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Police shuffle resources to battle gangs, gun violence

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COURTESY OF HFD - Hillsboro firefighters found two people dead Wednesday, June 3, in a fast-moving house fire.
June 03, 2015

Two die in fast-moving Hillsboro house fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Two people died in a fire that raced through their Northeast Hillsboro home early Wednesday morning. Names of the victims have not been released. The Washington County medical examiner removed…
JAIME VALDEZ - Workers install a new bioswale on Southeast Division Street. The Bureau of Environmental Services has pioneered such 'green streets' approaches to addressing storm drainage.
June 03, 2015

Portland reworks its utility oversight panels

by Steve Law
The city of Portland expects to have a new citizen panel on board by September to oversee its embattled Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services. Called the Portland Utility Board, the…
FILE PHOTO - Kicking off KISN Radio's reincarnation as goodguyradio.com in February 2012 are (from left, background) DJ/historian Craig Adams, technician Scott Young and Dirty Dave the Record Slave, and (front, from left) DJs Roger Hart and Dave Rogoway.
June 03, 2015

KISN Good Guys to hold reunion 'Sock Hop' at Milwaukie Elks Lodge

by Raymond Rendleman
Organizers of the new KISN radio station have announced a reunion sock hop from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 12131 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. An original 1960s garage…
June 03, 2015

Arabic poetry to be read in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
This month, the Milwaukie Poetry Series has an extra-special program featuring readers from the Iraqi Society of Oregon and the al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here! Coalition. Organizers are looking…
FILE PHOTO - Pete Boyce
June 03, 2015

Gladstone won't keep City Administrator Pete Boyce

by Raymond Rendleman
Newly elected Gladstone city councilors continued their purge of leaders this spring by choosing not to renew Administrator Pete Boyce’s contract closely on the heels of the firing of Police…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Selene Barhite, pictured at the Clackamas Town Center, is planning to change her name to Selene Lilyana-Nyx.
June 03, 2015

Transsexual veteran Selene Barhite comes out in Clackamas

by Raymond Rendleman
Rejection by friends, physical attacks from strangers, verbal abuse by acquaintances, anxieties that go along with shopping for female clothes the first time — these are some of the many…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Matthew Brown, right, deomstrates how to plant a seedling to assistant teacher Erika Garcia, and a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-old students at Oregon City View Manor Head Start Center.
June 03, 2015

FoodWaves on a mission at Clackamas County Head Start centers

by Ellen Spitaleri
Matthew Brown is passionate about food. Sure, he likes a good meal as much as the next person, but he is most excited about making sure that low-income people in Clackamas County have access to…
June 02, 2015

Armed robber demands cash from Gresham deli

by Jodi Weinberger
Police looking for clues Police are on the lookout for an armed robber who held up Grampy’s Deli and demanded cash around 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 2. There were no customers or witnesses in the…
COURTESY OF PPB - Jerry Boyer, 83, disappeared Dec. 25, 2014. HIs body was found Tuesday, June 2, in the back yard of his Northeast Portland home.
June 02, 2015

Missing man's body found in back yard

by Pamplin Media Group
Nearly six months after he went missing, the body of 83-year-old Jerry K. Boyer was found Tuesday near a overgrown brush and woodpile in the back yard of his Northeast Portland house. Boyer…
June 02, 2015

Robbers beat man in SE Portland home invasion

by Pamplin Media Group
A man was injured Tuesday afternoon when two men shoved their way into his Southeast Portland home and beat him during a robbery. Portland police said the man was taken to a local hospital for…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Most witnesses told the City Council to keep using the Mt. Tabor reservoirs at last Thursday's hearing.
June 02, 2015

Council delays vote, leaving future of reservoirs unsettled

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood group, Water Bureau favor different options The City Council has decided the three open reservoirs in Mount Tabor will be disconnected from the rest of the distribution system by…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mike Rosen has been on leave since early May from his job at Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services with little explanation. He was elected to the school board May 19 and is expected to be sworn in in early July.
June 02, 2015

