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A royal return

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Waterfront Blues Festival

The festival began in 1987 as the Rose City Blues Festival – a concert to support the homeless, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. Performers included John Lee Hooker, the Paul deLay Band, Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester Blues Band and Lloyd Jones Struggle.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community.


Grand Floral Parade Slideshow

Thousands lined downtown streets during a pleasant Saturday morning to see the 100th Queen of Rosaria, Emma A. Waibel of West Linn, the first queen from outside Portland.


Floral Grand Parade

We had a great time shooting this small video of the parade from the corner of Burnside and Martin Luther King Jr.


Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

This Festival is a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. This year's festival marks the 31st anniversary of this great tribal gathering.


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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Scott Barbur
August 27, 2014

Milwaukie candidates apply for your vote

by Raymond Rendleman
Several viable candidates have filed for Milwaukie City Council Position 4, an open seat due to the retirement of current Councilor Mike Miller. In campaign materials, these contestants have…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - An Oregon City fire burned through multiple businesses within a single building Wednesday morning.
August 27, 2014

Firefighter injured in Oregon City fire

by KOIN 6 News
A third-alarm fire raged inside an Oregon City commercial building Wednesday morning and spread to several businesses before a swarm of firefighters were able to bring it under control. More…
August 27, 2014

Family of 4 pulled dead from Hagg Lake

by Nancy Townsley and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Under sunny, summer skies, deserted park yields grim find Four members of a Hillsboro family, spanning three generations, appeard to have drowned Monday in Henry Hagg Lake near Gaston. Jova…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Leodan Juarez Belton
August 27, 2014

Bicyclist hit on Southeast 82 Avenue

by Jim Redden
A 49-year old Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a hit and run crash involving a bicyclist on Southeast 82nd Avenue just south of King Road. Leodan Juarez Belton is charged…
August 27, 2014

Plumbing work starts home fire

by Jim Redden
A homeowner "sweating" plumbing pipes with heat and solder started his Southwest Portland residence on fire Tuesday evening. Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a house at 1500 S.W. Harrison at…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Jessica Gago
August 27, 2014

Boost for Oregon City Main Street promotion

by The Oregon City News
Jessica Gago, with recent experience in producing the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, this month joined the staff of the Main Street Oregon City nonprofit organization as promotions and…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sarah Ruth Rascoe
August 26, 2014

DUII driver crashes into house

by Jim Redden
A suspected drunk driver crashed into a Northeast Portland house early Tuesday. No one was injured in the crash, which heavily damaged the house and vehicle. Sarah Ruth Rascoe, 33, is charged…
August 26, 2014

Judge says county gun rules could apply in city

by Jim Redden
Lawsuit after Reynolds shooting decides reach of ordinance A Multnomah County judge has cleared the way for the district attorney’s office to charge one or more members of Jared Padgett’s family…
August 26, 2014

TriMet: WES hits semi-truck but afternoon commute OK

by Jim Redden
TriMet reports that a WES train collided with a semi-truck at the Tonquin Road crossing Tuesday morning. No one was injured but the last two morning WES trips were disrupted. TriMet does not…
August 26, 2014

Merkley gets nurses' endorsement

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator is challenged by GOP doctor. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has the endorsement of the Oregon Nurses Association in his second-term bid against Republican Monica Wehby, a…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Searchers will continue looking for the family of a child who drowned in Hagg Lake on Tuesday.
August 26, 2014

Child drowns at Hagg Lake, no sign of family

by KOIN 6 News
Hagg Lake was closed Tuesday as searchers looked for the family of a child believed to have drowned there Monday evening. The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team was expected to join the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Four family members drowned in Henry Hagg Lake, and three of their bodies were recovered Aug. 26.
August 26, 2014

Sheriff: Four family members drowned in Hagg Lake

by KOIN 6 News
Less than a day after a young boy apparently drowned, divers pulled three more bodies from Henry Hagg Lake. The bodies were found not far from shore where the boy was found around 6:30 p.m.…
August 25, 2014

Governor candidates to meet 3 times

by Peter Wong
Kitzhaber, Richardson will share one stage with minor-party nominees. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican rival Dennis Richardson will meet jointly at least three times during their…
August 25, 2014

Citizen review panel split on Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Vote is 11-9 in opposition after intensive study. If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust for and against a proposed Oregon requirement…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF THE OREGON ZOO - Phyllis, a 44-year-old white-cheeked gibbon, rests in a fire-hose hammock at the Oregon Zoo's Red Ape Reserve.
August 25, 2014

Firefighters' gift helps aging zoo apes

by Jim Redden
Primates at the Oregon Zoo are now relaxing in hammocks made from about 2,000 feet of decommissioned fire hose donated by the Clackamas Fire District. Primate keepers Colleen Reed and Scott…
August 25, 2014

'Black Male Challenge' summit highlights positive messages

by Jennifer Anderson
More than 100 young black men are expected to gather Monday at Portland State University for the “Black Male Challenge.” Mark Jackson, cofounder of the nonprofit REAP Inc., which is hosting the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - A MAX train went over the Tilikum Crossing for the first time Monday as part of a safety test. This picture was taken from the Portland Opera building on the east bank of the Willamette River.
August 25, 2014

