Forest Grove

Police continue search for man missing from Forest Grove

Toufik “Tom” Tanous. Photo courtesy of WCSO 79-year-old Toufik “Tom” Tanous walked away from the Hawthorne House Care Facility in Forest Grove Tuesday night. The Forest Grove Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are searching for Tanous, who has Alzheimer’s. According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office press[Read More…]

Oregon Legislative News: Rep. Susan McLain on the challenges of legislating during COVID-19

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon House District 29 Rep. Susan McLain (D-Hillsboro) said the 2021 legislative session, which is being held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, is, to say the least, a challenging year. Hearings on new bills in the coronavirus era still take place[Read More…]

Forest Grove’s historic downtown placed on National Register of Historic Places

The Forest Grove Farmers Market on June 24, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley An effort to recognize the historic nature of Forest Grove’s downtown has paid off, with the Forest Grove Downtown Historic District being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced on[Read More…]

Forest Grove School District prepares ‘Blueprint’ for school year start

The Forest Grove School District central office. Photo: Chas Hundley FOREST GROVE – The Forest Grove School District is preparing to present plans for how schools in the district will reopen under two different models: the current plans for Comprehensive Distance Learning, and the Hybrid model that would allow students[Read More…]

New guidance for school reopening issued; fall sports remain uncertain

The Forest Grove High School. Photo: Brenda Schaffer OREGON – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) today updated its Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance for the 2020-21 academic year. Ready Schools, Safe Learners is a program developed by the ODE in conjunction with Gov. Kate Brown that provides a framework[Read More…]

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