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January 27, 2015

Kitzhaber to offer questions, ideas on Measure 91 implementation

by Peter Wong
Letter on recreational marijuana planned for Liquor Control Commission, lawmakers. Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s prepared to release a statement about what he wants the Oregon Liquor Control…
January 27, 2015

Portland fails to make first Google Fiber cut

by Jim Redden
Despite jumping through all the hoops required by Google, Portland is not one of the four cities to get the company's high-speed broadband service next. Google made the announcement on its blog…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mayor Charlie Hales will give his annual State of the City speech on Friday.
January 27, 2015

Portlanders talk, hoping mayor will listen

by Jim Redden
Residents offer topics for Hales' annual State of City speech There are some things we know Mayor Charlie Hales will say when he delivers his State of the City speech this Friday. Hales will…
January 27, 2015

City, short-term rental hosts face off

by Steve Law
Firms balk at new rule requiring names, addresses, permits A showdown is looming between the city of Portland and companies like Airbnb that promote short-term rentals in local residents’ homes.…
January 27, 2015

Fritz seeks more money for infrastructure

by Jim Redden
Street problems won't be resolved, but plan could ease pain After eight months of fruitless debate over a possible new street fee, Commissioner Amanda Fritz has suddenly come up with a plan to…
January 27, 2015

Police say man in N. Kerby Ave. house not a threat

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: SERT, other officers leave after talking with man's family Portland’s Crisis Negotiation Team has left the North Kerby Avenue home after a Tuesday morning incident involving a man who…
January 27, 2015

Timber Joey to kick off Outdoor School for All with giant wood…

by Jennifer Anderson
Metro, other agencies hold round of public meetings to launch effort Outdoor School for All The Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition will launch its Outdoor School for All campaign to the public…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Signs protest home demolitions in Portland.
January 27, 2015

Summit aims to build strong community

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood leaders, activists to discuss array of issues Portlanders are invited to attend a free day-long community summit that will discuss such hot-button issues as racial profiling,…
January 27, 2015

Mark & Dave: Uber provides news fix in street fee's absence

by Mark and Dave
We’re mourning the loss of our favorite subject — the street fee. What will we write about now that it’s been abandoned by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick? Oh yeah, recent…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Activists rallied in the vacant Northeast Portland lot in February 2014 to protest the lack of affordable housing.
January 26, 2015

$ 20 million targeted to fight gentrification in N/NE Portland

by Jim Redden
The City Council will review a $20 million plan to mitigate the impacts of gentrification in North and Northeast Portland on Wednesday. The North/Northeast Neighborhood Housing Strategy was…
January 26, 2015

Pedestrian safety focus of Capitol Highway action

by Pamplin Media Group
Drivers, get ready to hit your brakes. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau will conduct a crosswalk enforcement action from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OCPD - Oregon City police say a 54-year-old woman in a white Ford Explorer was shot during a rolling domestic dispute when she tried to get away from her husband, who was driving a Ford pickup. The woman was treated at OHSU for gunshot wounds. Her husband is also being treated at another hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
January 26, 2015

Rolling domestic disturbance leaves wife, husband wounded

by Pamplin Media Group
A husband-and-wife domestic disturbance rolled through Oregon City streets Monday afternoon, leaving both people with gunshot wounds. Oregon City police said the incident began at about 1:48…
January 26, 2015

Green schools unite; network launches kickoff

by Jennifer Anderson
Eco-School meeting set for Jan. 28 Portland parents wanting to green up their schools are invited to this year's kickoff meeting for the Portland Eco-School Network. The network includes parents…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Miller
January 26, 2015

Oak Grove warned about release of dangerous sex offender

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County warned the community last week that dangerous sex offender Michael W. Miller, 44, is planning to stay at Your Host Motel, 13222 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Unit 7, upon his release…
January 25, 2015

Boy stabbed in Gateway attack

by Jim Redden
A 13-year-old boy was stabbed and seriously injured in Northeast Portland on Sunday. The victim is hospitalized and his name and condition was not immediately released. The suspect is only…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - The Pabst Brewing Company used this image whch looks a lot like the former White Stag sign to promote a music festival last year.
January 25, 2015

Pabst lawsuit back before City Council

by Jim Redden
The City Council is once again scheduled to consider suing the Pabst Brewing Company for copyright infringement involving the landmark "Portland, Oregon" sign at its Wednesday meeting. A…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael Aaron Wyatt Mininger
January 25, 2015

Man charged with Southeast Portland murder

by Jim Redden
A suspect has been indicted in a Jan. 8 killing in Southeast Portland. Michael Aaron Wyatt Mininger, 22, is charged with murder and felon in possession of a firearm. He was arrested on an…
January 25, 2015

Police respond to five shootings Saturday, no injuries or arrests

by Jim Redden
Portland police responded to five shooting incidents on Saturday, including one in the parking garage at the Lloyd Center Mall. There are no reports of anyone injured in the shootings, and no…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - LaMarcus Aldridge warms up before Saturday night's game against the Washington Witzards.
January 24, 2015

