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ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenWe need to see any statements of income or deductible expenses. We prepare a return based on the information you provide. This may be gathered in writing via actual statements, email or fax. We often ask questions to clarify items. It is the client’s responsibility to be able to provide the proof of the claims on your return if your return is randomly selected for an audit.

Here is a partial list of suggestions. Of course, we can’t cover everyone’s needs in one article!

For the year to be prepared:

· Last tax return filed for Federal and State, including any locals, if we didn’t prepare it

· Full names, birthdates and Social Security Numbers of each individual to be reported

· Phone numbers, cell numbers and email addresses so we can contact you with questions. New Clients – Will Need Two Pieces of ID such as a Driver’s License or Photo ID, Social Security Card or copy of Birth Certificate. (A new Federal Requirement as part of new fraud reduction policies.)

· W2’s from each job

· Interest and dividends received, even if you did not receive a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV, or you reinvested them

· Refunds from State and/or local agencies

· Health Care Provider 1095 Statement (these should be sent out by February 15, 2017)

At the beginning of the year, AccounTax sends out organizers to our clients with items to bring based on the prior year’s return. If you would like an organizer, please contact our office by phone.

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Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThe Hybrid Heat dual fuel comfort system by Carrier gives you the comfort of gas heat and the efficiency of a heat pump.

In the Northwest, you might use your gas furnace about 15 percent of the time in the winter months. The Heat Pump will keep you very comfortable for the other 85 percent of the time – and cost less to operate. (Plus, the heat pump provides cool comfort in the summer.)

With today’s rising uncertainty surrounding utility costs, homeowners are interested in finding the best, most economical solution for indoor heating and cooling.

Specialty Heating and Cooling can create customized home comfort systems tailored to your needs, with a broad selection of residential heating and cooling products.

Hybrid Heat systems deliver exceptional performance by using a heating source that provides its most energy-efficient comfort during moderate heating conditions. As the temperature drops outside, the system automatically switches to your second heating source when that becomes the most economical way to keep your family comfortable.

Whichever control best fits your needs, you can count on automatic control of your Hybrid Heat dual fuel system. Specialty Heating and Cooling will select a balance point that tells your control when it’s best to select electric heat and when it’s time to switch to furnace operation. Seven-day programmability can set a comfort schedule custom-fit to your lifestyle.

Ask about the various incentives and rebates that are offered for hybrid systems.

Call or visit us today!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

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Pacific Medical GroupRemember the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” This can be especially true when it comes to preventive care services.

Maintaining or improving your health with regular preventive care, along with following the advice of your Primary Care Provider (PCP), can help you stay healthy.

Routine checkups and screenings can help you avoid serious health problems, allowing you and your PCP to work as a team to manage your overall health, and help you reach your personal health and wellness goals.

Preventive care focuses on evaluating your current health status when you are symptom-free.

Even if you feel like you’re in good shape, a serious condition with no signs or symptoms may put your health at risk. Your practitioner can determine your current health status and detect early warning signs of more serious problems.

During your preventive-care visit, your PCP will determine what tests or health screenings are right for you based on many factors such as your age, gender, overall health status, personal health history and your current health condition. Such services may include immunizations, physical exams, lab work and X-rays.

Pacific Medical Group, with five clinics, provides patient-centered primary care and customer-focused service. All PMG clinics have received recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the NCQA and the State of Oregon. A Medical Home offers enhanced, coordinated medical care for its patients.

Call now to schedule an appointment.

Pacific Medical Group – Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR 97223

503-598-2000

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COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAvoidable hospital readmissions, in addition to being a hardship for patients, are a major financial problem for the nation’s health care system.

In fact, a single preventable return trip to the hospital more than doubles the cost of care for Medicare patients. For example, Medicare pays on average about $15,000 for an episode of care without a readmission incident, but that number increases to $33,000 for a single readmission.

A home health care agency such as ComForCare helps lessen the chance that a patient will have be readmitted.

ComForCare services are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

We can provide same-day home care, transition-of-care (such as transportation home after a discharge) or assist with many other needs that arise when a family member is in crisis.

ComForCare’s commitment to quality care begins with identifying clients’ and families’ needs, creating a patient-centered care plan, coordinating with physicians and other providers, and implementing quality assurance throughout the duration of care. We have a rigorous 10-step screening process for our caregivers, nurse oversight of client care, and ongoing training and evaluation at every level.

