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Sports

Renegades girls rugby team seeking new members for 2019

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Sports Miles Vance
No experience is necessary for new players, and practices open this week at WLHS

No. 1 Wilsonville shows why in win over Lions

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Sports Steve Brandon
St. Helens gets some momentum, though, with second-half play, unable to overcome Wildcats

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Education

Committee lays out plans for bond

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools Holly Bartholomew
District capital projects to possibly appear on bond measure include parking for WLHS and a new high school

Keep a watchful eye on young commuters

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools Alyson Johnston
At least seven other children and two adults were injured in various incidents around the U.S. over these three days.
  • Concussion focus shifts to classrooms

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    School officials seem ill-prepared to accomodate kids who've suffered brain injuries
  • School Briefs

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Local students earn honors at OSU, district survey asks for learning space feedback and more
  • Spokesman welcomes new education reporter

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Pacific University graduate eases into coverage of West Linn-Wilsonvlle schools
  • Ode to the 97070

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    It seems a lot of people have discovered how wonderful Wilsonville is - close to I-5 bisected by the Willamette River, with acres of parks…
  • A SMART design

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Local high school students design wrap for electric bus fleet run by South Metro Area Regional Transit
  • TOP 10 EDUCATION STORIES OF 2018

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    A year of change, a year of successes in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District
  • The year's best education photos

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    A few of our favorite images from the Spokesman's visits to Wilsonville schools in 2018
  • Together, we are one

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Wilsonville High School named National Unified Champion School by Special Olympics
  • Bringing joy to Wilsonville schools

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Grace Chapel staff host the annual Joy Drive to help Wilsonville students in need
  • Remembering Devonne Green

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    The Wilsonville community organizes vigil for Wilsonville High School student
  • Student writers reflect on what winter holidays mean to them

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    The holidays provide people with a chance to share moments with family and friends
  • A whirlwind of winter festivities

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    The Wilsonville Winter Festival raises money for music and arts in the WL-WV School District
  • Stringing notes together

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    The Rosemont Ridge orchestra and the WL-WV primary strings orchestra performed Dec. 12
  • To grandmother's house we go

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    The Boeckman Creek Primary Senior Choirs performed holiday tunes at SpringRidge Court Dec. 11
  • A guiding light

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Inza R. Wood Middle School student artwork will illuminate the night at Portland festival
  • Consumerism is demolishing Thanksgiving

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Who killed Thanksgiving? I think the overall consumerism culture that we currently live in did
  • The spirit of giving

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Proceeds from Wilsonville High's Holiday Bazaar benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  • Traveling is where her heart is

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Inza R. Wood Middle School teacher plans to take students to Costa Rica in 2020
  • Saving the arts

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Festival proceeds benefit West Linn-Wilsonville School District's music and art programs
  • Opening the doors at Wood Middle School

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Pop-up market draws in the community for shopping, music and fundraising event
  • School briefs

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Positions open for the WL-WV Budget Committee, Oregon Tech increases enrollment and more
  • Being a teen and missing school: a sickening combo

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    I get scared of missing important material, so I will suffer through the school day
  • Connected within the world

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    Arts and Technology High School students give back to the community by volunteering
  • WL-WV School District discusses future high school possibilities

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Schools
    West Linn-Wilsonville administration offers idea to expand current high school buildings

Opinion

It is time for the State of Oregon to say 'Welcome Home'

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion Steve Bates
In our state capital city, there is not a statewide monument or memorial honoring our Vietnam War veterans.

