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PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Naseria Monique Thomas, left, 17, and her son, Davon Donaldson, 4 months, have gone missing. The photos provided are from Snapchat and are distorted.
March 25, 2017

Police ask for help locating missing 17-year-old girl and 4-month-old son

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Police are searching for Naseria Monique Thomas and son, Davon Donaldson, last seen around 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Minnesota Timberwolves try to stop Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
March 25, 2017

Blazers hit stride, and lots of shots

by Kerry Eggers
McCollum gets 32 points on just 13 shots as Portland pounds Minnesota
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Chief Mike Marshman is on leave while under investigation. He is shown flanked by former Mayor Charlie Hales last July when he was elevated to be Portland's top cop.
March 24, 2017

Portland police Chief Mike Marshman and assistant on leave pending investigation

by Nick Budnick
UPDATE: Marshman says he respects the inestigative process, no reason for it given


March 23, 2017

Advocates, legislators seek more money for veteran services

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Veterans and their supporters say governor isn't meeting spirit of Measure 96 and its allocation of lottery money.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Former Gov. Barbara Roberts speaks Thursday, March 23, at the Capitol about her autobiography 'Up the Capitol Steps.'
March 23, 2017

Former governor criticizes U.S. Supreme Court nominee

by Peter Wong
Barbara Roberts singles out Gorsuch's opposition to death option for terminally ill patients and broad educational rights for students with disabilities; she supports both.
PHOTOS COURTESY: TYSON CAMPBELL - At Chapin Park, Paige, 7, and Nora, 3, are towed by mom Erin Campbell.
March 25, 2017

Oregon City addresses flooding at Chapin Park

by Raymond Rendleman
Chapin Park play area has been completely surrounded by an approximately 52-inch plastic fence
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Ted Wheeler was enthusiuastic about the city of Portland in his State of the City speech.
March 24, 2017

Wheeler unveils big ideas in State of the City speech

by Jim Redden
Mayor want to address homelessness, affordable housing and the I-5 freeway along the east bank of the Willamette River.
LINKEDIN.COM - Dan Bradley
March 24, 2017

Oak Lodge Water Services General Manager Dan Bradley 'out of office' for unknown time

by Raymond Rendleman
Newspaper asks for documents explaining Bradley's absence, which would be disclosable public record under Oregon law
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Public Works employees Bruce Lucky, Jeremy Turin and Kary Moore fill potholes on Southeast Orient Drive during a recent rare sunny day.
March 24, 2017

After brutal winter, Gresham road repair crews go into full-on damage-control mode

by Christopher Keizur
Roads: Pothole repairs dependent on weather, East Multnomah County crews say
COURTESY PHOTO - Lorrine and Leonard Shipley were a fun-loving couple, according to their daughter, Linda Kintz. Married in 1943, their romance lasted 74 years before they died a day apart March 13 and 14.
March 24, 2017

Together 74 years, Forest Grove couple dies a day apart

by Nancy Townsley
Leonard and Lorrine Shipley met at a church revival meeting in 1943 and will be buried at Willamette National Cemetery Tuesday
March 24, 2017

Draft recommendations released for ODOT reform

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A management audit of ODOT was intended to make sure agency was prepared to handle large sums from a transportation package.
PHOTO: STEVE DAVEE - At TechFestNW Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden said referring to government digital search and surveillance of U.S. citizens, 'We are really in serious straits folks. I am going to fight this with everything I have.'
March 24, 2017

Sen. Wyden: RISE UP!

by Joseph Gallivan
Senator implores netizens to rise up and fight the fear and surveillance culture in D.C.
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - A code amendment will allow the White Oak Savanna Park, now a city-owned property in its entirety, to be used for outdoor recreation.
March 24, 2017

West Linn council works to complete White Oak Savanna initiative

by Patrick Malee
The land still has to be formally designated as a park, which is complicated by the fact that it resides within an Office-Business Center (OBC) zone
MCSO PHOTO - James Dean Santee, 53
March 24, 2017

Husband saves wife from attacker

by Christopher Keizur
James Dean Santee, 53, facing six charges after attack in Gresham.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - JUSUF NURKIC
March 24, 2017

Blazers take a step toward the playoffs

by Kerry Eggers
Eight of 11 remaining games will be in Portland, lending hope in the pursuit of Denver
COURTESY OF MEL RADER - Mel Rader, shown during his unsuccessful run for the Multnomah County board, is no longer spearheading the county soda tax campaign that could be announced soon. Previously he ran a nonprofit, Upstream Public Health, but his successor in January discovered a financial crisis that led to layoffs of all eight employees.
March 23, 2017

