Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

Opinion: Pay parents who've had to support kids' online…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
State should offset the cost to Oregon families who have given up paychecks to accommodate forced home-based distance classes.
OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

OPINION: It's time to strip 'Black Codes' from the U.S.…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will again seek to end the legacy of a clause long used as a 'tool of control' over people of color.
Want more local news? Support our journalists

Want more local news? Support our journalists

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The truth is we want to deliver more local news, but we must have the financial support to justify it. 
Let's move past undignified debacle

Let's move past undignified debacle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It was a shame new councilors weren't afforded celebration at first meeting.
Thoughts from an outgoing 'first lady'

Thoughts from an outgoing 'first lady'

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As the wife of outgoing mayor, Russ Axelrod, I have a few recommendations as we move ahead.
After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

After 19 years, it's time to retire Oregon's 'temporary'…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The 'pubic purpose charged' tacked on to power bills has been a boon to the Energy Trust of Oregon and a burden on consumers.
Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner Shull's…

Pamplin Media calls for ClackCo Commissioner Shull's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Newly elected Clackamas County Commisioner Mark Shull posted hate-filled comments to social media, unleashing criticism and swift calls for his…
Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

Our Opinion: Thankfully, Oregon's delegation is safe

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Anger is the chief emotion being expressed by our elected leaders and their staff after the Jan. 6 attack on democracy.
Town Halls offer chance to talk to lawmakers

Town Halls offer chance to talk to lawmakers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many challenges face communities as we head into 2021; everyone must keep vigilant about the virus.
A shameful end to outgoing WL councilors' terms

A shameful end to outgoing WL councilors' terms

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Make no mistake: At times on Monday it was unclear if democracy would prevail in West Linn.
OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

OPINION: Let's ensure that Oregon's Grand Old Party remains…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A former statewide candidate calls for unity, the pursuit of accountability and a focus on Oregonians' shared values.
Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of service

Retired Clackamas sheriff reflects on decades of service

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Craig Roberts: Newly elected Angie Brandenburg is taking command of 'incredible operation.'
Article didn't acknowledge trauma of dog bite

Article didn't acknowledge trauma of dog bite

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I can attest to the wound healing, but the psychological trauma hasn't faded.
Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee defends…

Reader Letters: Tootie Smith Thanksgiving invitee defends…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'For those of you who have been critical of Tootie's Facebook comment ... I would like you to think about some things.'
ODOT should address its spending problem, not toll citizens

ODOT should address its spending problem, not toll citizens

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City councilor: State's misspent billion dollars could have paid for the I-205 expansion from Stafford Road to Highway 213.
Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The 'Character of Stafford' we're all talking about, Please, please when you're planning do not leave us out.
Volunteers step in to promote child literacy, despite COVID

Volunteers step in to promote child literacy, despite COVID

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Katy Preston, founder and executive director of the Clackamas Bookshelf, celebrates giving away 100,000 books to kids
ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

ODOT turning 'blind eye' to public's wishes on tolling

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bob Rubitschun: This is an abuse of government that our forefathers designed: of the people, by the people
OPINION: Educating the public is key to combatting COVID-19…

OPINION: Educating the public is key to combatting COVID-19…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Survey results show that our opinions divide not only along political labels and ZIP codes but also educational levels.
Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

Data shows Oregon fitness facilities can safely reopen

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Gym co-owner: Our members, staff facing unemployment cannot wait much longer
OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

OPINION: Congress needs to act now to support mass transit

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
TriMet will play a key role in getting employees, particularly low-wage workers, back on the job in the Portland metro area.
OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

OPINION: 'Tis the season, help us lift young people's voices

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Your tax-deductible donation can help high school students flourish in two important ways
Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro message

Clackamas County voters send a clear anti-Metro message

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Les Poole: Election results were a reality check for incumbents unseated by promise to be more cautious with budgeting
Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Calling on residents and congressional representatives for post office solution; taking the high road
OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

OPINION: Websites shouldn't leave visually impaired…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'When I wake up every day, and am unable to participate in the things that my friends and acquaintances participate in, it can feel like I don't…
Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

Pamplin Media folks have community collaboration right

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Craig Holfeld and Jerry Herrmann: Businesses, citizens, nonprofits and service organizations all have a stake in good journalism
Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

Lawmakers must extend the eviction moratorium to help…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Gov. Brown needs to call a special session to extend protections that have helped countless senior citizens
Readers' letters

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Smith controversy is reminder sacrifices can make a difference; Smith's behavior reminds of WWII
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Shop Local Challenge - Week 3

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Shop Local Challenge - Week 3

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The holidays are in full swing and our local businesses need your support now more than ever. Accept the challenge to shop locally and help us save…
Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

Opinion: Legislation could do wonders to protect Oregon…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, already backed by Oregon Reps. Bonamici and Blumenauer, needs more support

Setting record straight on White Oak Savanna

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Setting record straight on White Oak Savanna
In my humble opinion, this has been an astonishing community effort. To me it signifies West Linn's warm hearted volunteer spirit.

