TTSD passes conservative budget, bolstered by one-time resources

TTSD passes conservative budget, bolstered by one-time resources

The district's budget is based on a worst-case state funding scenario.

Art in the burbs, for the burbs

Art in the burbs, for the burbs

Tualatin High School students create art to benefit local organizations.

Young musicians produce the sounds of Stafford

Young musicians produce the sounds of Stafford

The Stafford Chamber Orchestra practices weekly and performs throughout the South Metro area.

Memorial Day events scheduled in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin

Memorial Day events scheduled in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin

The programs feature flyovers and guest speakers and will honor the nation's fallen.

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HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - SolarWorld announced Monday, May 22, it had filed a mass layoff notice for all employees at its Hillsboro location.
May 25, 2017

SolarWorld files notice of expected mass layoffs, closure of Hillsboro plant

by John William Howard
The Washington County high-tech firm is one of the region's largest employers.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Members of the Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization meet May 17, 2017, at the Oregon Capitol in Salem.
May 25, 2017

Legislators pursue changing appointment authority for ODOT director

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Many of the proposed projects on the list would benefit westside commuters.
FILE - Jared Summers was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Tigard-Tualatin Education Association last week.
May 25, 2017

Hazelbrook teacher honored by Tigard-Tualatin teachers' union

by The Times
Jared Summers was named Teacher of the Year by the Tigard-Tualatin Education Association.


May 25, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: May 16-22

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: the wolf of Wall Street, a traffic incident involving mayonnaise and a stolen book of law.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Drivers make their way through the so-called Garden Corner curves in Tualatin during rush hour traffic.
May 24, 2017

Sidewalks, bike lanes, stop signs studied for Garden Corner area

by Mark Miller
Tualatin city officials have listed the 108th Avenue-Blake Street-105th Avenue corridor among the city's top transportation and safety priorities.
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - The Literary Feast Cafe has been operating in the lobby of the Tigard Public Library since 2015, but its time there could be coming to an end, as the city has decided to terminate its lease.
May 24, 2017

Book could close on Tigard's library cafe

by Mark Miller
The city is terminating Literary Feast's lease. While the sides expect to negotiate over a new lease, the cafe's future at the library is unclear.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County commissioners hear from Jay Minor, at left, before voting Tuesday, May 23, to reaffirm Stafford as an urban reserve for the Portland region.
May 23, 2017

Clackamas board reaffirms Stafford as an urban reserve

by Peter Wong
Votes on findings, agreement conclude decade-long debate over designation of area surrounded by Tualatin, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Tualatin Public Library and others in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services system will stop charging overdue fines for children's materials beginning next month.
May 23, 2017

Libraries halt fines for overdue children's books

by Mark Miller
Library officials said they hope the change removes a 'barrier' to low-income families checking out materials, especially as summer reading approaches.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Students attending Monday's meeting of the Tualatin City Council react with applause and smiles as the council unanimously declares Tualatin to be an inclusive city.
May 22, 2017

Tualatin an 'inclusive city,' City Council declares in unanimous vote

by Mark Miller
The resolution does not use the word 'sanctuary' but met with broad support at Monday's meeting.
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - A Nike executive for two decades, Tim Joyce is now stepping into the ice cream business. Handels Homemade Ice Cream will feature up to 48 flavors with ice cream made fresh inhouse each day.
May 22, 2017

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream set to open June 14

by Ray Pitz
The Ohio-based franchise, the first in the state, will feature ice cream made fresh daily
PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF TIGARD - Police investigated a fatal incident Sunday in Tigard.
May 22, 2017

Pedestrian dies crossing Highway 99W on Sunday

by The Times
A Gresham woman, Norma Alicia Mendoza, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a car.
COURTESY GRAPHIC - This map shows a preferred water level that would range between zero and three feet deep.
May 21, 2017

Shallow-water option is favored for Wapato Lake

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
The Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Gaston is administered from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge near Sherwood.
May 19, 2017

Kitzhaber to speak at second forum on health care

by Pamplin Media Group
Former governor will focus on national developments in Wednesday talk at Beaverton City Library.
May 19, 2017

Storytelling event planned in Beaverton

by Pamplin Media Group
County will observe Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month with session at city library.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Washington County will survey roads this summer to assess damage from winter storms.
May 19, 2017

Washington County will survey roads for damage

by Peter Wong
Official says harsh winter prompts inspections that normally occur every four years; pavement conditions exceed targets in some areas, not in others
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - The Tigard Public Works Department uses heavy equipment to lay pipes and drains, among other tasks.
May 19, 2017

Celebrate 'Public Works Day' at the Tigard Library

by The Times
Patrons will find lots of heavy equipment and other tools of the trade for city workers at the library on Sunday.
COURTESY PHOTO - Great blue herons are among the most easily recognizable birds that feed and nest at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.
May 19, 2017

