Board puts off exotic-animal ban

Beaverton Valley Times - News
New date is April 17; changes in proposed ordinance would require another public hearing by Washington County commissioners.

Rights advocate: Trump comment should prompt frank…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Human Rights Council member and retired pastor speaks up at Washington County Public Affairs Forum program that coincides with Martion Luther King…

Wyden sets town hall at PCC Rock Creek

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County meeting is noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20; senator has meetings in each of 36 counties every year.

Unemployment remains low in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hillsboro led the way in November, followed by Tigard and Tualatin, then Beaverton.

Police: Man in van attempted to pick up child in Tigard

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The incident occurred near Templeton Elementary School on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Both sides agree on one point in Measure 101 debate

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Voter rejection of health provider taxes in Jan. 23 special election means a do-over in the legislative session that starts Feb. 5, but Washington…

Hayes faces $100,000-plus in fines for ethics violations

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The Oregon Ethics Commission has found that former First Lady Cylvia Hayes violated state ethics law 22 times largely by using her public position to…

Beaverton man dies in crash

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Carl E. Matthews, 65, was the only one involved in the Thursday, Jan. 11 crash.

SAIF data breach exposes information from thousands of…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton agencies likely were impacted by data hack on Nov. 3, 2017, affecting teachers and other school employees.

Mayor: State of city 'stronger than ever'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Denny Doyle uses short talk and humorous video to make his points to an audience of 300 at event co-sponsored by chamber of commerce.

Lawmakers unveil 'cap and invest' bill

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The first draft of a bill that would put a price on carbon emissions and invest in projects to reduce the release of greenhouse gases into the…

Officials tell feds: Oregon will 'continue to fight' for…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon elected officials are critical of the attorney general's reversal of Obama-era policies on recreational marijuana.

Wells Fargo in Raleigh Hills robbed at knifepoint

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Beaverton School Briefs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hope Chinese Charter School is planning a fundraising gala; learn how to earn a high school diploma at Mt. Hood Community College.

THPRD board to fill open seat

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In a Tuesday night meeting, the board planned the process of filling a seat left open by Jerry Jones Jr.

THPRD flagship pool set to reopen next week

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Improvements to the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center include a new pool deck, new gutters, LED lights and more.

Photo: Bethany Elementary sock drive a success

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Sandra Hoppenrath's fifth-grade class at Bethany Elementary School held a sock drive in December, and collected a total of 803 pairs of socks. 'The…

MLK weekend brings school volunteer events

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Three Beaverton School District schools will host volunteer opportunities over the weekend.

Beaverton man booked on sex abuse charges

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Clackamas County sheriff reports that victim, a student, encountered Sean William Kelly as a naval recruiter; investigators are seeking other…

Inaugural Hillsboro recycling event draws big crowds

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Organizers from Westside Master Recyclers hope to make PlanetCon an annual activity.

Committee to tour state, seek answers to Oregon's school…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Sens. Boquist and Hass, both of Washington County, will take part in year-long effort patterned after successful transportation effort of 2016-17.

Community breathes new life into destroyed food truck

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Funds raised will return the popular vendor to the Beaverton Farmers Market.

Merkley: Prospects good for 'dreamers,' children's health…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says those issues and aid to community health clinics will be tied to a must-pass bill for federal spending authority, which is set…

Beaverton renews housing plan

Beaverton Valley Times - News
But second-year implementation hinges on 2018-19 city budget awaiting approval in the spring; official says report is 'a status quo update'

WCSO, Hillsboro PD announce 16 arrests

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The operation started Dec. 29 and involved five properties in the Aloha and Hillsboro areas.

Our Opinion: Vote 'yes' on Ballot Measure 101

The Times - Opinion
A 'yes' vote on Measure 101 allows the democratic process to work, gives lawmakers a year to monitor the new financing package they passed last…

New laws take effect Jan. 1

Beaverton Valley Times - News
From higher gas taxes to more bottles redeemable for a deposit, here are some highlights of new laws that take effect on New Year's Day in Oregon.

New municipal judge named

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Juliet Britton moves from a state job to succeed John Mercer, who retires Dec. 31 after more than 20 years of service to Beaverton.

Two safe after condo fire

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Investigation points to out-of-control wood-burning fireplace causing damage in Murrayhill Woods unit; Red Cross is assisting adult daughter and…

Skateboards for students in Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A PE teacher is raising funds for skateboards and safety equipment for his students.

'All aboard!' at Cedar Park Middle School

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Middle schoolers helped to build and design a boat for an unmanned Japan trip.

