'Compassion, not retaliation'

'Compassion, not retaliation'

Rep. Lew Frederick reminds MLK Day crowd to work toward peace A Martin Luther King Day...

Forest Grove unveils school boundary changes

Forest Grove unveils school boundary changes

Plans affect three campuses, boost dual-language program A pending attendance-boundary adjustment...

Love letters reveal history behind relationship

Love letters reveal history behind relationship

Forest Grove's Ruth Holznagel to give talk next Tuesday Grace Allen and Gilbert Courtright...

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Former senator weighs options after close election loss Bruce Starr is no longer a state...


Forest Grove's Latest News

Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen will not be charged after an investigation by the Woodland, Wash., police department into allegations connected to her personal life.
January 21, 2015

North Plains cop won't be charged in Washington state

by Nancy Townsley
A prosecutor in Cowlitz County, Wash., has declined to charge North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen, 37, with any crime after a two-month investigation into allegations of harassment and…
GREG SCHOLL
January 21, 2015

Grand-jury reform draws supporters from all sides

by Lee van der Voo and Nancy Townsley
Part One: Washington County prosecutors, defense attorneys split His death prompted Mike Schrunk, then-district attorney of Multnomah County, to ask a judge to record the grand-jury process that…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Police officers and medical crews wheeled a driver over to the Life Flight helicopter early Thursday morning.
January 22, 2015

Man critically injured in crash after eluding police

by Pamplin Media Group
A crash near Gales Creek sent a driver to the hospital via Life Light A man was transported to the hospital by Life Flight after crashing his truck near the intersection of Gales Creek Road and…
January 21, 2015

Forest Grove man arrested after stabbing father

by News-Times
This afternoon, a 45-year-old man was arrested after reportedly stabbing his father. Officers responded to a report of two men fighting in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 2800 block…
January 21, 2015

Gaston welcomes newbies, mulls fire station expansion

by Stephanie Haugen
Council will consider letting restaurant owners keep living in RV The Gaston City Council welcomed a new mayor and councilor with a packed agenda Jan. 14, including Tire Man’s possible…
COOKE
January 21, 2015

Community voices: New lives in a New Year

by Nancy Townsley
Here's how some in Forest Grove are planning to use their time, talents in 2015 As the calendar page turns to January each year, millions of Americans make promises to themselves about how…
January 21, 2015

Banks, North Plains are radon risks

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Experts say invisible, radioactive gas can cause lung cancer New data released this month by the Oregon Radon Program show Banks and North Plains at greater risk for high levels of radon than…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The operator of a log yarder was trapped inside when it tipped over on steep terrain near Hagg Lake Monday, Jan. 19.
January 21, 2015

Logging accident near Gaston injures man

by (none)
The operator of a log yarder was trapped inside when it tipped over on steep terrain near Hagg Lake Monday morning, Jan. 19. The logging site near Southwest Herr Road in Gaston is owned by…
January 21, 2015

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Jan. 11 - Officers assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after a driver hit a horse with their car. - Police responded to assist with a psychiatric patient who thought someone had put…
January 21, 2015

Cover Oregon open house set

by Staff
Online signups 'going smoothly,' director says More than 81,000 Oregonians have gotten medical coverage through HealthCare.gov., choosing a private health plan on the marketplace website that…

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Jan 21, 2015

Banks Police Log

by (none)
- Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on N.W. Scottston Terrace. - Two students were cited for smoking on the Banks High School campus. - A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on…
Jan 21, 2015

Early-learning numbers reveal equity gap

by Kathy Fuller
Kindergarten assessment shows Hispanic students lag in literacy readiness The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released the 2014-15 Oregon Kindergarten Assessment last week, the second year…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS: FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters use heavy extrication equipment to lift an injured teenager out of a car that crashed on Fernhill Road after hitting a patch of ice Jan. 14.
Jan 21, 2015

Icy-road crash sends teenager to hospital

by (none)
Victims of incident on Fernhill Road sustain non-life threatening injuries A serious injury accident on Fernhill Road in Forest Grove sent one person to the hospital Wednesday, Jan. 14. Forest…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - MEGAN SPRUTE
Jan 21, 2015

Banks' Sprute is Dairy Princess runner-up

by Stephanie Haugen
Local woman named alternate for state ambassador program Banks resident and Washington County Dairy Princess Megan Sprute was named first alternate at the state-wide Oregon Dairy…
Jan 21, 2015

Ideas flow from enrichment programs

by Brett Tallman
From Gizmotics to math, Community School students learn before and after school To those among us who couldn’t build a 3D printer or who have never heard of an O’Neill cylinder: You don’t have…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The fourth-grade class at Forest Hills Lutheran School gathered dozens of stuffed teddy bears for delivery to patients at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital in Portland this week.
Jan 21, 2015

Forest Hills delivers stuffed bears, hosts jump-rope club

by (none)
Students at private Cornelius school prepare and serve meals Fourth-graders from Forest Hills Lutheran School will put smiles on faces this Thursday when a select group helps Principal Mike…
Jan 21, 2015

Riley sets about creating small business council

by Staff
Senator hopes to see District 15 constituents join new advisory group After being sworn in Jan. 12, newly elected state Sen. Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) followed through on his promise to create a…
CURRIE
Jan 21, 2015

Pacific chaplain adds new feature to MLK Day menu

by Richard Flamm
Interfaith service gives nod to importance of religious leaders in King's retinue When you consider that Protestants, Catholics, Jews and Buddhists set aside any religious bickering and came…
Jan 21, 2015

DUII offender brings message about personal choices to FGHS

by Nancy Townsley
Students to hear presentation on eve of winter formal When he was 22, Chris Sandy had four alcoholic drinks at a party one night and got behind the wheel of his car in rural Georgia. Traveling…
Jan 21, 2015

Community briefs

by (none)
Look behind the badge The Forest Grove Police Department is accepting applications for this year's Citizen's Academy. The 12-week class will be held every Wednesday from Feb. 11 to April 22…




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