Citizen's View: Will we commit to hard work of fighting…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
We need to do more than talk or attend meetings or go to trainings. We must set concrete goals, plan with purpose and take decisive action.

Citizen's View: 'I am hopeful for our future'

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
We are engaged in a learning process that will make us a better community today, tomorrow and in the future. Through these actions, we will be better…

Citizen's View: Challenges require leadership

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
How will we maintain our quality of life at the same or lower costs to the taxpayer, even as labor costs escalate?

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Make schools safe; Support Foundation; Review the code; Gallery still open; Repeal Immigration Act

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
PJ Clark, a Lake Oswego resident and the mother of two young girls, says she wants her children to be prepared when tragedy strikes

Citizen's View: Education must reflect industry, student…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
We must find ways to 'lift all boats' by ensuring our workforce is prepared for and equipped with the skills to join Oregon's growing technical…

Citizen's View: Climate plan proposals put emphasis on…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The City is hosting an Open House at City Hall on Feb. 20, where individuals representing the City's Sustainability Advisory Board and Lake Oswego…

Citizen's View: Do we really need Foundation now?

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
If you strive for excellence in education, please donate to the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation.

Citizen's View: Session should focus on PERS adjustments

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
PERS is too complex to solve during a short session, but it's too big of an issue to ignore

Citizen's View: Setting sail on our Ship of State

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The ship set sail with a promise from the captain, 'It'll be great.' But it wasn't.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Punish bullies; Support for project; Prevent tragedies; Comic relief; Keep the course; Review the code; Support…

Citizen's View: Give kids the tools to fight racism

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
If Lake Oswego schools and concerned community members want to do better, then they need to be intentional about exposing students to different…

The View from Here: My Foundation donation comes with a…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Even in the darkest moments, in the face of the harshest criticism, it has always been about the kids for Lake Oswego's school superintendent

My World: Celebrating love from a distance

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
She deserves a break from the everyday, and for me the travel days are pretty much over. I love being other places, but I just don't like getting…

Citizen's View: Keep golf course at 18 holes

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The fact is that more Lake Oswego citizens use the golf course than any other Parks activity. Yet we will take the biggest hit.

Citizen's View: D Avenue project taking shape

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The project has had great public participation, and overall there is strong awareness and support for the project.

Readers' Letters

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In The Review's mailbag this week: A united community; Consequences; Punish bullies; Support for D Avenue

Lawmakers should delay any action on cap-and-invest…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The most compelling reason to wait is to keep faith with Oregon voters, who agreed in 2010 to allow the Legislature to meet every year.

Citizen's View: Bond continues to make critical…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In the eight months since the election, we have already started to see improvements in our schools.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: a letter pitching a new tennis center and a grabbag of items from online discussions

Our Opinion: Education panel can play key role in helping…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Doing the same thing year after year - arguing about two sets of budget numbers, and citing 'best practices,' and shaking our heads when state…

Citizen's View: Time to focus on school choice

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
School choice isn't partisan or political. It isn't about a specific set of policy goals either. Rather, it's about parents making personal decisions…

Citizen's View: Pass Clean Energy Jobs bill

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Oregon has so much to gain if we seize the economic opportunities presented by clean energy.

Just Another Point of View: Being sick is a lot more…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
I know it wasn't the flu because I never had a fever, and I never experienced that rock-bottom, wish-I-could-just-die-and-get-it-over-with feeling of…

Citizen's View: A culture of convenience

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
So often it seems that the more time we save, the more time we spend mind-numbing ourselves with food, technology, consumerism and social media.

Citizen's View: Will U.S. ever have a woman president?

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016 left many wondering whether our country will ever be led by a woman. The prospects are dim, if based on history.

Citizen's View: Children's educational journey begins at…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every year in a child's education is important. The kindergarten year could be the most important.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: A new perspective; Choosing our words; Partner on a pool

My World: Some quiet reflections on the warmth of memory

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
When all is said and done, there are still those moments of reflection. Those moments when we look back with longing.

Citizen's View: Tax doesn't pass fairness test

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
We urge voters to vote no on 101 and demand lawmakers craft a fair, equitable and sustainable Medicaid funding package where everyone pays to be part…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: A clarification; Rethink the design; A new perspective

Our Opinion: Voters should OK tax increase on providers,…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
To us, the choice is clear. Voters should support Measure 101 and hold lawmakers accountable.

