Axelrod elected West Linn mayor

Axelrod elected West Linn mayor

Carries 55 percent of vote Russ Axelrod will be West Linn's next mayor. In unofficial election...

Pamplin to Amazing Kids: make the world a better place

Pamplin to Amazing Kids: make the world a better place

Potential was in the air at a gala event Wednesday honoring the Pamplin Media Group's 25 Amazing...

WL-WV considers $88.9 million budget

WL-WV considers $88.9 million budget

Recent PERS ruling not likely to affect 2015-16 schools budget The West Linn-Wilsonville School...

From borough to the burbs

From borough to the burbs

New WL children's librarian arrives after ten years in Queens, New York It all began with...

Cities look to clarify stance on Stafford

Cities look to clarify stance on Stafford

West Linn, Lake Oswego, Tualatin will release joint statement on potential development After West...

FIDO comes to West Linn

FIDO comes to West Linn

Nancy Martin has zest for helping dogs and owners It would be really nice for FIDO if a railroad...


West Linn's Latest News

COURTESY: SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Salam Noor is likely to become Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.
May 18, 2015

Governor taps Salam Noor for top education post

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Salem-Keizer veteran has experience from early childhood to higher education Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Salem's Salam Noor should replace Rob Saxton as Deputy Superintendent of…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
May 14, 2015

City approves $320,000 allocation for senior center expansion

by Patrick Malee
Project would add 2,900 square feet in classrooms and storage space A push to expand the West Linn Adult Community Center took a significant step forward Monday, as the City Council voted…
May 14, 2015

$40,000 approved for Robinwood Station consultant

by Patrick Malee
Community Center will remain open during ongoing permitting process The City Council approved two motions related to the Robinwood Station Community Center on Monday, one earmarking $40,000 for…
May 14, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 5/8 4:53 a.m. A man…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JENNIFER ANDERSON - Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith embraces Midge Purcell, advocacy director of the Urban League of Portland following the Urban League's release of the State of Black Oregon.
May 14, 2015

Black Oregon: 'Moment of opportunity'

by Jennifer Anderson
Urban League of Portland cites policy actions for schools, housing, jobs, healthcare and jails At a time when racial unrest continues to divide the country, local black leaders on May 5 had…
May 14, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
Oregon to Congress: Willamette Falls region should be national heritage area Oregon’s House of Representatives voted 50-9 May 6 to support federal designation of the state’s first national…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Have apartments buildings replaced houses with white picket fences as the symbol of the American Dearm?
May 14, 2015

Metro, home builders at odds over housing

by Jim Redden
New report predicts huge shortage of single-family homes Home builders are continuing to question regional population projections that predict a large increase in multifamily housing…
CCSO - Martin
May 14, 2015

State now accusing babysitter of murder

by Raymond Rendleman
DA's office reviews case, bumps up severity of charges A Clackamas County grand jury on May 5 indicted an Oregon City babysitter on a murder charge. Oregon City Police Department officers…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: TROY WAYRYNEN - Protesters hold up traffic as they march against traffic on Dec. 3, 2014, in Portland. Protesters were marching to bring awareness to the public against police brutality.
May 14, 2015

Race relations a problem - but let's not talk about it

by Jim Redden
Oregonians embrace diversity, but bias still exists, poll finds Recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans in other states have helped make race the hottest issue in America today. A…

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PEGGY SAVAGE - A visitor inspects one of many quilts hanging on display in the Dibble House.
May 08, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show features more than quilts

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Quilt Show opened today to sunshine that promises to last the weekend -- perfect weather for strolling through Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex to check out the displays of…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERNUYETAKE - Volunteer Brandi Petterson pitches in to create a waystation for butterflies at Marylhurst Heights Park.
May 07, 2015

A new home for butterflies

by Patrick Malee
Volunteers create "waystation" for butterflies at Marylhurst Heights Park At first glance, it looked like a simple garden clean-up or weed removal. Volunteers milled about in bright blue shirts,…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Mayoral candidates Russ Axelrod and Thomas Frank discussed an array of issues last week at a candidate forum hosted by the West Linn Chamber of Commerce and the West Linn Rotary Club.
May 07, 2015

Mayoral candidates spar at roundtable

by Patrick Malee
Hour-long discussion held at Oregon Golf Club in advance of election Sitting onstage at the Oregon Golf Club during a mayoral candidate roundtable last week, both Thomas Frank and Russell…
May 07, 2015

Court ruling on PERS reform will not affect upcoming WL budget

by Patrick Malee
Changes will be accounted for in 2017-18 budget On the heels of an April 30 Oregon Supreme Court decision to overturn Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) reforms, West Linn officials say…
May 07, 2015

Council agenda includes Robinwood Station, Stafford

by Patrick Malee
Meeting to be held at West Linn library Attendees at Monday’s upcoming City Council meeting will notice one notable change in routine: Rather than meeting in the City Council Chambers at City…
May 07, 2015

Supreme Court rejects retroactive adjustments to PERS benefits

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Critics say decision will result in higher pension costs Oregon’s Supreme Court has ruled that a cost-of-living adjustment for public retirees cannot be changed retroactively. The court, in a…
May 07, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 4/27 3:53 p.m. An air…
MAHS - Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday
May 06, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

by Peggy Savage
 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble…
May 07, 2015

Mylar balloon causes fire at WL home

by The Tidings
Damage estimate was $15,000 A fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a back porch in West Linn Monday, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The fire, which took place just after…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn resident Bob Hamm's new book, 'Becoming Oregon,' is a collection of original news articles that tells the story of Oregon's history from 1804 to 1905.
Apr 30, 2015

Typing up history

by Patrick Malee
'Becoming Oregon' book details Oregon history through old news articles Bob Hamm loves to type. By that, he does not mean “writing,” though he loves that too, having spent a portion of his…




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