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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

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


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

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


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health (HYPERLINK "http://www.nia.nih.gov" www.nia.nih.gov), such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

www.sagehearingsolutions.com

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


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

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


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party ink cartridges save you money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage, to illegal, to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, ink cartridges included. Buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacture ) = name brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings. Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, refilled with the appropriate ink formulation with a new or reset “chip." Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate ink and “chip." Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops or refill machines such as those at Costco? Job shop vs. factory quality. Universal ink (garbage) vs. ink specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the Internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon. Epson cartridges in order to comply with past settled litigation must be an empty original Epson cartridge, recycled and remanufactured in the USA.

Let us help you with cost effective high quality cartridges. As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is Free And we sell and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.”

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com/

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


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, 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 can treat sports injuries. 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.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure 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 - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - Personal Training INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, Fit AcademyGetting into an exercise routine involves a lot more than joining a gym.

“The first 30 days are critical,” says Jarod Cogswell, founder of Fit Academy by Washington Square. “We want to get new members integrated and comfortable and introduce them to like-minded people who are going to be part of their journey.”

One of the first steps for a coach such as Cogswell is to ask, “What’s your main goal?”

Typically, he says, that’s something more motivational than “I want to lose 15 pounds.”

“I ask ‘Why?’ they say, ‘I want to be thinner.’ I ask, “How does that make you feel?’ and they say ‘Self-confident.’” The key is finding his or her emotional attachment to the goal.

One of the things he emphasizes as a coach is “we want to motivate the head and inspire the heart.” That means the client should feel like he’s receiving support even while he’s not at the gym.

“They might get a text from me checking in on them, maybe something inspirational or motivational. I like to mix it up.”

“We get there before the client does and check in with them. ‘How’s it going personally, professionally — not just your program design.’ We need to make sure they’re having fun and recognize the little victories along the way.”

“You want to be in an environment that’s educational, motivational and inspires you to be your best self,” he added. “When the day’s over, you want to be 1 percent better than you were yesterday.”

Fit Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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Brought to you by Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory CareQ: What advantages are there to buying new?

A: Buying new can mean getting in on the ground floor of a community. Oftentimes, as a family member of a resident in a new community, you can provide input that will help enhance the experience for everyone, especially your loved one.

Q: How can I get a sense of the facility’s living environment prior to its construction or occupation?

A: Usually, the community will have a team available early in the process to show what the community will feel and look like. They may use color boards with examples of textiles, a daily calendar that would highlight an activities schedule, as well as model apartments. Meet with as many staff members as possible to get a feel for their background and why they are a part of this community’s team. These are the people who will be entrusted with your loved one’s care and you need to be comfortable with them.

Q: Do new facilities incorporate the latest technology and care models for those with memory loss?

A: Yes, we utilize secured spaces with keypad entrances, motion sensors for those at risk of falling, as well as tablets for our care staff to be able to quickly notate and recall information for a resident.

Q: What features in the building and grounds are designed to benefit a memory-loss patient?

A: We have arranged our community into four smaller units that we call neighborhoods. These neighborhoods provide an easily navigated space with dedicated staff who will know them and their routine as well as preferences. Doors in and out of these neighborhoods (into the building common space as well as the courtyard) are secured with key pad locks to ensure safety from wandering.

Q: Anything else to consider?

Every community is different and you may need to tour and get information from multiple places to find the right fit for you and your loved one.

Waterhouse Ridge

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

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


Margaret Norman, Beaverton LodgeFirst, I suggest making a list of things that are important to you.

Generally, most independent retirement communities are age-restricted to 55 and over.

Find out if the community is a month-to-month rental or a buy-in community. If deposits are required, how much are they and are they refundable?

While residents live independently, each community offers different amenities, activities and services. Ask about:

· Transportation and frequency of outings for shopping, doctor visits and excursions.

· What’s the policy regarding pet ownership or overnight guest visits?

· Dining options and prices

· Are there resident managers with an emergency call system answered 24 hours a day?

· What amenities are offered, such as a swimming pool, fitness center or exercise classes; a movie theater, arts and craft classes or other mentally stimulating activities; an in-house hair and nail salon, perhaps even a masseuse?

