Lake Oswego's Opinions

July 30, 2015

Citizen's View: Street of Dreams inspires awe, but at what cost?

by Peter Wright
I live directly opposite the entrance to this year's Street of Dreams. The 7.3-acre meadow I've looked at for 22 years is gone. The swifts that raced above the field catching bugs every…
July 30, 2015

Citizen's View: City needs energy and climate action that…

by Mark C. Trexler
Two weeks ago, the Lake Oswego City Council spent more than $25,000 seeking to promote renewable energy by purchasing PGE’s Clean Wind product. The city now intends to claim being 100 percent…
KAREN BOWERMAN
July 30, 2015

Bowerman: 'Viewing Lake Oswego through the front window, not the…

by Karen Dill Bowerman
Editor’s Note: When Karen Bowerman announced her intention to resign from the Lake Oswego City Council, The Review asked her to reflect on her time in office and share her thoughts for the…
July 30, 2015

Citizen's View: District is taking steps to make sure surplus…

by John Wallin
During my campaign for school board last year, I promised to communicate with you as much as possible about events in the district. Events at Palisades Elementary School in the past week provide…
July 30, 2015

Readers' Letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Regulating GMOs I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, because it addresses the confusion surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Right now, there is…
KOTEK
July 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Legislature's accomplishments will improve the…

by Rep. Tina Kotek
The Legislature recently concluded its 2015 session with a long list of accomplishments that will improve the lives of Oregonians. We worked to expand opportunity for working families, invest in…
July 23, 2015

Just Another Point of View: When stand-up comics go bad, it's…

by Mikel Kelly
Everybody was buzzing last week about the latest Bill Cosby news. Apparently, the now-77-year-old comedian admitted under oath back in 2005 that he bought quaaludes to give to young women so he…
BLUMENAUER
July 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Proposal protects your wishes for end-of-life…

by Rep. Earl Blumenauer
The Obama Administration recently took an incredibly important step in empowering patients and their families, by improving end-of-life care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…
July 23, 2015

Correction

by The Review
-- The area that is now the Lake Grove Swim Park began as an outdoor sales office for the real estate marketing firm Atchison & Allen, according to Marylou Colver, president of the Lake Oswego…
July 23, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Why promote gluttony? Again this year as part of the July 4th festivities, the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department sponsored a pie-eating contest. Why? Because “it’s fun,” I’ve been told.…

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Jul 16, 2015

Our Opinion: Oregon's promise of a free community college…

by Editorial Board
When it comes to higher education, Oregon has a problem. When the Oregon Education Investment Board launched the 40-40-20 plan, it was ambitious, to say the least. It aimed for 40 percent of…
Jul 16, 2015

Citizen's View: City officials have not done all they can to…

by Gerry Good
Has Lake Oswego done everything it can to reduce the cost of its’ city government? My answer is a resounding “no.” Some local officials contend that the Citizen Budget Committee has worked hard…
Jul 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Supremes take the 'gay' out of marriage

by John Schrag
In the occasional journalism class I teach at Pacific University, some of my students treat adjectives like cheap salt, using them to spice up (and often over-season) their sentences. I advocate…
Jul 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Per-mile fee won't ease congestion

by Richard Borich
Randall O’Toole of the Cato Institute made some amazing statements in his recent article (“It makes sense to replace gas tax with per-mile fee,” July 9), trying to persuade us to believe the…
Jul 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Wizer Block's past and its size deserve…

by Cynthia Ruttan
After an historical tour of Lake Oswego led by architectural historian Eric Wheeler, I gained an appreciation for the Wizer Block, which is soon slated for demolition. In its place, the new…
Jul 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Time is right for the city to move to clean…

by Lisa Adatto and Duke Castle
Like many Oregonians, we see the benefits of renewable power. Renewable power is clean, with no particles to pollute the air and no carbon pollution. Renewable power is locally produced by…
Jul 16, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Who took the dinosaurs? Something has happened in the First Addition neighborhood that leaves me at a loss. I don’t know whether to be sad or angry or shocked or all of the above. The dinosaurs…
Jul 09, 2015

Our Opinion: Stalled transportation proposal was really doomed…

by Editorial Board
Oregon lawmakers brought down the gavel on another legislative session this week with all the excitement of elementary school students on the verge of summer break. It was, in many ways, a…
Jul 09, 2015

Citizen's View: Buy a brick and help Lakewood share the arts…

by Nancy Dunis
Is Auntie Mame buying a brick for the Lakewood Center for the Arts? Given her whacky, eccentric personality, she probably would have bought enough bricks to cover Lakewood’s entire cement…
Jul 09, 2015

Citizen's View: Children's Center working to help victims of…

by Barbara Peschiera
With so much attention in the media recently regarding the Duggar family and the actions of their eldest son, Josh, when he was a teenager, numerous issues have been raised surrounding sexual…




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