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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Firefighters arrive Aug. 27 to 1015 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, to find heavy brown and black smoke coming from a large commercial building. They quickly went to work to locate and extinguish the fire.
November 26, 2014

Thank you, firefighters/community volunteers

by Rick Cram
It was pretty weird and surreal. I’m kind of a news junky, so I was just sitting at home at 5 in the morning when I saw it happening on TV. They said it was a three-alarm fire in Oregon City,…
November 26, 2014

Open letter: Sibling bonds are key to child development

by The Clackamas Review
November is National Adoption Month. This month and throughout the year I encourage you to raise awareness of the urgent need for adoptive families for children in foster care. Right now,…
November 19, 2014

Citizens clean house in Damascus

by Editorial Board
While there were winners and losers on the Damascus ballot for mayor and City Council, the real victors in the Nov. 4 election are the people of Damascus. For the first time in several years,…
November 12, 2014

Letters: Santa to the rescue; Giving Tuesday; Measure 91

by The Clackamas Review
Every year Clackamas Fire District No. 1 partners with our communities to give back to those in need. Since 1974, the Fire District has engaged in an Operation Santa Claus program designed to…
November 12, 2014

Milwaukie wants YOU to help honor veterans

by Milwaukie Vietnam 50th Partnership
Over the course of two decades more than 58,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice in response to our nation’s call to service in Vietnam; over 700 were from Oregon, and 14 were from…
November 05, 2014

Residents prefer careful growth to sprawl

by Tom Hughes
Oregonians know that there are two kinds of strawberries — ours and everything else. The former are small, juicy and sweet, and take a bit longer to grow. The latter might be big and red, but…
November 05, 2014

Our Opinion: New TriMet, union contract a fare deal

by Editorial board
With all the chatter recently about the Nov. 4 statewide election, Portland-area residents may not have noticed a quieter vote taking place last week that will have a positive long-term impact…
November 05, 2014

Momentum on Willamette Falls project inspirational

by Carlotta Collette
I love the expression about success having many parents. While failure is an orphan, it usually refers to who claims credit or avoids blame. But real success actually requires many parents,…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: TRIMET - The first of 18 new generation MAX vehicles, to go into service in time for the September 2015 opening of the Orange Line, will undergo 4,000 miles of testing before it accepts passengers. On Saturday, community members celebrated with the ailing man who was one of the lines greatest supporters ('Nelligans rally community against ALS diagnosis,' July 9). A bronze plaque at the Park Avenue station will say, 'In honor of Fred Nelligan, a champion not only for the MAX Orange Line, but for his neighbors and community.'
November 03, 2014

Letters: Celebrate Trimet's labor agreement; question Milwaukie…

by The Clackamas Review
I am pleased to report that TriMet’s union employees and Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a new labor agreement that puts us on sustainable financial footing. In this new agreement,…
October 29, 2014

Letters supporting CCC, NCPRD, Shaw, Power, Holladay, Hedges,…

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas Community College (CCC) has been serving the residents of Clackamas County and the surrounding areas for almost 50 years. It has personally benefited my family and me. After being a…

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Oct 22, 2014

Letters: Yes to parks, First Friday, civility; Milwaukie ladies,…

by The Clackamas Review
Almost 25 years ago, forward-thinking citizens saw the need to invest in land for parks and open spaces in North Clackamas County. The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District was formed…
Oct 22, 2014

Common sense to get the job done correctly

by Bob La Salle
Several people have asked me why I want to be elected as mayor of Oregon City. Having never run for public office, I had to give the idea careful and lengthy consideration. First I would like to…
Oct 22, 2014

No. 1 question should be, 'Why did he abuse her?'

by Sarah Groshell
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month communities across the nation will host events intended to bring the public’s attention to an issue that is all too often…
Oct 22, 2014

Endorsements speak to experience in leadership

by Dan Holladay
If you had asked me a year ago if I was going to run for mayor, I would have said no. I had a great job; I had a great relationship with my partner Betty Mumm and was happy serving our community…
Oct 15, 2014

Letters: Sport fishers against Olsen; others for parks, CCC,…

by The Clackamas Review
I recently received a mailer from State Senator Alan Olsen (R-Canby/Oregon City/Gladstone) proclaiming himself as a choice of the angling community, which has left me outraged. As a constituent…
Oct 15, 2014

Elect candidates supporting OC jobs, fiscal health

by Nick Veroske
Oregon City, in 2004, put into motion a plan to create economic diversity and community fiscal health by securing Oregon City’s position as a regional center in the Portland metro area. The…
Oct 13, 2014

Please stop negative and shameful politics in OC

by Dan Fowler
Nancy Walters, a former Oregon City Urban Renewal Commission chairwoman and current campaign advisor to Bob LaSalle, submitted an inappropriately negative article against candidates Dan Holladay…
Oct 08, 2014

Our Opinion: Measure 86 makes education 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 08, 2014

Don't vote Metro rubberstampers for City Council

by Jean Baker
With the elections about on us, there is a lot to think about for people in Milwaukie voting on two City Council seats. I am concerned about both of them. When I bought my home in downtown…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: NCPRD - North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District broke ground on a new playground at Hood View Park last month in Happy Valley.
Oct 08, 2014

Yes for parks, yes for investing in our community

by David Noble
The opportunity is here to invest in our community parks, open spaces, sports facilities and service programs. We can do this with a yes vote on Ballot Measure 3-451. Is this needed? In my…

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