Engels house will go on the auction block

Engels house will go on the auction block

Site of 2012 murder-suicide will be sold Sept. 15 on the steps of the Yamhill County Courthouse ...

Boat ride is wish come true for OC senior

Boat ride is wish come true for OC senior

When Sher Johnson found out that Betty Pointer, 88, had never been on a boat and would love to go...

VillaSport resort adds new dimension to fitness options

VillaSport resort adds new dimension to fitness options

Athletic club and spa opens with four pools, water slides, outdoor bar and cafe Like many...

OHSU makes data storage a breeze

OHSU makes data storage a breeze

Innovative, energy-saving design makes new OHSU 'data dome' a model facility As the mercury...

City ponders about-face on density

City ponders about-face on density

Planners mull 'down-zoning' to relieve pressure on some areas The city of Portland — often...

History's inside view

History's inside view

Maintenance of SP 4449 locomotive offers a rare view of local rail heritage Portland’s most...

Rose City caught in fast Gig City fight

Rose City caught in fast Gig City fight

CenturyLink, Google tussle over high-speed broadband plans Portlanders interested in broadband...

Portland group may help save endangered butterfly

Portland group may help save endangered butterfly

The island marble butterfly may get protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, thanks to a...

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Photo Credit: COURTESY UNIED STREETCAR - One of the American-made Portland Sttreetcars manufacturered by United Streetcar in Clackamas County.
August 20, 2014

Streetcar pass cost increasing, revenue up

by Jim Redden
The price of an Annual Pass for the Portland Streetcar will increase from $200 to $250 on Sept. 1. The increase is one of many steps that have increased fare revenue for Portland Streetcar from…
August 20, 2014

Deputies seek facts in Cedar Mill homicide

by Beaverton Valley Times
Nicole Laube of Forest Grove found unconscious and bleeding outside Timber Creek apartments Investigators are seeking a suspect in the Tuesday evening homicide of a Forest Grove woman at a Cedar…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr.
August 20, 2014

Police: Two gang associates arrested on gun charges

by Jim Redden
Police say they arrested two gang associates on weapons charges Tuesday evening. Manuelito Fernando Gonzales Jr., 22, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MAYOR CHARLIE HALES' OFFICE - This picture of Mayor Charlie Hales and His wife Nancy is prominently featured on his e-mail newsletter.
August 20, 2014

Hales starts e-mail newsletter

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales has starting e-mailing newsletters to anyone who has communicate with his office or signs up for them. "We created the newsletter simply to keep people posted on what the…
August 20, 2014

Chef's creativity curries 'Chopped' honor, cash

by Jennifer Anderson
In a hard-fought battle, Portland food cart chef Nong Poonsukwattanawon won bragging rights and $10,000 in Tuesday night's episode of the popular cooking show "Chopped" on the Food Network.…
August 20, 2014

Memorial service readied for Atiyeh

by Peter Wong
Capitol will be setting on Sept. 3. Plans are being made for a public memorial service for former Gov. Vic Atiyeh. The service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the House chamber at the…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Brett Robinson
August 21, 2014

Second jail worker charged with sexual misconduct

by Kendra Hogue
Washington Co. Sheriff's employee's activities discovered during Jill Curry investigation Another jail services technician at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Aug. 19 and…
August 19, 2014

County board wrestles with legal funding

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Update: Commissioners agree to pay $10,000 on legal bills totaling $22,953 Tempers flared Tuesday, Aug. 19, during discussions of whether or not the county should reimburse commissioners John…
August 19, 2014

Airbnb to collect state taxes on lodging

by Steve Law
Airbnb has agreed to begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax on behalf of its hosts in the city of Portland. Airbnb is the leading company in the Portland market that advertises short-term…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Developer Patrick Kessis proposal for the Wizer Block includes 207 apartments and 36,000 square feet of retail space.
August 19, 2014

DRC formally rejects Wizer block proposal

by Saundra Sorenson
Commission adds details to amended ruling ahead of developer's likley appeal Lake Oswego's Development Review Commission formally rejected a proposal for a 290,000-square-foot, mixed-use…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA intrusion into Senate computer files could warrant an investigation by a special prosecutor.
August 19, 2014

