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City Council takes on goal setting for 2017

After seven-hour retreat, councilors identify more than a dozen

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Anarchy and a parking lot

Two years after approval, neighborhood takes notice

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MERGING THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE

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More than a dentist

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February 25, 2017

Public employees blast proposed PERS reforms

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Unfunded liability expected to be nearly $22 billion
More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 22, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Gov. Kate Brown speaks at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Salem Convention Center.
February 22, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau


MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI/CAPITAL BUREAU - Jesse Bounds runs a straw-compressing facility in Junction City, Ore., that state regulators claim was rebuilt on a wetland after a fire.
February 22, 2017

Bills propose to dispel Oregon wetland uncertainties

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Property owners have no reliable assurance their land is not designated a wetlands, which would restrict the parcel's utility.
February 22, 2017

Wilsonville Police Log

by Spokesman staff
February 22, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by Staff
February 22, 2017

News in Brief

by staff
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane speaks Monday, Feb. 20, at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum about the future of transportation in the Portland area.
February 20, 2017

Transit chief: Build light-rail line, three highway projects

by Peter Wong
TriMet general manager tells Washington County forum that all are needed , plus expanded bus service to reduce anticipated traffic congestion in 2040.
ELIZA GREENWOOD VIA PORTLAND URBAN COYOTE PROJECT - A coyote relaxing in a Portland-area yard. The animal has been a longtime headache to Southwest Portland residents, who wonder if its becoming more of a danger than an annoyance.
February 18, 2017

Urban coyotes raise quite a howl

by Hannah Rank
Reports of sightings increase, but local experts say the animals pose little threat to humans
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, a Lake Oswego resident, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A new Oregon Military Museum planned for Clackamas has been named in his honor.
February 17, 2017

An 'epic night of music' for an Oregon hero

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rock 'n' roll fundraiser will support the Oregon Military Museum, which is named for Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego attorney Sonya Fischer says she'll keep a small caseload at her private practice while serving on the Clackamas County Board of Commssioners, 'because I really enjoy helping people.'
February 16, 2017

Sonya Fischer vows to be 'a voice for human services'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego attorney says she'll bring her advocacy 'for people who are left out' to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Willamette Falls Symphony will present The Planet and the Heavens with music by Debussy, Strauss and Dvorak Feb. 19.
February 15, 2017

Big To Do

by Spokesman staff
What's happening in and around Wilsonville
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE-HOLE - (Left to right) Diana LoVerso, Zoe Niklas, Lonnie Duran and Kathleen Silloway rehearsed a scene Feb. 8 for The Laramie Project, playing two reporters interviews longtime residents of the Wyoming town of Laramie.
February 15, 2017

'Art, truth and beauty...and a little bit of caution'

by Claire Green
WilsonvilleSTAGE presents 'The Laramie Project'
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville resident Brad Isom is pleased to be back exhibiting a new round of watercolor paintings as the Wilsonville Public Librarys Artist of the Month.
February 15, 2017

Glorifying nature as he sees it

by Claire Green
Wilsonville Public Library welcomes artist Brad Isom as the Artist of the Month
February 15, 2017

Residential permit parking zoning approved

by Claire Green
City Council unanimously approved new ordinance on second reading
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Tim Knapp has been involved with more than a dozen boards and committees since moving to Wilsonville in 1986.  In honor of his committment to the City, the Rotary Club of Wilsonville has selected Knapp as a First Citizen nominee.
February 15, 2017

Two decades of service and counting

by Claire Green
Mayor of Wilsonville nominated as Rotary Club of Wilsonville's First Citizen
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - At Fun In The Park (FITP) 2016, children ran wild with delight, riding mechanical bulls, getting their faces painted, eating snow cones and watching live entertainment. But by December 2016, the past president of the FITP Organizing Committee, Bob Woodle, wasnt sure if there would be a 2017 event.
February 15, 2017

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

by Claire Green
Despite uncertainty at the end of 2016, Fun In The Park 2017 is back on track
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
February 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.

