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With fall officially underway; it’s time to start preparing your home for the long rainy season that is set to return. The first place to start with your preparations is your gutters. Fall means more debris making its way into your gutters, which means it’s important that your gutters are in peak working condition keeping water flowing without restriction.

To start, examine your gutters for signs of damage, including: Cracking, internal and external rusting, sagging, detachment, damage to your home’s siding, pooled water, and leaks inside of your home. It’s much better to deal with any problems your gutters may have during the fall, before the harsher winter weather takes over and they become impossible to repair; if you spot any issues with your gutters or any other part of your roof, call Pacific West Roofing at (503) 635-8706 for a free estimate.

Another obvious step you can take is to clean out your gutters. Debris-clogged downspouts can cause water to dam and pool up inside the gutters, potentially leading to overflow water damage and rotted rafter tails. Ensure that you are regularly checking and cleaning debris out of your gutters to prevent clogs; if you are dealing with clogged gutters all the time, the actual gutter may have an issue that is causing the clog. You can also make your life easier by installing Gutter Stuff, which we install, preventing the collection of debris in the first place by displacing debris and allowing water to flow unrestricted.

If you have any concerns about or have noticed any issues with your gutters, contact Pacific West Roofing today!

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THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhilipsLast year, nearly 90,000 charges alleging workplace discrimination were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In many of these cases, the individual is an at-will employee who can be fired at any time for just about any reason—even if the reason is a poor one.

In certain situations, however, wrongful termination can be shown, and a wrongful termination attorney should be retained to protect your rights. Generally speaking, a termination must fit into one of three categories to be considered wrongful: Termination based on 1.) protected class; 2.) protected actions; or 3.) breach of contract.

Oregon and federal law have created certain classes protected from discrimination, including race, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and a host of others. Suspicion and belief alone are not enough to prove a case; an employee must establish a causal link between being part of a protected class and their termination. This requires witnesses, documents, and other evidence that an attorney can help you gather.

Certain conduct is also protected by law, including reporting illegal employer conduct (whistleblowing), or exercising a legal right like voting. Additionally, if your termination violated an employment contract term, you may also have grounds to assert a wrongful termination claim against a former employer.

Employment cases can be complex, involving overlapping Oregon and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applied differently to every case. If you believe you have a serious case, I strongly recommend consulting with The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

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ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastWith fantastic artists and a wide range of styles, it’s time to take a musical trip around the world at the Alberta Rose in the coming weeks.

September 22nd @ 8 p.m. - Like a modern-day Woody Guthrie, Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson brings her poetic and politically-charged folk to the Alberta Rose stage.

September 23rd @ 9 p.m. - Rock Steady is a style of Jamaican music that bridges the gap between ska and reggae.  Winston Jarrett is a legend of the 60's and 70's who pioneered the Rock Steady style. Headlining The Rock Steady Revue, he will be backed by my favorite band in the world, Bellingham's Yogoman. Also appearing is Portland-based Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band.

September 24th @ 8 p.m. - From the steppes of Central Asia comes the finest Tuvan throat-singing group, Huun Huur Tu.  Using amazing techniques, one singer produces multiple notes simultaneously, creating a mesmerizing effect. This very special show is not to be missed.

September 30th @ 9 p.m. - Blackstar Rising 2 is a David Bowie tribute wherein three classic Bowie albums (The Man Who Sold the World, Ziggy Stardust, Blackstar) will be performed in their entirety by a band of Portland all-star musicians.

October 9th @ 8 p.m. - World-renowned flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra return to the Alberta Rose, bringing a new-found connection between flamenco and reggae. Their new album features songs by Liebert and the late, great Bob Marley.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

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NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Saramati KrishnaThinking about getting pregnant? Get a jumpstart on prenatal care with these five health tips.

Vitamin supplements. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of most people. However, there are some nutrients that are too essential to leave to diet alone. A daily prenatal multivitamin can provide adequate folic acid and other vitamins to someone considering pregnancy. The ideal time to start taking one is before conception.

