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Portland may dodge parching drought

Bull Run reserves benefit city, but rest of state in for dry year On April 1, 76 percent of the...

Cyclist recalls crash that sparked movement

Cyclist recalls crash that sparked movement

Cedar Knoll never thought he’d be the poster child for bike activism in Portland. The...

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Portland couple wins Ultimate Elvis Wedding

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Zach Randolph puts bad rep to rest

Zach Randolph puts bad rep to rest

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Kellogg Bridge no longer has a 9-foot leap

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown is going to lead a parade of witnesses on Tuesday, April 21, in support of legislation to change Oregon's campaign contribution laws.
April 20, 2015

Lawmakers wrestle with campaign contribution legislation

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown plans to be first in line Tuesday, April 21, to testify in support of legislation to cap campaign contributions, which she pushed for when she as secretary of state.…
CITY OF OC - Wuest
April 21, 2015

Oregon City seeks applicants for vacated seat on City Commission

by Raymond Rendleman
New commissioner expected to be appointed on June 3 - Oregon City Commission Position No. 4 is currently vacant and commissioners are accepting applications for appointment until 5 p.m. on…
April 21, 2015

Mandatory paid sick time plan might blunt wage hike

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Is a new “grand bargain” in the works? Yes, the term is overused, but there appear to be preliminary discussions between business lobbyists and Democratic legislative leaders over a range of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gerald Schoenle, director, Ford Trading Company praised the Port of Portlands marine terminals as a good place to ship Ford Mustangs to Korea and China. Cars receiver their final tweak at the homologation center before shipping in a roll on, roll off format - not in containers.
April 21, 2015

Port is healthy and busy, boss reassures

by Joseph Gallivan
Bill Wyatt plays down loss of container business Executive Director of the Port of Portland Bill Wyatt acknowledged the elephant in the room last week at the port’s grand Gateway to the Globe…
April 21, 2015

Lloyd's seeks premium, deductible hikes for state wildfire…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Lloyd's seeks higher premium, deductible for this year's coverage Officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry are getting anxious, as Oregon heads into fire season without the wildfire…
April 20, 2015

PSU issues its Cleantech Challenge

by Jennifer Anderson
Now in its third year, Portland State University will expand its Cleantech Challenge throughout Portland, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The challenge is a call for innovations…
COURTESY OF T-MOBILE - A rendering from a presentation to be given Monday night, April 20, shows the proposed T-Mobile 58-foot cell tower near Southeast 71st Avenue and Yamhill Street. Neighbors are upset about the plan.
April 20, 2015

Cell tower plan riles Mt. Tabor neighbors

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of Mt. Tabor neighbors might protest Monday night at a city meeting to discuss a 58-foot cell tower proposal on Southeast 71st Avenue. Residents say they are angry about T-Mobile’s plan…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Southbound 99E in Milwaukie after fatal crash.
April 20, 2015

Southbound 99E reopens after fatal Milwaukie crash

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Victim identified The southbound lanes of Highway 99E in Milwaukie reopened Monday morning after a fatal overnight crash. Michael Seamus McCoy, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.…
COURTESY OF HOTELS.COM - A chart by Hotels.com shows tourism interest in each of the states that have legalized recreational marijuana use.
April 20, 2015

Survey: 4/20 could be big tourism draw for Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
Where there’s smoke, there’s . . . tourism and dating? That’s what a couple of new studies have discovered. Oregon’s upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana use could boost the region’s…
April 20, 2015

Clackamas Community College to get start on bond projects

by Raymond Rendleman
With voters in the Clackamas Community College district approving a $90 million bond measure in November to update and modernize college recources, planning now is underway to construct and…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers get another shot -- literally -- at the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
April 20, 2015

The formula for winning Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
HERE'S WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR BLAZERS TO GET EVEN WITH GRIZZLIES MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terry Stotts gave his players the day off from practice Monday, an almost unprecedented occurrence during the…
April 20, 2015

