Fierce winds topple trees, sever power

Fierce winds topple trees, sever power

60,000 PGE customers without electricity Saturday afternoon High winds pummeling the Portland...

Schnitzer proposes Centennial Mills project but wants more city subsidies

Schnitzer proposes Centennial Mills project but wants more city subsidies

Jordan Schnitzer and his company Harsch Investment Properties have proposed a $115.7 million...

Billy Jack Haynes wrestles WWE into federal court

Billy Jack Haynes wrestles WWE into federal court

Billy Jack Haynes wants to give World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.’s head-smacking,...

From QUARTERMASTER to GLASS MASTER

From QUARTERMASTER to GLASS MASTER

Cornelius man celebrates 90th birthday, artwork About 70 years ago, Adam Bachmann was training...

Forest Grove murder case goes to jury

Forest Grove murder case goes to jury

Jurors in the murder trial of Niaz Khoshnaw deliberated for two hours Thursday afternoon, Oct....

Free for lunch?

Free for lunch?

New program puts food on the table for all students, even those who can't pay Other than the...

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...

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...

Senior centers lag behind Alzheimer's rising tide

Senior centers lag behind Alzheimer's rising tide

But Lake Oswego's Adult Community Center is quickly becoming a model for support services Art...

Richard Geary remembered for passionate support of arts

Richard Geary remembered for passionate support of arts

LO man suffered a heart attack before falling into Oswego Lake on Sunday Richard “Dick”...

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

Joyce Gifford has been “saving the world, one rosebush at a time” as a substitute...

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.




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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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Update to residents about 36 Pit Fire.


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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Measure 92 - GMO

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 food containing genetically modified ingredients didn’t agree on much during a forum Wednesday night at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

 



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October 25, 2014

Winter forecasts: Colder and wetter - or maybe not

by Jim Redden
This winter's weather will be warmer and wetter than usual. Or it might be warmer and drier. Unless it's colder and wetter. Those were among the predictions offered by local forecasters at the…
October 24, 2014

Williams/Dame hopes to build nine-story office buiding in Pearl…

by Steve Law
Williams/Dame & Associates Inc. wants to build a nine-story, 170,000-square-foot office building on the northwest corner of Northwest Northrup Street and Ninth Avenue in the Pearl District. The…
October 24, 2014

WES to get another interim director in ongoing search for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Another interim director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services will step down Nov. 30. Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services will see its fourth top manager in a year as the…
October 24, 2014

Apartment fire displaces family

by Anne Endicott
Gresham Fire and Emergency Services is investigating a fire that broke out shortly after midnight Thursday, Oct. 23, displacing three adults and one child. Investigators said the “incendiary…
October 24, 2014

Mariota, Ducks offense have their way

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon tops Cal 59-41 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Marcus Mariota-led Oregon offense had its way against the Cal Bears on Friday as the Ducks cruised to a 59-41 win at Levi's Stadium. Mariota threw…
October 24, 2014

Man and dog escape burning motor home

by Jim Redden
A man and his dog escaped injury after the motor home where they were staying caught fire early Friday in Southeast Portland. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 12:45 a.m. on Oct. 24,…
October 24, 2014

It's official: GMO labeling campaign sets spending record

by Peter Wong
Measure 92 totals of $19M eclipse $15M spent in 2007; contributions nearing $23M mark. Now it can be said: Spending for and against a ballot measure that requires labeling of food containing…
October 24, 2014

Union ratifies TriMet labor agreement, ending years of strife

by Jim Redden
TriMet's largest union voted to ratify a new labor agreement with the regional transit agency Friday. TriMet's Board of Directors approved the contract Wednesday, meaning that it takes effect…
October 24, 2014

Fatal accident victim identied as Tualatin woman

by Jim Redden
The woman killed in a traffic crash on Tuesday in Southeast Portland has been identified as Flora Denby Novarra, 63, of Tualatin. The case remains under investigation and will be forwarded to…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Hia Thi Thai
October 24, 2014

Downtown food cart owner arrested on theft charges

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a dowtown food cart own on multiple theft charges. Hia Thi Thai, 45, owns and operates Julie's Food at Southwest 5th Avenue and Oak Street. She is charged with Theft in the…
October 24, 2014

Driver-card debate remains divisive

by Peter Wong
Measure 88 allows permits for drivers who pass tests, but cannot prove legal presence in U.S. Both sides stuck to their guns in a debate Friday about a ballot measure allowing Oregon to issue…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - A tornado damaged Carl's Towing in Longview, Wash., on Thursday.
October 24, 2014

Wind storm could hit Saturday

by Steve Pierce, meteorologist, KOIN 6 News
Following the rain and flooding on Wednesday and the tornado in Longview, Wash., on Thursday, the Portland area may have one more storm to deal with this week. My eyes are focused on the…
October 24, 2014

'Amazing Kid' chatted with Obama, started own business

by Jake Thomas
Jacob Schroeder, 15, is one of dozens honored by Pamplin Media Group Jacob Schroeder, a 15-year-old freshman at Hillsboro's Liberty High School, has started his own business, been involved in an…
Photo Credit: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Teddy Stivahtis
October 23, 2014

Murder, bank robbery suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
Murder and bank robbery suspect Teddy Stivahtis was arrested in Portland on Thursday afternoon. Stivahtis is suspected of killing his aunt, Deanna Stihvatis, on Oct. 10 in her mobile home in…
Photo Credit: ALVARO FONTAN - Left: Dave Rosenfeld, executive director of the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group. Right Dana Bieber, a spokeswoman for the No on 92 campaign.
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…
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…
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…

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Oct 23, 2014

Richardson calls for federal probe of Kitzhaber, fiancee

by Hillary Borrud
His lawyers draw parallels with Virginia ex-governor; request labeled 'political stunt' State Rep. Dennis Richardson and sheriffs from Josephine and Jackson counties asked U.S. Attorney Amanda…
Oct 23, 2014

Man killed by train identified as truck driver

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the man apparently killed by a train in inner Southeast Portland on Tuesday as Arthur Preston Wynn, 32, a truck driver from Everett, Washington. According to police, the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - José Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Oregon, told a Willamette University audience that he supported Measure 88, which would allow four-year driver cards - regardless of immigration status - to those who pass knowledge and skills tests.
Oct 28, 2014

Immigration activist backs Measure 88

by Peter Wong
Vargas: Oregon license enabled him to secure internship that launched career in journalism Jose Antonio Vargas has Oregon to thank for his landing an internship at The Washington Post, where a…
Oct 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…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Juan Robles
Oct 22, 2014

Woodburn teen killed by train

by Lindsay Keefer
Juan Robles, 13, had autism and went missing after soccer practice Tuesday night UPDATE: The family of Juan Robles has released the following statement: We want to say thank you to the community…
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Oct 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
Oct 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…
Oct 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.
Oct 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…
Oct 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.…
Oct 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…
Photo Credit: COURTESY THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Mateo Torres-Morales
Oct 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…
Oct 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…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Caro
Oct 21, 2014

MPD investigating murder case

by The Clackamas Review
UPDATE: Suspect identified - Milwaukie Police Department on Friday identified 32-year-old Joaquin Mario Caro as a suspect in the homicide of 43-year-old Kenneth Scham. Police said Tuesday that…
Dave Ripma
Oct 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…
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…