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March 27, 2015

City gets ready to roll out parks bond cash, projects

by Jennifer Anderson
Thirteen projects set for first phase Portland Parks & Recreation is ready to get rolling with their $68 million in voter-approved bond funds. The Portland City Council will consider an…
March 27, 2015

City grants boost NE neighborhood projects

by Pamplin Media Group
Six Northeast Portland community projects received grants this week through the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. The grants, approved March 17 by the coalition’s board, provide $2,000 for…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown says she will seek independent help to probe a state data breach.
March 26, 2015

Brown seeks outside help to probe state data breach

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she will hire an independent expert to review management practices and vulnerabilities at the state data center, after hackers gained access to information…
March 26, 2015

School fund cleared for legislative votes

by Peter Wong
Budget panel splits along party lines, likely foreshadowing outcome in House, Senate. A party-line decision Thursday advanced a $7.255 billion state school fund for the next two years to a vote…
COURTESY OF NIKE - Nike's 'Jumpman' logo is one of the Washington County athletic apparel giant's most recognized brands.
March 26, 2015

Nike, photographer seek 'Jumpman' photo trial in 2016

by Kevin L. Harden
Famous image part of Nike's global logo for three decades A New York photographer who claims Nike violated his copyright for its Jumpman logo of a young Michael Jordan dunking a basketball could…
March 26, 2015

Senate panel sends paid sick leave bill to budget committee

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
A requirement for businesses to provide paid sick leave for workers has advanced a step in the Oregon Legislature. The Senate Workforce Committee, with three Democrats for and two Republicans…
March 26, 2015

State survey: job vacancies increased in 2014

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s employers needed to fill about 45,000 jobs last year, most with wages starting at around $15 an hour, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. That was a 40…
March 26, 2015

Librarians gather in Portland to talk tech, education

by Pamplin Media Group
If it seems quieter around the Oregon Convention Center this week, it’s because there’s a whole lot of librarians in town. The Association of College and Research Libraries is hosting its 2015…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm argues the Portland Public Schools board needs new energy. She is challenging Director Bobbie Regan, the only incumbent to run in the May 19 election.
March 26, 2015

Regan challenger says PPS board needs fresh blood

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Amy Kohnstamm says schools need better, faster results A mover-and-shaker in Portland’s education funding scene for more than a decade says it’s time for Portland Public Schools board member…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael G. Dick
March 26, 2015

Gresham sex offender arrested for public indecency in Boring,…

by Jodi Weinberger
Michael G. Dick, of Gresham, faces three felony charges Gresham resident Michael Gordon Dick, a registered sex offender, was arrested on Wednesday, March 25, on accusations of public indecency…
PHOTO COURTESY MIKE SCHOENHOLTZ - Bobbie Regan, a school board member since 2003, is running for her fourth four-year term. Regan says her priorities are improving the graduation rate, funneling money into the classrooms, holding the superintendent accountable, and remodeling schools.
March 26, 2015

Incumbent Bobbie Regan seeks fourth schools term

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Victory would make Regan longest-serving woman on PPS board When Bobbie Regan demanded to go to public school in eighth grade, a Catholic nun at her upstate New York private school sat her down…
March 26, 2015

Majority Democrats haven't settled on minimum wage bill

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Increase could have political repercussions in future elections Public hearings have yet to be set on bills to raise Oregon’s minimum wage, or to lift the state ban on local governments setting…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State and federal officials are planning to meet to discuss the damaging effects that burning fossil fuels has on the acidification of the oceans and its impact on shellfish.
March 26, 2015

Cylvia Hayes is gone, but ocean acidification project lives on

by Hillary Borrud
With shellfish at risk, region seeks more funding for research Cylvia Hayes is no longer first lady, but many of the policies she pushed remain intact as top state priorities, including work on…
March 26, 2015

City's 'Ban the Box' proposal hits snags after hearing

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales is appointing an ad hoc work group to address questions raised during the first public hearing on his "Ban the Box" proposal. Hales wants the City Council to prohibit…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A new light-rail train will be used on the Portland-to-Milwaukie Orange Line when it opens in September. TriMet says construction of the new rail line is 'substantially complete.'
March 26, 2015

TriMet's Orange Line to Milwaukie 'substantially complete'

by Raymond Rendleman
TriMet announced this week that the Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail project is substantially complete, meaning only intermittent, short-term construction activities will continue through the…
March 26, 2015

Sources Say: Hales can cross two names off list of mayoral rivals

by Jim Redden
Charlie Hales has two fewer potential re-election opponents to worry about. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says she is not going to run for Portland mayor in 2016, and Commissioner Nick Fish…
March 26, 2015

City lauded for guiding growth; critics say honor is misguided

by Jim Redden
Award praises Portland for engaging citizens on land use Portland has been honored for its work to increase citizen involvement in the draft Comprehensive Plan update process. Land-use matters…
March 26, 2015

LO Preservation Society asks state Supreme Court to save Carman…

by Saundra Sorenson
Appeals Court erred in its definition of 'property owner," petition claims The Lake Oswego Preservation Society isn’t about to let the city’s oldest home get demolished without a fight. The…
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March 25, 2015

