Be safe with your backyard burning

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Escaped debris burns are the leading human cause of wildfire in Oregon, particularly in the spring and fall when people think it is safe and…

Wilsonville Police Log

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Police Department is under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public…

Legislative races set for south county

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
November contests are lining up for Rep. Richard Vial in the House and Sen. Kim Thatcher in the Senate.

High school reporters can help with concussion project

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
We are still looking for high school students interested in sharing their stories or digging up the truth about concussion risk in their schools or…

Schools rush to help Marylhurst students affected by closure

Lake Oswego Review - News
University will host a transfer information session on campus Thursday, with 23 colleges expected to attend

FLIR System on the cutting edge of smart traffic systems

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville company's traffic sensor aims to improve both safety and efficiency

CITY RE-EXAMINING USE OF SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITIES

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
If they build it and you helped pay for it, can you use it? Wilsonville looks to school sports facilities in counting inventory of sports resources

Emma tops the charts for baby names - again

West Linn Tidings - News
Oregon's most popular baby names for 2017 look a lot like those for 2016...and for several years before that

Wilsonville makes the case for the 'Dip'

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville close to authorizing extension of urban renewal district for bridge on Boeckman Road

People of Providence - Meet R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S.,…

Portland Tribune - News
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Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

Wilsonville in brief

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
I-5 study continues; Coffee Creek environmental efforts honored; 'Fill the Boot' returning to Wilsoville streets

WILSONVILLE GETS TO WERK

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Hundreds of Wilsonville residents were hard at WERK Saturday, May 12, during its annual Wilsonville Environmental Resource Keepers event. The…

Schrader leading Wright in Democratic race for 5th…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Incumbent ahead with 86.5 percent of votes; Mark Callahan leads the field in the Republican primary

Buck, Lewis headed for Metro Council runoff

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego city councilor wins primary handily, but margin isn't enough to avoid a showdown in November

Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall will face runoff election

Clackamas Review - News
Sherry Healy and Pamela White, the two candidates trying to unseat incumbent, now down to just White

Paul Savas wins third term on Clackamas County Commission

Sandy Post - News
Savas - who was challenged by Oak Grove resident Peter Winter and Louise Lopes of Mulino - came in at 60 percent

Diller in strong lead for Democratic spot SD 13

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
With 60 percent of the vote in early returns, Wilsonville's Paul Diller appears to have defeated Sarah Grider for the Dem ticket on Sen. Thatcher's…

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend, Portland retired pilot Greg Wooldridge and Bend businessman Sam Carpenter ended a bitter battle for the GOP nomination…

Rep. Richard Vial leading in House District 26 Republican…

The Times - News
Incumbent Rep. Richard Vial currently leads opponent Dan Laschober by 2-1 margin.

Wilsonville library director nabs 'great honor'

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Pat Duke is named the state's Librarian of the Year, after 14 years as director of Wilsonville Library

Metro sides with city in dispute over Basalt Creek

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The contested region of undeveloped area between Wilsonville and Tualatin will be designated for industrial use

Police log

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Police Department is under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public…

Getting back to their roots

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Garden Club's plant sale benefits CCC horticulture program, aims to promote garden education

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Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

MAKING AN IMPACT

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Pamplin Media Group series will conduct the first-ever analysis of high school concussions in Oregon

Fourth concussion was the tipping point

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
A contested rebound, a fall to the ground and Sami Howard's life changed forever

West Linn-Wilsonville makes Top 10 in prestigious ranking

Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
2018 U.S. News and World Report releases list of best high schools in the state and nation

FOR THE CHILDREN

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The Rite Aid Distribution Center's annual plant sale returned May 4-5 to Wilsonville, with proceeds benefitting Doernbecher's Children's Hospital. In…

Advocate champions Wall of Remembrance

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Hannah Kim travels to Wilsonville amid 50-state tour to Korean War memorials in bid to raise funds for national memorial

Amazing Kids 2018: Movies offer student a lens for life

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Arts and Technology student, Jacob Thompson, credits film for getting him through challenging times

Westside MAX train service disrupted for 6 days

Portland Tribune - News
Blue and Red Line riders should add 30 minutes to their commute during work near Providence Park.

Wilsonville man dreams big with summer bike event

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Long distance road 'mondo' events could lead to more high-profile racing events, say organizers

Police log

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Police Department is under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public…

Pair will vie for Thatcher's spot in the Oregon Senate

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville law professor and Newberg educator face off in the May Democratic primary

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Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

'John Hughes High' is some kinda wonderful

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville actors join teens from across metro area in world premiere of musical

Metro District 2 race focuses on transportation, housing…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Buck, Dominguez, Lewis and Pauli will face off for a full term in the May 15 primary election

Peter versus Goliath

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego resident Peter Wright takes on the role of underdog in a challenge he hopes will 'nudge' U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader

Local dancers prepare for Portland Ballet's spring show

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Two Wilsonville dancers under the lights when Portland Ballet's Current/Classic hits the stage

THESE KIDS ARE TRULY AMAZING

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Inside this week's Spokesman is a special magazine dedicating to the Amazing Kids in Wilsonville and surrounding metro cities

Backyard Habitats seek to foster harmonius…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Lisa Brice and Steve Benson recently became Wilsonville's first certified Backyard Habitat

Activist lobbies for national war memorial

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Kim aims to help promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. Given the level of tensions in the region today, her mission could not be timelier.

