Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Forest Grove woman names business after her lazy eye

Forest Grove woman names business after her lazy eye

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Melinda Yeargin is legally blind and has a lazy eye, so she named a pool hall after it.
Initiative connects Oregon inmates with their children

Initiative connects Oregon inmates with their children

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Portland nonprofit and Oregon Department of Corrections say effort would improve visitation areas and support families.
Merkley: Senate is on trial in impeachment debate

Merkley: Senate is on trial in impeachment debate

Forest Grove News-Times - News
U.S. senator talks with Oregon reporters after the first day of opening arguments in case presented against President Trump.
Merkley: Impeachment trial a 'travesty' without witnesses,…

Merkley: Impeachment trial a 'travesty' without witnesses,…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Oregon Democrat offers observations on Senate proceedings involving President Trump in a call with local reporters.
Grad rates climb across Oregon public high schools

Grad rates climb across Oregon public high schools

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Almost every race/ethnicity group in Oregon saw increases of around 2%; migrant students saw a 4-point improvement.
Western WashCo grad rates: Hillsboro gains, Forest Grove…

Western WashCo grad rates: Hillsboro gains, Forest Grove…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Hillsboro School District continued its multi-year graduation rate increases.
Oregon public records council shores up support for…

Oregon public records council shores up support for…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Members say amendments drafted by League of Oregon Cities' lobbyist could 'torpedo' proposals.
December unemployment rate lowest since 1976

December unemployment rate lowest since 1976

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Fewer Oregonians are unemployed now than at any point in the past 44 years, with labor market tightening.
Hillsboro studio Laika on Golden Globes win and Oscar…

Hillsboro studio Laika on Golden Globes win and Oscar…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
'Missing Link' was released last year and is the animation studio's fifth film.
Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 10-16, 2020

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 10-16, 2020

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: rocking the train tracks, a rash of graffiti and yogurt-related shenanigans.
Agencies move closer to forming unified fire district

Agencies move closer to forming unified fire district

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The formation of a unified fire district in western Washington County would have implications for service and taxes.
Forest Grove mayor is next Washington County Forum speaker

Forest Grove mayor is next Washington County Forum speaker

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Pete Truax, who has been mayor for 10 years, will appear Jan. 27. Others lined up are Beaverton's Denny Doyle, Feb. 10, and Tualatin's Frank Bubenik,…
Washington County weighs higher levy for public safety

Washington County weighs higher levy for public safety

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Board meeting Jan. 28 will consider five-year amounts for libraries, public safety on the May 19 ballot. Library levy is proposed as a renewal of the…
Bonamici, DeFazio decry refugee camp conditions on border

Bonamici, DeFazio decry refugee camp conditions on border

Portland Tribune - News
Two members of Congress from Oregon participated in a recent visit to Texas and Mexico.
Teens discharge fire extinguisher in Cornelius 10 Cinemas

Teens discharge fire extinguisher in Cornelius 10 Cinemas

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Four of the six teens suspected of being involved in the incident were apprehended by police shortly after on Jan. 17.
King Day speakers: Look to yourselves for leadership on…

King Day speakers: Look to yourselves for leadership on…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Urban League president, at Hillsboro celebration of civil rights leader, echoes Barack Obama: 'We cannot wait ... we are the ones we have been…
Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy projects

Oregon Supreme Court ruling could alter energy projects

Portland Tribune - News
Justices allowed energy siting rules that conservation groups say hurt public involvement and will greenlight questionable projects.
Oregon AG joins lawsuit to block food stamp changes

Oregon AG joins lawsuit to block food stamp changes

Portland Tribune - News
Federal program helps feed about 586,000 people in Oregon, but about 21,800 could lose benefits under Trump administration's rules.
PHOTOS: Banks Centennial Celebration

PHOTOS: Banks Centennial Celebration

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Banks held a celebration at Schlegel Hall on Thursday to commemorate the 100 years of incorporation of the city.
Banks celebrates 100-year anniversary of incorporation

Banks celebrates 100-year anniversary of incorporation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Residents at the city of Banks' centennial event reflected on the history of the town as well as their family histories.
Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon reduction…

Oregon Republicans take wary peek at new carbon reduction…

Portland Tribune - News
Some lawmakers urge incentives instead of big steps limiting greenhouse gas emissions to avoid repeat of 2019's GOP walkout.
Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on…

Judge's ruling puts carbon-reduction initiatives back on…

Portland Tribune - News
Decision overturns secretary of state action and means proposed ballot measures do not violate Oregon's single-subject rule.
Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Oregon lawmakers unholster new gun-safety proposal

Portland Tribune - News
Proponents say measure could reduce gun deaths and injuries, but opponents dislike one-size-fits-all approach.
Hillsboro student grows 24-pound cabbage and wins…

Hillsboro student grows 24-pound cabbage and wins…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Shaivi Bathija is the Oregon state winner for the national Bonnie Plants Cabbage program.
Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Open seats draw competitors in Washington County districts

Forest Grove News-Times - News
One senator seeks statewide office; three representatives are retiring after a decade or more of service. Filing deadline is March 10 for the May 19…
Glencoe junior qualifies for national voice competition

Glencoe junior qualifies for national voice competition

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Athena VanDyke, who lives in Cornelius, has loved theater and musicals since she was in grade school.
Washington County seeks comment on equity resolution

Washington County seeks comment on equity resolution

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Commissioners will take it up Feb. 25; aim is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in county government, decision-making process and services…
Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Washington County King Day celebration will feature Urban…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The 17th annual event by the Human Rights Council is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. It is free and open…
Woman dies after crash on Highway 8

Woman dies after crash on Highway 8

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The crash occurred between Cornelius and Hillsboro on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14.
New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of labor…

New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of labor…

Portland Tribune - News
Awareness of sex trafficking has risen while labor trafficking crimes have gone unprosecuted. The attorney general's new task force seeks to change…

Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz out amid…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz out amid…
Forest Grove city officials confirmed Jan. 13 that Schutz has retired. Circumstances of her abrupt exit are unclear.

