Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

Portland Tribune - News
Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive.

Grandusky, Rodriguez, Moore leading FG, Banks school board…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Voters in Forest Grove and Banks had big decisions to make in their lcal school board races.

Kim leads in race for Hillsboro School Board seat

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Voters in Hillsboro had only one contested race to decide on. Two other incumbents ran unopposed.

Voters easily approve fire levies across Washington County

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Voters in several communites had their say on funding for local fire districts.

53rd annual Strawberry Festival to bloom in Gales Creek

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Rural town hosts its 53rd Strawberry Festival, free to the public on Saturday, June 8.

Memorial Day events pay tribute to fallen vets

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Across the county, groups are preparing tributes in observance of Memorial Day.

Apple offers transit rides on phones and watches

Forest Grove News-Times - News
TriMet and C-Tran are parterning to put the Hop Fastpass on Apple Wallet in Portland-Vancouver region.

Lawmakers wrestle with plans for kicker 'windfall'

Portland Tribune - News
Paying down PERS debt is one strategy, and others want to 'sock it away' for a rainy budget day

Forest Grove man pleads guilty to faking March robbery

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Brian Couture was sentenced to community service after he faked a robbery in his home.

Ill-fated vaccine fight stoked grassroots anger

Portland Tribune - News
Motivated citizens, egged on by social media campaigns and powerful anti-vaccine groups, left some legislators shaken.

Cap-and-trade bill takes step toward reality

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark carbon pricing proposal moved out of committee on a party-line vote after months of hearings and amendments.

Banks extends search for city councilor

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Seat of former councilor Teri Branstitre will remain open until filled, the city announced Friday.

KOIN: Spinning, flashing UFO spotted in Gaston

Forest Grove News-Times - News
UFO investigator believes floating lights outside Gaston may have been extraterrestrial.

Oregon's roads, bridges and pipes don't pass engineers'…

Portland Tribune - News
With a big quake looming, civil engineers society says state needs to spend billions to improve infrastructure.

Driver arrested in hit and run involving Forest Grove…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
William Offinga, 55, is charged with reckless driving and felony hit and run.

Oregon taxpayers will get $1 billion back in 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Economists say the kicker is double the predicted amount and would be the largest in state history.

Tuality foundation awards scholarships to students

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Tuality Hospital group awards two Hillsboro area students with college scholarships.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 3-May 9, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls included large parties, women dancing in the street and angry fast food customers.

Hillsboro awards several art grants

Forest Grove News-Times - News
STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy, and local farmers markets among winners of grant money.

PlanetCon returns June 1 to Century High School

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Twice-yearly recycling event to collect Styrofoam and other plastics for re-use.

House tries to push immigrant drivers' license bill out of…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Supporters see time running out as legislative matters grind to a halt in the Senate.

Proposed budget adds more employees for growing demands

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County spending plan at $1.4 billion and 2,200 full-time workers for the year starting July 1; public testimony will be heard May 30 before…

Washington County OKs drug takeback ordinance

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Drug makers will have to provide for safe disposal to reduce potential for medication abuse

Port director says trade dispute with China is 'disruptive'…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Curtis Robinhold tells Westside Economic Alliance forum that a united front with other tradung partners, not 'tariffs and tweets,' is a better…

Pacific faculty, staff recognized for outstanding service

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Pacific University in Forest Grove honors faculty and staff during a ceremony last week.

Oregon International Air Show lands in McMinnville

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Construction on airport runways will move the show, possibly temporarily, to Yamhill County this fall.

State economy stays hot, adding 3,300 jobs in April

Portland Tribune - News
State employment officials said new jobs were added mostly in health care and social assistance, and in leisure and hospitality.

Longtime Pacific history professors step down

Forest Grove News-Times - News
After more than 25 years, Martha Rampton and Larry Lipin announce retirement

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Attempts to rein in Oregon's hugely complicated retirement system have left agencies and others with high costs.

Senate approves business tax to boost school budgets

Portland Tribune - News
Governor plans to sign legislation; Democrats give up two key bills to coax Republicans back to the Senate for a floor vote.

