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OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will again seek to end the legacy of a clause long used as a 'tool of control' over people of color.
Want more local news? Support our journalists

Want more local news? Support our journalists

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The truth is we want to deliver more local news, but we must have the financial support to justify it. 
After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The 'pubic purpose charged' tacked on to power bills has been a boon to the Energy Trust of Oregon and a burden on consumers.
Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner Shull's…

Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner Shull's…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Newly elected Clackamas County Commisioner Mark Shull posted hate-filled comments to social media, unleashing criticism and swift calls for his…
Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A Spokesman reader discusses Wilsonville City Council's decision to compensate councilors
Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Anger is the chief emotion being expressed by our elected leaders and their staff after the Jan. 6 attack on democracy.
LUBA decision doesn't equal defeat for the city

LUBA decision doesn't equal defeat for the city

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The land use body dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds, not on the merits of the arguments
OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A former statewide candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.
Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of service

Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of service

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Craig Roberts: Newly elected Angie Brandenburg is taking command of 'incredible operation.'
Dear new Wilsonville mayor: Give us a chance to serve

Dear new Wilsonville mayor: Give us a chance to serve

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
A segment of the community has grown weary of Wilsonville politics and feels its voice isn't being heard
Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee defends…

Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee defends…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'For those of you who have been critical of Tootie's Facebook comment ... I would like you to think about some things.'
ODOT should address its spending problem, not toll citizens

ODOT should address its spending problem, not toll citizens

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
City councilor: State's misspent billion dollars could have paid for the I-205 expansion from Stafford Road to Highway 213.
Volunteers step in to promote child literacy, despite COVID

Volunteers step in to promote child literacy, despite COVID

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Katy Preston, founder and executive director of the Clackamas Bookshelf, celebrates giving away 100,000 books to kids
ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Bob Rubitschun: This is an abuse of government that our forefathers designed: of the people, by the people
OPINION: Educating the public is key to combatting COVID-19…

OPINION: Educating the public is key to combatting COVID-19…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Survey results show that our opinions divide not only along political labels and ZIP codes but also educational levels.
Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer
OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
TriMet will play a key role in getting employees, particularly low-wage workers, back on the job in the Portland metro area.
OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Your tax-deductible donation can help high school students flourish in two important ways
Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro message

Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro message

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Les Poole: Election results were a reality check for incumbents unseated by promise to be more cautious with budgeting
OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
'When I wake up every day, and am unable to participate in the things that my friends and acquaintances participate in, it can feel like I don't…
Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Craig Holfeld and Jerry Herrmann: Businesses, citizens, nonprofits and service organizations all have a stake in good journalism
Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Gov. Brown needs to call a special session to extend protections that have helped countless senior citizens
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Shop Local Challenge - Week 3

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Shop Local Challenge - Week 3

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The holidays are in full swing and our local businesses need your support now more than ever. Accept the challenge to shop locally and help us save…
Readers' letters

Readers' letters

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Library Board could limit children checking out R-rated movies; Smith controversy underscores liberal/conservative divide
Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, already backed by Oregon Reps. Bonamici and Blumenauer, needs more support
This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be going hungry

This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be going hungry

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Census data show the problem, worse than during the Great Recession, hits Black and Latino residents particularly hard
Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We have the…

Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We have the…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The publicly owned Portland Expo Center, currently vacant, could temporarily shelter thousands of houseless residents.
Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're thanking our…

Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're thanking our…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In a year unlike any other, we could not have survived without subscriptions and donations from readers like you.
The perilous road

The perilous road

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Recounting a road trip across the western United States that was full of surprises and discoveries
Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Few cases of the virus have been linked to the state's food and drink establishments, which provide a needed refuge

It's time for Tootie to go

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's time for Tootie to go
Clackamas County Chair-Elect Tootie Smith's recent Facebook post shows her complete disregard for the health and well being of her constituents.

Tootie Smith willing to go to jail for Thanksgiving…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Tootie Smith willing to go to jail for Thanksgiving…
Arnold Lane: Will Clackamas County chair-elect personally pay for her guests' COVID health/funeral costs?

OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…
The last thing we need as small businesses dealing with a COVID-19 is an 800% tax increase on beer, wine and cider

Veteran: Tootie Smith makes mockery of Greatest…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Veteran: Tootie Smith makes mockery of Greatest…
Charles Jones, who served in U.S. Navy, says Clackamas County chair-elect shows appalling lack of patriotism.

OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…
Salvage logging concerns are overblown given that legal challenges have halted most federal forest management

OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…
Local staff has disregarded calls for stronger protection of invaluable watersheds impacted by Zigzag Timber Sale.

Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path…
My View: Our divisions can be bridged with a foundation of inclusion built on trusted opinion research that's free from political agendas

Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…
Pastor urges Gov. Brown to tighten restrictions on faith-based gatherings as the Christmas season approaches.

OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…
Salvage logging further damages forests and sucks money from taxpayers' pockets to subsidize timber profits

OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…
The overall risk posed by COVID-19 is low in children but the lack of in-person school may cause other health problems

Wilsonville letter to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville letter to the editor
We just returned from San Diego where we enjoyed their heavily used ferry systems; Portland would benefit such an idea.

Big Timber should pay its fair share

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Big Timber should pay its fair share
Salvage logging sucks up taxpayer money and is a major source of carbon emissions

Was the West Linn-Wilsonville School District bond…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Was the West Linn-Wilsonville School District bond…
We need to start asking questions and demanding the truth from district leaders

Wilsonville letters to the editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville letters to the editor
Readers make their cases for Wilsonville City Council races including mayor and two other positions

Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…
After a rise in statewide crime and lawlessness, it's time to get the state back on the path to equality, justice and safety

OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…
State's U.S Senators say a Democratic ally in the Oregon Secretary of State's office is key in this pivotal moment

OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…
Voters should look past party labels and elect an Oregon Secretary of State who reflects Dennis Richardson's values

OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…
I know what it's like to struggle and am running to ensure fairness, integrity and accountability for every Oregonian

OPINION: We need an Secretary of State who focuses…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: We need an  Secretary of State who focuses…
I will continue the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson and be an independent check on areas of state government that aren't serving the people of…

Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…
We need an experienced Attorney General to help the state respond to the pandemic, racial injustice and federal overreach

Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Pamplin President: Let us show you our thanks with…
This month, we're offering a 50% discount to new subscribers to our newspapers and websites.

Medical providers endorse Children's Safety Levy

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Medical providers endorse Children's Safety Levy
Staff at the Children's Center of Clackamas County ask voters for support of measure

OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: If reelected as treasurer, I'll stay…
Over the past four years, Oregon's investments have kept our ranking as one of the top-performing states in the country

OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION: Demanding times require a new state…
We need a treasurer who addresses Oregon's fiscal challenges and directly confronts difficult policy implications

Spokesman endorsements: West, Akervall and Linville…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Spokesman endorsements: West, Akervall and Linville…
These three candidates will keep Wilsonville on track while providing some diversity of thought

OPINION M26-218: $7 billion for Metro's…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION M26-218: $7 billion for Metro's…
Vote 'no' on Measure 26-218. The costly measure will tax employers to overspend on underused projects, such as light rail

Wilsonville Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville Letters to the Editor
Readers endorse candidates for Wilsonville City Council and House District 26

OPINION M26-218: Time to invest in transportation…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION M26-218: Time to invest in transportation…
Vote 'yes' on Measure 26-216; expanding transit options will jump-start the economy and combat congestion.

OPINION M26-218: Metro needs transportation plan,…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
OPINION M26-218: Metro needs transportation plan,…
Vote No on Measure 26-216: the regional tax on employment is the wrong funding mechanism at the wrong time.

More youths can be served through 'proven programs'

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
More youths can be served through 'proven programs'
Rose Fuller, executive director of Northwest Family Services, plans to vote for Measure 3-564, the Clackamas Children's Safety Levy

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