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A way to save local journalism

A way to save local journalism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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City should hit the brakes on creek study

City should hit the brakes on creek study

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
How did this overblown, colossally expensive water feature idea, originating from two residents, end up as a $20,000 feasibility study, given…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's move on from legal services ballot measure and let's support neighborhood association
Vocal minorities swaying city decisions

Vocal minorities swaying city decisions

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's important for the City Council and Planning Commission to listen to citizens, but they must also be fiscally responsible when assessing requests
Honoring our perspectives

Honoring our perspectives

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let us also embrace civil discourse and improve our communications by acknowledging and embracing our different ideas and opinions
Another view on the reset button

Another view on the reset button

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I appreciate our elected community members and city staff for the perspectives they bring to these decisions using their knowledge and experience of…
Charter still unclear on legal services

Charter still unclear on legal services

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have much more faith in West Linn's traditional mode wherein the Council hires the City Attorney and any other attorney that might be necessary for…
What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Morality, for me at least, is not often a matter of obvious and unqualified right and wrong, but of better and worse, which is often a matter of…
Mercy Corps scandal serves as a reminder

Mercy Corps scandal serves as a reminder

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Mercy Corps has helped millions around the world, and the majority of its staff is truly humanitarian
Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
An Edmunds study showed that a four-stroke Ryobi leaf blower emitted more pollutants in 30 minutes than a F-150 truck driving 3,887 miles.
The citizens have spoken

The citizens have spoken

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We heard from WL residents who appreciate us going to ALL of the long, unproductive meetings so they don't have to
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Republican declares for House District 37, advocates wants to stop health insurance tax and resident suggests Wilsonville secede from school district.
Breaking ground on new middle housing zoning in region

Breaking ground on new middle housing zoning in region

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The cottages will provide an opportunity for a sense of community and pride of homeownership that responds to changing household sizes, needs, and…
Criticizing your predecessor: Insecurity or stating facts?

Criticizing your predecessor: Insecurity or stating facts?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There were times when I had the strongest desire to openly criticize him for his unwillingness to let go. Yet, on second thought I realized doing…
Bridge over the River 'Why'

Bridge over the River 'Why'

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
While I appreciate forward thinking, I have several concerns regarding OGLO
Hitting the reset button

Hitting the reset button

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Would you like to go a week without hearing about how the council bickered amongst itself and failed to make progress in city business?
Honoring those who served our country

Honoring those who served our country

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many balked at the notion that they were heroes.Still, within their varied experiences was a common theme about those who found purpose in a noble…
Legislature peddles harmful solution to housing insecurity

Legislature peddles harmful solution to housing insecurity

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Cities are vested with the right to 'Home Rule.' Citizens are vested in the right to have a say
Hither & Yon

Hither & Yon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Cemeteries aren't creepy - they're filled with stories of the people who reside there
Vote 'yes' twice for WL-WV schools

Vote 'yes' twice for WL-WV schools

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The district has always been diligent in trying to account for long-term growth and to staff our schools as fully as possible to best meet the needs…
Let City Manager continue to manage

Let City Manager continue to manage

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This measure must be defeated to preserve the integrity of our Council/Manager form of government.
Protect West Linn with a 'no' vote

Protect West Linn with a 'no' vote

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's save our charter as ascribed and protect the City from those councilor's personal goals.
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!
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!
Measure 3-552:  The truth counts

Measure 3-552: The truth counts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The City Manager consults with the City Attorney on day-to-day operations and will definitely continue to do so if this measure is passed.
Be civil: You'll learn more

Be civil: You'll learn more

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Having a strongly held opinion does not give anyone the right to take over any forum. The louder, more bombastic and emotional you become, the less…
Retain charter integrity: Vote no on Measure 3-552

Retain charter integrity: Vote no on Measure 3-552

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Measure adds language removing any 'control' our City Manager (CM) has involving legal matters. This revision was never in the Charter…
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 3-552 veils West Linn power struggle
Poorly worded ballot language leaves too much to the imagination, leaves degrees of control undefined

Measure protects citizens' interests

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure protects citizens' interests
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Balance of power
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City legal services at a crossroads
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the editor
Residents voice thoughts on WL-WV school district capital bond and local option levy

Charter amendment likley to be costly for City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Charter amendment likley to be costly for City
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
WL-WV district drops in 11 of 16 state measurements
Taylor: large bond is unnecessary; schools should spend on more library staff and educational assistants

The greatest generation had it so good - after they…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The greatest generation had it so good - after they…
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
New age of youth activism dawns
On the right or on the left, student involvement beats the heck out of indifference, inertia and ennui

Cutting through the misinformation

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Cutting through the misinformation
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Prusak: Safe gun storage is a necessary step
'We know that easy access to firearms is one of the primary drivers of gun violence in the United States.'

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Untrue rumors circulating about sports facility nonprofit; concerns about Bolton reuse proposal

A question of ethics

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A question of ethics
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

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Big Tobacco, stop poisoning our children
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

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Dear Congress: Oregon has the answers
We think Oregon's Congressional delegation should stop hiding the state's light under a bushel.

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My View: Court ruling muddies Oswego Lake access
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?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Is reverse mortgage  a blessing or curse?
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Future of recycling is about more than recycling
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Congestion among ongoing problems in the Gorge
Steps taken and decisions made today will establish the pace for the area for decades to come

Letter to Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letter to Editor
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's learn to work together
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Change will be the death of us all
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't give up on push to revise gun laws
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Taylor short on facts again
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

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