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Lawmakers (again) consider sending WES on a longer ride

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Hales promises infill, wage, and police reforms

Hales promises infill, wage, and police reforms

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Kitzhaber: Questions about Hayes' role 'deserve a response'

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF STATE OF OREGON - First Lady Cylvia Hayes
January 27, 2015

First lady's consulting work leaves some scratching their heads

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes was paid $118,000 for communications work for a nonprofit clean economy consulting organization at a time when she was advising the governor’s office on…
February 01, 2015

Woman robs Subway shop in North Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating the Saturday evening robbery of a Subway shop in the Bridgeton neighborhood. The suspect got away. She is described as an African American female in her 40s, 5'6" tall,…
January 31, 2015

Mount Hood climbers injured in Hogsback fall

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: All three hikers rescued Emergency personnel responded to three climbers who fell in the Hogsback area of Mount Hood Saturday morning. Two climbers were injured enough they had to be…
January 31, 2015

KERRY SAYS: It will be Super, and it will go overtime

by Kerry Eggers
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On media day, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson offered a prediction to assembled reporters about Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. "I think it will…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKMAN - Oregon State University President Edward Ray delivers his State of the University address to more than 700 attendees at the Oregon Convention Center luncheon Friday, Jan. 30.
February 03, 2015

OSU to State: Cut regulations, boost budgets

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Ed Ray denounces growing inequality in State of the University speech Oregon State University President Ed Ray denounced growing economic inequality in Oregon today, while celebrating the…
January 30, 2015

Transportation tax debate looms

by Peter Wong
Oregon has shared concerns with other states, but also some unique issues. As lawmakers consider how to pay for repairs and construction of highways and other projects, one advocate from a…
January 30, 2015

OLCC pot squad meets citizens interested in recreational…

by Joseph Gallivan
Enthusiasts observe 10 am meeting time and pack OLCC's offices twice over. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission met Friday in Portland to present issues surrounding the coming legalization of…
January 30, 2015

Oregon Lottery keeps cut the same

by Peter Wong
Participating bars, taverns, restaurants will have current contracts extended to June 2020. For more than 2,200 participating bars, taverns and restaurants, their cut of Oregon Lottery proceeds…
January 30, 2015

New city DOJ oversight panel plans meetings

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland’s new 20-member Community Oversight Advisory Board, the group that will monitor the implementation of the city’s settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, hosts its first meeting…
January 30, 2015

Sauvie Island plan hearings begin

by Pamplin Media Group
Public hearings start next week on an update of the Sauvie Island and Multnomah Channel Rural Area Plan. Each hearing is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Sauvie Island Academy, 14445 N.W. Charlton Road.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Walgreens pharmacies and other flu shot providers are not seeing any noticeable decline in the number of vaccines they are giving out, despite concerns this years flu shot is not as effective as usual.
January 30, 2015

Flu bug continues to take a bite out of residents

by Doug Burkhardt
The current flu season has not yet stopped heating up, and citizens are not getting much help from this year’s flu shot. According to Gerry Ewing, spokesman for Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro,…
January 29, 2015

Project Homeless Connect set Friday in Hillsboro

by Pamplin Media Group
Washington County Project Homeless Connect will be held at Sonrise Church in Hillsboro on Friday, Jan. 30. The only Project Homeless Connect held in the tri-county region, Washington County…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Photos of the store damage and surveillance stills of the crime and suspect Jeep. Tips are sought.
January 29, 2015

Tips sought in Jeep-smash burglary at Clackamas Promenade

by The Clackamas Review
At approximately 7:30 am on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an alarm at the Verizon store at the Clackamas Promenade. The alarm company had…
January 29, 2015

Gresham High replacing artificial athletics turf

by Quinton Smith
Work will take place during the summer at a cost of nearly $1.5 million The 13-year-old artificial surface field at Gresham High School is so worn out and potentially unsafe that the district…
January 29, 2015

Oregon Scorecard: More low-income help needed

by Jim Redden
Oregon ranks near the bottom of states on several key measures or household financial security and needs to do more to help residents prepare for the future, according to a report released…
Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - The new wine bar at Stadium Fred Meyer in northwest Portland
January 29, 2015

Stadium Fred Meyer gets social

by Joseph Gallivan
West Bursnide store $30 million remodel finally complete Stadium Fred Meyer’s $30 million remodel is set for its grand reopening Friday January 30. The 110,000 SF store at 100 Northwest 20th…
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.
January 29, 2015

Tabor reservoirs' fate up to City Council

by Jim Redden
Landmarks panel split on disconnecting city's water system The City Council will have to decide the future of the open reservoirs at Mount Tabor. That became apparent after the Historic…
January 29, 2015

Portland graduation rates continue climb

by Shasta Kearns Moore
All Portland-area districts are graduating more high school students than last year, according to 2013-14 data released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The trend holds statewide…
Photo Credit: DREAMSTIME PHOTO - Most Oregon-based trucks are older models that emit diesel soot, a known carcinogen.
January 29, 2015

