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October 23, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Don’t legalize marijuana We have a choice this November to join both Washington state and Colorado in legalizing marijuana for adults over the age of 21. I strongly oppose this initiative…
October 23, 2014

Kitz or Richardson? None of the above

by Editorial board
Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We know we are. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, is running for an unprecedented fourth term at a time…
October 23, 2014

Council vote on Wizer Block dishonors years of planning

by Judy Davis and Jack Kysar
The recent vote of the Lake Oswego City Council rejecting the judgment of its own Development Review Commission on the Kessi/Wizer Plan for Block 137 is a great disappointment. This vote…
October 23, 2014

Oregon consumers deserve clarity about GMOs in food

by Jan Castle
There are so many things that consumers have no control over regarding their food supply: selection of seed varieties, use of chemicals, safety of handling, storage, transportation and cost. In…
October 23, 2014

No on 91: There's no upside to legalizing marijuana

by Roy Burge
The marijuana lobby — groups like the Drug Policy Alliance that represents drug users — is spending heavily to legalize pot in Oregon. But for the 90 percent of us who don’t smoke pot, the…
October 23, 2014

Yes on 91: We should redirect enforcement, treatment

by Dr. Dev Chilson
As a licensed psychologist in the state of Oregon, I am convinced that our marijuana laws have caused much more harm than the drug itself. In November, with a yes vote on Measure 91, we have the…
October 23, 2014

No on 91: Proposal to legalize recreational pot is a dumb idea

by Greg Watson
Don’t be persuaded by the arguments in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. Dig deep into your mind and remember what we fought for and what society should be — governed by those that we…
October 23, 2014

Jackie Manz: Serving Lake Oswego is the right choice

by Jackie Manz
Life is full of choices large and small — unimaginably difficult, extraordinarily easy and everything in between. I chose to run for Lake Oswego City Council because I felt both in my heart and…
October 23, 2014

LO Charter amendment would still give citizens a voice in road…

by Lake Oswego City Council
A decision to request that citizens change the Lake Oswego City Charter is not undertaken without considerable deliberation. Your City Council believes that a change in Section 40 of the Charter…
October 23, 2014

A few random conclusionsthat came to me in traffic

by Mikel Kelly
I didn’t know if I was ever going to get to work last Friday. In fact, I was pretty sure I was going to die of old age in a couple of different places along the way. My eight-mile commute…

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Oct 16, 2014

In a time of uncommon divisiveness,Lake Oswego needs Buck,…

by (none)
There are a lot of angry people in Lake Oswego. They are angry about the handling of the West End Building and the redevelopment of the Wizer Block. About Common Core curriculum in their schools…
Oct 16, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Vote for Gudman, Manz, Buck Here is a slate of three candidates for City Council bringing great experience in working for the community: Jeff Gudman — Jeff brings the experience of a prior term…
Oct 16, 2014

Wizer Block: Oswegans will give the project life

by Patrick H. Kessi
“It is a building designed by committee; all they have been able to agree on is that it should be rectangular, have windows, and not fall over.” — writer and humorist Max Barry Hopefully, that…
Oct 16, 2014

Ed Brockman: Leadership for a dynamic community

by Ed Brockman
My name is Ed Brockman and I am running for Lake Oswego City Council. I believe vision, integrity and experience are some of what it takes to be a great City Council member. I bring experience…
Oct 16, 2014

Open primaries will help broaden voter participation

by Greg Macpherson
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said that "the arc of the moral universe ... bends toward justice." He could have made the same point by saying the arc of democracy bends toward inclusion.…
Oct 16, 2014

Debunking myths about eating disorders

by Teal Bohrer
I’d like to debunk a few eating-disorder myths, especially since Lake Oswego is no stranger to the epidemic. I remember being in high school and having peers pass out in class because they…
Oct 16, 2014

Common Core will not empower your children

by Gale Gipson
I have learned as much as I can about Common Core. I am writing because I don’t think many parents really understand the impact Common Core will have on their children’s future. The basics will…
Oct 16, 2014

Jeff Gudman: This I do believe

by Jeff Gudman
“I will do my best to make it clear. My convictions are not so much concerned with what I am against as what I am for; and that excludes a lot of things automatically. Traditionally, democracy…
Oct 09, 2014

Measure 86 makeseducation a priority

by Editorial Board
Measure 86, which was referred to this November’s statewide ballot by the 2013 Oregon Legislature, opens up the opportunity for Oregon to provide greater support for students who want to get a…
Oct 09, 2014

So much for years of planning with citizen input

by Patrick Haar
At first I was angry, but now I am sad. Sad that the majority of the Lake Oswego City Council voted against its own Development Review Commission, LONAC, The Evergreen Neighborhood Association,…

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