City residents may see rise in trash, recycling fees

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Proposal includes tying fees to the inflation index and charging more for recycling

Region participates in National Drug Take Back Day

Portland Tribune - News
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs on Saturday, April 28 across Oregon.

Sherry Hall faces two opponents for election clerk

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
VIDEO: Sherry Healy, Pamela White will challenge the incumbent in the May primary for Clackamas County

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

Newcomer Louise Lopes hopes to bring fresh…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
'I don't have a magic wand, and for me being new it would be a learning curve, but I'd just love to jump in and do what I can.'

Fishing restriction gutted for Wilsonville dock

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City opts to remove ban on fishing from Memorial Park dock, despite some concerns about conflicts with boaters

News in Brief

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City of Wilsonville hosts day to dispose of bulky waste; multiple city advisory commissions have openings

BUSINESS DISTRICTS ATTRACT CORPORATIONS

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Well-planned business districts make Wilsonville and Lake Oswego popular choices for companies seeking homes

Upgrading water treatment plant could be expensive

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Cost of expansion in 25 years could equal City of Wilsonville's original investment

Does Wilsonville need more sports fields?

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City council debaes whether school sports fields should be included in the 'inventory' of available sport facilities

Oregon City company makes wake over potential…

Clackamas Review - News
Active Water Sports worries about new version of House Bill 4099 to prohibit wake-enhancing devices between river mile 30 and 50 of the Willamette

A home for the bees

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville celebrates Earth Day by boosting pollinator plants in Memorial Park and hosting tours at CREST, the local farm-to-school facility

Old Town residents unhappy with road extension

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville looks for feedback on nearly complete designs of 5th Street extension to Kinsman Road

Wilsonville task force recommends Boones Ferry Road…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Bike/pedestrian bridge would provide route across the Willamette River for emergency crews

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Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

World of Speed co-founder dies, leaving lasting…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Dave Bany, car-lover and amateur guitarist, gifts communities with two nonprofits dedicated to motorsports and music

Brown signs tax bill; calls for special session

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The legislation prevents owners of so-called pass-through businesses - sole proprietorships, partnership, limited liability corporations and…

Open houses seek feedback on tolling

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold open houses on five tolling options during the rest of the month.

HISTORY OF MUSIC

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Performers bring the sounds of the European Renaissance to the library's Book Notes concert series

Sea lions cause for concern for local anglers

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Association of NW Steelheaders seeks action as sea lions decimate salmon, steelhead populations in Willamette River

PGE to fund electric vehicle programs

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Oregon Public Utility Commission authorizes up to $3.8 million to be spent in service area, including help for TriMet.

They'll be walking with purpose in Lake Oswego this…

Lake Oswego Review - Education
Hundreds are expected to join the 11th-annual Walk4Water on Saturday to help improve the lives of Zambian villagers

Savas bids for third county board term

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Extensive knowledge and connections in community would be asset in a third term, he says

Heritage group hopes for permanent West Linn Paper…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
$45,000 grant from Clackamas County will fund a feasibility study and concept plan

Responding to domestic abuse

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office develops new training material for law enforcement agencies across the state

The Wilsonville Spokesman needs YOU!

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Looking for fun, literate, observant Wilsonvillians seeking the glory of writing for a newspaper

Wilsonville will move signal at Fred Meyer…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The city will also replace water treatment plant outfall to comply with regulations

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

Getting the boot

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Future of Fill the Boot fundraiser in Wilsonville is in question after 2017 missteps

Rurey's exhibit in Wilsonville shows forgiveness in…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Portland-based woodcarver displays work at Clackamas Community College Wilsonville campus

Library reveals (some) renovations

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Public Library re-opens teen area and children's room amid rennovation project

Clackamas Community College ranked top nursing…

Clackamas Review - News
For 2015-17, all nursing students passed NCLEX exam at CCC, the only Oregon nursing program with a 100 percent pass rate

Proposed LO events center rejected

West Linn Tidings - News
Developer of project at Third Street and B Avenue in Lake Oswego plans to appeal the 3-2 decision

VIDEO: Bots do battle at FIRST Robotics tourney

Portland Tribune - News
Thousands gather at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, April 7 for regional championship.

