Young, Black and Outspoken

Young, Black and Outspoken

Troutdale city councilor saw hardship and tragedy before becoming a leader.

A WARRIOR, AND A CHARACTER

A WARRIOR, AND A CHARACTER

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Thousands in Portland march in name of science

Thousands in Portland march in name of science

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PICTURE TINY HOUSES IN BIG NUMBERS

PICTURE TINY HOUSES IN BIG NUMBERS

Legalizing them could spur more affordable housing,ease gentrification and displacement

Apartment developer/landlord vents about city housing policies

Apartment developer/landlord vents about city housing policies

Tom Brenneke says dysfunctional system slows new housing in Portland as need increases.

Oatfield House may get reprieve from demolition

Oatfield House may get reprieve from demolition

Hearings officer raises questions after owner fails to rebut criticisms by opponents to doing...

'BRICK' BACK IN THE GAME

'BRICK' BACK IN THE GAME

Ex-NBA player Frank Brickowski now advises players on variety of issues

Cleaning up our toxic air

Cleaning up our toxic air

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Oregon hemp commission proposal passes muster

Oregon hemp commission proposal passes muster

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A study TriMet commissioned last year found no bias in the agency's fare-enforcement practices. And yet, an analysis of racial disparities for this series showed African-Americans are disproportionately charged with the most serious of transit violations - a finding confirmed in an independent analysis by local prosecutors.
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Analysis shows Latinos in Oregon are disproportionately charged with various motor vehicle violations.
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Portland's Latest News

COURTESY: TRIMET - Detours and shuttle buses will be the new normal for transit while the Morrison-Yamhill MAX improvement project is underway.
April 25, 2017

Thinking of coming downtown? Think again

by Jim Redden
A TriMet project to start on April 30 will replace aging light-rail tracks and switches at the original Portland terminus of the first MAX line from Gresham that opened in 1986. It affect rail and motor vehicle traffic in the rsegion.
BETH SLOVIC - Rita Moore, a candidate for the Portland School Board in Zone 4, traces her political awakening as a schools activist to a small news item a decade or so ago about the federal government's revocation of a grant that had funded Ockley Green Middle School. The feds yanked the money because of changes the district made to feeder patterns in North Portland—a sign to Moore that district administrators weren't paying careful attention to their actions.
April 25, 2017

We asked PPS candidates to take us to places that show why they're running

by Beth Slovic
Leading candidates for the school board give voters a sense of their priorities and backgrounds.
April 25, 2017

Lawmakers propose cost containment measures

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The proposals came with no estimate of how much they would save, which could come as early as next week.


April 25, 2017

Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Oregon's lawyers have agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests.
April 25, 2017

Deborah Kafoury recaps year of changes in county

by Nick Budnick
Tone on Sheriff's Office changed from last year after Mike Reese replaced Dan Staton.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - It was a high-five night all the way around for the Warriors on Monday, and especially for hot-shooting guard Stephen Curry Iright).
April 25, 2017

With everything working for Warriors, it's vacation time for Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
'Unbelievable' start propels Golden State to big lead, close-out rout
April 25, 2017

Portland Public Schools revamps student anti-harassment rules

by Beth Slovic
The change would make clear that harassment includes sexual assault.
April 25, 2017

City Hall Update: Wheeler takes bureaus Thursday

by Jim Redden
Also, City Council approves project to produce natursal gas and leaders announce autonomous vehicle initiative.
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard stands in front of the auto-repair business that his family has owned for 92 years.
April 25, 2017

Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard selling property in Milwaukie to developer

by Raymond Rendleman
Bernard's Garage is closing on May 1 after 92 years in business
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Workers cleaning up this trash-strewn lot on Jean Road say they saw a large boa constrictor slithering away from the property on Saturday. Neighbors have been warned to be on the lookout.
April 27, 2017

Six-foot snake may be on the loose in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Construction workers say they saw a huge boa constrictor among the trash and debris on a vacant Jean Road lot, but a police search for the slithering serpent came up empty
April 24, 2017

Previous arson victim: Police didn't believe me

by Cole Miller/KOIN 6 News
Man attacked in movie theater before Denny's customer set on fire says he wasn't taken seriously.
April 24, 2017

West Linn man killed in confrontation with police

by Patrick Malee
Officers on paid administrative leave after death of 25-year-old Chance Thompson
2014 PHOTO BY: JOSH KULLA - The Bomber restaurant in Milwaukie draws its name from the Lacey Lady, a B-17 that lived at this spot along busy Highway 99E from 1947 to 2014, when it went to Aurora State Airport for restoration.
April 24, 2017

