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Gresham men, Washington woman face federal child porn, abuse charges

Father, son and girlfriend accused A 35-year-old Gresham man, his girlfriend and father have each...

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WHEAT KINGS

Combines have been in action around Washington County in recent weeks as the annual wheat harvest...

Concussion season

Concussion season

Standards for benching high school athletes with head injuries criticized As she helps attach...

New brownfield map pinpoints opportunities

New brownfield map pinpoints opportunities

Statewide talks focus on redevelopment of once-tainted sites Is that vacant site across the...

Reaching toward heaven, reaching out to people

Reaching toward heaven, reaching out to people

Mormon Church's Portland Oregon Temple observes its 25th anniversary in Lake Oswego There are no...

Lakeridge football: a change of attitude

Lakeridge football: a change of attitude

Administrators say tougher rules, higher expectations will prevent a repeat of 2013's...

Unanimous support for Intel in joint session

Unanimous support for Intel in joint session

Officials take four hours of public comment before signing 30-year SIP deal Intel’s 2014...

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

Judges to taste brewers' concoctions made from former sewage effluent Portland-area beer...

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Lines drawn in alternative driver's license debate

Supporters say measure would improve safety on Oregon streets; opponents worry it would make...

Report: City fund gap widens

Report: City fund gap widens

Infrastructure needs grow as city looks for money to fix streets Portland’s City Council...

Vigor sees massive dry dock as healthy economic symbol

Vigor sees massive dry dock as healthy economic symbol

Portland company's $40 million project lands at Swan Island Vigor Industrial is betting big that...

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How do you feel about the new ride-sharing company "Uber" coming into Portland and its request to have city code and & rules governing taxis be rewritten?

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Waterfront Blues Festival

The festival began in 1987 as the Rose City Blues Festival – a concert to support the homeless, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. Performers included John Lee Hooker, the Paul deLay Band, Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester Blues Band and Lloyd Jones Struggle.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community.


Grand Floral Parade Slideshow

Thousands lined downtown streets during a pleasant Saturday morning to see the 100th Queen of Rosaria, Emma A. Waibel of West Linn, the first queen from outside Portland.


Floral Grand Parade

We had a great time shooting this small video of the parade from the corner of Burnside and Martin Luther King Jr.


Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

This Festival is a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. This year's festival marks the 31st anniversary of this great tribal gathering.


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August 30, 2014

Both sides critical of dock funding denial

by Peter Wong
Advocates say process 'unusual,' opponents say panel should have rejected 2 other projects. Both sides have criticized the Oregon Transportation Commission in connection with its denial of $2…
August 30, 2014

Neighborhood House plans grand opening

by Jennifer Anderson
Southwest Portland-based nonprofit Neighborhood House will celebrate the grand opening of its new Children's Center this month. The center is seen as the gateway to the new Stephens Creek…
August 30, 2014

Merkley gains firefighters' endorsement

by Peter Wong
Council backed GOP incumbent against him in 2008. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s second-term bid has been endorsed by the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council. What is notable about the…
August 29, 2014

Yoshida buying Troutdale property to move ahead with hotel…

by Cari Hachmann
Sandy River site would house luxury hotel, restaurant, spa and recreation area A plan by Troutdale’s Junki Yoshida to purchase and develop property adjacent to the Sandy River has moved one…
August 29, 2014

Panel to consider Oregon statues in U.S. Capitol

by Peter Wong
State now represented by John McLoughlin, Jason Lee. Gov. John Kitzhaber has stepped into a debate about who should represent Oregon in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: KEN BILDERBACK - In October 2012, less than a month after eight children nearly drowned while wading in the inviting waters off Hagg Lakes Sain Creek Picnic Area, Ken Bilderback snapped photos of the huge dropoffs the children were unable to see before stumbling over them Sept. 15. Hidden beneath the lakes surface, the dropoffs were exposed after the water receded over the next few weeks.
August 29, 2014

In wake of drownings, where are the signs?