When home care services are used to assist with care, caregivers can provide additional insights that can help patients to best manage conditions and enjoy the highest quality of life.

Call us today to find out how we can help.

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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PRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeyExercise and physical activity are important for everyone, including older adults.

No matter your health and physical abilities, you gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active.

Here are just a few of the benefits of physical activity for seniors:

· Can help maintain and improve your physical strength and fitness

· Can help improve your ability to do the everyday things you want to do

· Can help improve your balance

· Can help manage and improve diseases like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis

· Can help reduce feelings of depression and may improve mood and overall well-being.

You may want to talk with your health care provider if you aren’t used to energetic activity and you want to start a vigorous exercise program or significantly increase your physical activity. Your activity level is an important topic to discuss with your health care provider as part of your ongoing health care.

Ask your provider how physical activity can help you, whether you should avoid certain activities, and how to modify exercises to fit your situation.

The key word in all these benefits is YOU -- how fit and active you are now and how much effort you put into being active. To gain the most benefits, enjoy different types of exercise, stay safe while you exercise and be sure to eat a healthy diet, too!

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

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WOODLAND HEIGHTS - Linda ElderIt’s been talked about before between you and your family.

”Maybe someday we should think about Assisted Living. There’d be no meals to cook or shop for, no dishes to wash, no cleaning and vacuuming, and people around every day to talk with or help you with tasks that are getting harder.”

Maybe this is the year to discover your options to make life easier.

Exploring the possibilities can seem overwhelming and confusing while you are trying to just get good information to make the right decisions.

We can help.

Our approach is comfortable. Our goal is to be of service. We’ll take whatever time is needed to answer all of your questions. There is no pressure or “this month only” specials to entice you to make a quick commitment and no annoying repeated phone calls.

If you would like to join us for lunch, we can do that too, just let us know. We can talk in our beautiful dining room with windows soaring upward and views to the landscaped woodlands.

Many others have already discovered this special place over the last 16 years, so when you decide that this would be a great choice, you may have to wait a bit for an opening. You’ll have time to get all those things done you need to do without feeling rushed.

Let’s welcome 2017 as a year of wonderful possibilities. Maybe this is the year to find out why Woodland Heights is different; why we have a reputation of caring excellence.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenWith the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time to think about deductions!

Are you self-employed?

Last month, we covered three categories of business deductions for self-employed persons: auto expenses, meals and entertainment and travel: www.pamplinmedia.com/ttt-insiders/330640-210507-self-employed-document-those-deductions

This time, let’s look at deductions for having an office in your home.

An office in your home MUST be used regularly and exclusively for business. The deduction, Safe Harbor, requires measuring the square feet of the office portion against the total square foot of the home.

Indirect expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, deductible mortgage interest, and property tax can be deducted at the business-use percentage rate.

The Safe Harbor deduction calculation is $5 per square foot of office space, limit 300 square feet. This usually isn’t as much as the actual costs, but it does save some taxpayer time in gathering the information.

As far as deductions for your personal taxes, don’t forget to clean out your closets, attic and basement of items you no longer use.

Keep a list of what was given with Fair Market Value. Make sure it is an approved charitable organization. Keep each receipt of donation and list for us to review.

Oregon Department of Justice is not allowing charitable deductions to organizations which haven’t fulfilled their charitable goals. To find your desired charity, check justice.oregon.gov/Charities

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at AccounTax!

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel Beebe“At this clinic, we measure – we don’t guess,” says Dr. Daniel Beebe, of Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Tigard.

Prior to treatment, for example, patients receive a thermal scan and an electrical scan (also called surface EMG) to see if muscles are pulling and which way they’re going, says Beebe. “The scans can tell us how to proceed with treatment. Later, we can rescan to see if you’re improving and if not, make adjustments to the treatment.”

Though the equipment for the scans is available to any practitioner, “it’s expensive and it takes experience to use it,” says Beebe.

Beebe also does a complete blood-chemistry panel.

“Here in the Northwest, we see a lot of low Vitamin D, anemia, liver problems and heart problems,” says Beebe. “It’s just a real good screen for general body conditions.”

“Patients may come in and say ‘I’m really fatigued all the time.’ We’ve even seen cases where they were bleeding internally, but just didn’t know. Others will come in with an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease.”

