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Lori Chavez-DeRemer
March 01, 2017

What I've witnessed from the Oregon Legislature

by Lori Chavez-DeRemer
A new legislative season has started and the chickens are coming home to roost.
March 01, 2017

The real truth about Gladstone Public Library Foundation

by Gladstone Public Library Foundation
As a 501(c)(3) organization, we are not involved in any political activity.
March 01, 2017

Rep. Janelle Bynum lacks opinions on important issues

by John Shepherd
Ms. Bynum was voted into office by the constituents within her district; she should at the very least be able to let us know what her position is and why.


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Out of a class of 30 fifth graders at John McLoughlin Elementary School, most received parental consent to submit letters to the editor, including, front row Mira Jansen (holding sign) and Elias Trusty. Second row: Malachi Wilson, Billy Wharton, Hana Goben, Isabelle Ness, Addelinn Welch, Skyler Helzer, Kaitlen Carns, Grace Neubert, Elijah Rising, Samantha Marsh, Quentin Hopp Back Row: Tailee Martin, Aryn Burkhardt, Derek Baker, Angela Saltenberger, Grant Suski, Tate Flowers, Michele Young Tree: Ahren Peterson. Not Pictured: Anthony Hicks, Finton McGuire, Aramae Morales, Jack Nelson
March 01, 2017

One person CAN make a difference

by Raymond Rendleman
Michele Young's class of fifth graders at John McLoughlin Elementary School decided to submit letters to the editor of the Oregon City News as a class project.
February 22, 2017

Stafford Triangle: to urbanize or not?

by Jeff Gudman
With the possible exception of the Borland area, the Stafford Triangle does not need to be designated as an urban reserve for the next several decades.
FILE PHOTO - The Oregon City Trolley travelled south from Portland past Milwaukie and followed what is now known as the Trolley Trail into downtown Oak Grove, to Portland Avenue in Gladstone. From there trolleys crossed the Clackamas River to downtown Oregon City via Main Street.
February 22, 2017

Letters: TriMet dirty diesel; NCSD/NCPRD land swap; Trump…

by Pamplin Media Group
Trolleys became part of the Portland scene in the late 1800s.
February 22, 2017

Gladstone Library Foundation no longer runs City Council

by Kevin Johnson
Nancy Eichsteadt and Bill Osburn didn't get their way on the library and they didn't get all of their candidates, including Osburn, elected in November, so now they resort to a recall
February 22, 2017

OC: Listen to voters and shut down urban renewal

by Paul Edgar
Oregon City is attempting to tell us that the Oregon Constitution overrides home rule and the city must now comply with state of Oregon codes.
TRIBUNE PHOTO - Shasta Kearns Moore
February 15, 2017

My View: The ends often don't justify the means

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Funny how often people can find a way to reframe their opponent's argument so that they themselves can win the moral high ground.
February 15, 2017

Letters: Milwaukie urban renewal; Obama's morals not God's…

by Pamplin Media Group
On urban renewal being questioned at the Oregon City Business Alliance forum, the city of Milwaukie enacted its urban-renewal program without public vote this last summer.

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Feb 14, 2017

Betrayal to necessary reduction in gillnetting

by Bill Kennemer
On Jan. 20, this monumental decision process was breached by the arbitrary and misguided decision of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission by a contentious and erroneous…
Matt Utterback
Feb 08, 2017

Civil discourse key to school success

by Matt Utterback
The daily hurtful rhetoric in our community and across our nation has the potential of producing alarming levels of anxiety among children of color.
Feb 08, 2017

Letters: Gladstone recall selfish; God didn't elect Trump

by (none)
A successful recall would open up the two seats and give Voting For A Stronger Gladstone a second bite at the apple before the next regular election.
Feb 08, 2017

Recall of Gladstone councilors justified

by Bill Osburn
I questioned his comments, not because Kim Sieckmann, resident of Gladstone, doesn't have these rights, but to use his stamp of 'Gladstone City Council president' insinuates that the City…
Feb 01, 2017

Letters: Schrader stands up for Oregonians; Bible's message for…

by (none)
In response to criticisms of Rep. Kurt Schrader for missing the presidential inauguration (Letters, Jan. 25), I must express my enthusiastic support for our District 5 representative.
Feb 01, 2017

Challenges, hope abound in Oregon Legislature

by Reps. Bynum, Meek, Hernandez, Power
This week, as the Oregon Legislature convenes, the stakes of what is in front of us have never been higher or more stark.
Feb 01, 2017

It's time for a change in Gladstone leadership

by Nancy Eichsteadt
The citizens of Gladstone deserve better representation. Councilors Sieckmann and Johnson are operating to serve in their own interests rather than those of the citizens they are supposed to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Doppler radar from was used by Milwaukie police officers to catch speeders in 1968.
Jan 25, 2017

The way it was; tackling homelessness; responsible pet…

by Pamplin Media Group
As we begin 2017, Milwaukie Historical Society is proud to present our newest exhibit, 'The Way It Once Was: Remembering How We Lived Not So Long Ago,' in our upstairs exhibit hall. The first…
Jan 25, 2017

Press must adapt and engage in coming Trump era

by Regina G. Lawrence
This will not be the cozy, formulaic relationship between the press and the president evident in some past administrations.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tammy Stempel took the oath of office as Gladstone's new mayor at last week's City Council meeting.
Jan 18, 2017

Thoughts on the duties of City Council

by Tammy Stempel
Gladstone City Council represents the citizens and were elected to give them a voice.