Cabela's gives grant to Oregon Tuna Classic

The Times - News
The sporting goods store in Tualatin recommended the $3,700 award to support the annual event.

Wyden: Save 'net neutrality,' resist FCC changes

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Senator urges outpouring of public support against corporate plans for an 'information aristocracy' based on willingness to pay.

End is in sight for Fischer Road construction

The Times - News
The Washington County project should wrap up by the start of September after numerous delays.

Interstate tolls looming for metro area

Portland Tribune - News
Transportation legislation requires state to submit plan by end of 2018, but federal approval is required before it happens.

Group delays vote on treating water for crypto

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Portland sells water to thousands of customers in Washington County, including residents of Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

New vice presidents named for PCC

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Katy Ho and Robert Steinmetz take on new leadership roles at the community college.

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: July 11-17

The Times - News
This week's calls for service include: a man wanting to ride a school bus, late garage sale preparations and a test-ride turned joy-ride.

Going 'new school'

The Times - News
The Tigard-Tualatin School District is breaking ground on its first bond construction projects.

Southridge student performs at Kennedy Center

The Times - News
Cellist Annie Zhang participated in an exclusive National Symphony Orchestra summer institute .

Clover Court project faces opposition

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County board considers land transfer to mental health provider, which proposes independent housing for six people near Beaverton.

Ex-THS student facing 10 charges over upskirt photos

The Times - News
Cameron Rienzo allegedly made visual recordings of female students without their knowledge.

Tualatin police ask for public's help identifying fraud…

The Times - News
A man and a woman were caught on security footage allegedly using a stolen credit card at Walgreens.

Banner poles on Tigard's Main Street dedicated

The Times - News
A cabling system suspends a banner that will advertise events in the downtown area.

Sherwood to vote (again) on recreational marijuana

Sherwood Gazette - News
A group of petitioners collected enough signatures to get a measure on the November ballot that would repeal a current ban on recreational

WL police lieutenant placed on leave

West Linn Tidings - News
Mike Stradley is second high-ranking officer to be placed on leave, following chief Terry Timeus

TriMet launches Hop Fastpass on Monday

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In the next iteration, riders will be able to use smart phones to pay for trips on buses, MAX, WES and more.

A trebuchet at the Tigard Library

The Times - News
The demonstration of how the medieval siege engine works was a learning opportunity for students.

Draft ordinance would keep food trucks out of downtown…

The Times - News
Councilors discussed the proposal, which would mostly limit mobile food vendors to more industrial areas.

Tigard police: Cougar sighting reported at Cook Park

The Times - News
The incident comes a week after two separate cougar reports elsewhere in the city.

Zoom! Velodrome Challenge returns

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Competitive cyclists meet again this weekend for series of races at Alpenrose track

Fence debate divides Washington County

Portland Tribune - News
Board sets Aug. 1 hearing to consider change for how infill development should be separated from some existing homes.

Tigard to resurface 17 miles of roadway over summer

The Times - News
Major roads that have been worn down will receive pavement overlays. Some others will get slurry seals.

Wyden, Bonamici assail Trump for disregarding First…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
'It is what he is saying, not that he is using social media,' Congresswoman told a supportive crowd at a town hall meeting in Beaverton.

Washington County will reassess local vehicle registration…

Portland Tribune - News
Recent state legislation 'pretty good,' but commissioners want to consider a backlog of road and bridge maintenance needs.

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: July 4-10

The Times - News
This week's calls for service include: a sticky situation on St. James Lane, several cougar sightings and a spray-painting spree.

Southwest Corridor: Spiff up or tear up Barbur?

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One proposal for the light rail line - still years away - would run it straight down Barbur Boulevard, with two lanes both ways, two bike lanes, two…

Key questions identified in light rail proposals

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Where it runs - and where it stops - in Tigard is a key question for project leaders.

Hazeldale: School one day, police training the next, then…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County Sheriff's Office takes advantage of a soon-to-be-demolished elementary school in Beaverton for some real-world training.

Washington County libraries help prevent 'summer slide'

The Times - News
The summer reading program for kids, teens and adults is open for registration through July 31.

Historical lessons for an aspiring physician

The Times - News
Tigard High alumna Alexa Kanbergs took part in aHolocaust medical ethics program.

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce's 'Summer Soiree' coming up

The Times - News
The event is being put on by The Champions Club and Women in Networking at Blakeslee Vineyard Estates.

Small business' journey on to a new leg in Tualatin

The Times - News
The Little Door opened its new store last weekend and is putting on an antique and vintage fair this weekend.

Sewage pours into creek east of Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Warning signs have been posted between the Garden Home and Multnomah Village neighborhoods of Portland.

Tigard transportation improvements coming along, with new…

The Times - News
Work is substantially complete at Walnut Street and 135th Avenue. A separate crosswalk project is behind schedule.

New Tigard assistant city manager 'thrilled to be starting'

The Times - News
Eric Zimmerman began his first full week of work with the city on Monday, July 10.

