Local real estate market as hot as the weather

Local real estate market as hot as the weather

Is it your imagination that it’s hot out there? Nope, this is especially true of the real...

Yakima Products to buy Lake Oswego's West End Building for $20.1 million

Yakima Products to buy Lake Oswego's West End Building for $20.1 million

Beaverton-based rack maker plans to move its headquarters by Dec. 1; city negotiating with school...

War zone

War zone

In huge show with rare artifacts, historical society puts lens on how WWII transformed state,...

City offers carrot to developers

City offers carrot to developers

Density bonus allows taller buildings in exchange for more affordable housing or fee Developers...

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon, ranked second in the current world standings, is among the PRCA...

Psst. Wanna sell a picture of White Stag sign? Call your lawyer

Psst. Wanna sell a picture of White Stag sign? Call your lawyer

UPDATE: City official calls lawsuit a 'misunderstanding' that will be cleared up Southeast...

John Lewis reflects: 'We have work to do'

John Lewis reflects: 'We have work to do'

John Lewis says the recent shootings in Charleston, S.C., show that race relations in the United...

Recreational marijuana due for rocky rollout?

Recreational marijuana due for rocky rollout?

The new state law to legalize recreational marijuana has remained controversial throughout its...

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July 01, 2015

Grant, Southridge teachers honored with presidential award

by Pamplin Media Group
Math and science teachers in Portland and Beaverton were among 108 who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Wednesday. Mona Schraer of Grant High…
July 01, 2015

Hales shifts Fritz's bureaus

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales unexpectedly reassigned two politically sensitive bureaus Wednesday. Hales moved the Bureau of Development Services from Commissioner Amanda Fritz to Commissioner Dan…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year, Brett Bigham, fired back over what he called a 'smear campaign' from Multnomah Education Service District.
July 01, 2015

Teacher of the Year fires back at Multnomah Education Service…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Threats of a recall election for Giusto, Johnson and Acosta A statement released by Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year reveals his fight with the Multnomah Education Service District is not over,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - House Speaker Tina Kotek of Portland wants to expand a child-care subsidy program that helps working families.
July 01, 2015

Kotek plan expands subsidies for child care

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Between 700 and 800 more low-income working families will gain access to state subsidies for child care under an expansion hailed by House Speaker Tina Kotek. Kotek, a Democrat from…
July 01, 2015

Eastmoreland neighborhood hosts 'jam' to save trees

by Max Denning
Residents launch campaign to raise $900,000 by Monday at 6 p.m. Eastmoreland residents will host a “Save the Giants Jam,” a concert to fundraise to save three large sequoia trees in their…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION - A new plan to take on tax breaks could avoid a partisan fight.
July 01, 2015

Tax break proposal tries to head off partisan fight

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A revamped proposal to renew tax breaks removes some controversial provisions that critics said amount to revenue-raising, but also raises new issues. A joint House-Senate committee…
JOSHUA K. MULLER
July 01, 2015

Employee's peeping phone leads to arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
An optometrist’s office employee was arrested Tuesday after a telephone was discovered taking video in the office’s restroom. Portland police said 31-year-old Joshua K. Muller was lodged in the…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - The smaller pump station on the left will be destroyed starting July 1.
July 01, 2015

Clackamas River pump being razed this week

by Raymond Rendleman
Station in Gladstone to draw less water than original plans - Wondering about that large red crane that arrived last month in Gladstone? It will be used to demolish the old Clackamas River…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Nike Chairman Phil Knight announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1964.
June 30, 2015

Phil Knight announces plan to step down as Nike's chairman

by Geoff Pursinger
Knight says CEO Mark Parker should replace him. Nike Inc. Chairman Phil Knight said Tuesday that he would step down as chairman of the company he co-founded more than 50 years ago. Knight, 77,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Ramon Ramirez, president of the Oregon farmworkers union, spoke Tuesday in front of the state Capitol as his group joined others submitting plans for a ballot measure to increase the state's minimum wage.
June 30, 2015

