Police shoot and kill armed man in Southeast Portland

Police shoot and kill armed man in Southeast Portland

Man had rifle and possibly fired at officers with handgun, police say

Date of infamy: Pearl Harbor's flash leads to healing, reconciliation

Date of infamy: Pearl Harbor's flash leads to healing, reconciliation

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Volunteers stitch together a small comfort for homeless students

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Portland's Latest News

COURTESY OES - Oregon Episcopal School (6300 S.W. Nicol Road, Portland; 503-246-7771; oes.edu) is ranked as the state's best private high school among 3,000 across Oregon by the website niche.com.
December 06, 2016

Oregon Episcopal School, Catlin Gabel and Jesuit among Oregon's best private schools

by The Times
If you want to send your children to private school in Oregon, the Beaverton area is just about the best place in the state to do it.
December 06, 2016

Who pays for Superfund clean-up will go to trial

by Jim Redden
Ratepayer lawyers are challenging over $50 million in BES funds spent to date on the Superfund clean-up priocess, arguing the entire city is liable for such costs, not just sewer ratepayers. City attorney counter that if the U.S. Enviornmental…
December 06, 2016

OHA blasted for poor vetting of job applicants

by Nick Budnick
The Oregon Health Authority never conducted a basic internet search of candidates' backgrounds for a top state benefits administrator job last year, instead hiring James Raussen, who'd been caught in an ethics violation while an Ohio lawmaker and…


December 06, 2016

Council to consider rezoning for higher density housing

by Jim Redden
Many city residents are split over how much rezoning is necessary to create more housing options and accommodate the 123,000 new households expected here by 2035
December 05, 2016

Officer arrests Barlow student who was on roof with weapons and ammunition

by Pamplin Media Group
Observant students notify police of student on roof; school resource officer confronts student, discovers weapons
December 05, 2016

Oregon City braces for tough talk on urban renewal, police station

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City's elected officials will have a full agenda when they regroup in January to determine priorities for 2017 following a series of ballot-measure defeats in November.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Governor Kate Brown challenged businesses to come up with a revenue increase proposal they could accept.
December 08, 2016

Business leaders offer deal: tax increases for PERS reform

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Business leaders focused on revenue reform and state spending as part of their 14th annual leadership summit.
COURTESY PHOTO: EILEEN PARK/KOIN 6 NEWS - Gregory McKelvey and Kathryn Stevens of Portland's Resistance delivered a check Monday afternoon to Karen Page of the Urban Pantry on Northwest Lovejoy Street. The business was damaged during a Nov. 10 protest march through the Pearl District.
December 05, 2016

Portland's Resistance delivers check to protest-damaged business

by Pamplin Media Group
'In support of our goal to create a safe Portland for everyone, we are collaborating local activists and community organizations to raise money for repair damages done to small and local businesses.'
December 05, 2016

Aircraft painting firm plans to close plant, lay off employees

by Pamplin Media Group
The company voted in July to join the International Association of Machinists union, Local Lodge No. 63 in Gladstone.
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December 05, 2016

Portland State picks Valerie Cleary

by Portland Tribune
Vikings choose familiar face as they fill AD spot being vacated by Mark Rountree
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeff Eells sorts through spot prawns.
December 05, 2016

Oregon City resident Jeff Eells has made his bankroll trolling in Southeast Alaska

by Raymond Rendleman
Eells (yes, pronounced like the elongated fish) fishes with his three sons who have grown to love the Alaska boat life during their summer breaks.
December 04, 2016

Shelters prepare to open as cold moves in

by Jennifer Dowling and KOIN 6 News staff
People who are homeless and looking for shelter can call 211 to find out where the nearest available shelter is. People who would like to donate cold weather gear — blankets, hats, gloves, sleeping bags — can also call 211.
December 04, 2016

Two Washington County women killed in coastal crash

by Jim Redden
Driver and passenger of other vehicle hospitalized after collision east of Seaide
PORTLLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - New multi-family housing projects with more than 20 units would have to include a certain number of affordable ones under a proposal to be considered by the City Council on Wednesday.
December 04, 2016

Controversial Inclusionary Housing proposal heading to City Council

by Jim Redden
The proposal, which became possible after the 2016 Oregon Legislature lifted the statewide ban on Inclusionary Housing, would require residential developers to include affordable units in multi-family projects with more than 20 units. It includes…
December 04, 2016

Portland takes steps to reduce lead in drinking water

by Amelia Templeton, OPB
Corrosive water can cause lead to leach out of ordinary household pipes and plumbing fixtures and into drinking water, so one way to reduce lead exposure across a city is to change the pH of its water by adding chemicals.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Ed Davis of the Trail Blazers blocks a shot by Tyler Johnson as Portland beats Miami.
December 04, 2016

Momentum and Miami -- Trail Blazers get both

by Kerry Eggers
Heat offense wilts at the end, and Portland manages another clutch win at home
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Snow could hit the region beginning Sunday night, but it probably won't stick on the valley floor, according to the National Weather Service.
December 03, 2016