Tigard hires former county candidate as assistant city…

The Times - News
Eric Zimmerman ran for commissioner in Multnomah County in 2016. He replaces Liz Newton, a longtime city employee.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue sounds off on smoke alarm…

The Times - News
Crews from Station 34 recently conducted a 'knock-and-talk' in a Tualatin neighborhood, helping install alarms.

First Portland Muslim Festival tries to dispel myths

Portland Tribune - News
'There's been so much ugliness ... we need events like this, gatherings like this more than ever,' says City Commissioner Nick Fish.

Tualatin City Council eyes joining climate initiative

The Times - News
The city manager said the council is expected to discuss a draft resolution, although no action Monday is planned.

Man arrested after car chase through Wilsonville

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Suspect crashed near SW Boeckman Road and SW 95th Avenue, was apprehended after running from scene

State transportation plan: Washington County nets…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The $5.3 billion package of proposals, stretched over 10 years, goes to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Two PCC faculty to help Nautilus team explore…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
As members of the Corps of Exploration, educators and students will stand watch alongside scientists and engineers.

Oregon lawmakers vote to make osprey 'state raptor'

The Times - News
The amended resolution preserves the western meadowlark, Oregon's state bird since 1927, as the 'state songbird.'

Tigard police say investigating cougar sightings

The Times - News
Two sightings of cougars, also known as mountain lions, were reported Friday morning, according to police.

Campbell to buy Tualatin-based Pacific Foods

The Times - News
The multinational soup company announced an agreement to purchase the organic food and beverage company for $700 million.

Capitol: Sprint for the finish line

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Here's a running tally of the latest action from Salem: The Legislature is slated to end next week, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson makes…

Wyden, Bonamici assail Trump on disregarding rights

Portland Tribune - News
Protect media, speech, religious freedoms, Oregon Democrats tell more than 400 at a town hall meeting in Beaverton

Wyden, Bonamici criticize GOP health care overhauls

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrats, joined by Sen. Merkley, muster opposition at a rally in Portland before they appear at a Beaverton town hall.

Bye-bye Barry

The Times - News
Longtime Tigard-Tualatin School District board member Barry Albertson is stepping down after 16 years.

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: June 27-July 3

The Times - News
This week's calls for service include: a car-curious burglar, bodily fluids in a laundry room and a discarded traffic sign.

Harry Potter and the 20-year spell

The Times - News
The beloved fantasy series just turned two decades old, and shows so signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Minimum wage increases in Washington County

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The wage rose more inside the urban growth boundary - yellow on map - and less outside the boundary.

Officials eye affordable housing along future…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Officials say a proposed Washington County levy to pay for affordable housing is off the table ... for now.

Teens mark first day of summer break with scavenger…

The Times - News
Tualatin Community Park hosted an event for middle- and high-schoolers that challenged the mind while providing fun in the sun.

Suicide prevention bill heads to the House

The Times - News
Chief sponsors include two with districts in Washington County, Sens. Brian Boquist and Ginny Burdick.

Banner poles go up on Tigard's Main Street

The Times - News
The long-awaited project, planned and executed by the Tigard Downtown Alliance, is nearing completion.

Sherwood girl's dress finalist in Duck Tape Stuck…

The Times - News
Sherwood creator Sierra Rich turns to DC Comics villain Harley Quinn as the inspiration for her creation.

Fireworks to light up Ron Tonkin Field Monday

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Fireworks during the Hops' Fourth of July home game has become a tradition for the Washington County-based team.

Police shoot, kill suspect at Hillsboro Airport

Hillsboro Tribune - News
One officer fatally shot a man who allegedly attempted to steal a helicopter from an adjacent aero academy late Monday morning.

Harrington will seek to lead Washington County board

Portland Tribune - News
Metro councilor is the third to announce candidacy for the position being vacated by Andy Duyck at the end of 2018.

Bill to reduce teen use of tobacco products springs…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The 'Tobacco 21' bill had stalled in a House committee for months; Rep. Richard Vial of Scholls will carry it to the House floor this week.

Community center opens at Marquis Tualatin

The Times - News
The facility is envisioned as both a resource for seniors living in the Marquis cottages and a hot spot for the public.

Tensions run high as Legislature reaches…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
In a rare Saturday session, a committee hammered out details of a multi-million-dollar plan to invest in transportation.

Community colleges fear their state aid will be…

Portland Tribune - News
Higher education budget, which awaits final votes, boosts share for universities; means test for Oregon Promise is also planned.

Transportation package survives in committee, heads…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The compromise measure will raise $5.3 billion over a 10-year period through hikes in gas tax, registration fees and other mechanisms.

Both chambers OK reproductive rights bill

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Co-sponsored by Aloha and Tualatin lawmakers, the bill is designed to counter potential rollbacks at the federal level.