“I test for gluten and other sensitivities. With people who have gluten sensitivities, it can affect a woman’s thyroid — which is a surprise to many.”

Women with gluten sensitivities suffer thyroid problems as a ratio of 23 to 1 compared to men.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

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PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySometimes, when a far-flung family comes together for the holidays, they may discover that an elderly loved one is having difficulty functioning well at home.

Here are some signs to look for:

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need daily help.

While the family’s in town, be proactive. Don’t wait until the situation becomes an emergency.

Call us to arrange a tour. We’ll be glad to show you what makes Prestige Senior Living Riverwood special.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

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COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsSeniors who have difficulty with such tasks as daily living, self-care and medication management may need a little help – or a lot.

Employing a home care agency is a great choice because it’s easily adjusted to meet a client’s needs.

A licensed home care agency such as ComForCare hires employees, not independent contractors. We do background and reference checks, training and continuing education.

Following an assessment of client needs, our employees provide needed services from a long menu, including medication, safety supervision, light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, bathing and dressing, incontinence care, transportation and companionship. Caregivers are trained to care for those with dementia.

Home care is generally less expensive than other care options. Nursing home costs may range from about $200-$250 each day for a basic room and care, adding up to about $5,600 to $7,000 a month. Assisted living facilities may cost about $3,300 per month for a one-bedroom unit.

Home care costs can vary considerably depending on the intensity of the client’s needs, but usually remain considerably lower than these options. 

While in-home elder care is a significant investment, there are several payment options and funding sources that can help ease the financial burden. We can connect you with resources and programs which may help you.

Together, we can come up with a plan of care and hours that are not only affordable but ensures that your loved one receives the best home care possible!

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderIn unsettling times, we can lose focus. No matter what we want or need and often do not get, we have the power to control our own thoughts and positive directions.

At Woodland Heights, we have many positive things for which to be thankful.

We have the opportunity to work in a great industry, which is a business, but for us, it’s a calling. It’s not just a job, but a fulfilling choice where we can go home at night feeling good about the people we were able to help today and not begrudge another workday tomorrow.

We are grateful for our owners, who had the vision to build this special place; grateful that they have chosen to focus their energy on only this one building; grateful that they always support our goal of providing the best care possible.

We are grateful for each other, as no day is the same and the one guarantee is change and surprises. Our team always pulls together to adapt, help each other and help our residents. The words “It’s not my job” are never heard here.

We are grateful for the wonderful families we are blessed to work with, while finding solutions together to meet the changing needs of our residents.

We are grateful, mostly, for our residents, grateful that they chose to place their trust in us; grateful each time they share with us about their desires and ideas and lives. Each one is a very special person.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThe winter holidays are no time to have your furnace go kerflooey.

The Norman Rockwell ideal, with the smiling family gathering around the turkey to give thanks, becomes a feast of frowns when the heat goes off.

Depend on Specialty Heating and Cooling to keep you and your guests comfortable and the holidays festive.

Your HVAC system should have annual maintenance. This is a great investment and should be done at the turn of fall or winter. Maintenance appointments will help identify any potential problem areas that may be unseen that could lead to expensive repairs later down the road.

And of course, call us at the first sign of trouble so that we can service your system.

Meanwhile, what can you do?

Make sure your filters are clean. Clogged filters can disrupt the flow of air to your home. Not only that, dirty filters can trip safety switches inside the furnace. Check your filters regularly and replace them as needed.

Don’t ignore unusual sounds. If you’ve noticed some strange sounds coming out of your system recently, or if the system doesn’t seem to be acting right, don’t ignore these signs any longer. Unusual sounds can be a sign that a part replacement or repair is needed. If you’re not sure, our team of experienced technicians can help accurately diagnose the problem and make sure that the system is fixed so you’re comfortable.

Our team is here to help make sure your holidays are warm and happy. Give us a call at 503-946-6396.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

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FILE - U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley talks to high school students at Lam Research in Tualatin in the fall.
January 23, 2017

Jeff Merkley to hold Washington County town hall at Tigard High School

by The Times
The Democratic senator is a vociferous critic of many of President Trump's federal nominees.
COURTESY OF THE NEWBERG-DUNDEE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Christian Gonzalez-Terraza's blue Chevy Impala, pictured here, suffered serious damage to his windshield when he allegedly crashed deliberately into a pedestrian who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
January 23, 2017

Tigard man arrested after weekend gunfire in Newberg

by Pamplin Media Group
Christian Gonzalez-Terraza, accused of deliberately striking a man with his car, faces charges of assault and reckless driving.
January 21, 2017

Tigard seeks this year's 'Shining Stars'

by The Times
Nominations are due by March 3 for this annual Chamber of Commerce event.