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Feb 13, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

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Feb 10, 2017

Nonprofit board member training

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Feb 09, 2017

Meeting set Feb. 23 on Stafford status

by Peter Wong
No action planned, but staff will explain next steps in Clackamas County's effort to resolve the long-standing question about urban reserves open to future development.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, a Lake Oswego resident, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A new Oregon Military Museum planned for Clackamas has been named in his honor.
Feb 09, 2017

An 'epic night of music' for an Oregon military hero

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rock 'n' roll fundraiser will support the Oregon Military Museum, which is named for Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Feb. 11 will see the return of Wing It childrens theater, with an interactive retelling of Hanzel and Gretel.
Feb 08, 2017

Big To Do

by Spokesman staff
Wilsonville Spokesman community calendar
SUBMITTED PHOTO - John Budiao has never been one to shy away from a challenge or say no when asked for help with a project. These qualities are some of the factors that got him a First Citizen nomination.
Feb 08, 2017

Inspiring the next generation

by Claire Green
Volunteer John Budiao nominated for First Citizen award
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Ten to 20 people show up to the Wilsonville Community Center Wednesday nights to play a selection of ukulele classics and modern adaptations.
Feb 08, 2017

Come on down to the ukulele jam

by Claire Green
Playing whatever feels right in the moment
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The possible alignments have been identified by City staff and consultants (shown in yellow and blue) with several possible bridge locations (shown in red) identified.
Feb 08, 2017

FRENCH PRAIRIE BRIDGE PLANNING LAUNCHED

by Claire Green
The first task force meeting established expectations for moving forward
SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left to right: Jack Grimley, Findlay general manager, Jan Rippey, founder of Dolly Partons Imagination Library (DPIL) in Wilsonville, and Patrick Duke, Wilsonville library director all gathered to set up a station within the Findlay dealership for children within the community to sign up to be a park of DPIL.
Feb 08, 2017

Promoting a legacy of literacy

by Claire Green
Findlay hosts Dolly Parton's Imagination Library as charity of the month
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Celebrating its 35th birthday, the Wilsonville Public Library is remembering its humble roots (bottom) in 1982 when it inhabited a mere 1,200-square-foot trailer off of Boones Ferry Road.
Feb 08, 2017

Put on your party hats

by Claire Green
The Wilsonville Public Library is celebrating its birthday
Feb 08, 2017

News in Brief

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Sonya Fischer
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego lawyer takes seat on Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Fischer was one of three finalists for Position 5 vacated by new Chairman Jim Bernard with two years remaining in the term.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Rev. David Alexander reads a portion of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty during a candle-lighting ceremony Feb. 1 at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego.
Feb 04, 2017

'A symbolic act of solidarity'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego candle-lighting ceremony, talk by author Harris Zafar are designed to show support for immigrants, refugees
SPOKESMAN BY COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville's Zach Reichle set the court on fire during a Jan. 31 game against Milwaukie, scoring a record-breaking 52 points.
Feb 03, 2017

Wilsonville's Zach Reichle delivers performance for the ages

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville High senior wing scores 56 points against Milwaukie, including 33 in the second half, in a performance that even prompted cheers from the home team crowd
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lan Su Garden, the metro areas only authentic Chinese garden, will be celebrating the New Year through Feb. 12 in its downtown location.
Feb 01, 2017

Big To Do

by Spokesman staff
All the things to see, do, and know in Wilsonville and the surrounding areas.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rotarian and volunteer Kyle Bunch is no stranger to the First Citizen award, having chaired the selection committee last year. But Bunch finds himself on the other side of the award this year as a nominee.
Feb 01, 2017

On the flipside

by Claire Green
Rotarian Kyle Bunch nominated for the First Citizen award
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The proposed map 9A includes two choice zones where families can select one of two middle schools to attend.
Feb 01, 2017

Proposal for final boundary includes 'choice schools'

by Andrew Kilstrom
'Choice' for families means unbalanced enrollments across middle schools in short term
SUBMITTED GRAPHIC - A few miles down the road from Wilsonville, a new cannabis campus is coming to Aurora. The proposed site for the new road into the campus doesnt look like much now, but conceptual designs show a gated entry and well-maintained landscaping.
Feb 01, 2017

Cannabis campus coming to county

by Claire Green
Congressmen and industry insiders show support for new venture in Aurora
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Even evening at Brenchley Estates, cars begin to line the two-lane street, narrowing it to a single lane.
Feb 01, 2017

The parking debate

by Claire Green
After nearly a year of complaints, parking permit zone ordinance passed first reading