Man charged with abusing minor girls

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton Police detecives seek help, saying there could be more victims in community.

Nike scores high on LGBT inclusion

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The Human Rights Campaign assessed many Fortune 500 companies at the end of 2017.

Extra holiday patrols lead to 43 DUII arrests county-wide

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 43 impaired drivers during the holiday season.

Police seek information on serial robber

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Suspect may have robbed places in Beaverton, Tigard, Portland and Washington County.

I-84 closing in Portland area on Friday

Gresham Outlook - News
Motorists can return to Interstate 84 as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 13.

Washington County names housing director

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Jill Smith starts Feb. 5; she is deputy director of health, housing and human services in Clackamas County, and also has worked at Multnomah County's…

Update: Missing Raleigh Hills man located

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Ira 'Bob' Alperin is safe after disappearing Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of the Lloyd Center.

Alleged drunken driver extradited back to Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Michelle McMillan allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian in July, fled to California, and has been arrested.

Court: Sweet Cakes must pay damages for refusing to bake…

Portland Tribune - News
Thursday's decision by Oregon's Court of Appeals affirmed BOLI's conclusion that the bakery's owners violated the civil rights of a lesbian couple…

Year in Review: Ups, downs, changes in region

Beaverton Valley Times - News
People will remember 2017 for wild weather, political upheaval, big steps forward

Betty Bode bows out

Beaverton Valley Times - News
An intimate conversation with the longtime City Councilor and activist in the public health arena.

'Cap and invest' bill takes shape

The Times - News
Sponsors of a proposed law on greenhouse gasses includes Rep. Ken Helm, D-Beaverton.

Our Oregon files tax initiatives

The Times - News
The labor-backed nonprofit says the initiative petitions are a direct response to proposals offered by the business community to tighten up Oregon…

Project will widen 175th Ave.

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Work will be conducted at night, Sundays through Thursdays, starting Jan. 7.

Tires slashed on Menlo Drive

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton Police seek information after at least eight cars were damaged on Dec. 27 or 28.

Car hits home in Cedar Hills

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Ezana Tedros, 21, of California has been chared with driving under the influence.

Tualatin Police seek driver who escaped

The Times - News
Joshua Taylor Hayward avoided arrest on Dec. 20 after his girlfriend allegedly rammed a police car with another vehicle.

Beaverton education: The year in review

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Here are excerpts from some of the top stories that shaped our schools in 2017.

Packwood and a tale of two tax laws

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In an exclusive interview, former senator talks to The Times' Peter Wong and compares the landmark legislation he shepherded in 1986 with the current…

She's an Able Baker, Carina

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Visually impaired artisan gives back to her community by opening Beaverton shop.

Jones resigns elected position on parks board

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Businessman also resigned last week from Beaverton Chamber following allegations of sexual harassment

Audit critical of ODE's efforts to boost graduation

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says department needs to 'step up its game.'

Man arrested in Tigard on charges of sex with…

The Times - News
Muhammad L. Hasan of Corvallis ran a religious-teaching business on Pacific Highway.

Car, foot chase in Cornelius ends in arrest

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Jose Hernandez-Martinez faced charnges from two previous incidents before Wednesday's contact.

Board hears public on exotic-animal ban

Portland Tribune - News
More than two dozen testify at 90-minute hearing; Washington County will accept written testimony until Jan. 12 before commissioners resume…

Chief Michael Kinkade, WashCo firefighters return…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Fire chief for Forest Grove, Cornelius and Gaston led a 'strike team' to combat wildfires this month.

At Vose, a welcome-back gift of books

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Vose Neighborhood Association Committee and the city of Beaverton encourage literacy.

Beaverton School Notes: District offers open…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Also: the Beaverton Education Foundation received a $40,000 grant from Oregon Community Foundation.

Grads & Honors for Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin

The Times - News
The following students have recently received honors or graduated from their college or university.

Val Valfre retires from Washington County Housing…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The new Forest Grove city councilor presided during a dramatic shift in the homeless demographic.

Deputies arrest Hillsboro man, Forest Grove woman…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said they tripped an alarm in a bait package placed in Aloha.

Amtrak train was traveling faster than speed limit…

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: ODOT Rail Safety Manager John Johnson is in Washington offering assistance to the inspection teams reviewing the derailment.

Jones resigns from parks board

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The prominent businessman also resigned from the Beaverton chamber following accusations of sexual harassment.

County Commissioner: Jones must step down from…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Greg Malinowski calls for Jerry Jones Jr. to resign from the THPRD Board following accusations of sexual harassment.