January 20, 2017

Washington County deputy files civil rights lawsuit

by Peter Wong
Action seeks damages based on sexual misconduct by a now-fired deputy who was convicted last fall.
January 19, 2017

Wyden says he'll work with GOP, Trump - to a point

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat will press for progress on transportation funding, health care, but push back against Trump, GOP on other issues.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - The Tualatin River is expected to crest Saturday about 18 inches below the minor flood stage in Farmington, just upstream from Tualatin, this hydrograph shows.
January 19, 2017

Tualatin River expected to reach action stage in Farmington Friday

by Mark Miller
The river is forecast to crest Saturday before declining. Tualatin's public works director said the city is prepared and monitoring the situation, but road flooding is not expected.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - On Jan. 18, the Sherwood School Board approved naming the football field at Sherwood High School after slain Seaside Police Officer Jason Goodding.
January 19, 2017

SHS football field to be named after Jason Goodding

by Barbara Sherman
School Board votes Jan. 18 to honor the SHS graduate who was killed a year ago while serving as a police officer
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden told a town hall meeting Sunday, Jan. 15, at Hillsboro Civic Center, that he planned to work where he could with the new Trump administration. Seated at rear left is Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway, who is keeping tabs on ticket holders waiting to ask questions.
January 19, 2017

Wyden says he'll work with GOP, Trump - to a point

by Peter Wong
Oregon's senior U.S. Senator spoke Sunday to an estimated 200 peope in Hillsboro.
January 19, 2017

TriMet to suspend downtown service Friday if protests become 'dangerous'

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Confusion after Mayor Ted Wheeler says he will not allow anti-Trump protesters to disrupt transit service.
January 19, 2017

Deputies watch for impaired drivers through January

by The Times
The extended DUII patrols coincide with several major, national sporting events.
EO MEDIA GROUP - The chairwoman of the Oregon Transportation Commission has written a letter to Gov. Kate Brown asking for greater oversight of the Department of Transportation.
January 19, 2017

Rift exposed over ODOT oversight

by Paris Achen and Nick Budnick
Gov. Brown has written a noncommittal response to the Oregon Transportation Commission.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Holly Lour was struck in this mid-block crosswalk on Hall Boulevard in Tigard in December 2014. She is now suing the city and the Oregon Department of Transportation for negligence.
January 19, 2017

Woman struck in Hall Boulevard crosswalk suing Tigard, ODOT for $7M

by Mark Miller
Holly Lour is alleging negligence on the part of the city and state led to a crash that severely injured her in 2014.
January 19, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 10-16

by The Times
This week's calls include: an unfortunate driver wrongly suspected of doing 'cookies,' a theft at an assisted living community and a dispute over street-shoveling.
January 18, 2017

Legislature set to release proposed budget Thursday

by Dana Haynes
Details aren't known, but likely will seek budget cuts and revenue increases to balance $1.8 billion shortfall.
January 18, 2017

Man dies following Highway 99W crash

by Mark Miller
A vehicle reportedly ran a red light and struck a pedestrian in the Canterbury Lane crosswalk on Tuesday.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The water level on the Tualatin River near the Ki-a-Kuts Bridge between Tualatin and Durham was normal Tuesday. It is expected to rise significantly into the weekend but not reach flood stage.
January 18, 2017

Tualatin River expected to rise but not flood as thaw sets in

by Mark Miller
UPDATE: Fanno Creek could be a problem later Wednesday as the rains continue, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.
January 18, 2017

Wednesday: Most area schools opening late, buses on snow routes

by The Times
Life begins returning to normal after an unusual week of winter weather.
COURTESY OF THE TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Snowy roads led to this wreck involving a school bus last month in Tigard.
January 17, 2017

School set to resume Wednesday after week of no classes

by The Times
The Beaverton School District has announced a two-hour delay, while the Tigard-Tualatin School District says it hopes to open school on time.
January 17, 2017

