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News in brief

Wilsonville Community Sharing announces new board Wilsonville Community Sharing, a local...

Big To-do

Big To-do

Thursday, April 23 LIVE JAZZ: Rebecca Hardiman and Tom Grant will perform at Restaurant...

THE MUSEUM THAT MOVES

THE MUSEUM THAT MOVES

Where can you take a ride on the last operating steam-powered, sternwheel tugboat in the country...

Arts festival gears up for sweet sixteenth year

Arts festival gears up for sweet sixteenth year

This year’s Wilsonville Festival of Arts features “several new wrinkles” to...

Race relations a problem, but let's not talk about it

Race relations a problem, but let's not talk about it

Recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans in other states have helped make race the...

Five rides for Wilsonville cyclists

Five rides for Wilsonville cyclists

May is not only a time for maypole dances and mother appreciation. It’s also National Bike...

Court rejects retroactive adjustments to PERS

Critics say decision will result in higher pension costs Oregon’s Supreme Court has ruled...

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May 20, 2015

Suit alleges assault by doctor at Coffee Creek

by The Spokesman
Two women have filed a lawsuit claiming that a doctor at Coffee Creek Correctional facility sexually assaulted them during mandatory gynecological examinations. The suit — brought by one former…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
RHOADES
May 13, 2015

WL-WV considers $88.9 million budget for 2015-16

by Kate Hoots
Recent PERS ruling not likely to affect 2015-16 schools budget The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board recessed briefly during its May meeting to allow the district’s citizen budget committee to…
May 13, 2015

Local doctor takes opioid abuse to Congress

by Kelsey O'Halloran
A Wilsonville resident was recently sworn in to testify before Congress about opioid abuse and treatment. Dr. Marvin Seppala, who has spent the past 27 years practicing addiction treatment, is…
PEGGY SAVAGE - A visitor inspects one of many quilts hanging on display in the Dibble House.
May 08, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show features more than quilts

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Quilt Show opened today to sunshine that promises to last the weekend -- perfect weather for strolling through Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex to check out the displays of…
May 07, 2015

Sprinkler credited with knocking out fire

by The Spokesman
The early morning blaze was caused by improper disposal of used rags, investigator says Authorities are crediting a fire sprinkler for preventing a Thursday morning blaze at OrePac in…
MAHS - Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday
May 06, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

by Peggy Savage
 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble…
DOWNS
May 06, 2015

Downs to expand leadership role

by Kate Hoots
WHS principal will move to district admin position July 1; search is on for his replacement Over the course of 16 years working in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Aaron Downs has…
May 13, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Thursday, April 23 LIVE JAZZ: Rebecca Hardiman and Tom Grant will perform at Restaurant Five-O-Three in West Linn, 21900 Willamette Drive No. 201, from 7 to 10 pm. Info: http://restaurant503.com…
May 05, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Today WALK FOR LUNCH: Join Walk Smart - in coordination with National Walk @ Lunch Day — for a 30-minute walk during lunch. To participate meet at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Portlands Gary Bockman - shown here in a Great American Stock Car race car - has been a driver, instructor, race official and organizer. Hes won two road course championships in the Great American Stockcar Series.
Apr 29, 2015

Oregon's racing history on view at World of Speed Museum

by John M. Vincent
Among the displays at the World of Speed museum, which opened last Friday, is a unique Chrysler Lebaron. You’re thinking, “Really? A Chrysler Lebaron?” But consider that this one held a world…
COURTESY: LEAH NASH FOR INVESTIGATEWEST - Justin Buri at his home in the St. Johns neighborhood on a recent April evening. Buri has seen firsthand the pressures of a changing housing market at his job with the Community Alliance of Tenants.
Apr 29, 2015

Buying a new home? Cash is king

by Lee van der Voo and James Gordon/Investigate West
Justin and Julieth Buri were about to lose. Again. This time it was a gold-colored bungalow, a 1,382-square-foot house on Northeast Fremont Street belonging to the estate of Veona Monroe, a…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - KULLA
Apr 29, 2015

Josh Kulla bids farewell to Spokesman

by The Spokesman
Longtime Wilsonville Spokesman reporter, photographer and assistant editor Josh Kulla has filed his last story for this newspaper. Kulla left the Spokesman to take a photographer position with…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - 'Wilsonville is choosing to maintain a position that we are not interested in licensing business that do not comply with state or federal law, and in this case federal law would be the applicable one,' Mayor Tim Knapp said.
Apr 29, 2015

City will continue ban on pot dispensaries

by Luke Roney
City policy prohibits businesses that are illegal under state or federal law Wilsonville’s yearlong moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries ends on May 1. But that doesn’t mean that pot…
Apr 22, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Thursday, April 23 LIVE JAZZ: Rebecca Hardiman and Tom Grant will perform at Restaurant Five-O-Three in West Linn, 21900 Willamette Drive No. 201, from 7 to 10 pm. Info: restaurant503.com…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Police reports
Apr 22, 2015

Police Reports

by The Spokesman
The Wilsonville Police Department operates under contract with the city of Wilsonville. All reports listed here are public record obtained from the Wilsonville Police Department. All persons…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Challenger 1 was driven by Mickey Thompson to a land speed record for a piston engine back in 1960. It now is on display at the World of Speed in Wilsonville, which opens April 24.
Apr 22, 2015

World of Speed to open doors Friday

by Josh Kulla
With mere days until its grand opening, things are getting hectic around the new World of Speed motorsports museum. After all, it has been a monumental task to transform a former Wilsonville…
Apr 22, 2015

Ultimate New Home showcase features stops in Wilsonville

by The Spokesman
Have you ever found yourself heading to open houses, with no intention of buying a new home, just to check out the latest in home design? If so, the Ultimate New Home Showcase is for you. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Community of Hope Church in Wilsonville  has participated  in 30 Hour Famine for 10 years. Many of last year's participants, shown here, are coming back this year, along with plenty of new faces.
Apr 22, 2015

Hungry for a cause

by Luke Roney
Community of Hope Church youth group members will join students throughout the world this weekend and forego food in an effort to put themselves, for a short time, in the place of the millions…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Community rooms at Portera at the Grove offer space for the 55-and-older residents to gather and relax in style.
Apr 22, 2015

Retirement at the Grove

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portera at the Grove is not your grandmother’s retirement home. Unless, that is, grandma is one of the first residents at the new, four-story 55-and-older complex, which features 112 spacious…




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