Have good names in mind if you're going to baby sale

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Verzenio, I continue, had a certain hoity-toity appeal, but we finally decided that the poor kid would be linked with Shakespeare in the park

Metro housing bond needs more work

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Metro believes you will vote for this measure because 'somebody needs to do something' about the housing crisis. Don't buy it.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Do not sign the petition; Metro bond not efficient path to affordable housing

Leave pool out of park plan

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Instead, I am in support of smaller community centers that have already been built. They just need to be updated and made ADA compliant.

Students need your signatures

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If students can collect 3,000 signatures, the legitimacy of parking restrictions around the high school will be on the November ballot

Keep school district and Ludwig accountable

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Parents, put less emphasis on the quarterly report card your child brings home and much more credence to the statewide tests

Citizen's View: Marylhurst graduation a time to reflect

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
While the June 17 commencement ceremony was bittersweet, we are glad it provided an opportunity for our community to come together one final time

Those with mental illness shouldn't march alone

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Thankfully, it wasn't too hard for me to come out as queer. Coming out as having a mental illness was much harder.

Compromise immigration bill needed

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we should remember that we are largely a nation of immigrants

My View: Police in schools counterproductive

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Due to the unjust discipline practices, resource officers deter many students from being engaged in school. These practices undermine the creation of…

Reconsidering some past stubbornness

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I am beginning to think that I need to re-evaluate my stubborn notion that I am never going to move into 'one of those places.'

Citizen's View: City fireworks show a bad idea

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Even City of Lake Oswego residents would wince at the taxes and fees that would be levied to reimburse burned-out parties for a Fourth of July…

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Now that the $20 million General Obligation Bond Measure (3-527) has passed, why not do the ratepayers a favor and remove the Park Maintenance fee…

My View: Policy of separating families at border is 'zero…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sen. Jeff Merkley asks: What nation can justify inflicting harm on children to discourage parents from exercising the international right to seek…

Newberg mill deal smells a bit fishy

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What any of this could mean for the future of West Linn's shuttered paper mill is unknown

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Metro Council's Construction Excise Tax provides 23 million reasons to rethink our approach; Thank you education volunteers!

Just Another Point of View: Still searching for a school…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Even in cases where the offensive mascot name was the idea of the very people involved, the rest of us have decided to bless the issue with our…

We must invest in our students

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As I listened to their graduation speeches, I reflected on the challenge we have as a state and country to collectively do more to support this next…

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
My wife and I would like to make it clear that we are not in favor of the use of bond funds to improve the old Bolton fire station

Thank you, Senator Merkley

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The current actions of taking the children of immigrants crossing the border from their mothers is beyond all human decency

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Honor DeJardin by honoring others; nominate an exceptional West LInn residentlet

The importance of community centers

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sadly, many people growing up in the Northwest have not had active, vibrant community centers

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If allowed to stand, SB 1573 will likely increase the unfunded mandates for public services that always come from community development

Canby Ferry bridge would hurt West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If a bridge is built, it will carry thousands more cars a day and many of those will funnel down Pete's Mountain and land in front of Willamette…

Our Opinion: Concussion effort needs schools' help

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We think that the safety of kids who play sports is important. We don't think we're alone, and that's why we think we ought to have the help of all…

Of robots and cats

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I decided to stop pondering the darker downside of our future and invest in my own, personal robot

Brown, Buehler, show us your vision

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Facing a more moderate and practiced political foe for a second time will be a tougher test for Brown - and that's a good thing

Safety is the first concern

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For the safety of all our students and children, I hope the City Council stands up for the parking zone

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bring balance back to Willamette fisheries; Bond a disappointing failure in transparency; Help ensure bond funds well spent

What do we value?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Why are we willing to pay teachers so little in comparison to other professionals?

Just Another Point of View: A few things I don't understand

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
These are by no means all the things I don't understand. I could fill an encyclopedia with the complete list.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Parrish's use of false ads repugnant; Help your child's school with equity.

