Vets finding strength in numbers

Vets finding strength in numbers

Feb. 9 speakers will include dads who lost sons, former general A free program for anyone...

WL Chamber of Commerce hits reboot

WL Chamber of Commerce hits reboot

Frank to replace Dan Gardner, who moved to Corvallis Last August, when the West Linn City Council...

Student media in the digital age

Student media in the digital age

WLHS Now brings West Linn's media platforms to one website It’s safe to say that media has...

Digging for discovery

Digging for discovery

Archaeological dig at former Blue Heron site yields precious — and historic — findings...

'Walk Around the Clock!' kicks off at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

'Walk Around the Clock!' kicks off at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

People walking, running on treadmill in Tualatin hospital's main lobby until noon Thursday. The...

Cliffhanger leaves Lauren B's fate in doubt

Cliffhanger leaves Lauren B's fate in doubt

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West Linn's Latest News

February 05, 2016

Bond report raises concern at board meeting

by Andrew Kilstrom
The status of the West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s 2014 bond projects was discussed Feb. 1 at the regularly scheduled board meeting. Long-range Planning Committee member David Lake…
February 04, 2016

City looks to expand youth engagement opportunities

by Patrick Malee
New program for high school students tentatively slated for fall Excitement abounded Monday as the West Linn City Council agreed to begin work on a new youth engagement program for high school…
February 04, 2016

Sometimes you're the real deal, other times you're the sidekick

by Mikel Kelly
It occurred to me the other day as I was pondering the big issues in life (a practice I’m much more inclined to indulge in now that I’m a card-carrying member of The Crankiest Generation), that…
February 04, 2016

Associations requesting increased stipends

by Patrick Malee
Fixed annual stipend would increase from $300 to $500 As neighborhood associations continue to be a focus for the 2016 West Linn City Council, a new funding proposal will soon be submitted by…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Willamette Primary fourth-graders stretch before embarking on 20 minutes of all-out running to raise money for their school.
February 04, 2016

Willamette Primary's Fun Run travels light years

by Andrew Kilstrom
The event included a 'Star Wars' theme this year Many people wouldn’t qualify running as something that’s fun. Good exercise and a necessary evil, maybe, but something to look forward to? That…
February 04, 2016

News briefs

by Tidings staff
Cedar native ‘plank house’ returns For the first time in more than a century, the community of West Linn can get a glimpse of one of its first residential structures. At its January board…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Oregon Governor Kate Brown has thus far tried to stay neutral in what may be a coming political battle over a gross receipts tax hike known as Initiative Petition 28.
February 04, 2016

Oregon heading for ballot brawl

by Nick Budnick
Despite tradition of compromise, rivals say tax increase deal unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses heartburn, Gov. Kate Brown intervened to float a…
PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Senator Mark Hass has a proposal for new legislatition after a group started collecting signatures to impose a gross receipts tax on Oregon businesses.
February 04, 2016

Compromise offered on gross receipts tax

by Hillary Borrud and Paris Achen
Sen. Mark Hass says his proposal could avoid ballot battle SALEM — Looking to head off a nasty and costly ballot fight, a state senator has introduced a proposal to levy a new tax on…
February 04, 2016

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: LIFE IN WEST LINN 1/23 6:41…
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February 04, 2016

New rules protect domestic workers in Oregon

by Anthony Macuk
Nannies, housekeepers and families that employ them could be impacted Nannies, caregivers and those who employ them, take note: The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which extends new…

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Feb 03, 2016

Former WLHS teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

by Patrick Malee
Sentencing set for Feb. 24 Former West Linn High School teacher Jonathan Peachey pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree sex abuse at the Lake Oswego Municipal Court Wednesday. A judge set…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State University matriculates about 28,000 students annually, but officials say the cost of education is much too high. A proposed payroll tax would go primarily to a regional scholarship program.
Feb 02, 2016

PSU supporters push ahead with Metro-wide payroll tax plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
One-tenth-of-1-percent plan may still have uphill battle Portland State University supporters aim to find out how valuable the university is to local voters with an initiative petition to raise…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - A moving truck turned over at the intersection of Palomino Way and Appaloosa Way Friday afternoon.
Jan 29, 2016

Moving truck tips over on West Linn hill

by Patrick Malee
No one was injured A moving truck turned over at the intersection of Palomino Way and Appaloosa Way Friday afternoon. No one was injured. The driver said he was heading downhill on Appaloosa Way…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Director Annie Kaiser (right) shares a laugh with actress Audrey Voon as they work on staging a scene for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at the Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard.
Jan 28, 2016

Directing is just one of her many talents

by Barbara Sherman
West Linn's Annie Kaiser directs new Broadway Rose show in Tigard Annie Kaiser couldn’t settle on one career when she grew up, so she now works as a singer, actress, director, performing arts…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Julien Comardelle has been playing classical piano for 10 years, and decided last year to make an album to raise money for the Rare Trait Hope Fund - which is run by close family friend Julia Taravella.
Jan 28, 2016

WLHS junior donates rare talents to 'Rare Trait'

by Patrick Malee
Julien Comardelle recorded an album to raise funds for Rare Trait Hope Fund To release a full-length album at the age of 16 would usually mark an important first step in a long musical career.…
Jan 28, 2016

Schwark resigns as planning commission chair

by Patrick Malee
Cites 'tone of city politics' as primary reason for leaving After finally filling several open positions in late 2015, the West Linn Planning Commission is once again short-handed after Chair…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - More than 20 years after soil contamination was first discovered at the site of this shuttered gas station and auto shop, its last tanks are going to be decommisisoned and testing completed.
Jan 28, 2016

What lies beneath

by Patrick Malee
Contamination issues at former auto shop site date back to 1993 Margie Watt just wants to be proud of her West Linn neighborhood. The Willamette resident has many ideas for how to improve the…
Jan 28, 2016

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: LIFE IN WEST LINN 1/15 9:35…
Jan 28, 2016

News briefs

by Tidings staff
Severe weather cancels blood donation drives The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more…
Jan 27, 2016

Life after war examined in project to benefit vets

by Clackamas Community College
Returning soldiers bring home many stories and struggles with them and the trials of homecoming are vast and complex. Freelance photographer and writer Jim Lommasson has been collecting and…



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