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ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

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WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

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SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisAre you roasting in your non- airconditioned house in an effort to “save money”? Dragging fans from room to room to prevent total body meltdown?

Good news! Home heating and cooling systems can be financed for an affordable monthly payment. And often, with the return-on-investment factored in, such a system will pay for itself.

Typical heating and cooling system replacements can vary in price depending on the specifics of your home, your comfort needs and efficiency ratings of the equipment.

At Specialty Heating & Cooling, we want to make this investment as easy as possible for you. We have many resources available to you for easy HVAC financing; whether you prefer the lowest monthly payment or our zero-percent-interest programs.

We partner with the most competitive financial institutions in order to offer some of the following financing options:

Zero-percent-interest options for 12, 18 or 60 months - Offers minimum monthly payments with low interest during zero-interest time frame. Great financing solution to save on interest; low payments available.

Fixed-rate programs with low monthly payment — Offers low monthly payment based on a fixed rate with a longer term of 12 years. This is our lowest payment program available.

No payments and no interest for 6 or 12 months – Buy now and pay later, no payments or interest till 2017.

Energy savings on your monthly utility bills from higher-efficiency equipment will often make your net monthly payment even less.

Our sales professionals have all the right tools to help inform and educate you for realistic energy savings and estimated net monthly payments.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

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BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel Beebe“At this clinic, we measure – we don’t guess,” says Dr. Daniel Beebe, of Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Tigard.

Prior to treatment, for example, patients receive a thermal scan and an electrical scan (also called surface EMG) to see if muscles are pulling and which way they’re going, says Beebe. “The scans can tell us how to proceed with treatment. Later, we can rescan to see if you’re improving and if not, make adjustments to the treatment.”

Though the equipment for the scans is available to any practitioner, “it’s expensive and it takes experience to use it,” says Beebe.

Beebe also does a complete blood-chemistry panel.

“Here in the Northwest, we see a lot of low Vitamin D, anemia, liver problems and heart problems,” says Beebe. “It’s just a real good screen for general body conditions.”

“Patients may come in and say ‘I’m really fatigued all the time.’ We’ve even seen cases where they were bleeding internally, but just didn’t know. Others will come in with an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease.”

“I test for gluten and other sensitivities. With people who have gluten sensitivities, it can affect a woman’s thyroid — which is a surprise to many.”

Women with gluten sensitivities suffer thyroid problems as a ratio of 23 to 1 compared to men.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, OR 97223

503-620-1280

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Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau of Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauAt Q Family Dental, we often have patients who ask us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why brushing or flossing makes them wince or cringe. The answer, usually, is sensitive teeth.

 

Tooth sensitivity typically occurs when the underlying dentin layer of the tooth, which surrounds the tooth’s nerve, becomes exposed.

 

Permanent hypersensitivity, however, may require treatment. The first step is to determine the cause, which may include one or more of the following:

 

Tooth decay (cavities)

Exposed dentin, especially near the gum line

Cracked or fractured teeth

Fillings that are worn

Gum (periodontal) disease, or gum recession

Worn tooth enamel

Brushing too hard

Consuming acidic foods

 

The good news is, sensitive teeth can be treated after the cause is determined. Treatments may include:

 

Desensitizing toothpaste, which contains ingredients that seal off the microtubules inside the exposed dentin to help reduce tooth sensitivity.

Fluoride gel, which strengthens compromised tooth enamel, helps prevent tooth decay, and decreases hypersensitivity of the teeth.

A crown, filling, inlay or onlay, which is used to treat tooth decay and often prevents sensitivity

A surgical gum graft. If some gum tissue has been lost from the root (recession), this procedure will help cover the root and normally reduces sensitivity.  A graft typically helps prevent further recession.

A root canal, which involves removing infected pulp tissue from inside the root of a tooth and replacing it with a biocompatible, root filling material.  This is normally followed with a crown.

 

Make an appointment with Dr. Q today to determine treatment options and to eliminate pain and discomfort.

 

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - Home Care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed.

If you or your loved one needs assistance in managing diabetes, ComForCare can help.

With appropriate care and medication management, complications of diabetes can be prevented.

Under the direction of our Registered Nurse and along with your doctor, our caregivers can assist with nutrition and monitoring, which can help keep blood sugar levels consistent and prevent dangerous spikes. If desired, caregivers can help set up daily exercise routines to provide motivation for healthier living.

Our caregivers have specialized training managing chronic conditions such as diabetes. We can help coordinate doctor’s appointments, transport you to and from appointments, and help you carry out doctor-recommended activities.