Group takes minimum wage fight to ballot

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Disappointed with legislative inaction, labor and other advocates took the first step Tuesday toward a 2016 ballot measure proposing a $15 statewide minimum wage by 2019. Oregon’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - PSU spokesman Scott Gallagher discusses plans to redevelop the four-acre parcel where University Place Hotel is located, along the new MAX Orange line. A new Tax Court ruling clears the cloud over urban renewal funding for the project.
June 30, 2015

City free to invest urban renewal money at PSU

by Steve Law
Judge rules funds aren't subject to school funding cap In a big win for Portland State University, a judge tossed out a lawsuit challenging the use of urban renewal funds to develop PSU…
COURTESY PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - Sara Krajewski will be the modern art specialist at the Portland Art Museum starting August 31.
June 30, 2015

Portland Art Museum gets new curator

by Joseph Gallivan
Sara Krajewski hired as curator of Modern and Contemporary Art The Portland Art Museum has hired a new curator of Modern and Contemporary Art to replace long time fixture of the Portland art…
June 30, 2015

Lawmakers ask Congress to reclassify marijuana

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Measure would list pot as lower-tier drug, open banking options Oregon lawmakers want to call on the U.S. Congress to remove marijuana from a national list of the most dangerous narcotics and…
June 30, 2015

Mark & Dave: Food carts mistaken for homeless camps?

by Mark and Dave
We’re not the top dog but we made the list of NerdWallet’s most foodie city in America. We came in second. Maybe if Portland’s food cart pods didn’t look like homeless camps, we would have been…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The state and city have set up websites to let people know the rules when recreational marijuana becomes legal on Wednesday, July 1.
June 30, 2015

Pot: What's legal, what isn't

by Jim Redden
Recreational marijuana will be legal in Oregon on July 1. That does not mean it can be bought, sold or smoked anywhere, however. After the 2015 Oregon Legislature passes its final recreational…
FILE PHOTO - Savas
June 30, 2015

Commissioner Paul Savas to run for county chairman in 2016

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas last week announced his likely run for Clackamas County chairman in 2016. He is assembling his campaign for the position currently held by John Ludlow…
HEINE
June 29, 2015

Heine, Yates face federal bank fraud charges

by Gary M. Stein
Indictment alleges a complex scheme to hide bad loans from The Bank of Oswego's board and from regulators Former Bank of Oswego president and CEO Dan Heine was arrested in Florida on Friday and…
June 29, 2015

Lake Oswego issues Stage 1 alert, urges residents to reduce…

by The Review
'Voluntary call to action' comes in response to below-normal levels on the Clackamas River Lake Oswego has issued a Stage 1 alert in response to below-normal water levels on the Clackamas River…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Alan Lee Bellew
June 29, 2015

Police shoot man during late-night confrontation

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Suspect, officers identified Police says the man killed by officers late Sunday had a fugitive warrant out of Lane County and unexpectedly pulled a gun on them during a routine…
June 29, 2015

Hales names new chief of staff

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales has promoted policy director Josh Alpert to be his new chief of staff. Alpert replaces Gail Shibley, Hales' first chief of staff, who has accepted a position at the Oregon…
June 29, 2015

Audit: City finances good, but problems persist

by Jim Redden
Portland's overall financial health is in good condition, but growing maintenance and pension needs could pose financial problems in the future. Those are among the findings of an audit on the…
July 02, 2015

Anti-profiling bill gets final OK

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Gov. Brown gets measure affecting interactions between police, public. A bill on its way to Gov. Kate Brown will bar police from “profiling,” the broad use of race or other specified…
June 29, 2015

Police union defends officers in fatal shooting

by Jim Redden
Portland police union President Daryl Turner calls Sunday's fatal officer-involved shooting understandable. Although police say the suspect was shot and killed after pulling a starter pistol on…
BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - Byron Boye Harris
June 28, 2015

Beaverton indecent exposure suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
A Beaverton man has been arrested as a suspect in two separate indecent exposure cases. Byron Boye Harris, 37, is charged with two counts of Public Indecency. Beaverton Police first received a…
June 28, 2015

