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March 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Frohnmayer's Oregon Blueprint and the embrace of…

by Sen. Betsy Johnson
Nine years ago, Dave Frohnmayer — then president of the University of Oregon — was invited to speak to the Oregon Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the…
March 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Alimentary, my dear Watson - alimentary

by Peter Wright
The Columbia River runs through our region in much the same way as the alimentary canal runs through the human body. Liquids go in one end and come out the other. We do the best we can to ensure…
March 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Let's catch our breath and look at West End…

by Nancy Gronowski
Was it a mistake for the city to buy the West End Building a few years ago? Maybe. But maybe it’s a bigger mistake to sell it now. With a number of opportunities to dispose of it coming up short…
March 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Kitzhaber, put spotlight to good use

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
March 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Watershed Council launches projects

by Mary Ratliff
The Oswego Lake Watershed Council (OLWC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Lake Oswego to improve the watershed on three private properties within the Oswego Lake Watershed.…
March 26, 2015

Readers' Letters

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Support great education We all value and support education here in Lake Oswego. That is why many of us move here with our families and stay here long after they have finished their K-12…
March 19, 2015

Our Opinion: Sunshine Week puts spotlight on government secrecy

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…
March 19, 2015

Readers' Letters

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‘A unique opportunity’ Forecasting sheets for next year were just handed out at Lakeridge High School a week or two ago. Although I am a senior, I was curious about what courses would be offered…
March 19, 2015

Citizen's View: Schools Foundation taps 'the magic of Lake…

by Bob and Katy Barman
We are honored to write in support of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation campaign for 2015. The Foundation has transformed lives for nearly 30 years. The brilliance of our community to design a…
March 12, 2015

Just Another Point of View: Let's talk about cheaters and their…

by Mikel Kelly
Let me guess — you were thinking just the other day that you are the only person in the world who is not achieving your goals by cheating. I know, right? Me, too! So, there must be two of us,…

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Mar 12, 2015

Why should you contribute to the Schools Foundation?

by John Wendland
The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is off to a great start for this year’s $2 million campaign, but not everyone has written their check yet. It is simple to ask for money, but I feel compelled…
Mar 12, 2015

Ed Hutson: 'My goal is to learn and serve the entire community'

by Ed Hutson
My name is Ed Hutson. I am a current Lake Oswego School District parent and I am excited to run for the Lake Oswego School Board, position #5. Simply put, the Lake Oswego I see is full of smart,…
Mar 12, 2015

Electric cars benefit people, economy, air

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. This trend may be…
Mar 12, 2015

Readers' Letters

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A tradition of excellence It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful sports and academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive financial backers who…
Mar 05, 2015

The View From Here: What is the role of a community newspaper?

by Gary M. Stein
In the summer of 1974, I attended a two-week high school journalism workshop on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, Calif. One morning, in the middle of that workshop, we were all rushed to…
Mar 05, 2015

When nobody's looking

by Peter Wright
The extremes of human behavior, from unspeakable evils to heavenly kindnesses, set the tone of a society much less than the small acts that the millions in the middle perform daily. The Stalins…
Mar 05, 2015

Celebrate National Fix-A-Leak Week

by Bruce Brown
It is no great secret that water availability is rapidly emerging as a major national and world concern. I remember reading back in the 1980s that “water will be the oil of the 21st century.”…
Mar 05, 2015

The rest of the story

by Martine Kaufmann
Paul Harvey had a popular radio show based on well-crafted narratives of “mysteries from histories,” concluding with the famous tag line, “And now you know the rest of the story.” The Lake…
Mar 05, 2015

Lions Club hosts wide variety of speakers

by Denise Gordon
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller The Lake Oswego Lions Club is known for having terrific speakers at our meetings, and the month of February was no…
Mar 05, 2015

Outstanding schools are part of a vibrant community

by Kerry Griffin
The people of Lake Oswego have an extraordinary commitment to our children’s education. I see it everywhere I look: parent-led programs that enrich school curricula, special events and…




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