Free Forest Grove cooking classes start Oct. 4

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Head to the Forest Grove United Church of Christ for free healthy cooking classes starting next week

Pedestrian killed on TV Highway near Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Road is closed for hours Friday night after Patrick Beneman, 37, is struck by a pickup and killed Friday night

Forest Grove police log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What have Forest Grove Police Department officers been up to Sept. 15 to Sept. 21? Find out in this week's log

Community breaks ground on Cornelius Place

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hundreds gather to kick off Cornelius project with new library, senior housing, more than a decade in the making

Banks-to-Tillamook tourist route slowly progresses

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Open house on proposed Trees to Seas Scenic Byway provides detailed information but draws only one resident

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

Gresham Outlook - News
An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

New PCC symphonic band open to all

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Dust off your old instruments in time for the first rehearsal of the college's Rock Creek campus band Sept. 27

NAMS celebrates new gift: $100,000 fitness center

Forest Grove News-Times - News
State-of-the-art exercise equipment replaces milk jugs on strings with help from 'Don't Quit!' grant

SLIDESHOW: New Neil Armstrong Middle School Fitness Center

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Celebrity fitness instructor Jake Steinfeld cut the ribbon at Neil Armstrong Middle School Thursday morning to welcome students into their new…

Forest Grove city councilor preparing to step down

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Matt Vandehey is in the process of selling his home in FG and buying a Banks home owned by his parents

Kindergarten class size down at three schools

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove School Board lowers kindergarten class sizes by hiring three new teachers

County prosecutor files to replace longtime District…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Kevin Barton draws support from Bob Hermann and law enforcement officials around the county

Former Hillsboro mayor joins race for county commission

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Jerry Willey hopes to continue leadership role while spending time with family

Washington County adopts statement after racist incidents

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County adopts statement after incidents in Portland, Charlottesville, Va.; county is most diverse in the metro area.

PCC Rock Creek to open center for undocumented immigrants

Forest Grove News-Times - News
PCC Rock Creek's DREAM center will help undocumented students navigate amid uncertainty.

Washington County deputy sheriff charges with crimes…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Deputy Brian Waterbury was arrested Monday; had served in the patrol division for the Sheriff's Office.

What's going on there?

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week: Pacific Avenue across from the library in Forest Grove. Next week: A field outside Gaston.

After hearing, Banks offers answers to URA questions

Forest Grove News-Times - News
No more public hearings on potential Banks URA, but next discussion will be at Oct. 10 council meeting

District employee sentenced for stealing money

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The former Forest Grove School District employee arrested for forging checks plead guilty to one count of theft

Officers' good deed cements resident's FG love

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Frank Johnson was out for a walk Saturday when he encountered officers, neighbors going above and beyond their regular duties.

Grain harvest party this weekend in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Free family-friendly festival at Spiesschaert farms celebates local grains Saturday, Sept. 23

Second Run or Walk For Shelter set Oct. 7

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Organizers hope event will raise $10K or more to keep up with the increased costs of caring for local homeless people.

Discovery of stolen vehicle leads to arrests of FG woman,…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A truck allegedly stolen from Beaverton construction site winds up in Cornelius.

North Plains man killed in crash Saturday

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The victim is identified as Richard Owens. Speed is suspected as a contributing factor in the single-car crash.

Forest Grove police log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What have Forest Grove Police Officers been up to Sept. 8 to Sept. 14? Find out in this week's police log

Do Banks residents want a farmers market?

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Online survey to determine farmers market interest opens today, Sept. 15, and runs through Oct. 31

Metro mulls taxes for affordable housing

Portland Tribune - News
Council President Tom Hughes says regional government has a role to play is providing lower priced homes for regional residents

Leaf-pile driver gets favorable response from Oregon…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Supreme justices: Appeals Court decision reversing Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros' conviction will stand

Banks open house to discuss scenic byway designation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
There will be Sept. 21 open house in Banks to discuss renaming Highways 6 and 131 as scenic byways

Banks August police log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What were Washington County Sheriff's Deputies assigned to Banks up to in August? Read the latest log to find out

Looking good: Runners, walkers raise money for sight

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Lions Club draws nearly 300 people to its annual fundraiser for vision-care programs

County museum will exit Hillsboro

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Board votes to leave high-profile downtown site and move back to PCC Rock Creek facility, starting Sunday

Deputies pull driver from flaming car

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The vehicle had been traveling the wrong way on Highway 26 and nearly hit a patrol car.

Smaller quarries will face regulation

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County adopts standards to encourage production of more sand, gravel and crushed rock for a growing area.