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
In the wake of what may be the most horrific tragedy ever to occur at Henry Hagg Lake, some people are wondering why county officials haven’t put warning signs at one of the most beautiful,…
August 29, 2014

TrIMet service improvements begin Aug. 31

by Jim Redden
TriMet riders will see service improvements on 30 bus lines and all MAX lines beginning on Aug. 31. The improvements are the result of $5.5 million approved by the agency's Board of Directors in…
August 29, 2014

Homeowner hospitalized with smoke inhalation

by Jim Redden
A Southwest Portland homeowner was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after fighting a kitchen fire Friday morning. The name of the homeowner was not immediately available. No damage report was…
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August 29, 2014

Second jail employee pleads not guilty in misconduct case

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County Jail technician Brett Lindsey Robinson pleaded not guilty to sexual misconduct with an inmate at her arraignment Friday morning, Aug. 29. An indictment released Friday outlined…
August 30, 2014

Woman killed at Minter Bridge apartment complex

by Hillsboro Tribune
At about 11:40 a.m. today, Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to a report of a stabbing in an apartment at the Minter Bridge Square complex, located at 1821 S.E. Minter Bridge Rd.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Rich and Jordi Jones, parents of Nicole Laube, speak during her memorial service held Thursday night at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton.
August 30, 2014

Hundreds mourn Forest Grove's Nicole Laube

by Kathy Fuller
Father issues plea for help in finding his daughter's killer Nearly 1,000 family, friends, acquaintances and strangers filled the sanctuary of Beaverton’s Southwest Bible Church Thursday evening…
August 29, 2014

Family hosts fundraiser for Huntington's research

by Pamplin Media Group
In May, the Tribune introduced readers to Luke Hilgers. Just short of his 18th birthday, Hilgers was wrestling with whether to take a genetic test for Huntington’s Disease while helping care for…
August 29, 2014

Oregon House names acting chief clerk

by Peter Wong
Washington state official was educated in Salem. Timothy Sekerak will return to Oregon as acting chief clerk of the Oregon House of Representatives. Sekerak, who has been counsel to the…
August 29, 2014

Oregon Senate gets administrative officer

by Peter Wong
Legislative veteran starts work Thursday. Lori Brocker will start Thursday as secretary of the Oregon Senate, the chamber’s chief administrative officer. Her appointment was announced three…
Photo Credit: OREGON ZOO/PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM - Three surviving corron-top tamarin monkeys are now on dispaly at the Oregon Zoo.
August 29, 2014

Cotton-top tamarin monkeys make public debut at Oregon Zoo

by Jim Redden
Oregon Zoo vistors can now see the three cotton-top tamarin monkeys who served a lengthy trip across the country. Six other tamarins died shortly after arriving at the zoo from Harvard Medical…
August 28, 2014

High court split on search legality

by Peter Wong
Majority: Evidence OK, despite unlawful search, if defendant's consent is truly voluntary. A split Oregon Supreme Court decided Thursday when incriminating evidence can be admissible in court…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMY CARLSON - A dark-gray 2010 Honda Accord shot through the back window has more than $100 in damage, scaring everyone in the Roaring River Campground.
August 28, 2014

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

by Raymond Rendleman
Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by…
August 28, 2014

Natural Grocers to build on PDC property on MLK

by Pamplin Media Group
This fall, work will begin on a new grocery store to be located in Northeast Portland. Mayor Charlie Hales and Kemper Isely, co-president of Natural Grocers, announced today that property owned…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police Chief Mike Reese talks to Portlanders in new video.
August 28, 2014

Chief Reese talks issues in new video

by Jim Redden
Police Chief Mike Reese discussed several issues of interest to Portlanders in a video released Thursday. Among other things, Reese talked about the need to continue building trust between…
August 28, 2014

Gang violence suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
A suspect in a recent gang-related shooting was arrested on an outstanding warrant early Thursday. George Anthony Waters Jr., 23, is charged with Attempted Murder. He was arrested when a search…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Alexander Kean Barber
August 28, 2014

Trooper's car rammed after wild chase

by Jim Redden
A suspect who rammed an Washington State Police patrol car with a stolen Mustang was taken into custody early Thursday in Northwest Portland after a chase that began in on the other side of the…
August 28, 2014

