Oregon deserves accountable representatives

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
With lobbyist money considered 'free speech', a natural question arises. How will we common citizens ever wrest back control from the privileged…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Joe Buck for Metro District 2; Why my family's voting yes on the GO bond; Savas understands the realities

Support your local bookstore

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The good news for us West Linn residents is that within the West Linn Public Library lies a wonderful little bookstore of our own

Clackamas County needs trust in county clerk

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Clackamas County needs someone in that job who knows what they're doing. Sherry Healy is that person

A state of bond confusion

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A YES vote on this measure provides much needed funding for some very important projects.

Who pays the unmet costs of annexations?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
When it comes to annexations, I'd like to be fully informed about the magnitude of unmet costs

Waiting for the good news fairy

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is literally a game you cannot win and it's my least favorite part of a job I otherwise love.

Voice your opposition to tolls in Oregon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Value pricing? Congestion pricing? Just two ways to try to gloss over what this really is...Toll roads in Oregon!

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Any West Linn resident would recognize that the apartments in Robinwood are in desperate need of repairs

Wasteful spending headlines upcoming GO Bond Measure

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vote NO on the GO Bond and demand that our Council come up with a better bond that features transparency

The new GO bond benefits everyone in West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Today, we benefit from the current parks bond, and over the next 20 years citizens will benefit from this proposed bond

My View: Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I've been covering education issues since the late 1980s. I remember a time - 1990s, we're looking right at you - when students didn't seem to care…

Harrassment investigation filled with victim-blaming

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Has the investigator learned nothing about unequal male-female power dynamics from the 'Me Too' movement?

Honor King, fight for social justice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Honor King this April 4 by finding ways to join the fight for social justice and human progress. As King said, it is not about whether you succeed…

SB 1528 will only hurt small businesses

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If passed, SB 1528 will make Oregon the only state in the nation to disconnect from the federal tax code

Police blotter waiting for a comeback

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In a troubling case of déja vu, a technology change has stymied our efforts recently to provide the police blotter to Tidings readers

Fly flag for Vietnam vets March 29

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A memorial to honor their service on the Oregon State Capitol grounds will be our way of saying 'Welcome Home', albeit almost 50 years late

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Students give inspiration, hope; No-cause evictions hurt everyone (but landlords); Everyone likes a 'Great Deal'

Old and treasured

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A place to gather or take a class, a place to fight hunger and to nurture our youngest citizens and their families, would breathe life into the…

This year's short session worked by staying short

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
By doing things the right way, the Legislature has set up what will hopefully be a fruitful 2019 session

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Providing adequate student parking (and defining what that might be) is school district's responsibility

Reflections on first legislative session

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There is so much we can do to drive a brighter future for Oregon, and I always want to hear your voice

A measure West Linn must take advantage of

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In May you can help us complete important projects and improve your city by voting Yes on Measure 3-527

What is the focus of religion today?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In many of today's churches more and more of the substance of the message is focused on oneself

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Join me in asking Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden to fight for the millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's

Flushing truth and freedom down an Oval hole

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our 45th president answers coverage of his easily disproven parade of lies by smearing the press for spreading 'fake news.'

An opportunity for West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Approval of a bond means that we can finally complete projects that the majority of citizens consider to be the most important

Gun law could be step in right direction

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Following retailers' lead, and limiting gun sales to those 21 and older, is a start.

Hospitals getting better all the time - even in Seattle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
At the risk of sounding braggy, I am becoming quite a veteran of local hospitals.

Concentration of apartments not needed in West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn's ADU code provisions provide an answer for a serious social problem without 'trashing' the highly livable environment of our city

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Such military-grade weaponry needn't be in the hands of any civilians. But a ban is only a first step.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Use common sense against gun violence; Arming teachers is not the answer; WLHS robotics team on the right track

Stay dogged and faithful to the last

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is the ethics practiced by reporters and the editors that engenders trust by the public

A new life for a significant building

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bolton residents have long advocated for the Old Bolton Fire Station to be rehabbed as a community center

People hearing without listening

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What makes a politician 'listen?' What is the magic chord that must be struck?

Bolton NA has student parking recommendations

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Additional street parking runs counter to the goals and intent of the Bolton Neighborhood Plan

Keeping the faith

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The idea that an error is allowed in journalism, even one publicly declared and repaired, doesn't seem to occur to many people

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
PJ Clark, a Lake Oswego resident and the mother of two young girls, says she wants her children to be prepared when tragedy strikes

Session should focus on PERS adjustments

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Public Employee Retirement System is too complex to solve during a short session, but it's too big of an issue to ignore

Abusive relationships know no boundaries

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The most dangerous of abusers are psychopaths because they are the most cunning and try to never show their true colors to anyone other than family…

Reflect on nature's restorative qualities

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Throughout my life the natural world is the place where I am best able to get in touch with myself

The Seven Days of Technology

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Somewhere around midmorning, I was handed a small box wrapped in sleek, embossed red paper. The card let me know it was from my wife, who is fully…

Don't normalize or excuse hate speech

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Downplaying children's understanding of and distinction between right and wrong doesn't give our kids enough credit

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Abusive partners pose risk to women, children; LO racial incident response disappoints

Intellectual property ain't what it used to be

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
You can understand, given my career, how I lament about the demise of centuries of human existence when people could make a living through the arts

The beauty and terror of cars go hand in hand

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I am glad about the power vested in our City Council to regulate our streets for the benefit and safety of the community

Why I am running against Julie Parrish

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As a member of our community I pledge to run a clean campaign focused on the issues that impact our community, our state and our nation

Time to focus on school choice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
National School Choice Week provides parents with an opportunity to evaluate the education options available for their children.