SMART planning for the future

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville transit provider hopes to expand services inside and outside community

Oregon seeks stability for 'dreamers'

West Linn Tidings - News
After preserving dreamers' ability to obtain resident tuition at state colleges and renew driver's licenses, Oregon lawmakers look at ways to remove…

Public access to Willamette River up for debate

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville considers allowing fishing at Memorial Park but not swimming or other recreation

SPOKESMAN PET CONFIDENTIAL

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
We know Wilsonville has some great pets out there and we want to give those critters their moment in the sun. The Spokesman will regularly 'expose'…

Broadening a world-view

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Local family spends 18 months teaching educators in Samoa how to spread the love of learning

Garbage rates go up this month

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Surcharges of $2 for residential and 4 percent for commercial service apply outside cities; increases prompted by China's more restrictive standards…

Wilsonville's Kinsman Road connector design nearly…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Transportation project pushed back to 2019 because of $4.5 million shortfall

Wilsonville news in brief

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Tourism grants distributed in community and in-person and live open house events examine transportation

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

Wilsonville resolves water intake dispute

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City will retain current number of water pumps at its water treatment plant, despite new joint agreement for future expansion

Let the games begin!

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The City of Wilsonville's annual Easter egg hunt, courtesy of Parks and Rec, attracts hundreds of youngsters

Pamplin Media rolls out press plant expansion

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Total control of the product major inspiration behind bringing all PMG publications under one roof

NEW RIDE is a SCREAM

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Adrenaline Peak replaces Oaks Park's aging roller coaster, opening in time for Spring Break

Love at first bite

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Rosemarie Acker and Frank Walsh met only a year ago, but their relationship has blossomed into a deep connection that feels as old as time

Wilsonville History

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Department of Corrections was continuing to insist that the best site for a new Oregon prison was the former site of the Dammash State Hospital (now…

Wilsonville to bolster wayfinding signage

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City enters into agreement to assess and add wayfinding signs in city core, possibly more

Portland's Kabir Muthu crowned spelling champ

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Boones Ferry Primary students competes at regional contest; Access Academy seventh-grader heads to national contest

Wilsonville news in brief

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Give input on ODOT I-5 study via online survey; City adjusts budget for Wilsonville Road/I-5 interchange work

Booming Wilsonville housing market could be…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
After finally surpassing the zenith of 2008, real estate prices continue to rise in the City, causing some to worry if there is enough affordable…

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
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State appeals ruling that blocked sentencing reform

Portland Tribune - News
The appeal of a Clackamas County Circuit Court decision to block the reforms could head straight to the Oregon Supreme Court because of legislation…

Share the beach during plover season

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Respect restricted sand areas where threatened birds nest and raise their young

A surge in literacy

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
An unlikely group helps fund literacy program across the state for early readers through Imagination Library
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I empathize with residents of the Ardenwald neighborhood regarding the newly discovered/revealed elevated light rail bridge (Ardenwqald neighborhood livid over lighjt rail bridge, July 1) and other issues that have cropped up in relation to it, but the truth is light rail is going through this "locally preferred alternative" whether we like it or not.


In the early part of the decade when Tri-Met was talking in terms of another light rail election in '04 or '06, the agency was quite magnanimous about the mitigations it would provide to protect our livability, but since they acquired financing without a vote, all niceties are forgotten. Livability is very seldom mentioned.

TriMet's job is to put in a light rail line, and that's what they're going to do. Our council's job is to protect the city, and so far they're not doing a very good job. Since well before the ill-conceived "memorandum of understanding" they entered into with Tri-met to the present, the citizens are not being well represented. The present Ardenwald dilemma is a case in point.

Council should have given staff explicit instructions to be conscientious regarding infringements on neighborhoods, churches and schools from the very beginning. Staff should now be the devil's advocate on every inch of that rail line, using their expertise to question all decisions that might negatively effect the city. That should be their job, not to be the automatic support system and enabler for Tri-met. Something is turned around here, and it is not serving the city well.

As for the Balfour house mentioned in the article, light rail will cause more crime problems in the city in a week than that place will in a year. Tri-met has had over 22 years to perfect a security system with various degrees of failure, and although they are now talking in terms of beefed up police presence and different strategies, the key will be what happens to Clackamas Tow Center when the new Green Line opens this fall.

Of great concern is what quality amenities, design, material and workmanship will be incorporated into the entire project. After attending several Citizens Action Committtee meetings, the budget seems to be of constant concern to committee members, and only just recently TriMet agreed to bring it to the group. A major fear is that too much will be spent on the bridge crossing at one end and the effort to reach Park Street on the other, resulting in quality cuts for everything in between. We do not need a shabbily constructed, seedy rail line coming through Milwaukie. After all, when you're running 150-plus trains a day down a 75-foot swath right into the gut of a town, you had better find a way to make it lovable to somebody besides the builder.

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