Cold blast adds rain-snow mix to morning commute

by Pamplin Media Group
The snow level could hover at about 1,000 feet Sunday and Monday, according to the weather service. It could drop to the valley floor by Monday night as temperatures fall.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - About 1,000 people gathered in downtown Portland Saturday, Dec. 3, to protest what are expected to be policies by President-elect Donald Trump.
December 03, 2016

Women march against hate through downtown streets

by Pamplin Media Group
The march was organized to protest what are expected to be policies of President-elect Donald Trump.
PMG FILE PHOTO - Southwest Portland's Rizwan Mosque is one of the most visible mosques in the city.
December 03, 2016

Police increase patrols around Portland-area mosques after nationwide threats

by Jim Redden
Hate-filled letters were sent to mosques in California, Ohio, Michigan, Rhode Island, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia.
REVIEW FILE PHOTO - Thomas Graham, 11, died in December 2014 after a tree fell on the car his mom was driving on Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.
December 02, 2016

Lake Oswego mom who watched son die in windstorm files second lawsuit

by Anthony Macuk
Susan Graham seeks $5 million for physical and emotional damages, claims owners of property where tree fell on her car 'showed negligence'
December 02, 2016

Portland wins international award for climate change efforts

by Steve Law
Consortium of large global cities honors Mayor Charlie Hales and city for its Climate Action Plan
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mayor Charlie Hales wants the council to approve an effort to block the city from having to report more than once a year to a federal judge on police oversight.
December 06, 2016

Portland wants to appeal federal police oversight judge

by Nick Budnick
City attorney had argued deadlines to ensure compliance are 'not the Portland way'
COURTESY OPB - Novick said, 'It was the music I was raised with, the sense of hope, the sense of despair. For many of us Bob Dylan was the major soundtrack of our lives.'
December 02, 2016

Positively 4th Avenue: Steve Novick's tribute to Dylan's Nobel Prize

by April Baer/OPB
Novick considers the Nobel award to Dylan an affirmation an entire American generation. Beyond that, he says, 'I think there's a heck of a lot of people in Portland who love Bob Dylan.'
December 02, 2016

Reformed gang member among latest shooting victims

by Jim Redden
The shooting was discussed at the Friday meeting of the Community Police Collaborative, where the most recent Gang Enforcement Team statistics were released. Antoinette Edwards, the chair of the forum and director of the Portland Office of Youth…
(Image is Clickable Link) PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A survey by Rover.com says Portland's top dog names are Max and Lucy.
December 02, 2016

Who's a good boy? Max (or Lucy), that's who

by Pamplin Media Group
Nationally, top dog names were Max and Bella. The 100th best dog names were Walter and Xena.

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COURTESY PHOTO: SARA HOTTMAN/OREGON ZOO - Packy, the oldest male Asian elephant of his species in North America, enjoys a swim at the Oregon Zoo this fall. Zoo vets have suspended his TB treatments because they were ineffective.
Dec 02, 2016

Zoo suspends Packy's TB treatment -- for now

by Pamplin Media Group
'We're consulting with veterinarians and pharmacologists around the country, considering what to do next.'
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland has now received bids ranging from $10 million to $10.5 million for Terminal 1 in Northwest Portland.
Nov 30, 2016

City receives higher bids for Terminal 1 the second time around

by Jim Redden
The first time the city put Terminal 1 up for sale, it also received seven bids, but they ranged from $6 million to $10 million.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Alyssa Gregg is fighting a notice from the city to take down two trees not found to have Dutch elm disease. The city has paid for the removal of trees with Dutch elm, but not the type of fungi it says the trees in front of Gregg's house have.
Dec 01, 2016

City forcing Portland resident to remove trees at her expense

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The city normally foots the bill if elms are afflicted with Dutch elm disease, but in this case the city said they were infected with something else, and therefore Alyssa Gregg must pay to take…
FILE PHOTO - This story will be updated as new information is released.
Dec 01, 2016

Gresham police searching for suspect in sexual assault

by Christopher Keizur
Suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his early to mid-20s, cleanly shaven, with light eyes and blond hair.
PARIS ACHEN - Gov. Kate Brown speaks Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at her ceremonial office at the state Capitol about her proposed budget for 2017-19.
Dec 01, 2016

Brown's 2017-19 budget 'a short-term solution'

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Governor says her plan should be seen as a starting point for 'broader conversation' about resources and shared values.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A new report says housing in Portland is more unaffordable. Low- or moderate-income families can only afford rent or housing in eight Portland neighborhoods, according to the new report.
Dec 01, 2016

Report: Portland housing increasingly unaffordable; new…

by Jim Redden
Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman believes City Council efforts beginning to make a difference.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Public schools in the state, like Southeast Portland's Franklin High School at Marshall Campus shown here, are trying to rise out of challenges like chronic absenteeism, higher costs of educating students and aging infrastructure.
Dec 01, 2016