Overdue Portland hikers located in Columbia River Gorge

by Jim Redden
Portland Mountain Rescue has made contact with two hikers reported overdue returning from a day hike in the Columbia River Gorge on Saturday. The hikers have been provided with food and water as…

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Jun 28, 2015

Streetcar disrupted by Broadway Bridge repainting

by Jim Redden
The Central Loop portion of the Portland Streetcar line will be closed until Aug. 15 while the Broadway Bridge is repainted. TriMet is encouraging riders who want to connect to the streetcar's…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jon Landis
Jun 28, 2015

Police: Neigborhood dispute leaves one dead

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim, suspect identified in shooting A 57-year-old man was shot and killed in what police say is a neighborhood dispute Saturday. The victim is identified as Dean A. Kuntz. He died as…
Jun 28, 2015

One dies in cycling accident

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim identified as Portland resident A bicyclist struck a vehicle and was killed in rural Multnomah County along the Columbia River Gorge Saturday morning. The victim is identified as…
WALKER
Jun 27, 2015

Missing Jet Skier's body found in harbor

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: George Walker fell into river early Saturday morning The body of 25-year-old George Walker of Portland was found Tuesday near North Portland Harbor, four days after Walker fell from a…
Jun 27, 2015

Multnomah county burn ban adjusted to allow recreational fires,…

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland fire cites 'moderately improved conditions' Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens, who also serves as the Multnomah County Fire Defense Board Chief, has adjusted the county wide burn ban.…
MPD - Robinette
Jun 26, 2015

Fairview child safe after Milwaukie police make arrest in…

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie Police were notified Friday of a stolen vehicle out of Fairview that had an 11-year-old child inside. Fairview police said the child's cell phone was mapping in the area of 36th Avenue…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: MARK GARBER - Portland Fire and Rescue crews battled a three-alarm grass fire Friday evening near Northwest Front Avenue.
Jun 26, 2015

Grass fire burns in NW industrial area

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters battled a large grass fire in the 7100 block of Northwest Front Avenue. The three-alarm blaze started at about 5 p.m. Smoke from the fire could be seen blocks away. No…
Jun 26, 2015

State energy credits pay off for investors, not taxpayers

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
One company's story illustrates how selling credits helps bottom line SALEM — Oregon has given hundreds of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to help developers kick-start investment in…
Jun 26, 2015

Gain Share compromise leaves Washington County with smaller slice

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers change funding formula so most of state money goes to education SALEM — Washington County will get less — and some state programs will get more — as lawmakers formally agreed Friday to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JULES ROGERS - Temperatures are predicted to remain in the high 90s throughout next week.
Jun 26, 2015

Take care while keeping cool

by Jules Rogers
It's hot in Portland . . . and it's going to get hotter. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in Portland, extending from surrounding areas north from Seattle down…
COURTESY MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT - Superintendent Barbara Jorgensen will receive more than $160,000 in exchange for her resignation.
Jun 26, 2015

Multnomah district pays out $ 306,612 to Superintendent Barbara…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The unrelated separation agreements were both announced Friday In its final acts, the outgoing board of Multnomah Education Service District unanimously authorized separation agreements Friday…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - Jordana Sardo and Annalee Purdy celebrated Friday afternoon in Terry Schrunk Plaza with others supporting the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. Sardo and Purdy got married in March 2004, but their wedding was nullified by 2004's Ballot Measure 36. On Women's Day March 8, 2015, they married again, a year after a federal judge in Oregon ruled that they had the legal right to marry.
Jun 26, 2015

Friends, families rally to celebrate marriage equality ruling

by Pamplin Media Group
Families and friends gathered at noon Friday to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark marriage equality case that gave same-sex couples the right to marry across the nation.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - As temperatures soared into the 90s on Friday, Jamison Square Fountain in the Pearl District was a popopular place for tots and their caregivers to cool off.
Jun 26, 2015

Phew, what a scorcher!