MAX train over Tilikum Crossing for first time

by Jim Redden
TriMet pulled a MAX train along a portion of the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Line on Monday, including across the Tilikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River. The train, which was…
August 25, 2014

Speakers announced for Gov. Atiyeh service

by Peter Wong
Family, former aides, officials will take part. Six speakers have been announced for the memorial service for former Gov. Vic Atiyeh. The service will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Tamika Bradley
August 25, 2014

Missing woman and niece safe

by Jim Redden
Police say a missing woman her niece have been found safe. The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit has asked the public to help locate Tamika Bradley, 38, and her niece Datisha…
August 25, 2014

Earthquake: Big one overdue in Oregon

by KOIN 6 News
A 6.0 magnitude quake in California’s Napa Valley served as another friendly reminder to Oregonians about “the big one.” It’s not a matter of if, but when a major quake along the Cascadia fault…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Members of the cycling community, and North Portland residents, take part in the ‘Take Back the Streets' bike ride Sunday, August 24.
August 24, 2014

'Take back the streets' ride protests gang violence

by KOIN 6 News
All of the people former gang member Demarcus Preston knew when he was involved with gangs are either incarcerated or dead. That’s why he wants to prevent youth from joining gangs, but also…
Photo Credit: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - One of 30 vehciles whose windows were shot out late Saturday.
August 24, 2014

Dozens of vehicle windows shot out in Beaverton

by Jim Redden
The windows of more than 30 vehicles in different location in Beaverton were shot sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday. According to Beaverton police, the windows were apparently shot out randomly,…
Photo Credit: WASHINGON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A boat was destroyed and  dock was damaged by a Sunday morning fire at Hagg Lake.
August 24, 2014

Fire damages boat and dock at Hagg Lake

by Jim Redden
A boat caught fire and destroyed part of a dock at Henry Hagg Lake on Sunday morning. No one was injured, although there was significant damage to both the boat and dock. No estimate was…
August 24, 2014

Shots fired in Hillsboro apartments

by Jim Redden
Hillsboro police are investigating an exchange of gunfire at an apartment complex Saturday evening. No one was reported injured in the incident, which occurred at the Brookwood II Apartments,…
August 24, 2014

No tsunami warning issued after quake

by KOIN 6 News
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck 25 miles north of San Francisco early Sunday did not trigger a tsunami warning. The National Tsunami Warning Center issued no warning after the quake…

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Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This 2013 Scion XD driver by Javier Martinez-Becerril hit a power pole and was heavily damaged.
Aug 24, 2014

Two drivers arrested after power pole crash

by Jim Redden
Two people were arrested late Friday following a crash near Schools that broke a power pole. Javier Martinez-Becerril, 35, from Beaverton was cited for DUII and Criminal Mischief. He was also…
Aug 24, 2014

Fire damages downtown Portland hotel

by Jim Redden
Fire damaged the Joyce Hotel in downtown Portland late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire in the four story building at 322 S.W. 11th Ave. it started in a ventilation fan in one…
Photo Credit: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The public is asked to help find Scott Allen, who is missing from a Gresham care facility.
Aug 24, 2014

Gresham man found in Lane County

by Jim Redden
A handicapped man missing from a Gresham adult care facility has been found in Lane County. Scott Allen, 51, was at Chestnut Lane, located 1200 block of N.E. 6th street in Gresham. Staff…
Aug 22, 2014

State grant helps TriMet upgrade bike connections

by Jim Redden
TriMet has been awarded a $1.5 million state grant to enhance bicycle parking and make other improvements at two stations heavily used by bikers. The ConnectOregon V will be spent at MAX…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Jeff Cogen, in a 2013 photo when he was Multnomah County Chair.
Aug 22, 2014

Cogen tapped to lead charter school

by KOIN 6 News
Former Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen is the new executive director for a Portland charter school. Cogen begins Monday at KOREducators, 2044 E. Burnside, said Gary Berger with the Board of…
Aug 22, 2014

Oregon sues Oracle over website failure

by Peter Wong
Company moved against state two weeks ago Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America, as expected, in connection with the state’s botched website for enrollment in its health insurance…
Aug 22, 2014

State panel denies funds for dock, OKs other projects

by Peter Wong
Rejected plan would have eased coal exports; improvement for oil shipments will proceed. The Oregon Transportation Commission denied state funding Friday for renovation of a dock that critics…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Derek Rieth
Aug 22, 2014

Pink Martini band member dies of apparent suicide

by KOIN 6 News
Derek Rieth, the percussionist for Pink Martini, died on Wednesday of an apparent suicide, according to the Portland Police Bureau. A post on the band's Facebook page announced his death Friday…
Aug 22, 2014

Some Portland freeway ramps will close this weekend

by Jim Redden
Oregon Department of Transportation plans to close multiple freeway ramps over the weekend to perform sign, light and drainage maintenance. The closures are planned during evening hours from…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Portland Police Chief Mike Reese
Aug 21, 2014

