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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -

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.


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Brought to you by Stan Robinson and Brian Jarvis - Pacific West Roofing - ROOFING INSIDER -

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


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


Brought to you by Neal Kuhnhausen - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -

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!

Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase

2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 234-6638


Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -

NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenRecently, we told you all about redesigning your jewelry into pieces you love. Part of the idea behind redesigning jewelry is to create jewelry that fits your personal style. But what if you are looking to define your personal style? Every woman needs a signature piece of jewelry, one that captures their essence and exudes confidence.

The Lika Behar collection, featuring beautiful hand-crafted designs, pure metals, and unusual gemstones, could have just the piece you are looking for. Born in Istanbul, Lika’s pieces reflect the juxtaposed historical and modern architecture characteristic of modern-day Istanbul, a romantic look at the past with a modern twist.

Many pieces in her collection feature pure 24 Karat gold in homage to rich ancient jewelry traditions complemented by brilliant gemstones meant to reflect the varying hues of blue water that surround Istanbul. With a sensual and tactile modernism, the pieces of Lika’s collection are for the modern woman who enjoys the exquisite precision once celebrated by ancient artisans.

The Lika Behar collection features jewelry pieces of all shapes, sizes, and styles. No matter how you define your personal style, you are sure to find a piece that complements and highlights your unique personality, from rings to necklaces to bracelets and bangles. Visit Nielsen’s Jewelers at 825 NE Multnomah St #280 today to browse the Lika Behar collection and find your signature piece of jewelry.

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614


Brought to you by Dr. Mary Ellen Ulmer - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -

THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Mary Ellen UlmerFor parents of school kids, the real New Year begins in September, not January. September is when we hit restart, packing away summer’s flip flops and floaty toys and turning, once again, to packing lunches into bags and kids into school buses. So it’s a perfect time to make a few New School-Year’s resolutions. Here are five to help you get your family off to a healthy and happy start.

1. Start the day with breakfast. Just as you can’t drive a car without gas, you can’t run a brain without food. Kids need fuel in the morning. If they’re in a hurry or don’t like to eat in the morning, a piece of fruit and a glass of milk is perfectly reasonable (but skip the chocolate milk — they don’t need the quarter-cup of sugar). Adding some whole-grain toast or oatmeal is even better.

2. Keep going with a healthy lunch. Whether it’s a sack lunch or a school lunch, ideally, it should include a fruit and a vegetable, a whole grain and a protein — but any lunch is better than no lunch. Some whole-grain crackers, a chunk of cheese, an apple and some carrots work in a snap. Have an extra minute? Swap the cheese and crackers for a peanut butter sandwich on whole-grain bread.

3. Stock healthy after-school snacks. If it comes out of a package and you need a chemistry degree to understand the ingredients, leave it at the store. The same goes for sugary snacks and sodas. The best snacks are fresh fruits and veggies and a healthy protein, such as a glass of milk, a piece of cheese, a smear of peanut butter or a quarter cup of almonds or other nuts.

4. Eat dinner together. Everyone’s busy — and that’s exactly why family dinners are so important. No TV. No cell phones. Just you and your kids, connecting and checking in with each other about your day, your friends and your lives. How important is it? Skipping family meals has been linked to depression in teens.

5. Review the rules of cyber safety. Kids: don’t give your full name, address or school to anyone you meet online, and don’t post anything you’d be embarrassed for grandma to read. Parents: friend your kids on all the platforms they use, and know that it’s OK to check their phones from time to time.

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113


Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080



Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -

ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFor nearly 4 years, National Public Radio (NPR) variety show Live Wire Radio accounted for some of the best shows the Alberta Rose Theatre has ever seen. Packed houses were treated to an artful blend of unpredictable conversation, live music, and comedy from emerging artists and established acts, with the results broadcast on 125 public radio stations all across the country.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Luke Burbank (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me), Live Wire’s mission is “to harness the intimacy of the theater experience and the power of the public airwaves to enliven, inspire, and engage audiences.” After a couple of years in other venues, Live Wire will return to the Alberta Rose Theatre this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Live Wire will host their entire fall lineup (excluding their two annual Wordstock shows) at the Alberta Rose on the following dates (all Thursdays): September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, and November 17th. Special guests this season include actor Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Ash vs. Evil Dead) and Portland band Blind Pilot.

Tickets are on sale now at www.albertarosetheatre.com. All shows begin at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Don’t miss out on some remarkable stories, new ideas, new music and fascinating people. Get your tickets today!

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055


Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, & KITE INSIDER -

ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWith thousands of beautiful and unique designs, kiting has never been a more enjoyable activity. But whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kite flyer, having such a wide variety to choose from can make selecting the right kite difficult.