County vehicle registration fee needed now

January 16, 2019 Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion Jim Bernard
Clackamas County has approximately 1,400 miles of roadway, perhaps our county's' single biggest asset.
  • Cutting the cord, emotionally

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    This is a difficult step, but one that might be better for everyone involved to allow everyone to accept the changes
  • Life is a journey - pack books

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    I think I was influenced by an old English teacher of mine who once told me that there is space on everyone’s bookshelves for books…
  • Sea change on single-family zoning

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    It's a great way to further statewide Goal 10 (Housing) while giving generations left out of the housing system more choice.
  • Clackamas County vehicle-registration fee needed now

    Clackamas Review - Opinion
    Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard: 'We are millions of dollars behind in maintenance - including our local roads in unincorporated areas -…
  • Title IX changes threaten student safety, equity

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Title IX protects all students from sex discrimination-both boys and girls, kindergartners and college undergrads alike.
  • Letters to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Don't let bridges issues divide Wilsonville, says writer. There are many things we all pay for that only some of us use.
  • A wish list for the new year

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    What are the stories and headlines that we'd like to write for Wilsonville in 2019? And did we get our wishes in 2018?!
  • What DNA actually means (Do Not Assume)

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Is this all a sophisticated scam, or should I exchange my castanets for a kilt?
  • Yes, Virginia, there is still a Santa Claus

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The most famous editorial ever written about Christmas is reprinted as it first appeared in The Sun on Sept. 21, 1897.
  • Toll plan would mean improvements to I-205

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Our quality of life is reduced as we sit in cars or buses trying to make it to work and family commitments on time.
  • Our Opinion: Officials must grab public records reins

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Cleaning up the public records law will be a laborious process. It has taken 45 years for the law to become so completely riddled with…
  • Letter to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    There is an airport in Salem that has a 6,000-foot runway that is better equipped to handle the traffic
  • Clackamas County's free clinic needs your help

    Clackamas Review - Opinion
    Executive Director Martha Spiers asks for community support for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic, currently based in Oregon…
  • Election post-mortem feels more like wake to some

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Oregonians are divided across the state about the candidates who ran for office in this past election.
  • Letter to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    We need more freedom to choose wisely, not less freedom. We need fewer toxic chemicals in products, not more toxic chemicals.
  • Support the Humanities in Oregon

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Although the Cultural Trust has been providing hundreds of project and organizational grants across the state for over 17 years, few people…
  • Keep the kicker, pay down PERS

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The PERS crisis is gobbling up money that should be spent on teachers, textbooks and fixing defective water faucets
  • Does Wilsonville need these bridges?

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Why in the world is our City Council spending $1.5 million to buy land that may never be used?
  • Letters to the editor

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The ironically named 'Accurate Labels Act,' uses outdated thinking and ignores the latest science linking toxic chemicals found in products…
  • Going home

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    My child's eye sees where the farmhouse my father built, the one that I grew up in, once stood.
  • Share your holiday greetings

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The Spokesman compiles the cards into one giant holiday greeting card from the community!
  • They put turn signals in your car for a reason

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    An aggravatingly high percentage of drivers on the road have demonstrated (and continue to demonstrate every day) that they have no idea…
  • TriMet heading down a costly road with its electric buses

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    The buses must be charged from the utility grid, which is powered mostly by coal and natural gas.
  • Ouster of Rep. Vial hurts all of Oregon

    Wilsonville Spokesman - Opinion
    Decades ago, Oregon was famous for pragmatic, consensus-building Republicans like Mark O. Hatfield and Tom McCall. They made civility the…

Sustainable Life

Bringing native species back to where they once roamed

January 17, 2019 Steve Law
Rewilding activists from around the country to converge in Portland for national conference

Just say 'no' to plastics

January 17, 2019 Jenny Slepian
Here are 10 tips suggestions things you can do now to reduce your plastic consumption

Insiders

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Cold Weather Tips

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The BUZZ about electric toothbrushes

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Winter driving

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Traveling with pets

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Halloween and Sugar: setting limits and routine with your sugar monster

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Under the hood: tune-ups

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Halloween Hazards

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Getting the most out of your dental insurance

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Rain: preparing your car for wet weather

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Being Safe in the Water with Algae Blooms

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Words of Wisdom

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Know your limits with auto repair

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Are you prepared?

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