Lobster Wellington and hunger in West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
One thing some people do not know is the West Linn Food Pantry must eventually find a permanent home

West Linn City Council votes YES on GO Bond, Measure 3-527

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We believe our fellow citizens want our city maintained to the high standards we have all come to enjoy and expect

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bond measure asks for blank check; Vote yes for road, park, facilities improvements; Measure 3-527 is a truly bad tax

Millions in bond Measure 3-527 projects hidden

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Your City Council can be sent back to the drawing board to create a fiscally responsible bond measure that is transparent to all citizens

Bond needs more accountability

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Council hasn't prioritized any projects or even agreed to a total dollar amount

Buck has earned a seat on the Metro Council

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In a contest that, in terms of policy, features four candidates with nearly identical views, we believe Buck stands out

Bond levy a reasonable request by City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The city's transportation infrastructure really needs a shot in the arm and our parks investments should be maintained and improved

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Why my husband and I are voting for Joe Buck for Metro; Be aware who and what you vote for

Adjust approach to sea mammals

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We need to adopt a rational approach, whereby seals and the various species of sea lions will be managed, but not destroyed

Great expectations ... and a bit of entitlement, too

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The solution for the high school parking problem is out there, but everyone has to be at the table

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vote NO on West Linn Bond Measure 3-527; McLean Earth Day event was a success.

It just goes on and on

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Opening up more space isn't the only way to solve the parking problem at West Linn High School

Vote yes for our future

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Please join me in voting YES on Measure 3-527 so that twenty years from now citizens can look back and say thank you

Misleading headline belies real issues, process

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Why does an unpleasant surprise of a resolution passed against a councilor by seven disgruntled students qualify for a front-page banner headline?

Oregon deserves accountable representatives

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
With lobbyist money considered 'free speech', a natural question arises. How will we common citizens ever wrest back control from the privileged…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Joe Buck for Metro District 2; Why my family's voting yes on the GO bond; Savas understands the realities

Support your local bookstore

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The good news for us West Linn residents is that within the West Linn Public Library lies a wonderful little bookstore of our own

Clackamas County needs trust in county clerk

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Clackamas County needs someone in that job who knows what they're doing. Sherry Healy is that person

A state of bond confusion

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A YES vote on this measure provides much needed funding for some very important projects.

Who pays the unmet costs of annexations?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
When it comes to annexations, I'd like to be fully informed about the magnitude of unmet costs

Waiting for the good news fairy

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is literally a game you cannot win and it's my least favorite part of a job I otherwise love.

Voice your opposition to tolls in Oregon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Value pricing? Congestion pricing? Just two ways to try to gloss over what this really is...Toll roads in Oregon!

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Any West Linn resident would recognize that the apartments in Robinwood are in desperate need of repairs

Wasteful spending headlines upcoming GO Bond Measure

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vote NO on the GO Bond and demand that our Council come up with a better bond that features transparency

The new GO bond benefits everyone in West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Today, we benefit from the current parks bond, and over the next 20 years citizens will benefit from this proposed bond

My View: Student activism, not apathy, refreshing

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I've been covering education issues since the late 1980s. I remember a time - 1990s, we're looking right at you - when students didn't seem to care…

Harrassment investigation filled with victim-blaming

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Has the investigator learned nothing about unequal male-female power dynamics from the 'Me Too' movement?

Honor King, fight for social justice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Honor King this April 4 by finding ways to join the fight for social justice and human progress. As King said, it is not about whether you succeed…

SB 1528 will only hurt small businesses

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If passed, SB 1528 will make Oregon the only state in the nation to disconnect from the federal tax code

Police blotter waiting for a comeback

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In a troubling case of déja vu, a technology change has stymied our efforts recently to provide the police blotter to Tidings readers

Fly flag for Vietnam vets March 29

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A memorial to honor their service on the Oregon State Capitol grounds will be our way of saying 'Welcome Home', albeit almost 50 years late

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Students give inspiration, hope; No-cause evictions hurt everyone (but landlords); Everyone likes a 'Great Deal'

Old and treasured

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A place to gather or take a class, a place to fight hunger and to nurture our youngest citizens and their families, would breathe life into the…