Blazers feel 'trickle-down effect' from Aldridge's return vs.…

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge heard a chant that hadn't sounded at Moda Center since last season when he stepped to the free-throw line with 4.1 seconds left in the Trail Blazers' 103-96 victory over…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Frosty the Snowman of Woodlyn at the International Cat Show, Portland
January 24, 2015

Cat Ladies and Gentlemen

by Joseph Gallivan
International Cat Show comes to Portland Cat fans packed the 10th Annual International Cat Show this weekend at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport. Breeds on show included the Lykoi,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN L. HARDEN - An actor on stilts posed as a 9-foot Wookie with passersby just outside the Oregon Convention Center entrance to the Wizard World Comic Con Saturday afternoon.
January 24, 2015

Artists, sci fi fans and alien characters mingle at Portland…

by Kevin L. Harden
Portland artist Randy Emberlin, best known as the artist/inker for Spider-Man, X-Men and Batman, spent most of Saturday afternoon cheerfully selling signed drawings to hundreds of fans who…
Photo Credit: OCPD - Porter
January 23, 2015

OCPD: Wanted shooter escapes quick police response

by The Oregon City News
UPDATE: Suspect turns himself in Friday morning Oregon City police Friday morning were still looking for a suspected shooter who apparently fled out a downstairs side door of the home as…
January 23, 2015

Name released of man who fell from Goat Mountain cliff

by Peggy Savage
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man who fell from a cliff on Goat Mountain Thursday morning as Lance K. Leek, 38, of Beavercreek. According to the medical examiner,…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - A supporter of National School Choice Week in Austin, Texas.
January 23, 2015

School choice becomes rally cry across nation, Portland

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Local groups want more than just traditional schools The public education system is a pillar of American democracy — but questions are rising about the method of delivery. The Cascade Policy…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PPB - Portland police are looking for a Dodge Durango they think might have been driven by car prowlers who hit the Richmond neighborhood during the past few weeks. Neighbors have sounded an alarm about a big spike in the number of vehicle break-ins in the area during the past year.
January 23, 2015

Richmond neighbors say car prowls shatter peace of mind

by Kevin L. Harden
Portland police are looking for two trucks they think might be linked to a rash of late-night vehicle break-ins and car prowls that have hit the Richmond neighborhood hard in the past few…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JENNIFER ANDERSON - Less bread and more broth is the theme at the Jola Cafe.
Jan 23, 2015

B&B Lite: Less bread, more broth

by Jennifer Anderson
NW Portland bakery closes, while SW Portland bone broth bar opens The food scene in Portland is like a big ocean: Tides coming in, tides going out. On the exist list this month is Grand Central…
Jan 23, 2015

County open house looks at Bonny Slope development

by Pamplin Media Group
Washington County will host an open house next week to talk about development of the Bonny Slope West area. The event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Jacob Wismer Elementary School,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHTO - Multnomah County will be hosting their fourth public hearing regarding elecontronic cigarettes on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Jan 27, 2015

County may smoke out e-cig sales to minors

by Jennifer Anderson
Public feedback solicited online, at upcoming forums Have a strong opinion on e-cigarettes? Multnomah County wants to hear from you. County leaders have held three public hearings on the subject…
Jan 23, 2015

Panel recommends state debt limits

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers will set bond ceilings, set projects as part of state budget process A panel has urged Oregon lawmakers to limit new state debt to just slightly more than $1 billion in the next…
Jan 23, 2015

Cop and deputy association launched amid controversies

by Jim Redden
A new coalition of police officers and sheriff's deputies in the Portland area was announced Friday. The Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs is intended to work on policy issues and help…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was injured on this play Monday versus Sacramento.
Jan 22, 2015

Thumbs down on Aldridge status

by Kerry Eggers
Knife this week for All-Star forward; Blazers will be without him for 6-8 weeks The word on LaMarcus Aldridge finally came out Thursday night, an hour before the Trail Blazers took to the Moda…
Jan 22, 2015

Man falls to death off Goat Mountain cliff

by Peggy Savage
A man fell to his death off a 230-foot cliff on Goat Mountain southeast of Colton early Thursday morning. Crews from Molalla Fire District and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office search and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NIKE INC. - Nike's 'Jumpman' image has been used since the mid-1980s on all kinds of athletic apparel. A photographer who took the original 1984 photo of Michael Jordan leaping into the air says Nike infringed on his copyright for the image.
Jan 22, 2015

Lawsuit hits Nike's signature 'Jumpman' image

by Kevin L. Harden
Nike’s signature image — Michael Jordan’s silhouetted “Jumpman” leaping toward a dunk — is under fire in federal court for copyright infringement. Jacobus Rentmeester, a Life Magazine…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard watches as the Boston Celtics pull out a win over the Trail Blazers.
Jan 22, 2015

