Roosevelt's last game on the block

Roosevelt's last game on the block

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PAM exhibit traces Roman fashion from palazzo to outlet mall

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Letter outlined legal case against Hayes and Kitzhaber

Letter outlined legal case against Hayes and Kitzhaber

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Courtney: Lawmakers should vote on school aid now

Courtney: Lawmakers should vote on school aid now

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West Linn mourns the deaths of two WLHS students

West Linn mourns the deaths of two WLHS students

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February 26, 2015

Park Avenue murder suspect arrested

by Raymond Rendleman
Deputies have arrested Zachary Michael Hughes for the Jan. 22 shooting of Scott L. Firkus on Southeast 20th Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas County near the intersection of Park Avenue and…
February 26, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Peter Wong
She's still considering ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions. Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to make her mark on economic development in Oregon’s rural…
February 26, 2015

Body discovered on east bank of Willamette near esplande

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday morning under a drain pipe on the east bank of the Willamette River. Police have not identified the man.…
February 26, 2015

Cities still seek property tax changes

by Peter Wong
They press their case with lawmakers; voter approval also required to alter 1990s limits. City officials will continue to press for what they say are long overdue changes in Oregon’s tight…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: JOSHUA BESSEX/THE DAILY ASTORIAN - Ships waiting to be unloaded have backup up in the Columbia River because of the long running labor-management dispute at the Port of Portland.
February 26, 2015

Despite labor deal, port slowdown continues

by Jim Redden
Terminal operator's dispute with union threatens economy Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is facing the first crisis of her new administration — the ongoing labor dispute at the Port of Portland. Friction…
February 26, 2015

Audit: Keep spending levy money wisely

by Jim Redden
Analysis says good job so far but suggests more oversight, input The voter-approved Portland Children’s Levy is living up to its goals of providing millions of dollars to proven programs that…
SOURCES SAY
February 26, 2015

Questions multiply over gray areas in Hayes' green work

by Jim Redden
Conservative publications are seizing on Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation as proof of a vast green energy conspiracy. But even Politico, a liberal political website, published a Feb. 18…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wesley Matthews scores on a breakaway dunk as the Trail Blazers defeat the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at Moda Center.
February 25, 2015

Behind Matthews, Blazers steamroll Spurs

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge emerged from the shower and headed toward his stall in the Trail Blazers' Moda Center locker room Wednesday night, stopping to gaze at media surrounding his teammate. "Wes-ley…
February 25, 2015

Portland police to rejoin FBI task force on terrorism

by Steve Law
The Portland City Council, despite strong concerns about potential civil liberties violations, formally agreed Wednesday to have the Portland Police Bureau resume working with the FBI Joint…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Quintrell Shaimon Holiman
February 25, 2015

Police identify suspect, officers in Southeast Portland shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the suspect who they say killed himself after shooting at an officer in Southeast Portland early Wednesday. The officers involved in the shooting who have been placed on…
February 25, 2015

USDA taps Portland for farm-to-table access ideas

by Jennifer Anderson
One of Portland's foodie hotspots will be the site of a federal roundtable discussion on Thursday. John Gorham, owner of Tasty n' Sons, on North Williams Ave., will play host to visiting U.S.…
February 25, 2015

City gets two new Street Seats applications, 13 renewals

by Jennifer Anderson
The city's Street Seats program has attracted just two new applicants this time around, despite recent efforts to encourage more interest. Bamboo Izakaya on Northeast Alberta Street and Bunk…
February 25, 2015

County sets public budget forums

by Jennifer Anderson
Want to have a say in how Multnomah County spends its $1.6 billion budget? County leaders will take public comment on the budget at two upcoming sessions in March. County department leaders…
February 25, 2015

Final e-cig vote planned, on heels of city parks smoking ban

by Jennifer Anderson
Public health advocates are cheering two new measures that will help keep clear the smoke from the air. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is set to take a final vote March 5 on a…
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February 25, 2015

Driver held in NE Columbia Blvd. collision that killed man

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police say a 25-year-old man arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon’s collision on Northeast Columbia Boulevard that killed a man may have been intoxicated at the time of the…
February 25, 2015

Clackamas Fire District seeks voter approval of $29M bond

by Raymond Rendleman
Board says medics, firefighters need better equipment - One of the largest fire districts in Oregon is asking the typical $300,000 homeowner for $30 a year, or $2.50 a month, to improve local…
February 25, 2015

Police: Suspect shoots at officer, kills self

by Pamplin Media Group
No Portland police hurt in overnight incident A suspect who fired shots at a Portland police officer was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the backyard of a Southeast…
February 25, 2015

PPS deploys $ 7.5M in fast cash this spring

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Fears of state budget kept the board from spending more The Portland Public Schools district has some walking around money this spring after the board unanimously authorized the superintendent…
February 26, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers on leave after initiation…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal calls possible hazing activities "troubling" An initiation into a Wilson High School class has left three teachers on paid administrative leave while Portland Public Schools…
February 25, 2015

