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February 22, 2017

Stafford Triangle: to urbanize or not?

by Jeff Gudman
With the possible exception of the Borland area, the Stafford Triangle does not need to be designated as an urban reserve for the next several decades.
FILE PHOTO - The Oregon City Trolley travelled south from Portland past Milwaukie and followed what is now known as the Trolley Trail into downtown Oak Grove, to Portland Avenue in Gladstone. From there trolleys crossed the Clackamas River to downtown Oregon City via Main Street.
February 22, 2017

Letters: TriMet dirty diesel; NCSD/NCPRD land swap; Trump…

by Pamplin Media Group
Trolleys became part of the Portland scene in the late 1800s.
February 22, 2017

Gladstone Library Foundation no longer runs City Council

by Kevin Johnson
Nancy Eichsteadt and Bill Osburn didn't get their way on the library and they didn't get all of their candidates, including Osburn, elected in November, so now they resort to a recall


February 22, 2017

OC: Listen to voters and shut down urban renewal

by Paul Edgar
Oregon City is attempting to tell us that the Oregon Constitution overrides home rule and the city must now comply with state of Oregon codes.
TRIBUNE PHOTO - Shasta Kearns Moore
February 15, 2017

My View: The ends often don't justify the means

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Funny how often people can find a way to reframe their opponent's argument so that they themselves can win the moral high ground.
February 15, 2017

Letters: Milwaukie urban renewal; Obama's morals not God's…

by Pamplin Media Group
On urban renewal being questioned at the Oregon City Business Alliance forum, the city of Milwaukie enacted its urban-renewal program without public vote this last summer.
February 14, 2017

Betrayal to necessary reduction in gillnetting

by Bill Kennemer
On Jan. 20, this monumental decision process was breached by the arbitrary and misguided decision of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission by a contentious and erroneous…
Matt Utterback
February 08, 2017

Civil discourse key to school success

by Matt Utterback
The daily hurtful rhetoric in our community and across our nation has the potential of producing alarming levels of anxiety among children of color.
February 08, 2017

Letters: Gladstone recall selfish; God didn't elect Trump

by (none)
A successful recall would open up the two seats and give Voting For A Stronger Gladstone a second bite at the apple before the next regular election.
February 08, 2017

Recall of Gladstone councilors justified

by Bill Osburn
I questioned his comments, not because Kim Sieckmann, resident of Gladstone, doesn't have these rights, but to use his stamp of 'Gladstone City Council president' insinuates that the City…

Don't miss the local news

Feb 01, 2017

Letters: Schrader stands up for Oregonians; Bible's message for…

by (none)
In response to criticisms of Rep. Kurt Schrader for missing the presidential inauguration (Letters, Jan. 25), I must express my enthusiastic support for our District 5 representative.
Feb 01, 2017

Challenges, hope abound in Oregon Legislature

by Reps. Bynum, Meek, Hernandez, Power
This week, as the Oregon Legislature convenes, the stakes of what is in front of us have never been higher or more stark.
Feb 01, 2017

It's time for a change in Gladstone leadership

by Nancy Eichsteadt
The citizens of Gladstone deserve better representation. Councilors Sieckmann and Johnson are operating to serve in their own interests rather than those of the citizens they are supposed to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Doppler radar from was used by Milwaukie police officers to catch speeders in 1968.
Jan 25, 2017

The way it was; tackling homelessness; responsible pet…

by Pamplin Media Group
As we begin 2017, Milwaukie Historical Society is proud to present our newest exhibit, 'The Way It Once Was: Remembering How We Lived Not So Long Ago,' in our upstairs exhibit hall. The first…
Jan 25, 2017

Press must adapt and engage in coming Trump era

by Regina G. Lawrence
This will not be the cozy, formulaic relationship between the press and the president evident in some past administrations.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tammy Stempel took the oath of office as Gladstone's new mayor at last week's City Council meeting.
Jan 18, 2017

Thoughts on the duties of City Council

by Tammy Stempel
Gladstone City Council represents the citizens and were elected to give them a voice.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lil Miss Mapleton (left) along with Gatitto and their 'Mom,' Jo Becker.
Jan 18, 2017

What kind of animal is it?

by Jo Becker
Jo Becker is an Oregon City-based speaker and writer who takes an entertaining, personable approach to educating audiences and readers, in this case by writing from her cat's perspective.
COURTESY PHOTO - Dr. Samuel Metz
Jan 18, 2017

Let Oregon find its own healthcare solution

by Samuel Metz
Samuel Metz is a private practice anesthesiologist who lives and works in Portland. He is a member of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program and a founding member of Mad As Hell…
Jan 11, 2017

Letters: Clackamas Fire; Trump inauguration; sign up for health…

by (none)
Thank you to our community for the outpouring of support for Clackamas Fire District 1's annual Operation Santa program.
Eric Swanson
Jan 11, 2017

Gladstone city council, staff look forward to 'making Gladstone…

by Eric Swanson
As the year 2016 comes to a close, I would like to update Gladstone citizens on the happenings in 2016 and the plans we have for your city government in 2017.