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Expansion in the works for Tigard homeless center

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Tualatin police dance, chat with senior citizens at Valentine's Day event

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Tigard man first in Oregon to undergo new type of knee replacement surgery

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Are you self-employed?

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This time, let’s look at deductions for having an office in your home.

An office in your home MUST be used regularly and exclusively for business. The deduction, Safe Harbor, requires measuring the square feet of the office portion against the total square foot of the home.

Indirect expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, deductible mortgage interest, and property tax can be deducted at the business-use percentage rate.

The Safe Harbor deduction calculation is $5 per square foot of office space, limit 300 square feet. This usually isn’t as much as the actual costs, but it does save some taxpayer time in gathering the information.

As far as deductions for your personal taxes, don’t forget to clean out your closets, attic and basement of items you no longer use.

Keep a list of what was given with Fair Market Value. Make sure it is an approved charitable organization. Keep each receipt of donation and list for us to review.

Oregon Department of Justice is not allowing charitable deductions to organizations which haven’t fulfilled their charitable goals. To find your desired charity, check

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at AccounTax!

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Prior to treatment, for example, patients receive a thermal scan and an electrical scan (also called surface EMG) to see if muscles are pulling and which way they’re going, says Beebe. “The scans can tell us how to proceed with treatment. Later, we can rescan to see if you’re improving and if not, make adjustments to the treatment.”

Though the equipment for the scans is available to any practitioner, “it’s expensive and it takes experience to use it,” says Beebe.

Beebe also does a complete blood-chemistry panel.

“Here in the Northwest, we see a lot of low Vitamin D, anemia, liver problems and heart problems,” says Beebe. “It’s just a real good screen for general body conditions.”

“Patients may come in and say ‘I’m really fatigued all the time.’ We’ve even seen cases where they were bleeding internally, but just didn’t know. Others will come in with an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease.”

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Women with gluten sensitivities suffer thyroid problems as a ratio of 23 to 1 compared to men.

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Tigard, Oregon 97223


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February 21, 2017

Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Beaverton

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Shooting incident Tuesday morning causes lock-out of two schools; avoid the area of 170th near Baseline.
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph shows the Tualatin River slightly above its minor flood stage at the Farmington gauge, upstream from Tualatin, as of Friday morning.
February 17, 2017

Deja vu? Another flooding Friday for the Tualatin River at Farmington

by The Times
The river crested above flood stage last weekend. At the minor flood stage, the National Weather Service says some low-lying roads in the Farmington and Tualatin areas may see high water.

February 16, 2017

Two dead in Bull Mountain home in suspected suicide pact

by Mark Miller and Dana Haynes
UPDATE: Investigators believe Leonard J. Foster shot partner Lisa R. Malone and then turned the gun on himself, after both were reported to Tualatin police as suspected embezzlers.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland has switched its water source from the Bull Run reservoir to groundwater wells along the Columbia River.
February 16, 2017

Portland switching water source after potentially deadly parasite found

by Jim Redden
Portions of Beaverton and Tigard receive drinking water from Bull Run.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph shows the Tualatin River rising back above its minor flood stage in Farmington on Friday.
February 16, 2017

Tualatin River expected to flood in Farmington again

by The Times
High water is prompting some road closures in Washington County Thursday.
February 16, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Feb. 7-13

by The Times
This week's calls include: an aggressive dog stuck under a gate, an attempted shoplift foiled by heavy merchandise and an altercation at a senior living facility.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - A map included in the Mackenzie analysis shows a proposed layout that would yield about 315,000 square feet of building space in the 63-acre "central subarea" of the larger Basalt Creek area, if it were developed for industrial use.
February 15, 2017

Defying county, Tualatin marks Basalt Creek subarea for residential use

by Mark Miller
Mayor Lou Ogden and city councilors said the area immediately south of Victoria Gardens does not lend itself to industrial development due to its rugged topography.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - The Tualatin River crested at about 113.5 feet above sea level at the Tualatin gauge, well shy of the 118-foot mark at which the National Weather Service considers it to be flooding, early Monday. The river did reach its minor flood stage upstream in Farmington.
February 15, 2017

