West Linn's Opinions

May 14, 2015

Neighbors Helping Neighbors shows community at its best

by Lori Hall
I had the pleasure of witnessing West Linn at its finest May 2 during Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Run entirely by a team of volunteers, this event not only transforms yards, but lives. Each…
May 14, 2015

PERS ruling pushes state to the edge

by Editorial Board
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 14, 2015

Readers' letters

by (None)
Frank will do the right thing I’ve seen him as a loving father and husband. I’ve experienced him as a caring, trusted neighbor. And I’ve observed him being a responsible citizen, a productive…
May 07, 2015

Frank should be West Linn's next mayor

by Editorial Board
Listening to some local partisans it’s easy to get the impression that the upcoming mayoral election is nothing less than a contest between good and evil, and that if their candidate isn’t the…
May 07, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Editor’s note: The submission deadline for letters to the editor for publication in the May 14 issue of the Tidings will be 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Google the money The Mayoral election in West…
May 07, 2015

Of horses and hamlets

by Thane Eddington
Many of my friends have asked why I am involved at the leadership level in The Stafford Hamlet. Some may assume I am anxious, at some point in time soon, to see the financial value of my…
April 30, 2015

Cast your vote for civility

by Editorial Board
As Election Day approaches, residents of West Linn face two crucial decisions that will shape the future of the city for years to come. The first of those decisions, of course, is who to elect…
April 30, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Elect Axelrod for mayor In the upcoming May 19 mayoral election, it’s most important to elect Russ Axelrod for mayor. He’s extremely well qualified. In contrast to his opponent, Thomas frank,…
April 30, 2015

Our Opinion: Statute of limitations for rape too short

by Editorial board
The emotional trauma from rape doesn’t magically disappear after a handful of years. Survivors potentially face a lifetime of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and other symptoms of…
April 23, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Enough with Axelrod’s fear mongering — Vote Frank for mayor As a member of the Planning Commission, now its chair, I have worked with Russell Axelrod. That is why I am supporting Thomas Frank…

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Apr 16, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Vote Axelrod to preserve Stafford Hamlet Recently I received an email from a farmer whose family has been working their land in the Stafford Hamlet for more than a hundred years. His Century…
Apr 16, 2015

Bring imagination to arch bridge planning

by Rebecca Adams
We owe a big thanks to Metro’s attorney, Roger Alfred, for his recent letter to Councilor Axelrod clarifying that Bolton is not already an adopted Metro Town Center, and Bolton does not have to…
Apr 16, 2015

Now is the time to invest in education

by Editorial board
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Oregon Legislature last week…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
Apr 09, 2015

A Kelly by another name is probably also full of blarney

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????” — you…
Apr 09, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Frank: leadership for the future Soon we will elect the next mayor of West Linn. Please take time to thoroughly investigate the background and experience of the two candidates. There are…
Apr 09, 2015

It's time to recover lost legions of talent

by Norm Eder and Andrew McGough
Workforce. Everyone knows we need one. And most of us want a better one — ready and skilled for the demands of the modern workplace. The question is: Do we mean it? Last December the…
Apr 02, 2015

Transportation is in literal, figurative gridlock

by Editorial board
Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland area, the traffic at 5 p.m. on local freeways, or the efforts to do something about those snarled conditions? When it comes to the…
Apr 02, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Vote Axelrod for West Linn mayor My letter is an endorsement for Russ Axelrod for the mayor. In my 27 years of residence I have only once experienced a mayor who was an advocate for the…
Frank
Apr 02, 2015

Fighting for our West Linn neighbors

by Thomas Frank
As President of the West Linn City Council, I understand it’s agonizing to watch our streets torn apart for infrastructure. For the past two weeks I’ve been walking door-to-door talking with…
Axelrod
Apr 02, 2015

Community-based planning offers success

by Russ Axelrod
West Linn City Planning wants large portions of the Bolton and Willamette neighborhoods to be Metro 2040 Designated Town Centers (“Town Center”) — West Linn citizens need to determine if they…




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