Citizen's View: Collaboration vital for our schools

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Collaboration on support for public education and adequate and stable funding is more important than ever.

Citizen's View: Efficiency must be a City priority

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Cutting costs does not mean reducing services; it is finding a cheaper way to provide the same service.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: 'Show some passion'; Double standards?; Support local shops; Vote YES on 101; Reform PERS; Offensive cartoon

Our Opinion: metoo movement helped nation break insidious…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Many men in power will remember this as the year that their pasts caught up to them.

Citizen's View: PERS leaves City with few options

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Due to multi-year PERS contribution increases, the City has little to no maneuvering room to maintain existing services

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Support the arts; Show restraint; Double standards?

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

Just Another Point of View: Do I watch too much…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
I quit smoking 35 years ago, and I just recently discovered I can go a week without alcohol. But I don't think I could just stop television cold…

Citizen's View: Education is a community treasure

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Give back to the people who give so much to us by nominating Lake Oswego educators, citizens and students for their valuable contributions in…

Citizen's View: Playing name game could leave a Mark

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Name selection is a big decision for a parent. It can be a self-fulfilling prophecy or a lifetime of contradictions.

Citizen's View: Settle Riverdale teacher dispute

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Despite offering big raises for district administration, the School Board has made it clear that they aren't interested in finding a solution that…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: A heartfelt thank-you from the Lake Oswego School District to Lake oswego Rotarians

My World: Remembering past Christmases at the old…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The sanctuary was all so much smaller than it had seemed to me back then. And it was so still.

Citizen's View: Trump's tax plan will hurt…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
We must ensure the affordability of a college degree and that the resources that benefit students are not lost to make up for other tax cuts.

Citizen's View: Allow short-term rentals

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
If Boulder, Colo., can approve, license, enforce and benefit from STRs, why can't the City of Lake Oswego?

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Many thanks; Empty spaces; Considering all sides; Golfing options; City of Arts

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Citizen's View: SASEE Award inspires increased…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
It is very gratifying to learn how much your work is appreciated and to hear from others about the impact that something you have done has had on…

Citizen's View: U.S. tax reform will only boost…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The less we think we can earn through investments, the more we need to pony up in cash. How would this impact Oregon? Simply put: PERS.

Citizen's View: Protect property rights, allow…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Recently, the mayor abandoned the most basic of property rights: how and when a homeowner can utilize their house, the biggest single asset most…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Obey the signs; Reject benefits change; Prioritize aquatics center; A needed respite

Just Another Point of View: 'Thunderbolt Kelly' has…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Maybe I could be called Rootie Kazootie, in homage to a favorite Little Golden Book character from my childhood.

Citizen's View: $5.2 million contract questioned

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The study session agenda item should have been limited to the 'study' of the proposal and its ramifications for the efficient expenditure of limited…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Not a precedent; Asking for a pause; Updated thinking; Hoping to be heard' Vote yes on Measure 101

Our Opinion: Should Metro lead a regional push for…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Metro should not proceed without first gaining the complete support of its regional partners

Citizen's View: From Beijing to LO with love

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
It's not all about saving or making money. It's about the experiences hosts and guests can share together.

Correction

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every effort is made to ensure that stories appearing in The Lake Oswego Review are accurate.

Readers' Letters

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In The Review's mailbag this week: Changing economy; A new food option; Affordable for who?

Just Another Point of View: 11 pairs of white pants…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
I would like the record to show that I never had a sense of style even remotely similar to my mom's.

Citizen's View: Use Oregon tax break to double…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Fulfill your larger purpose of creating more aliveness, greater happiness and ease in the world by investing your time and money supporting arts and…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: A call to action; An economic boost; Remove the ban; Flawed objections

My World: Crossing borders on a path to a better…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Citizenship should and must be the ultimate objective for these young people, to make certain we utilize and benefit from their skills and education…

Our Opinion: Veterans deserve our support and our…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
As part of our tribute to the men and women who have served their country, we're publishing an excerpt from the American Legion's statement about…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Needed income; Affordable for all? Right choice?