Nyberg Lane reopens to traffic after closure

by Mark Miller
The Tualatin River is receding and the low-lying road is mostly clear of water, Tualatin's public works director reported.
SUBMITTED - Katelynn Armand-Tylka
February 14, 2017

New DA's office report describes Christmas Day slaying

by Geoff Pursinger
Washington County prosecutors have released new details in the King City shooting that injured North Plains police officer and left a Beaverton woman dead
Efrain Sanchez-Diaz.
February 14, 2017

Man convicted, sentenced to life in prison for 1999 murder in Tigard

by Mark Miller
Efrain Sanchez-Diaz was extradited by Mexico last year to stand trial for the stabbing death of a woman outside Burger King.
COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's hazardous materials team responded to reports of a possible toxic exposure at Lam Research in Tualatin early Tuesday morning. Investigators quickly determined there had been no exposure, the agency said.
February 14, 2017

TVF&R commends Lam Research for response to exposure concerns

by The Times
Investigators found no sign of a toxic release at the Tualatin high-tech manufacturing facility.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - High water atop Nyberg Lane at Browns Ferry Park in east Tualatin has the road closed as of Monday morning. The closure could last until mid-week, according to Tualatin Public Works Director Jerry Postema.
February 13, 2017

Nyberg Lane closed as Tualatin River runs high in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
The road is restricted due to high water in front of Browns Ferry Park and the Stafford Hills Club, according to Tualatin's public works director.
FILE - Tigard Police Officer Kristan Renell speaks with community members during a 'Coffee with a Cop' outreach event last year at Well & Good Coffee House.
February 12, 2017

Ever wanted to be a police officer? Tigard holding open house

by Mark Miller
This is the first time that the Tigard Police Department has had an event like this, according to a police spokesman.
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Speaker of the House Tina Kotek listens to a constituent as an estimated 500 people crowded into the College Center at PCC's Sylvania Campus.
February 11, 2017

Crowds fill PCC Sylvania to address Legislature's budget-writers

by Dana Haynes
Lawmakers face a $1.8 billion shortfall and are touring the state, seeking to hear from as many Oregonians as possible
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - The Tualatin River defied earlier predictions and rose above its minor flood stage in Farmington Friday night, a hydrograph produced by the National Weather Service shows.
February 10, 2017

Tualatin River flooding in Farmington area Friday night

by The Times
UPDATE: The National Weather Service's readings indicate the Tualatin River is above flood level and continuing to rise upstream from Tualatin.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Second-grader Celina Vu plays the ukulele during music class at Alberta Rider Elementary School.
February 10, 2017

Alberta Rider music class filled with the sound of ukuleles

by Mark Miller
The elementary school's Parent Support Organization recently put up almost $2,000 to enable music teacher Emily Kelchner Lee to purchase a full classroom set of the stringed instruments for her students.
FILE PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - Children in Oregon receive vaccinations for a wide array of childhood illnesses. The deadline for vaccinations is coming up next week.
February 09, 2017

Immunization 'exclusion day' is Wednesday

by Dana Haynes
Washington County's immunization rates are high, according to Matthew Town, public health program supervisor.
FILE PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - One of last year's Amazing Kids honorees, along with Trail Blazer great Terry Porter and Mark Garber of Pamplin Media Group.
February 09, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by The Times
Pamplin Media Group now seeking submissions for its regional contest.
February 09, 2017

School districts prepare for immigration questions

by Geoff Pursinger and Dana Haynes
Policies of Trump administration have educators seeking clarification on rules.
February 09, 2017

Meeting set Feb. 23 on Stafford status

by Peter Wong
No action planned, but staff will explain next steps in Clackamas County's effort to resolve the long-standing question about urban reserves open to future development.
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Amber Duncan will be featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Woman's Day; she was chosen as one of five women to participate in the Live Longer & Stronger Challenge.
February 09, 2017

