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Ryan King returns as Clackamas boys basketball coach

In his first stint, King's teams reached the 6A tournament three times in five years.Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. It's more than just lyrics to The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," it might be the new theme song for the Clackamas boys basketball team. Clackamas announced last week that Ryan King — who previously coached the Cavaliers from 2012-17 — would return as head coach for the 2022-23 season after five years away from the program. During his first run at the Cavs' helm, King led Clackamas to a 98-37 overall record, won two Mt. Hood...
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Minimum wage will increase July 1 in Oregon

Wages will increase to $14.75 for much of the Portland area, $13.50 for outlying areas.Starting July 1, Oregon workers earning minimum wage will take home a little more pay each week. State legislators passed a bill in 2016 creating a three-tiered minimum wage, with different minimums for workers depending on location. The state is divided into three zones: The highest minimum wage occurs in the Portland area's Urban Growth Boundary which stretches through Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties. The move placed Oregon among the highest minimum wage states in the nation. This Friday, workers in much of Multnomah, Washington...
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Survey: Majority of Oregonians support stricter gun laws

Residents of state are more polarized on issue than nationally based on political party affiliation.A majority of Oregonians support stricter gun laws, according to a new poll by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center. The nonpartisan independent research group on Thursday released data reporting 59% of survey respondents say they believe the state's firearms laws should be stricter, which is in line with an April 2021 Pew Research poll finding 60% of Americans want stricter gun laws. The beliefs center surveyed 1,446 Oregon adults between June 2 and 11 about gun regulations. Last month, an 18-year-old man in...
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New Hatfield biography focuses on early years, governorship

With Senate papers due to open, historian praises 'admirable leadership,' but also touches on later scandals.Had Richard Etulain graduated four years after he entered Northwest Nazarene College, he would have heard a 36-year-old Mark Hatfield speak at the commencement ceremony in May 1959. But Etulain took an extra year to obtain a bachelor's degree from what is now a university in Nampa, Idaho. He was pursuing an Oregon dairyman's daughter who would later become his wife. So he did not hear Hatfield, then and now the youngest person ever elected governor of Oregon. That changed during his six years in...
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Protesters decry police killing of Tigard man in Milwaukie

Derrick Dewayne Clark remembered for his efforts to help reduce inmate recidivism. On June 25, around 250 people marched from the North Clackamas Aquatic Park to the Clackamas Sheriff's Office to protest the police killing of a Tigard resident. Derrick Dewayne Clark, a "family man" killed by an Oregon State Police trooper and a Clackamas County deputy was remembered as a "good person who was doing good work in the community," according to the organization he volunteered for, the Insight Alliance. Clark, who was Black, had been training to teach in the nonprofit organization's Insight to Wellbeing program, which...

Vance: If you like your high school league, enjoy it while you can

Here's a look ahead at the OSAA's scheduled changes for the coming 2022-26 four-year block.It's been almost 20 years. Indeed, when the next four-year block as designated by the Oregon School Activities Association (the governing body for Oregon high school sports and activities) ends in 2026, it will mark exactly 20 years since the OSAA expanded the number of athletic classifications in the state from four to six. As someone who played high school sports in a long-since defunct league during my years at St. Helens — the Coast Valley League was disbanded after the 1978-79 season — I've always...
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My View: My belief in the right to choose

Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care. In more than 30 years of ordained ministry, I have been asked countless times to provide counsel, prayerful support and pastoral care to people making medical decisions. I believe that individuals are the best decision-makers when it comes to their own sacred bodies, in consultation with their health care providers. During those 30 years, I have seen a lot. That's why I'm calling for stronger pro-choice leadership in Oregon than ever before. I believe in the separation of church and state. Laws which restrict abortion use...
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Oregon City-based wagons teach technological innovation

Curtis Heritage Education Center moves its large collection of 1800s horse-drawn vehicles, artifactsOne of the largest collections of 1800s horse-drawn vehicles and artifacts in the nation and celebrated its move to Oregon City with an open house on June 4. Located at the Berry Hill Shopping Center, at the intersection of Highway 213 and Beavercreek Road, the Curtis Heritage Education Center wagon collection is not open to visitors from the public, but it will be making an appearance on July 16 at this year's First City Celebration in downtown Oregon City. The wagons had previously been housed in a...
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U.S. Supreme Court overturns reproductive rights

Oregon reactions roll in on the ruling that ends federal guarantees of a woman's right to choose.The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling Friday, June 24, which has protected women's reproductive rights for nearly half a century. A leaked document had foreshadowed the seismic shift in the court, which had upheld other reproductive rights cases in the decades following Roe. The high court on Friday eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, which leaves the questions of abortion to the states, not the federal government. The ruling was on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a...
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Clackamas Repertory Theatre to open with 'Desperate Measures'

Lively musical kicking off 2022 season is set in the Wild West, runs from July 1-24 "Desperate Measures," Clackamas Repertory Theatre's first on-stage presentation of the 2022 season, is not your typical musical. The production, opening July 1, is set in Arizona in 1892, takes place in a barn and features a four-piece band onstage. The action revolves around handsome Johnny Blood who must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters, including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good and a nun out of the habit. It...
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La Reina Canty is this year's Milwaukie Rotary Club scholar

Foundation gives out annual scholarship named after Dr. Howard Anderson, Tim DeShieldsMilwaukie's Rotary Club Foundation named La Reina Canty this year's recipient of the $5,000 Dr. Howard Anderson/Tim DeShields Scholarship. A graduating senior at Milwaukie High School, Canty was a National Honor Society member, has been involved in numerous school athletics, held down a part-time job and has a notable history of community service work in Milwaukie. Canty intends to pursue a four-year degree that will allow her to become an elementary school teacher, where she hopes to make an impact in the lives of other young people like her teachers had on her. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Opinion: Who is helping Leslie Wright write his articles?

