Firefighting effort switches to state crews

Firefighting effort switches to state crews

The Scoggins Creek Fire, burning on private industrial forest land owned by Stimson Lumber...

'Old' Heathman Hotel lands on national history list

'Old' Heathman Hotel lands on national history list

Portland’s “old” Heathman Hotel on Southwest Salmon Street is now a historic site....

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley Elementary School got ready to host evacuees from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake...

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

Highways and major arterial roads around Hillsboro and elsewhere in Washington County are poised...

In Character with Peter Drake

In Character with Peter Drake

Peter Drake has juggled fire knives in four luaus at Lewis & Clark College, which is notable...

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro, is headed home....

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

Nyberg Rivers store officially opened this morning after hundreds camped out and thousands waited...

A new recipe to fight hunger

A new recipe to fight hunger

Susannah Morgan marvels at the shiny purple eggplants that hang on the vine, the bright rows of...

Passion  in a bottle

Passion in a bottle

A trip to Italy inspired West Linn resident Michael Noel to plant his own vineyard There is a...

Yoshidas deliver $1 million gift to MHCC

Yoshidas deliver $1 million gift to MHCC

Campus and community members celebrate the 'happy' occasion Excitement is amping up at Mt. Hood...

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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.


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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.


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Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - USAF F22 Raptor soars at the Oregon International Airshow
September 22, 2014

Air fans pack the 2014 Oregon International Air Show at…

by Joseph Gallivan
81,000 attendees at Hillsboro Airport. The Oregon International Air Show packed in the fans at the weekend, despite the raging heat. A lineup headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds drew more…
Photo Credit: SOURTESY PORTLAND BUREAU OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY - Southwest Portland neighbors say more information is needed about how the proposed Comprehensive Plan update will affect this. This artists rendering released by the city shows potential growth along Southwest Barbur Boulevard.
September 22, 2014

Neighbors want more details about Comp Plan changes

by Jim Redden
A neighborhood association in Southwest Portland is asking the city for more information and time to respond to proposed land use changes that will result in new development. The Multnomah…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A pedestrian was injured Sunday on this Happy Valley road.
September 21, 2014

Pedestrian injured in Happy Valley accident

by Jim Redden
A driver fell allegedly asleep at the wheel and hit a pedestrian in Happy Valley on Sunday afternoon. The name of the victim was not immediately released. She was transported by ambulance to…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - The success in containing the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake was a group effort, according to Joe Hessel, an Oregon Department of Forestry unit forester out of LaGrande who served as the operations chief at the fire.
September 21, 2014

Break in weather helps firefighters battle Scoggins Creek Fire

by John Schrag
About 100 people showed up at the Gaston Fire Hall Sunday evening to hear the latest update on the Scoggins Valley Fire. State, regional and local fire officials were able to share what was…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A rally for the Global March for Climate Action in downtown Portland, one of 1500 similar events in 130 countries on Sunday.
September 21, 2014

Kitzhaber addresses climate rally

by KOIN 6 News
Gov. John Kitzhaber was among the people who spoke at a rally to draw attention to climate change on Sunday, Sept. 21. Oregonians joined thousands of marchers around the world in the Global…
September 21, 2014

PBOT wants public help choosing new parking meters

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking the public to help test two brands of parking meters that the city is considering purchasing. Two companies are currently competing for the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Summer officially ends Monday.
September 21, 2014

Summer heat record a few days short

by KOIN 6 News
This is it. The last full day of Summer 2014 in Sunday, Sept. 21. If you think it’s been hot, you’re right. There have been 21 days in Portland where the temperature has been 90 or more —…
September 21, 2014

Police investigating East Portland gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a gang-related shooting in East Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information is available. According to police, at 7:34 p.m. on…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kyler Martin
September 21, 2014

Pursuit leads to reckless driving arrest in Washington County

by Jim Redden
A Beaverton man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Washington County early Saturday. Kyler Martin, 26, is charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRUCE MCCLAIN - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion beats the rush to get off a pass Saturday night at home against San Diego State.
September 21, 2014

After slow start, Mannion, Beavers rev past Aztecs

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- There were plenty of bows to be taken after Oregon State's 28-7 victory over San Diego State in the heat of a late summer Saturday night at Reser Stadium. Sean Mannion and the OSU…
September 20, 2014

Mariota, Ducks pull it out in the Palouse

by Jason Vondersmith
PULLMAN, Wash. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Oregon averted a serious upset bid by Washington State on Saturday night, executing offense well for three second-half scores to beat the Cougars…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Red Cross volunteers get their marching orders as they prepare to welcome displaced residents from the Scoggins Creek Fire. No evacuees stayed overnight Friday as the blaze continued to spread.
September 20, 2014

