Have good names in mind if you're going to baby sale

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Verzenio, I continue, had a certain hoity-toity appeal, but we finally decided that the poor kid would be linked with Shakespeare in the park.

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The flow of information is unprecedented. This requires heightened discernment to wade through information,

Get involved in transit planning

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I both anticipate and fret about the continued growth in our region as we welcome thousands of new arrivals to live in more apartments, work at…

Uh-oh, the skeletons are out of the closet

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The event would always start slowly but would gradually pick up momentum and become more animated as tongues were loosened by the unending flow of…

Reconsidering some past stubbornness

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
For the better part of my life when I have contemplated getting older I have strongly declared my opposition to moving into any kind of senior…

CITIZEN'S VIEW: PERS Pac-Man eats teacher salaries

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon basically has to charge our teachers $7,398 a year to cover our unfunded PERS liabilities

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
An acknowledgement of volunteers, utillity rates and Metro excise tax addressed in letters

The happy camper

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Columnist Kay Jewett reminisces about her experiences at summer camp in Michigan

Thank you, Senator Merkley

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The current actions of taking the children of immigrants crossing the border from their mothers is beyond all human decency

8 questions citizens need answered

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Editor's note: West Linn resident Mike Taylor submitted a series of eight questions for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District; following his…

Policy of separating families at border is 'zero humanity'

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right to seek…

The Cherished Letter

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While it's hard to say goodbye to these three important people in my life, because of their letters, I truly think that they are all okay and that…

Canby Ferry bridge would hurt West Linn and area

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If a bridge is built, it will carry thousands more cars a day and many of those will funnel down Pete's Mountain and land in front of Willamette…

Metro's new role in housing crisis

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
For this effort to succeed, voters and local officials in all the cities will need to commit to the idea that the affordable housing crisis is a…

Our Opinion: Track ADU law for effectiveness

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
ADUs offer a desirable alternative to traditional forms of rental housing. The region has numerous inner-city high-rises and large suburban apartment…

Police in schools counterproductive

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Due to the unjust discipline practices, resource officers deter many students from being engaged in school. These practices undermine the creation of…

Hangin' with Methuselah

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Besides imagining what life must have been like for her, learning about her set me to thinking about the prospect of getting old.

Teach students practical skills they'll use as adults

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Family Life Education and other practical arts, cultural arts (such as Music and Art) and Physical Education will keep students in school,

Just Another Point of View: Still searching for a school…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Even in cases where the offensive mascot name was the idea of the very people involved, the rest of us have decided to bless the issue with our…

Brown, Buehler, show us your vision

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It was not that long ago that socially moderate Republicans and fiscally conservative Democrats helped force debate and compromise on a variety of…

We're not yet prepared for next big disaster

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While people and organizations are trained and ready to respond, the difficult truth is that only a small amount of our public and private physical…

Of robots and cats

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
By the time my wife arrived home, I had sent Miles out on several test missions and personally observed his cunning cleaning skills

It's all in the genes

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Let's face it, when you think about all those generations of progeny, you have to realize that there's always the chance of some pretty 'dodgy progy'…

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I'm talking about the distribution of 'unsaleable' bakery goods to the elderly and those on a fixed income.

Concussion effort needs schools' help

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We think that the safety of kids who play sports is important. We don't think we're alone, and that's why we think we ought to have the help of all…

Adjust approach to sea lions in Willamette River

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need to adopt a rational approach, whereby seals and the various species of sea lions will be managed, but not destroyed

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Cast your ballot by May 15 for this primary; no local issues for Wilsonville but plenty of regional and state concerns on ballot

Buck has earned a seat on Metro Council

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In a race where the philosophical differences are imperceptible and every resume is impressive, we believe voters must look at leadership style, too.

Just Another Point of View: A few things I don't understand

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
These are by no means all the things I don't understand. I could fill an encyclopedia with the complete list.

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Having been a volunteer at CCCF since they opened in 2002 I have seen many women successfully turn their lives around.

New bike event coming to Wilsonville, surrounding area

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This summer the affair includes a single bicycle event to start small and build a successful track record.

