Funding dominates forum as school board hopefuls respond to tough questions

Funding dominates forum as school board hopefuls respond to tough questions

More than 50 come to Pacific University to learn about crowded field of Forest Grove candidates

One, two, three floods you're out

One, two, three floods you're out

Gaston ball fields get whupped by Mother Nature every year but this year is worse than others

Former Pacific student excelled in rodent appreciation

Former Pacific student excelled in rodent appreciation

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FGHS Mr. Viking competition raises $3K

FGHS Mr. Viking competition raises $3K

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NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Students were evacuated to the bleachers at Forest Grove High School this morning while crews made sure there was no natural gas leak.
April 24, 2017

Gas leak evacuates students before all checks out OK

by Stephanie Haugen
Smell of natural gas at Forest Grove High School had some alarmed
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - James McCalister and Jessica Hiestand opened Pacific Coast Vintage clothing store in February.
April 22, 2017

Vintage clothing store opens Forest Grove Pacific Avenue

by Stephanie Haugen
Banks woman sells clothing, accessories from 90s and before in downtown
COURTESY PHOTO - A Cornelius duplex housing 12 people caught fire Thursday, April 20, but all residents got out safely.
April 21, 2017

Cornelius house fire displaces 12

by Stephanie Haugen
Cornelius house fire Thursday destroys duplex housing kids, adults, grandparents


April 21, 2017

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April 20, 2017

In Pacific talk, AG says: focus on legality, not politics

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Ellen Rosenblum,Oregon's Attorney General, speaks at Pacific on 'Trump effect'
April 20, 2017

Gaston seniors host scholarship fundraiser April 22

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Get crushed rock, vacation rental, yard art and more at Gaston auction
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April 19, 2017

Early morning police chase starts in Cornelius

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WCSO deputies pursued a Milwaukie suspect into Portland Wednesday after an attempted traffic stop
April 19, 2017

Librarians put on social service hats for homeless

by Stephanie Haugen
Trainings emphasize compassion and respect for the down and out
April 18, 2017

Banks council moves forward with land annexation

by Stephanie Haugen
30-acre parcel up for final vote next month in May
April 18, 2017

Take Back the Night march set Thursday

by Stephanie Haugen
March against sexual violence set to Thursday on Pacific's campus
April 18, 2017

DCCFW to hold plant sale this weekend

by Stephanie Haugen
Local nonprofit holds plant sale this Saturday and Sunday in Forest Grove
April 18, 2017

Forest Grove police log

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What has the FGPD been up to April 9 to April 15?
April 17, 2017

Sheriff makes case for Washington County levy

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Measure 34-272 on May 16 ballot would extend tax rate for patrols and other services in unincorporated urban communities for five…
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April 14, 2017

PCC teacher from Scappoose charged after placing hidden camera in campus restroom

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Matthew Constantino allegedly filmed people while they used a bathroom at the Rock Creek campus. Detectives are currently working to…
FILE PHOTO - A Hillsboro boy was arrested in 2009 after he and a friend lured Eduardo Andrade-Alcantar, 18, to Steamboat Park in Cornelius where he and another man murdered him and kicked the body in the Tualatin River.
April 14, 2017

Hillsboro teen who was tried as adult re-sentenced

by Geoff Pursinger
Juan Negrete-Vasquez will be released in four years after he beat and murdered a man in a Cornelius park in 2009.
April 13, 2017

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Washington County Sheriffs Office deputies assigned to Banks were busy in March
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Emily Wiprud, a local pilot for Intel, watches as Cornelius Elementary 4th grader Jaziel Mendez, 10, launches a wooden airplane towards the runway during the schools career day.
April 12, 2017

Plans and dreams STEM from Cornelius career day

by Stephanie Haugen
Elementary students watch and listen to professionals in Science Technology Engineering and Math
NEWS-TIMES GRAPHIC - The public is invited to a forum featuring candidates for the Forest Grove School board Wednesday, April 19 at Pacific University.
April 12, 2017

School board hopefuls to answer questions at April 19 forum

by Nancy Townsley
News-Times and Pacific University team up to host candidate panel next Wednesday
STEVE MORGAN - The Venetian will close its doors next week as new owners take over the space, Denzil Scheller confirmed this week. The theater's fate remains uncertain, but Scheller said that many of the company's staff will likely stay under new management.
April 12, 2017

Venetian Theatre and restaurant to close

by Geoff Pursinger
Hillsboro's downtown venue gets new owner and hints about plans
April 12, 2017

Housing, transportation, water supply top Washington County agenda

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Apr 12, 2017

Clute takes new job in Newberg

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Forest Grove School District Business Manager Ilene Clute is leaving at the end of the school year
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PETER WONG - Washington County Chair Andy Duyck talks with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici after a meeting. Duyck will not seek a new term as county chair.
Apr 11, 2017

Andy Duyck says he will step down as Washington County board chair

by Peter Wong
Departure of 24-year board veteran, including two terms as leader, will leave a vacancy to be filled countywide in 2018 election.
COURTESY GRAPHIC - The PacOak development will create a three-story, 20,200-square-foot commercial building just east of the PacOak dental building on Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.
Apr 11, 2017

