Letter: Celebrate this year's National Education Week

Clackamas Review - Opinion
This week is American Education Week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) - a five-day period to celebrate public education

Double your contributions to local art

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Our dependence on our U.S. families, workplaces and communities rests on trust.

Imagine an inspiring vision for our Oak Lodge Library

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Oak Grove's Concord School property could have 20,000-square-foot new library

Why are we disenfranchising voters?

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Thank you for covering this unacceptable situation in the Elections Office of Clackamas County

Blue Heron Beginnings, PIONEER PAPER PATRIMONY

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The short life and long legacy of the Oregon City Paper Manufacturing Company

Letters: Annexation measure in Happy Valley

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Some letter writers say oppose outside influences on Happy Valley, others oppose Prestige Care development

Why increase residential speed limits?

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How is it that the residential streets, Myers Road, Leland Road and Linn Avenue have speed signs posted at 35 mph?

Letters for Nov. 1

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Everyone takes stand against cancer; bad drivers in Milwaukie are a liability

Time for more social services on McLoughlin Boulevard

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Oak Lodge does not have 'neighborhood' access to Clackamas County Social Services

We need leadership from DAs, not denials

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Clackamas County DA John Foote should have embraced ACLU of Oregon's 'They Report to You' initiative

Letters for Oct. 25

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Crucial election for the city of Happy Valley; What's wrong with Oregon's PERS?

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10 years

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I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

Thank you for not selling alcohol to youth

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Oregon City minor-decoy operation resulted in a 70 percent compliance rate; this is great news

Celebrate Madrone Wall becoming a Clackamas County park

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Madrone Wall Park, located along scenic Oregon Highway 224, is an amazing civic treasure

Let's protect our county's neighborhoods

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In Clackamas County, we have neighborhoods that are coping with unwanted development

Letters for Oct. 18

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Happy Valley annexations; Local gardening; Falsehoods damage Canemah; HealthCare.gov; Charles Gallia best for Senate District 20?

Help reduce the stigma around mental health

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Mary Rumbaugh is director of the Clackamas County Behavioral Health Department

Universal health care should be national priority

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Mark Gamba is mayor of Milwaukie, and the views expressed are those of the author

Letter sent to Gladstone never acknowledged

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This is the letter that I sent to Mayor Stempel prior to the Council meeting, and mysteriously it has not been included in the minutes

Letters for Oct. 11

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Milwaukie light rail; native species on McLoughlin Promenade; Happy Valley annexations

Sherry Hall responds to signature verification article

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Election clerk is a nonpartisan position elected by Clackamas County voters

Hope for Gladstone/Oak Lodge libraries could be at hand

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At 10 a.m. on Thursday, county commissioners to consider proposed lawsuit settlement with the city of Gladstone that would envision building two…

Newspapers are more important than ever

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The theme of this year's National Newspaper Week, 'Real Newspapers... Real News' is telling.

Letters for Oct. 4

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DACA changes shouldn't affect local schools; rent increases; Altamont disingenuous; help Canemah

Gladstone's Maria Aikin will be dearly missed

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Employed with the city since 2011, Aikin worked as the administrative assistant for Police Chiefs Jeff Jolley and Jim Pride

Letters: Authorities should leave DACA alone; Oak Grove…

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Now I do feel - and these are my thoughts and not the Bible's - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should be let legally in the USA.

Chaos continues unabated in Canemah neighborhood

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Oregon City Historic Review Board approved a six-house complex, which violates too many historic-building codes to list here

Clackamas County wasting taxpayer money on driveway threats

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I recently received the fourth letter from the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation Department since April stating that they are going to send the…

Fire district urges disaster preparedness

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Here is a brief summary of recent and upcoming events across the fire district and the communities we serve

Letters for Sept. 20

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Incorporate Oak Lodge; Don't ruin Happy Valley; Fix walk button; Keep funding diabetes research

Keep marijuana retailers away from parks, youth

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Thank you, Oregon City Planning Commission, for voting on Sept. 11 to tentatively deny a request from a marijuana retailer for a variance of the…

Harvey's lesson: No more excuses not to prepare

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Fifty inches of rain, 100,000 homes damaged or destroyed, tens of thousands in shelters, and over $100 billion in damage.

Vote yes for police, Municipal Court building

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The Sept. 19 special election includes Measure 3-517 which will approve issuing of bonds to build the planned police and municipal court facility

Letters for Sept. 13

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Climate change will continue to hit U.S. hard; Buyers beware; Digging deeper into Gladstone mayoral promises

Why I will vote 'no' on passing Measure 3-517

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I believe we can do better, and desperately NEED to do better than the current plans as outlined under Measure 3-517

First Amendment rights don't cover public shaming

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I would just like to reply to citizen Steve Johnson's recent opinion articles

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future fires

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The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Letters: Please vote YES on Measure 3-517

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We already have the money, we just need the community to give the city the OK required by the City Charter

Letters: Milwaukie public-safety solutions offered

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I hope our friend was not stopped and questioned due to the color of his skin; Why doesn't the city have the access to the parking from the Harrison…

Gladstone's political garden needs more tending

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I would like to start with the article allegedly written by Maryanna Moore (Letters, Aug. 23).

