County board OKs exotic-animal ban

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hillsboro area animal park could seek national accreditation for an exemption, but co-owner says lawyers will consider options, including moving.…

Boquist sues state to strike down tax bill

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Sen. Brian Boquist says law barring taxpayers from new federal deductions is unconstitutional.

Washington County will start vehicle registration fee

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Annual amount of $30 will be collected with two-year renewals of state registration fees, so total will be $60. County will keep 60 percent, cities…

Challenges say gun storage plan 'unduly burdens law-abiding…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The court challenge drastically shortens the time supporters have to gather signatures to get Initiative Petition 44 on the ballot.

Children detained at border head to Oregon

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The Beaver State is one of 17 where 'unaccompanied minors' have been sent to federally funded shelters.

Pacific students help tell story of Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Four students have spent the past few weeks researching the once-tribal land where Pacific now sits.

Following Cornelius Place, a Cornelius plan

Forest Grove News-Times - News
With help from a Metro grant, city officials plan to ask the community what they want to see in their downtown.

PlanetCon recycling event returns this weekend

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The second annual PlanetCon recycling event returns to Cornelius on Saturday, June 23.

Forest Grove Police Log: June 8-14

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: troublesome trousers, a vandalized model house and an improperly parked SUV.

Changes coming to Cornelius, Hillsboro Meals on Wheels

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro service cuts delivery days but will still deliver five weekly meals

New report outlines county's racial, ethnic challenges

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Western Washington County elected officials were sobered by the Coalition of Communities of Color's findings.

Christians gather to protest 'zero-tolerance' immigration…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Organizers say federal policies to seperate undocumented parents from their children is appalling.

Devon Downeysmith running for Forest Grove City Council

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A city volunteer, she is backed by Councilor Malynda Wenzl, who is also seeking re-election.

A day to celebrate at Forest Grove Aquatic Center

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A program Saturday featured remarks from city officials and volunteers who made the indoor pool possible.

Forest Grove CPO 12F to become active once more

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Community Participation Organization has been on a 17-year hiatus due to lack of interest.

FG Aquatic Center to celebrate 50 laps around the sun

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The city will commemorate the Aquatic Center's anniversary with special activites, food carts and more.

West Union sixth-grader raises $12,000 for well in Uganda

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Eleven-year-old Crawford Sly raised money to build a well at a Ugandan school.

Forest Grove Police Log: June 1-7

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a challenge to 'combat,' an MMO argument and an arrest at the station.

Japanese beetle infestation eradication

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Japanese beetle eradication plan for Washington County has brought controversy from some Hillsboro residents.

'Civic campus' mooted for downtown Forest Grove block

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The city could ask voters to approve a bond measure for a better police station alongside other city buildings.

WEA panel reviews lack of women as mayors

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The moderator of the discussion was U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, seated between eight men.

Forest Grove raising water, sewer, SWM rates

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Utility fee increases were brought forward by city staff to compensate for increasing costs.

Investigators: Rural church destroyed by electrical fire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillside Bible Church burned down Saturday evening. The church has announced it plans to rebuild.

Gaston High recipient of 3D printer donation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The high school received the high-tech printer last week, donated for student use from a local tech company.

FG School Board rejects Community School funding increase

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Board members said that while they support the role the Community School plays in Forest Grove, there are greater budget concerns in the district…

Highway 6 crash claims life of Tillamook man

Forest Grove News-Times - News
His car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a van carrying four Columbia County residents, police said.

FGF&R responds as Hillside Bible Church catches fire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
UPDATE: The structure is believed to be a total loss, a fire agency spokesman said.

The deputy and the grad

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A Banks student confided in a sheriff's deputy after being bullied, and a friendship began.

Retail development in Forest Grove nears opening

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Stonewood Center will have a fro-yo shop, a cafe, a paint store and more. Additional buildings are planned.

Old cemetery maintenance building in Banks burns

Forest Grove News-Times - News
No injuries were reported, and damage was contained to the building, according to the Banks Fire District.

Free meals offered at parks, schools over summer

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove's program is offered in partnership between the school district and Old Town Church.

Metro outlines plan proposal for East Council Creek

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The concept plan calls for half a mile of trails, a 'nature play area' and a small parking lot.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 25-31

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an argument leading to a crash, a sneaky toddler and not-free firewood.

