An uphill battle

An uphill battle

Residents, school district clash over proposed Sunset Primary School construction On a surface...

Setting a new benchmark

Setting a new benchmark

Junior Girl Scouts build benches for WL parks in effort to break stereotypes On Saturday, May 14,...

Busy months ahead for WL parks

Busy months ahead for WL parks

New Willamette River Trail nearing completion West Linn is well-known for its plethora of parks,...

A day to give back

A day to give back

Hundreds turn out for Take Care of West Linn Day A dreary Oregon morning didn’t stop...

Driver hauling double-trailer for FedEx arrested for DUII on I-5

Driver hauling double-trailer for FedEx arrested for DUII on I-5

Reports of a double-length semitruck weaving in traffic and not maintaining a consistant speed...

One lucky duck

One lucky duck

PAWS Animal Shelter rescues, rehabilitates injured duck Sharon Murphy has seen a lot in her 17...

Trout season opens May 22

Trout season opens May 22

Grab your rod and head out as rivers and streams open for season Trout fishing enthusiasts will...

SNOW GUARANTEE  (or)  Spring weather will determine fate of snowpack

SNOW GUARANTEE (or) Spring weather will determine fate of snowpack

It’s the classic case of wait and see. On Thursday, April 28, hydrologists with the USDA...

Artists find inspiration, connection in Free Comic Book Day

Artists find inspiration, connection in Free Comic Book Day

Some shops have block-long lines as fans wait their turn to grab 10 comics In the middle of a...

Planning commission denies new development

Planning commission denies new development

34-home subdivision was proposed at 18000 Upper Midhill Drive The property has been in limbo for...

West Linn children's librarian selected as Caldecott Medal judge

West Linn children's librarian selected as Caldecott Medal judge

Will serve on 2018 committee for prestigious children's book award Come January 2017, Sarah...

A glowing success

A glowing success

West Linn High School grad appears on 'America's Greatest Makers' Zach Vorhies still thinks about...

Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

$150 million bridge project will be discussed at 2017 Legislature Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited...

The sparkplug for change

The sparkplug for change

LOT project proved to be impetus for political upheaval in West Linn What follows is the second...

'Dressed to the nines'

'Dressed to the nines'

Local woman remembers many encounters with Prince When news broke of Prince’s sudden death...

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Metro's Jennifer Wilson, left, gives guidance to Portland State student Jeremiah Green.
May 21, 2016

Native Plant Center gets help from community

by Andrew Kilstrom
Metro, volunteers aim to repopulate native plants at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Oregon, and more specifically the Portland area, has changed drastically in the past couple centuries or so. With…
ODOT - The new shuttle service begins May 27.
May 20, 2016

New Columbia Gorge Express bus servicelaunches May 27

by Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation will launch its new Columbia Gorge Express bus Friday, May 27 with round-trip service linking the Gateway Transit Center with Rooster Rock State Park and…


Kathy Ludwig
May 19, 2016

WL-WV announces superintendent finalist

by Andrew Kilstrom
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced one finalist for its superintendent search Monday, May 16. Kathy E. Ludwig, currently the district’s deputy superintendent, has been selected…
May 19, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 5/7 12:33…
SMITH
May 17, 2016

Smith, Humberston appear headed for runoff in Clackamas County

by Pamplin Media Group
Incumbent Tootie Smith appears headed for a November runoff election against challenger Ken Humberston in the race for Position 4 on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Second returns…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will face Republican Dennis Richardson for the secretary of state's post in the November general election.
May 17, 2016

Avakian, Richardson will battle for secretary of state post

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian appears to have won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. As of 10:15 p.m., Avakian had 39 percent of the vote leading state Rep. Val…
SCHRADER
May 17, 2016

Schrader wins race for Position 3 on Clackamas County commission

by Pamplin Media Group
Martha Schrader appears to be on her way to another term as a Clackamas County commissioner. Updated returns Wednesday morning showed Schrader with 52.6 percent of the vote, followed by Steve…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSHUA KULLA - Multnomah Eduation Service District nurse Laurie Coe talks about her passion for school nursing in her office at Reynolds Middle School.
May 16, 2016

Oregon schools lack enough nurses for student population, needs

by Shasta Kearns Moore
When a crisis happens, most people reflexively shrink back. Nurses rush forward. But now, some say, it’s the nurses themselves who are in crisis. Oregon school nurses are operating at staffing…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Four candidates will compete in the May 17 primary for chair of the Clackamas County Commission (from left): John Ludlow, Dan Holladay, Paul Savas and Jim Bernard.
May 15, 2016

Clackamas County commission chair contest echoes four-way race…

by Peter Wong
Four years ago, John Ludlow of Wilsonville was opposed by two incumbent commissioners and a prominent official from outside Clackamas County government in their contest for board chairman. In…

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: HILLARY BORRUD/EO MEDIA GROUP - Willamette University student Nastja Nykaza, 19, said she plans to vote this year but is not sure whether her vote will make a difference.
May 14, 2016

Candidates, parties shake off 'bland' politics to attract young…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon is among the easiest places in the nation to vote, with a vote-by-mail system and an automatic voter registration program. Still, turnout among the state’s youngest voters has…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new book will be released in time for Clackamas Community College's 50th anniversary.
May 14, 2016

Clackamas Community College bares its 'Art & Soul'

by Clackamas Community College
As Clackamas Community College moved toward its 50th anniversary, college staff carefully considered how to mark the occasion in a way that was reflective of the past while opening the door to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Latin American singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez is performing at Clackamas Community Colleges World Language Week festivities.
May 12, 2016

Local news in brief

by Tidings
CREST farm gearing up for summer goodies West Linn-Wilsonville’s Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technologies (CREST) is has multiple upcoming agricultural opportunities for…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Bennett Moscato, right, presents the rubbing of Howard Reed's name to Christiana, left, and Ginniane Gotter.
May 12, 2016

Remembering the forgotten war

by Andrew Kilstrom
Students honor, acknowledge Korean War veterans The Wall of Remembrance at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea, stands in a massive semi-circle. Twelve feet high, the…
May 12, 2016

Voters to weigh in on emergency radio bond

by Patrick Malee
$58.7 million bond would boost West Linn's emergency communications In December 2012, when West Linn Police Captain Neil Hennelly was on scene helping respond to the Clackamas Town Center…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brothers Dylan and Wesley Harkavy have been building thing for most of their lives, and they parlayed their talents into their own business, Harkavy Furniture, a year and a half ago.
May 12, 2016

Born to build

by Patrick Malee
Local custom furniture business is a family affair Dylan and Wesley Harkavy first discovered their shared gift in Tijuana, Mexico, when they still in grade school. The brothers from West Linn…
May 12, 2016

Thinking about naming your new daughter Emma? Think again

by The Spokesman
Check out Oregon's most popular baby names for 2015 Susie, Sally, Simon? What were the most popular baby names in Oregon for 2015? The Social Security Agency recently released the list, along…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Many of the tiny home kits are being purchased for guest houses or studios.
May 12, 2016

Tiny Homes 'Street of Dreams' coming to Portland this summer

by Jake Bartman
America is in the midst of a tiny house craze. With the proliferation of shows like “Tiny House Nation,” “Tiny House World” and “Tiny House Hunting,” along with countless websites and blogs…
May 12, 2016

Arch bridge, municipal fiber planning continue to progress

by Patrick Malee
Request for Proposals for fiber consultant to be sent later this month Slowly but surely, West Linn is moving forward with alternative plans for the Arch Bridge area. At a May 2 work session,…
May 12, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 4/30 4:30…