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Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
LO library shouldn't have closed; Vote Schoenfeld for sheriff; Clackamas County sheriff - a choice
Tax relief can slow spread of COVID-19 financial panic

Tax relief can slow spread of COVID-19 financial panic

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon politicians have been silent on how government is going to do its fair share to relieve the burden of COVID-19
What's better - having an 'essential' job or not having one…

What's better - having an 'essential' job or not having one…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
So many other workers who find themselves wondering now if the next customer they encounter may be the one who could make them sick
What do we fear?

What do we fear?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Whatever it is that we feel threatened by, it culminates in the oldest fear of them all-the fear of the unknown.
Gone in the blink of an eye

Gone in the blink of an eye

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Senior year is supposed to be a fun-filled, nostalgic time to experience all these emotions and take advantage of the time you have left; however,…
Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Kruger proves his integrity to some West Linn residents; chef offers home delivered foods
Let's change how Oregon deals with drug addiction

Let's change how Oregon deals with drug addiction

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many fall through the cracks, and are stuck in the cycle of addiction and jail.
Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Disruption from virus won't stop our quality journalism

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Mark Garber is publisher of the Portland Tribune and president of Pamplin Media Group. You can reach him at [email protected]
Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

Coronavirus provides lessons in social justice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba is a candidate for Oregon's Fifth Congressional District
Fear the racism pandemic uncovers in our communities

Fear the racism pandemic uncovers in our communities

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Maybe she just didn't think, and spent the rest of the day regretting her words, even as I tried to forget she'd said them.
Government accountability requires access to public records

Government accountability requires access to public records

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregonians are nearly unanimous in their desire to have accurate information from and about our government, from city hall to Mahonia Hall
Speaker Tina Kotek on abrupt end of 2020 legislative session

Speaker Tina Kotek on abrupt end of 2020 legislative session

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In the face of a GOP walkout in both chambers, the session was ended early on Thursday afternoon.
Oregon scrambling to secure extra funding for COVID-19…

Oregon scrambling to secure extra funding for COVID-19…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Money sought to trace contacts of those found infected, beef up health staffing and provide public quarantine sites
Abernethy Bridge needs more immediate attention

Abernethy Bridge needs more immediate attention

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is unavoidable for the residents of my community to meet their basic needs without being impacted by I-205 congestion and its resulting diversion.
Citizens View: Retail licenses limit youth tobacco use

Citizens View: Retail licenses limit youth tobacco use

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The World Health Organization: Tobacco kills up to half of its users; 'safer' is far different from 'safe,' author says
Kruger has more explaining to do

Kruger has more explaining to do

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The WLPD also appears to have downplayed the seriousness of the case with West Linn City Council.
Rural areas need alternative to cap-and-trade

Rural areas need alternative to cap-and-trade

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I started asking around and discovered most of the other business owners I talked to couldn't understand it either.
Senate walkout goes against principles of representative…

Senate walkout goes against principles of representative…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Accepting a paycheck while refusing to work is not only irresponsible, it's unethical and it's disrespectful
Everyone has one: Opinions, that is

Everyone has one: Opinions, that is

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We've seen it happen many times in healthier city governments: city councilors sharing their views and opinions with city managers about city…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What happens in the area will have a direct impact on its residents as well as on the surrounding cities
An informed voter is the best defense against attacks on…

An informed voter is the best defense against attacks on…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Secretary of State Elections Division director, Steve Trout, offers ways for voters to detect misinformation as election season looms
Where have you been West Linn?

Where have you been West Linn?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
How many more examples do you need until you understand you have to stay engaged with what's happening in your community?
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Questions, concerns regarding West Linn Police Department behavior and City Counci inaction
The affordable housing hoax

The affordable housing hoax

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Middle housing may well turn out to be as fictional as Middle Earth if its intended purpose is to produce affordable housing.
Homeless tax idea needs a lot more conversation

Homeless tax idea needs a lot more conversation

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Metro regional government is moving too fast with a brand new tax to pay for homeless services
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The study found four adverse effects of toll roads because people will take the path of least resistance which, in this case, is the least expensive…
Consider facts before taking away river rights

Consider facts before taking away river rights

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many of us do paddle sports and understand our responsibility to make safe choices based on river location, traffic and our skill level
HITHER & YON: The flip-flop's on the other foot

HITHER & YON: The flip-flop's on the other foot

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I knew the right protocol to protect wildlife on the shore and I was still tempted to interfere - think of those outlanders who didn't understand…
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The council owes it to the taxpayers to spend our tax dollars (and need I remind the reader - they are our tax dollars) in a prudent and responsible…
Tell legislators to get it together

Tell legislators to get it together

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Madras Pioneer Editor Teresa Jackson shares some thoughts on the climate of the legislature

'And how are the children?'

