Spike in heroin overdoses hits downtown Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County warns public about spike in heroin overdoses concentrated in city's core.

Health official recommends most expensive crypto treatment…

Portland Tribune - News
Letter from Dr. Paul Lewis arrives as lower cost estimates are emerging on construction of either choice City Council is expected to make on Aug. 2.

Lake Oswego driver suspected in Albany hit-and-run

Lake Oswego Review - News
Surveillance cameras show the Jeep Patriot that police say hit a 12-year-old boy on Monday

City to spend $5 million on Superfund

Portland Tribune - News
Cleanup commitment continues during negotiation with final costs yet to be determined

Oregon sets health insurance rates for 2018

Portland Tribune - News
State officials release rates for individuals and small businesses buying their own coverage

Portland police probes of officer-linked shootings hit snag

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County District Attorney urges policy that would delay interviews of officers, reigniting '48-hour rule' debate

Lake Oswego outlines enforcement plan for short-term rentals

Lake Oswego Review - News
Councilors make it clear that such offerings are prohibited and that repeat violators will be fined

Police capture robbery suspect after morning search

Portland Tribune - News
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication sent a shelter-in-place message to residents in the area as police searched.

Lake Oswego Police Department targets underage alcohol sales

Lake Oswego Review - News
Monthlong campaign uses 'decoys' to make sure local businesses are checking their customers' IDs

Sources Say: Auction threat works for zombie homes

Portland Tribune - News
Delinquent landlords finally step up when Portland puts their properties on the auction block during zombie home crackdown

Proposed measure would ban taxes on food sales

Portland Tribune - News
The initiative petition by the Northwest Grocery Association would prohibit taxing every point of food sales, except for restaurants.

New state laws designed to protect against federal…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers took steps to protect customers' identification and strengthen measures to prevent leakage of product into the illegal market.

Clover Court project faces opposition

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County board considers land transfer to mental health provider, which proposes independent housing for six people near Beaverton.

Group delays vote on treating water for crypto

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Utility Board says it needs more time to make recommendation on treatment option that could cost up to $500 million

FROM FOOD TO FUEL

Portland Tribune - News
Metro to set rules to divert food scraps from landfill by requiring businesses to separate it for recycling, then convert it to electricity or biogas

Proposed subdivison ignites smelly snafu

Gresham Outlook - News
Pleasant Valley locals decry manure pile by 15-home proposal in southwest Gresham.

Portland Public Schools leader says 'We're going to get…

Portland Tribune - News
Julia Brim-Edwards, the new chairwoman of the PPS school board, heeds principals' call to improve.

MAX double homicide suspect: 'No heroes in this case'

Portland Tribune - News
During the hearing, which lasted just minutes, Christian sat back in his chair. At least eight Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies surrounded…

Decades-low unemployment rate hovers as state adds more jobs

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon employment officials said Tuesday that June's job gains follow gains were the largest since February 2016, when 9,600 jobs were added.

Motorcycle rider injured in collision with school bus

Portland Tribune - News
Portland police said no one on the school bus was injured. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

'Emerick House' nearing landmark designation

Gresham Outlook - News
1960s Gresham home on NW Overlook Avenue example of unique regional architecture.

County takes over Fairview police

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah sheriff vows collaboration with Portland but not pursuing consolidation at this time

City Hall Update: Tenant protections likely to continue…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, city opens Poet's Beach again to publicize safety of swimming in the Willamette River and budget cuts cause the Oregon Symphony to cancel its…

Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery welcomes new board members

Clackamas Review - News
At the first meeting with new members, board expands program of biographical signs marking historically significant graves

Crypto options to be considered by advisory committee…

Portland Tribune - News
Short deadline for City Council to decide on treatment option repeatedly questioned at first public hearing on the issue

Controversial Montavilla resolution against homeless sweeps…

Portland Tribune - News
Upcoming July 29 neighborhood town hall meeting barring media designed to protect attendees who wish to remain anonymous.

