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September 28, 2016

Letters: Toxic mess; National Preparedness Month;…

by The Clackamas Review
It is appalling that anyone could or would allow the Johnson Creek toxins to continue. Despite their comment about not having any obligations to clean it up how do they feel about the simple “do…
September 28, 2016

Our Opinion: Measure 97 based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what…
September 28, 2016

Let's stop the war that's on our doorstep

by Chistine VanOrder
I think the issue of war should be the prevailing issue of our time. There’s a reason Gary Johnson polls the highest among active troops. My eyes can never give back what I saw when I started…


September 21, 2016

Letters: Milwaukie urban renewal; carbon caps

by The Clackamas Review
My wife and I recently bought our first house in Milwaukie after years of renting in town. The Quincy Addition plat in our Lake Road neighborhood is one of the earlier street grids in the city,…
Stacy M. Cross
September 21, 2016

Planned Parenthood celebrates centennial at Oak Grove health fair

by Stacy M. Cross
In 1916, Planned Parenthood was founded on the visionary idea that access to sexual and reproductive health care could transform people’s lives. For 100 years, the organization has helped keep…
Lori DeRemer
September 21, 2016

Join in charting a course for Oregon

by Lori Chavez-DeRemer
Over the past many months I’ve had the privilege of meeting and listening to thousands of community members, business owners, families, students and civic leaders. In collective, they have…
September 14, 2016

Don't sign petition to delay urban renewal

by Lisa Batey
On Aug. 25, the Milwaukie City Council passed the city’s first urban renewal plan, although the city has had an urban renewal authority on the books since the 1980s. This was the culmination of…
September 14, 2016

Oregon perpetuates myth of close statehood vote

by Jim Tompkins
Last summer, when the Northwest Chapter of Oregon-California Trails Association put on a symposium in Pendleton, I was jolted back into a historical controversy I have been involved in since my…
September 07, 2016

Oregon City, Gladstone err in excluding members of Tri-City…

by John Ludlow
I am concerned about the discussions Oregon City and Gladstone are having regarding the Tri-City Service District (TCSD). This effort could adversely affect the interests of TCSD ratepayers,…
September 07, 2016

Proud of Gladstone police, community partners

by The Clackamas Review
The recent shooting of a Gladstone police sergeant brought home all too clearly the unrest police departments nationwide are feeling. While we at GPD know our community supports, cares and…

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Aug 31, 2016

Letters: Whitewater Park; foster kids; Oak Lodge library…

by The Clackamas Review
This letter responds to recent news articles and a letter to the editor regarding a Whitewater Park proposal for Willamette Falls. I want to add the opinions of over 30 former paper mill workers…
Aug 31, 2016

Don't let tariff trade history repeat itself

by Mark Kirchmeier
Thirty years ago, Hollywood immortalized Oregon’s most ignominious contribution to the world economy. In the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a hapless high school economics teacher…
Aug 24, 2016

Letters: Potato famine; Mark Meek volunteer; Oregon bottle bill;…

by The Clackamas Review
I would like to clear up a common misconception regarding the Irish Potato Famine mentioned in the article (“Preserving heirloom apples,” Sustainable Life section, July 20). My ancestors came to…
Aug 24, 2016

Some Oregon lawmakers turn backs on business

by Junki Yoshida
I have often said my head is a Republican and my heart is a Democrat because, despite my party registration, I end up supporting Democratic candidates for office based on their commitment and…
Aug 24, 2016

Let's be thoughtful and fair about Measure 97

by Francesca Anton
The initiative and referendum process, dating from 1902 in Oregon, has, over these long years, made an often far more lasting difference to every citizen than the vicissitudes of elected…
Aug 17, 2016

Letters: Oak Lodge consolidation; fire danger; Whitewater Park;…

by The Clackamas Review
At the May 17, 2016, election, voters in Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge overwhelmingly approved consolidation of the Oak Lodge Water District and Oak Lodge Sanitary District. The ballot measure…
Aug 17, 2016

Criticism of Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay unwarranted

by Frank O'Donnell
I consider myself a reluctant activist, and as such I have been drawn into the politics of the city from time to time. It is in this role that I first crossed paths with our current mayor, Dan…
Aug 17, 2016

Shock of shooting reminds us to be grateful for our blessings

by Bob Stewart
Aug. 8 in Gladstone, something terrible happened. A man shot Police Officer Lee Jundt, then took a woman hostage in a sandwich shop on McLoughlin Boulevard. My heart sank when I heard the news.…
Aug 10, 2016

Mayor should demonstrate economic expertise

by Mark Matheson
Being obligated to represent the voices of others, it takes a great deal of literary talent to squeeze the community's frustrations into an 800-word editorial. The narrative behind the recall of…
Aug 10, 2016

Promises unfulfilled after merger vote in Oak Lodge

by Myron Martwick
On Aug. 1, I attended the 3 p.m. meeting of the board of the new Oak Lodge Water Services District (OLWSD). A scheduled effective date was July 1, for the creation of Oak Lodge Water Services…