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Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Abortion and reproductive rights on the ballot in Clackamas County; Clackamas deserves stronger leadership on housing affordability
Tolling is irresponsible, ineffective

Tolling is irresponsible, ineffective

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There are simpler, cheaper and more effective means to raise money for the purpose of road maintenance.
Clerk candidate: Fill in Clackamas County races on your…

Clerk candidate: Fill in Clackamas County races on your…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Catherine McMullen: Important but overlooked clerk's office conducts elections, can choose to officiate weddings.
I-205 tolling plans missing some key elements

I-205 tolling plans missing some key elements

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
While ODOT is 'collaborating with local governments' they have released no concrete plan to mitigate problems.
Time for county government to step up on climate initiatives

Time for county government to step up on climate initiatives

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
When voting this November, ask which candidates will have the courage to lead the county into a lower carbon future.
Clackamas County: Courthouse project to create long-term…

Clackamas County: Courthouse project to create long-term…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Mac Bell: Fengate partnership was critical milestone after years of work to replace functionally obsolete building.
Commissioner: Clackamas County seeing results of housing…

Commissioner: Clackamas County seeing results of housing…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sonya Fischer: Our program committed over $11 million in contracts this last year to address homelessness.
Over the Fence: The slow slide home

Over the Fence: The slow slide home

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's probably because of being at the forefront of the Baby Boomer generation, but my husband and I know a lot of people who are affected by either…
Voter: Bring back competence to Clackamas County elections

Voter: Bring back competence to Clackamas County elections

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Naomi Angier: Catherine McMullen, unlike the incumbent clerk, will commit to eliminating barriers for voter access.
Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

Enough is enough: Bad behavior by coaches, parents and fans…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Heads of national and state sports organizations warn that trend could be an end to high school sports
Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

Opinion: Celebrate legacy of U.S. Constitution each…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Linda Neace and Rick Riley: Everyone should refresh their knowledge, renew appreciation for principles of freedom.
Clackamas County: Older adults can tackle social isolation

Clackamas County: Older adults can tackle social isolation

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Rod Cook: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides opportunity to remind citizens that help is available.
Opinion: Clackamas County courthouse deal is bad for us

Opinion: Clackamas County courthouse deal is bad for us

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Steven F. Cade: Our tax dollars on this project will be exported to Canadian hedge fund.
Reader's letter

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I will not vote for Christine Drazan because of her infantile thinking regarding gun control.
Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

Opinion: Freezing Oregon property taxes would cause problems

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Former Budget Committee member: Initiative Petition 10 needs to be redrafted so those who can pay for vital public services continue to pay for them.
Reader's letter

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
McCleod-Skinner's background, temperament and experience has helped her to understand the concerns of both rural and urban Oregonians.
Rethinking opportunity for Oregon's kids and communities

Rethinking opportunity for Oregon's kids and communities

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Today, too many students of all ages are struggling to get ahead in Oregon's colleges and universities.
Over the Fence: Remembering the world we knew

Over the Fence: Remembering the world we knew

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
All of these things are part of our fading past, and they all need to be written down.
An open letter to ODOT Director Strickler

An open letter to ODOT Director Strickler

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The lack of a vote on the tolls is not indicative of public involvement and customer service, it is quite the opposite.
Opinion: I-205 tolling is being implemented illegally

Opinion: I-205 tolling is being implemented illegally

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Jeff Molinari: Let's file a lawsuit against the individual politicians who approved this project.
Opinion: From 'troublemaker' to helping other troubled youth

Opinion: From 'troublemaker' to helping other troubled youth

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Craig Holfeld: Becoming office administrator for Rivers of Life Center has changed my life.
Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

Bob's Red Mill: Employee owners boost retention, recruitment

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
CEO Trey Winthrop: Oregon businesses are facing historic labor shortages, but employee stock ownership plans can help.
Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
New climate-friendly, equitable community rules moving too fast; New film underscores danger of current wildfires.
Oregon's state government is making inflation even worse

Oregon's state government is making inflation even worse

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Inflation is a painful reality. And yet, our state government has intensified the problem.
Over the Fence: Surprise, you're old!

Over the Fence: Surprise, you're old!

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As you reach a certain age, you hopefully learn from your long life of accomplishments and failures, your great ideas and your great mistakes.
Opinion: ODOT will toll to price people off of roads

Opinion: ODOT will toll to price people off of roads

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Elvis Clark: Appointees to rate-setting committee seek to coerce drivers into failing public-transit system.
Opinion: Clackamas County pandering or seeking solutions?

Opinion: Clackamas County pandering or seeking solutions?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Former district manager: Commissioner Paul Savas' appointment to tolling committee appears to be politically motivated.
Clackamas DA: Public can view details in officer-involved…

Clackamas DA: Public can view details in officer-involved…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
John Wentworth: Nothing is hidden, although there may be a fee associated with review and copying of the information requested.
Opinion: Don't punish all Oregon boaters because of one…

Opinion: Don't punish all Oregon boaters because of one…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Palmer Kellum: As a river homeowner and lifelong resident, hearing and seeing watercraft users comes with the territory.
Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment isn't

Column: Our comments are leaving; our commitment isn't

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Starting Aug. 1, Pamplin Media Group will no longer host online comments on its articles.

