Is that a fee or 'rent'? Sewer line fight roils

Is that a fee or 'rent'? Sewer line fight roils

County lawsuit on Oregon City fee may have statewide impact The battle over a new compulsory fee...

Art in the Pearl wraps, and so does Portland's summer

Art in the Pearl wraps, and so does Portland's summer

Art fair well attended on last day The Art in the Pearl festival of juried arts and crafts,...

Next stop: repair station

Next stop: repair station

TriMet rides a big wave of construction to bring rail line up to date TriMet officials were...

WHEAT KINGS

WHEAT KINGS

Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest...

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

Judges to taste brewers' concoctions made from former sewage effluent Portland-area beer...

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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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September 02, 2014

Large propane terminal proposed for Portland

by Jim Redden
Canadian company wants to invest $500 million in facility near Port of Portland's Terminal 1 A Canadian company wants to build a major rail-based propane storage and export terminal in Portland…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Denorris Laron McClendon
September 02, 2014

Wounded carjacking suspect is 27-year-old man

by Jim Redden
Portland police say a 27-year-old man was the carjacking suspect shot by an officer in Northeast Portland on Monday. Denorris Laron McClendon was treated for what police said were…
September 02, 2014

Hales hands demolition fix to Fritz

by Jim Redden
Neighbors upset by infill projects gird for tussle on city proposal Mayor Charlie Hales has reversed course and now says Commissioner Amanda Fritz is taking the lead on the home demolition…
September 02, 2014

Single-wide mobile home fire challenging

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters battled a challenging mobile home fire early Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the blaze that was reported at 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 at the Rainbow Villa Mobile Home…
September 01, 2014

Police seek public comment on disciplinary policies

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking public comment in its disciplinary process. The bureau will seek public comment on many of its policies at the beginning of each month. This is the second…
September 01, 2014

Drivers reminded: Slow down in school zones

by KOIN 6 News
Most schools in the Portland metro area get back in session on Tuesday. That means drivers need to pay closer attention to the school zone speed limits. The maximum speed limit in posted, active…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDRZ - The MAX platform at the Sunset Transit Center will close on Sept. 3. Regular bus service will continue, the parking garage will remain open, and shuttle buses will serve MAX riders.
September 01, 2014

Work to temporarily close MAX platform, different Park & Ride

by Jim Redden
Construction work will temporarily close a MAX station platform and a Park & Ride lot at a different station this week. The station platform is located at the Sunset Transit Center, 10470 S.W.…
August 31, 2014

No suspect after SERT responds to NE Portland motel

by Jim Redden
No suspect was found after the Special Emergency Reaction Team of the Portland Police Bureau responded to a Northeast Portland motel Sunday morning on the report that a woman had been held…
August 31, 2014

City accepts federal police reform agreement

by Jim Redden
The city has accepted a federal judge's ruling that settles a potential civil rights case against the Portland Police Bureau for historically mistreating the mentally ill. The ruling was issued…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Eric Peterson
August 31, 2014

Stabbing victim's boyfriend arrested

by Jim Redden
The boyfriend of a woman stabbed to death in Hillsboro on Friday has been arrested. Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Eric Peterson, 24, on a parole violation on Saturday near…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Fellow LPGA Tour players douse Portland Classic winner Austin Ernst with water moments after her winning par on the 18th hole - the first hole of a playoff - Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
August 31, 2014

Something to smile about in Ernst

by Kerry Eggers
I walked the final nine holes with Austin Ernst's twosome Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Through she was front-running the $1.3 million LPGA Portland Classic, she showed almost no…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Austin Ernst ackowledges the crowd after winning the LPGA Portland Classic in a playoff with I.K. Kim at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
August 31, 2014