· If I ever need it, can I have in-home health care or hospice work with me in my apartment?

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal when possible and ask if you can go on one of the trips with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community while experiencing a nice day out.

Take your time and visit several locations. This is a big decision and you will know when you’ve found just the right place.

Don’t forget to visit us at Beaverton Lodge Retirement!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, DDS - DENTAL INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, DDSHealthy teeth and gums not only maintain your smile; they also preserve your physical – and possibly mental - health.

A study published in early March by the University of Southampton and King’s College London in the UK found a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cognitive decline in diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The research is interesting because the rate of decline in the test subjects showed a six fold increase in those who had gum disease. While further study must be done, dental professionals have long known the connection between periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

The working theory is that bacteria and inflammation in the gums enter the bloodstream and can worsen or even cause these conditions. So the prevention and treatment of periodontitis is very important to maintaining good overall health.

Brushing is key, of course. Flossing every day is as well. But even with proper maintenance at home, your teeth and gums need to be professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

With regular screening exams and X-rays, gum recession can be spotted and treated early, before gum disease and bone loss take hold.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

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by Eric Apalategui
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Veteran trial attorneys Dan Cross and Kevin Kelley seek judgeship When the electoral dust settles on May 17, either Dan Cross or Kevin Kelley will be Washington County’s first new justice of the peace in a quarter century. The veteran trial…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Carmen Rubio, executive director of the Latino Network of Oregon, and Tim Nesbitt, who is working with Stand for Children, are championing an initiative campaign to provide money for vocational education, dropout prevention programs.
April 27, 2016

Campaign targets grad rates

by Shasta Kearns Moore
$800 per student would bankroll dropout prevention Book learning is not for everyone. Career-technical education is the new term for an old idea: teach kids how to make or fix stuff. And, advocates say, if you do, they are much more likely to be…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Honda Civic was severely damaged when another driver went the wrong direction on Highway 26 early Wednesday and caused a head-on collision that killed a passenger.
April 27, 2016

Man dies in highway wreck

by Eric Apalategui
Passenger killed when another driver goes wrong way on Sunset Highway A 21-year-old Sherwood man died early Wednesday morning after another driver traveling the wrong direction on Highway 26 caused a head-on collision. Brandon Damon Mitchell Wendell…
PARIS ACHEN - Janitor Melchor Rodriguez speaks to the Bureau of Labor and Industries April 25, 2016, about proposed rules for Oregon's new regional minimum wage law.
April 27, 2016

Business sectors quiet on minimum wage rules

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Labor activists expressed support for draft rules during hearing Monday The business community was nearly absent from a public hearing Monday on draft rules for how itinerant employees will be paid under Oregon’s new regional minimum wage law. The…
COURTESY PHOTO: UNIVERSAL TEA CO. INC. - Stash Tea Co. has been selling tea for more than 40 years. The company is suing a small Beaverton pot shop over the name 'stash.'
April 26, 2016

Stash Tea burned by Beaverton pot shop name

by Kevin Harden
When you think “stash,” you think about . . . . That’s the problem. Tigard’s Stash Tea Co. is suing the small Beaverton Stash Cannabis Co. for trademark infringement because the international company is concerned the pot shop’s name could confuse…
ROSE
April 26, 2016

District hopes to name superintendent in June

by Eric Apalategui
Beaverton School Board gets on a fast track to replace departing Jeff Rose The Beaverton School Board is fast-tracking its search for a new superintendent, who they hope to name in seven weeks. The board already has hired a search firm and is…

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TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Robert Jones uses a proposed attendance boundary map to make a case Monday night to Beaverton School Board members including LeeAnn Larsen (left foreground) and Donna Tyner to allow students in his area near Elmonica Elementary School to attend either Sunset or Westview high schools instead of Aloha High, which is much farther from their homes north of Walker Road. In a pre-planned show of support, pink-clad supporters filed in behind Jones.
Apr 23, 2016

Rose keeps boundary map unchanged

by Eric Apalategui
Superintendent agrees with a committee's proposed map, most transition concepts After weeks of review, Superintendent Jeff Rose has decided to recommend the same high school boundary map that a…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Bonny Slope student Ella Osborne is spearheading the 2016 Vision Fun Run that will be held on the track at her school. The Vision Fun Run will raise money to help get glasses to low-income families.
Apr 20, 2016