July brings more summer fun to Tigard-Tualatin area

The Times - News
Independence Day festivities headline the month in community and outdoor events, but there's more, too.

Tualatin's Rep. Parrish leads fight over health…

The Times - News
Democrats are hoping to set up a special election in January to OK a $550 million tax to avoid major health care cuts.

New Stafford agreement lays groundwork for future

The Times - News
Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden is among signatories for long-sought-after accord for unincorporated triangle.

Oregon secretary of state won't supply voter…

Portland Tribune - News
Dennis Richardson, a Republican, responds after a slew of Democrats led by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden press the matter

3 Chiefs: Addressing misunderstandings of law…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Police chiefs Kathy McAlpine of Tigard, Jim Monger of Beaverton and Bill Steele of Tualatin sit down with reporters for a Q&A.

House member sets town hall in Sherwood

Sherwood Gazette - News
Rep. Richard Vial set to discuss legislation, budget and more with constituents at Aug. 1 event.

Grads and Honors

The Times - News
A round-up of local students who have acheived great things at their high schools, colleges and universities.

Unemployed in a time of 'full employment'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County hits historic lows for unemployment, yet many still struggle to find their footing in the workplace.

City news: Parking enforcement, climate change,…

The Times - News
The Tualatin City Council will hold a work session Monday, July 10, to consider joining the Climate Mayors initiative.

12 DUII arrests, 2 rollover crashes in Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Crash happened when one passenger commandeered car to avoid collision with a deer, deputies say.

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: June 20-26

The Times - News
This week's calls for service include: a low-speed wheelchair collision, strange behavior above the railroad tracks and a fast-food smoke bomb.

Governor: Lawmakers have struck deal on…

Portland Tribune - News
Details of the multi-million dollar state transportation funding and tax plan won't be released until later this week.

Governor: Lawmakers have struck deal on…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Several of the projects on the wish list are designed to assist drivers on the metro region's west side.

Good Neighbor Center dedicates expanded space

The Times - News
The center on Greenburg Road in Tigard is a 36-bed facility serving up to nine families at a time.

July 4 spectacular planned in King City

The Times - News
An Edgewater resident is spearheading an event that may become the city's signature festival.

House narrowly approves K-12 budget

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Republicans and Democrats blame each other for failing to reach a deal on raising new revenue and containing rising overhead costs.

Extras needed for TV show filming in Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Filming will take place July 5 through 12 in Forest Grove, although extras will not likely be needed every day.

Governor: Revenue package failure could open way…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Republicans and Democrat leaders continue to negotiate; Republicans have stopped short of promising their votes.

Tigard neighborhood gets ready for 20th July 4…

The Times - News
The Middle of Millen Drive Independence Day Parade has become a cherished tradition. It precedes a fireworks display at nearby Tigard High School.

Tualatin adopts budget at $92.1 million

The Times - News
New positions include a community-engagement coordinator, police officer and library assistant.

Beat the heat

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Shelters open, advice offered, as temperatures spike toward 100 or better this weekend in the metro area.

12 DUII arrests, 2 rollover crashes in Washington…

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County deputies arrested 12 drivers for DUII, including 2 involved in rollover crashes on Friday, June 23.

Washington County chairman: Tax measure for housing…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Almost 40,000 households in the county fall outside the federal definition of 'affordable housing.'

Metro Council OKs Stafford agreement

Portland Tribune - News
Signing ceremony set June 28 with Clackamas County, three cities for process to shape future development of urban reserve.

Bus driver seen defecating in Tigard parking lot

The Times - News
The First Transit bus driver was operating a TriMet LIFT bus at the time. He was reportedly removed from service.

West Linn police chief placed on administrative…

The Times - News
City officials decline to specify the allegations of the alleged personnel policy violations.

Border collies entertain library patrons in Tualatin

The Times - News
Greg Gustafson and Border Collie International, a popular act, have been presenting in Tualatin for years.

Chiefs: 'Community policing,' traffic enforcement…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The Times' series with new police chiefs of Tualatin, Tigard and Beaverton continues. Topics this week: policing priorities, traffic and recruitment.

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: June 13-19

The Times - News
This week's calls for service include: a dangerous combo of fire, gasoline and alcohol, a menacing female deer, and a roommate's unlawful videotaping.

Sewer, surface water rates will go up in Washington…

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners approve budget for Clean Water Services, which serves virtually all residents of county's urban areas.

'Breathtakingly beautiful' balloon festival in…

The Times - News
The Tigard Festival of Balloons returns for its 33rd year this weekend, with a fresh face and a new layout.

Tigard High represented at National History Day

The Times - News
Tigard high sophomore Kennedy Parish's exhibit was shown at a Washington, D.C. museum last week.

Helping immigrants know their rights

The Times - News
Local school districts partner with Latino Network, a Portland organization, to provide resources and information for immigrant families.

Committee considers dumping new tax in favor of…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The most recent amendment to the tax bill could raise $530 million in additional revenue for the state in the next two years.

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