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Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
July 30, 2014

Being old means never having to say you're sorry

by Mikel Kelly
People are always coming up to me and sticking their phone in my face and imploring me to look at a picture of something. “Well?” they’ll say. “What do you think of that?” If it’s a true friend,…
July 30, 2014

Letters to the Editor

by the Spokesman
Support CCC bond The November election will include a bond measure for Clackamas Community College. The CCC Board of Education referred the measure to the ballot at a special meeting last week.…
July 16, 2014

The consistency of traditional hotelsversus the uncertainty of…

by Bakulesh Patel
As an owner of hotels throughout Oregon and the northwestern United States — including here in Wilsonville, where I also reside — the timely topic of Airbnb and other short-term online rental…
July 10, 2014

Don't extend time for turning in Oregon ballots

by Paul Gronke
The final tally for the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida was George W. Bush, 2,912,790 votes, and Al Gore, 2,912,253 votes - a difference of 537 votes. Of course, everyone knows that…
July 09, 2014

No reason to overreact to cougar sightings

by Editorial Team
Last week, the city of Hillsboro responded to a report that a cougar was sighted near the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve by closing the trails at the popular park. At around 8:30 a.m. June 26,…
July 09, 2014


by Josh Kulla
An article in the June 25 issue of the Spokesman incorrectly stated that Wilsonville Community Sharing has already moved its operations to a building on Boberg Road owned by Grace Chapel. WCS…
July 02, 2014

Put brakes on illicit drug distribution with 'no' vote on…

by David Olen Cross
Most of the illicit drugs killing Oregonians are produced, manufactured and smuggled into the state by drug cartels operating out of Mexico. On April 24, Oregon’s medical examiner reported that…
July 02, 2014

Look past pesticides to study pollinator health

by Jeff Stone and Scott Dahlman
As fellow state Pollinator Health Task Force members, we were disappointed to read the piece written by Aimee Code and Scott Hoffman Black of the Xerces Society (“Protect pollinators like our…
June 26, 2014

My View: Protect pollinators like our lives depend on it

by Scott Hoffman Black and Aimee Code
A single pesticide application killed 50,000 wild bumblebees in Oregon last year, dealing a devastating blow to 300 or more colonies. The one bright spot in this tragedy is that the Oregon…
June 26, 2014

Our Opinion: Focus on responsible gun ownership

by Editorial board
Every time a gun-related tragedy occurs, the cry goes out to ban certain types of weapons, establish waiting periods or pass other gun legislation, but in the end, nothing ever really gets done.…

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Jun 04, 2014

Reader Letters

by Luke Roney
Don’t pretend to represent Wilsonville when you don’t In our Spokesman last week, you published a special section entitled, “101 Things to Do.” It was loaded with information and good ideas.…

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