Malynda Wenzl elected president of Forest Grove…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Malynda Wenzl elected president of Forest Grove…
Wenzl has served on the Forest Grove City Council since 2014, making her the third most senior councilor.

Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Good and bad news for Oregon's public pension system
Officials tell Washington County Public Affairs Forum that preliminary 2019 earnings will reduce projected unfunded liability, but contribution rates…

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 3-9, 2020

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 3-9, 2020
This week's calls include: an 'undercover' suspect, a stinky garage and stolen equipment.

Former Congressman Les AuCoin writes a memoir

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Former Congressman Les AuCoin writes a memoir
Now living in Southwest Portland, he led the way for Democrats to win in Washington County and the 1st District congressional seat in northwest…

Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Sollman, Power hold climate conversation in North…
Reps. Janeen Sollman and Karin Power fielded questions from supporters and residents wary of emissions legislation.

Washington County King Day celebration will feature…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Washington County King Day celebration will feature…
The 17th annual event by the Human Rights Council is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.

2,000-square-foot barn burns outside Gaston

Forest Grove News-Times - News
2,000-square-foot barn burns outside Gaston
The blaze required 35 firefighters on scene after reports of animals and a resident inside the barn.

Young elected officials and others will discuss…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Young elected officials and others will discuss…
Washington County Public Affairs Forum program Jan. 20 will feature Metro councilor, Tigard-Tualatin School Board member, Republican former…

Hillsboro Studio Laika's 'Missing Link' nominated…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Hillsboro Studio Laika's 'Missing Link' nominated…
'Missing Link' is the animation studio's fifth film, and marks its sixth Academy nod.

Open seats draw competitors in Washington County…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Open seats draw competitors in Washington County…
One senator seeks statewide office; three representatives are retiring after a decade or more of service. Filing deadline is March 10 for the May 19…

Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE…

Portland Tribune - News
Documents show Oregon judges' struggle with ICE…
Newly disclosed records highlight attempts to curb immigration action that increased tensions with federal authorities.

Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon…

Portland Tribune - News
Cyber attack halts training for thousands of Oregon…
Christmas Day attack on the state's iLearn web program left thousands unable to access mandatory training.

Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers try to rebuild greenhouse gas proposal
New plan headed to February session hinges on system of emission allowances that can be bought and sold.

Forest Grove police arrest woman, 26, for role in…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove police arrest woman, 26, for role in…
Andrea Tijerina was arrested Thursday, Jan. 9. Another suspect, Kamen Baer, has already pleaded to manslaughter.

Three Washington County offices draw two candidates…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Three Washington County offices draw two candidates…
Commissioner Rogers, Sheriff Garrett both have challengers; two have filed for District 1 commissioner position being vacated by Dick Schouten, who…

Candlelight vigil to be held Friday evening for…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Candlelight vigil to be held Friday evening for…
Searchers continue to look for the missing Hillsboro woman in the rural North Plains area.

Hillsboro author wins literary award

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Hillsboro author wins literary award
Theresa Verboort won the WILLA Literary Award for Best Young Adult fiction in 2019.

Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics…

Portland Tribune - News
Nonprofits, state office try to reverse civics…
Legislative attempts to mandate social studies in Oregon classrooms flop . Secretary of state's office shifts priorities to promote education program.

Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns

Portland Tribune - News
Deputy Secretary of State Vial resigns
He has been floated as a possible Republican candidate for secretary of state.

Public pension system is focus of next Washington…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Public pension system is focus of next Washington…
Oregon PERS director, Hillsboro School District official will discuss what the multibillion-dollar unfunded liability means for local governments and…

Bonamici in majority on House vote to require…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Bonamici in majority on House vote to require…
Four Oregon Democrats vote yes, lone Republican no, on largely party-line vote. Senate, with a Republican majority, is unlikely to go along despite…

Hear this week's top stories: News-Times podcast…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hear this week's top stories: News-Times podcast…
In this week's episode,there are changes in the Forest Grove Police Department, the new Hillsboro community center now has a name, Wade has prep…

Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…

Portland Tribune - News
Finding 'words have consequences,' judge throws out…
Legal fight related to GOP walkout alleged that Senate President Courtney and others violated Boquist's rights.

Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon secretary of state sued again over ballot…
Environmentalists trying to get before Oregon voters later this year contend the state acted illegally in blocking their petition effort.

Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award finalists announced

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Picture Hillsboro Purchase Award finalists announced
The city of Hillsboro has selected twelve finalists from over 60 submissions for the annual award.

Play about Japanese Americans in internment camps…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Play about Japanese Americans in internment camps…
'Baseball Saved Us' is a musical about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Washington County Museum changes name to Five Oaks…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Washington County Museum changes name to Five Oaks…
The name change is apart of other structural changes the museum is taking part in.

Forest Grove police chief on leave, other position…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove police chief on leave, other position…
Forest Grove Police Chief Janie Schutz has been on leave since December as the department makes other changes.

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 27, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 27, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020
This week's calls include: an unattended stove, a dead scooter, and macaroni and cheese.

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