Rosen's absence shrouded in mystery

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Newly elected PPS board member said to be on sick leave Portland Public Schools board member-elect Mike Rosen is getting off to a mysterious start. Rosen was elected to the Zone 7 position on…
SCREEN SHOT: CHANGE.ORG - A petition from a Portland Public Schools parent to push back the school year's start date has been rapidly gaining support since its launch May 27.
June 02, 2015

Parents rebel against early school year

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A petition has received more than 1,200 signatures to push PPS start date to after Labor Day More than 1,200 parents say they are upset over Portland Public Schools’ late-August start date. That…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown says a whistleblower should not face charges for leaking nearly 6,000 of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's emails to a Portland newspaper.
June 02, 2015

Brown doesn't want Kitzhaber email whistleblower prosecuted

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
District attorneys in Yamhill and Marion counties are still considering whether to file charges against a state employee who admitted last week that he leaked former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s…
June 02, 2015

Mark & Dave: Hayes may be good fit for job with FIFA

by Mark and Dave
Attention Cylvia Hayes: If you need a job, we hear there are a few openings at FIFA for which you might be qualified. • • • Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland cops have been rousting central…
PHOTO CREDIT: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ  - An Eastmoreland home on Rural Street was demolished to make way for a new house. Portland neighborhood leaders want the city to tighten rules governing residential demolition and infill projects.
June 01, 2015

Residential deconstruction program headed to City Council

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider creating a pilot program to encourage more contractors to deconstruct homes targeted for redevelopment on Wednesday. The resolution submitted by Mayor Charlie…
June 01, 2015

Gladstone, North Clackamas superintendents Bob Stewart, Matt…

by Raymond Rendleman
Local school leaders have an increasing number of state-mandated objectives for their students and a decreasing slice of the state’s budget pie to achieve these goals. Given this essential…
THE REVIEW - Damage to the Oswego Talisman condominiums and two cars parked out front was minor.
June 01, 2015

Tree splits overnight, lands on Lake Oswego condos and cars

by The Review
Crews from Northwest Tree Specialists are onsite this morning at the Oswego Talisman condominiums in the 700 block of First Street in Lake Oswego, where a 50-year-old red oak split overnight and…
June 02, 2015

Portland releases report on testing of water supply

by Steve Law
Want to know about the quality of the water you’re drinking in Portland? The Portland Water Bureau has completed its annual drinking water quality report for 2015, as required by federal law.…
COURTESY: JESS LEE - Devin Lee enjoyed himself immensely during his first visit to the Portland Childrens Museum last week, but as they were leaving his stepmother was told they could only come back during specified hours.
June 01, 2015

Mother's complaint leads Children's Museum to rethink kids-only…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Devin Lee's stepmom argues he should be allowed in during any open hours The Portland Children’s Museum plans to reexamine its policies and staff training after a mother says she and her stepson…
June 01, 2015

Lawmakers inch toward paid sick leave law

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Portland's 'pilot project' guides Senate work on statewide plan Oregon lawmakers continue their efforts toward a statewide requirement for paid sick leave. The latest version of Senate Bill 454…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - The  'Daughters of Neptune' float march in Saturday evening's 2015 Starlight Parade.
May 31, 2015

Bands, groups march to Starlight Parade honors

by Pamplin Media Group
High school bands from West Salem, David Douglas and Milwaukie took top honors in Saturday night’s Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade. Nearly 300,000 people lined downtown streets…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters responded to Pacific Natural Foods in Tualatin early Sunday.
May 31, 2015

Tualatin business evacuated by grease fire

by Pamplin Media Group
No one was injured in a grease fire at Pacific Foods in Tualatin on Sunday morning. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, flames and heavy black smoke began pouring from a commercial oven…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Ryan Asland Pendergraph
May 31, 2015

Downtown disturbance call leads to gun charge

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a man on a gun possession charge in downtown Portland early Sunday. Ryan Asland Pendergraph, 23, is charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Disorderly Conduct in the…
COURTESY OF ROGUE ALES - Roge Ales of Newport and Pendleton Woolen Mills will unveil a new pilsner in July to be sold through local Pendleton stores.
May 31, 2015

