Large fire spreads near Estacada

Large fire spreads near Estacada

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The meat of the matter

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Two guys, a T-bird and Route 66

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Police identify Cornell Road homicide victim as Washington County resident

Police identify Cornell Road homicide victim as Washington County resident

24-year-old was not a resident of Birch Pointe apartments where his body was found A man found...

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A community on parade

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Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE - Beaverton man Scobee Mike Bates was reported missing by his wife Friday, believed suicidal
September 13, 2014

Missing Beaverton man believed to be suicidal

by Joseph Gallivan
Quit work early Friday morning, abandoning cell phone. Beaverton police are on the look out for a local man who disappeared Friday. Scobee Mike Bates, 58 was reported by his wife as missing and…
September 13, 2014

Website makes it easy to see if solar will work, and pay off,…

by Steve Law
Ever wonder how much electricity you could produce with solar panels on your rooftop? A new online tool called Mapdwell Solar System can help create an estimate, and it’s available free to…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - More than three dozen new homes have been constructed in the Bronson Creek development on West Union Road in Washington County. A new study says many people still desire the suburban lifestyle.
September 12, 2014

Where do most want to live? In the suburbs

by Jim Redden
Metro study sees population shift, critics say numbers skewed The traditional American Dream is alive and well in the Portland area. Despite all the buzz about tiny homes on wheels and…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: PCC - Portland Community College President Jeremy Brown hands out diplomas on stage at the Memorial Coliseum during the college's commencement in June.
September 12, 2014

PCC ranks fifth in degrees awarded

by Beaverton Valley Times
Two-year college gave 4,217 degrees in 2012-13 Community College Week, a national trade publication for two-year colleges, ranked Portland Community College No. 5 in the nation in awarding…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mirella Carrera leads her kindergarten class in a song to help remember classmates names during the first day of kindergarten at Linwood Elementary in the North Clackamas School District. Carrera says it is not important to her at all whether children know their letters and numbers when they enter kindergarten, only that they grow and progress.
September 12, 2014

Does test ask kindergartners the wrong questions?

by Shasta Kearns Moore
State's new standardized assessment is designed to measure readiness It’s the beginning of the school year and a fight is already breaking out on the playground. This time, it’s between parents,…
September 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
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September 11, 2014

Engweiler to live with family, work as law clerk

by Saundra Sorenson
Family of murder victim prepares list of parole conditions it hopes will be imposed After serving 24 years for the aggravated murder of a Sunset High School classmate and after a…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - TVF&R volunteer firefighter Mike Berry grabs equipment to use on a stairclimber as part of a benefit for the Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge.
September 11, 2014

Stepping up

by Caitlin Feldman
TVF&R volunteer firefighters take climbing challenge for Cystic Fibrosis Firefighters don’t typically hang out in full gear without a fire to fight, but that’s exactly what six Tualatin Valley…
September 11, 2014

Providence ALS specialist accepts nephew's challenge

by Shannon O. Wells
Doctor sees ice bucket challenge craze as big boost toward finding a cure While everyone and their brother, sister, neighbor and Facebook friend, it seems, is getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle begins a legislative forum Tuesday afternoon in the new City Council Chambers in the Beaverton Building at The Round.
September 10, 2014

Lawmaker forum tackles property tax, transportation, mental…

by Shannon O. Wells
League of Oregon Cities lays out goals for 2015 Legislature With all the talk these days of individual states declaring marijuana legal for medicinal and even recreational use, city of…

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Sep 10, 2014

Metro awards $350,000 grant for Old Town Beaverton complex

by Beaverton Valley Times
Funding furthers 85-unit building at First and Angel Metro regional government’s Transit Oriented Development Steering Committee this week approved $350,000 in funding toward the development of…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Legacy Health opens new clinic in Raleigh Hills offering acupuncture (above), primary care, integrative medicine, online scheduling and extended hours for Westside families.
Sep 09, 2014

Legacy Health opens Raleigh Hills clinic

by Beaverton Valley Times
Primary care, integrative medicine among services Legacy Health continues its expansion plans on the Westside with a clinic set to open in Raleigh Hills on Tuesday. The Legacy Medical Group —…
Photo Credit: TVF&R - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters rescue pets from burning apartments on Farmington Road after safely rescuing tenants trapped inside building.
Sep 05, 2014

TVF&R firefighters rescue five people from burning apartments

by Beaverton Valley Times
Two dogs and several reptiles also carried to safety by crews An investigation continues into a Friday afternoon blaze at a Beaverton apartment complex that displaced 30 residents from a dozen…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - An 11-year-old Beaverton boy was arrested following a July 27 carport fire at Canyon Park Apartments on 107th Avenue that destroyed several cars, causing an estimated $200,000 in damages. They boy is suspected in at least two other area fires this summer.
Sep 05, 2014

11-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of arson in three area…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Boy lives near site of fires on July 27, two earlier unreported blazes Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives recently arrested an 11-year-old boy accused of causing significant arson…
Sep 05, 2014

Don't fall for telephone scam targeting taxpayers

by Beaverton Valley Times
After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal…
Sep 05, 2014

City leaders from across region will share legislative priorities

by Beaverton Valley Times
Beaverton hosts public forum to discuss issues of local interest with state legislators The city of Beaverton, in partnership with the League of Oregon Cities, will host a forum for state and…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Pat Lach is a volunteer with No One Dies Alone, an organization devoted to caring for terminally-ill patients.
Sep 04, 2014

No One Dies Alone matches volunteers with patients

by Shannon O. Wells
Program seeks additional volunteers to comfort those in their final hours of life Pat Lach, a trim, healthy and spry 75-year-old, has a keen understanding of mortality — of others, that is. When…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kate Pickering, 2, plays in the water table at the playground at St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church in Bethany.
Sep 04, 2014

The nature of learning

by Shannon O. Wells
New Episcopal church preschool lets children's interests shape lessons At the new St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Preschool, the primary subject children will focus on is, well, learning itself.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: LACEY JACOBY - Elijah Fenner, 8, of Portland poses with Rowdy Roddy Piper at Rocket Fizz soda shop on Saturday. Piper posed for pictures and signed bottles of his new Rowdy Roddy Pipers All Out Of Bubblegum flavored soda.
Aug 29, 2014

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper turns movie role into soft drink

by Geoff Pursinger
Rocket Fizz unveils bubblegum-flavored elixir with help from professional wrestler It’s not often that fans of professional wrestling, novelty soft drinks and science fiction converge on one…
Sep 03, 2014

City seeks volunteers for boards and commissions

by Beaverton Valley Times
Residents may offer input on 16 various advisory groups With many positions to become vacant when current terms expire in December, the Beaverton City Council is encouraging residents to apply…



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