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Oregon City's Opinion

July 20, 2016

Letters: Milwaukie First Friday; Child safety tips; Oregon…

by The Clackamas Review
On Friday, Aug. 5, during First Friday don’t just come downtown for the great food, drinks and wares, but take a historical tour into Milwaukie’s past, present and future starting at 6 p.m. in…
July 13, 2016

My View: More roads don't ease congestion

by Mary Kyle McCurdy
The Westside Bypass Freeway was a dinosaur in the early 1990s, when regional leaders wisely determined that transportation dollars could be better spent to move more people and freight by…
July 13, 2016

Letters: Transparency in public budgeting; Canemah crime; more…

by The Clackamas Review
Loved last month’s article, “Commissioners lean toward added jail staffing,” on taxes and bond measures. Politicians and managers still think we have full pocketbooks. I was especially…


Rob Christner
July 13, 2016

Let's make sure all Oregon high schoolers have access to…

by Rob Christner
I am among the select teachers who teach high school career technical education in Oregon. There aren’t nearly enough of us, because right now Oregon doesn’t fund vocational and career technical…
July 06, 2016

My View: State's economy - weeds in rose garden?

by Adam Davis
Have you heard? Everything is coming up roses in Oregon. “All good news” according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. The roses: a 4.5 percent unemployment rate, 5,000 jobs added per…
July 06, 2016

Don't wait - help is available for all victims of domestic abuse

by Susan Johnson
Domestic violence is found across all socioeconomic groups — in fact, more than one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner…
June 29, 2016

Letters: Young citizens care about local issues

by The Clackamas Review
I am a 15 year-old resident of Jennings Lodge and recently testified at the 2016-17 Library Budget Hearing on June 6. I felt it would be a disservice to our community by turning a blind eye to…
June 29, 2016

Clackamas County congestion highlighted in statewide tour

by Lee Beyer and Caddy McKeown
Members of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization recently traveled throughout the East Portland metro area, observing traffic congestion challenges,…
June 29, 2016

Sunrise Highway finally opening this week

by Dave Hunt
After 30 years of talk and three years of construction, the Sunrise Expressway opens this week. This new four-lane highway connects the Milwaukie Expressway over I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue at…
PHOTOS COURTESY CARIN SHERMAN - Liam Sherman, 3, proudly wears his new bike helmet, courtesy of Clackamas Fire.
June 29, 2016

Thank you, Clackamas Fire, for my son's free bike helmet

by Carin Sherman
My 3-year-old son Liam had a helmet but it was quite wobbly and loose. It was on my list of “things to do” to get a tighter-fitting helmet, but it would quickly slip my mind when we were out and…

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Jun 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Domestic terror needs solutions, not political venom

by Editorial Board
The horrific attack in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning could have happened anywhere at anytime — and that sad reality should prompt every community to consider how to lessen the odds…
Jun 22, 2016

Letters: Nothing will stop the fight for equality; Troubled by…

by The Clackamas Review
All of us have a heavy heart this LGBT Pride Month. Forty-nine brilliant lives were cut short, and countless more changed forever as a result of this senseless act of hate. Together we mourn.…
Jun 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Stop fighting, settle Cover Oregon suit

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the…
Jun 22, 2016

Taking on homelessness policy status quo

by Christine VanOrder
I’m going to address two issues in this one opinion piece because I’m going against the same people on both issues: How we manage predatory sex offenders, and how we approach the drug epidemic.…
Jun 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to…
Jun 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate…

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for…
Jun 15, 2016

Letter: McLoughlin Neighborhood Association cares about Oregon…

by The Clackamas Review
I live in the McLoughlin Historic District in Oregon City and am active in our neighborhood association. Recently I’ve heard three rumors about the McLoughlin Neighborhood Association (MNA): 1.…
Jun 15, 2016

Criticism misinformed against Park Place neighbors concerned…

by Tom Geil
Thank you, Oregon City News, for printing my article regarding the nature area just off Holcomb Boulevard. I note that there was a follow-up letter by a Linda Atack regarding the article, and…
Jun 08, 2016

Park Place plan well vetted; Gladstone councilors attack;…

by The Clackamas Review
Mr. Geil is good at suggesting how other people’s land should be used (“Park of the People possible at the end of the Oregon Trail,” June 1). What he fails to mention is that the development of…
Jun 08, 2016

Partnership invests in child development

by Max Williams
We shouldn’t be pointing fingers; we should be offering helping hands. This was the theme when New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof spoke recently at the Oregon Community Foundation annual…