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Why was, and still is, U.S. in Iraq?

Why was, and still is, U.S. in Iraq?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
There now seems to be little doubt that the U.S. becoming involved in armed conflict in Iraq was based on flawed information
Don’t let ‘tsunami’ wash over Willamette Valley

Don’t let ‘tsunami’ wash over Willamette Valley

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
These new designs modify formerly efficient hull shapes and create fuel-guzzling crafts that generate immense waves as they plow through the water
Smooth sailing on the USS Adulting

Smooth sailing on the USS Adulting

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Adults decide if and when they want to eat vegetables, take baths, put on sunscreen, and do chores. Adults do whatever they want and no one can stop…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Encourage officials to support new green energy bill and keep us out of overseas war
Assertiveness versus ineptitude

Assertiveness versus ineptitude

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
my primary objective is to improve the academic performance of our children by spending your taxes (the highest tax rate dollars in the area) wisely…
Job often requires taking it on the chin

Job often requires taking it on the chin

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have more or less resigned myself to being a lightning rod in my profession, of having my intentions second-guessed (almost always wrongly) and my…
What defines a decade?

What defines a decade?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
For my dad, he'll spend the next decade similar to how he spent the last one. One decade blurs into another.
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
A change in West Linn's city manager for the second time in four years will continue to perpetuate the dysfunctional reputation of our city council
Can we afford this City Council?

Can we afford this City Council?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
West Linn needed someone who understood teamwork and compromise and who would put the city ahead of any personal agendas
Facts support daylighting of Bernert Creek

Facts support daylighting of Bernert Creek

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Rhodes is better qualified to do a hydrology evaluation on the daylighting of Bernert Creek than the mayor.
Tidings' bias is growing

Tidings' bias is growing

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I am more likely persuaded by an opinion based on facts and presented with respect
Stafford Hamlet points way to its future

Stafford Hamlet points way to its future

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Planners and councils saw buildings galore,Hamleteers cringed about roads, traffic and more!
The Juice's judicial debate

The Juice's judicial debate

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'The People v. O.J. Simpson' sparks question of media's relationship with the court for student columnist
Headlines we want to write in 2020

Headlines we want to write in 2020

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
While we can't expect to get everything we wish for this holiday season, here are a few of our wishes for West Linn
Keeping the pledge: Providing community journalism

Keeping the pledge: Providing community journalism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Pamplin Media Group President Mark Garber reflects on the changing reality for local news
Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's…

Strickler: Yes, ODOT will use salt if needed on region's…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'When using salt, in most cases, we'll mix it with deicer as it's spread on the road.'
Make it a double for Oregon Cultural Trust

Make it a double for Oregon Cultural Trust

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
If you already match your annual gifts to the trust, you are amazing and brilliant because you are designating a portion of your state taxes to…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
'Stormwater runoff remains a problem in many neighborhoods, but rank lower than the daylighting project'
A way to save local journalism

A way to save local journalism

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Our 25 newspapers and websites provide powerful storytelling and reliable reporting.
City should hit the brakes on creek study

City should hit the brakes on creek study

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
How did this overblown, colossally expensive water feature idea, originating from two residents, end up as a $20,000 feasibility study, given…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let's move on from legal services ballot measure and let's support neighborhood association
Vocal minorities swaying city decisions

Vocal minorities swaying city decisions

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
It's important for the City Council and Planning Commission to listen to citizens, but they must also be fiscally responsible when assessing requests
Honoring our perspectives

Honoring our perspectives

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let us also embrace civil discourse and improve our communications by acknowledging and embracing our different ideas and opinions
Charter still unclear on legal services

Charter still unclear on legal services

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I have much more faith in West Linn's traditional mode wherein the Council hires the City Attorney and any other attorney that might be necessary for…
Another view on the reset button

Another view on the reset button

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
I appreciate our elected community members and city staff for the perspectives they bring to these decisions using their knowledge and experience of…
What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

What should a Mercy Corps supporter do?

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Morality, for me at least, is not often a matter of obvious and unqualified right and wrong, but of better and worse, which is often a matter of…
Mercy Corps scandal serves as a reminder

Mercy Corps scandal serves as a reminder

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Mercy Corps has helped millions around the world, and the majority of its staff is truly humanitarian
Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
An Edmunds study showed that a four-stroke Ryobi leaf blower emitted more pollutants in 30 minutes than a F-150 truck driving 3,887 miles.
The citizens have spoken

The citizens have spoken

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
We heard from WL residents who appreciate us going to ALL of the long, unproductive meetings so they don't have to

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Republican declares for House District 37, advocates wants to stop health insurance tax and resident suggests Wilsonville secede from school district.