Judge nixes Portland Public Schools' motion to void verdict

Portland Tribune - News
The $1 million jury award for two black maintenance workers stands, but PPS says it will appeal.

18,000 voters registered as 'other' run gamut

Portland Tribune - News
The irreverent 'other' voters often represent a 'classic way to protest,' one expert says.

Burglary suspect wrestles with guard, hits him with truck…

Portland Tribune - News
The suspect was a black or Hispanic man driving a black mid- to late-90s Nissan pickup truck with possible front end damage and no rear license…

Oregon Republicans bash Obama, defend Trump

Portland Tribune - News
Resolution adopted by state party's central committee calls on members of Congress to resign if they won't work on 'real issues.'

Teenager arrested for shooting gun in Northeast Portland

Portland Tribune - News
No one was apparently injured and no damaged property was discovered as part of the early Sunday incident

Recent staffing increase helps fight North Plains fire

Portland Tribune - News
Several Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue stations increased staffing from three- to four-person crews as of June 1, including the one in North Plains

Police talk man down from signpost above I-5

Portland Tribune - News
Members of the Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team respond to Sunday afternoon incident that shuts down traffic in the northbound lines of I-5 at the…

Big Float's annual party adds a little color to murky…

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: 7th float raises $30,000 for Human Access Project, which aims to bring awarness to river as viable recreation source.

County's Burnside project hopes to keep bridge standing…

Portland Tribune - News
The Burnside crossing was selected for a major seismic upgrade because it is part of an east/west lifeline route that the region will depend on when…

Rose City still cookin' as a hot hot hot housing market

Portland Tribune - News
Denver, Portland and Seattle were the fastest-moving markets, the company reported, with the typical home in each market finding a buyer in just…

Rockwood organizations receive $100,000 donation

Gresham Outlook - News
Funds will support Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland's new Rockwood location and New Avenues for Youth.

Many Portlanders split over handling of homeless camping

Portland Tribune - News
Controversy over Montavilla Neighborhood Association resolution to ban homeless sweeps outlines complexities of crisis, balance of livability,…

People are walkin', yes indeed

Portland Tribune - News
New study shows that more people are walking in downtown Portland, which is a good sign for businesses

Driver arrested after Fairview woman struck

Gresham Outlook - News
21-year-old driver Jesus Gomez-Reynel flees scene after striking MAX station in Portland.

Ethics investigation of Kitzhaber, Hayes to move…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Ethics Commission voted unanimously to pursue an up to 180-day investigation of former governor and first lady on allegations of using office…

Statewide employee tax will fund low-income fares

Gresham Outlook - News
TriMet's new fare program will cost $12 million annually and expand bus service.

'Zombie home' auction cancelled after liens paid off

Portland Tribune - News
Crackdown on abondoned homes approved by City Council last year paying off, although foreclosure referrals have dropped

Fence debate divides Washington County

Portland Tribune - News
Board sets Aug. 1 hearing to consider change for how infill development should be separated from some existing homes.

Pedestrian hit and killed in Southeast Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Early Friday death is the 10th fatality in the past three weeks and the 20th of the year

MPD: Drunk driver's crashed SUV rolls backwards…

Clackamas Review - News
Suspect reportedly exits his crashed vehicle, but doesn't put his car in park so it rolls backwards down Harrison Street into a nearby residence,…

Homeless advocate's challenge of city camping…

Portland Tribune - News
Dismissed by a judge in 2015, Michael O'Callaghan's case claims the law amounts to 'cruel and unusual' treatment of people forced to sleep outside.

Woman struck by car at Shell Gas Station

Gresham Outlook - News
The Gresham Police Department are working on locating the people in the Jeep that ran over a woman in the gas station parking lot.

Are homeless villages the solution?

Portland Tribune - News
Portland experimenting with model that advocates say helps residents reconnect and rebuild their lives

Progress slows on zombie home crackdown

Portland Tribune - News
Upcoming foreclosure sale part of process approved by City Council last year to force action on abandoned properties

Consultant will review Clackamas sheriff's policies

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners OK sheriff's request after a former detective is convicted for his failure to investigate reports of child abuse.

