Rockwood advocate moves on

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Victim identified in fatal Gresham shooting, high-speed chase

Victim identified in fatal Gresham shooting, high-speed chase

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Is Pete Santilli a free speech champion or just another loud mouth?

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February 09, 2016

Study digs into region's housing affordability

by Jim Redden
Metro urges regional approach to crisis of skyrocketing costs Rising home costs and stagnating wages have created a housing crisis across the region, not just in the trendy Portland neighborhoods where few can afford to live. The situation is worst…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis will deliver the State of the City at the Persimmon County Club.
February 09, 2016

Residents question venue choice for mayor's speech

by Jodi Weinberger
The city of Gresham’s decision to partner with the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and change the location and time for the mayor’s annual State of the City address has some residents scratching their heads. This year’s address is scheduled for…
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February 09, 2016

Will Columbia River Crossing rise again?

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When Washington and Oregon were negotiating a project to replace the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River and enhance mobility in the bistate region, Washington legislators ultimately balked in 2013 on contributing funding. The Columbian…
February 09, 2016

Fairview photo radar pilot project deemed success

by Katy Sword
The first phase of a photo radar pilot project in Fairview is apparently going so well that the city may not install photo radar equipment. The project stems from House Bill 3438, which passed in 2013 allowing Fairview, and only Fairview, to launch…
February 09, 2016

Malheur militants might receive only light sentences

by Nick Budnick
The federal government’s charging decision in the case of the Malheur militants could mean some of them face as little as six months behind bars if convicted. And to some lawyers, that seems surprisingly light. The indictment unveiled last week…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Teachers Doug Robertson and Michael Stephens cut the ribbon for Powell Valley Elementarys new Maker Space with the help of a pair of quad-copters Thursday, Feb. 4.
February 09, 2016

Gresham's Powell Valley Elementary opens maker space

by Teresa Carson
Powell Valley Elementary School just opened a new maker space where students can use a variety of materials to enhance their education with hands-on learning. The new room is filled with learning tools to encourage education in STEAM — science,…
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Schools warn families of Outdoor School ex-worker facing sex abuse charges

by Teresa Carson
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February 09, 2016

Will influx of Big Money spoil the brew?

by Peter Korn
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Brewing a new model for sharing the wealth

by Peter Korn
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February 08, 2016

Pedestrian dies while trying to cross Highway 217

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February 08, 2016

Wesley Lynn Park plan sent to Oregon City voters

by Raymond Rendleman
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February 08, 2016

Climate changes push Milwaukie to consider tripling solar-power production

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Washington State transportation secretary loses confirmation vote

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Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson is out of a job. The Republican-led Washington state Senate voted Friday afternoon not to confirm Peterson three years after she was appointed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. The party line vote of…
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February 08, 2016

Attorney General Lynch's community policing tour swings through Portland

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Portland in the next few months as part of her national Community Policing Tour. Lynch will visit Portland, Miami, Indianapolis, Fayetteville, N.C., Phoenix and Los Angeles to focus on key parts of…
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February 08, 2016

Radio, TV funnyman Dave Anderson dies after long cancer fight

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Moda Health will keep doing business with new cash

by Nick Budnick
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February 08, 2016

Hales: Portlanders should tolerate more homeless camping

by Jim Redden
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Feb 05, 2016

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Two public events planned to mark new Sellwood Bridge opening

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Feb 05, 2016

Troutdale looks at human trafficking

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East County's ACE Academy searches for new quarters, future…

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Feb 05, 2016

Proposed growth plan amendments being posted online

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Feb 04, 2016

Lakeridge grad settles lawsuit against coach, district

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Feb 04, 2016

Molalla school board to decide whether to put $75 million bond…

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Feb 04, 2016

Three mininum wages back on the table

by Paris Achen
The Senate Workforce and General Government Committee set to vote on plan that would hike minimum to $14.50 in Portland by 2022. SALEM — Legislators have returned to a proposal that would set…
Feb 04, 2016

Oregon seed pre-emption law challenged in Legislature

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
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TRIBUNE PHOTO: ROB KERR - Ammon Bundy, who faces a federal charge in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, says in a recorded statement that the refuge takeover was the duty of the people to protest government bullying.
Feb 04, 2016

Bundy: Refuge takeover was 'right,' 'duty of the people'

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Carol Bundy releases letter from son saying he is a 'political prisoner' A few hours after he was indicted in federal court for his part in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover,…
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Feb 04, 2016

Harney County holdouts hit with same federal charge as militant…

by Nick Budnick
Indictment means 16 people in wildlife refuge takeover could face trial Four holdouts stuck in a cold, muddy camp on a Harney County federal wildlife refuge now face the same federal charge as a…
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Feb 04, 2016

Tribune marks 15 years with growth, stable finances

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Feb 04, 2016

Driver dies after hitting TriMet bus head-on

by Pamplin Media Group
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COURTESY MARK LAKEMAN/COMMUNITECTURE - This is the concept plan for the new R2DToo homeless camp.
Feb 04, 2016

Homeless camp relocation hearing postponed

by Jim Redden
Thursday's City Council hearing on relocating the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp has been postponed because of a lack of a quorum. The new hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.…
Feb 04, 2016

Metro Council stands firm on Stafford

by Peter Wong
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Feb 04, 2016

Why not just build a new school in Northwest?

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Overcrowding at Chapman Elementary is prompting district to bump programs Elsa Menendez says the overcrowding problem at Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland is poised to change her…