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Joint appearance: John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson, candidates for Oregon governor

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Twelve of the 39 pending marijuana cases in Clackamas County will be dismissed under a new policy announced by the district attorney's office.
November 24, 2014

Clackamas County lightens up on marijuana charges

by Saundra Sorenson
In anticipation of Measure 91, many charges will be dismissed Good news for anyone facing a criminal marijuana charge in Clackamas County: Your case may be dismissed, or the charges may be…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Three Portland police officers posted this image on their Facebook page. Police Chief Mike reese ordered them to take it down.
November 24, 2014

Police Facebook posts supporting Wilson draw rebuke from chief,…

by Jim Redden
Three Portland police officers were told Monday to remove Facebook posts that showed their Portland Police Bureau badges surrounded by a bracelet with the phrase "I am Darren Wilson." Police…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Here's how an artist envisions one of Oregon Citys alleys could be used after upgrades are completed next year.
December 01, 2014

OC's alleys getting major upgrades

by Raymond Rendleman
If downtown Oregon City’s alleys were able to be used differently, would it make Main Street a more active and vibrant place to live, work and visit? Work began last week on alleyway upgrades,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JOHNSON FAMILY/KOIN 6 NEWS - Kirke Johnson in an undated photo provided by his family.
November 24, 2014

Biker's family hopes death leads to awareness

by KOIN 6 News
PCC employee killed in Washington County Kirke Johnson was a bike-safety advocate who died when a FedEx truck didn’t see him on his recumbent bike and hit him Thursday. His wife and children…
Photo Credit: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE - Two men were burned in what police are calling a 'hash oil' explosion in a Tigard convenience store.
November 23, 2014

Two men burned in Tigard 'hash oil' explosion

by Jim Redden
Two men were severely burned in what police say was a "hash oil" explosion inside a bathroom at a Tigard convenience store early Sunday. Dennis Tapia, 18, and Jose Rios, 23, took themselves to a…
November 23, 2014

Woman arrest in Southwest Portland hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a woman in a hit-and-run crash in Southwest Portland that left a man hospitalized with serious injuries early Sunday. Jordan Jackson, 21, suffered life-threatening injuries…
November 23, 2014

Woman reports being grabbed in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a report that two men grabbed a woman and tried to drag her onto a side street in Southeast Portland early Saturday. The woman, whose name was not released, was able to…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A big storm rolled into the Portland area Sunday afternoon.
November 23, 2014

Heavy rains pelt Portland

by Jim Redden
A big storm hit the Portland area Sunday afternoon that is expected to continue into the evening. Heavy rain, high winds, hail and even lightning are all predicted. To follow the storm on…
November 23, 2014

Four Wilsonville area juveniles caught burglarizing school

by Jim Redden
Four juveniles have been arrested for burglarizing the Boones Ferry Primary School in Wilsonville on Saturday. The names of the juveniles have not been released. Three are 14 and one is 13. All…
November 23, 2014

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday because of deck panel problems

by Jim Redden
The Morrison Bridge is closed Sunday until as late as 7 p.m. for an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The Nov. 23 closure is related to problems with deck panels that were…
November 23, 2014

Portland, Hillsboro residents hurt in crash near Pendleton

by KOIN 6 News
Portland and Hillsboro residents were hurt in a crash along I-84 near Pendleton on Saturday. Shelley Whittaker was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi when, authorities believe, she hit the back-end of…
November 23, 2014

Firefighters rescue family dog

by Jim Redden
Clackamas firefighters rescued a family's dog from a burning mobile home in Damascus on Saturday. No one was hurt in the incident, which is still under investigation. According to Clackamas Fire…
November 23, 2014

Huskies' long game too much for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE -- Now Oregon State's road to the postseason is simple: Beat Oregon. That's what the Beavers are left with after their demoralizing 37-13 defeat to Washington Saturday night at Husky…
November 22, 2014

Portland police arrest 16-year-old in August shooting

by Geoff Pursinger
Boy charged with attempted murder for shooting outside Shady Lady Tavern. Portland police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with an August shooting outside a Northeast Portland bar.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota accepts congratulations from his Oregon Ducks teammates.
November 22, 2014

Mariota takes 'mental pictures' as Ducks take down Colorado

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota still wasn't announcing Saturday that he would depart Oregon after his junior season for the NFL, despite all signs pointing to the star quarterback having played his…
Union Gospel Mission volunteers packed 500 Thanksgiving meals for the needy on Saturday. The baskets will be delivered by a network of churches and other organizations.
November 22, 2014

Union Gospel Mission prepares Thanksgiving baskets for area…

by Geoff Pursinger
Volunteers at Portland’s Union Gospel Mission have been busy. On Saturday, volunteers with the organization put together 500 Thanksgiving food baskets for the hungry, which they plan to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oreon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves Autzen Stadium after Saturday's Colorado game.
November 22, 2014

