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Large fire spreads near Estacada

Large fire spreads near Estacada

A sprinkling of ash and a cloud of smoke are hovering over the Estacada area due to a large fire...

Coming soon: Grant Butte Wetlands

Coming soon: Grant Butte Wetlands

City partners with Metro to protect 33 acres; Learn more at Sept. 14 event When you drive by...

If you're happy and you know it . . .

If you're happy and you know it . . .

Most satisfied? Those who see work as a calling, not a job If anybody has reason to complain...

Farmers go out on limb to grow organic hops

Farmers go out on limb to grow organic hops

Producers overcome cost, logistics to supply craft brewers The aroma — a mix of freshly cut...

Old mill goes wild thanks to polluters

Old mill goes wild thanks to polluters

Sauvie Island work to restore habitat begins without EPA On the southern tip of Sauvie Island, an...

Police identify Cornell Road homicide victim as Washington County resident

Police identify Cornell Road homicide victim as Washington County resident

24-year-old was not a resident of Birch Pointe apartments where his body was found A man found...

George Fox football is back!

George Fox football is back!

More than 3,600 people witness the Bruins' first official contest on the gridiron in 46 years...

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Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
September 14, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JON BELL - Portland International Airport worker Kevin Schaffer, 49, was hurt in shuttle bus accident.
September 14, 2014

PDX employee in serious condition

by KOIN 6 News
The Portland International Airport worker crushed between two shuttle buses Friday night remains in serious condition, his family said in a statement. The family of Kevin Schaffer, 49, issued a…
September 14, 2014

Northeast Sandy reopens after water main break

by Jim Redden
Northeast Sandy Boulevard reopened Sunday morning after being closed for four days between 122nd and 138th avenues because of a water main break. According to the Oregon Department of…
September 14, 2014

Man critically injured in car crash

by Jim Redden
Driver fled from the scene after hitting pole late Saturday A man was critically injured in a single vehicle car crash late Saturday in Northeast Portland. The name of the victim was not…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Marcus Mariota drags a Wyoming defender during Saturday's 48-14 Oregon Ducks victory at Autzen Stadium.
September 13, 2014

You're watching history -- and the greatest Ducks QB ever

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — Ten more games and counting. That's how much time Oregon football fans have left to enjoy their love affair with the greatest quarterback in program history. I know the assertion that…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE - Beaverton man Scobee Mike Bates was reported missing by his wife Friday, believed suicidal
September 13, 2014

Missing Beaverton man believed to be suicidal

by Joseph Gallivan
Quit work early Friday morning, abandoning cell phone. Beaverton police are on the look out for a local man who disappeared Friday. Scobee Mike Bates, 58 was reported by his wife as missing and…
September 13, 2014

Two men shot Saturday evening

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating whether two men wounded Saturday evening were shot in the same gang-related incident. The names of the victims were not immediately released. Their wounds are described…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Byron Marshall breaks off a Wyoming tackler as the Oregon Ducks down the Cowboys 48-14.
September 13, 2014

Not perfection, but Ducks go into Pac-12 play 3-0

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Another Oregon nonleague thrashing Saturday wasn't without some Marcus Mariota and Co. highlights — and another tough break for the Ducks, who beat Wyoming 48-14 at sunny Autzen Stadium…
Photo Credit: OREGON ZOO - Kya the lioness gave birth two four cubs at the Oregon Zoo but accidentally contributed to the death of one of them
September 13, 2014

Zoo lion cub died from mother's bite

by Joseph Gallivan
Necropsy reveals puncture wounds in leg occurred shortly after birth when Kya carried cub Oregon Zoo animal-care staff believe a 4-day-old African lion cub suffered from a bite from its mother.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota dives for a second-quarter touchdown Saturday against Wyoming.
September 13, 2014

Oregon lassos Cowboys after slow start

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota produced more Heisman Trophy moments, and the Oregon Ducks overcame a rare early deficit to score touchdowns on six consecutive possessions and rout Wyoming 48-14…
September 13, 2014

Vancouver Police warn of phone scam

by Joseph Gallivan
Fake cop orders senior to buy cash cards then hand over the numbers Vancouver Police have warned of a scam targeting people by phone. They received word from a man whose father was called by…
Photo Credit: DICK HARRIS PF&R - Rescue teams descend Rocky Butte to save teen girl who fell 40 feet Friday night
September 13, 2014

Teenager falls 40 feet off Rocky Butte Friday Night

by Joseph Gallivan
Woman saved by Portland Fire and Rescue and rushed to Emanuel Hospital Fire crews rescued a woman in her early teens Friday night after she fell off a cliff at Rocky Butte. She was transported…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, left, and Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis wrangled facts and figures Friday during a debate in Salem on possible legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon.
September 12, 2014

Marijuana legalization: Pros and cons

by Peter Wong
Current law is 'failed Prohibition' to Blumenauer, but just right to DA Marquis SALEM — Two of Oregon’s best-known public officials engaged Friday in a lively debate about whether Oregon should…
September 12, 2014

