County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

Washington County officials have decided not to prosecute Gaston resident Michael Medill for...

SIGNS of CHANGE

SIGNS of CHANGE

Civil disobedience speeds up county's posting of warning signs at Hagg Lake Michael Medill says...

Intel deal gets green light

Intel deal gets green light

Agreement gains unanimous approval from city, county Intel’s 2014 Strategic Investment...

Aftermath of a tragedy

Aftermath of a tragedy

Funds to help family whose members drowned Friends and neighbors describe the Garcia family as...

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - This is a composite drawing of a man suspected in the homicide death of Nicole Laube of Forest Grove last month.
September 15, 2014

Detectives release drawing of Laube murder suspect

by Staff Report
Washington County Major Crimes Team detectives on Monday released a composite drawing of the man suspected of killing Forest Grove resident Nicole Laube on Aug. 19 in the Cedar Mill area near…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Crews working on the roundabout just east of Verboort and north of Forest Grove will continue repaving work next week.
September 12, 2014

Verboort roundabout gets facelift

by John Schrag
County crews are working today on Verboort Road just before the roundabout east of Verboort and north of Forest Grove. According to Washington County transportation officials, a repaving project…
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.…
Miguel Monico sat in court all last week during the federal court case.
September 10, 2014

Complete coverage of the Diego Mata-Gonzales/Miguel Monico trial

by Betty Campbell
The News-Times followed a federal trial in which the city of Cornelius and one of its police officers, Miguel Monico, were accused of violating the civil rights of Diego Mata-Gonzalez.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: BETTY CAMPBELL - Miguel Monico, a Washington County Sheriffs deputy serving in Cornelius, sits in a federal courtroom where a jury unanimously agreed Monday, Sept. 8, that he falsified evidence.
September 10, 2014

Jury: Cornelius officer untruthful but not malicious

by Betty Campbell
Jury upholds one of four charges in federal lawsuit, awards far less than requested After deliberating Friday afternoon and Monday morning, the seven-member jury in a federal lawsuit brought by…
September 10, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 29 n Officers responded to a possible domestic disturbance after a caller observed a woman who was crying and visibly upset. Officers learned the woman’s husband just passed away and her…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Flames were spreading in grass and brush on Northwest Strohmayer Road Sept. 6 when Forest Grove firefighters responded to the scene of a remote-control jet mishap at a nearby air park.
September 10, 2014

Remote-control jet mishap causes fire

by no byline
Firefighters respond to 1-acre blaze on Northwest Strohmayer Road Forest Grove Fire & Rescue responded to a 1-acre brush fire — caused by a remote-control jet from a nearby model air park — on…
September 10, 2014

Brainstorming session yields safety proposals

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
A Sept. 2 brainstorming meeting produced numerous ideas to prevent future drownings at Hagg Lake, according to Storm Smith, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Washington County, the local…
September 10, 2014

Proposed burn ban ignites fiery debate

by John Schrag
Forest Grove city councilors approve fall ban, effective next year A proposed ban on burning yard waste sparked strong testimony at the Forest Grove City Council meeting Monday. At issue was…
September 10, 2014

School notes

by no byline
Homeschoolers in the Grove is a non-denominational Christian group of families that home-educate their children. The group provides frequent contact between parents and opportunities for…

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Sep 10, 2014

Former coach indicted, arrested for sex abuse

by no byline
Robert Schuppert, 30, accused of relationship with FGHS student A former assistant coach at Forest Grove High School was arrested late last month for allegedly having an improper relationship…
Sep 10, 2014

Red Cross seeks blood donations

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Donate locally during National Preparedness Month American Red Cross officials are encouraging eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National…
Sep 10, 2014

Former Hillsboro mayor Gordon Faber dies

by Doug Burkhardt
Gordon Faber, who served as mayor of Hillsboro from 1993 to 2001, passed away at his Hillsboro home Aug. 18. Faber, 83, had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had been…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Begona Liern (standing) helps Charlotte Lumae draw a chalk sundial on the street just outside the community-sundial booth at last weeks Forest Grove Farmers Market. Passersby were able to stand in the middle and test the time-telling concept.
Sep 10, 2014

Sundial starting to rise and shine

by Pamplin Media Group
Last Wednesday, Sept. 3, Floyd Flemmer Construction workers excavated the base of the community sundial that will go in at the northeast corner of Thatcher Park in Forest Grove. Starting around…
Sep 10, 2014

Harsh national spotlight ignores important details

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
The right-wing talk show “The O’Reilly Factor” recently shone a national spotlight on Forest Grove resident Cinthya Garcia (Cisneros), using her court case to attack current immigration policy…
Sep 10, 2014

School board learns enrollment is up

by Art Heerwagen
Kate Grandusky asks school officials to reinstate swimming lessons Increased enrollment and reduced class sizes gave Forest Grove School Board members something to smile about at their Monday…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Don Cleland (left) recounts the experiences of Time magazine photographer James Nachtwey, who spent the day chronicling the horrific destruction and incredible heroism of 9/11. Tuesdays event at the UCC on College Way was hosted by the churchs Senior Luncheon committee.
Sep 10, 2014

Remembering 9/11 in dramatic style

by John Schrag
Readings by local theater troupe recall horror, heroism of historic day For many people, particularly those without a connection to the East Coast, 9/11 is becoming just another day in…
Sep 10, 2014

First business, now education students to help local shops

by Stephanie Haugen
Pacific education students could help local business owners It makes sense to send Pacific University’s business students and staff out to work with local businesses, as they’ve been doing for…
Sep 10, 2014

Test results reveal mixed bag in local school districts

by Nancy Townsley
Western Washington County districts gain, lose in reaching standards Performance on state tests by students in western Washington County schools — measuring reading, math, science and writing…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Edmund Duyck has been farming wheat in the Hillsboro area since 1954. At age 84, Duyck still operates a tractor and enjoys producing crops on his land.
Sep 10, 2014

WHEAT KINGS

by Doug Burkhardt
Washington County farmers see slight rebound in prices for grain Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest hit its stride. In this part of…



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