St. Francis Park to be replaced with housing

by KOIN 6 News
Ride, walk or drive by St. Francis Park on Southeast 12th and Stark and you’ll meet a familiar sight: a stunning creek and waterfall contrasted by overgrown grass, garbage, and more often than…
August 28, 2014

Gateway Green gives East Portland an off-road park

by Jennifer Anderson
Park lovers in East Portland got a big win this week when the city announced plans for a new off-road bike facility at Gateway Green. Portland City Council on Wednesday unanimously authorized a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY DARK HORSE COMICS - The cover of 'Without Warning,' a free Dark Horse comic about being prepared for earthquakes.
August 28, 2014

Be ready! Comic book, events focus on disaster preparation

by Jim Redden
Month devoted to promoting emergency safety precautions The Napa Valley earthquake hit just as emergency management officials were gearing up for National Preparedness Month, which happens every…
August 28, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe Amazon's drones could deliver pot

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
The mayor’s office enlisted the aid of a task force whose mission it will be to develop a plan for tiny houses on city-owned land for the homeless (or their preferred term, houseless) to call…

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Aug 28, 2014

Sources Say: Mudslinging comes early and often in Oregon races

by Jim Redden
The email campaigns in the Oregon U.S. Senate and governor races have reached a fevered pitch, with more than two months still to go before the Nov. 4 general election. Our inbox is jammed every…
Aug 27, 2014

State edges closer to 'kicker' refund

by Peter Wong
Latest forecast shows little change in economy, revenue The good news about Oregon’s latest economic and revenue forecast, released Wednesday, is that there’s not much new. Money coming into the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland officials say the city is taking a fresh look at possibly allowing the fire bureau to charge to transport people to local hospitals, much like private ambulance services.
Aug 28, 2014

Cha-ching! City sees green in EMS role

by Steve Law
Emergency services would bring in cash; ambulance firms balk When an ambulance responding to a local 911 call drives someone to a hospital emergency room, the company sends a bill for up to…
Aug 28, 2014

Foes of top-two primary organize

by Peter Wong
Coalition unites Democrats, Republicans, some minor parties. Oregon Democrats and Republicans may have little in common, but both major parties are part of a coalition opposed to changing…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Artist's rendering of proposed Headquarters Hotel near Oregon Convention Center.
Aug 27, 2014

Metro asks court to dismiss hotel challenges

by Jim Redden
Metro filed a motion in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to consolidate and dismiss the legal challenges to its proposed headquarters Hotel project. The elected regional government is…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - TriMet will close the MAX platform at the Sunset Transit Center beginning on Sept. 3 to replace failing tiles.
Aug 27, 2014

Busy park-and-ride will stay open during TriMet project

by Jim Redden
TriMet will close the Sunset Transit Center MAX platform station from Wednesday, Sept. 3, to Friday, Sept. 19. The parking garage at the center, 10470 S.W. Barnes Road, will remain open. Shuttle…
Aug 27, 2014

Parties, City Club offer stands on ballot measures

by Peter Wong
Democrats, Republicans agree only on opposition to Measure 90. The nonpartisan City Club of Portland and the Democratic and Republican parties have announced their stances on seven ballot…
Aug 27, 2014

Overcrowded animal shelter seeking public's help

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Animal Shelter is overflowing with animals and urgently seeking the public’s help adopting or fostering animals for a short period of time in their home. As the region’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home early Wednesday morning, causing the roof to collapse.
Aug 27, 2014

Unoccupied home 'heavily damaged' in overnight fire

by Patrick Malee
Fire caused roof to collapse on five-bedroom, 4,000 square foot home A fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home near Pattulo Way and Stafford Road early Wednesday morning, causing heavy…
Aug 27, 2014

Appeals court: Foes of same-sex marriage can't intervene

by Peter Wong
Decision lets stand the end of Oregon's 2004 ban. A federal appeals court has dismissed the last pending defenders of Oregon’s ban against marriage by same-sex couples, a ban struck down by a…
Aug 27, 2014

