West Linn's Opinions

Former managing editor of several local newspapers, including The Times, Mikel Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
December 18, 2014

If you don't want to know what kids really think, don't ask

by Mikel Kelly
Because I was waiting to become mature before having kids — and therefore never had any (that maturity thing never actually happened, you see) — I have not been subjected to massive, nonstop…
LUDLOW
December 18, 2014

Metro headed in wrong direction on Interstate 205

by John Ludlow
Interstate 205 has only two travel lanes from Oregon City to the Stafford exit. Interstate 205 has only 5.9 miles of two lanes in each direction out of its 37-mile length through Oregon and…
December 18, 2014

Kitzhaber's education budget could mean less money for your…

by Editorial Board
The 2015-17 budget proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the importance of both addition and subtraction. The plan, released earlier this month, raises some important — and quite familiar…
December 11, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
Arch bridge-Bolton plan well thought-out I would like to add my thoughts to the conversations regarding the arch bridge-Bolton plan. Having lived in Southern California for many years, I’ve had…
December 11, 2014

Arch bridge is a big opportunity

by Lorie Griffith
It’s not often a small town, such as West Linn, gets a big opportunity. But that is just what we have in the area near the arch bridge and in the Bolton neighborhood. This opportunity is thanks…
December 11, 2014

Let's envision big ideas for the arch bridge area

by Jim Mattis
The historic part of West Linn, where Oregon’s earliest pioneers began the flood of immigrants who ultimately determined the United States would reach the Pacific, needs attention. In fact, that…
December 11, 2014

To plan or not to plan, that shouldn't be a question

by Mike Watters
The arch bridge-Bolton plan is a concept: A concept is not concrete, it’s a vision in the making. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The south Bolton area…
December 11, 2014

LOT a good neighbor? Bah humbug!

by Julie Blake
As West Linn residents in the Robinwood neighborhood well know (at least those who reside on the streets of Kenthorpe and Mapleton), we have had our quiet neighborhood thrown into chaos and ruin…
December 04, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
Understanding Metro’s playbook for land use While perusing Metro’s website, I happened upon a 58 page document, “The Principles for Achieving Region 2040 Centers,” which basically is a playbook…
Frank
December 04, 2014

Arch bridge planning is truly a public process

by Thomas Frank
Over the course of 2014, the city has been working on a plan to revitalize and showcase the area near the arch bridge and the Willamette Falls. Currently a landscape of parking lots, oddly…

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Nov 27, 2014

Celebrating a day set aside for giving thanks

by (none)
Editor’s Note: With this proclamation, dated Oct. 3, 1863, one of the nation’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. The year that…
Nov 27, 2014

My View: Better programs needed to help the poor

by Adam Davis
It is getting to be that time of year. Pretty soon the television stations will be airing all the different versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and we’ll hear Ebenezer Scrooge’s…
Nov 27, 2014

Arch bridge plan has great potential for West Linn

by Jenni Tan
At the start of 2013, this City Council initiated the development of a master plan for the arch bridge-Bolton area. Because of this goal, city staff applied for and won a $220,000 grant from…
Nov 27, 2014

Reader's letter

by Luke Roney
Liquor store owner: All customers are important In last week’s Tidings, Dorrie Clark-Traeger wrote a letter to the editor about prejudice from a clerk in a West Linn liquor store. She says she…
Nov 20, 2014

Important decisions should wait until council-elects are seated

by Karie Oakes
It’s post-election season and Jody Carson and Mike Jones have the opportunity to end their terms as West Linn city councilors gracefully, but they seem determined to go for it on 4th and 10 —…
Kerr
Nov 20, 2014

Taking the confusion out of the arch bridge plan

by Chris Kerr
All communities change over time, but great communities determine their own future and take the steps necessary to achieve their shared vision. West Linn has been engaged in proactively planning…
Nov 20, 2014

Reader's letter

by Redaers' letters
Do the right thing Midday on Oct. 3, I was at a liquor store in West Linn to purchase lottery tickets. Even though I was next, the clerk intentionally chose not to serve me until she served…
Nov 20, 2014

So much to be thankful for

by Bryan Golden
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil…
Nov 13, 2014

Sacrifices of World War II veterans can't be overstated

by Editorial Board
They did not consider themselves heroes. When Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, young men quickly flocked to join the military, volunteering to do their…
Nov 13, 2014

Thank you wonderful people of West Linn

by Jane and Dennis Hickman
Our West Linn home was struck by lightning and almost completely destroyed by fire on Oct. 23. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Although nearly all of our possessions are gone and so is the house…




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