Emergency shelter ready to welcome Hagg Lake fire evacuees

by John Schrag
It was a quiet night at Dilley Elementary School south of Forest Grove, which is just the way the Red Cross likes it. As the Hagg Lake fire spread quickly yesterday afternoon, Red Cross…
Photo Credit: JOHN AND AIMEE CALVERT - John and Aimee Calvert and their daughters McKenzie, 16, and Aleena, 9, had to evacuate from their home ner the Scoggins Creek fire.
September 20, 2014

Scoggins fire evacuees carry on 'business as usual'

by Kendra Hogue
Family takes a few valuables, daughter to soccer and wonders when they can go home Aimee Calvert was headed into Portland Friday afternoon to have martinis with friends when she got word of a…
September 21, 2014

36 Pit Fire: Two Hillockburn Road residences forced to evacuate

by Isabel Gautschi
Two Hillockburn Road residences have been issued mandatory evacuation notices. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 with updated…
September 20, 2014

Fire could threaten Washington County water supply

by Jim Redden
The fire burning out of control approximately two miles from Hagg Lake poses a potential threat to Washington County's primary water supply, both now and after it is extinguished. An team…
September 20, 2014

Saturday morning fire badly damages Southeast Portland house

by Pamplin Media Group
A vacant one-story house in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood of Southeast Portland caught fire in the 10 am hour of Saturday, September 20th, and was seriously damaged before the blaze was…
September 20, 2014

Shotgun blast interrupts burglary attempt near Molalla

by Pamplin Media Group
A year ago, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, a person who lived in a house on Short Fellows Road near Molalla passed away. Since that time, the house has been unoccupied --…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - The Forest Grove Fire Department says Level 3 evacuation orders are now in effect for all residents on SW Stepien Road.
September 19, 2014

Hagg Lake fire spreads, residents evacuate

by KOIN 6 News
A rapidly spreading fire broke out just north of Henry Hagg Lake in Gaston late Friday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders for people closest to the flames. The Scoggin Creek Fire is located…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  - The blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River is toxic to humans and pets, and should be carefully avoided, state health officials say.
September 19, 2014

Blue-green algae in Willamette River is toxic

by Steve Law
Health advisory extended all the way from Ross Island to Sauvie Island. Portlanders should stay out of the Willamette River all the way between the Ross Island Bridge and Sauvie Island, and…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - This Portland police car was stolen and heavily damaged early Friday.
September 19, 2014

Man steals, crashes Portland police car

by Jim Redden
A 33-year-old man stole and crashed a police car in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. His name was not immediately released. No officers were hurt in the incident, which took place the…
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September 19, 2014

Business leader Barrett, 67, dies

by Doug Burkhardt
Doug Barrett, president of Cascade TEK in Hillsboro and former chairman of the board of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board, died Sept. 14. Barrett had served as chairman of the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sergey Lastivka
September 18, 2014

Driver charged in head-on crash that critically injured woman

by Jim Redden
The driver accused of causing a head-on crash that left a Portland woman in critical condition on Monday in Southeast Portland has been arrested. Sergey Lastivka, 22, is charged with Assault in…
September 18, 2014

OHSU: State makes a big 'dent' in number of uninsured

by Peter Korn
Oregon has made “phenomenal” progress in reducing the ranks of the uninsured since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the lead author of a study released Thursday by Oregon…
September 18, 2014

Developers agree to mandatory demolition delay and notice

by Jim Redden
Portland area home builders have agreed to a mandatory 35-day delay on the demolition of all houses for in-fill projects. And they have agreed to publicize such demolitions 30 days in advance to…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY DEQ - Blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River in Portland this week is being evaluated by DEQ to see if it's toxic. Until results are in, it's best for Portlanders to avoid contact with the water.
September 18, 2014

Don't go in the Willamette just yet, Portlanders

by Steve Law
Portlanders, don’t go into the Willamette River just yet. State officials say it’s best to avoid contact with the water in the Willamette between the Fremont and Ross Island Bridges, until…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Residents of the Laurelhurst neighborhood and preservationists are rallying to save the historic Markham House.
Sep 18, 2014

Neighbors seek more donations to save Markham House

by Jim Redden
Laurelhurst neighbors are scrambling to raise $12,500 by Thursday afternoon to save the historic Markham House. According to nearby resident Jennifer Moffatt, the need that much in earnest money…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More affordable housing, like these micro apartments in Northwest Portland, could require changes in the way the city handles onsite parking, according to a San Francisco housing expert who spoke to the City Club last week.
Sep 18, 2014

Expert: Find a place to park affordable housing

by Steve Law
Could Rose City gentrification turn region into another expensive Bay Area? If Portlanders hope to address the area’s growing housing affordability problem, maybe they should get over their…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLEAN WATER SERVICES - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, county Chair Andy Duyck and other officials toured Hagg Lake and Scoggins Dam in May. The dam could be in line for safety improvements if Congress acts on funding.
Sep 18, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful that funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near…
Sep 18, 2014

