Clackamas' Opinions

July 01, 2015

Show proper respect for graduates

by The Clackamas Review
My family and I attended a recent graduation, and while proud of the graduates’ achievements, I was not so proud of the audience. Out of consideration for future graduates, I feel it important…
July 01, 2015

We need Tri-City sewer issue resolved, not escalated

by J. Michael Read
One of the best local examples of city/county collaboration is at risk. I am writing about the successful 35-year relationship between the cities of Oregon City, Gladstone and West Linn and…
July 01, 2015

Responding to sexual behavior problems in youth

by Barbara Peschiera
With so much attention in the media this past month regarding the Duggar Family and the actions of their eldest son Josh when he was a teenager, numerous issues have been raised surrounding…
June 24, 2015

Build character: Assemble a barbecue grill

by Mikel Kelly
I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue grill together. All by myself. First of all, I’m sure you’re asking, “Kelly, why would you even try something…
June 24, 2015

Letters: Support fight against ALS; Common Core lacking

by The Clackamas Review
I’m writing to ask for your support as I participate again this year in the Ride to Defeat ALS. It’s been an eventful year. After Fred was diagnosed with ALS, I decided to ride in the Ride to…
June 24, 2015

Unwanted marijuana grows: We can smell the difference!

by Shirley Morgan
Marijuana is a federally illegal drug and has never been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as medicine. Who in their right mind would call the local unregulated drug dealer growing…
June 17, 2015

Treatment, shelter serious issues for recovering addicts

by Gail Simmons
You wrote a previous article about Raising Heroin Awareness, and I thank you for that. Several groups have contacted me after that article (“New local group makes mission to educate about drug…
LESLIE ROBINETTE - Addressing the North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce recently, Bob Stewart discusses ways to address adverse childhood experiences in students.
June 17, 2015

A turning point for Oregon schools

by Bob Stewart
You hear it every day: Oregon’s graduation rate should be much higher. Our students should be achieving more in math, reading, writing, and science. Those things are absolutely true. What will…
June 10, 2015

Letters: Orange Line not the future of transportation; Jennings…

by The Clackamas Review
Regarding the Pamplin Media Group editorial board’s May 27 posting about transportation, the Orange Line will indeed be remembered as the last transportation project, but only of its kind. It…
June 03, 2015

Poll: We aren't ready for tax hikes

by Adam Davis
Newspapers printed banner headlines, above the fold: “Supreme Court Overturns PERS Changes.” Since the announcement a few weeks ago, the chattering class in Oregon has been focused on assessing…

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Jun 03, 2015

Milwaukie's public bike-repair stand:Here's your chance to make…

by Matt Menely and Greg Baartz-Bowman
Since 2011 Bike Milwaukie has led nearly 50 community bike rides, with hundreds of participants. All the rides have been fun but some have included mechanical break-downs and flat tires. When…
Jun 03, 2015

Sustainable funding needed for Clackamas County road safety

by John Ludlow
When I became Clackamas County Commission Chair, I emphasized my commitment to responsible government spending with the expectation to not ask for increased taxes for anything. However, I came…
Jun 03, 2015

Letters: Don't remove dogs' vocal cords, cats' paws; improve…

by The Clackamas Review
I am a local veterinarian who has refused requests to declaw cats for the past three years, because I believe it’s inhumane in all circumstances. Cat and dog owners need to be aware of Oregon…
FILE PHOTO - Jeff Anderson and Renee Andrews act out a dramatic moment in 'The Wising Up of Little Red Riding Hood.'
May 27, 2015

Letters: Article provides icing on cake for theater; Internet…

by The Clackamas Review
Just a note to thank you soooo much for running that excellent article on our theater troupe last Wednesday (“Eagles Wings Ministries troupe offers dessert theater show,” May 13). It did pick us…
May 27, 2015

Let there be light on McLoughlin Boulevard

by Ed Gronke and Jennifer Harding
We are extending an invitation to the community to be present at the next meeting of the McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team (MAP-IT). The meeting will take place next week at the offices…
May 20, 2015

Our Opinion: PERS ruling pushes state to the edge

by Editorial Board
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 20, 2015

Federal program that helps parents become better parents helps…

by Susan Lindauer and Ron Wyden
How does someone become a good parent? What does that even mean and how do you acquire the wisdom, patience and intuition that every child needs their parent to possess? These are the essential,…
May 20, 2015

Support for search and rescue appreciated

by Sherri Magdlen
The Siletz Charitable Contribution Fund awarded nonprofit Mt. Wave Emergency Communication Search and Rescue $3,008.75 for repeater equipment and supplies on July 22, 2014. Siletz has been very…
May 13, 2015

Letter: OLWD race; Olsen fighting for us; brokers' yachts;…

by The Clackamas Review
Once again this election season, the citizens of Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge have a clear choice to make in the Oak Lodge Water District election. I am supporting Jim Martin to be elected to…
May 13, 2015

The miracle of the doomed daffodils

by Lila Elliott
Sitting in the middle of a lonely 30 acre field in Clackamas (near Jennifer Street and Highway 212/224) sat several beds of daffodils destined to be cemented over in the commercial renovation of…




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