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Wet, wild weather blows in for weekend

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Two-vehicle crash injures woman during Hood to Coast race

Two-vehicle crash injures woman during Hood to Coast race

A woman was hospitalized Friday morning after a van she was in was struck just south of Scappoose...

For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays hooky

For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays hooky

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education issued a “program integrity” rule in an...

City tackles master plan for off-road bikes

City tackles master plan for off-road bikes

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State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

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Tualatin teens make local library go during summer months

Tualatin teens make local library go during summer months

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Could Major league baseball come to Portland?

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Cedar Hills Apartments installs 'gnormous' gnome

Cedar Hills Apartments installs 'gnormous' gnome

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COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - Motorbike officers patrolled the Hood to Coast route on Highway 30 Friday giving out 88 tickets to speeders who could endanger runners' lives. There were no reports of pedestrians being hurt, although one runner was hospitalized with neck injuries. She was a passenger in a mini van which stopped suddenly and was rearended by a car.
August 29, 2015

Cops stop over 100 speeders on Highway 30 during Hood to Coast relay

by Joseph Gallivan
Sheriffs writing up a storm to keep shoulder runners safe. Sheriffs officers wrote 88 speeding tickets on Friday August 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in a bid to preevnt clashes between vehicles and runners in the annual Hood to Coast relay.…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - On Saturday a tree felled by strong winds at Delta Park in North Portland awaits removal.
August 29, 2015

High winds knock out power east of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
PGE says nearly 19,000 were without electricity. High winds knocked out power to thousands Saturday morning as Pacific storms reached the Willamette Valley. Winds gusts up to 40 mph hit the area Saturday. Forecasters issued a wind advisory until 3…
COURTESY OREGON NATIONAL GUARD - Oregon National Guard trained 250 soldiers as wildfire fighters this week.
August 29, 2015

Oregon Nation Guard supplies 250 quickly trained firefighters

by Joseph Gallivan
250 additional members of the Oregon National Guard completed their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem Saturday evening.The training activities were conducted in the foothills of the Academy's 235 acre…
August 29, 2015

Umpqua bank in the Pearl robbed

by Joseph Gallivan
Central Precinct officers received a call to the Umpqua Bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy Street regarding a bank robbery. Officers are arriving now and attempting to locate the subject. The initial call describes the subject as a white male, possibly 30 to…
August 29, 2015

Polk County man arrested for blacking four-year-old's eye

by Joseph Gallivan
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a four-year-old child with a black eye. The Polk County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance from DHS…
August 29, 2015

Marine Drive closed for downed power lines and fire.

by Joseph Gallivan
Around 11 am Saturday, Portland Police officers responded to assist Portland Fire by closing Marine Drive from 22nd avenue to 185th avenue. The closure is due to damaged power lines and possibly one or more fires related to this.
August 29, 2015

Red Cross Disaster Action Team responds to North Portland fire

by Joseph Gallivan
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 2200 block of North Menzies Dr. in Portland. The single-family fire affected three adults. Red Cross provided…
COURTESY OREGON MILITARY DEPT - OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNITS COMPLETE BATTLE SIMULATIONS AT U.S. ARMY NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
August 29, 2015

Oregon Army National Guard completes 12 days conducting live-fire wargames in Mojave Desert

by Joseph Gallivan
More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days conducting live-fire exercises and large-scale simulated…
COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIRFF'S OFFICE - Russell Smeed missing for 30 days
August 29, 2015

Russell Smeed of Rock Creek still missing

by Joseph Gallivan
Tattooed 50-year-old with toy poodle a danger to himself says sheriff. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public' s help to locate a Rock Creek man who is missing and poses a danger to himself. The family of a Rock Creek man called…
August 28, 2015

East Portland residents mobilize to prevent gentrification

by Steve Law
East Portland community leaders are working on an anti-gentrification strategy for Portland east of 82nd Avenue. East Portland Action Plan leaders will roll out their “Involuntary Displacement Prevention Action Tool-Kit for East Portland” on…
PHOTO COURTESY: CCC - Clackamas Community College Digital Media Communications students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
August 28, 2015