Exercise. Regular exercise improves strength and endurance as well as emotional and physical well-being. While some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the changing pregnant body, regular exercise reduces your risk of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and cesarean section rates.

Lose weight. Excessive weight gain can lead to an increased risk for insulin resistance. This means that even modest increases in our body mass can lead to diabetes or prediabetes. Undiagnosed diabetes also increases the risk of fetal malformations.

Dental checkup. Did you know that there is a link between gum disease and pregnancy complications such as premature labor, preeclampsia and low birth weight? You can reduce these risks by scheduling a professional dental cleaning and exam.

Visit your doctor. Most OB-GYN offices now offer testing for hereditary genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, fragile X syndrome and some hereditary anemias. You and your doctor may factor in age, family history, ethnic or racial ancestry if you wish to undergo screening.

Northwest Women’s Clinic

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ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWinter weather is tough on everything: people, cars, homes, and your outdoor flag display. The winter elements bring everything from high winds to rain, sleet, and snow, testing your flag and flagpole in a variety of ways.

But don’t let the weather deter you from showing your pride all year long! Follow these simple steps and your flag and flagpole have an excellent chance to survive the upcoming colder, wetter weather:

  • Select the right flag – Standard nylon is no match for winter, but a double ply polyester flag is designed to withstand this abuse. If you normally fly a standard 5 x 8 ft. flag, try flying a flag one size smaller; smaller flags have less surface area for snow and wind to attack. Check on your flags regularly, and consider rotating two different flags to extend their display lives.

  • Examine your flagpole – All flag pole parts eventually break down against the outdoor elements. Before the weather turns really nasty, you should thoroughly examine your flagpole, and replace parts if necessary. Check for broken clamps and damage to the truck, pulley, and snap hooks, and examine your halyard for fraying.

  • Over 35? Take it down to keep it alive – While flags can withstand an enormous amount of stress, there is always a limit. When the winds reach 35+ miles per hour, it’s time to take your flag down. No matter the size or material of your flag, taking this precaution can extend your flag’s life immensely.

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    Brought to you by Jennifer Cook-Buman - Living Right Senior Placement - SENIOR PLACEMENT INSIDER -


    LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanFor outgoing retirees, meeting new friends is an exciting aspect of moving into senior housing. Yet others may feel anxious or nervous about developing a new social network. Fortunately, senior housing provides many opportunities to make friends who share similar interests.

    One of the best ways to meet new people is to frequent common areas. You won’t meet anyone new if you never leave your living space, so walk around your community, sit at new tables for dinner, and approach others to strike up conversations. Don’t assume that others will come to you; instead, place the onus on yourself to approach others and introduce yourself.

    Another great method of making new friends is by signing up for activities. Senior housing tends to offer a wide variety of activities that give retirees a chance to meet and spend time with new people. By sharing in an activity, you and your neighbors become acquainted, and can discover common interests and experiences.

    So step out of your comfort zone by taking a craft class you’ve never considered before. Join an exercise group that will really push you. Follow a passion like golf or art, and participate in your chosen activity regularly; you will have repeated contact with the same people, with familiarity breeding friendship.

    For help selecting the right senior housing for you or your loved one, contact Jennifer Cook-Buman and Living Right Senior Placement today at (503) 780-7353.

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    PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Fabio TestaAre you ready to replace your tile or laminate countertops? In the current remodeling and new construction market, quartz is by far the most popular surface trending across the country. Quartz is a man-made material that is created with roughly 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins, which results in a natural stone look.

    When compared to granite, quartz is much stronger, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and there is no safer stone surface for food preparation. Quartz is also extremely easy to clean; just add some warm water and soap and you are good to go. One the best features of quartz is that it never needs to be sealed like granite. When it comes to design options, Cambria quartz offers eight striking collections with more than 120 unique designs. Combining Cambria quartz with a tile backsplash gives homeowners almost unlimited possibilities to fit their personal style and budget.