Avoiding San Francisco's fate

by Steve Law
Portland City Club panel discusses ways to retain affordable housing. An emissary from San Francisco had some words of warning Friday for Portlanders — if we don’t watch out, we’re going to end…
September 12, 2014

City Council to air proposal to shift some of its utility…

by Steve Law
The Portland City Council on Wednesday will consider a Portland City Club recommendation to create a “semi-autonomous Portland Water and Sewer Authority” to set utility rates and recommend…
September 12, 2014

CCSO looking for armed-robbery suspects

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County deputies are looking for the suspect in a case of a home-invasion robbery that occurred Thursday when the first suspect, a 5-foot-10 white woman with brown hair and a leather…
September 12, 2014

New polls: Democrats still lead for senator, governor

by Peter Wong
Republican rivals maintain shares in NY Times-CBS survey. A new set of New York Times/CBS polls continue to put Democrats Jeff Merkley and John Kitzhaber in the lead for re-election as U.S.…
September 12, 2014

Merkley gets teacher endorsement

by Peter Wong
AFT cites advocacy of student loan changes, opposition to stances of GOP rival. The Oregon affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers endorsed the second-term bid of Democratic U.S. Sen.…
September 12, 2014

Two-alarm fire damages Friends of Children facility

by Pamplin Media Group
A two-alarm fire damaged the future East County site of Friends of the Children, just one day before the nonprofit group was to host its family day at Pat Pfiefer Park to celebrate its growth…
September 12, 2014

Missing Hillsboro teen found safe

by Staff
On the afternoon of Sept. 11, Woodland Police Department officers, acting upon information developed by Hillsboro Police Department detectives, located 13-year-old Ivette Gutierrez of Hillsboro…
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September 12, 2014

Council campaign settles into two-way race

by Doug Burkhardt
The field is a little less crowded now in the Hillsboro City Council race in Ward 2. Until the end of August, three candidates were vying for the seat — Kyle Allen, Monte Akers and Brenda McCoy.…
September 12, 2014

Dip in scores prompts middle school study

by Nancy Townsley
A middle school study team will soon begin to analyze faltering scores by Hillsboro School District eighth-graders on the latest round of state tests, Assistant Superintendent Steve Larson said…
September 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Clackamas Fire spokesman Brandon Paxton leads the crowd gathered Sept. 11 in a moment of silence as the Clackamas Fire Pipes & Drums play.
September 11, 2014

Clackamas Fire honors 9/11 victims with ceremony, new truck

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire District No. 1 officials honored Thursday the firefighters who gave their lives Sept. 11, 2001, by christening the most maneuverable ladder truck in the fire service. Clackamas…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk posts a closure notice Thursday at a trailhead leading into Cooks Butte Park. The park will remain closed through the weekend.
September 11, 2014

Red flag warning prompts fire department to close Cooks Butte…

by Gary M. Stein
High winds buffeting the Portland area and a red flag warning from the National Weather Service have prompted the Lake Oswego Fire Department to close Cooks Butte Park through the weekend. Fire…

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Photo Credit: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Blue Lake Regional Park is closed for swimming until further notice. The park's splash pad, disc golf and other amenities remain open.
Sep 11, 2014

Algae bloom closes swimming at Blue Lake

by Cari Hachmann
Park officials are having the water tested Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview is closed to swimming until further notice due to an algae bloom in the water. The lake remains open to boaters,…
Sep 11, 2014

Gay marriage foes renew fight

by Peter Wong
Full U.S. appeals court asked to weigh legal standing. The National Organization for Marriage signaled Thursday it will pursue its fight against marriage by same-sex couples in Oregon, although…
Sep 11, 2014

Tell Metro your ideas to cut greenhouse gases

by Jim Redden
Online poll will help guide cash-strapped regional project The Portland region is well on its way toward meeting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals set by the Oregon Legislature. The good…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Stacey Schubert stands in the basement of her Southeast Portland house, where it was secured to the foundation to reduce earthquake damage.
Sep 11, 2014

No time like now to prepare for disaster

by Jim Redden
Homeowners get help being safe, not sorry, in a quake Stacey Schubert used to worry a lot about an earthquake destroying her Southeast Portland home. “It’s my biggest investment, and I want to…
Sep 11, 2014

Corbett chases third school bond

by Lisa K. Anderson
After two failed bond proposals in the past year, Corbett board seeks $8.5 million for district improvements The Corbett School Board is at it again, going to voters a third time in the past…
Sep 11, 2014

Sources Say: Pressure's on Kitzhaber to heal Cover Oregon ills

by Jim Redden
State Senate President Peter Courtney has given Republicans a chance to embarrass Gov. John Kitzhaber. Although both Courtney and Kitzhaber are Democrats, Courtney said on Sept. 5 that he will…
Sep 11, 2014

Mark & Dave: Portland loses Spin City title to Big Apple

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Flint, Mich., may embrace Scientology in an effort to stem the moral decay of its community. Yes, they’re hoping the principles of L. Ron Hubbard might curb the high rates of crime and poverty.…
Photo Credit: SURVEILLANCE PHOTO: OCPD - ATM surveillance shows a suspect described as a white man with a short dark-colored beard, wearing long-sleeved collared shirts with different patterns, jeans and a baseball cap.
Sep 11, 2014