Clackamas board moves to resolve Stafford dispute

by Peter Wong
Three-year standoff with Metro ends as the county seeks to reaffirm a decision originally reached back in 2011.
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January 17, 2017

Wanted suspect in King City home invasion turns himself in

by The Times
Louis Jarvis Jr. is held at the Washington County Jail after surrendering Tuesday afternoon.
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro remain covered in snow and ice Tuesday morning.
January 17, 2017

Tuesday: Worst of the ice storm appears to miss Westside

by Mark Miller
UPDATE: Forecasters now say that with temperatures rising west and south of Portland, afternoon rain probably won't fall as freezing precipitation in the area.
January 17, 2017

Tualatin High School staging musical production of 'Shrek'

by Mark Miller
The wildly popular DreamWorks movie has been adapted for the stage.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - More icy weather is forecast, but it will be followed by a rapid increase in temperatures and heavy rains.
January 16, 2017

More ice, then thawing, then heavy rain, then ... floods?

by The Times
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Tuesday.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sergio Tapia looks at the button he made during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Tigard Library.
January 16, 2017

Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at Tigard Public Library

by Mark Miller
Volunteers helped out around the library, while kids made arts and crafts and learned about the civil rights leader.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Merritt, 12, helps his friends Aiden and Finn Kelly shovel their grandpa's driveway in Sherwood after last week's snowstorm.
January 16, 2017

Monday: Snow and ice sticking around as heavy rains loom

by The Times
UPDATE: Freezing rain is in the forecast for Tuesday, raising the specter of worsening road conditions, power outages and property damage before warmer weather arrives.

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FILE PHOTO - John E. Cook and his wife, Pam Cook, in a photo that ran with her obituary in 2012.
Jan 15, 2017

Former Tigard Mayor John E. Cook, 90, dies

by Dana Haynes
Cook Park was named after him; his son, John L. Cook, is the current mayor.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KOIN TELEVISION - Five of Oregon's congressional delegation attended a rally in Portland on Wednesday to support the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers include, from left, Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Kurt Schrader, seated.
Jan 15, 2017

Congressional delegation attends Portland rally for Affordable…

by Dana Haynes
Republicans in Congress and President-elect Trump have vowed to roll it back; Democrats, including the five from Oregon, are fighting to save it
Jan 15, 2017

Flood watch issued for Washington County

by Dana Haynes
Warm temperatures could melt snow and ice, leading to flooding.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Khalid el-Hakim brought his Black History 101 Mobile Museum to Twality Middle School on Tuesday.
Jan 15, 2017

'Mobile museum' showcasing black history comes to Twality Middle…

by Mark Miller
A teacher said some students were 'shocked' to see some of the material, including racist imagery and artifacts of slavery: 'I think it just made everything more real for them.'
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Jan 14, 2017

Man flees after being fired on at King City apartment

by Dana Haynes
The Sheriff's Office seeks Louis Jarvis, Jr., who broke into the residence.
JAIME VALDEZ - Yasmeen Obeidi, 8, turquoise jacket, and her older sister, Mariam,10, react as they go over a jump on Southwest Fisk Terrace in Sherwood.
Jan 14, 2017

Still more closures for Saturday, Sunday

by The Times
But some agencies make an effort to get up and running again.
TIMES FILE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Makenna Ruiz and her mother, Tabatha, look at flower bouquets at the Tigard Farmers Market in 2015.
Jan 14, 2017

Tigard Farmers Market to open Thursday evenings this summer

by Mark Miller
The midweek evening market will complement the Sunday market, which runs from morning to midday.
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Although sidewalks and major roads outside Beaverton City Hall have been cleared, snow and ice remains thick on parking lots and some side streets.
Jan 13, 2017

Friday: Westside starts the morning in single digits

by The Times
Overnight low temperatures were extremely cold as the region endures its fourth day of icy and snowy roads.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown was sworn into the next two years of office this week. She faces an immediate budget shortfall as the Legislature gets ready to convene in two weeks.
Jan 13, 2017

State government at the starting gate

by Dana Haynes
We take a look at the leaders, the issues, and the challenges facing Oregon in 2017.
FILE - Suzanne Bonamici, right, Democratic congresswoman for Oregon's First Congressional District, speaks in Portland last year.
Jan 13, 2017