Austin Ernst breaks through with Portland Classic playoff victory

by Steve Brandon
Austin Ernst had a reason before Sunday to consider Columbia Edgewater Country Club one of her favorite golf courses. Now she has a reason to consider it her No. 1 spot on the LPGA Tour. "I love…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Six teens were hurt when this pickup flipped near Molalla on saturday, Aug. 30. The driver, Karnily Bodunov, 18, was airlifted for a head injury and faces DUII charges.
August 31, 2014

Six teens hurt in crash near Molalla

by KOIN 6 News
A pickup truck with six teenagers inside went over the crest of a hill near Molalla and flipped upside down, injuring the driver severely enough to be airlifted to a Portland hospital. The crash…
Photo Credit: COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kristopher Lee Woodruff
August 31, 2014

St. Helens bicyclist killed by texting driver

by Jim Redden
A St. Helens man was killed by a hit and run driver while riding his bicycle along Highway 30 on Saturday. Michael Linden, 74, was declared dead at the scene of the accident, just west of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Byron Marshall runs for an Oregon Ducks touchdown against South Dakota.
August 31, 2014

Ducks: Three backs, one dropped ball, but lots of yards

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon junior Byron Marshall showed off his new receiving role Saturday against South Dakota, catching eight balls for 138 yards and two scores and adding eight carries for 90 yards as…
August 31, 2014

Girl from Sandy dies on Oregon Coast

by KOIN 6 News
A 9-year-old girl from Sandy died during a visit to the Oregon coast with her family on Friday. Isabel Grace Franks was trapped beneath sand after a sand cave collapsed in Lincoln City,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - A Google Map view of the location of the sewage leak.
August 31, 2014

Sewage spills near Marquam Nature Park

by Jim Redden
City maintenance crews worked overnight to stop a sewage release in Marquam Gulch near Marquam Nature Park in Southwest Portland. Maintenance crews verified the release at about 11:15 a.m.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gets time to uncork a pass against South Dakota.
August 30, 2014

Mariota, Ducks click for 62-13 win

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon tuned up for its marquee matchup with Michigan State as Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes and ran for another — becoming UO's all-time touchdown maker — in the Ducks'…
August 30, 2014

Both sides critical of dock funding denial

by Peter Wong
Advocates say process 'unusual,' opponents say panel should have rejected 2 other projects. Both sides have criticized the Oregon Transportation Commission in connection with its denial of $2…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A TriMet bus suffered damage to its front passenger side after colliding with a pedestrian Saturday morning at Clackamas Town Center.
August 30, 2014

TriMet bus hits pedestrian at Clackamas Town Center

by Pamplin Media Group
A 29-year-old Gresham man was struck by a TriMet bus at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center early Saturday morning after witnesses said he made a sudden turn on his skateboard and crossed…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Fire investigators say electrical problems are to blame for the Saturday-morning fire that destroyed a Hillsboro mobiole home.
August 30, 2014

Early-morning fire destroys mobile home in Hillsboro

by Pamplin Media Group
Hillsboro man suffers burns while trying to find family dog A Hillsboro man was injured when he went back into a burning mobile home to look for the family dog early Saturday morning. The dog…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - PETERSEN
August 30, 2014

Police identify Hillsboro stabbing victim; boyfriend sought

by Pamplin Media Group
Hillsboro police have identified the woman who was found stabbed to death Friday at the Minter Bridge Square apartments as 24-year-old Aimee Zdrantan, a resident of the complex. Detectives said…
August 30, 2014

Portland police respond to two overnight shootings

by Pamplin Media Group
Gunfire reported at large house parties in Northeast, Northwest Portland Portland police are investigating possible gang connections after responding late Friday night to reports of gunfire at…
August 30, 2014

Neighborhood House plans grand opening

by Jennifer Anderson
Southwest Portland-based nonprofit Neighborhood House will celebrate the grand opening of its new Children's Center this month. The center is seen as the gateway to the new Stephens Creek…
August 30, 2014

