In for the long haul

In for the long haul

Doug Erickson has hit the ground running as the new director of the WL library When Doug...

Axelrod announces mayoral bid

Axelrod announces mayoral bid

Joins Thomas Frank in race to replace John Kovash City Councilor Russ Axelrod will run for mayor...

West Linn mourns the deaths of two WLHS students

West Linn mourns the deaths of two WLHS students

WLHS community in shock after the loss of Cooper Hill and Antonio Caballero, who were killed in a...

Council will not appoint interim mayor

Council will not appoint interim mayor

Set to operate with four-person council until May special election West Linn will proceed with a...


West Linn's Latest News

Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego owns and maintains McVey Avenue, while Highway 43 belongs to the state of Oregon.
February 26, 2015

A dangerous illusion

by Saundra Sorenson
As accidents continue to pile up on Highway 43 at McVey Avenue, officials focus on who owns the road and who's actually responsible for fixing it Cynthia Howard calls it “a kind of optical…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Four West Linn eighth graders beam under their new tiaras. From left, Avery Sullivan, Olivia Rees, Bella Deeb and Caitlin McCabe pose in the McLean House parlor after being named West Linn's 2015 Old Time Fair Court princesses.
February 26, 2015

Welcome, princesses

by Kate Hoots
West Linn now has its 2015 Old Time Fair Court. A dozen eighth-graders participated in interviews and made presentations to a panel of judges in an event held at West Linn’s historic McLean…
February 26, 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 2/18 4:11 a.m. A…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A week removed from the shock of Mayor John Kovash's resignation, the City Council will meet tonight to discuss its next steps.
February 19, 2015

Council to discuss next steps after mayor's resignation

by Patrick Malee
WL may proceed with four-member council or appoint interim mayor West Linn Mayor John Kovash won’t formally leave office until the end of February, but the City Council is wasting little time…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The historic Willamette General Store shut its doors for good back in January 2014, and the property has been vacant since structural problems were discovered last summer.
February 19, 2015

Progress slow but steady at vacated Willamette General Store…

by Patrick Malee
Owner working to make building 'structurally sound,' re-zone for broader commercial use More than a year after the historic Willamette General Store closed its doors, the property on Willamette…
PARRISH
February 19, 2015

West Linn lawmaker introduces ethics, campaign reform bills

by Patrick Malee
One of the bills put forth by Julie Parrish would define the role of 'first spouse' On Monday in Salem, Oregon House Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) introduced a series of bills that would…
February 19, 2015

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is set to return in May

by The Tidings
Volunteers needed for annual service event West Linn’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) event is set for May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a citywide event that…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Marge with her mother, Veda, and friend Betty Lafeman, in front of her home on 4th Ave.
February 19, 2015

Meet Marge White 

by Beth Smolens and Elizabeth Rocchia
At the age of 88, Marge White is one of Willamette’s oldest residents. She is a fiercely independent and private woman who continues to do as much for herself as she possibly can. She is forward…
February 19, 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 2/7 9:41 a.m. A…

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Feb 19, 2015

Check out award-winning children's books

by Elaine Spence
The seemingly endless gray days of Oregon winter are always brightened by the American Library Association’s announcement of their annual youth book and media award winners. The West Linn Public…
MILLS
Feb 19, 2015

Mills prepares to fill top spot at WLHS

by Kate Hoots
After 7 years at the school, Kevin Mills will take over from current principal at end of school year Kevin Mills has filled many roles at West Linn High School. Hired fresh out of college seven…
Martin
Feb 19, 2015

Serial flasher convicted of 8 counts

by Geoff Pursinger
Robert Ray Martin to be sentenced for coffee shop exposures A Sherwood man could face several years in prison after a jury convicted him of masturbating outside drive-thru coffee shops in…
Feb 19, 2015

Police ask students to stop public Fight Club matches

by Jillian Daley
Unsupervised boxing isn't a school-sanctioned event, but officials say they're worried about the potential for serious injuries A 16-year-old has launched his own informal and controversial…
Feb 19, 2015

City Council, TVFR are set to host joint meeting on Feb. 24

by Patrick Malee
Council receiving annual update from TVFR Fire Chief Michael Duyck The City Council is set to hold a special meeting Feb. 24 at the West Linn Police Station, 1800 8th Avenue, rather than its…
Feb 19, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
‘Take Care of West Linn Day’ set for May The annual ‘Take Care of West Linn Day’ event has been scheduled for May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Department’s mission for…
Frank
Feb 17, 2015

Council President Thomas Frank set to run for mayor

by Patrick Malee
First to announce candidacy after Mayor John Kovash's surprise retirement One week removed from West Linn Mayor John Kovash's surprise resignation, City Council President Thomas Frank announced…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…




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