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THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsSmall and mid-sized businesses often find it difficult to determine if they should rent or own commercial property. Purchasing commercial real estate is a complex, often difficult process with a fair amount of risk attached to it. Nevertheless, a commercial property purchase allows you to depreciate the property and reduce your taxable income, as well as giving you greater control over your overhead costs. If you’re ready to own your own commercial real estate, I’ve got a few tips to guide you.

Ask yourself a lot of questions: The biggest question to ask is “Are you ready to make an investment of this size?” If you are ready, you’ll need to grapple with issues relating to what kind of location you need, how much work you’re willing to put into the property, and how much risk you can tolerate.

Evaluate the property: You should visit many different properties to figure out which properties you fit with. Your situation and needs are unique, and not every building will fit them. Location, physical condition, allowable uses, adequacy of access, and the opportunity for expansion or leasing should all be considered.

Conduct a feasibility study: Feasibility studies are a great way to stress test potential properties. Study your business’ market, the market(s) of your potential properties, and your own finances to determine how viable your options are, and how much margin for error you have.

Call the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips: The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips can advise and assist you every step of the way.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Stan Robinson and Brian Jarvis - Pacific West Roofing - ROOFING INSIDER -


PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonPutting down a roof coating is one of the best things you can do to extend the life of your flat roof. A properly applied roof coating will reduce stress on your HVAC system, protect against leaks, and can save you money—in more than one way!

But traditional water-based coatings like acrylic can degrade from UV rays and soften under standing water; that’s why at Pacific West Roofing we use a silicone restoration membrane to coat your existing flat roof. Silicone has a number of advantages to acrylic:

• It’s incredibly durable, withstanding extreme temperatures, wind-driven sand, hail, harsh UV rays, and pooled or ponding water.

• It’s energy efficient, shielding your building from

the sun so your energy use is reduced, saving you money.

PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian Jarvis• It’s easy to use; a roof in good condition may just need minor repairs around pipe flashings, if any repairs are needed at all! After a thorough pressure washing, the roof is primed and coated, and can be touched up with a brush or roller.

Best of all, silicone roof coatings are amazingly costeffective, and can add years to your roof. While a full roof replacement will typically cost around $8/foot, you can have a silicone restoration membrane laid down for about half that price.

With 15-20 years of life, a silicone coating may be just the thing your roof needs. For superior roofing options, give Pacific West Roofing a call at (503) 635-8706.

Pacific West Roofing

9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 635-8706

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Brought to you by Dr. Michael Davis - Northwest Women's Clinic - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Michael DavisMany of my patients bring fears and concerns about getting an epidural in labor. Happily, this leads to a discussion of the facts and the science surrounding epidurals. A review of 38 studies comparing just under 10,000 women who USED epidurals to women who did NOT in labor determined the following risks:

Lower Risks: Epidural users reported a reduction in pain scores of 3.3 on average after getting an epidural, reporting on a scale of 1 (minimal pain) to 10 (worst pain imaginable). Epidural users were less likely to need any other pain medications, and babies were at a decreased risk of developing acidosis.

Higher Risks: Epidural users had more trouble emptying the urinary bladder, as well as more risk of difficulty moving the legs; this is not a surprise, given how the epidural medicine works. Also, epidural users were slightly more likely (1.2 times) to get oxytocin during labor, and the average length of labor was 13.6 minutes longer for epidural users.

NO DIFFERENCE: There are many myths about epidurals the study found to be false:

No difference in overall risk of cesarean delivery

No difference in risk of backache

No difference in five minute Apgar score

No difference in maternal satisfaction with pain relief

My best advice is to have a discussion with your labor and delivery provider before and during the labor process to help you decide if an epidural is right for you.

