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July 16, 2014

Letters: Congress 'gone fishin'; Carver Bridge; light rail;…

by The Clackamas Review
The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is delighted to hear that the U.S Interior Department will be granting more than $650,000 to Oregon this year from the Land and Water Conservation…
July 16, 2014

Does convenience trump potential health risk?

by Tom O'Brien
Are administrators at the Oregon City School District more concerned with their personal convenience than they are with the potential health risk from low-level radio-frequency radiation for…
July 14, 2014

Library's clock now ticking faster

by Les Poole
The taxes and fees we pay for operating federal, state and local governments have steadily increased during the past decade. Until 2009 funding for libraries in Clackamas County was reduced as…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: CFD NO. 1 - Arriving in June, Truck 4 becomes the most maneuverable ladder truck in the entire Clackamas Fire District.
July 09, 2014

Fire Chief: Summer and safety should go hand in hand

by The Clackamas Review
As you prepare for outdoor activities this summer, please think about safety first. From bike helmets to life jackets, take the time to ensure you, your family and friends are prepared to have…
July 09, 2014

Car dealership steps up for slain OCPD officer's widow

by Police Chief Jim Band
I want to give a public thank you to Town and Country Gladstone Honda for going out of their way to help Wendy Libke with something they had absolutely no benefit from doing. The car industry…
July 09, 2014

Let's bust government bureaucracy

by Rep. Kurt Schrader
The duties of a member of Congress extend well beyond writing and voting on legislation in Washington. In fact, one of my highest priorities is helping my constituents navigate through the…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: PUBLISHERS PAPER - A mid-century photo from the cover of a Publishers' Paper Tour Guide shows the 1917 Mill O Building, foreground, with its huge windows on the north side. To the left is the Woolen Mills, and behind MIll O is the 1903 Woolen Mills pullery / picking warehouse.
July 02, 2014

Public market could rekindle Mill O's 'flood of light'

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project After Publishers’ Paper purchased the Oregon City Woolen Mills in September 1954, the entire complex became known as…
July 02, 2014

New guidelines make it easier to save lives

by The Clackamas Review
I was excited to learn that the American Heart Association issued new guidelines for CPR, but unfortunately too few people know about them. It is now easier than ever to save a life through the…
June 25, 2014

Thoughtful approach needed to reduce violence

by Steve Brown
How do you make sense of the senseless? You don’t. It’s impossible. I won’t try. Certainly, the staff of The Outlook — and really, all of the member news organizations of the Pamplin Media Group…
June 25, 2014

My View: Your vote could help end gun violence

by Sarah Finger McDonald
My heart and soul feel heavy with the knowledge that another child has died in a school shooting and another community is grieving, this time in Oregon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the…

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Jun 25, 2014

Our Opinion: Focus on responsible gun ownership

by Editorial board
Every time a gun-related tragedy occurs, the cry goes out to ban certain types of weapons, establish waiting periods or pass other gun legislation, but in the end, nothing ever really gets done.…
Jun 25, 2014

Letters: Our children's safety should come first

by The Clackamas Review
I just received a letter from the city of Oregon City, letting me know that the Oregon City School District, in an apparently desperate attempt to wrench funds from corporate America, is…
by: PHOTO BY: ADAM WICKHAM - Trimet General Manager Neil McFarlane addresses the crowd at the June 6 celebration on Tillicum Crossing.
Jun 18, 2014

Light-rail project reaches major milestone

by The Clackamas Review
Beautiful weather brought huge crowds for the two Rose Festival parades—and once again TriMet employees delivered safe and reliable service for the region, providing more than a half million…
Steve Spinnett
Jun 18, 2014

Damascus has one plan to put before voters in November

by Steve Spinnett
On Feb. 27, 2014, the Damascus City Council approved an ordinance that included language to put forward one comprehensive land-use plan on the November ballot. The ordinance stated that if…
Jun 18, 2014

Milwaukie long overdue for an attitude change

by Jean Baker
On May 20, Milwaukie City Council granted our neighborhood’s appeal to reverse the Planning Commission’s approval of Northwest Housing Alternative’s open-ended zone change request. Three…
by: 1911 RENDERING FROM THE OREGONIAN - A proposed canal route would have taken out Willard Hawley's flagship Imperial Mills as well as several other industrial buildings.
Jun 11, 2014

New OC Locks: Key to unlocking economic delopment?

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project - It would be interesting to know whether, since the closing of the Blue Heron mill, anyone has considered a form of…
Jun 11, 2014

Should voters be paying to play the race card?

by Terry Mathews
The “people’s” money (federal, state and or local) pays for programs like “Taking it Up,” a program in the North Clackamas School District for the past two years. Never heard of it? It is not…
Jun 04, 2014

Comp Plan II: It only gets more messy from here

by Editorial Board
If you thought the May 20 primary election was a disappointment for Damascus, then buy your popcorn and tickets and get in line because it’s time for Comp Plan II (the sequel): It only gets more…
Jun 04, 2014

Damascus council betrays citizens' trust

by Chris Hawes
Having seen the results of the May 20 primary election, it defies my understanding that the Damascus City Council could consider moving forward with any of the failed comp plans. Each was…
by: PHOTO BY: KARMIN TOMLINSON - Atticus Finch (Mark Schwahn) comforts Scout (Jenika Flynn), left, as Jem (Danny Nelson) looks on.
Jun 04, 2014

Letters: OCHS show enthralls; call for justice; WLHS Class of '64

by The Clackamas Review
I just wanted to commend Oregon City High School’s students and staff for a magnificent production of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” We attended Saturday’s performance, and I was absolutely blown away…

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