West Linn's Opinions

July 02, 2015

TriMet tax hike won't be too painful

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
July 02, 2015

Reader's letter

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Assistant City Attorney position does not assist anyone Name a city, besides West Linn, where the City Council lets an “assistant” attorney provide over 97 percent of their legal advice without…
Pugmire Hole
July 02, 2015

Don't let bullies push you out of your favorite spots

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Living in the bustling Portland Metro area has prompted me to consider many things I’ve rarely dwelt on before and this week it is the magic formula of designing vital and functional public…
June 25, 2015

Assembling a barbecue can be a character-building experience

by Mikel Kelly
I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I'm sure you're asking, “Kelly, why would you even TRY something that…
June 25, 2015

Be smart and keep safe this summer

by Pamplin Media Group
Summer may not officially begin until late June, but with school out and recent hot temperatures, it’s officially time for a safety reminder for those seeking fun in the sun, whether it be in…
June 25, 2015

Reader's letter

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Good to live in West Linn On June 10 at Mary S. Young Park a man had an apparent heart attack. He was pulling invasive weeds with others when he collapsed. Two nurses walking near by were on him…
June 18, 2015

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
What’s next for West Linn? I recently attended the Robinwood Neighborhood Association meeting where several residents from outside the neighborhood came to express their concern, frustration,…
June 18, 2015

Support change to road maintenance funding

by Stephen Bates
On November 4, 2003, the people of Clackamas County voted on Measure 3-115. This measure would allow Clackamas County to assess a new tax for Road and Street Maintenance. The people said “NO” by…
June 18, 2015

The former glory of Fleet Week

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Unfortunately for me, I was too swamped this Rose Festival season to attend any of the special events, telling myself ‘There’s always next year.” As I commuted to work each morning of the…
June 11, 2015

Keep Stafford Basin rural

by Bob Thomas
The cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tualatin surround the large rural area of about 4,000 acres known as Stafford Basin. These three cities and Stafford Basin all lay within Clackamas…

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Jun 04, 2015

Bus drivers deserve fair wage

by West Linn-Wilsonville School District bus drivers
As the West Linn-Wilsonville school bus drivers prepare to negotiate a new contract with First Student School Bus Transportation Services, we wish to bring some issues to the community’s…
Frank
Jun 04, 2015

Support West Linn and its hard-working staff

by Thomas Frank
I want to thank everyone who took the time to speak with me at their doorstep, living room or kitchen table over the last three months of my campaign for mayor. Although the election didn’t go…
Jun 04, 2015

Reader's letter

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Sorry to see market schedule change I realize that many, if not most will consider what I am about to express as antiquated, myopic and/or Christian-centric. I also realize it is too late in the…
KELLY
Jun 04, 2015

There's a reason they don't ask me to make speeches

by Mikel Kelly
They let me out of the office this week to go talk to a group. That doesn’t happen too much — not only because I’m a lousy public speaker (which I am), but also because nobody with any sense…
May 28, 2015

Search close to home for PCC president

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
AXELROD
May 28, 2015

Thank You West Linn

by Russ Axelrod
I want to thank all West Linn citizens for participating and voting in the recent special election. According to Clackamas County Elections, the average turnout in a special election in West…
May 28, 2015

Come meet your elected representatives

by Jenni Tan and Russ Axelrod
This year, one of the City Council’s goals is citizen engagement. One part of that goal is scheduling a series of listening opportunities for us to learn from you — the community — about your…
May 14, 2015

Neighbors Helping Neighbors shows community at its best

by Lori Hall
I had the pleasure of witnessing West Linn at its finest May 2 during Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Run entirely by a team of volunteers, this event not only transforms yards, but lives. Each…
May 14, 2015

PERS ruling pushes state to the edge

by Editorial Board
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 14, 2015

Readers' letters

by (None)
Frank will do the right thing I’ve seen him as a loving father and husband. I’ve experienced him as a caring, trusted neighbor. And I’ve observed him being a responsible citizen, a productive…




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