Durham Elementary School educator named magazine's 'Health Hero'

by Ellen Spitaleri
Amber Duncan read about the event in Woman's Day magazine, filled out the application, and was chosen as one of the winners in a nationwide search.
COURTESY OF THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION - Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Wade Mitcheltree, second from left, poses with wife Katie and sons Joseph, 14, and Ethan, 11, with a rendering of the house being built for them in Tigard at a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 11.
February 09, 2017

Foundation building 'smart home' for triple-amputee veteran and his family

by Mark Miller
Sgt. Wade Mitcheltree lost both his legs and his right hand to a blast near Kandahar.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph shows the Tualatin River at the Farmington gauge has climbed above its action stage of 28 feet and is projected to continue rising before it crests about a foot and a half below its minor flood stage.
February 09, 2017

Tualatin River reaches action stage in Farmington

by Mark Miller
The river climbed Thursday afternoon above the 28-foot mark, although still below the point at which it is considered to be flooding, just upstream from Tualatin.

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Feb 09, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

by The Times
This week's calls include: a serial number-free gun reported stolen, neighbor dogs killing chickens and a ruined caseful of donuts.
PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The arsenal confiscated Tuesday by law enforcement officials.
Feb 08, 2017

Investigators seize 21 guns, drugs, cash in Tigard

by The Times
Steven J. Johnson of Tigard, 50, is being held on $50,000 bail.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook delivers the 'State of the City' presentation Wednesday.
Feb 08, 2017

At 'State of the City' event, 'Tigardians of the Galaxy'…

by Mark Miller
At Broadway Rose Theatre Co., Tigard Mayor John L. Cook delivered some brief remarks before and after playing a short video featuring city volunteers.
COURTESY OF COMPASS ONCOLOGY - An artist's rendering shows what the Compass Oncology clinic in Tigard could look like once it is built.
Feb 08, 2017

Medical building wins approval from Tigard City Council

by Mark Miller
The office at 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth Street is planned for use as an oncology clinic.
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Sara Schmitt of the Beaverton Education Association was among the speakers at a press conference Feb. 27, in opposition to the DeVos nomination. Behind her, in blue scarf, is Congressman Earl Blumenauer. An estimated 300 people attended the press event.
Feb 07, 2017

DeVos named Education Secretary

by Dana Haynes
Several locals have rallied against the Michigan billionaire for this position.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - A map shows, shaded and striped in yellow and orange, the proposed Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Area to the east of the existing City Center Urban Renewal Area, shaded in green with striped portions representing tax lots that an amendment would add to the district.
Feb 07, 2017

Tigard voters to decide on urban renewal measures this spring

by Mark Miller
A renewal district is planned for the Tigard Triangle, while the City Council wants to expand an existing area covering much of downtown Tigard.
Sonya Fischer
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego lawyer takes seat on Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Fischer was one of three finalists for Position 5 vacated by new Chairman Jim Bernard with two years remaining in the term.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - All of the seats for Mayor John L. Cook's presentation of 'Tigardians of the Galaxy,' Tigard's 'State of the City' video, are now taken, the city announced Tuesday.
Feb 07, 2017

Tigard's 'State of the City' event is a sellout

by Mark Miller
The video that Mayor John L. Cook will present, 'Tigardians of the Galaxy,' is expected to be uploaded to YouTube and the city's website.
Feb 07, 2017

Applications for Tualatin's ArtSplash being accepted

by The Times
The juried art show, now in its 22nd year, will be held in July.
John L. Cook.
Feb 06, 2017

Tigard Mayor Cook to present 'State of the City' video Wednesday

by The Times
The centerpiece of the annual presentation will be a video called 'Tigardians of the Galaxy,' a play on the popular Marvel franchise.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - On this map of the Hunziker Industrial Core, a red dotted line shows the planned route that will provide an alternative connection between Hunziker Street and 72nd Avenue.
Feb 06, 2017

Hunziker Street, 72nd Avenue to be connected with new roadway

by Mark Miller
Funding was awarded through Metro for the second phase of roadwork in Tigard's Hunziker Industrial Core development area.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph shows the Tualatin River rising above its action stage but cresting below its flood level upstream from Tualatin late on Thursday.
Feb 06, 2017

