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CASEY
May 29, 2017

Pressure of No. 1 seed not likely to affect OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers hope to be healthy for Friday's late-night NCAA regional game/KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Moretti, executive director of Restore Oregon (left) opposes a bill to create more housing in single-family neighborhoods introduced by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek of Portland.
May 30, 2017

Hearing on housing density bill raises hackles

by Jim Redden
Oregon House Speaker claims historic districts rooted in racism, bill's opponents cry foul
May 30, 2017

OHSU whistleblower: They were trying to pin this on me

by Nick Budnick
OHSU initially linked wrong oral surgeon to patient's death, sparking pushback that contribured to lawsuit


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - David Lambert has since moved to North Carolina after the experience that could have ended his career at OHSU.
May 30, 2017

Whisteblower: They were trying to pin this on me

by Nick Budnick
Oregon Health & Sciences University initially linked wrong oral surgeon to patient's death
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mike and Mike -- Barrett (left), Rice (right) -- were replaced as the Trail Blazers TV announcing team before the 2016-17 NBA season. Barrett, who admits that was painful, is listening to other job offers.
May 30, 2017

Mike Barrett’s year away from the game

by Kerry Eggers
He's not bitter about losing Trail Blazers' play-by-play job, expects to stay in Portland/KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
May 30, 2017

City Hall Watch: Vanport Day of Remembrance declared May 30

by Jim Redden
Plus, police reassure Portlanders after Manchester terrorism attack and City Council steps up enforcement on short-term rental regulations
May 30, 2017

TriMet passes budget amid protests

by Jim Redden
Board defends spending after objections raised over proposed transit police precinct
KOIN 6 NEWS - Mayor Ted wheeler spoke at a Monday press conference outside City Hall.
May 30, 2017

Wheeler wants far-right Saturday rally canceled

by KOIN 6 News
Portland mayor asks federal government to pull permit it has already issued for June 4 event at Terry Schrunk Plaza
PRESIDENT TRUMP
May 29, 2017

Trump tweets that Friday MAX attack was 'unacceptable'

by KOIN 6 News
It was the first condemnation from the president four days after the Portland attack.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Trolley motorman Neil Berlin served as the tour guide for Saturday's first trip of the summer season, providing facts, figures and insights into the history and inner workings of the Willamette Shore Trolley.
May 29, 2017

All aboard the Willamette Shore Trolley!

by Anthony Macuk
First trip of the summer season departed last week from an upgraded and repainted station depot
PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - Local artist Rip Caswell donated his services for this sculpture of a police dog at attention guarding a fallen officer at a new Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza.
May 29, 2017

Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza recognizes incredible sacrifice

by Raymond Rendleman
A new plaza near Clackamas Town Center honors seven law enforcement officers and deputies killed in the line of duty in Clackamas County
PETERSON
May 28, 2017

Lake Oswego's Lynn Peterson to run for Metro president

by Pamplin Media Group
Former city councilor and longtime transportation administrator would replace Tom Hughes, who is prohibited by Metro's charter from running again
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Washington County Sheriff's deputies found this truck on its side when they respponded to a creash report.
May 28, 2017

DUII driver arrested after crashing neat apartments and fleeing scene

by Jim Redden
No one was hurt in the crash, although a passenger had to be exrtacted from the vehicle
TIMES PHOTO: DANA HAYNES - An estimated 500 people crowded into the Muslim Educational Trust Center in Tigard on Saturday to celebrate the first night of Ramadan, but also to hold a vigil following a fatal attack on a MAX train.
May 27, 2017

Hundreds gather at Muslim Center in wake of deadly train attack

by Dana Haynes
A vigil coincided with the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, the 'month of mercy' in the Islamic calendar.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - Author Brian Doyle was a beloved member of the Lake Oswego community. His novel 'Mink River' was the selected title for the Lake Oswego Reads program in 2012.
May 27, 2017

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle dies

by Gary M. Stein
Beloved writer succumbs at 60 to complications related to a brain tumor
May 27, 2017

Community leaders condemn racist attack on MAX train

by Jim Redden
Leader from both political parties and different religious organizations all voice shock that those coming to the aid of Muslim girls would be killed and injured
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Christian gave a Nazi salute at the 'March for Free Speech' on April 29.
May 27, 2017

Three stabbed on MAX station by man shouting anti-Muslim, racist slurs; two have died

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Mayor Ted Wheeler issues statement deploring attack and calling victims 'heroes.'Suspect spotted at right-wing march in April.
PROF. NOELWAH NETUSIL OF REED COLLEGE - An undated photo of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche by Prof. Noelwah Netusil of Reed College
May 27, 2017