For the novice flyer, Single Line Kites are the easiest kites to fly, making them perfect for the whole family. Setup is easy, with many kites ready to launch right out of the box. Single line kites come in many styles, sizes, and colors.

For children, the classic Diamond features fun decorations such as dogs, butterflies, and even sharks! that are visible from the ground. Sleds and Parafoil Kites are also great for kids as they fly in a wide range of wind speeds and have no rigid parts.

For more advanced users, single-line Deltas are stable, easy to handle, and designed to fly well in light wind, making them a very popular design for those that want to take their game to the next level.

Even more advanced, Dual Line Kites have two separate lines which make them solid at speed, dynamic, and maneuverable in virtually any direction. Many dual line kites are Stunt Kites that are fast, challenging to fly, and precisely controlled fliers.

These are just a few examples of what the sport of kiting has in store. For all of your kite flying needs and questions, stop by Elmer’s today!

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214


Brought to you by Fabio Testa - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -

PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Fabio TestaKitchen and bathroom remodels are among the most popular and valuable home improvement projects. But without proper planning and guidance, these undertakings can be very expensive and risky.

The experts at Parr Design Center recognize the importance of doing the job right the first time. They can help you determine a budget, design the layout, choose a contractor, select the products, and avoid common mistakes.

A successful project begins by determining the budget. There is no better way to do this than with a trip to one of the two Parr showrooms in Portland. Parr Design Centers have several displays set up with many different styles, finishes, and price points in cabinets, appliances, countertops, and flooring. Seeing the most popular cabinet brands up close, brands such as MasterBrand, Decora, Kemper, Aristokraft, and Dynasty, will help you decide which amenities are necessary and which are optional.

Once the budget is determined and the products are selected, a Parr Design Center designer will turn your choices into a 3-D computer layout. This will allow you to see your kitchen or bath before it is ordered and built.

With a good plan and specialized team, you can expect exceptional results from your kitchen or bath remodel. Visit a Parr Cabinet Design Center to explore the endless possibilities, experience the stunning showrooms, and meet with a professional today.

Parr Cabinet Design Center

755 NW 185th Ave.

Aloha, OR 97006



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

LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanAlzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and the only one in the top ten that has no prevention, treatment or cure. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the largest annual fundraiser for dementia related education, research, care and support for the people and care givers affected by this devastating disease.

Help us reach the goal of a world without Alzheimer’s: If you don’t know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s besides memory loss, check out this excerpt from one of the most popular articles available through the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”:

--Memory loss that disrupts daily life; forgetting things but remembering later is normal, repeating the same information is a red flag

--Challenges in problem solving or planning

--Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure

--Confusion with time or place

--Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images – this is when driving becomes difficult

--New problems with words in speaking and/or writing (i.e. calling a watch a hand clock)

--Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace your steps

--Decreased or poor judgement

--Withdrawal from work or social activities – including lifelong hobbies

--Changes in mood and personality – such as confusion, anxiety, or suspicion

If you notice any of the 10 warning signs in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment with your doctor. To continue supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s, register on www.ALZ.org to join team Living Right for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Living Right Senior Placement offers assistance to people trying to find the most appropriate housing options for seniors in the Portland metro area. We work with retirement communities, assisted living, memory care communities and adult foster care homes. Services are typically FREE to the client.

Living Right Senior Placement

(503) 780-7353

Visit us at: www.livingright.net/

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsSmall and mid-sized businesses often find it difficult to determine if they should rent or own commercial property. Purchasing commercial real estate is a complex, often difficult process with a fair amount of risk attached to it. Nevertheless, a commercial property purchase allows you to depreciate the property and reduce your taxable income, as well as giving you greater control over your overhead costs. If you’re ready to own your own commercial real estate, I’ve got a few tips to guide you.

Ask yourself a lot of questions: The biggest question to ask is “Are you ready to make an investment of this size?” If you are ready, you’ll need to grapple with issues relating to what kind of location you need, how much work you’re willing to put into the property, and how much risk you can tolerate.

Evaluate the property: You should visit many different properties to figure out which properties you fit with. Your situation and needs are unique, and not every building will fit them. Location, physical condition, allowable uses, adequacy of access, and the opportunity for expansion or leasing should all be considered.

Conduct a feasibility study: Feasibility studies are a great way to stress test potential properties. Study your business’ market, the market(s) of your potential properties, and your own finances to determine how viable your options are, and how much margin for error you have.

