Cornelius Elementary School celebrates Chinese New Year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Second-graders at the school have been learning about Chinese culture and doing special activities.

North Plains-area company fined for pollution of creek

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Department of Environmental Quality says Northside Rock Products LLC threatened fish habitat.

Monte Akers to run for State Senate this spring

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Former HSD School Board member Monte Akers wants to represent Western Washington County in Salem.

Western Washington County wakes to more snow Wednesday

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Local school districts are closed for the day after snow fell overnight in the area.

Local elementary students to compete in Future Chef contest

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Sixteen Forest Grove students will battle for a regional spot in a cook-off competition.

Hillsboro Library to host 'Comic Fest'

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Library comic-con set for Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library.

Community Captions: Feb. 21, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Photographer Christopher Oertell stops to chat with local Girl Scouts in Hillsboro this week.

Forest Grove Police Log: Feb. 9-15

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a drugged-out streaker, the 'blame game' in a stolen vehicle and a park snoozer.

Snow returns Tuesday to cause school delays, closures

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Forest Grove, Banks and Vernonia school districts have canceled classes.

Hillsboro crews prepare for winter blast

Forest Grove News-Times - News
With heavy snowfall expected Tuesday, Hillsboro crews are de-icing roads and manning snowplows.

New year, new work plan for Forest Grove sustainability…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The City Council gave the Forest Grove Sustainability Commission, an advisory body, some input.

Snow dusts Washington County over President's Day weekend

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Daytime high temperatures above freezing mean that in most areas, snow and ice aren't sticking around.

Pot store manager sees 'green rush'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County forum audience is told some will succeed, others fail as cannabis industry emerges from 2014 Oregon vote for legalization for…

Structure fire reported north of Buxton

Forest Grove News-Times - News
An outbuilding was reported a total loss after a fire broke out late afternoon on Sunday.

Forest Grove eyes upgraded police station, possible bond

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The existing facilities are aging and inadequate for the department's needs, according to an assessment.

Cornelius offering Spanish-language entrepreneurs' resource…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The event will be held March 7 at Centro Cultural. Cliqa CEO Edgar Navas is the keynote speaker.

Warner Pacific College cuts tuition, becomes university

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Southeast Portland school (still) has no affiliation with Pacific University in Forest Grove.

Hillsboro Police award prosecutor for work against child…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Deputy District Attorney Dustin Staten given department's notice of appreciation.

New PSU president pitches county businesses

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Co-op education would benefit them, students, he tells Westside Economic Alliance forum in Tigard.

House passes bill to keep guns from abusers

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon House voted 37-23 Thursday to close the so-called 'boyfriend loophole' in state gun law.

County invites nominees for public health awards

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Recipients will be honored at ceremony April 3 in Hillsboro during National Public Health Week.

Dispute leaves counties with less for job training

Beaverton Valley Times - News
State adds money for rural areas, but two-county agency says it's taking a deeper cut that will affect its ability to serve minorities.

Minor injuries in single-vehicle crash on Wilson River Hwy

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Driver of vehicle reported icy road conditions caused her to lose control early this morning.

Washington County names two officials

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Building official, principal engineer in Land Use & Transportation Department succeed retiree, promoted division manager.

Washington County gives Gales Creek-area property some TLC

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Rippling Waters Nature Trail has not been maintained as a county park since the 1980s.

Lawmakers seek to close gun loophole

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The proposed law would prohibit domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.

'Defensa' for western Washington County immigrants

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The 'giving circle' raises and grants money to people dealing with the federal immigration system.

Forest Grove Police Log: Feb. 2-8

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: loud football fans, bleach in a gas tank and an ill pet-owner.

Hillsboro church to host opera of slain nun

Hillsboro Tribune - Features
A one-night-only performance of 'Angel of the Amazon' is set for Feb. 27 at St. Matthew.

Wagon trail is rolling back in time

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Volunteers from 4-H Wagon Train made an appearance at Swallowtail with a covered wagon and mules.

Washington County honors black employees

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Observance coincides with Black History Month; similar gatherings are planned through the year to recognize other groups

WCSO: Off-duty Yamhill cop stops assault in Cornelius area

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Officer Ray Cooper III allegedly stepped in as 28-year-old Jeb Stewart was hitting a pregnant woman.

Improving vision between Pacific University, China

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove-based College of Optometry is assisting with eye care in the world's most populous country.