Clackamas Community College work to be featured at Portland Film Festival

by The Clackamas Review
Work of Clackamas Community College students will be featured at the Portland Film Festival, set for Sept. 1 through 7. The college 's Digital Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class partnered with the festival to screen the best of the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
August 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September 2010 at 18201 S.E. Stark St., educates about 400 students…
COURTESY OF RANDY GREEN - Firefighters set back fires last week in the County Line 2 fire in Central Oregon. The state still has some funding to fight wildfires, with insurance to back it up.
August 28, 2015

State's budget meter running on wildfire costs

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Oregon has yet to burn through its firefighting budget, despite ongoing catastrophic wildfires around the state. In what now appears to have been a prudent decision, lawmakers and a committee of forest landowners agreed earlier this year to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DIEGO DIAZ - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) packed the Moda Center with supporters on Aug. 9.
August 28, 2015

Sanders can appear on 2016 Democratic primary election ballot

by Jim Redden
In other election news, Chris Telfer to run for state treasurer as Independent candidate Good news for supporters of Bernie Sanders — he can appear on the 2016 Democratic Primary Election ballot, even though the Vermont U.S. senator is officially…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Six more officers were recently assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team after a spike in shootings.
August 28, 2015

Gang violence ties official 12-month record

by Jim Redden
Portland has tied the official 12-month record for gang violence with four more months still to go in the year. The Gang Enforcement Team adopted 118 incidents of gang violence for investigation as of Aug. 27, according to the most recent statistics…
HEINE
August 27, 2015

Heine asks court to order Bank of Oswego to pay his legal fees

by Gary M. Stein
Bank's board rejected the request from its former CEO, who says he can't afford the cost of mounting a defense Former Bank of Oswego President and CEO Dan Heine filed a federal complaint this week against the financial institution he founded, asking…
COURTESY OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - Nearly 104,000 acres have burned in the Cornet-Windy Ridge fire near Baker City.
August 27, 2015

State extends parks campfire ban

by Pamplin Media Group
State parks and recreation officials have extended a statewide campfire and open flame ban for another week. The ban was imposed Aug. 19 because of extremely dry conditions across the state. Fires are not allowed on properties owned and managed by…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the system used to fight wildfires in the West is broken and dysfunctional. Wyden plans to push new legislation to fix the problem when Congress reconvenes in September.
August 27, 2015

Wyden, U.S. agriculture secretary to get update on Western wildfires

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat also will pitch for change in how feds pay for some firefighting costs. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will get a briefing Friday on the status of wildfires in Oregon and the West. Wyden, a Democrat from…
August 27, 2015

House races could be key to who's in control

by Jim Redden
At least two of the elections that will help decide who controls the 2017 Oregon Legislature will take place in the Portland area next year. That’s because two Democratic state representatives have announced they won’t run for reelection, creating…
August 27, 2015

Breathe a bit easier:Economy on upswing

by Jim Redden
Six years after the Great Recession was officially declared over, many Portland area residents are still unemployed or cannot find full-time work. But a new economic report prepared for TriMet argues the region has almost fully recovered from the…
August 27, 2015

Portland Building options costly

by Jim Redden
The City Council inched nervously closer to renovating the aging Portland Building during a Tuesday morning work session. The council did not approve the project, currently estimated at $175 million, but received a briefing that other options are…
August 27, 2015

Sources Say: Ex-lawmaker makes switch to Independent Party

by Jim Redden
Officials with the Independent Party of Oregon say they are only interested in recruiting eight to 10 candidates for the Oregon Legislature for their 2016 primary election. But its recent designation as a major party is attracting the interest of…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Limerick, a 2-year-old golden retriever/labrador mix, is training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canines. A national survey found that most people say their dogs provide them comfort and stability.
August 26, 2015

