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 understand

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 area

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…

Fly flag for vets on March 29

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Today, there are Vietnam War veterans suffering from maladies due to exposures to infecting sources such as Agent Orange

GUEST OPINION: This year's short session worked by staying…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Lawmakers managed to table some unwieldy topics ill-suited for a 35-day session

OVER THE FENCEE: Elements of style - and grammar

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When people have asked over the years about why I never taught, I tell them that if they don't mind, I'd rather not go there....or they're....or…

Gun violence solutions aren't simple

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'What is needed is not smart guns but smart legislators willing to research problems and dialogue honestly.'

Flushing truth and freedom down an Oval hole

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Attacking media gives politicians a handy smokescreen from inconvenient facts and clearly sells well in red states.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Whether we like it or not, the default recourse for a disgruntled student is to shoot people at school.

The survival of the fittest

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I come from a hunting and fishing family, so I'm pretty comfortable with using those options as a means of survival.

Stay dogged and faithful to the last

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is the ethics practiced by reporters and the editors that engenders trust by the public

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Solutions and challenges to solving gun violence; kudos to the high school robotics club and more

Keeping the faith

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The idea that an error is allowed in journalism, even one publicly declared and repaired, doesn't seem to occur to many people

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Hospitals getting better - even in Seattle

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
At the risk of sounding braggy, I am becoming quite a veteran of local hospitals.

My View: Cap-and-trade could harm manufacturing

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon manufacturers share our state's passion for environmental protection.

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
PJ Clark, a Lake Oswego resident and the mother of two young girls, says she wants her children to be prepared when tragedy strikes

Editor's notebook: A solution to 'bummer gun' journalism

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As newsrooms shrank during and since the last recession and readers turned to their phones for news, coverage skewed toward what was easy, cheap and…

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democrats have lost all credibility in claiming to care about citizens when their first tactic is to shut down government if they can't include…

DIET: aka 'Did I Eat That?'

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Why am I, or for that matter we, as a nation, overweight to begin with? Consider for a moment that 'stressed' spelled backwards is 'desserts,' and…

The Seven Days of Technology

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As I drifted off to sleep that night, I had visions of hackers surrounding my house and attacking these rapidly multiplying devices, each a separate…

Price pollution, invest in solutions: pass Clean…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As the renewable energy economy scales up, companies like ours play a part in helping maximize this clean, plentiful energy.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Commissioner Bernard taken to task for online comments; plant the right tree in the right place

Citizen's View: Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon has so much to gain if we seize the economic opportunities presented by clean energy.

Letter to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The truth is informed state politicians across the nation are taking positive actions in the wake of the vacuum created by President Trump's reckless…

Airport improvements benefits few

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville wrote 'a letter of concern' about Rep. Lewis' bill because it was consciously excluded from the development process

Remembering Chablis

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
She and I went through a lot together, and even though we had some rough times, she still saved my neck on many an occasion, and I still viewed her…

Being sick is a lot more troubling than it used to…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You'd think I was preparing to embark on an expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon with as many shots as I've had

Time to focus on school choice

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Research shows that when parents actively choose schools and education environments for their children, students are more likely to succeed in school.

What's the chance of electing a female president?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Both structural and cultural barriers keep women from advancing to the U.S. presidency.

Voters identified most important issues

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Environmental issues tied for last place (2 percent), and global warming did not even make the list.

Intellectual property ain't what it used to be

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You can understand, given my career, how I lament about the demise of centuries of human existence when people could make a living through the arts

Sex harassment dialogue overdue

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's now clear that for men who work in the public eye, a credible allegation of sexual harassment, backed up by solid reporting, is now enough to…

Residents of district are committed to excellence

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As you can well imagine, the logistics in getting a music program up and running is no small feat.

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ms. Parrish doesn't seem to realize that we are a 'representative democracy' where we elect our neighbors to study complex issues

Measure 101 doesn't pass fairness test

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Is it fair health insurance companies, many of which posted banner 2017 profits, were allowed to pass their tax obligation onto ratepayers?

Voting yes on Measure 101 is good for your school…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Anyone who works with children knows that our students learn best when they are healthy and have healthcare

Out to lunch

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When we graduated to Junior High, we were at last permitted into the cafeteria. This was a large and ancient putrid green room, just the color to…

Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'Measure 101 is, in effect, an attempted 'do-over' by the losers of a tough political fight. '

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'A 'yes' vote allows Oregon to access federal dollars to guarantee continued funding of the Oregon Health Plan.'