Voices weigh in on paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Portland, Eugene have requirement; lawmakers consider making it a statewide policy. Jim Houser says he has offered paid sick leave to employees at his Portland auto repair business for 32 years…
February 25, 2015

Portland Streetcar ready for expansion in September

by Steve Law
The Portland Streetcar system will expand in September, with more cars, more operating money and more miles of track. Starting Sept. 12, when the Tilikum Crossing bridge formally opens, Portland…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - DHMS latest survey revealed that Oregonians have a strong love for their home state, and therefore, the environment. Oregonians are more likely than Americans as a whole to believe the Earth is warming and its due to human-caused activity. However, there still is a lot of skepticism about climate change here - especially among Republicans.
February 24, 2015

Slim majority backs carbon-fuel tax

by Steve Law
Poll: Dems, GOP differ sharply on cause of warming A majority of Oregonians say they’d support a tax on carbon-based fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s not a strong enough…
February 24, 2015

Mark & Dave: Fans flock for piece of PDX magic carpet

by Mark&Dave
There’s a little bit of hoarder in all of us. So we’re not surprised that 32 vendors bid for the remains of the PDX carpet being torn out at the airport and replaced with a newer, more modern…
February 24, 2015

Anti-hunger advocates seek wide-ranging actions

by Peter Wong
They urge state support for low-income families moving toward self-sufficiency. Advocates against hunger in Oregon want to seek other changes to provide greater state support and lead to…

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Feb 24, 2015

Share your thoughts with the city on Uber, Lyft, and city taxi…

by Steve Law
Have a gripe about taxi service in Portland? Excited — or worried — about a new generation of DIY taxi services such as Uber and Lyft? The city of Portland wants to hear your thoughts. Portland…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Bureau of Environmental Services property manager Eli Callison turns on the lights in bureau-owned warehouse that sits at Terminal 1 in Northwest Portland. The bureau is hoping to sell the 18-acre industrial site
Feb 24, 2015

For Sale: surplus property

by Jim Redden
Portland has begun to prepare 24 properties for sale, which could generate millions of dollars Two Portland bureaus are preparing to dispose of dozens of pieces of property they no longer need.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - An independent investigation into cost overruns at the $11.4 million Bureau of Environmental Services office building includes 11 recommendations to make sure it doesn't happen again.  The new $11.5 million office building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant was a showcase for the Bureau of Environmental Services, but its cost increases raised questions about the citys construction process.,
Feb 24, 2015

Report urges closer look at future BES projects

by Jim Redden
Fish says enough already being done to keep tabs on spending An independent investigation into cost overruns at the Bureau of Environmental Services office building includes 11 recommendations…
Feb 24, 2015

Multnomah Villagers draw line on growth

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Residents wary of designating area 'center' vs. 'corridor' Deborah Honthaner remembers that when she moved to the Multnomah neighborhood in Southwest Portland 30 years ago, it wasn’t hard to…
Feb 23, 2015

Problems continue at the Port of Portland

by Jim Redden
Terminal operator, union trade accusations That didn't take long. Only a few days after West Coast port operators reached a tentative contract agreement with the International Longshore and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader told a small crowd in Salem Saturday that he believe the immigration fight is this generation's civil rights battle. Schrader, a Canby resident, is a Democrat representing Oregon's 5th Congressional District.
Feb 23, 2015

Rep. Schrader: Immigration is the new civil rights battle

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregon Democrat speaks at gathering sponsored by immigrant-rights group. SALEM — U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader says the current debate on federal immigration policy is “the civil rights battle for the…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLANDSPORTS.COM - The Pacific University Boxers battle the Portland Stags (a professional Ultimate Frisbee team) for the top sports logo in the region.
Feb 23, 2015

Boxers hope to toss aside Stags for mascot supremacy

by Pamplin Media Group
With time running out, the politicians have jumped into the middle of the smackdown of sports mascots. After a month of online voting, the Pacific University Boxers hold a healthy lead over the…
Portland city officials will hear a proposal Wednesday, Feb. 25, to require interviewing at least one qualified minority candidate for high-level job openings. The proposal is similar to the NFL's Rooney Rule adopted in 2003.
Feb 23, 2015

Council gets a pitch for city Rooney Rule on hiring

by Kevin L. Harden
If the NFL can do it, and the state of Oregon can do it, couldn’t the city of Portland do it too? That’s the question Sam Sachs is going to ask Portland’s City Council Wednesday morning, when he…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Julie Esparza Brown, an assistant professor in the Portland State University Graduate School of Education, is running for Portland Public Schools board in southwestern Zone 1. The election is May 19.
Feb 23, 2015

Teacher of teachers seeks election to PPS board

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Brown laments the board's lack of a Latino voice Much of Julie Esparza Brown’s career grew from her father’s experience in a 1940s Americanization school in California. There, children were…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - TriMet riders should get ready for changes March 1.
Feb 23, 2015