Goodbye billboard, hello PacOak office building

by Tom Beck
Report from the Chair: FG Planning Commission approves Pacific Avenue project to replace 'eyesore'
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Gales Creek Elementary School was beloved by community members, who are still mourning its closure six years later. The building now houses Oak Grove Academy.
Apr 11, 2017

Gales Creek residents mourn school loss, Oak Grove staff do the best they can

by Stephanie Haugen
Gales Creek community mourns loss of school, struggles to accept replacement
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Dancers perform Waikahuli — Wahine Auana, which compares Hawaiians to beautiful blossoms that travel to the islands from far away.
Apr 11, 2017

Slideshow: Sold-out lu'au attracts 2,000

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Food, music, dance performances highlight 57th annual event sponsored by Hawai'i Club
Apr 11, 2017

Forest Grove police log

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What has the Forest Grove Police Department been up to April 2 to 8?
Apr 11, 2017

Gaston school, city leaders find compromise for limited funds

by Stephanie Haugen
School district will make some minor cuts to plan, city helps with road widening expense
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Apr 11, 2017

FGSD special ed gets mixed reviews on state benchmarks

by Stephanie Haugen
State department of education report cards show statewide stats, including those for FGSD
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Jared Kawatani stands next to shelves of food that he has collected to help Pacific University students in need.
Apr 09, 2017

Pacific student honored for fighting food insecurity

by Stephanie Haugen
County public health awards point to Pacific University food pantry
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JILL REHKOPF SMITH - (L-R) Project organizer Valerie Donley and FGHS senior Jacob Elwess, who helped construct and install the blessing box, watch along with a small crowd Sunday, April 9, as former Forest Grove mayor Richard Kidd prepares to cut a very small ribbon tying the doors closed. At right, Forest Grove United Church of Christ Pastor Jennifer Yokum looks on.
Apr 08, 2017

Blessings Box offers free food, toiletries for all

by Stephanie Haugen
A 'ribbon cutting' Sunday drew a little crowd, including Pacific students who want to build more
COURTESY PHOTO: DANI BAUER - A beautiful blossoming tree fell down on a car on 21st Avenue during Friday's wind storm.
Apr 07, 2017

Tree crushes car on 21st Avenue

by Stephanie Haugen
Strong wind gusts send trees and debris flying in Forest Grove and surrounding areas
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRIS OERTELL - A downed tree crushed a car at 1736 S.E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro during a wind storm Friday morning, April 7.
Apr 07, 2017

Wind downs trees, cuts power to residents, schools

by Nancy Townsley
Gusts of up to 50 mph in the Willamette Valley affect western Washington County Friday morning
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL  - This sign at the corner of Main Street and 19th Avenue points out nearby attractions and highlights the city's four historic districts.
Apr 06, 2017

The signs, they are a-changin

by Stephanie Haugen
City replaces old signs for visitors with a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Forest Grove Police Department officers offered McDonald patrons free coffee and their time at the quarterly Coffee with a Cop event Wednesday.
Apr 12, 2017

Coffee with a Cop draws questions on homelessness, sidewalks and more

by Stephanie Haugen
McDonald's draws about 60 community members to quarterly FGPD event
STAFF PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Washington County leads the region in the lowest unemployment rate, at or below 4 percent when adjusted seasonally. The area is in a recovery that has lasted since 2009.
Apr 05, 2017

Washington County unemployment rate drops to a record low

by Dana Haynes
In some cases, workers are hard to find, but wages have yet to increase as a result
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Apr 05, 2017

Should understanding civics be required for high school graduation? State senator says yes

by Geoff Pursinger
Hillsboro senator proposes bill requiring high school pupils to pass civics test
Apr 05, 2017

Cornelius corn grower, sustainability film Friday, Salmonberry workshop April 10, CGE breakfast

by News-Times
News briefs: Cornelius man wins corn honors, attend a Friday film, trail workshop and gender equity breakfast
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Hydrologist Julie Koeberle (left) uses a snow tube to measure total accumulation on Mt. Hood on Thursday, March 30.
Apr 04, 2017

State water supply in fine shape with deep snowpack

by Zane Sparling
Statewide, Oregon's mountain snowpack is 125 percent of normal conditions, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service…
COURTESY GRAPHICS: SCOTT-EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE - The upgraded plans for the courtyard will make it 5,000 square feet with an amphitheater, art features and tables and chairs that can be moved aside when necessary.
Apr 04, 2017

Cornelius library courtyard to get major upgrade

by Art Heerwagen
Metro grant will provide more space and fun features such as sculptures, fossil art
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Gaston Elementary students fill the letters to their Forest Grove pen pals with color, drawings, stories and questions.
Apr 04, 2017

Words bring old and young writers together in special partnership

by Stephanie Haugen
A pen-pal exchange between Writers in the Grove and Gaston Elementary has both groups watching their mailboxes