For fun, for Ella, for sight

by Eric Apalategui
Ella Osborne, 7, wants to raise $5,000 to pay for eye care for needy children You can’t meet 7-year-old Ella Osborne without getting a big dose of spunk. And the Bonny Slope Elementary School…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Project Manager Aaron Halling peers over the new Hocken Avenue bridge as it officially opened to traffic Tuesday afternoon.
Apr 20, 2016

Hocken Avenue reopens behind Cedar Hills Crossing

by Eric Apalategui
New bridge should be above anything Mother Nature throws at it The rebuilding of Southwest Hocken Avenue — part of it, anyway — wrapped up this week with a small bit of fanfare. But actually,…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - What used to be a sizable duck pond at Summercrest Park in south Beaverton is now a muddy flat that features just a trickle of water from South Johnson Creek.
Apr 20, 2016

Residents ask the question: 'Where'd the water go?'

by Miles Vance
The answer is less conspiracy theory than you might think Perhaps you’ve seen it. And if you have, perhaps you have the same question so many others have posed — “Where’d the water go?” At some…
Apr 20, 2016

Beaverton considers taking over lodging taxes

by Eric Apalategui
City Council wants to fund arts and culture center, but county chair ready to fight the plan The Beaverton City Council has directed its staff to take a hard look at taking over collection of…
Isobel Brown
Apr 20, 2016

What Students Say/ Montclair Elementary School

by Jaime Valdez
Friday is Earth Day, what should we do to help our planet? “Don’t litter and clean up after people who are bad for littering. Litter is garbage and it’s not healthy for the earth. I try to pick…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Chinese figure skater Jin Boyang, currently one of the top-ranked mens figure skaters in the world, works on his jumps and routine at the Winterhawks Skating Center in Beaverton on Tuesday.
Apr 20, 2016

China's Jin keeps cool on Beaverton ice

by Miles Vance
The world's fourth-ranked men's skater comes to practice While the rest of the metropolitan area sweltered in a second day of record-high temperatures on Tuesday, Beaverton did its best to keep…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dancers representing many cultures will be featured as part of the International Celebration that comes with Beavertons annual Party in the Park on July 30.
Apr 20, 2016

Beaverton solicits 'Party' applications for annual International…

by The Times
The weather has definitely turned to spring and Beaverton’s fancy has turned to thoughts of ... PARTY! And Beaverton needs your help to make it great. In this case, the City of Beaverton is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beaverton Downtown Association was one of two recipients of the city of Beaverton's 2016 Visioning Partner of the Year award. The BDA was honored for its efforts to revitalize downtown, including last year's pedestrian-friendly improvements on Southwest Broadway Street.
Apr 20, 2016

Downtown Association, THPRD honored as Vision Partners

by Eric Apalategui
Beaverton's Visioning Advisory Committee celebrates contributions Beaverton’s Visioning Advisory Committee couldn’t decide which single organization was most worthy of its annual Visioning…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Shaina Lewis, a budtender, carefully measures the product at Blooming Deals last year, soon after the business opening near 158th Avenue.
Apr 20, 2016

Commercial grow requests await county ordinance changes

by Peter Wong
County has 100 applications for commercial marijuana production operations Even as Washington County reviews 100 requests connected with commercial growing of marijuana for recreational use,…
Apr 20, 2016

OSU, district team up for teacher training

by Eric Apalategui
'Teach for Beaverton' combines instruction and skilled mentorship The Beaverton School District and Oregon State University have started a unique collaboration designed to do one thing: Build a…
Apr 20, 2016

$20,000 Nike grants will help get McKinley and Terra Linda…

by Ray Pitz
McKinley and Terra Linda elementary schools are getting ready to run. The two Beaverton elementary schools received $20,000 each from the Nike Community Impact Fund to help pay for the…
SENATE PRESIDENT PETER COURTNEY'S OFFICE - Salem's Highland Elementary School conducted seismic upgrades in 2014 using leftover bond money. The school was not a recipient of the state school seismic safety grants.
Apr 20, 2016

