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November 20, 2014

Our Opinion: Lawmakers shouldn't let transportation plans run…

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature may have lost a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and…
November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving: There's so much to be thankful for

by Bryan Golden
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil…
November 20, 2014

Reflections on theCity Council election

by Gary Gipson
Longtime readers may have noticed I was conspicuously quiet during this last election. Many were delighted. Others questioned why I failed to share my opinions for the first time in three…
November 20, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Election consequences In 2008, our current president famously said that elections have consequences. I couldn’t help but think of that statement in the aftermath of our recent local Council…
November 13, 2014

Our Opinion: Voters should demand better choices

by Editorial Board
The general election that ended Tuesday won’t be fondly remembered in Oregon for exciting statewide candidates, stimulating policy debates or honest campaigning. We wouldn’t go as far as to say…
November 13, 2014

Our Opinion: Sacrifices of WW II veterans simply can't be…

by (none)
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
November 13, 2014

New initiatives to honor and help those who serve

by Craig Roberts
As we celebrate Veterans Day this week, it is important to remember that many brave men and women in our nation’s armed forces continue serving overseas, including citizen-soldiers in the…
November 13, 2014

Will the new Council return to 'tax and spend?'

by Dave Berg
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing ... and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt We will soon have a new City Council in 2015 and…
November 13, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Help neighbors in need We are writing to offer our location at Hope Community Church of Lake Oswego as a place to help organizations connect resources with those in our community who are in need…
Kelly
November 06, 2014

Job hogs might be charming, but they still have all the jobs

by Mikel Kelly
There are not enough jobs out there to go around. We all know that, right? So, how is it that some of the very best-paying and most glorious gigs around are hogged by the same handful of people?…

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Nov 06, 2014

Looking past the election: Who are we?

by Ronald Talney
When I was a young child growing up in Vancouver, B.C., we had a fruit tree growing in our backyard on 7th Street. Actually, it was two fruit trees, one a pear tree and the other a plum tree,…
Nov 06, 2014

Demolitions destroy the fabric of our neighborhoods

by Marylou Colver
“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” — Jane Jacobs Out of more than 15,000 homes in Lake Oswego, only 43 are protected; these are the historic homes on…
Nov 06, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
The Tualatin Library’s Mastodon It’s the elephant in the room We step around like a touchy subject, Bones reconstructed as a lesson In the products of evolution. It looks at ease in this bookish…
Nov 06, 2014

District needs to enforce school bus agreement

by William Beckwith
If your children have had reliable and timely school bus service this year, consider yourself fortunate. Regrettably, Lake Oswego school buses are often late or miss stops, students are picked…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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.…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…



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