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New brownfield map pinpoints opportunities

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Statewide talks focus on redevelopment of once-tainted sites Is that vacant site across the...

Reaching toward heaven, reaching out to people

Reaching toward heaven, reaching out to people

Mormon Church's Portland Oregon Temple observes its 25th anniversary in Lake Oswego There are no...

Lakeridge football: a change of attitude

Lakeridge football: a change of attitude

Administrators say tougher rules, higher expectations will prevent a repeat of 2013's...

Unanimous support for Intel in joint session

Unanimous support for Intel in joint session

Officials take four hours of public comment before signing 30-year SIP deal Intel’s 2014...

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...

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Supporters say measure would improve safety on Oregon streets; opponents worry it would make...

Report: City fund gap widens

Report: City fund gap widens

Infrastructure needs grow as city looks for money to fix streets Portland’s City Council...

Vigor sees massive dry dock as healthy economic symbol

Vigor sees massive dry dock as healthy economic symbol

Portland company's $40 million project lands at Swan Island Vigor Industrial is betting big that...

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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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August 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.
August 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…
August 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.
August 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…
August 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
August 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…
August 27, 2014

State edges closer to 'kicker' refund

by Peter Wong
Latest forecast shows little change in economy, revenue The good news about Oregon’s latest economic and revenue forecast, released Wednesday, is that there’s not much new. Money coming into the…
August 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…
August 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: COURTESY DARK HORSE COMICS - The cover of 'Without Warning,' a free Dark Horse comic about being prepared for earthquakes.
August 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…
August 28, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe Amazon's drones could deliver pot

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
The mayor’s office enlisted the aid of a task force whose mission it will be to develop a plan for tiny houses on city-owned land for the homeless (or their preferred term, houseless) to call…
August 28, 2014

Sources Say: Mudslinging comes early and often in Oregon races

by Jim Redden
The email campaigns in the Oregon U.S. Senate and governor races have reached a fevered pitch, with more than two months still to go before the Nov. 4 general election. Our inbox is jammed every…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland officials say the city is taking a fresh look at possibly allowing the fire bureau to charge to transport people to local hospitals, much like private ambulance services.
August 28, 2014

Cha-ching! City sees green in EMS role

by Steve Law
Emergency services would bring in cash; ambulance firms balk When an ambulance responding to a local 911 call drives someone to a hospital emergency room, the company sends a bill for up to…
August 28, 2014

Foes of top-two primary organize

by Peter Wong
Coalition unites Democrats, Republicans, some minor parties. Oregon Democrats and Republicans may have little in common, but both major parties are part of a coalition opposed to changing…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Artist's rendering of proposed Headquarters Hotel near Oregon Convention Center.
August 27, 2014

Metro asks court to dismiss hotel challenges

by Jim Redden
Metro filed a motion in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to consolidate and dismiss the legal challenges to its proposed headquarters Hotel project. The elected regional government is…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - TriMet will close the MAX platform at the Sunset Transit Center beginning on Sept. 3 to replace failing tiles.
August 27, 2014

Busy park-and-ride will stay open during TriMet project

by Jim Redden
TriMet will close the Sunset Transit Center MAX platform station from Wednesday, Sept. 3, to Friday, Sept. 19. The parking garage at the center, 10470 S.W. Barnes Road, will remain open. Shuttle…
August 27, 2014

Parties, City Club offer stands on ballot measures

by Peter Wong
Democrats, Republicans agree only on opposition to Measure 90. The nonpartisan City Club of Portland and the Democratic and Republican parties have announced their stances on seven ballot…
August 27, 2014

Overcrowded animal shelter seeking public's help

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Animal Shelter is overflowing with animals and urgently seeking the public’s help adopting or fostering animals for a short period of time in their home. As the region’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home early Wednesday morning, causing the roof to collapse.
August 27, 2014

Unoccupied home 'heavily damaged' in overnight fire

by Patrick Malee
Fire caused roof to collapse on five-bedroom, 4,000 square foot home A fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home near Pattulo Way and Stafford Road early Wednesday morning, causing heavy…
August 27, 2014

Appeals court: Foes of same-sex marriage can't intervene

by Peter Wong
Decision lets stand the end of Oregon's 2004 ban. A federal appeals court has dismissed the last pending defenders of Oregon’s ban against marriage by same-sex couples, a ban struck down by a…
August 27, 2014