Caregivers can set up regular schedules to coordinate eating and insulin administration to keep you healthy and balanced. If blood sugar levels ever become a concern, caregivers understand how to take immediate action and can contact medical services to assist.

Depending on the type and severity of diabetes, there are different diabetes management aids that may be prescribed by doctors. These may include insulin/glucose pumps, insulin pens or other devices. Our trained caregivers can help you get used to using the devices for blood sugar control and monitoring.

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. Caregivers can help with meal planning and preparation so that meals are both healthy and enjoyable. We will make sure that your diet is well-balanced and low in sugar and carbohydrates to avoid blood-sugar fluctuations.

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Medical Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP  - Schedule an appointment today.Did you know that women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men?

“There is a silent health crisis in America. It’s the fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women,” said Dr. David Gremillion of Men’s Health Network, the non-profit that sponsors Men’s Health Month each June.

Though many prefer to “tough it out” when they feel unwell, men owe it to themselves and their families to get regular medical checkups and screenings and to follow through with doctors’ recommendations.

Men are more at risk than women to suffer from heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke, depression, hearing loss and other afflictions. More than 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.

“Just like taking the car in for an oil change or for the 25,000-mile checkup, men also need to take themselves to the doctor’s office to make sure everything is running smoothly,” Gremillion added. “That’s why Men’s Health Network created this campaign – to help men keep track of how often to check their blood pressure, get a tetanus booster and check their testosterone levels.”

Here’s a guide that outlines how often to get checkups: www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/getitcheckedpostermen.pdf

Pacific Medical Group’s five clinics have each been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the NCQA and the State of Oregon, which means they offer enhanced, coordinated medical care for their patients.

Call now to schedule an appointment.

Pacific Medical Group

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery - Cemetery & Mausoleum INSIDER -


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonAt Crescent Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, we are always available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Here are some common concerns:

Q. How much notice do you require for a burial?   

A. Generally 3-4 days, depending on the family's specific or culture needs, but a minimum of 48 hours.

Q. What choices are there to honor our loved ones who choose cremation?

A. We allow cremated remains to be buried in a traditional casket grave, urn garden, inurned into a niche/columbarium which may or may not be in a mausoleum, or our scatter gardens.

Q. We are a couple. One of us wants to be cremated and the other casket burial. Is there any way we can be together in death, as we were in life?

A. Yes, you would need one grave or mausoleum space.  If the person who prefers cremation passes away first, we would place the cremated remains under where the headstone will be, so in the future when we open the grave for the casket burial, we will not disturb the cremated remains. Should it be reversed, we would place the cremated remains on top of the outer burial container for the casket.

Q. When would a headstone be installed?

A. Headstones are purchased when the family is ready to do so. Most order right away, but some families wait weeks, months, sometimes years. 

Q. Who installs the monument?

A. Cemetery staff or the granite company install the monuments, depending on size.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenSo you're halfway through the tax year for 2016. Yes, really!

While your 2015 taxes were due just a few months ago, it’s time to take a look at how this year is shaping up for your business or personal taxes.

At AccounTax, we call this a “mid-year review,” which helps take the stress out of next year’s returns — and a lot more.

Review what’s happened and make corrections — Two quarterly tax payments have come and gone. Mid-year is a good time to see what you’ve paid in estimated taxes and balance projections, using actual numbers. The next quarterly estimate is due Sept. 15.

Track where your money is going – daily. More than a monthly reconciliation, knowing where your money is every day means your business or household can be nimble enough to make corrections within the next six months. To accomplish that, you’ll need an accounting program or detailed spreadsheet, you can see where money is flowing both in and out.

Review capital expenses and plan for deductions — Section 179 is a portion of the tax code that allows business owners to deduct the full expenses of a capital purchase immediately, rather than depreciating the cost over a period of time. To take advantage of this tax opportunity, business owners must understand the tax differences between taking the deduction versus offsetting it into future years. Performing a financial review in July allows your business six months to plan for capital expenditures and strategic purchases.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr is retiring at the end of the month. He said he is confident in his staff at the Tigard Police Department and believes it is the right time for him to end his career in law enforcement.
Aug 15, 2016

After a 46-year career, Tigard police chief turning in his badge

by Mark Miller
Alan Orr says he will retire at the end of August. Just weeks after his counterparts in Beaverton and Tualatin entered retirement, Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr is preparing to do the same. Orr…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Smoke billows from the roof of Miller's Homestead restaurant in Tualatin on Sunday night. The popular eatery's owners say they hope to reopen as soon as possible.
Aug 15, 2016

