OSU President says Trump, Sanders supporters both lament loss of the American Dream

OSU President says Trump, Sanders supporters both lament loss of the American Dream

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Alfonso Lopez Vasquez rose from modest beginnings to fashion a long career in education and cultural diversity

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Washco sheriff heals Cornelius police culture

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For Ann Dondero, life path led to the library

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Cornelius school uses 'Amazing Race' to impart global lessons

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - GED student Marquez Goldsby works in the lobby of Londer Learning Center last April.
February 11, 2016

Oregon GED students still struggling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Critics say easier passing score isn't enough of a change Masked in Oregon’s recent celebration of higher graduation rates was the…
February 10, 2016

Cornelius aims to turn weaknesses into strengths

by Art Heerwagen
Re-making small city's image is the goal of new info campaign The city of Cornelius is moving ahead with the development of an…
Victoria Lowe
February 10, 2016

Grasping 'urban renewal' key to grasping project

by Travis Loose and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Complex concept governs funding for Tokola plans in downtown FG It’s one of the great mysteries of life, right up there with where do…
February 10, 2016

Forest Grove Police respond to hoax in 'swatting' incident

by Pamplin Media Group
Forest Grove Police officers responded to a report at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, that a woman had been shot in the 3300 block of Main…
February 10, 2016

Sheriff explains pros and cons of body cameras, plans for use

by Peter Wong
Deputies to take training so agency can use $35K in grant money for cameras Washington County sheriff’s deputies plan to start testing…
February 10, 2016

McLain, Parrish spar over minimum wage, schools

by Peter Wong
Washington County politicians disagree over approaches at forum Two state representatives — Democrat Susan McLain of Forest Grove and…
Trevor Tusow
February 10, 2016

FGHS teacher flushes neuron confusion down the drain

by (none)
Name: Trevor Tusow Teaches: AP Psychology, government and Renaissance Leadership at Forest Grove High School About him: He’s married…
Glendora Claybrooks
February 10, 2016

County commission race is David-Goliath match

by Peter Wong
African-American woman would bring diversity to all-male, all-white board Glendora Claybrooks calls her candidacy for Washington…
February 10, 2016

FGPD takes 5 steps forward, 5 steps back

by Travis Loose
Recruits in training can't plug department holes faster than they appear With five vacant patrol-officer positions at the Forest Grove…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tim Marble is running for Washington County Circuit Court Judge in a May election against seat holder Suzanne Upton.
February 10, 2016

Marble set to run for county judge in May

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove lawyer hopes to add 'depth to the bench' Longtime lawyer and western Washington County native Tim Marble is running for…
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February 10, 2016

HEARTS ON DISPLAY

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In honor of Valentines Day, the quilt of the month on display at the North Plains Library is titled Strip My Heart. Westside Quilters…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: MICHAEL SPROLES - Carter Howard plays 18-year-old Wallace and Pat Lach plays his therapist in Women & Wallace, premiering at HART Theatre in Hillsboro Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
February 10, 2016

Guilt, loss, anger surface in 'Women & Wallace'

by Michael Sproles
HART play explores dark emotions as main character ages, evolves In what’s being touted as one of the company’s most ambitious…
COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove Rotarys January students of the month Catherine Ruado and Mayra Pantoja Palomins pose with Forest Grove School District Superintendent Yvonne Curtis and Rotary members.
February 10, 2016

Rotary students of the month

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The Rotary Club of Forest Grove named Mayra Pantoja Palomins and Catherine Ruado from the Forest Grove School District as January…
Michael Kinkade
February 10, 2016

Five Westside fire agencies move toward 'fire authority'

by Travis Loose and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Forest Grove is last of five governments to approve next step in partnership Five of the six fire agencies serving western Washington…
February 10, 2016

Open house to address questions about roundabout and bridge

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Western Washington County residents will have the chance to get more information on two hot-button transportation projects during an…
February 10, 2016

Affordable housing in spotlight at summit

by Jim Redden
Rising home costs and stagnating wages have created a housing crisis across the region — and not just in the trendy Portland…
COURTESY PHOTO - Bag&Baggage Artistic Director Scott Palmer, emcee of the evenings festivities, rehearses a poem for B&Bs Cabaret Cupid, premiering at the Venetian Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.
February 10, 2016

Theatre alliance, Bag&Baggage team up to premiere 'Cabaret Cupid'

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Bag&Baggage Productions will celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend with “Cabaret Cupid,” a production that features an evening of…
COURTESY PHOTO - A home just like this one is finished and ready to be toured in Gaston Meadows, a new five-home development in Gaston.
February 10, 2016

Another development comes to Gaston

by Stephanie Haugen
Five-home subdivision outside city limits to be completed by May Move over, Gaston Heights. There’s a new subdivision in town — but…
February 10, 2016

Dotson trial for rape tentatively set for April 25

by Stephanie Haugen
Man arrested for attempted rape of a child appears in court Sean Stirling Dotson made his first court appearance Tuesday, Feb. 2, in…
February 10, 2016

County seeks volunteers for committees

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Washington County is seeking individuals to serve on volunteer committees and councils. Boards, committees and commissions advise the…