Judge denies request to lift no-contact order against wife of…

by Raymond Rendleman
North Clackamas School District board member Daryl Dixon was flabbergasted to discover that Clackamas County Circuit Judge Kathie F. Steele this week denied his request to lift the order…
March 25, 2015

Sunrise Project traffic just getting going along Interstate 205…

by Raymond Rendleman
Heading north on Interstate 205 past the Milwaukie exit? You don’t only have to watch out for the thousands of Washington drivers headed back in the afternoon. Now you also have to watch out for…
March 25, 2015

I-5 reopens after suicidal man taken into custody

by Pamplin Media Group
Interstate 5 northbound reopened late Wednesday afternoon after it was closed at Victory Boulevard so Portland police could talk a suicidal man off the Interstate Bridge. The man was taken into…
COURTESY METRO - Artists rendering of the Headquarts Hotel that Metro want build across the street from the Oregon Convention Center.
March 25, 2015

State Senate helps clear way for Metro's headquarters hotel

by Jim Redden
The saga of the Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel moved back to Salem on Wednesday where the state Senate approved a bill to help get it built. The Legislature had previous approved…
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March 25, 2015

Passersby foil attempted child abduction in NW Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: 23-year-old man arraigned on attempted kidnapping charge. A man is being held Wednesday afternoon after police said he tried to abduct a child in Northwest Portland. The 2-year-old boy…
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March 25, 2015

Construction flagger injured by 'huffing' driver

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Driver arraigned on DUII, assault, reckless driving charges. A 47-year-old woman was in serious condition Wednesday afternoon after she was struck by a car driven by a man who police say…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A handful of Senate bills could determine whether the state budget should continue to offset property tax breaks by counties for large-scale investments, such as Intel and Genentech in Hillsboro and wind farms in Eastern Oregon.
March 25, 2015

Gain Share funds stuck in lawmakers' crosshairs

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Legislators are reviewing whether the state budget should continue to offset property tax breaks by counties for large-scale investments, such as Intel and Genentech in Hillsboro and wind farms…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Ted Bradford, center, talks about how DNA testing led to his eventual acquittal on a rape charge in Washington state, but only after he served a 10-year prison sentence. Flanking him at a Wednesday appearance at the Capitol were Aliza Kaplan, associate professor at Lewis & Clark law school, and Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project and former federal public defender for Oregon.
Mar 25, 2015

Former inmate makes case for expanded DNA testing in Oregon

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Ted Bradford was acquitted in Washington state after test — after serving 10 years for rape Ted Bradford says he would rather avoid the limelight after a successful but years-long effort to…
Mar 24, 2015

Lawmakers wrangle antibiotics use in livestock

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Federal oversight of antibiotic use in livestock production recently sparked debate as Oregon lawmakers considered enacting state restrictions on such treatments. Proponents of House…
COURTESY OF UBER - Portland may launch a four-month pilot project in mid-April to allow Uber's legal entry into the local axi market.
Mar 24, 2015

Portland preparing pilot test to legalize Uber in city

by Steve Law
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is developing a four-month pilot program that would — temporarily — legalize Uber, Lyft and other new-style taxi companies in the city. Under a plan…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sherwood Police Officer Carl Drummond wears a body camera on his glasses while investigating a homicide on Thanksgiving 2014.
Mar 24, 2015

Smile, you're on a body camera

by Jim Redden
Cost, privacy issues keep city, county from adopting technology Portland and Multnomah County are moving slower than nearby law enforcement agencies to equip their police officers and sheriff’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE LAW - Protesters silently wave posters at Tuesday's hearing on Pembina's proposed propane export terminal in North Portland.
Mar 24, 2015

Outside review says propane terminal safe for North Portland…

by Steve Law
Despite assurances of outside review, North Portlanders still wary A half-billion-dollar propane export terminal proposed in North Portland won’t jeopardize the lives of residents on Hayden…
COURTESY OF MULTNOMAH COUNTY  - Former Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury stood with her daughter, Chair Deborah Kafoury, at the Chair's public swearing at the Multnomah County Midland Library on June 9, 2014.
Mar 24, 2015

April 4 memorial service set for Gretchen Kafoury

by Jennifer Anderson
Flags flying at half staff for former activist and public servant Flags are flying at half staff at Multnomah County this week in honor of former County Commissioner Gretchen Kafoury, who died…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County commissioners will vote in mid-April on a plan to replace the 100-year-old county courthouse in downtown Portland.
Mar 24, 2015

County sets vote on Central Courthouse site

by Jennifer Anderson
Public can testify April 9 and April 16 before final vote Multnomah County's planning for the new Central Courthouse project is moving right along, with a vote on the site set for April 16. This…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The website BetterDoctor.com says Portland is the No. 1 city for bicyclists.
Mar 24, 2015

