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Research without consent puts ethics to test

Research without consent puts ethics to test

OHSU drug trial will study unconscious trauma victims Oregon Health & Science University is...

In Character with Tom Pikaart

In Character with Tom Pikaart

Tom Pikaart once won a latte art competition by pouring behind his back, which isn’t...

National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's program

National impaired-driving diversion leader praises Beaverton's program

Michael Kavanaugh sees city's court program as model for others It’s a reasonably good sign...

Beaverton puts out call for Public Safety Center bond proposal

Beaverton puts out call for Public Safety Center bond proposal

Voters to decide on $35 million request to upgrade facility When someone asks Beaverton Mayor...

A real page turner

A real page turner

Thornhill thrives on delivering books to William Walker The wooden shelves in the beginning...

Gifford named state's substitute of the year

Gifford named state's substitute of the year

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District settles fire claim for $9.7M

District settles fire claim for $9.7M

Settlement money will be used to rebuild Woodburn High School The Woodburn School District has...

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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.


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Oregon - Measure 90

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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October 23, 2014

Jackknifed truck spills fuel, snarls traffic on Interstate-84

by Anne Endicott
ODOT expects freeway to reopen by noon A semitrailer jackknifed in the westbound lanes of Interstate-84 near 207th Avenue early Thursday morning, spilling more than 75 gallons of diesel fuel…
October 23, 2014

GMO measure draws disagreement

by Hillary Borrud
Forum by Pamplin Media/EO Media groups explores vast differences on Measure 92. Representatives of the campaigns for and against the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot that would require labeling of…
Photo Credit: SOUTESY SAVE MARKHAM HOME - The Markham House needs a lot of work to be restored to its previous glory.
October 23, 2014

Neighbors say Markham House saved

by Jim Redden
Neighbors fight to save the historic Markham House say they have raised enough money to prevent it from being demolished. Those trying to prevent the preserve the house at 3206 N.E. Glisan say…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - County clerk challenger David Robinson.
October 23, 2014

Voters get to decide whether county clerk's office is well run

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Challenger hopes to improve office's image in light of turmoil U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Robinson thinks he has a good shot at knocking Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall out of the seat she’s held…
October 23, 2014

Poll: Merkley maintains big lead

by Peter Wong
Marijuana, GMO measures still ahead, but gaps are narrow. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley continues to lead his Republican challenger in a new poll conducted by Survey USA for Portland television station…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith reacts to Congressman Kurt Schrader's answer on why their campaigns for Congressional District 5 have been funded at a 28-to-1 ratio in his favor. 'Well, I think people like me better,' the Democratic candidate said simply, eliciting laughter from the attendees of North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs N Issues candidate debate at The Aerie at Eagle Landing in Happy Valley.
October 23, 2014

Hot topics steam up lukewarm 5th Congressional District race

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Schrader, Smith pick apart each other's records The Republican and Democratic nominees for 5th Congressional District took turns blasting each other on topics ranging from the Ebola virus and…
October 23, 2014

Accident victim dies of injuries

by Jim Redden
A 63-year-old woman has died from injuries she received in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday. The name of the victim will not be released until her family has been notified. The driver of the other…
October 23, 2014

Accidents snarl I-84, I-5, downtown MAX line

by Jim Redden
Thursday morning's commute was disrupted by three accidents. All westbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed near 207th Avenue after a truck jackknifed and spilled about 150 gallons of fuel…
October 23, 2014

Heavy rain causes sewer overflow into Willamette

by Jim Redden
Nearly two inches of rain Wednesday caused a rare combined sewer overflow in the Willamette River. The Bureau of Environmental Services, which operates the city's sewer system, urged people top…
October 23, 2014

Mark & Dave: What's politics appeal? Hint: Not policy

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
The Portland Tribune may not have endorsed either major party candidate for governor, but we will. We want four more years of John Kitzhaber. Not for his political acumen. No, we just know…
October 23, 2014

Sources Say: Will Kitzhaber pay at the polls for fiancee's past?

by Jim Redden
How much damage has the news about Cylvia Hayes done to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's re-election chance, if at all? That's the question on the minds of political insiders following the avalanche…
October 23, 2014

School district hires teams to complete Beaverton bond projects

by Shannon O. Wells
$1.2 million in salaries part of $680 bond measure approved by voters in May With large chunks of the $680 million Beaverton School District bond measure going toward the capital costs of…
October 22, 2014

Poll spells potential trouble for Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong
Survey USA: Vote switches to GOP rival among those following news about governor's fiancee. A new poll indicates potential trouble for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, even though the same…
October 22, 2014

OSP: Avoid driving Highway 224 near fatal crash

by The Clackamas Review
A three-car pileup has killed one person and caused mayhem for the evening commute in Clackamas County. Oregon State Police reported Wednesday afternoon that a fatal crash has closed Highway 224…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Juan Robles
October 22, 2014