Victims stabbed by white extremist on MAX train identified

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, died after attack. 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher still being treated.
May 26, 2017

Wyden tells students about importance of Medicare, politics to their futures

by Peter Wong
Audience at Gladstone High School is divided almost equally between young, adults, as Oregon Democrat fields a range of questions.
The new official Molalla High School emblem.
May 26, 2017

New Molalla High School mascot imagery unveiled Friday for students

by Peggy Savage
Molalla is the only high school in the State of Oregon that was granted the privilege of keeping its name. MHS teams will still be known as 'The Molalla Indians.'
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Hillsboro's SolarWorld facility expects to lay off as many as 700 people and close its manufacturing plant in July, the company announced this week.
May 26, 2017

SolarWorld to lay off between 500 and 711 employees, could close Hillsboro facility

by Geoff Pursinger
The layoffs include hundreds of factory workers, as well as high-level directors and managers.
RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Tom Brenneke at the corner lot formerly owned by Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard in downtown Milwaukie. Bernard's Garage is now closed, and a five-story building will be replacing it and other nearby buildings.
May 26, 2017

Developer Tom Brenneke heralds vibrant downtown Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
President of Guardian Real Estate Services paid Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard $1.8 million for more than half-an-acre at Bernard's Garage
MILWAUKIE - Mark Gamba
May 26, 2017

Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba seeks to control escalating rents

by Raymond Rendleman
On April 4, the Oregon House of Representatives passed HB2004, 32-to-27 to lift the statewide ban on rent control
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State crews must climb for nearly 20 minutes through an archway to raise and lower flags atop the Fremont Bridge. ODOT reported that concerns about asbestos will prevent workers from lowering flags for the Memorial Day holiday.
May 26, 2017

Concern about asbestos prevents state crews from lowering Fremont Bridge flags

by Pamplin Media Group
Asbestos from a May 14 warehouse fire may have leached into the archway when a plume of smoke from the fire engulfed the bridge.
Shasta Kearns Moore's story about Blue's controversial treatment.
May 26, 2017

Tribune reporters earn honors in SPJ's NW contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Shasta Kearns Moore and Peter Korn receive 'runner up' awards for stories about health and 'zombie' houses.

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Happy Valley Cub Scout Isaac Lee plants an American flag at a veteran's grave site Thursday during the Boy Scouts Cascade Pacific Council's annual flag placement ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery in southeast Portland.
May 26, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Boy Scouts hold annual Memorial Day flag placement

by Pamplin Media Group
Hundreds of scouts plant flags at grave sites in Willamette National Cemetery
May 26, 2017

Man injured when struck by vehicle on N. Interstate Ave.

by Pamplin Media Group
The crash happened at about 11:13 a.m., May 26. The driver cooperated with investigators.
May 26, 2017

No new services proposed in Clackamas budget

by Peter Wong
Administrator notes rising personnel costs, slower property tax growth in a spending plan that will undergo review starting Tuesday
COURTESY OF LENORA HOUSER - Larry Dean Black was 52 when he reported to Oregon Health & Sciences University to have 12 teeth extracted. Now the dentistry board is faulting OHSU's oral surgery chair for 'unacceptable patient care' in the wake of his death.
May 25, 2017

OHSU whistleblower: There was no reason patient needed to die

by Nick Budnick
Lawsuit claims OHSU breached patient care standards and tried to shift the blame for a preventable death
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAMIE VALDEZ - Construction workers prepare to paint lanes at the Grant outdoor pool. Improvements to the pool are included in the parks replacement bond.
May 25, 2017

City working to put more parks bond money in play

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Boom times making it harder to get contractors bidding on bond-funded maintenance projects
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - At kast year's Multnomah Days parade, community members march in protest of proposed density increases in their neighborhood.
May 25, 2017

Residents challenge missing-middle plan

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood group objects to rezoning, lack of public input in update of state-required Comprehensive Plan approved last year by City Council
EO MEDIA GROUP - Malheur County farmer Jerry Erstrom points out a genetically engineered creeping bentgrass plant June 14, 2016, on an irrigation ditch bank near Ontario, Ore. The grass, which was genetically modified by Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to resist the Roundup weed killer, escaped from field trials in 2003 and has taken root in Malheur and Jefferson counties in Oregon and part of Canyon County in Idaho. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill imposing legal liability on biotech patent holders for unwanted presence of genetically engineered crops.
May 25, 2017

