Snapshot of a county

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A long-awaited report draws a picture of the racial and ethnic minorities of Washington County.

Christians gather to protest 'zero-tolerance' immigration…

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

CNBC reporter returns to Valley Catholic

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Seema Mody, who aspired to be a doctor, tells 2018 graduates 'there is no straight path from where you are seated today to where you are going.…

Beaverton PD receives reaccreditation

Beaverton Valley Times - News
State group recognizes agency among a handful in Washington County to meet or exceed professional law enforcement standards.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports came from the Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin police departments.

Tigard students take H&R Block Budget Challenge

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Program helps high school students gain a better understanding of money matters.

County's unemployment rate remains low

Beaverton Valley Times - News
County economist: Area seeing second-longest run of low numbers in quarter century

Beaverton council votes for car-camping ban

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Council split 4-1, with dissent from Council President Lacey Beaty; Councilor Betty Bode, who has been ill, makes a personal appearance to support…

Valley Catholic graduates 84 from high school

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Among them is Matthew Ierardi, son of Principal Doug Ierardi; daughter Allison graduated in 2016; son Joseph is in the Class of 2021.

Westside panel reviews lack of women as mayors

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Question arises during annual breakfast discussion by city officials at a Westside Economic Alliance event. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was the…

Rose to the occasion

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Westside bands shine - even if the sun doesn't - during this year's Rose Festival Parade. Photos by David Ball.

High school graduation always a family affair

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton High School sees off 420 seniors, 60 more than in 2017, at ceremony at Chiles Center at the University of Portland.

Westview grads, numbering 622, take final walk down the…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Topping out at 19, the graduating Class of 2018 has the most National Merit Scholars in the state of Oregon.

Beaverton Arts Foundation recognizes 13 students

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Each will receive $1,500 scholarship to continue work in performing or visual arts; recipients were honored at June 5 City Council meeting.

Crooked River Ranch murder suspect arrested in Tualatin

The Times - News
Gavin Smith-Brown is suspected of killing his mother in Jefferson County; major roads in Tualatin are blocked off early Thursday.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following incidents were reported by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Businessman blends jerky, Islamic culture

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Nader Morgan turned to Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce when he decided to become an entrepreneur.

Sherwood police seek help ID'ing suspect in car theft,…

Sherwood Gazette - News
Anyone with information should call 503-629-0111, the Washington County non-emergency dispatch number.

Crews battle fire in Raleigh Hills restaurant

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Cause of the Tuesday, June 5, blaze at McMenamin's on Scholls Ferry Road remains unknown.

Beaverton boosts rates for garbage pickup, sewers, storm…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Increases by council will take effect July 1; difficulty in recycling materials accounts for first garbage rate hike since 2015; others are annual…

Exotic-animal park is fined for code violations

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Owners can appeal decision by hearings officer; Washington County commissioners set June 19 to hear revised ordinance to ban exotic animals, but a…

Vigil honors 'Chef Brophy' after fatal shooting

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hundreds remember Oregon Culinary Institute's Daniel Brophy in wake of unsolved murder.

Statewide, more parents opt not to immunize children

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A state agency map shows the immunization rate for each school and facility in Washington County

Wilsonville's water tests come back clear

Sherwood Gazette - News
The City of Sherwood obtains its water from the same source as Wilsonville, the Wilsonville-Willamette River Water Treatment Plant.

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…

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

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

Missing Beaverton girl found, man arrested in NE Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Jaime Andres Ordonez Calderon is facing numerous charges after being found with juvenile who was last seen on March 31.

Beaverton man fatally shot at Oregon Culinary Institute

Portland Tribune - News
The victim was found inside the Goose Hollow school around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2.

TriMet to host free travel training for newest bus line

The Times - News
Line 42-Denney/Hall serves people traveling between Tigard and Beaverton, avoiding Highway 217.

Bonamici: Renewal of federal food aid is inadequate

Beaverton Valley Times - News
'No reason in America for anybody to be hungry,' Oregon Democrat tells Oregon Food Bank advocates and allies in Beaverton meeting; 30 Republicans…

Washington County will start vehicle registration fee

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 through…

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

Bonamici, Read join Brookwood students for '529 Day'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The elected officials advised students on the importance of college savings accounts during an assembly.