Pendleton, Rogue weave a new ale for sale

by Pamplin Media Group
Rogue Ales and Pendleton Woolen Mills Inc. are teaming up on a new pilsner to be sold through Pendleton’s stores. But first, the 152-year-old Eastern Oregon company has to get liquor licenses to…

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May 31, 2015

Red Cross helps fire victims in Portland and Fairview

by Jim Redden
Red Cross disaster team volunteers assisted people displaced by residential fires in Portland and Fairview on Saturday. In Portland, the Red Cross helped one adult was displaced by a…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Tyroni Deshawn Burns
May 31, 2015

Man critically wounded in Cully neighborhood

by Jim Redden
A 39-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in Northeast Portland early Saturday. The victim has been identified as Tyroni Deshawn Burns of Southeast Portland. The…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Burgerville wants to get an Oregon liquor license to sell craft beer, hard cider and wine at its Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant. The company sells alcoholic beverages at its Salmon Creek and Portland International Airport shops.
May 30, 2015

Burger, fries and a beer? Burgerville may expand Hawthorne menu

by Kevin L. Harden
Burgerville plans to add craft beer, hard cider and wine to the menu of its Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant. The Vancouver, Wash., fast-food company has asked Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission…
May 30, 2015

West Linn man killed in Highway 101 crash Friday

by Pamplin Media Group
A West Linn man was killed in a single vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 101 on the night of Friday, May 29. At 8:33 p.m. on Friday, Tillamook County 911 received a complaint of a…
May 30, 2015

Boring man killed in collision outside Albany

by Kylie Wray
A Friday morning crash killed two men on Highway 20 Two men were killed in a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 20 in Linn County on the morning of Friday, May 29. One of them was a…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is still pushing for changes in Oregon's investment strategy in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that brought uncertainty and higher costs for public employees' retirement benefits.
May 30, 2015

PERS court decision leaves uncertainty, higher costs in its wake

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
The implications for governments, taxpayers and retirees have emerged in the month since the Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision on public-pension changes that lawmakers made in 2013. For…
COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - A 2002 Ford Winstar was lodged in a Southeast Portland building after a horrific May 2013 collision that killed a 28-year-old Portland man. The man's mother is suing two taverns for negligence in her son's death.
May 29, 2015

Taverns face $9.8 million lawsuit after fatal collision

by Kevin L. Harden
The mother of a 28-year-old Portland man killed two years ago in a horrific crash is suing two taverns, claiming they negligently served a visibly intoxicated man who later bashed into a van…
CITY OF PORTLAND - Commissioner Nick Fish
May 29, 2015

Fish submits ordinance to create Portland Utility Board

by Jim Redden
Commissioner Nick Fish filed an ordinance Friday to create the Portland Utility Board to help oversee spending by the Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services. The ordinance contains…
May 29, 2015

Saadat appointed as community liaison for police reforms

by Jim Redden
Longtime community advocate and activist Kathleen Saadat has been appointed to replace retired Oregon Supreme Court Judge Paul de Muniz as the community Liaision on the team charged with helping…
CITY OF WOODBURN - Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell
Jun 03, 2015

Woodburn police chief to retire July 1

by Lindsay Keefer
After 27 years with the department, 13 of which have been as chief, Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell has announced he will retire at the end of the month. A number of factors influenced his…
May 28, 2015

Port director blasts Hales during Westside speech

by Jim Redden
Port of Portland Executive Director Bill Wyatt criticized Mayor Charlie Hales for withdrawing his support from the controversial proposed propane terminal project Thursday morning. Speaking…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and her daughter, Anna.
May 28, 2015