Letters for Aug. 30

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Margaret Pritchard was inspiration for women-owned businesses; Vote yes on Measure 3-517; No property rights?

Oregon City should take state's pre-emption threats…

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One could reasonably expect the power pre-emption to be used for exceptional public purposes, like enforcing the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights

Letters for Aug. 23

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Vote yes on OC police bond; great coverage on Gladstone's Linda Neace; Lori Chavez-DeRemer letters; no term limits; driving with cell phone illegal; U.S.…

Help conserve Oregon City's McLoughlin Conservation…

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I have to speak out against the Oregon City Public Works reconstruction project that could soon be approved

Letters for Aug. 16

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Shame on Boy Scouts, city of Happy Valley; Fallout from recall still affecting Gladstone; Yes on OC's Measure 3-517; Traffic increase shouldn't be a…

Busy months ahead for Clackamas Fire District

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Here is a brief summary of recent and upcoming events across the fire district and the communities we serve

After clarifications, mayoral activities still…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
In regard to my recent opinion on Gladstone Mayor Tammy Stempel activities, some clarification has been requested which I will provide here

Letters for Aug. 9

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Steve Johnson's pathetic attack on Gladstone mayor; Can police enforce safety in time for school year?; Yes on 3-517

Another great outreach story from OCPD officer Mike…

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It was a joy to work with Kathy Knox in my position as the homeless liaison officer. Her positive attitude was inspiring

Who will be Oregon's brave new Republican?

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Oregon is just one of 17 states in the country that does not have a Republican governor after 2016

Letters for Aug. 2: Tansy ragwort; New officials,…

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Ken Hall has never had ill effects from pulling tansy ragwort; Janet Figini believes that term limits is a necessary law

Gladstone's quality of life gets put on the…

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Since the end of April, a group of concerned neighbors I belong to has been working towards a resolution for a 48-unit development

Gladstone Mayor Tammy Stempel needs to follow rules…

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At the beginning of most Gladstone city council meetings, Mayor Stempel lectures the council like a teacher lecturing her little students on…

Getting rid of this weed is a life-and-death issue

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Clackamas County is again experiencing a breakout of toxic tansy ragwort of mammoth proportions

Recent graduates of La Salle Prep speak out

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Oregonians are ill-informed about women's history; Native cultures deserve respect from U.S. government

Letters for July 19

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Support community colleges; Norma Gabriel; illegal tree cutting in Oregon City; Oatfield House back on the chopping block

The mythic machine of W.W. Buck

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Fortune, Festivity and Fiasco in the 'Lowell of the Pacific'; Blue Heron Beginnings commentary by an Oregon City historian on the Willamette Falls…

Letters: 'Currant' issue of the newspaper

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Also: Old-time Fourth of July celebration; Paul Edgar on Oregon's transportation priorities

Happy Valley environmental disaster in progress

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I asked the LUBA board member who approved the city's Scouter Mountain development what should people do if a city's land development process is…

Safe haven or easy target? Real estate's a risky…

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You may not have considered it, but real-estate professionals - as well as the buyers and sellers they serve - are a high-risk lot

Letters: Saving trees; transportation needs;…

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The somewhat recent extremely bad weather, such as January, was some of the worst we can remember, doing various damages to our property

Eye protection essential before viewing eclipse

Clackamas Review - Opinion
During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun and casting a shadow on the earth

Immigrant, refugee rights are reproductive rights

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Ben Hua is a clinic assistant at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette's Milwaukie-Oak Grove Health Center. For more information visit PPCW.org.

My View: Bottle return hassles hinder recycling

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This April, Oregon raised the statewide bottle deposit from 5 to 10 cents in hopes of encouraging consumers to recycle.

Clackamas Community College leads the way in…

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Sha Spady has been a determined advocate for wise management and preservation of natural systems and worked with the community to protect and enhance…

Confessions of a former bully turned school…

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My vision is to use compassion with both the bullied and the bully to break down the barriers society has built over the years

2 reasons in June for Oregonians to celebrate…

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Most Americans know June 6, 1944, D-Day, was an important date in history, Oregonians should also know about another important historical date in the…

Time to decide our path: Action or apathy?

