Suicidal Banks man kills self in jail

Suicidal Banks man kills self in jail

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Forest Grove police Citizens Academy tackles tough subjects, adds new elements to inform public

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Car strikes, kills 22-year-old Safeway employee

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Latinos overcharged with motor vehicle violations

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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove resident and United Methodist Church Pastor Dan Thompson-Aue is excited to support his congregation in their quest to turn church property into an affordable housing development.
March 25, 2017

Forest Grove church looks into building affordable apartments

by Stephanie Haugen
Local United Methodist Church may develop open lot into affordable housing
COURTESY PHOTO - Lorrine and Leonard Shipley were a fun-loving couple, according to their daughter, Linda Kintz. Married in 1943, their romance lasted 74 years before they died a day apart March 13 and 14.
March 24, 2017

Together 74 years, Forest Grove couple dies a day apart

by Nancy Townsley
Leonard and Lorrine Shipley met at a church revival meeting in 1943 and will be buried at Willamette National Cemetery Tuesday
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - This picturesque scene near Henry Hagg Lake could be flooded if a plan to expand the dam floods nearby property owners, including Stimson Lumber Mill.
March 24, 2017

Dam update announces drilling schedule but not much more

by Stephanie Haugen
Scoggins Dam plan and improvements still years away, project leaders say


COURTESY PHOTO - Banks new Braves logo incorporates elements from local Native American culture, school history and geographic region.
March 23, 2017

State approves 'extraordinary' Banks partnership

by Stephanie Haugen
Agreement between schools and tribes is first in state to get education board's ok
COURTESY PHOTO - Locals will have a chance to get free little chicks like this one at the Cornelius Coastal Saturday.
March 23, 2017

Coastal to give away 500 free chicks Saturday

by News-Times
Annual baby chicken giveaway scheduled for Saturday at Cornelius store
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
Ben Buchanan
March 22, 2017

Banks names Ben Buchanan new athletic director

by Stephanie Haugen
Banks High alumnus, long-time coach to take over as athletic director, assistant principal
COURTESY OF THE WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump's ramped up policies regarding illegal immigration has focused on Washington County, which was named one of the worst offenders for law enforcement agencies who refuse to cooperate with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.
March 21, 2017

Washington County on Trump's 'top ten' non-cooperative list

by Peter Wong
Department of Homeland Security says sheriff not complying with detainer requests
FILE PHOTO - Former Gov. Barbara Roberts, at a recent event at the new Sellwood Bridge.
March 21, 2017

Former Gov. Roberts relates to rising rents

by Peter Wong
Son's rent jumps from $600 to $900 in year and a half
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Cynthia Sims is just finishing moving her belongings to a storage unit this week but does not have another permanent place to live yet. Next stop...a motel.
March 21, 2017

Of terminated renters, some find spot ... some not

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Update: Facing tough rental market, Filbert Street renters have mixed results finding new homes
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Front row (left to right): Ashley Bangerter, Century; Josie OHarrow, Banks; MaryAnn Laxamana, Liberty; Citlali Contreras, Hillsboro. Back row (left to right): Kaitlyn Rebsom, Forest Grove; Zoraida Espinoza, Century; Delaney Aleshire, Forest Grove; Natasha Lambing, Hillsboro; Seneca Clemons, Gaston; Melissa Milbrant, Glencoe.
March 21, 2017

STEM scholars get special recognition

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Local juniors honored for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Sunday celebration
Brad Bafaro
March 15, 2017

School board races get interesting in Forest Grove

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove incumbents draw well-known challengers, including retiring special ed director
COURTESY PHOTO - Nike designers helped develop this new arrowhead-shaped logo that honors Native American culture, Banks Braves school spirit and the nearby Coast Range.
March 21, 2017

Banks district leading state on native mascot issue

by Stephanie Haugen
Oregon Board of Ed to vote this week on whether to approve arrangement with Grand Ronde tribes
Forest Grove Police Department officers have been busy this week.
March 20, 2017

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
What have FGPD officers been up to March 12 to March 18?
COURTESY FOREST GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT - The scene of the Saturday night fatal crash in Forest Grove.
March 19, 2017

Forest Grove man walking to work killed by suspected drunk driver

by Jim Redden
Victim in Saturday crash identified as Jonathan Dominguez Esquivel, 22. Driver arrested for multiple crimes.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TANNER BOYLE - Gracie Corrigan gets some help playing barista Saturday afternoon in the Forest Grove Dutch Bros. storage garage, on Pacific Avenue next to Right Choice Auto. 
March 19, 2017

Corrigan coffee highlights party

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Dutch Bros. and Make A Wish team up to help Gracie
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Novelist, playwright and Syrian native Riad Ismat talks about his time in Syria as Ambassador to Qatar and Minister of Culture during a presentation at Pacific University.
March 17, 2017

Syrian 'scholar at risk' speaks of loss, hope, culture

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Pacific University is first in Oregon to join global program protecting displaced scholars
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Harold Johnson (right) gets longtime membership award.
March 17, 2017

Veteran celebrates 70 years with Forest Grove post

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Harold Johnson one of two veterans to pass seven-decade mark with local American Legion group
Jon Holan
March 15, 2017