Probation innovation stymied by lack of data

Portland Tribune - News
'Evidence-based' offender programs lack good evidence to show they work, and recidivism rates keep climbing in the meantime

Man killed in single-car crash early Thursday

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Victim identified in 19th traffic fatality of the year, speed believed to be a factor

Celebrating women of Oswego

Lake Oswego Review - News
New exhibit at Oswego Heritage House pays tribute to female settlers and includes collections of 16 pioneer families

Washington County will reassess local vehicle…

Portland Tribune - News
Recent state legislation 'pretty good,' but commissioners want to consider a backlog of road and bridge maintenance needs.

Fight for Oswego Lake access continues

Lake Oswego Review - News
A group of 35 law professors joins plaintiffs in asking state Supreme Court to review Court of Appeals ruling.

Sexual abuser of 13 year old sentenced to 16 years…

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon City resident Michael Scott Morris pleads guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count each of second-degree rape and…

Uncertainty swirls around Trump nominations

Portland Tribune - News
White House delay in floating names for Oregon seat on powerful U.S. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and top federal prosecutor job has sparked…

OHA rules against health service group

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Planned Wilsonville psychiatric hospital is denied a required certificate of need by Oregon Health Authority

Provider tax referral could put $333 million in play

Portland Tribune - News
If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn't go into effect unless voters approve.

Hemp legislation died despite lack of opposition,…

Portland Tribune - News
Without the bills, OSU won't be able to provide extension services to hemp growers.

Columbia River Highway reopens after fire

Gresham Outlook - News
The stretch of the scenic highway about 15 miles east of Troutdale, which provides access to a series of popular waterfalls and trailheads, had been…

Teacher strike looms as possibility in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
'We're definitely preparing for that,' says Portland Association of Teachers union president Suzanne Cohen.

Term limits would remove 25 legislators from office

Portland Tribune - News
Analysis by the lawyer for the director of SEIU Oregon State Council shows Democrats and Republicans would lose significant number of lawmakers under…

Handmade Roadster rolls into car show

Portland Tribune - News
Built in Portland, unique hot rod will shine at annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, July 16

Mayor Ted Wheeler: 'We do need to transfer 82nd…

Portland Tribune - News
City commissioners hear from East Portland residents on problems, future solutions of street, area neighborhoods.

Southwest Corridor: Spiff up or tear up Barbur?

Portland Tribune - News
One design would widen the major transportation corridor between Portland and Tigard, and put a new MAX line down center of it

Gresham woman dies in single-vehicle crash in…

Gresham Outlook - News
An infant child passenger properly secured in a child-safety seat was not injured. The child was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The…

Unreliable data makes probation hard to assess

Portland Tribune - News
Restitution, community service, often not tracked; new probation programs emphasized but recidivism up

The masters of mixology

Gresham Outlook - News
Sometimes with the input of customers, local bartenders create innovative summer cocktails in Gresham.

Governor supports anti-racial profiling bill

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Legislature passed the bill last week. The anti-profiling legislation now heads to Gov. Kate Brown for a signature before becoming law.

Minor escapes from Northeast Portland juvenile…

Portland Tribune - News
16 year old booked on theft charges flees Donald E. Long Detention Facility. Officials believe he isn't a threat to community.

Blues fest raises $1.2 million for hunger over…

Portland Tribune - News
An estimated 88,000 blues fans flocked to the waterfront over five days, benefiting Oregon Food Bank.

Portland learns how to be a smarter city

Portland Tribune - News
City adopts open data policy and plans a number of technology projects as part of 'Smart City' initiative. Hop Fastpass rolls out this month.