Rader leaves soda tax bid after nonprofit tanks

by Nick Budnick
Some feared that Upstream Public Health's crisis could scare funders.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - TriMet surveys regional residents every year to determine how they view the agency's bus and MAX systems.
March 23, 2017

TriMet survey: Approval up, ridership down

by Jim Redden
The regional transit agency's annual survey also found respondents prioritize increasing road capacity over transit improvements.
EO MEDIA GROUP - A linear irrigation system operates in a corn field in Oregon's Willamette Valley. A bill under consideration in the Legislature would impose an annual $100 fee for each of Oregon's nearly 89,000 water rights.
March 23, 2017

Oregon irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Farmers overwhelmingly testified against House Bill 2706, which aims to raise money for water management, during a March 22 hearing.
March 23, 2017

Senate passes bill to raise smoking age to 21

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The bill by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Beaverton, now heads to the House of Representatives, where it has bipartisan support.
March 23, 2017

Farmworker housing operations tax credit bill moving through Legislature

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Senate Bill 1, which is supported by a coalition of agriculture and housing groups, has moved out of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue.
March 23, 2017

After audit, neighborhood office director resigns

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Move comes after Chloe Eudaly assgined oversight of troubled city bureau.
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March 23, 2017

Former mayor Norm King remembered as stabilizing force in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
King served two terms as mayor and was co-founder of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition
March 23, 2017

Democrats face business opposition to family leave bill

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Proponents of the statewide proposal say the United States is the only developed nation that doesn't offer the benefit.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Salma Ahmad of Cedar Mill, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Portland, speaks with Paula DiNovo (back to camera) after talk Monday, March 13, at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
March 23, 2017

Islamic leader seeks to dispel misconceptions

by Peter Wong
Islamic Society leader seeks mutual understanding amid growing political tensions.
EO MEDIA GROUP - Pigs relax outdoors in this ile photo. Oregon lawmakers are contemplating a bill barring discrimination against pigs or any particular species of livestock.
March 23, 2017

Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Legislator says species-specific restrictions seem to run against Oregon's 'right to farm' laws.

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Mar 23, 2017

Sources: Trump spurs Democratic fundraising

by Jim Redden
In other election news, Merkley named as potential 2020 Presidential candidate, but it would mean giving up U.S. Senate seat.
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
Mar 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
Mar 22, 2017

Most of Centennial Mills to be demolished

by Jim Redden
Council, PDC agree that completely redeveloping the property is best best for getting long-stalled project underway.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Puppy Yonder takes a break from class with handler Lynley Rayburn.
Mar 22, 2017

Puppies with a purpose: Coffee Creek Puppy Program looking to…

by Claire Green
More room for inmates, dogs means more animals trained for veterans, disabled
Mar 22, 2017

ODOT review could lead to hiring more consultants

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
DAS director says recommendations will involve hiring more consultants to reform ODOT well after lawmakers approve transportation package.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Milwaukee Bucks defense tries to put the clamps on Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
Mar 22, 2017

A struggle for the Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Milwaukee executes its game plan, and Portland shoots poorly and is 'disappointed to lose'
ODOT - Shifting ground on Mulino Hill is causing this large crack across Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
Mar 21, 2017

Update: ODOT putting new safety measures in place on Hwy 213 at…

by Peggy Savage
Speed limit lowered to 45 MPH between Union Hall Road and Mulino Road on Hwy 213. New weight restrictions in place for trucks. Digital signage and new lighting going up
COURTESY OF PSU  - There's more than 70,000 potential lots to put ADUs in Portland.
Mar 21, 2017

Project seeks one-stop shopping for ADUs

by Steve Law
PSU 's Institute for Sustainable Solutions using Solarize model to make it easier to add backyard homes
COURTESY PGE - An infographic on Electric Avenue's benefits for the environmental provided by sponsor PGE.
Mar 21, 2017

PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue hits one million mile EV mark

by Jeff Zurschmeide
PGE estimates that the one million miles powered by Electric Avenue since 2015 means that Oregon drivers avoided burning approximately 46,950 gallons of gasoline, and therefore eliminated…
PHOTO COURTESY: OCPD - OCPD Captain Shaun Davis said this suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller on March 21.
Mar 21, 2017

FBI aiding Oregon City Police Department with OnPoint Community…

by Raymond Rendleman
OCPD Captain Shaun Davis said the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller at about 9 a.m. on March 21
GOOGLE MAPS - Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
Mar 21, 2017

