West Linn's Opinions

Perry
March 26, 2015

'We are all invested in this community'

by Brenda Perry
Now, after three months as a West Linn city councilor, it seems a good time to reflect on how things are going. Is being a council member what I had expected? How is the new council functioning…
March 26, 2015

Kovash resignation a blessing

by Bob Thomas
I see the resignation by West Linn’s mayor John Kovash as a belated overdue blessing for West Linn and its residents. In my opinion, Kovash during his time in office as mayor was characterized…
March 26, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Continue the change: Vote Axelrod I urge you to vote for Russ Axelrod. It’s time to continue what voters started earlier when we replaced two council members who didn't like to listen to us. My…
March 26, 2015

Shine a light on government secrecy

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
March 19, 2015

Readers' letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Experience and leadership describe Thomas Frank A key decision-making factor in the upcoming May 19 election for mayor is experience and leadership. Experience is earned through community…
March 19, 2015

Thanks for the LOT mess, City Hall

by Lamont King
I recently attended several meetings between LOT and residents in the Robinwood neighborhood of West Linn to discuss the upcoming construction work on Mapleton Street. This is regarding the Lake…
Michael Calcagno
March 19, 2015

Kitzhaber should put spotlight to good use

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
March 12, 2015

Don't exempt pot from local taxes, laws

by Mike McCauley
Last November, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 to decriminalize, with limitations, the consumption, production and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Measure 91 was 38…
March 12, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Don’t politicize arch bridge planning I am disappointed that Adams (“Mayoral election is a Crossroads for West Linn,” Feb. 26) continues to repeat the mistruths the Axelrod-Perry campaign used…
March 19, 2015

Correction

by Patrick Malee
A story in the March 5 West Linn Tidings, "Rough Road," mistakingly referred to the entire Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership project as delayed; the delay is only at the water treatment plant,…

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Mar 05, 2015

Vaccination issue begs for open debate

by Editorial Board
Gov. Kate Brown has said that Oregon needs to have “a broader discussion” about the death penalty and criminal justice system. We also feel the same approach needs to be taken with the issue of…
Mar 05, 2015

Concerning political letters in the Tidings

by The Tidings
We encourage residents of West Linn to use the opinion pages of the Tidings as a forum to, in a civil fashion, share their ideas and opinions, and to attempt to persuade others to their points…
Mar 05, 2015

Reader's letter

by Pamplin Media Group
Vote Axelrod for a bright future We have all hired a contractor at one time or another. Most contractors fall into the good and bad categories. We will call the good contractor No. 1 and the bad…
Mar 05, 2015

Thomas Frank would be a thoughtful, competent mayor

by John Kovash
In just over two months we the voters of West Linn will elect a new mayor. There are two people running. I have worked with both of them and they could not be more different and who is elected…
Parrish
Mar 05, 2015

Thomas Frank has the skills to lead West Linn

by Julie Parrish
As the state representative for West Linn and Tualatin, I interact regularly with the mayors and councils of both cities. Given the work we do at the legislature and its impact on local…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Mar 05, 2015

Life may good - but fortunately, it's not THAT good

by Mikel Kelly
The other person who lives at our house said something last week that struck me as practically profound. It got me thinking, anyway. “Can you imagine what it would be like if every dumb little…
Feb 26, 2015

Pamplin partnership fills journalism gaps

by Mark Garber
In his final public statement as Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber evaded personal responsibility for the ordeal he put his state through, resorting instead to a worn-out excuse of too many fallen…
Perry
Feb 26, 2015

Why you should vote for Axelrod for mayor

by Brenda Perry
Just a few short months ago, Russ Axelrod and I entered into a joint campaign for the two West Linn City Council positions held by long term incumbents. During that campaign, I got to know Russ…
Feb 26, 2015

Understanding the tragedy of LOTWP

by Gerry Good
The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership (LOTWP) is a tragedy that has needlessly inflated Lake Oswego water rates. Our water bills have gone up and will continue to go up for a variety of…
Feb 26, 2015

Mayoral election is a crossroads for West Linn

by Rebecca Adams
West Linn’s mayoral race provides voters with a pivotal opportunity to protect the character and livability of our city. Russell Axelrod is the only candidate fully committed to listening to the…




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