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June 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Domestic terror needs solutions, not political venom

by Editorial Board
The horrific attack in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning could have happened anywhere at anytime — and that sad reality should prompt every community to consider how to lessen the odds…
June 22, 2016

Letters: Nothing will stop the fight for equality; Troubled by…

by The Clackamas Review
All of us have a heavy heart this LGBT Pride Month. Forty-nine brilliant lives were cut short, and countless more changed forever as a result of this senseless act of hate. Together we mourn.…
June 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Stop fighting, settle Cover Oregon suit

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the…


June 22, 2016

Taking on homelessness policy status quo

by Christine VanOrder
I’m going to address two issues in this one opinion piece because I’m going against the same people on both issues: How we manage predatory sex offenders, and how we approach the drug epidemic.…
June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to…
June 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate…

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for…
June 15, 2016

Letter: McLoughlin Neighborhood Association cares about Oregon…

by The Clackamas Review
I live in the McLoughlin Historic District in Oregon City and am active in our neighborhood association. Recently I’ve heard three rumors about the McLoughlin Neighborhood Association (MNA): 1.…
June 15, 2016

Criticism misinformed against Park Place neighbors concerned…

by Tom Geil
Thank you, Oregon City News, for printing my article regarding the nature area just off Holcomb Boulevard. I note that there was a follow-up letter by a Linda Atack regarding the article, and…
June 08, 2016

Park Place plan well vetted; Gladstone councilors attack;…

by The Clackamas Review
Mr. Geil is good at suggesting how other people’s land should be used (“Park of the People possible at the end of the Oregon Trail,” June 1). What he fails to mention is that the development of…
June 08, 2016

Partnership invests in child development

by Max Williams
We shouldn’t be pointing fingers; we should be offering helping hands. This was the theme when New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof spoke recently at the Oregon Community Foundation annual…

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Jun 08, 2016

New group aims to keep Oak Lodge Library open

by Leslie Shirk
At the public-comment portion of the May 26 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Clackamas County commissioners were made aware of the Oak Lodge Community Library Advocates…
Signs direct motorists along Holcomb Boulevard, which traces the route of the Oregon Trail.
Jun 01, 2016

'Park for the people' possible at the End of the Oregon Trail

by Tom Geil
In the mid 1800s, when the trek to the Oregon Territory began, Joseph Robideaux started a settlement along the Missouri River. There were many starting points heading westward, but Joseph wanted…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
May 25, 2016

Oregon lawmakers should take cue from Florida's sunshine laws

by John Sepulvado
In elementary school, Franklin Weekley was diagnosed as “mentally retarded.” He was slow to learn, but quick to act out on impulse. Teachers at his rural school were unequipped to get a handle…
May 25, 2016

Letters: 25 mph rule; SHOC Foundation; Sanders not status quo

by The Clackamas Review
I hope the letter from last week will help with some problems with traffic in Oregon City. Police writing more tickets would help too. We have lived in OC since 1957 and the traffic is now…
May 24, 2016

Specialist 4c Larry Dahl: Distinguished recipient of the Medal…

by Jack Hammond
How many of us have read the inscription on the black India marble memorial hidden away between the corner of the Museum of the Oregon Territory (MOOT) parking lot and the open-air dining area…
May 18, 2016

Letters: Stay alive, drive 25 mph; moderating process by…

by The Clackamas Review
What is it going to take for drivers (residents and others) to slow down? It seems that with each passing year drivers have become more and more entitled to ignore the basic rules of the road.…
COURTESY OF THE OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, IMAGE NUMBER ORHI969 - This Joseph Drayton sketch captures Willamette Falls as it looked to the artist in 1841.
May 18, 2016

Celebrate Native heritage at Willamette Falls

by Robert Boyd
With the closure of the Blue Heron paper mill at Willamette Falls and its transfer to Metro, a wonderful opportunity has opened up. For the first time in over 150 years the falls will be visible…
May 11, 2016

Vote to make sure help will come when you call

by Editorial Board
Remember 16 years ago? Bill Clinton was president, the Dot-com bubble peaked and few Americans had cell phones. Flip phones were a new technology in 2000 when various Clackamas County…
May 11, 2016

Letters: Oak Lodge, emergency radio taxes; support for Holladay,…

by The Clackamas Review
The common-sense idea of consolidating the Oak Lodge Water District and the Oak Lodge Sanitary District is as simple and clear-cut an issue for the benefit of our community as we are ever likely…