Group hopes to ban older diesel trucks

by Steve Law
Public health advocates seek stricter rules on air quality Mary Peveto made her name as an activist prodding Esco Corp. to reduce toxic air emissions near her children’s school in Northwest…
January 29, 2015

Panel recommends state debt limits

by Peter Wong
Though state could handle more charges, backlog of projects requires funding A panel has urged Oregon lawmakers to limit new state debt to just slightly more than $1 billion in the next two-year…
January 29, 2015

State's civil rights settlement with Daimler is largest in …

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
$2.4 million goes to workers, fees and future fund; company agrees to take other steps. State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian says a record $2.4 million agreement should enable Daimler Trucks…
January 29, 2015

Members sought for police training council

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking community members to serve on its Training Advisory Council. The bureau’s training council was set up to increase accountability for police training and to…
January 29, 2015

Kitzhaber set to respond to questions about first lady

by Peter Wong
Session planned after disclosure of $118,000 paid by consultant on topics Hayes advised on. Gov. John Kitzhaber was scheduled to respond to questions Friday morning about the role of first lady…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kindergarteners at the David Douglas Arthur Academy learn their letters and sounds through the charter school's philosophy of direct instruction.
January 29, 2015

Kindergarten assessment scores paint murky picture

by Shasta Kearns Moore
No clear reason emerges for some schools doing better than others The Oregon Department of Education recently released the results of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. The outcome is a…
January 29, 2015

Portland City Club to admit select high schoolers

by Shasta Kearns Moore
High school students will be given a free seat at the City Club, thanks to a new Civic Scholars program. The program will be announced at the Friday, Jan. 30 City Club lunchtime meeting at the…

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Feb 03, 2015

How could PPS spend $ 10 million?

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Superintendent will bring a wishlist to the board Feb. 10 Portland Public Schools has a good problem: after a decade of budget cuts, the district this year has more money than they…
Jan 29, 2015

Beavers have Devil of a time in otherwise remarkable season

by Kerry Eggers
TEMPE, Ariz. — The trouble with exceeding expectations is, expectations then change. The ugly duckling becomes a beautiful doll, and suddenly she has to look good every night out on the town.…
Jan 29, 2015

Sources Say: Mayors throw wrench in agenda on police issues

by Jim Redden
Events are overtaking Portland’s agenda for the 2015 Oregon Legislature on police-related issues. The agenda endorsed by the City Council has only two issues related to the police: allowing the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN L. HARDEN - Southeast Clinton Street's neighborhood greenway is celebrated on street signs and bike racks. Increased traffic in the area is putting bike riders and vehicles on a collision course, which worries the city and area residents.
Jan 28, 2015

Clinton Street rolls with unwelcome wave of traffic, conflict

by Kevin L. Harden
It’s rush hour, and traffic on Southeast Clinton Street is moving slowly. Ahead in the road is a knot of bicyclists riding at a pace to purposely slow traffic between Division Street and Cesar…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Passengers prepared to board a TriMet MAX train in downtown Portland.
Jan 28, 2015

TriMet: All audit recommendations implemented

by Jim Redden
TriMet has implemented all 23 recommendations in a 2014 audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office, regional transit agency General Manager Neil McFarlane told the board of directors on…
Jan 29, 2015

Finally, signs of progress in Lents urban renewal

by Steve Law
A spate of new development could finally come to the city’s Lents Urban Renewal Area, on land stockpiled over several years by the Portland Development Commission. The PDC, after soliciting…
Jan 28, 2015

City's paperless permit project to be delayed

by Jim Redden
The completion date for Portland's new paperless permitting system will likely be delayed beyond the end of the year, the City Council was told Wednesday morning. The project is intended to…
Jan 28, 2015

Monthly water, sewer bills now available

by Jim Redden
Portland utility customers can now receive their water, sewer and stormwater management fee bills every month in the mail instead of every three months. The city made the change because some…
Jan 28, 2015

Backers cite support for minimum wage increase, paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Coalition releases Oregon, national surveys as lawmakers gear up to consider the issues. Oregon and national voters support increased benefits for workers, according to surveys conducted on…
Jan 28, 2015

House speaker: Transportation finance plan will not revive…

by Peter Wong
'Don't see larger projects on horizon,' she tells Portland Tribune editorial board. Although Oregon lawmakers are working on a transportation package this session, House Speaker Tina Kotek says…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL DURHAM/THE OREGON ZOO - Inji, the Oregon Zoo's orangutan, turns 55 this week. She's the oldest of her species on the continent.
Jan 28, 2015

