Forest Grove council OKs controversial Gales Creek development

Forest Grove council OKs controversial Gales Creek development

Citing Forest Grove's responsibility to share the burden of high-density housing in western...

Gresham High principal takes to the rooftop

Gresham High principal takes to the rooftop

After collecting 750 cans of food for SnowCap, Gresham High students challenge their principal to...

Agency caught in former deputy's fight

Agency caught in former deputy's fight

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office focus of complaint as domestic violence dispute boils over....

'A selfless man of service'

'A selfless man of service'

Longtime veterans' advocate, community leader Marv Doty dies at age 88 As a World War II veteran...

TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, crews installed the first two of six sculptures along the Trolley Trail...

Student is 'a perfect fit' for Doernbecher fundraiser

Student is 'a perfect fit' for Doernbecher fundraiser

Tigard student turns cancer diagnosis into Nike apparel line. Tim Haarmann isn’t your...

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Open house at Davis Graveyard

Davis Graveyard every year has an open house event where people are invited to learn more secrets to decorate for Halloween. Here is a short clip of this visit.




Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

The Portland Tribune paid Jeff Davis a visit and talked at length about the "Behind the Scenes" secrets of this spooky Portland tradition. Enjoy the video: Muhahahhahahahaha!


Joint appearance: John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson, candidates for Oregon governor

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor answer questions from the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group, representing 35 newspapers in Oregon.


Silver Fox RV Park

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Should Oregon's primary election process be changed to a "top-two" system? Supporters and opponents of Ballot Measure 90 presented their cases Wednesday morning to the Portland Tribune's editorial board.



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November 25, 2014

GMO ballot initiative will undergo recount

by Steve Law
Elections officials will conduct a hand recount of statewide votes for Measure 92, the ballot initiative aimed at requiring labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms or GMOs. The…
November 25, 2014

Poll: Portlanders want to vote on income tax for streets

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Novick says results would be the same for any new revenue source The vast majority of Portlanders want to vote on the new income tax for streets proposed by Mayor Charlie Hales and…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Hundreds of people rallied outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland in support of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen shot to death in August by a police officer.
November 25, 2014

Portlanders protest Ferguson grand jury decision

by KOIN 6 News
Following marches and rallies in cities throughout the United States over the decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen in August, a similar event…
November 25, 2014

Police union president calls for mutual restraint

by Jim Redden
Daryl Turner, the president of the Portland Police Association, has issued a statement calling on the union's members to be "thoughtful" about what they say about the Ferguson grand jury…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Dorothy Larson
November 25, 2014

Missing North Portland woman found safe

by Jim Redden
Dorothy Larson, 79, has been found safe. She has returned to her home. Portland police officers asked the public's help to find Larson, who disappeared Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, when she left…
November 25, 2014

Health insurance open houses are set

by Peter Wong
Sessions enable people to enroll via federal website. Cover Oregon has scheduled several open houses in the next two weeks to enable people and small businesses to enroll for health insurance…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Bradly Sean Miller, 24, shown in a jail booking photo.
November 25, 2014

Man arrested for turning police horses loose

by KOIN 6 News
A 24 year old man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on allegations that he broke into the Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol Unit and set five horses free. Officials confirm…
November 25, 2014

Sellwood Bridge opening delayed

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County has pushed back the tentative opening of the replacement Sellwood Bridge to January 2016. The bridge was scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The county, which owns and…
November 25, 2014

Coalition seeks new way to fund road work

by Peter Wong
Linking future gasoline tax increases with fuel efficiency of cars is endorsed by a coalition of transportation users, local governments and environmental groups. The proposal is part of a…
November 25, 2014

Edible pot, packaging concern lawmakers

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Lawmakers asked lots of questions about Oregon’s new legal pot law during last week’s first legislative committee meeting since voters approved Measure 91. Starting July 1, 2015, adults…
November 24, 2014

