The death of Abdul Jamil Kamawal: What we know so far

The death of Abdul Jamil Kamawal: What we know so far

Kamawal's death not being investigated as a hate crime, Sheriff's Office says. Many questions...

Tigard church offers 'Taste of Tanzania' to raise money for needy children

Tigard church offers 'Taste of Tanzania' to raise money for needy children

For more than a decade, Bertha Haas has been helping children with disabilities on the other side...

FDA program gives terminally ill Tigard teacher hope

FDA program gives terminally ill Tigard teacher hope

Steve Lewis wants to spread word about treatment options for terminal patients For 30 years,...

Metro stands firm on Stafford reserves

Metro stands firm on Stafford reserves

The Metro Council has taken its final step toward redesignating the Stafford area for future...

Tualatin mayor recognizes community members with annual speech

Tualatin mayor recognizes community members with annual speech

'State of the City' had a loud, proud theme. “We're the best.” “You're the...

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Friends, family remember slain Seaside officer during candlelight vigil

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February 12, 2016

Tualatin man files for Metro Council position

by Geoff Pursinger
A Tualatin man has filed to run for a seat on the Metro Council, and will face off against an incumbent and former Tigard mayor. Gerritt Rosenthal filed on Monday for seat on the council representing Metro's District 3, which includes portions of…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker will retire this summer, Barker confirmed to The Times this week. 
He's one of four longtime members of the police force who will retire this year.
February 11, 2016

Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker, three others, to retire from department

by Mark Miller
Veteran officers departing from city service in coming weeks. There will be a changing of the guard at the Tualatin Police Department over the next few months. Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker is retiring in June, Mayor Lou Ogden announced…
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 fact that 26 percent of the state’s students did not graduate high school in the regular way last year. That means…
TIMES PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jacob Lee investigates the murder of and Ben Caldwell in Murder in the Knife Room. The two plays will premiere next Thursday, Feb. 18.
February 11, 2016

THS asks 'whodunnit?' with two one-act plays

by Geoff Pursinger
'An Evening of Mystery' opens at THS, Feb. 18 In detective fiction, there’s no such thing as coincidence. But coincidence is exactly what led to next week’s winter showcase when two Tigard High School seniors will present their one-act plays at Deb…
February 11, 2016

Secretary of State rules in 'YMCA' complaint

by Geoff Pursinger
State will fine Friends of the Downtown YMCA less than $450 for campaign violations. A campaign group working to bring a community center to Tigard will face fines from the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office for campaign finance violations. In a…
February 11, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Feb. 2-8

by Pamplin Media Group
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between Feb. 2 and Feb. 8: Theft — 8; disorderly conduct — 3; drug related — 2; criminal mischief — 1; warrants — 3; assault — 3; minor in possession of alcohol — 1; unauthorized use of a motor…
Sgt. Bob Ray speaks with reporters on Wednesday following a homicide on Southwest Cedarcrest Street in Metzger
February 10, 2016

Police name victim, suspect in Metzger homicide

by Geoff Pursinger
Deputies have released more information into a homicide investigation in Metzger on Wednesday afternoon. According to Sgt. Bob Ray, a spokesman with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the 7500 block of Southwest…
Deputies investigate a homicide on Southwest Cedarcrest Street in Metzger.
February 10, 2016

Washington County deputies investigate Metzger homicide

by Geoff Pursinger
Editor's note: Authorities have released the names of the victim and suspect arrested in this case. Click here for more information. Washington County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide in Metzger Wednesday afternoon. According to Sgt.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Emile de Becque (Eric Olson) and Nellie Forbush (Maddie Maier) get to know each other a little better in the opening scene of Tualatin High School's production of 'South Pacific.'
February 10, 2016

Tualatin High School turns back its clock to 'South Pacific' time

by Mark Miller
School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, opening this Friday. There’s a warm wind blowing through the Tualatin High School auditorium this weekend. The school is presenting “South Pacific,” this year’s musical, under the direction of Dan…
February 09, 2016

Former chaplain sues Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center over discrimination

by Mark Miller
Lawsuit seeks $380,000 after Marshall Wattman-Turner was fired last March. Alleging he was discriminated against over his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and auditory processing problems, a former chaplain at Legacy Meridian Park…
SCREEN CAPTURE OF TUALATINOREGON.GOV - The city of Tualatin changed up the way its website, seen here, and newsletter look last week.
February 09, 2016

City of Tualatin debuts new look on website, newsletter

by Mark Miller
Orange tones, new format distinguish Web presence from what came before. The city of Tualatin has rolled out a rebrand of its online presence. A new version of the municipal website, featuring bright orange tones, larger pictures, and a sidebar with…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Tigard Police investigate a deadly crash after a woman was struck by a passing pickup truck while crossing Highway 217.
February 09, 2016