    Most quartz products are offered with warranties, and since quartz is man-made, the color and pattern possibilities are endless, including assortments that are just about indistinguishable from granite or marble. This makes quartz a perfect solution for kitchens and baths as well as for shower surrounds, fireplace surrounds and even flooring in certain applications.

    Visit one of Parr’s Design Centers today for more information about quartz, tile, and all your solid surface needs. Parr’s experts will show you the most current colors and styles while walking you through stunning displays in their expansive state-of-the-art showroom.

    Parr Cabinet Design Center

    755 NW 185th Ave.

    Aloha, OR 97006

    503-614-2655

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    THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Ehud Zusman, MDSecond only to skin cancer, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Symptoms of early prostate cancer include difficulty starting and maintaining a steady stream of urine, dribbling of urine, and frequent urination, among others. Early symptoms can be similar to symptoms of benign conditions, such as an enlarged prostate.

    Risk factors for prostate cancer include age, ethnicity, family history, genetics and geography; older men are at an elevated risk for more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. African American and Caribbean men also have a higher risk of having aggressive prostate cancer, and should be screened starting at age 40.

    Screening for prostate cancer is recommended by the American Urological Association for all men ages 54 to 69. Men interested in screening should discuss the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening with their doctor. Advancements over the last few years have resulted in better diagnostic tools as well as better treatment options for men with both localized and advanced prostate cancer. Screening is done by a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam.

    Men diagnosed with early prostate cancer can be managed by active surveillance. In more advanced cases, prostate removal surgery, external radiation and seed implantation (an internal radiation therapy) may be required. Most men can return to normal life a few months after treatment with a good quality of life.

    The Portland Clinic

    800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

    (503) 223-3113

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    CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

    To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

    If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

    Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

    Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

    And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

    As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

    “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

    We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

    Cartridge-Network

    6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

    (503) 246-0665

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    PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian JarvisPACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonWhen it comes to roof repairs or a full roof replacement, many homeowners aren’t sure what they should expect to pay. Read on to learn about the main factors most contractors consider when estimating a new project’s cost.

    Repair or Replace?: If your roof is more than 15 years old, is leaking in multiple places, or has already gone through several repairs, it’s probably time for a replacement. Replacing your roof is a valuable investment that will add value to your home, and newer roofing materials can help you better control your indoor air temperature, saving you on your heating and cooling bills by using reflective ceramic granules. Check with DOE of Oregon or Energy Trust of Oregon for more information.

    Style and Health: Your roof’s style and health determine a lot when it comes to price. Whether your roof is flat or flopped, has multiple levels, is hipped or gabled, or is suffering from moisture and/or mold damage will determine the scope and scale of your project.

    Type of Material: Asphalt shingles are the most common and least expensive roofing material available. Tile roofing is an option, but its weight, functionality and expense mean it is seldom used in Oregon. Beautiful cedar shingles and shakes are another option, and a long-lasting metal roof is a low maintenance, energy efficient option.

    For a free estimate on your repair or replacement project, call (503) 635-8706 or visit www.pacificwestroofing.com. For the answers to more of your roofing questions, visit www.pacificwestroofing.com/blog.

    Pacific West Roofing

    9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

    (503) 635-8706

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    Brought to you by Dr. Kelley Burkett - Northwest Women's Clinic - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


    NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Kelley BurkettThe Zika virus is well-documented by now, thanks in part to the Rio Olympics. But while the Games may be over, the threat from this virus continues to grow. 

    While the two types of mosquitoes known to carry Zika are not found in Oregon, they are found in the U.S., and the virus' ability to spread through sexual contact makes the infection a potential problem anywhere, including here in the Pacific Northwest.

