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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

Waterhouseridge.com

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health, such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

www.sagehearingsolutions.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK AND TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party ink cartridges save you money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage, to illegal, to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, ink cartridges included. Buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacture ) = name brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings. Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, refilled with the appropriate ink formulation with a new or reset “chip." Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate ink and “chip." Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops or refill machines such as those at Costco? Job shop vs. factory quality. Universal ink (garbage) vs. ink specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the Internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon. Epson cartridges in order to comply with past settled litigation must be an empty original Epson cartridge, recycled and remanufactured in the USA.

Let us help you with cost effective high quality cartridges. As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is Free And we sell and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.”

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Family Practice INSIDER


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - Personal Training INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, Fit AcademyGetting into an exercise routine involves a lot more than joining a gym.

“The first 30 days are critical,” says Jarod Cogswell, founder of Fit Academy by Washington Square. “We want to get new members integrated and comfortable and introduce them to like-minded people who are going to be part of their journey.”

One of the first steps for a coach such as Cogswell is to ask, “What’s your main goal?”

Typically, he says, that’s something more motivational than “I want to lose 15 pounds.”

“I ask ‘Why?’ they say, ‘I want to be thinner.’ I ask, “How does that make you feel?’ and they say ‘Self-confident.’” The key is finding his or her emotional attachment to the goal.

One of the things he emphasizes as a coach is “we want to motivate the head and inspire the heart.” That means the client should feel like he’s receiving support even while he’s not at the gym.

“They might get a text from me checking in on them, maybe something inspirational or motivational. I like to mix it up.”

“We get there before the client does and check in with them. ‘How’s it going personally, professionally — not just your program design.’ We need to make sure they’re having fun and recognize the little victories along the way.”

“You want to be in an environment that’s educational, motivational and inspires you to be your best self,” he added. “When the day’s over, you want to be 1 percent better than you were yesterday.”

Fit Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory CareQ: What advantages are there to buying new?

A: Buying new can mean getting in on the ground floor of a community. Oftentimes, as a family member of a resident in a new community, you can provide input that will help enhance the experience for everyone, especially your loved one.

Q: How can I get a sense of the facility’s living environment prior to its construction or occupation?

A: Usually, the community will have a team available early in the process to show what the community will feel and look like. They may use color boards with examples of textiles, a daily calendar that would highlight an activities schedule, as well as model apartments. Meet with as many staff members as possible to get a feel for their background and why they are a part of this community’s team. These are the people who will be entrusted with your loved one’s care and you need to be comfortable with them.

Q: Do new facilities incorporate the latest technology and care models for those with memory loss?

A: Yes, we utilize secured spaces with keypad entrances, motion sensors for those at risk of falling, as well as tablets for our care staff to be able to quickly notate and recall information for a resident.

Q: What features in the building and grounds are designed to benefit a memory-loss patient?

A: We have arranged our community into four smaller units that we call neighborhoods. These neighborhoods provide an easily navigated space with dedicated staff who will know them and their routine as well as preferences. Doors in and out of these neighborhoods (into the building common space as well as the courtyard) are secured with key pad locks to ensure safety from wandering.

Q: Anything else to consider?

Every community is different and you may need to tour and get information from multiple places to find the right fit for you and your loved one.

Waterhouse Ridge

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton LodgeFirst, I suggest making a list of things that are important to you.

Generally, most independent retirement communities are age-restricted to 55 and over.

Find out if the community is a month-to-month rental or a buy-in community. If deposits are required, how much are they and are they refundable?

While residents live independently, each community offers different amenities, activities and services. Ask about:

· Transportation and frequency of outings for shopping, doctor visits and excursions.

· What’s the policy regarding pet ownership or overnight guest visits?

· Dining options and prices

· Are there resident managers with an emergency call system answered 24 hours a day?

· What amenities are offered, such as a swimming pool, fitness center or exercise classes; a movie theater, arts and craft classes or other mentally stimulating activities; an in-house hair and nail salon, perhaps even a masseuse?

· If I ever need it, can I have in-home health care or hospice work with me in my apartment?

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal when possible and ask if you can go on one of the trips with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community while experiencing a nice day out.

Take your time and visit several locations. This is a big decision and you will know when you’ve found just the right place.

