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February 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…
February 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…
February 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…
February 18, 2015

Our Opinion: Rape prosecutions shouldn't be limited

by Editorial board
Victims of rape and sexual assault must cope with their emotional pain for life. Why, then, does Oregon law allow the people who perpetrate these crimes to be freed from the threat of…
February 18, 2015

Let's talk about cheating cheaters and their cheating ways

by Mikel Kelly
Let me guess — you were thinking just the other day that you are the only person in the world who is not achieving your goals by cheating. I know, right? Me, too! So, there must be two of us,…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
February 18, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most express sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
February 11, 2015

Our Opinion: Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…
February 11, 2015

Climate change is a fact we must accept now

by David Hedges
People who say the Clackamas River holds water enough to slake the thirst of a burgeoning population have their heads in the sand — an appropriate metaphor, given the shrinking glaciers and…
February 11, 2015

Community Sharing needs community support

by Rich Truitt
Did you know ... * That 1 out of 8 families in Wilsonville lives below the poverty line? * That a local nonprofit known as Wilsonville Community Sharing (WCS) serves those in need with food,…
February 04, 2015

Two Views: Minimum-wage hike too simplistic

by Joe Gilliam
If the merits of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour were as simple as proponents state, politicians would have done it years ago and taken credit ever since. But last week the nonpartisan…

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Feb 04, 2015

Two Views: Higher pay creates better future for all

by Andrea Paluso
Ostensibly, 2014 was a good year for the U.S. economy. The national unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent — the lowest in 6.5 years — while job growth averaged 246,000 per month. It’s tempting…
Jan 28, 2015

How we look may be important, but probably not

by Mikel Kelly
There was a time when I’d be walking down the street, catch a glimpse of my reflection in a store window and be shocked that even though I expected to see one of the lesser Rolling Stones — you…
Jan 28, 2015

Our Opinion: Wage hike would backfire on the poor

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15-per-hour proposal is one of several…
Jan 28, 2015

Community colleges are ladder to success

by Jeremy Brown
This month President Obama announced an ambitious proposal to fund two years of community college for eligible students. Many lauded this announcement as a potential game changer. Others…
Jan 21, 2015

How to sell your soul to the devil - the right way

by Mikel Kelly
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t lament the fact that we no longer have the Weekly World News to enrich our lives — and here’s a perfect example. Last week I ran across an article online…
Jan 21, 2015

Ducks' success made Oregon proud

by Pamplin Media Group
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
Jan 14, 2015

Don't burden schools with more tests

by Suzanne Bonamici
Quality public education is key to building strong, vibrant communities and giving our children a foundation to grow into productive, well-rounded adults. As a member of the U.S. House Committee…
Jan 14, 2015

Jobs report rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of evidence emerged in…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Russian Nursery Association visit McFarlane's Bark in Milwaukie on Nov. 12.
Jan 14, 2015

Local composting firm enjoys Russians' visit

by Kathleen McFarlane
Our 25 Russian Nursery Association visitors were a pleasure on Nov. 12. Their Oregon visits were to the McFarlane’s Bark composting facility, Buchholtz & Buchholtz Nursery, Monrovia Growers and…

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