A Mariota-fest again at Autzen

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon QB shines, as Ducks cruise past Colorado EUGENE — Marcus Mariota added to his place in Oregon lore, Royce Freeman kept scoring touchdowns and the Oregon Ducks rolled past Colorado 44-10…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Wesley Matthews of the Blazers shoves Chicago's Mike Dunleavy after the Bulls forward fouled Portland guard Damian Lillard on a 3-point shot Friday night at Moda Center.
November 22, 2014

Bulls hit the deck at Moda Center -- Lillard, too

by Kerry Eggers
The Chicago Bulls got decked Friday night at the Moda Center, and so did Damian Lillard. The Bulls got plastered by the Trail Blazers, and Lillard got clobbered by Mike Dunleavy Jr. The latter…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - The locomotives for the Washington Park and Zoo Railway have been renovated and will be offering free rides this weekend.
November 21, 2014

Zoo offers free train rides this weekend

by Jim Redden
The Oregon Zoo will offer free rides to visitors on the scale-model trains that make up the Washington Park band Zoo Railway. The two locomotive were refurbished while the track was realigned…
Photo Credit: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Location of weekend closure.
November 21, 2014

Marine Drive in Troutdale to close Friday for construction work

by Jim Redden
Marine Drive will be closed under Interstate 84 starting late Friday for the demolish of the old overpass at Exit 17 in Troutdale. The closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, until 5…
November 21, 2014

South Hillsboro shifting into higher gear

by Doug Burkhardt
It won’t be long now. Planners with the city of Hillsboro are about to see about 17 years of visioning become a reality as infrastructure work on the South Hillsboro community begins in 2015.…
November 21, 2014

ODOT reports: Pay now, or pay later

by Peter Wong
More money urged for state highway, bridge maintenance over next two decades. Two new reports from the Oregon Department of Transportation echo the warning from the oil-filter ads of the 1960s:…
Photo Credit: KOIN-6 NEWS: JENNIFER HOFF - Police respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 12000 block of Conestoga Drive in Beaverton on Thursday evening. Conestoga Drive resident Chesea B. Fresh was fatally shot after police say she pointed a rifle at Beaverton officers who responded to a 911 call from Fresh's boyfriend. The incident is under investigation and the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.
November 20, 2014

Officers fatally shoot Beaverton woman on domestic disturbance…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Conestoga Drive resident shot after pointing rifle at officers, police say A Beaverton woman was fatally shot by a Beaverton police officer at her residence on Thursday evening after police were…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JAMIE VALDEZ - Work on his project will close northbound lane on SE Terwilliger this weekend.
November 21, 2014

One lane of Terwillger to close this weekend

by Jim Redden
The northbound lane of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed this weekend for construction work. The closure will last from 6:30 p.m. on Friday through…
November 20, 2014

Recount looming for Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Current margin now within automatic trigger; counties must certify results to state Tuesday. An automatic recount now appears likely for Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require…

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Nov 20, 2014

Metro wins second hotel legal victory

by Nick Christensen, Metro
Supporters of a proposed Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center were celebrating another legal victory Thursday, but the project still faces challenges before it can go forward. For the…
Nov 20, 2014

PSU: Gresham population growth outpaced by Portland, Hillsboro

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city has seen almost-zero percent growth since 2010, according to researchers If trends shown in a recent Portland State University study hold true, Hillsboro could rival Gresham for the…
Nov 20, 2014

Gresham upgrades to Silver Status as a bicycle friendly…

by (none)
The League of American Bicyclists has raised Gresham's status as a Bicycle Friendly Community to a silver level designation. In 2009, the city received its first bronze level designation from…
Nov 20, 2014

City may go after Airbnb hosts not paying lodging taxes

by Steve Law
The city of Portland is going easy on Airbnb hosts who don’t obtain city permits before renting rooms to short-term visitors, but it may be a different story when it comes to not paying their…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland City Hall was packed for a public meeting on the proposed street fee plan.
Nov 20, 2014

Public split over proposed street fee

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Fritz indicates support for Portland Street Fund The highly anticipated City Council hearing on the proposed street fee ended without Commissioner Amanda Fritz taking a formal stand on…
Nov 20, 2014

Three Oregon companies rate tops on equality index

by Peter Wong
Group's survey complements report on U.S. cities; both based on sexual orientation. Three of seven rated Oregon companies scored 100 on an index measuring equality based on sexual orientation in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Artist rendering of headquarters Hotel proposed near Oregon Convention Center.
Nov 20, 2014

Judge says Metro can issue bonds for Headquarters Hotel

by Nick Christensen, Metro
A Multnomah County judge ruled Wednesday that Metro can issue bonds for a proposed Hyatt near the Oregon Convention Center without needing the approval of the region's voters, rejecting a legal…
Nov 20, 2014