Bark! 27 ways dogs make our lives less ruff

by Pamplin Media Group
If you appreciate the dog in your life, bark and wag your tail. It’s National Dog Appreciation Day, and a new survey by Milo’s Kitchen dog treat company says most people with dogs in their lives say the animals “comforts me immeasurably” (86…
August 26, 2015

Kicker could knock $124 off state taxes

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregonians can expect an average of $124 off their 2015 tax returns due in April 2016, according to the state’s latest economic and revenue forecast. State Economist Mark McMullen said Wednesday that the amount of excess personal income tax…
August 26, 2015

Driver arrested after crash interrupts police sergeant's dinner

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: 26-year-old man held on several charges A restaurant patron was injured Wednesday evening and a 26-year-old driver was arrested after a car slammed into the E-San Thai restaurant building on Southwest Second Avenue. The injured patron, whose…

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COURTESTY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police say drivers need to watch out for students going to school on Thursday.
Aug 26, 2015

Police patrols will increase when school starts Thursday

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are teaming up to increase safety when students return to school Thursday. Portland Public School students are scheduled to…
ELIZABETH STEINER HAYWARD
Aug 26, 2015

Sen. Steiner Hayward tapped for legislative fellowship

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland state Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2015. The…
COURTESY PHOTO - Night operations at the Stouts Creek fire in Southern Oregon.
Aug 26, 2015

Prisoners on the fire lines: how inmates help battle wildfires

by Kate Davidson and Bryan M. Vance/OPB
This wildfire season has been exceptionally rough for the Northwest. Resources are stretched thin across the region and a state of emergency has been declared in Washington state. In Oregon,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Traffic congestion in Portland is bad and getting worse, according to recent studies.
Aug 26, 2015

Portland tied for 12th most congested city in country

by Jim Redden
Portland is tied for the 12th most congested city in the country with Atlanta, Austin, Detroit and Miami, according to a new annual report by the the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX…
Aug 26, 2015

Police: Crash victim may have had medical issue

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Mary Edward hit by her own vehicle Police said a 56-year-old Northeast Portland woman may have had a medical issue and was struck by her own vehicle Wednesday night near Northeast…
Aug 28, 2015

Empty fire station raises questions following Aug. 18 Damascus…

by Jodi Weinberger
Following a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 18, that damaged a professional building in Damascus, many residents had one question: why were the fire trucks next door to the burning building just sitting…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State data servers, similar to these, need better security to protect information, according to a new audit by the secretary of state's office.
Aug 25, 2015

Another state audit reveals poor computer security

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Problems unresolved since state data center opened SALEM — A decade after lawmakers consolidated state computer operations, a new audit says there is still much to do to resolve security…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - The tip of the pen that Emery Roberts uses contains a camera that copies her notes to her iPad. Such technology has helped her perform well as a student.
Aug 25, 2015

New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The first time Lincoln High School senior Emery Roberts realized she was different was in kindergarten. She and a “frenemy” were neck-and-neck in a reading contest. Emery even remembers which…
Aug 25, 2015

Fire damages Harrison Park School classroom

by Pamplin Media Group
An electrical fire early Tuesday morning caused about $30,000 in damages to a classroom at Portland’s Harrison Park School. Portland Fire & Rescue says the fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Aug.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Longtime homeless advocate Jean DeMaster is retiring as Executive Director of Human Solutions.
Aug 25, 2015

Jean DeMaster reflects on 45 years at Human Solutions

by Jodi Weinberger
Jean DeMaster, an iconic figure in fighting homelessness in Oregon, will retire next month as executive director of Human Solutions. DeMaster, 69, will pack up her office on Sept. 30, pack up…
Aug 23, 2015

Marine Drive crash kills motorcycle rider

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police say victim part of group speeding on road A man riding a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening in a collision on North Marine Drive. The victim has been identified as Joshua…
Aug 25, 2015