Street fee vote postponed until Dec. 10

by Jim Redden
The City Council vote on the proposed street fee has been postponed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. The one-week delay is required because Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have agreed…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Twelve of the 39 pending marijuana cases in Clackamas County will be dismissed under a new policy announced by the district attorney's office.
November 24, 2014

Clackamas County lightens up on marijuana charges

by Saundra Sorenson
In anticipation of Measure 91, many charges will be dismissed Good news for anyone facing a criminal marijuana charge in Clackamas County: Your case may be dismissed, or the charges may be…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Three Portland police officers posted this image on their Facebook page. Police Chief Mike reese ordered them to take it down.
November 24, 2014

Police Facebook posts supporting Wilson draw rebuke from chief,…

by Jim Redden
Three Portland police officers were told Monday to remove Facebook posts that showed their Portland Police Bureau badges surrounded by a bracelet with the phrase "I am Darren Wilson." Police…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Protesters blocked the road, but moved to the sidewalk when instructed by police in downtown Portland following a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
November 24, 2014

Hales calls for healing after non-indictment

by KOIN 6 News/Jim Redden
UPDATE: Portlanders protest grand jury decision Dozens rallied in downtown Portland Monday night following a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Here's how an artist envisions one of Oregon Citys alleys could be used after upgrades are completed next year.
December 01, 2014

OC's alleys getting major upgrades

by Raymond Rendleman
If downtown Oregon City’s alleys were able to be used differently, would it make Main Street a more active and vibrant place to live, work and visit? Work began last week on alleyway upgrades,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JOHNSON FAMILY/KOIN 6 NEWS - Kirke Johnson in an undated photo provided by his family.
November 24, 2014

Biker's family hopes death leads to awareness

by KOIN 6 News
PCC employee killed in Washington County Kirke Johnson was a bike-safety advocate who died when a FedEx truck didn’t see him on his recumbent bike and hit him Thursday. His wife and children…
Photo Credit: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE - Two men were burned in what police are calling a 'hash oil' explosion in a Tigard convenience store.
November 23, 2014

Two men burned in Tigard 'hash oil' explosion

by Jim Redden
Two men were severely burned in what police say was a "hash oil" explosion inside a bathroom at a Tigard convenience store early Sunday. Dennis Tapia, 18, and Jose Rios, 23, took themselves to a…
November 23, 2014

Woman arrested in Southwest Portland hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a woman in a hit-and-run crash in Southwest Portland that left a man hospitalized with serious injuries early Sunday. Jordan Jackson, 21, suffered life-threatening injuries…
November 23, 2014

Woman reports being grabbed in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a report that two men grabbed a woman and tried to drag her onto a side street in Southeast Portland early Saturday. The woman, whose name was not released, was able to…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A big storm rolled into the Portland area Sunday afternoon.
November 23, 2014

Heavy rains pelt Portland

by Jim Redden
A big storm hit the Portland area Sunday afternoon that is expected to continue into the evening. Heavy rain, high winds, hail and even lightning are all predicted. To follow the storm on…
November 23, 2014

Four Wilsonville area juveniles caught burglarizing school

by Jim Redden
Four juveniles have been arrested for burglarizing the Boones Ferry Primary School in Wilsonville on Saturday. The names of the juveniles have not been released. Three are 14 and one is 13. All…
November 23, 2014

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday because of deck panel problems

by Jim Redden
The Morrison Bridge is closed Sunday until as late as 7 p.m. for an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The Nov. 23 closure is related to problems with deck panels that were…
November 23, 2014

Portland, Hillsboro residents hurt in crash near Pendleton

by KOIN 6 News
Portland and Hillsboro residents were hurt in a crash along I-84 near Pendleton on Saturday. Shelley Whittaker was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi when, authorities believe, she hit the back-end of…
November 23, 2014

Firefighters rescue family dog

by Jim Redden
Clackamas firefighters rescued a family's dog from a burning mobile home in Damascus on Saturday. No one was hurt in the incident, which is still under investigation. According to Clackamas Fire…
November 23, 2014

