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August 28, 2014

Council should re-examine city manager contract

by Teri Cummings
I don’t understand why the City Council would consider awarding City Manager Chris Jordan a nearly six percent raise, retroactive to last January, and commit to a three-year contract among other…
August 28, 2014

A campaign to restore the voice of residents

by Brenda Perry
Russ Axelrod and I are running a joint campaign for the two West Linn City Council seats being contested in the November election. It seems clear to us that a change in the current direction of…
August 28, 2014

Let us know what's in our food

by Anne and Rene Berblinger
Family farmers worry about the potential contamination of crops with genetically engineered pollen or seed As Oregon family farmers, we enthusiastically support the ballot measure to label…
August 21, 2014

Is your relationship fizzling? It is probably your fault

by Mikel Kelly
I’ve been thinking about becoming a relationship advice columnist ever since I received a press release headed, “From fizzle to sizzle: how to reignite a relationship.” Now, this was four full…
August 21, 2014

Axelrod: why I'm running for City Council

by Russ Axlerod
Several in the community have asked me to run for City Council because they like how I have handled decisions on the planning commission and they are deeply concerned about the direction of our…
August 21, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Thank you for the median improvements As a resident of the Hidden Springs neighborhood, I want to express my appreciation to the City of West Linn and the employees of our public works…
August 14, 2014

Right-of-way fee not a 'hidden' tax

by Doug Neeley
Editor’s note: In this Citizen’s View, Oregon City Mayor Doug Neeley references an article that appeared in a monthly newsletter published by Clackamas County that can be accessed at…
August 14, 2014

$5M from LOT will go a long way for city's water system

by Mike Jones
As we are in the midst of the “dog days” of summer — with children playing on the parks’ splash pads, residents watering their gardens and folks cooling off down by the river — I’m reminded of…
August 14, 2014

I'm proud of the new West Linn police station

by Jenni Tan
It was with great excitement that I attended the grand opening of the new West Linn police station on Monday evening. The official ribbon cutting was a moment from my time as your city councilor…
August 07, 2014

Be thoughtful, but don't stop thinking big

by Jim Mattis
The area around the Arch Bridge which connects West Linn to downtown Oregon City is our city’s historic center. However for decades this piece of ground and riverfront has been largely ignored.…

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Aug 07, 2014

Oversized replacement of old Bolton Reservoir wastes money

by Bob Thomas
A July 17 Tidings article by Tidings reporter Patrick Malee was entitled “Council approves $1 million for work on reservoir.” It said the West Linn City Council unanimously approved a $1,080,957…
Jul 31, 2014

Roads, bridges and transit pave way to competitiveness and…

by Pamplin Media Group
Every day in our region people from all walks of life depend on transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories and…
Jul 31, 2014

Atiyeh's humanity evident in his actions

by Jackie Winters
In spring 2009, former Oregon Gov. Victor Atiyeh was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. I congratulated him at the time on receiving this…
Jul 31, 2014

Secret to long-term success: join a sorority

by Donna King
Around this time of year, high school graduates are preparing to attend college in the fall and exploring the question, “Do I want to join a sorority?” Sororities might not be for everyone, but…
Jul 31, 2014

Thank you, West Linn, for a grand Fourth of July

by Alice Richmond
Once again, the Fourth of July event in West Linn was a great celebration. Attendees who braved the 85-plus degree heat were rewarded with a spectacular concert and fireworks show, and a whole…
Jul 31, 2014

West Linn, be careful what you ask for

by Charles Seims
My fellow West Linn homeowners should keep a watchful eye on the proposed Arch Bridge Redevelopment Project as outlined in the July 10 Tidings. “Redevelopment” in the form of tax increment…
Jul 31, 2014

Fixing Our Electoral College

by Jerry Spriggs
Have you ever looked at those Red and Blue Electoral College results maps that are displayed after a presidential election? I mean, have you really looked at them? They cover up a lot and it’s…
Jul 31, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Support CCC bond The November election will include a bond measure for Clackamas Community College. The CCC Board of Education referred the measure to the ballot at a special meeting last week.…
Jul 24, 2014

Candidates: Focus on what affects residents

by Editorial Board
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year last week at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. As…
Jul 24, 2014

Being old means never having to say you're sorry

by Mikel Kelly
People are always coming up to me and sticking their phone in my face and imploring me to look at a picture of something. “Well?” they’ll say. “What do you think of that?” If it’s a true friend,…

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