West Linn's Opinions

January 22, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Councilor: Why I recused myself At the City Council meeting on Jan. 12, I was required to recuse myself from hearing one of the items on the agenda. I made a statement at the time regarding the…
Frank
January 22, 2015

Survey results: West Linn is a great place to live

by Thomas Frank
Chances are, you live in West Linn because it is family-oriented, has friendly and involved citizens and we have low crime and great schools. Those exact sentiments are reflected in our recent…
January 22, 2015

To the individuals who burglarized my daughter's home

by Edna Gaston
Their Friday night began as usual. Their daughter was going to the Athey Creek Winter Dance. Their son was going to his basketball practice. They stopped for dinner on their way home to get…
January 22, 2015

Ducks' success made Oregon proud

by Pamplin Media Group
Playing for a national championship was a big plus for the state of Oregon, even in defeat. The publicity and recognition has been a nice advertisement for Oregon and for the state’s most…
January 22, 2015

Correction

by Patrick Malee
A story in the Jan. 15 West Linn Tidings, “Once in a lifetime,” mistakenly said that Debbie Damron worked for two and a half months on “American Sniper”; it was actually five months. In the same…
January 15, 2015

We can do more to make housing affordable

by John Miller
Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposed 2015-2017 state budget brings good tidings to housing advocates across Oregon. He believes Oregon should invest an additional $100 million in affordable housing…
January 15, 2015

The Economy Isn't No. 1 - Not So Fast

by Adam Davis
News anchors and commentators are driving me crazy these days, even more than usual. The latest is how well the economy is doing. You’d think we’re back in the Roaring ’20s with the way they…
January 15, 2015

Reader's letter

by (none)
All arch bridge resolutions should be factored At the Dec. 15 meeting of the West Linn City Council, Councilor Jenni Tan announced receiving that day a resolution from the Willamette…
Savas
January 08, 2015

Our region deserves a balanced approach to clean air

by Paul Savas
I have been testing tailpipe emissions since 1975. One aspect of my business for more than 25 years was specializing in fuel efficient products that reduced emissions, and we were one of the…
Kelly
January 08, 2015

There's still nothing to do - just more of it now

by Mikel Kelly
When we used to find ourselves going out of our skulls with boredom and made the mistake of saying “There’s nothing to do” within earshot of my mom, we would invariably get that same reply that…

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Kelly
Jan 01, 2015

Contribute to the fight against Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome

by Mikel Kelly
Hi there. I’m the official non-attorney spokesperson for a nonprofit organization formed to protect those suffering from Chronic Hostile Lunacy Syndrome. What is CHLS, you ask? Well, let me tell…
Jan 01, 2015

Funding for all of our futures

by Joe Robertson
For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of American living with disease and disability. But in recent years, those hopes…
Kovash
Jan 01, 2015

Happy New Year, West Linn

by John Kovash
The year 2014 was a great one for our city and we are poised to make West Linn even better in 2015. Here are just a few of the highlights accomplished by your volunteer City Council and…
Dec 26, 2014

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

by (none)
Editor’s note: ‘Is there a Santa Claus?’ is the question that Virginia O’Hanlon asked the editor of the New York Sun in September 1897. The letter was turned over to Francis Pharcellus Church to…
Dec 26, 2014

I-205 traffic fix requires careful consideration

by Carlotta Collette
In a recent Citizen’s View article in this newspaper, Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow floated the idea that Interstate 205 can be widened from Oregon City to the Stafford exit, including…
Dec 26, 2014

Reader's letter

by (none)
Refusal to delay arch bridge vote is shameful I attended the Dec. 15th West Linn City Council meeting for the discussion of the arch bridge concept, and I was disappointed to see the council…
Former managing editor of several local newspapers, including The Times, Mikel Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
Dec 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
Dec 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…
Dec 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…
Dec 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…




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