Schools awarded $50 million in seismic upgrade grants

by Paris Achen
Business Oregon selected 41 schools to receive the money The state awarded a record $50.3 million in grants Thursday to conduct seismic safety upgrades on 41 schools. The amount exceeds all of…
Apr 21, 2016

County bestows annual health awards

by Pamplin Media Group
High school group named 'emerging public health leaders' for educational talks Washington County Department of Health and Human Services presented four awards last week at the 14th annual Public…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This map shows the new traffic flow at the intersection of Northwest Oak Hills Drive and Northwest Perimeter Drive is designed to aid with safety in the area and also to cut down on congestion near Oak Hills Elementary School.
Apr 20, 2016

New traffic sign aids safety at Oak Hills

by Miles Vance
Safety is the name of the game and the source of a new traffic change in the Oak Hills neighborhood north of Beaverton. Beginning back in March, left turns from N.W. Oak Hills Drive onto N.W.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kent Drangsholt showed off the parking lot off Southwest Western Avenue where he still hopes to open Beaverton's first food cart pod. But he said recently that he first will open one on Walker Road just outside the city limits due to county requirements that are less restrictive and less costly than the city's rules.
Apr 19, 2016

Beaverton has 25,000 reasons to start food cart pod

by Eric Apalategui
Even without city's $25,000 matching grant, close-in pod could arrive in May You’re not the only one salivating over the prospect of food cart pods in Beaverton. To spur economic development,…
Best High Schools rankings
Apr 19, 2016

Beaverton schools rank among Oregon's best

by The Times
U.S. News & World Report again give high ranks to ISB and SST, Beaverton has two of the three best high schools in Oregon, according to the 2016 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. The…
WEISER
Apr 19, 2016

Weiser scholarship donations top $2,700

by Eric Apalategui
Fund honoring slain dance student will help ACMA students pursue dreams The Arts & Communication Magnet Academy established last week to honor slain graduate Haruka Weiser has quickly grown. As…
NIKE
Apr 19, 2016

Nike faces $5 million lawsuit

by Brent Weisberg
Class action lawsuit claims Nike engaged in deceptive pricing at outlet stores. $5 million. That’s the amount of money Nike is being sued for in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Monday…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - An Aloha woman was arrested Tuesday morning after she allegedly set fire to a travel trailer in Aloha where she lived with her family.
Apr 19, 2016

Aloha woman charged with arson

by The Times
Kimberly Clemens allegedly set fire to trailer where family lived. An Aloha woman has been charged with first-degree arson after she allegedly started a fire in a travel trailer where she lived…
WOOLNER
Apr 16, 2016

Former Kaiser nurse charged with sexual crimes

by Eric Apalategui
Detectives think Alex Woolner may have more victims Editor's note: This story was updated April 18. Beaverton Police on Friday arrested a former Kaiser Permanente nurse they said was sexually…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - The reader board at ACMA has turned into a memorial for Haruka Weiser, who was murdered April 3 at the University of Texas, where she had won a full-ride dance scholarship.
Apr 13, 2016

ACMA, Beaverton, UT mourning loss of Haruka Weiser

by Eric Apalategui
A week after Haruka Weiser was positively identified as a homicide victim at the University of Texas in Austin, her family, friends and former classmates continue to grieve back home in…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - ACMA dance instructor Julane Stites and principal Michael Johnson speak during a press conference about former student Haruka Weiser, who was killed in Austin, Texas last week.
Apr 13, 2016

Evidence ties teen to Haruka Weiser's murder

by Eric Apalategui
Investigators: Meechaiel Criner, 17, had Beaverton-area woman's property It took detectives in Austin, Texas just days to capture a 17-year-old boy in the death of Haruka Weiser, a talented…
Ahmed Ricks
Apr 13, 2016

What Students Say/ Whitford Middle School

by Jaime Valdez
What’s the most important thing our government ought to spend taxes on? “I think the government should make more classes that would benefit the students that will be leaving high school and…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MOLLY FILLER - Source: Secretary of State's Elections Division
Apr 13, 2016

Oregon sees flurry of political party changes

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Closed primaries, divisive candidates spark voters to switch Oregon’s closed primary elections and a pair of provocative presidential candidates have fueled a striking uptick in political party…