Police release details in fatal Highway 217 crash

by Geoff Pursinger
Vicky Stohl, of Lake Oswego, killed while crossing Highway 217 at Kruse Way A Lake Oswego woman who was killed while crossing Highway 217 on Monday was wearing headphones and walked against a pedestrian crosswalk signal, according to Tigard Police.…
TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook took his yearly address on the road, delivering the State of the City address from Indio Spirits, near Bridgeport Village.
February 08, 2016

Tigard 'State of the City' expands outside City Hall

by Geoff Pursinger
Yearly address moves to new location, promises to revamp celebration Tigard’s Indio Spirits distillery is used to bringing life to a party with its drinks, but it seldom that the party comes to them. But that's just what happened last week, when…
February 08, 2016

Treadmill fundraiser at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center raises $3,129

by Mark Miller
For 24 hours last week, a treadmill was running in the lobby of Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in east Tualatin. It wasn't just for show — “Walk Around the Clock!” raised $3,129 to support patients of the hospital's cardiac rehabilitation…
TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Collin Lyle
February 08, 2016

Uber passenger assaults driver, steals and crashes car

by Jim Redden
An intoxicated Uber passenger assaulted the driver, then stole and crashed his car in Tigard late Saturday. Collin Lyle, 31, was arrested and charged with DUII, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangering and Intimidation. He was…
February 08, 2016

Tualatin Police participate in 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

by The Times
Police in Tualatin will be making an enforcement push through Feb. 21 as part of the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to encourage seat belt use. In a news release Monday announcing the start of the campaign in Tualatin, the Tualatin Police…
February 08, 2016

Police investigate fatal crash on Highway 217

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are investigating after a 41-year-old Lake Oswego woman was killed while she walked across Highway 217 near Interstate 5 on Monday morning. According to Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the police department, the woman was attempted to cross…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, director of admissions at Linfield College, gives Hazelbrook Middle School student Josh Lakeman a Linfield cup and a cookie for answering a question during Hazelbrook's 'Respectful Celebration.'
February 05, 2016

At Hazelbrook Middle School, students' respectful behavior doesn't go unnoticed

by Mark Miller
School recognizes model students at 'Respectful Celebration.' It's not always easy to be on your best behavior — especially in middle school. But at Hazelbrook Middle School, there's an incentive. Students are rewarded for displaying “consistent…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Aidan Valdez, a fourth-grader at Bridgeport Elementary School, adds liquid to a graduated cylinder while building a pressure rocket.
February 05, 2016

Imagination pops, bubbles over, takes flight at Bridgeport Elementary School

by Mark Miller
'STEMagination' draws hundreds with hands-on activities, science theme. It was a night of STEMagination at Bridgeport Elementary School on Wednesday, as students and their families enjoyed a plethora of engaging, interactive and educational…
February 04, 2016

A challenger emerges in race for county commission

by Peter Wong
A Tualatin woman has filed to run for a seat on the Washington County Commission, against longtime commissioner Roy Rogers. Glendora Claybrooks calls her candidacy an “unprecedented adventure.” Claybrooks is challenging Rogers, who has been in…
February 04, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

by Geoff Pursinger
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1: Theft — 7; drug related — 1; warrants — 8; animal abuse — 1; forgery — 1; assault — 2; criminal trespass — 1. Monday, Feb. 1 • A man trying to impound a car in the…
CITY OF TIGARD - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook and Bon Baguette owner Tri Nguyen kick off the opening of the restaurant chain's first location on Thursday, Jan. 28
February 04, 2016

New deli looks to future, expansion

by Pamplin Media Group
Tigard sandwich shop expected to be first in new chain, owner says. Tigard’s food scene got a bit more diverse this week, with the opening of a new Asian and European deli on Pacific Highway. Bon Baguette sandwich shop, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway,…
FILE - Downtown Tualatin was swamped in February 1996 by high water as the Tualatin River crested to record levels.
February 04, 2016

Twenty years later, Tualatin remembers the great flood

by Mark Miller
“It’s hard to imagine it’s 20 years ago,” Steve Wheeler remarked. “Seems fresher than that.” A lot of Tualatin-area residents and others who remember the Flood of 1996 feel the same way. Wheeler had just accepted a job offer to become Tualatin’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Downtown Tualatin lies underwater in February 1996, after a devestating series of ice and rain caused serious flooding across the Portland area.
February 03, 2016

