Five new TriMet buses on the road

Five new TriMet buses on the road

Five new TriMet buses went into service last week, replacing five of the oldest buses in the...

Food cart fest heads to Southeast Division

Food cart fest heads to Southeast Division

Tickets on sale April 2 for 8th annual Eat Mobile For the past several years, thousands of...

A church divided

A church divided

Yankton Community Fellowship wants to tear down its old building; a neighbor wants to...

Council voices opposition  to Stafford House Bill 3211

Council voices opposition to Stafford House Bill 3211

Will meet with neighboring cities, Clackamas County at later date In the midst of an ongoing...

Closing the circle

Closing the circle

After 44 years, Kristy Schnabel uncovers the story behind the name on her POW/MIA bracelet Kristy...

Fairgrounds land swap pleases some, not others

Fairgrounds land swap pleases some, not others

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Digging in Hoover Park unearths history

Digging in Hoover Park unearths history

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March 30, 2015

Zoo's elephant Rama euthanized

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Zoo’s 31-year-old Asian elephant Rama was euthanized Monday after animal-care staff determined they could no longer help pain and mobility issues resulting from a 25-year-old leg…
March 30, 2015

Hales bans city-paid travel to Indiana to protest new law

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales announced Monday that he is banning the use of city funds to pay for travel to Indiana to protest passage of a state law there being denounced as allowing discrimination…
April 02, 2015

Robert Gray and Lent schools earn state wellness award

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The schools get $2,500 for healthy eating and playing programs Two Portland schools have received a statewide award for their programs promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity. Robert…
March 30, 2015

Rescue mission birthday party needs cards, donations

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Rescue Mission wants you to help the region’s homeless people celebrate their birthdays. The mission’s Burnside shelter will host a birthday party of hundreds of Portland-area people in…
March 30, 2015

Robotics teams headed to national competition

by Pamplin Media Group
Six Portland-area robotics teams are on their way to the national championships in St. Louis after winning their divisions during the weekend’s regional competition. Teams from Washington County…
PHOTO CREDIT: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Pedestrians walk by a two-acre property at 2095 S.W. River Parkway, where the city plans to build at least 200 affordable housing unit. The City Council will consider an ordiance to buy one more acre for affordable housing in the area on Wednesday.
March 29, 2015

More affordable housing on City Council agenda

by Jim Redden
More affordable housing will be built in the city-subsidized neighborhood known as North Macadam if the City Council approves an ordinance it is scheduled to consider Wednesday. The ordinance,…
March 29, 2015

Outer Powell panel to discuss project updates, plans

by Pamplin Media Group
The Outer Powell Boulevard Transportation Safety Project’s Decision Committee meets Tuesday, March 31, to discuss updated information about the work. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the…
PHOTO FROM CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 - This vacant house in the 4500 block of S.E. Harrison in Milwaukie caught fire twice in 24 hours.
March 29, 2015

Two fires in 24 hours at vacant Milwaukie house

by Jim Redden
Fire has broken out at an unoccupied house in Milwaukie twice in 24 hours. No one was injured either time. The single level residence is located in the 4500 block of S.E. Harrison. Firefighters…
March 29, 2015

Small debris fire extinguished at apartment

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue extinguished a small debris fire at a Northeast Portland apartment Saturday evening. No one was injured in the blaze. According to PF&R, crews responded to a report of the…
March 29, 2015

Teenager stabbed at New Columbia Apartments in North Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a Saturday evening stabbing that hospitalized a teenage boy in North Portland as gang related. The name of the victim was not released. His injuries are described as…
MILTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - William Palmer Heyser
March 28, 2015

Man dies in shooting outside NE Portland home

by Pamplin Media Group
A man died early Saturday morning from a gunshot wound at a house in Northeast Portland. Officers report the deceased as 46-year-old Arthur James Palmer III. North Precinct officers were called…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Rose Festival Foundation will host a special foster family day at Cityfair this year to help its 2015 charity, Boys & Girls Aid.
March 28, 2015

