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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!
Don't be confused about 3-552

Don't be confused about 3-552

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This is our chance to finally restore the purpose and intent of Section 8(f), which was covertly removed
Measure 3-552 veils West Linn power struggle

Measure 3-552 veils West Linn power struggle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Poorly worded ballot language leaves too much to the imagination, leaves degrees of control undefined
Measure protects citizens' interests

Measure protects citizens' interests

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The measure restores the previous language to keep legal service costs under the control of the council, instead of allowing them to spiral out of…
Balance of power

Balance of power

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Is it realistic for the council to review billing, assign tasks to the City Attorney, oversee contracts, and handle Human Resource issues, union…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!
City legal services at a crossroads

City legal services at a crossroads

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn hired an experienced city manager to run the city under the council's directions, but instead of working as a team, the three councilors…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents voice thoughts on WL-WV school district capital bond and local option levy
Charter amendment likley to be costly for City

Charter amendment likley to be costly for City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Ballot Measure 3-552 is unnecessary; will cause more trouble and expenses for city council, staff
WL-WV district drops in 11 of 16 state measurements

WL-WV district drops in 11 of 16 state measurements

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Taylor: large bond is unnecessary; schools should spend on more library staff and educational assistants
The greatest generation had it so good - after they won…

The greatest generation had it so good - after they won…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The things expected of a good dad today would have blown my old man's mind back in his heyday
New age of youth activism dawns

New age of youth activism dawns

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
On the right or on the left, student involvement beats the heck out of indifference, inertia and ennui
Cutting through the misinformation

Cutting through the misinformation

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bialostosky was actually NOT willing to reduce the scope of his records request nor was he willing to accept redactions until after his case went to…
Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step

Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'We know that easy access to firearms is one of the primary drivers of gun violence in the United States.'
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Untrue rumors circulating about sports facility nonprofit; concerns about Bolton reuse proposal
A question of ethics

A question of ethics

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In my testimony I asked that the City Council set a time for a public discussion on this issue and to allow citizens to testify
Big Tobacco, stop poisoning our children

Big Tobacco, stop poisoning our children

Clackamas Review - Opinion
David Jacques is a volunteer ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Clackamas County and also works with homeless communities of…
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Dear Congress: Oregon has the answers

Dear Congress: Oregon has the answers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We think Oregon's Congressional delegation should stop hiding the state's light under a bushel.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Deadlines for letters is Mondays at noon. Word limit is 300 words (200 for political endorsements). Send to [email protected]
My View: Court ruling muddies Oswego Lake access

My View: Court ruling muddies Oswego Lake access

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Avoiding the prospect of costly and unnecessary litigation will require the Oregon Legislature to clarify that the public has access rights from…
Is reverse mortgage  a blessing or curse?

Is reverse mortgage a blessing or curse?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Once the reverse mortgage was paid off, it was estimated there would be $20,000 for the heirs
Future of recycling is about more than recycling

Future of recycling is about more than recycling

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many of the plastic containers we use these days - like the ones that hold the snacks we all sometimes buy on a busy day - don't go in the recycling…
Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The major tech platforms set the rules for news publishers and determine how journalism is displayed, prioritized and monetized
Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Steps taken and decisions made today will establish the pace for the area for decades to come
Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Tweets-From-Hell is reason enough to try to elevate the level of media communications in this small town
Let's learn to work together

Let's learn to work together

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We need to make this be a learning opportunity and look for ways to bring people together and work better together despite our differences
Change will be the death of us all

Change will be the death of us all

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Nothing stays the same. Get over it, Kelly, you're thinking. From that reaction I can tell you're young, and you simply haven't encountered enough of…
Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregonians again will see a bill on safe storage of guns. Supporters of Initiative Petition 40 filed an effort last month to get the issue on the…
Taylor short on facts again

Taylor short on facts again

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I really don't know him but his lack of facts regarding my event - while simultaneously singling out my event - serves merely to defend the City…

Democrats should take cues from history

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Democrats should take cues from history
Democrats can't win just being the anti-Trump. They must create a vision which promises to bring us together as a nation across the racial, ethnic,…

