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Beaverton Farmers Market incubates small businesses

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FILE PHOTO - Oregon City's Municipal Elevator gets people from downtown's Seventh Street to the McLoughlin Historic District neighborhood 100 feet above.
May 04, 2015

Woman dies after 100-foot fall off Oregon City bluff

by The Oregon City News
A 33-year-old Oregon City woman identified as Sarah Kaye Crunelle was found deceased on Highway 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) just after midnight on Saturday, May 2. Her husband was with her at the…
May 04, 2015

City to kick off National Bike Month

by Jennifer Anderson
Tuesday breakfast and fix-it fair set for City Hall The city is going all out for National Bike Month in May. Mayor Charlie Hales is proclaiming May 10-16 as Active Transportation Week, citing…
May 04, 2015

Hales to release proposed budget Tuesday

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales will release his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday. It will first be released at a press conference that begins at 9:30 a.m. at the East Portland…
May 03, 2015

Man pulled from Willamette River

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue used one of its small boats to rescue a man in his 20's from the Willamette River early Sunday. The name and condition of the man was not immediately released. According…
COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The Multnomah County Sheriff's OfficeSearch and Rescue unit rescued two lost hikers early Sunday.
May 03, 2015

Lost hikers rescued in gorge

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office rescued two hikers lost near Multnomah Fall early Sunday. The office's Search and Rescue units brought Cody Turpin, 25, of Portland, and Daniell Pierce, 20,…
May 03, 2015

Man wounded in East Portland gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in East Portland that left a 25-year-old man hospitalized Sunday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The…
COURTESTY KOIN 6 NEWS - Crews responded to to repair a large hole in a westbound lane of I-84 near Troutdale.
May 03, 2015

Part of westbound I-84 closed in Troutdale

by Jim Redden
The right lane of westbound I-84 in Troutdale was closed Sunday for emergency repairs. It is not expected to open until Tuesday. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the lane…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Richard Gehr
May 03, 2015

Missing 85-year-old found safe

by Jim Redden
A missing 85-year-old man was found safe in Portland Sunday. Richard Gehr lives in a Washington County care facility. He was last seen in the area of Southwest Columbia and 5th Avenue in…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - From left: Dajuan Travonte Shakier, Ismail Sharif Abdullahi and Robert Jermaine Richardson Jr.
May 03, 2015

Three arrested on weapon and drug charges

by Jim Redden
Police responding to the report of gunshots in Southeast Portland arrested three men on weapon and drug charges early Saturday. Robert Jermaine Richardson Jr., 20, is charged with Possession of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - From left, seated; Ben Miners, Sanef; Robert Siegel, Verizon Telematics; Nate Bryer, Azuga. Their companies were chosen to be vendors for Oregon's new road usage charge program, which starts July 1.
May 02, 2015

Firms ready for ODOT's road usage fee test

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Three private vendors have been chosen by the Oregon Department of Transportation to manage accounts and collect fees in the nation’s first real test of a road usage charge based on mileage…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Decisions have to be made about and by various members of the 2014-15 Trail Blazers, including center Robin Lopez.
May 02, 2015

Here's what Olshey, Blazers have to do this offseason

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard is getting married in Portland. Chris Kaman is going shooting and boating in Michigan. Robin Lopez will vacation in Prague. Wesley Matthews will rehab, rehab, rehab, wherever he…
May 01, 2015

Firefighters retrieve body after Rocky Butte fall

by Pamplin Media Group
A person died Friday afternoon in a fall from Rocky Butte in Northeast Portland. Portland firefighters were called at about 4 p.m. May 1 after a person fell about 150 feet. A high-angle rescue…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon's Liquor Control Commission has named 15 people to help the agency write administrative rules for the recreational marijuana program that begins July 1.
May 01, 2015

OLCC names committee to write state's pot rules

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission has named people to a committee that will help develop administrative rules for the state’s new recreational marijuana law. OLCC officials named 15 members to…
COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - The horses of the Portland Police Bueau's Mounted PAtrol Unit are now commuting to work from Lake Oswego.
May 01, 2015