Wyden: 'Big league' economy needs long-term transportation…

by Peter Wong
Oregon senator meets with Portland Tribune editorial board U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden covered a wide range of regional and national issues in a meeting Tuesday with the Portland Tribune editorial…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A police chase ended at NE 82nd and Russell with a woman in custody and a baby found in the back seat.
August 19, 2014

Child unharmed after police chase

by KOIN 6 News
A police chase ended in a crash in Northeast Portland Tuesday afternoon. The driver, Lakeshia Necole Robinson, 36, is charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Criminal…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A police car at the scene of a Tuesday stabbing in Northwest Portland.
August 19, 2014

Woman killed in NW Portland

by KOIN 6 News
UPDATE: Victim identified as Nicole Laube, 29. Suspect still at large. Authorities have confirmed that a woman stabbed in Northwest Portland Tuesday evening died. The victim is identified as…
August 19, 2014

More sought for school seismic work

by Peter Wong
Senate president: Lawmakers should OK $200 million. Senate President Peter Courtney says he will call for $200 million in bonds to help make Oregon schools more resistant to earthquakes. More…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nancy Wakefield, a retired teacher and administrator, has been volunteering with Court Appointed Special Advocates for children (CASA) for seven years.
August 19, 2014

CASA volunteer says 'I'll be here' for children

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Retired educator leads local effort for kids in court system It’s funny how one phone call can change the course of a life. Or several. Thirteen years ago, Nancy Wakefield was a principal in the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Ervaeua Herring, 21, was killed in her Eastwood Village apartment in Southeast Portland on Sunday, Aug. 17.
August 19, 2014

Community denounces gang violence

by KOIN 6 News
After a rash of gang violence that left a young mother dead and several others wounded in different parts of the city over the weekend in Portland, a community meeting called “Enough is Enough”…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Fire heavily damaged this apartment at 12508 N.E. Glisan on Monday.
August 18, 2014

Firefighters battle apartment, house blaze

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters responded to an apartment fire and a house fire Monday afternoon. No one was injured in either incident. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, at 12:23 p.m. on Aug. 18,…
August 18, 2014

Coal export project gets thumbs down from state

by Steve Law
For the first time, a government agency has rejected a permit sought for one of the coal export facilities proposed in the Northwest. The Oregon Department of State Lands announced Monday that…
Photo Credit: COURTEY PHOTO  - Residents of the Laurelhurst neighborhood and preservationists are rallying to save the historic Markham House.
August 18, 2014

Neighbors seek buyer for historic Markham House

by Jim Redden
Neighbors in the Laurelhurst area are running out of time to find someone to buy a historic home there and save it from demolition. Developer Peter Kusyk is planning to begin tearing down the…
August 18, 2014

Pedestrian hit by car, killed in SE Portland

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim, driver identified A pedestrian was killed when a car on Southeast Division Street swerved up onto the sidewalk and hit him Monday afternoon. The woman driving the car was injured…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Police secure the scene of the fatal shooting in east Portland.
August 18, 2014

Hales decries shootings, announces Monday forum

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales has decried a series of shootings over the weekend that left a woman dead and four men wounded. In statement released Monday at noon, Hales said the weekend ended with the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Emergency personnel responded to this scene of a berry harvster the flipped over Monday morning near Sandy, injuring six workers that were on the machine.
August 18, 2014

Harvester flips over near Sandy, 6 injured

by Pamplin Media Group
Six people were injured when a berry harvester lost its brakes, rolled backward and flipped over onto its top at about 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, near Sandy. Two people had broken legs and four…
August 18, 2014

Panel starts review of Measure 90

by Peter Wong
Voters evaluate pros, cons of primary election change. SALEM — A citizen panel got down to business quickly Monday to ask questions about a ballot measure that would change Oregon’s primary…
August 18, 2014