Breaking ground on new middle housing zoning in…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Breaking ground on new middle housing zoning in…
The cottages will provide an opportunity for a sense of community and pride of homeownership that responds to changing household sizes, needs, and…

Criticizing your predecessor: Insecurity or stating…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Criticizing your predecessor: Insecurity or stating…
There were times when I had the strongest desire to openly criticize him for his unwillingness to let go. Yet, on second thought I realized doing…

Bridge over the River 'Why'

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Bridge over the River 'Why'
While I appreciate forward thinking, I have several concerns regarding OGLO

Hitting the reset button

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Hitting the reset button
Would you like to go a week without hearing about how the council bickered amongst itself and failed to make progress in city business?

Honoring those who served our country

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Honoring those who served our country
Many balked at the notion that they were heroes.Still, within their varied experiences was a common theme about those who found purpose in a noble…

Legislature peddles harmful solution to housing…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Legislature peddles harmful solution to housing…
Cities are vested with the right to 'Home Rule.' Citizens are vested in the right to have a say

Hither & Yon

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Hither & Yon
Cemeteries aren't creepy - they're filled with stories of the people who reside there

Vote 'yes' twice for WL-WV schools

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Vote 'yes' twice for WL-WV schools
The district has always been diligent in trying to account for long-term growth and to staff our schools as fully as possible to best meet the needs…

Let City Manager continue to manage

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Let City Manager continue to manage
This measure must be defeated to preserve the integrity of our Council/Manager form of government.

Protect West Linn with a 'no' vote

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Protect West Linn with a 'no' vote
Let's save our charter as ascribed and protect the City from those councilor's personal goals.

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!

Measure 3-552: The truth counts

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 3-552:  The truth counts
The City Manager consults with the City Attorney on day-to-day operations and will definitely continue to do so if this measure is passed.

Be civil: You'll learn more

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Be civil: You'll learn more
Having a strongly held opinion does not give anyone the right to take over any forum. The louder, more bombastic and emotional you become, the less…

Retain charter integrity: Vote no on Measure 3-552

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Retain charter integrity: Vote no on Measure 3-552
The Measure adds language removing any 'control' our City Manager (CM) has involving legal matters. This revision was never in the Charter…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!

Don't be confused about 3-552

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Don't be confused about 3-552
This is our chance to finally restore the purpose and intent of Section 8(f), which was covertly removed

Measure 3-552 veils West Linn power struggle

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure 3-552 veils West Linn power struggle
Poorly worded ballot language leaves too much to the imagination, leaves degrees of control undefined

Measure protects citizens' interests

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Measure protects citizens' interests
The measure restores the previous language to keep legal service costs under the control of the council, instead of allowing them to spiral out of…

Balance of power

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Balance of power
Is it realistic for the council to review billing, assign tasks to the City Attorney, oversee contracts, and handle Human Resource issues, union…

Letters to the Editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming Nov. 5 election West Linn - there are things on it for you!

City legal services at a crossroads

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
City legal services at a crossroads
West Linn hired an experienced city manager to run the city under the council's directions, but instead of working as a team, the three councilors…

Letters to the editor

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Letters to the editor
Residents voice thoughts on WL-WV school district capital bond and local option levy

Charter amendment likley to be costly for City

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Charter amendment likley to be costly for City
Ballot Measure 3-552 is unnecessary; will cause more trouble and expenses for city council, staff

WL-WV district drops in 11 of 16 state measurements

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
WL-WV district drops in 11 of 16 state measurements
Taylor: large bond is unnecessary; schools should spend on more library staff and educational assistants

The greatest generation had it so good - after they…

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
The greatest generation had it so good - after they…
The things expected of a good dad today would have blown my old man's mind back in his heyday

New age of youth activism dawns

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
New age of youth activism dawns
On the right or on the left, student involvement beats the heck out of indifference, inertia and ennui

Cutting through the misinformation

West Linn Tidings - Opinion
Cutting through the misinformation
Bialostosky was actually NOT willing to reduce the scope of his records request nor was he willing to accept redactions until after his case went to…

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