Out of the DARKNESS

Out of the DARKNESS

Hillsboro church breaks ground, brings sex offenders into the chapel Doug Bennett lives in...

Joaquin Lopez fuses music, poetry, storytelling in local performances

Joaquin Lopez fuses music, poetry, storytelling in local performances

Local community leader, artist and performer Joaquin Lopez has a deep love for the connectedness...

Cornelius school uses 'Amazing  Race' to impart global lessons

Cornelius school uses 'Amazing Race' to impart global lessons

Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School brings other cultures into the mix Cornelius students...

CATCH it while you CAN

CATCH it while you CAN

Glencoe High School Theatre department will present "Catch Me If You Can, The Musical" next...

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Hillsboro's Latest News

February 11, 2016

DEQ issues long-awaited Intel air quality permit

by Kathy Fuller
No modifications made to permit based on public input. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality has issued Intel Corporation its…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - GED student Marquez Goldsby works in the lobby of Londer Learning Center last April.
February 11, 2016

Oregon GED students still struggling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Critics say easier passing score isn't enough of a change Masked in Oregon’s recent celebration of higher graduation rates was the…
February 10, 2016

School construction bond likely to supercede local option levy

by Kathy Fuller
Voters won’t likely see a Hillsboro School District local option levy on their November ballots, nor on their May 2017 ballots — and…
February 10, 2016

Immunization exclusion day set

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Feb. 17 is School Exclusion Day, and the Oregon Immunization Program reminds parents that children will not be able to attend school…
PARIS ACHEN - left to right, South Salem High School students Tyler Coates, Tori Doten, Conrad Thompson and Davis Carter appeared at the Capitol Tuesday to support raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.
February 09, 2016

Coalition seeks to raise legal tobacco age

by Paris Achen
A coalition of 20 health organizations has launched a campaign to combat a sobering trend: About seven kids every day become new…
February 08, 2016

FormFactor acquires Beaverton's Cascade Microtech

by John M. Vincent
FormFactor of Livermore, Calif., and Beaverton's Cascade Microtech have announced an agreement where FormFactor will acquire all…
COURTESY IMAGE: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Hillsboro seventh-grader Dylan Mead won the Oregon Humane Society poster contest with his drawing highlighting the importance of choosing the right pet.
February 05, 2016

Hillsboro seventh-grader wins Humane Society poster contest

by The Hillsboro Tribune
A Hillsboro student is the grand prize winner of the Oregon Humane Society’s 67th annual “Be Kind to Animals” poster and story…
Nikki DeBuse
February 05, 2016

New publisher saw 'something special' in western Washington County towns

by Nancy Townsley
Nikki DeBuse comes from long career at Woodburn Independent Nikki DeBuse (rhymes with goose) officially became publisher of the…
February 05, 2016

Business owners get smarter with classes

by Travis Loose
City partners with PCC to bring in experts in everything from merchandising to marketing When longtime co-workers Jeremie Murfin,…
February 05, 2016

SolarWorld partners with sonnen to launch energy storage solutions

by Kathy Fuller
Officials at Hillsboro-based SolarWorld last week announced the company is broadening its role in the smart energy-storage business in…
February 05, 2016

Know about an amazing kid? We want to honor him or her

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The Hillsboro Tribune and its partner newspapers are seeking submissions to our 2016 Amazing Kids contest. The deadline for…
February 04, 2016

Local option levy in district's future?

by Kathy Fuller
District will also need to build new schools soon to handle growth. Money is on the minds of Hillsboro School board members as the…
February 04, 2016

Hillsboro police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Jan. 24 - A female stole a Roomba vacuum cleaner from a variety store in the 18100 block of Northwest Evergreen Parkway. - An unknown…
February 04, 2016

Police anticipate testing use of body cameras

by Peter Wong
Sheriff's deputies to train so agency can use $35K grant Washington County sheriff’s deputies continue to prepare for the day some of…
COURTESY PHOTO - HART Theatre encourages people to come dressed in their best 40s attire for a Valentine Evening of Love and Classic Film Feb. 13 featuring snacks, door prizes and The Clock, a 1945 film starring Robert Walker and Judy Garland.
February 04, 2016

Nostalgia, romance meet Valentine's Day at HART

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HART Theatre, 527 E. Main Street, is kicking off its February festivities by featuring a night of nostalgia and romance with a special…
February 05, 2016

Classifed workers, school district ratify three-year contract

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro Classified Union members Wednesday night ratified a new three-year contract with the Hillsboro School District. HCU…
February 04, 2016

New Spanish-language titles available at Cornelius Library

by Art Heerwagen
Maria Aguilar, Latino outreach coordinator for the Cornelius Library, along with a representative from the Beaverton Library, headed…
PAMPLIN FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Senator Mark Hass has a proposal for new legislatition after a group started collecting signatures to impose a gross receipts tax on Oregon businesses.
February 04, 2016

Lawmaker offers compromise on gross receipts tax

by Hillary Borrud and Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Sen. Mark Hass says his proposal could avoid big ballot battle Looking to head off a nasty and costly ballot fight, a state senator…
February 04, 2016

Residents hear sex offender is out of jail

by Fuller, Kathy
Washington County Community Corrections notified residents Monday of the release of a predatory sex offender from prison. Dustin…
February 04, 2016