Sources Say: Even the name of the proposed street fee is…

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick may have to change the name of their proposed street fee before they’re done with it. The formal name is transportation user fee, which suggests…
Sep 18, 2014

Mark & Dave: What's-his-name sure to make history

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Still a long way to go for Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson in his attempt to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber in the governor’s race. A survey shows 30 percent of Oregonians don’t even know…
Sep 18, 2014

State police cite driver for going 114 miles per hour on Highway…

by Geoff Pursinger
A 29-year-old Tualatin man is facing charges after he was arrested for traveling 114 miles per hour along Highway 217 to Interstate 5. At about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, an Oregon State…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
Sep 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
Sep 18, 2014

Wyden: O&C forest bill set for action

by Peter Wong
But counties want analyses of timber, revenues. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposal for the fate of 2.5 million acres of federal forest lands in western Oregon will be considered by a Senate…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sean Michael Kearney
Sep 18, 2014

Dumb crook steals from Portland police

by Jim Redden
Here's another nominee for America's Dumbest Criminals. Michael Kearney, 43, arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of metal panels to be used as the entry…
Sep 17, 2014

Oregon minimum wage to go to $9.25

by Peter Wong
Increase linked to inflation takes effect Jan. 1. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents an hour on Jan. 1, giving a modest raise for about 8 percent of Oregon’s workforce. The increase is…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
Sep 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - E.C. Mueller, the new manager of Portland International Raceway.
Sep 17, 2014

New Portland International Raceway manager named

by Jim Redden
Portland Parks & Recreation announced a new manager for Portland International Raceway on Wednesday. He is E.C. Mueller, a marketing executive with ties to the motor sports industry. He has…
Sep 17, 2014

Foreclosure counseling to continue

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers OK money for various items. An allocation from Oregon lawmakers will allow homeowners to continue to receive counseling and meet with lenders to avoid foreclosures. But the $659,300…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO CHASE ALLGOOD - Intel's first and second D1X fabrication plants are helping to drive employment gains outside of downtown Portland.
Sep 17, 2014

Poll: Residents want jobs, jobs, jobs

by Jim Redden
Willamette Valley residents believe the economy is improving, but still want elected officials to focus on creating more jobs — even more than protecting the environment and fighting climate…
Sep 17, 2014

Forage straw research will continue

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers OK $100,000 for Oregon State lab. Oregon State University will continue research into forage straw bound for export as a result of legislative action Wednesday. The straw is a…
Sep 17, 2014

Senate candidates trade jabs over plagiarism

by Peter Wong
Merkley seizes on two reports by GOP's Wehby, who argues they are a distraction. The major-party candidates for U.S. Senate are trading jabs over accusations that Republican Monica Wehby…
Sep 16, 2014

Portland Tribune first forum for governor candidates

by Peter Wong
Appearance is at 10 a.m. Monday. A joint appearance Monday at the Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group will start a series of seven campaign encounters between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Artists rendering of Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex.
Sep 16, 2014

Public invited to Police Training Complex opening Saturday

by Jim Redden
The public is invited to the opening of the remodeled Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex. The bureau will host an open house at the complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.…
Sep 16, 2014

Woman critically injured by suspected reckless driver

by Jim Redden
A Portland woman is hospitalized in critical condition after he car was hit head-on by a man suspected of reckless driving. Police have identified the victim as Hope Davis, 54. The driver of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Consruction on the MAX platforms at the Sunset Transit Center wraps up two days early.
Sep 16, 2014

Sunset Transit Center MAX Station reopens Wednesday

by Jim Redden
The MAX station at TriMet’s Sunset Transit Center will reopen Wednesday morning, two days ahead of schedule. A platform improvement project had shut down both sides of the MAX platform down…
Sep 16, 2014

Tualatin voters want a voice in light rail plans

by Caitlin Feldman
Passage puts brakes on regional transit planning for city leaders Unofficial results from Tuesday's special election show Tualatin voters support Measure 34-220. The passage of 34-220 forces the…
Sep 16, 2014

Police seek tips on Saturday gang shooting

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives are asking the public for information on a Saturday evening shooting they believe injured two people in Southeast Portland. According…
Sep 16, 2014

Algae in Willamette prompts state health warning

by Steve Law
Blue-green algae was spotted floating on the Willamette River Tuesday in Portland, promoting the Oregon Health Advisory to issue a health advisory. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality…
Sep 16, 2014

Tualatin ponders light-rail vote

by Caitlin Feldman
In Tuesday’s special election, Tualatin voters will decide if they should have the right to determine the fate of light rail within the city. Tualatin Measure 34-220 asks voters to prohibit the…
Sep 16, 2014

Lawsuit targets PSU gridiron concussions

by Peter Korn
Seattle firm leads effort to change rules on players' health A Seattle law firm is suing Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University and the National Collegiate Athletic…