Inji the orangutan marks a milestone

by Pamplin Media Group
Inji, a Sumatran orangutan, the Oregon Zoo’s oldest resident, turned 55 this month. She is now the oldest of her species on the continent. “She is the oldest Sumatran orangutan in any accredited…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY DR. STEVEN FRITZ - The tragic loss of her husband has prompted Commissioner Amanda Fritz to run for reelection. She is shown here taking part in the 2014 Starlight Parade in a photo taken by Dr. Steven Fritz.
Jan 29, 2015

Fritz to seek another City Council term

by Jim Redden
Commissioner Amanda Fritz will run for re-election to the City Council in 2016 after all. Fritz had said she would not seek a third term, but changed her mind after her husband, Dr. Steven…
Jan 28, 2015

Students team up for Science Bowl competition

by Pamplin Media Group
More than 130 teams of Portland-area middle and high school students will compete during the next two weekends in the nation’s largest regional science bowl. The Bonneville Power Administration…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen will not be charged after an investigation by the Woodland, Wash., police department into allegations connected to her personal life.
Jan 28, 2015

North Plains cop won't be charged in Washington state

by Nancy Townsley
Officer had been under scrutiny for harassment, criminal mischief A prosecutor in Cowlitz County, Wash., has declined to charge North Plains Police Officer Jody Petersen, 37, with any crime…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - LeGarrette Blount, former Oregon Ducks running back, has re-emerged as a formidable NFL running back since his return to the New England Patriots.
Jan 27, 2015

The Blount truth: Former Duck living the dream with Patriots

by Kerry Eggers
PHOENIX — LaGarrette Blount wore a new cut of corn rows (underneath a baseball cap) and a wide grin as he stepped to the podium for Super Bowl XLIX media day Tuesday at US Airways Center. "I'm…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KERRY EGGERS - Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger holds court during media day at the Super Bowl in Arizona.
Jan 27, 2015

Senior Seahawk: Max Unger in center of Seattle's success again

by Kerry Eggers
PHOENIX — Max Unger is almost as good an interview as he is a football player, so it was fitting that he was one of about a dozen Seattle Seahawks regulars set up at a podium for Super Bowl…
Jan 27, 2015

Kitzhaber to offer questions, ideas on Measure 91 implementation

by Peter Wong
Letter on recreational marijuana planned for Liquor Control Commission, lawmakers. Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s prepared to release a statement about what he wants the Oregon Liquor Control…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - House Speaker Tina Kotek, a North Portland Democrat, says shell have more clout in the 2015 session, now that she has more experience running the chamber.
Jan 27, 2015

Speaker Tina Kotek returns for second term when Legislature…

by Peter Wong
Having steered the Oregon House of Representatives through one two-year cycle, Rep. Tina Kotek of Portland is back for another term as its speaker. She returns with a larger Democratic majority,…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mayor Charlie Hales will give his annual State of the City speech on Friday.
Jan 27, 2015

Portlanders talk, hoping mayor will listen

by Jim Redden
Residents offer topics for Hales' annual State of City speech There are some things we know Mayor Charlie Hales will say when he delivers his State of the City speech this Friday. Hales will…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A 21-story office building designed by SkyLab Architecture is under construction south of the Eastside Exchange in the Burnside Bridgehead project area.
Jan 27, 2015

Burnside Bridgehead finally taking shape

by Jim Redden
Beam developer credits delays for better design Portland is getting the Burnside Bridgehead project city leaders once rejected, and everyone is happy about it — especially Brad Malsin, the owner…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Pedestrians walk by a two-acre property at 2095 S.W. River Parkway, where there is a proposal to build affordable housing in the midst of the South Waterfront.
Jan 27, 2015

Can South Waterfront be made affordable?

by Steve Law
– City commits to build at least 200 low-income units, still struggles to create diverse neighborhood Squeaky wheels are getting more grease in Portland’s South Waterfront area, and it should…
Jan 27, 2015

City, short-term rental hosts face off

by Steve Law
Firms balk at new rule requiring names, addresses, permits A showdown is looming between the city of Portland and companies like Airbnb that promote short-term rentals in local residents’ homes.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - BRANDON BROWNER
Jan 27, 2015

'I'm just like you,' says Brandon Browner

by Kerry Eggers
Patriots cornerback reflects on his 'amazing journey' and controversial career PHOENIX — Brandon Browner's first experience with the Super Bowl media has been to his liking. "I thought I'd be…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Scott Marshall, who is the interim director for the Portland State University School of Business Administration, walks outside of the business school building.
Jan 27, 2015

Future bright for PSU business

by Shasta Kearns Moore
School closes in on $60 million goal to create business hub From his sixth-floor corner office, Scott Marshall can see the future. The Interim Dean of Portland State University’s School of…
Jan 27, 2015

Police say man in N. Kerby Ave. house not a threat

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: SERT, other officers leave after talking with man's family Portland’s Crisis Negotiation Team has left the North Kerby Avenue home after a Tuesday morning incident involving a man who…