Fate of Washington Park reservoirs heads to council

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider approving a proposal from the Water Bureau to demolish the two open reservoirs in Washington Park on Thursday. Although controversial, the proposal is not as…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts didn't have the benefit of good shooting from his team in Sunday's Game 1 versus Memphis.
April 19, 2015

Grizzlies get first, and last, laugh

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Like a comedian bombing on stage, it started badly, got worse and ended badly for the Trail Blazers Sunday night at FedEx Forum. The Blazers may not have gotten outworked and…
April 19, 2015

Sellwood Bridge reopens early

by Jim Redden
The Sellwood Bridge reopened Sunday morning, hours ahead of schedule after workers finished shifting traffic lanes for a new west side approach. The first is necessary for the next phase of the…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Destini Jordaire Washington
April 19, 2015

Passenger dies in NE Columbia Boulevard crash

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Passenger, driver identified A passenger died in a single car accident in Northeast Portland early Saturday that left the driver hospitalized with serious injuries. The passenger, who…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Stephen Plyushchev
April 19, 2015

Suspect towing truck jailed after hitting police car

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a hit and run suspect who struck a patrol car in East Portland early Sunday. Stephen Plyushchev, 39, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, then booked into the…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -  Charlene Marvin died after her motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday.
April 19, 2015

Female motorcyclist, 64, killed in Washington County accident

by Jim Redden
A Carlton woman was killed when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County on Saturday. Charlene Marvin, 64, was Lifeflighted from the scene and later died of her injuries at an…
April 19, 2015

Police: Argument behind gas station leads to stabbing

by Jim Redden
Police are investigation an altercation in East Portland that sent one many to the hospital with a serious stab wound. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The suspect is…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN L. HARDEN - A small brass Australian Army slouch hat was one of the gifts Tim Hill presented to Lee Gilfeather Parker, daughter of Clarence Gilfeather, whose dog tag Hill returned during an April 18 ceremony. The hat symbolizes the annivesary of the Australian Army's entrance into World War I.
April 18, 2015

WWII dog tags reconnect families with soldiers, history

by Kevin L. Harden
When 96-year-old Hilding Olson was told his World War II dog tags had been unearthed in an Australian campsite after nearly 70 years in the dust, he was a little shocked. “I didn’t even know I…
(Image is Clickable Link) The city of Tigard is warning residents within this area of Tigard, between Southwest McDonald Street and Southwest Kable Street, to boil their water for a full minute after a loss of pressure occured in the area, potentially allowing bacteria to contaminate the water.
April 18, 2015

Boil water notice issued for parts of Tigard

by Geoff Pursinger
Edior's note: The boil water notice was lifted at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 19. If you live in the Canterbury area of Tigard, the city has some bad news. Tigard has issued a boil water notice for…
April 17, 2015

Lake Oswego High moves Smarter Balanced testing dates

by Jillian Daley
Change is intended to ease students' stress ahead of upcoming A.P. exams, principal says Lake Oswego High School students were scheduled to take the English/language arts portion of the new…
April 17, 2015

Higher DMV fees in our future? Not likely, commission says

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Some fees for driver’s licenses should be increased so that vehicle title and registration fees do not subsidize the costs of operating the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division, according…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Blazers can send a variety of big men to defend Memphis center Marc Gasol, including Meyers Leonard (right).
April 17, 2015

Healthier Blazers bark about underdog status

by Kerry Eggers
ALDRIDGE: 'WE KNOW WE CAN BEAT (MEMPHIS)' The news was mostly promising for the Trail Blazers as they convened Friday at their Tualatin practice facility, preparing for Sunday's opener of their…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: WESLEY MATTHEWS - When healthy, Wesley Matthews provided the Trail Blazers with lots of 3-point shooting and more, and gave mascot 'Blaze' a target for some good-natured ribbing.
April 17, 2015

Wesley Matthews shooting -- and on target -- for (relatively)…

by Kerry Eggers
On the first day back at the Trail Blazers' Tualatin practice facility since his March 11 Achilles tendon surgery, Wesley Matthews worked his way around the court on a scooter, displaying a…
April 17, 2015

