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October 17, 2014

Depletion tax increase would hurt the local economy

by Bob Short
Mr. Wayne Mayo has proposed a simple remedy for Columbia County government’s revenue shortage: a 400-plus percent increase in the depletion tax on aggregate. As is often the case when simplistic…
October 17, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters from readers for the Oct. 17, 2014 issue Easy ‘yes’ on Measure 88 Our “Yes” votes on Measure 88 are an easy decision. Measure 88 supports the bill passed by the Oregon State Legislature…
October 10, 2014

Columbia County and its public relations problems

by Darryl Swan
There are no small deeds when it comes to electoral politics in the run-up to a general election, especially when there are hotly contested issues and candidate races on the line. Columbia…
October 10, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for Oct. 10, 2014 GOP agenda targets Medicare, Social Security I write this letter urging all citizens, especially fellow retirees, to be sure to cast your votes before…
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October 03, 2014

The time for domestic violence prevention is now

by Naaman Cordova-Muenzberg
From the large numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses to the National Football League’s suspension of Ray Rice, it is difficult these days to escape media coverage about domestic and…
October 03, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for the Oct. 3 issue Rail and river are key for county jobs I am one of the 70 percent that travels out of the county every day for work. Local family-wage jobs are scarce…
September 26, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for Sept. 26, 2014 Expanded focus for depletion fee The Scappoose Bay pit ships 6,800 tons of gravel daily by barge to Portland seven days a week. The calculation on a…
September 25, 2014

Letters

by Darryl Swan
Letters to the editor for Sept. 19, 2014 Climate change hysteria Last week, in response to my opinion letter (see Letters, “Why climate change skepticism is warranted,” Sept. 5) of the week…
September 12, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters to the editor for Sept. 12, 2014 You’re welcome This is a thank-you to the reporters who write for the Spotlight. My guess is local government operates without oversight and is prone at…
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September 05, 2014

Considerations as fall begins in District 31

by Brad Witt
By Rep. Brad Witt As days get shorter and mornings take on that crisp, fresh smell of fall in the Northwest, students head back to school. We start looking forward to the fall routines.…

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Sep 05, 2014

Letters

by Readers
Letters from readers for 9-5-2014 Who does Heimuller work for? Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller’s largest out-of-state campaign contributors in 2014 are BNSF Railway Co. and Portland…
Sep 05, 2014

Rules unfairly favor tenants, not landlords, in rental agreements

by Clifford Howard
I have talked about it to a lot of my friends and would really like to say something about why landords charge the fees they do and check potential renters out in such detail. The laws in Oregon…
Aug 29, 2014

Letters

by Darryl Swan
Letters from readers published Aug. 29, 2014 Radio show to explore coal, crude oil issues Clean Columbia County has just signed to host a one hour radio program on KOHI, on the dial at 1600 AM.…
Aug 29, 2014

Statewide policy on ICE holds needed

by Sharon Bonn
Commentary from Sharon Bonn of St. Helens The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was created in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and initiated the joining in 2003 of U.S. Immigration…
Aug 29, 2014

County leaders must take a stand on climate change

by Darryl Swan
Commentary from William Allen of St. Helens Climate change. Climate change! When you mention these two words, many people’s eyes glaze over. The topic seems to invoke concern, apathy or denial,…
Sep 05, 2014

Letters

by Darryl Swan
Letters to the editor for the June 6, 2014 issue Disappointed with apathy I was disappointed no one has addressed the apathy of the Columbia County voters. It is unbelievable issues such as the…