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January 22, 2015

Our Opinion: $15-an-hour minimum wage will backfire on state's…

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15-per-hour proposal is one of several…
LAZENBY
January 22, 2015

What would you like to see in downtown's North Anchor?

by Scott Lazenby
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Over the years, the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency has acquired properties in downtown Lake Oswego on the north side of B Avenue, on both…
January 22, 2015

Protect house designed by John Yeon

by Joby Patterson
I would plead that the house at 555 Country Club Road, designed in 1938-39 and built in 1942, be considered for the City of Lake Oswego’s Landmark Designation List and the National Register of…
January 22, 2015

Not so fast: Economy still a major concern

by Adam Davis
News anchors and commentators are driving me crazy these days — even more than usual — with all of their stories about how well the economy is doing. With all of the talk about job creation,…
January 22, 2015

Where is our moral conscience?

by Susan Von Tobel
In light of the incidences of the last few weeks in Lake Oswego, I wonder who we listen to for our moral guidelines. It seems to me it used to be our faith, and we turned to our consciences for…
January 22, 2015

Does LOCOM make sense for Lake Oswego?

by Gerry Good
City Council has established a priority for a new public safety center. This requires careful thinking before moving forward. It is an excellent time to evaluate BEFORE committing to anything. I…
January 22, 2015

Clarification

by Pamplin Media Group
A story in the Jan. 8 issue of The Review (“Court ruling could impact LO-Tigard Water Partnership”) indicated that the $250 million water project had reached the halfway point and was on…
January 22, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Troop says thanks Girl Scout Troop 45018 would like to say thank you to all those who dropped off trees at our Christmas tree recycling event at George Rogers Park. Our troop is one of the few…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
January 15, 2015

There's still nothing to do - just more of it these days

by Mikel Kelly
When we used to find ourselves going out of our skulls with boredom and made the mistake of saying “There’s nothing to do” within earshot of my mom, we would invariably get that same reply that…
January 15, 2015

'A determination to learn and improve'

by (none)
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Lake Oswego School District parents and staff on Jan. 7 by Superintendent Heather Beck. It is reprinted here with the district’s permission. Dear…

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Jan 15, 2015

Readers' Letters

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Protect children’s dignity I write in response to the article regarding the hazing of girls on the Lakeridge dance team (“Dancer’s mom confirms details of alleged hazing,” Jan. 8). The article…
TREAT
Jan 15, 2015

We're not doing our kids any favors

by Bruce Rehlaender
I would like to commend Lake Oswego Police Lt. Doug Treat for “telling it like it is” in last week’s Ask a Cop column. When I saw the subject of unsafe driving during school drop-off and…
Jan 15, 2015

We must support and forgive

by Brady Johnson
At the request of LOSD Superintendent Heather Beck, a third-party investigation was conducted in regards to an alleged incident of hazing and bullying surrounding the Pacer Dance Team (PDT).…
Jan 08, 2015

Our region deserves a balanced approach to traffic problems

by Paul Savas
I have been testing tailpipe emissions since 1975. One aspect of my business for over 25 years was specializing in fuel-efficient products that reduced emissions, and we were one of the first to…
Jan 08, 2015

Congress must increase funding for medical research

by Joe Robertson
For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of Americans living with disease and disability. But in recent years, those hopes…
Jan 08, 2015

Readers' Letters

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Remembering a hero Thank you, John Bogdan, for your letter to The Review (“Big Apple vs. Sandbox,” Jan. 1). It is obvious you are a true patriot and someone Chris would have liked to meet. As…
Jan 01, 2015

Contribute to the fight against Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome

by Mikel Kelly
Hi there. I’m the official non-attorney spokesperson for a nonprofit organization formed to protect those suffering from Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome. What is CHLS, you ask? Well, let me tell…
Jan 01, 2015

I-205 fix requires careful consideration

by Carlotta Collette
Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow has floated the idea that Interstate 205 can be widened from Oregon City to the Stafford exit, including the long stretch across the Willamette River on the…
Jan 01, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Christmas In the late 1980s and early 90s when I wrote poetry, I had some imaginary dialogs with Jesus. He says he is exhausted. He says he feels used. He thinks he is sometimes used as an…
Dec 25, 2014

Our Opinion: Jobs report rosy, but there's still work to do

by Editorial board
If you weren’t yet feeling that holiday cheer, here’s something to boost your spirits: The Portland-area economy is showing verifiable signs of sustained growth. Two bits of evidence emerged in…




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