Huskies' long game too much for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE -- Now Oregon State's road to the postseason is simple: Beat Oregon. That's what the Beavers are left with after their demoralizing 37-13 defeat to Washington Saturday night at Husky…

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Nov 22, 2014

Portland police arrest 16-year-old in August shooting

by Geoff Pursinger
Boy charged with attempted murder for shooting outside Shady Lady Tavern. Portland police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with an August shooting outside a Northeast Portland bar.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota accepts congratulations from his Oregon Ducks teammates.
Nov 22, 2014

Mariota takes 'mental pictures' as Ducks take down Colorado

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota still wasn't announcing Saturday that he would depart Oregon after his junior season for the NFL, despite all signs pointing to the star quarterback having played his…
Union Gospel Mission volunteers packed 500 Thanksgiving meals for the needy on Saturday. The baskets will be delivered by a network of churches and other organizations.
Nov 22, 2014

Union Gospel Mission prepares Thanksgiving baskets for area…

by Geoff Pursinger
Volunteers at Portland’s Union Gospel Mission have been busy. On Saturday, volunteers with the organization put together 500 Thanksgiving food baskets for the hungry, which they plan to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oreon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves Autzen Stadium after Saturday's Colorado game.
Nov 22, 2014

A Mariota-fest again at Autzen

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon QB shines, as Ducks cruise past Colorado EUGENE — Marcus Mariota added to his place in Oregon lore, Royce Freeman kept scoring touchdowns and the Oregon Ducks rolled past Colorado 44-10…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Wesley Matthews of the Blazers shoves Chicago's Mike Dunleavy after the Bulls forward fouled Portland guard Damian Lillard on a 3-point shot Friday night at Moda Center.
Nov 22, 2014

Bulls hit the deck at Moda Center -- Lillard, too

by Kerry Eggers
The Chicago Bulls got decked Friday night at the Moda Center, and so did Damian Lillard. The Bulls got plastered by the Trail Blazers, and Lillard got clobbered by Mike Dunleavy Jr. The latter…
Maya Lin's proposed 'Celilo Arc' includes an elevated wooden walkway that projects over the Columbia River. Lin says the design is inspired by the wooden fishing platforms that once jutted over Celilo Falls.
Nov 21, 2014

Maya Lin: Celilo 'a sacred space'

by Peter Wong
Schnitzer family announces $1 million gift for her final public art site on the Columbia River Maya Lin has come a long way since 1981, when as a senior at Yale University, she submitted the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - The locomotives for the Washington Park and Zoo Railway have been renovated and will be offering free rides this weekend.
Nov 21, 2014

Zoo offers free train rides this weekend

by Jim Redden
The Oregon Zoo will offer free rides to visitors on the scale-model trains that make up the Washington Park band Zoo Railway. The two locomotive were refurbished while the track was realigned…
Photo Credit: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Location of weekend closure.
Nov 21, 2014

Marine Drive in Troutdale to close Friday for construction work

by Jim Redden
Marine Drive will be closed under Interstate 84 starting late Friday for the demolish of the old overpass at Exit 17 in Troutdale. The closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, until 5…
Nov 21, 2014

South Hillsboro shifting into higher gear

by Doug Burkhardt
It won’t be long now. Planners with the city of Hillsboro are about to see about 17 years of visioning become a reality as infrastructure work on the South Hillsboro community begins in 2015.…
Nov 21, 2014

ODOT reports: Pay now, or pay later

by Peter Wong
More money urged for state highway, bridge maintenance over next two decades. Two new reports from the Oregon Department of Transportation echo the warning from the oil-filter ads of the 1960s:…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JAMIE VALDEZ - Work on his project will close northbound lane on SE Terwilliger this weekend.
Nov 21, 2014

One lane of Terwillger to close this weekend

by Jim Redden
The northbound lane of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed this weekend for construction work. The closure will last from 6:30 p.m. on Friday through…
Nov 20, 2014

