Clackamas County's free clinic needs your help

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Executive Director Martha Spiers asks for community support for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, currently based in Oregon City

Election post-mortem feels more like wake to some

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregonians are divided across the state about the candidates who ran for office in this past election.

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need more freedom to choose wisely, not less freedom. We need fewer toxic chemicals in products, not more toxic chemicals.

Support the Humanities in Oregon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Although the Cultural Trust has been providing hundreds of project and organizational grants across the state for over 17 years, few people know…

Keep the kicker, pay down PERS

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The PERS crisis is gobbling up money that should be spent on teachers, textbooks and fixing defective water faucets

Does Wilsonville need these bridges?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Why in the world is our City Council spending $1.5 million to buy land that may never be used?

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The ironically named 'Accurate Labels Act,' uses outdated thinking and ignores the latest science linking toxic chemicals found in products to health…

Going home

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My child's eye sees where the farmhouse my father built, the one that I grew up in, once stood.

Share your holiday greetings

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The Spokesman compiles the cards into one giant holiday greeting card from the community!

They put turn signals in your car for a reason

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
An aggravatingly high percentage of drivers on the road have demonstrated (and continue to demonstrate every day) that they have no idea (A) that…

TriMet heading down a costly road with its electric buses

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The buses must be charged from the utility grid, which is powered mostly by coal and natural gas.

Ouster of Rep. Vial hurts all of Oregon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Decades ago, Oregon was famous for pragmatic, consensus-building Republicans like Mark O. Hatfield and Tom McCall. They made civility the hallmark of…

Addressing myths about PERS

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Yes, some local entities are really suffering because of PERS obligations. The payroll costs of benefits are affecting the availability of resources…

Alexa, turn up the heat

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ten to fifteen percent energy savings was the general claim being made for a switch to smart technology.

Where has our civility gone?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
For the most part, we were civil, respected each other, and most often were able to find topics we could agree on and move forward.

Our Opinion: It's finally over. What did we learn?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democrats will start 2019 with their much-coveted supermajorities in the state House and Senate, meaning they can raise taxes and fees without any…

In hot market, job hunt can still go cold

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
To call attention to the employment challenges of people with disabilities, October was slated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month with…

Here's a recap of our endorsements

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Pamplin Media Group's choices in state, regional and local campaigns, including candidates and ballot measrues

State could use more creative tension

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon voters only need to look back to the 2011 legislative session - when the Oregon House was divided 30-30 between Democrats and Republicans.…

Candidates should have facts about pedestrian bridge

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is abhorrent that people run for the office of city councilor with this little information.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Hear from your neighbors about the upcoming mid-term elections -- and how they suggest you vote

Community means all of us

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
David Davis is a strong, clear voice advocating for those who currently face the socio-economic challenges my mom once did.

Guide the changes in Wilsonville

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We should also have the courage to invite and vote for new city council leadership with fresh ideas and energy

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Dont' forget to vote by Nov. 6 and don't forget to do your research and vote informed!

Vial, Neron good choices for Legislature

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Vial turned in perhaps the most impressive first term by a state legislator we have seen in a while. Despite being a freshman in the minority caucus,…

Keep City Council in balance with your votes

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Lehan for knowledge, temperment; Budiao for community voice, public service spirit

The search for civility

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When people from both the right and the left disparage each other mercilessly and often without forethought, it is hard not to feel that we, as a…

Affordable housing crunch requires regional solution

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
There are not enough homes that are affordable for people who live and work in our region, especially those earning close to minimum wage.

Our Opinion: Affordable housing bond needs work

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We agree that lack of available affordable housing is a regional issue, but we're not convinced that turning Metro into a regional affordable housing…

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville voters: Your fellow citizens have suggestions for your election ballot

Don't use initiatives to control costs

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Voters should reject Measures 103 and 104 and insist instead that the Legislature perform the heavy lifting required to control costs of state…

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Boeckman Bridge not necessary but experience for Wilsonville City Council candidates is!

Try to remember the joys of September

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
So while we had to worry about maintaining a working car for the eldest, we still had to rent a U-HAUL to get all the classroom supplies to the…

Metro's housing bond needs more work

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We agree that lack of available affordable housing is a regional issue, but we're not convinced that turning Metro into a regional housing funding…

My View: State sanctuary law strikes the right balance

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While there are certainly ways the current law could be improved or clarified, and there appears to be some misunderstanding regarding how this law…

My View: Measure 105 would restore respect for law

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The sanctuary statute undermines respect for law in significant ways. It tells illegal immigrants that Oregon considers immigration-law violations so…

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Where do the candidates for local and state office stand on these regional matters?

Measure 102 changes are justified

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The first statewide measure voters see on their ballot should not be difficult at all

To our daughter, on her first day of preschool

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You are American-born and all career paths are open to you. If you don't see the job you want, create one.

Legends of the fall

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In case you think that I'm impossibly uncoordinated, let me just mention that I have actually stayed on several uncooperative horses without mishap.

