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December 18, 2014

Our Opinion: Kitzhaber's education budget could mean less money…

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The 2015-17 budget proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of both addition and subtraction. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some important — and quite familiar…
December 18, 2014

You're a mean one, Mr. Brinch

by Brian Toye
All of my neighbors in my hood like PGE a lot, but the Hallinan Brinch who lives there always does not. He hates losing power, the entire winter season, about five or six times each winter,…
December 18, 2014

Sensitive Lands deal reveals a double standard

by Lake Oswego Stewards
In case anyone still believes the city’s disingenuous PR that Sensitive Lands is a valid environmental program, take a look at the Nov. 18 City Council meeting, item 7.1, and the Dec. 9 Council…
December 18, 2014

Metro headed in wrong direction on I-205

by John Ludlow
Interstate 205 has only two travel lanes from Oregon City to the Stafford exit. Interstate 205 has only 5.9 miles of two lanes in each direction out of its 37-mile length through Oregon and…
December 18, 2014

'I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve'

by Donna Jordan
My calendar shows one last City Council meeting before my service ends. There have been many ups and downs in the past eight years, but I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to serve as one of…
December 18, 2014

Help stop China's forced organ harvesting

by Nataly Teplitsky
About seven years ago, I was horrified to find evidence of a shocking crime that David Matas, a renowned international human rights attorney in Canada, has called “a new form of evil on the…
December 18, 2014

A Lake Oswego 'elf' and the true meaning of Christmas

by Annie Meneakis
Our city once had a toy shop owner who seemed at first glance to be just that — a toy shop owner. If you looked more closely, however, you could tell that he was actually an elf. How do I know?…
December 18, 2014

Oswegans deserve no tax increase

by Gerry Good
Recently, we all received our tax bills. What a surprise that our taxes went up! Why? There are a number of reasons, but let’s just look at Lake Oswego. What makes our city taxes go up? Usually,…
December 18, 2014

Readers' Letters

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Questioning the costs It is curious that several recent letters to The Review decry the small sum that the city might incur in legal expenses in connection with the review of the Wizer…
December 11, 2014

'Shop Local': a chance to showhow much we care about each other

by Gary Stein
There’s something special about walking into a shop called Chuck’s Place and having Chuck Ryan actually whip up your mocha. Or stopping for a cupcake at Kyra’s Bake Shop and pausing to chat with…

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Dec 11, 2014

And then she was gone

by Ronald Talney
It was Christmas Eve. Our oldest child, Jennifer, was nine. It was time for her first bicycle. One with training wheels, and purple streamers that hung from the handlebar grips, and reflectors…
Dec 11, 2014

If you don't want to know what kids really think, don't ask

by Mikel Kelly
Because I was waiting to become mature before having kids — and therefore never had any (that maturity thing never actually happened, you see) — I have not been subjected to massive, nonstop…
Dec 11, 2014

Readers' Letters

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Wizer appeal ‘disappointing’ As a neighbor of the Wizer Block, a member of the Evergreen Neighborhood Association and a Lake Oswego taxpayer, I am disappointed that city time and funds will now…
Dec 11, 2014


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Dennis Kelly, the managing principal broker at Windermere Stellar’s Lake Oswego branch, says he would expect to see one Lake Oswego-area home in the $2 million-plus range sell every couple of…
Dec 04, 2014

Some better programs are needed to help the poor

by Adam Davis
It is getting to be that time of year. Pretty soon the television stations will be airing all the different versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and we’ll hear Ebenezer Scrooge’s…
Dec 04, 2014

Wizer opponents are not going away

by Gale Frank
I’ve been reading various letters in this newspaper, telling the Wizer project opponents to quiet down and move on. I find it curious that those in favor, who claim they won fairly, would take…
Dec 04, 2014

High school football's benefits outweigh the risks

by Ed Riley
My son’s high school football team finished 1-9 this year, and I wouldn’t be prouder of this team if they had gone undefeated. They made a game of it each Friday night, and while they often were…
Dec 04, 2014

City needs to set priorities and make tough choices

by Karen Dill Bowerman
Lake Oswego has more projects than it can afford without taking on additional debt. Some tough decisions need to be made. There is the $23 million Boones Ferry Road project, which I personally…
Dec 04, 2014

Readers' Letters

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Defining my vote I watched with interest the debate and political maneuverings concerning the Wizer development, holding off on my opinions while those who had more knowledge of the pros and…
Nov 27, 2014

Celebrating a day set aside for giving thanks

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Editor’s Note: With this proclamation, dated Oct. 3, 1863, one of the nation’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. The year that…

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