Clackamas' Opinions

January 21, 2015

Letters: Great goals; re-investing in recreation; boxing exhibit

by The Clackamas Review
The most recent election showed a great sense of hope and positive attitude, here in Milwaukie at least. My hope is that those that see our city for what it could be, will join us in plotting…
January 14, 2015

Jobs report rosy, but there's work to do

by Editorial board
If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of evidence emerged in…
January 14, 2015

My View: Amnesties undermine immigration laws

by Elizabeth Van Staaveren
Editor’s note: This guest column is in response to Lewis & Clark history professor Elliott Young’s Dec. 11 My View column, “President Obama got it half right on immigration.” “Our immigration…
January 14, 2015

Funding for the future

by Joe Robertson
- Congress must do its job and provide adequate funding for medical research - For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of…
January 07, 2015

Thanking those who help people help others

by Fred Charlton
Helping those in need this holiday season... Clackamas Fire would like to thank our communities for the outpouring of support for our 40th year participating in Operation Santa Clause. During…
January 07, 2015

Our region deserves a balanced approach to clean air

by Paul Savas
I have been testing tailpipe emissions since 1975. One aspect of my business for over 25 years was specializing in fuel efficient products that reduced emissions, and we were one of the first to…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Russian Nursery Association visit McFarlane's Bark in Milwaukie on Nov. 12.
January 07, 2015

Local composting firm enjoys Russians' visit

by Kathleen McFarlane
Our 25 Russian Nursery Association visitors were a pleasure on Nov. 12. Their Oregon visits were to the McFarlane’s Bark composting facility, Buchholtz & Buchholtz Nursery, Monrovia Growers and…
January 07, 2015

Calling foul on sports-based scholarships

by The Clackamas Review
Scholarships are wonderful sources of money that allow students to start and/or continue their studies. This allows them to follow their dreams of becoming scholars and teachers, and...…
December 31, 2014

Looking forward to another good year

by Editorial Board
2014 will be remembered as a great year for cities in North Clackamas County. We’re looking forward to good things happening in Oregon City, Milwaukie, Happy Valley and Gladstone in 2015. After…
December 31, 2014

I-205 traffic fix requires careful consideration

by Carlotta Collette
In a recent Community Soapbox article in this newspaper, Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow floated the idea that Interstate 205 can be widened from Oregon City to the Stafford exit,…

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Dec 31, 2014

Understanding of botany could help save trees

by The Clackamas Review
At Riverbend Mobile Home “[due to] a concern for safety due to recent large limb failures resulting in property damage” the owner had 100 of these trees removed (“Logging sparks neighborhood…
Dec 31, 2014

Work remains for region to become Climate Smart

by Tom Hughes
Our region definitely made history this month, adopting America’s first regional set of strategies to combat climate change. The Metro Council voted unanimously Thursday, Dec. 18, to adopt the…
Dec 24, 2014

Kitzhaber's proposed budget still needs work

by Editorial Board
At the beginning of this month, Gov. John Kitzhaber delivered his proposed budget for the 2015-17 amid generally positive reviews and some critiques. The plan raises some important, and quite…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: NCCCC - North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce Board Chairwoman Angela Fox, publisher of the Clackamas Review/Oregon City News, celebrates the large donation with Chamber CEO Laura Edmonds.
Dec 24, 2014

Letter: Christmas giving breakfast success

by The Clackamas Review
This year’s Christmas Giving Breakfast was a huge success thanks to all of you! We were able to exceed our goal for donations to help Operation Santa/Clackamas Emergency Services provide food…
Dec 17, 2014

Letters: OC riverwalk; Jennings Lodge development; Gladstone…

by The Clackamas Review
Please extend my appreciation to the Metro Council and staff, Oregon City, Clackamas County and the state for the tremendous job not only with the Riverwalk but with the outstanding public…
Dec 17, 2014

All of Interstate 205 could have three lanes - for just $250…

by John Ludlow
Interstate 205 has only two travel lanes from Oregon City to the Stafford exit. Interstate 205 has only 5.9 miles of two lanes in each direction out of its 37-mile length through Oregon and…
Dec 17, 2014

President Obama got it half right

by Elliott Young
President Barack Obama got it half right when he recently provided relief for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. While this was a step forward for many families, more than 6 million…
Dec 10, 2014

Letters: Councilor says au revoir; CSC also thanks community

by The Clackamas Review
It seems like only yesterday I was sworn in to begin a four-year-term. Time has gone fast, and many changes have taken place in Milwaukie. I will only list a few as space is limited. 1. The…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Santa appears in a neighborhood parade hosted by Clackamas Fire District No. 1 personnel.
Dec 10, 2014

Operation Santa Claus spreading cheer near you

by Fire Chief Fred Charlton
Happy Holidays... Clackamas Fire District No. 1 is celebrating 40 years of serving the community through our Operation Santa Claus toy and food drive program. In 2013, we collected over 18,000…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: ANGELA FOX - Clackamas Community College President Joanne Truesdell celebrates the results of the Nov. 4 election with former state Rep. Dave Hunt and CCC board members at The Bomber restaurant.
Dec 03, 2014

Letters: CCC well-positioned; Milwaukie's exciting era; watch…

by The Clackamas Review
On Nov. 4, voters in the college district approved a $90 million bond measure that will pave the way for updating, modernizing and improving college facilities. This bond measure will fulfill…

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