This year's short session worked by staying short

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
By doing things the right way, the Legislature has set up what will hopefully be a fruitful 2019 session

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Providing adequate student parking (and defining what that might be) is school district's responsibility

Reflections on first legislative session

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There is so much we can do to drive a brighter future for Oregon, and I always want to hear your voice

A measure West Linn must take advantage of

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In May you can help us complete important projects and improve your city by voting Yes on Measure 3-527

What is the focus of religion today?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In many of today's churches more and more of the substance of the message is focused on oneself

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Join me in asking Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden to fight for the millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's

Flushing truth and freedom down an Oval hole

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our 45th president answers coverage of his easily disproven parade of lies by smearing the press for spreading 'fake news.'

An opportunity for West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Approval of a bond means that we can finally complete projects that the majority of citizens consider to be the most important

Gun law could be step in right direction

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Following retailers' lead, and limiting gun sales to those 21 and older, is a start.

Hospitals getting better all the time - even in…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
At the risk of sounding braggy, I am becoming quite a veteran of local hospitals.

Concentration of apartments not needed in West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn's ADU code provisions provide an answer for a serious social problem without 'trashing' the highly livable environment of our city

It's time to ban assault-style weapons

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Such military-grade weaponry needn't be in the hands of any civilians. But a ban is only a first step.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Use common sense against gun violence; Arming teachers is not the answer; WLHS robotics team on the right track

Stay dogged and faithful to the last

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It is the ethics practiced by reporters and the editors that engenders trust by the public

A new life for a significant building

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bolton residents have long advocated for the Old Bolton Fire Station to be rehabbed as a community center

People hearing without listening

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
What makes a politician 'listen?' What is the magic chord that must be struck?

Bolton NA has student parking recommendations

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Additional street parking runs counter to the goals and intent of the Bolton Neighborhood Plan

Keeping the faith

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The idea that an error is allowed in journalism, even one publicly declared and repaired, doesn't seem to occur to many people

What would your kids do in a dangerous situation?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
PJ Clark, a Lake Oswego resident and the mother of two young girls, says she wants her children to be prepared when tragedy strikes

Session should focus on PERS adjustments

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The Public Employee Retirement System is too complex to solve during a short session, but it's too big of an issue to ignore

Abusive relationships know no boundaries

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The most dangerous of abusers are psychopaths because they are the most cunning and try to never show their true colors to anyone other than family…

Reflect on nature's restorative qualities

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Throughout my life the natural world is the place where I am best able to get in touch with myself

The Seven Days of Technology

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Somewhere around midmorning, I was handed a small box wrapped in sleek, embossed red paper. The card let me know it was from my wife, who is fully…

Don't normalize or excuse hate speech

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Downplaying children's understanding of and distinction between right and wrong doesn't give our kids enough credit

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Abusive partners pose risk to women, children; LO racial incident response disappoints

Intellectual property ain't what it used to be

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
You can understand, given my career, how I lament about the demise of centuries of human existence when people could make a living through the arts

The beauty and terror of cars go hand in hand

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I am glad about the power vested in our City Council to regulate our streets for the benefit and safety of the community

Why I am running against Julie Parrish

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As a member of our community I pledge to run a clean campaign focused on the issues that impact our community, our state and our nation

Time to focus on school choice

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
National School Choice Week provides parents with an opportunity to evaluate the education options available for their children.

Being sick is a lot more troubling than it used to…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
You'd think I was preparing to embark on an expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon with as many shots as I've had

What's the chance of a female president?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Both structural and cultural barriers keep women from advancing to the U.S. presidency

District residents committed to excellence

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It warms my heart to know that our education community is not defined by its boundary lines

WL Council has the chance to right a wrong

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Public streets are not private property. I expect to be able to park on our city's streets.

Parrish fails to represent her community

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We are not lazy, nor are we taking 'handouts.' It is a hurtful misconception repeated over and over

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 101 is taxpayer robbery; Protect our vulnerable populations; Measure 101 argument disingenuous at best

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