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

CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY - Nancy FeltonIn August, TIME magazine featured a story about cremation, which for the first time in U.S. history passed traditional burial rates.

According to industry figures collected by TIME, the cremation rate rose to 49 percent in 2015, while the burial rate slipped to 45 percent.

That’s a huge change in a generation. In 1980, fewer than 10 percent of consumers chose cremation. In Oregon, the cremation rate is quite a bit higher at 76 percent.

While the reasons for choosing cremation or burial vary — and are highly personal — planning you own final arrangements will ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

Preplanning will:

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery.

Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223



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

ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenTo help preserve the integrity of tax returns, the IRS is implementing new strategies for 2016 Taxes.

For the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS is asking for more proof of due diligence for each taxpayer.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the tuition and fees deduction will all require a form 1098-T with the federal ID number of the institution. The taxpayer must figure out how much they actually paid.

The Child Tax Credit will also be covered by the due diligence requirements. More questions will be asked about residency.

Taxpayers counting on these large refundable credits should know that the IRS will not process them until February 15, 2017. You may need to budget accordingly. The IRS is asking for those who can file early to please do so to avoid a bottleneck.

They are requiring businesses to e- file the 1099 and W-2s by January 31, 2017 so they can compare the W-2 income to tax returns. These new rules are being implemented based on the Security Summit results. The Security Summit is made up of business volunteers and government staff to address ID Theft and Fraudulent returns.

The Affordable Care Act will require tax preparers to review form 1095-A, B, or C in order to prepare a client’s return. The “Shared Responsibility” extra tax for not having health coverage has gone up substantially.

If you are need of a Health Insurance review, AccounTax has several contacts for referral.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223



Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -

EPRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Kara Tobeyvery 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury, according to the National Council on Aging.

Many of these falls are preventable. Here are six simple steps to prevent falling:

· Find a good balance and exercise program. Look to build balance, strength and flexibility with an activity such as tai chi. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for referrals. Find a program you like and take a friend.

· Talk to your health care provider. Share your history of recent falls and ask for an assessment of your risk of falling.

· Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure side effects aren’t increasing your risk of falling. Take medications only as prescribed.

· Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses.

· Keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards, increasing lighting, making stairs safe and installing grab bars in key areas.

· Talk to your family members and caregivers. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that patients and caregivers check out its STEADI program (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) online at www.cdc.gov/steadi/index.html. The link includes educational materials and brochures for patients, as well as videos, tests, fact sheets and case studies for providers.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Here at Prestige Care, we know how important it is to keep our residents safe, healthy and happy.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062



Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -

WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderA frequently asked question we get is, “What’s the difference between the different types of senior facilities?” Here’s an overview of Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care:

Independent Living appears much like an apartment building, but is limited to seniors. They provide some meals and usually social activities, events and outings and shopping via their vehicles. Some also have care options where they contract with a home health group to provide you things like shower assistance, companionship, and medication assistance at an additional charge.

Assisted Living is similar in the physical building, but in addition, they have staff awake 24 hours a day to provide a full range of services. Assisted Living is regulated by the State of Oregon to assure that care is provided safely. Assisted Living facilities have an RN on site to oversee medical care. Residents can select from minimum care services up to full care. Full meals are served.

Memory Care is a specialized facility to care for our seniors that have dementia. These buildings have a locked access to the outside for safety. The staff has specific training related to dementia.

Woodland Heights is a licensed Assisted Living facility. Several of our residents are completely independent and require no care. They choose to live here because they know care is immediately available if their health suddenly changes. It gives them a sense of security.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living

9355 SW McDonald St., Portland OR 97224



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

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonConsumers, office managers, owners and non-profits routinely make the same expensive mistake when replacing printer cartridges.

We experience it daily. A business wants a standard or “low-yield” cartridge and is surprised to learn about a “high-yield” cartridge for the printer in question. The previous vendor never mentioned how they can reduce their cost-per-page by at least 30% with name brand high-yield cartridges, and significantly more with factory remanufactured or compatible alternatives.

For office and business laser printers, determine if there is a high-yield cartridge. Not doing so costs your organization dearly. Office superstores generally do not mention the high-yield cartridge unless asked.

Retail “tricks of the trade” are numerous. The ink cartridge “Value Pack” is rarely a real savings. Typically there is a high-yield black and low-yield colors. The cost-per-page is 30% or more than high-yield cartridges’. General merchandisers (Walmart, Target & Fred Meyer) usually do not sell high-yield cartridges so your per-page cost will always be the most expensive.

As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs. We stock several thousand different ink & laser toner cartridges and offer free shipping.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665


Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating & Cooling INSIDER -

SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThere’s a nip in the air. Leaves are falling, sunny days are dwindling. It won’t be long before you’ll reach over to turn your furnace on.

