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October 30, 2014

CCC bond measure will generate greater prosperity for county

by Editorial Board
Voters who live within the Clackamas Community College district have a chance next week to modernize the college’s facilities, while also holding their tax rate in check. A proposed bond measure…
October 30, 2014

Measure 92 slaps a bad label on Oregon

by (none)
The two sides in the debate over genetically engineered foods have turned Oregon into a battleground state in a food fight with global implications. The decision for voters, however, should come…
October 30, 2014

Yes on 88: Approving Driver Card measure is a moral imperative

by Rev. John Kerns
My family immigrated to the United States from Ireland over 160 years ago because we were starving in the midst of a potato famine. For the most part, this country was quite welcoming.…
October 30, 2014

Joe Buck: Finding common ground by truly listening

by Joe Buck
Hospitality is all about preparation to serve — to serve in nourishing and rewarding ways. Welcoming neighbors into my Lake Grove restaurants, I have had the privilege of serving generations of…
October 30, 2014

Losing education gains is not an option

by Julie Parrish
If the back-to-school pictures on Facebook were any indication, thousands of parents in our community breathed a collective sigh of relief when yellow school buses came rolling by to pick up…
October 30, 2014

Gudman, Buck will represent entire community

by Keep Lake Oswego Great PAC
The Keep Lake Oswego Great political action committee would like to thank all of the candidates running for City Council. We believe our community is very fortunate to have people of such high…
October 30, 2014

Gerritt Rosenthal: What are the key issues in House District 37?

by Gerritt Rosenthal
Jobs, education, transportation and land use are all important issues in House District 37 — Tualatin, Durham, Rivergrove, Stafford, West Linn and Lake Oswego — but for different reasons in each…
October 30, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
A father’s endorsement Matt Keenen was awarded this year’s Portland City Club Member of the Year award for outstanding leadership in bringing together groups with conflicting interests and…
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…

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Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
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…



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