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Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

CEO Trey Winthrop: Oregon businesses are facing historic labor shortages, but employee stock ownership plans can help.Businesses in Oregon and across the country are facing historic labor shortages. In a new report, the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board called the state's labor market "highly unusual," with 84% of businesses reporting difficulties finding workers. As businesses try to fill open positions, workers are growing more concerned about the cost of inflation, how to save for retirement, and their overall quality of life. With unemployment at record lows, workers are expecting more out of their employers. While many employers are finding...
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Portland area set to sizzle this week as heat builds

Much of the Western United States should be close to 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Summertime heat is set to build across the West as a gradual shift in the weather pattern occurs the week of Aug. 15. Forecasters say temperatures will climb steadily between 10 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average in the upcoming days in Portland, as well as Medford and Seattle. "Much like recent hot stretches, this will be caused by a large bulge in the jet stream, acting to keep the storm track lifted north and allowing temperatures to surge in the...
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Canby looking for public input

Future planning efforts for city housing and economic opportunity are part of new survey for localsThe City of Canby is working on future planning efforts for Canby housing and economic opportunity assessments. And they'd like to know what locals think. The housing and economic needs assessment will be focused on the needs of the community through demographic and buildable lands assessment. The buildable lands assessment will identify how much additional land will be needed to accommodate forecasted populations and jobs within the next 20-years. The Canby Housing and Economic Opportunities Community Survey presents information about housing and economic trends and asks for your ideas on how the city can expand housing choices and employment opportunities. The survey runs through Friday, Aug. 19. Responses will be kept confidential and summarized in a final report. Housing and Economic Opportunities Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Canby-HNA-EOA The city encourages survey-takers to share this survey with friends and family who may be interested in Canby's future. For more information on the Long Range Planning efforts, please see the Canby Housing and Economic Opportunity Assessments page at https://www.canbyoregon.gov/dev-services/page/canby-housing-and-economic-opportunity-assessments. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Got SNAP? Museum of the Oregon Territory offers $3 admission

Clackamas County Historical Society reduces costs for people receiving food assistance.The Museum of the Oregon Territory's normally $8 admission is only $3 is you have a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card for receiving food assistance. Anyone presenting a SNAP benefits card can purchase $3 museum admission for up to four people. Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Stephen Greenwood said that the initiative is part of the Museum of the Oregon Territory's broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences. Museum of the Oregon Territory announced this month that it has joined Museums for All, a program of the...

Canby, Molalla briefs

A look at events and activities happening in and around the Canby and Molalla areas in the coming weeksMarquam church offering free breakfast A free community breakfast will be offered at Marquam United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The church is located in downtown Marquam just off Highway 213. County fair and rodeo ready to get rolling The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo will run Aug. 16-20 at the fairgrounds in Canby. There will be carnival rides, games, food, 4H activities and rodeo every night. For more information or to purchase tickets, go...
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Clackamas County board expands emergency authority

Split vote arises from faulty printing of primary ballots and extra efforts; critics call change an overreach.Clackamas County commissioners have extended their authority to intervene in emergencies when they decide another public official is falling short in carrying out duties. The commissioners split 3-2 on a vote Aug. 11 to approve changes in the county code that will take effect immediately. Voting for the changes after an hourlong discussion and hearing were board Chair Tootie Smith, Commissioners Sonya Fischer and Martha Schrader. Voting against were Commissioners Paul Savas and Mark Shull. The issue arose after faulty printed bar codes required...

