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Rape: Puzzling out declining convictions

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Team spirit gets a seat at City Hall

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by: COURTESY OF LILLY LEDBETTER - Lilly Ledbetter, a champion of equal pay for women, speaks at two events Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in Portland.
April 23, 2014

Lilly Ledbetter: Equal pay is a 'family issue'

by Kevin Harden
When Lilly Ledbetter takes the stage in Portland Thursday and Friday, her message will be simple: equal pay isn’t just an issue for today’s working women, it’s an issue that will affect their…
April 24, 2014

Policy on court no-shows clarified

by Peter Korn
Reinstated county ordinance targets repeat offenders Multnomah County’s attempt to produce a consequence for offenders who fail to show up for repeated community court dates took a turn Thursday…
April 24, 2014

Mark & Dave: Drunk, peeing in reservoir? Blame songs

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
A 19-year-old man — and we use that term loosely — was cited for urinating in a Mount Tabor reservoir. So the Portland Water Bureau drained about 38 million gallons of water as a precaution.…
April 24, 2014

Sources Say: Cash washes in to buck, back water measure

by Jim Redden
Money is beginning to pour into the campaign to defeat the proposed Portland Public Water District on the May 20 primary election ballot. The Stop the Bull Run Takeover political action…
April 23, 2014

Police hosting information fair

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau is hosting a community information fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at in the Mt. Tabor Room of Portland Community College's Southeast Campus, 2305 SE…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Barbara Lorraine Peterson
April 23, 2014

City employee arrested in auto theft investigation

by Jim Redden
Portland police have arrested a city employee as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation. Barbara Lorraine Peterson, 53, was arrested after arriving at work today at the Portland Bureau of…
April 23, 2014

Dangerous intersections get safety improvements

by KOIN News 6
Eighteen of the most dangerous intersections in Portland will have flashing crossing beacons installed after state legislators granted $2 million for the project. Five of the intersections are…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Danny Conner
April 23, 2014

Arrest made in 19-year-old homicide

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide detectives have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a 1995 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland. Danny Conner was arrested on April 22…
by: NATIVE FOODS PRESS, 2014 - Stuffed bell peppers made by Native Foods Cafe are in the new 'Native Foods Celebration Cookbook.'
April 23, 2014

Native Foods Cafe to open second Oregon location

by The Clackamas Review
Native Foods Cafe will open in May at the Clackamas Town Center, 12130 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite 3020. The rapidly expanding eatery offers all dishes for under $10, served in under 10 minutes, in…
April 22, 2014

Metro wants court to OK headquarters hotel

by Jim Redden
Metro has gone to court to hasten a final decision on the legality of its proposed contract and funding plan for a Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, which it owns and…
April 22, 2014

Hales: Trader Joe's still a no-go for project

by Jim Redden
Trader Joe’s will not be returning to a project on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Northeast Portland, Mayor Charlie Hales announced Tuesday. An official from the grocery chain’s Los Angeles…
April 22, 2014

Transportation director calls traffic 'public health threat'

by Jim Redden
Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat declared war on cars Tuesday, saying her top priority was providing more alternatives to automobiles for city residents. "We have a growing…
TIM CARR
April 22, 2014

Carr's net goal: Oregon governor

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Tim Carr is a story-teller and a talker, but he is also a listener. Carr has a résumé that includes decades in business, but he has no experience at all in politics. Maybe that’s all…
by: COURTESY RAINBOW VALLEY DESIGN/FRED JOE PHOTOGRAPHY - This accessory dwelling unit is Southeast Portland by Rainbow Valley Design fits two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen into 700 square feet.
April 22, 2014

This ain't granny's house anymore

by Jim Redden
DEQ survey says city's accessory units have found a home There aren’t a lot of grannies living in Portland granny flats. And there aren’t a lot of mother-in-laws living in local mother-in-law…
by: COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Portland Police Officer Jeff Dorn and his K-9 partner Mick. Dorn was wounded and Mick was killed in an April 16 shootout with a burglary suspect.
April 22, 2014

Officer's shooting a 'wakeup call' for quiet SW neighborhoods

by Drew Dakessian
Three face charges after chase, arrest ends crime spree The crime spree that frightened Southwest Portland neighbors for several hours last week began with a plan to hold a man hostage and force…
by: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/GREG MUHR - The Open medows school in North Portland was damaged by fire Monday.
April 21, 2014

Fire damages North Portland school

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters responded to a fire at the Open Meadows alternative school in North Portland on Monday afternoon. No one was injured and there was no immediate estimate of the cause.…
by: CCSO - Williams
April 21, 2014