Northwest Women’s Clinic

11750 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300

2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 619

(503) 416-9922

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Brought to you by Shelley Kuhnhausen Howard - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -


KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Shelley Kuhnhausen HowardYou just bought that piece of furniture from Kuhnhausen’s that ties that whole room together. Whether it’s that solid cherry buffet you’ve been dreaming of for months, or the chic leather chair that will go perfect by your lamp for reading, a new furniture addition can be exciting. Now that you have your new furniture, here are Kuhnhausen’s tips for taking care of it:

• In order to enhance and protect the beauty of wood, use a silicone-free polish. Guardsman has both a convenient spray as well as cream polish, both of which we carry. With a unique blend of natural oils, Guardsman offers your wood pieces luster with no artificial gloss or oily residue.

• Full grain leather is the strongest upholstery material available. To keep it strong for you and your family, re

move any dust and apply a leather conditioner to keep your leather pieces supple and nourished. It’s as easy as that!

• For upholstered furniture, you’ll want to follow the fabric manufacturer’s recommendation. The typical codes, “S” and “W”, advise you to use a solvent-based cleaning product or a water-based cleaning product, respectively.

• If your piece has loose pillow backs and/or seats, turning and rotating the backs and seats will ensure a longer cushion and fabric life. Vacuum your upholstered furniture to remove everyday dust and keep your fabric looking fabulous.

If you’re ready for a new furniture addition, head to Kuhnhausen’s. We offer quality furniture and would love to help you with your next furniture purchase!

Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase

2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 234-6638

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Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -


NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenJewelry is all about the story behind it. So here’s a story for you: Just the other day a woman came in with her fiancée carrying a diamond ring made of white gold. The ring was her grandmother’s, and had been with her family for 75 years. She loved the ring because it was her grandmother’s, but she could never see herself wearing it.

That’s when I told her all about Nielsen’s jewelry redesign service. We are able to take the gems off of your old jewelry and recast the metal into the custom design of your choice. If you’d like a little luster added, we can match loose gemstones and diamonds to your gems for a completely redesigned and totally beautiful piece.

Using both wax models and computer-assisted design, we ensure that your new piece of jewelry is exactly what you want—before we ever cast it!

If you’d prefer to keep just the stones, don’t limit yourself to just rings. We can help you create that perfect necklace, those earrings that make the whole room stop and stare, even that bracelet that you never want to take off.

We ended up designing a new piece for the woman and her fiancée, adding a few diamonds and sapphires to grandma’s recast white gold to create a stunning new ring. They loved it, and if you have any jewelry you’re looking to redesign, we can create a piece you’ll love too.

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614

www.nielsensjewelers.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -


ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFriday, July 22

Lakou Mizik, a multi-generational Haitian band that blends many traditional styles (including Vodou drumming) with modern sounds, bring their spirit-stirring rhythms to Portland. Portland-based kompa group Balans opens the show. 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28

Legendary British country-rock guitarist and Grammy Award-winner Albert Lee has toured and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, and even was a member of The Crickets. He now comes to Portland to perform, with Kate Taylor, the sister of super-famous songwriter James Taylor, scheduled to open the show. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 29

Rolling Stone called Patrice Pike “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package.” Join Patrice and former Portlander/now-Austinite Raina Rose for a great night of original bluesy folk-rock at the Alberta Rose Theatre. 8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 5

Let’s Fall in Love”—Renee Terrill pairs her bright, sweet voice with artistic expression to take the listener on an emotional journey through the Great American Songbook. Renee will be backed by the Mike Horsfall Trio. 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 11

Show/Show is a comedy showcase featuring award-winning stand-up comedians performing live with their own jokes animated by some of Portland’s finest animators. Performers include Bri Pruett, Gabe Dinger, Jason Traeger, and Curtis Cook. Stick around for a showing of The Hoofnagle Tapes by Erik Hoofnagle immediately afterwards. 8:00 p.m.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

www.albertarosetheatre.com

Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, KITE INSIDER -


ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWhether you want to show your American pride, your support for our armed forces, or want to display a more custom message, flying your flag on a quality in-ground flagpole is the best way to do it.