Muling the Grand Canyon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Muling the Grand Canyon
Facing the humiliation of walking away outweighed our trepidation, so off we went.What followed was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
We can disagree on the issues, but let's stop the name-calling and speculation about motives

Bend Bulletin's new owners are your neighbors

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bend Bulletin's new owners are your neighbors
Bankruptcy ends about as well is it could, as an Oregon family steps in to buy an important institution

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
City of West Linn nonprofit grants and unreasonable lawsuis and record requests

Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's…
Gary Schmidt, Clackamas County administrator: We need to hear from you about what services you most value from your county.

Sign of the times

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sign of the times
Are we so oblivious, due to an overabundance of signage or sheer head-up-our-butts that the signs are useless because we don't see them?

The game of going after those who stand for citizens

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The game of going after those who stand for citizens
ecause I have ideas that some don't agree with and because I take my fiduciary responsibility to West Linn residents very seriously, I have been…

Letter to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letter to the editor
The City Community grants are meant for organizations that provide a 'civic' service to some or sometimes all our citizens.

Oregon judge brings wisdom and kindness to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon judge brings wisdom and kindness to…
There was no rocket science to this ruling, just reading what the statutes said

Transparency, process and fiscal responsibility

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Transparency, process and fiscal responsibility
These records provide insights into the individual decision maker's thought processes and reasoning

Reasonable requests would have been satisfied

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Reasonable requests would have been satisfied
The cost of legally redacting every single notebook from nine years of service on the City Council, dating back to 2005, could be quite expensive

West Linn case has statewide implications

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn case has statewide implications
State law is crystal clear on those types of atypical methods of communication being public records.

Boquist's behavior warrants his ouster

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Boquist's behavior warrants his ouster
Prone to bombastic statements, Boquist has become well known for lengthy screeds he emails to colleagues

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
Support WL Post Office location and West Linn High School robotics group, STEM education

Drama aside, legislative session productive

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Drama aside, legislative session productive
There were other examples in 2019 of lawmakers finding consensus and passing legislation that will make Oregon better.

Congestion by design visible on Sellwood Bridge

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Congestion by design visible on Sellwood Bridge
All the proponents claimed that dedicating more through-capacity for cyclists and pedestrians than vehicles would tame the automobile and shift…

Is Joe Biden in a bind?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Is Joe Biden in a bind?
As with most candidates, Biden has made some missteps along the way, particularly his treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court…

Work together to honor Vietnam vets

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Work together to honor Vietnam vets
Clackamas County resident Steve Bates tells readers how he'd like to see them honor vets

Pesticide-free: A better choicefor bees, fish and…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Pesticide-free: A better choicefor bees, fish and…
Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides shares her view

Funding requests for old city buildings will not end

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Funding requests for old city buildings will not end
Sherry Palmer of West Linn shares her opnion on spending for old fire stations

Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Expand Double Up program to feed hungry
For every dollar spent on SNAP-eligible foods at participating farmers markets, SNAP participants receive an additional dollar to spend on…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Reynolds says farewell to K-12 in the region, moves on to college representation

Caught in the headlights

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Caught in the headlights
I am so undone that I'll usually find the absolutely wrong place to pull over so that I end up exposing both myself and the man in blue to the threat…

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

City best served by in-house legal resources

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City best served by in-house legal resources
An in-house attorney would be salaried, and so costs would remain the same regardless of how many or how long the council meetings were.

November 22: Beginning of a societal schism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
November 22:  Beginning of a societal schism
We were oblivious to any other social ills which may have been simmering under the surface of apparent calm.

City Council Rules that Can Build Trust

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City Council Rules that Can Build Trust
Never is there an acknowledgment of the essence of the testimony no matter how thoughtful, or passionate.

PERS bill is small but necessary step

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
PERS bill is small but necessary step
Senate Bill 1049 will give some relief to school districts, local governments and state agencies, all of which are facing rapidly escalating rates to…

Citizen's View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Citizen's View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

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