Speedy Uber-related City Council vote scheduled

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Taxi companies oppose plan In an unusual move, Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have scheduled a hearing and vote on a 120-day pilot program for ride sharing companies…

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Apr 17, 2015

'Fast track' fight heats up as protests loom

by Jim Redden
Battle lines are hardening in the fight over so-called fast-track trade legislation, with a protest planned on Saturday by opponents that include Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, labor…
Apr 17, 2015

Gun rights advocates support recall of Washington County…

by Pamplin Media Group
A national gun rights group is throwing its support behind recall efforts aimed at three Oregon lawmakers who were targeted in part because of support for a controversial gun sale background…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: HILLARY BORRUD - Gov. Kate Brown told members of the City Club of Portland Friday that she was working to restore confidence in state government and to make higher education more affordable.
Apr 17, 2015

Brown: state through 'the hardest part'; more challenges ahead

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Gov. Kate Brown says the most difficult days of her transition to the role of governor are behind her, and she is ready to focus on major policy challenges including transportation, affordable…
NCEF - Olivia Thomas
Apr 17, 2015

North Clackamas Education Foundation announces Olivia Thomas as…

by The Clackamas Review
A resident of Clackamas County for 20 years, Olivia Thomas is excited to continue fulfilling her lifelong passion to help children and communities in her new role as executive director of the…
Apr 16, 2015

Reynolds High School music teacher's license suspended for texts…

by Teresa Carson
Reynolds High School music teacher Justin Prunk’s teaching license is suspended for one year because of inappropriate text messages with four female students. Prunk, 33, sent more than 1,000…
Apr 16, 2015

What should Portland do with $30 million?

by Steve Law
City faces torrent of ideas on how to divvy up the surplus cash As Portland’s economy continues humming and city coffers overflow, city officials face a welcome dilemma: how to spend $30 million…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - GED Instructor Alan Smith teaches parolees trying to get their lives back on track at the Londer Learning Center. Smith says a new GED test in 2014 has discouraged many of his students who are unable to meet the tougher standards. 'I think a lot of graduating high school seniors would have difficulty passing this exam.'
Apr 16, 2015

Oregon GED says 'jump,' but teachers, testers say 'too high'

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Number of GED grads has fallen after rollout of new test High school dropout Mark Payne has a reason to go to school now: He wants to show his 4-year-old son how important it is. “You need an…
PHOTO CREDIT: HOLLY M. GILL  - .US. Sen. Ron Wyden responds to education concerns from Madras High School teacher Carrie McPeak, at left, during his annual town hall meeting on Feb. 14 at the Madras City Hall.
Apr 16, 2015

Wyden introduces controversial fast track trade bill

by Jim Redden
Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden cosponsored so-called fast track trade legislation introduced in Congress on Thursday. The legislation was immediately cheered by some in the business community and…
Apr 16, 2015

Should Oregon 'ban the box?'

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Bill would shield job seekers from queries about criminal history Theresa Sweeney of Portland has raised three children, done volunteer work, and earned a master’s degree — in criminology and…
Apr 16, 2015

Democrats, Republicans seek to burnish ethics credentials

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Republican legislative minorities are competing to put their imprints on changes in government ethics and public records laws. It's not just a question of pride of…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Cascade train, seen here at Old Town's Union Station, would need more money from the state if service is to continue.
Apr 16, 2015

End of line for Amtrak subsidies?

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
New timetable draws fewer riders; budget talks leave fate murky One key legislator says Oregon will continue state-subsidized passenger rail service between Portland and Eugene. But Sen. Betsy…
COURTESY OF AARON HAUTULA  - A father and son bike at Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails in Minnesota, a world-class singletrack system in Minnsota. Portland mountain bike advocates lament their lack of access to trails here, considering the abundance of green space.
Apr 16, 2015

Whose park is it anyway?

