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September 18, 2014

Don't let concussions ruin young lives

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…
September 18, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Passing CCC bond will strengthen the community As a community college, Clackamas CC is dedicated to serving our communities based on their needs. Those needs are diverse and complex in a county…
September 11, 2014

Losing education gains is not an option

by Julie Parrish
If the back-to-school pictures on Facebook were any indication, thousands of parents in our community breathed a collective sigh of relief when yellow school buses came rolling by to pick up…
September 11, 2014

Reader's letter

by The Tidings
Support Brenda Perry and Russ Axelrod for City Council Previously the City Council held two monthly public meetings. Citizens spoke for five minutes at Council meetings. Their questions were…
September 04, 2014

Jody Carson: 'New opportunities await'

by Jody Carson
As many of you know, I’m running for another term on the West Linn City Council in the November election. I want to share with you my reasons for running, and my understanding of the city’s…
September 04, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Re-elect Mike Jones I strongly recommend that we re-elect Mike Jones to another term on the West Linn City Council. I have had the privilege of working with Mike on city issues and have watched…
September 04, 2014

Reasons why Perry and Axelrod need to be elected

by Bob Thomas
The August 14 Tidings contained some good news, some more bad news and some foolish, misguided comments. The good news is that West Linn resident Brenda Perry and West Linn planning commissioner…
September 04, 2014

Democracy is not a spectator sport: Register to vote

by Marge Easley and Sonja Kollias
Election season is upon us. Are you registered to vote? Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day — a great reminder that registering to vote is the first step toward having your voice counted…
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…

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Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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…
Aug 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.…
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…

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