Times reporters recount covering the 100 Year Flood

by Geoff Pursinger
'I'd never covered anything like that' Janie Nafsinger says. On a sunny Friday in 1996, Janie Nafsinger stood on the new bank of the Tualatin River and surveyed the damage. Water was everywhere. As far as she could see, the calm, quiet mucky water…
CITY OF BEAVERTON PHOTO - The intersection of Southwest Cedar Hills and Hall boulevards turned into a lake when Beaverton Creek overflowed its banks during torrential rains that struck the region in early February 1996.
February 04, 2016

Flood of '96: Two decades later, what have we learned?

by GeoffPursinger
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Flood of 1996, the devastating flood that hit the Willamette Valley, closing roads, shuttering businesses and enveloping the Portland area. It was the largest natural disaster to strike Tigard and Tualatin…

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FILE - Floetta Ide stands on the treadmill in Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center's cardiac rehab gym in 2013, which she walked on for 15 minutes Wednesday to kick off a 24-hour fundraiser at the hospital for cardiac rehab patients.
Feb 03, 2016

'Walk Around the Clock!' kicks off at Legacy Meridian Park…

by Mark Miller
People walking, running on treadmill in Tualatin hospital's main lobby until noon Thursday. The clock has started and the treadmill is running. Until noon Thursday, a heart health awareness…
Feb 02, 2016

Sherwood Police investigate stabbing outside Dollar Tree

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in a parking lot late last week. Sherwood Police were called to the parking lot of Dollar Tree, 16220 S.W. Langer Drive, next to Safari…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State University matriculates about 28,000 students annually, but officials say the cost of education is much too high. A proposed payroll tax would go primarily to a regional scholarship program.
Feb 02, 2016

PSU supporters push ahead with Metro-wide payroll tax plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
One-tenth-of-1-percent plan may still have uphill battle Portland State University supporters aim to find out how valuable the university is to local voters with an initiative petition to raise…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - From left, Tualatin Elementary School fifth-graders Mason Johnson, Owen Heidt, Carlos Torres-Hernandez, Grace Richmond, Shelby Underwood and Jacquelin Salcedo-Miranda watch their balloon-powered car roll forward during a workshop on energy and friction.
Feb 02, 2016

Tualatin Elementary students get a lesson in engineering

by Mark Miller
Eaton engineers teach balloon-car workshop on energy, friction Pam Rossio's fifth-grade class was buzzing Friday as a team of professional engineers came into the classroom to help students…
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Fourth-grade students at Edward Byrom Elementary School stage an afternoon performance of 'To the West We Go' last Thursday.
Feb 02, 2016

Like its namesake, Edward Byrom Elementary School goes West

by Mark Miller
Fourth-grade students at Edward Byrom Elementary School loaded up their wagons, yoked their oxen and hit the trail Thursday in their annual music program. Music teacher Cristi McClellan said she…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Zeus, a green-winged macaw, perches on Karl Anderson's hand and displays his wingspan in what Anderson called his 'impression of an eagle.'
Feb 02, 2016

Parrot presentation wows crowd at Tualatin Public Library

by Mark Miller
'Oregon Birdman' shows off flock of cockatoos, macaws and more. The community room at the Tualatin Public Library was packed full Monday afternoon for a bright, noisy display. Karl Anderson, a…
Bill Middleton
Feb 01, 2016

Measure allowing voters say on future taxes headed to ballot

by Ray Pitz
Former mayor collects enough signatures to get the measure on the May ballot Sherwood voters will have the final say on a controversial ballot measure that would force a public vote on any new…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Senator Mark Hass has a propsal for new legislatition after a group started collecting signatures to impose a gross receipts tax on Oregon businesses.
Feb 01, 2016

Beaverton lawmaker offers compromise on gross receipts tax

by Hillary Borrud and Paris Achen
Sen. Mark Hass says his proposal could avoid ballot battle; Tigard senator says resistance from business groups has 'dulled' prospects for legislation. SALEM — Looking to head off a nasty and…
KAREN HUGHART - Two 2016 incoming kindergartners, Everley Yi and Brendan Hughart sport their new 'I'm going to TTSD Kindergarten' T-shirts.
Feb 01, 2016

Kindergarten registration begins this month

by Geoff Pursinger
It’s still months away from Back to School season in local stores, but the Tigard-Tualatin School District is hoping to catch the attention of families with kiddos heading “back to school” for…
Anthony Markey
Feb 01, 2016

Tigard's recreation guru aims to bring more options to residents

by Geoff Pursinger
Voters shot down two recreation programs over the past two decades, but city studies say residents want more recreation options. Hot on the heels of a failed ballot measure aimed at providing…
Feb 01, 2016