Kafoury's budget focuses on kids, families, housing

by Jennifer Anderson
One year in office, chair balances work, family — and budget When Deborah Kafoury was 5, her dad remembers a moment when they were out for a walk and she started to cry. “I said ‘What’s the…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE JONATHAN HOUSE - The Abigail is one of the few affordable housing projects under construction. It is at Northwest 13th Avenue and Raleigh Street. Many more would be built under local, regional and state proposals.
May 28, 2015

The rush is on to build affordable housing

by Jim Redden
A flurry of support at all levels in works to address the need Community activists have been complaining about the lack of affordable housing for years, saying that the shortage is contributing…
COURTESY: PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Portland Public Schools Government Relations Specialist David Williams will head to Beaverton School District this summer.
May 28, 2015

PPS lobbyist gets sweeter deal from Beaverton

by Shasta Kearns Moore
David Williams will get a 28 percent bump as Beaverton follows PPS' lead Portland Public Schools’ lobbyist, David Williams, is heading over to the Beaverton School District after the 2015 Oregon…
May 28, 2015

Shooting near Last Thursday event injures three

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Gang team arrests 16-year-old boy Portland police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with Thursday evening’s shooting near the Last Thursday event on Northeast Alberta Street.…
PHOTO CREDIT: TRIBUNE PHOTO : JONATHAN HOUSE - Mount Tabor activists walk along one of the open reservoirs the City Council wants to disconnect by the end of the year.
May 28, 2015

Reservoir hearing ends without decision as questions linger

by Jim Redden
Fish feels compelled to defend Water Bureau The City Council put off making a decision on disconnecting the open reservoirs in Mt. Tabor until June 25th at the earliest after new information and…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Eric Sorenson loves trees, and has some 30 of them in his Southwest Portland backyard. But he says the city fees for residents who cut down their own trees without replacing them were excessive.
May 28, 2015

Fritz goes out on a limb, cuts tree fees

by Steve Law
Many have ax to grind over lowered cost of tree removal If Portlanders want to chop down large, healthy trees in their backyards, it could cost them plenty, but not nearly as much as before.…
May 28, 2015

License issue could leave Oregonians grounded

by Peter Wong/Capital Insider
State seeks federal aid to secure storage of personal data Oregon lawmakers will wait until 2016 to decide on whether to complete the final step to provide secure driver’s licenses complying…
May 28, 2015

Sources Say: Careful scheduling will avoid some awkward moments

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and state Treasurer Ted Wheeler don’t cross paths very often. And now that Wheeler is not discouraging talk he might be a business-backed candidate against Hales in 2016,…
May 28, 2015

DAS wants $16.9 million to beef up cyber security, project…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Insider
Request includes funds to hire 12 to manage IT projects Oregon’s administrative agency wants lawmakers to spend roughly $16.9 million over the next two years to upgrade computer systems and hire…
May 28, 2015

Lottery works to upgrade video games

by Joe Beach/Capital Insider
State wants to move money from scratch-offs The Oregon Lottery is taking steps to raise its game. “We are trying to keep up with the market,” Executive Director Jack Roberts told Oregon Capital…
May 27, 2015

Meyer Memorial Trust grants aid college, housing projects

by Pamplin Media Group
Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 31 grants in April and May, totaling nearly $2.6 million for organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington. The awards support efforts such as the Girl Scouts…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland's former parking manager Ellis K. McCoy will spend 24 months in prison for taking bribes in connection with city parking machine contracts.
May 27, 2015

Former city parking manager goes to prison for taking bribes

by Pamplin Media Group
Former Portland parking manager Ellis K. McCoy was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for taking almost $200,000 in bribes from two city contractors from 2002 to mid-2011. McCoy pleaded…
May 27, 2015

Flush with cash, Portland OKs city budget with little debate

by Steve Law
Turns out it’s easier for Portland city leaders to approve a budget when new money is flowing in. With a minimum of bickering, Portland city commissioners unanimously approved a $3.68 billion…
May 27, 2015

Lawmakers put heads together on transportation funding

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Less than a week after one lawmaker cast gloom over prospects for a transportation funding package, a group of lawmakers met Wednesday afternoon in Gov. Kate Brown's office to discuss…