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April 16, 2014

Responding to need for affordable education

by Greg Chaimov
Community colleges belong to the community. They provide programs local businesses rely on for workforce needs. They offer education and job training that qualify students for family-wage jobs…
April 16, 2014

Sick and tired of overly partisan county politics?

by Paul Savas
Given that a hyper-partisan political action committee recently paid for the erection of a billboard that implies that the work myself and another commissioner have been doing is “B.S,” I am…
by: FILE PHOTO: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Greg 'Frank' Hemer of the Milwaukie Historical Society  looks forward to help from consultants to organize exhibits at the Milwaukie Museum, including this alligator skin left over from the citys defunct amusement park.
April 16, 2014

Comments on museum, Ludlow, Tootie, taxes

by The Clackamas Review
Hats off to our City Council for the $30,00 grant to preserve history at the Milwaukie Museum (“History in the making,” April 9). It was Chris McDonald who planted the seed, giving her expertise…
by: PHOTO BY STEVE ST. AMAND - (From left) Clackamas Web Academy students Samuel Georgiyev and Max Skvortsov find a western tree frog egg sac in the wetlands at Three Creeks Natural area, just north of an industrial area that includes McFarlane's Bark.
April 09, 2014

Letters: Wetland's peril; public safety; smart guns; Tootie…

by Raymond Rendleman
Thank you VERY MUCH for taking time to visit the students and field trip and sharing the information with the public (“Field Trip offers hands-on learning,” March 19.) We appreciate your quotes…
April 07, 2014

It's about time for another major BCC shake-up

by John Ludlow
As chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) since January 2013, it seems a bit early to watch history repeat itself, but that’s exactly what’s happening in this May 2014…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: WILLAMETTE FALLS LEGACY PROJECT - The Willamette Falls Legacy Project Photo of the Day for Jan. 22 shows No. 3 Paper Machine buildings extended basement running from the expanded, modernized southern half well past the dividing wall and deep into the historic northern half.
April 02, 2014

No. 3 Paper Machine: 'The Treasure in a Box'

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project Looking down from the McLoughlin Promenade at the panorama of the Blue Heron paper-mill site below the cliff, a big boxy…
April 02, 2014

Dr. Kitzhaber, heal Cover Oregon, stat

by Editorial Board
Heads have been rolling at the state capital since Gov. John Kitzhaber released an independent assessment of Cover Oregon a week ago. Whether another person — the governor himself — should lose…
April 02, 2014

Letters: Global warming; Deborah Barnes; Paul Savas; OC's TriMet…

by Raymond Rendleman
Thank you, Cristina Case-Gabbard, for expressing what many of us feel ("Let's clean up some industrial-age detritus," Letters, March 19). The Willamette Falls Visioning revealed that 82 percent…
by: FILE PHOTO - Lake Oswego's dam is visible in the foreground of this photo showing crews dragging the old trolley bridge truss out of the Clackamas River and breaking it up into pieces on land.
March 26, 2014

Letters: Trolley bridge; abortions; county clerk; Republican rift

by Raymond Rendleman
Was the streetcar bridge fiasco preventable? Probably. (“Questions linger about who could be responsible for trolley bridge’s failure,” March 19.) I recall a newspaper account in the Oregonian…
March 26, 2014

Our Opinion: TriMet sets a new and better direction

by Editorial Board
“If you wait long enough you actually get some good news in the job.” Those words from TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane reflect a growing optimism about the transit agency’s future as it…

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Mar 26, 2014

Some steps for fixing 'financial crisis' at TriMet

by Billy Grover
I am a retired TriMet employee with a modest pension that included health benefits that were bargained before my retirement in 2004. Now, in 2014, current TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane…
Mar 19, 2014

If only we could spend another night at Pope's Hall

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project The Blue Heron Mill site’s significance in the origins of Oregon City includes its role in our town’s cultural life.…
Mar 19, 2014

Let's clean up some industrial-age 'detritus'

by Raymond Rendleman
Please don’t get me wrong, I have found James Nicita’s Blue Heron Beginnings series to be excellent. His latest March 5, “Come see the falls and watch us make things,” was brilliant. His ideas…
Mar 19, 2014

Will youth be ready to enter modern workforce?

by Jodi Bailey
In the six years since coming to Oregon with my husband, Kevin, we’ve been blessed with many wonderful opportunities. We were drawn by Oregon’s spectacular beauty and a chance to start a new…
by: PHOT COURTESY: OLSD - The completion of a major overhaul for Oak Lodge Sanitary District's water reclamation facility sewage-treatment plant in Oak Grove is pictured in July.
Mar 12, 2014

Letters: Water service; child abuse; abortions; guns; Dorchester…

by Raymond Rendleman
It was with significant dismay that I read through Oak Lodge Water Board Chairman Myron Martwick’s Community Soapbox piece in last week’s Clackamas Review. As a fellow elected public official I…
Mar 12, 2014

Stick to the relevant facts in merger discussion

by David Gray
In his letter in last week’s issue, my Oak Lodge Water District Board Chairman Myron Martwick started campaigning against the possibility of a merger with the Oak Lodge Sanitary District. Our…
Mar 05, 2014

Come see the falls and watch us make things

by James Nicita
Blue Heron beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project Picture this in the Blue Heron Mill site: People come from all over the world to Willamette Falls, to “feel the thunder,”…
Mar 05, 2014

Letters: School boudaries; Josephine Estates; background checks;…

by Raymond Rendleman
While we appreciate the time and effort Superintendent Matt Utterback and the Boundary Committee have already put in and will continue to put in to this delicate process (“District zeros in on…
Mar 05, 2014

Will the service for your drinking water suffer?

by Myron Martwick
I am writing this even though merging the Oak Lodge Sanitary District (OLSD) and the Oak Lodge Water District (OLWD) has been discussed at the regular meetings of each district. I think citizens…
by: PHOTO BY: JON HOUSE - John Young shows where a beaver (or beavers) have constructed a dam behind his property in Milwaukie.
Feb 26, 2014

Letters: Beavers; due process; Team Clackamas; economy; etc.

by Raymond Rendleman
I was so happy to read about the education efforts to help folks understand and live with beavers on Kellogg Creek (“Make way for beavers,” Feb. 19). This is often hard for residents and cities…

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