Board reaffirms stance against racism

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County adopts statement after incidents in Portland, Charlottesville, Va.; county is most diverse in the metro area.

State Rep. Susan McLain tours Habitat for Humanity site in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
McLain talks with locals involved with Habitat for Humanity about their work and struggles

Homelessness, affordable housing are top priorities for FG…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Committees find city has highest rate of poverty in county, council accepts needs assessment and policy

Never forget: First responders anchor 9-11 ceremony

Forest Grove News-Times - News
About 50 people gather in Forest Grove to remember and honor those lost 16 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001

What's going on there?

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Send us your questions about unidentified construction or cleared lots and we'll find the answers

Metro Council has four openings in 2018 election

Portland Tribune - News
Term limits ensure new president, District 4 councilor for Portland regional government; seats also up in Districts 1 and 2.

Analyst: Tax, public pension changes still on the…

Portland Tribune - News
But Jim Moore says he sees no path for Oregon lawmakers to resolve political thickets by the start of the 2018 session

Planning Commission reviews school, flag lots, 26th…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City of Forest Grove Planning Commission reviewed Forest Grove Community School, sidewalks and flag lots

Banks Braves logo use subject to formal agreement

Forest Grove News-Times - News
New Banks School District imagery is trademarked, so local groups and businesses need to fill out paperwork

Local crews return from Eagle Creek Fire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Milder weather lets structure-protection firefighting detail from Washington County finish its mission.

Three FG businesses sell alcohol to minors in sting

Forest Grove News-Times - News
August sting focuses on 20 local businesses, three sold alcohol to minor decoys

9-11 ceremony starts soon

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Join firefighters at the base of the big flagpole on Pacific Avenue this morning at 10 a.m. to remember 9-11

Forest Grove Police Log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What have Forest Grove Police Officers been up to Sept. 1 to Sept. 7? Read this week's police log to find out

Hair falls as money rises at childhood cancer event

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Strickland family organizes Forest Grove fundraiser in honor of daughter Shannon

SLIDESHOW: 9/11 Memorial in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Several residents and first responders came out to the Big Flag in Forest Grove for a ceremony commemorating the events of September 11th, 2001.

Community briefs

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Heesacker wins local electrician award, application for student senate program, Banks citizenship nominations open, host a Japanese student

WCSO: 30 arrested in sex offender, outstanding…

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Eight registered sex offenders were arrested or cited for 'non-compliance,' the agency said.

Deputies arrest mother for leaving children at…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro resident Ana Lisa Lara, 28, is in the Washington County Jail on charges of child neglect and criminal mistreatment.

Former FGHS coach pleads not guilty to sex charges

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Dylan Sullivan will face an April 2018 trial in Deschutes County on allegations connected to incidents that took place in 2013.

Forest Grove man dies in boating accident

Forest Grove News-Times - News
U.S. Coast Guard discovers Robert Lawrence Zimmel floating in the water with a McMinnville companion

City seeking nominations for Banks Citizenship Award

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Nominations due October 5, award presentation November 7 in Banks City Council Chambers

SLIDESHOW: Montinore Estates Crush Party

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Montinore Estates held their 8th annual Crush Party where visitors crushed grapes with their feet and enjoyed other festivities at the winery in…

Crowd turns out in Forest Grove to support DACA

Forest Grove News-Times - News
More than 130 people from various cities fill the intersection at College Way and Pacific Avenue

Forest Grove's Heesacker in running as electrician…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Members of public can vote for local man on Facebook between Monday, Sept. 11, and Friday, Sept. 15.

SLIDESHOW: Eagle Creek Fire mop up operations…

Gresham Outlook - News
ODOT officials estimate Interstate 84 will remain closed at least through the weekend of Sept. 9-10, as crews clean up downed trees, fallen boulders…

Why goats? Why not?

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A herd of goats has taken over Thatcher Park this week, clearing weeds and invasive species in the wooded area

Wanted: People willing to shave head for cancer…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Saturday fundraiser just outside Forest Grove aims to raise money for childhood cancer research

County museum will exit downtown Hillsboro

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Washington County Museum board votes to move back to PCC Rock Creek this weekend.

Seven companies vie to convert Portland area food…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Metro releases names of firms that submit proposals, but won't divulge what they proposal or where they hope to build

GOP lawmakers seek to repeal gun protection law

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The new law proposed by a fellow Republican would have allowed law enforcement to seize weapons from people who pose a risk to themselves or others.

Washington County voters will pick commissioners,…

Portland Tribune - News
Filing opens for already crowded May 15 primary for board chair; two board seats, DA and auditor, and seven judgeships also up.

