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November 27, 2014

Celebrating a day set aside for giving thanks

by (none)
Editor’s Note: With this proclamation, dated Oct. 3, 1863, one of the nation’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. The year that…
November 27, 2014

Brittany Maynard made a moral choice

by Rev. Chuck Currie
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon to avail herself of Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, took her own life earlier this month. How we die has been a…
November 27, 2014

How you can survive the holiday season

by Mikel Kelly
The other person who lives at our house keeps giving me things to read about how to survive the holiday season. Almost always it has to do with eating. Or drinking. You know, things you should…
November 27, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Appeal will cost all Oswegans I have been reading and hearing that the groups opposed to the Wizer Blocks project recently approved by our City Council for development are appealing this…
November 20, 2014

Our Opinion: Lawmakers shouldn't let transportation plans run…

by Editorial Board
The Oregon Legislature may have lost a key transportation advocate, but that doesn’t alter the need for this state to improve its roads, highways, bridges and other means of moving people and…
November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving: There's so much to be thankful for

by Bryan Golden
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil…
November 20, 2014

Reflections on theCity Council election

by Gary Gipson
Longtime readers may have noticed I was conspicuously quiet during this last election. Many were delighted. Others questioned why I failed to share my opinions for the first time in three…
November 20, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Election consequences In 2008, our current president famously said that elections have consequences. I couldn’t help but think of that statement in the aftermath of our recent local Council…
November 13, 2014

Our Opinion: Voters should demand better choices

by Editorial Board
The general election that ended Tuesday won’t be fondly remembered in Oregon for exciting statewide candidates, stimulating policy debates or honest campaigning. We wouldn’t go as far as to say…
November 13, 2014

Our Opinion: Sacrifices of WW II veterans simply can't be…

by (none)
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…

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Nov 13, 2014

New initiatives to honor and help those who serve

by Craig Roberts
As we celebrate Veterans Day this week, it is important to remember that many brave men and women in our nation’s armed forces continue serving overseas, including citizen-soldiers in the…
Nov 13, 2014

Will the new Council return to 'tax and spend?'

by Dave Berg
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing ... and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt We will soon have a new City Council in 2015 and…
Nov 13, 2014

Readers' Letters

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Help neighbors in need We are writing to offer our location at Hope Community Church of Lake Oswego as a place to help organizations connect resources with those in our community who are in need…
Kelly
Nov 06, 2014

Job hogs might be charming, but they still have all the jobs

by Mikel Kelly
There are not enough jobs out there to go around. We all know that, right? So, how is it that some of the very best-paying and most glorious gigs around are hogged by the same handful of people?…
Nov 06, 2014

Looking past the election: Who are we?

by Ronald Talney
When I was a young child growing up in Vancouver, B.C., we had a fruit tree growing in our backyard on 7th Street. Actually, it was two fruit trees, one a pear tree and the other a plum tree,…
Nov 06, 2014

Demolitions destroy the fabric of our neighborhoods

by Marylou Colver
“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” — Jane Jacobs Out of more than 15,000 homes in Lake Oswego, only 43 are protected; these are the historic homes on…
Nov 06, 2014

Readers' Letters

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The Tualatin Library’s Mastodon It’s the elephant in the room We step around like a touchy subject, Bones reconstructed as a lesson In the products of evolution. It looks at ease in this bookish…
Nov 06, 2014

District needs to enforce school bus agreement

by William Beckwith
If your children have had reliable and timely school bus service this year, consider yourself fortunate. Regrettably, Lake Oswego school buses are often late or miss stops, students are picked…
Oct 30, 2014

CCC bond measure will generate greater prosperity for county

by Editorial Board
Voters who live within the Clackamas Community College district have a chance next week to modernize the college’s facilities, while also holding their tax rate in check. A proposed bond measure…
Oct 30, 2014

Measure 92 slaps a bad label on Oregon

by (none)
The two sides in the debate over genetically engineered foods have turned Oregon into a battleground state in a food fight with global implications. The decision for voters, however, should come…




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