    Since there is no cure for Zika and its potential effects to the fetus are devastating, prevention is key. Current CDC recommendations are for pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant to avoid travel entirely to areas with Zika outbreaks, including Puerto Rico and parts of Florida. If you must travel, avoid bites by using DEET, covering exposed skin, treating clothes with permethrin, and staying in air conditioned and screened areas. DEET is safe to use while pregnant.

    If you are still potentially exposed through mosquitoes or sexual activity, including unprotected sex with an infected partner, recommendations are for women to wait 8 weeks before conceiving. Exposed men with symptoms are advised to use condoms for a full 6 months before conceiving. 

    For Oregonians, Zika is a very real threat as a sexually-transmitted infection. Condom use or abstinence greatly decreases the chance of transmission and a test does exist to confirm infection. Should you have any questions or doubts, please see your doctor. Keep updated by checking www.acog.org/zika and www.cdc.gov/zika.

    Northwest Women’s Clinic

    11750 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300

    2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 619

    (503) 416-9922

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    KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Neal KuhnhausenIf you’re looking to tie a room together with some finishing touches, figuring out just what your room needs can be the hardest part. Often times, décor items such as beautiful accessories or art work can provide the final brushstrokes for a masterpiece of a room. Sometimes what a room really needs, however, is another piece of furniture to tie everything together.

    For kitchen and dining areas a Buffet brings great style to any space without overpowering the main pieces of a kitchen space. Perfect for storing dinnerware and table linens, a buffet can also display photos, candles, vases, and other unique items, making buffets a versatile piece that can serve multiple functions.

    If you are looking to bring a little more sophistication to your bedroom or office space, Bookcases are a wonderful addition. Available in a variety of styles and finishes from Whittier Wood, Mystique and Hooker Furniture, bookcases help to tidy up your living spaces, displaying everything from books to ornaments to CD’s and movies.

    Sometimes, when things seem just a bit off, all you really need is a great Accent Chair. Perfect for corners (with a new lamp!), near fireplaces, or adjacent to larger furniture pieces such as sofas, accent chairs contribute a flair of style while bringing a room full circle.

    Whether you’re looking for a casual piece of furniture or something a little more upscale, come browse the wide selection of furniture available at Kuhnhausen’s today; we’ve got just what you need!

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    2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

    (503) 234-6638

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    by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
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    TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigardville Apartments resident Chris Mckenzie has been fighting the mass termination of tenants' leases at the complex.
    September 22, 2016

    Low-rent apartments in Tigard kicking residents out

    by Mark Miller
    Lease prices more than doubling at former Walnut Tree Apartments, now 'Tigardville.' Chris and Tanya Mckenzie are paying $625 per month for their two-bedroom apartment off Southwest Greenburg Road in Tigard. For her family's unit, Kelli Hill said…
    PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Edmund and Pamela Sullivan of Southwest Portland with a photo of their late son, Trevor. For two years they've pursued a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles against the man they claim killed him. The man denies involvement.
    September 22, 2016

    Grieving parents ask: How did Trevor Sullivan die?

    by Nick Budnick
    On the day he died, Trevor Sullivan had been excited, according to his parents. One of four children, the 24-year-old Lake Oswego High School graduate was on his own in an exciting new world. Barely a week after moving to Los Angeles to become an…
    EO MEDIA GROUP - A New York company will conduct a review of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
    September 22, 2016

    New York firm gets $1 million contract to review ODOT

    by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
    The state has awarded a nearly $1 million contract to New York-based McKinsey & Company to conduct a long-awaited management review of the Oregon Department of Transportation before lawmakers approve a transportation package in 2017. State officials…

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    EO MEDIA GROUP - An irrigation pivot in Eastern Oregon. Legislators will likely look at groundwater pumping issues in the next session in January.
    Sep 22, 2016

    Oregon lawmakers discuss groundwater problems

    by Mateusz Perkoswki/Capital Bureau
    SALEM — Groundwater depletion problems in Oregon discussed during a recent legislative hearing in Salem potentially foreshadow policy proposals during the upcoming 2017 legislative session.…
    Lake Oswego Police issued 24 warnings or citations Thursday during the second school-zone enforcement detail of the year.
    Sep 22, 2016