Merkley gains firefighters' endorsement

by Peter Wong
Council backed GOP incumbent against him in 2008. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s second-term bid has been endorsed by the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council. What is notable about the…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett heads upfield past Portland State defensive back Xavier Coleman.
Aug 30, 2014

Beavers overcome 'worst enemy'

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — If you're a member of Beaver Nation, there was an awful lot not to like about Oregon State's season-opening 29-14 victory over Portland State Saturday at Reser Stadium. The Beavers…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Paris Penn, Portland State quarterback, breaks loose on a long run against Oregon State.
Aug 30, 2014

Vikings made noise, for a half

by Stephen Alexander
CORVALLIS — It was the best of halves, it was the worst of halves. It was the epoch of everything going exactly Portland State’s way, it was the epoch of everything going Oregon State’s way.…
Aug 29, 2014

Panel to consider Oregon statues in U.S. Capitol

by Peter Wong
State now represented by John McLoughlin, Jason Lee. Gov. John Kitzhaber has stepped into a debate about who should represent Oregon in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in…
Aug 29, 2014

TrIMet service improvements begin Aug. 31

by Jim Redden
TriMet riders will see service improvements on 30 bus lines and all MAX lines beginning on Aug. 31. The improvements are the result of $5.5 million approved by the agency's Board of Directors in…
Aug 29, 2014

Homeowner hospitalized with smoke inhalation

by Jim Redden
A Southwest Portland homeowner was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after fighting a kitchen fire Friday morning. The name of the homeowner was not immediately available. No damage report was…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: KEN BILDERBACK - In October 2012, less than a month after eight children nearly drowned while wading in the inviting waters off Hagg Lakes Sain Creek Picnic Area, Ken Bilderback snapped photos of the huge dropoffs the children were unable to see before stumbling over them Sept. 15. Hidden beneath the lakes surface, the dropoffs were exposed after the water receded over the next few weeks.
Aug 29, 2014

In wake of drownings, where are the signs?

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
In the wake of what may be the most horrific tragedy ever to occur at Henry Hagg Lake, some people are wondering why county officials haven’t put warning signs at one of the most beautiful,…
BRETT ROBINSON
Aug 29, 2014

Second jail employee pleads not guilty in misconduct case

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County Jail technician Brett Lindsey Robinson pleaded not guilty to sexual misconduct with an inmate at her arraignment Friday morning, Aug. 29. An indictment released Friday outlined…
Aug 30, 2014

Woman killed at Minter Bridge apartment complex

by Hillsboro Tribune
At about 11:40 a.m. today, Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to a report of a stabbing in an apartment at the Minter Bridge Square complex, located at 1821 S.E. Minter Bridge Rd.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Rich and Jordi Jones, parents of Nicole Laube, speak during her memorial service held Thursday night at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton.
Aug 30, 2014

Hundreds mourn Forest Grove's Nicole Laube

by Kathy Fuller
Father issues plea for help in finding his daughter's killer Nearly 1,000 family, friends, acquaintances and strangers filled the sanctuary of Beaverton’s Southwest Bible Church Thursday evening…
Aug 29, 2014

Family hosts fundraiser for Huntington's research

by Pamplin Media Group
In May, the Tribune introduced readers to Luke Hilgers. Just short of his 18th birthday, Hilgers was wrestling with whether to take a genetic test for Huntington’s Disease while helping care for…
Aug 29, 2014

Oregon House names acting chief clerk

by Peter Wong
Washington state official was educated in Salem. Timothy Sekerak will return to Oregon as acting chief clerk of the Oregon House of Representatives. Sekerak, who has been counsel to the…
Aug 29, 2014

Terms of sale approved with Eastwind

by Cari Hachmann
Troutdale council votes to move forward in deal to sell city's urban renewal property A plan by Troutdale’s Junki Yoshida to purchase and develop property adjacent to the Sandy River has moved…
Aug 29, 2014

