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July 31, 2014

Roads, bridges and transit pave way to competitiveness and…

by Pamplin Media Group
Every day in our region people from all walks of life depend on transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories and…
July 31, 2014

Atiyeh's humanity evident in his actions

by Jackie Winters
In spring 2009, former Oregon Gov. Victor Atiyeh was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. I congratulated him at the time on receiving this…
July 31, 2014

Secret to long-term success: join a sorority

by Donna King
Around this time of year, high school graduates are preparing to attend college in the fall and exploring the question, “Do I want to join a sorority?” Sororities might not be for everyone, but…
July 31, 2014

Thank you, West Linn, for a grand Fourth of July

by Alice Richmond
Once again, the Fourth of July event in West Linn was a great celebration. Attendees who braved the 85-plus degree heat were rewarded with a spectacular concert and fireworks show, and a whole…
July 31, 2014

West Linn, be careful what you ask for

by Charles Seims
My fellow West Linn homeowners should keep a watchful eye on the proposed Arch Bridge Redevelopment Project as outlined in the July 10 Tidings. “Redevelopment” in the form of tax increment…
July 31, 2014

Fixing Our Electoral College

by Jerry Spriggs
Have you ever looked at those Red and Blue Electoral College results maps that are displayed after a presidential election? I mean, have you really looked at them? They cover up a lot and it’s…
July 31, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Support CCC bond The November election will include a bond measure for Clackamas Community College. The CCC Board of Education referred the measure to the ballot at a special meeting last week.…
July 24, 2014

Candidates: Focus on what affects residents

by Editorial Board
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year last week at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. As…
Kelly
July 24, 2014

Being old means never having to say you're sorry

by Mikel Kelly
People are always coming up to me and sticking their phone in my face and imploring me to look at a picture of something. “Well?” they’ll say. “What do you think of that?” If it’s a true friend,…
Carson
July 24, 2014

Good development takes time

by Jody Carson
There is a saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” This holds true especially for city redevelopment projects. The city is at the beginning of an exciting project, which may take 20 years…

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Jul 17, 2014

Don't wait to hit 'rock bottom' before seeking help

by Teal Bohrer
Needing to hit “rock bottom” is a myth. True “rock bottom” is death, but people with addiction can hit multiple “rock bottoms’: loss of job, loss of kids, jail time, unintentional overdose.…
Jul 17, 2014

It's our turn to invest in transportation infrastructure

by Craig Dirksen, Pam Treece, Sandra McDonough
Every day in our region people from all walks of life depend on transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories and…
Jul 17, 2014

Behind Oregon City's Hidden Tax on West Linn Residents

by Thomas Frank
The city of Oregon City wants to charge the Tri City Service District (of which West Linn is a partner) and South Fork Water Board (of which West Linn is a co-owner) a tax hidden in the form of…
Jul 10, 2014

No reason to overreact to cougar sightings

by Editorial Team
Late last month, the city of Hillsboro responded to a report that a cougar was sighted near the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve by closing the trails at the popular park. At around 8:30 a.m.…
Jul 10, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Water infrastructure upgrades needed in near future I am on the South Fork Water Board as part of my City Council duties. Recently, I attended the American Water Works Association annual…
Jul 10, 2014

Don't extend time for turning in Oregon ballots

by Paul Gronke
The final tally for the 2000 U.S. presidential election in Florida was George W. Bush, 2,912,790 votes, and Al Gore, 2,912,253 votes — a difference of 537 votes. Of course, everyone knows that…
Kelly
Jul 03, 2014

How to be a good summer party host

by Mikel Kelly
It’s that time of year again. Summer’s here, and you know what that means — at least for us old-timers. Barbecues. Parties. Entertaining on the deck. It used to be that summer meant swimming,…
Jul 03, 2014

Protect pollinators like our lives depend on it

by Scott Hoffman Black and Aimee Code
A single pesticide application killed 50,000 wild bumblebees in Oregon last year, dealing a devastating blow to 300 or more colonies. The one bright spot in this tragedy is that the Oregon…
Jul 03, 2014

Refuting the editor's note

by Bob Thomas
I wrote a column in June 12, 2014, issue of the Tidings headlined by Tidings editor Luke Roney as “Council taking WL in wrong direction”. At end of my column there was in my opinion…
Jun 26, 2014

Focus on responsible gun ownership

by Editorial board
Every time a gun-related tragedy occurs, the cry goes out to ban certain types of weapons, establish waiting periods or pass other gun legislation, but in the end, nothing ever really gets done.…




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