Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Voting yes on Measure 101 means protecting accessible healthcare for our most vulnerable neighbors

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

'Thunderbolt Kelly' has a nice ring

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What is, after all, in a name? You know what they say about the rose, right, writes our columnist.

My View: Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Congress has cut funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program; Sen. Ron Wyden vows to fight for funding to allow the program to continue.

Holding men accountable is liberating women

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Change will continue as more women, supported by the numbers, are willing to speak out and call into question the actions of men

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In this holiday season, I thought it would be a good time to remember all we are grateful for in West Linn

Tolling people on Portland's highways has potential to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Most new highways being built around the world are using electronic tolling with variable rates. The new Oregon law is an opportunity for us to learn…

Our Opinion: Should Metro lead a regional push for…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Metro should not proceed without first gaining the complete support of its regional partners

When it's time to say me too

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My supposition - that nearly EVERYONE had experienced sexual harassment - was really because nearly every female I knew had experienced it.

Pass Clean Energy Jobs in 2018 for healthier kids

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
With so many challenges to kids' development, it only makes sense to fix what we can

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Voting on YES on Measure 101 is the right thing to do for our community's most vulnerable citizens

'Tis the season to be safe

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A few precautions can help assure your holidays are bright and cheerful, and safe for everyone

Is it time to hang it up?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
From experience I know that it's difficult to acknowledge that you could be out of touch with evolving technology and changing trends in the culture

Don't delay cleanup of river Superfund site

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The secrecy of the talks is troubling, particularly in a process in which trust and credibility are key

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Thanking the community for its continued support of Oktoberfest and the West Linn Riverview Lions Club

11 pairs of white pants nearly ruined my life

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The only reason I turned out as well as I have I owe almost entirely to the fact that I found, at a very young age, my soulmate

Double love to the arts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As unimaginable as it would be for you to not take an interest deduction on your home mortgage, the same is true for not claiming the tax credit on…

Vets deserve our support every day

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
On days like Veterans Day is important to remember that veterans are defending us 365 days a year

What happened to the Book Cellar and the Friends?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our beautiful West Linn tradition of the Book Cellar is gone with no discussion.

Clean Energy Jobs can help displaced paper mill workers…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In 2018, Oregon has the chance to pass a law to accelerate a growing sector of the economy

The devil is in the details

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Please vote NO on Measure 3-524. The entire City Council did not approve this measure for several reasons.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 3-524 is a Trojan horse designed to hide the fact that Council is relinquishing its authority to hire and fire all legal services to the City…

Let's protect our county's neighborhoods

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In Clackamas County, we have neighborhoods that are coping with unwanted development

Vote Yes on City Measures

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I urge a YES vote on all city measures and my door is open to discuss any questions.

Measure 3-524 would lock in a flawed legal model

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I sincerely hope you will join me in voting 'No' to this well-meaning but flawed measure

Vote YES on WL ballot measures

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn voters will make decisions on two very important topics in the upcoming election

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents weigh in on local ballot measures and Julie Parrish health care initiative

If it isn't broken, don't fix it: Vote YES on Measure 3-524

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The current arrangement, which the Charter Amendment basically keeps in place, gives us the best of both worlds

Great privilege to work with Metro Council for 10 years

Clackamas Review - Opinion
I will be stepping down from the Metro Council in the next few months so that I can enjoy the new home my husband, Dave Mayfield, and I have purchased

Confessions of a phone failure

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Yep, it's come to this - enrollment in a 12-step program to try to address my 'phone problems.'

We need leadership, not denials, from our district attorney

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I was angry to hear that the most powerful person in our county's criminal justice system thinks that racial disparities aren't a problem

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers weigh in on DREAMers in the U.S. and potential amendments to the city charter

Charter amendments right choice for City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Over the past several years, we have found that work is done better and more efficiently by having a staff lawyer who reports to the city manager

Good legislation begins with good data

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We know we have a problem with gun violence. It's time to let federal health experts study it.

Our bombastic president

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What does it accomplish to call the leader of North Korea 'Rocket Man' and threaten to annihilate his country?

My View: Different wage studies get different results

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Seattle's success at pushing fast food restaurants to pay better wages without cutting jobs, is most likely due to higher sales, lower turnover and…

The importance of 'real' news to our communities

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The theme of this year's National Newspaper Week, 'Real Newspapers... Real News' is telling

My View: Too late to fix PERS by fooling Oregonians

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The only viable answer to Oregon's pension crisis is to reduce benefits for government workers

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is time for our city manager to again step up and maintain reasonable community standards relative to the supervision of our police department at…

Don't politicize public records requests

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The unfortunate ways that Portland Public Schools and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office responded to potentially embarrassing records…

Protect kids, families with CHIP

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers almost 9 million children nationwide

How I spent my vacation this summer

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For a number of largely negative reasons, we chose to put off several things that probably would have been great fun

Locals could use perspective regarding Gorge fire

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This is not the worst fire in Oregon, not the most amount of ruined land or lost homes

Healthy forests need healthy management

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Today's forest management policies are not responsive to the dangerous conditions on the ground, where unnaturally overgrown and insect-infested…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Parrish should support Medicare for All; don't miss chance to support high school grad party

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Those who write for general public consumption with a broad - and in my opinion - with a misleading approach for modern readers who do not take the…

Save veterans, end certificates of need

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We speak as two women who lost loved ones, one a brother, another a nephew - both veterans - to suicide because of inadequate resources.

