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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…
April 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…
April 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…
CREATIVE OUTLET - Polls conducted in 2015 by the Pew Research Center found that 76 percent of people believe money has a greater, and mostly negative, influence on politics today than ever before, and majorities of both Democrats (84 percent) and Republicans (72 percent) favor limiting the amount of money individuals and organizations can spend on campaigns and issues.
March 18, 2016

A cautionary note as election season enters full swing

by Darryl Swan
With the March filing deadlines behind us, the die has been cast for the upcoming May 17 primary election. Over the next two months, the voices of those who are running for two contested…
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March 18, 2016

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Letters to the editor published March 18, 2016 Scappoose Kiwanis no longer hosting newspaper recycling trailer This letter is to inform the community that the Scappoose Kiwanis will no longer…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SYLVIA KELLEY - The Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Sheffield, England, would be a model for a similar site in Columbia County. The proposed  $17 million center that would be based at the Scappoose airport has received the backing from numerous government, corporate and labor organizations, and is being viewed as a huge economic development victory for Columbia County and Oregon.
March 11, 2016

Manufacturing research center is the realization of a dream

by Darryl Swan
When the press release announcing $7.5 million in legislative funding for an “Advanced Manufacturing Research Center” hit our desk Thursday, March 3 —just prior to our press deadline — it was a…

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Letters to the editor for March 11, 2016
Mar 11, 2016

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Letters to the editor published March 11, 2016 In support of Tardif I normally don’t/won’t write any kind of support letter to the editor about any political candidates running for public…
Letters to the editor for March 4, 2016
Mar 07, 2016

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Letters to the editor for March 4, 2016 Message to presidential candidates: What would Jesus do? I was saddened to read Mr. Wayne Mayo’s latest letter (“Pope owes Trump an apology,” Feb. 26). It…
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Mar 07, 2016

The need for drought emergency response legislation

by Rep. Brad Witt
This week will be our last week in session, so bills are winding their way through both the House and the Senate. Most policy committees have completed their work, and if they are still meeting,…