When does thrift stop making sense?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While I'm thrifty enough to save my cotton Q-tips if I only use one end I also purchase $4 fancy espresso drinks when I like plain old coffee just…

Labor Day: Workers must stand together for change

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We know through polling conducted in 2017 that union favorability is at its highest in over a decade, because more workers see the power in…

Paid family leave good for small businesses

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need politicians to stop listening to big corporations and start taking direction from their constituents, including Main Street business owners…

Speaking in moo

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As it happened, at that time in Scotland there were no supermarkets as we know them. There was the butcher, the fishmonger and the canned goods store.

Back into the fray

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I believed that in my lifetime I could play a role in my community, and my country, progressively becoming more equitable, more tolerant, more…

Defining what we love about Oregon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Land use planning may not seem exciting or sexy. Without it, though, what we have all come to appreciate as the uniqueness of life in Oregon would no…

King City joins Wilsonville in boundary expansion

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Given the severity of the housing affordability crisis, we urge the Metro Council to support our proposal to increase the regional housing supply to…

Tolls must be used to add capacity first

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We aren't ready to rule out congestion pricing, but we do agree that a primary purpose for tolls should be new capacity

Tolling is a sensible congestion solution

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Pricing highways also provides highway planners and policymakers signals about where additional capacity is needed, and provides a funding mechanism…

Aurora airport expansion carries negative impacts

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
what the elected leaders of Wilsonville and Clackamas County stopped by their intervention was yet another attempt to expand the Aurora Airport with…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Kiwanis Fun Run supporters want to see it return in 2019 to hoardes of expecting children

Setting an example for the world

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our work is a labor of love because we love our country and believe we are playing a vital role in our democracy.

Wyden should support bill that will protect legacy…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I have attended too many benefit concerts for friends who are unable to afford their medical bills as they've gotten older

Catching up at Coffee Creek

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
On this one weekend a year, inmates get to see their kids without the hindrance of bars and other barriers getting in the way

Independent party must prove viability

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We don't blame the IPO for using this unexpected bit of leverage. After all, the political deck in Oregon is stacked heavily in favor of the…

Bumper to bumper

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I now plan my outings according to rush hour. The problem is, it's beginning to feel like rush hour never truly ends. It's just less rushed sometimes…

Metro housing bond needs more work

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Metro believes you will vote for this measure because 'somebody needs to do something' about the housing crisis. Don't buy it.

Have good names in mind if you're going to baby sale

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Verzenio, I continue, had a certain hoity-toity appeal, but we finally decided that the poor kid would be linked with Shakespeare in the park.

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The flow of information is unprecedented. This requires heightened discernment to wade through information,

Get involved in transit planning

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
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…

Uh-oh, the skeletons are out of the closet

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
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…

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 senior…

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

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
An acknowledgement of volunteers, utillity rates and Metro excise tax addressed in letters

The happy camper

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Columnist Kay Jewett reminisces about her experiences at summer camp in Michigan

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; following his…

Policy of separating families at border is 'zero…

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

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 and that…

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 Willamette…

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 is a…

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 apartment…

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 creation of…

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…

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…

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 our…

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 variety of…

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 physical…

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 'dodgy progy'…

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 help of all…

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 style, too.

Just Another Point of View: A few things I don't…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
These are by no means all the things I don't understand. I could fill an encyclopedia with the complete list.

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Having been a volunteer at CCCF since they opened in 2002 I have seen many women successfully turn their lives around.

New bike event coming to Wilsonville, surrounding…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This summer the affair includes a single bicycle event to start small and build a successful track record.

Oregon deserves accountable representatives

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We must find and elect candidates who refuse to accept special interest money because they want to represent the people equally.

Clackamas County needs trust in county clerk

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is past time voters retire the current clerk.Clackamas County needs someone in that job who knows what they're doing.

Don't be an egghead; be part of the solution

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Really, the future of the community egg hunt will be controlled by the community.

The Sun Cookie

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You had to be careful when you ate a sun cookie. If you ate it any time after two o'clock in the afternoon, it took the place of dinner.

Refusing to vaccinate kids isn't abuse

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need to correct the legislative overreach by eradicating the current atmosphere of fear within DHS and stopping the inappropriate removal of…

Waiting for the good news fairy

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is literally a game you cannot win and it's my least favorite part of a job I otherwise love.

Honor King, fight for social justice

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Honor King this April 4 by finding ways to join the fight for social justice and human progress. As King said, it is not about whether you succeed…

Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I've been covering education issues since the late 1980s. I remember a time - 1990s, we're looking right at you - when students didn't seem to care…

Gun rights and gun regulations can coexist

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Currently, federal background checks are only required for guns sold by licensed dealers,citi

What do we value?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
All in all the teachers who taught me and who have taught my children through the years have been good teachers

Police blotter waiting for a comeback

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A technology change has yet again stymied our efforts recently to provide the police blotter to Spokesman readers

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Every single day students from all walks of life and some facing significant learning challenges find the courage to show up, work hard, and grow in…

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