Rose Festival Foundation taps Boys & Girls Aid as event's charity

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Rose Festival Foundation has selected Boys & Girls Aid as its official charity for 2015. “It means so much to see an organization with a history as rich as the Portland Rose…
March 28, 2015

'Dear Stranger' wants letters from you

by Pamplin Media Group
If you’ve ever had the urge to write a personal letter to a stranger, now’s your chance. Oregon Humanities wants people to write letters in April to someone they’ve never met as part of "Dear…
March 27, 2015

PPS board to decide Title 9 complaint over basketball scheduling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Complaint argues girls and boys should have equal access to a later time slot Portland Public Schools board will decide whether or not to hold a hearing on a Title IX complaint from a Wilson…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - OLCC begins searching for a new marijuana program director after Tom Burns was ousted from his position on Thursday, March 26.
March 27, 2015

OLCC ousts marijuana director Burns for sharing document

by Joseph Gallivan
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has fired its marijuana policy adviser for lying. Tom Burns was let go Thursday, March 26, just three month after he was hired. He was accused of sharing an…
CITY OF OC - Wuest
March 27, 2015

Commissioner Daphne Wuest resigns from Oregon City Commission

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City Commissioner Daphne Wuest turned in her resignation letter this Friday, to be effective Thursday, April 16. Wuest cited, “The growing demands of a recently purchased business in…
March 27, 2015

SE Portland explosion injures man

by Pamplin Media Group
A man was injured Friday afternoon in an explosion that damaged a Southeast Portland home. Portland Fire and Rescue crews said they were called to the neighborhood at about 5:15 p.m. March 27,…
March 27, 2015

TriMet: New MAX line millions under budget

by Jim Redden
TriMet says the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line scheduled to open on Sept. 12 will come in millions of dollars under budget. Although the exact savings won't be known until 2019, the regional…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Grant pool mechanical system is one of the projects that Portland Parks and Recreation's bond will fund.
March 27, 2015

City ready to roll out parks bond cash, projects

by Jennifer Anderson
A baker's dozen of items set for first phase Portland Parks & Recreation is ready to get rolling with its $68 million in voter-approved bond funds. The Portland City Council will consider an…
COURTESY OF PBOT - New parking signs are being installed this week in Northwest Portland, marking an expanded Zone M parking area.
March 27, 2015

NW Portland's Zone M parking district expands

by Pamplin Media Group
The first phase of the Northwest Portland Parking Plan took effect this week as city Bureau of Transportation crews begin installing Zone M signs to mark an expanded parking permit area. The new…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Experts worry that some pesticides could harm pollinators, like honey bees, that are vital to Oregon's crops. Several bills in the Legislature take aim at pesticides and their use.
March 27, 2015

Experts urge caution on state pesticide legislation

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A pesticide expert has warned Oregon lawmakers that legislation proposing to ban neonicotinoids could prompt a return to more toxic chemicals among farmers. Neonicotinoid pesticides were…
March 27, 2015

City grants boost NE neighborhood projects

by Pamplin Media Group
Six Northeast Portland community projects received grants this week through the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. The grants, approved March 17 by the coalition’s board, provide $2,000 for…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Northwest Demolition and Dismantling of Tigard will work with the Portland Development Commission on a partial demolition project at the 105-year-old Centennial Mills site in Northwest Portland.
March 27, 2015

Tigard firm will demolish part of Centennial Mills site

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Development Commission has chosen Northwest Demolition & Dismantling of Tigard as the construction manager/general contractor for demolition and salvage work at Centennial Mills…
COURTESY OF NIKE - Nike's 'Jumpman' logo is one of the Washington County athletic apparel giant's most recognized brands.
March 26, 2015

Nike, photographer seek 'Jumpman' photo trial in 2016

by Kevin L. Harden
Famous image part of Nike's global logo for three decades A New York photographer who claims Nike violated his copyright for its Jumpman logo of a young Michael Jordan dunking a basketball could…
March 26, 2015

School fund cleared for legislative votes

by Peter Wong
Budget panel splits along party lines, likely foreshadowing outcome in House, Senate. A party-line decision Thursday advanced a $7.255 billion state school fund for the next two years to a vote…