Woodburn teen killed by train

by Lindsay Keefer
Juan Robles, 13, had autism and went missing after soccer practice Tuesday night One year and one week after 13-year-old Diego Rodriguez was killed on the train tracks, another 13-year-old life…
October 22, 2014

TriMet board approves labor agreement

by Jim Redden
Union votes will be counted Friday TriMet's labor problems are one step closer to being resolved after the regional transit agency's Board of Directors unanimously approved a new collective…
Photo Credit: MPD - Gonzales
October 22, 2014

Police nab reported menace; sword still missing

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie police say that on Monday they were safely able to arrest a man who alternately welded both a knife and a sword in threatening ways. Police responded Oct. 20 at about 2:20 p.m. to the…
October 23, 2014

Utility reforms avoid big waves

by Steve Law
Bureau critics are underwhelmed by panel's proposals Portlanders hoping the city will reform its much-maligned water and sewer spending may be in for some disappointment. In April, when voters…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Bureau of Environmental Services Director Dean Marriott was placed on paid administrative leave after an audit was released criticizing cost increases at a new building.
October 22, 2014

Sewer director on leave during cost overrun investigation

by Jim Redden
Critic calls for Bureau of Environmental Services Director Dean Marriott to be fired Dean Marriott, director of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, was placed on leave this week after a…
October 16, 2014

GMO debate is at 6 p.m. today at OMSI

by Pamplin Media Group
Two sides will discuss pros and cons of Measure 92's labeling requirements A proponent and opponent of Ballot Measure 92 will debate this evening whether Oregon should require labeling for…
October 22, 2014

Female driver critically injured in crash

by Jim Redden
Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Southeast Portland on Tuesday, including a women hospitalized with critical injuries. The names of the victims were not immediately released.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Mateo Torres-Morales
October 22, 2014

Guilty plea entered in 2013 homicide

by Tyler Francke
Torres-Morales could receive 16 month prison sentence, pending judge's ruling A Woodburn man suspected in an August 2013 stabbing death in a parking lot near the Victorian Apartments on James…
October 21, 2014

Man likely killed by train in Southeast Portand

by Jim Redden
A man in his 30s was apparently hit and killed by a train in inner Southeast Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. According to police, the body of the man was found…
October 21, 2014

MPD investigating murder case

by The Clackamas Review
Milwaukie police said Tuesday that a man was killed Monday at an apartment complex at Southeast 22nd Avenue and Bluebird Street. Police spokesman Greg Elkins added Tuesday that there is no…
Dave Ripma
October 21, 2014

Donations stir dissent in Troutdale council races

by Steven Brown
Ripma raises concerns over undue influence In his campaign to win re-election, Troutdale City Council candidate Dave Ripma has been outspoken in his criticism of his opponent’s acceptance of…

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Oct 21, 2014

TriMet changing bus lines when Portland-Milwaukie MAX opens

by Jim Redden
TriMet is seeking additional public comment on changes to bus lines related to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project that will take effect when the new Orange Line opens in September 2015.…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Wesley Lawrence Curtis
Oct 21, 2014

Two charged in downtown stabbing death

by Jim Redden
Two homeless men have been arrested for an October stabbing death in downtown Portland. Wesley Lawrence Curtis was, 23, is charged with murder. Adam Lawrence Elder, 23, is charged with…
Oct 21, 2014

Kitzhaber to sub for Hayes in Forest Grove

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes, had been one of the scheduled speakers at Wednesday's grand opening of Juniper Gardens II, an affordable, farmworker-housing community in Forest Grove. “She…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: ALVARO FONTAN - GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she would alter - not repeal - the federal Obamacare law to reduce the costs and regulation on businesses. She also blamed much of the states economic doldrums on policies supported by her opponent, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.
Oct 21, 2014

Wehby rolls with hits, stays on course

by Peter Wong
GOP candidate says website flap, attacks distract worried voters Even though Monica Wehby was exposed to politics when she was president of the Oregon Medical Association, she has felt it full…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, lit with new lights.
Oct 21, 2014

New bridge lights go with the flow

by Jim Redden
The new Tilikum Crossing bridge across the Willamette River lit up last Thursday and Friday night when TriMet tested its ambient lighting system. This picture was taken by Tribune photographer…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A Union Pacific train travels over the levee that failed in 1948, leading to the Vanport Flood. Though the levee was repaired after that flood, it doesnt meet new federal safety standards set after Hurricane Katrina.
Oct 21, 2014

Officials keep nervous watch on levees

by Steve Law
Analysis finds weak links in system to hold back major floods The same railroad embankment that failed to stop the disastrous Vanport Flood of 1948 remains a weak link in Portland’s levee system…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A new street fee proposal could get a City Council vote in November. The plan would fund projects to repair potholed city streets and make some safety improvements in high-traffic areas.
Oct 21, 2014

