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April 10, 2014

Council listens to staff reports instead of residents

by Brenda Perry
On March 31 a special council session was held to discuss support for a $250,000 grant application. This grant was for purchase of an additional 6 acres for the White Oak Savanna Park on Tannler…
April 10, 2014

Readers opine about the fate of the Fields Bridge farmhouse

by The Tidings
A recent story by reporter Patrick Malee on the West Linn’s plan to raze the historic Field’s Bridge farmhouse on SW Borland Road this month (“Preservation or demolition,” March 27) prompted…
FRANK
April 10, 2014

Preserve nature area, but follow due process

by Thomas Frank
There is a gem in West Linn — the White Oak Savanna. The 14-acre park boasts a stand of rare white oaks, and at the top of its slope is a stunning view of the Willamette River and the Willamette…
April 10, 2014

Failure of recall is extremely disappointing

by Bob Thomas
Those West Linn residents are to be commended who signed petitions to recall the notoriously harmful members of our city council, namely Mayor John Kovash and councilors Jody Carson, Jenni Tan…
April 03, 2014

The newspaper business has a rich and colorful past

by Mikel Kelly
Since I changed jobs two years ago and no longer work with just one or two papers, I don't do tours of the office anymore. I now work on the central design desk, so somebody else has to take Cub…
Carson
April 03, 2014

Help city plan the heart of West Linn

by Jody Carson
As you may know, West Linn has begun a planning process to envision the future of the Arch Bridge-Bolton area, the “Heart of West Linn.” As a member of the city council, I want to invite you to…
April 03, 2014

Readers' Letter

by Readers' Letter
Abortion access makes for healthier population I’m writing in response to Shelby Bennett’s misleading letter about the services provided by Planned Parenthood (“I must speak about abortion,”…
Lori Hall
March 27, 2014

Goodbye and hello again!

by Lori Hall
I joined the West Linn Tidings in July of 2011 as a staff reporter. I was thrilled to return to the world of journalism, covering city hall and the school district and sharing all the news —…
March 27, 2014

City is attempting to tear down piece of history

by Danny Schreiber
I am always sad to see of a piece of history destroyed. Now, it appears that West Linn is about to lose another historic dwelling. The city of West Linn has begun the process of “deconstructing”…
March 27, 2014

Readers' Letters

by Readers' Letters
If you value freedom, then register to vote America is all about liberty. No other word is more closely associated with the idea of America as the word “liberty.” The Liberty Bell is engraved…

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Mar 20, 2014

Readers' Letters

by Readers' Letters
Lions offering scholarships Attention West Linn High School seniors (and parents of) Class of 2014, don’t miss this opportunity. You have until April 1 to apply for West Linn Lions Club…
TAN
Mar 20, 2014

Help us prioritize West Linn trails

by Jenni Tan
Do you know about the West Linn Trails Master Plan? If not, please allow me to tell you about the exciting work currently underway. West Linn has long envisioned a system of trails allowing not…
Mar 20, 2014

Council has weathered storm; recall is over

by Editorial Board
Since December, the city of West Linn has been in upheaval because a number of disgruntled citizens attempted to recall Mayor John Kovash and City Councilors Jenni Tan, Mike Jones and Jody…
Mar 13, 2014

Readers' Letters

by Readers' Letters
Email was ‘harsh reminder’ I read an editorial you ran titled “Yes, protect kids, but teach them tolerance” (March 6). It was absolutely astonishing to me that someone would have the audacity to…
Mar 13, 2014

Water plant project is not 'a good thing'

by Scott Gerber
I am writing this in response to Mayor John Kovash’s commentary in last week’s paper (“Agreement is also a ‘big win’ for West Linn,” March 6). It is well known that Mr. Kovash was a proponent of…
Mar 13, 2014

Alter districts, but don't neglect PSU

by Editorial Board
You can say this for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales: In his first 14 months in office, he hasn’t been afraid to tackle the boring stuff. The mayor’s current proposal to curtail the city’s urban…
by: MIKE LUCAS - Cartoon
Mar 12, 2014

Cartoon

by Mike Lucas
Mar 06, 2014

Readers' Letters

by Readers' Letters
‘Democracy hangs in the balance’ State Rep. Julie Parish, R-West Linn, fell from grace for one reason alone: She’s a loyal party member.But it’s not the Republican Party she’s loyal to. Parrish…
Mar 06, 2014

Yes, protect kids, but also teach them tolerance

by Editorial Board
As parents, we have often told our children not to judge a book by the cover, to recognize everyone is different and that we should not come to conclusions unless we know the entire story. But,…
Mar 06, 2014

Water intertie agreement is not justified

by Bob Thomas
West Linn City Councilor Jody Carson had a column in the Jan. 30 Tidings titled “Water intertie is vital.” It reveals another reason why she and Mayor John Kovash and Councilors Jenni Tan and…




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