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October 16, 2014

The dangers and damages of groupthink

by Sherry Pryor
Groupthink: a psychological group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity within the group results in irrational, destructive or dysfunctional decision-making outcomes. How does…
October 16, 2014

Change is needed in West Linn

by Michael Babbitt
The City of West Linn is a great place to live, but it cannot be attributed entirely to the current City Council. They are trying to take credit for the quality of life in West Linn, when in…
October 16, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
Vote twice for excellence On Nov. 4, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is presenting two proposals for voter approval. 1: Local option levy. This measure is for the operation of the…
October 16, 2014

Winds of change are blowing

by Curt Sommer
The announcement of Russ Axelrod and Brenda Perry running for City Council was a much needed breath of fresh air for West Linn city governance. The last four years have been a profound…
KOVASH
October 16, 2014

Ballots, safety and governance

by John Kovash
Ballots are about to drop into your mailbox, and it’s time to make some decisions about governance as well as the safety of our children. West Linn is governed by a five-member council and two…
October 16, 2014

Jody Carson: Keep her vision and experience on the council

by Jim Mattis
Few have contributed more to West Linn than Jody Carson. For example: n Jody was a co-founder of the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation and continues to give leadership in Lock Fest and other…
October 16, 2014

Governor's race offers poor choices

by Editorial board
Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We know we are. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat running for an unprecedented fourth term, has not…
October 09, 2014

Vote for undesignated status for North Stafford Hamlet

by David Adams
I believe your interest, and the interests of the community, will best be served by voting for undesignated status for North Stafford Hamlet — that is, for all the Hamlet except the Borland…
October 09, 2014

Our chance to take back control

by Bob Stowell
We need a change. This is our opportunity to try and take back control of West Linn with Brenda Perry and Russ Axelrod running for seats on the council. I have lived here for 44 years. I was one…
October 09, 2014

Council, charter at odds when it comes to legal advice

by Teri Cummings
At the Sept. 30 West Linn Chamber of Commerce luncheon, City Council incumbent Mike Jones was asked to explain why he allows the city manager’s attorney to provide more than 97 percent of the…

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Oct 09, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Carson has the spirit, experience WL needs West Linn needs Jody Carson for another term. Jody is collaborative and brings needed experience. She actively participates in many local organizations…
Oct 02, 2014

Don't believe the Neighborhood Association fear-mongering

by Dean Suhr
State law prevents the current NA presidents from speaking out about the Perry-Axelron fear-mongering, but as the former president of the Rosemont Summit Neighborhood Association I am free to do…
Oct 02, 2014

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Church volunteers clean up local schools On Sept. 20, my husband and I were on our usual morning walk up to Rosemont Ridge Middle School to use the track. On this particular Saturday morning, we…
Oct 02, 2014

Vote for Change in West Linn

by Roberta Schwarz
It is time to vote for change in West Linn. In a recent local election, the vast majority of the voters in this city rejected a city pool because it would have doubled the city’s debt. The…
Oct 02, 2014

Pro Jones, Carson letter writers misguided

by Bob Thomas
I’m responding to what I consider three misguided letters in Sept. 18 Tidings. They were entitled “Re-elcct Mike Jones” by Nicole Alexander; “Vote Jones for council” by Erik Simshauser; and…
Sep 25, 2014

Public isn't embracing a denser future

by Editorial board
The prevailing sentiment among urban planners is that the Portland area is headed toward — and would benefit from — a denser future where more residents are living in condominiums, apartments…
Kovash
Sep 25, 2014

Kovash: summer defined by leadership and progress

by John Kovash
It’s been a fun and productive summer in West Linn this year, and your City Council has worked hard to ensure solid progress in everything from infrastructure to summer programs. But solid…
Sep 25, 2014

Time for change in West Linn

by Yvonne Davis
It’s time for a change in West Linn. With the candidacy of Brenda Perry and Russ Axelrod for city council seats, we finally have a chance to regain control over the administration of our city.…
Sep 25, 2014

Readers' letters

by Patrick Malee
Support WL-WV school bond measure I am writing in support of the West Linn-Wilsonville school district’s capital construction bond and local option levy, which will be on the November ballot.…
Sep 18, 2014

Don't let concussions ruin young lives

by Editorial Board
At a time when our community’s children are increasingly sedentary and prone to childhood obesity, the value of competitive sports in school has never been greater. Yet, even as parents and…



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