Forest Grove firefighters investigating Monday…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
It took 27 firefighters from five agencies to put out the house fire on Filbert Street.

Mayor of Gaston resigns

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Jerry Spaulding has stepped down after less than four months in office. He submitted his resignation last month.

Hit and run driver near Forest Grove sought by…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Driver in his 60s reportedly struck bicyclist, nearly ran motorcycle off the road.

Proposed budget adds more employees for growing…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County spending plan at $1.4 billion and 2,200 full-time workers for the year starting July 1; public testimony will be heard May 30 before…

Public records rule change slipping 'through the…

Portland Tribune - News
Proposal to fine jurisdictions when they don't comply runs into well-organized opposition as it heads to the Senate.

Tell the county your vision of fairgrounds' future

Hillsboro Tribune - News
An online survey looking at several new additions to the Washington County Fair Complex is open until May 31.

Teachers from across region speak out at RedForEd…

Portland Tribune - News
Voices from Troutdale, Sandy, Canby, Forest Grove, Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gladstone

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Despite a persistent, vocal opposition, the bill limiting medical execptions passed easily.

TVF&R seeks 5-year extension of tax levy

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Rate would remain unchanged from 2014; district extends from east Washington County into three other counties and serves more than 500,000 people.

PCC announces $30 million campaign for…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Portland Community College Foundation says Campaign for Opportunity has $25 million so far

Forest Grove Police Log: April 26-May 2, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls included: A man chasing chickens, a cat attacking a chihuahua, and a driver drinking a bottle of wine.

The making of a suburb: South Hillsboro takes shape

Forest Grove News-Times - News
n Reed's Crossing developers sense a new kind of suburban life could catch on with millennials

Rock Creek man defends himself in Hillsboro bombing…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Authorities said Schaefer had been buying stockpiles of explosives in the weeks before his arrest.

Hillsboro garden product finalist for national award

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Daisy Rain Garden Systems of Hillsboro is being considered for 'Best Product' award

West Coast sea lion population growing each year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The most recent population estimates show 257,000 sea lions along the West Coast.

It's not too late to turn in your ballots,…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Not planning to mail in your ballot for the May 21 election? There's plenty of places to drop it off.

Report: Thousands of Californians move to Oregon…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
On average, 39,000 Californians move to Oregon annually, while 19,000 Oregonians move south.

Electric Avenue charging station to open at…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A grand opening is planned at the Sunset Esplanade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 18.

Nurse named 'immunization champion' by CDC

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Kathy Tompkins of Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic named Oregon's CDC Childhood Immunization Champion

Clean up Cornelius set for May 18

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Volunteer event will focus on neighborhoods in Cornelius, starting at Fred Meyer.

Police arrest man for sex abuse involving minor

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Police believe there may be more victims in case. Anyone with information is asked to call Forest Grove police.

Top Washington County judge steps down from…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Judge Charles Bailey, who has drawn criticism in the past, is stepping down as presiding judge.

Metro chief operating officer announces retirement

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The elected regional government will conduct a national search for a replacement that is expected to take several months.

Forest Grove students take part in Oregon Game…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A group of Forest Grove students are heading to Monmouth to compete in video game production competition.

Banks teen wins top prize in essay contest

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Gracie Nelson, a senior at Banks High, received scholarship money for her essay on income volatility.

Two Pacific alumni receive Fulbright Awards

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The two recent graduates will travel abroad later this year to teach and research.

Forest Grove's Farmers Market kicks off downtown

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The market runs from May until October, currently open every Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m.

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to…

Portland Tribune - News
Despite a persistent, vocal opposition, the bill limiting medical execptions passed easily.

Forest Grove woman shares story of surviving suicide

Forest Grove News-Times - News
As part of the statewide 'Breaking the Silence' collaboration, a local woman shares her story to help others.

Former Forest Grove superintendent announces…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Yvonne Curtis announced her resignation as deputy superintendent from Portland Public Schools.

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