State government at the starting gate

State government at the starting gate

We take a look at the leaders, the issues, and the challenges facing Oregon in 2017.

New day, same problem, as more closures and late openings announced for Friday

New day, same problem, as more closures and late openings announced for Friday

As of Thursday night, some 1,300 PGE customers remain without power.

Severe weather center set to open

Severe weather center set to open

Shelter for homeless and houseless population available in Beaverton during severe weather systems

Racing and roses: Registration opens Tuesday for half-marathon

Racing and roses: Registration opens Tuesday for half-marathon

Beaverton is coming up roses and kicking off the Rose Festival events with a run

Freedom from abuse

Freedom from abuse

Refugee, immigrant victims of abuse offered services and support to become self-sufficient

Police Chief promoted from within

Police Chief promoted from within

Interim Police Chief, 30-year department veteran named Beaverton Police Chief

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DR. IRINA MOGA FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina Moga, DDSSmile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance. Even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more. With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures such as bonding and porcelain veneers can make chipped teeth look like new.

Tooth bonding is used in several different ways, but is probably most useful for repairing chipped teeth. Bonding materials (high-density, space-age plastics called composite resin) and porcelain–are more natural in color and can be designed to perfectly match the surrounding teeth making it difficult to discern there ever was a broken tooth.

Transitional bonding is used for anything from a mock-up to a full-mouth rehabilitation. It’s called transitional because it allows the patient to transition into more permanent dentistry as he or she can afford, or as the treatment sequence demands, and it allows the dentist time to work out any bite related and aesthetic issues. Transitional bonding is an important tool in the skillset of an accomplished cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers can be used to repair chipped teeth that are located in the smile zone. Porcelain laminate veneers consist of several thin layers of ceramic. Using a special adhesive, the veneers are bonded to the tooth to replace the original enamel. A very small amount of the original tooth enamel (generally less than a millimeter) in preparing for the veneer to create room for a comfortable fit.

Don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation. Get a great new look for 2017!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonInk cartridge cost is currently a hot button issue.  Like many product categories, marketing representations may be factual, but can often be disingenuous.

Epson’s EcoTank printers (five models from $300+ to $1,200) come with bags of ink, poured into the storage unit feeding the printhead; NOT replaceable cartridges.

Epson represents each has about two years of ink; enough to print thousands of pages, providing very low cost-per-page.  True, but…

Not mentioned: the basic printer is an existing low-end model, generally $70+, is slow, with few extra capabilities, and has an expanded storage area for raw ink  So, one pays $250+ upfront for ink and the possibility of lowering the cost-per-page, if all of the ink is used before the printer experiences problems.  If the printer doesn’t last, only using half of the ink, the actual cost per page doubles. And, if the user does not routinely clean the printheads it will clog up, possibly rendering the printer useless.  (See www.tinyurl.com/he59cnn/ )

We recycle lots of printers, periodically testing to determine history and quirks.  Few low end printers print more than a few thousand pages. 

So, it’s a great proposition, IF one gets full life.  If not, you overpaid.

We can shed some light on this issue.

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAs we end the year, I am deeply grateful for our community of cherished residents and staff members and looking forward to the new year.

Beaverton Lodge -- an independent, locally owned retirement living community founded in 1988 -- offers comfort in continuity and delight in the unfolding seasons throughout the year.

Situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, the landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species. Our residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches on which to stop, sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library and the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents find all the features one would want in a retirement community: large apartments with storage closets; a full-service dining room; a mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

In the spring and summer, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers and squash. The Beaverton Farmer’s Market is just a few blocks away, with fresh local homegrown produce.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

I look forward to meeting new residents this year. Stop by for a complimentary lunch and tour of our community.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

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DR. IRINA MOGA, DDS - Dr. Irina MogaIt’s open-enrollment season. Deciding whether to buy dental insurance is a very important decision for you and your family. In addition to limiting your financial risk from some dental expenses, dental insurance can help in a number of other ways.

Dental insurance plans:

· Generally cover regular professional visits that include teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments. These visits, combined with proper flossing and brushing at home, help avoid tooth decay and promote healthy gums. Plans may also cover other aspects of professional dental care, including fillings, crowns and root canals.