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Mar 26, 2015

Senate panel sends paid sick leave bill to budget committee

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
A requirement for businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers has advanced a step in the Oregon Legislature. The Senate Workforce Committee, with three Democrats for and two Republicans…
Mar 26, 2015

State survey: job vacancies increased in 2014

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s employers needed to fill about 45,000 jobs last year, most with wages starting at around $15 an hour, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. That was a 40…
Mar 26, 2015

Librarians gather in Portland to talk tech, education

by Pamplin Media Group
If it seems quieter around the Oregon Convention Center this week, it’s because there’s a whole lot of librarians in town. The Association of College and Research Libraries is hosting its 2015…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown says she will seek independent help to probe a state data breach.
Mar 26, 2015

Brown seeks outside help to probe state data breach

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she will hire an independent expert to review management practices and vulnerabilities at the state data center, after hackers gained access to information…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm argues the Portland Public Schools board needs new energy. She is challenging Director Bobbie Regan, the only incumbent to run in the May 19 election.
Mar 26, 2015

Regan challenger says PPS board needs fresh blood

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Amy Kohnstamm says schools need better, faster results A mover-and-shaker in Portland’s education funding scene for more than a decade says it’s time for Portland Public Schools board member…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jace Hentges, master butcher for Portland meat distributor Nicky USA, shows students how to take apart a pig during a Portland Kitchen workshop earlier this month.
Mar 26, 2015

Nonprofit stews up meaty enterprise

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland Kitchen, Nicky USA teach kids about food systems, nutrition A group of students from Madison, Grant and Parkrose high schools gathered around half a hog on a table after school one…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael G. Dick
Mar 26, 2015

Gresham sex offender arrested for public indecency in Boring,…

by Jodi Weinberger
Michael G. Dick, of Gresham, faces three felony charges Gresham resident Michael Gordon Dick, a registered sex offender, was arrested on Wednesday, March 25, on accusations of public indecency…
PHOTO COURTESY MIKE SCHOENHOLTZ - Bobbie Regan, a school board member since 2003, is running for her fourth four-year term. Regan says her priorities are improving the graduation rate, funneling money into the classrooms, holding the superintendent accountable, and remodeling schools.
Mar 26, 2015

Incumbent Bobbie Regan seeks fourth schools term

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Victory would make Regan longest-serving woman on PPS board When Bobbie Regan demanded to go to public school in eighth grade, a Catholic nun at her upstate New York private school sat her down…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Growth is fueling new housing in the Bethany area of Washington County and other locations near the  edges of the urban growth boundary administered by Metro.
Mar 26, 2015

Is state population growth good or bad? Residents are divided

by Jim Redden
Majority in tricounty area favor limiting influx into Oregon Oregonians are deeply divided over whether population growth is good or bad — especially in the Portland area. According to a new…
COURTESY: SCOTT CARPENTER - The Audubon Society of Portland intends to sue the Army Corps of Engineers over their plan to kill 11,000 double-crested cormorants.
Mar 26, 2015

Audubon to file suit over bird 'slaughter'

by Jennifer Anderson
Management plan shoots cormorants to save Columbia salmon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a plan to kill 11,000 double-breasted cormorants that live on East Sand Island in the…
Mar 26, 2015

Majority Democrats haven't settled on minimum wage bill

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Increase could have political repercussions in future elections Public hearings have yet to be set on bills to raise Oregon’s minimum wage, or to lift the state ban on local governments setting…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State and federal officials are planning to meet to discuss the damaging effects that burning fossil fuels has on the acidification of the oceans and its impact on shellfish.
Mar 26, 2015

Cylvia Hayes is gone, but ocean acidification project lives on

by Hillary Borrud
With shellfish at risk, region seeks more funding for research Cylvia Hayes is no longer first lady, but many of the policies she pushed remain intact as top state priorities, including work on…
Mar 26, 2015

