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January 29, 2015

Consider a pathway along Willamette Shore Line

by Jeff Gudman
Lake Oswego is part owner of an under-utilized public resource — the Willamette Shore Line right of way between Portland and Lake Oswego. In the Jan. 20 draft of the City Council’s 2015 goals is…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Lake Oswego Junior High debate team gathered at a Town Hall last week hosted by state Rep. Ann Lininger and Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman. From left: Lininger, teacher Aletia Cochran, Andrew Johnson, Lance Pancost, Gudman, Noah Slobodin, Amy Wang, Julia Lininger-White, and Doris Yang.
January 29, 2015

Encourage kids to speak out on tough issues

by Ann Lininger
We like to tell members of the Lake Oswego Junior High debate team that, in the words of actress Ruth Gordon, “courage is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.” As I…
January 29, 2015

Why we should encourage innovation in medical research

by William Noonan
I enjoyed reading Joe Robertson’s opinion piece in The Lake Oswego Review (“Congress must increase funding for medical research,” Jan. 8) and I couldn’t agree more: Increasing medical funding is…
At 73, Bob Dylan still looks freaky and dangerous - even if he is giving copies of his latest album away for free to readers of AARP The Magazine.
January 29, 2015

How we look may be important - but probably not

by Mikel Kelly
There was a time when I’d be walking down the street, catch a glimpse of my reflection in a store window and be shocked that even though I expected to see one of the lesser Rolling Stones — you…
January 29, 2015

Informed leadership will determine city's character

by Dave Berg
“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” — John F. Kennedy We begin a new year in our wonderful community with enormous potential, but achieving that potential will require informed…
January 29, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
More help for pet owners I want to thank The Review for the article about low-cost dog services (“Low-cost dog services offered in Clackamas County,” Jan. 22) in last week’s edition. It…
January 22, 2015

Our Opinion: $15-an-hour minimum wage will backfire on state's…

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15-per-hour proposal is one of several…
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January 22, 2015

What would you like to see in downtown's North Anchor?

by Scott Lazenby
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Over the years, the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency has acquired properties in downtown Lake Oswego on the north side of B Avenue, on both…
January 22, 2015

Protect house designed by John Yeon

by Joby Patterson
I would plead that the house at 555 Country Club Road, designed in 1938-39 and built in 1942, be considered for the City of Lake Oswego’s Landmark Designation List and the National Register of…
January 22, 2015

Not so fast: Economy still a major concern

by Adam Davis
News anchors and commentators are driving me crazy these days — even more than usual — with all of their stories about how well the economy is doing. With all of the talk about job creation,…

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Jan 22, 2015

Where is our moral conscience?

by Susan Von Tobel
In light of the incidences of the last few weeks in Lake Oswego, I wonder who we listen to for our moral guidelines. It seems to me it used to be our faith, and we turned to our consciences for…
Jan 22, 2015

Does LOCOM make sense for Lake Oswego?

by Gerry Good
City Council has established a priority for a new public safety center. This requires careful thinking before moving forward. It is an excellent time to evaluate BEFORE committing to anything. I…
Jan 22, 2015

Clarification

by Pamplin Media Group
A story in the Jan. 8 issue of The Review (“Court ruling could impact LO-Tigard Water Partnership”) indicated that the $250 million water project had reached the halfway point and was on…
Jan 22, 2015

Readers' Letters

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Troop says thanks Girl Scout Troop 45018 would like to say thank you to all those who dropped off trees at our Christmas tree recycling event at George Rogers Park. Our troop is one of the few…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Jan 15, 2015

There's still nothing to do - just more of it these days

by Mikel Kelly
When we used to find ourselves going out of our skulls with boredom and made the mistake of saying “There’s nothing to do” within earshot of my mom, we would invariably get that same reply that…
Jan 15, 2015

'A determination to learn and improve'

by (none)
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Lake Oswego School District parents and staff on Jan. 7 by Superintendent Heather Beck. It is reprinted here with the district’s permission. Dear…
Jan 15, 2015

Readers' Letters

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Protect children’s dignity I write in response to the article regarding the hazing of girls on the Lakeridge dance team (“Dancer’s mom confirms details of alleged hazing,” Jan. 8). The article…
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Jan 15, 2015

We're not doing our kids any favors

by Bruce Rehlaender
I would like to commend Lake Oswego Police Lt. Doug Treat for “telling it like it is” in last week’s Ask a Cop column. When I saw the subject of unsafe driving during school drop-off and…
Jan 15, 2015

We must support and forgive

by Brady Johnson
At the request of LOSD Superintendent Heather Beck, a third-party investigation was conducted in regards to an alleged incident of hazing and bullying surrounding the Pacer Dance Team (PDT).…
Jan 08, 2015

Our region deserves a balanced approach to traffic problems

by Paul Savas
I have been testing tailpipe emissions since 1975. One aspect of my business for over 25 years was specializing in fuel-efficient products that reduced emissions, and we were one of the first to…




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