17-year-old WLHS student joins City advisory board

17-year-old WLHS student joins City advisory board

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Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

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120-plus years on, PGE T.W. Sullivan Plant continues to keep the lights on

120-plus years on, PGE T.W. Sullivan Plant continues to keep the lights on

'This was the first - and the only, for a long time - power source.'

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WL resident set to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior'

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COURTESY GRAPHIC - Clackamas County
February 24, 2017

Clackamas board seeks grant for new courthouse planning

by Peter Wong
Construction funds might not become available until 2021
February 23, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by Staff
February 23, 2017

WL officer fired after controversial social media posts

by Patrick Malee
The saga began in July 2016 when Newberry - an eight-year veteran of the department - published several incendiary Facebook posts related to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement


February 23, 2017

Council votes to invest in mental health, OKs goals

by Patrick Malee
At its Feb. 13 meeting the council addressed a number of issues including several contract awards and a new Intergovernmental Agreement with Clackamas County
More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 22, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
February 23, 2017

WL City Council to revisit Sunset Primary issue March 20

by Patrick Malee
Several residents were frustrated when they were not allowed to give testimony at the Feb. 13 meeting
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The West Linn District Dancers performed three songs Feb. 11 at West Linn High School.
February 23, 2017

District Dancers take 1st place

by Pamplin Media Group
February 23, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
February 23, 2017

News in Brief

by Staff
MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI/CAPITAL BUREAU - Jesse Bounds runs a straw-compressing facility in Junction City, Ore., that state regulators claim was rebuilt on a wetland after a fire.
February 22, 2017

Bills propose to dispel Oregon wetland uncertainties

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Property owners have no reliable assurance their land is not designated a wetlands, which would restrict the parcel's utility.
February 18, 2017

Rep. Schrader: Both sides should calm down about Trump

by Peter Wong
Congressman tackled wide array of issues at West Linn meeting
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks Saturday, Feb. 18, to about 1,500 people at a town hall meeting in the Oregon City High School gym.
February 18, 2017

Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator says controversy involving Trump presidential campaign 'goes right to the heart of the legitimacy of the American government.'
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Paving on I-205 will run from I-5 to the George Abernethy Bridge, where I-205 crosses the Willamette River.
February 17, 2017

ODOT addresses council concerns in advance of paving

by Patrick Malee
While the council approved of the general outlook for the project, concerns remained about the timeline and traffic problems.
February 16, 2017

School Board has 3 vacancies for May election

by Andrew Kilstrom
Filing period for prospective West Linn-Wilsonville School Board members open through March 16

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Feb 16, 2017

West Linn halts research on municipal fiber network

by Patrick Malee
'If the timing isn't right, we probably shouldn't spend those dollars only to have to go spend them again.'
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - The former West Linn Police Station has been vacant since 2014, when police moved into a new station on 8th Avenue.
Feb 16, 2017

Old police station could be repurposed as county tourism office

by Patrick Malee
'Anything we can do to revitalize things and bring attention and interest to the area helps us.'
Feb 16, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by The Tidings
The Tidings staff will select our Amazing Kid based on the nominee's demonstrated efforts toward improving his or her community
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Museum of Oregon Territory recently unveiled a brand new virtual reality pharmacy experience based on the museums Kaegi Pharmacy collection.
Feb 16, 2017

'Retelling the story'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Museum of the Oregon Territory reopens with new entryway, interactive exhibits
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego attorney Sonya Fischer says she'll keep a small caseload at her private practice while serving on the Clackamas County Board of Commssioners, 'because I really enjoy helping people.'
Feb 16, 2017

Sonya Fischer vows to be 'a voice for human services'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego attorney says she'll bring her advocacy 'for people who are left out' to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners
Feb 16, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
COURTESY PHOTO: HOUSE SPEAKER TINA KOTEK - Michael Hickman, Portland field office director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, conducts the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Oregon House of Representatives.
Feb 15, 2017

Republican spearheaded naturalization ceremony on House floor

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
West Linn state Rep. Julie Parrish, daughter of a Lebanese immigrant, wanted a reminder that the United States is 'a nation of immigrants.'
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
Feb 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Audrey Coulthurst never imagined she would be a published author, but her career has taken off since the release of her first book, 'Of Fire and Stars.'
Feb 10, 2017

WL native breaks barriers with new young adult book

by Patrick Malee
'I was almost 30 before I read a fantasy, particularly young adult, with a protagonist who was a queer girl who fell in love with another girl.'
Feb 09, 2017

Meeting set Feb. 23 on Stafford status

by Peter Wong
No action planned, but staff will explain next steps in Clackamas County's effort to resolve the long-standing question about urban reserves open to future development.
Parrish
Feb 09, 2017

Rep. Julie Parrish back with 'basket of bills' for 2017 session

by Patrick Malee
Parrish is listed as the chief sponsor for a total of 57 bills that cover everything from education to transportation, housing, fiscal policy and public records laws
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, a Lake Oswego resident, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A new Oregon Military Museum planned for Clackamas has been named in his honor.
Feb 09, 2017

An 'epic night of music' for an Oregon military hero

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rock 'n' roll fundraiser will support the Oregon Military Museum, which is named for Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The former Haggen location has been vacant for almost a year, and the City has made it a priority to attract a new grocery store to the property at some point in 2017.
Feb 09, 2017

Police, city hall continue to monitor former Haggen property

by Patrick Malee
'What continues to be a problem, I think, is because (Haggen) is not there, everyone is going up to Safeway for shopping.'
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - The council voted unanimously at its Feb. 6 meeting to send the Upper Midhill proposal back to the planning commission for further evaluation.
Feb 09, 2017

Council plots way forward on controversial development proposals

by Patrick Malee
Upper Midhill proposal back to planning commission for further evaluation, while Sunset Primary remand will be addressed solely by the council
Feb 09, 2017

West Linn business environment is a mixed bag, surveys say

by Patrick Malee
'People don't want to be a big box retail (place). So there's always going to be those elements of services they're going to go outside for.'
Sonya Fischer
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego lawyer takes seat on Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Fischer was one of three finalists for Position 5 vacated by new Chairman Jim Bernard with two years remaining in the term.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Rev. David Alexander reads a portion of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty during a candle-lighting ceremony Feb. 1 at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego.
Feb 04, 2017

'A symbolic act of solidarity'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego candle-lighting ceremony, talk by author Harris Zafar are designed to show support for immigrants, refugees
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - White Oak Savanna champion Roberta Schwarz estimates that more than 2,000 students have helped with restoration work in the park since 2009.
Feb 02, 2017

City set to acquire remaining White Oak Savanna land

by Patrick Malee
'It's like an island annexation, and now we own the entire parcel of the Oak Savanna.'