Oregon deserves accountable representatives

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We must find and elect candidates who refuse to accept special interest money because they want to represent the people equally.

Clackamas County needs trust in county clerk

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is past time voters retire the current clerk.Clackamas County needs someone in that job who knows what they're doing.

Don't be an egghead; be part of the solution

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Really, the future of the community egg hunt will be controlled by the community.

The Sun Cookie

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You had to be careful when you ate a sun cookie. If you ate it any time after two o'clock in the afternoon, it took the place of dinner.

Refusing to vaccinate kids isn't abuse

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We need to correct the legislative overreach by eradicating the current atmosphere of fear within DHS and stopping the inappropriate removal of…

Waiting for the good news fairy

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is literally a game you cannot win and it's my least favorite part of a job I otherwise love.

Honor King, fight for social justice

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Honor King this April 4 by finding ways to join the fight for social justice and human progress. As King said, it is not about whether you succeed…

Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I've been covering education issues since the late 1980s. I remember a time - 1990s, we're looking right at you - when students didn't seem to care…

Gun rights and gun regulations can coexist

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Currently, federal background checks are only required for guns sold by licensed dealers,citi

What do we value?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
All in all the teachers who taught me and who have taught my children through the years have been good teachers

Police blotter waiting for a comeback

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A technology change has yet again stymied our efforts recently to provide the police blotter to Spokesman readers

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Every single day students from all walks of life and some facing significant learning challenges find the courage to show up, work hard, and grow in…

Fly flag for vets on March 29

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Today, there are Vietnam War veterans suffering from maladies due to exposures to infecting sources such as Agent Orange

GUEST OPINION: This year's short session worked by…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Lawmakers managed to table some unwieldy topics ill-suited for a 35-day session

OVER THE FENCEE: Elements of style - and grammar

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When people have asked over the years about why I never taught, I tell them that if they don't mind, I'd rather not go there....or they're....or…

Gun violence solutions aren't simple

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'What is needed is not smart guns but smart legislators willing to research problems and dialogue honestly.'

Flushing truth and freedom down an Oval hole

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Attacking media gives politicians a handy smokescreen from inconvenient facts and clearly sells well in red states.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Whether we like it or not, the default recourse for a disgruntled student is to shoot people at school.

The survival of the fittest

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I come from a hunting and fishing family, so I'm pretty comfortable with using those options as a means of survival.

Stay dogged and faithful to the last

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is the ethics practiced by reporters and the editors that engenders trust by the public

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Solutions and challenges to solving gun violence; kudos to the high school robotics club and more

Keeping the faith

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The idea that an error is allowed in journalism, even one publicly declared and repaired, doesn't seem to occur to many people

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our opinion: Military-style weapons have no purpose in the hands of civilians.

Hospitals getting better - even in Seattle

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
At the risk of sounding braggy, I am becoming quite a veteran of local hospitals.

My View: Cap-and-trade could harm manufacturing

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon manufacturers share our state's passion for environmental protection.

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
PJ Clark, a Lake Oswego resident and the mother of two young girls, says she wants her children to be prepared when tragedy strikes

Editor's notebook: A solution to 'bummer gun'…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As newsrooms shrank during and since the last recession and readers turned to their phones for news, coverage skewed toward what was easy, cheap and…

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democrats have lost all credibility in claiming to care about citizens when their first tactic is to shut down government if they can't include…

DIET: aka 'Did I Eat That?'

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Why am I, or for that matter we, as a nation, overweight to begin with? Consider for a moment that 'stressed' spelled backwards is 'desserts,' and…

The Seven Days of Technology

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As I drifted off to sleep that night, I had visions of hackers surrounding my house and attacking these rapidly multiplying devices, each a separate…

Price pollution, invest in solutions: pass Clean…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As the renewable energy economy scales up, companies like ours play a part in helping maximize this clean, plentiful energy.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Commissioner Bernard taken to task for online comments; plant the right tree in the right place

Citizen's View: Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon has so much to gain if we seize the economic opportunities presented by clean energy.

