The Oregonian Confirms It Will Launch Leader in Forest Grove

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The Oregonian confirmed Tuesday it will start a second newspaper in Forest Grove, a Washington County town of 22,000. As WW reported last week, the expansion means war between two of the state's largest media companies. The new weekly paper, called the Forest Grove Leader, will compete with the Forest Grove News-Times—the latest chapter in a decade-long blood feud between The Oregonian and Pamplin ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

UPDATED: Four Laid Off in Oregonian Takeover of Hillsboro Argus


The Oregonian has taken over management of the Hillsboro Argus, according to Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia.Bhatia announced the change in Tuesday’s issue of the Argus.Four Argus employees were laid off during the takeover, a nearly 25 percent cut to the newspaper's staff.The Oregonian and The Argus are already owned by the same company, Advance Publications, and share the OregonLive website. Bhatia ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Obama Visits Oregon Next Week

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 This afternoon President Obama's office announced he will come to Oregon next week to talk about education during a visit to Intel in Hillsboro. And that visit creates two interesting local questions for political obsessives about whether a couple elected officials will be around to greet the president on Friday, Feb. 18.One of the questions stems from when Obama last came to Oregon in October ...   More
Friday, February 11, 2011 by

Sam Adams vs. Tom Brian: Two Visions of the Future Face Off in Hillsboro

In one-party Multnomah County, much of what passes for political debate is really just parsing different shades of blue. But Monday night, political junkies will get a chance to see some real contrast, as OPB and Community Newspapers bring together Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Washington County Chairman Tom Brian for a discussion of how the region should grow in the future. In many ways, the ...   More
Friday, December 11, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Guess Which House District 30 Candidate Actually Has Supported a Sales Tax

Republican Shawn Lindsay and Democrat Doug Ainge are running in House District 30 (Hillsboro and North Plains) for the seat being vacated by Democrat David Edwards, who is not seeking re-election. The House Democrats have tried to tag Lindsay and several other Republican House candidates around Oregon with being in favor of a 30 percent sales tax. That effort is based on a tenuous—at best—connection ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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