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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

Democrats should take cues from history

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Muling the Grand Canyon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Bend Bulletin's new owners are your neighbors

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bankruptcy ends about as well is it could, as an Oregon family steps in to buy an important institution
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City of West Linn nonprofit grants and unreasonable lawsuis and record requests
Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Our journey to right-sizing Clackamas County's budget

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Gary Schmidt, Clackamas County administrator: We need to hear from you about what services you most value from your county.
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

The game of going after those who stand for citizens

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Letter to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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…

Oregon judge brings wisdom and kindness to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There was no rocket science to this ruling, just reading what the statutes said
Transparency, process and fiscal responsibility

Transparency, process and fiscal responsibility

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
These records provide insights into the individual decision maker's thought processes and reasoning
Reasonable requests would have been satisfied

Reasonable requests would have been satisfied

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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 case has statewide implications

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
State law is crystal clear on those types of atypical methods of communication being public records.
Boquist's behavior warrants his ouster

Boquist's behavior warrants his ouster

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Prone to bombastic statements, Boquist has become well known for lengthy screeds he emails to colleagues
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Support WL Post Office location and West Linn High School robotics group, STEM education
Drama aside, legislative session productive

Drama aside, legislative session productive

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Congestion by design visible on Sellwood Bridge

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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?

Is Joe Biden in a bind?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Work together to honor Vietnam vets

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vietnam veteran Steve Bates tells readers how he'd like to see them honor vets
Pesticide-free: A better choicefor bees, fish and our…

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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides shares her view
Funding requests for old city buildings will not end

Funding requests for old city buildings will not end

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sherry Palmer of West Linn shares her opnion on spending for old fire stations
Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

Letters to the Editor

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

Caught in the headlights

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
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 Energy Jobs…

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

Portland Tribune - Opinion
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

City best served by in-house legal resources

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

November 22: Beginning of a societal schism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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

City Council Rules that Can Build Trust

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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.

Citizen's View: We can't fix PERS until we agree on…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Citizen's View: We can't fix PERS until we agree on…
Today, PERS is eating away at state, county, city and school budgets. If our goal is 'to pay the right benefit, to the right person, at the right…

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the editor
Measuring the risk of politics and a few words about finding our moral compass

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading…
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it’s just makes you queasy.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
More support needed for Alzheimers; School district needs to get its story straight regarding Roundup

CODGERTATIONS: What am I missing?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
CODGERTATIONS: What am I missing?
Though I guess these drugs and injections are of benefit to our dog, I do wonder who is actually benefiting - the dogs, the owners or possibly the…

Time to review City rules of governance

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Time to review City rules of governance
Any violation of these, no matter whether or not they are inadvertent, can be reported to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and could result in…

Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day
The citizens of West Linn and Wilsonville are not being well-served by the name-calling, finger-pointing and baseless allegations that have clouded…

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life â€' that might tell us two things about the person

Letters to the editor May 9

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the editor May 9
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats

King Martin brings selfless spirit, many talents to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
King Martin brings selfless spirit, many talents to…
Much of our board's success can be attributed to the work ethic and character of Chelsea King Martin.

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the editor
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats

Educate yourself about the candidates

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Educate yourself about the candidates
They each have different motivations for running, but come to the role well-intentioned.

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life - that might tell us two things about the person

Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math
We were gobsmacked with all manner of numerical reasoning to help us find solutions

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Race for West Linn-Wilsonville School District board of directors heats up, with supporters on all sides

Stand for students, stable school funding

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Stand for students, stable school funding
For the past 30 years, state funding for education in Oregon has been eroded, leading to larger class sizes

College students shouldn't pay for state…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
College students shouldn't pay for state…
CCC will have a potential budget gap of $3.5 million in the next biennium, which cut could result in staff and program cuts, if we do not receive…

Let's Imagine West Linn together

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's Imagine West Linn together
This visionary document still holds true in many aspects and highlights the potential for both good and harmful outcomes for our beautiful city.

Don't vote Jordan Ferris onto school board: Here's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't vote Jordan Ferris onto school board: Here's…
One has to wonder whether she has evolved in her beliefs and no longer really wants to push a political agenda, or she simply doesn't want our…

Here's a modest fix for Oregon records law

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Here's a modest fix for Oregon records law
A proposal pending in Salem would allow slapping modest fines on public agencies that fail to meet deadlines

The skeleton update

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The skeleton update
Others have come forward to reveal even more brow-raising tales about ancestral shenanigans

Through profound grief, I chose life

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Through profound grief, I chose life
The media should pay less attention to the details of the suicide, and provide more resources for help

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis
egardless of the motivation, however, our families, schools, communities and media organizations have too often chosen the easy way out by simply…

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
The timing could not be worse with the City of West Linn dealing with a financial shortfall over the next two years and unable to use the GoBond funds

Bernert Creek should be daylighted, full stop

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bernert Creek should be daylighted, full stop
Forty-one native plants have reemerged because of the almost 16,000 volunteer hours worked by the community during the last several years

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

Residents' desires, needs must be part of solution

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents' desires, needs must be part of solution
In 2015, Stafford Hamlet residents ratified a Vision Plan with an overwhelming majority of residents owning under over five acres.

Electeds rightly representing desires of citizens

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Electeds rightly representing desires of citizens
The three-party agreement reflects considerable and thoughtful work by council members in a vigorous, open environment with substantive public…

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