Saturday is for the birds at Tualatin River Bird Festival

by Pamplin Media Group
The annual event is held at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge off Highway 99W. Parking for the festival is off-site in west Tualatin.
May 18, 2017

Virginia Garcia opens women's clinic in Hillsboro

by Geoff Pursinger
It's the first dedicated women's clinic for Virginia Garcia, which has provided health care to low-income families across Washington and Yamhill counties for decades.
May 18, 2017

Washington County budget a step closer to final approval

by Peter Wong
Citizen panel OKs $1.2 billion spending plan for coming year, forwards it to county commissioners for adoption June 20.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cars drive through Tigard's city limits on Highway 99W, which cuts through the city in between Portland and Sherwood.
May 18, 2017

Tigard's history explained at library lecture

by Mark Miller
Local historian and librarian Sean Garvey talked about the city's street names, landmark buildings and origins.
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Tigard City Manager Marty Wine warned in her budget message that the city cannot maintain its current level of service if its expenditures continue to grow faster than revenues.
May 18, 2017

Proposed city budgets in Tigard, Tualatin would add staff

by Mark Miller
Tigard budget message warns of eroding services, while Tualatin's is much more optimistic.
PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY - The crisis negiotiation team pulled in big honors.
May 18, 2017

Washington County crisis negotiating team nets top honors

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The team includes members from the Tigard Police Department, among others.
May 18, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: May 9-15

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: a commercial-seeming operation in a residential neighborhood, an ex's unsettling new tattoo and a father-daughter dispute.
COURTESY TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL - Drew Havnaer in 'Space Apples,' an absurdist scene in 'Hoopla.'
May 17, 2017

Much-needed comic relief in 'Hoopla'

by Blair Stenvick
Tualatin High's spring show offers absurdist comedy and original choreography.
Tigard Mayor John Cook walks to Mary Woodward Elementary with students as part of 'Walk and Bike to School Day.'
May 17, 2017

Students, and the mayor, walk and bike to school

by Blair Stenvick
Walk and Bike to School Day reflects Tigard's mission to become the 'most walkable city.'

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May 17, 2017

Future of Metzger Park topic of meeting

by The Times
The county is holding a public meeting on Monday, May 22, to give members of the community a window on the future and a chance to weigh in.
Klein and Intile get most of their pressure washing business through word of mouth.
May 17, 2017

Tualatin High students put business courses into action

by Blair Stenvick
Kate Intile and Adam Klein started their own real-world business, using knowledge they learned in school.
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May 17, 2017

Pacific Pointe in King City gets a name change

by Pamplin Media Group
The property will now be known as King City Senior Village. Layton Eversaul takes over as its executive director.
Michael Hiland
May 16, 2017

Hiland wins seat on Sherwood School Board

by Ray Pitz
Incumbents Eric Campbell and Patrick Allen return to their seats unchallenged
Valdez Bravo
May 16, 2017

Valdez Bravo leads PCC Zone 5 race

by The Times
As of Tuesday, he led with 53 percent of the vote in the only contested race for the community college.
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore celebrates with her kids during election night Tuesday, May 16.
May 16, 2017

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

by Andrew Kilstrom
Preliminary returns show one incumbent, two newcomers are poised to join West Linn-Wilsonville School District
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - The Tigard City Center Urban Renewal Area, outlined by the red dotted line, was proposed for expansion by including the properties shaded in gold at Tuesday's election.
May 16, 2017

Tigard voters approve urban renewal measures

by Mark Miller
The measures are passing 68% to 32% in unofficial election returns Tuesday evening.
Sharon Fox
May 16, 2017

Fox apparent winner in TTSD Position 1 race

by The Times
Sharon Fox currently holds 54 percent of the vote; opponent Paul Grun had 25 percent.
May 16, 2017

Washington County passes sheriff's levy

by Peter Wong
Measure 34-272 extends patrols, investigations and other services in urban unincorporated areas through 2023; five-year rate is unchanged.
FILE - The Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District, which administers public pools on the campuses of Tualatin High School (pictured) and Tigard High School, held board member elections Tuesday.
May 16, 2017

Esau wins seat on Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District board

by Mark Miller
Gordy Winterrowd easily won re-election to the board of directors for Bull Mountain's Tigard Water District.
CAPITAL BUREAU - State economists say tax receipts are up $370 million.
May 16, 2017

Forecast closes budget gap by $200 million, predicts kicker

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
State economist say increased revenue could trigger personal income tax kicker
COURTESY OF DEBRA STEVENS - Cole Braun and Alejandra Vargas play Troy and Gabriella in Hazelbrook Middle School's adaptation of Disney's 'High School Musical Jr.'
May 16, 2017