City Club forum to review measures

by Peter Wong
Public invited; voting restricted to members. A public presentation on statewide ballot measures is planned by the City Club of Portland. The presentation, known as "BallotPalooza," will be from…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Christopher James Poole
August 18, 2014

Bank robbery suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
A bank robbery suspect was arrested in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood Monday morning. Christopher James Poole, 44, was booked on a parole violation. Federal bank robbery charges are pending…

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Aug 18, 2014

Park fight leads to shooting

by Jim Redden
A man was shot during a fight in a North Portland park late Sunday. The name of the victim was not immediately release. His wound is described as non-life threatening. According to police, at…
Aug 18, 2014

TriMet: Free MAX rides Monday

by Jim Redden
TriMet is reminding riders that MAX rides will be free all day Monday, part of the agency's way to help make up for weeklong delays caused by repair work and an accident in the Lloyd District.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: BRUCE MACGREGOR - Last year three and a half tons of trash was removed from five miles of the creek upstream and downstream from Mill Park in Milwaukie.
Aug 18, 2014

Volunteers to converge for Johnson Creek cleanup

by The Clackamas Review
Hundreds of volunteer families from across the metro region are anticipated again to attend this cleanup extravaganza as the eighth-annual Johnson Creek Clean Up gears up for Saturday, Aug. 23,…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Inside of apartment damaged by crash during parking.
Aug 17, 2014

Woman crashes into neighbor's apartment, arrested for DUII

by Jim Redden
A woman was arrested for crashing into her neighbor's apartment while trying to park in unincorporated Washington County Saturday evening. Madysen Boyer, 29, is charged with DUII and Criminal…
Aug 17, 2014

Woman shot and killed in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim identified in apartment killing Police are investigating the reported shooting death of a woman in Southeast Portland. The victim has been identified as Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring,…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters were able to prevent a fire at the Chesterberry Apartments in Northwest Portland from being much worse.
Aug 17, 2014

Firefighters busy Saturday, early Sunday

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue crews were busy responding to numerous calls on Saturday and early Sunday. First, at 8:11 a.m. on Aug. 16, crews were dispatched to a fire at the Chesterberry Apartments,…
Aug 17, 2014

Three shot in downtown Portland

by KOIN 6 News
UPDATE: Shooting victims identified Three people suffered gunshot wounds early Sunday morning in a possible gang-related shooting in downtown Portland. The victims are identified as: Jaron Cuie,…
Aug 17, 2014

Two injured in SE Portland crash

by Jim Redden
Two men were injured in a single vehicle crash in Southeast Portland early Sunday, one critically. The names of the victims were not immediately available. According to police, at 2:08 a.m. on…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A mother in a wheelchair and her son died when they reportedly ran into a MAX train in Gresham.
Aug 16, 2014

Mother in wheelchair, son killed by MAX train in Gresham

by Jim Redden
A mother in a wheelchair and her adult son died after being hit by a MAX train in Gresham around 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The victims are identified Bertha Nellie Kelly, 66, and John Paul Kelly, 48.…
Aug 16, 2014

Work done, MAX will be free Monday

by Jim Redden
MAX rides will be free all day Monday, TriMet's way of helping to make up for weeklong delays caused by repair work and an accident in the Lloyd District. "We appreciate our riders patience and…
Aug 18, 2014

Pedestrian killed on Highway 213 in Oregon City

by Tyler Francke
Police seek public's help in investigation of early morning incident An Oregon City woman died Saturday morning after being run over on Highway 213 near Meyers Road in Oregon City. According to…
Aug 15, 2014

Theater offers free screening of lead-poisoning documentary by…

by Steve Law
The Clinton Street Theater is offering a free showing of Sellwood resident Tamara Rubin's documentary on the hazards of lead pollution in homes. MisLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic, will be shown…
Aug 15, 2014

Sisters of the Road campaign raises cash for programs

by Jennifer Anderson
Sisters of the Road Cafe is getting a lot of love this month from local restaurants. The Old Town nonprofit cafe is hosting its annual "Dining with Dignity" campaign throughout September.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY ELIZABETH LARSEN COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - Police and a SWAT team surround a business in Forest Grove during a standoff on April 9.
Aug 15, 2014