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Summer is fast approaching, and while our kids are looking forward to their break, Oregon parents are nervous about September

Why Oak Grove's historic Philip T. Oatfield House…

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Construction of the house in 1903 was the proud achievement of an enterprising second-generation farmer and orchardist

The bright future of parks in Happy Valley

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On June 6, the City Council unanimously voted to withdraw from the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District

Letters: Michelle's Love; Orange Line, Milwaukie;…

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My life changed the day Andy McCandless, the founder of Michelle's Love, came into my life and offered help

McLoughlin Neighborhood Association responds to…

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Mr. Holladay's letter ignores the MNA's primary objection to the proposed expansion: the development would eliminate six acres of public parkland

Mayor Dan Holladay on the plans at Waterboard Park

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Oregon City's Public Works Operations Center delivering essential services for over 60 years

Clackamas County offers facts about NCPRD

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Next Tuesday, June 6, the Happy Valley City Council will vote on whether to withdraw from the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD),…

Blue Heron Beginnings, The Quaker Papermaker:

Clackamas Review - Opinion
E.T. Garrett and the hidden origins of Northwest papermaking in Oregon City

Letters for May 24

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Milwaukie First Friday; Oregon City Optimist Club regonizes students for kindness; Gladstone sewage; Bravo to sheriff's immigration policy

Oregon City needs to end its Public Works folly

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Landslides speak to need to end plans for Waterboard Park

Consider currants' color, flavor for your yard

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Belonging to the gooseberry family, red currants are easy to grow

Bullying can't be allowed to continue in Gladstone

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I filed a formal complaint with the city on April 3, 2017, regarding a pattern of intimidation directed toward me

Transportation needs require strong leadership

Clackamas Review - Opinion
An issue that spans across the four hats I've worn is urging our legislators to pass a comprehensive transportation package

Firefighters respond well to unique situation

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I want to express my tremendous appreciation for the shift crews at Damascus Station 19 for quickly extinguishing their own house fire Easter morning

Letters for May 17

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Gladstone resident obtains evidence of nothing, other recall notes; Successful ivy pull in OC; Roads profit at public's expense

New fixtures shed light on Oak Lodge community…

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Finally, on May 5, the first of 60-plus new LED lights was installed

Why Gladstone City Councilor Neal Reisner is…

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Due to the behaviors and actions exhibited by Gladstone Councilors Steve Johnson and Kim Sieckmann, I'm supporting the effort to recall them

Letters for May 10

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Arbor Day Walk; Education Investment Initiative; Gladstone politics; Ludwick for Sunrise Water; Spiers, Farrer for OCSD; Planned Parenthood; Canemah

Gladstone resident obtains photographic evidence of…

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Less than an hour after being in a council meeting, I found four Gladstone City Council members sitting and talking at a local bar

Clackamette Cove - In the spirit of John Gray

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Jerry Herrmann leads Rivers of Life Center, a youth education and training corporation

Letters: Reprieve on Oatfield House demolition;…

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The story in last week's edition was just one more example of the Clackamas Review's importance to the local community

Clackamas Fire should adopt director zones

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Electing board members by zone provides the best environment for proper representation and accountability

Letters for April 26

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Planned Parenthood reduces local carbon footprint; Keep county control of parks; Criticism of governor unfair; Celebrate a park's revitalization

Two-district model could work in Gladstone

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Recently during a mediation between the city of Gladstone and Clackamas County there was one particular proposal the county put forth that is worth…

Advocate for state's homeless in Teri Gant's name

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Estacada resident Marty Gant is president of the Father's Heart Street Ministry in Oregon City

Letters: Hannah the Pet Society; Gladstone turmoil

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As an animal owner and advocate for more than 64 years and a member of Hannah the Pet Society, I am offended at the one-sided media coverage that is…

Try tea roses and become festival-ready

Clackamas Review - Opinion
As the Portland Rose Festival rapidly approaches, it only seems fitting to draw attention to the splendor of roses

Showcase our Willamette Falls legacy at the Oregon…

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Though we lost the Woolen Mills, we do still have two very significant, and still-standing, associated legacy structures.

Legislation helps push state towards equality

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Very close to my heart is House Bill 2005, which aims to guarantee equal pay for equal work in our state

Help report discrimination in local schools

Clackamas Review - Opinion
We must make Gladstone schools a place where each student feels respected, included and safe

Gov. Kate Brown demonstrates ineffective leadership

Clackamas Review - Opinion
While many saw this session as one of the most challenging to date, it seems like an even slower start than expected

Letters: Oregon City Chamber's Amber Holveck; Casey…

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As the chair of the board it is with mixed emotions I share that after nearly 12 years as executive director with the Oregon City Chamber of…

Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery needs board members

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The cemetery is adjacent to Waverley Country Club and contains graves of some of the area's most prominent citizens

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