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November 25, 2015

Citizen's View: Congress should seize this chance to help families build their futures

by Tonia Hunt and Chuck Sheketoff
Now that Congress has struck a budget deal that appears to avert a government shutdown later this year, it bears asking: Where…
November 25, 2015

Letters: Carbon taxes; insurance agents

by The Clackamas Review
Kudos to the Portland Tribune for publishing Steve Law’s Oct. 29 piece titled, “Carbon tax could help hit state climate goal.”…
November 25, 2015

A conservative solution to climate change

by Barry Daigle and Eric Means
How does a pair of middle-aged conservative Republicans, one a former reconnaissance Marine and the other a professional…
November 18, 2015

Beware of sales tax lurking in disguise

by Editorial Board
Oregonians have voted down a sales tax nine times in the past eight decades. People who want to raise more money for government…
November 18, 2015

My solution to the Planned Parenthood situation

by Christine VanOrder
I have a friend who is an ObGyn, and she just had to move to another state to find a job. I was very sad to see her leave, and I…
November 18, 2015

Shared sewer costs benefit everyone

by Don Krupp
It seems like things have never been better for customers of our two major wastewater service districts in Clackamas County. A…
November 18, 2015

Letter: Put copy of Ten Commandments in school hallways

by The Clackamas Review
If you want to get rid of violence in our schools and colleges, I suggest you put the Ten Commandments up in every hallway. That…
November 13, 2015

Growth boundary decision based on questionable assumptions

by Editorial Board
It was a foregone conclusion that the Metro council would decide the region’s existing urban growth boundary is capable of…
November 11, 2015

Mental illness reform bill needs our support

by The Clackamas Review
In response to yet another shooting this past month at Umpqua Community College and the loss of 10 lives, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden…
November 11, 2015

A tale of two stores: A human tragedy on a small scale

by Syd Kanitz
Employees were worried. They’d kept their thoughts to themselves, but for those of us who’d shopped the store for many years,…
November 11, 2015

Letter: Service-dog laws should be enforced; millions wasted on bridges

by The Clackamas Review
As a totally blind, employed mid-level professional who is accompanied by a working German shepherd dog guide, I encounter…
November 11, 2015

Let Boring, not Metro, decide its own future

by Stephen Bates
There is a bumper sticker available that states “Keep Boring Boring.” While this is a humorous statement for some, this is the…
November 04, 2015

Letters: We are better than mediocre; marijuana's potential economic boon

by The Clackamas Review
It doesn’t take a genius to understand what caused the financial problems that the Oregon Legislature is currently facing. When…
SUBMITTED - The Family had a compound of tepees in another part of the park, removed from the stage and medical center. The Family was the name of the loosely organized group that managed Vortex in cooperation with Oregon State Parks employees.
November 04, 2015

Remembering Oregon City's Dr. Cameron Bangs

by Matt Love
I will never forget the first time I met Dr. Cameron Bangs, who passed away in September at the age of 78. It was late 2002, at…
FILE PHOTO - Neighbors in the Park Avenue Park & Ride area have taken to handwriting notes reminding people not to improperly park on their streets.
October 28, 2015

Letters: Orange Line's parking problem; Carver Bridge; Gladstone civic buildings; meat industry

by The Clackamas Review
The article on Oct. 21 describes illegal parking issues in Oak Grove residential neighborhoods related to MAX Orange Line riders.…

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Oct 28, 2015

Either we like violence, or we don't

by Chris S. Geiger
Again we were reminded that violence is the instrument of evil. Immediately after news broke of the latest U.S. mass shooting…
Oct 21, 2015

Vote yes on replacing civic buildings

by Neal Reisner
I would like to ask the voters of Gladstone to join me in voting for Measure 3-471. This measure will allow Gladstone to replace…
Oct 21, 2015

Five ways to repair city's broken system

by James Jordan
The city of Happy Valley has established a process to quickly approve applications for large property developments. This process…
Oct 21, 2015

Clackamas County steps up for kids

by Barbara Peschiera
Child abuse impacts communities at every level. Many adults do not recognize signs of child abuse, or when they are concerned…
Oct 14, 2015

Letters: Locals demand action after shooting; fire district not slowing down; don't cut down…

by The Clackamas Review
From the 293rd violent shooting so far this year, there are those who invoke the Second Amendment to reinforce their beliefs…
SUBMITTED - Rebecca Roake
Oct 14, 2015

Oregon City resident raises awareness on sex trafficking

by Susie Pitts
The pamphlet reads: “Put an end to sex trafficking and sexual slavery through global exposure and unified action. Set every…
Oct 07, 2015

Shooting deaths demand more than grief

by Editorial board
Numbness, grief and anger are natural reactions to the horror inflicted upon Umpqua Community College last week, but they are…
Oct 07, 2015

Letters: Please help envision Ledding Library's future; Scouter's Mountain development should…

by The Clackamas Review
Thanks to the Clackamas Review for last week covering Milwaukie’s Library Services Expansion Task Force (LSETF)’s efforts to take…
Oct 07, 2015

Hu Jintao, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders, The Donald .. and Oregon's political divide

by Adam Davis
For the past two months, Oregon voters have watched a parade of personalities march across the national stage. From Chinese…

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