Rose City pedals to top of website's bike-friendly list

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland could be the most bike friendly city in the nation, according to a study by a health-related website. BetterDoctor.com reported Monday that Portland topped the rankings of 52 major U.S.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Starbucks, best known for coffee drinks, could open three more 'evenings' shops in the Portland area that serve beer and wine after 4 p.m.
Mar 23, 2015

Starbucks seeks liquor licenses to boost local 'evenings' menu

by Kevin L. Harden
Starbucks might be considering an expansion of its “evenings” menu in three Portland-area coffee shops. Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle’s Starbucks Corp., applied this month…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Bartop seating at Whey Bar, Ox's waiting room bar, is dominated by the firewood that keeps the grill in the main restaurant going.
Mar 24, 2015

Portland well represented on list of James Beard award finalists

by Jennifer Anderson
Ox, Castagna chefs in the running; winners to be named May 4 The food gods have spoken: Portland will not win a coveted Best New Restaurant award this year from the James Beard Foundation. But…
Mar 24, 2015

City might ban some pesticides used at parks

by Steve Law
Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, is proposing a ban on the use and purchase of neonicotinoid pesticides by the city. Neonicotinoids are found in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A $7.255 billion state school fund cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday, March 24. The proposal could give schools slightly more than originally proposed by the Legislature's chief budget writers.
Mar 26, 2015

State school fund advances

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
$7.255 billion slightly more than originally proposed by Legislature's chief budget writers. A state school fund of $7.255 billion, slightly more than was originally proposed by the…
Mar 26, 2015

Attorney seeks release of full hazing report

by Jillian Daley
Letter also asks district attorney to compel the release of documents, photos gathered during Pacer Dance Team investigation The attorney for a former Lakeridge High School dancer's parents is…
Mar 23, 2015

Council to consider 'banning the box' on Wednesday

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider preventing employers from asking about a job applicant's criminal history until after making an employment offer on Wednesday. The so-called Ban the Box ordinance…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A trucking association and a group representing petroleum producers are suing the state and members of the EQC to block new low-carbon fuel standards.
Mar 23, 2015

Truckers, energy group sue to block low-carbon fuel standards

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Fuel producers and truckers are suing to stop Oregon from implementing the state’s low-carbon fuel standard. Industry groups filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Portland on…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Christopher Ryan Healy
Mar 23, 2015

Suspect, officers identified in police shooting

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Deadly force incident under investigation Police have released more details about Sunday's deadly police shooting. The deceased person is identified as Christopher Ryan Healy from Erie,…
Mar 23, 2015

Deceased inmate identified as 25-year-old woman

by Jim Redden
An female inmate found deceased in the Multnomah County Detention Center on Saturday has been identified as Latina E. Brogdon, 25. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, detectives…
Mar 22, 2015

Car crashes during police pursuit, passenger injured

by Jim Redden
A car passenger was injured Saturday morning when the driver crashed in Southeast Portland while trying to elude police. The name and condition of the passenger was not immediately released. The…
COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - A swastika and a racial epithet were scrawled on a storage shed at Grant High School sometime before 7 a.m. Sunday.
Mar 22, 2015

Swastika, racist graffiti at Grant High School

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating racist graffiti and a break in at Grant High School. According to police, at 7:01 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, North Precinct officers responded to the school at 2245 N.E.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Friends and family said farewell Saturday, March 21, to former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer, who died early this month, during a memorial service as UO's Matthew Knight Arena.
Mar 21, 2015

Frohnmayer honored at service

by Peter Wong
Public career and personal qualities are recognized in program at Knight Arena EUGENE — Dave Frohnmayer was saluted Saturday for more than four decades of service as a public official and as a…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A $6,000 micro grant could provide city help to volunteers who work in Peninsula Park's Rose Garden.
Mar 21, 2015

City staff micro grants could fund solutions

by Kevin L. Harden
A rubber sidewalk. A better way to trap and remove restaurant grease. A plan to enhance the Peninsula Park Rose Garden as a prime spot in the Piedmont neighborhood. Those are a handful of the 17…
Mar 21, 2015

Police, city officials plan SE 82nd Ave. crosswalk enforcement

by Pamplin Media Group
If you’re driving near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Cooper Street next week, watch for pedestrians crossing the street. They could be traffic safety decoys. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and…
Mar 21, 2015

PPS sued over alleged sex abuse

by Shasta Kearns Moore
$350K complaint names Chad Wolyn, a former Ockley Green Middle School teacher A former Ockley Green Middle School student is suing Portland Public Schools for the sexual harassment she says she…
Mar 20, 2015

Man sustains head, pelvic injuries from MAX train crash

by Jodi Weinberger
Victim was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center A man hit by a MAX train at Northeast 181st Avenue this morning, March 20, was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN VINCENT - PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade Chairman Jeff Deering and TSA officer Andrea Green present the PDX Carpet as Grand Marshall of the 2015 Rose Festival Starlight Parade.
Mar 20, 2015

Starlight Parade takes a walk on icon with new grand marshal

by John Vincent
UPDATE: Rose Festival makes PeeDee available for selfies. In a scene right out of IFC’s "Portlandia," Portland International Airport's social media-darling carpet has been named the grand…