Boquist's behavior warrants his ouster

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Prone to bombastic statements, Boquist has become well known for lengthy screeds he emails to colleagues

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Support WL Post Office location and West Linn High School robotics group, STEM education

Drama aside, legislative session productive

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There were other examples in 2019 of lawmakers finding consensus and passing legislation that will make Oregon better.

Congestion by design visible on Sellwood Bridge

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
All the proponents claimed that dedicating more through-capacity for cyclists and pedestrians than vehicles would tame the automobile and shift…

Is Joe Biden in a bind?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
As with most candidates, Biden has made some missteps along the way, particularly his treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court…

Work together to honor Vietnam vets

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vietnam veteran Steve Bates tells readers how he'd like to see them honor vets

Pesticide-free: A better choicefor bees, fish and our…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides shares her view

Funding requests for old city buildings will not end

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sherry Palmer of West Linn shares her opnion on spending for old fire stations

Expand Double Up program to feed hungry

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For every dollar spent on SNAP-eligible foods at participating farmers markets, SNAP participants receive an additional dollar to spend on…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Reynolds says farewell to K-12 in the region, moves on to college representation

Caught in the headlights

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
I am so undone that I'll usually find the absolutely wrong place to pull over so that I end up exposing both myself and the man in blue to the threat…

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean Energy Jobs…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

City best served by in-house legal resources

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
An in-house attorney would be salaried, and so costs would remain the same regardless of how many or how long the council meetings were.

November 22: Beginning of a societal schism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We were oblivious to any other social ills which may have been simmering under the surface of apparent calm.

City Council Rules that Can Build Trust

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Never is there an acknowledgment of the essence of the testimony no matter how thoughtful, or passionate.

PERS bill is small but necessary step

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Senate Bill 1049 will give some relief to school districts, local governments and state agencies, all of which are facing rapidly escalating rates to…

Citizen's View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

Citizen's View: We can't fix PERS until we agree on its goal

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Today, PERS is eating away at state, county, city and school budgets. If our goal is 'to pay the right benefit, to the right person, at the right…

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measuring the risk of politics and a few words about finding our moral compass

Our Opinion: GOP bluffs, Dems blink, trading student health…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Sometimes politics is the art of the possible. Other times, it’s just makes you queasy.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
More support needed for Alzheimers; School district needs to get its story straight regarding Roundup

CODGERTATIONS: What am I missing?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Though I guess these drugs and injections are of benefit to our dog, I do wonder who is actually benefiting - the dogs, the owners or possibly the…

Time to review City rules of governance

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Any violation of these, no matter whether or not they are inadvertent, can be reported to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and could result in…

Board race turns ugly, partisanship rules the day

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The citizens of West Linn and Wilsonville are not being well-served by the name-calling, finger-pointing and baseless allegations that have clouded…

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life â€' that might tell us two things about the person

Letters to the editor May 9

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats

King Martin brings selfless spirit, many talents to board

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Much of our board's success can be attributed to the work ethic and character of Chelsea King Martin.

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This week's crop of letters are all about the school board election, which features 5 people for two seats

Educate yourself about the candidates

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
They each have different motivations for running, but come to the role well-intentioned.

Here's why you should vote for Jordan Ferris

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We really would want to know if a candidate supports the NRA or National Right to Life - that might tell us two things about the person

Hither & Yon: I was a victim of new math

Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
We were gobsmacked with all manner of numerical reasoning to help us find solutions

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Race for West Linn-Wilsonville School District board of directors heats up, with supporters on all sides

Stand for students, stable school funding

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For the past 30 years, state funding for education in Oregon has been eroded, leading to larger class sizes

College students shouldn't pay for state…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
CCC will have a potential budget gap of $3.5 million in the next biennium, which cut could result in staff and program cuts, if we do not receive…

Let's Imagine West Linn together

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This visionary document still holds true in many aspects and highlights the potential for both good and harmful outcomes for our beautiful city.

Don't vote Jordan Ferris onto school board: Here's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
One has to wonder whether she has evolved in her beliefs and no longer really wants to push a political agenda, or she simply doesn't want our…

Here's a modest fix for Oregon records law

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A proposal pending in Salem would allow slapping modest fines on public agencies that fail to meet deadlines

The skeleton update

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Others have come forward to reveal even more brow-raising tales about ancestral shenanigans

Through profound grief, I chose life

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The media should pay less attention to the details of the suicide, and provide more resources for help

Help and hope for Oregon's suicide crisis

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
egardless of the motivation, however, our families, schools, communities and media organizations have too often chosen the easy way out by simply…

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The timing could not be worse with the City of West Linn dealing with a financial shortfall over the next two years and unable to use the GoBond funds

Bernert Creek should be daylighted, full stop

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Forty-one native plants have reemerged because of the almost 16,000 volunteer hours worked by the community during the last several years

Prevent child abuse in Clackamas County

Clackamas Review - News
Tom Soma is the executive director of Oregon City-based Children's Center, a private, nonprofit child-abuse-intervention center serving Clackamas…

Residents' desires, needs must be part of solution

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
In 2015, Stafford Hamlet residents ratified a Vision Plan with an overwhelming majority of residents owning under over five acres.

Electeds rightly representing desires of citizens

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The three-party agreement reflects considerable and thoughtful work by council members in a vigorous, open environment with substantive public…

Newspaper stuck in the middle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Asking you to separate fact from opinion in your op-ed and deciding whether you've proven your facts with sufficient documentation is a delicate…

Inefficiency plagues council

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
This year is also looking like a record one for council meetings. In the first three months alone, the time spent has totaled almost 50 hours.

Perry doesn't have 'facts' at all

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I say we have an incredibly hard working Mayor and four highly dedicated City Councilors

Of budgets, new fees, and swimming holes

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I believe we should not have new fees until we look at staffing and compensation levels

Public records pose a Catch-22

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Each time I have made a request, I was required to list a specific time frame, and either specific topics or persons.

West Linn checks facts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Councilors Sakelik and Cummings would like to reduce the role of the Mayor and have the whole dysfunctional Council make the decisions.

Keep politics out of secretary of state appointment

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Picking someone without aspirations made Brown's job easier in 2015 by avoiding an intra-party blood bath

Overprescribing drugs helps firms, but not patients

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
One begins to suspect the explosion of drugs now flooding the TV screen is an attempt by the drug companies to encourage us to pressure our doctors…

Apply an equal editorial standard

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Many of us are curious as to what public business was transacted in private, and we all have a right to know.

Lucky enough to live in West Linn is lucky enough

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I believe that Cummings, Sakelik and, now, Relyea, are champions for the people of West Linn.

Sound wall will impact all of West Linn

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There are approximately 27,000 residents in West Linn who have not been given any information about the sound wall.

Disheartening to see City Council in action

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The second alarm: the lack of civility toward the city staff, volunteers and the behavior of the councilors to one another.

Making foster care approachable

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Most parents have nine months to prepare for a newborn - foster parents often have four hours.

Reader's letter

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A dedicated right-hand turn lane needs to be created when the 'North Anchor' Project is approved shortly.

Council dysfunction could have big fiscal impacts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The issue of wasted staff time and money also extends to regular council meetings, which are disorganized and routinely last at least three hours.

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