Rooftop cops top fundraising chops

Forest Grove News-Times - News
'Police on the Pantry' raises money for Special Oympics Oregon in one-day fundraiser.

Walk through Hillsboro raises awareness of gun violence

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Moms Demand Action organized local 'Wear Orange' walk, plans further events

Forest Grove charter seeking more cash from school district

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Forest Grove School District Board will consider the community school's proposal for funding bump next week.

Cornelius approves $42.4M budget for next fiscal year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The budget is about 15 percent bigger than last year's, accounting for expected growth.

Sen. Merkley videotapes visit to U.S. border detention…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Facebook video shows senator being denied access to facility in which children are being held.

Tourism chief: Visitors are good for Oregon

Beaverton Valley Times - News
'it's the front door to our economy,' Todd Davidson tells Washington County Public Affairs Forum; he rebuts criticism that tourists add to traffic…

Police investigating North Plains drive-by shooting

Forest Grove News-Times - News
No one was injured in the reported incident, which took place over the weekend.

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

Portland Tribune - News
The lucky winner in the Ultimate Rose Festival Experience Contest is from Aloha

SLIDESHOW: Gaston High School Graduation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Gaston High School seniors participated in their commencement ceremony at the Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University in Newberg on…

SLIDESHOW: Forest Grove High School Graduation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove High School graduated their seniors during a commencement ceremony at the Basinski Center on Saturday morning.

SLIDESHOW: Banks High School Graduation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Banks High School graduated their seniors during a commencement ceremony at Kelly Field on Friday evening.

Forest Grove planning welcome for sister city…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Visitors from Nyuzen, Japan, will celebrate 30 years of sister city ties in Forest Grove.

Washington County will start vehicle registration…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Annual amount of $30 will be collected with two-year renewals of state registration fees, so total will be $60. County will keep 60 percent, cities…

Man in wig sends deputies on high-speed chase…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Kimo Utuutuvanu, of Aloha, and Kaylee Hathaway, of Forest Grove, face several charges.

Closure of Highway 47 at Beaver Creek pushed back…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The delay is being made to accommodate the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show.

Forest Grove native named to lead Planned…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Emily McLain, daughter of Rep. Susan McLain, is the next executive director of PPAO.

Local organizations regional grant recipients

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Adelante Mujeres, Centro Cultural de Washington County and the Hillsboro Schools Foundation among recipients.

TriMet to run TV Highway bus line 24 hours per day

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The transit agency approved a budget that will see line 57 run all night in the coming months.

Firefighters contain brush fire in Laurel area

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The fire reportedly threatened a home off Holly Hill Road after spreading from burn piles.

Forest Grove homeless shelter seeks new location

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The high cost of rent has driven both the church and shelter to leave the facility.

Man LifeFlighted from Tillamook Forest after crash

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue reported the man was conscious following his motorcycle's collision with a rock.

Cornelius Elementary School fundraises for STEM club

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Parents are raising money to push tech and science integration in the school.

Forest Grove boy a Children's Cancer Association…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Weston Epler is being recognized as a hero for his bravery while battling cancer at just five years old.

FG woman remembers dog through art

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A local artist used a photograph to paint a portrait of a dog who recently died, bringing the owner to tears.

Tuality to convert Forest Grove emergency room to…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The company said most already use the site as an urgent care clinic, not an emergency room.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 18-24

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: exercising in a park bathroom, a car bought in bad shape, and a trapped cat.

State labor official criticizes U.S. Supreme Court…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Avakian says workers will be hurt by the use of arbitration barring class-action lawsuits.

Joyride returns to OrencoStation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Second Sunday returns Sunday, June 10, at Jerry Willey Plaza, 934 N.E. Orenco Station Parkway.

TriMet: Crime, security increasing on transit system

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Agency releases newest crime statistics, says it is working to make the transit system safer.

Wyden, Bonamici announce new fight for net…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Ron Wyden, Suzanne Bonamici support bill that would make open internet rules federal law.

Region's leaders split on Metro affordable housing…

Portland Tribune - News
The Metro Council holds a May 29 work session on a possible $652.8 million affordable housing bond, with a public hearing and referral vote set for…

West Shore Drive at Hagg Lake closing again

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Another temporary road closure is needed as landslide stabilization work is performed.

SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The nation's fallen were honored with a ceremony at the Forest View Cemetery.

East Council Creek open house to be held in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The public will get a chance to see 'final' proposed design elements for the natural area.

WCSO: Driver of former police vehicle flees crash

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The old squad car was found near Susbauer and Wren roads on Sunday, May 27 in Washington County.

Hillsboro hospice service warns of data breach

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Nonprofit says 600 patients may have had their health informtion accessed through email breach.

Memorial Day 2018: What to do in western Washington…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Memorial Day events are planned across county, including Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Banks.

Schools rush to help Marylhurst students affected…

Lake Oswego Review - News
University will host a transfer information session on campus Thursday, with 23 colleges expected to attend

Ethics commission asked to weigh in on special…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Republican state senator questions whether governor called the session to bolster her campaign.

Broader exemption may allow animal park

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County commissioners may consider adding change to proposed ban on exotic animals; if it happens, public testimony would take place June…

Primary turnout the lowest since 1964

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Only about 33 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's election.

Annual school 5k to benefit Butternut Creek…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The annual Team Up for Students 5K fundraiser helps a different local school each year.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 11-17

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an imaginary friend in peril, an alleged assailant with an axe and a stolen TV.

Law enforcement leaders call for pre-kindergarten…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Current and next DA are joined by Beaverton police chief in bid for education investment

Teen faces hefty price for starting Eagle Creek fire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Circuit Court orders 15-year-old to pay more than $36 million in restitution for damage caused in blaze.

County housing authority nets extra funds

Beaverton Valley Times - News
U.S. Sens Merkley, Wyden announce 13 grants statewide, including to Washington County.

How much do school district superintendents make?

Forest Grove News-Times - News
School district size plays some, but not much, role in determining what your school's superintendent makes.

Forest Grove students to be transferred to Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - News
More than 100 students at Fern Hill Elementary will have to transfer schools to allow space for projected students.

Pacific sees admission uptick despite Marylhurst…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The liberal arts college is growing, despite challenges to private universities nationwide.

Banks students give back to local community

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A group of leadership students provided local organizations grant money to help those in need.

Maggie's Buns to sell after 21 years in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Longtime owner Maggie Pike looks toward retirement, new owner to take over this week,

Man, 70, pinned by tractor, suffers 'critical'…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to the Cornelius area on Sunday, May 20.

Two men arrested for burglary in Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The men were arrested for attemping to steal more than $10,000 worth of Honda generators.

Washington County budget gets an OK

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Budget committee action sends plan to commissioners for June 19 adoption; $1.2 billion plan is down 3 percent from current spending, although it adds…

History of Forest Grove reflected in photos

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Historic Landmarks Board announced the winners of its inaugural Historic Photo Contest.

People of Providence - Meet R. Bryan Bell, M.D.,…

Portland Tribune - News
SPONSORED CONTENT: The People of Providence is brought to you by the Providence Foundations of Oregon

Latino Cultural Festival returns to downtown…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Annual celebration of Latino culture returns to Hillsboro this weekend with parade, dancing.

Flores leads Republican primary vote for Oregon…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Alexander Flores takes the lead in the race to represent District 15 ahead of opponent Monte Akers.

Bailey holds onto Position 6, Proctor wins new…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
First-time judge Kathy Proctor joins three-term Charles Bailey on Circuit Court bench.

Mitchell wins HD 32 Democratic primary

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The DHS worker topped John Orr and Tim Josi and will be the incumbent party's standard-bearer in the open seat.

Hillsboro school wins regional recycling competition

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Hillsboro Online Academy took first in its classification for the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge.

Atticus Hotel now open in McMinnville

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The luxury boutique establishment adds to the Yamhill County seat's plethora of attractions.

Car sharing service ReachNow adds Hillsboro stops

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The service is already available at Orenco Station, but is expanding to Intel's four campuses.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 4-10

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a bathroom ninja, alleged threats against an officer and a displaced hydrant.

Community Captions: May 16, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro School district's annual Proud to be HSD Festival rocked downtown Hillsboro last weekend.

Harrington, Terry in runoff for Washington County…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The Metro councilor will face the District 4 commissioner; neither won a majority in the four-way race.

Barton claims victory in Washington County DA's race

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Barton, a prosecutor with the Washington County District Attorney's Office, will take office in 2019.

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