Wilsonville vet is dedicated to service

Wilsonville vet is dedicated to service

Editor’s note: As the Wilsonville Rotary Club’s Heart of Gold event approaches, the...

Economic growth sets new records for Wilsonville

Economic growth sets new records for Wilsonville

Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp used his recent State of The City speech to talk about not just the...

Trudy's Living Room focuses on relationships and community

Trudy's Living Room focuses on relationships and community

Wilsonville furniture store is known for its low prices and great customer service Trudy Palo has...

Two WLHS students killed in crash at Gorge

Two West Linn High School students were killed in a crash in the Gorge on Saturday. They are...

Final honors for Wilsonville veterans

Final honors for Wilsonville veterans

WHS freshman's Eagle Scout project honors military veterans at nearby Pleasant View Cemetery More...

Historic home shines again

Historic home shines again

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February 26, 2015

City, state work together to keep manufacturer

by Josh Kulla
TE Connectivity may be anonymous, but it accounts for hundreds of local jobs Wilsonville recently scored a bit of a business coup, with the retention of a relatively anonymous, but key local…
February 26, 2015

Jeanne Carver to speak at antique spinning wheel showcase

by Josh Kulla
The Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild will host Jeanne Carver as featured speaker during its annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase, March 14 at the Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora. Carver and…
February 25, 2015

City of Wilsonville to offer teen driving safety training for…

by Josh Kulla
March 3 session will be held at Wilsonville City Hall On Tuesday, March 3, the City of Wilsonville is hosting a “Train the Trainers” workshop for teen-driver safety advocates in partnership with…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Janna Hoehn stands in front of a display for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Funds Faces Never Forgotten project to honor soldiers who died in Vietnam.
February 25, 2015

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund trying to put faces to names of…

by Raymond Rendleman
Veterans advocacy groups are trying to obtain a photo of every soldier whose name is etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., all 58,300 of them. To date, Vietnam Veterans…
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February 25, 2015

West Linn lawmaker introduces ethics, campaign reform bills

by Patrick Malee
On Monday in Salem, Oregon House Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) introduced a series of bills that would significantly alter what she termed as “antiquated” state ethics and campaign laws. The…
February 25, 2015

In first press conference, Brown outlines her views

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that she will continue Oregon’s moratorium on executions, a policy initiated in 2011 by former Gov. John Kitzhaber. Oregon needs to have “a broader…
February 25, 2015

OSU expert recommends waiting to plant vegetable garden

by OSU Extension Service
A milder-than-usual winter has vegetable gardeners itching to get their hands in the soil. But that’s not a great idea. “One of the biggest mistakes people make is to plant too early,” said…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - DHMS latest survey revealed that Oregonians have a strong love for their home state, and therefore, the environment. Oregonians are more likely than Americans as a whole to believe the Earth is warming and its due to human-caused activity. However, there still is a lot of skepticism about climate change here - especially among Republicans.
February 25, 2015

Slim majority in Oregon backs carbon-fuel tax

by Steve Law
A majority of Oregonians say they’d support a tax on carbon-based fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s not a strong enough majority to uphold such a tax if it appeared on the…
February 25, 2015

Do you know an 'Amazing Kid?'

by (none)
Know a stand-out Wilsonville kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Spokesman is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…

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Feb 25, 2015

Police Reports

by Josh Kulla
The Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. All reports listed here are public records. All persons named therein are considered innocent…
Feb 25, 2015

News Briefs

by Josh Kulla
Film documenting persecution of Baha’is to be screened The 55-minute documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Maziar Bahari, which sparked the global “Education Is Not A Crime” campaign for…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF TVFR - TFF&R volunteers can help maintain and show off the agency's antique vehicles and equipment in a public relations role.
Feb 19, 2015

TVF&R recruiting volunteer firefighters

by Josh Kulla
Volunteer open house set for Saturday Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is now recruiting for responder and auxiliary volunteers who want to give back to their community through service. Information…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp said last week he favors action sooner rather than later when it comes to dealing with budget deficits such as the $1 million hole the city now faces with regard to its general fund.
Feb 18, 2015

Budget forecast: Deficit on the horizon

by Josh Kulla
Finance director emphasizes that forecast likely to change Despite relative financial stability in recent years, the City of Wilsonville now faces a likely general fund deficit of up to $1…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Secretary of State Kate Brown talked with reporters Friday afternoon outside her Capitol office, shortly after Gov. John Kitzhaber announced its resignation. Brown will become the state's 38th governor on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Feb 18, 2015

Kizhaber resigns as Oregon's governor

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Secretary of State Kate Brown to take office Wednesday SALEM — John Kitzhaber resigned Friday as governor of Oregon in the wake of an ethics scandal involving himself and his fiancee, Cylvia…
Feb 18, 2015

Timeline of ethics issues involving Gov. Kitzhaber

by Joe Beach/Capital Bureau
The following are some of the key dates related to the ethics scandal now threatening Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s unprecedented fourth term. • Oct. 8, 2014: Willamette Week reports that Cylvia…
Feb 18, 2015

Roberts happy to shed title of 'only' woman governor

by Peter Wong
Democrat Barbara Roberts of Portland made history 25 years ago, when she was the first woman to take the oath as Oregon’s 34th governor. Today, when Democrat Kate Brown of Portland is sworn in…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville mom Kayti Graham and her son Hudson pose in the home office where she operates Cute As a Button Baby Boutique between naps. If I couldnt work with him, she says, then I wouldnt be doing this.
Feb 18, 2015

Cute As a Button is all business when it comes to babies

by Josh Kulla
New Wilsonville online business offers locally sourced baby and infant products and clothing As is so often the case with small business start-ups, it took the encouragement of friends to get…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: DANNY ABREGO - Donna Bane is dedicated to children of all ages. From the Kiwanis Kids Fun Run to her work at Parrott Creek Ranch for juvenile offenders it doesnt matter; if youre a young person there is probably something she can do for you.
Feb 18, 2015

First Citizen nominee is dedicated to kids

by Josh Kulla
Active volunteer Donna Bane is among four nominees for the honor This isn’t the first time Donna Bane has been nominated for the Wilsonville Rotary Club’s First Citizen award, but it still comes…
Feb 18, 2015

Kate Brown's rise to the governorship

by Peter Wong
Active in Oregon politics for more than two decades, Brown succeeds John Kitzhaber, who announced he will resign Kate Brown has had a slow rise to Oregon's governorship. She is a native of…




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