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Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating & Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThere’s a nip in the air. Leaves are falling, sunny days are dwindling. It won’t be long before you’ll reach over to turn your furnace on.

Before that day arrives, is your furnace ready to go? Has it been checked or tuned up? Don’t wait until the chilly, busy season to find out your furnace isn’t working properly or needs to be replaced. Specialty Heating can do the job for you and if necessary, recommend repairs or replacement.

If the words “furnace replacement” put a lump in your throat, they needn’t.

Furnaces cost between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on the efficiency, size and overall scope of the installation. If you have an older gas furnace and upgrade to a new one, you could possibly see a reduction in your energy bills.

On a new gas furnace, customers can save up to $1,150 with a combination of tax credits and various incentives, depending on the gas furnace they choose.  They can also save up to $3,825 on a new HVAC system that includes a furnace and outdoor unit for cooling, either an A/C or Heat Pump.

Beat the rush before the temperatures drop; Carrier Cool Cash ends Nov 15.  Link to our special offers page:  www.specialtyheating.com/services/special-offers/

Financing is available and can be customized to your budget with low payments, no interest, and no payments and no interest same-as-cash financing options.  Here is the link to our financing page:  www.specialtyheating.com/financing/

Give us a call. We’re here to help.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS - Dr. Daniel BeebeFirst pregnancies among women age 35 and up have jumped significantly in the last few decades -- in Oregon and across the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Oregon is among several states where the first-birth rate since 1990 rose 40 percent or more among women aged 35-44.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

503-620-1280

Tigard, Oregon 97223

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Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauPerhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your teeth when nervous or anxious.

Most people grind their teeth from time to time, but it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic tooth grinding. Known as bruxism, this condition can lead to oral health problems and dental issues if left uncorrected.

Your partner might notice or hear you grind your teeth while you sleep. People who grind their teeth on a regular basis often do so during the night, and aren’t necessarily aware it is happening.

You might experience a persistent and unexplained headache if you grind your teeth often. Take note of any headaches you may have that you can’t attribute to any other source, especially if you wake up with a headache.

Your jaw will more than likely become sore and tired if you suffer from bruxism. If you wake up in the morning and have any discomfort or fatigue in your jaw, grinding may be the culprit.

While many people associate tooth-grinding with stress, it can be caused by crooked teeth, an over bite or under bite. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to complications such as dental injuries, hearing loss, and the onset of Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

If you think you might be a chronic tooth grinder, contact us at Q Family Dental and Dr. Gebeau will be happy to help with the best treatment options for you!

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - Home Care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit www.dementiawise.com/events/tigard/

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

beebechiro.com/

 

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

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COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
September 14, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter Balanced tests

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new audit from the Oregon Secretary of State released today.…

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TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard City Councilor Marc Woodard said he is wary of considering a local option levy without an independent audit of the city's spending. As the city mulls a possible facilities bond measure as well, he said he wants a community recreation center to be considered.
Sep 14, 2016

As Tigard considers bond, levy options, not all councilors on…

by Mark Miller
Growth of expenses outstripping that of revenues in city. For years, Tigard city officials have been grappling with a serious problem: Tigard's annual expenses are rising faster than its…
Sep 14, 2016

'Community outreach meeting' coming up next Wednesday at…

by Mark Miller
Tigard City Council will discuss ballot measures, meet with members of public. Mount Angel is hosting its famous Oktoberfest celebration this week and weekend, but the German festival is coming…
RICHARD VIAL
Sep 13, 2016

Complaint alleges GOP candidate Rich Vial lives outside HD 26

by Nancy Townsley
Does Richard Vial live in the district he wants to represent in the Oregon Legislature? If he doesn’t live in House District 26, the Republican nominee could run afoul of state election law.…
Sep 13, 2016

