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Advocates for immigrantscelebrate Obama's decision

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Hillsboro officer teaching police in South Asia

Hillsboro officer teaching police in South Asia

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Former police chief Scott Whitehead wins seat on North Plains City Council

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Teen finds haven at Hillsboro maternity home

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SolarWorld expansion brings new jobs

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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - North Plains officials have awarded a five-year contract to the North Plains Events Association to run the annual Elephant Garlic Festival.
November 28, 2014

Council awards garlic fest contract to events association after…

by Nancy Townsley
After a tumultous couple of years in which operation of North Plains' signature summer event ping-ponged between the Chamber of Commerce and the North Plains Events Association, the city council…
November 28, 2014

Lawsuit alleges Intel manager embezzled $700K

by Jake Thomas
Intel Corporation is suing a former manager at the Hillsboro-based company, claiming that he ran a scheme to misappropriate the chip-maker’s funds. The lawsuit, filed in Washington County…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - A friend had requested some coins from Bangladesh. I had not seen any until I saw a guy drop some in this kids basket outside New Market. I bought the eight taka (4 coins total) for a 100-taka note. He did not have change, either. He is selling cigarettes. The background looks nice because we are outside Dhaka University, writes Hillsboro Police Sgt. Dave White.
November 28, 2014

Bangladesh: Tea, traffic, rickshaws and rush hour

by Nancy Townsley
Editor’s note: Dave White, a Banks resident and a sergeant with the Hillsboro Police Department, traveled to Bangladesh Nov. 6 to teach community policing and modern policing techniques to law…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Connie and Rich Dunkel sit by a fireplace at the farmhouse they own that was designed by architect Pietro Belluschi. The farmhouse was recently added to the historic registry.
November 28, 2014

History lives on through architecture

by Caitlin Feldman
On the corner of the doorframe inside the kitchen pantry are faint pencil markings you’d be lucky to notice if you didn’t know they were there. Faded from the decades passed since marking the…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Portland's Christmas tree is lifted by crane from a truck that brought it from Stimson Lumber near Gaston.
November 28, 2014

Timber travels

by Kendra Hogue
The holiday season doesn’t officially begin in downtown Portland until a giant, freshly-cut Christmas tree rolls into town from rural Washington County to be dressed in sparkling city finery. On…
November 28, 2014

Clean Water Services warns of fraudulent solicitors

by Kathy Fuller
Several Washington County residents have recently reported home visits by sales people identifying themselves as “Clean Water Services” and offering roof and gutter cleaning services. These…
November 28, 2014

Groner Elementary may go K-8

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro School District officials are looking at the possibility of adding seventh and eighth grades at Groner Elementary School next year. If the move to K-8 happens, it will begin next year,…
November 28, 2014

Braack tapped to lead Hillsboro air show

by (none)
The Oregon International Air Show has named Bill Braack to take over as president after Judy Willey’s nearly 20-year tenure with the air show. Braack served as director of operations for the…
November 28, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
Nov. 16 Someone drove their vehicle across the lawns at Rood Bridge Park in the 4000 block of S.E. Rood Bridge Road, causing $3,000 in damage. Nov. 17 A 44-year-old woman struck a pedestrian in…
November 28, 2014

Oregon parks discontinues 'discovery' discounts

by (none)
Oregon’s Parks & Recreation Department will replace its across-the-board “discovery season” discount program with targeted deals starting in 2015. Discovery season discounts will remain in…

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Nov 28, 2014

Trapshoot league begins

by Staff
Tualatin Valley Trapshoot League will begin its winter season Friday, Dec. 5, at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club on Northwest Wren Road. The league meets every Friday night through March 6,…
Lisa Allen
Nov 27, 2014

Lisa Allen announces run for school board

by Kathy Fuller
Chairs curriculum advisory committee Lisa Allen announced this week that she will run for a position on the Hillsboro School Board in next year's special election May 19. Allen, 29, is currently…
Nov 26, 2014

Schools foundations partner for #GivingTuesday

by Kathy Fuller
Four foundations benefiting public schools in Washington County are partnering to promote “Giving Tuesday” as a chance to boost education philanthropy and raise awareness of the needs of the…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Hillsboro Schools Foundation development associate Ginny Watson (left) and board president Laura Bekken display the foundations new logo.
Nov 26, 2014

Education foundation ups the ante

by Kathy Fuller
Leaders want to double giving this year Children have been a big part of Laura Bekken’s vision for many years. As a special education teacher, and then as the Hillsboro School District’s…
Nov 25, 2014

Forest Grove council OKs controversial Gales Creek development

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Citing Forest Grove's responsibility to share the burden of high-density housing in western Washington County, Mayor Pete Truax cast the deciding vote to approve the Gales Creek Terrace planned…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Todd Heidgerken of the Tualatin Valley Water District explains proposed pipeline routes to bring water from the mid-Willamette River to Hillsboro.
Nov 25, 2014

Planning starts on new water pipeline routes

by Kathy Fuller
'Multi-generational' project will bring water from Willamette River A Nov. 20 open house in Hillsboro brought close to 100 citizens to peruse maps and potential pipeline routes for the…
Nov 23, 2014

Portland, Hillsboro residents hurt in crash near Pendleton

by KOIN 6 News
Portland and Hillsboro residents were hurt in a crash along I-84 near Pendleton on Saturday. Shelley Whittaker was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi when, authorities believe, she hit the back-end of…
Nov 21, 2014

South Hillsboro shifting into higher gear

by Doug Burkhardt
It won’t be long now. Planners with the city of Hillsboro are about to see about 17 years of visioning become a reality as infrastructure work on the South Hillsboro community begins in 2015.…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies display two of the eight kittens recovered from a stolen vehicle on Friday. The kittens were unharmed and returned to the Bonnie. L Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro before being put up for adoption on Saturday afternoon at PetCo in Hillsboro.
Nov 21, 2014

Kittens recovered from stolen car now up for adoption

by (none)
Eight kittens up for adoption Saturday afternoon are safe after ending up in the middle of a stolen car caper in Aloha on Friday afternoon. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office,…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Nurse Practitioner Lil Reitzel checks Elizabeth Rubio-Alfaro's blood pressure at the Hillsboro clinic.
Nov 21, 2014

Last of low-cost clinics closing

by Kendra Hogue
A plan is under way to close Washington County’s two remaining clinics for high-risk, low-income clients. Meetings with stakeholders and the Washington County Board of Commissioners are already…




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