Milwaukian arrested on shooting charge in motel

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office detectives Monday released the names of two Milwaukians who were involved in a reported shooting Thursday, April 17, at Kings Row Motel, 12700 McLoughlin Blvd.…
April 21, 2014

Blazers plan how to do it again in Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON -- NBA playoff games are often like chess matches. In Sunday's opening victory over Houston at the Toyota Center, Portland coach Terry Stotts put his counterpart with the Rockets, Kevin…
April 22, 2014

Relaxed Aldridge lets it sink in, with mom, but not Bonzi

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge was so relaxed and cooperative and at peace with the world during Monday's media availability at the Toyota Center, he ran out of reporters to ask questions. We wound…
April 21, 2014

City blames self, company for Reverse 911 errors

by Jim Redden
The Reverse 911 system mistakes that occurred during the April 16 officer-involved shooting incident were made by both the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications and the private company…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Naomi Etta Perkins
April 21, 2014

Police: Women fight over man after Easter church service

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a woman they say fought with another woman over a man after an Easter church service. Naomi Etta Perkins, 30, was arrested for Assault in the Third Degree and booked into…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - This picture of Centennial Mills looks a lot like the polluting factory in the online ad being run by the campaign against the Portoland Public Water District measure. Ironically, the aging structure alone the Willamette River was purchased with $1 million in sewer funds.
April 21, 2014

Anti-ballot measure sparks debate

by Jim Redden
The campaign against the Portland Public Water District measure has released it's first online ad — but it may actually support the measure to create an independently-elected water and sewer…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - The Twilight Room Annex bar was forced to close after the Department of Justice seized the accounts of the business and its owner.
April 21, 2014

Controversial bar closes after state seizes accounts

by KOIN News 6
A local bar owner who asked a group of cross-dressing and transgender people not to return closed the bar for good on Saturday. The owner, Chris Penner, said he was forced to close the Twilight…
April 21, 2014

Aldridge, Lillard spectacular as Blazers draw first playoff blood

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON -- LaMarcus Aldridge was franchise-record brilliant. Damian Lillard's first playoff performance was a Rembrandt. Wesley Matthews helped make life miserable for James Harden. They were…
April 21, 2014

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver cards measure

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — Oregon's sheriffs voted April 17 to oppose a ballot measure that would allow the state to issue driver cards to residents who cannot prove their legal presence in…

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Apr 20, 2014

Woman arrested in domestic violence-related shooting

by Jim Redden
A woman has been arrested by Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives in a Southeast Portland shooting on Sunday morning. Myesha Lewis-Turner, 36, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and…
Apr 20, 2014

Study: Portland fifth funniest city

by Jim Redden
Despite Portland's embrace of the satiric "Portlandia" TV series, the Rose City is only the fifth funniest city in the country, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. When…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Paul Alan Ropp
Apr 19, 2014

Shooting suspect charged and jailed

by Jim Redden
Police have booked the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland Paul Alan Ropp, 20, is being held on charges of Attempted Aggravagted Murder,…
Apr 19, 2014

Former Portland finance director to sue city for discrimination

by Amelia Templeton
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — The former leader of Portland's Office of Management and Finance plans to sue the city for race discrimination. Jack Graham was the city's highest ranking…
Zellmer
Apr 18, 2014

Detectives seek help in locating endangered runaway

by Beaverton Valley Times
Update: Beaverton teen found in Pittsburgh Washington County sheriff's detectives received information that Steven Zellmer was in Pittsburgh headed to a bus terminal. Detectives had been trying…
Apr 18, 2014

Gang shootings prompt additional police patrols

by Jim Redden
Portland police will be adding patrols this weekend because of a recent rash of suspected gang-related shootings. The police released the following statement Friday afternoon: The Portland…
by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - David Todd Matthew
Apr 18, 2014

Missing man found safe

by Jim Redden
Police say a missing Portland man was found safe Friday. Matthew David Todd was last seen at 3:54 p.m. on April 17 in the area of St. Johns Park. Police characterize him as endangered person and…
Apr 20, 2014

Glendoveer hosts egg hunt on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
For those who missed Saturday's Easter egg hunts, there's at least one more chance on Sunday, April 20, to take the children in search of a golden egg. Portland's Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Randy Covey, animal services field supervisor with the Animal Multi-Agency Coordination Group, shows off one of four large animal transport trailers recently purchased to use in emergency response situations across the Portland area.
Apr 18, 2014