Police horses commuting to work from Lake Oswego

by Jim Redden
Search is on for new permanent home The Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Unit has moved out of Centennial Mills and it isn't coming back. The horses are being temporarily boarded at a ranch…
May 01, 2015

Gang shooting wounds man in SE Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
A 41-year-old man was wounded late Thursday night in what police say was a gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland. Police said Anthony Antonio Burns suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Public Health Division says a 2013 law could be the reason 17 percent fewer parents are seeking exemptions to the state's school immunization rules.
May 01, 2015

State says new law leads to drop in school vaccination exemptions

by Pamplin Media Group
The number of parents and others seeking nonmedical exemptions to Oregon’s school immunization rules dropped by about 17 percent this year, according to a new report by the Oregon Public Health…
COURTESY OF ANNA REED/STATESMAN-JOURNAL - Whitney P. Boise, left, a lawyer for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes, listens to Charles Hinkle, a lawyer for The Oregonian, during a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court Friday, May 1, that focused on whether Hayes' emails should be made public.
May 01, 2015

Attorneys spar on whether Hayes emails should be public

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Lawyers for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian newspaper wrestled Friday afternoon in court to determine whether the state should release Hayes’ emails to the public. Marion…
May 01, 2015

Deputies recover body from Columbia River

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County River Patrol deputies recovered a man’s body from the Columbia River Friday afternoon. A fisherman discovered the body at about 5 p.m. May 1, near the 42nd Avenue boat ramp.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Marcus Mariota is the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.
April 30, 2015

Winston goes No. 1 overall, Mariota No. 2 to Tennessee; Armstead…

by Portland Tribune
The Tennessee Titans made it a memorable day Thursday for former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, making him the No. 2 pick of the NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State QB…
April 30, 2015

New park opens in Cully neighborhood

by Jennifer Anderson
Khunamokwst Park (Chinook for 'together') sets grand opening May 16 Portland’s newest park opened Friday in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood. Khunamokwst Park — at Northeast 52nd Avenue…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Greg Denton and Justin Woodward are humbled by their accolades and say a win would be further validation for their endeavors and for Portland.
April 30, 2015

Chefs savor the moment

by Jennifer Anderson
Ox, Castagna chefs in running for James Beard Best Chef NW Last weekend, Greg Denton found himself on the floor of his restaurant’s bathroom, struggling to fix part of the plumbing that broke…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown and lawmakers are looking for solutions after the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the Legislature's 'grand bargain' on PERS.
April 30, 2015

Can PERS 'grand bargain' be salvaged?

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers, governor wrestle with solutions after court strikes down retroactive changes Although all the implications have yet to emerge from Thursday’s decision by the Oregon Supreme Court on…
April 30, 2015

Portland's budget flush with additional $49 million to spend

by Jim Redden
The city of Portland will have at least $49 million more to spend in next year's budget, according to the most recent budget estimates. The increases include an additional $13.1 million in…
COURTESY OF DREAMSTIME - Oregon's Supreme Court has altered the way PERS changes can be made.
April 29, 2015

Court rejects retroactive adjustments to PERS

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: Justices say retirees have 'contractual right' to COLA benefits Oregon's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment for public retirees cannot be changed…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm has raised more than $83,000 in her bid for a Portland Public Schools board seat.
April 30, 2015

Campaign funds top $ 200,000 in Portland Public Schools election

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Ballots hit mailboxes soon and the 11 candidates for school board are in the home stretch of what promises to be one of the most expensive races in Portland Public Schools board history. Amy…

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE: TROY WAYRYNEN - Protesters hold up traffic as they march against traffic on Dec. 3, 2014, in Portland. Protesters were marching to bring awareness to the public against police brutality.
Apr 30, 2015

Race relations a problem, but let's not talk about it

by Jim Redden
Oregonians embrace diversity, but bias still exists, poll finds Recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans in other states have helped make race the hottest issue in America today. A…
Apr 30, 2015