Ridgewalker, Forest Theater announce business partnership

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Ridgewalker will serve as a 'promotional partner' for the septuagenarian theater.

Study: Forest Grove a poor fit for most specialty grocers

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A consultant says there is no 'immediate' opening for a second store, but that could change in 5 to 10 years.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity reports raising $70k at…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The nonprofit group held its annual 'Hearts for Habitat' auction event on Saturday.

Forest Grove woman promoted to Wells Fargo regional…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Alisa Johnston will oversee the Oregon and Southwest Washington region for the Business Banking Group.

New North Plains manager 'can't wait' to settle in

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Andy Varner came to the fast-growing Washington County city from Sand Point in the Aleutian Islands.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

Terry launches bid for county chairman

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Commissioner gets a personal boost from the man he hopes to succeed on the Washington County board.

Forest Grove author writes from the heart

Forest Grove News-Times - News
For Amber Nieves, 'Our Precious Hearts' - out next week as a short video - is deeply personal.

Pacific University hosts journalists for industry…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Students gathered at Pacific University for a panel discussion between reporters.

Washington County rural reserve change dies quickly

Portland Tribune - News
A key lawmaker has killed off a proposal to eventually allow urbanization of 1,700 acres in Oregon's Washington County that are currently in a rural…

Forest Grove parents seek changes to hit-and-run law

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Two girls were killed in a 2013 hit-and-run crash. The driver's initial conviction was overturned.

Local schools recognize National School Counseling…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
All this week, students and staff are encouraged to thank their school counselors.

State auditors see potential trouble in marijuana…

Portland Tribune - News
Among other issues auditors found, data in the cannabis tracking system was self-reported by cannabis businesses, raising auditors' concerns about…

Bamboo heaven nestled in North Plains hills

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Picturesque Bamboo Garden nursery occupies former timberland and specializes in all things bamboo.

Washington County Museum looks to the future

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The historical museum settles into its home at PCC Rock Creek and plans for more community involvement.

Forest Grove woman's wedding dress serves higher…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Angel Gowns for Dignity turns wedding dresses into clothes for deceased children.

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a secondhand shoplift, rowdy teenagers and unsuccessful attempts to elude.

Clear vision needed to sell voters on Metro bond…

Portland Tribune - News
Business group holds panel discussion on transportation issues, says transit and housing needs are intertwined.

FGF&R: LifeFlight dispatched after crash on Dixon…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The crash closed the road Tuesday night east of Gaston. A man was reportedly trapped inside the truck.

Chocolate lovers unite for Hillsboro 'Chocopalooza'

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The first-time chocolate festival will sweeten downtown Hillsboro this Friday.

'Gatsby' gala brings in almost $500k for Tuality…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
This year's annual dance raised money for a mobile mammography van to serve the wider region.

Fourth-grade Braves 'love' Native American…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Revamped history lessons from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are part of a mascot agreement.

Forest Grove man still has gas in the tank at 100

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Harold Johnson will celebrate a century of life on Sunday at Jennings McCall.

Cornelius adopts transportation system plan update

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The document doesn't appropriate funding, but it describes current and future transportation projects.

Governor pushes 'Future Ready Oregon' to close…

Portland Tribune - News
Brown's Monday morning speech on the state's workforce issue kicks off the 35-day 79th Legislative Assembly.

Valley Art Association hosting Celestial Carnavale

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove's art gallery will host European-style carnival with live music and food.

Sheriff's Office to offer sex abuse prevention…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The agency offers year-round classes aimed at stopping child sex abuse in Washington County.

FGPD needs help finding local woman

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Police are looking for Carol Wallace, who hasn't been in contact with family since Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Gales Creek Camp director accused of embezzling…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Cheryl Rae Sheppard appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Sportsmen's Show returns to Portland Expo Center…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! The second largest sportsmen's show of its kind in the country returns to Portland next week opening Wednesday.

Spay/neuter special for feral, stray cats in…

Clackamas Review - News
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon celebrates Spay/Neuter Awareness Month as the perfect time to prevent litters of kittens in the spring

Community works together to find dog lost 22 days

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Elroy the dog was reunited with his worried, determined Forest Grove owner Jan. 21.

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 19-25

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an attack on chickens, stolen snacks and a heroin overdose.