Before that day arrives, is your furnace ready to go? Has it been checked or tuned up? Don’t wait until the chilly, busy season to find out your furnace isn’t working properly or needs to be replaced. Specialty Heating can do the job for you and if necessary, recommend repairs or replacement.

If the words “furnace replacement” put a lump in your throat, they needn’t.

Furnaces cost between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on the efficiency, size and overall scope of the installation. If you have an older gas furnace and upgrade to a new one, you could possibly see a reduction in your energy bills.

On a new gas furnace, customers can save up to $1,150 with a combination of tax credits and various incentives, depending on the gas furnace they choose.  They can also save up to $3,825 on a new HVAC system that includes a furnace and outdoor unit for cooling, either an A/C or Heat Pump.

Beat the rush before the temperatures drop; Carrier Cool Cash ends Nov 15.  Link to our special offers page:  www.specialtyheating.com/services/special-offers/

Financing is available and can be customized to your budget with low payments, no interest, and no payments and no interest same-as-cash financing options.  Here is the link to our financing page:  www.specialtyheating.com/financing/

Give us a call. We’re here to help.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223



Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness - Chiropractic INSIDER -

BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS - Dr. Daniel BeebeFirst pregnancies among women age 35 and up have jumped significantly in the last few decades -- in Oregon and across the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Oregon is among several states where the first-birth rate since 1990 rose 40 percent or more among women aged 35-44.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.


Tigard, Oregon 97223


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

Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauPerhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your teeth when nervous or anxious.

Most people grind their teeth from time to time, but it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic tooth grinding. Known as bruxism, this condition can lead to oral health problems and dental issues if left uncorrected.

Your partner might notice or hear you grind your teeth while you sleep. People who grind their teeth on a regular basis often do so during the night, and aren’t necessarily aware it is happening.

You might experience a persistent and unexplained headache if you grind your teeth often. Take note of any headaches you may have that you can’t attribute to any other source, especially if you wake up with a headache.

Your jaw will more than likely become sore and tired if you suffer from bruxism. If you wake up in the morning and have any discomfort or fatigue in your jaw, grinding may be the culprit.

While many people associate tooth-grinding with stress, it can be caused by crooked teeth, an over bite or under bite. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to complications such as dental injuries, hearing loss, and the onset of Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

If you think you might be a chronic tooth grinder, contact us at Q Family Dental and Dr. Gebeau will be happy to help with the best treatment options for you!

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223



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

COMFORCARE HOME CARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit www.dementiawise.com/events/tigard/

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224



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

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665


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

PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223



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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -

PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062



Tigard's Opinions

October 20, 2016

Vote 'yes' for Tigard-Tualatin schools

by The Times
The Tigard-Tualatin School District is vast, complex and growing, encompassing 34 square miles and serving more than 70,000 students. Many of the schools in the district were built in the 1960s, and many of those are showing their age. As time has…
October 20, 2016

For HD 37, our choice is Paul Southwick

by Pamplin Media Group
House District 37 is one of the more complicated districts served by Oregon’s House of Representatives. While it includes bustling suburban cities like Tualatin and West Linn, it also has large swaths of rural lands that are home to working farms…
October 20, 2016

Support Snider, Irvin for Tigard council

by The Times
There’s no doubt about it: Tigard has its challenges. The city continues to grow — witness the speedy construction in the River Terrace development — but has serious problems with its transportation system problems that won’t be easily solved by…

October 20, 2016

Vote for Morrison for Tualatin council

by The Times
The race is on for three seats on the Tualatin City Council this fall, and for the city of Tualatin, it’s a great race because the city — regardless of the outcome — will be well represented. That said, the choices for local voters are clear. Robert…
October 20, 2016

Conservation levy is a slam dunk - vote 'yes'

by Pamplin Media Group
There are many tough decisions to be made on this year’s ballot. Local measures in Tigard and Tualatin, the controversial Measure 97, and two massively unpopular candidates for president will spark major debate around dinner tables over the next few…
October 20, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Miles Vance
*This story has been corrected We need to pass term limits for Tualatin this year Although arguments to to reject term limits in Tualatin (Measure 34-247) represent good civics, they don’t acknowledge the difficulty of dislodging entrenched…
October 13, 2016

Vial should fill District 26 seat

by Pamplin Media Group
Voters in Bull Mountain, Sherwood, Wilsonville and King City will have their say next month on a new legislator, and in our view, it’s an easy choice between two men who seek to fill the seat. House District 26, which stretches from southern Aloha…
October 13, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Miles Vance
How can the county bring back a tax we already said ‘no’ to? Regarding a story in the Sept. 29 edition of The Times (“Washington County board OKs stand-by vehicle fee”), why was there no mention of how we just voted this down? How is this fair to…
October 06, 2016