Reese: Trust between police and community is vital

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese issued a statement Thursday on the situation in Fergson, Mo. Local protesters have demanded that he and Mayor Charlie Hales speak out about the death of Micheal…
Aug 21, 2014

High court suspends Salem lawyer

by Peter Wong
Settlements of sex-abuse cases at issue in State Bar complaint. The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended Salem lawyer Daniel J. Gatti in connection with settlements he brokered for a group of…
Photo Credit: KOIN NEWS 6 - Police detained this woman near the Yeon Building fire.
Aug 21, 2014

Did naked woman pole climber start Yeon Building fire?

by KOIN 6 News
Investigators are checking to see if there is a connection between a naked woman who climbed the flagpole atop the Oregon Bank Building and a blaze at the nearby Yeon Building that required 60…
Aug 21, 2014

TriMet awards Mobile App contract to GlobeSherpa

by Jim Redden
TriMet has awarded GlobeSherpa a contract to develop the next generation of Mobile Apps as part of the transit agencies switch to electronic fares, the local high tech company announced…
Aug 21, 2014

Citizen panel weighs in against top-two primary

by Peter Wong
Measure 90 one of two undergoing review. When Edna Campbell of Jefferson joined 19 other voters for a study this week, she had a definite opinion on Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s…
Aug 21, 2014

Mark Edlen to join PDC board

by Steve Law
Mayor Charlie Hales has tapped Portland developer Mark Edlen to join the Portland Development Commission board. Edlen, the chief executive of Portland’s Gerding Edlen Development, would replace…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Surveillance photo of flashing suspect.
Aug 21, 2014

Police hunting MAX flasher

by Jim Redden
The Transit Police Division is asking the public to help to identify a suspect who exposed himself to a woman on a MAX train. Police have released a picture of the suspect taken from a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION - Safety improvements like crosswalks are needed in many parts of town, according to the new online guide.
Aug 21, 2014

Online guide to Portland transportation needs posted

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has posted an online guide to the city's maintenance and safety needs. The Portland Transportation Needs Guidebook was posted on PBOT's website as Mayor…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Fire trucks and police cars block the area arounbd Southwest Fifth and Alder while crews battle a fire at the Yeon Building.
Aug 21, 2014

Highrise fire extinguished in downtown Portland

by Jim Redden
More than 60 firefighters rushed to extinguish a fire on the roof of the 15-story Yeon Building in downtown Portland overnight. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, the fire burned an area…
Aug 21, 2014

Merkley gets second senior endorsement

by Peter Wong
Union-affiliated group backs senator's re-election. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has been endorsed by another national group, the Alliance for Retired Americans, which praises the Oregon Democrat’s…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Kim Tinker of Sandy shows a one of the combs from her hive. Tinker lost at least half of her bees in the spring, but the hive has rebuilt itself since then.
Aug 21, 2014

Probe into massive bee die-off leaves owners, experts puzzled

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Authorities say pesticides not culprit; others aren't so sure Four Clackamas County beekeepers may never know what killed their bees June 18. “I came home and there was just piles of dead bees,”…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Eric Hansen drives around downtown Vancouver, Wash., on a Friday afternoon to demonstrate the experience he provides to riders as an UberX driver.
Aug 21, 2014

Want to share that ride? Not so fast, city says

by Stefanie Donahue
Officials want more time to consider allowing mobile apps linking riders, drivers Mobile ride-hailing applications such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are getting rave reviews from users in cities…
Aug 21, 2014

Mark & Dave: Today's special: Dr. Walmart in Aisle 2

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
After all the protests, the new Walmart in Sherwood quietly opened to favorable reviews from those who like low prices. Meanwhile, Walmart is testing primary-care facilities at six of its stores…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Southeast Portland winemaker Anne Hubatch pours a sample of her first batch of Alter Ego cider made at Coopers Hall this summer. Anyone with a winery license in Oregon can make cider; breweries, too, are also getting in on the action as the market grows.
Aug 21, 2014

Cider thirst grows; apples in hot demand

by Jennifer Anderson
National standards in works; wineries jump in the market Two 500-gallon, stainless steel tanks nicknamed Geraldine and Boris made the temporary switch this summer from grape juice to apple…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Buses moving over to the right create conflicts with the thousands of daily riders in North Williams Avenues bike lane. A new street plan will move the bike lane to the left of traffic.
Aug 21, 2014

City aims to calm traffic on busy bike corridor

by Peter Korn
North Williams changes call for one car lane, bikes on left Portland transportation officials unveiled last week their plans for traffic and bike changes on North Williams Avenue. Two lanes of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Four scoops on a sugar cone is the record at Salt & Straw, displayed here by owner Kim Malek at her Northwest 23rd Avenue location.
Aug 21, 2014

In Character with Kim Malek

by Peter Korn
In New York people stand on line. In Chicago they stand in line. In Portland, Kim Malek just stands and watches in amazement as people line up around the block at her Northwest 23rd Avenue Salt…