Family of 4 pulled dead from Hagg Lake

by Nancy Townsley and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Under sunny, summer skies, deserted park yields grim find Four members of a Hillsboro family, spanning three generations, appear to have drowned Monday in Henry Hagg Lake near Gaston. Jova…
August 27, 2014

Landmark Anzen store calling it quits

by Jennifer Anderson
Anzen Hiroshi’s, one of Portland’s iconic Japanese import stores, will close Sunday after 109 years of business. More affectionately known simply as Anzen’s, the shop, 736 N.E. Martin Luther…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - An Oregon City fire burned through multiple businesses within a single building Wednesday morning.
August 27, 2014

Firefighters injured in Oregon City blaze

by KOIN 6 News
A third-alarm fire raged inside an Oregon City commercial building Wednesday morning and spread to several businesses before a swarm of firefighters were able to bring it under control. More…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Leodan Juarez Belton
August 27, 2014

Man held in SE 82 Avenue bike hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
A 49-year-old Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist on Southeast 82nd Avenue just south of King Road. Leodan Juarez Belton is charged…
Photo Credit: JONATHAN HOUSE - Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor Karen Carlin teaches a class in the method to some of the 500 people Clackamas County hopes to train in the next year.
August 27, 2014

County aims to demystify mental health response for 500

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Youth Mental Health First Aid trains adults working with middle and high school students to recognize warning signs Quick. What do you do? Your sister is cooking and cuts a deep gouge in her arm…

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Aug 27, 2014

Leaders react to economic report

by Peter Wong
Democrats, Republicans differ in assessments. Statements by Oregon legislative leaders on the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast released Wednesday: Gov. John Kitzhaber: "Along with…
Aug 27, 2014

Plumbing work starts home fire

by Jim Redden
A homeowner "sweating" plumbing pipes with heat and solder started his Southwest Portland residence on fire Tuesday evening. Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a house at 1500 S.W. Harrison at…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Jessica Gago
Aug 27, 2014

Boost for Oregon City Main Street promotion

by The Oregon City News
Jessica Gago, with recent experience in producing the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, this month joined the staff of the Main Street Oregon City nonprofit organization as promotions and…
Aug 26, 2014

Judge says county gun rules could apply in city

by Jim Redden
Lawsuit after Reynolds shooting decides reach of ordinance A Multnomah County judge has cleared the way for the district attorney’s office to charge one or more members of Jared Padgett’s family…
Aug 26, 2014

TriMet: WES hits semi-truck but afternoon commute OK

by Jim Redden
TriMet reports that a WES train collided with a semi-truck at the Tonquin Road crossing Tuesday morning. No one was injured but the last two morning WES trips were disrupted. TriMet does not…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sarah Ruth Rascoe
Aug 26, 2014

DUII driver crashes into house

by Jim Redden
A suspected drunk driver crashed into a Northeast Portland house early Tuesday. No one was injured in the crash, which heavily damaged the house and vehicle. Sarah Ruth Rascoe, 33, is charged…
Aug 26, 2014

Merkley gets nurses' endorsement

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator is challenged by GOP doctor. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has the endorsement of the Oregon Nurses Association in his second-term bid against Republican Monica Wehby, a…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Searchers will continue looking for the family of a child who drowned in Hagg Lake on Tuesday.
Aug 26, 2014

Child drowns at Hagg Lake, no sign of family

by KOIN 6 News
Hagg Lake was closed Tuesday as searchers looked for the family of a child believed to have drowned there Monday evening. The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team was expected to join the…
Aug 25, 2014

Citizen review panel split on Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Vote is 11-9 in opposition after intensive study. If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust for and against a proposed Oregon requirement…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF THE OREGON ZOO - Phyllis, a 44-year-old white-cheeked gibbon, rests in a fire-hose hammock at the Oregon Zoo's Red Ape Reserve.
Aug 25, 2014

Firefighters' gift helps aging zoo apes

by Jim Redden
Primates at the Oregon Zoo are now relaxing in hammocks made from about 2,000 feet of decommissioned fire hose donated by the Clackamas Fire District. Primate keepers Colleen Reed and Scott…
Aug 25, 2014