The plan for a new White Oak Savanna plaque raises…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The plan for a new White Oak Savanna plaque raises…
The idea seems wasteful, especially during a pandemic, and raises questions about undue influence

This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This Thanksgiving, too many Oregonians will be…
OPINION: Census data show the problem, worse than during the Great Recession, hits Black and Latino residents particularly hard

Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Winter is coming. People need shelter. We…
The publicly owned Portland Expo Center, currently vacant, could temporarily shelter thousands of houseless residents.

Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Pamplin President: This Thanksgiving, we're…
In a year unlike any other, we could not have survived without subscriptions and donations from readers like you.

Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…
Few cases of the virus have been linked to the state's food and drink establishments, which provide a needed refuge

It's time for Tootie to go

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's time for Tootie to go
Clackamas County Chair-Elect Tootie Smith's recent Facebook post shows her complete disregard for the health and well being of her constituents.

Tootie Smith willing to go to jail for Thanksgiving…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Tootie Smith willing to go to jail for Thanksgiving…
Arnold Lane: Will Clackamas County chair-elect personally pay for her guests' COVID health/funeral costs?

OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon brewers can't afford a new state…
The last thing we need as small businesses dealing with a COVID-19 is an 800% tax increase on beer, wine and cider

West Linn Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn Letters to the Editor
Tidings readers discuss Alzheimer's research and concerns about the possibility of using GO bond money for a project outside its scope

Veteran: Tootie Smith makes mockery of Greatest…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Veteran: Tootie Smith makes mockery of Greatest…
Charles Jones, who served in U.S. Navy, says Clackamas County chair-elect shows appalling lack of patriotism.

OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Want to reduce wildfires? Manage Oregon's…
Salvage logging concerns are overblown given that legal challenges have halted most federal forest management

Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't scapegoat Oregon restaurants and bars for the…
Few cases of the virus have been linked to the state's food and drink establishments, which provide a needed refuge

OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: U.S. Forest Service ignores public input…
Local staff has disregarded calls for stronger protection of invaluable watersheds impacted by Zigzag Timber Sale.

Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon's challenges are clear. But so is the path…
My View: Our divisions can be bridged with a foundation of inclusion built on trusted opinion research that's free from political agendas

Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Churches should not put parishioners'…
Pastor urges Gov. Brown to tighten restrictions on faith-based gatherings as the Christmas season approaches.

OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Follow the science and limit clear cuts…
Salvage logging further damages forests and sucks money from taxpayers' pockets to subsidize timber profits

OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: For our kids' sake, it's time to reopen…
The overall risk posed by COVID-19 is low in children but the lack of in-person school may cause other health problems

Big Timber should pay its fair share

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Big Timber should pay its fair share
Salvage logging sucks up taxpayer money and is a major source of carbon emissions

A call for peace and civility

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A call for peace and civility
Our appeal is for civil discourse. We ask every person of goodwill to pursue conciliation rather than polarization.

Was the West Linn-Wilsonville School District bond…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Was the West Linn-Wilsonville School District bond…
We need to start asking questions and demanding the truth from district leaders

This year, it's more than a vote

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This year, it's more than a vote
Voting and making voting easier for the public are as important now as ever before

West Linn Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn Letters to the Editor
Readers make their cases for West Linn City Council and House District 37 races

Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Why Oregon voters need to pick a new…
After a rise in statewide crime and lawlessness, it's time to get the state back on the path to equality, justice and safety

OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Oregon needs Shemia Fagan to ensure fair…
State's U.S Senators say a Democratic ally in the Oregon Secretary of State's office is key in this pivotal moment

OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: Kim Thatcher will finish the job my…
Voters should look past party labels and elect an Oregon Secretary of State who reflects Dennis Richardson's values

Don't be misled about efforts to abolish truth in…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't be misled about efforts to abolish truth in…
The dominant voices in the Democratic Party seek to overturn pro-victim rights measures.

OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: As your Secretary of State, I will fight…
I know what it's like to struggle and am running to ensure fairness, integrity and accountability for every Oregonian

OPINION: We need an Secretary of State who focuses…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
OPINION: We need an  Secretary of State who focuses…
I will continue the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson and be an independent check on areas of state government that aren't serving the people of…

Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opinion: Why I hope to serve again as the 'People's…
We need an experienced Attorney General to help the state respond to the pandemic, racial injustice and federal overreach

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