Supposedly injured man tries to jump into fire…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Fire and Rescue officials said the incident began at about 5:55 p.m. July 10, when firefighters received a 911 call about a bicycle rider…

Oregon City resident launches effort to recall Gov.…

Portland Tribune - News
Arin Marcus, who is associated with the Safer Oregon PAC, sought to remove Gov. John Kitzhaber from office in 2015 for the then-governor's alleged…

Crypto treatment could raise water rates up to…

Portland Tribune - News
Short deadline for City Council to decide on treatment option repeatedly questioned at first public hearing on the issue

Sewage pours into creek east of Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Warning signs have been posted between the Garden Home and Multnomah Village neighborhoods of Portland.

Pot dispensary owner cries foul after $3,000 fine

Gresham Outlook - News
NW Compassion Medical Center's marijuana mannequins, signs cited by Wood Village City Council.

City Hall Update: Gang violence stats continue to…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, the Portland Affordable Housing Bond Oversight Committee holds its first meeting and city announces anti-hate crime grants

Some Oregon farm bills quietly die, others quietly…

Portland Tribune - News
Multiple controversial proposals impacting agriculture failed to gain traction despite fanfare.

Weirdest Sine Die traditions at the Oregon…

Portland Tribune - News
State lawmakers missed out on their longstanding tradition of opening the doors of the Senate and House chambers at the end of the legislative…

Robbers hit three bars in early morning spree

Portland Tribune - News
Police said the Greeley Avenue Bar, Sandy Hut and The Hilt were all robbed at gunpoint by one or two African-American men between 12:30 and 2:30 a.m.…

Knight Cancer Institute earns national…

Portland Tribune - News
'As a Comprehensive Cancer Center, we join an elite group of national cancer centers that are dedicated to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer…

Grand jury recording stirs strong emotions

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to mandate recording of grand jury proceedings is awaiting Gov. Kate Brown's signature to become law.

Tigard hires former county candidate as assistant…

The Times - News
Eric Zimmerman ran for commissioner in Multnomah County in 2016. He replaces Liz Newton, a longtime city employee.

Water treatment controversy heats up Tuesday

Portland Tribune - News
Public has first chance to testify on spending up to $500 million on potentially deadly parasite not yet proven to be a problem

Threats against Muslim brings arrest, charges

Portland Tribune - News
The charges were the result of an investigation into a report that the accused threatened a Muslim victim using words and hand gestures. Bias Crimes…

Woman's body found in woods near SW Barbur Blvd.

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Investigators say 21-year-old woman's death probably not caused by foul play.

First Portland Muslim Festival tries to dispel myths

Portland Tribune - News
'There's been so much ugliness ... we need events like this, gatherings like this more than ever,' says City Commissioner Nick Fish.

State transportation plan: Washington County nets…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The $5.3 billion package of proposals, stretched over 10 years, goes to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Students' artwork rides to new spot on city bike…

Portland Tribune - News
'We have been amazed by the creativity of the contest entries and are thrilled to have Portland's kids part of the conversation about getting around…

Impaired driver injures woman on MAX platform

Portland Tribune - News
Officers determined that the driver was turning east from southbound 122nd Avenue and drove onto the MAX platform before driving away.

Search for Kyron Horman continues Sunday in NW…

Portland Tribune - News
On June 4, 2010, 7-year-old Horman disappeared from Skyline School, where he was a student. Sheriff's deputies and search-and-rescue teams failed to…

Nine displaced in apartment fire

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The fire affected several units in the Scholls Apartments, in the 5100 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road.

Timber company sues state over nixed sale of Elliott

Portland Tribune - News
Lone Rock Resources claims the state breached an agreement with the company when it canceled its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest.

The motion is carried - Rep. Malstrom accepts…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
County Commissioner Dick Schouten to marry Rep. Sheri Malstrom, after romantic gesture at State Capitol.

TriMet to start low-income fare discount program

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Regional transit agency will also use additional revenue from the transportation package approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature to expand…

Judge upholds Portland tenant protections

Portland Tribune - News
Ruling issued same day the 2017 Oregon Legislature adjourns without repealing the statewide ban on local rent control measures

Portland school board hits reset, possibly flubs…

Portland Tribune - News
The PPS school board avoids a split vote by approving two co-vice chairwomen but does so in 'recess.'

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