Call the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips: The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips can advise and assist you every step of the way.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080



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September 25, 2016

Debate season kicks off Monday in Lake Oswego, too

by The Review
Mayoral candidates will meet in the first of four forums planned over the next week The Lake Oswego Review has announced that it will host candidate forums this week and next in advance of the November general election, including one Monday evening…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Children line Main Avenue in downtown Gresham to watch the 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear parade Saturday.
September 25, 2016

IN PHOTOS: Teddy bears fill downtown Gresham

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear Parade was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Gresham. Hundreds of people lined city streets to watch the popular event, which features, naturally, a plethora of teddy bears in all shapes and sizes. Check out the photo…
FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - Eight adults and two children from multiple families were displaced by a fire in this triplex Sunday morning.
September 25, 2016

Ten displaced by Sunday morning house fire in Forest Grove

by Jim Redden
Ten people were displaced by an early Sunday morning house fire in Forest Grove. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported at 1:45 a.m. in Sept. 25 in a triplex in the 1900 block of Douglas Street. According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue,…

September 25, 2016

Driver arrested, passenger critcally injured in Saturday crash

by Jim Redden
The driver of a car that hit a tree in Northeast Portland and critically injured a passenger early Saturday has been arrested for DUII. The passenger, Leo James Burby, 24, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. The driver, Thomas…
COURTESY PHOTO - TriMet's pedestrian bridge over the Sunset Highway will be named Saturday, Sept. 24, for former Metro Councilor Terry S. Moore, who died in 2014.
September 24, 2016

Sunset pedestrian bridge to be named for Garden Home activist Terry Moore

by Pamplin Media Group
TriMet will name the Sunset Transit Center’s pedestrian bridge over the Sunset Highway in honor of the late Terry S. Moore, a former Metro councilor and member of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District Board. Local officials will join…
COURTESY OF THE BEND BULLETIN - Gov. Kate Brown and GOP challenger Bud Pierce at Saturday's gubernatorial debate in Bend.
September 25, 2016

Brown, Pierce clash on rural issues

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
BEND — In their first public sparring, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. William “Bud” Pierce went head to head on three topics: the economy, land use and the “urban-rural divide.” The debate was intended to focus on…
COURTESY PHOTO - Portland architect and blog writer Taz Loomans is organizing a rally against hate with other bike riders Sunday afternoon near the site of a Northeast Portland pepper spray attack.
September 23, 2016

Sunday bike rally calls on riders to shift gears, battle racially motivated pepper spray attack

by Kevin Harden
When a man on a bicycle blasted a Northeast Portland family with a powerful pepper spray in mid-September, Taz Loomans took it personally. Portland police said the Sept. 13 attack on Northeast Ninth Avenue was racially motivated (the family was…
September 23, 2016

Victim identified in Friday shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Police seek two people after SE 162nd Ave. shooting A 45-year-old man is dead after a shooting Friday morning in a Southeast 162nd Avenue residence. The victim is identified as Michael Scott Hoven. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that…
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales talked with Black Lives Matter protesters who gathered in City Hall Friday afternoon. Hales told protesters to return Tuesday, Sept. 27, to meet with the police chief.
September 23, 2016

Mayor invites Black Lives Matter protesters to meet with police chief

by Jennifer Dowling and KOIN 6 News staff
Chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police,” “Black lives matter” and “Hands up, don’t shoot” rang out as hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Portland Friday in response to the shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte. Black Lives…
COURTESY PHOTO: CCC - Central City Concern's Executive Director Ed Blackburn joined Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and City Commissioner Nick Fish Friday morning to announce the $21.5 million investment in three housing projects across the city.
September 23, 2016

Health care groups pledge $21.5 million for housing, homeless help

by Pamplin Media Group
Six Portland-area health care groups will invest $21.5 million in a partnership with Central City Concern to build three new affordable housing projects totaling 382 new units in the city. Officials for Oregon Health and Science University,…
HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - The Emergency Board Friday approved $5 million to help school districts pay for lead testing in water.
September 27, 2016

Emergency Board OKs $5 million for school lead tests

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The Oregon Emergency Board on Friday approved $5 million to help pay for the cost of testing for lead in school drinking water. The action sets up a fund at the Oregon Department of Education. School districts may request reimbursement for…
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - Passengers pass through security at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. An Oregon legislator is proposing a bill that would allow Oregonians to upgrade their driver's license to meet federal security standards and allow them to be used to board airplanes.
September 23, 2016

Legislator proposes voluntary 'REAL ID' option

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A proposal by an Oregon lawmaker would give Oregonians a voluntary path to upgrading their driver’s license to national standards. Oregonians could be barred from boarding commercial domestic flights using their state driver’s license in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Homeless campers haul their belongings along the Springwater Corridor Trail Sept. 1 as the city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of camps along portions of the trail.
September 23, 2016

