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Rolling in the green

Rolling in the green

Green elements factor in Toyota dealership's $10 million remodel The Great Recession was no...

Big Brothers Big Sisters connect with Barnes Elementary School buddies

Big Brothers Big Sisters connect with Barnes Elementary School buddies

Fifth-graders get a chance to pick out a perfect pumpkin Despite a little drizzle, fifth-graders...

SolarWorld plans $10 million expansion, will add 200 jobs

SolarWorld plans $10 million expansion, will add 200 jobs

Hillsboro's SolarWorld Industries Americas will soon expand manufacturing capacity and add 200...

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

Before he was a 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist ice skater, four-time world champion and...

'Mr. Playground' earns honor for decades of volunteer work

'Mr. Playground' earns honor for decades of volunteer work

Burgess lent skills to dozens of THPRD projects since 1979 When Jerry Burgess started his career...

Breaking it down

Breaking it down

William Walker students explore design concepts through electronics As a 9-year-old with...

Paper chase

Paper chase

Virtual Academy students learn to design, interact through paper planes If Zacharias Ketrenos got...

City waives some permits in wake of windstorm

City waives some permits in wake of windstorm

Gusts bring down dozens of trees on houses, cars, signs The city of Beaverton is relaxing its...

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October 31, 2014

Park district meeting focuses on natural resources plan

by Beaverton Valley Times
Topics include project priorities, community engagement, progress measurement The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to review the…
October 30, 2014

Committee approves three road projects

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County's 'minor betterment' program to fund new sidewalks Three small-scale, road improvement projects have been chosen by Washington County’s Minor Betterment Program selection…
October 29, 2014

Beaverton leaders spar on way to OK pot tax

by Shannon O. Wells
City Council denies THPRD request for 1,000-foot buffer for dispensaries The Beaverton City Council approved ordinances establishing the ability to tax marijuana in the city along with land-use…
October 29, 2014

Beaverton School District prepares for free full-day kindergarten

by Shannon O. Wells
Data sought on costs, interest in half-day classes An Oregon Senate bill passed in 2011 will bring tuition-free, full-day kindergarten to the Beaverton School District, but it’s going to take…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Opening the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail line on time and withn budget is just one of many challenges still facing TriMet. New Type 5 trains have been ordered for it.
October 29, 2014

TriMet challenges still remain after labor agreement approval

by Jim Redden
Future more certain as agency, union patch up differences TriMet says its new labor agreement resolves a potential fiscal crisis. But that was only one of many challenges facing the regional…
Photo Credit: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
October 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN LOCAL 6 - This tree crushed the garage in Lake Oswego, but no one was hurt during the High Wind Warning, Oct. 25, 2014
October 25, 2014

Fierce winds topple trees, sever power

by Pamplin Media Group
60,000 PGE customers without electricity Saturday afternoon High winds pummeling the Portland metropolitan area are causing downed trees and extensive power outages. Portland General Electric…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Shane Kramer lost his battle with follicular non-Hodgkins lymphoma in January 2013. His mom, Susan, will take part in the Light the Night Walk on the Portland waterfront on Saturday in Shane's honor.
October 24, 2014

Lighting the way for Shane Kramer

by Shannon O. Wells
Leukemia victim's family to take part in 'Light the Night Walk' As is often the case with young cancer patients, Shane Kramer had to work his way through a process before finding peace with his…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marty Moyer, left, wants her friend Jody Wiser and residents of Washington County to pay a $30 Vehicle Registration Fee for road maintenance, a fee Wiser does not support.
October 23, 2014

Fast 'frenemies' debate merits of road measure

by Kendra Hogue
Proposed vehicle registration fee prompts opposite opinions At a June 17 public hearing of the Washington County Board of Commissioners in Hillsboro, two women approached the panel to offer…
October 23, 2014

School district hires teams to complete Beaverton bond projects

by Shannon O. Wells
$1.2 million in salaries part of $680 bond measure approved by voters in May With large chunks of the $680 million Beaverton School District bond measure going toward the capital costs of…

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding and Oregon Rep. Tobias Read talk to voters during a Beaverton-sponsored Voters' Forum on Monday.
Oct 23, 2014

Forum tackles road needs, food labeling and more

by Shannon O. Wells
State candidates answer submitted questions Mid-terms are traditionally lower-participation elections, but based on the 140 or so who turned out for the Beaverton Fall Voters Forum on Monday…
Photo Credit: TIME PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Eighth-grade students at Stoller Middle School transition to class from lunch as seventh-graders go to their next classes.
Oct 23, 2014

Bethany schools are feeling pinch

by Kendra Hogue
District leaders ponder solutions for overcrowded schools Concerned parents, school staff and Beaverton School District officials met for a second time last week to come up with solutions for…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Judge Michael Kavanaugh, senior director of the National Center for Driving While Intoxicated courts, meets local judges John Mercer and Judith Matarazzo in Beaverton on Friday.
Oct 23, 2014

National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's…

by Shannon O. Wells
Michael Kavanaugh sees city's court program as model for others It’s a reasonably good sign that your city’s impaired-driving diversion court is doing something right when a national leader in…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding stands by what passes for a police interview room in the lobby of former city hall at 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive. If voters OK a $35 million bond measure on Nov. 4, the building could be renovated to solve space and safety problems.
Oct 23, 2014

Beaverton puts out call for Public Safety Center bond proposal

by Shannon O. Wells
Voters to decide on $35 million request to upgrade facility When someone asks Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle how much a newly designed, fully dedicated Public Safety Center is needed in the city,…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Robert Thornhill and William Walker Elementary School secretary hold up some of the donated books for the after-school SHINE program.
Oct 23, 2014

A real page turner

by Shannon O. Wells
Thornhill thrives on delivering books to William Walker The wooden shelves in the beginning readers’ section at William Walker Elementary School library appear to be brimming with books and…
Oct 22, 2014

Besides election fliers, property tax bills in mail

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County property taxes rose 4.4 percent this year Washington County property tax statements started shipping out in the mail Friday and will continue through this Saturday. What will…
Oct 21, 2014

City seeks public review of Creekside District Master Plan

by Beaverton Valley Times
Public comment period extended to Nov. 18 The city of Beaverton invites the public to learn more about the Creekside District Master Plan draft by attending tonight's City Council meeting or…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Josiah Kezelee Pierce, 22, of Portland, was arrested Friday morning.
Oct 21, 2014

Portland men arrested after chase in stolen vehicle

by Beaverton Valley Times
Drugs found in Honda deputies tried to stop in Oak Hills Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested two Portland men early Friday morning after they fled deputies in Oak Hills and crashed a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: ALVARO FONTAN - GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she would alter - not repeal - the federal Obamacare law to reduce the costs and regulation on businesses. She also blamed much of the states economic doldrums on policies supported by her opponent, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
Oct 21, 2014

Wehby rolls with hits, stays on course

by Peter Wong
GOP candidate says website flap, attacks distract worried voters Even though Monica Wehby was exposed to politics when she was president of the Oregon Medical Association, she has felt it full…
Oct 20, 2014

Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

by Jim Redden
The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities. Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon…



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