Lake Oswego's Opinions

August 27, 2015

Just Another Point of View: Cleaning out the files after 41…

by Mikel Kelly
I’ve devoted much of my spare time over the past dozen weeks or so to tidying up my work area. I’m kind of a packrat, so that has meant gathering up personal effects (Homer Simpson lights, lava…
August 27, 2015

Citizen's View: In the competition for limited funds, voters…

by Dave Berg
“If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you’ll have a competitive team” — T. Boone Pickens We live in a very fortunate community where many areas are well-funded, producing…
August 27, 2015

Citizen's View: When it comes to replacing Bowerman, compromise…

by Gary Gipson
Who could possibly argue against the article regarding the value of compromise put forth in last week’s Review by City Councilor Joe Buck (“With council on hiatus, Joe Buck reflects on value of…
August 27, 2015

Citizen's View: An update on rebuilding LO's Operations and…

by Jeff Gudman
Completing the funding of the Operations/Maintenance Center project without requesting a tax increase sends a powerful message: We are good stewards of our limited dollars. The estimated cost of…
August 27, 2015

Citizen's View: State's new science standards will transform…

by Bradford Hill
When we return to school in the fall, teachers and students will dive into an exciting new era of learning in science. Thanks to Oregon’s adoption of new, stronger science standards, we are…
August 27, 2015

Readers' Letters

by Pamplin Media Group
‘Extreme misgivings’ Is anyone besides me troubled by the cost and schedule overruns on the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership? I found the explanation by Project Director Joel Komarek and…
August 20, 2015

Our Opinion: Oregon voters aren't ready to fall in line yet

by Editorial board
Are Oregonians just being their cantankerous selves, or is something deeper occurring in their collective psyche? In the same week that a statewide poll showed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders within…
August 20, 2015

Just Another Point of View: I can't believe it's been 50 years…

by Mikel Kelly
You might think I’m making this up, but my 50-year high school reunion is coming up. I know what you’re thinking — how could somebody as young as me be that long out of high school, right? Well,…
MARTHA BENNETT
August 20, 2015

Citizen's View: Expand the Urban Growth Boundary?

by Martha Bennett
No: Let's make the most of what we have Local farms and forests. Clear air. Clean water. More time with friends and family and less sprawl. These things are easy to take for granted, but they…
NATE BOND
August 20, 2015

Citizen's View: Expand the Urban Growth Boundary?

by Nate Bond
Yes: We must keep home ownership within reach Skyrocketing home and rental prices, a lack of affordable options for middle-class families, increased congestion and strain on roads and highways —…

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Aug 20, 2015

Citizen's View: With council on hiatus, Joe Buck reflects on…

by Joe Buck
Campaign season one year ago made for a busy August. But in this off-election year, the month allows for a balmy time to contemplate the year thus far as the Council breaks for its annual…
Aug 20, 2015

Correction

by (none)
Bellagios Pizza, which is now located at 1235 McVey Ave. in Lake Oswego, will move into the Palisades Marketplace within the next two months, according to co-owner Joe Craig. The restaurant will…
Aug 20, 2015

Readers' Letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Fighting stereotypes One might think that having endured decades of hurtful stereotyping, women would avoid using hurtful stereotypes. Apparently the lesson has not been learned. In the Aug. 13…
Aug 13, 2015

Our Opinion: Metro should bring reality back into decisions…

by Editorial board
The perennial question of whether the Portland area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is sufficiently…
Aug 13, 2015

Citizen's View: Lack of scientific consensus creates serious…

by Jan Castle
There is a serious flaw at the center of the current public debate about genetically modified food crops, which is the contention that there is a scientific consensus about the safety of GMOs. A…
Aug 13, 2015

Citizen's View: Proposed developments threaten the quality of…

by Kathy Burke
Lake Oswego City Councilor Karen Bowerman says the lack of “village character,” “emphasis on high-density developments,” “density creep” and removal of a sense of community were concerns that…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Linnette Talney pauses for a moment on the Still Creek Bridge, where she and husband Ron stop to reflect on their 55 years together.
Aug 13, 2015

Citizens View: Still Creek Bridge offers reflections on another…

by Ronald Talney
From this narrow, one lane, wooden bridge we can survey Still Creek from two perspectives, one to the south where in spring the waters cascade down off Mt. Hood, the other to the north where the…
Aug 13, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Another view Media attention to the anniversary of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompted me to describe another viewpoint regarding those terrible events. I was a young member of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Kelly brothers, Patrick, Robert and Mikel (from left), pose on the diving board created by their dad in the summer of 1958.
Aug 06, 2015

Just Another Point of View: The summer of 1958, when life was…

by Mikel Kelly
I know we’ve already had something like 85 days this year that were 90 degrees or above, but to this native Oregonian, summer is only just now really getting here. There are many reasons we…
CrueltyFree
Aug 06, 2015

Citizen's View: Let's send animal testing to the history books…

by Stephanie Keenen
I know many of you have pets at home. I also know that most of you have household, beauty and toiletry products that have been tested on animals. The truth is, you owe the pleasure of using…



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