PCC board ousts college president

PCC board ousts college president

After serving less than two years, Jeremy Brown gets $300K severance payment The Portland...

Water worries: farmers brace for very dry summer

Water worries: farmers brace for very dry summer

Effects of low snowpack will be felt soon California’s drought might be commanding the...

Marble, Grandusky winning school board seats in Forest Grove

Marble, Grandusky winning school board seats in Forest Grove

With one exception, voters in the May 19 special election appeared to want incumbent school board...

Green thumb

Green thumb

Donna Warren, longtime Glencoe 'Crimson Florist' leader, will retire. Donna Warren is uttering a...

That pesky Martian dust

That pesky Martian dust

Glencoe High sophomore heads to science competition with invention It all started with a visit...

Committee approves 2015-16 school budget

Committee approves 2015-16 school budget

Supports additional investment in activites and athletics The Hillsboro School District Budget...

North Plains council ousts city manager

North Plains council ousts city manager

Panel votes 5-1 not to renew Martha DeBry's contract after four years Members of the North Plains...

Chamber makes its case in Salem

Chamber makes its case in Salem

Hillsboro business leaders meet with area legislators At 9 a.m. on April 30, a convoy of cars...

Happy hearts

Happy hearts

Hilhi students win contest to find AEDs in metro area, net $10,000 prize Ten thousand bucks will...

School Board candidates Q & A: Wayne Clift and Jaime Rodriguez

School Board candidates Q & A: Wayne Clift and Jaime Rodriguez

Incumbent Wayne Clift and challenger Jaime Rodriguez are seeking election to Position 7 on the...


Hillsboro's Latest News

May 21, 2015

Brown to sign bill limiting e-cig sales

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Change effective Jan. 1 bans sales to minors, indoor use On New Year’s Day, Oregon will ban sales of e-cigarettes to teenagers and also ban their use in public indoor settings. House Bill 2546…
May 21, 2015

State saving dollars for a rainy day

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Revenue forecast puts cash in reserve, gives taxpayers 2016 rebate Along with a projected $473 million rebate to taxpayers and hundreds of millions more available for schools and state services,…
May 21, 2015

Fire damages tool plant

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No injuries reported in ventilation system blaze May 15 A fire in a dust filtration unit at Davis Tool on Northwest Aloclek Place in Hillsboro May 15 caused an undetermined amount of damage and…
COURTESY PHOTO: LYNN KETCHUM - A hanging basket filled with fuchsias is perfect for the shade.
May 21, 2015

Hanging baskets give landscape another dimension

by Kym Pokorny
Apply water-soluble fertilizer to keep flowers looking fresh Hanging a basket filled with colorful plants gives decks and gardens another dimension. “You’ll have color where you wouldn’t have…
COURTESY PHOTOS - Jeffery Menear
May 21, 2015

Hillsboro hires new firefighters

by Staff
The Hillsboro Fire Department has added two new probationary firefighters to its staff. Jeffery Menear, 34, and Sven Dugojevic, 24, began serving with the city of Hillsboro on May 1. While both…
May 21, 2015

County hosts Memorial Day event

by Staff
The public is invited to a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 25, at the Washington County Fairgrounds’ Veterans Memorial Gateway on the corner of N.E. 34th Avenue and Veterans Drive in…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Cassandra Dunbar oversees students painting on of four new murals on the Echo Shaw Elementary School playground last week. Dunbar works at Echo Shaw through Partnerships for Student Achievement, an AmeriCorps program.
May 21, 2015

Kids get a brighter playground in Cornelius

by Kathy Fuller
Fresh paint, new designs brighten Echo Shaw murals A touch of yellow paint in her hair and a few colorful smears across her arms, third-grader Daniela Cervantes Vazquez stood with a paintbrush…
COURTESY PHOTO - Ed Lindsey (right), PCCs Fire Protection Tech Program chairman, presents Liberty High fire science teacher Rodney Linz with keys to the donated truck.
May 21, 2015

College donates fire truck to help Liberty High program

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Vehicle will assist fire science students What’s red and shiny and will help students at Liberty High School year after year? A fire engine donated by Portland Community College’s Fire…
May 21, 2015

School notes

by Kathy Fuller
Sherwin Williams donates paint to spruce up sheds Sherwin Williams and Glencoe Parent Teacher Organization donated paint and labor to help the track team paint three storage buildings at Glencoe…
May 21, 2015

School festival showcases student talent

by Kathy Fuller
First-time event, 'Proud to be HSD,' set for May 30 during farmers' market The Hillsboro School District will host the first-ever “Proud to Be HSD” Festival on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4…

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COURTESY PHOTO: GARY JORDAN - Clear plastic provides the heat and humidity sweet potatoes need to thrive in the Willamette Valley.
May 21, 2015

Master gardener sweet on potatoes

by Kym Pokorny
It's not too cold in Oregon to grow tubular 'super food' When he was 9 years old and riding with his brother on the back of a two-seater tractor on 30 acres in southern California, Gary Jordan…
May 21, 2015

Old batteries can be tossed in trash - and recycled, too

by (None)
Those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out the mercury, a…
May 21, 2015

Deputies plan extra patrols this weekend

by (None)
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local law enforcement agencies, will be on the roads providing extra patrol to…
May 21, 2015

Scammers target Starbucks; app users need to beware

by (None)
The Oregon Department of Justice is warning those who use a Starbucks application (“app”) to pay for your daily coffee, pastries or newspaper that doing so may be allowing criminals to siphon…
May 20, 2015

Incumbents win in school board races

by Doug Burkhardt
Lisa Allen will join Hillsboro panel; Cornelius voters back fire levy It was a good night for incumbents as the results for Washington County’s May 19 special elections made clear early on.…
May 19, 2015

Strelchun, Allen, Clift winning Hillsboro School Board races

by Kathy Fuller
With one exception, voters in the May 19 special election appeared to want incumbent school board members to have another four years at the helm, according to final unofficial results from…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - PCC President Jeremy Brown was removed from his position Monday night, May 18, weeks after it was reported that he applied for a job in Arkansas.
May 18, 2015

PCC board votes to remove college president

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Community College board voted Monday night to part ways with Jeremy Brown, the college president. Board members unanimously approved a separation-in-service agreement that removes…
COURTESY PHOTO - Ashwin Datta won first place today in mechanical engineering at the Intel International Science Fair being held in Pittsburgh.
May 15, 2015

Glencoe sophomore wins big at international science fair

by Kathy Fuller
Win marks the highest achievement ever earned by a Hillsboro student in the district's 11 years of participation Earlier today, Glencoe High School sophomore Ashwin Datta won first place in…
COURTESY PHOTO - Hillsboro firefighters vented the roof of a home on Northeast Cornell Boulevard last Friday to release the billowing smoke.
May 15, 2015

House fire displaces woman, four pets

by Fuller, Kathy
A one-alarm fire May 8 displaced a Hillsboro woman and her four pets. The blaze broke out about 2:30 p.m., according to Hillsboro Fire Department officials. Jan Thomas, 63, told investigators…
May 15, 2015

Correction

by Staff
There were errors in last week’s story on proposed term limits for Washington County Commissioners (“Term limits ballot initiative gets green light,” May 8 issue). Tom Black alone is the chief…




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