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April 29, 2015

Honesty is always the best policy

by Lynn Fisher, Terry Gibson and Susan Keil
The undersigned members of the Board of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District feel we must respond to the inaccuracies and false statements in the Voters’ Pamphlet statement of Myron Martwick,…
April 29, 2015

Time for tough decisions on Clackamas County road funding

by John Ludlow
Every day, more county residents are becoming aware of our road funding crisis. Clackamas County is facing a $17 million annual funding gap, crippling our ability to provide essential road…
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Additional volunteers are sought to staff the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and to expand its open days.
April 29, 2015

Volunteer, visit where history lives on

by Mark Hurlburt
While visiting the gorgeous Stevens-Crawford Heritage House, 603 Sixth St., Oregon City, you will fall in love with this home where history has been preserved spectacularly. Unlike many historic…
April 29, 2015

Vote YES for Measure 3-467 - Happy Valley Police Services Levy

by Craig Roberts
I encourage you to support and vote YES on Measure 3-467 to renew the five-year levy to provide dedicated police services for the city of Happy Valley. Approval of this public safety levy does…
RENDERING COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Landmarks at this intersection currently include a Plaid Pantry and the shuttered Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, but development is expected to hit the area soon.
April 22, 2015

Letters: Roundabouts; sidewalks; Carver Bridge; HB 2960;…

by The Clackamas Review
The problem is mostly peak afternoon traffic, and we have the same problem at Webster/Roots roads and the Webster couplet to Jennings in Clackamas (“Oregon City moves forward on roundabout,”…
April 22, 2015

TriMet working to make region great

by Neil McFarlane
This is truly an exciting time! In less than six months, TriMet will open the MAX Orange Line and the signature Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People. I’m proud to announce that this complex…
April 22, 2015

Time to tell Oregon City how to spend its urban renewal money

by John Williams
What’s in the future Oregon City? What will the next 20 years bring? We know the history, but what’s ahead. Will there be an influx of 15,000 or 20,000 more people? Will there be jobs for…
April 15, 2015

Our Opinion: Making Gain Share equitable for all

by Editorial board
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state. And for good reason: When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
April 15, 2015

My View: Maybe it's time for an Oregon owner's manual

by Adam Davis
Now that voter registration is easier in Oregon, thanks to the Motor Voter Registration Law, it may be time to use the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one more thing: helping assure we…
April 15, 2015

History should inform Jennings Lodge development

by Elizabeth Marple Bentley
Plans to bulldoze flat nearly 16 acres at the heart of one of Clackamas County’s most historic communities will shortly be filed with the Clackamas County Planning Division by the property’s…

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Apr 08, 2015

Let's help Oregon City kids reach full potential through…

by Paul Edgar
I will bring to the Oregon City School Board the knowledge I gained as a professional analyst/planner, where I advised and consulted with businesses on how to create the systems, methods and…
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Apr 08, 2015

Oregon City School District students can still flourish with…

by Nicole White
My husband and I have lived, worked and played in Oregon City for the past 18 years. We have enjoyed raising our children in a community that values families. With all four of our children at…
Apr 08, 2015

A clear and present danger: Education funding

by Sen. Alan Olsen
It is clear we need to fully fund our children’s education. It is clear that even a billion new dollars into education didn’t prevent Oregon from dropping to the worst graduation rate in the…
Apr 08, 2015

Oregon City Police Department fee should go to a public vote

by James Nicita
Oregon City needs a new Police Station. There is no doubt about that. The current cramped, worn facility on Warner-Milne Road has drifted well past obsolescence, as well-documented recently by…
Apr 01, 2015

Chamber supports Clackamas Fire District bond

by The Clackamas Review
The North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved endorsing the Clackamas Fire District #1 General Obligation Bond that will appear on the May ballot. We feel it important…
Apr 01, 2015

Honored to serve as interim mayor

by Wilda Parks
Last month I gained a new energy, infused by the high level of positive attitude and excitement around a variety of Milwaukie projects. Being named mayor of Milwaukie (for an interim time) is…
Apr 01, 2015

Lennar proposal disappoints Jennings Lodge

by Terry John Gibson
There were many unhappy faces on both sides during the presentation of the latest proposal for redevelopment of the evangelical retreat center at the March 25 Jennings Lodge Community Planning…
Apr 01, 2015

County investment in Eagle Landing to create jobs

by Tootie Smith
Clackamas County remains in a jobs deficit, recovering only 65 percent of pre-recession job loss, while Multnomah and Washington counties have recovered over 100 percent of job loss. Three…
Mar 25, 2015

Open records can be a cause for celebration

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
Mar 18, 2015

Energize Oregon Coalition supports giving consumers the electric…

by Zach Henkin
Many Oregon families received an unexpected Christmas present this year in the form of lower gas prices. This “gas dividend” helped families put more presents under the tree, and as the price of…

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