Critics claim liability bill would banish GMOs from Oregon

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Under House Bill 2739, biotech patent holders would be liable for triple the economic damages caused by the unwanted GMOs.
PHOTO COURTESY OF AIRBNB - Airbnb's search map shows a handful of the platform's listed hosts in Lake Oswego. According to data provided to the City, there are more than 70 hosts currently operating in the area.
May 25, 2017

Will Lake Oswego find a home for short-term rentals?

by Anthony Macuk
A rise in the number of under-the-table 'hosts' prompts City officials to look at rules for services like Airbnb
JONATHAN HOUSE - Market of Choice employees prepare for their May 25 store opening.
May 25, 2017

Market of Choice brings abundant choices and unique shopping…

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland's newest grocery story is open at 10th & SE Belmont
May 25, 2017

Portland Public Schools restores funding for libraries

by Beth Slovic
District officials say they want libraries to remain open full-time.
May 25, 2017

Sources Say: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

by Jim Redden
Also, Oregon U.S. Senator satisfied with special counsel appointment and protesters' attempt to justify themselves fall flat
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - A small group marched downtown to protest gentrification and the displacement of families.
May 24, 2017

Activist group shames landlord who hiked rent of 18 Northeast…

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Many used city's relocation ordinance as cushion in finding a new home.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Shiloh Phelps, Bodhi's mother, prepares to release red heart-shaped balloons in honor of 240 Oregonians who died because of police violence.
May 24, 2017

Friends, family gather one year after fatal police shooting

by Zane Sparling
Main City Park event honors Bodhi Phelps with balloons, memories.
TRIBUNE IMAGE - One of the four story packages written by Paul Koberstein on Precision Castparts.
May 24, 2017

Tribune series on Precision Castparts wins prestigious award

by Steve Law
Freelancer Paul Koberstein wins Bruce Baer Special Recognition honor for coverage of metals maker's pollution issues
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland in 2016
May 24, 2017

House votes to join National Popular Vote

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The movement has intensified since President Donald Trump's election in November.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS - Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem
May 24, 2017

House approves ballot measure for state executive impeachment…

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The proposal first took shape in 2015 when Oregon was rocked by the Gov. John Kitzhaber influence-peddling scandal.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY - Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson
May 24, 2017

County's needle drop box 'Healthy Streets' program to expand

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Program gets $30k expansion in Multnomah County budget adopted May 25. Commissioner aimed to address livability concerns in Portland neighborhoods.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - TriMet's new Transit Police Central Precinct will replace this one in Old Town/Chinatown/
May 24, 2017

TriMet approves budget with funds for controversial new Transit…

by Jim Redden
Board of directors rejects argument that Transit Police unfairly target minority and low-income riders for fare enforcement
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Joshua Webb
May 24, 2017

Joshua Webb indicted for murder of mother in Colton, attempted…

by Emily Lindstrand
Webb appeared in the Clackamas County courthouse by video on Tuesday, May 23. A trial is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 13.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - An 'assist crane' holds up the counter-jib of the Wizer Block's 212-foot-tall tower crane while crews work to disconnect it Tuesday. The vertical tower and its cab were the last pieces to be removed.
May 24, 2017

WHAT GOES UP...

by Anthony Macuk
With the vertical stage of construction all but done, crews remove the tallest of two Wizer Block cranes in downtown Lake Oswego
May 24, 2017

Man wounded in early morning shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Police said the shooting apparently happened after an argument. No suspect has been identified.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High pitcher Kenji Lamdin reacts after the final out in Wednesday's 5-1 home victory over Wilson in the second round of the OSAA baseball playoffs.
May 23, 2017

PREP SLIDESHOW: Generals march on

by Portland Tribune
Grant eliminates PIL rival Wilson, 5-1, in OSAA baseball second round
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Lake Oswego's compost is taken to specialized facilities that can break it down and turn it into healthy fertilizer.
May 24, 2017

DEQ grant will help promote residential composting in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Former Timbers player Nat Borchers will serve as a 'composting celebrity' in four educational videos
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - Corbett Grade School in Corbett, Oregon on April 23, 2014.
May 23, 2017

Corbett mom claims teacher plotted to adopt her transgender son

by Teresa Carson
Lawsuit targets superintendent, other employees with charges they interfered in mom's parental rights
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - The new St. Francis Park Apartments occupy a full block on Southeast Stark Street between 11th and 12th avenues.
May 23, 2017

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMES TO FRUITION

by Jim Redden
St. Francis Park Apartments set to open after long, complex development process as City Council considers other options