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November 20, 2014

Important decisions should wait until council-elects are seated

by Karie Oakes
It’s post-election season and Jody Carson and Mike Jones have the opportunity to end their terms as West Linn city councilors gracefully, but they seem determined to go for it on 4th and 10 —…
November 20, 2014

Taking the confusion out of the arch bridge plan

by Chris Kerr
All communities change over time, but great communities determine their own future and take the steps necessary to achieve their shared vision. West Linn has been engaged in proactively planning…
November 20, 2014

Reader's letter

by Redaers' letters
Do the right thing Midday on Oct. 3, I was at a liquor store in West Linn to purchase lottery tickets. Even though I was next, the clerk intentionally chose not to serve me until she served…
November 20, 2014

So much to be thankful for

by Bryan Golden
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil…
November 13, 2014

Sacrifices of World War II veterans can't be overstated

by Editorial Board
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
November 13, 2014

Thank you wonderful people of West Linn

by Jane and Dennis Hickman
Our West Linn home was struck by lightning and almost completely destroyed by fire on Oct. 23. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Although nearly all of our possessions are gone and so is the house…
November 13, 2014

Logical choice is to retain 2004 water plan

by Bob Thomas
An article featured on the front page of the Oct. 30, 2014 Tidings is entitled “Crack in the foundation.” It relates to West Linn’s old Bolton Reservoir. Jim Whynot of West Linn’s Public Works…
November 06, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
A philosophy of tyranny Thomas Jefferson swore eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man. Tyranny is often seen as a strongman pointing a barrel of a gun at the…
November 06, 2014

Residents prefer careful growth to sprawl

by Tom Hughes
Oregonians know that there are two kinds of strawberries — ours and everything else. The former are small, juicy and sweet, and take a bit longer to grow. The latter might be big and red, but…
November 06, 2014

The job hogs might be charming, but they still have all the jobs

by Mikel Kelly
There are not enough jobs out there to go around. We all know that, right? So, how is it that some of the very best-paying and most glorious gigs around are hogged by the same handful of people?…

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Oct 30, 2014

Keep West Linn strong

by Jenni Tan
It has been my honor to serve as your city councilor for the past four years. During my two terms, I have worked well with Mike Jones and Jody Carson. Many times we have differences in opinions,…
Oct 30, 2014

The key Issues in House District No. 37

by Gerritt Rosenthal
Jobs, education, transportation and land use are all important issues in House District 37 — Tualatin, Durham, Rivergrove, Stafford, West Linn and Lake Oswego — but for different reasons in each…
Oct 30, 2014

A vote for Axelrod and Perry is a vote for West Linn

by Brenda Perry
The words “change” and “new” are frequently overused at election time and yet once the vote is in, too often the status quo returns. So why should the meaning be any different when we say these…
Oct 30, 2014

Keep West Linn strong and vote for Carson, Jones

by Melinda Robinson
Sometimes change is good. But when you cast your ballot for West Linn city councilors this season, if you want stability, productivity and continued prosperity, you’ll vote to re-elect Jody…
Oct 30, 2014

A Teaching Moment

by Russell Axelrod
Last week a significant issue arose over future planning for the arch Bbidge and Bolton neighborhood areas that provides a valuable teaching moment. In 2013 the city was awarded a $220,000 grant…
Oct 30, 2014

Rebuilding a bridge between residents and government

by Robert E. McCarthy
Reading the Tidings article, “The past, present and future of neighborhood associations,” I was struck by the attitudes reflected in the comments of Chris Jordan and staff. They are clearly…
Oct 23, 2014

Tidings endorsements

by Editorial Board
For City Council: Jody Carson and Mike Jones The West Linn City Council, in its current form, has accomplished a great deal: the construction of a new police station, much needed road repairs,…
Oct 23, 2014

Don't fall for arch bridge 'scare tactics'

by West Linn Arch Bridge Master Plan Advisory Committ
On Sunday this week it came to our attention that a flyer was being circulated and a website had been created, both of which are making untrue claims about the arch bridge-Bolton project. We…
Oct 23, 2014

Readers' Letters

by The Tidings
Vote yes on school district measures No matter who, when, where, we all attended schools to be educated and become better citizens. Our parents, prompted to provide a place for learning the…
Oct 23, 2014

Who should I vote for?

by Mike Taylor
There are four individuals running for City Council, and like the vast majority of West Linn citizens I have not met any of the four candidates. Then how does a voter make an intelligent…

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