    Lake Oswego Police can't keep up with school-zone speeders

    by The Review
    There weren't enough officers on hand to stop and cite speeding drivers near Lake Grove Elementary on Thursday So many drivers ignored the posted speed limit near Lake Grove Elementary School on…
    Sep 22, 2016

    Fans of campaign limits push for legal fight

    by Nick Budnick
    Fans of limiting the influence of money in elections want Multnomah County to be the slingshot that knocks out legal rulings that block state and national reforms. A variety of Portland-area…
    Sep 22, 2016

    Sources: Maybe vehicles, not cyclists, need protective gear

    by Jim Redden
    Last week the Portland Tribune reported that the city’s new bike-sharing program, Biketown, already had seen its first head injury. Portland officials say it’s impractical to offer helmets at…
    COURTESY SKIDCAR SYSTEM INC. - The Skidbike is a motorcycle fitted with a stability platform similar to a set of training wheels, to allow a rider to experience a loss of control without the risk of injury.  It's being demonstrated at this week's conference.
    Sep 22, 2016

    Summit aims to rev up motorcycle safety

    by Jeff Zurschmeide
    Traffic fatalities are increasing this year in Portland, including deaths in motorcycle crashes. City officials are hoping to reduce the trend with Vision Zero policies that call for no traffic…
    PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown responds to questions at Wednesday's Portland Business Alliance meeting. Brown told the group that her decision to endorse the corporate tax measure was extremely difficult for her.
    Sep 21, 2016

    Brown says endorsing corporate tax measure 'most difficult…

    by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
    PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown defended her decision to support a corporate sales tax measure Wednesday as the only viable alternative to deep cuts at state agencies and rollbacks to recent…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Washington County board OKs stand-by vehicle fee

    by Peter Wong
    Amount will be assessed in mid-2018 if state fails to raise aid for road and bridge work. Washington County car and truck owners will face a stand-by local vehicle registration fee in addition…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Utility board criticizes City Council over Terminal 1 process

    by Jim Redden
    The Portland Utility Board criticized the City Council for not allowing it to fully evaluate the proposal to use Terminal 1 for homeless services in its first annual report. The PUB was formed…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Portland will hoop it up

    by Kerry Eggers
    KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS The Mount Everest of all regular-season men’s college basketball tournaments is on the threshold, and it’s coming right here to the City of Roses. The “Phil Knight…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Poll: Majority support repealing statewide ban on rent control

    by Jim Redden
    Support highest in Portland area As housing costs increase across the state, a slim majority of Oregon voters support repealing the statewide ban on rent control — with the most support being in…
    PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Commissioner Steve Novick is the only City Council member on the November 8 general election ballot.
    Sep 21, 2016

    Novick has most registered political consultants

    by Jim Redden
    Four political consultants are working on Commission Steve Novick’s re-election campaign, more than half of the seven who recently registered with the City Auditor’s Office under a new city…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Panel hears views on transportation funding

    by Peter Wong
    Lawmakers stop in Hillsboro for ninth hearing on statewide tour. Lawmakers were told the timing is right to raise more money to maintain Oregon’s roads and ease the movement of people and goods…
    Sep 20, 2016

    Informant tipped off OSP On Day Of Arrests Of Several Malheur…

    by Bryan M. Vance
    (Oregon Public Broadcasting) — An informant tipped off Oregon State Police that Malheur occupation leaders were traveling to John Day, Oregon, on Jan. 26, according to information revealed…
    SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Emmy-winning special makeup effects artist and roboticist, Will Huff, with his robot ALAN in his workshop in Wilsonville.
    Sep 21, 2016

    Has Tony Stark moved to Wilsonville?

    by Claire Colby
    Emmy-winning special effects artist is pushing the envelope with robotic advancements From the outside of a house tucked into Villebois, passersby would never guess that an Emmy-winning special…
    Sep 21, 2016

