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Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon reduction…

Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon reduction…

Portland Tribune - News
Some lawmakers urge incentives instead of big steps limiting greenhouse gas emissions to avoid repeat of 2019's GOP walkout.
Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on…

Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on…

Portland Tribune - News
Decision overturns secretary of state action and means proposed ballot measures do not violate Oregon's single-subject rule.
Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Portland Tribune - News
Proponents say measure could reduce gun deaths and injuries, but opponents dislike one-size-fits-all approach.
Hillsboro student grows 24-pound cabbage and wins…

Hillsboro student grows 24-pound cabbage and wins…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Shaivi Bathija is the Oregon state winner for the national Bonnie Plants Cabbage program.
Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Forest Grove News-Times - News
One senator seeks statewide office; three representatives are retiring after a decade or more of service. Filing deadline is March 10 for the May 19…
Glencoe junior qualifies for national voice competition

Glencoe junior qualifies for national voice competition

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Athena VanDyke, who lives in Cornelius, has loved theater and musicals since she was in grade school.
Washington County seeks comment on equity resolution

Washington County seeks comment on equity resolution

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Commissioners will take it up Feb. 25; aim is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in county government, decision-making process and services…
Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The 17th annual event by the Human Rights Council is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. It is free and open…
Woman dies after crash on Highway 8

Woman dies after crash on Highway 8

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The crash occurred between Cornelius and Hillsboro on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14.
New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of labor…

New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of labor…

Portland Tribune - News
Awareness of sex trafficking has risen while labor trafficking crimes have gone unprosecuted. The attorney general's new task force seeks to change…
Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The 17th annual event by the Human Rights Council is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
Malynda Wenzl elected president of Forest Grove City Council

Malynda Wenzl elected president of Forest Grove City Council

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Wenzl has served on the Forest Grove City Council since 2014, making her the third most senior councilor.
Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system

Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Officials tell Washington County Public Affairs Forum that preliminary 2019 earnings will reduce projected unfunded liability, but contribution rates…
Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 3-9, 2020

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 3-9, 2020

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an 'undercover' suspect, a stinky garage and stolen equipment.
Former Congressman Les AuCoin writes a memoir

Former Congressman Les AuCoin writes a memoir

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Now living in Southwest Portland, he led the way for Democrats to win in Washington County and the 1st District congressional seat in northwest…
Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North Plains

Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North Plains

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Reps. Janeen Sollman and Karin Power fielded questions from supporters and residents wary of emissions legislation.
2,000-square-foot barn burns outside Gaston

2,000-square-foot barn burns outside Gaston

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The blaze required 35 firefighters on scene after reports of animals and a resident inside the barn.
Young elected officials and others will discuss political…

Young elected officials and others will discuss political…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County Public Affairs Forum program Jan. 20 will feature Metro councilor, Tigard-Tualatin School Board member, Republican former…
Hillsboro Studio Laika's 'Missing Link' nominated for Oscar

Hillsboro Studio Laika's 'Missing Link' nominated for Oscar

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
'Missing Link' is the animation studio's fifth film, and marks its sixth Academy nod.
Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One senator seeks statewide office; three representatives are retiring after a decade or more of service. Filing deadline is March 10 for the May 19…
Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE courthouse…

Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE courthouse…

Portland Tribune - News
Newly disclosed records highlight attempts to curb immigration action that increased tensions with federal authorities.
Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon state…

Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon state…

Portland Tribune - News
Christmas Day attack on the state's iLearn web program left thousands unable to access mandatory training.
Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal

Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal

Portland Tribune - News
New plan headed to February session hinges on system of emission allowances that can be bought and sold.
Forest Grove police arrest woman, 26, for role in 2018…

Forest Grove police arrest woman, 26, for role in 2018…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Andrea Tijerina was arrested Thursday, Jan. 9. Another suspect, Kamen Baer, has already pleaded to manslaughter.
Three Washington County offices draw two candidates each so…

Three Washington County offices draw two candidates each so…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Commissioner Rogers, Sheriff Garrett both have challengers; two have filed for District 1 commissioner position being vacated by Dick Schouten, who…
Candlelight vigil to be held Friday evening for Allyson…

Candlelight vigil to be held Friday evening for Allyson…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Searchers continue to look for the missing Hillsboro woman in the rural North Plains area.
Hillsboro author wins literary award

Hillsboro author wins literary award

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Theresa Verboort won the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult fiction in 2018.
Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics education…

Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics education…

Portland Tribune - News
Legislative attempts to mandate social studies in Oregon classrooms flop . Secretary of state's office shifts priorities to promote education program.
Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns

Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns

Portland Tribune - News
He has been floated as a possible Republican candidate for secretary of state.
Public pension system is focus of next Washington County…

Public pension system is focus of next Washington County…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon PERS director, Hillsboro School District official will discuss what the multibillion-dollar unfunded liability means for local governments and…

Bonamici in majority on House vote to require…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Bonamici in majority on House vote to require…
Four Oregon Democrats vote yes, lone Republican no, on largely party-line vote. Senate, with a Republican majority, is unlikely to go along despite…

Hear this week's top stories: News-Times podcast…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hear this week's top stories: News-Times podcast…
In this week's episode,there are changes in the Forest Grove Police Department, the new Hillsboro community center now has a name, Wade has prep…

Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…

Portland Tribune - News
Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…
Legal fight related to GOP walkout alleged that Senate President Courtney and others violated Boquist's rights.

Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…
Environmentalists trying to get before Oregon voters later this year contend the state acted illegally in blocking their petition effort.

Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award finalists announced

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award finalists announced
The city of Hillsboro has selected twelve finalists from over 60 submissions for the annual award.

Play about Japanese Americans in internment camps…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Play about Japanese Americans in internment camps…
'Baseball Saved Us' is a musical about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Washington County Museum changes name to Five Oaks…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Washington County Museum changes name to Five Oaks…
The name change is apart of other structural changes the museum is taking part in.

Forest Grove police chief on leave, other position…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove police chief on leave, other position…
Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz has been on leave since December as the department makes other changes.

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 27, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 27, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020
This week's calls include: an unattended stove, a dead scooter, and macaroni and cheese.

Wauna Credit Union opens in Forest Grove, other…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Wauna Credit Union opens in Forest Grove, other…
The credit union is on a long-vacant lot at the highway junction. City officials hope other vacancies won't last.

Gonzalez appointed Metro Council's deputy president

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Gonzalez appointed Metro Council's deputy president
The first Mexican American elected to the regional government stood up to racist Facebook messages last year.

Man sentenced to prison after car chase, standoff…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Man sentenced to prison after car chase, standoff…
Isaiah Mohr of Beaverton pleaded guilty after a string of hit-and-run crashes ended with him being arrested by SWAT.

Driver hits man, 64, on motorized scooter in Forest…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Driver hits man, 64, on motorized scooter in Forest…
Forest Grove Police responded to crash at Pacific Avenue and Mountain View Lane around noon on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Brad Witt accused of discrimination by vaccine bill…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Brad Witt accused of discrimination by vaccine bill…
A probe found that Witt did not discriminate. A legislative committee will decide this month.

Police investigating string of vehicle break-ins in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Police investigating string of vehicle break-ins in…
The break-ins occurred in multiple neighborhoods around Forest Grove High School, police said.

Fire at A Blooming Hill Vineyard still under…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Fire at A Blooming Hill Vineyard still under…
The fire destroyed a barn at the Cornelius-area vineyard that stored hundreds of cases of wine.

Cultural Coalition announces grants to Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Cultural Coalition announces grants to Washington…
Three dozen groups will share $55,650 from the Oregon Cultural Trust, which reserves 25% of its grant money for counties and tribes to distribute to…

Woman wanted for hitting state trooper's car turns…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Woman wanted for hitting state trooper's car turns…
Aubri Jenkins reportedly almost ran over an Oregon State Police trooper in Banks on Sunday, Dec 29, before fleeing.

Rising AFL-CIO leader navigates labor, economic…

Portland Tribune - News
Rising AFL-CIO leader navigates labor, economic…
Public sector union chief Graham Trainor says working people are 'a point where they can't be pushed further.'

PHOTOS: Year End Photo Slideshow

Forest Grove News-Times - News
PHOTOS: Year End Photo Slideshow
Our photographer Christopher Oertell picked out his favorite images from his travels around the Forest Grove area in 2019.

Washington County gets interim director of…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County gets interim director of…
Margaret Garza, business manager since 2001, will take over temporarily when Rich Hobernicht retires Jan. 24 after more than 14 years.

Freemasons help with gravestone repairs at Forest…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Freemasons help with gravestone repairs at Forest…
A donation will help with cemetery preservation after several 19th century gravestones were vandalized in November.

Impeachment process is focus of next Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Impeachment process is focus of next Washington…
Speaker is Stephen Kanter, retired law school dean at Lewis & Clark College, will speak at the Jan. 6 event about impeachment and the pending Senate…

OSP: Woman almost runs over state trooper in Banks

Forest Grove News-Times - News
OSP: Woman almost runs over state trooper in Banks
Aubri Jenkins, 25, is also wanted for an outstanding felony warrant. Police searched the area without success.

WCSO: 'Active search' for Allyson Watterson…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
WCSO: 'Active search' for Allyson Watterson…
The Hillsboro woman was last seen Sunday, Dec. 22, near North Plains. The investigation remains open.

State agency mentorship helps directors overcome…

Portland Tribune - News
State agency mentorship helps directors overcome…
Summer Warner and her Department of Administrative Services team work to provide support network for new and experienced state leaders.

Meals at the winter shelter in Cornelius prepared…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Meals at the winter shelter in Cornelius prepared…
Students in Forest Grove High School's CALC program receive course credit for participating in the cooking sessions.

Hillsboro man gets 20 years for killing baby son

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Hillsboro man gets 20 years for killing baby son
Eric Alexander Valencia pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2017 death.

Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving…

Portland Tribune - News
Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving…
Elmonica fifth graders behind Oregon's new 'Beagle Bill' will be honored at a Jan. 13 ceremonial bill signing.

Pacific University's public health dept. publishes…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Pacific University's public health dept. publishes…
A study by the university brings attention to the importance of social media for pregnant women with disabilities.

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