City focuses on safety with proposed street fee funds

by Jim Redden
Groups advocate for projects as some worry about rates Ever since Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick proposed their street fee in May, public attention has focused on the monthly…
Oct 21, 2014

MAX platform changed in Rose Quarter Transit Center

by Jim Redden
TriMet has changed a platform served by MAX trains in the Rose Quarter Transit Center to reduce the use of a rail switching mechanism that is scheduled to be replaced. The change took effect on…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Damascus Mayor Steve Spinnett prepares to hang a campaign sign in favor of Measure 3-448, a comprehensive land-use plan that would end the stalemate in the rural city. Regional planners are depending on Damascus capacity.
Oct 21, 2014

The fight for Damascus: Land-use struggle heads to ballot

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Part Two: Metro planners put their hope in rural city's development What does a 1980s religious cult in Eastern Oregon have to do with the legal battles broiling 30 years later in Damascus? More…
Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Architectural drawings for Oregon City's expansion and renovation of Carnegie Library show that a handicapped-accessible entrance can be built along John Adams Street.
Oct 20, 2014

OC's two-story library expansion approved

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City’s image for a two-story expansion of the Carnegie Library that originally resonated with the City Commission remained the top choice last Wednesday, despite the recommendations of…
Oct 20, 2014

Metro looks to Newell Creek's future

by The Oregon City News
Thanks to the parks and natural areas levy that voters approved last year, Metro announced last week that it’s under contract to purchase a 12-acre site in Oregon City to provide a convenient…
Oct 20, 2014

Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

by Jim Redden
The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities. Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon…
Oct 20, 2014

Mayoral race in OC pits local attorneys against facts, claims

by Raymond Rendleman
Attorneys have come out of the woodwork in what is increasingly looking like Oregon City’s most contentious mayoral race of this century. Mayoral candidate Dan Holladay’s attorney sent a…
Oct 20, 2014

Governor race: Still sharp tones in final debate

by Peter Wong
Kitzhaber, Richardson break little new ground in eighth joint appearance in four weeks Their disagreements remained sharp, but Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican rival Dennis…
Oct 20, 2014

Improvised firearm with tripwire found on trail into Forest Park

by Jim Redden
A possible homemade gun connected to a tripwire was discovered on a trail into Forest Park on Saturday and removed by the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU). No one was injured in the…
Oct 20, 2014

Two billionaires give to Oregon top-two primary effort

by Peter Wong
Bloomberg, hedge-fund manager give almost $3 million to Measure 90 campaign. Two out-of-state billionaires have contributed almost $3 million to the effort for a top-two primary in Oregon. John…
Oct 20, 2014

Battle over GMO labeling sets records

by Peter Wong
2007 mark for contributions is exceeded; spending likely to follow suit. It’s official: Measure 92 supporters and opponents have raised a record amount — and are about to spend a record — in their…
Oct 20, 2014

Water main breaks at NW 23rd Place and Westover

by Jim Redden
The intersection of Northwest 23rd Place and Westover Street was closed by a water main break early Monday. The Portland Water Bureau responded to the break and shut off the water around 1:30…
Oct 20, 2014

Oregon ERA draws a quiet campaign

by Peter Wong
Advocates of women's rights press for voter approval of Measure 89 on Nov. 4 ballot Although it has not attracted the campaign money or public attention that other measures on the Nov. 4 ballot…
Oct 19, 2014

Boil water alert lifted for Gresham neighborhood

by Pamplin Media Group
No bacteria was ever detected after pump failure The city of Gresham on Sunday morning lifted a limited boil water notice for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir — about…
Oct 19, 2014

Portland man critically wounded in Gresham

by Jim Redden
A 25-year-old Portland man was shot and critically wounded at a Gresham gas station and convenience store late Saturday. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his…
RICHARD GEARY
Oct 19, 2014

LO man found dead on Oswego Lake

by The Review
Richard Geary, 79, was a well-known patron of the arts The man found dead in Oswego Lake on Sunday has been identified as 79-year-old Richard Geary of Lake Oswego. LOPD Sgt. Tom Hamann said…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - Teddy Stivahtis is wanted for murdering his aunt and robbing banks.
Oct 19, 2014

Gresham murder suspect robbed Lake Oswego bank

by KOIN 6 News
A man with a foul odor and an oversized white hat who robbed a Lake Oswego bank late Saturday morning was identified as the suspect in a Gresham murder and another bank robbery in Canby. Teddy…
Oct 19, 2014

Shots fired Saturday evening in North Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a report of gunshots in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland on Saturday evening. No victims were located or admitted to an area hospital. According to police,…
Oct 19, 2014

Elmer's in Tigard robbed

by Jim Redden
A suspect got away after robbing the Elmer's Restaurant at 14055 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard on Saturday evening. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect is described as a white…