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Beck defends Common Core

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UPDATED: City Council approves Wizer Block plans

UPDATED: City Council approves Wizer Block plans

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September 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
September 27, 2014

Lake Oswego welcomes new Wells Fargo bank

by Pamplin Media Group
Grand opening celebration is Saturday Wells Fargo is holding a grand opening party for its newest bank branch in Lake Oswego today (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake Oswego Mayor Kent…
Photo Credit: REVIEW: VERN UYETAKE - Mayor Kent Studebaker and City Councilor Donna Jordan listen to public testimony Tuesday from opponents of a plan to redevelop downtown Lake Oswegos Wizer Block.
September 25, 2014

City Council approves Wizer Block

by Saundra Sorenson
Evergreen Group's proposal for Block 137 can move forward After eight hours of testimony and deliberation, the Lake Oswego City Council voted to overturn the Development Review Commission’s…
September 25, 2014

County overhaul turns constituents into 'customers'

by Shasta Kearns Moore
If all goes according to plan, Clackamas County will look and feel a lot more like a Fortune 500 company by 2017 than a county government. Performance Clackamas is the county’s ambitious new…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: SEAN MINOGUE - Lake Oswego City Manager Scott Lazenby swings through the trees during Leadership Lake Oswegos two-day retreat in Newberg.
September 25, 2014

Leadership Lake Oswego swings into action

by Gary M. Stein
Sure, it can be a real jungle out there. But that doesn’t mean you’re likely to see City Manager Scott Lazenby or school Superintendent Heather Beck swinging from the trees anytime soon. Or does…
September 25, 2014

City Notes

by Saundra Sorenson
CASCADIA EARTHQUAKE PRESENTATION — Dr. Althea Rizzo, coordinator for the Geological Hazard Program at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, will discuss current theories on Oregon’s risk…
September 25, 2014

Police Log

by Saundra Sorenson
ACCIDENTS 9/16/14 5:58 a.m. A woman drove her vehicle into a tree near the intersection of Amberwood Circle and Westlake Drive. Airbags were deployed, and the motorist was cited for failing to…
HANDEL
September 25, 2014

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego ranked No. 12 on list of safest cities Lake Oswego is ranked No. 12 — right behind Beaverton and just ahead of Canby — in a list of the 30 safest cities in Oregon released this week…
September 25, 2014

Local drivers sought for open school bus routes

by Jillian Daley
First Student Inc. may be bringing on drivers from out of state to serve the Lake Oswego School District, but they are not permanent — and the bus company is seeking local drivers for its LO…
WEBB
September 25, 2014

Ask a Cop: Do police and fire departments get along?

by Pamplin Media Group
(A Lake Oswego police officer answers readers' questions each week in this space. To submit a question, call staff reporter Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or send an email to…

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Sep 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, center, and Pacific Green Party's Jason Levin, right, discussed a handful of issues Monday morning during their first joint appearance before the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and the East Oregonian (EO) Media Group.
Sep 23, 2014

Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint…

by Peter Wong
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber defended his record of achievement Monday morning while Republican and Pacific Green rivals battered him on the Cover Oregon website fiasco, education funding and…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Jaime Narozniak picks out toothbrushes at the Sandy Dollar Tree for evacuees at the Red Cross shelter in Estacada. Narozniak started a Facebook group to organize donations that rapidly grew to nearly 200 members.
Sep 18, 2014

Facebook becomes lifeline as raging 36 Pit Fire grows

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 5,000 people are using two social media pages to share information and make sure needs are met Linda Arnett is trying to find someone to take donated books, but Red Cross volunteers turn…
BUNICK
Sep 18, 2014

Council finalizes loan details, clears path for WEB sale

by Saundra Sorenson
The Lake Oswego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize replacements to a line of credit to finance its loan on the West End Building, clearing the way for the city to deposit…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
Sep 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Laker football player Drew Todd, a junior, and Lake Oswego Junior High sixth-grader Willie Johnson get in a little pre-game workout.
Sep 18, 2014

More than just a game

by Jillian Daley
For Lake Oswego High players and students with special needs, flag football creates a path toward understanding and acceptance When you’re as athletically gifted as Max Oppenheimer, it’s easy to…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jamie Munt of Lake Oswego is a student at Oregon Connections Academy, a public virtual charter school.
Sep 18, 2014

'A different kind of learning experience'

by Jillian Daley
Online schools in Oregon are growing, but educators worry about how students learn and their opportunity to socialize with peers Lake Oswego resident Steve Munt pulled his daughter, Jamie, from…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: SYNDI MCIVER - Police had to reroute traffic on Childs Road near 35th Place because a herd of goats was running through the neighborhood.
Sep 18, 2014

'Arrested on 35th Place'

by Jillian Daley
Furry fugitives rounded up in south Lake Oswego Ginny Mandrell was just about to get her morning cup of coffee when she noticed a stranger standing at her sliding glass door. Its four hoofed…
Sep 18, 2014

Dollars and cents: The financial impact of online schools

by Jillian Daley
Although most of the debate surrounding online schools centers on the quality of education, charter schools do receive state funding. That makes them a source of revenue for some school…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - More than three dozen new homes have been constructed in the Bronson Creek development on West Union Road in Washington County. A new study says many people still desire the suburban lifestyle.
Sep 18, 2014

Where do most want to live? In the suburbs, survey says

by Jim Redden
Metro study sees a population shift, but critics say the numbers are skewed The traditional American Dream is alive and well in the Portland area. Despite all the buzz about tiny homes on wheels…



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