Washco sheriff heals Cornelius police culture

Washco sheriff heals Cornelius police culture

19 months of Gene Moss' leadership leaves good impression on residents A year and a half ago,...

Homeless, yet connected

Homeless, yet connected

Volunteers provide haircuts, eye exams, physical therapy to 400 people during annual Washington...

For Ann Dondero, life path led to the library

For Ann Dondero, life path led to the library

Beloved B.E.A.R. Month creator at Forest Grove Library turns last page Surrounded by books, teddy...

Cornelius school uses 'Amazing  Race' to impart global lessons

Cornelius school uses 'Amazing Race' to impart global lessons

Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School brings other cultures into the mix Cornelius students...


Forest Grove's Latest News

February 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…
February 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.
February 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…
February 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.
February 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…
February 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…
February 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.'
February 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
February 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…
February 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…
February 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…
February 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.
February 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
January 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…
January 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…
January 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…
January 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.
January 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…
January 27, 2016

Local man arrested in Vancouver on sex-related charges

by Stephanie Haugen
Sean Stirling Dotson, 50, of Forest Grove, was arrested earlier this month after allegedly attempting to contact and meet with…
January 27, 2016

Grazing rights, cow arrests spark uproar in downtown Forest Grove

by Ken and Kris Bilderback
The battle over cattle grazing on public land is making headlines in Eastern Oregon. But about 150 years ago, it was making headlines…

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Firefighters from Forest Grove, assisted by the Cornelius, Banks and Gaston fire departments, put out a fire in the 3000 block of Brittany Drive in Forest Grove Friday afternoon, Jan. 22.
Jan 27, 2016

2 + 2 + 2 = three devastating duplex fires

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Rash of blazes hits Forest Grove and Cornelius families over four days A duplex fire in Forest Grove last Friday injured one adult and…
COURTESY PHOTO: KELLY ROOKE - Free Orchards Elementary third-graders had a dress rehearsal this month for a special day in April when they transform into the wax figure of a historical person.
Jan 27, 2016

Third-graders in Cornelius imitate influential people

by Stephanie Haugen
CCWC provides funds for Free Orchard Elementary history project Cleopatra, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne Frank, Sacagawea, Martha and…
Jan 27, 2016

Council votes to move Tokola project along

by Travis Loose
Big crowd listens to heartfelt testimony on homelessness, the economy, housing After listening to two hours of emotion-packed…
Jan 27, 2016

Weigh in on what kind of community Forest Grove should be

by Travis Loose
As the Forest Grove City Council weighs a controversial downtown “luxury” apartment proposal, many people feel the city’s future…
Mike Johnson
Jan 27, 2016

Johnson told police it would be 'black day'

by Nancy Townsley
Before he died in front of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland Nov. 6, Mike Johnson told police officers it was “going to…
Jan 27, 2016

Police log

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Jan. 10 - A man called for extra patrol around his home following an argument with his mother-in-law, fearing she would egg his car. -…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ROB KERR - Blain Cooper, 36, and fellow protesters stand in the seized Malheur Nation Refuge complex about 30 miles from Burns. The group wants federal land in Harney County turned over to local ranchers.
Jan 27, 2016

Washington County deputies help out in Harney County

by Kevin Harden
Tense Harney County standoff drawing resources from across state Sheriffs across Oregon are keeping a close watch on Harney County’s…
Jan 27, 2016

Judge criticizes pesticide license suspension

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Press
Says decision by state agriculture department was unwarranted An administrative law judge has found that Oregon’s farm regulators…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici talks to a crowd of education leaders in Beaverton about the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
Jan 27, 2016

Officials trumpet local control in new federal education law

by Mark Miller
Bonamici likes Every Student Succeeds Act signed by Obama At a Jan. 19 briefing on a new federal education law, U.S. Rep. Suzanne…
Jan 27, 2016

Oregon Farm Bureau scholarships available

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The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is offering scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial…
Courtesy Photo: Chris Ellington
Jan 27, 2016

FG boys win Banks tourney again

by Stephanie Haugen
The sixth-grade boys Forest Grove Youth Basketball team won the 11th annual Banks Classic Basketball Tournament in Banks over the…
Jan 27, 2016

December Banks police log

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- A motorcycle owner drove it to work in Hillsboro, where it was stolen. It was recovered on Northwest Sunset Avenue. A man was…
Gretchen Keefer
Jan 27, 2016

Curves adds videos to 30-minute fitness program

by Nancy Townsley
Forest Grove franchise enters its 14th year by adding options for women After 14 years of 30-minute fitness for more than 100 members,…
COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove resident Andrea Davis will teach a course in posture retraining during February and March at Creative Enterprises on 21st Avenue.
Jan 27, 2016

Forest Grove woman teaches proper posture

by Nancy Townsley
Massage therapist Andrea Davis will start leading classes next month It took more than four decades of posture problems for Andrea…
Jan 27, 2016

Events to fete retirement of longtime children's librarian

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Several upcoming events will celebrate Forest Grove Children’s Librarian Ann Dondero as she prepares to retire after 37 years of…
Jan 27, 2016

Blood drives slated in Forest Grove, Hillsboro

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Since Jan. 1, winter weather has forced the cancellation of more than 300 Red Cross blood drives across 20 states, further depleting…
Jan 27, 2016

Plan sets regional minimum wage rates

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Dembrow legislation aims to head off ballot box battle Spurred by two ballot initiatives to raise Oregon’s minimum wage, a Portland…
COURTESY PHOTO: - The Forest Grove Public Arts Commission chose  Oregon City resident Ben Dyes Tres-Novem as its Art in the Park selection. Dyes sculpture was revealed to the city council Monday.
Jan 27, 2016

Improbably balanced triangle to be art in park

by Travis Loose
Arts Commission chooses diver's design for Forest Grove's Lincoln Park A former commercial diver and underwater welder has been…
Jan 27, 2016

News Briefs

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Murphy’s Furniture seeks parade entries Murphy’s 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade will be Saturday, March 12. Gather family and…
News-Times INSIDERS
Jan 27, 2016

Introducing the News-Times INSIDERS

by Pamplin Media Group
Get advice and tips from local business experts Need advice on banking? Buying a home? The importance of flossing your teeth? How to…



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