Deputies: Man sexually assaulted sleeping woman in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The 29-year-old suspect turned himself in on Wednesday, according to law enforcement.

Under-21 sales spark high fines for pot shops

Gresham Outlook - News
Dispensaries face 30-day closure or $4,950 fee, announces Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Bonamici offers view on opioid problem

Beaverton Valley Times - News
U.S. representative hears officials, providers, others at roundtable discussion following visit to Beaverton office of LifeWorks Northwest.

Police: Eleven of 12 Forest Grove establishments…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Diamond Palace allegedly failed the random test, which is conducted using an underage decoy.

Wyden to host town hall Sunday

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Ron Wyden will meet with constituents at Century High School on Sunday afternoon.

Urban renewal efforts get a boost in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Downtown businesses can apply for grants to help with facade improvements, like Valley Art did.

Banks grad snags one of state's top dairy honors

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Former Hillsboro resident Stephanie Breazile was named Oregon's Dairy Princess ambassador over the weekend.

Late sheriff leaves lasting legacy

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Bill Probstfield served as Washington County sheriff for a decade starting in the 1980s.

Forest Grove library celebrates 'Star Wars' with…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
It was the third year of a popular celebration for the beloved science fiction saga.

Chief lays out Western Washington County Fire…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The idea isn't fully fleshed out yet. At present, it would cover Forest Grove, Cornelius and Gaston.

Ms. Vargas Corona goes to Washington

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici has invited a 'Dreamer' to attend President Trump's State of the Union speech.

Forest Grove, Banks, Gaston graduation rates up in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Administrators are hoping a new funding strategy will help continue the trend.

Highway 6 near Banks closed due to injury crash

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Three people were taken to the hospital as the highway was closed in both directions at Aerts Road.

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 12-18

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an ill-advised U-turn, a not-stolen car and fix-it-yourself repairs.

Voters say 'yes' to Measure 101

Portland Tribune - News
Voters overwhelmingly approve keeping certain taxes on health insurance premiums and hospitals.

Options abound, National School Choice Week leaders…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Swallowtail, Community School and CALC are three alternative education options for area residents.

Forest Grove board continues to mull over…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The position was officially declared vacant Monday night. The hiring process is moving ahead.

Pacific University band director wins statewide…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Michael Burch-Pesses also serves as the conductor and musical director of the Oregon Symphonic Band.

PCC unveils new DREAM Center

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Center will work with undocumented students at PCC's Rock Creek campus, near Hillsboro.

Forest Grove receives grant for bicycle repair…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Oregon Community Foundation is providing $4,500 for the project, expected to be complete in May.

Tillamook Forest Center to hold 'winter cleaning…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The event will be Feb. 10. Volunteers should be 12 or older and able to lift at least 10 pounds.

Marchers push through downtown to 'reclaim…

Portland Tribune - News
Hundreds of people protested their first year under President Donald J. Trump on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Haven't voted yet? Better drop your ballot at a…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Official dropbox locations are set up in Forest Grove and Hillsboro, as well as nearby cities.

Community School students practice empathy,…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Peace Village staff lead a Forest Grove school workshop that emphasized conflict resolution and more.

New healthcare clinic opens in Banks

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Adventist Health opened a Banks location with primary and urgent care Jan. 9.

Putting charities in driver's seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Preview party offers a sneak peek at the Auto Show, a unique chance to give back to community groups and a chance to win a new Audi Q3 Quattro…

Stolen puppies found, returned to owners

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The puppies were allegedly stolen by an 18-year-old Cornelius man, then abandoned by the railroad tracks.

Board divided on regional housing bond

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County commissioners agree on need for action, but await more details of a measure being considered by the Metro Council for the Nov. 6…

New Chinese Cuisine to move into coffee shop

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A popular Forest Grove Chinese restaurant will operate in combination with Coffee House in the Grove.

Western Washington County siblings look back at 90…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Jarrells grew up in Arkansas but relocated to Forest Grove during the Great Depression.

Former Washington County Sheriff Bill Probstfield…

Portland Tribune - News
William Randolph 'Bill' Probstfield served as Washington County Sheriff from 1983 to 1992.

Jane Austen classic comes to FGHS stage

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Forest Grove High School theater department presents 'Pride & Prejudice' Friday.

NAMS students talk careers for MLK Day

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Intel employees visited Neil Armstrong Middle School last week to talk about overcoming adversity.

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