Finding the story behind the grave

West Linn Tidings - News
West Linn artist attempts to find life story behind girl who died young in a school for young people at Marylhurst

Despite new bucks, PERS still could gobble up school budgets

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers trying to control retirement costs, but grants to local districts might not be enough to block funding erosion.

Mayor discusses emerging public projects, embracing…

West Linn Tidings - News
Russ Axelrod is one of 11 mayors who spoke at the Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum May 23 that focuses on cities.

Rose Festival royalty

West Linn Tidings - News
Otto was named King of the 2019 Rose Festival Canine Court at Wednesday's pageant

West Linn Police Log

West Linn Tidings - News
Information for the public safety column comes from the public records of the West Linn Police Department

News in brief

West Linn Tidings - News
Historical Society holds rummage sale; city manager review period extended

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills move forward

Portland Tribune - News
Criminal justice policies are Legislature's theme of the week, including bill to reform how juveniles accused of violent crimes are tried and…

Council draws out rules discussion

West Linn Tidings - News
The West Linn City Council began working on its rules in January, after Monday night's meeting they still weren't done

Community elects King Martin to school board

West Linn Tidings - News
Thompson in lead for Position 4 but Ferris is close behind, with 48% of the vote

Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

Portland Tribune - News
Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive.

Chris Groener keeps seat on Clackamas Community College…

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon City rep fends off two opponents in the May 21 election, H. J. Harrer and Paul A. DiMilla.

Lawmakers wrestle with plans for kicker 'windfall'

Portland Tribune - News
Paying down PERS debt is one strategy, and others want to 'sock it away' for a rainy budget day

Ill-fated vaccine fight stoked grassroots anger

Portland Tribune - News
Motivated citizens, egged on by social media campaigns and powerful anti-vaccine groups, left some legislators shaken.

Cap-and-trade bill takes step toward reality

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark carbon pricing proposal moved out of committee on a party-line vote after months of hearings and amendments.

Oregon's roads, bridges and pipes don't pass engineers'…

Portland Tribune - News
With a big quake looming, civil engineers society says state needs to spend billions to improve infrastructure.

Oregon taxpayers will get $1 billion back in 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Economists say the kicker is double the predicted amount and would be the largest in state history.

Controversy plagues West Linn-Wilsonville School Board race

Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
Social media smears, emails impact school board candidates and their families

Rep. Kurt Schrader jumps into post office fray

West Linn Tidings - News
With the post office's second lease extension expiring in October, citizens hope a solution comes soon.

Erupting with creativity at Arts and Technology High School

West Linn Tidings - News
West Linn-Wilsonville School District invites public to May 18 student art show

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Portland Tribune - News
Attempts to rein in Oregon's hugely complicated retirement system have left agencies and others with high costs.

State economy stays hot, adding 3,300 jobs in April

Portland Tribune - News
State employment officials said new jobs were added mostly in health care and social assistance, and in leisure and hospitality.

Council considers another legal services ballot measure

West Linn Tidings - News
Councilors want more authority of the City's legal services and hope a ballot ammending charter language could give them that.

Clackamas woman gets a taste of business

West Linn Tidings - News
With the help of her dad, Mychal Elmore turns a vacant room in the Willamette Corporate Center into Mychal's Cafe.

Flowers for funding

West Linn Tidings - News
West Linn Adult Community Center annual plant sale fundraiser took place May 9-10.

Baby shower, supply drive benefit disadvantaged mothers,…

West Linn Tidings - News
A West Linn mom uses her baby shower to help other moms and babies through Mother and Child center.

Senate approves business tax to boost school budgets

Portland Tribune - News
Governor plans to sign legislation; Democrats give up two key bills to coax Republicans back to the Senate for a floor vote.

Public records rule change slipping 'through the cracks'

Portland Tribune - News
Proposal to fine jurisdictions when they don't comply runs into well-organized opposition as it heads to the Senate.

LO pivots on Luscher Trails, looks to bring farm into UGB

Lake Oswego Review - News
Clackamas County denied City's application for trails on property that's currently zoned for farm use

History without walls

West Linn Tidings - News
'Moore and McLoughlin: Similar Yet Different.' Meet the men who impacted West Linn history

News in brief

West Linn Tidings - News
Voices from the past returns, Watch those weeds around your property and head to the Tualatin Bird Festival

West Linn Police Log

West Linn Tidings - News
Information for the public safety column comes from the public records of the West Linn Police Department.