More public school students in the state than ever, and other…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The stereotypical Oregon student is white, English-speaking, poor enough to qualify for free or reduced lunch prices, and taught with more than 24 classmates in a large district.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders greeted a new fan Thursday, Dec. 1, during his visit to Powell's City of Books. About 600 people waited for more than an hour to greet the former Democratic presidential candidate.
Dec 01, 2016

Portland book lovers greet Sanders' 'Revolution'

by Pamplin Media Group
Long lines snake through Powell's City of Books as 600 wait to meet former presidential candidate.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Resistence leader Hregory McKelvey spoke at a studenyt protest against Donald Trump at Holladay Park on Nov. 21.
Dec 01, 2016

Hales asks for investigation into protest use of force

by Cole Miller/KOIN News 6
The mayor announced Wednesday that he requested an investigation by the Independent Police Review after becoming aware of video footage showing officers using a bureau-taught pressure point…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - As part of the first Superfund-related restortation project, earthmovers dug a nbew channel on the southern tip of Sauvie Island to allow juvenile salmon to feed and rest on their way to the ocean.
Dec 01, 2016

More expenses for the superfund cleanup plan

by Jim Redden
Although it has not yet received much attention, damage assessments and restoration work ordered by the Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council will be paid on top of the cleanup plan…
Dec 01, 2016

Portland utility lawsuit trial begins Monday

by Jim Redden
Judge to consider who pays for Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup on first day
Dec 01, 2016

Clackamas County sheriff's expenses projected to outpace income

by Peter Wong
Commissioners and public members consider implications of the five-year outlook presented to the county budget committee.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Chief Mike Marshman, shown at the announcement of his being named chief by Mayor Charlie Hales, has vowed to restore public trust in the police bureau.
Dec 01, 2016

Police chief put on the spot over cop with checkered past

by Nick Budnick
An internal investigation has found that in April 2015 Officer Scherise Hobbs used a confidential database for personal reasons, one that is explicitly restricted for law enforcement purposes.…
NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT DRAFT NOMINATION MAP - From the draft nomination, this map shows the proposed Eastmoreland Historic District boundaries.
Dec 01, 2016

Eastmoreland historic district boundaries focus of neighborhood…

by David F. Ashton
Opposition group 'Keep Eastmoreland Free' is concerned because the neighborhood association 'neglected to present it to our neighborhood.'
PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION - An illustration of the risk factors on city streets from the Vision Zero Action Plan.
Dec 02, 2016

Council approves Vision Zero Action Plan

by Jim Redden
Plan includes 32 steps to eliminate fastal crashes and serious injury crashes by 2025.
Dec 01, 2016

Sources: Kitzhaber's take on the election ... if anyone cares

by Jim Redden
Former Oregon governor is shocked and appealled by Trump's win, and confused, too
Dec 01, 2016

North Clackamas School District ranks high for attendance

by The Clackamas Review
Data for last year shows 86.8 percent of students regularly attend class.
PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - The suspect vehicle was found flipped on its top in a home's driveway on Southeast 92nd Court.
Nov 30, 2016

Cops chase down suspects in Clackamas Town Center Forever 21…

by Raymond Rendleman
On pursuit of suspects, the deputy lost sight of the vehicle, but soon relocated it flipped on its top in a home's driveway at 11030 S.E. 92nd Court.
EO MEDIA - An audit released Wednesday found Oregon state agencies still have problems with IT security issues.
Nov 30, 2016

Audit: Agencies still face IT security vulnerabilities

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The audit also found weaknesses in security awareness training and network security
EO MEDIA GROUP - The Oregon Department of Agriculture has been heavily involved in regulating the state's legal marijuana industry.
Nov 30, 2016

Marijuana testing poses regulatory quandaries for ODA

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has also been heavily involved in regulations
Nov 30, 2016

Former Oregon lawmaker, attorney general Hardy Myers passes away

by OPB
A lawyer who became a politician in the state Legislature in his 30s, Myers was then elected state attorney general three times. He'll be remembered for the settlement with big tobacco, which is…
CITY OF PORTLND - City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero
Nov 30, 2016

Auditor seeks more autonomy with reform measure

by Jim Redden
City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero will ask City Council to refer City Charter changes to May 2017 ballot
City Auditors Office
Nov 30, 2016

Portlanders' ratings of city livability fall to new low

by OPB and KOIN 6 News
Auditor's survey of 3,000 Portlanders found that 63 percent said they feel the city is livable, the lowest rating since 1998.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Coach Mark Helfrich is out as head coach at the University of Oregon.
Nov 30, 2016

Oregon players remember 'Helf' as caring, inspirational coach

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — The text to players came at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday. The players’ meeting with Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich started 22 minutes later. Helfrich told the players he was no longer their…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland is not the fastest growing region in the country. Far from it.
Nov 30, 2016

Study: Portland not growing all that fast

by Jim Redden
The Portland metropolitan region grew by less than 1 percent last year, according to a study by the ABODO residential research organization. The population of 12 other metropolitan regions in…