Letters to the editor

A look at the opinions and 'takes' of the community through letters to the editor - Aug. 17, 2022 issueWater and waste service add-ons need to be cut back To the editor: Water issue on cost is the non-water/waste add-ons that the cities and bureaus tack on. We need to conserve for added population and industrial use but come on; every time we cut back use you jack the fee and add other items not related to water use. Jeff Talker Canby Large portion of Oregonians not happy with school direction To the editor: Every student in Oregon should...
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Molalla, Canby police & fire

A look at the calls responded to by the Molalla and Canby police and fire departments - Aug. 17, 2022 issueMolalla Police Aug. 1 Traffic stops: 1 1:09 a.m.: Suspect vehicle stop on Shirley Street 1:58 a.m.: Suspect vehicle stop at Fenton Avenue and East Heintz Street 7:25 a.m.: Missing person complaint reported on Berkley Avenue 8:22 a.m.: Warrant service on the 100 block of North Molalla Avenue 9:34 a.m.: Warrant service on the 100 block of North Molalla Avenue 3:32 p.m.: Alarm investigation on Center Avenue 4:11 p.m.: Welfare check on Creamery Creek Lane 5:54 p.m.: Domestic...

Canby ready for a 'Big Weekend'

Street dance kicks off the action, then cars, food, beverages and fun get rolling during Saturday"Dance, dance, dance the night away." Well, maybe Van Halen didn't write the definitive street dance song, but the sentiment is very much 'right on' as this year's Canby's Big Night Out Street Dance gets ready to drop on Aug. 26. This year's event, located between Northwest Second Avenue and North Grant Street in downtown Canby, brings back live music via Return Flight (6 to 8 p.m.) and Kurt Van Meter (8 to 11 p.m.), local food and beverage vendors, free children's fun with the...
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Submarine ballots, Betsy Brigades chase election deadlines

Johnson has until Tuesday, Aug. 16, to turn in enough petition signatures to qualify as an unaffiliated candidate for Oregon governor.The Nov. 8 general election is more than 12 weeks away, but Wednesday, Aug. 10, was the deadline to mail "submarine ballots" to some voters. That's the name of ballots that go to military and overseas voters who won't be able to receive a ballot, cast their votes and get it back to their county clerk in time to be counted. Like those on the USS Oregon attack submarine submerged somewhere in the seven seas. These ballots do not include...
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Greg Chaimov vacates Clackamas Community College Board seat

Retired attorney, former Milwaukie councilor moves to Washington state to spend more time with his grandchildAfter 10 years on the Clackamas Community College Board of Education, Greg Chaimov resigned his position as he moves to Washington state to spend time with his grandchild. "I will miss the professionalism and cordiality of my colleagues," Chaimov wrote in his resignation letter. "I will miss the reward that comes from playing a role in the education of a community. And I will miss the passion I've been privileged to observe — the passion for bettering the lives of the students exhibited by the...
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Clackamas County may seek outside review of election flaws

County clerk blames printing and mailing errors on contract firms, but board chair says, 'it happened to us'Clackamas County commissioners are considering a third-party review of what went wrong in the May 17 primary and Aug. 23 special elections, in order to insure that things go right for the Nov. 8 general election. They also said they want a written report from County Clerk Sherry Hall, who defended her corrective actions for both elections during an Aug. 10 session with the commissioners. Commissioner Paul Savas, who is up for re-election, supports such a review — he does not want to...

Clackamas County clerk deflects blame for election errors

The county commission questions Sherry Hall about election problems in her office.About three months after an election snafu misprinted more than half of Clackamas County primary ballots, diverted hundreds of county employees from their normal jobs, and cost taxpayers $600,000, Clerk Sherry Hall addressed the county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday with her summary of what went wrong. "It's humans," Hall said. "Things happen." Hall told the board that "everything with this election was done correctly and on time" — even though, in May, Hall said her office didn't act urgency enough when it became clear that tabulator machines weren't processing many returned ballots. Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan also criticized Hall for an apparent lack of urgency. Then this month, Hall's office again came under fire after thousands of voters in Oregon City, who were set to vote on their next mayor, didn't received voters pamphlets along with their ballots. About 3,800 households were impacted by the mistake. In both instances, Hall blamed the third-party businesses handling the county's ballot printing and mailing. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a news partner of the Portland Tribune. Their full story can be found here. {loadposition sub-article-01}