    Get your heads out of the sand and do something about…

    by Robert Fernandez
    Dear Mayor Knapp and City Council: It is with a great deal of frustration that I am sending you this note. I was prompted to do so after reading the article in the Spokesman titled ,” Is…
    Sep 20, 2016

    Willamette Falls Legacy Project partners decide riverwalk won't…

    by Raymond Rendleman
    Clackamas County, Metro and state representatives have officially removed the proposed whitewater park after Oregon City reversed its recommendation for planning a walkway next to the…
    Sep 20, 2016

    Gladstone Library Board blasts lawsuit against Clackamas County

    by Raymond Rendleman
    An internal dispute threatens to derail Gladstone's lawsuit against Clackamas County to demand another $1.5 million for library funding. Five members of Gladstone's Library Board last week…
    PORTLAND TRIBUNE: ADAM WICKHAM - Kristin Malone, shown interacting with the public as chair of the Citizen Review Committee of the city's Independent Police Review division, spoke out last week against a plan that would block public comment at the committee's hearings concerning appeals of police complaint outcomes.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Police reform future muddied by hearing

    by Nick Budnick
    City officials are rethinking Portland’s system of police oversight after a hearing in which citizen advisers and community groups blasted a proposal advanced by Auditor Mary Hull Caballero.…
    COURTESY: TRIMET - New battery-powered buses ordered by TriMet will create zero air pollution and reduce carbon emissions once the region reduces its dependence on electricity produced from coal and natural gas.
    Sep 20, 2016

    TriMet charges ahead with electric buses

    by Mara Stine
    Thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant, TriMet is adding electric buses to its fleet. It’s another step forward for the regional transit agency, which is reflecting an industrywide shift toward…
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    Sep 20, 2016

    Refuge trial: Prosecutors say $8,000 in cash showed Bundy…

    by Conrad Wilson/OPB
    The leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation had more than $8,000 in cash on him at the time of his arrest, according to testimony Tuesday in Portland’s federal court. Ammon…
    TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Republican Bud Pierce says he will not endorse GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Pierce's position on the controversial candidate has changed.
    Sep 20, 2016

    In a reversal, Oregon Republican candidate for governor dumps…

    by Jeff Mapes/OPB
    In a sudden about-face, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce says he is dropping his support for presidential candidate Donald Trump. Pierce had repeatedly said since May that Trump is…
    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist releases a sterile tiger trout into Diamond Lake to prey on invasive fish. A task force has recommended two possible sources of additional funding for the department.
    Sep 20, 2016

    ODFW looks at bottle, income tax to raise money

    by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
    Agency with cash flow trouble seeks new revenue sources. SALEM — A task force convened to suggest new sustainable funding sources for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have settled on…
    PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PARIS ACHEN - Gov. Kate Brown announced a $100 million settlement of the Oracle feud over Cover Oregon debacle on Thursday at OMSI, flanked by Deputy General Counsel Misha Izaak (left), and Department of Adminstrative Services Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Oracle pact calls for big state money

    by Nick Budnick
    Oregon’s settlement of its long-running legal war with Oracle last week comes with a hidden price tag for the state — hundreds of millions in likely spending for new IT projects. That’s a big…
    PORTLAND TRIBUNE: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Neighbors, volunteers and others gathered at the new orchard site on Saturday to celebrate despite rainy weather.
    Sep 20, 2016

    Lents grows a community orchard space

    by Lyndsey Hewitt
    Nearly a decade in the making, a 0.38-acre city property and once completely dilapidated site along the Springwater Corridor Trail now comes bearing fruit — literally. The new Malden Court…
    Sep 20, 2016

    Water main break closes section of NE 33rd Ave.

    by Pamplin Media Group
    Portland Water Bureau crews are working on repairs to a 110-year-old water main that broke on Northeast 33rd Avenue. The bureau said that repairs would require shutting down Northeast 33rd…