big disaster

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    While people and organizations are trained and ready to respond, the difficult truth is that only a small amount of our public and private…
  • Of robots and cats

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    By the time my wife arrived home, I had sent Miles out on several test missions and personally observed his cunning cleaning skills
  • It's all in the genes

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Let's face it, when you think about all those generations of progeny, you have to realize that there's always the chance of some pretty…
  • Letters to the Editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    I'm talking about the distribution of 'unsaleable' bakery goods to the elderly and those on a fixed income.
  • Concussion effort needs schools' help

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    We think that the safety of kids who play sports is important. We don't think we're alone, and that's why we think we ought to have the…
  • Adjust approach to sea lions in Willamette River

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    We need to adopt a rational approach, whereby seals and the various species of sea lions will be managed, but not destroyed
  • Letters to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Cast your ballot by May 15 for this primary; no local issues for Wilsonville but plenty of regional and state concerns on ballot
  • Buck has earned a seat on Metro Council

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    In a race where the philosophical differences are imperceptible and every resume is impressive, we believe voters must look at leadership…

Sustainable Life

6,000 dunk in Willamette River for the 'Big Float 8'

July 17, 2018 Zane Sparling
Human Access Project urges residents to take a dip on Saturday, July 14 at Poet's Beach.

EARTHTALK: Pesticide Drift Takes Its Toll

July 16, 2018 Lindsay Blomberg, EarthTalk
Dear EarthTalk: As a member of Joe Public, is it possible to monitor pesticide levels when my neighboring farmer sprays his fields? I have wild bees and am concerned that they are being affected.- Mickey Proctor, Ames, Iowa

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