School notes

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Schools foundation slates annual auction Hillsboro Schools Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala and auction at 5:30 p.m.,…

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Feb 04, 2016

Trapshoot

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Newberg Gun Club won week 7 of the Tualatin Valley Trapshoot League. Steve Whitmore and Mike Stansberry of Newberg each had a perfect…
COURTESY PHOTO - Tuality Healthcare, which operates hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, has entered into a clinical affiliation with Oregon Health & Science University that will provide greater opportunities for patient care and facilities expansion.
Feb 02, 2016

Tuality-OHSU affiliation finally a done deal

by Nancy Townsley
In a move that puts an exclamation point on plans that have been in the works for a year, Tuality Healthcare and Oregon Health &…
COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Damage to the truck driven by Cornelius resident John Nelson is consistent with him hitting a parked van, deputies say.
Feb 01, 2016

Cornelius man crashes truck into parked van

by The Hillsboro Tribune
A Cornelius man was arrested on several charges, including DUII Saturday night after he crashed his pickup truck into a parked van…
COURTESY PHOTO: KELLY ROOKE - Free Orchards Elementary third-graders had a dress rehearsal this month for a special day in April when they transform into the wax figure of a historical person.
Jan 30, 2016

Sacagawea? Laura Ingalls Wilder? Cornelius third-graders transform

by Stephanie Haugen
Cleopatra, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne Frank, Sacagawea, Martha and George Washington, Michelle and Barack Obama — they are all in…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Centurys school-based health clinic has seen an uptick in the number of students requesting birth control since Washington County closed its teen clinic last year.
Jan 29, 2016

Officials to tackle birth control issue

by Kathy Fuller
A storm appears to be brewing for the Hillsboro School Board as members prepare to address the question of family planning services at…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Masquerade revelers take a break from Portland world music group 3 Leg Torsos klezmer tango to pose for a photograph.
Jan 29, 2016

Hillsboro artists help Valley Art celebrate 50th

by Michael Sproles
Anniversary kickoff event in Forest Grove features band, masquerade theme Since 1966, the Valley Art Association has been providing…
Jan 29, 2016

Red Cross schedules blood drives for Hillsboro and Forest Grove

by Pamplin Media Group
Since Jan. 1, winter weather has forced the cancellation of more than 300 Red Cross blood drives across 20 states, further depleting…
Jan 29, 2016

Former school district employee files suit alleging disability discrimination

by Kathy Fuller
A former Hillsboro School District employee has filed a lawsuit against the district and one of its administrators in U.S. District…
Feb 02, 2016

Mayor's address sums up 2015

by Travis Loose
Jerry Willey talks jobs, housing and downtown projects On Thursday, Jerry Willey delivered his final State of the City address as…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Oregon Governor Kate Brown has thus far tried to stay neutral in what may be a coming political battle over a gross receipts tax hike known as Initiative Petition 28.
Jan 29, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite tradition of compromise, rivals say deal unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO - The Hillsboro Hops will host their third annual Fund Banquet Saturday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. to raise money for future restoration projects within the Hillsboro community.
Jan 29, 2016

Hops host third annual fundraising banquet

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The Hillsboro Hops will hold their third annual Fund Banquet this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the NW Events & Environments…
Jan 29, 2016

Politicians spar over minimum wage, schools

by Peter Wong
McLain, Parrish disagree over issues likely to hit upcoming session Two state representatives agree that Oregon’s minimum wage and…
Jan 29, 2016

Audit finds serious backlogs at teacher licensing agency

by Paris Achen
SALEM — Mismanagement, outdated technology and staffing shortages at the state’s teacher licensing agency have resulted in…
Jan 29, 2016

Three escape unharmed from Monday night house fire

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Woman smoking in bed and using oxygen ignited blaze Three Hillsboro residents escaped injury late Monday night when a woman smoking in…
Jan 29, 2016

Police Log

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Jan. 17 n An unknown suspect turned in fraudulent bottle return slips to a grocery store in the 7500 block of W. Baseline Road. n A…
Feb 03, 2016

Brown changes minimum wage plan

by Paris Achen
New plan would boost minimum to $14.50 in Portland and $13.25 in rest of state by 2022. Gov. Kate Brown’s minimum wage proposal…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Students from Bocai Experimental School in Changsha, in south China, are very excited to meet Jackson Elementary Schools mascot, the Jaguar.
Jan 28, 2016

Chinese students visit Jackson Elementary School

by Kathy Fuller
Colorful Chinese lanterns hang from the ceiling in the entry of Hillsboro’s Jackson Elementary School, welcoming a group of 11…
Jan 28, 2016

Washington state ag department issues corrective action to Applebee Aviation

by Kathy Fuller
Washington Department of Agriculture issued a notice of correction to Applebee Aviation and former Applebee employee Kevin Vanderlei…
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Jan 28, 2016

Deputies cleared in Aloha woman's death

by Eric Apalategui
Phyllis Jepsen shot to death coming at officers while brandishing a hunting knife The Washington County District Attorney’s Office has…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talked to Quatama Elementary School students about the art theyre incorporating to learn biology.
Jan 28, 2016

County's arts efforts attract attention of national leaders

by Stephanie Haugen
NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu tours Hillsboro school and theater Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Chairwoman for the National Endowment…



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