But how to know what pole is best for you? When considering an in-ground flagpole for your home or business, here’s a few things you’ll need to keep in mind:

Height and Location - A flagpole should look good (proportional) in relation to the house or building that it stands next to or in front of. Choose an area that is open, without trees or powerlines that can tangle with your flag. Then choose a flagpole height that’s within a few feet of your roofline as seen from the street.

Choose a Style and Finish - Telescoping, Sectional, and One-Piece are some of the more popular styles. Sometimes one is more suitable than another depending on the site and application. Popular finishes include satin, brushed aluminum, and a wide variety of powder coated colors.

Call Before You Dig - Whether you choose to have one of Elmer’s experts install your flagpole or you want to set it up yourself, always “call in a locate” first. Dialing 811 before you dig will give your local utility companies a chance to verify that it’s safe to install a flagpole in your chosen location.

Do you have more questions about in-ground flagpoles? Feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or stop by anytime.

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

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Brought to you by Dr. Cristina Mondragon, M.D. - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -


THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Cristina Mondragon, M.D.Summer is upon us and travel season is in full force. At The Portland Clinic we believe in traveling smart and being prepared so vacation time is spent relaxing and enjoying instead of dealing with avoidable health situations.

Before departure:

Talk to your doctor about your travels plans. They can provide a vacation override to allow you an early refill on your maintenance medications.

Update vaccinations: include a tetanus update if you are not current, and a flu vaccine, especially during flu season.

Pack a travel health kit including over the counter items:

Antidiarrheal medication; Antihistamine/Decongestant; Anti-motion sickness medication; Acetominophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen for pain or fever; Mild laxative and antacid; Cough suppressant/expectorant/drops; Antifungal and antibacterial ointments/creams and bandages; 1% hydrocortisone cream.

During your trip:

Practice good hand and food hygiene to prevent traveler’s diarrhea caused by improper food handling

For areas/countries with mosquito/tick borne illnesses, use insect repellant containing DEET (30%50%) or picaridin (up to 15%); do a thorough tick check after outdoor activities.

Practice pedestrian/motor vehicle safety; traffic/vehicular accidents are a common cause of injury while traveling

If you or your doctor ever feel the need, don’t hesitate to consult a travel expert.

Safe travels!

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

www.theportlandclinic.com

Brought to you by Marshall Smith - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -


PARR LUMBER - Marshall SmithFew home improvements can pay for themselves like new siding. Siding is a home’s first defense against wind and rain and is probably the largest contributor to a home’s curb appeal. Parr Lumber experts will help you choose the right siding products to increase the value and improve the look of your home while also protecting it from the weather.

Several factors should be considered when deciding on the type of siding to install, including durability, appearance, cost, maintenance, installation requirements, and ease of replacement.

Fiber cement siding by James Hardie® is the most popular horizontal lap siding in the country and is available in standard primed grey or several pre-painted colors with patented ColorPlus® technology. The ColorPlus process applies 50% more paint than a typical painter and adds beauty and durability. Fiber cement is attractive and extremely durable. It carries up to a 30-year warranty but can be more difficult to install than other siding options since it is heavy and brittle.

Parr Lumber also carries an excellent selection of natural wood and engineered wood siding. Though it is expensive and requires annual maintenance, wood siding is an attractive choice that can be stained to preserve its wood grain. Engineered wood siding, such as Smartside® from LP Building Products®, has an authentic wood grain appearance and comes with a 50-year warranty.

Parr Lumber employees can help you understand the benefits of each product and walk you through the installation process. Speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable salespeople today.

Parr Lumber

We have 10 locations in the Portland area.

Visit our website to find one near you.

1-866-214-7277

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Brought to you by Jennifer Cook-Buman - Living Right Senior Placement - SENIOR PLACEMENT INSIDER -


LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT  -  Jennifer Cook-Buman When considering a move for yourself or a loved one into a senior living community, the options can be overwhelming, and the information confusing, with several types of licensures for senior communities available.