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland is famous for a lot of things — food, beer, parks and bikes among them. The city is laden with oodles of “best of” awards in each category, driving masses of people to move here, work…
Apr 16, 2015

Sources Say: Settle in for long haul on Kitzhaber, Hayes…

by Jim Redden
How long could the federal influence-peddling investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, take? Consider the case of George Levey, who was just indicted…
KOIN 6 NEWS - A baby suffered a skull fracture and died at a house in the 1700 block of Ninth Street in Oregon City on April 6.
Apr 15, 2015

Izaak Gillen, 7 months old, dies after skull fracture at Oregon…

by KOIN 6 News
A 7-month-old died from a skull fracture suffered at a babysitter’s house this week, and investigators have ruled it a homicide. The baby, identified as Izaak Gillen, was taken to Randall…
Apr 15, 2015

Port container terminal dispute drags

by Joseph Gallivan
Boss Bill Wyatt mentions unmentionable, moves quickly on. The Executive Director of the Port of Portland Bill Wyatt acknowledged the elephant in the room, Wednesday, at the Port’s grand Gateway…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Protestors march down Broadway Ave. during the afternoon lunch hour to advocate for a $15/hour minimum wage.
Apr 15, 2015

Protesters march in support of minimum wage legislation

by Pamplin Media Group
The national movement for a $15 minimum wage has come to Portland. Building on momentum from Monday's packed minimum wage hearing in Salem and the announcement that 15 Now Oregon will file a…
Apr 15, 2015

Hales promises to replace police liaison soon

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales is not yet sure when and how he is going to replace the most visible local face of his police reform efforts. Retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul De Muniz surprised…
Oregon's tax burden might not be as bad as we think, according to an analysis by WalletHub, that found Oregon was the 11th best state for taxpayers.
Apr 15, 2015

Analysis: Oregon's tax burden not so bad

by Pamplin Media Group
It’s Tax Day, and you’ve mailed in your 1040 forms, right? According to WalletHub, Oregon taxpayers are living in the 11th best state for tax burden. A new WalletHub analysis found that Oregon…
Apr 15, 2015

Holocaust victims' name ring out on Day of Remembrance

by Pamplin Media Group
Thousands of Holocaust victims’ names will be read in Pioneer Courthouse Square Thursday as part of a national Day of Remembrance program, “Unto Every Person There is a Name.” The Oregon Jewish…
POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Amy Burke, left, and Julie Koeberle, hydrologists with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, set their instruments to zero while preparing to measure snowpack.
Apr 17, 2015

Measuring disappointment

by Kylie Wray
Record-low snowpack likely to affect summer water supply After measuring the amount of snow piled on Mount Hood and the water it holds, hydrologists with the Natural Resources Conservation…
COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - Michael H. Schill, the new University of Oregon president, said Tuesday he was excited about coming to Oregon and leading the university. He is a University of Chicago dean and law professor.
Apr 15, 2015

New UO president excited about 'new beginning'

by Pamplin Media Group
University of Chicago dean and law professor Michael H. Schill was named the new University of Oregon president Tuesday by the university’s board of trustees. He officially takes the position as…
Apr 15, 2015

Stage set for Gain Share debate

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
House panel sends plan to budget committee, which has a competing version from Senate. The political stage is set for a legislative debate about the future of state payments to counties that…
Apr 15, 2015

Crash kills driver in front of police training complex

by Pamplin Media Group
A 22-year-old man died early Wednesday in a single-car accident in front of the Portland Police Bureau's training complex. The victim's name has not been released. According to the police, at…
Apr 14, 2015

Experts: High-value pot crop could test state rules on farm…

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Legalized marijuana in Oregon may spur more home-building on farmland unless regulators revise existing land-use rules, according to legal experts. Under state rules, to build a dwelling…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - D'Andre Dickerson
Apr 14, 2015

Man killed in Portland's Woodlawn neighborhood

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim identified as Seattle resident Police are investigating an early Tuesday homicide in Northeast Portland. The victim is identified as D'Andre Dickerson, 24. His last known address…