Author makes 'Chicken Soup' from youthful struggles

Author makes 'Chicken Soup' from youthful struggles

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Bethany Fire Station 68 is ready to serve

Bethany Fire Station 68 is ready to serve

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Expansion of Murray-Scholls Library to start in October

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Ceremony for military banner lauds service of Beaverton officer deployed to Afghanistan

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Thriving, not just surviving

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One for the books

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Pacific Green Party gubernatorial candidate shakes hands with his Democratic rival, Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson, during a Sept. 22 joint appearance at the Pamplin Media Group offices in Portland. The former Beaverton teacher made a surprise entry into the newspaper's offices to take part in the joint appearance.
September 29, 2014

Beaverton's Levin still drawing attention

by Peter Wong
When Jason Levin crashed a meeting of the two major-party candidates for governor with the Pamplin Media Group/EO Media Group on Sept. 22, it wasn’t the first time that the Pacific Green Party…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - People in need are invited to head to the Union Gospel Mission's 14th annual Operation Overcoat block party today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Portland.
September 27, 2014

Operation Overcoat provides meals, clothes and services

by Christina Lent
Update: Union Gospel Mission attracts hundreds with downtown street fair Hundreds of the Portland area's homeless and low-income community received clothing and a meal Saturday during the Union…
September 27, 2014

City crews will repave neighborhood streets starting Sunday

by Beaverton Valley Times
The city of Beaverton will mill and repave Southwest 22nd Street, Iris, Violet, Whisper and Whistling courts as well as Whistling Way from Sunday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 8. Work will…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Victor Moreno-Hernandez, right, was sentenced Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court in Hillsboro to 30 years and 10 months in prison for his role in pimping and prostituting a 13-year-old girl through the Stars Cabaret adult dancing club in Beaverton.
September 26, 2014

Beaverton man gets 30 years for pimping, prostituting…

by Shannon O. Wells
Prosecutor calls Stars Cabaret case a window to wider sex trafficking problem A 30-year sentence imposed on Victor Moreno-Hernandez Thursday for sexually abusing and prostituting a 13-year-old…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jennifer Wolfsong, seen here finishing a 100-mile run she took on herself in 2012, plans to finish the Mountain Lakes 100 run this weekend to draw attention to, and raise money to help stop, ritualistic dolphin slaughters in Taiji, Japan.
September 26, 2014

Run for the dolphins

by Shannon O. Wells
Cedar Hills lawyer to run 100 miles to raise awareness of dolphin slaughter ritual Jennifer Wolfsong’s latest attempt to run 100 miles to raise awareness of ritualistic dolphin slaughters in…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - One of the Oregon Department of Transportations new reader boards is located on Highway 26 between Cornelius Pass Road and 185th Avenue. Commuters say the information allows them to figure out how much longer their commute is likely to be and whether they will need to take another route.
September 25, 2014

High-tech highways roll into region

by Doug Burkhardt
Technology makes commuter, truck routes more friendly Seven highways and major arterial roads in the Beaverton area are poised to take a big leap into the future. Fueled by more than $10 million…
September 25, 2014

Auditor wants Metro to hang up recycling phone

by Steve Law
Fewer calls, more people going online put cost in question After 30 years, it’s time for Metro to reassess its use of a telephone-based recycling hotline, which is getting less use each year,…
September 25, 2014

OHSU: State makes a big 'dent' in number of uninsured

by Peter Korn
Oregon has made “phenomenal” progress in reducing the ranks of the uninsured since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the lead author of a study released Thursday by Oregon…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, center, and Pacific Green Party's Jason Levin, right, discussed a handful of issues Monday morning during their first joint appearance before the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and the East Oregonian (EO) Media Group.
September 24, 2014

Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint…

by Peter Wong
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber defended his record of achievement Monday morning while Republican and Pacific Green rivals battered him on the Cover Oregon website fiasco, education funding and…

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Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A Washington County grand jury indicted Matthew Poorman on charges related to stolen sporting goods merchandise.
Sep 22, 2014

Sporting goods store owner indicted on stolen-merchandise charge

by Beaverton Valley Times
Play It Again Sports owner, another man accused of buying, selling stolen goods A Washington County grand jury has indicted the owner of a Beaverton sporting goods store and another Beaverton…
Sep 21, 2014

Pursuit leads to reckless driving arrest in Washington County

by Jim Redden
A Beaverton man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Washington County early Saturday. Kyler Martin, 26, is charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering…
Sep 20, 2014

Fire could threaten Washington County water supply

by Pamplin Media Group
The fire burning out of control approximately two miles from Hagg Lake poses a potential threat to Washington County's primary water supply, both now and after it is extinguished. An team…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Aloha author D.C. Jesse Burkhardt, seen crouching along the tracks behind Southwest Broadway Street, has always held the mystique of railroads and trains close to his heart.
Sep 19, 2014

Tracking history

by Shannon O. Wells
Aloha author's book provides visual history of area's railroads Growing up in the sleepy town of Jackson, Mich., D.C. “Jesse” Burkhardt found trains mysterious and alluring since he was a young…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sarah Taylor, Alli MacMillan and Elyssa Adams warm up on the barre at June Taylor's School of Dance prior to their trip to an international dance competition in Belgium.
Sep 18, 2014

Dancing toward perfection

by Caitlin Feldman
Three local dancers head to Belgium to compete in the Genee International Ballet Competition Three young women walk to the pale pink wall in a studio at June Taylor's School of Dance in…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Dave and Shawna Randall, and their two sons Jace, 8, and Cade, 5, founded their own nonprofit group to raise money to fight spinal muscular atrophy, which took their son Cole's life in 2012.
Sep 24, 2014

Tigard parents turn tragedy into hope for others with SMA

by Geoff Pursinger
Loss of baby son to genetic disorder leads family to launch foundation Above the front door of Shawna and Dave Randall’s Tigard home is a single word: Smile. It’s a reminder for the couple and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLEAN WATER SERVICES - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, county Chair Andy Duyck and other officials toured Hagg Lake and Scoggins Dam in May. The dam could be in line for safety improvements if Congress acts on funding.
Sep 18, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful that funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Todd Saperstein, owner of Dickey's Barbecue Pit, opened his franchise recently at Murray Scholls Town Center.
Sep 18, 2014

Dickey's brings 'low, slow' Texas barbecue to town

by Shannon O. Wells
Former mortgage broker encouraged by eatery's opening While awaiting a part to fix a blower in the smoke cooker at Dickey’s Barbecue, Todd Saperstein remained at the new restaurant overnight to,…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer performs during the All Star Salute to the Oregon Military fundraiser at the home of Rick and Erika Miller in Lake Oswego.
Sep 18, 2014

Intimate KISS concert highlights military personnel's sacrifices

by Barbara Sherman
Private event boosts Oregon Military Museum capital campaign Tommy Thayer, a 1978 graduate of Sunset High School, is best known for joining KISS as the rock band’s lead guitarist in 2003, but…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Catlin Gabel School senior Valerie Ding was recently awarded a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her engineering project related to solar panel technology.
Sep 18, 2014

Catlin Gabel senior earns $25,000 for solar panel research

by Shannon O. Wells
Ding's project aims to improve solar tech efficiency, cost Valerie Ding wasn’t even born when solar panels evolved from a 20th century experimental concept into a leading alternative-energy…

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