Continuing Care: Requires an upfront buy-in and continued monthly payments, and one must be independent upon move in, in most cases. Has care available to meet nearly every foreseeable need to end of life.

Assisted Living: Provides assistance with the activities of daily living – medication management, mobility, etc. To what extent can vary. 3 meals a day are included, and transportation to shopping and medical appointments is typically included as well.

Memory Care: Designed to care for those with dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Caregivers have received more training, and there are more of them per resident than assisted living.

Adult Foster Care Homes: Single family homes that have been built or converted to house up to 5 residents. Onsite caregivers assist with all care needs. Care homes are licensed differently and their abilities vary with their license level. Generally, a quieter environment than assisted living, with fewer activities.

State regulations set a minimum standard for each type of licensure, but each facility has the option to offer greater care capabilities than what is legally required, e.g. some assisted living communities can accommodate special diets, even lift devices, others cannot. It’s important to check with each community and not to rely on others for this information.

Living Right Senior Placement

(503) 780-7353

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

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Portland pushes off school bond vote to May 2017

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland voters will have one less difficult issue to wrestle with this November. Looking at a ballot crowded with money measures — such as a corporate gross receipts tax and earmarks for high…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A measure to use Lottery funds to pay for Outdoor School has qualified for the November general election ballot.
Jul 25, 2016

Outdoor School initiative qualifies for ballot

by Paris Achen
An initiative petition to fund a statewide outdoor education program with Oregon Lottery revenue has qualified for the November general election ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed…
Jul 25, 2016

Board hears differing opinions on fuel tax

by Peter Wong
Prelude to Aug. 11 decision on Clackamas County ballot measure Clackamas County commissioners got a preview of the public debate about their proposed Nov. 8 ballot measure for a fuel tax to fund…
Jul 25, 2016

County board sets town hall in West Linn

by Peter Wong
Aug. 3 meeting will focus on marijuana tax, road funding measures. Clackamas County commissioners will hear from the public about two tax measures they plan for the Nov. 8 ballot. The town hall…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John R. McPail
Jul 24, 2016

Man falls from car during chase on I-205

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Man arrested for filing false police report A man was hospitalized after reportedly falling out a car during a chase on Interstate 205 near Johnson Creek Boulevard on Sunday morning. He…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters battled an early Sunday morning apartment fire in West Linn.
Jul 24, 2016

Six apartments damaged in West Linn fire

by Jim Redden
No one was hurt in a fire that heavily damaged six units of a West Linn apartment building early Sunday. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, just before 2 a.m. on July 24, crews…
COURTESY NEW FLYER - An example of the New Flyer electric-battery buses TriMet will purchase.
Jul 24, 2016

TriMet awarded $3.4 million federal grant to buy electric buses

by Jim Redden
TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain. “Climate change is an enormous threat, and it is already…
PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
Jul 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
Jul 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…
COURTESY PHOTO: MARION COUNTY JAIL - Margarito Sanchez-Vega
Jul 22, 2016

Woodburn man charged with rape of 10-year-old girl

by Larry Coonrod
Police arrested a 44-year-old Woodburn man Wednesday on charges of raping and abusing a 10-year-old girl in 2009 after a two-year investigation. Margarito Sanchez-Vega was lodged in the Marion…
Jul 21, 2016

State accepting art glass comments for one more week

by April Baer/OPB
Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality will accept comments for one more week on permanent rules for the state's colored art glass industry. Two major players and three small companies are…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Seattle and Portland remained hot markets for homes in June, according to an analysis by Seattle's Redfin.com. Denver was the city with the fastest home sales in June.
Jul 22, 2016

NW housing market still hot hot hot

by Pamplin Media Group
The national housing market rocketed to the fastest, most competitive its been since 2009, with Denver, Seattle and Portland leading the way, according to Seattle’s online real estate brokerage…
COURTESY PHOTO - Willamette National Cemetery on Southeast Mt. Scott Boulevard is now considered a historic site. The cemetery developed in 1950 for veterans and their families has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Jul 22, 2016

