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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…
FILE PHOTO - Paul Edgar
April 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…
SUBMITTED - Nicole White
April 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…
April 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…
April 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…
April 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…
April 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…
April 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…

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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…
Mar 18, 2015

Committed, passionate leadership prepares students for life's…

by Kyle Walker
An outstanding job performance rating for Superintendent Matt Utterback has prompted the North Clackamas School Board to extend his contract for another year. As the district transitions away…
Mar 18, 2015

Now is the time for county officials to open Madrone Wall Park…

by Keith K. Daellenbach
Too infrequently do we have the opportunity to secure an amazing civic treasure for future generations. Clackamas County officials have this opportunity now by opening Madrone Wall Park in an…
Mar 11, 2015

Heed voters' will going forward on pot

by Anthony Johnson
Implementing licensed and regulated marijuana commerce is a major challenge and opportunity for the state of Oregon. We have the opportunity to severely curtail the illicit marijuana market and…
Mar 11, 2015

Don't exempt pot from local taxes, laws

by Mike McCauley
Last November, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 to decriminalize, with limitations, the consumption, production and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Measure 91 was 38…
Mar 04, 2015

Letters: Concord Elementary; county land use; vaccine…

by The Clackamas Review
The February CIA meeting was very interesting. Joe Krumm and Ron Stewart are doing a great job of outreach to the community on this issue of the future of Concord School, which closed last year,…
Mar 04, 2015

What is Clackamas County's road ahead?

by John Ludlow
Not including the roads contained within Clackamas County’s cities, the county is obligated to maintain over 1,400 miles of pavement. That’s about the same amount of miles from Oregon City to…
Feb 25, 2015

My View: Pamplin partnership fills journalism gaps

by Mark Garber
In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal he put his state through, resorting instead to a worn-out excuse of too many fallen…

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