Give Tigard residents a chance to vote on MAX light rail option

by Craig Dirksen
In times past, Oregon was one of the nation’s best kept secrets. The rest of the country didn’t understand our scenic beaches, beautiful mountains and fertile farmlands. But no more. Each day, 111 people move to our region. That means about 34 new…
October 06, 2016

Former mayor urges a 'no' vote on Tualatin's term limits measure

by Steve Stolze
I have followed the term limits conversation closely, and it is clear that the bottom line on this issue is that it is not a movement to instill term limits, it is in fact an outcry about the amount of money spent on getting re-elected in this…
October 06, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by Miles Vance
TTSD parent says ‘yes’ vote needed on Measure 34-248 I am very proud of living in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. My two teenagers started in kindergarten in our district and are now in high school. The Tigard-Tualatin School District recruits…
September 29, 2016

Support Measures 98, 99 and 100

by (none)
Measure 98 Funds high school programs YES Letting voters decide what does and doesn’t get funded in the state budget is usually a bad idea. But backers of this measure have put enough safeguards in place to earn our somewhat reluctant endorsement.…
COURTESY PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA/ORACLE - Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison co-founded Oracle, a software company that Oregon will be even more enmeshed with after a legal settlement over the failed Cover Oregon.
September 29, 2016

Our Opinion: Oracle the winner in settlement

by Editorial Board
You could almost hear the champagne corks popping in the Oracle executive suites last week after Gov. Kate Brown announced the state and the software giant had settled a lawsuit over the Cover Oregon website debacle. Not only did Oracle come out of…
September 29, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Tigard residents will benefit from a ‘yes’ on Measure 34-255 I’m writing to encourage my fellow Tigard residents to vote “yes” on Measure 34-255. This is not a funding or tax measure. By voting to approve the measure, we will simply allow our city…
Miles Vance
September 22, 2016

Rip the candidates, not the supporters

by Miles Vance
There’s no doubt about it. I stand, poised, upon a mission fraught with danger. But I won’t venture forth unprepared. No indeed. First, I slip into the fireproof body suit. Next up, the Kevlar chest piece and inserts to protect my legs and lower…
September 22, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Term limits idea takes away voters’ choices in Tualatin We are privileged in this country and this community to have the right to vote. With this privilege comes the right to choose. This right to choose says we can vote for the candidate of our…
September 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Measure 97 based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what would be the largest tax increase in the state’s…
September 22, 2016

Pedestal Rock and the need to 'Keep Oregon, Oregon'

by Ben Bowman
We might lose the battle to keep Oregon, Oregon. In early September, a group of people pushed down a small but iconic landmark of the Oregon coast, Pedestal Rock, shattering it in an instant. Gone for good. The next time a family climbs to the top…
September 15, 2016

Light rail wouldn't serve Tigard well even if approved

by Erik Halstead
Recently, I posed a series of questions to the "Yes for Tigard" campaign via their Facebook site, only to find my comments erased along with my ability to ask this shadowy group questions. The secretary of state's address finds that the "Yes for…
September 15, 2016

Voters should approve M96 to fulfill our promise to vets

by Julie Parrish
This November, Oregonians will be asked to consider several ballot measures. The more contentious measures will expend millions of dollars campaigning to win your vote. However, the most impactful measure you can vote for is Measure 96, the Oregon…
September 15, 2016

Letters to the editor

by The Times
THS teacher writes in support of M97 and local students I’m a third-generation Oregonian and a teacher for 31 years at Tigard High School. When I started teaching, I had about 18 students. I was able to talk to every student, every day, and make a…
September 08, 2016

Students: Find your place in the TTSD during the coming year

by Barry Albertson
Now that summer’s over and school has once again begun for our community’s children, I find it challenging, as always, to give my fellow teachers (and all those in our schools who interact with and help our kids) some encouragement, a few words of…
September 08, 2016

Tigard Mayor Cook is all wrong about light rail and its impacts

by Arthur Crino
Tigard Mayor John L. Cook has kicked off his campaign to persuade voters to approve MAX light rail in November. As usual, the fallacious message is a parroting of how light rail will reduce congestion in Tigard. Over and over again that will be the…
September 08, 2016

Letters to the Editor

by The Times
Writer praises the bargain of water cost in the city of Tigard I was just paying my Tigard water bill today, and it reminded me of the Community Soapbox column written by Steve Kraemer last week: “Does Tigard water really cost about a penny per…
September 07, 2016

My View: Tigard mayor endorses MAX expansion

by John Cook
I grew up in Tigard when it was a small town and there were no traffic jams. I never thought the world would change so dramatically. Today, traffic is a daily challenge and needs all the help we can get. On Sept. 5, 1986, the first MAX line between…

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Sep 07, 2016

Changes blow through the Times' newsroom

by Miles Vance
Change, my friends, is the name of the game. It is the one constant in life — that there is relatively little constancy — and it’s the same in our newsroom, too. A decade ago, Mikel Kelly — my…