But text messages, phone calls and personal visits from a man who is widely described as larger than life preceded a sudden and unexpected fatal brain hemorrhage Sunday, Feb. 14. Continue reading
Small-town children can be more susceptible to slick manipulation
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Having just turned 18, the Clark County, Wash., native wanted to get out and have real-world experiences, do grown-up things and eventually attend medical school to become a nurse.
Then Myers met Nick, a man who promised to help her achieve her dreams. In Myers’ mind, he became the only person who understood her, who treated her like an adult and who took her dreams seriously.
It was fairly easy for Nick to convince her that together they could take on the world, Myers said.
“He validated my feelings and ideas — told me we’ll get there together,” she said.
But medical school is expensive. And though Myers had been doing well to save her wages as a waitress, Nick told her he knew a way she could make exponentially more — as long as she was OK with dancing naked. Continue reading
Forest Grove Urban Renewal Agency paves way for summer construction
Forest Grove City Council members agreed to commit more than $2 million in public money to a $15 million project that most of them believe will revitalize Forest Grove’s business district.
In three separate 5-1 votes Monday night, city council members — acting as the Urban Renewal Agency Board of Directors — entered into a financial agreement to sell the 1.5-acre Times-Litho site to Tokola Properties and also created a development agreement between Tokola and the urban renewal board.
The city will end up spending $2,062,561 from its capital projects fund on the former Times-Litho property (including the orginal purchase), which currently sits empty along Pacific Avenue between A and B streets. Continue reading
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The signs include another new city feature: its new official logo.
“We wanted something distinctive,” Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax said of the symbol, which comprises three oak leaves arranged in a circle. Because the Oregon white oak is the official city tree, the pattern “is just a natural step for us to take,” Truax added. Continue reading