Ex-boyfriend of Terry Bean arrested

by Peter Wong
Both face charges on sex crimes stemming from Lane County incident. A former boyfriend of Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Catering for a Causes Wendy Wyley grabs juice and bread that will make its way to senior centers and day care facilities.
Nov 20, 2014

Catering for a Cause serves up food, jobs

by Jennifer Anderson
'Felon-friendly' outfit gets folks back on feet, benefits social services Like all the coolest places in town, there’s no sign on the door here. There’s only a Catering for a Cause delivery van…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Free chocolate, hemp seeds and other goodies in exchange for feedback? SamplingLab founder Jeff Davis is preparing for a Nov. 29 launch of his store, at 4019 N. Williams Ave.
Nov 20, 2014

Lab wants millennials to sample trends

by Jennifer Anderson
Retail store offers free products in exchange for opinions Sure, it’s the season of giving. But we all like being on the receiving end. And whether we admit or not, we are pretty picky about…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Former resident Norman Wicks Sr. never reported what he thought was toxic waste dumping on this site more than a decade ago. During a brief layover in Portland, he wants to see the site checked out and cleaned up if necessary.
Nov 20, 2014

Coming clean

by Steve Law
Ex-Portlander worries that toxic materials were dumped near river a decade ago Something’s been gnawing away at Norman Wicks’ conscience ever since he left Portland nearly a decade ago. The…
Nov 20, 2014

Legislative panel named to dismantle Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong
Draft legislation will transfer remaining functions to other state agencies. Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon. The public…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE: FILE PHOTO - A man wakes up from sleeping on the sidewalk along West Burnside Street outside the Portland Rescue Mission. The number of homeless outnumber the number of beds available.
Nov 20, 2014

Poll: Income inequality flops as big issue

by Jim Redden
Most Oregonians want to help poor, fund job training Income inequality has become a huge political issue in recent years. Many people lost their jobs and homes during the Great Recession, while…
Nov 20, 2014

Drug-free zones not working as billed

by Peter Korn
Funding dries up; cops say program too difficult to enforce Portland Police bike officer David Sanders knows that every day he patrols downtown and Old Town there are people walking about who…
Nov 20, 2014

Sources Say: Furthest left on Left Coast? That's right, it's…

by Jim Redden
Oregon’s reputation as one of the most liberal states in the country was reinforced by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s victory over his Republican challenger in the general election. Merkley easily…
Nov 20, 2014

Quit for a day - or a lifetime

by Kendra Hogue
'Rebels' join annual Smokeout to help kids stay off tobacco You can’t meet a goal without taking the first step. For 37 years, the goal of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout…
Nov 20, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe election, 'stupid' virus linked

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
First it was Hillsboro, then Vancouver. Now we hear Chick-fil-A also will open a store in Clackamas. That’s three new chicken sandwich restaurants. We wondered why the sudden interest in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - One of three irrestaible lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo.
Nov 19, 2014

Zoo's lion cubs play outside, uploaded to YouTube

by Jim Redden
In an unmitigated display of cuteness, the three lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo wandered outside yesterday and their antics are on display on YouTube. The irresistible video can be seen at…
Nov 19, 2014

Terry Bean arrested on sex-crime charges

by Peter Wong
Portland developer also a backer of Democratic Party, gay rights. Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay rights, has been arrested…
Nov 19, 2014

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing…
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Nov 19, 2014

'Prolific' construction site burglar arrested

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Beaverton and West Linn police departments and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office participated in the investigation. Police have arrested a man they…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - People crowd the Oak Lodge Sanitary Distict boardroom last week wanting to comment on a merger proposal with the Oak Lodge Water District.
Nov 19, 2014

Oak Lodge districts could sign a pre-nup

by Raymond Rendleman
Like a bunch of blushing brides and grooms, the elected officials who govern districts providing sewer and water service to Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge keep pushing back their date for planning…
Nov 19, 2014

Biggest street fee? Portland

by Jim Redden
The City of Portland would pay the biggest street fee according to a new chart released yesterday — $4,905 a month. The chart, prepared by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, appears to…
Nov 19, 2014

Merkley explains vote against Keystone pipeline

by Peter Wong
Climate change 'not some theoretical issue,' says newly re-elected Oregon senator. Newly re-elected Sen. Jeff Merkley said Wednesday his vote against the Keystone XL pipeline represents his…
Nov 19, 2014

ELECTION TIE?! It could happen with Happy Valley police levy

by Raymond Rendleman
Happy Valley’s enhanced police services measure that had been winning by a 51-to-49 percent margin in early returns now shows a tie, with 2,892 votes in favor and another 2,892 against. Happy…