Letter to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The truth is informed state politicians across the nation are taking positive actions in the wake of the vacuum created by President Trump's reckless…

Airport improvements benefits few

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville wrote 'a letter of concern' about Rep. Lewis' bill because it was consciously excluded from the development process

Remembering Chablis

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
She and I went through a lot together, and even though we had some rough times, she still saved my neck on many an occasion, and I still viewed her…

Being sick is a lot more troubling than it used to…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You'd think I was preparing to embark on an expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon with as many shots as I've had

Time to focus on school choice

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Research shows that when parents actively choose schools and education environments for their children, students are more likely to succeed in school.

What's the chance of electing a female president?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Both structural and cultural barriers keep women from advancing to the U.S. presidency.

Voters identified most important issues

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Environmental issues tied for last place (2 percent), and global warming did not even make the list.

Intellectual property ain't what it used to be

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
You can understand, given my career, how I lament about the demise of centuries of human existence when people could make a living through the arts

Sex harassment dialogue overdue

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's now clear that for men who work in the public eye, a credible allegation of sexual harassment, backed up by solid reporting, is now enough to…

Residents of district are committed to excellence

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As you can well imagine, the logistics in getting a music program up and running is no small feat.

Letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ms. Parrish doesn't seem to realize that we are a 'representative democracy' where we elect our neighbors to study complex issues

Measure 101 doesn't pass fairness test

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Is it fair health insurance companies, many of which posted banner 2017 profits, were allowed to pass their tax obligation onto ratepayers?

Voting yes on Measure 101 is good for your school…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Anyone who works with children knows that our students learn best when they are healthy and have healthcare

Out to lunch

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When we graduated to Junior High, we were at last permitted into the cafeteria. This was a large and ancient putrid green room, just the color to…

Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'Measure 101 is, in effect, an attempted 'do-over' by the losers of a tough political fight. '

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'A 'yes' vote allows Oregon to access federal dollars to guarantee continued funding of the Oregon Health Plan.'

Richard Devlin has served region well

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Outgoing senator will be remembered for his vast knowledge of the Oregon State budget

Do I watch too much television? That depends on who…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My justification? We don't watch really bad TV shows, and there are lots and lots of those

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

We can stop the tragedy of homeless school children

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A common-sense reform of the mortgage-interest deduction would yield significant resources for Oregon to address the crisis of housing affordability

Citizen's View: Trump's tax plan will hurt…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We must ensure the affordability of a college degree and that the resources that benefit students are not lost to make up for other tax cuts.

The art of the squabble

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Family squabbles aren't always serious, but they are definitely a part and parcel of life

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

Preservation of fuels standard a win-win

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon produces millions of tons of woody 'waste' products every year, from logging to sawdust to small trees from U.S. Forest Service thinning…

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

What my father taught me about women

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
My mom would not tolerate sexism and instilled within me feminist ideals. What I inherited from her makes me a better husband and father.citi

Federal tax reform will further PERS pain across…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The less we think we can earn through investments, the more we need to pony up in cash.

Tidings of Comfort? Oh, and Joy

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While you're out, maybe you'll get to do some shopping along with 800 million other people doing the same thing.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Should Metro lead a regional push for affordable…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Metro should not proceed without first gaining the complete support of its regional partners

Hither & Yon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I didn't understand the value of the metoo meme, I mean, who can't say 'me too'?

'Tis the season for safety

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As a pet mom passionate about emergency preparedness for the whole family, let's not forget that our four-legged and feathered friends are at risk as…

11 pairs of white pants nearly ruined my life

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The only reason I turned out as well as I have I owe almost entirely to the fact that I found, at a very young age, my soulmate

Thankful for city's independent spirit

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I'm thankful for the independent spirit that continues to thrive and to shine in all the hard work and self-resiliency displayed throughout our…

Double the love with donation to arts

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As unimaginable as it would be for you to not take an interest deduction on your home mortgage, the same is true for not claiming the tax credit on…

The Farmer's Daughter

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In bad years, we worried about being able to even have the basics, like sufficient food and clothing.

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