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May 20, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 The Estacada Union High School Board had a contentious meeting this week. The most hotly debated topic was that teacher Dennis O’Halloran’s contract was not renewed by the district. It was…
May 12, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Maybe peeking at the world through a…

by Mikel Kelly
If you had grown up on the Oregon coast in the 1950s — like I did — chances are you would have gotten your information about the outside world in tiny, confusing pieces. Oh, sure, we had our…
May 05, 2016

Paul Savas: Setting the record straight

by Paul Savas
Throughout the race for Clackamas County Chair, I have described my view that the current leadership of John Ludlow, in collaboration with Jim Bernard, has created a dysfunctional majority and…


May 05, 2016

Our Opinion: Richard Devlin is Democrats' best bet for secretary…

by Editorial Board
When Democrat Barbara Roberts was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1985, it ended a 106-year run of Republicans holding the job. We doubt the Democrats will match that streak, but they…
May 05, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada chamber holds events, seeks volunteers Lots going on at your Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce. You will want to mark your calendar for the next Chamber luncheon on Thursday, May 19,…
April 21, 2016

It's probably not as important as you think

by Dave Wenzel
For a number of years I’ve been working on a list. It's a collection of misguided ideas from my life experience. I’ve come to call this list, “Things I wish I’d known earlier.” It's based in a…
April 21, 2016

Elect Bill King to Position 4 on county commission

by Steve Brown
RECOMMENDATION: BILL KING FOR POSITION 4 It was Bill King’s own experience of testifying before the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners that gave him the final push he needed to enter the…
April 21, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 Mrs. Corinne La Vonne (Bonnie) Jones was asking for folks to write in her name as a candidate for the five-year term on the Union High School Board of Directors. The Bloodmobile did well on…
April 20, 2016

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Bill King to Position 4 on Clackamas County…

by Steve Brown
Steve Bates resonates with fiscal conservatism RECOMMENDATION: BILL KING FOR POSITION 4 It was Bill King’s own experience of testifying before the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners that…
April 14, 2016

Congressional inaction bolsters online criminals

by Sen. Ron Wyden
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) made the following statement at the April 12 Finance Committee hearing on cybersecurity and protecting taxpayer information. Hackers and crooks, including many…

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Apr 14, 2016

Our Opinion: Rape victims' courage to be applauded

by Editorial Board
A handful of women who overcame one of the most traumatic experiences imaginable have fundamentally changed the way Oregon thinks about the crime of rape. Nine years ago, when notorious rapist…
Apr 14, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 The Bloodmobile was scheduled to make a stop in Estacada from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 18. The News reminded everyone that “the war in Vietnam is not the boys choosing and support is needed.”…
Apr 06, 2016

The bird has the word in political debate

by Editorial Board
These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way — reason and civility be damned —…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1976, Patricia Shoemaker, Pat McMahan and Penny Miller modeled Bee Line Fashions for a fashion show at the Safari Club.
Apr 06, 2016

1966: Estacada resident begins "world tour"

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada resident Helen Dunlop embarked on a “world tour,” in which she would visit South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Her first stop was the Philippines. 1976 Estacada ladies were…