Author Archives: DPCC Admin

Doing What We Can: Climate Change and Inequality

By Mark Gamba, Mayor City of Milwaukee

The last time carbon in our atmosphere routinely exceeded 400 ppm was three million years ago. At that time temperatures were 3.6 to 5.4 degrees warmer, and the ocean levels were 15 to 25 meters higher. Imagine if, instead of being above 80 degrees the last week in July, we were well above 90 degrees, and in August if we exceeded 100 degrees for weeks on end. With summers that hot in the Northwest, the probability of wildfires and forest fires increases. Energy usage would skyrocket as more air conditioners were installed, and our air pollution would rival or exceed Los Angeles.

These are not predictions; they are all already happening. Climate change isn’t something happening in some distant future; it is already here.

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NCSD Announces School Board Vacancy

News Release from North Clackamas Sch. Dist.

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Applications Accepted until December 19, 2018

Milwaukie, OR (November 16, 2018) — North Clackamas School District (NCSD) announces that Position 3 on its School Board is currently vacant due to the resignation of Director Trisha Claxton. NCSD’s School Board declared the position vacant at their November 15, 2018 meeting, and approved the following timeline to fill the vacancy: Continue reading

Election Recap: Clackamas Celebrates Three New State Reps

When Clackamas County folks went to bed Monday night, they were represented in the Oregon House of Representatives by five Democrats and five Republicans. Twenty-four hours later, there were eight Democrats and just two Republicans. Continue reading

Today Demands Waiting as if Your Life Depended on It

By A Candidate

Excluding the 24 hours it took my wife to deliver our first baby, Election Day was the longest day of my life.

Devoting your life to one special event for well over a year, putting all your energies into one thing, one effort, one goal, takes its toll. Canvassing helped me lose 14 pounds. (I could lose another 14, but that’s another story.) Continue reading

Be Aware of Election Misinformation

You have just a few days left to turn in your ballot for the November 6 election. Initial results will be posted on results.oregonvotes.gov starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

There has been a lot of misinformation about this election, and likely more the closer we get to Tuesday. Some voters have been contacted by non-official entities telling them, incorrectly, that they are not registered to vote or that their voter registration is inactive. There have been incorrect statements and stories that it is too late to secure our elections and that our election system is easily hackable. Those stories are not true. Continue reading

MAJOR ELECTION IMPACT: Strange Business Afoot at Aurora Airport

If you were about to expand an airport next to your neighbors would you be considerate and ask them if they care? One would think the answer is obvious.

But “no” is the answer if you are the Aurora Airport and Marion County commissioners, even though the facility is in your county but Clackamas County is just down the road a tad.

Airport officials, in cahoots with certain Republican legislators and the State Aviation Board, seek a major Aurora Airport expansion so bigger jets will fly right over the quiet, residential Charbonneau neighborhood next door. Continue reading