Family of 4 pulled dead from Hagg Lake

by Nancy Townsley and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Under sunny, summer skies, deserted park yields grim find Four members of a Hillsboro family, spanning three generations, appear to have drowned Monday in Henry Hagg Lake near Gaston. Jova…
Aug 27, 2014

Landmark Anzen store calling it quits

by Jennifer Anderson
Anzen Hiroshi’s, one of Portland’s iconic Japanese import stores, will close Sunday after 109 years of business. More affectionately known simply as Anzen’s, the shop, 736 N.E. Martin Luther…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - An Oregon City fire burned through multiple businesses within a single building Wednesday morning.
Aug 27, 2014

Firefighters injured in Oregon City blaze

by KOIN 6 News
A third-alarm fire raged inside an Oregon City commercial building Wednesday morning and spread to several businesses before a swarm of firefighters were able to bring it under control. More…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Leodan Juarez Belton
Aug 27, 2014

Man held in SE 82 Avenue bike hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
A 49-year-old Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist on Southeast 82nd Avenue just south of King Road. Leodan Juarez Belton is charged…
Photo Credit: JONATHAN HOUSE - Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor Karen Carlin teaches a class in the method to some of the 500 people Clackamas County hopes to train in the next year.
Aug 27, 2014

County aims to demystify mental health response for 500

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Youth Mental Health First Aid trains adults working with middle and high school students to recognize warning signs Quick. What do you do? Your sister is cooking and cuts a deep gouge in her arm…
Aug 27, 2014

Leaders react to economic report

by Peter Wong
Democrats, Republicans differ in assessments. Statements by Oregon legislative leaders on the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast released Wednesday: Gov. John Kitzhaber: "Along with…
Aug 27, 2014

Plumbing work starts home fire

by Jim Redden
A homeowner "sweating" plumbing pipes with heat and solder started his Southwest Portland residence on fire Tuesday evening. Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a house at 1500 S.W. Harrison at…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Jessica Gago
Aug 27, 2014

Boost for Oregon City Main Street promotion

by The Oregon City News
Jessica Gago, with recent experience in producing the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, this month joined the staff of the Main Street Oregon City nonprofit organization as promotions and…
Aug 26, 2014

Judge says county gun rules could apply in city

by Jim Redden
Lawsuit after Reynolds shooting decides reach of ordinance A Multnomah County judge has cleared the way for the district attorney’s office to charge one or more members of Jared Padgett’s family…
Aug 26, 2014

TriMet: WES hits semi-truck but afternoon commute OK

by Jim Redden
TriMet reports that a WES train collided with a semi-truck at the Tonquin Road crossing Tuesday morning. No one was injured but the last two morning WES trips were disrupted. TriMet does not…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sarah Ruth Rascoe
Aug 26, 2014

DUII driver crashes into house

by Jim Redden
A suspected drunk driver crashed into a Northeast Portland house early Tuesday. No one was injured in the crash, which heavily damaged the house and vehicle. Sarah Ruth Rascoe, 33, is charged…
Aug 26, 2014

Merkley gets nurses' endorsement

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator is challenged by GOP doctor. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has the endorsement of the Oregon Nurses Association in his second-term bid against Republican Monica Wehby, a…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Searchers will continue looking for the family of a child who drowned in Hagg Lake on Tuesday.
Aug 26, 2014

Child drowns at Hagg Lake, no sign of family

by KOIN 6 News
Hagg Lake was closed Tuesday as searchers looked for the family of a child believed to have drowned there Monday evening. The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team was expected to join the…
Aug 25, 2014

Citizen review panel split on Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Vote is 11-9 in opposition after intensive study. If the vote by a Citizens’ Initiative Review panel is any indication, the arguments will be robust for and against a proposed Oregon requirement…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF THE OREGON ZOO - Phyllis, a 44-year-old white-cheeked gibbon, rests in a fire-hose hammock at the Oregon Zoo's Red Ape Reserve.
Aug 25, 2014

Firefighters' gift helps aging zoo apes

by Jim Redden
Primates at the Oregon Zoo are now relaxing in hammocks made from about 2,000 feet of decommissioned fire hose donated by the Clackamas Fire District. Primate keepers Colleen Reed and Scott…