Washington County Sheriff's deputy arrested for…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Deputy Bryce Kampwerth used illegal steroids in May, according to the Sheriff's Office

Women Democrats to discuss justice system

Beaverton Valley Times - News
An ACLU report on the state's criminal justice system will be the topic in January.

League offers information on Measure 101

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A 'yes' vote in January will secure an assessment of hospitals and insurers, providing coverage for low-income Oregonians.

PPS picks up Forest Grove superintendent who…

Portland Tribune - News
Yvonne Curtis will be a deputy superintendent at Portland Public Schools as the district attempts to rebuild its administrative staff.

Former Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue chaplain dies…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Troy Eastwood was remembered as a husband, father and friend who always put others first.

Warm thoughts

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Civic group '100 Strong' leaves handmade scarves for homeless in Beaverton City Park.

Fund established for police officer injured on…

The Times - News
Tigard Police Officer Matt Barbee's vehicle was struck while traveling home to Columbia County.

Firefighting agency slated to expand

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue discusses annexation into Yamhill County and Newberg.

Sheriff busts Aloha 'nuisance house'

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Sheriff's Office deputies detained 17 people at an Aloha home on Dec. 14, the latest in a string of incidents

Sheriff's Office arrests employee for sexual…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Kevin Kearns has worked for WCSO since 2006. He allegedly touched a co-worker in a sexual manner.

ODOT looks at seven toll scenarios

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The transportation agency and its consultants will conduct modeling of the different tolling scenaries. None of the models are intended as formal…

Prominent chamber leader faces charges of harassment

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Jerry Jones Jr. steps down from the Beaverton Chamber board; remains elected board member at THPRD.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following incidents occurred between Dec. 4 and Dec. 10, as reported by Beaverton Police.

River Road closed for culvert repairs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A section between Farmington and Rosedale roads in Beaverton will be shut down through Dec. 27.

It's a tight-knit group

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton women volunteer time and gather to warm veterans with handmade afghans.

Sen. Steiner Hayward: January vote could nix…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Failure of Measure 101 in January could make it tough for Oregon to backstop federal CHIP program.

Josh Hill announces plan to unseat State Rep. Mark…

Clackamas Review - News
Republicans see opportunity to win House District 40 from freshman legislator from Gladstone

Former Cornelius man abused two Aloha teen girls,…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Rusty Hendrickson, 38, allegedly met multiple Aloha teen girls online, then had sexual contact with them

Jesuit community holds two food drives

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Students and alumni will help feed hundreds of families and supply food for shelters this weekend.

Beaverton School Briefs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Bonamici speaks out on tax plan, and Future Connect is a success for PCC students.

Bethany Blaze No. 4

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One more unfinished house north of Beaverton was destroyed by fire Monday morning, the fourth since August.

Washington County homeless numbers stay steady

Beaverton Valley Times - News
As 10-year plan expires, 'it's not worse, but it's not appreciably getting better,' coordinator tells county commissioners as housing costs rise and…

Centro Cultural official seeks Metro seat

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Juan Carlos Gonzalez wins endorsement of the current officeholder, who is vacating the District 4 position that covers northern and western…

Beaverton warming shelter open through weekend

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid to low 30s this weekend, prompting an early opening of the shelter.

Clover Court project up for public review

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hearings officer will conduct proceeding on Dec. 14; written decision will follow on development to house six adults recovering from mental illness.

Water dispute: Landlord speaks out against city

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Families are living without running water; one landlord is urging city to turn the water back on.

Winners announced for Startup Challenge

Beaverton Valley Times - News
City, incubator project select new companies each year, offering services to launch them into next level.

Group to distribute scarves for homeless

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The organization, 100 Strong, is supported by the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.

WCSO: Aloha man arrested after stealing 'bait…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Gary Medeiros allegedly tried to destroy the evidence before deputies arrested him.

Gov. Brown visits Washington County, calls for…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Brown: Congress needs to 'put aside politics' and re-authorize CHIP program

Intentional parenting

Beaverton Valley Times - News
All Families Surrogacy of Beaverton receives high praise from the Better Business Bureau.

Pitch-perfect philanthropy in Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
High schoolers teach music to underserved elementary students in the Beaverton School District.

Southridge grad finds global perspective

The Times - News
A Lewis & Clark and Southridge High grad studied the microloan industry in Cambodia.

McMenamins takes flight

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The new Cedar Hills McMenamins Pub honors the old airport and Beaverton history.

Beaverton Police Logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton Police respond to car thefts, assaults, drug crimes and collisions.

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