Don’t forget to visit us at Beaverton Lodge Retirement!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

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Climbing the ladder

by Courtney Vaughn
Five years ago, Anjanet Banuelos and her three children were living in her mother's home. Banuelos was a struggling, single mother without a good job. Fast forward three years to 2014 and see how things have changed, that after Banuelos completed…
CROSS
May 18, 2016

Updated: Dan Cross wins Justice Court seat

by Eric Apalategui
Opponent Kevin Kelley had won ruling keeping incumbent Jim Shartel off ballot Kevin Kelley managed to knock the incumbent out of the race for Washington County Justice of the Peace in the courts, but he couldn't do the same against Dan Cross at the…
COURTESY ZIPPIA.COM - Oak Hills was one of four Beaverton-area locales named as one of the best places to find a good paying job in Oregon by Zippia.com.
May 18, 2016

Local area sports several of Oregon's 'best places to find a job'

by The Times
Where’s the best place to get a job? According to a recent report the answer is right here in our own backyard. A report released this week by Zippia.com lists the top 10 places to find a job in Oregon. That list includes several local communities,…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Connections Academy students Bailie Shinen, Grayson Hoffman and Porter Hoffman play a game of Dixit at Rainy Day Games.
May 18, 2016

ORCA students unplug with board games

by Eric Apalategui
Rainy Day Games of Aloha helps fuel resurgence of non-video game playing Bailie Shinen of Beaverton goes to school online, so even though her family doesn’t watch television, her life has no shortage of screen time. That’s part of the reason the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Beaverton resident and ACMA graduate Tyler St. Pierre displays his credential for entry into all the venues at the Cannes Film Festival, where his film, 'God Save The Mob,' is being shared through a special on demand viewing platform.
May 18, 2016

ACMA grad Tyler St. Pierre experiences the vérité of cinéma

by Miles Vance
Beaverton resident and PSU student St. Pierre is living it up at the Cannes Film Festival The lights dim, the screen descends and another world flickers to life in front of the waiting audience. This — filmmaking — has been Tyler St. Pierre's…

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Rich Vial.
May 19, 2016

Vial on top in House District 26's Republican primary

by Mark Miller
Oregon Republican Party luminaries got their top choice in the race for House District 26, a sprawling Southwest Metro district that stretches from Hillsboro to Sherwood and Wilsonville.…
Ted Sims
May 18, 2016

Sims leads challenger Marble in judge race

by Pamplin Media Group
Ted Sims appeared to be retaining the Washington County judgeship he was appointed to earlier this year against a challenge from Forest Grove lawyer Tim Marble. According to early returns in the…
COURTESY WCCCA - The Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency handles 9-1-1 dispatch across Washington County. The Beaverton agency and area police and fire agencies got a big boost on Tuesday with the passage of a $77 million bond to upgrade communications equipment between dispatchers and first responders.
May 18, 2016

Washington County voters say yes to improving 911 equipment

by Peter Wong and Geoff Pursinger
Washington County voters have approved a plan that would upgrade an emergency radio communications system that dates back to the 1990s. Measure 34-243 appears to have passed with Washington…
Brooklyn Klug
May 18, 2016

What Students Say / Scholls Heights Elementary School

by Jaime Valdez
"Now that the end of the school year is approaching, what have you accomplished?" “I became a fluent reader. I was stumbling over some easy words and this school year, I worked on my vocabulary…
May 18, 2016

Beaverton Police enlisting help of surveillance camera owners

by The Times
Private property owners can choose to register video surveillance cameras The Beaverton Police Department wants to add new “eyes” to the concept of Neighborhood Watch. The agency has started a…
May 18, 2016

City sponsors emergency response exercise this Saturday

by The Times
The city of Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will conduct its annual Mayday training exercise this Saturday in cooperation with the Westbrook Homeowners Association (HOA).…
May 17, 2016

Sims leads challenger Marble in judge race

by Pamplin Media Group
Ted Sims appeared to be retaining the Washington County judgeship he was appointed to earlier this year against a challenge from Forest Grove lawyer Tim Marble. According to early returns in the…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Washington County Sheriff's investigators say Tannekqwa Thompson stabbed roommate Charreen Stanford at this Cedar Hills home on Monday evening. Stanford later died and deputies and Beaverton police found Thompson hiding nearby and charged her with murder.
May 17, 2016

Woman, 18, charged with Cedar Hills murder

by Eric Apalategui
Tannekqwa Thompson accused of stabbing teenaged roommate to death Monday evening An 18-year-old Cedar Hills woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her roommate to death Monday evening.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will face Republican Dennis Richardson for the secretary of state's post in the November general election.
May 17, 2016

Avakian, Richardson will battle for secretary of state post

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian appears to have won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. As of 10:15 p.m., Avakian had 39 percent of the vote leading state Rep. Val…
BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
May 17, 2016

Committee backs public safety building plan

by Eric Apalategui
Voters would be asked to extend library tax rate to build safer police station. Beaverton took another step toward a safer public safety building this week. The city’s Public Safety Center…
CARLSON
May 17, 2016

Carlson to face Barker in House District 28

by Eric Apalategui
Sheri Malstrom is a shoo-in to take over Tobias Read's seat in District 27 Gary M. Carlson easily captured the Republican nomination in his bid to become the state representative in District 28…
DOYLE
May 17, 2016