'Black Male Challenge' summit highlights positive messages

by Jennifer Anderson
More than 100 young black men are expected to gather Monday at Portland State University for the “Black Male Challenge.” Mark Jackson, cofounder of the nonprofit REAP Inc., which is hosting the…
Aug 25, 2014

Governor candidates to meet 3 times

by Peter Wong
Kitzhaber, Richardson will share one stage with minor-party nominees. Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican rival Dennis Richardson will meet jointly in public at least three times…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - A MAX train went over the Tilikum Crossing for the first time Monday as part of a safety test. This picture was taken from the Portland Opera building on the east bank of the Willamette River.
Aug 25, 2014

MAX train over Tilikum Crossing for first time

by Jim Redden
TriMet pulled a MAX train along a portion of the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Line on Monday, including across the Tilikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River. The train, which was…
Aug 25, 2014

Speakers announced for Gov. Atiyeh service

by Peter Wong
Family, former aides, officials will take part. Six speakers have been announced for the memorial service for former Gov. Vic Atiyeh. The service will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Tamika Bradley
Aug 25, 2014

Missing woman and niece safe

by Jim Redden
Police say a missing woman her niece have been found safe. The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit has asked the public to help locate Tamika Bradley, 38, and her niece Datisha…
Aug 25, 2014

Earthquake: Big one overdue in Oregon

by KOIN 6 News
A 6.0 magnitude quake in California’s Napa Valley served as another friendly reminder to Oregonians about “the big one.” It’s not a matter of if, but when a major quake along the Cascadia fault…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Members of the cycling community, and North Portland residents, take part in the ‘Take Back the Streets' bike ride Sunday, August 24.
Aug 24, 2014

'Take back the streets' ride protests gang violence

by KOIN 6 News
All of the people former gang member Demarcus Preston knew when he was involved with gangs are either incarcerated or dead. That’s why he wants to prevent youth from joining gangs, but also…
Photo Credit: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - One of 30 vehciles whose windows were shot out late Saturday.
Aug 24, 2014

Dozens of vehicle windows shot out in Beaverton

by Jim Redden
The windows of more than 30 vehicles in different location in Beaverton were shot sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday. According to Beaverton police, the windows were apparently shot out randomly,…
Photo Credit: WASHINGON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A boat was destroyed and  dock was damaged by a Sunday morning fire at Hagg Lake.
Aug 24, 2014

Fire damages boat and dock at Hagg Lake

by Jim Redden
A boat caught fire and destroyed part of a dock at Henry Hagg Lake on Sunday morning. No one was injured, although there was significant damage to both the boat and dock. No estimate was…
Aug 24, 2014

Shots fired in Hillsboro apartments

by Jim Redden
Hillsboro police are investigating an exchange of gunfire at an apartment complex Saturday evening. No one was reported injured in the incident, which occurred at the Brookwood II Apartments,…
Aug 24, 2014

No tsunami warning issued after quake

by KOIN 6 News
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck 25 miles north of San Francisco early Sunday did not trigger a tsunami warning. The National Tsunami Warning Center issued no warning after the quake…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This 2013 Scion XD driver by Javier Martinez-Becerril hit a power pole and was heavily damaged.
Aug 24, 2014

Two drivers arrested after power pole crash

by Jim Redden
Two people were arrested late Friday following a crash near Schools that broke a power pole. Javier Martinez-Becerril, 35, from Beaverton was cited for DUII and Criminal Mischief. He was also…
Aug 24, 2014

Fire damages downtown Portland hotel

by Jim Redden
Fire damaged the Joyce Hotel in downtown Portland late Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire in the four story building at 322 S.W. 11th Ave. it started in a ventilation fan in one…
Photo Credit: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The public is asked to help find Scott Allen, who is missing from a Gresham care facility.
Aug 24, 2014

Gresham man found in Lane County

by Jim Redden
A handicapped man missing from a Gresham adult care facility has been found in Lane County. Scott Allen, 51, was at Chestnut Lane, located 1200 block of N.E. 6th street in Gresham. Staff…
Aug 22, 2014

State grant helps TriMet upgrade bike connections

by Jim Redden
TriMet has been awarded a $1.5 million state grant to enhance bicycle parking and make other improvements at two stations heavily used by bikers. The ConnectOregon V will be spent at MAX…