Military-style equipment varies by police agency

by KOIN 6 News
The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, coupled with the pictures of heavily armed law enforcement officers underscores the increasingly militarization of police departments across the country. Radley…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police are asking the public to help find Charles Edward Johnson.
Aug 15, 2014

Portland man missing from hospital

by Jim Redden
Police are asking the public to help find a missing Portland man. Charles Edward Johnson, 70, was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on at 10:20 a.m. on Aug. 2. He left the hospital and…
Aug 15, 2014

Tort claim pits couple vs. cops

by Betty Campbell
A Forest Grove man and his wife have filed a tort claim against the city of Hillsboro for damages they claim occurred during a warrantless search of their home July 4. Adam Horstman and Christle…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - TriMet staff work to repair the MAX line after a train derailed in the Lloyd District on Friday.
Aug 15, 2014

TriMess: MAX derailment adds to travel problems

by Jim Redden
A new problem with a MAX train in the Lloyd District aggravated existing travel problems into Friday evening. According to TriMet, around 1:45 Friday, a westbound train was entering the Lloyd…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6/ANNIE ELLISON - Peaceful protesters chant, 'Hands Up. Don't Shoot' outside of the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct.
Aug 15, 2014

Ferguson vigils held in Portland

by KOIN 6 News
A protest was held in Northeast Portland by people who wanted to show their solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday. Organizer Jesse Sponberg posted on the #OpFerguson…
Aug 14, 2014

City Club considers endorsing marijuana legalization

by Peter Wong
Measure 91 is among five awaiting membership vote Endorsement of Measure 91, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, will be considered by the City Club of Portland. A City…
Photo Credit: MARION COUNTY JAIL - David Gonzalez-Elias
Aug 15, 2014

Woodburn man arrested for alleged sex abuse of three minors

by Woodburn Independent
Police believe David Gonzalez-Elias may have had more victims Woodburn police officers arrested a Woodburn man Wednesday night for a number of alleged sex crimes. Police arrested David…
Aug 14, 2014

Richardson: Best fundraising month yet

by Peter Wong
But GOP challenger has far less stockpiled than Democratic Gov. Kitzhaber. Dennis Richardson’s campaign says July was its best fundraising month yet with $350,000 raised from more than 200…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Janet Barreto
Aug 14, 2014

Fugitive couple arrested in Portland

by KOIN 6 News
A fugitive Mississippi couple that’s been on the run for five years has been arrested in Oregon. US Marshal Gale Manning said Janet and Ramon Barreto were arrested Tuesday in Portland. According…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jason Washington and Craig Ford are helping to organize a Take Back the Streets bike ride and rally Aug. 24 at the Community Cycling Center in North Portland.
Aug 14, 2014

Anti-gang group rides to rebuild

by Jennifer Anderson
'Take Back' rally hopes to pave way for peaceful community Kids rode scooters and played tennis at Alberta Park on a recent Thursday morning. There was no drug dealing, no violence or…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - O'Bryant Square has little activity outside the lunch hour. Three blocks away, Director Park attracts all sorts of people with a variety of programs. Bad design is part of the problem at O'Bryant, but some park experts believe it can be overcome if the city were to commit to enlivening the square.
Aug 14, 2014

Tale of two designs: O'Bryant Square languishes; Director Park…

by Peter Korn
Could Holladay Park project be a model for future plans? SECOND OF TWO PARTS On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, O’Bryant Square in downtown Portland is mostly deserted. On the park’s raised…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: LACEY JACOBY - Adam Klein stands with his wife, Erin, after she breastfed their son, Isaac (6 months), in their Beaverton home. Recently, at a restaurant in Clackamas, an employee repeatedly asked Erin to cover herself while breastfeeding, which is an illegal request.
Aug 14, 2014

Breastfeeding mom takes case public

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Mall restaurant caught in clash as diners protest nursing It was a 90-degree sunny Sunday evening in August, National Breastfeeding Month, and the Klein family wanted to eat. After wandering…