Hazelbrook Middle School staging 'High School Musical Jr.'

by Mark Miller
The one-act show is based off the Disney Channel movie starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES G. HILL, PCC - Tom and Chris Neilsen of Portland stand in the library at PCC's Sylvania Campus.
May 16, 2017

Donation ensures scholarships for PCC students

by The Times
Tom and Chris Neilsen of Northwest Portland have provided a $280,000 gift to the college.
FILE - Tualatin City Councilor Jeff DeHaan moved unsuccessfully for the council to approve a resolution declaring Tualatin a sanctuary city at its May 8 meeting.
May 16, 2017

'Sanctuary city' resolution on the agenda for Tualatin City…

by Mark Miller
The council heard from several residents last week who urged it to declare Tualatin a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. The statement would be mostly a symbolic gesture.
ANDERSON
May 15, 2017

Lake Oswego Police arrest suspect after he pepper-sprays officer

by Anthony Macuk
K9 unit from Tigard helps locate Bill Paul Anderson after he allegedly tries to flee from officers
Brennan Surface.
May 15, 2017

Man sentenced to life in prison for Tigard murder

by The Times
Brennan Surface pleaded guilty to the 2015 murder of Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada, his girlfriend's estranged husband.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center plans to provide free healthcare to 4,000 children across the Portland area, thanks to a new grant from the Oregon Health Authority. The center plans to use its school-based health centers, including its Centur High School clinic, to find eligable students.
May 15, 2017

Virginia Garcia awarded millions to help uninsured children

by Pamplin Media Group
Virginia Garcia, National University of Natural Medicine and Neighborhood Health Center partner to treat 4,000 uninsured children over the next year.
COURTESY OF PGE - The Boardman coal plant in Eastern Oregon, the single-largest source of carbon emissions in the state and a significant source of air pollution, is scheduled to close down in 2020. There's a raging debate over whether PGE should replace the coal power with more fossil fuels or renewable energy.
May 13, 2017

PGE may opt against natural gas plants to replace coal plant in…

by Steve Law
The company provides power to almost all of Washington County.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - This weathered mid-block crosswalk just north of a Tigard Plaza driveway off Hall Boulevard will soon be replaced with a crossing further up the road that will feature a flashing beacon and median island, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
May 13, 2017

ODOT to install flashing beacon, island at controversial Hall…

by Mark Miller
A woman filed a lawsuit after being hit while crossing Hall Boulevard in 2015. Now, the state plans to move the crosswalk further north and add safety features.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Volunteers sew fabric bags for Days for Girls at the Tualatin LDS Stake Center on Friday.
May 12, 2017

'Days for Girls' sewing, assembling feminine hygiene kits for…

by Mark Miller
Volunteers and donations are needed as the nonprofit group seeks to get menstrual products into the hands of girls in Tanzania and Honduras this year.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Beaverton, speaks at a town hall meeting Sunday (May 7) in the Lincoln High School gym in Portland.
May 12, 2017

Bonamici: Congress needs more bipartisanship, less party-line…

by Peter Wong
The Democrat from Beaverton, spoke Sunday at the last of six town hall meetings that started with a March 13 gathering in Hillsboro.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Brandon Mayfield knows what it's like to get swept up in the 'global war on terrorism.' The Beaverton attorney, Muslim and former Army officer spent two weeks in jail in 2004 before being released and receiving an apology from the FBI.
May 11, 2017

From inside the maelstrom

by Dana Haynes
Thirteen years ago, Beaverton attorney Brandon Mayfield fell afoul of the Patriot Act. Today, he reflects on America, the Trump administration, and relationships with the Muslim world.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kids from around Oregon who have made spectacular contributions to their community were honored at the fourth annual Amazing Kids event on Monday afternoon.
May 11, 2017

Newspaper chain celebrates 'Amazing Kids'

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Youths from Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood are among more than two dozen who participate this year.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden speaks at a town hall meeting Saturday, May 6, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. It was his second such meeting this year in Washington County.
May 11, 2017

Wyden: Resist GOP health care overhaul

by Peter Wong
It's the senator's second town hall in Washington County this year.
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - From left, Mayors Jef Dalin of Cornelius, Steve Callaway of Hillsboro, Denny Doyle of Beaverton, John L. Cook of Tigard, Lou Ogden of Tualatin, Tim Knapp of Wilsonville, Krisanna Clark of Sherwood and Pete Truax of Forest Grove talked about what is happening in their communities and how they work together and with other partners as part of the broader region at a Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum Thursday.
May 11, 2017

Washington County mayors talk community projects, cooperation at…

by Mark Miller
The Westside Economic Alliance had a panel of mayors from Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville speak.