Portland-area animal shelters acquire vital disaster response…

by Geoff Pursinger
The next time tragedy strikes, animal rescuers across the Portland area will be ready. Animal rescuers from across the region have pooled resources to purchase four large animal transport…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jemaell Diamond Dominique Riley
Apr 18, 2014

Police: Shooting suspects on crime spree

by Jim Redden
Police say the three suspects arrested in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting were involved in a crime spree over the past several weeks that included robbery and burglary. Investigators…
Apr 17, 2014

Perfect night for Blazers: Records, victories and no injuries

by Kerry Eggers
Things couldn't have gone a whole lot better for the Trail Blazers in their regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Portland won 110-104 to…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Steven Alan Young
Apr 17, 2014

Suspects named in officer-involved shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland early Tuesday. The suspect is Alan Ropp, 20. He is expected to be charged with…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Coach Flavia Deandrade leads some of the group of Girls on the Run at the Duniway Park track. The nonprofit group helps young girls learn to avoid stereotypes and find positive images for their lives.
Apr 17, 2014

'Tween girls run toward self-respect, healthy life

by Joseph Gallivan
The Duniway Park track near Oregon Health and Science University can be an intimidating place. On a wet, April evening, tights-clad runners battle one another at 1,500-meter speeds. Dozens of…
Apr 17, 2014

Sources Say: What if they held an election and no cash was…

by Jim Redden
Although they both are facing several challengers for re-election, city commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman have not yet reported raising huge amounts of campaign cash. That could be…
Apr 17, 2014

Scholarships help teens from families gripped by addiction

by Peter Korn
Recipients must show they're survivors and giving back to others When Greg Stone decided to start a scholarship fund for teens suffering from addiction, he didn’t do the obvious — give grants to…
Apr 17, 2014

Survey: Portland hospitals a good place to be if you are sick

by Peter Korn
City ranks No. 4 in nation, though some patients may disagree The Portland area is a fine place to run a hospital, with a growing market populated by a homogeneous citizenry that mostly keeps…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah County Chair candidate Deborah Kafoury chats with Guillaume Debergh while canvassing in Northeast Portland Saturday morning.
Apr 17, 2014

Will family ties hinder or help Kafoury?

by Jennifer Anderson
County chair candidate has name recognition, resources, experience Al Gore did the Macarena. Mitt Romney did Gangnam Style. Both Clintons and Obamas have danced in public on numerous occasions.…
Apr 17, 2014

Audit questions Portland Streetcar organization

by Jim Redden
The Portland Auditor's Office is urging the City Council to postpone future expansion of the Portland Streetcar system until questions about its financing and organizational structure can be…
Apr 17, 2014

Mark & Dave: After poop stings, we can sell air to China

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Neighbors, students and staff have had enough. So, with fair warning, Multnomah County Animal Services announced they will conduct poop stings at Beach School, da Vinci Arts Middle School, and…
Apr 17, 2014

Three wounded in suspected gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Three people were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening. Two of the victims were hospitalized and the third was treated at the scene. Their…
by: SETH GORDON - Visions of scripture - Recent Newberg transplant Deb Evans is presenting the photography exhibit she created, Portraits of Christ, at the unused church at 23945 North Valley Road, through April 27. The images pair scripture with photographic representations of Christ and have drawn rave reviews since the show opened April 6.
Apr 20, 2014

Sharing an artistic vision of Christ

by Seth Gordon
From Tenebrae prayer services and telecast speakers for Good Friday to sunrise and traditional worship services on Easter Sunday, believers in Newberg had no shortage of options for celebrating…
Apr 17, 2014

PCC, school partners get $445,000 from state for dual-credit…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Consortium will expand class offerings in districts and add services that prepare students for college The Oregon Education Investment Board and the Oregon Department of Education announced that…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Shooting susoect reportedly stole body armor out of this store in Southwest Portland before shootout with police.
Apr 16, 2014

Shooting suspect stole body armor

by KOIN News 6
The suspect who shot a Portland police officer and killed his K-9 partner was reportedly among three people who stole body armor out of a Southwest Portland store just before the confrontation.…
by: HAPPY VALLEY - Tom Andrusko
Apr 16, 2014

Andrusko already missed at Happy Valley City Hall

by Raymond Rendleman
City Councilor Tom Andrusko resigned from his position on Happy Valley City Council last week. Self-employed in the building, development and remodeling industry, Andrusko was first elected in…
Apr 16, 2014

CUB stays neutral, offers information on water and sewer measure

by Jim Redden
The board of the Citizens' Utility Board has voted to remain neutral in the fight over the measure to create a Portland Public Water District on the May 20 Primary Election ballot. Instead, the…