by Joseph Gallivan
As temperatures soared into the 90s on Friday, Jamison Square Fountain in the Pearl District was a popopular place for tots and their caregivers to cool off.
Jun 26, 2015

MAX Red Line to close Saturday

by Jim Redden
One-day shutdown part of track improvement project The MAX Red Line to Portland International Airport will be closed Saturday for track improvements. TrIMet says the shuttle buses will carry…
Jun 26, 2015

Olshey's Blazers: Rebuilding or just reloading?

by Kerry Eggers
BLAZERS GM SAYS TEAM HAS HAD '48 REAL GOOD HOURS BUILDING THIS ROSTER' It was designed as a post-draft session with the media to discuss the Trail Blazers' recent trades and their bounty in the…
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - 16321 Oak Valley Drive in Oregon City is completely engulfed in a June 23 fire.
Jun 25, 2015

Oregon City fire to remain a mystery?

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire spokesman Brandon Paxton said Thursday that the cause of an Oregon City fire that injured a firefighter will be officially "undetermined" due to extensive fire damage. A Clackamas…
Jun 25, 2015

Transportation funding plan hits a dead end

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers can't overcome differences on gas tax, carbon standards One day after it surfaced, Oregon lawmakers gave up Thursday on a transportation funding plan linked with alternatives to…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Activists want the City Council to reopen the debate on the future of the reservoirs in Mt. Tabor (above) and Washington Park.
Jun 25, 2015

Council delays Mt. Tabor reservoir vote

by Jim Redden
The City Council has delayed a final decision on disconnecting the open reservoirs in Mt. Tabor until July 15. The council was scheduled to vote on a land use permit application by the Water…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Linda Robinson, an East Portland parks advocate and cofounder of the Friends of Gateway Green, takes a ride to the site last week from the Gateway Transit Center. Pending another successful crowdfunding campaign this fall, the project could break ground next year.
Jun 25, 2015

A pathway for Gateway Green

by Jennifer Anderson
Vision for vacant eastside land includes cyclocross, trails, education What’s now a narrow, weedy, unused 38-acre parcel at the confluence of Interstate 205 and I-84 in East Portland is a field…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - There have been more anti-gay rights ballot measures in Oregon than in any other state. That led to a battle-tested gay rights movement here that helped forge new tactics for the national movement.
Jun 25, 2015

Oregon paved the way in support of gay marriage

by Steve Law
State took national dialogue and mind-set beyond rights, to 'love and commitment' As the nation waits to see if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage across the land, Oregon gay…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Witnesses to gang violence in Portland rarely testify, unless involved in a plea bargain. Some cities have successfully used relocation programs to get more witnesses to come forward.
Jun 25, 2015

Taking steps to break the snitch code

by Peter Korn
DA looks to witness protection to encourage gang testimony Rod Underhill thinks he soon may have a strategic weapon in the fight against gang violence, which appears to be surging this spring.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Alison Hilkiah, construction project manager of Malden Court Community Orchard, at a June 13 work party.
Jun 25, 2015

'Food forest' takes root in Lents

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Malden Court Community Orchard reclaims neglected land If you could create an ecosystem from scratch, how would you do it? For the folks behind Malden Court Community Orchard, it would have to…
Jun 25, 2015

A rational look at Portland's parking future. Grrrr.

by Peter Korn
Public symposium will look at advances in other cities Portland transportation commissioner Steve Novick says he gets more complaints about parking than any other transportation issue, including…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Helen Ost, Barbara Knapp and Jennifer Vitello are North Portland activists who oppose the sale of community gardens.
Jun 25, 2015

Garden supporters faults new suplus property policy

by Jim Redden
Portland community garden supporters are concerned the city's proposed surplus property policy will not prevent the sale of some gardens to developers. The City Council is scheduled to hold a…
Jun 25, 2015

Undocumented student grant measure clears Senate

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — State grants could go to college students who were brought to the United States as children but lack immigration papers under a bill that cleared the Oregon Senate on Thursday. The 17-11…