Holan to retire after 17 years

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove Community Development Director Jon Holan set to retire in August
Pacific University's Hawaiian Club, Na Haumana, will present its 57th lu'au this April.
March 15, 2017

Tickets to Pacific's 57th lu'au now on sale

by News-Times
Get tickets now for annual event on Forest Grove university campus that typically sells out

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Mar 15, 2017

Affordable housing survey now available

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove residents asked to take survey on affordable housing
Mar 15, 2017

Valerio graduates from Air Force basic training

by Stephanie Haugen
Former Forest Grove resident Valerio graduates from Air Force basic training
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies are assigned to the city of Banks.
Mar 15, 2017

Banks February police log

by Stephanie Haugen
What have Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies assigned to Banks been up to?
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Constituents packed the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro Monday for U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici's town hall.
Mar 14, 2017

Health care, environment, budget concerns bring 300 to Bonamici town hall in Hillsboro

by Peter Wong
Call volume from Bonamici's constituents higher last week than any other time of her five years in Congress
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - A Murphy's Furniture volunteer leaps a puddle while passing out fliers during Saturdays annual St. Patricks Day Parade in Hillsboro.
Mar 14, 2017

St. Pat's parade turns gray to green

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
The annual spectacle features horses, dogs, scooters, dancers and lots of candy
COURTESY PHOTO - (Left to right back row) Catherine Williams, Margie Petersen, Jennifer BeLusko, Rainy McLoud, Lenika Hutchens and Stephanie Lind and (from left to right front row) Michelle Robles and Patty Petersen received a check from Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce President Howard Sullivan last week to help fund dance scholarships.
Mar 14, 2017

'Stars' talent show funds dance scholarships

by Stephanie Haugen
'Stars in the Grove' talent show raises nearly $2,500 for popular local dance nonprofit
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Hillsboro Police officers pick up debris from several bottles found at Reedville Park Tuesday morning that contained some type of explosive.
Mar 14, 2017

Bottles containing explosive chemicals found at Reedville Creek Park in Hillsboro

by Geoff Pursinger
Police officers remain on scene Tuesday morning, saying there is no immediate threat to the public
Mar 13, 2017

Forest Grove police log

by News-Times
What have the Forest Grove Police Department officers been up to March 5 to March 11?
PHOTO COURTESY: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - An artistic rendering of the new training facilitys exterior facade. The building is located at 600 S.W. Walnut St. in Hillsboro.
Mar 12, 2017

Sheriff's office to open new training facility in 2018

by Travis Loose
Hillsboro center could become available to multiple law enforcement agencies
COURTESY PHOTO - Bricks will go near this work of public art in Lincoln Park.
Mar 11, 2017

Order a brick, support local art

by Stephanie Haugen
There are still 150 bricks for sale at $50, proceeds fund local art projects
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - This picturesque scene near Henry Hagg Lake could be flooded if a plan to expand the dam floods nearby property owners, including Stimson Lumber Mill.
Mar 10, 2017

Meeting will update Scoggins Dam neighbors on potential new site that could flood their…

by Stephanie Haugen
Drilling in the downstream area will begin this summer to test feasibility
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - An estimated 150 people attended Thursday's town hall at Beaverton High School. Not surprisingly, a large number of them turned out to be educators and students.
Mar 09, 2017

Lawmakers tackle domestic violence, addiction issues, westside bypass at Beaverton town hall

by Dana Haynes
More revenue was the theme, as an estimated 150 people turn out for town hall.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove Mike Mannen has been working on the Tom McCall baseball fields for the last year, trying to get it in shape for youth baseball teams.
Mar 09, 2017

Local baseball coach upgrades Tom McCall fields

by Stephanie Haugen
Mike Mannen snags city's annual volunteer award for his work on Tom McCall baseball field
Mar 09, 2017

Adelante hosts workshop for landowners, farm leasers

by News-Times
Join Adelante Mujeres for a free workshop for landowners and those looking to lease property for farming
KOIN 6 - Nicole Laube, a Forest Grove mother, was working at a Cedar Hills apartment complex when she was murdered in 2014.
Mar 08, 2017

Tinoco attorney: We didn't get all the evidence

by Trevor Ault KOIN 6 NEWS
Trial in murder of Forest Grove mother will be postponed until June
Lawmakers set Thursday town hall
Mar 08, 2017

Washington County legislators hold joint budget town hall

by The Times
Event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beaverton High School.
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway (left) and councilor Rick Van Beveren listen to testimony on the sanctuary city issue Tuesday night, March 7.
Mar 08, 2017

Tie-breaking mayor's vote makes Hillsboro a sanctuary

by Nancy Townsley
City council deadlocks at 3-3 before Callaway says 'aye' to resolution
Mar 08, 2017

CORRECTIONS

by Pamplin Media Group
Stories on Cornelius electrical service, economic report erred last week
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - (L-R) Marina Aranda, Kasia Heesacker and Daniela Moro work on a book analysis that uses pictures and text to explain the importance of key quotes theyve selected from the story.
Mar 08, 2017

'I wanted to know about other ways to see life'

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
FGHS class helps students taste experiences, backgrounds of people different from them
Mar 08, 2017

A home for Adelante

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Nonprofit Adelante Mujeres kicked off their capital campaign lat week to buy their own building