New UP students take 'plunge' into projects, service

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of incoming University of Portland freshmen and transfer students will spend the next two days volunteering on projects across the city as part of the Moreau Center’s annual Service…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Independent Party of Oregon member Larry Morgan unseated a 12-year incumbent to win election to the Troutdale City Council last November. Although he is concentrating on city business now, Morgan has not ruled out a run for higher office someday.
Aug 25, 2015

Declaration of Independents

by Jim Redden
Larry Morgan is the potential future of the Independent Party of Oregon — and a good example of why young people especially are shunning the Democratic and Republican parties. The Oregon…
Aug 25, 2015

Oregonians will get final 'kicker' figure Wednesday

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Individuals to get credit for taxes, rather than check When lawmakers hear the first quarterly revenue forecast of the new two-year state budget cycle this week, they also will learn the amount…
Aug 25, 2015

Gang violence in Portland closes in on dubious record

by Jim Redden
Gang violence in Portland is inching up to the most recent record set in 2012. The Gang Enforcement Team formally adopted 111 cases for investigation as of Aug. 8, according to the most recent…
MAP COURTESY: CITY OF OREGON CITY - Mattress Warehouse is buying the site between a KFC Restaurant and Active Water Sports equipment rental.
Aug 24, 2015

Mattress Warehouse USA development coming to Oregon City Main…

by Raymond Rendleman
Last week Oregon City commissioners unanimously approved selling a chunk of bare land at 12th and Main streets for $260,000 to Mattress Warehouse USA, which is planning to construct a…
Aug 24, 2015

Oregon City zeroes in on site for Public Works Department

by Raymond Rendleman
They were just trying to agree on a plan to create a plan, but it took Oregon City commissioners two meetings and another long discussion before they voted 4-1 last week to buy an architect’s…
Aug 24, 2015

VA says regional disability claim backlog drops

by Pamplin Media Group
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the Portland Regional Office had significantly reduced its backlog of veterans’ disability claims during the past two years. VA officials said…
Aug 24, 2015

King Neighborhood shooting wounds woman

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Shots came from small SUV A 20-year-old woman was injured early Monday afternoon in a shooting in the King Neighborhood. Police said Annastasia Madison suffered a hand injury and is…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Mayor Charlie Hales and other local leaders announced programs to focus services on the homless at a Thursday press conference at City Hall.
Aug 20, 2015

New city homeless initiatives focus on 'intensive' help

by Jim Redden
City, county and social service leaders announced new initiatives to better help those most in need in Portland on Thursday. The initiatives include a High-Intensity Street Engagement effort…
PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF OREGON ZOO - Vivian, a Malayan sun bear, climbs a log at the Oregon Zoo. Sun bears are one of many species threatened by deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations.
Aug 24, 2015

Oregon Zoo takes initiative to protect habitat from deforestation

by Jennifer Anderson
Don't boycott palm oil; advocate for responsible palm oil instead. That's the approach the Oregon Zoo took this week in announcing a new wildlife-friendly purchasing plan for treats sold at the…
Aug 24, 2015

Zoom+ opens new ER alternative in Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Hillsboro's Zoom+ health care company on Monday opened its first Zoom+Super alternative to traditional hospital emergency rooms on Northeast Grand Avenue. According to the company, the…
Nancy Golden
Aug 24, 2015

Chief education officer Golden to retire

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Nancy Golden will retire as Oregon’s chief education officer after a recent legislative reorganization that left her with a staff but abolished the governor-led board that oversaw all education…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Beirut performs at MusicfestNW.
Aug 23, 2015

MusicFestNW blasts through the haze

by Pamplin Media Group
Thousands jammed Waterfront Park under smoky skies to listen to the lineup of bands for MusicFestNW. More than 7,000 people were expected each day of the festival that opened Friday and wrapped…
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/DICK HARRIS - This commercial laundry in Northeast Porland was damged by fire Sunday morning.
Aug 23, 2015

Large commercial laundry damaged by fire

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire in a commercial laundry at 14321 N.E. Whitaker Way early Sunday. No one was injured in the fire, although additional resources were called in because…