Denny Doyle closer to third mayoral term

by Eric Apalategui
City Council members Cate Arnold and Mark Fagin also have easy paths for November's election Denny Doyle remains nearly a lock to win a third term as Beaverton's mayor after Tuesday's election.…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Robert Jones, backed by like-minded neighbors, explains to the Beaverton School Board why his Waterhouse area fits better into either the Westview or Sunset high school attendance areas instead of the more distant Aloha High, which is where their children would go if a current proposal is adopted. The board directed staff to take a closer look at issues including proximity to school.
May 19, 2016

Beaverton School Board slows boundary decision

by Eric Apalategui
Members ask staff to look again at issues of proximity, transportation and safety. The Beaverton School Board isn’t ready to sign off on a new high school boundary map that has troubled some…
COURTESY PHOTO - Melinda Nish
May 16, 2016

PCC to choose new president from three finalists

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Finalists are Melinda Nish, Mark Mitsui and Rassoul Dastmozd Portland Community College announced three finalists for its top spot Monday, May 16. The presidency has been temporarily filled by…
USGS - A series of small quakes began Sunday night and continued through Monday on Mt. Hood.
May 16, 2016

Swarm of small quakes rumble under Mount Hood

by Elizabeth Kellar
Dozens of temblors recorded since Sunday night A swarm of small earthquakes is shaking the ground beneath Mount Hood near Government Camp. The quakes began on Sunday night and continued through…
WOOLNER
May 16, 2016

Nurse arrested on additional charges

by Eric Apalategui
Alex Woolner faces more counts of abusing patients after two more victims identified. Alex Woolner has been re-arrested after Beaverton detectives learned about two more alleged victims of the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Beaverton area produced an outsized number of the state's National Merit Scholarship winners, with five coming from Westview High School alone.
May 16, 2016

Beaverton students land National Merit Scholarships

by Eric Apalategui
Westview High has five national finalists, the most in Oregon Local schools, led by the Beaverton School District’s Westview High School, have produced an out-sized percent of Oregon’s recently…
COURTESTY OF BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - A sharp piece of metal flew into a vehicle's windshild and lodged in the top of the dashboard, narrowly missing the teenaged girl in the passenger seat. She was not seriously injured.
May 19, 2016

Metal stabs vehicle but misses girl

by The Times
Possible mower blade flew through windshield of vehicle traveling on Highway 26 A detached mower blade or similar piece of metal flew through the windshield of a vehicle traveling on Highway 26…
SPARKS
May 16, 2016

Sparks will do long-range planning at BSD

by The Times
Former Beaverton city planner will work on facilities and land acquisition. Longtime Beaverton city planner Steve Sparks has become the Beaverton School District's executive administrator…
May 15, 2016

Seat belt enforcement campaign underway in Washington County

by Miles Vance
From May 16-29, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This…
Madison Taussig
May 14, 2016

Missing Beaverton girl found in Wilsonville

by Eric Apalategui
Police thought Madison Taussig, 13, traveled out of state to meet a man she communicated with online. Madison Taussig, the 13-year-old whose disappearance set off a search of the region and the…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Former West Tualatin View fourth-grade teacher Maria Gander holds a time capsule her students put together 40 years ago before opening it May 7 with several of the former students present.
May 14, 2016

A peek into the past

by Barbara Sherman
West Tualatin View fourth-graders made a time capsule in 1976 and reunited with their teachers May 7 to open it For 40 years, Maria Gander has kept track of a time capsule (actually a cardboard…
May 14, 2016

Sheriff's deputies arrest 74 impaired drivers in April

by The Times
Of that total, four of those were also cited for drug impairment The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 74 impaired drivers in April. Of those, at least four were impaired with drugs.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Coral Lara Rizo is the Beaverton Valley Times' Amazing Kid for 2016. The Aloha High School student has spent years volunteering her time translating for Spanish clients during the Assistance League of Greater Portland's Operation School Bell clothing distributions, which helps low-income families in the Beaverton and Hillsboro school districts. Here she is flanked by Trail Blazers legend Terry Porter and Mark Garber, president of the Pamplin Media Group, during a May 9 reception to honor two dozen young people.
May 14, 2016

Young Aloha volunteer assists those who /neccesita ayuda/

by Eric Apalategui
Coral Lara Rizo connects Spanish-speaking families with back-to-school resources. Coral Lara Rizo was standing back at the Assistance League of Greater Portland on a Saturday four years ago,…
May 13, 2016

Here's where to drop off your ballot in Washington County

by Pamplin Media Group
The May 17 election is just around the corner, but if you’ve yet to fill out your ballots, don’t head to the post office. It’s too late for mailed ballots to make it to the Washington County…