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February 26, 2015

Our Opinion: Rape prosecutions shouldn't be limited

by Editorial board
Victims of rape and sexual assault must cope with their emotional pain for life. Why, then, does Oregon law allow the people who perpetrate these crimes to be freed from the threat of…
February 26, 2015

My View: Pamplin partnership fills journalism gaps

by Mark Garber
In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal he put his state through, resorting instead to a worn-out excuse of too many fallen…
February 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Economics for a livable future

by Peter Wright
A recent article by Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson asked whether debt (government, business and household) helps economic growth and reduces unemployment, or the opposite. He…
February 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Understanding the tragedy of the Water…

by Gerry Good
The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership (LOTWP) is a tragedy that has needlessly inflated Lake Oswego water rates. Our water bills have gone up and will continue to go up for a variety of…
February 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Computer-based Common Core eliminates the…

by Gale Gipson
The more that people understand what Common Core is, the less they seem to like it. The reason I am opposed is that it is a federal takeover of our schools. If it wasn’t for Bill Gates and his…
February 26, 2015

Citizen's View: Help the Foundation support our local schools

by Sara Patinkin
When I talk to my son about kindergarten, he shares with me small bits of his days and what he is learning. During these conversations, his eyes light up and a huge grin spreads across his face.…
February 26, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Demand accountability The comments by Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership Project Director Joel Komarek to the West Linn City Council (“Attorney: West Linn has no legal leverage to enforce LOT…
February 26, 2015


by (none)
The man pictured in a series of photos and drawings for a story about “The Faces of Marylhurst Project” was incorrectly identified as artist Dennis Cunningham in the Feb. 19 issue of The Review.…
February 19, 2015

The View From Here: Answer the call and help teachers change…

by Gary M. Stein
Lakeridge High senior Lucas Friedman never knew Max Berkowitz, but something Lucas said at last week’s Lake Oswego Schools Foundation luncheon reminded me of the man who played a major role in…
February 19, 2015

Food allergies could cause variety of illnesses

by Laurie Marzell
Have you ever wondered why your child suddenly turns into someone who can’t sit still, doesn’t listen to you and cannot remember the math problems that he/she whizzed through, just yesterday?…

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Feb 19, 2015

It's time for Coach Steve Couryto come home to his alma mater

by Mark Bachman
In a recent letter to the Lake Oswego School District Board, Coach Steve Coury made an impassioned plea to “bring this community back together as one” while inferring that there is bitterness…
Feb 19, 2015

John Wallin: We must prepare 'all of our students' for success

by John Wallin
This past autumn, I attended my 14th consecutive elementary school back-to-school barbecue. My youngest daughter graduates from fifth grade this June and will move on to junior high. Like her…
Feb 19, 2015

Readers' letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Opposed to county resolution At their business meeting on Feb. 19, the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners will vote on “A Resolution in the Matter of Supporting Second Amendment Rights.”…
Feb 12, 2015

How to sell your soul - the right way

by Mikel Kelly
Hardly a week goes by that I don’t lament the fact that we no longer have the Weekly World News to enrich our lives — and here’s a perfect example. Last week I ran across an article online…
Feb 12, 2015

Bob Barman: 'I'm proud of what we have accomplished in four…

by Bob Barman
I can’t believe how fast these four years have gone. My term as a Lake Oswego School Board member ends June 30. With your support, I would like to serve one more term. Many people have asked why…
Feb 12, 2015

Climate change is a fact we must accept now

by David Hedges
People who say the Clackamas River holds water enough to slake the thirst of a burgeoning population have their heads in the sand — an appropriate metaphor, given the shrinking glaciers and…
Feb 12, 2015

Prescription stimulants can be addictive, too

by Teal Bohrer
A recent study found that one out of 7 youth ages 18-25 abuse prescription stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderral. College kids like being able to stay out late and still have the energy and…
Feb 12, 2015

Making the case for vaccinations

by Dr. Paul Lewis
Misery. That is all I could think when I walked into the hospital room and saw the 2-year-old boy screaming in his crib. His bloodshot eyes hadn’t closed for hours. An endless stream of snot…
Feb 12, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Ready to move on Though those of us in the Hallinan neighborhood who are most affected by the current construction feel that city codes are poorly written — and even then bent or ignored in…
Feb 05, 2015

Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…

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