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April 15, 2015

Are all of our children ready for school?

by Rebecca Gladstone
The League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund has released a new study. On behalf of the League, I urge you to read “Children-at-Risk — early learning, early intervention,” which asks,…
April 08, 2015

Wilsonville Is blooming this spring

by Tim Knapp
Just as spring is the start of a new growing season, so too are a number of new local establishments “budding-out.” Two unique businesses are opening, and each represents something different for…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
April 08, 2015

A Kelly, by any other name, is probably also full of blarney

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????” — you…
March 25, 2015

Shine a light on government secrecy

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
March 25, 2015

Readers' letters

by (None)
‘You chose to treat our guys as winners’ Just a quick note of thanks to Pamplin Media and the good folks at the Wilsonville Spokesman for your coverage of our team and the outstanding kids…
March 18, 2015

Kitzhaber, put spotlight to good use

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
March 18, 2015

Support the transition from coal to clean

by Patrick O'Herron
Electricity generation from coal is declining in Oregon and across the United States — and for good reason. As a healthcare provider I see that coal is a threat to public health, contributing to…
March 11, 2015

My View: Inmate family program should be spared

by Brian Lindstrom
“Stop worrying about things you can’t control. Just focus on being a second-grader.” That’s what Nova, an inmate mother, said tenderly as she hugged her 7-year-old daughter, Malique, goodbye…
March 11, 2015

Electric cars benefit people, economy, air

by Zach Henkin
Many Oregon families received an unexpected Christmas present this year in the form of lower gas prices. This “gas dividend” helped families put more presents under the tree. This trend may be…
March 04, 2015

Our Opinion: Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Editorial Board
Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and criminal justice system. We also feel the same approach needs to be taken with the…

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Mar 04, 2015

Letter: Thank the classified staffat WL-Wilsonville schools

by (none)
League opposes 2nd Amendment resolution At their business meeting on Feb. 19, the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners are voting on “A Resolution in the Matter of Supporting Second Amendment…
Mar 04, 2015

Life may good - but fortunately, it's not that good

by Mikel Kelly
The other person who lives at our house said something last week that struck me as practically profound. It got me thinking, anyway. “Can you imagine what it would be like if every dumb little…
Feb 25, 2015

Common Core eliminates cursive

by Gale Gipson
The more that people understand what Common Core is, the less they seem to like it. The reason I am opposed is that it is a federal takeover of our schools. If it wasn’t for Bill Gates and his…
Feb 25, 2015

My View: Pamplin partnership fills journalism gaps

by Mark Garber
oregoncapitalinsider.com John Kitzhaber final public statement In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal he put his state…
Feb 25, 2015

Economics for a livable future

by Peter Wright
A recent article by Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson asked whether debt (government, business and household) helps economic growth and reduces unemployment, or the opposite. He…




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