Tualatin man's story features in Bonamici's floor comments on…

by Mark Miller
Mark Rouska, who has advanced kidney cancer, said the chemotherapy covered by his health insurance is keeping him alive.
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Jan 13, 2017

Son sentenced to life for beating Tigard man to death

by Brent Weisberg, KOIN 6 News
Nicholas Krochmal Jr. pleaded guilty last month to murder. The crime took place in March 2015.
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Tigard City Councilor Marc Woodard, right, pictured here at a council meeting last month, proposed reducing the stipend received by Mayor John L. Cook, left.
Jan 13, 2017

Tigard city councilor suggests cutting mayor's stipend

by Mark Miller
No one agreed with Marc Woodard at this week's council meeting after he broached the subject.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new Meridian Creek already has walls going up as all the footprint for the school has been laid.
Jan 12, 2017

District goes back to boundary drawing board

by Andrew Kilstrom
Listening sessions produce more public disapproval of changing school boundaries
JAIME VALDEZ/PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Tobias Read was sworn in as Oregon treasurer Friday by Judge Chris Garrett of the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Jan 12, 2017

Tobias Reed sworn in as Oregon's 29th treasurer

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Without invoking President-elect Trump, Read calls the Treasurer's Office the 'line of defense for Oregon values and investments.'
JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Gov. Kate Brown embraces Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer after she is sworn into office Monday, Jan. 9, in the House of Representatives.
Jan 12, 2017

Brown wants state to 'move forward' in spirit of bipartisanship

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
She calls on Oregon lawmakers to set aside their differences to work together to tackle Oregon's $1.7 billion revenue shortfall.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sen. Richard Devlin, right, is the chief budget-writer for the Oregon State Senate.
Jan 12, 2017

Local lawmakers fill leadership ranks in Salem

by Dana Haynes
Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin once again is co-leads the all-important budget-writing committee.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sen. Ginny Burdick was sworn into office on Monday. The 2017 legislative session kicks off Feb. 1.
Jan 12, 2017

Senate leader sees new revenue, transportation top agenda for…

by Dana Haynes
Ginny Burdick, whose district includes Tigard, is Washington County's highest ranking lawmaker.
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Jan 12, 2017

Local lawmakers seek feedback before legislative session begins

by Dana Haynes
Sen. Richard Devlin, the Senate's lead budget-writer, serves a district that includes Tualatin.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Yasmeen Obeidi, 8, turquoise jacket, and her older sister, Mariam,10, react as they go over a jump on Southwest Fisk Terrace in Sherwood.
Jan 12, 2017

Thursday: Clouds lift, but winter sun in a brilliant blue sky…

by Mark Miller
Snow dumped overnight Tuesday into Wednesday is sticking around as classes are canceled for the third day this week.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Dennis Richardson
Jan 12, 2017

Richardson sworn in as Oregon's secretary of state

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
He continues his campaign message of government transparency in his inauguration speech.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - About a fifth of incoming lawmakers will be new this year in Salem. But they could have a big influence on major issues facing the state.
Jan 12, 2017

Howdy, newbies: A fifth of legislators will be new in 2017…

by Paris Achen and Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Nearly a quarter of the 60-member House of Representatives and three of the 30-member Senate will be freshmen.
JAIME VALDEZ - Rita Loberger, who is a volunteer leader of the Manufactured Housing/Oregon State Tenants Association, strolls through Eldorado Villas, where she has lived for years.
Jan 12, 2017

King City resident fights for tenants' rights

by Steve Law
Rita Loberger, who lives in Eldorado Villas, wants 2017 Legislature to come up with new laws.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Pedestrians walk by the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store that is under construction at the Nyberg Rivers shopping center in Tualatin.
Jan 12, 2017

New stores will spring up this spring at Nyberg Rivers shopping…

by Mark Miller
The first Cracker Barrel on the West Coast is expected to open in April.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Aidan Kelly, 11, dumps snow from a wheelbarrow as he and his brother, Finn (not pictured) and their neighborhood friends help shovel their Grandpa John Hunter's driveway.
Jan 12, 2017

New day, same problem, as more closures and late openings…

by The Times
As of Thursday night, some 1,300 PGE customers remain without power.
Jan 12, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 3-9

by The Times
The week in review, as reported by the Tigard and Tualatin police departments.