Willamette National Cemetery earns a place in history

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland’s Willamette National Cemetery, the first national cemetery in the Northwest, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The 307-acre cemetery established in 1950 on…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Former Scappoose Police Chief Douglas Greisen was awarded $4.1 million in federal court Thursday. Greisen filed a lawsuit against his former supervisor, former City Manager Jon Hanken, alleging retaliation.
Jul 22, 2016

Federal jury awards former Scappoose police chief $4.1 million

by Darryl Swan
Jury found former City Manager Jon Hanken retaliated against former Chief Douglas Greisen after concerns voiced about budgeting, city finances A federal jury on Thursday awarded a former…
Jul 22, 2016

Grants would benefit Portland train movements, auto exports

by Peter Wong
I-405 overcrossing also on list pending before state commission. Train movements through Portland will be eased and auto exports from Portland will be boosted by millions in pending state grants…
EO MEDIA GROUP - Linn County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Murphy has denied a request by several non-profit organizations to intervene in the lawsuit filed on behalf of 15 counties that seeks $1.4 billion from the State of Oregon for allegedly insufficient timber harvests from state forests.
Jul 19, 2016

Environmentalists shut out of Oregon forest litigation

by Mateusz Perkowski/ Capital Bureau
Environmental and fishing groups will be shut out from high-stakes litigation over Oregon’s forest management policies, according to a judge’s order. Linn County Circuit Court Judge Daniel…
Jul 19, 2016

Time runs out for Oregon timber ballot initiatives

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Three ballot initiatives that would have restricted clear-cutting and aerial spraying in Oregon have failed to qualify for the November general election. One of the petitions, which would have…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Tom Walsh, pictured here in 2003, will lead Portland Public Schools' bond advisory committee.
Jul 22, 2016

Political player given key role in $ 750 million bond campaign

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Tom Walsh, one of the biggest contributors to board vice-chair Amy Kohnstamm’s election campaign, will play a key role in the planning for a proposed $750 million bond for Portland Public…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
Jul 22, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
Jul 22, 2016

School Notes: Low-income PCC students to get $1.3 M in services;…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
School Notes is a collection of education news around Portland. E-mail tips to shasta@portlandtribune.com. State gives PCC $1.3 million for wrap-around services Portland Community College will…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Damascus voted to disband in the May 2016 electon.
Jul 21, 2016

Development looming in Damascus

by Elize Manoukian
Since the residents of Damascus voted in the May primary election to disincorporate their city, questions have been raised regarding the future of housing development in the vicinity. As the…
COURTESY PHOTO: MICHAEL DURHAM/THE OREGON ZOO - Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear, was euthanized Thursday, July 21, after zoo veterinarians determined that his cancer had advanced and he would not be able to recover.
Jul 21, 2016

Zoo's oldest male polar bear euthanized

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Zoo said Thursday, July 21, that Conrad, a 31-year-old polar bear, was euthanized because of a tumor on his liver that had “compromised his quality of life.” Conrad was considered the…
PHOTO BY RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Co-chief petitioner Veronica Reichle turns in the signatures for the park measures to Assistant City Administrator Jackie Betz at Gladstone City Hall.
Jul 21, 2016

Petitioners turn in signatures to protect Gladstone parks…

by Raymond Rendleman
Petitioners on Wednesday turned in more than 1,000 signatures for two park measures that would require public votes if the city ever intends to sell a public park for private development.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland businessman is facing money woes and a condo foreclosure as his legal problems multiply.
Jul 21, 2016

Legal woes multiply for businessman Roy Jay

by Nick Budnick
Already grappling with a wide-ranging state Justice Department investigation into his finances, Portland businessman Roy Jay is now battling in court over other issues as well. Jay, whose given…