Lacey Lady gets prime-time treatment

by Raymond Rendleman
Just in time for the 70th anniversary of McLoughlin Boulevard's iconic 'Bomber,' it will be featured on national TV
April 24, 2017

OCPD: Hide-and-seek game player, 9, pulled by stranger

by Raymond Rendleman
The child was the seeker and counting when an unidentified subject grabbed his leg and pulled him several feet
April 24, 2017

Women's health services face federal, state threats

by Peter Wong
Participants in symposium sponsored by Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinic hold out hope for some positive changes in Congress and the Oregon Legislature.
Martinez-Flores
April 24, 2017

Santiago Martinez-Flores wanted for alleged sexual assault of 9-year-old

by The Clackamas Review
Martinez-Flores has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1994 and was last known to have been deported to Mexico in March of 2001
April 23, 2017

Morrison Bridge to reopen for Monday morning commute

by Jim Reddem
Lanes will still be restricted as working continues on project to replace deck surface.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Coach Terry Stotts and the Trail Blazers are down to their final 'out' in the first-round series with Golden State, but haven'r ruled out hope of a historic comeback versus the Warriors.
April 23, 2017

For Blazers, Game 4 is for pride

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard will be called on for help at center, with Jusuf Nurkic ruled out, as Portland tries to extend series against Golden State
April 23, 2017

Events set to honor Holocaust victims

by Jim Redden
They inlcude a tour of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, candle lighting ceremony, and a reading of names Monday at Director Park.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Joshua Carlson
April 23, 2017

Police arrest three violent crime suspects

by Jim Redden
Joshua Carlson is charged with murdering Valerie Johnson in Southeast Portland.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Stephen Curry enjoys a basket for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday night at Moda Center.
April 23, 2017

Curry heats up, and so do Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
'We had it,' Lillard laments, after Portland's 17-point lead turns into another playoff loss
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A vehicle was damaged after a chase with a Washington County Sheriff's sergeant. The driver, a minor, has been arrested and is being held on several charges.
April 22, 2017

Update: Suspected 'tagger' arrested Saturday after chase

by The Times
A Washington County deputy fired shots at the suspect Friday as he fled the Cedar Mills area.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Police are conducting a death investigation at Motel 6 on Southeats Powell Boulevard.
April 21, 2017

Homicide investigation underway in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Police following up on stolen-car suspect, who may be related to an incident at the Motel 6 on Powell Boulevard where body was found Friday morning.
PHOTO: KOIN 6  - A girl was hospitalized Friday after being hit by a truck in Beaverton.
April 21, 2017

Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by truck

by KOIN6
The accident in Beaverton left one girl injured, authorities say.
WILL KEVIN DURANT RETURN FOR GOLDEN STATE?
April 21, 2017

Home cooking the recipe for Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Game 3 gives Portland a chance to turn things around against Warriors -- but nobody said it will be easy

Don't miss the local news

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools' headquarters houses its human resources department, which is scheduled to go on trial next week in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
Apr 20, 2017

Portland Public Schools will go to a jury in racial…

by Beth Slovic
Two PPS maintenence workers allege they were subjected to a pattern of racial hostility and that PPS's human resources department did little to nothing to address it.
Apr 20, 2017

Affordable housing bond committee faces challenges

by Jim Redden
Committee appointed to held decide how to spend $258.4 million measure approved by Portland voters last November.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Deshaun James Swanger
Apr 20, 2017

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in arson attack at Denny's Restaurant

by Raymond Rendleman
Attack on a 69-year-old man left him critically injured at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Gov. Kate Brown in her ceremonial office in Salem signs an executive order Feb. 2, 2017, prohibiting state employees from using time or resources to help the federal government enforce immigration law.
Apr 20, 2017

Governor orders statewide hiring freeze

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Senate Republican leader Ted Ferrioli had been calling for the freeze.
Apr 20, 2017

City Club endorses Portland auditor reform ballot measure

by Jim Redden
The 99 percent approval give the civic organization authorization to advocate for the measure on the May 16 special election ballot.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman talked to KOIN 6 News on Thursday.
Apr 20, 2017

Chief Marshman speaks on state of police bureau

by Tim Becker/KOIN 6 News
After being suspended for three weeks, Portland police head talks to KOIN 6 News.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - From left, Lola Kleiner, Ashley Sheirbon and Maddie Holly are in the midst of a fundraising campaign for Syrian refugees.
Apr 20, 2017

Lowrie Primary activists raise money for Syrian refugees

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville fifth-graders start a fundraiser for Syrian refugees after spending the better part of the fall and winter researching the crisis
Apr 20, 2017

