'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

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Student project maps U.S. - playfully

Student project maps U.S. - playfully

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Eighty years of sausage

Eighty years of sausage

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Community grills candidates at forum

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Kitzhaber, Bonamici help open Juniper Gardens II

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October 30, 2014

SolarWorld plans $10 million expansion, will add 200 jobs

by Kendra Hogue
Hillsboro's SolarWorld Industries Americas will soon expand manufacturing capacity and add 200 full-time local jobs, spending $10 million in the process. Company officials and U.S. Sen. Ron…
October 29, 2014

Commissioners OK pot dispensary code ordinance

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County’s Board of Commissioners finally settled the hot-potato issue of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday night, with commissioners voting 4-1 to approve Ordinance…
October 29, 2014

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Oct. 19 n Multiple unlocked vehicles were entered and items were stolen in the northwest area of the city. n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. The…
October 29, 2014

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
n A girl ran away from her home on N.W. Jarvis Place but returned a short time later. n A vehicle parked in a driveway in N.W. Groveshire Avenue had a side mirror broken off. n A reported lost…
October 29, 2014

More creek trail changes ready for viewing

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Open house in Forest Grove to feature latest Council Creek trail plan After a contentious public meeting in August, planners for the Council Creek Regional Trail have further adjusted the route…
October 29, 2014

Program for families to drop dental screenings, food baskets

by Karissa George
As of Friday, YMCA will no longer operate Family Resource Center As of Oct. 31, Forest Grove’s Family Resource Center will no longer offer food baskets or free dental screenings. And those…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Gunk-filled gutters can cause rainwater to overflow and force it under your shingles, causing damage.
October 29, 2014

Got an afternoon? Clean your gutters

by no byline
Take a few hours to protect your siding, prevent damage In a downpour, a clogged roof gutter sends a cascade of water down the side of your house, making canyons of your flowerbeds and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Opening the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail line on time and withn budget is just one of many challenges still facing TriMet. New Type 5 trains have been ordered for it.
October 29, 2014

TriMet challenges remain after labor agreement OK

by Jim Redden
Future more certain as agency, union patch up differences TriMet says its new labor agreement resolves a potential fiscal crisis. But that was only one of many challenges facing the regional…
October 29, 2014

Reminder: change your clocks

by Staff
It’s that time of year again. This Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end. That means that if you want to be on the same schedule with your neighbors and…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: BETTY CAMPBELL - Defendant Niaz Khoshnaw (center), accused in the 2011 shooting death of Luis Guzman in Forest Grove, listens to proceedings in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Attorneys for both sides presented closing arguments and sent the case to the jury.
October 29, 2014

Khoshnaw guilty in Forest Grove murder

by Betty Campbell
Jury convicts Portland man in 2011 shooting death of Luis Guzman A Washington County jury unanimously found Portland resident Niaz Khoshnaw guilty of shooting Luis Guzman to death outside…

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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - We have a lot of gamers here, says Sebastian Benjamin of Banks, but I think being in a rural town like this doesnt help our computer science interest as much.
Oct 29, 2014

Banks teen pens video game code-writing book

by Julia Sanders
Sebastian Benjamin, 15, fills niche for accessible instruction This past summer, while most high school students were relaxing, 15-year-old Sebastian Benjamin was hard at work on his first book.…
Oct 29, 2014

GroveLink forum draws small crowd, big support

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
A small but supportive group of people turned up for the GroveLink forum in Forest Grove Tuesday, Oct. 21. Of the 20-some people attending, two were city employees, two were elected officials,…
Oct 29, 2014

Cornelius snags another award for budgeting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently named the city of Cornelius as a winner of the GFOA’s “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for…
Oct 29, 2014

Final market hosts 'Day of the Dead' celebration

by Nancy Townsley
Adelante Mujeres, the Forest Grove nonprofit that sponsors the Forest Grove Farmers Market, will present a “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebration during the last market for 2014, set…
Oct 29, 2014

School notes

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Wyden due at Pacific Thursday evening The public is invited to join Sen. Ron Wyden for “Inequality: the View from Washington, D.C. to Forest Grove,” a community conversation at Pacific…
Oct 29, 2014

AIDS quilt display comes to Pacific Nov. 3

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Conceived in 1985, the national quilt honors those lost to disease Pacific University will host sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on two campuses from Nov. 3 through Dec. 2. The displays,…
Oct 29, 2014

Know signs of coming treefall

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Cracks in trunk, bulges in bark could spell trouble for white oaks Trees in the Pacific Northwest — tall and majestic though they may be — are not always without downsides, the most obvious…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON STATE POLICE - A 1997 Ford F250 truck driven by Vernonia residen Kassidy Fetch, 16, landed in a ditch late Saturday night after failing to negotiate a curve.
Oct 29, 2014

Three of seven teens involved in Vernonia crash taken to hospital

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Investigation into cause of single-vehicle wreck continues Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a teen driver-involved injury crash along Highway 47 south of Vernonia…
Oct 29, 2014

Van sought in connection with Gresham murder located on Forest…

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
A routine “suspicious vehicle” complaint turned into a grim discovery last Thursday, Oct. 23, when Forest Grove police found a van wanted in connection with a murder in Gresham. A local resident…
Oct 29, 2014

Drug dropoff made even easier to do

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
People no longer have to wait for the Forest Grove Police Department’s occasional “drug dropoff” events in order to get rid off unwanted or expired prescription drugs. The department broke its…



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