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'And how are the children?'
State Senator Rob Wagner wants to be able to say, 'The children are well in Oregon.' 

Council, not staff, sets City Hall 'culture'

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Council, not staff, sets City Hall 'culture'
Rory Bialostosky reflects on recent comments from councilors and the culture at City Hall

Why was, and still is, U.S. in Iraq?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Why was, and still is, U.S. in Iraq?
There now seems to be little doubt that the U.S. becoming involved in armed conflict in Iraq was based on flawed information

Don’t let ‘tsunami’ wash over Willamette…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don’t let ‘tsunami’ wash over Willamette…
These new designs modify formerly efficient hull shapes and create fuel-guzzling crafts that generate immense waves as they plow through the water

Smooth sailing on the USS Adulting

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Smooth sailing on the USS Adulting
Adults decide if and when they want to eat vegetables, take baths, put on sunscreen, and do chores. Adults do whatever they want and no one can stop…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Encourage officials to support new green energy bill and keep us out of overseas war

Assertiveness versus ineptitude

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Assertiveness versus ineptitude
my primary objective is to improve the academic performance of our children by spending your taxes (the highest tax rate dollars in the area) wisely…

Job often requires taking it on the chin

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Job often requires taking it on the chin
I have more or less resigned myself to being a lightning rod in my profession, of having my intentions second-guessed (almost always wrongly) and my…

What defines a decade?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What defines a decade?
For my dad, he'll spend the next decade similar to how he spent the last one. One decade blurs into another.

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letter to the Editor
A change in West Linn's city manager for the second time in four years will continue to perpetuate the dysfunctional reputation of our city council

Can we afford this City Council?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Can we afford this City Council?
West Linn needed someone who understood teamwork and compromise and who would put the city ahead of any personal agendas

Facts support daylighting of Bernert Creek

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Facts support daylighting of Bernert Creek
Rhodes is better qualified to do a hydrology evaluation on the daylighting of Bernert Creek than the mayor.

Tidings' bias is growing

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Tidings' bias is growing
I am more likely persuaded by an opinion based on facts and presented with respect

Stafford Hamlet points way to its future

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Stafford Hamlet points way to its future
Planners and councils saw buildings galore,Hamleteers cringed about roads, traffic and more!

The Juice's judicial debate

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Juice's judicial debate
'The People v. O.J. Simpson' sparks question of media's relationship with the court for student columnist

Headlines we want to write in 2020

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Headlines we want to write in 2020
While we can't expect to get everything we wish for this holiday season, here are a few of our wishes for West Linn

Keeping the pledge: Providing community journalism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Keeping the pledge: Providing community journalism
Pamplin Media Group President Mark Garber reflects on the changing reality for local news

Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on…
'When using salt, in most cases, we'll mix it with deicer as it's spread on the road.'

Make it a double for Oregon Cultural Trust

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Make it a double for Oregon Cultural Trust
If you already match your annual gifts to the trust, you are amazing and brilliant because you are designating a portion of your state taxes to…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
'Stormwater runoff remains a problem in many neighborhoods, but rank lower than the daylighting project'

A way to save local journalism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A way to save local journalism
Our 25 newspapers and websites provide powerful storytelling and reliable reporting.

City should hit the brakes on creek study

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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Let's move on from legal services ballot measure and let's support neighborhood association

Vocal minorities swaying city decisions

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vocal minorities swaying city decisions
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Honoring our perspectives
Let us also embrace civil discourse and improve our communications by acknowledging and embracing our different ideas and opinions

Charter still unclear on legal services

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Charter still unclear on legal services
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…

Another view on the reset button

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Another view on the reset button
I appreciate our elected community members and city staff for the perspectives they bring to these decisions using their knowledge and experience of…

What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?
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

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Mercy Corps scandal serves as a reminder
Mercy Corps has helped millions around the world, and the majority of its staff is truly humanitarian

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