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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.…
July 16, 2014

The consistency of traditional hotelsversus the uncertainty of…

by Bakulesh Patel
As an owner of hotels throughout Oregon and the northwestern United States — including here in Wilsonville, where I also reside — the timely topic of Airbnb and other short-term online rental…
July 10, 2014

Don't extend time for turning in Oregon ballots

by Paul Gronke
The final tally for the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida was George W. Bush, 2,912,790 votes, and Al Gore, 2,912,253 votes - a difference of 537 votes. Of course, everyone knows that…
July 09, 2014

No reason to overreact to cougar sightings

by Editorial Team
Last week, the city of Hillsboro responded to a report that a cougar was sighted near the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve by closing the trails at the popular park. At around 8:30 a.m. June 26,…
July 09, 2014


by Josh Kulla
An article in the June 25 issue of the Spokesman incorrectly stated that Wilsonville Community Sharing has already moved its operations to a building on Boberg Road owned by Grace Chapel. WCS…

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Jul 02, 2014

Put brakes on illicit drug distribution with 'no' vote on…

by David Olen Cross
Most of the illicit drugs killing Oregonians are produced, manufactured and smuggled into the state by drug cartels operating out of Mexico. On April 24, Oregon’s medical examiner reported that…
Jul 02, 2014

Look past pesticides to study pollinator health

by Jeff Stone and Scott Dahlman
As fellow state Pollinator Health Task Force members, we were disappointed to read the piece written by Aimee Code and Scott Hoffman Black of the Xerces Society (“Protect pollinators like our…

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