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September 10, 2014

Let us know what's in our food

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
Family farmers worry about the potential contamination of crops with genetically engineered pollen or seed As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label…
September 10, 2014

CCC bond measure is well-planned and necessary

by Jeanne Magmer
I am supporting the Clackamas Community College bond measure in November for the following reasons: * It’s a good plan based on what our community wants from its college. * It adds classrooms…
September 10, 2014

If you can't laugh at things, why go on?

by Mikel Kelly
On more than one occasion last week, I was reminded about the importance of laughing. The first instance came up during a talk I was giving to the Gresham Lions Club about this column thing I do…
September 03, 2014

City acts responsibly in useof urban renewal tool

by Tim Knapp
The Wilsonville City Council is taking action now to close-down three of six “TIF Zones,” which are the city’s voter-approved, single-property urban renewal districts. The TIF Zones were…
August 20, 2014

Our Opinion: Intel invests in state's economic future

by Editorial Board
Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning, the pact offered a jolt to…
August 06, 2014

Fixing Our Electoral College

by Jerry Spriggs
Have you ever looked at those Red and Blue Electoral College results maps that are displayed after a presidential election? I mean, have you really looked at them? They cover up a lot and it’s…
August 06, 2014

Atiyeh's style would be welcome in Oregon today

by Editorial Board
The Oregon former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship between…
August 06, 2014

Secret to long-term success: Join a sorority

by Donna King
Around this time of year, high school graduates are preparing to attend college in the fall and exploring the question, “Do I want to join a sorority?” Sororities might not be for everyone, but…
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.…

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