Corrections

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every effort is made to ensure that stories appearing in The Lake Oswego Review are accurate.

Our Opinion: Entire community deserves answers in…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
When ICE won't answer questions from our congressional delegation, the agency invites speculation. And when civil liberties and public safety are…

Just Another Point of View: Confessions of a phone…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
For a couple of years now I've owned a 'smartphone.' I have no idea how smart it really is, but I'm pretty sure it's about a thousand times smarter…

Citizen's View: Nothing more than fair game

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente are nothing more than insurance companies when all is said and done.

Citizen's View: Short-term rentals have a positive…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Hotels are great for a weekend, but many people need something for one to three weeks that feels more like home, with a kitchen and a couch.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
In The Review's mailbag this week: Allow short-term rentals in LO; Making connections; Don't get left behind

Our Opinion: Despite concerns, latest PCC bond…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Because Oregon's tax system is out of whack, this type of bond measure has become necessary for public colleges and school districts to properly…

Citizen's View: Short-term rentals benefit City,…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Home sharing, made possible through web-based booking platforms such as AirBnB, is a growing economic and social trend in Lake Oswego, and throughout…

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

Citizen's View: Invest now in our community colleges

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Your support will ensure that PCC continues to successfully educate the workforce of tomorrow - an effort that is crucial to maintain Oregon's…

Citizen's View: Concussions: Oh no, not soccer!

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The brain is not like a hamstring that can be improved with therapy and exercise. Damage is permanent and cumulative.

Citizen's View: We need leadership, not denials

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
I was angry to hear that the most powerful person in our county's criminal justice system thinks that racial disparities aren't a problem.

My World: It's 'La Boca Vista, Baby'

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
At the urging of our adult children, concerned for our safety living alone in our townhouse in lovely Lake Oswego, we have now entered the world of…

Our Opinion: Want good gun laws? Then lift ban on…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
One of the most helpful steps in moving forward on the issue would be to get good data. And yet for more than 20 years, the federal Centers for…

Citizen's View: DACA rightfully in Congress's hands

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
If you want a law that implements DACA permanently, email, call and write your congressmen and senators and we will get one. The time is right to do…

Citizen's View: Sewer decision on Cedar Street was…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The petitioners' only resort has been the construction of undesirable private pump stations.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Bedding Down; Meals on Wheels is a much-needed program; Preventing tragedies

Hither & Yon: Turn down the fiery rhetoric

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every year, other areas of Oregon and the Northwest suffer much more significant damage to areas just as precious.

Just Another Point of View: How I spent my vacation…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
OK, technically, I don't have summer vacations anymore because I not only do not go to school, but I also no longer work - which means my whole life…

Citizen's View: Time to help Salinas succeed

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
All politics is social. Policy work is relationship work. And when it comes to the relationships that will serve our district well in Salem, Andrea…

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
A letter to the City Council; Parrish should support Medicare for All; Confusing and dangerous

Oregon ablaze: Let's take crucial steps to minimize…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising, and climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

My World: It was all those gold stars

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
I remember the rationing of goods. I remember the bond drives to raise money for the war effort. But what do I recall most poignantly about those…

Citizen's View: In reality, money does grow on trees

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Trees' ecological services offer staggering economic benefits and remarkable savings, and old, big trees really pack a punch.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Applauding Devlin's crucial support; Road woes; 'Debarking' is cruel; Time for roundabouts?

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

Our Opinion: There's plenty we can do to help…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Leave your drift boat and used camping gear in the garage and instead consider these options

Correction

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every effort is made to ensure that stories appearing in The Lake Oswego Review are accurate.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Proven experience; Excellent conduit; Real-world experience; Go with Joe; Joe stands out; Strategic leader; Applauding Devlin's support

Our Opinion: With Saxton gone, OHA can move on from…

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
The right person at the top can provide the vision needed to restore the institutional health of a key state agency

Correction

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
Every effort is made to ensure that stories appearing in The Review are accurate.

Readers' Letters

Lake Oswego Review - Opinion
War on litter; Support Buck; Experience, advocacy; Easing congestion; Appoint Buck; A peafowl problem; Important lessons

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