Being sick is a lot more troubling than it used to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
You'd think I was preparing to embark on an expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon with as many shots as I've had

What's the chance of a female president?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Both structural and cultural barriers keep women from advancing to the U.S. presidency

District residents committed to excellence

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It warms my heart to know that our education community is not defined by its boundary lines

WL Council has the chance to right a wrong

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Public streets are not private property. I expect to be able to park on our city's streets.

Parrish fails to represent her community

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We are not lazy, nor are we taking 'handouts.' It is a hurtful misconception repeated over and over

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 101 is taxpayer robbery; Protect our vulnerable populations; Measure 101 argument disingenuous at best

Measure 101 fails fairness test

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We urge voters to vote NO on 101 - and demand lawmakers craft a fair, equitable and sustainable Medicaid funding package

Yes on Measure 101 good for schools

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Anyone who works with children knows that our students learn best when they are healthy and have health care

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 101 for dummies?; Insured already are paying too much for health care premiums

Vote yes on Ballot Measure 101

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Voters caught in the middle of a confusing debate over complex policies actually have a relatively simple choice

Ideas have a life of their own

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For West Linn to reflect citizens' values and vision, we must find our ways to engage

The mixed blessings of the holidays

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Though we continue to enjoy fitting in when appropriate, as grandad and grandma we have begun our own traditions

Do I watch too much television? That depends on Who…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My rationalization: We don't watch really bad TV shows, and there are lots and lots of those.

My View: Give to the arts by year-end

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Oregonians may get a 2017 tax credit for giving to the Oregon Cultural Trust and qualifying arts organizations by Dec. 31.

We can stop tragedy of homeless school kids

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A common-sense reform of the mortgage-interest deduction would yield significant resources for Oregon to address the crisis of housing affordability

Let's collaborate on support for public education

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Collaboration on support for public education and adequate and stable funding is more important than ever

What do we want for Christmas? Peace

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It seems peace, compassion and empathy have taken a backseat to rampant fear, violence and vitriol

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Voting yes on Measure 101 means protecting accessible healthcare for our most vulnerable neighbors

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Holding men accountable is liberating women

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Change will continue as more women, supported by the numbers, are willing to speak out and call into question the actions of men

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In this holiday season, I thought it would be a good time to remember all we are grateful for in West Linn

Tolling people on Portland's highways has potential…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Most new highways being built around the world are using electronic tolling with variable rates. The new Oregon law is an opportunity for us to learn…

Our Opinion: Should Metro lead a regional push for…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Metro should not proceed without first gaining the complete support of its regional partners

When it's time to say me too

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My supposition - that nearly EVERYONE had experienced sexual harassment - was really because nearly every female I knew had experienced it.

Pass Clean Energy Jobs in 2018 for healthier kids

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
With so many challenges to kids' development, it only makes sense to fix what we can

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Voting on YES on Measure 101 is the right thing to do for our community's most vulnerable citizens

'Tis the season to be safe

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A few precautions can help assure your holidays are bright and cheerful, and safe for everyone

Is it time to hang it up?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
From experience I know that it's difficult to acknowledge that you could be out of touch with evolving technology and changing trends in the culture

Don't delay cleanup of river Superfund site

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Thanking the community for its continued support of Oktoberfest and the West Linn Riverview Lions Club

11 pairs of white pants nearly ruined my life

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The only reason I turned out as well as I have I owe almost entirely to the fact that I found, at a very young age, my soulmate

Double love to the arts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As unimaginable as it would be for you to not take an interest deduction on your home mortgage, the same is true for not claiming the tax credit on…

Vets deserve our support every day

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
On days like Veterans Day is important to remember that veterans are defending us 365 days a year

What happened to the Book Cellar and the Friends?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our beautiful West Linn tradition of the Book Cellar is gone with no discussion.

Clean Energy Jobs can help displaced paper mill…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In 2018, Oregon has the chance to pass a law to accelerate a growing sector of the economy

The devil is in the details

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Please vote NO on Measure 3-524. The entire City Council did not approve this measure for several reasons.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 3-524 is a Trojan horse designed to hide the fact that Council is relinquishing its authority to hire and fire all legal services to the City…

Let's protect our county's neighborhoods

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In Clackamas County, we have neighborhoods that are coping with unwanted development

Vote Yes on City Measures

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I urge a YES vote on all city measures and my door is open to discuss any questions.

Measure 3-524 would lock in a flawed legal model

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I sincerely hope you will join me in voting 'No' to this well-meaning but flawed measure

Vote YES on WL ballot measures

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn voters will make decisions on two very important topics in the upcoming election

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents weigh in on local ballot measures and Julie Parrish health care initiative

If it isn't broken, don't fix it: Vote YES on…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The current arrangement, which the Charter Amendment basically keeps in place, gives us the best of both worlds

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

Confessions of a phone failure

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Yep, it's come to this - enrollment in a 12-step program to try to address my 'phone problems.'

We need leadership, not denials, from our district…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I was angry to hear that the most powerful person in our county's criminal justice system thinks that racial disparities aren't a problem

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers weigh in on DREAMers in the U.S. and potential amendments to the city charter

Charter amendments right choice for City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Over the past several years, we have found that work is done better and more efficiently by having a staff lawyer who reports to the city manager

Good legislation begins with good data

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We know we have a problem with gun violence. It's time to let federal health experts study it.

Our bombastic president

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What does it accomplish to call the leader of North Korea 'Rocket Man' and threaten to annihilate his country?

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