Camassia Nature Preserve shows off its color

West Linn Tidings - News
The Nature Conservancy property adjacent to I-205 is a popular site for portrait photographs and bird watchers.

TVFR issues outdoor burn ban

West Linn Tidings - News
Rule does not effect safe backyard recreational fires, which must be in a pit or container

Teachers from across region speak out at RedForEd…

Portland Tribune - News
Voices from Troutdale, Sandy, Canby, Forest Grove, Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gladstone

Red for Ed: Teachers rally for school funding

West Linn Tidings - Education
Schools closed throughout Oregon as teachers walk out in protest of state education funding.

City gets creative to balance 2020-21 budget

West Linn Tidings - News
As expenses rise for the City of West Linn, it has been forced to cut back on personnel and raise utilities and other fees for residents.

City reduces neighborhood association postcard…

West Linn Tidings - News
Budget committee lets neighborhood associations keep their city stipends but reduces funds for neighborhood postcards.

Support moms and babies

West Linn Tidings - News
Robinwood Station is holding a supply drive for families of young children, pregnant moms

Royalty for a night

West Linn Tidings - News
West Linn High School hosted its traditional May Day performance Friday, May 3

Two I-205 sound walls approved by voters

West Linn Tidings - News
ODOT expects the two soundwalls to cost $1.86 million in total. They will go up as ODOT widens I-205 between Stafford Road and OR 43.

City dramatically raises fees for records requests

West Linn Tidings - News
Attorney reviewed records request may require requestor to help cover some of the fees.

Help City evaluate its manager

West Linn Tidings - News
Citizen comments will be taken through May 10 for performance evalution of Eileen Stein

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to…

Portland Tribune - News
Despite a persistent, vocal opposition, the bill limiting medical execptions passed easily.

Regional Business News

West Linn Tidings - News
Banner Bank, Coldwell Banker Bain and Chamber of Commerce events all in this week's business news

TVF&R seeks 5-year extension of tax levy

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Rate would remain unchanged from 2014; district extends from east Washington County into three other counties and serves more than 500,000 people.

Art & Garden Gala

West Linn Tidings - News
Fundraiser helps maintain historic McLean Park, House for future gnerations

West Linn Police Log

West Linn Tidings - News
Information for the public safety column comes from the public records of the West Linn Police Department.

Youth recovery center hosts open house

West Linn Tidings - News
The Family Inspired Recovery Center, which opens in May, will serve young people struggling with substance abuse.

Annual honor shines spotlight on region's 'Amazing…

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group event highlights the accomplishments of 28 young people from across the region.

TriMet schedules paper ticket exchanges

Portland Tribune - News
The regional transit agency is ending paper and mobile tickets, but exchanging existing ones for

Metro chief operating officer announces retirement

Portland Tribune - News
The elected regional government will conduct a national search for a replacement that is expected to take several months.

Local teens arrested for park vandalism

West Linn Tidings - News
Griffin Collins of West Linn and Alec Senner of Lake Oswego were arrested for the December vandalism at Mary S. Young Park.

Erosion closes Maddax viewing platform, maybe…

West Linn Tidings - News
The parks department is weighing the costs of repairing the bank beneath Maddax platform.

West Linn author comes out with first novel

West Linn Tidings - News
Dede Montgomery's 'Beyond the Ripples' explores the ties that bind people together.

Car burglaries force increased patrols at daycares

West Linn Tidings - News
In April, three reported car breakins occured at West Linn daycares while parents picked up or dropped off kids.

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine plans compelling…

West Linn Tidings - News
Dr. Donna Beegle dropped out, but eventually got out of poverty, and will deliver keynote speech at fundraiser

Looking back: History through the lens

West Linn Tidings - News
Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910: Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire…

National nonprofit: Willamette River 5th most…

West Linn Tidings - News
Report published this week detailed the most threatened watersheds from coast to coast

Art & Garden Gala to benefit historic McLean House

West Linn Tidings - News
Multiple nurseries will have plant stock on hand and environmental nonprofits will have representatives available for advice and conversation.

West Linn-Wilsonville has some amazing youth

West Linn Tidings - News
Two local students will be among 27 youths honored in a special publication in all Pamplin Media Group newspapers next week.

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