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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…
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…

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Aug 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…



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