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Native Plant of the Month: Western Hemlock

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Western Hemlock

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Tsuga heterphylla Soil Type: Prefers moist, acidic soil Sunlight: Very shade-tolerant Plant Type: Medium to large tree Form: Cone to cylindrical shape Foliage: Evergreen Fruit/Flower: Cones The largest species of hemlock and the state tree of Washington, the Western Hemlock is a common and beautiful tree in the Pacific […]

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Pets are People Too: County gives new Kevlar vests for Animal Services Officers

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pets are People Too: County gives new Kevlar vests for Animal Services Officers

By Jennifer Keene Many people don’t realize that Washington County Animal Services Officers interact daily with one of the most dangerous and aggressive species on the plant – other humans. While a big part of their job is certainly capturing animals in order to hopefully reunite them with their owners, officers are also responsible for […]

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Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Gratitude! Is it dead?

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Business (Catalyst Newsletter): Gratitude! Is it dead?

By Spencer Rubin Someone in the community recently asked me for a huge favor. It was a monstrous donation of time and resources on my part. Always loving to help when I can…I very willingly obliged. After hours of prep…hours of application…and a few hours of break down/clean post event…I…GOT…NADA! I did not donate my […]

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Beaverton: Our Town – Our Story: Beaverton at War

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton: Our Town – Our Story: Beaverton at War

World War II touched every part of the country and Beaverton was no exception World War II was an opportunity for the United States to prove itself on a global scale, both on the battlefield and on the production line. Massive growth in industry during WWII manifested in the conversion of Ford factories to battle-tank […]

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Literary Corner, Flash Fiction: Fun & Games

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner, Flash Fiction: Fun & Games

Tick. “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses the bet.” “We’re not losing the bet. It’s just a finger puzzle. Wagner can break those in his sleep.” “Nobody’s sleeping till we solve this riddle. ‘He who makes me doesn’t want me?’ Who chose this escape room?” “Thirty-seven minutes. Anybody see a vase with a […]

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Community Message: Falling Back to Change

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Falling Back to Change

By Bethany Stroup When most of us think of the Autumn season we think of pumpkin spice lattes and children heading back to schools. What I often ponder in this season is how inevitable change is in our lives. Every fall the trees transform their colors as a sign to us to remember that all […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Jackson Compton

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Super Student Jackson Compton

6-year-old Jackson Compton is a First Grader at Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS). Jackson is a super student because he is working one year above grade level! For fun, Jackson plays in Beaverton Aloha Little League. He started Taekwondo at age 4 and has participated in 3 tournaments. He’s active in soccer, basketball, swimming and […]

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Literary Corner: Harvestmen

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Harvestmen

There is an old, wooden shed under a mountain of ivy where the harvestmen come and go. The ancient hinges, rusted the color of dried blood, creak when the door is pulled open. The rocky hills echo their groans of protest, causing forest dwellers to perk their ears for a moment before returning to their […]

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Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Sharing the Arts: Professional Actor Finds Value in Beaverton’s Community Theatre

“Once we had the first rehearsal [for School House Rock] I said, ‘This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This feels right. I’m supposed to be a performer.’” And Brittain Jackson couldn’t be more right. “Following my dreams and passions is my only way of living,” he continued, “I can’t do anything else.” His […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Success and Failure

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Affordable Care Act: Success and Failure

By Christopher Levesque Since the implantation of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA or Obama Care), most of us have seen our health care change. If you are on an employer sponsored plan you may have seen the amount you contribute to the cost of the plan increase. Your deductible may be higher and the […]

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