Car break-ins up in Tigard near Katherine Street, police say

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are warning residents to lock their car doors after a string of recent car break-ins were reported around the area. According to Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police…
PARIS ACHEN - Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Senate Majority Whip Elizabath Steiner Hayward, D-Beaverton, discuss Senate Democrats' priorities for 2016.
Feb 01, 2016

Housing legislation has dismal prospects

by Paris Achen
Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick says the plan is too ambitious for the Legislature's 35-day session. An omnibus bill to address the state’s affordable housing crisis is unlikely to pass…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - A volunteer shelves books at the Tigard Public Library in January.
Jan 26, 2016

Tigard Public Library asks 'How's my driving?' with annual survey

by Geoff Pursinger
Yearly Tigard Library survey kicks off this month. It's that time of year again. The Tigard Public Library will begin its annual survey this weekend, gauging how patrons feel about their…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Will it be MAX or BRT? A decision on whether a light-rail or rapid-bus line will be built from Portland to Tualatin remains, after planners with the Southwest Corridor Plan cancelled its Feb. 29 meeting. No new date has been set, yet.
Feb 01, 2016

PCC Sylvania tunnel, MAX/BRT decision pushed back, again

by Geoff Pursinger
Southwest Corridor Plan steering committee says it needs more time to weigh the options before reaching decisions. After years of waiting, it looks like watchers of a proposed high capacity…
COURTESY OF THE TUALATIN CRAWFISH FESTIVAL - The logo, theme and presenting sponsor for this year's Tualatin Crawfish Festival were announced Thursday.
Jan 29, 2016

What is old is new again at Tualatin Crawfish Festival

by The Times
You've got to love the classics, and that's what the annual Crawfish Festival is bringing back this August in Tualatin. The festival announced Thursday its theme will be “Route 66,” appropriate…
Jan 28, 2016

Missing Woodburn man's body found in rural Clackamas County river

by Pamplin Media Group
Water rescue personnel have located and recovered the body of a Woodburn man who has been missing since the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into the Callawash River on Sunday morning. The…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Opponents of Initiative Petition 28, a measure that would impose a gross receipts tax on several of Oregons biggest businesses, say that its passage would hurt both business as well as Oregon consumers.
Jan 28, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite tradition of compromise, rivals say a deal is unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses heartburn, Gov. Kate Brown intervened to float a…
Jan 28, 2016

Tax fight could cause huge economic impact

by Hillary Borrud, Capital Bureau
This is the second part of a larger look at Initiative Petition 28. Click here to read the first part of our coverage. As unions and business groups prepare for a bruising political fight over a…
Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood continue to outperfrom the state average when it comes to graduating students, but dipped slightly compared to previous years, new data from the Oregon Department of Education shows.
Jan 28, 2016

TTSD, Sherwood, outperform state with graduation numbers

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard-area schools continue to graduate more students than most others in the state, according to a new report by the Oregon Department of Education. According to the report, Tigard-Tualatin…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Aidan Shafer asks a question during a learning module at Fidgets2Widgets.
Jan 28, 2016

Tigard after-school program embraces digital classroom, video…

by Geoff Pursinger
In Pam Simon’s classroom in Tigard, there are a few simple rules: “No yelling, no name calling,” a sign reads. “No Trolling. No deleting worlds.” Simon is the co-founder of Fidgets2Widgets, a…
FILE PHOTO - Smoking, including e-cigarettes, will be banned in Tigard parks starting in mid-February. The ban is meant to make parks healthier and get more people outside, city officials said.
Jan 27, 2016

Tigard bans smoking in parks, city property, Tualatin not far…

by Geoff Pursinger and Mark Miller
Tigard ban imposes $100 fine for first offense, $500 for second Looking to light up a cigarette next time you’re at the park or library? You could face a hefty fine. Tigard and Tualatin city…
The Times INSIDERS
Jan 27, 2016

Introducing The 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 help your pet lose weight? Or how to exercise with…
Jan 27, 2016

New restaurant opening at Nyberg Rivers in Tualatin

by The Times
A California-based chain of Mexican eateries is expanding to Tualatin next month. Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill will open at 7715 S.W. Nyberg St., at the Nyberg Rivers shopping center,…
PMG FILE PHOTO - The Stafford area between Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin is a mix of rural farms and large lot houses, along with pockets of more densely built residential areas.
Jan 27, 2016

Metro Council moves ahead with Stafford reserve plan

by Peter Wong
Approval would open 6,230 acres east of Tualatin to future development The Metro Council is poised to reaffirm next week its 2011 decision to designate Stafford for future development. The…
Jan 26, 2016

Dog, cat perish in late-morning farmhouse fire

by Ray Pitz
Fire was on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood A dog and a cat perished in a late-morning fire on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood on Tuesday. Firefighters from Washington County Fire District No. 2…



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