Exec director: Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Exec director: Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine…
Martha Spiers: County residents should help spread the word about the need for a contractor.

My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My View: Federal funds needed to improve election…
A $20 billion bill in Congress would help every state make elections more secure with predictable funding.

NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
NAMI: Kindness can help improve minority mental…
Bart Brewer: There are many other roadblocks communities face, such as barriers to care

Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Former state official: Thousands on brink of losing…
Charles Gallia: Congress should make American Rescue Plan Act subsidies permanent before insurance premiums rise.

Over the Fence: The third time's a charm

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Over the Fence: The third time's a charm
This was our first trip of any consequence since we returned from Portugal just before the pandemic.

My View: My belief in the right to choose

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My View: My belief in the right to choose
Legislator: Oregon must continue its leadership in standing up for access to reproductive care.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Reader's letter
This robotics team deserves better reporting as they have brought great recognition upon themselves, West Linn High School, and to our community.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Reader's letter
I encourage all Oregon residents to raise awareness and educate themselves on Alzheimer's and other dementia.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers' letters
Readers weigh in on Aurora State Airport traffic and the meaning of the Second Amendment.

The loudest waters in the West

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The loudest waters in the West
By implementing reasonable rules that are inclusive of the needs of everyone impacted by watercraft noise, harsher restrictions become less necessary.

NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
NAMI board president: Trauma survivors can help…
La'Verne Lynn Adams: I survived domestic abuse and now am a licensed professional counselor.

West Linn letter to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn letter to the editor
A West Linn resident calls for Sherry Hall's resignation after election debacle

NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
NAMI: Misgendering can lead to stigma against trans…
Bart Brewer: Marginalization faced by transgender population contributes to higher rates of depression, social isolation

League of Women Voters: Clackamas County, state see…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
League of Women Voters: Clackamas County, state see…
Marge Easley: We urge public officials, as well as voters, to view the blurred barcodes and delay in counting ballots as an important lesson.

A Memorial Day memory

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A Memorial Day memory
Let's continue to remember the bravery and sacrifices of World War II veterans

It's time to restore trust in Clackamas County…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's time to restore trust in Clackamas County…
Pamplin Media Group editorial board: Sherry Hall must leave clerk's office and make room for qualified candidate Catherine McMullen

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers' letters
Readers advocate for a new Clackamas County clerk and against a potential Aurora Airport runway extension

Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Doctor: Exercise may be better for depression than…
Y. Pritham Raj, M.D: Walks with someone you love who is dealing with depression may just be the best medicine.

Opinion: Clackamas County elections are foundation…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Clackamas County elections are foundation…
Charles Gallia: Clerk Sherry Hall is up for reelection, and her opponent, Catherine McMullen, has taken the time to educate herself and become…

Former Clackamas County employee: Latest fiasco is…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Former Clackamas County employee: Latest fiasco is…
Ashley Carroll: Sherry Hall has a history of election errors, erroneously sends out private emails, refuses to take any responsibility.

Opinion: Did Sherry Hall attempt to undermine…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Did Sherry Hall attempt to undermine…
Wayne Potter: Clerk's ineptness or deliberate sabotage means she has every reason to resign.

Readers' letters: Weighing in on local races before…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers' letters: Weighing in on local races before…
We need transparency, not excuses; Aaron Woods serves the public, not special interests

OHSU professors: Clackamas County residents can…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OHSU professors: Clackamas County residents can…
PSU researchers: Aging and Disability Resource Connection streamlines access to information and resources

Opinion: 'Vote like it matters,' even with damaged…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: 'Vote like it matters,' even with damaged…
Clackamas County Commission Chair Tootie Smith pledges to push for 'accountability and transparency' in future elections.

Opinion: Clackamas County can't afford any more…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Clackamas County can't afford any more…
Former Budget Committee member: Join me in supporting Catherine McMullen, who will not tolerate embarrassing missteps.

Five citizens: We can't wait to vote Sherry Hall…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Five citizens: We can't wait to vote Sherry Hall…
Clackamas County voters say choice is clear to pick Catherine McMullen as the next election clerk.

Three Rivers VFW Post 1324 thanks community for its…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Three Rivers VFW Post 1324 thanks community for its…
Greg Arnold: Group serving Oregon City and West Linn has made statewide impact through poppy drive

NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
NAMI: How labeling language affects mental health
Bart Brewer: We shouldn't let diagnoses blind us from the people behind those labels

ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
ENDORSEMENT: Alisa Pyszka for Metro president
The newcomer likely can't win outright in May but could force a runoff, giving both candidates time to improve.

Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Endorsements: Kotek, Pierce are parties' best picks…
A moderate Republican and a practical Democrat are the right options when facing a three-way race in November.

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