A curb for campaign cash

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Governor supports effort for campaign finance reform SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown was first in line last Tuesday to testify in support of legislation to cap campaign contributions, which she pushed…
Apr 30, 2015

Sources Say: Influence-peddling probe: scandal or soap opera?

by Jim Redden
It’s unclear what the resignation of Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall will mean to the federal influence-peddling investigation into former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes.…
Cylvia Hayes
May 01, 2015

Capital Chatter: Will Hayes appear at hearing concerning her…

by Joe Beach
• Media hoping to catch a glimpse of former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and perhaps hear her speak plan to attend a court hearing at 2 p.m. today at Marion County Circuit Court in Salem. The…
Apr 29, 2015

Season-ending blues for Blazers in Memphis

by Portland Tribune
GRIZZLIES END PORTLAND'S SEASON MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis found a way to win with a depleted backcourt Wednesday, and the Grizzlies ended the Trail Blazers season with a 99-93 victory at FedEx…
COURTESY OF RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO - Old Town homeless 'rest area' Right 2 Dream Too could move to the Central Eastside area after Portland officials purchase a lot near Southeast Third Avenue and Harrison Street.
Apr 29, 2015

City closes in on new site for Right 2 Dream Too camp

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland city officials are negotiating to buy a new site for the Right 2 Dream Too homeless “rest area.” Mayor Charlie Hales’ office reported Wednesday that the city hoped to purchase a…
Apr 29, 2015

'Ban the box' legislation gets House OK

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
The Oregon House has advanced legislation to ban employers to ask about criminal convictions on their initial job applications. The 33-27 vote Wednesday, largely on party lines and taken after a…
Apr 29, 2015

Facing recall, Riley apologizes for slavery law remark

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Republicans call for censure; YouTube video captures comment State Sen. Chuck Riley apologized Wednesday for a Hillsboro town-hall remark that suggested he supported slavery. “I made a statement…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A legislative committee could send a measure that alters the state's medical marijuana program to a House vote next week.
Apr 29, 2015

Committee vote could limit medical pot program

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Lawmakers moved a step closer Wednesday night to tightening regulations on Oregon’s medical marijuana program, despite vocal opposition from some people in the medical pot industry. The…
Apr 29, 2015

Obama in Portland for May 7 fundraiser

by Pamplin Media Group
President Barack Obama will be in Portland Thursday, May 7, to raise funds for Democratic candidates. The fundraiser will be at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., according to the…
Apr 28, 2015

UPDATE: State ethics commission dismisses complaint against…

by Patrick Malee
State finds mayoral candidate did not use Planning Commision seat to benefit his business The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint filed this week against City…
Apr 28, 2015

Health Co-op says laptop with sensitive information was stolen

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon Health Co-op of Portland warned its members on Tuesday that a company laptop with member and dependent information was stolen early this month. Co-op officials said the laptop was taken…
COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland firefighters used a backboard, ropes and pulleys to hoist an injured city worker from a 12-foot-deep trench at a porject on North Albina Street Tuesday afternoon.
Apr 28, 2015

Firefighters rescue worker who fell into trench

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters hoisted an injured city worker from a 12-foot-deep trench Tuesday afternoon, after he fell from a large city truck into the hole. The worker was taken to Legacy Emanuel…
COURTESY OF AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND/PHOTO BY JOE LIEBEZEIT - The fate of thousands of cormorants and other birds at East Sand Island is up to the courts. Conservation advocates have filed an injunction to stop the planned killing.
Apr 28, 2015

Suit filed to block cormorant culling

by Jennifer Anderson
Birds not to blame for Columbia salmon decline, plaintiffs say Five conservation and animal welfare organizations have taken legal action to stop the planned killing of 10,000 double-crested…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Lexus owner Amy Hall can now operate legally in the Portland as well as the suburbs where she has been an UberX driver since January 2015.
Apr 24, 2015