Truck weight restrictions set on OR 213 near Mulino

by Peggy Savage
ODOT is investigating the cause of a large crack that stretches across the highway on Mulino Hill
Mar 21, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Commission curtails summer gillnetting

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
New rules for fishing on the lower Columbia River still diverge from those of neighboring Washington.
EO MEDIA GROUP - A bill in the Oregon Legislature would override U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules on the use of antibiotics in livestock.
Mar 21, 2017

Critics urge more livestock antibiotics oversight in Oregon

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Critics of federal oversight of livestock antibiotics want Oregon lawmakers to pass a bill that would limit antibiotic uses.
Mar 21, 2017

High pesticide level in store's pot prompts recall

by Eric Mortenson/Capital Bureau
Like other agricultural products, cannabis is subject to pesticide testing, but the regulatory structure is a work in progress.
EO MEDIA GROUP - Malheur County farmer Jerry Erstrom points out a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass plant June 14, 2016, on an irrigation ditch bank near Ontario, Ore. Erstrom testified March 16 in favor of proposed legislation in Oregon that would allow farmers whose crops are damaged by GMOs to sue patent holders for damages.
Mar 21, 2017

Bill would authorize GMO trespass lawsuits against patent holders

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
A bill under consideration in Oregon would allow landowners to sue biotech patent holders over trespass by genetically engineered crops.
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Construction continues at the site of the new Sunset Primary School, and it remains on track to open by the beginning of next school year.
Mar 21, 2017

West Linn council votes to move Sunset school forward

by Patrick Malee
Whether that hearing - the eighth regarding Sunset Primary, including hearings at the planning commission level - is the last remains to be seen
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland State University researcher Dora Raymaker will use nearly a half-million dollars to study the barriers and success stories of autistic people in skilled employment.
Mar 21, 2017

PSU researcher gets grants to study autistic employees in the…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Dora Raymaker, an autistic researcher at Portland State University, won $467,000 to study how autistic people can be successful in skilled employment.
COURTESY: KOIN 6 NEWS - David Douglas School Board member Bryce Anderson is under fire for controversial comments he made on sanctuary vote, March 20.
Mar 21, 2017

Sanctuary comment draws David Douglas parents' ire

by KOIN 6 News
Parents are calling for Bryce Anderson to step down, but that's the 'last thing I'd ever do,' the self-proclaimed conservative told KOIN 6 News.
COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE - The temporary marijuana payment station at the Department of Revenue in Salem. The costs associated with collecting marijuana taxes have been more than originally estimated.
Mar 21, 2017

Costs of administering pot taxes escalating

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The tax has proven a considerable windfall for the state, but it has also created complications for the state's tax-collecting agency.
REP. JULIE PARRISH - Left to to right, Lori Sattenspiel of the Oregon School Boards Association, Samuel Littlefield, a senior at Alsea High School, and Alsea schools Superintendent Marc Thielman speak to the House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Tuesday, March 21, at the Capitol in Salem.
Mar 21, 2017

Small schools seek funding to address seismic concerns

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A 2007 survey of seismic needs excluded some schools with enrollment of less than 200.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - NW Natural, which settled in the hard-scrabble Old Town Chinatown neighborhood before most companies would consider it, wants to move out when its lease expires.
Mar 21, 2017

NW Natural to move out of Old Town headquarters

by Jim Redden
Landlord fighting to keep utility from relocating to a new building in Portland.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Belinda Miranda de Solano with her daughter, Genesis, 3, checked in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office at 4310 S.W. Macadam Ave. last week while activists stood in support. As of the end of February, there were 4,337 pending immigration cases in Portland, according to the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Solano's next check-in is on Sept. 20.
Mar 21, 2017

ICE in the CITY

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Local organized resistance forms to counter Trump's crackdown on immigration
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY - 'El Grande de Coca Cola' is scheduled for Lakewood Theatre Company's Mainstage from  March 2 to April 8, 2018.
Mar 21, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company unveils 65th season

by Barb Randall
World and Portland premieres highlight series of plays that focus on the meaning of community
Mar 21, 2017

City Hall Update: City studies new office building on PSU campus

by Jim Redden
Also, longtime Portland political figure Lloyd Anderson passes away and clash with protesters makes national news.
COURTESY OF THE WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump's ramped up policies regarding illegal immigration has focused on Washington County, which was named one of the worst offenders for law enforcement agencies who refuse to cooperate with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.
Mar 21, 2017

Washington County has made Trump's 'top ten' list of counties…

by Peter Wong
Washington County refused more than a half-dozen detainer requests by immigration officials in the week following Donald Trump's increased immigration enforcement.