TriMet sets March 1 schedule, transfer changes

by Jim Redden
TriMet service will improve March 1 as part of a $1.6 million spring schedule upgrade that includes added trips and other changes. In addition to the service improvements, transfer times will be…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - William 'Frosty' Comer, Joseph Marietta and Ned Randell opposed a possible deal between the city of Beaverton and the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District that would have turned a corner of the Cobb Trust property in their neighborhood into a housing development instead of a park. The deal appears to be off the table.
Feb 23, 2015

Neighbors win battle over Beaverton park land along Murray…

by Eric Apalategui
Mayor Denny Doyle confirms city won't pursue deal that would have shrunk future park to create housing for seniors and foster families The following story was updated to reflect an interview…
Feb 22, 2015

Unattended candle starts SE Portland apartment fire

by Jim Redden
A fire started by a candle damaged an apartment Saturday night in Southeast Portland. No one was injured in the incident, which caused an estimated $6,000 in damages. According to Portland Fire…
Feb 22, 2015

Tigard woman learning to ride motorcycle dies in SW Portland

by Jim Redden
A Tigard woman learning to ride a motorcycle in a Southwest Portland parking lot died after the crashed into a parked car. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Tigard resident Tara…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE DISRICT - Nathan and Laurie Van Roekel were honored for their quick actions on Feb. 10.
Feb 22, 2015

Father saved by wife and son by CPR

by Jim Redden
The life of a North Plains father who went into cardiac arrest while doing chores on his family's farm was saved by the quick action of his wife and son. When Troy Van Roekel collapsed on Jan.…
Feb 22, 2015

Two injured in SE Portland rollover accident

by Jim Redden
Two people were hospitalized Sunday morning after their vehicle rolled over during a two-car crash in Southeast Portland. The names and conditions of the victims were not immediately released.…
Feb 22, 2015

Female pedestrian dies crossing TV Highway

by Jim Redden
A 33-year-old woman was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing Tualatin Valley Highway on Saturday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The female driver stopped…
Feb 22, 2015

Teen girl dies, boy injured in head-on crash

by Jim Redden
Two Oregon City residents identified in collision - A teenage girl died and a young boy was critically injured in a head-on crash Friday afternoon in Clackamas County. The girl who died has been…
Feb 21, 2015

Portland Aerial Tram closed for the afternoon

by Phil Hawkins
Due to electrical difficulties, the Portland Aerial Tram is closed for the remainder of the afternoon. Shuttle buses are running between the OHSU Kohler Pavilion on Marquam Hill and the OHSU…
Photo Credit: PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE OREGON STATE POLICE - Terry L. Hidy, 56, of Seaside was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle he was riding in veered off highway 26 near milepost 44.5 and collided with a tree.
Feb 21, 2015

Seaside man killed in single vehicle collision on Highway 26

by Phil Hawkins
A Seaside man was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident on Highway 26 near milepost 44.5 in Washington County. Terry L. Hidy, 56, of Seaside was pronounced dead at the scene of…
Feb 24, 2015

Three men arrested in connection with early morning shooting in…

by Phil Hawkins
Vancouver Police arrested three men in connection with gun shots fired in downtown Vancouver early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the shooting, which occurred at 2:15 a.m. in the area…
Photo Credit: ADAM WICKHAM - Without a comp plan, property owners would be unable to puruse to kind of development taking place in Happy Valley.
Feb 20, 2015

Land-use plan vote comes back around

by Jodi Weinberger
• Voters to weigh in during March election • Leaders, residents differ on benefits of land-use guidelines Ballots went out on Thursday for the Tuesday, March 10, special election, in which…
Feb 21, 2015

Parents of former Pacer dancer say they intend to sue district…

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego school officials didn't do enough to stop bullying or provide a safe environment for the girl, tort claim notice says The Lake Oswego School District failed to provide a safe…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: FOREST GROVE POLICE - JOSHUA BROWN
Feb 20, 2015

Police arrest transient in attempted abduction at Forest Grove…

by Nancy Townsley and Kathy Fuller
A 29-year-old transient faces multiple charges after Forest Grove Police say he entered Joseph Gale Elemetary School Feb. 19, walked into a classroom and picked up a child. Neither the young…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UP - The University of Portland was ranked 20th in a Peace Corps survey of volunteers who are alumni of small universities and colleges.
Feb 20, 2015

Oregon colleges rank high in Peace Corps survey

by Pamplin Media Group
Five Oregon colleges and universities were among the top schools last year to send volunteers to the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps reported this week that the University of Oregon, Portland State…
Feb 20, 2015

Brown: 'Excited about my own footprint on Oregon'

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Kate Brown says education and transportation funding will remain priorities as she begins her run as Oregon’s 38th governor. But in her first meeting with reporters since she was sworn in, Brown…