Uber and Lyft finally legal in Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
Transportation Network Companies get back in business in the Rose City Friday Uber and Lyft launched officially in Portland Friday at 2 pm. The companies were given the all-clear to operate in…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Bryan Allan harvests winter vegetables at Zenger Farms. Tax relief for urban farmers has made progress, but issues still exist.
Apr 28, 2015

Questions persist about tax incentives for urban farmland

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers still must resolve conflict over growth boundaries SALEM — Legislation providing tax relief for urban farmers has progressed in the Oregon House, but concerns about unintended land-use…
Apr 28, 2015

Police calm screaming man in SW Morrison St. apartment

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police successfully talked a man suffering a possible mental health crisis in a downtown apartment building into surrendering Tuesday afternoon. Police said the man has been seen…
PHOTO BY  - Kari Schlosshauer, a BikeLoud PDX member and Clinton Street neighbor, bikes with her two kids (one pictured here) every day. Shes hoping Bike to Shop and other events will make the neighborhood greenway safer.
Apr 28, 2015

Activists aim to 'bike loud' for safer greenway routes

by Jennifer Anderson
Five days a week, Kari Schlosshauer loads her 5-year-old and 3-year-old into their bike trailer and hauls them to preschool, about 12 blocks away. Then she and her husband, who shares drop-off…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Two former employees are suing Legacy Health and Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center for what they said were violations of the state's whistleblower protection law.
Apr 28, 2015

Legacy Health whistleblowers sue company for retaliation

by Pamplin Media Group
Two former Legacy Health employees who say they lost their jobs after blowing the whistle on irregularities in the Northwest medical group’s body donation program are suing the hospital company…
COURTESY: LEAH NASH FOR INVESTIGATEWEST - Justin Buri at his home in the St. Johns neighborhood on a recent April evening. Buri has seen firsthand the pressures of a changing housing market at his job with the Community Alliance of Tenants.
Apr 28, 2015

Flips, remodels, redevelopment and new rentals alter market

by Lee van der Voo and James Gordon/Investigate West
Cash-rich investors edge out traditional new homeowners SECOND IN A SERIES The developing story of the Portland real estate market shows that when buying a home, nothing beats cold, hard cash.…
COURTESY VILANDRE FAMILY/SAMANTHA SHANNON PHOTOGRAPHY - Energy and other upgrades improved the air quality in the Vilandres home and improved their health. Pictured are wife Jacki, husband Vance, son Joseph and daughter Sophie.
Apr 28, 2015

Clean Energy Works will expand to indoor air health

by Jim Redden
Nonprofit to offer home air quality inspections With some Oregon energy efficiency incentives ending on April 30, homeowners may be discouraged from having their houses evaluated for potential…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: ROBERT JOHNSON - New single family homes are getting increasingly expensive in Portland, and even city planners are saying buyers may have to look outside the city for affordable options in the future.
Apr 28, 2015

Where is the affordable housing?

by Jim Redden
Planners fear costs will climb so high that many can't live here Housing affordability in Portland is becoming an issue as the update of the comprehensive land-use plan moves forward. The update…
Apr 28, 2015

Bill outlines rules for police body cameras

by Peter Wong
Videos of public interest may be seen if faces edited out A negotiated bill will set the rules for how police may use body cameras to record their interactions with the public. Under the bill,…
Apr 28, 2015

Mark & Dave: Oregon, Shatner share pipe dreams

by MarkandDave
William Shatner ripped off Mark & Dave with his water pipeline idea from the Northwest to drought-ravaged SoCal. We’ve been talking about it on the show for weeks. If we play our cards right,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - On Monday, April 20, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof told his audience of mostly Oregon Health & Science University students and staff that scientific studies - much like those used in medicine - are now being used to test social programs.
Apr 28, 2015

Use evidence to fight poverty, Kristof says

by Shasta Kearns Moore
NYT columnist urges state to take lead on solving social ills The answer to global poverty might be closer and easier than you think. That was the message from Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times…