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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

Waterhouseridge.com

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health (HYPERLINK "http://www.nia.nih.gov" www.nia.nih.gov), such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

www.sagehearingsolutions.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK AND TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party ink cartridges save you money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage, to illegal, to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, ink cartridges included. Buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacture ) = name brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings. Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, refilled with the appropriate ink formulation with a new or reset “chip." Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate ink and “chip." Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops or refill machines such as those at Costco? Job shop vs. factory quality. Universal ink (garbage) vs. ink specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the Internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon. Epson cartridges in order to comply with past settled litigation must be an empty original Epson cartridge, recycled and remanufactured in the USA.

Let us help you with cost effective high quality cartridges. As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is Free And we sell and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.”

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Family Practice INSIDER


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - Personal Training INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, Fit AcademyGetting into an exercise routine involves a lot more than joining a gym.

“The first 30 days are critical,” says Jarod Cogswell, founder of Fit Academy by Washington Square. “We want to get new members integrated and comfortable and introduce them to like-minded people who are going to be part of their journey.”

One of the first steps for a coach such as Cogswell is to ask, “What’s your main goal?”

Typically, he says, that’s something more motivational than “I want to lose 15 pounds.”

“I ask ‘Why?’ they say, ‘I want to be thinner.’ I ask, “How does that make you feel?’ and they say ‘Self-confident.’” The key is finding his or her emotional attachment to the goal.

One of the things he emphasizes as a coach is “we want to motivate the head and inspire the heart.” That means the client should feel like he’s receiving support even while he’s not at the gym.

“They might get a text from me checking in on them, maybe something inspirational or motivational. I like to mix it up.”

“We get there before the client does and check in with them. ‘How’s it going personally, professionally — not just your program design.’ We need to make sure they’re having fun and recognize the little victories along the way.”

“You want to be in an environment that’s educational, motivational and inspires you to be your best self,” he added. “When the day’s over, you want to be 1 percent better than you were yesterday.”

Fit Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory CareQ: What advantages are there to buying new?

A: Buying new can mean getting in on the ground floor of a community. Oftentimes, as a family member of a resident in a new community, you can provide input that will help enhance the experience for everyone, especially your loved one.

Q: How can I get a sense of the facility’s living environment prior to its construction or occupation?

A: Usually, the community will have a team available early in the process to show what the community will feel and look like. They may use color boards with examples of textiles, a daily calendar that would highlight an activities schedule, as well as model apartments. Meet with as many staff members as possible to get a feel for their background and why they are a part of this community’s team. These are the people who will be entrusted with your loved one’s care and you need to be comfortable with them.

Q: Do new facilities incorporate the latest technology and care models for those with memory loss?

A: Yes, we utilize secured spaces with keypad entrances, motion sensors for those at risk of falling, as well as tablets for our care staff to be able to quickly notate and recall information for a resident.

Q: What features in the building and grounds are designed to benefit a memory-loss patient?

A: We have arranged our community into four smaller units that we call neighborhoods. These neighborhoods provide an easily navigated space with dedicated staff who will know them and their routine as well as preferences. Doors in and out of these neighborhoods (into the building common space as well as the courtyard) are secured with key pad locks to ensure safety from wandering.

Q: Anything else to consider?

Every community is different and you may need to tour and get information from multiple places to find the right fit for you and your loved one.

Waterhouse Ridge

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton LodgeFirst, I suggest making a list of things that are important to you.

Generally, most independent retirement communities are age-restricted to 55 and over.

Find out if the community is a month-to-month rental or a buy-in community. If deposits are required, how much are they and are they refundable?

While residents live independently, each community offers different amenities, activities and services. Ask about:

· Transportation and frequency of outings for shopping, doctor visits and excursions.

· What’s the policy regarding pet ownership or overnight guest visits?

· Dining options and prices

· Are there resident managers with an emergency call system answered 24 hours a day?