· Can help pay for unexpected dental emergencies and damage to your teeth that may be expensive to fix.

· Will help your children establish healthy preventative dental habits early on. Regular oral exams, cleanings and X-rays are important to long-term dental health.

It’s important to assess your known dental needs and those of your family. For example, are any family members likely to need orthodontia, wisdom-tooth extraction, periodontal (gum) care, cosmetic procedures, bridgework or dentures this coming year? Does your employer offer a Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account to save for larger expenditures?

Here are a few good questions to ask when comparing dental plans:

Which dentists are within this plan’s preferred provider network?

Which services are covered under this plan and which are not?

How much will I have to pay (monthly premiums, co-pays and annual deductibles) and what is the annual maximum coverage?

Don’t hesitate to call our office to ask questions that may inform your decision.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Beaverton ClinicIt’s open enrollment season again, when consumers make critical decisions about health insurance coverage and health care providers.

Pacific Medical Group has five locations in the Portland metro area: Beaverton, Tigard, Canby, Oregon City and North Portland.

All of our clinics are recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the State of Oregon, which means we offer enhanced, coordinated medical care for our patients.

At Pacific Medical Group Beaverton, we can care for pediatrics to seniors.  For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

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.

Call Pacific Medical Group today to find out how we can provide superior service to you and your family.

Pacific Medical Group – Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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ABEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Normans people get older and become more vulnerable through physical aging, slower cognitive skills and limited mobility, they may begin to experience fear or anxiety.

Loved ones should recognize that such fears are a normal response to change, even in someone who once had a confident stride and attitude. Fears – even those that may seem baseless – should be recognized and their concerns should be addressed.

Studies show that 30 to 50 percent of elderly people fear falling and being injured. Others may be frightened to cook, concerned they may start a fire. Not being able to drive, which can be caused by vision problems or slower reflexes, fuels a senior’s biggest fear -- loss of independence.

A small degree of fear can be healthy, inspiring an aging adult to get a cane or walker. A high degree of fear may result in a senior sitting too much and losing muscle tone, which actually increases the likelihood of falling.

Some seniors may have concerns about moving to a retirement or assisted living community. Such concerns are often based in unfamiliarity with the services such a community may offer, the facility itself, opportunities to be active and social, medication assistance and safety measures.

Our retirement community, Beaverton Lodge, inspires confidence in our residents and helps them live healthier, happier lives.

Beaverton Lodge is a locally owned, welcoming community on a beautiful, walkable campus.

Call us today to arrange a tour. And have a wonderful holiday season!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

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DR. MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina Moga, DDSYou may have a parent, spouse or friend who has difficulty maintaining a healthy mouth on their own. How can you help?

Two things are critical:

· Help them keep their mouth clean with reminders to brush and floss daily.

· Make sure they get to a dentist regularly.

These steps can prevent many problems, but tasks that once seemed so simple can become very challenging.

If your loved one is having difficulty with brushing and flossing, talk to a dentist or hygienist who can provide helpful tips or a different approach.

For a patient who wear dentures, pay close attention to eating habits. If they’re having difficulty eating or are not eating as much as usual, denture problems could be the cause.

When you’re caring for someone who is confined to bed, they may have so many health problems that it’s easy to forget about oral health. However, it’s still very important because bacteria from the mouth can be inhaled into the lungs and cause pneumonia.

Our team offers a full range of dental care in an inviting and comforting setting, along with a level of personal attention and compassion you won’t find elsewhere.

We are committed to providing comprehensive oral health care, with a strong emphasis on prevention.

For those who need dentures, we can handle all phases of the process.

Dr. Moga offers full dental care, including extractions, while Michael Moga expertly crafts dentures in the same office.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Twenty-nine million Americans have the disease.

November is American Diabetes Month. It’s a good reminder to find out more about diabetes risk factors (visit www.diabetes.org/) and to schedule medical tests to check for prediabetes.

For those already diagnosed with diabetes, is your disease well-managed? If not, why not?

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. In some cases, proper nutrition alone will curb diabetes symptoms and eliminate the need for insulin.

At Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence, three meals a day are served in the dining room, which has flexible meal plans and hours. Whenever possible, our kitchen serves seasonal organic produce, natural beef and chicken and organic Oregon seafood. Diabetic desserts are also offered.

Exercise, foot care and regular medical checkups are essential for staying healthy with diabetes.

We have fitness options such as exercise classes, water aerobics and tranquil walking paths through the property’s gardens and alongside a creek. Foot and nail care is offered on-site.

We provide scheduled door-to-door transportation for residents to visit their doctors and dentists.

Our independent-living community has 24-hour on-site resident managers. Each apartment is equipped with emergency pull-cords in the living room, bedrooms and bathroom.

Call Beaverton Lodge today to arrange a tour and a complimentary meal.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - Tigard Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer.

The good news is that self-exams, clinical exams and mammograms help with early detection. Most women can survive breast cancer, if it’s found and treated early.

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so it’s important to establish a regular time to perform a self-exam.

While mammograms can help detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your healthcare provider if there are any changes. Find out how by visiting www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam

Clinical breast exams are an important part of early detection. An experienced professional may notice a suspicious area on the breast that may not register as a warning in the patient’s mind.

During a clinical breast exam, your healthcare provider will exam your breasts to look for differences in size or shape between your breasts as well as the skin covering your breasts for any rash, dimpling, or other abnormal signs.

Talk with your healthcare provider, especially between the ages of 40 and 49, when to schedule a mammogram. It is recommended that women ages 50 to 74 have a mammogram every two years, unless your provider recommends having a mammogram more often.

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaYou may wonder why you're suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years.

As we get older, we enter a second round of cavity-prone years.

One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, it is a side effect in more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

This is just one reason why it’s so important to tell your dentist about any medications you’re taking. Your dentist can make recommendations to help relieve your dry mouth symptoms and prevent cavities dry mouth symptoms. Here are some common recommendations:

· Use over-the-counter oral moisturizers, such as a spray or mouthwash.

· Consult with your physician on whether to change the medication or dosage.

· Drink more water. Carry a water bottle with you, and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Your mouth needs constant lubrication.

· Use sugar-free gum or lozenges to stimulate saliva production.

· Get a humidifier to help keep moisture in the air.

· Avoid foods and beverages that irritate dry mouths, like coffee, alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and acidic fruit juices.

· Your dentist may apply a fluoride gel or varnish to protect your teeth from cavities.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Residence INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanFall is a great time to shop for a retirement community, before the colder weather hits and the holidays get under way.

Settle into your new home and enjoy the easy-care living and all the amenities.

At Beaverton Lodge, we have a relaxing heated mineral saline pool. Saline poolwater doesn’t have the side effects often associated with traditionally chlorinated pools, such as irritated eyes and skin to lung irritation and asthma-like symptoms.

There are a variety of activities right on-site, including indoor exercise classes, art shows and a movie theatre.

Turn over the shopping, housework and cooking duties to our staff and enjoy our delicious cuisine.

We’ve also got a high “cozy” quotient, with a fireplace in the sitting room.

No need to worry about power outages when the wind whips up. Our solar voltaic panels generate electricity and we have solar hot water heating.

There’s a back-up power generator in extreme weather conditions. If the power goes out, the generator comes on in 10 seconds, supplying electricity to the central building to keep it fully operational, including both elevators. Apartment hallways are lit by emergency lighting hallways stay warm. During a power outage, we can feed and support residents and staff and maintain communications with emergency personnel.

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal and ask about going on a trip with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community and learn more about life at Beaverton Lodge.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

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Monday: Snow and ice sticking around as heavy rains loom

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by Dana Haynes
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TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Although sidewalks and major roads outside Beaverton City Hall have been cleared, snow and ice remains thick on parking lots and some side streets.
January 13, 2017

Friday: Westside starts the morning in single digits

by The Times
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Deputies seek public's help locating missing Aloha woman

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PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lynn Wickstrom and granddaughter Piper Britt, 3, sled down Hart Meadows Park Trail east of Southwest 160th Avenue and north of Southwest Rigert Road on Wednesday.
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JAIME VALDEZ/PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Tobias Read was sworn in as Oregon treasurer Friday by Judge Chris Garrett of the Oregon Court of Appeals.
January 12, 2017

