Bag&Baggage makes bold front-office changes

Bag&Baggage makes bold front-office changes

-  Theater troupe gives Forest Grove woman lead manager role Since eighth grade, Beth Lewis knew...

Smithsonian forges partnership with Rice Museum

Smithsonian forges partnership with Rice Museum

County attraction has extensive collection of rocks, minerals The prestigious Washington,...

The geography of music

The geography of music

Hillsboro teacher is a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor fellow There’s a lot more to...

Downtown bistro gets a warm welcome

Downtown bistro gets a warm welcome

Quick lunches for the working crowd, late hours for the pub crowd When some Hillsboro police...


Hillsboro's Latest News

April 24, 2015

Sidewalks seen as boon for school safety

by Doug Burkhardt
Projects due to begin near pair of Hillsboro campuses Hillsboro City Council member Kyle Allen is a man on a safety mission, and he is finding a lot of support these days. Allen, who was elected…
April 24, 2015

Council wades into school land swap

by Eric Apalategui
Three Beaverton councilors, mayor want school boundary redrawn The majority of the Beaverton City Council has made it clear they’ve chosen sides in a behind-the-scenes discussion about redrawing…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Cascade train, seen here at Old Town's Union Station, would need more money from the state if service is to continue.
April 24, 2015

Legislature launches review of Oregon Amtrak subsidies

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Sen. Betsy Johnson wants to see schedule changes One key legislator says Oregon will continue state-subsidized passenger rail service between Portland and Eugene. But state Sen. Betsy Johnson,…
COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER - Thousands of plants are for sale around the county at the Hillsboro Armory, Washington County Fairgrounds, Aloha Huber School and at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
April 24, 2015

Washington County plant sale is destination capital

by Stephanie Haugen
For green thumbs in search of plants, this weekend holds the stuff dreams are made of. This Saturday, April 25, the Washington County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale at a new…
April 24, 2015

Police log

by (None)
April 12 - A vehicle was broken into in the 18100 block of N.W. Evergreen Parkway and two jackets were stolen. - A vehicle’s windows were broken out in the 6400 block of N.E. Brighton Street.…
McLain
April 24, 2015

Gun rights backers launch recall of legislators

by Doug Burkhardt
Sen. Riley, Rep. McLain targeted after support of Senate Bill 941 In the wake of the Oregon Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 941, two local legislators have become the target of a recall effort…
Esau
April 24, 2015

Washington County light rail petition in limbo

by Geoff Pursinger
Judge rules against Tigard's Tim Esau in anti-transit ballot initiative wording Four months ago, Tim Esau expected to have a ballot measure out to voters in no time at all. Now, he’s not so…
COURTESY PHOTO - A red-tailed hawks nest sits high in a tree on the 34-acre property northeast of Gaston that was recently purchased by Metro for $475,000.
April 24, 2015

Metro continues to expand

by Staff
Regional land-use agency adds 34 acres a month after previous purchase Another 34 acres in the Chehalem Ridge area near Gaston now belongs to Metro, the agency that governs land use in…
April 24, 2015

School notes

by Kathy Fuller
NW Youth Theatre presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Northwest Youth Theatre will present “Bye Bye Birdie” Saturday, April 25, at Century High School. Performances are at 2 and 6 p.m. The cast is made up…
COURTESY PHOTO: LYNN KETCHUM - Azaleas should be pruned lightly after they bloom in spring.
April 24, 2015

Put clippers to good use pruning shrubs correctly

by Kym Pokorny
'Topping' destroys natural beauty of shrub, compromises its structure Every gardener owns a pair of clippers, but not everyone knows how to use them for the daunting job of pruning shrubs.…

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COURTESY PHOTO: OSU EXTENSION SERVICE - Common garter snakes can help with pest control.
Apr 24, 2015

Snakes: A garden's best friend?

by Kym Pokorny
From slugs to grubs, slithery reptiles eat a variety of pests Gardeners should be glad to see snakes glide through the garden. These much-maligned reptiles consume garden pests, including slugs,…
COURTESY PHOTO - Intel has signed up to be the title sponsor of what will now be formally known as the Intel Oregon International Air Show presented by Standard TV & Appliance. This years show is July 17-19.
Apr 24, 2015

Intel joins air show as title sponsor

by Staff
There’s a big change at the top for the Oregon International Air Show. On April 16, officials announced that Intel Corp. had agreed to become the title sponsor of the event, which is held…
Apr 24, 2015

Bag&Baggage season lineup includes Shakespeare, comedy,…

by (None)
Several productions based on novels fill next B&B season Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, announced the line-up of shows for its eighth season Saturday…
Apr 24, 2015

Registration now open for C.A.T. Walk

by (None)
Fourth of July tradition fundraiser for cancer programs Registration for the 15th annual Cancer Awareness and Treatment Walk & Fun Run, an annual Hillsboro Fourth of July tradition, opened…
Apr 22, 2015

Budget hearing draws overflow crowd to PCC

by Kathy Fuller
State Ways and Means members get an earful on education funding The state’s Legislative Joint Ways and Means Committee brought its roadshow to Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus…
COURTESY OF STARBUCKS CORP. - Coffee House Holdings, a subsidiary of Seattle's Starbucks Corp., is seeking liquor licenses for five more Portland-area shops that could be added to the Starbucks Evening program, where beer and wine are served.
Apr 22, 2015

Starbucks seeks liquor licenses for more 'Evenings' shops

by Pamplin Media Group
Starbucks is adding a few more Portland-area coffee shops to its “evenings” menu. Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle’s Starbucks Corp., applied this month for Oregon liquor…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -  Charlene Marvin died after her motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday.
Apr 19, 2015

Female motorcyclist, 64, killed in Washington County accident

by Jim Redden
A Carlton woman was killed when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County on Saturday. Charlene Marvin, 64, was Lifeflighted from the scene and later died of her injuries at an…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Bag&Baggage Productions Artistic Director Scott Palmer welcomed Forest Grove resident Beth Lewis as the theater troupe's new managing director during a 2015-16 season announcement gala Saturday night, April 18.
Apr 18, 2015

Bag&Baggage hires Forest Grove's Lewis as Mueller departs for…

by Stephanie Haugen
Since eighth-grade, Beth Lewis knew what she wanted. She wanted to be on the stage, immersing herself in theater. “I never wanted to do anything else so much,” said Lewis. “I never looked back.…
Apr 17, 2015

Gun rights advocates support recall of Washington County…

by Pamplin Media Group
A national gun rights group is throwing its support behind recall efforts aimed at three Oregon lawmakers who were targeted in part because of support for a controversial gun sale background…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DOUG BURKHARDT - Plata Garza, a Forest Grove resident, said he tries to capture a spirit of happiness in his artwork, which will be on display at the Shirley Huffman Auditorium in the Hillsboro Civic Center until mid-June.
Apr 17, 2015

Growing up with art

by Doug Burkhardt
Hillsboro center is home to Forest Grove resident Plata Garza's paintings Like many people, Plata Garza had a passion for art when he was a young boy. But unlike most others, Garza did not drop…




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