Recount looming for Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Current margin now within automatic trigger; counties must certify results to state Tuesday. An automatic recount now appears likely for Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require…
Nov 20, 2014

Metro wins second hotel legal victory

by Nick Christensen, Metro
Supporters of a proposed Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center were celebrating another legal victory Thursday, but the project still faces challenges before it can go forward. For the…
Nov 20, 2014

PSU: Gresham population growth outpaced by Portland, Hillsboro

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city has seen almost-zero percent growth since 2010, according to researchers If trends shown in a recent Portland State University study hold true, Hillsboro could rival Gresham for the…
Nov 20, 2014

Gresham upgrades to Silver Status as a bicycle friendly…

by (none)
The League of American Bicyclists has raised Gresham's status as a Bicycle Friendly Community to a silver level designation. In 2009, the city received its first bronze level designation from…
Nov 20, 2014

City may go after Airbnb hosts not paying lodging taxes

by Steve Law
The city of Portland is going easy on Airbnb hosts who don’t obtain city permits before renting rooms to short-term visitors, but it may be a different story when it comes to not paying their…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland City Hall was packed for a public meeting on the proposed street fee plan.
Nov 20, 2014

Public split over proposed street fee

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Fritz indicates support for Portland Street Fund The highly anticipated City Council hearing on the proposed street fee ended without Commissioner Amanda Fritz taking a formal stand on…
Nov 20, 2014

Three Oregon companies rate tops on equality index

by Peter Wong
Group's survey complements report on U.S. cities; both based on sexual orientation. Three of seven rated Oregon companies scored 100 on an index measuring equality based on sexual orientation in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Artist rendering of headquarters Hotel proposed near Oregon Convention Center.
Nov 20, 2014

Judge says Metro can issue bonds for Headquarters Hotel

by Nick Christensen, Metro
A Multnomah County judge ruled Wednesday that Metro can issue bonds for a proposed Hyatt near the Oregon Convention Center without needing the approval of the region's voters, rejecting a legal…
Nov 20, 2014

Ex-boyfriend of Terry Bean arrested

by Peter Wong
Both face charges on sex crimes stemming from Lane County incident. A former boyfriend of Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Catering for a Causes Wendy Wyley grabs juice and bread that will make its way to senior centers and day care facilities.
Nov 20, 2014

Catering for a Cause serves up food, jobs

by Jennifer Anderson
'Felon-friendly' outfit gets folks back on feet, benefits social services Like all the coolest places in town, there’s no sign on the door here. There’s only a Catering for a Cause delivery van…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Free chocolate, hemp seeds and other goodies in exchange for feedback? SamplingLab founder Jeff Davis is preparing for a Nov. 29 launch of his store, at 4019 N. Williams Ave.
Nov 20, 2014

Lab wants millennials to sample trends

by Jennifer Anderson
Retail store offers free products in exchange for opinions Sure, it’s the season of giving. But we all like being on the receiving end. And whether we admit or not, we are pretty picky about…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sara Cogan, farm manager at Zenger Farms, herds a flock of turkeys that just might be able to read her mind.
Nov 20, 2014

In Character with Sara Cogan

by Peter Korn
A turkey neck is something you definitely want to avoid. If you’re talking gobbledygook, you’re not making much sense. And if someone calls you a turkey, well, let’s hope it’s just in jest. With…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Former resident Norman Wicks Sr. never reported what he thought was toxic waste dumping on this site more than a decade ago. During a brief layover in Portland, he wants to see the site checked out and cleaned up if necessary.
Nov 20, 2014

Coming clean

by Steve Law
Ex-Portlander worries that toxic materials were dumped near river a decade ago Something’s been gnawing away at Norman Wicks’ conscience ever since he left Portland nearly a decade ago. The…
Nov 20, 2014

Legislative panel named to dismantle Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong
Draft legislation will transfer remaining functions to other state agencies. Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon. The public…