Support high school sports, support your community

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sports teach us that we can live in different communities, come from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures, cheer for different teams, and still…

Join us at West Linn's own Oktoberfest

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Everyone is welcome. Come experience and learn and enjoy an authentic cultural festival under the West Linn firmament by the hills and the rivers

Oregon ablaze: Let's take steps to minimize future…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
The number of human-caused wildfires is rising - plus climate change and fuel buildup are exacerbating conditions that threaten trees and community…

New tax won't make healthcare more affordable

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What a referendum will do is force a dialogue about mismanagement and profiteering in our Medicaid system

I watched, helplessly, as Harvey headed for my…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
So my family is used to floods - expects them, even - but we were all taken by surprise at the extremity of Harvey

Those who live by words

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We stand on the fearsome brink of locking an undesirable legal structure into our Charter

Valuing the small rewards in life

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have more recently made a conscious effort to invest myself more deeply in the time I spend with friends and family.

The unitary concept: one legal office under council

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Taking a large portion of authority over legal services and saying that is now the City Manager's does not fulfill the unitary concept.

So, what ARE we going to do about all of this…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Too many people are insisting on driving when they could be taking a different approach to the whole thing

'Cover All Kids' worth praising

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's a victory for the bipartisanship that we found this year in abundance in the Legislature

Referral effort would repeal health care with no…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
 The referral effort flies in the face of a long history of bipartisanship in Oregon health care policy

Council needs to let legal services issue go

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Even now, with a ballot measure en route to voters this fall, some councilors aren't satisfied

Pets and sports: a salve for difficult times

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If we are going to stay healthy emotionally, even physically, a balance is necessary in our lives.

Workers without legal papers still pay taxes

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Like other residents of our state, undocumented workers pay property taxes.

Beware of cruel new scam

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A male voice came on the line that told me that he had kidnapped my daughter and would kill her if I didn't do what he said

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's join hands and work toward a better world: a world without Alzheimer's Disease

Ballot language will fail to address our…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This is our town and we as voters can correct this, but not this November with the smaller ballot measures

The Batmobile and me

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
As you might expect, my largest fan base is kids. You can see their faces light up when they see the Batmobile

How to improve things at those busy new places for…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
How about an express line to one of the machines, for those of us with two or three grocery bags full?

Thanks to all volunteers and sponsors of July 4th…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The fireworks show was spectacular, the day beautiful, the music lively and enjoyable

An open letter to Rep. Parrish

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Stakeholders understand we cannot afford thousands of Oregonians losing nationally-lauded coverage.

Is our Public Record intact or being censored?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What follows is a condensed version of a letter I sent to West Linn's City Council May 12, 2017, to be included as written public testimony for one…

Stein deserves contract extension

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
After a review of my 27 'participating patriots' the 28 of us award our city manager a solid B for her first year in West Linn

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Did no one think to try and capture the deer before the earth moving equipment came in?

Hey, world? Feel free to stop sharing loudly

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I'd like to point out that some of us would rather eat dirt than let the general public hear our private conversations

A divided country is good for no one

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We need to take steps to consider the welfare of the whole, not just individual groups

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's the job of the West Linn City Council to make a judgment to determine the 'greater good' of the parties concerned

City Council decision threatens safety on Highway 43

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents expect their City Council to deny 'unacceptable options' rather than pick between them

Just Another Point of View: Indomitable,…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
She was, to be blunt, great fun. She had a wicked sense of humor, a childlike sweetness and a bold creativity that many others often lack.

My View: Repeal of Obamacare would hurt neediest

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Under the Senate health care bill unveiled last week, Medicaid eligibility will be rolled back and basic services will be defunded

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Save the Willamette Locks by letting the Army Corps of Engineers how important it is to the region

Public streets are not private property

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Is it just supposed to be accepted that to drive to school as an underclassmen you either must pay a resident to park in their driveway, park…

Question of the week

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Two large athletic facilities are in the works for the Stafford/I-205 area. What do you think about that?

Our chance to correct West Linn's staff-centric…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I hope our council finds the courage to trust this to the voters, and if they do, I hope you will join me in insisting that West Linn's five-person…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers weigh in on agricultural needs, the future of the school district and legal services at City Hall

Habits of the heart compromised

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have along the way assisted families who definitely needed it and they have prospered as a result. Yet, these have been few and far between.

To our readers: Welcome to Pamplin Media's new…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our team of web programmers, led by webmaster Alvaro Fontan, has spent thousands of hours writing code for the new websites and the databases that…

Question of the week

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Readers respond to last week's question about the Willamette Falls Legacy Project; this week, we ask about athletic facilities proposed in the…

This week in West Linn History

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
On June 17, 1987 the West Linn City Council voted to require residents in the Rosemont area to limit their water use during summer.

Don't apply Portland's fake affordable housing…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Encouraging demolition of existing, often affordable, housing for replacement by new market-rate construction of duplexes is the last thing many such…

Help veteran volunteers pass the torch

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
All over West Linn, and elsewhere, nonprofit, civic and fraternal groups are struggling to attract new members and pass the torch

Reflections on being a black girl in suburbia

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I keep coming back to that statement, 'Too white to be black and too black to be white.'

Have compassion for those broken and reborn into…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is such an easy thing, in the face of that degree of hatred, to become jaded and angry and fearful

Question of the week

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What do you think of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project Riverwalk design in Oregon City, and how do you think it might influence West Linn's plans…

- Following through -

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'The connectedness for us new Oregonians that Sherry had hoped to accomplish is being realized. We now know some of our neighbors on a deeper level…

Christian leaders must oppose bigotry

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The United States is being torn apart across religious and cultural lines for political gain

This week in West Linn history

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Looking back at history from 10, 20 and 30 years ago

New bypass would help, not hurt farmers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As growth occurs, the lack of a north-south connector on Portland's west side will place increasing strain on our rural roads and our farming…

Create path to outdoor access

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let it be true that 'in Oregon, our accomplishments will stem - as before - from the labors of people who gave the best of themselves, of public…

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