Lost night for Blazers -- no Aldridge, no Batum, and Celtics win…

by Kerry Eggers
In his 2 1/2 seasons as head coach of the Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts has had plenty of joyous days. Thursday was not one of them. In the afternoon, the Portland coach learned that All-Star…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland is attracting more young adults, but few families with children, than its peers. Portland's median age - and family incomes- are higher than most other large U.S. cities, partly because of the lower number of children in the city.
Jan 22, 2015

So, you think you know Portland? Think again

by Steve Law
Survey of 50 largest cities shows we're older, better paid. Portland is a young city, right? And it’s filled with people making subpar pay. Well, it turns out those and other bits of…
Jan 22, 2015

Mayors: Outside investigations of police shootings

by Jim Redden
The U.S. Conference of Mayors recommended appointing outside investigators to review police shootings on Thursday. Mayor Charlie Hales, who is attending the annual conference in Washington DC,…
Jan 22, 2015

Fritz wants more infrastructure funding

by Jim Redden
Commissioner Amanda Fritz is proposing the City Council increase its commitment to infrastructure maintenance by agreeing to commit half of all year-end balance sand one-time funds to such…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OSU - New Testament scholar Marcus Borg, an OSU professor, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Portland. He was 72.
Jan 22, 2015

Biblical scholar, OSU professor Borg dies

by Pamplin Media Group
Marcus Borg, a New Testament scholar known for his books on the life of Jesus, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, following a battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Borg, a professor emeritus of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Dozens of off-duty taxis packed Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest Uber at a Jan. 13 demonstration. A new Uber survey shows that drivers often use the service to supplement existing income.
Jan 22, 2015

Uber survey: Drivers like being own bosses, earning extra income

by Pamplin Media Group
Uber drivers often turn out to be former taxi drivers who want to be their own bosses, set their own hours, and, supplement existing income, according to a survey released Thursday, Jan. 22, by…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah County Property Manager Mike Crank makes his rounds checking the inner workings of the countys 100-year-old Central Courthouse. An open house for the new courthouse plan is set for Jan. 29.
Jan 22, 2015

Restoring order in the court

by Jennifer Anderson
From the outside, the Multnomah County Courthouse is just another old building in Portland — a little worse for wear, but with enough historical charm in the form of marble, brass and oak to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORT OF PORTLAND  - Pembina hopes to build one of the most expensive projects ever undertaken in Portland along this strip of Port of Portland land in North Portland. At right is West Hayden Island.
Jan 22, 2015

A primer on Pembina terminal project

by Steve Law
Raging Northwest debates over fracking and fossil fuel exports are hitting close to home in Portland, thanks to a Canadian company’s proposed propane-export terminal at the Port of Portland.…
Jan 22, 2015

OLCC pot survey closes, will help guide new rules

by Joseph Gallivan
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s online community survey (http://www.marijuana.oregon.gov) has closed, giving the new pot regulators plenty to think about. The nonscientific survey was…
Jan 22, 2015

Sources Say: Street fee debate, part 2, is just around the corner

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick will face the same challenges if they want to resume the street fee debate after the 2015 Oregon Legislature: what to propose, and whether to…
Jan 22, 2015

Demolition controversy continues

by Jim Redden
Some neighborhood activists have claimed the residential demolition issue is the next street fee. By that they mean a controversy the City Council will have a hard time resolving because it pits…
Jan 21, 2015

Tell Mayor Hales what he should include in city speech

by Pamplin Media Group
Mayor Charlie Hales will deliver his annual State of the City speech Jan. 30 before the City Club of Portland. Traditionally, mayors use the events to recap the previous year and unveil…
Photo Credit: CITY OF MILWAUKIE - Lisa Batey
Jan 21, 2015

Mayoral resignation causes political stir in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
Usually a city’s council president just fills in running meetings when the mayor can’t attend, but when there’s suddenly no mayor, the position takes on an increased level of importance — and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen will not be charged after an investigation by the Woodland, Wash., police department into allegations connected to her personal life.
Jan 21, 2015

North Plains cop won't be charged in Washington state

by Nancy Townsley
A prosecutor in Cowlitz County, Wash., has declined to charge North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen, 37, with any crime after a two-month investigation into allegations of harassment and…
Jan 21, 2015

Portland to crack down on Airbnb hosts who fail to get permits

by Steve Law
Portland is cracking down on several hundred people who are offering their homes for short-term rentals but failing to get city permits or pay lodging taxes. The city’s new stance could threaten…
Jon Bishop Jones
Jan 21, 2015

Corbett man held in hit-and-run that injured woman in NE Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
A 46-year-old Corbett man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 16 hit-and-run that seriously injured a 56-year-old Portland woman at Northeast 57th Avenue and Prescott Street. Jon…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GREG MUHR/PFR - Portland firefighters battled the five-alarm early morning fire in August 2013 that destroyed the 46-apartment building under construction on Northeast Monroe Street.
Jan 21, 2015

FBI offers reward in 2013 arson fire

by Pamplin Media Group
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who set an arson fire in August 2013 that destroyed a 46-unit apartment building under…