City's 'Ban the Box' proposal hits snags after hearing

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales is appointing an ad hoc work group to address questions raised during the first public hearing on his "Ban the Box" proposal. Hales wants the City Council to prohibit…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A new light-rail train will be used on the Portland-to-Milwaukie Orange Line when it opens in September. TriMet says construction of the new rail line is 'substantially complete.'
Mar 26, 2015

TriMet's Orange Line to Milwaukie 'substantially complete'

by Raymond Rendleman
TriMet announced this week that the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail project is substantially complete, meaning only intermittent, short-term construction activities will continue through the…
Mar 26, 2015

Sources Say: Hales can cross two names off list of mayoral rivals

by Jim Redden
Charlie Hales has two fewer potential re-election opponents to worry about. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says she is not going to run for Portland mayor in 2016, and Commissioner Nick Fish…
Mar 26, 2015

City lauded for guiding growth; critics say honor is misguided

by Jim Redden
Award praises Portland for engaging citizens on land use Portland has been honored for its work to increase citizen involvement in the draft Comprehensive Plan update process. Land-use matters…
Mar 26, 2015

LO Preservation Society asks state Supreme Court to save Carman…

by Saundra Sorenson
Appeals Court erred in its definition of 'property owner," petition claims The Lake Oswego Preservation Society isn’t about to let the city’s oldest home get demolished without a fight. The…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Daryl Dixon and his wife are pictured during one of their happiest moments together, on their wedding day: Jan. 13, 2007.
Mar 25, 2015

Judge denies request to lift no-contact order against wife of…

by Raymond Rendleman
North Clackamas School District board member Daryl Dixon was flabbergasted to discover that Clackamas County Circuit Judge Kathie F. Steele this week denied his request to lift the order…
Mar 25, 2015

Sunrise Project traffic just getting going along Interstate 205…

by Raymond Rendleman
Heading north on Interstate 205 past the Milwaukie exit? You don’t only have to watch out for the thousands of Washington drivers headed back in the afternoon. Now you also have to watch out for…
Mar 25, 2015

I-5 reopens after suicidal man taken into custody

by Pamplin Media Group
Interstate 5 northbound reopened late Wednesday afternoon after it was closed at Victory Boulevard so Portland police could talk a suicidal man off the Interstate Bridge. The man was taken into…
COURTESY METRO - Artists rendering of the Headquarts Hotel that Metro want build across the street from the Oregon Convention Center.
Mar 25, 2015

State Senate helps clear way for Metro's headquarters hotel

by Jim Redden
The saga of the Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel moved back to Salem on Wednesday where the state Senate approved a bill to help get it built. The Legislature had previous approved…
MATTHEW LEE EDWARDS
Mar 25, 2015

Passersby foil attempted child abduction in NW Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: 23-year-old man arraigned on attempted kidnapping charge. A man is being held Wednesday afternoon after police said he tried to abduct a child in Northwest Portland. The 2-year-old boy…
PATRICK MILLER
Mar 25, 2015

Construction flagger injured by 'huffing' driver

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Driver arraigned on DUII, assault, reckless driving charges. A 47-year-old woman was in serious condition Wednesday afternoon after she was struck by a car driven by a man who police say…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A handful of Senate bills could determine whether the state budget should continue to offset property tax breaks by counties for large-scale investments, such as Intel and Genentech in Hillsboro and wind farms in Eastern Oregon.
Mar 25, 2015

Gain Share funds stuck in lawmakers' crosshairs

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Legislators are reviewing whether the state budget should continue to offset property tax breaks by counties for large-scale investments, such as Intel and Genentech in Hillsboro and wind farms…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Ted Bradford, center, talks about how DNA testing led to his eventual acquittal on a rape charge in Washington state, but only after he served a 10-year prison sentence. Flanking him at a Wednesday appearance at the Capitol were Aliza Kaplan, associate professor at Lewis & Clark law school, and Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project and former federal public defender for Oregon.
Mar 25, 2015

Former inmate makes case for expanded DNA testing in Oregon

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Ted Bradford was acquitted in Washington state after test — after serving 10 years for rape Ted Bradford says he would rather avoid the limelight after a successful but years-long effort to…