Fire damages Miller's Homestead restaurant

by The Times
Business 'closed for an undetermined amount of time' after overnight blaze. Miller’s Homestead, a Lake Grove-area restaurant known for its rustic decor, all-day breakfast menu and homestyle…
COURTESY OF SHERWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT - Consultants hired by the Sherwood School District found elevated amounts of lead in three water fixtures at Middleton, Hopkins and Archer Glen elementary schools.
Aug 15, 2016

Three Sherwood school water fixtures show elevated levels of lead

by Ray Pitz
District reports high levels at Archer Glen, Middleton, Hopkins elementary schools. Tests of Sherwood School District facilities show that three schools had fixtures had elevated levels of lead…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVEN BROWN - This 1950 Merc belong to Brad Venderberg.
Aug 13, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of…
Ahschlager
Aug 12, 2016

Canby woman charged with embezzlement

by Pamplin Media Group
Police allege Sarah Ahschlager stole $145,000 from Sherwood Family Medicine A 39-year-old Canby woman faces numerous charges for allegedly embezzling at least $145,000 from a Sherwood medical…
Aug 12, 2016

City of Tualatin warns of telephone fraud

by The Times
People in Tualatin have been receiving fraudulent phone calls purportedly from the city offices in what appears to be a credit card scam operation, according to the city. The phone number used…
A project map shows where Southwest Walnut Street will be closed until Aug. 27.
Aug 12, 2016

Section of Walnut Street to remain closed until Aug. 27

by The Times
Closure was originally scheduled until next Monday. A stretch of Southwest Walnut Street that has been closed since late last month for construction work will remain off-limits to through…
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Attendees at the 2016 Tualatin Crawfish Festival compete in the crawfish eating contest on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park.
Aug 11, 2016

Crawfish Festival recipe a winner again in 2016

by The Times
Thousands flock to Tualatin for the annual city celebration featuring — you guessed it — crawfish For many years now, people have been asking the question — “What's the secret ingredient and…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - As envisioned by the regional government Metro, the Southwest Corridor project would construct a MAX light rail line from downtown Portland as far as Bridgeport Village, serving stops in Southwest Portland and Tigard along the way.
Aug 11, 2016

Southwest Corridor plan enters environmental review phase

by Ravleen Kaur
This story has been updated from its original version. The Southwest Corridor Plan has crossed another milestone. As envisioned by the regional government Metro, the Southwest Corridor transit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tigard resident Julie Magers honored for her mental health advocacy work
Aug 11, 2016

Tigard woman awarded for mental health advocacy

by Ravleen Kaur
When her 16-year-old daughter was in the emergency room after attempting suicide, Julie Magers realized how broken the mental health care system was. As she navigated the system to find the best…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dr. Geoffrey Skinner, left, and Dr. Rod Johnson, co-owner of Total Health Dental, encourage patients to keep flossing despite a recent story by the Associated Press that casts doubt on the efficacy of the practice.
Aug 11, 2016

Don't believe the headlines, local dentists say - flossing is…

by Mark Miller
AP report last week cast significant doubt on technique's effectiveness. Last week, the Associated Press dropped a major bombshell when it reported that the U.S. federal government no longer…
Aug 11, 2016

Wilsonville Brewfest is back

by Claire Colby
More brews, eats and tunes all for a cause. Beer lovers, rejoice! It’s no longer necessary to trek all the way to Portland to enjoy the region’s brewed bounty. After last year’s overwhelming…
Aug 11, 2016

Tigard-Tualatin Police Log: Aug. 2-8, 2016

by Mark Miller
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department reported the following arrests from Aug. 2 through Aug. 9: arson — 1; assault — 3; burglary — 1; criminal mischief — 1; criminal trespass — 1; driving under the…
MAP COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - A zoning map shows the area, in black, relative to the city of Tigard, shown in colors based on zoning (red for commercial, yellow for residential).
Aug 10, 2016

Tigard City Council approved annexation, rezoning along 113th…

by Mark Miller
Application OK'd Tuesday despite some neighbors' objections. The city of Tigard is set to grow by about 7.5 acres after the Tigard City Council lent its tentative approval Tuesday for the…
Justin Allen Heldt, in a booking photo provided by the Washington County Jail.
Aug 10, 2016

Tualatin man arrested for starting fire at Fred Meyer

by Mark Miller
Justin Allen Heldt, 41, held for arson, criminal mischief. A fire broke out near a loading dock at Fred Meyer in Tualatin early Sunday morning, leading to the arrest of a Tualatin man spotted…
PMG PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The West Linn-Wilsonville School District's Steve Matthias takes out a classroom sink fixture at Inza R. Wood Middle School on Aug. 2.
Aug 10, 2016

