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Community forum on vaping planned in Tualatin

Community forum on vaping planned in Tualatin

The Times - News
Public health agencies partner with elected officials and community groups to address the rise in e-cigarette use.
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.
Tualatin couple builds 'she-sheds'

Tualatin couple builds 'she-sheds'

The Times - News
The backyard buildings can be used to house craft studios or serve as a small office.
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.
Speakers, music, racism discussion to mark Martin Luther…

Speakers, music, racism discussion to mark Martin Luther…

The Times - News
The Monday event will be held at the Tigard Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tigard to send voters local option levy in May to add police

Tigard to send voters local option levy in May to add police

The Times - News
The measure would add eight patrol officers and one school resource officer.
Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 7-13, 2020

Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 7-13, 2020

The Times - News
This week's calls include: a 'bait bike,' a workplace scuffle and a crash by the train tracks.
Tigard Police Log: Jan. 7-14, 2020

Tigard Police Log: Jan. 7-14, 2020

The Times - News
This week's calls include: an injured critter, a bad ex-boss and a man trapped on top of a van.
Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system

Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system

The Times - News
Officials tell Washington County Public Affairs Forum that preliminary 2019 earnings will reduce projected unfunded liability, but contribution rates…
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 seeks comment on equity resolution

Washington County seeks comment on equity resolution

Beaverton Valley 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…

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.
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…
Les AuCoin hopes memoir inspires, removes 'shackles'

Les AuCoin hopes memoir inspires, removes 'shackles'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Former congressman who led the way for Democrats to win in Washington County writes about joy and pain in a Central Oregon single-parent family and…
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.
After 22 years as the voice of Tigard police, Jim Wolf…

After 22 years as the voice of Tigard police, Jim Wolf…

The Times - News
Wolf is believed to be the longest serving public information officer currently inthe Portland-metro area.
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.
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…
Local band The Macks move to Eugene, release second album,…

Local band The Macks move to Eugene, release second album,…

The Times - News
Last summer, the homegrown Sherwood band toured 30 cities in 40 days, sacrificing two vans along the way but getting to see the countryside.
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.
Tigard expected to move forward with May public safety levy

Tigard expected to move forward with May public safety levy

The Times - News
City Council agrees Tigard needs at least eight new patrol officers and is looking a May levy asking voters for 29 cents per $1,000 of assessed…
Sherwood Hobby Lobby set to open Feb. 24, will hire up to…

Sherwood Hobby Lobby set to open Feb. 24, will hire up to…

The Times - News
Located in the old Haggen Grocery building, the store is currently seeking employee applications.
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 congressional…

Bonamici in majority on House vote to require congressional…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Four Oregon Democrats vote yes, lone Republican no, on largely party-line vote. Senate, with a Republican majority, is unlikely to go along despite…
Tualatin Police Log: Dec. 31, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020

Tualatin Police Log: Dec. 31, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020

The Times - News
This week's calls include: lying to police, driving on drugs, and a hit-and-run.
Discussion on affordable housing, small business…

Discussion on affordable housing, small business…

The Times - News
Land-banking and a panel discussion are planned for the Jan. 16 event at the Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard.

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.

Tigard Police Log: Dec. 31, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020

The Times - News
Tigard Police Log: Dec. 31, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020
This week's calls include: a fast food crash, a stolen phone and an angry father.

Wyden: Congress must check Trump on potential war…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Wyden: Congress must check Trump on potential war…
Oregon Democrat draws standing ovation from 400 at town hall meeting at Tigard High School. He also discusses pending impeachment trial of Trump,…

Three years later, Sherwood's Citizens University…

Sherwood Gazette - News
Three years later, Sherwood's Citizens University…
The biannual program on civics, city governance will hold classes once again this spring

Tigard Democrat Margaret Doherty won't seek…

The Times - News
Tigard Democrat Margaret Doherty won't seek…
Doherty, who has served in Oregon House District 35 since 2009, said she'll finish the remainder of her term

Photo red-light cameras kick on Wednesday at Hall…

The Times - News
Photo red-light cameras kick on Wednesday at Hall…
Two other intersections will follow but a 30-day warning period precedes any fines being mailed out.

Internet crusader to speak on harmful effects of…

Sherwood Gazette - News
Internet crusader to speak on harmful effects of…
Youth advocate Collin Kartchner will speak at area schools and the Sherwood Center for the Arts on Jan. 21-22.

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…

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.'

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.

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…

Tigard City Council president named to National…

The Times - News
Tigard City Council president named to National…
John Goodhouse, a Tigard resident since 1974, was elected to a 2-year term on the board, the largest representing cities in the nation.

Tigard Police Log: Dec. 22-26

The Times - News
Tigard Police Log: Dec. 22-26
This week's calls include: panhandling with a baby, a disturbance at the mall and banging on a door.

Tualatin Police Log: Dec. 17-23

The Times - News
Tualatin Police Log: Dec. 17-23
This week's calls include: harassing mom, an endangered passenger and a stolen tire.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue recruiting new…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue recruiting new…
The fire agency is holding an open house to recruit new volunteers for two different positions.

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.

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.

Sherwood music teacher acquitted of sex crimes

Sherwood Gazette - News
Sherwood music teacher acquitted of sex crimes
A Washington County judge found Christopher Griffin not guilty of all charges.

Garden Villas couple file lawsuit against Clean…

Regal Courier - News
Garden Villas couple file lawsuit against Clean…
Brant and Lisa Miller contend the neighborhood sewers are public, which the utility disputes.

Les Schwab Tire Centers considering $3 billion sale

Business Tribune - News
Les Schwab Tire Centers considering $3 billion sale
Bend corporation shareholders say they're 'excited about the future' as Goldman Sachs Group works on possible sale.

Rabbi Menachem Rivkin shares his message for…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Rabbi Menachem Rivkin shares his message for…
The well-known local rabbi says Hanukkah reminds people to share light, an important message as intolerance rises.

Winter Village open through the holidays

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Winter Village open through the holidays
The skating is good at Orenco Station through Jan. 5, 2020. This is the fifth season for the outdoor ice rink.

Bob Davis retires as Washington County administrator

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Bob Davis retires as Washington County administrator
Employed for 36 years, including 20 as assistant administrator and 13 in the top job, he is honored by county commissioners during their final…

Year in Review: Looking back at 2019

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Year in Review: Looking back at 2019
Some themes emerge, like consequential political battles, new construction and bigger, better community events.

Shattered Oregon foster care system pins hopes on…

Portland Tribune - News
Shattered Oregon foster care system pins hopes on…
Alvarez & Marsal pocket $3 million at end of contract after proposing big changes to overhaul dysfunctional program.

Three Washington County government retirees are…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Three Washington County government retirees are…
Their combined county experience exceeds 75 years. They are Administrator Bob Davis; Rich Hobernicht, director of assessment and taxation, and…

Sheriff discusses traffic-stop data for Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Sheriff discusses traffic-stop data for Washington…
Pat Garrett, in session with county commissioners, says staff will look at why Hispanic drivers got tickets at a slightly higher rate than predicted…

Transgender former worker sues Nike

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Transgender former worker sues Nike
Lawsuit alleges that Beaverton company fostered hostile work environment, retaliated when it failed to move contract worker into a permanent position…

Wyden sets town halls in St. Helens, Tigard and…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Wyden sets town halls in St. Helens, Tigard and…
The meetings are among eight the Oregon Democrat has scheduled in the first few days of 2020. He pledged in 1996 to hold one in every Oregon county…

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