Under court order, DHS will restore in-home care services

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The department has been sued by families of patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities who had services cut by the state.
Apr 20, 2017

Clackamas board chairman: Resolve Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners conduct second hearing, plan discussion on April 26 and potential action on May 11. Agreement pending with Metro, three cities to shape area's future.
COURTESY BAKER AIRCRAFT; ODFW - After radio-collaring a subadult female of the Chesnimnus pack, an ODFW biologist double-checks the fit of the GPS radio-collar. The wolf was captured Feb. 23 in northern Wallowa County.
Apr 11, 2017

Report: Oregon's wolf population growth 'weak' in 2016

by Eric Mortenson/Capital Bureau
ODFW doesn't believe the low growth is a trend, offers explanations and emphasizes the count includes only confirmed wolves.
COURTESY OF ODOT - ODOT is seeking hundreds of millions in increased funding, but lacks a plan to oversee the work and combat waste.
Apr 20, 2017

ODOT lacks staff or plan to oversee work from hoped-for new…

by Nick Budnick
As Legislature mulls funding package, ODOT doesn't expect to hire needed engineering and oversight staff
Apr 20, 2017

Multnomah County considers $2 billion proposed budget

by Nick Budnick
Chair's proposed budget includes adds for housing, mental health and kids, cuts for sheriff and education for probationers
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Teacher Daniel Sloan helps students drill holes for their bird houses.
Apr 20, 2017

Willamette students save the planet one animal at a time

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville fourth- and fifth-graders build bee, bird and bat houses to raise money for endangered species
Apr 20, 2017

Many bills beat deadline and live on in Oregon Legislature

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Under legislative rules, most bills not yet passed from one chamber to another are now dead for the session.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - TERRY STOTTS
Apr 20, 2017

It's a clunker for Blazers, another win for Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
Portland shoots and plays poorly, trails 2-0 in series heading to Saturday's Game 3
Apr 20, 2017

County ethics audit: Some won't speak up

by Nick Budnick
Many employees fear retaliation despite clear provisions intended to protect those who compain.
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - In an appeal to the City Council, residents challenged the planning commission's 4-3 approval vote with four articles of concern.
Apr 20, 2017

Upper Midhill development headed back to West Linn council

by Patrick Malee
The new hearings come after some residents appealed the March 22 West Linn Planning Commission decision to recommend approval of an amended application submitted by the developers
Apr 20, 2017

Sources: State GOP lashes out at anti-Trump protesters

by Redden, Jim
Also, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is still supported by an important affordable housing advocate and City Council campaign fundraiser is stuck in low gear.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - John Bartholomew, chairman of Tualatin's team in the nationwide America's Best Communities competition, talks with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici inside the Mobile Makerspace trailer that is his brainchild.
Apr 19, 2017

Tualatin not among top three finishers in America's Best…

by Mark Miller
The sole finalist from Oregon missed out on a prize of $1-3 million. Winners were chosen from West Virginia, Arizona and Georgia.
Eric Swanson
Apr 19, 2017

Gladstone City Administrator Eric Swanson subject of formal…

by Raymond Rendleman
Swanson says he has done nothing wrong in evicting Sharon Alexander throughout actions 'solely at the direction' of the Gladstone City Council and city attorney
COURTESY PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE - Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Portland's self-driving vehicle initiaitve at the Portland Business Alliance's April breakfast forum.
Apr 19, 2017

Portland leaders embrace autonomous vehicles

by Jim Redden
Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commission Dan Saltzman direct PBOT to recruit companies to test self-driving cars in town.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Excess methane gas is flared at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant, sending carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. A proposed project would eliminate flaring and convert all the methane into reusable gas.
Apr 19, 2017

Council to consider Portland's largest climate change project…

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Council unanimously approves $12 million in sewer funds to convert all methane at treatment plant to renewable natural gas.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Sections of the roofing on the existing canpoy have been removed in preparation for the expansion.
Apr 19, 2017

Wilsonville Costco gas station expansion approved

by Claire Green
Initial phases of construction underway. No completion timeline available to the public.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dylan Hydes, who has practiced law for the past nine years, previously taught middle school social studies in San Jose, California.
Apr 19, 2017

Hydes runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

by Andrew Kilstrom
Former middle school social studies teacher runs against Wilsonville's Grady Nelson for school board
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Grady Nelson currently resides on the school district's Long-Range Planning Committee and served as Boeckman Creek's PTA president in the past.
Apr 19, 2017

Grady Nelson runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board…

by Andrew Kilstrom
Retired police officer runs against West Linn's Dylan Hydes for school board