Suicide prevention must be year-round effort

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
And of course, behind each of those troubling numbers is a unique story of pain, for loved ones left behind, and of unrealized potential for each…

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading student health…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it’s just makes you queasy.

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ask your government officials for help in funding Alzheimers support, research

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Last chance to research the pros, cons of candidates before school board election May 21

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life - that might tell us two things about the person

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats, as well as a term limits peitition

Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We'd rather look at the candidates as whole people, not figureheads in a political power struggle.

King Martin brings selfless spirt, many talents to board

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Much of our board's success can be attributed to the work ethic and character of Chelsea King Martin.

Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We were gobsmacked with all manner of numerical reasoning to help us find solutions

Letters to the Editor

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Get ready for May's election choices! West Linn-Wilsonville School Board has two seats on the ballot.

Educate yourself about school board candidates

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Each candidate offers a unique set of skills that, when leveraged properly, can improve education for our students.

My View: Give young Oregonians a voice at polls

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
America has always been made better by young people. They move us forward. They challenge old ways of thinking.

Cap and Trade good for Oregon, its businesses

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As markets increasingly make it clear, reducing climate pollution is good for business and the environment.

It's time to raise taxes on tobacco, vaping

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Tobacco use is a major factor in four out of the five leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke.

Surviving the biggest night of the year: prom

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In those days, not attending the prom meant that you had basically failed in life

Reader's letters

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It is necessary for our district and its leaders to be mindful of how we support students and their families in reducing and responding to mental,…

What's the deal with the backpacks?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
With all the concern about terrorists and suicide bombers, I think this phenomenon of toting backpacks just adds to the angst of living in the modern…

A modest fix for Oregon records law

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Requests for records are often the start of a conversation with the person wanting the information and the person who has it

Through profound grief, I chose life

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I didn't realize the mind of suicidal ideation is a circular track with no on or off ramps

Thanks to those who responded to fire in the neighborhood

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Thanks to the rapid responses of neighbors who pounded on doors, triggered their car alarms and honked their horns to alert anyone sleeping to the…

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Yet this undeniable public health issue has lacked the public attention and sustained outcry that it desperately needs.

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

The skeleton update

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
When asked how she got the initial courage for that first jump, she replied 'If the chute didn't open on time, at least I knew I would die flying!'

Community colleges offer best investment

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
The colleges are 'first responders' because they can gear-up quickly to train workers in whatever field needs them.

We must do better for our students, fully fund schools

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Our state ranks at the bottom for student access to a nurse. 40 percent of school districts have no nurses at all

Ending single-family zoning is wrong

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Single family-zoned neighborhoods are far from exclusive enclaves. They make up the majority of residentially zoned land in most Oregon cities and…

Kids can, and should, get political

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democracy begins with ordinary people. We're glad teenagers are getting involved.

Driverless cars, robots and other technology that shouldn't…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Of COURSE it was in the road. It's a stupid robot.And of COURSE the driverless car ran over it

America's strength lies in its communities

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Yankton, S.D., journalist Brian Hunhoff gave the keynote speech last Friday at a Sioux Falls naturalization ceremony

State must fund higher education

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
With employee retirement and health care costs rising fast, a flat-funded budget actually would mean a decrease in money available for instructors,

Want upper hand? Know what handshake conveys

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Consciously or not, we all make judgments based on someone's handshake, and first impressions are often lasting ones.

Time to put the brakes on the Big Pharma Express

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Ten companies accounted for half of all profits in the health care sector last fall

For the luck of the Irish

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While Dan was at least rideable, Lady was not only barely broken, but also crazy.

Making foster care approachable

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In 2017, 1,265 children from newborn to age 5 spent time in foster care in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties by no fault of their own.

Keep politics out of Secretary of State appointment

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This vacancy points to the need to re-evaluate two things: the partisan nature of the secretary of state's office, and the process Oregon has for…

Lawmakers too easy on property crimes

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Lawmakers have no trouble dismissing the fear that comes from having the sanctity of your home invaded by strangers.

Pickpocketing with the avians

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As they looked around for the offending avian, they quickly found themselves in the presence of what seemed to be a husband and wife pair in their…

Cap and trade unworkable for farmers

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
While organic farming may mean less use of certain kinds of chemicals, it also means more tractor driving over the fields.And that means more fuel is…

Citizens Climate Lobby advocates bipartisanship

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Experts say the most effective way to slow climate change is to slap a price on carbon emissions

What has happened to Christmas?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Christmas was an established tradition. Nothing was going to get in the way. But, things have changed and I imagine not just for our family.

Missing middle housing fix will create a hodge podge

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Unfortunately, these programs will not only create a new mixed density â€Å'hodge podgeâ€? zone, but will also undermine the planning processes

Local papers deserve our support

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Democracy cannot survive in a vacuum. Knowledge is the backbone of our republic.

The best town in Oregon

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Wilsonville, already recognized as Oregon's most liveable city, is No. 1 for me because it has so many kind and considerate people

Readers' letters

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Boating rules untenable for everyone; Prioritize people, not dogs in Wilsonville

Plane collides with radio tranmitters at Aurora…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Passenger required extracation by firefighters after crash at the end of the runway

Johnson: As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Sen. Betsy Johnson, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, outlines spending challenges confronting lawmakers in the 2019 legislative…

My View: Voters must call for carbon tax plus…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Fossil fuels are used in an incredibly broad range of industries, but non-CO2-emitting options often are available. These alternatives have not found…

The importance of grandmothers

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I am the youngest of her grandchildren and at some point I may be the last person to remember her alive

Can it be any more obvious? Vaccines are vital

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This month's measles outbreak could have been prevented if parents did what was best for their children.

Don't tax carbon dioxide, it's good for our crops

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If we reduced man-caused CO2 by 50 percent, the effect on climate would hardly register. On the other hand, we need all the CO2 we can get to feed a…

HITHER & YON: Support your community and its history

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We're unlikely to get far on any of those objectives, however, if we can't roust more history/Wilsonville lovers from the cracks of the community.

Where will the blood come from?

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In order to ensure the health of the donor and the safety of the blood supply, more blood than ever is being disqualified.

Dancing in the Dark (Ages)

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In those days, people weren't so casual about social interaction. And it was doubly complicated because we were all stuck in the limbo of…

Please join us in building a stronger Wilsonville

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
If you are a subscriber, you will continue to receive your weekly newspaper in your mailbox each Wednesday, like you always have,

It is time for the State of Oregon to say 'Welcome…

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
In our state capital city, there is not a statewide monument or memorial honoring our Vietnam War veterans.

County vehicle registration fee needed now

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Clackamas County has approximately 1,400 miles of roadway, perhaps our county's' single biggest asset.

Cutting the cord, emotionally

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
This is a difficult step, but one that might be better for everyone involved to allow everyone to accept the changes

Sea change on single-family zoning

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
It's a great way to further statewide Goal 10 (Housing) while giving generations left out of the housing system more choice.

Life is a journey - pack books

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I think I was influenced by an old English teacher of mine who once told me that there is space on everyone’s bookshelves for books you have…

Clackamas County vehicle-registration fee needed now

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard: 'We are millions of dollars behind in maintenance - including our local roads in unincorporated areas - and every…

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