State trooper pepper-sprayed in incident in Tigard

by The Times
Suspect, John Michael Auer, taken into custody after a police search. This story has been updated from its original version. A 23-year-old man allegedly pepper-sprayed an Oregon State Police…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook led a 4-1 vote to formally oppose Ballot Measure 97 at the Tigard City Council's Tuesday meeting.
Sep 13, 2016

Tigard City Council votes to formally oppose Measure 97

by Mark Miller
Mayor proposes resolution, adopted on 4-1 vote, against corporate tax on November ballot. The Tigard City Council decided Tuesday on a 4-1 vote to oppose Measure 97, the proposed tax on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Visitors to Community Warehouse's Estate Store this weekend will find 'a bounty of antiques, high-end furnishings, trinkets and housewares' waiting for them - all at 20 percent off regular prices.
Sep 13, 2016

Community Warehouse plans grand reopening

by Cliff Newell
Weekend sale marks nonprofit's return after suffering water damage from a nearby fire After a fire that put it out of commission for six weeks, Community Warehouse plans to relaunch this weekend…
Sep 13, 2016

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce to host candidate forum this month

by Mark Miller
Students from Tualatin High School will moderate the public event. Tualatin-area voters will have an opportunity on Sept. 28 to meet the people seeking to represent them on the Tualatin City…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Stickmen Brewing Co. produces several craft beers at its small brewery on North State Street in Lake Oswego, including The Bee's Knees, a strong ale with honey.
Sep 12, 2016

Stickmen Brewing Co. prepping Tualatin expansion

by Mark Miller
Tualatin's burgeoning brewery scene is about to get a little busier. Stickmen Brewing Co., based in Lake Oswego, is planning to open a taproom at 19475 S.W. 118th Ave. next month and begin…
MAP COURTESY OF METRO - A MAX line from Portland to Tualatin is the centerpiece of the Southwest Corridor Plan, although an exact alignment has yet to be decided.
Sep 12, 2016

Tigard business group backs light rail measure

by The Times
This story has been updated from its original version. A measure on Tigard ballots this fall that would give the Tigard City Council public approval to support the proposed Southwest Corridor…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE POLICE - A 2-year-old died in this crash along Highway 20 near Tumalo on Sunday. David Fincher of Sherwood was arrested for manslaughter.
Sep 12, 2016

Two-year-old killed in crash, Sherwood man arrested

by KOIN 6 News
Three vehicles were involved in the Deschutes County crash. A Sherwood man was arrested after a crash he was in killed a 2-year-old girl from Bend. On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Oregon State Police…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Judges try some of the 40 beers for the third-annual Sustainable Water Challenge/Pure Water Brew competition held on Saturday morning at Raccoon Lodge on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. All the brewers had one ingredient in common: purified wastewater from Clean Water Services' Durham treatment facility in Tigard.
Sep 10, 2016

From sewage to brewage

by Shannon O. Wells
Beer competition winners show potential of purified Westside wastewater - When asked if those participating in a competition for beer made with purified Tigard wastewater see off-color humor in…
FILE - Slick's Big Time BBQ is serving up an all-day special to benefit Community Warehouse on Monday. The fundraiser is part of a series organized by the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce's Business Acceleration Team.
Sep 10, 2016

Chamber's BBQ fundraiser series wraps up Monday

by Mark Miller
Slick's Big Time BBQ offering $12 sampler as benefit for Tualatin's Community Warehouse. All day Monday, Slick's Big Time BBQ in Wilsonville will be offering a special meal to benefit the…
Colm Willis
Sep 09, 2016

A veteran Democrat vs. a GOP newcomer for 5th Congressional…

by Peter Wong
Rep. Schrader seeks fifth term against Stayton lawyer. When it comes to contests for the U.S. House, specifically Oregon’s 5th District that is almost evenly divided between Democrats and…
Paul Morrison.
Sep 09, 2016

Tualatin City Council candidate picks up mayor's endorsement

by Mark Miller
Paul Morrison is one of two candidates in Tualatin's only contested council race this year. Three positions on the Tualatin City Council are up for election this fall, and for only one of those…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Crowds wander Southwest Main Street at last year's Tigard Street Fair.
Sep 09, 2016

