Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval.

State turns to consultants to clean up foster care mess

Portland Tribune - News
Alvarez and Marsal get a $1 million contract to handle 'crisis consulting' for agency battered by problems.

Proposed tobacco tax springs to life as referral to voters

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders hope voters approve a $2 per-pack tax hike to fund Oregon Health Plan.

Dome Digest

Portland Tribune - News
Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head next to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Democrats back off campaign contribution limits

Portland Tribune - News
With opposition looming in the Senate, supporters say they'll push for constitutional changes in another session.

Weekend planner

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What's happening this weekend in Wilsonville and surrounding areas for June 15-16?

Find out what's happening at the next city council meeting

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville City Council to consider system development charges code, Garden Acres Road project

Air horns of protest can't stall action on climate bill

Portland Tribune - News
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon cleared a key hurdle in Salem.

Political turblence could derail cap-and-trade plans

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic leaders are trying to hold votes together as they work to quell concerns.

Artist finds joy in the middle of the page

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Library displays black and white sketches by local resident Woody Wrymann

Looking back: History through the lens

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Back in the day when sternwheelers dominated on the Willamette River and transportation meant water

Lawmakers say so long to single-use plastic bags

Portland Tribune - News
Plastic straws? Gone. Plastic bags? Gone. Polystyrene boxes for takeout food? Still hanging around.

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets…

Portland Tribune - News
A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon's weed.

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: A peek into the pages of the Wilsonville…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
A little peek into the pages of the Wilsonville Spokesman newspaper 30 years ago

Wilsonville High students step into a life rich with…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville High School students turn their tassels and receive their diplomas June 6

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for unpaid tickets

Portland Tribune - News
Some worry state practice hits poor people with an expensive legal double-whammy.

Dome digest

Portland Tribune - News
These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians.

PERS vote riles union fury toward Dems

Portland Tribune - News
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

The week's weather

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Rain, thunderstorms to segue to sunny skies and high temperatures after the weekend

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national popular vote

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to join other states in ignoring the Electoral College now goes to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.

What time is it? Permanent DST, lawmakers say

Portland Tribune - News
If California joins Oregon and Washington, Congress must let the three states abandon Pacific Standard Time.

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit fight

Portland Tribune - News
'The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.'

Wilsonville Planning Commission to consider housing strategy

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The City of Wilsonville is looking for applications to join the Equitable Housing Strategic Plan Task Force

WEEKEND PLANNER: Up Close with young ballet stars

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville dancers show their stuff in performance with Portland Ballet this weekend

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Portland Tribune - News
A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn't said how many workers it needs to make things better.

Renaissance faire returns to Canby

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
While there's plenty for adults to do at the faire, the event has plenty of kid fun, too.

A weekend of inspiration

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville Festival of the Arts takes place in Town Center Park, invites artists of all mediums to share their creations

Council remains at standstill over development fees

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Mayor Tim Knapp, Councilor Ben West want more favorable requirements for developers

Wilsonville's transit provider alters route, adds frequency

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
South Metro Area Regional Transit uses influx of money to increase the frequency of routes

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: From the pages of the Wilsonville…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
More trials and tribulations regarding water in Wilsonville -- where it comes from, where it goes and where it's going

'Soil Your Undies' deemed a success

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Farmers, gardeners bury cotton underwear to determine amount of microbes in dirt

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What events are coming to Wilsonville and surrounding areas in the next weeks?

Be safe, learn boating rules

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Boaters are encouraged to learn where the wing dams are located based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charts. 

Police investigating reported shooting just outside…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
After a caller reports that a shooting took place at their residence, officers find bullets and a damaged home and car

A long road home

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Villebois residents wait many months to move into condominium buildings due to fire, repair delays

LEGISLATURE CONSIDERS BILLS ON EROSION, BOATER…

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Bill to give marine board authority over erosion awaits Gov. Kate Brown's signature

Demand outpacing resources of city departments

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Insights from meeting include City jobs, depletion of building funds and urban renewal projects

Brown weighs plan to squeeze 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Capping the amount taxpayers could receive is one idea being floated to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

New state librarian settling in among stacks of…

Portland Tribune - News
Jennifer Patterson is anxious to become part of Oregon's library community as she learns her way around state and its connection to books.

Susie Stevens resigns from Wilsonville City Council

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The former Charbonneau director cites wanting to travel as a reason for her departure

Clackamas County jail guard jailed, now out on bail

Clackamas Review - News
Brandon Kearns on unpaid administrative leave for allegedly harrassing, strangulating ex-girlfriend

PERS reform passes after Speaker whips last-minute…

Portland Tribune - News
After an initial vote, Speaker Tina Kotek was two votes shy of passing her bill. But some late politicking got the job done.

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What events are coming to Wilsonville and surrounding areas in the next weeks?

Farmlandia adds new West Linn stop

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Maps available at local chambers of commerce, online, to take the Farmlandia Loop drive

Bigfoot says only you can stomp out wildfires

Portland Tribune - News
The big Northwest guy appears in June on state posters and in a social media campaign encouraging people to avoid starting fires.

Colleagues remember Jackie Winters as 'fierce…

Portland Tribune - News
Elected to the Legislature in 1998 as the state's first African-American Republican, Winters was an icon and leaves a legacy for all Republicans.

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…

The 'heart' of the festival to be honored

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Wilsonville residents Theonie Gilmore has helped put on the art festival since its start

CELEBRATING THE ARTS

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
The 20th annual Wilsonville Festival of the Arts returns to Town Center Park this weekend

Boone Bridge bill passes through committee

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Measure includes $3.5 million for engineering study for southbound auxiliary lane

City halts Villebois vertical housing plan

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Developer backs out of vertical housing project amid pressure from the Villebois community

Parks bond could be on horizon

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
City OF Wilsonville votes to add idea to list of City Council goals for next two years

Gun bill demise angers students in 'fight for our…

Portland Tribune - News
Young people try to negotiate obstacles as they lobby hard for changes to make their schools safe from gun violence.

Suicide-prevention bills try to shield youth from…

Portland Tribune - News
'Our schools have become the de facto social service providers of our communities, yet we hadn't really been funding them that way.'

Despite new bucks, PERS still could gobble up…

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

Running with a purpose

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Nonprofit that helps inmates become runners hosts event at Willamette Park in West Linn

Big to do

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
What events are coming to Wilsonville and surrounding areas in the next weeks?

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills…

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…

Cederberg awarded nation's highest police honor

Hillsboro Tribune - News
State Trooper is first Oregonian to receive Medal of Valor from President Trump after surviving a harrowing Christmas Day 2016 shootout.

FILLING A NEED: Firefighters fight MD

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Between 2005 and 2018, TVF&R had raised $797,000 through the initiative, while the International Association of Fire Fighters raised more than $650…

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