· What amenities are offered, such as a swimming pool, fitness center or exercise classes; a movie theater, arts and craft classes or other mentally stimulating activities; an in-house hair and nail salon, perhaps even a masseuse?

· If I ever need it, can I have in-home health care or hospice work with me in my apartment?

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal when possible and ask if you can go on one of the trips with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community while experiencing a nice day out.

Take your time and visit several locations. This is a big decision and you will know when you’ve found just the right place.

Don’t forget to visit us at Beaverton Lodge Retirement!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, DDS - DENTAL INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, DDSHealthy teeth and gums not only maintain your smile; they also preserve your physical – and possibly mental - health.

A study published in early March by the University of Southampton and King’s College London in the UK found a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cognitive decline in diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The research is interesting because the rate of decline in the test subjects showed a six fold increase in those who had gum disease. While further study must be done, dental professionals have long known the connection between periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

The working theory is that bacteria and inflammation in the gums enter the bloodstream and can worsen or even cause these conditions. So the prevention and treatment of periodontitis is very important to maintaining good overall health.

Brushing is key, of course. Flossing every day is as well. But even with proper maintenance at home, your teeth and gums need to be professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

With regular screening exams and X-rays, gum recession can be spotted and treated early, before gum disease and bone loss take hold.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com


Beaverton's Opinions

April 28, 2016

Voters should return Schouten and Rogers to county commission

by Editorial Board
Washington County prides itself on being known as the economic engine of Oregon, and in this era of ever-speedier communication and ever-evolving technology, it deserves that description. As home to Intel and Tektronix, along with the many other…
Mikel Kelly
April 28, 2016

I'm really, really, really ready for the rain to stop

by Mikel Kelly
It’s spring in Oregon, and I’m getting irritated. Oh, sure, it could have just been National Take Your Favorite Pencil to Work Day, but that’s not what’s getting on my nerves. No, it’s something else. Because we’re now firmly into the season that…
April 28, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Miles Vance
Rosenthal explains what Metro does, deserves your vote Metro, to me, seems like an amorphous bureaucracy that serves some enigmatic function. Metro is supposed to support inter-county efficiency, but it wasn’t until I read Gerritt Rosenthal’s…


April 20, 2016

Washington County voters should approve coming 911 measure

by Editorial
If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that it’s almost election time. In this case, we’re not talking the presidential election but our local elections. And if you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that local elections often…
April 20, 2016

State's problems need real solutions

by Sen. Betsy Johnson
There was a carefree moment before the start of the 2016 legislative session when Newfoundland dogs bounded into the state Capitol, their owners lobbying to make the breed Oregon’s official state dog. They didn’t succeed, and it’s just as well. This…
April 20, 2016

Expressing concern over new instances of legal discrimination

by Peg Pfab
As members of the Washington County Human Rights Council, we voice our profound concern over states which are enacting laws promoting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people. Whether these laws are called “Public…
Miles Vance
April 13, 2016

On insults, protests and presidential politics

by Miles Vance
Communication. Dialogue. Speech. Words conveying meaning. Our country is awash in it this presidential election year, and depending on what you hear or read — and which side of the political aisle you stand on — some of it can be pretty hard to…
April 13, 2016

Work continues on weed policy

by Ethan Nadelmann and David Rogers
It’s been a busy two years for marijuana policy in Oregon. Not so long ago Oregon was arresting or citing 14,000 people per year for marijuana crimes; now the state is on the cusp of a safe, well-regulated market for adult-use marijuana. The…
April 13, 2016

Area choked by traffic, congestion

by Peter Linsky
Studies that show that the Portland metropolitan area has some of the worst traffic congestion problems in the country should come as no surprise. The question is what, if anything, are we willing to do about it? Simply put, there are too many…
April 06, 2016

Giving lip service to transparency

by Steve Law
This coming July 4, the nation celebrates its 240th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The law was passed and signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to make it clear that documents created by federal…
April 06, 2016