Results show elevated levels of lead at two Stafford-area schools

by Andrew Kilstrom
Stafford Primary School, Athey Creek Middle School both show elevated levels. The two West Linn-Wilsonville public schools closest to Tualatin showed elevated levels of lead in their water in…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - John Goodhouse, center, won a just-for-bragging-rights paddle race organized by Tualatin Riverkeepers on the Tualatin River on Saturday; on Tuesday, he voted along with the rest of the Tigard City Council in support of the Riverkeepers' application to have the river named as a National Water Trail.
Aug 09, 2016

Tigard, Tualatin sign off on national designation for Tualatin…

by Mark Miller
Tualatin Riverkeepers seeking National Water Trail status for river. This story has been updated from its original version. The Tualatin River is two steps closer to being named a National Water…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin Police Capt. Greg Pickering shows what a tactical vest is made of at the police station.
Aug 09, 2016

Heavy armor added to police arsenal in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
Nonprofit's donation allows department to purchase ballistic chestplates. Thanks to the Tualatin Community Police Foundation, law enforcement officers in Tualatin are more prepared for tactical…
PMG FILE PHOTO - If voters approve a measure referred to the November ballot by the Tualatin City Council Monday, recreational marijuana sold in Tualatin will face a 3 percent local sales tax...if, that is, a marijuana shop ever opens in the city.
Aug 08, 2016

Tualatin voters to decide on marijuana sales tax this fall

by Mark Miller
City Council votes 4-1 to place measure on ballot. This story has been updated from its original version. Less than two weeks after a similar vote by its Tigard counterpart, the Tualatin City…
PMG PHOTO: BARBARA SHERMAN - Hanging out in front of Sherwood Middle School, which would become home to J. Clyde Hopkins Elementary  School students if the bond measure passes, are (from left) Ben, who graduated from Sherwood High School in 2016; Josh, who will be a senior; and Gavin, who will be a junior.
Aug 08, 2016

Sherwood schools bond measure goes on November ballot

by Barbara Sherman
The $247.5M measure would pay for reorganization of school campuses, new high school. Big changes may be in store for the Sherwood School District. After months of planning and strategizing, the…
PMG PHOTO: BARBARA SHERMAN - At the Summerfield Clubhouse on July 14, Sandy Brewer (left), chairwoman of the Summerfield Women's Golf Club's charity fundraiser, holds a check for $8,000 made out to the Caring Closet that was gratefully accepted by Caring Closet Director Rose Money.
Aug 07, 2016

Summerfield golf club goes for gold again

by Barbara Sherman
Community members, businesses make $8,000 donation to Caring Closet possible. There were a few tears shed during Summerfield Women's Golf Club’s annual charity tournament and dinner on July 14,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TVF&R - A Cessna flipped while landing at Twin Oaks Airpark on River Road on Saturday morning.
Aug 06, 2016

Plane flips while landing at Twin Oaks Airpark

by Pamplin Media Group
No injuries reported at privately owned airpark west of Tigard. While all eyes are on the Hillsboro Airport this weekend for the Oregon International Air Show, crews with Tualatin Valley Fire &…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Tigard City Councilor John Goodhouse left the field far behind to win Saturday's Political Paddle Race on the Tualatin River.
Aug 06, 2016

Elected officials race on the Tualatin River

by Mark Miller
Tigard's John Goodhouse easily wins his first 'Political Paddle Race.' This story has been updated from its original version. As runners passed through Cook Park on the Crawfish Crawl…
CHASE ALLGOOD - The audience snaps pictures of the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey as is hovers over the Hillsboro Airport during the 2016 Oregon International Air Show Friday Night.
Aug 06, 2016

2016 Oregon International Air Show blasts off at Hillsboro…

by Geoff Pursinger
Annual event brings people of all walks of life together Lee Faulk loves his job. Just ask him. “I get to stand next to these beautiful planes all day, and enjoy the weather and talk to people,”…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Abom Chief Executive Officer Jack Cornelius, left, and President David McCulloch talk about their business with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici during a visit of their Tigard business on Thursday.
Aug 05, 2016

Bonamici tours local companies, meets with constituents in Tigard

by Mark Miller
Congresswoman offers praise for Abom's work on anti-fogging goggles, defends review of TPP. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici had a full day of events in Tigard and Tualatin on Thursday, when she…