Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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
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
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 board

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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
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
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
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
We were gobsmacked with all manner of numerical reasoning to help us find solutions

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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
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 disinvestment

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
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
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 why

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

Through profound grief, I chose life

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

Newspaper stuck in the middle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Asking you to separate fact from opinion in your op-ed and deciding whether you've proven your facts with sufficient documentation is a delicate…

Inefficiency plagues council

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This year is also looking like a record one for council meetings. In the first three months alone, the time spent has totaled almost 50 hours.

Perry doesn't have 'facts' at all

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I say we have an incredibly hard working Mayor and four highly dedicated City Councilors

Of budgets, new fees, and swimming holes

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I believe we should not have new fees until we look at staffing and compensation levels

Public records pose a Catch-22

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Each time I have made a request, I was required to list a specific time frame, and either specific topics or persons.

West Linn checks facts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Councilors Sakelik and Cummings would like to reduce the role of the Mayor and have the whole dysfunctional Council make the decisions.

Keep politics out of secretary of state appointment

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015 by avoiding an intra-party blood bath

Overprescribing drugs helps firms, but not patients

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
One begins to suspect the explosion of drugs now flooding the TV screen is an attempt by the drug companies to encourage us to pressure our doctors…

Apply an equal editorial standard

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many of us are curious as to what public business was transacted in private, and we all have a right to know.

Lucky enough to live in West Linn is lucky enough

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I believe that Cummings, Sakelik and, now, Relyea, are champions for the people of West Linn.

Sound wall will impact all of West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There are approximately 27,000 residents in West Linn who have not been given any information about the sound wall.

Disheartening to see City Council in action

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The second alarm: the lack of civility toward the city staff, volunteers and the behavior of the councilors to one another.

Making foster care approachable

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Most parents have nine months to prepare for a newborn - foster parents often have four hours.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A dedicated right-hand turn lane needs to be created when the 'North Anchor' Project is approved shortly.

Council dysfunction could have big fiscal impacts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The issue of wasted staff time and money also extends to regular council meetings, which are disorganized and routinely last at least three hours.

When what you have is values and a voice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I happen to believe in independent and objective legal services, transparency, due process and rule of law

A vote for House Bill 3603 is vote for children

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We have the opportunity to right the wrongs committed by misinformation and an abuse of privilege

Cap and trade unworkable for farmers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Unlike other industries, when the cost of doing business goes up, farmers cannot simply raise the pricetag on our product.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
After reviewing the park master plan, I'm delighted that the board has devised a long-lens vision for our community's parks and recreation goals

Triumph of good government

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The three-party Stafford agreement gives each of the three cities and the people of the Stafford Hamlet something they want

Trust, teamwork, respect needed on council

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I encourage the citizens of West Linn to pay attention and ensure that our council remembers that they were elected by the people and for all of the…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Green New Deal will help keep U.S. safe; Only 12 years left to reach tipping point on climate

Local papers deserve support

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Democracy cannot survive in a vacuum. Knowledge is the backbone of our republic.

The importance of grandmothers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I am the youngest of her grandchildren and at some point I may be the last person to remember her alive

Don't wait for the recycling fairies

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Do your own research into what you can recycle and what you cannot and how to do it correctly

What has happened to Christmas?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Christmas was an established tradition. Nothing was going to get in the way. But, things have changed and I imagine not just for our family.

Johnson: As lawmakers, we can't give what we don't…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sen. Betsy Johnson, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, outlines spending challenges confronting lawmakers in the 2019 legislative…

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Community colleges have been basically flat funded by the Oregon Legislature for the past 10 years

Who is appointed to city boards, panels is vital

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
When the city council appoints people mostly all of one mindset serving on a board, it runs the risk of not getting a balanced result for its citizens

Don't tax carbon dioxide, it's good for our crops

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We know of the benefits of CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Higher levels of CO2 increase production of growing crops.

Home visit law would be cash wisely spent

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon could be the first to offer universal home visits.And this, to our thinking, is about the smartest money ever spent by the Legislature.

Please join us in building a stronger West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Comprehensive local news comes at a cost and we can no longer afford to give ours away for free.

Dancing in the Dark (Ages)

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In those days, people weren't so casual about social interaction. And it was doubly complicated because we were all stuck in the limbo of adolescence.

Parents must behave better at kids' sports events

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Your passion is admired and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control.

BOLI must act on harassment report

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The report and its fallout offer a great opportunity for Val Hoyle to disprove some critics who worried she was a poor fit for the non-partisan post.

Just say 'no' to plastics

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It can feel very overwhelming for the average citizen to take responsibility for managing this onto their own shoulders.

What's going on at the Falls?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
2018 was a busy year at Willamette Falls, and 2019 promises to be no different.

Life is a journey - pack books

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The wonderful thing about books is that they take you away from yourself. They show you entire worlds and let you lose yourself in them.

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