Lynn Andersen: I fear that this Oregon City mayoral candidate's statements don't reveal his true qualities or his inability to communicate effectively.After reading the opinion piece by Leslie Wright, a candidate for mayor in Oregon City, written in response to a previous article that appeared about him in an earlier issue, I am feeling deceived. I am not feeling deceived by the reporting done by Pamplin Media Group, but rather by the deception being employed by Mr. Wright and whomever is working behind the scenes as his impostor. I had listened to the Lars Larson interview a few weeks...
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Lakeridge, West Linn boys lacrosse both get six on all-TRL first-team

Pacers play their way into the state championship, while Lions reach the semis.First, they tore up the Three Rivers League in 2022. Then, they did the same thing in the state playoffs. And finally, they — the TRL's best boys lacrosse players — cleaned up in postseason honors, including all-league, all-state and all-American recognition. Listed below are the Player and Coach of the Year for the TRL, along with the full list of first-team selections. You can link to the complete TRL listing by clicking here.A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading below ...
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Oregonians send aid to Ukrainians, with love

Happy Valley woman mobilizes friends to create nonprofit, provide supplies and bread for war-ravaged countryWhile the world watched Russia invade Ukraine, Happy Valley resident Klavdia Moore cried. She cried for days because her homeland was again besieged by an aggressive nation. With a deep fear for her family living in Ukraine and for the millions of residents now at war, Moore decided to act. "It was the 24th of February, and I was at home alone. Watching the news broke my heart," Moore said. "I was devastated, but I often send packages to family living in Ukraine, so I...
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A Little Bit Off presents world premiere of 'A Grave Mistake'

Horror-themed comedy about Victorian-era conmen set for July 2-3 at Chapel Theatre in MilwaukieGet ready for some spooky fun as physical-comedy duo A Little Bit Off presents the world premiere of "A Grave Mistake" on July 2-3 at the Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St. "A Grave Mistake" is a horror-themed comedy about two Victorian-era conmen, struggling to make ends meet. Their cons don't seem to be working out and they turn to robbing graves to try to pay the bills. It turns out that dabbling with the occult and disturbing grave sites has the potential to unleash vengeful...
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Deja Fitzwater crowned Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen 2022

Tigard High School student, 17-year-old Clackamas County resident will attend national pageant in AugustIt is not every day that a parent gets to see her child's dream come true, but last Saturday night at the Seaside Convention Center Fabienne Fitzwater saw her daughter crowned Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen 2022. "It was such an emotional experience. As a parent, you know how hard your child has worked to achieve this victory and to actually be there to watch her dream come true, was such a surreal moment," she said. "I am extremely proud of her and so happy for her. She...

Lake Oswego's Kate Anders, Lauren Anderson lead all-TRL lacrosse selections

Read on to also see local all-state and all-American honorees from the '22 season.What a year. In their first "real" season in three years, the Three Rivers League's girls lacrosse teams stepped up and proved themselves to be among the state's best, with Lake Oswego taking second in the OGLA playoffs and West Linn third. In response, the best of the best were recognized with all-league, all-state, all-American and Academic All-American honors. Listed below are the Player and Coach of the Year for the TRL, along with the full list of first-team selections. You can link to the complete TRL...
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TriMet to cancel some bus lines in September

The regional transit agency is reducing service again because of its worst driver shortage.Service on some bus lines in the Portland metro area will once again be trimmed down — and in some places, canceled altogether — as TriMet continues to battle its worst driver shortage in history. The transit agency announced the newest service reduction affecting 10 bus lines in a press release Wednesday morning, June 22. Here are the changes bus riders can expect: • Two bus lines, 50-Cedar Mill and 92-South Beaverton Express, will be canceled altogether. • Hours will be reduced to only "peak travel time...
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Tigard DUII suspect killed in Milwaukie after pursuit

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police chase man into city, where he reportedly emerged from his crashed vehicle with a gunA suspect was killed after an attempted traffic stop led to a pursuit and officer-involved shooting in Milwaukie early on Saturday, June 18. Clackamas County officials on Tuesday, June 21, released the identity of the man shot to death following an attempted traffic stop, along with the names of the officers involved in the shooting. Shortly before 1 a.m. June 18, Derrick Dewayne Clark of Tigard was believed to be driving under the influence of intoxicants when law enforcement...
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Gladstone's Emme Grisa honored by OnPoint Community Credit Union as Outstanding Athletic and Activity Scholar

Since 2018, OSAA and OnPoint partnered to award $50,500 to 19 Oregon students.OnPoint Community Credit Union and the Oregon School Activities Association announced on June 13 the names of six graduating seniors — including Emme Grisa of Gladstone High School — who won scholarships through the 2022 OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program. OnPoint and the OSAA's partnership recognizes graduating Scholar Athletes and Activity Scholars from OSAA member schools with two $5,000 scholarships and four $1,000 scholarships. The two winners of the $5,000 scholarships are Stella Blaha of Cleveland High School and Neel Jain of Westview High School. The four...
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