Richard Devlin has served region well

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Outgoing senator will be remembered for his vast knowledge of the Oregon State budget

Do I watch too much television? That depends on who…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My justification? We don't watch really bad TV shows, and there are lots and lots of those

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

We can stop the tragedy of homeless school children

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A common-sense reform of the mortgage-interest deduction would yield significant resources for Oregon to address the crisis of housing affordability

Citizen's View: Trump's tax plan will hurt…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We must ensure the affordability of a college degree and that the resources that benefit students are not lost to make up for other tax cuts.

The art of the squabble

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Family squabbles aren't always serious, but they are definitely a part and parcel of life

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

Preservation of fuels standard a win-win

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon produces millions of tons of woody 'waste' products every year, from logging to sawdust to small trees from U.S. Forest Service thinning…

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

What my father taught me about women

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My mom would not tolerate sexism and instilled within me feminist ideals. What I inherited from her makes me a better husband and father.citi

Federal tax reform will further PERS pain across…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The less we think we can earn through investments, the more we need to pony up in cash.

Tidings of Comfort? Oh, and Joy

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While you're out, maybe you'll get to do some shopping along with 800 million other people doing the same thing.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Should Metro lead a regional push for affordable…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Metro should not proceed without first gaining the complete support of its regional partners

Hither & Yon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I didn't understand the value of the metoo meme, I mean, who can't say 'me too'?

'Tis the season for safety

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As a pet mom passionate about emergency preparedness for the whole family, let's not forget that our four-legged and feathered friends are at risk as…

11 pairs of white pants nearly ruined my life

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The only reason I turned out as well as I have I owe almost entirely to the fact that I found, at a very young age, my soulmate

Thankful for city's independent spirit

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I'm thankful for the independent spirit that continues to thrive and to shine in all the hard work and self-resiliency displayed throughout our…

Double the love with donation to arts

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As unimaginable as it would be for you to not take an interest deduction on your home mortgage, the same is true for not claiming the tax credit on…

The Farmer's Daughter

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In bad years, we worried about being able to even have the basics, like sufficient food and clothing.

Don't delay river cleanup

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Putting the polluters in charge of overseeing the remedies makes little sense

Pass Clean Energy Jobs in 2018 for healthier kids

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If Oregon reduces this damaging pollution, we can protect both Oregon's climate and children's physical and mental health.

Veterans deserve our support every day

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Veterans need each other, but, more importantly, our country needs our veterans. Those who defend us from our enemies must be supported.

Let's protect our county's neighborhoods

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In Clackamas County, we have neighborhoods that are coping with unwanted development

Love at first sight

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My spouse and I have been through a lot together since that fateful night at Butch McGuire's

Tolling people on Portland's highways has potential…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Although value pricing may sound vague or somewhat ominous, motorists should be happy with this new policy

Confessions of a phone failure

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Yep, it's come to this - enrollment in a 12-step program to try to address my 'phone problems.'

Voters should hold prosecutors accountable

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Many Oregonians don't realize how powerful district attorneys are -- but they should.

We need leadership, not denials, from our district…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I was angry to hear that the most powerful person in our county's criminal justice system thinks that racial disparities aren't a problem

Insight can change the world

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The main difference between the person I was five years ago and the person I am today is I am more aware of my bias and able to see it more clearly.

Good legislation begins with good data

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We know we have a problem with gun violence. It's time to let federal health experts study it.

Over the Fence: This old house

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's old and drafty and charming, and as my designer friend says, 'has good bones.'

My View: Different wage studies get different…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Seattle's success at pushing fast food restaurants to pay better wages without cutting jobs, is most likely due to higher sales, lower turnover and…

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Do you know people who don't have insurance or who may be paying too much for their plan?

The importance of 'real' news to our communities

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Journalists use their shoe leather, their training and their deep knowledge of local communities to marshal facts and report the news - real news,…

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension and budget crisis is to reduce pension benefits for government workers.

Finding a new groove

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I've been feeling a smidgen lost, and trying to find a new school year groove. I know I'm not alone in that feeling.

How I spent my vacation this summer

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'They fed us like kings and even provided eclipse glasses, and the fact that we saw a 99.6-percent eclipse with almost no effort or inconvenience…

Our Opinion: Oregon ablaze - Let's take steps to…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Writer says: 'Samantha's words are life advice, not just high school advice.'
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