Bowman dominates Burnette and Olguin in initial…

The Times - News
Meanwhile, incumbent Jill Zurschmeide was handily beating Edward S. Childress for the Position 4 seat

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills move forward

Portland Tribune - News
Criminal justice policies are Legisalture's theme of the week, including bill to reform how juveniles accused of violent crimes are tried and…

Tualatin Memorial Day to include missing man flyover, U.S.…

The Times - News
The annual event is set for 10:45 a.m. Monday at Winona Cemetery, 9900 S.W. Tualatin Road

Incumbents lose in fire, park board races

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One of two unseated for TVF&R board; two lose on THPRD board and a former member loses as a three-woman slate captures those seats.

Election: Two join PCC board

The Times - News
Yet another seat will be decided in June after board member Valdez Bravo resigned.

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.

Election: Bowman for Tigard-Tualatin schools

The Times - News
Incumbent Jill Zurschmeide gets an easy re-election win; Sherwood School seats went unchallenged.

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

Tualatin-Sherwood Road opens sooner than expected

The Times - News
Plans had been to keep portions of the road closed until early Monday for railroad crossing replacement.

Tigard Rotary distributes scholarships

The Times - News
Seven THS students received Tigard Rotary Club scholarships at the club's 55th Annual Achievement Banquet.

Tigard police, other agencies, bust elaborate Apple gift…

The Times - News
Police arrest five individuals in connection with an out-of-country scam involving local criminal intermediaries.

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.

Just Compassion purchases property, moves forward with…

The Times - News
The organization that provides a day center for the homeless is looking at the idea of creating a year-round shelter at the site at some point.

Beaverton, Washington County seek comment on housing bond…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Strategies will guide city, county on how to spend their shares of money from a bond measure that Metro voters approved Nov. 6.

Closure of Tualatin-Sherwood Road at Boones Ferry to alter…

The Times - News
Closure is from May 17 through 20 to replace a railroad crossing by Portland and Western Railroad.

Fewer cuts planned for Tigard budget

The Times - News
Last year's forecast called for $2.5 million in cuts; all-day meeting set for Saturday

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.

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.

ODOT sets Highway 217 open house

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Public can view plans for auxiliary lanes project that will start in 2021; it is part of state transportation package passed by 2-17 Legislature

Police logs

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

Five Tigard schools participating in Walk+Roll to School Day

The Times - News
Motorists are encouraged to drive safely around schools at all times, but especially Wednesday morning.

Two, six-story-tall mixed-use buildings approved for Tigard…

The Times - News
Located at 72nd Ave. and Dartmouth St., the building will contain more than 200 housing units.

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

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

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.

Sherwood Community Services Fair set May 18

The Times - News
Free community celebration to feature fire trucks, backhoes and police cars.

Light Rail steering committee agrees with suggested route…

The Times - News
Taking TriMet staff recommendations, the committee agrees the LPA at-grade refined route is best route through the city.

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.

Deadline approaches for May 21 election

Beaverton Valley Times - News
East Washington County voters will decide tax measure and two seats on TVF&R board; there are also contests for four THPRD seats and two…

Proposed budget adds more employees for growing demands

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.

Tualatin general fund budget increases slightly,…

The Times - News
The city held its first budget committee meeting Monday with plans for a second on May 20.

Night of 'Shining Stars' burned brightly in Tigard…

The Times - News
Individuals and their businesses were honored May 3 in a gala event held at Embassy Suites

Officials celebrate long-awaited Cedar Hills…

The Times - News
Free coffee and cookies were handed out to celebrate completion of Sunset off-ramp/Cedar Hills Boulevard project.

Police log

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

Victim in fatal shooting in Eugene identified as…

The Times - News
Alex Oyombe Gradin, 21, was born in Kenya and was a 2016 Tigard High School graduate.

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to…

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

Student Success Act passes House on party-line vote

Portland Tribune - News
Education reform and tax package, adding $1 billion per year in school funding, now goes to the Senate.

State fails people who are struggling with mental…

Clackamas Review - Opinion
Alex Smurthwaite, newsletter editor for NAMI Clackamas, currently resides in Tigard

Portland schools administrator named assistant…

The Times - News
Lisa McCall comes to the district after nearly 11 years with Portland Public Schools, replacing Karen Twain who is retiring

Tigard chamber's Mollahan receives state award

The Times - News
Debi Mollahan is named Chamber Executive of the Year, receiving award during 'Shining Stars' event

Tigard-Tualatin schools to shut Wednesday during…

The Times - News
Since it will be the district's third closure day this school year, plans are to make up the missed day on Friday, June 14

Top Washington County judge steps down from…

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

TVF&R seeks 5-year extension of tax levy

Beaverton Valley 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.

Friend's life inspires Tigard student to find…

The Times - News
Calleigh Germer wants to become a biochemical engineer and help end the disease that took the life of her best friend.

Tualatin sixth grader is model student, mentor

The Times - News
Bryan Mendez perfects his English, learns music, while helping peers succeed

Major hike in school funding heads to vote

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Groups representing corporations not all on see 'huge investment' as way to improve state education.

Business groups sort out impact of tax plan

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Legislature's proposal to boost education funding heads to a vote as state's largest business organization stays neutral.

Annual honor shines spotlight on region's 'Amazing…

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group event highlights the accomplishments of 28 young people from across the region.

Police log

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

City seeks Tigard Youth City Councilor

The Times - News
Juniors and seniors have until May 31 to apply for the position that will represent youth viewpoints to city government

Metro chief operating officer announces retirement

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

Tualatin's Joelle Davis resigns to take…

The Times - News
A three-term councilor, Davis resigns to take an human resources position with the King County Sheriff's Office.

City continues to fine-tune possible local option…

The Times - News
The city also is looking at costs associated with construction of a new police station

Washington County elected officials explain their…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Auditor, sheriff, district attorney, circuit and justice court judges join commissioners in expanded state of the county presentation April 17 in…

Tualatin Mayor Bubenik delivers first…

The Times - News
This is the first time in a quarter of a century that a different mayor has delivered such a speech

Committee's vaccine bill approval provokes backlash

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Lawmakers gearing up for a House vote on controversial measure limiting medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.

Leadership Tigard to aid Chelsea's Closet with…

The Times - News
Beach Hut Deli to donate 20% of Friday's 5-9 p.m. proceeds to group that provides therapeutic dress-up costumes to sick children

Got the reporting bug? Apply for our high school…

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group and Metro launch a paid internship for Portland-area high school journalists.

Tigard Police arrest woman for shooting weapon from…

The Times - News
According to police, the victim and suspect had been in a fight at a local bar, resulting in shots fired later from moving vehicle.

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