Organizer says Tigard Street Fair this Saturday will be 'bigger…

by Mark Miller
Bike ride, trail run, Latin American fest also planned with this year's event. This story has been updated from its original version. This Saturday will mark the fifth annual Tigard Street Fair,…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Shawna and Dave Randall sit in the family room with their sons, Cade and Jace, below a picture at their home in Tigard. Shawna and Dave continue to raise money in memory of their youngest son, Cole Parker, who died when he was almost 11 weeks old from a genetic neuromuscular condition called spinal muscular atrophy.
Sep 08, 2016

Rare disease battled by Tigard family, OHSU researchers

by Mark Miller
With local foundation's support, university participates in SMA drug trials. Three years, nine months and 29 days ago, Shawna and Dave Randall lost their infant son to a condition neither of…
Sep 08, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church hosts concert The Lutheran Choral Association celebrates its 79th season with five Sunday concerts, including one at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4 p.m.,…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Four candidates, including an incumbent city councilor, will vie for the opportunity to sit on the Tigard City Council from 2017 to 2021.
Sep 08, 2016

Tigard City Council's candidate field is set

by The Times
Filing closed last week for two seats on the Tigard City Council up for election this November. Four candidates will appear on the ballot, according to Tigard Deputy City Recorder Kelly…
Sep 08, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

by The Times
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department reported the following arrests between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5: arson — 1; assault — 2; disorderly conduct — 1; drug-related — 5; false information to a police…
COURTESY - A concept drawing shows what a six-story building and public plaza could look like at the site of the old Saxony Pacific building, which is owned by the city and slated for demolition.
Sep 07, 2016

Councilors discuss downtown parking concerns with proposed…

by Mark Miller
Six-story structure, planned as office space, would stand out in downtown Tigard. Tigard city planners hope that a six-story building envisioned to rise above Fanno Creek on Southwest Main…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Susan Noack, chairwoman of the Tualatin Area Aging Task Force, said she is very happy that the Tualatin Post Office won't be moving to Southwest Teton Avenue.
Sep 06, 2016

Local response on Tualatin Post Office made impact, USPS confirms

by Mark Miller
Postal Service is searching for prospective new locations after community rejects Teton Avenue relocation proposal. After a letter-writing campaign last month urging the U.S. Postal Service not…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nancy Truax, community relations director for Oregon Dog Rescue, visits with Clark, left, a Lhasa Apso mix, and Tina, a dog from Mexico, at the no-kill animal shelter in Tualatin.
Sep 06, 2016

Every dog has its day at Tualatin dog rescue

by Mark Miller
'Paws for a Cause' fundraiser will support emergency care for shelter animals. When dog-owners take their furry friends for a walk in east Tualatin on Sept. 25, tails will be wagging for a long…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Only a small parking lot separates the Purkey Tax Service building (right) from King City City Hall, and the addition will provide the city with space for decades to come.
Sep 06, 2016

King City is purchasing Purkey Building

by Barbara Sherman
City seizes opportunity after owner closes tax-service/accounting business. King City's City Hall is expanding: The city is in the process of buying the Purkey Tax Service building next door.…
PMG FILE PHOTO - The Southwest Corridor Project could change the streetscape of Southwest Barbur Boulevard in Portland.
Sep 06, 2016

Public input sought on Southwest Corridor project

by Jim Redden
Metro plans surveys, open house to gather feedback on plans. The proposed MAX line between Portland and Tualatin faces a potential life-or-death vote in Tigard at the November general election.…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Ed Truax will not seek re-election to the Tualatin City Council after all, he told The Times.
Sep 02, 2016

Ed Truax drops re-election bid: 'I've given enough'

by Mark Miller
Longtime Tualatin city councilor frustrated with direction of council, says he's ready to move on. This story has been updated from its original version. Tualatin City Councilor Ed Truax filed…