Our Opinion: Don't repeal 'sanctuary' law that works

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Oregon's law has worked well for three decades. In the current political climate, it has gotten swept up into a debate about how local police should…

To our daughter, on her first day of preschool

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
You are American-born and all career paths are open to you. If you don't see the job you want, create one.

Legends of the fall

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I'm much more cautious these days, much more aware of my own mortality. Horses now make me a little nervous and I make them a little nervous, too.

Measure 102 changes are justified

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The first statewide measure voters see on their ballot should not be difficult at all

When does thrift stop making sense?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Where we use thrift and where we don't tends to be more emotional and instinctual than intellectual

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Knute is a compassionate physician who wants to ensure that Oregonians covered by Medicaid get the care they need

Muddled parking debate symptom of larger problem

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We don't doubt that the City Council means well, but creating policy on the fly and switching directions seemingly on a dime happens more than it…

Ending a decade of service

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Three years ago I ran for council on the belief that West Linn needed two cultural changes. We have accomplished one of those changes.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Rules and laws are made to create safety, security and a sense of boundaries and respect. Without rules, we have chaos.

Back into the fray

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
After working for nearly 50 years advocating for change, my enthusiasm for being a change-agent waned. I am not clear as to why.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Buehler supports career education; Safety should transend all with HS parking

Aquatic center is an uneccessary and expensive proposal

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In November 2013 and again in January 2018 surveys showed very low support for an aquatic center.

Tolling is a sensible congestion solution

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I applaud the Oregon Legislature for being willing to take the political risk and put on the table a real solution for metropolitan Portland's…

Defining what we love about Oregon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Land use planning may not seem exciting or sexy. Without it, though, what we have all come to appreciate as the uniqueness of life in Oregon would no…

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Join the walk to end Alzheimer's disease; Help make Oregon worth staying for.

Setting an example for the world

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We aren't the enemy of the people. We are the people. We aren't fake news. We are your news.

A stroll through a quiet neighborhood

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Residents young, old and in-between were eager to sign a petition to maintain the protected parking zone near WLHS

City should not have to pay dismissed officer

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Why should we foot a bill well into six figures for lack of accountability within the police department?

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Knute Buehler has talked about being a 'different kind of Republican' - and I couldn't agree more

Tolls must be used to add capacity first

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We aren't ready to rule out congestion pricing, but we do agree that a primary purpose for tolls should be new capacity

Homeless dilemma growing in proportion

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The solution is neither simple nor one dimensional. For there are many facets to the dilemma.

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Public safety a real part of restricted parking zone; Sign petition to put tolling on ballot

Independent Party needs to prove viability

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We don't blame the IPO for using this unexpected bit of leverage. After all, the political deck in Oregon is stacked heavily in favor of the…

Wyden should support bill that will protect legacy musicians

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have attended too many benefit concerts for friends who are unable to afford their medical bills as they've gotten older

Readers' letters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Here's to more mysteries; City should put money where it will be most practical; Buehler will get Oregon back on track

Take parking petition to the voters

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We would encourage voters to sign the petition, then educate themselves about the issue and vote their conscience

District has strong link to community

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We have demanded the best of our teachers and they have demanded the best of themselves. The hard work of our teachers is evidenced in our students'…

Visual evidence demonstrates: Don't sign parking petition

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Before you sign that petition, ask yourself: Will you be complicit if a young person is killed or disabled in this increasingly chaotic circumstance?

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.'

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