After heavy rains, Tualatin River expected to run high again

by The Times
The river crested short of its flood stage in the Tualatin area last month.
Feb 06, 2017

Washington County Democrats push state to join popular vote…

by Geoff Pursinger
Democratic Party of Washington County says Oregon should change how it votes in the Electoral College.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN NEWS - Fatemah Taghizadeh, 4 months old, who needs cardiac surgery, will arrive shortly in Portland.
Feb 04, 2017

Iranian baby en route to Portland for life-saving surgery

by Dana Haynes
Oregon's congressional delegation advocated for the baby to be brought to the United States despite the president's ban on travel from seven Middle Eastern countries.
COURTESY OF ANNE PAGE MCCLARD - A UPS truck slid down Northwest Murlea Lane in the West Haven-Sylvan area on Friday morning and struck a house, causing minor damage. Road conditions are icy in spots on the Westside after sleet and freezing rain fell overnight into Friday, particularly at higher elevations.
Feb 03, 2017

Ice hits Washington County again

by Dana Haynes and Mark Miller
Road closures are reported as the Beaverton School District and others call another 'snow day.'
FILE PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Crowds gathered at PCC for a Ways & Means road show in 2011. The Legislature's budget-writing body returns to PCC this month.
Feb 03, 2017

State budget-writers bring road show to PCC

by Dana Haynes
Local residents are asked to weigh in on the 2017-19 budget, which is $1.8 billion in the red.
COURTESY OF THE TUALATIN POLICE DEPARTMENT - Tualatin Police K-9 Tony is now a certified narcotics detection dog, as recognized by the Oregon Police Canine Association.
Feb 03, 2017

Tualatin K-9 Tony beginning drug detection work

by The Times
The shepherd mix joined the Tualatin Police Department last fall, replacing 'four-odor' drug-sniffing dog Zoey.
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Sara Schmitt of the Beaverton Education Association speaks at a rally to oppose the president's nominee for Secretary of Education.
Feb 02, 2017

Hundreds rally against Trump choice for education secretary

by Dana Haynes
As of Wednesday, Betsy DeVos' confirmation on the Senate floor was in peril. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said they will oppose DeVos.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The proposed map 9A includes two choice zones where families can select one of two middle schools to attend.
Feb 02, 2017

Final boundary proposal includes 'choice schools'

by Andrew Kilstrom
Choice for families means uneven enrollments across middle schools in short term
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - A Eugene contractor is expected to begin dismantling and removing 12 monument/ street signs along First Street the week of Jan. 16.
Feb 02, 2017

Removal of 12 Old Town monument/street signs to begin soon

by Ray Pitz
Large concrete structures will be taken down along First Street.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - An estimated crowd of 1,500 people crammed into the Muslim Educational Trust Center on Wednesday for a forum responding to the president's Middle Eastern travel ban.
Feb 02, 2017

Huge crowd fills Muslim Educational Trust Center for Wednesday…

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Mayors from Beaverton, Portland and Hillsboro spoke out against President Trump's travel ban on nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries.
PHOTO COURTESY OF OSBA - School board members from throughout Oregon speak to staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., this week.
Feb 02, 2017

Local educators take their case to Washington, D.C.

by Dana Haynes
Topics include the Child Nutrition Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, Title I funds - which provides additional money to districts that serve a large percentage of low-income families…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PARIS ACHEN - Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Thursday, Feb. 2, emphasizing the state's opposition to President Trump's immigration restrictions.
Feb 02, 2017

Brown lines up legal ammunition to fight Trump travel…

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Governor urges attorney general's office to sue Trump administration over immigration executive orders.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Bridgeport students in the Latin Dance Club perform 'Baile de la Pina' during the Festivals of the World celebration.
Feb 02, 2017

Bridgeport Elementary students learning Mexican dance, culture…

by Mark Miller
The after-school group has expanded to the Tualatin school after being started at Boeckman Creek Primary School in Wilsonville three falls ago.
Feb 02, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 24-30

by The Times
This week's calls include: a brazen tip jar theft at the mall, a motel guest desperate to get into his locked room and a pepper-spraying incident between roommates.