Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval.

Proposed tobacco tax springs to life as referral to voters

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders hope voters approve a $2 per-pack tax hike to fund Oregon Health Plan.

Dome Digest

Portland Tribune - News
Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head next to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Democrats back off campaign contribution limits

Portland Tribune - News
With opposition looming in the Senate, supporters say they'll push for constitutional changes in another session.

ODFW exterminate 'habituated' bear at Hagg Lake

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hagg Lake park goers were feeding and taking selfies with wild bear, officials said.

Gaston City Council remains one short, three months on

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Councilors are split on who to appoint after months of employee issues at City Hall.

Forest Grove News-Times, Hillsboro Tribune newspapers to…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Weekly newspapers will move from longtime home on Pacific Avenue this summer.

Air horns of protest can't stall action on climate bill

Portland Tribune - News
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon cleared a key hurdle in Salem.

Political turblence could derail cap-and-trade plans

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic leaders are trying to hold votes together as they work to quell concerns.

Former KUIK owners named parade grand marshals

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Don and Donna McCoun will lead July 4 parade through Hillsboro. The McCouns owned KUIK for decades.

North Plains shooter sentenced after fleeing courthouse

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Jose Luis Berumen-Carlos ran from the courthouse before learning jury's verdict

Forest Grove Police Log: May 31-June 6, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week, officers dealt with drunk Uber customers, indecent towels and a dubious garage door.

Police arrest suspected car prowler

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Dale Corra is charged with several counts of breaking into Forest Grove-area cars.

Hillsboro Kiwanis Club cancels popular July 4 pancake…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club has offered pancakes ahead of yearly parade since 1967.

$1 million lawsuit filed against Hillsboro retirement center

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Lawsuit claims retirement center staff were negligent in woman's fall, which killed her.

Kyron Horman's mom will release book about disappearance

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The proceeds of the book by Desiree Young and writer Rebecca Morris, once published, will go toward missing children funds.

Hate crime survivors press for tougher Oregon bias laws

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Survivors of Russell Courtier, Jeremy Christian push to implement Senate Bill 577 in Salem.

Lawmakers call for more resources as wildfire season looms

Forest Grove News-Times - News
With fires burning longer, larger and hotter, lawmakers in vulnerable districts say the state isn't reacting quickly enough to changing climate.

Lawmakers say so long to single-use plastic bags

Portland Tribune - News
Plastic straws? Gone. Plastic bags? Gone. Polystyrene boxes for takeout food? Still hanging around.

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets…

Portland Tribune - News
A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon's weed.

Hillsboro Family Shelter reopens after expansion

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro's home for the homeless aimed to help families in need in Washington County.

Forest Grove health center makes room for mental health…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Remodel of school-based health center should lead to improved services for community members, students

Free guided bike ride to roll June 14

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Outing celebrates Manning Trailhead expansion in connection to the Salmonberry Trail project.

Rewards offered for gunman who shot horse near Cornelius

Hillsboro Tribune - News
UPDATE: Authorities are looking for the person who intentionally shot a horse on Reidweg Road.

Washington County judge holds state hospital in contempt

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Judge Charles Bailey to fine state $100 per inmate per day until treatment administered.

Echo Shaw mobile home dumper sentenced to parole, jail time

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Man abandoned moldy double-wide trailer in elementary school parking lot in 2018.

North Plains brings back delicious tradition

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Annual shortcake feast begun 70 years ago gets new organizers in North Plains.

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for unpaid tickets

Portland Tribune - News
Some worry state practice hits poor people with an expensive legal double-whammy.

'Swerving' TriMet bus driver charged with DUII

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County Sheriff's deputies say 9-1-1 callers saw the bus 'swerving' on Baseline Road.

PHOTOS: Banks High School Graduation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Banks High School graduated their seniors during a ceremony on Friday night.

Dome digest

Portland Tribune - News
These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians.

PERS vote riles union fury toward Dems

Portland Tribune - News
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national…

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to join other states in ignoring the Electoral College now goes to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.

What time is it? Permanent DST, lawmakers say

Portland Tribune - News
If California joins Oregon and Washington, Congress must let the three states abandon Pacific Standard Time.

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit…

Portland Tribune - News
'The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.'

Disney filming Winfrey's 'Water Man' in Vernonia

Forest Grove News-Times - News
'The Water Man' stars actors David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, currently filming in the small town.

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Portland Tribune - News
A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn't said how many workers it needs to make things better.

Forest Grove Police Log: May 24-May 30 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week, officers debated theoretical physics, stopped illusionary gunmen and investigated ghosts at a cemetery.

Love Rocks Run to donate proceeds to local…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Nonprofit to give $10,000 to area nonprofits through Forest Grove seniors next year.

Hillsboro, Forest Grove see gains in 2018 census…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County's population is growing bigger, and bigger every day, according to the Census.

Suicide-prevention bills try to shield youth from…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
'Our schools have become the de facto social service providers of our communities, yet we hadn't really been funding them that way.'

Deputies looking for person who shot Hillsboro-area…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Authorities are looking for the person who intentionally shot a horse on Reidweg Road.

Event celebrates Ethiopian culture, food

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Emebet Alemu, City of Hillsboro welcome all for food, film and fun on June 9 at The Walters.

Seeing double diplomas

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Twins Cynthia and Juliana Villanueva-Vargas excel at FGH, prepare to become first-generation collegians.

Dollar General development raises community concern

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Public meeting this week over new commercial build turns contentious at the public library.

Washington County administrator to retire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Current Washington County administrator, Robert Davis, will stay until December as board looks for replacement.

Free summer lunch program returns June 17

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Volunteers needed for free summer lunch program for children in Forest Grove, Cornelius.

PHOTOS: Gaston High School Graduation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Gaston High School graduated their seniors during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Aloha jail inmate dies at Tuality Hospital

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Authorities say Monty Lewis suffered an unspecified medical condition which led to his death.

PHOTOS: Forest Grove Graduation Ceremony

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove High School graduated their seniors during a ceremony on Saturday morning.

PHOTOS: Washington County Sheriff's K9 Trials

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The Washington County Sheriff's Office held their annual K9 trials at Hillsboro Stadium. K9's and their handlers from the region competed in various…

Two-alarm fire destroys Gaston barn

Forest Grove News-Times - News
No one was injured but two firefighters were removed due to heat exhaustion, the agency said.

Rep. Bonamici reaffirms call for impeachment…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Oregon Democrat says 'the time has come' after president resists House subpoenas.

'Distraction' may be factor in crash that injured…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
WCSO: John Worst was wearing a helmet when he was struck from behind by a pick-up on Old Highway 47

City breaks ground on Community Center at 53rd…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City officials are already prepping for phase two, which will include a swim center and aquatics facility.

Brown weighs plan to squeeze 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Capping the amount taxpayers could receive is one idea being floated to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

New state librarian settling in among stacks of…

Portland Tribune - News
Jennifer Patterson is anxious to become part of Oregon's library community as she learns her way around state and its connection to books.

Stimson Lumber to lay off 60 Forest Grove mill…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Company puts blame for layoffs on Democratic lawmakers and several recent bills.

PERS reform passes after Speaker whips last-minute…

Portland Tribune - News
After an initial vote, Speaker Tina Kotek was two votes shy of passing her bill. But some late politicking got the job done.

Gaston staff cite 'egregious corruption' at city…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Gaston's mayor and public works director have quit over a series of personnel issues at city hall.

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