Tobias Reed sworn in as Oregon's 29th treasurer

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Without invoking President-elect Trump, Read calls the Treasurer's Office the 'line of defense for Oregon values and investments.'
JAIME VALDEZ/PORTLAND TRIBUNE - Gov. Kate Brown embraces Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer after she is sworn into office Monday, Jan. 9, in the House of Representatives.
January 12, 2017

Brown wants state to 'move forward' in spirit of bipartisanship

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
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TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sen. Richard Devlin, right, is the chief budget-writer for the Oregon State Senate.
January 12, 2017

Local lawmakers fill leadership ranks in Salem

by Dana Haynes
Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin once again is co-leads the all-important budget-writing committee.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sen. Ginny Burdick was sworn into office on Monday. The 2017 legislative session kicks off Feb. 1.
January 12, 2017

Senate leader sees new revenue, transportation top agenda for 2017

by Dana Haynes
Ginny Burdick, whose district includes Tigard, is Washington County's highest ranking lawmaker.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Yasmeen Obeidi, 8, turquoise jacket, and her older sister, Mariam,10, react as they go over a jump on Southwest Fisk Terrace in Sherwood.
January 12, 2017

Thursday: Clouds lift, but winter sun in a brilliant blue sky won't melt snow and ice

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January 12, 2017

Richardson sworn in as Oregon's secretary of state

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He continues his campaign message of government transparency in his inauguration speech.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - About a fifth of incoming lawmakers will be new this year in Salem. But they could have a big influence on major issues facing the state.
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Howdy, newbies: A fifth of legislators will be new in 2017 session

by Paris Achen and Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Nearly a quarter of the 60-member House of Representatives and three of the 30-member Senate will be freshmen.
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King City resident fights for tenants' rights

by Steve Law
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TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A commuter makes his way across Beaverton Wednesday morning.
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Governor declares storm emergency

by The Times
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TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - It's going to take a while for the region to dig out from the biggest snowfall since 2008, but that didn't stop Amber Layton from getting started. The lead outreach worker with HomePlate Youth Services, and a Philadelphia native no stranger to snowstorms, she shoveled snow on a sidewalk in front of the organization's office in Beaverton Wednesday morning.
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Schools to stay closed Thursday after snowstorm

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Power out at Washington County offices

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Wednesday: Schools closed, WES disrupted, chains required as snow blankets region

by Mark Miller and Mandy Feder-Sawyer
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Governor grants clemency, pardons

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
New year and a new start for three Oregon men, Beaverton man gets a fresh slate
PHOTOS COURTESY OF IAN SCOTT MACDONALD - A Beaverton High School graduate is fighting for his life in a hospital in California. Ian Scott MacDonald needs a double-lung transplant to survive.
Jan 04, 2017

BHS grad in need

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Beaverton High School graduate needs double-lung transplant, diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis
Jan 03, 2017

UPDATE: Shooting near Southridge High School was self-inflicted,…

by Dana Haynes
The person injured, who was taken to a hospital, reportedly told police he had been the victim of a drive-by shooting.
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Snow greeted the New Year for residents in the West Hills on Sunday. Temperatures are supposed to stay close to, or below, freezing for several days.
Jan 01, 2017

New Year greeted with round of 'Cold' Lang Syne

by Bryan M. Vance, OPB
Forecasters: Temperatures will hover right around 32 degrees through Wednesday.
PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON STATE POLICE - State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg
Dec 31, 2016

Officers who fired weapons in Christmas incident identified

by Dana Haynes
The Washington County Major Crimes Team has not yet concluded its investigation and the Washington County District Attorney's Office has not issued any charges.
WCSO - The Washington County Sheriff's office says that a Hillsboro man was driving a stolen car when he was spotted by police. Fleeing authorities, he crashed the car into a shrub, then ran off.
Dec 30, 2016

Deputies arrest man who stole car, ran off in Aloha

by Geoff Pursinger
Matthew Nuno, of Hillsboro, faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude a police officer, being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon and unlawful possession…