OEA's new president seeks conservative inclusion

Forest Grove News-Times - News
John Larson, who took the OEA helm July 10, has a background of union advocacy with a bipartisan backdrop.

SLIDESHOW: Multnomah Falls survives the Eagle Creek…

Gresham Outlook - News
The devastating Eagle Creek Fire was not able to overcome the efforts of fire crews battling to save the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge and the…

Local supporters plan DACA rally

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will get some love in western Washington County Thursday

Young welder offers supplies, custom projects in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Brady Sheets plans grand opening this month for Western Iron Works in downtown Gaston

Chehalem Ridge access plan draft ready for review

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Online survey comments accepted only through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Metro staff still looking for feedback

County declares fire emergency, schools change hours

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Additional resources sought to fight fire speading in Columbia River Gorge, schools changing schedules because of heat and smoke

Felons branded for life

Forest Grove News-Times - News
As a society, do we really believe in second chances? A look at felons tries to find an answer

Forest Grove Police Log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What have the Forest Grove Police officers been up to August 27 to August 31? Find out in this week's police log

Ex-con, mentor knows felons often start as victims

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Preconceived attitudes a tough hurdle to overcome for former convicted felons

Local crews work Eagle Creek Fire on Labor Day

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Firefighters will help preserve structures near Cascade Locks after a different task force returned Saturday from the Chetco Bar Fire.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands getting major restoration

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Restoration of 270 acres is a long process, but should leave a self-sustaining sanctuary.

Taking care of business

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hot weather inspired some young, local entreprenuers to sell lemonade, fruit punch to thirsty customers

Gorge group launches fundraising drive for rescuers

Portland Tribune - News
Donations sought to support those who rescue hikers and others trapped by Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge

Keep cool as temperatures rise again this weekend

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Cooling centers are open throughout Washington County and Wilsonville, with some extended hours.

PCC Rock Creek to open center for undocumented…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
PCC Rock Creek's DREAM center will help undocumented students navigate amid uncertainty.

Battle over gun-protection legislation isn't over…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Petitions being gathered to halt law that lets judges remove guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Banks Planning Commission favors URA

Forest Grove News-Times - News
4-1 vote moves Urban Renewal Area to city council for consideration, next public hearing Sept. 12

Banks Public Library addition scheduled to open in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Library leaders are still fundraising for the Jane Moore Community Room, but construction is coming along

Good Ol' Day for parade in Gaston

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Wismer Dairy wins grand prize as cars, people, animals and robots march down street lined with local fans

After 31 years at FGPD, police log writer heading…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
FGPD Capt. Mike Herb brought humor, heart and humility to the task of connecting his officers with the public

First-day fun provides an easy start to school year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Students start the 2017-18 school year the week before Labor Day this year excited to see friends, learn

Law officers converge on Highway 6 after man flees…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
K-9 Billy tracks allegedly drunk man through woods near Glenwood after he crashes truck on bridge

Pre-K program has Cornelius kindergarteners raring…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Program at Echo Shaw and Cornelius Elementary surprises parents, teachers

Archbishop presides over Rite of Dedication

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Thousands flock to St. Alexander Catholic church in Cornelius to celebrate new, bigger building

Forest Grove chooses new community development chief

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Tillamook County director Bryan Pohl will replace Jon Holan on Oct. 13 as new community development director

Crash near Highways 6 and 26 downs powerlines,…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Banks fire crews extinguished a blaze Monday that started after a car crash knocked down powerlines

Forest Grove police log

Forest Grove News-Times - News
What have Forest Grove police officers been up to Aug. 20 to Aug. 26? Find out in this week's police log

West Shore Drive near Hagg Lake closed after Labor…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
West Shore Drive closed north of Hankins Drive for landslide repairs starting after Labor Day weekend

Class for caregivers starts Sept. 7 in Hillsboro

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Class is free, but $30 donation is appreciated for September class that helps caregivers with difficulties

SLIDESHOW: Rite of Dedication at St. Alexander…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
St. Alexander Church in Cornelius opened their doors on Sunday to an estimated 2000 parishioners attending the first Mass and celebration of the new…

Forest Grove families needed to host Nyuzen students

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Those who can host Japanese students Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 should contact Forest Grove city recorder

Speaker Paul Ryan talks tax reform, party unity at…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Republican leader restates distaste for white supremacists, hate groups in meeting with Intel employees

What's going on with the great big trucks and…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Massive transformers at the corner of 10th Avenue and Baseline Street are being moved to Hillsboro

Bonamici: 'An eternal optimist' about congressional…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says she continues to pursue education, environment, other issues despite political turmoil with the president.

Six generations unite

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove great great great grandmother meets six generations of her family this summer

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