Gas meter fire in Aloha leaves trio displaced

Beaverton Valley Times - News
No one was injured during the Wednesday, May 30, fire; gas company crews cut off the flow of fuel.

Beaverton council will consider utility rate increases

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Public hearings will focus on garbage collection, sewers and storm drains, and water; all would take effect July 1.

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.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports were issued by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Construction on new Sherwood High School approaching

Sherwood Gazette - News
The Sherwood School District plans to break ground in June on the new Sherwood High School.

Crowds gather in Beaverton, Tualatin for Memorial Day

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Photo gallery: Military aircraft flyovers, solemn speeches and patriotic music highlight day of remembrance.

Labor commissioner looks back at decade-long tenure

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Case against Gresham bakery's refusal to provide a cake for a same-sex couple drew big headlines, 'but it was just one of many,' Brad Avakian says.…

Beaverton budget: More positions, but tax increase…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Council majority insistence, mayor's concession brings down projected rate increase from 11 cents to 5 cents, but use of $200,000 from contingency…

Deputies seek help after animal dismemberment

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Washington County sheriff's deputies ask anyone with information to call 503-629-0111.

Beaverton Public Safety Center will cost $6 million…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Bill is due in 2020, when completion is scheduled on what is now a $41 million project; officials weigh financing alternatives, but come to no…

Hillsboro hospice service warns of data breach

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

RFK visited Sunset High for model Democratic…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
While RFK appeared at SHS on May 17, 1968, he was a no-show at a Beaverton Elks function, and Ted Kennedy told a forum he was voting for McCarthy.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports were issued by the police departments of Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

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

Minority business group gathers locally

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Blending big, small businesses with public sector is goal of entrepreneur organization.

Tualatin hit-and-run driver captured by police

The Times - News
The Tuesday crash ended up with the driver barricading himself in his pickup, and an arrest.

County housing authority nets extra funds

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

State labor official criticizes U.S. Supreme Court…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Avakian says workers and businesses will be hurt by the use of arbitration clauses in employment contracts to bar workers from joining class-action…

Law enforcement leaders call for pre-kindergarten…

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

Lawmakers convene in special session

Beaverton Valley Times - News
State lawmakers start their special session to consider a proposal by Gov. Kate Brown to expand a business tax break.

Weekend blaze damages apartments

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Six units were affected and as many as 11 people were displaced by the May 19 fire in Beaverton.

Providence executive talks about health care trends

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Medical Group chief says rising costs, changing mix of patients will lead to even more change in the next decade.

Man arrested for peeping in windows

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton Police believe there could be more victims following two arrests in April and May.

Beaverton budget is under review

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Mayor's plan trims spending, but adds police officers, library staff and water utility workers; tax rate projected to go up 11 cents.

Beaverton police seek clues in Xpose Club fatal…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Ramon Harris, 34, was killed by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19 in 2017, police say.

Kiss' Tommy Thayer gives keynote at Pacific…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Thayer, a 1978 Sunset High graduate, played the saxophone all through school middle school ... then he picked up a guitar.

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend, Portland retired pilot Greg Wooldridge and Bend businessman Sam Carpenter ended a bitter battle for the GOP nomination…

Marylhurst's legacy of growth & renewal

Lake Oswego Review - News
The college campus on the Willamette River has always adapted to the needs of the surrounding community

Marylhurst University will close before the end of…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Declining enrollment proves fatal to the liberal arts college, which dates back to 1893

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…

Firefighters 'fill the boot'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Money raised in coming weeks will go toward fight against muscular dystrophy.

Arrest made in Sexton Mountain shooting

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A female minor was picked up in Vancouver, Wash., and charged with the May 11 shooting.

