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November 05, 2014

Who are we?

by Ronald Talney
When I was a young child growing up in Vancouver, B.C., we had a fruit tree growing in our backyard on 7th Street. Actually, it was two fruit trees, one a pear tree and the other a plum tree,…
November 05, 2014

Don't pay for 'nothing,' fund universal care

by Samuel Metz
What are the saddest parts of the Cover Oregon debacle? The first is that our state government spent $250 million for software development that, in the end, left us with ... nothing. Not only…
November 05, 2014

Residents prefer careful growth to sprawl

by Tom Hughes
Oregonians know that there are two kinds of strawberries — ours and everything else. The former are small, juicy and sweet, and take a bit longer to grow. The latter might be big and red, but…
October 15, 2014

Measure 92 doesn't deliver

by Ruth Carey
As a nutritionist and dietitian for 30 years, I understand how important it is for food labels to be accurate and reliable so that consumers can make informed decisions about the foods they buy.…
October 15, 2014

Ignore the scare tactics, yes on 92

by Julie Crosse
You’ve probably seen the barrage of attack ads from the No on Measure 92 campaign. The chemical conglomerates and big out-of-state corporations that earn billions in profits from the sale of…
October 15, 2014

Governor's race offers poor choices

by Editorial board
Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We know we are. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat running for an unprecedented fourth term, has not…
October 01, 2014

Open primary appeals to more voters

by Editorial board
Ballot Measure 90 — the open primary initiative — won’t cure all afflictions that plague the election process in Oregon and elsewhere, but it would give more people the chance to participate in…
October 01, 2014

City needs input on how to pay for aquatics center

by Craig Faiman
We in Wilsonville first learned that an aquatic and recreation center was the most desired recreation facility, after nature trails, in the voter surveys to inform the parks master plan…
October 01, 2014

Letter to the Editor

by The Spokesman
School bond will ensure safe schools, low class sizes I am writing in support of the West Linn -Wilsonville School District’s capital construction bond and local option levy. As a parent of…

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