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FILE PHOTO - Rep. Brad Witt
February 24, 2017

Sponsored legislation allows veterans to 're-enter' education…

by Rep. Brad Witt
Guest column by Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, who represents Oregon's House District 31. He can be reached at Rep.BradWitt@state.or.us.
FILE PHOTO - Letters published 2/24
February 24, 2017

Letters

by Readers
'Crybaby' response to Lions girls hoops upheaval, taking issue with 'Spoiled Brats' claim by Oath Keepers rep, perceived problems with the St. Helens lagoon and waterfront redevelopment projects
February 10, 2017

Public records overhaul encouraged, but doubtful it will make a…

by Darryl Swan
Though discussion focused on a revised public records process in Oregon is a positive step forward, the law needs more teeth, and public officials need to make a stronger committment to…


FILE PHOTO - Letters to the editor published Feb. 10, 2017
February 10, 2017

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor published in the Feb. 10 issue. Readers comments on Port of St. Helens operations, the St. Helens City Council, and special thanks for road workers' response during…
PORT OF ST. HELENS - Larry Ericksen
February 03, 2017

A different point of view

by Larry Ericksen
Larry Ericksen was elected in May 2015 to serve in the Position 3 seat on the Port of St. Helens Commission. He lives in Scappoose.
FILE PHOTO - Letters to the editor for Feb. 3, 2017
February 03, 2017

Letters

by Readers
Readers and Global Partners LP weighs in on recent question about Port of St. Helens transparency with operations at Port Westward.
FILE PHOTO - Letters to the editor for Jan. 27
January 27, 2017

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for Jan. 27, including comments on PUD selection for Subdivision 1 and the St. Helens lagoon fill project.
January 27, 2017

What legacy will we leave for future generations?

by Lichatowich
Commentary by Jim Lichatowich on fossil fuel supply and development efforts at the Port of St. Helens' Port Westward property.
FILE PHOTO - Stephen Topaz
January 20, 2017

Disturbed about Portland cleanup and effect on St. Helens

by Stephen Topaz
Commentary from St. Helens Stephen Topaz regarding concerns about a proposal to fill the St. Helens wastewater lagoon with sediment from the Portland Superfund site.
(Image is Clickable Link) CITY OF ST. HELENS - An aerial photo of the St. Helens wastewater lagoon.
January 20, 2017

Letters

by Readers
A retort regarding the Columbia River PUD's appointment of Debbie Reed to fill the Subdivision 1 position, further concern about a plan to fill the St. Helens lagoon with Superfund sediment.

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SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - OPINION: The PUD board should consider the appointment of either Joseph Burks or Barbara Fail to fill the Subdivision 1 director position.
Jan 13, 2017

Editorial: Two stand out for PUD's Subdivision 1 appointment

by Darryl Swan
The Columbia River People’s Utility District board of directors is poised to appoint one of three applicants to serve as the utility’s Subdivision 1 director through 2018. Of the three, only two…
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Jan 13, 2017

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for 1/13 VFW wood raffle canceled Lousy weather and horrible roads, so VFW Post 4362 has decided to cancel the wood raffle we had scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Jan.…
FILE PHOTO - VFW Post 4362 Commander Tom Ford, left, on Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial at Scappoose Heritage Park.
Jan 06, 2017

A plea: We need veterans to help support our veterans

by Tom Ford
Commentary from VFW Post 4362 Commander Tom Ford about the dire need for veterans to join service organizations and help out other veterans.
Jan 06, 2017

We get an 'F' in reducing waste, spending

by Joe Turner
Op-ed from Joe Turner in Columbia City about the failings of government, and generally most people, when it comes to curbing spending.
Jan 06, 2017

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor published in the Jan. 6, 2017 issue of the Spotlight.
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Dec 30, 2016

Letters

by Readers
A letter from Caroline Skinner, member of Friends of Nob Hill Nature Park, about the many park improvements that took place over the year 2016.
Ward
Dec 30, 2016

The CRPUD board's missed opportunity

by Nancy Ward
Final thoughts on the recent “CRUD” election can be summed up in two words — missed opportunity. The room was packed to overflowing at the Columbia River People’s Utility District board meeting…
FILE PHOTO - Rep. Brad Witt
Dec 30, 2016

Preparing for the regular session as 2016 draws to a close

by Rep. Brad Witt
Commentary from Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, on the closing of 2016 and a preview of the February legislative session
Dec 30, 2016

Thanks for making charities a success

by Tricia Stockwell
Letter to the editor by Tricia Stockwell regarding success of Merchants' Toy N Joy and Scappoose Share & Care programs Thanks for making charities a success A big thanks to the vendors, sponsors…