OCPD looking for attempted ATM PIN thief

by Raymond Rendleman
On Aug. 30 at 1:41 p.m., Oregon City police were notified about a device apparently designed to steal Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) from ATM users. OCPD Sgt. Matthew Paschall said a…
Sep 11, 2014

Tigard ponders rolling out reefer tax

by Geoff Pursinger
Marijuana sales in the city could be taxed if voters approve weed legalization in November If Oregon voters approve legalizing recreational marijuana this fall, the city of Tigard is ready to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND - A section of Northeast Sandy Boulevard was closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, after a 16-inch water pipe broke and flooded the area.
Sep 10, 2014

Pipe break closes section of NE Sandy Boulevard

by Pamplin Media Group
A stretch of Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 138th Avenue will be closed for several days as the city repairs a water main that broke Wednesday afternoon, flooding the area. Portland Water Bureau…
Sep 10, 2014

Local volunteers to help hungry children

by Raymond Rendleman
In a project called Cans for a Cause to support the local Backpack Buddies program, the Milwaukie Lions Club will hold a can and bottle drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, in the…
Sep 10, 2014

Merkley, Wehby set first TV appearance in Medford

by Peter Wong
Oct. 14 forum coincides with governor candidates' telecast in Portland. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican rival Monica Wehby have agreed to their first joint televised appearance of…
Sep 10, 2014

Wehby TV ad has surprise endorser

by Peter Wong
Figure in same-sex marriage lawsuit backs GOP rival, but others back Democrat Merkley Republican Monica Wehby unveiled a surprise endorsement in a new TV ad for her bid against Democratic…
Sep 10, 2014

OC's Funnelbox acquires ADi

by Raymond Rendleman
In a game-changing move both for Oregon City and the media/advertising industry in the Portland area, video strategy and production agency Funnelbox last month announced the acquisition of…
Sep 10, 2014

SAIF announces record dividend

by Peter Wong
Action occurs before three new members join board; lawsuit pending by former CEO More than 44,000 employers will share a $165 million dividend from SAIF Corp., Oregon’s largest provider of…
Sep 10, 2014

Veterans find help at annual Portland Stand Down

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland-area veterans can get help from Transition Projects, the state Department of Veterans Affairs and others during Thursday’s Veterans' Stand Down. The Stand Down is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle begins a legislative forum Tuesday afternoon in the new City Council Chambers in the Beaverton Building at The Round.
Sep 10, 2014

Lawmaker forum tackles property tax, transportation, mental…

by Shannon O. Wells
League of Oregon Cities lays out goals for 2015 Legislature With all the talk these days of individual states declaring marijuana legal for medicinal and even recreational use, city of…
Sep 10, 2014

Metro awards $350,000 grant for Old Town Beaverton complex

by Beaverton Valley Times
Funding furthers 85-unit building at First and Angel Metro regional government’s Transit Oriented Development Steering Committee this week approved $350,000 in funding toward the development of…
Sep 09, 2014

Kitzhaber, lawmakers call for end to Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong
But special session unlikely before Nov. 4 election. Gov. John Kitzhaber and lawmakers from both parties say they want to dissolve Cover Oregon if the board of the state health insurance…
Sep 09, 2014

Vox Max Belgian hoists prize in river beer contest

by Kendra Hogue
Clean Water Services' challenge sends four top brews to New Orleans event Beer maker Ted Assur took the top prize last week in the inaugural challenge to create beer from Tualatin River water.…
Sep 09, 2014

State report: Tech bypasses county

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County looks for solutions to lagging economy Clackamas County is lagging far behind its regional counterparts in terms of job growth. That’s according to a new report on Oregon’s…
Photo Credit: COURTESY WASHINGON COUNTY - Temporary warning signs went up at Hagg Lake on Monday.
Sep 09, 2014

County now plans permanent Hagg Lake warnings

by Jill Smith
Two days after Washington County sheriff’s deputies cited a Gaston man for posting homemade warning signs in the Sain Creek area of Henry Hagg Lake, county officials reversed their position and…
Sep 09, 2014

Urban vote key to GMO campaign

by Mateusz Perkowski
Opponents see a tough time in some areas, but could win The fate of Oregon’s genetically modified organism labeling initiative will hinge on whether heavy spending by opponents can overcome the…
Sep 09, 2014

Suspect on bicycle vandalizes cars in SE Portland

by Jim Redden
Police say a white male in his 30s on a bicycle reportedly broke out the windows of several parked vehicles in the Woodstock neighborhood late Monday and possibly early Tuesday. No other…
Sep 12, 2014

City of Damascus loses appeal to stop de-annexations

by Beverly Corbell
Mayor said he plans to appeal The city of Damascus has lost its bid to stop people from leaving the city. According to Jim Syring of Citizens for Secession from Damascus, Marion County Circuit…