Dale Feik: An open letter to Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel

by Dale Feik
I read many kind and some critical remembrances of Andy Grove’s leadership of Intel. Grove’s book, “Only the Paranoid Survive,” is about his self-described paranoia and worry about winning. He wanted to put a silver bullet into Intel’s competitors.…
April 06, 2016

Views on 'whiteness' belie denial, lead to 'warped' understanding

by Kristie Duyckinck
Richard F. LaMountain, in his March 31 editorial on whiteness (“’Whiteness’ neither the cause of racism nor something to overcome” Valley Times), lauds the “Anglo-European template that, alone, can assure freedom and opportunity for all our citizens…
March 31, 2016

The bird has the word in political debate

by Nancy Townsley
These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way — reason and civility be damned — and it’s getting ugly. Protesters at campaign rallies…
March 31, 2016

'Whiteness' neither the cause of racism nor something to overcome

by Richard F. LaMountain
Tomorrow, Portland Community College will launch its “Whiteness History Month.” As per a statement issued by Sylvia Kelley, PCC’s president, the month’s aim is to explore “the social and political construction of white identity related to beliefs,…
March 31, 2016

Beaverton gets by with a little help from its - volunteers

by Denny Doyle
April is National Volunteer Month — a time to both volunteer and to recognize the many volunteers and volunteer activities that take place around us every day. Here in Beaverton, we’re fortunate to have a strong tradition of public involvement and…
March 31, 2016

Assistant DA Zoe Smith's comments 'dangerous, unethical'

by Robin Morris Collin, James Manning
After reading the statements issued by Washington County Assistant District Attorney Zoe Smith (“Prosecutor’s online post stirs racial profiling controversy,” March 10, Beaverton Valley Times), we feel strongly that they are dangerous and unethical.…
March 24, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Lame-duck Jeff Rose should not make the boundary decision The Beaverton School District is in the crossroads of major boundary changes, and the final decision will be made by the outgoing school superintendent, Jeff Rose. I find this appalling to…
March 24, 2016

Outdoor School boosts attendance

by Edward Wolf
Why do Oregon’s kids miss so much school? Published reports indicate that about one-sixth of the state’s K-12 students miss at least 10 percent of the school year. Such chronic absences can depress graduation rates. Oregon’s Quality Education…
March 16, 2016

Annexation votes thwart land use system

by Editorial Board
Since 1973, when the Oregon Legislature passed a historic land-use planning law, this state has been heralded for its innovative efforts to preserve forest and farmland, and its requirement that every city and county decide where their future…
Miles Vance
March 16, 2016

Of blocked shots, stolen passes and life lessons

by Miles Vance
I was fortunate enough to cover some of the Class 6A boys and girls state basketball tournaments last week at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus and they got me thinking. I’ve always enjoyed these events and I’ve seen more than…
March 16, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Smith ‘apology’ cannot excuse use of racial profiling Deputy District Attorney Zoe Smith’s unambiguous defense of racial profiling (“Prosecutor’s online post stirs racial profiling controversy,” Beaverton Valley Times, March 10, 2016) is horrifying.…
Mikel Kelly
March 09, 2016

Maybe I WASN'T told there'd be no math, but I should have been

by Mikel Kelly
My friend Kevin and I were at the Diamond Lake store a few years back, and the power was off. Because the line of customers wanting to buy stuff was growing, the two guys working there jumped behind the counter and tag-teamed their way through the…
March 09, 2016

Deal on gross receipts tax still needed

by Law, Steve
Throughout the 2016 legislative session that wrapped up last week, Republicans complained they were reduced to bit players and props, brought in to fill out the stage while those in power directed the preordained outcome. Well, now they have…
March 09, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Legislature needs to revoke tax breaks given to Comcast Last year Comcast hoodwinked our legislators into a tax loophole for itself. But taxpayers won’t benefit: Comcast’s rates don’t vary based on state and local taxes. Comcast built its…

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