Canby High wrestling sees memorable night

The creation and induction of teams and athletes into the Canby High wrestling Hall of Fame was filled with emotionOne by one they stood in the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center. Former Canby High wrestlers, or their family representatives, all of them state placers, stood to be recognized by several hundred sitting in the theater seats. That's how things got rolling at the Canby High wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony the afternoon of Aug. 6 in Canby — state placers by year were named, recognized and brought not only nostalgia to the proceedings, but a fair amount of...
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'The Fever' plays in Lloyd Center, Lake Oswego

Clackamas County resident Patrick Walsh directs one-man show by Wallace Shawn starring Paul SusiDuring the pandemic, Patrick Walsh, board member of Northwest Classical Theater Collaborative, went through a lot of soul-searching and came to realization that theater is something he can't do without. "It is like water to me. To say I am happy to be back in rehearsal would be a vast understatement," the Clackamas County resident added. Walsh is directing the one-man show "The Fever," with performances at 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 and 27 and Sept. 4 and 8, at Lloyd Center and...
LAKE OSWEGO, OR

Opera a la Cart to serenade picnickers in Clackamas County

Singers, piano player to perform live outdoors during Aug. 20 event outside Oregon City Public Library.Music lovers of all ages are invited to grab a blanket, a picnic lunch and prepare to enjoy opera on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Oregon City's Library Park. "We're excited to present Opera a la Cart and are looking forward to welcoming people to Library Park for an afternoon of music, learning and community," said Greg Williams, library director. "We are absolutely thrilled to once again be able to offer live, in-person summer programming, which we haven't been able to do since 2019," he added....
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Canby: When we root, we root for the Timbers

A Portland Timbers supporters group took hold in Canby last season and is continuing to grow and expand its fandomAs the Portland Timbers wind down their season with an eye on a playoff spot, the Timbers Army Clackamas County Frogmen are ramping things up. The Timbers supporters' group was formed a year ago by Medford transplants Katherine and Bruce Leppek and meets to watch every match at Canby's F.O.B. Taproom. Since its inception, things have morphed quite nicely for the group. The Frogmen have become a Pub Partner of the Portland Timbers, which comes with some perks and benefits...
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Small Farm School for beginners set for September

Clackamas Community College event, aimed at new small-acreage farmers, will offer classes, information on how to succeedSmall Farm School, an educational program for small-acreage farmers, is taking registrations for its Sept. 12 event at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Small Farm School is aimed at beginning small-scale commercial farmers in the Willamette Valley. Workshop topics include poultry processing, no-till farming, winter vegetable crop planning, funding opportunities, land access, disaster preparedness, dry farming, soil health, renewable energy options and more. Featured presenters include Jen Aron of Blue Raven Farm, Mike Guebert of Terra Farma, and Mia Devine of Spark Northwest. Small Farm School is a collaboration between OSU Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Clackamas Community College, Friends of Family Farmers, and Rogue Farm Corps. Early bird registration is open through Aug. 30. There is an $80 registration fee for adults and reduced registration for college students. Scholarships are available for farmers who are veterans, Black, Indigenous or farmers of color. Registration covers class materials, morning refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration is required. Class offerings and registration details can be found . {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Survey shows 62% in Oregon want Roe v. Wade reinstated

Surprised by last week's Kansas abortion vote? You shouldn't be, based on a new data uncovered by Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.In a survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, 1,572 Oregon residents aged 18 and over were asked a variety of abortion-related questions following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade decision. Most significantly, 62% of Oregonians would vote to reinstate Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity, while 22% would vote to keep it overturned. Secondly, 72% of Oregonians believe abortion in all or most circumstances should be legal,...
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Survey shows 62% of Oregonians want Roe v. Wade reinstated

Surprised by last week's Kansas abortion vote? You shouldn't be, based on a new data uncovered by Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.In a survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, 1,572 Oregon residents aged 18 and over were asked a variety of abortion-related questions following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade decision. Most significantly, 62% of Oregonians would vote to reinstate Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity, while 22% would vote to keep it overturned. Secondly, 72% of Oregonians believe abortion in all or most circumstances should be legal,...
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