VIDEO: Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup proceeds

by Pamplin Media Group
The city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of homeless encampments along the Springwater Corridor Trail on Sept. 1. The popular hiking and biking trail has seen hundreds of homeless individuals and even families set up camp in wooded areas…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - American Freedom Train Foundation founder Ross Rowland, engineer Al Phillips, locomotive expert Doyle McCormick and mechanic Wes Camp stand in front of the Southern Pacific 4449 on the tracks near Oaks Park.
September 22, 2016

American Freedom Train reunion on the rails

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Video added Forty years ago, Portland’s city-owned steam locomotive toured the country during the United States’ bicentennial celebration. Millions of people saw the Southern Pacific 4449 as part of the American Freedom Train that pulled…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Open School East Principal Matt Ross chats with students in the light-filled atrium space where the entire school can gather for meetings, lectures or rallies.
September 22, 2016

New Open School East designed for college preparation

by Teresa Carson
Open School East, an alternative school in Gresham, just welcomed the first students into a shiny new building on a community campus that will also include a new Boys & Girls Club. A college-prep school for students who have struggled to succeed in…
COURTESY PHOTO: ROSEBURG NEWS-REVIEW - Douglas County and Roseburg law enforcement officers searched buildings on the Umpqua Community College campus after the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting that killed nine people, including the gunman. A state work group has recommended ways to improve safety on college campuses across the state.
September 22, 2016

Brown says campus safety important 'regardless of financial situation'

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A work group formed in the wake of last fall's shooting at Umpqua Community College has recommended the state certification of campus security officers, creating a state council on campus security and making building security upgrades. A…
COURTESY PHOTO: AMELIA TEMPLETON/OPB - A watchtower at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Andy Dunbar, a rancher who lives adjacent to the refuge, explained his view of the occupation in court.
September 22, 2016

Refuge trial: Rancher describes his view of the Malheur occupation

by Conrad Wilson, Bryan M. Vance and Bradley W. Parks/OPB
Harney County rancher Andy Dunbar had perhaps one of the best views of the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He lives right next to it. “They’re my closest neighbor,” said Dunbar, who testified Thursday in the federal trial…
September 22, 2016

Legislators weigh PERS options, but reach no consensus

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A bipartisan work group aimed at reforming the state’s Public Employee Retirement System started taking input on the issue Wednesday afternoon, but reached no consensus. The system faces $21.8 billion in unfunded liability — money it owes to…
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…
EO MEDIA GROUP - An irrigation pivot in Eastern Oregon. Legislators will likely look at groundwater pumping issues in the next session in January.
September 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. While participants in the “legislative days” informational…
Lake Oswego Police issued 24 warnings or citations Thursday during the second school-zone enforcement detail of the year.
September 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 Thursday morning that the Lake Oswego Police…
September 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 residents and local and state organizations have come…
September 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 its bike-sharing locations, as Seattle and Vancouver,…

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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.…
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…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools board chair Tom Koehler and others will have to hand over his mobile text messages on public business after nearly two dozen requests for them.
Sep 15, 2016

PPS wrestles with fulfilling 20 requests for text messages

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Twenty people — including this reporter — have requested public documents that a Portland public agency itself doesn’t have access to. In the wake of a controversial Sept. 7 lockout at Benson…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Plans for the proposed homeless shelter in the vacant warehouse at Terminal 1 are being revised and delayed.
Sep 20, 2016

Plans for homeless shelter at Terminal 1 scaled back, delayed

by Jim Redden
The homeless shelter proposed for Terminal 1 will be smaller and open later than planned — if it opens at all. Developer Homer Williams originally proposed opening a 400-bed shelter in a vacant…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins warned voters to be skeptical of voter registration letters sent by a national group.
Sep 20, 2016

State warns: Be wary of outside voter registration letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon elections officials are warning voters to be wary of letters from the Washington, D.C., Voter Participation Center claiming they are not registered to vote in the November general…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Students take time to study in the library at Mount Hood Community College.
Sep 20, 2016

MHCC might be cut from rapid bus line

by Christopher Keizur/Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Special meeting to discuss proposed change canceled Mt. Hood Community College may no longer be the end destination of the proposed Gresham-to-Portland bus rapid transit line, which…
Sep 20, 2016

Sunday Parkways coming to Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie is joining with Portland for the first Milwaukie-Sellwood Sunday Parkways event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. This event is expected to bring out more than 15,000 bike riders,…