Oregon Senate gets administrative officer

by Peter Wong
Legislative veteran starts work Thursday. Lori Brocker will start Thursday as secretary of the Oregon Senate, the chamber’s chief administrative officer. Her appointment was announced three…
Photo Credit: OREGON ZOO/PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM - Three surviving corron-top tamarin monkeys are now on dispaly at the Oregon Zoo.
Aug 29, 2014

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys make public debut at Oregon Zoo

by Jim Redden
Oregon Zoo vistors can now see the three cotton-top tamarin monkeys who served a lengthy trip across the country. Six other tamarins died shortly after arriving at the zoo from Harvard Medical…
Aug 28, 2014

High court split on search legality

by Peter Wong
Majority: Evidence OK, despite unlawful search, if defendant's consent is truly voluntary. A split Oregon Supreme Court decided Thursday when incriminating evidence can be admissible in court…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMY CARLSON - A dark-gray 2010 Honda Accord shot through the back window has more than $100 in damage, scaring everyone in the Roaring River Campground.
Aug 28, 2014

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

by Raymond Rendleman
Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by…
Aug 28, 2014

Natural Grocers to build on PDC property on MLK

by Pamplin Media Group
This fall, work will begin on a new grocery store to be located in Northeast Portland. Mayor Charlie Hales and Kemper Isely, co-president of Natural Grocers, announced today that property owned…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police Chief Mike Reese talks to Portlanders in new video.
Aug 28, 2014

Chief Reese talks issues in new video

by Jim Redden
Police Chief Mike Reese discussed several issues of interest to Portlanders in a video released Thursday. Among other things, Reese talked about the need to continue building trust between…
Aug 28, 2014

Gang violence suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
A suspect in a recent gang-related shooting was arrested on an outstanding warrant early Thursday. George Anthony Waters Jr., 23, is charged with Attempted Murder. He was arrested when a search…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Alexander Kean Barber
Aug 28, 2014

Trooper's car rammed after wild chase

by Jim Redden
A suspect who rammed an Washington State Police patrol car with a stolen Mustang was taken into custody early Thursday in Northwest Portland after a chase that began in on the other side of the…
Aug 28, 2014

St. Francis Park to be replaced with housing

by KOIN 6 News
Ride, walk or drive by St. Francis Park on Southeast 12th and Stark and you’ll meet a familiar sight: a stunning creek and waterfall contrasted by overgrown grass, garbage, and more often than…
Aug 28, 2014

Gateway Green gives East Portland an off-road park

by Jennifer Anderson
Park lovers in East Portland got a big win this week when the city announced plans for a new off-road bike facility at Gateway Green. Portland City Council on Wednesday unanimously authorized a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - PSU linebacker Jake Woolley has suffered four concussions in his three seasons at the school and is working with OHSU neuroscientist Laurie King, who is developing objective balance measurements so coaches and trainers will know when a concussed player can return to action.
Aug 28, 2014

Concussion season

by Peter Korn
Standards for benching high school athletes with head injuries criticized As she helps attach wristband-size accelerometers around the feet and one wrist of Portland State University linebacker…
Photo Credit: COURTESY DARK HORSE COMICS - The cover of 'Without Warning,' a free Dark Horse comic about being prepared for earthquakes.
Aug 28, 2014

Be ready! Comic book, events focus on disaster preparation

by Jim Redden
Month devoted to promoting emergency safety precautions The Napa Valley earthquake hit just as emergency management officials were gearing up for National Preparedness Month, which happens every…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Kem Marks, a volunteer for the Division-Midway Alliance, lives nearby the vacant site at Southeast 142nd Avenue and Division Street. He wants the city to help develop the site as an economic driver for the community -- not another fast-food option.
Aug 28, 2014

New brownfield map pinpoints opportunities

by Jennifer Anderson
Statewide talks focus on redevelopment of once-tainted sites Is that vacant site across the street an old gas station or dry cleaner, by any chance? Now there’s a way to find out. The city’s…