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AROUND THE COUNTY: Getting Started on May 21 Local Election Campaigns

By Peter Toll

Gearing up for the off-year special district elections May 21 finds PCPs seriously looking all over the county for good candidates to step up and run for their local boards and commissions.

House District 39 — South Oregon City to Beavercreek, Canby and environs — has the most such entities with 26 special district elections. That’s a serious bunch. Co-House District Leaders Naella Tesch and Gay Lewis are anxious to give good candidates a hand with the election process.

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Doing What We Can: Climate Change and Inequality

By Mark Gamba, Mayor City of Milwaukie

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