Columbia County's Opinions

May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
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May 27, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Darryl Swan
Letters published May 27, 2016 As Memorial Day approaches, a reflection on the community’s generosity The generosity demonstrated by the citizens of our community this past weekend on the…
May 27, 2016

PUD directors need to stick to approved general manager hiring…

by Darryl Swan
Though the Columbia River People's Utility District has not had a full-time, permanent general manager since December 2014, it's encouraging the board did not toss aside its established…


May 20, 2016

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Letters to the editor published May 20, 2016 Community generosity makes Buddy Poppy fundraiser work Memorial Day is the 30th of May, and is observed on the last Monday of the month, a three-day…
May 06, 2016

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Letters published May 6, 2016 Many reasons to support public transit district I have some very special — and personal — reasons for supporting the creation of a County Wide Transportation…
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April 29, 2016

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Letters published April 29, 2016 An argument in favor of CC Rider I have some very special (and personal) reasons for supporting the creation of a countywide transportation district. I am not…
April 22, 2016

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Letters published April 22, 2016. Note: Clarification of letter assertions published earlier follows Of, By and For These words ring as true today as they did 153 years ago when President…
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April 15, 2016

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Letters to the editor published April 15, 2016 Scappoose Easter egg hunt was a success The Scappoose Easter Egg Hunt was fun for all this year! We were able to hide over 10,000 eggs filled with…
April 08, 2016

Our Opinion: Giving lip service to transparency

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This coming July 4, the nation celebrates its 240th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The law was passed and signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson…
April 08, 2016

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Letters to the editor for April 8, 2016 Golfer holes The recent damage caused by disc golfers at McCormick Park is a travesty. Local residents and area botanists who value that area for its…

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Apr 01, 2016

You - yes, you - play a part in autism awareness

by Darryl Swan
The data surrounding the bio-neurological developmental disability known as “autism” continue to indicate it has reached epidemic levels. When the Spotlight in 2013 started its autism awareness…
Apr 01, 2016

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Letters to the editor for 4/1 Angels among us The evening of March 16 I stopped by Fred Meyer to pick up some groceries. While checking out at U-Scan, I realized my wallet was at home. I wanted…