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August 17, 2016

Letters: Oak Lodge consolidation; fire danger; Whitewater Park;…

by The Clackamas Review
At the May 17, 2016, election, voters in Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge overwhelmingly approved consolidation of the Oak Lodge Water District and Oak Lodge Sanitary District. The ballot measure…
August 17, 2016

Criticism of Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay unwarranted

by Frank O'Donnell
I consider myself a reluctant activist, and as such I have been drawn into the politics of the city from time to time. It is in this role that I first crossed paths with our current mayor, Dan…
August 17, 2016

Shock of shooting reminds us to be grateful for our blessings

by Bob Stewart
Aug. 8 in Gladstone, something terrible happened. A man shot Police Officer Lee Jundt, then took a woman hostage in a sandwich shop on McLoughlin Boulevard. My heart sank when I heard the news.…


August 10, 2016

Mayor should demonstrate economic expertise

by Mark Matheson
Being obligated to represent the voices of others, it takes a great deal of literary talent to squeeze the community's frustrations into an 800-word editorial. The narrative behind the recall of…
August 10, 2016

Promises unfulfilled after merger vote in Oak Lodge

by Myron Martwick
On Aug. 1, I attended the 3 p.m. meeting of the board of the new Oak Lodge Water Services District (OLWSD). A scheduled effective date was July 1, for the creation of Oak Lodge Water Services…
JULES BOYKOFF
August 04, 2016

My View: Both Trump, Rio Olympics earn gold in hyperbolic hurdles

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with…
August 03, 2016

Letters: Whitewater Park; Kudos to Commissioner Jim Bernard;…

by The Clackamas Review
Rare are the opportunities for a city to economically transform itself, to create an anchor destination for locals and tourists alike, a catalyst for investment and growth. Oregon City has such…
August 03, 2016

Your chance to weigh in on Gladstone's 'constitution'

by Neal Reisner
As a nation we have the United States Constitution to follow and to protect our rights. On the state level we have the Oregon Constitution, while at the city level we have the Gladstone City…
August 03, 2016

Technology selection process was exhaustive

by John Ludlow
The Clackamas Review’s July 20 article “’Political theater’ disrupts Clackamas County sewer meeting” fails to mention any of the many substantial reasons why Janicki Bioenergy’s waste…
August 03, 2016

Who in Clackamas County is really disingenuous?

by Steve Bates
In last week’s Community Soapbox op-ed opinion article, a sitting Clackamas County commissioner inferred that it was disingenuous to pursue benefits from property ownership and to attempt to…

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Aug 01, 2016

Letters: Hazardous materials response team launched; Evangelical…

by The Clackamas Review
Remember that time you helped clean-out Grandma’s garage and came across a brown jar with some goo or liquid inside? No labels, no warning and it looked way too scary to unscrew? Who are you…
PHOTO BY RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Mayor Dan Holladay administers the oath of office to Cpt. Shaun Davis, Sgt. David Edwins and Officer Nicholas Taresh on July 20 as OCPD Chief Jim Band looks on. The audience at last week's meeting meeting applauded after Holladay said that its amazing that police are still willing to serve given whats been happening around the country. Later during the meeting, City Commission approved sending the $16 million bond for a new police station to voters in November.
Aug 01, 2016

Appreciation goes a long way for local cops

by OCPD Chief Jim Band
These last couple of years have been very challenging for the police profession. Some of the criticism of law enforcement as a result of bad acts captured on video is right on. The most…
Aug 01, 2016

Time to again reject encroachment on farmland

by Jim Bernard
It’s worse than “disingenuous.” That’s the word used in a story by a local newspaper about the so-called “public process” that Clackamas County engaged in around three recent open houses. The…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jun 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…