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Feb 10, 2016

New Spanish-language titles available at Cornelius Library

by Art Heerwagen
Maria Aguilar, the Latino outreach coordinator for the Cornelius Library, along with a representative from the Beaverton Library,…
Feb 08, 2016

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Jan. 31 - A pizza delivery driver reported seeing a man in dark clothing stealing gas from a pickup. Officers located the pickup and…
Feb 03, 2016

School notes

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Paint Nite raises classroom funds Join the Education Foundation of Forest Grove Saturday, Feb. 20, for a night of fun and art to raise…
Feb 03, 2016

Graduation rates for Forest Grove and Gaston drop; Banks' rate rises

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove and Gaston high school 2015 graduation rates fell about 5 percent from the previous year. Banks rose 5 percent, reaching…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Oregon Governor Kate Brown has thus far tried to stay neutral in what may be a coming political battle over a gross receipts tax hike known as Initiative Petition 28.
Feb 03, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite tradition of compromise, rivals say deal is unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave…
Feb 03, 2016

Forest Grove police log

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Jan. 24 - Police checked on a man after a neighbor expressed concern that he had been up for three days straight and believed the Drug…
COURTESY PHOTO - Pacific University senior McKenzie Brock (left) plays Evelyn Fields, Kailea Saplans characterization of handwritten-letter writer Cheron Mayhall, in Dance Slow Decades, which will hit the stage on the Forest Grove campus Feb. 11. Akiko Cooper (played by Emy Gaub, right) represents the text-messaging student from the Class of 2015 in the production.
Feb 03, 2016

Paper, text-message letters share spotlight

by Michael Sproles
Communiques written 50 years apart woven into script for Pacific stage In 2014, Pacific University alumna Cheron Joy (Messmer) Mayhall…
Feb 03, 2016

Councilors to continue 'Gaston Weed' debate

by Stephanie Haugen
Gaston City Council members will discuss a potential marijuana ordinance at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at…
Feb 03, 2016

Rash of fire alarms hit local schools

by Stephanie Haugen
The last couple weeks have brought a few minor fires to Forest Grove School District schools. On Thursday, Jan. 21, Forest Grove Fire…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - At the Annual Town Meeting Saturday, Forest Grove resident and Iwasaki Brothers Greenhouse employee Claudio Mata (left) said, 'I dont want to see Forest Grove completely change, but I think there is room for some change.'
Feb 03, 2016

Forest Grove unlikely to shake 'bedroom' label

by Travis Loose
City expected to use up its residential space by 2040 With a controversial luxury-apartment proposal for downtown Forest Grove heading…
Nikki DeBuse
Feb 03, 2016

New publisher saw 'something special' in western Washington County town

by Nancy Townsley
Nikki DeBuse comes from career at Woodburn Independent Nikki DeBuse (rhymes with abuse) officially became publisher of the News-Times…
Feb 03, 2016

Know an amazing kid? We want to honor him or her

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Submissions to our 2016 Amazing Kids contest. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 29. This annual April special section will be…
Feb 03, 2016

Maraia due back in court Feb. 4

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Mike Terou Maraia, a former Neil Armstrong Middle School teacher who was arrested for prostitution and possession of methamphetamine…
Feb 03, 2016

Overlooked COPS grant killed at last minute

by Travis Loose
For five months, Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz waited for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a $250,000 grant opportunity she’d applied for…
COURTESY PHOTO - Tuality Healthcare, which operates hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, has entered into a clinical affiliation with Oregon Health & Science University that will provide greater opportunities for patient care and facilities expansion.
Feb 02, 2016

Tuality-OHSU affiliation finally a done deal

by Nancy Townsley
In a move that puts an exclamation point on plans that have been in the works for a year, Tuality Healthcare and Oregon Health &…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John Nelson
Jan 31, 2016

Man arrested for DUII and filing false hit and run report

by Jim Redden
A Cornelius man was arrested Saturday afternoon after causing a crash and trying to blame someone else. John Nelson, 46, is charged…
Jan 28, 2016

Man arrested on attempted rape charge had coached Banks Youth Soccer

by Stephanie Haugen
Law enforcement authorities in Vancouver, Wash., confirm that Sean Stirling Dotson, 49, of Forest Grove, was arrested earlier this…
Jan 28, 2016

Washington state ag department issues corrective action to Applebee Aviation

by Kathy Fuller
Washington Department of Agriculture issued a notice of correction to Applebee Aviation and former Applebee employee Kevin Vanderlei…
Jan 27, 2016

Ed board gives mascot control to tribes despite bitter opposition

by Paris Achen
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde helped tip Oregon Board of Education support Thursday in favor of allowing Native American…
COURTESY PHOTO - Students at Willamina Elementary School don Native American dress as part of a special fourth-grade curriculum developed by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The tribes would like to bring the curriculum to Banks as well, as part of a partnership that would allow the school district to keep its Braves mascot.
Jan 27, 2016

Banks Braves free to stay, pending pact with tribe

by Stephanie Haugen
Oregon's Board of Education passed a new rule that allows Native American mascots Four years after Oregon’s debate about Native…



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