West Linn's Opinions

February 26, 2015

Pamplin partnership fills journalism gaps

by Mark Garber
In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal he put his state through, resorting instead to a worn-out excuse of too many fallen…
Perry
February 26, 2015

Why you should vote for Axelrod for mayor

by Brenda Perry
Just a few short months ago, Russ Axelrod and I entered into a joint campaign for the two West Linn City Council positions held by long term incumbents. During that campaign, I got to know Russ…
February 26, 2015

Understanding the tragedy of LOTWP

by Gerry Good
The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership (LOTWP) is a tragedy that has needlessly inflated Lake Oswego water rates. Our water bills have gone up and will continue to go up for a variety of…
February 26, 2015

Mayoral election is a crossroads for West Linn

by Rebecca Adams
West Linn’s mayoral race provides voters with a pivotal opportunity to protect the character and livability of our city. Russell Axelrod is the only candidate fully committed to listening to the…
Tan
February 26, 2015

Help plan our transportation system

by Jenni Tan
Last month, the City Council met in a retreat to discuss what our goals might be for the year 2015. At our Feb. 9 meeting, the council approved those goals — one of which is updating our…
February 26, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Trans children need a safe place in West linn I am a West Linn High graduate of 2011. While trying to help a young gender non-conforming individual who attends a middle school in this district,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas High School's dance team is pictured just after giving a group hug to the West Linn High School dance team this past weekend.
February 27, 2015

Letter: West Linn, Clackamas high school dance teams come…

by The Clackamas Review
I want to offer my sincere thanks to the Clackamas High School dance team, coaches and parents. Your acts of kindness during a time when the West Linn High School dance team was dealing with the…
February 19, 2015

Readers' letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Vocal minority reflects badly on WL I am constantly amazed by the anti-LOT people’s desire to tear apart this city’s government because it didn’t agree with them on the LOT issue. They portray…
February 19, 2015

West Linn suffering through two hangovers

by Angela Dreher
The LOT project has resulted in a huge mess. The arch bridge project is currently in a state of confusion. Will it also become a mess? To value something can be interpreted in a number of ways…
February 19, 2015

Rape prosecutions shouldn't be limited

by Editorial board
Victims of rape and sexual assault must cope with their emotional pain for life. Why, then, does Oregon law allow the people who perpetrate these crimes to be freed from the threat of…

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Feb 12, 2015

Hayes flap clouds Kitzhaber initiatives

by Editorial Board
There’s really no reason to skirt around the question of whether Cylvia Hayes’ relationship with Gov. John Kitzhaber has put money directly into her bank account. With each new revelation about…
Feb 12, 2015

The case for vaccinations

by Dr. Paul Lewis
Misery. That’s all I could think when I walked into the hospital room and saw the 2-year-old boy screaming in his crib. His bloodshot eyes hadn’t closed for hours. An endless stream of snot…
Feb 12, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Attend the annual ‘Steve Out’ to honor Steve Forsyth On Feb. 17 the West Linn Boys basketball game vs Lake Oswego will be the 3rd annual “Steve Out” in honor of Steve Forsyth who was tragically…
Feb 05, 2015

Join WL 'village' to support high school grad night event

by The Tidings
How recently have you heard the saying “It takes a Village”? Since its inception 28 years ago, the West Linn High School Grad Night Substance-Free Party has relied on this community to help…
Feb 05, 2015

Climate change is a fact we must accept now

by David Hedges
People who say the Clackamas River holds water enough to slake the thirst of a burgeoning population have their heads in the sand — an appropriate metaphor, given the shrinking glaciers and…
Feb 05, 2015

Reader's letters

by (none)
Is this the tone we want? In the Jan. 29 Tidings, Mayor Kovash made two statements about the delay in LOT construction in Robinwood. To me the statements were indicative of the way the mayor…
Jan 29, 2015

Wage hike would backfire on the poor

by Editorial Board
Oregon legislators pushing for a $15-per-hour minimum wage are revealing an astonishing lack of understanding about how this state’s economy works. The $15-per-hour proposal is one of several…
Jan 29, 2015

Council's approval of arch bridge plan was reprehensible

by Bob Thomas
At the very heavily attended West Linn City Council meeting on night of Dec. 15, 2014, the main item on the agenda was consideration of the proposed Arch Bridge Master Plan (which applies to a…
Jan 29, 2015

Reader letter

by (none)
Where can we turn for legal advice on LOT delay? Wasn’t completing the LOT project on time part of the deal that swayed West Linn’s City Council and Mayor Kovash to approve the ever unpopular…
Jan 22, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Councilor: Why I recused myself At the City Council meeting on Jan. 12, I was required to recuse myself from hearing one of the items on the agenda. I made a statement at the time regarding the…




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