Incumbent judge wins, another fills open seat

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Charles Bailey turns back challenge from Steven Charles Burke; Kathy Proctor wins newly created judgeship

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

Portland Tribune - News
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Barton claims victory in Washington County DA's race

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

November races set for House, Senate in south county

Beaverton Valley Times - News
November contests are lining up for Rep. Richard Vial in the House and Sen. Kim Thatcher in the Senate.

Gonzalez victorious in race for Metro Council…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Lynn Peterson swept to a huge win for Metro Council president, a regionally elected position.

Beaverton schools notch big win

Beaverton Valley Times - News
With early numbers in, more than 70 percent of voters voted in favor of a levy to pay for more teachers.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reporters were issued by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

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.

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.

Willey wins District 4 seat as Washington County…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
UPDATE: The former Hillsboro mayor holds more than a 10-point lead over rival Kimberly Culbertson.

Tualatin voters give green light to traffic relief…

The Times - News
The $20 million bond is expected to solve a variety of traffic woes and included adding new travel lanes along Tualatin-Sherwood Road

Mitchell leads for open Beaverton council seat

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Budget committee chairwoman will avoid a Nov. 6 runoff if she maintains a majority; San Soucie winning third term; Beaty is unopposed.

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

Portland Tribune - News
Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend, Portland retired pilot Greg Wooldridge and Bend businessman Sam Carpenter ended a bitter battle for the GOP nomination…

Rep. Richard Vial leading in House District 26…

The Times - News
Incumbent Rep. Richard Vial currently leads opponent Dan Laschober by 2-1 margin.

Hoyle rolls to victory in labor commissioner race

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Lane County legislator tops longtime Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden by winning in Willamette Valley and I-5 corridor. Ogden won Eastern and…

Broader exemption may allow animal park

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

Gonzalez victorious in race for Metro Council…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Lynn Peterson swept to a huge win for Metro Council president, a regionally elected position.

Treece tops Malinowski for county commissioner in…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
UPDATE: The incumbent holds just over 41 percent of the vote in unofficial returns as of Wednesday.

Search continues for Sexton Mountain shooting…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County police say a 56-year-old man was shot inside his home on Friday, May 11.

Washington County recognizes Asian heritage month

Beaverton Valley Times - Features
Consuls from Japan, Korea take part in ceremonial resolution adopted by county commissioners to honor Asians and Pacific Islanders, who constitute 11…

Kathy Wai: 'Get ready for change' with TriMet

Clackamas Review - News
North Clackamas School Board member, 31, would replace retired Tigard City Manager Craig Prosser, who was first appointed to the TriMet Board in 2011

62-year-old blinded by live-in caregiver, police say

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Aloha resident Michel Roper, 34, was using illegal drugs that cause mental illness, police say.

Bike Adventure Summer Camps returns for fourth year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition is running five sessions this summer.

Rang Barse, Festival of Color, celebrates arrival…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hillsboro plays host to the giddy Indian celebration for a fifth year, as people come from throughout the Northwest to shower each other in dye.

Service restored for TriMet Red and Blue trains

Portland Tribune - News
Providence Park and Kings Hill MAX stations reopen after six-day closure in Southwest Portland.

Ramadan begins Tuesday

Beaverton Valley Times - Features
Islam's holy month runs through June 14, with Muslims throughout the world fasting from dawn to sunset.

Bonamici fields adult questions from middle-school…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Students from Rachel Carson magnet program at Five Oaks Middle School ask about more than environmental issues.

Soccer star recalls her Habitat for Humanity home

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Adrianna Franch and her mother speak at a fundraiser for Willamette West affiliate in Tigard; two local aid recipients also talk.

Good hands

The Times - News
Tom McGuire of Tigard found a funny little niche for himself, fixing baseball gloves.

Washington County budget proposed at $1.2 billion

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Spending up only slightly from current year; public comments to be heard May 17 before adoption scheduled June 19.

PCC Rock Creek nets new president

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Christopher Villa comes from Los Angeles Mission College to lead campus in Washington County.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following incidents were reported to police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Four seek open seat on Beaverton council

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Winner succeeds Betty Bode, who is stepping out after 16 years; top two finishers advance to Nov. 6 if no one wins majority May 15.

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