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December 17, 2014

Letters: OC riverwalk; Jennings Lodge development; Gladstone…

by The Clackamas Review
Please extend my appreciation to the Metro Council and staff, Oregon City, Clackamas County and the state for the tremendous job not only with the Riverwalk but with the outstanding public…
December 17, 2014

All of Interstate 205 could have three lanes - for just $250…

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 17, 2014

President Obama got it half right

by Elliott Young
President Barack Obama got it half right when he recently provided relief for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. While this was a step forward for many families, more than 6 million…
December 10, 2014

Councilor says au revoir to city

by The Clackamas Review
It seems like only yesterday I was sworn in to begin a four-year-term. Time has gone fast, and many changes have taken place in Milwaukie. I will only list a few as space is limited. 1. The…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Santa appears in a neighborhood parade hosted by Clackamas Fire District No. 1 personnel.
December 10, 2014

Operation Santa Claus spreading cheer near you

by Fire Chief Fred Charlton
Happy Holidays... Clackamas Fire District No. 1 is celebrating 40 years of serving the community through our Operation Santa Claus toy and food drive program. In 2013, we collected over 18,000…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: ANGELA FOX - Clackamas Community College President Joanne Truesdell celebrates the results of the Nov. 4 election with former state Rep. Dave Hunt and CCC board members at The Bomber restaurant.
December 03, 2014

Letters: CCC well-positioned; Milwaukie's exciting era; watch…

by The Clackamas Review
On Nov. 4, voters in the college district approved a $90 million bond measure that will pave the way for updating, modernizing and improving college facilities. This bond measure will fulfill…
December 03, 2014

My View: Making space for bees in our crowded landscapes can…

by Matthew Shepherd and Eric Lee-Mader
There are photos and videos circulating on the Web of a crop duster seed-bombing wildflowers to create a meadow for bees that challenges our expectations. What’s a plane usually used for killing…
December 03, 2014

Brittany Maynard made a moral choice

by Rev. Chuck Currie
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon to avail herself of Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, has died (Nov. 1), according to social media and news accounts.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Firefighters arrive Aug. 27 to 1015 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, to find heavy brown and black smoke coming from a large commercial building. They quickly went to work to locate and extinguish the fire.
November 26, 2014

Thank you, firefighters/community volunteers

by Rick Cram
It was pretty weird and surreal. I’m kind of a news junky, so I was just sitting at home at 5 in the morning when I saw it happening on TV. They said it was a three-alarm fire in Oregon City,…
November 26, 2014

Open letter: Sibling bonds are key to child development

by The Clackamas Review
November is National Adoption Month. This month and throughout the year I encourage you to raise awareness of the urgent need for adoptive families for children in foster care. Right now,…

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Nov 19, 2014

Citizens clean house in Damascus

by Editorial Board
While there were winners and losers on the Damascus ballot for mayor and City Council, the real victors in the Nov. 4 election are the people of Damascus. For the first time in several years,…
Nov 12, 2014

Letters: Santa to the rescue; Giving Tuesday; Measure 91

by The Clackamas Review
Every year Clackamas Fire District No. 1 partners with our communities to give back to those in need. Since 1974, the Fire District has engaged in an Operation Santa Claus program designed to…
Nov 12, 2014

Milwaukie wants YOU to help honor veterans

by Milwaukie Vietnam 50th Partnership
Over the course of two decades more than 58,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice in response to our nation’s call to service in Vietnam; over 700 were from Oregon, and 14 were from…
Nov 05, 2014

Residents prefer careful growth to sprawl

by Tom Hughes
Oregonians know that there are two kinds of strawberries — ours and everything else. The former are small, juicy and sweet, and take a bit longer to grow. The latter might be big and red, but…
Nov 05, 2014

Our Opinion: New TriMet, union contract a fare deal

by Editorial board
With all the chatter recently about the Nov. 4 statewide election, Portland-area residents may not have noticed a quieter vote taking place last week that will have a positive long-term impact…
Nov 05, 2014

Momentum on Willamette Falls project inspirational

by Carlotta Collette
I love the expression about success having many parents. While failure is an orphan, it usually refers to who claims credit or avoids blame. But real success actually requires many parents,…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: TRIMET - The first of 18 new generation MAX vehicles, to go into service in time for the September 2015 opening of the Orange Line, will undergo 4,000 miles of testing before it accepts passengers. On Saturday, community members celebrated with the ailing man who was one of the lines greatest supporters ('Nelligans rally community against ALS diagnosis,' July 9). A bronze plaque at the Park Avenue station will say, 'In honor of Fred Nelligan, a champion not only for the MAX Orange Line, but for his neighbors and community.'
Nov 03, 2014

Letters: Celebrate Trimet's labor agreement; question Milwaukie…

by The Clackamas Review
I am pleased to report that TriMet’s union employees and Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a new labor agreement that puts us on sustainable financial footing. In this new agreement,…
Oct 29, 2014

Letters supporting CCC, NCPRD, Shaw, Power, Holladay, Hedges,…

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas Community College (CCC) has been serving the residents of Clackamas County and the surrounding areas for almost 50 years. It has personally benefited my family and me. After being a…
Oct 22, 2014

Letters: Yes to parks, First Friday, civility; Milwaukie ladies,…

by The Clackamas Review
Almost 25 years ago, forward-thinking citizens saw the need to invest in land for parks and open spaces in North Clackamas County. The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District was formed…
Oct 22, 2014

Common sense to get the job done correctly

by Bob La Salle
Several people have asked me why I want to be elected as mayor of Oregon City. Having never run for public office, I had to give the idea careful and lengthy consideration. First I would like to…

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