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West Linn-Wilsonville School District lands top graduation rate in Oregon

West Linn-Wilsonville School District lands top graduation rate in Oregon

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Slick's Big Time BBQ arrives

Slick's Big Time BBQ arrives

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Beltrans named Wilsonville's 2015 First Citizens

Beltrans named Wilsonville's 2015 First Citizens

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Nonprofit to give back to first responders

Nonprofit to give back to first responders

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Community crusader was No. 1 father, fan

Community crusader was No. 1 father, fan

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Friends, family remember slain Seaside officer during candlelight vigil

Friends, family remember slain Seaside officer during candlelight vigil

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Deputies investigate a homicide on Southwest Cedarcrest Street in Metzger.
February 10, 2016

Washington County deputies investigate Metzger homicide

by Geoff Pursinger
Washington County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide in Metzger Wednesday afternoon. According to Sgt. Bob Ray, a spokesman with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home on Southwest Cedarcrest Street, not…
PARIS ACHEN - Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, holds up a visual aid he planned to use for House floor debate on a bill that raises the cap on noneconomic jury awards for wrongful death cases. House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, prohibited it from being shown for impugning members.
February 10, 2016

House passes bill to raise cap on wrongful death awards

by Paris Achen
The bill by Rep. Joe Gallegos, D-Hillsboro, boosts the cap from $500,000 to $1.5 million. Salem - The House passed a bill Wednesday that raises the cap on noneconomic jury awards for wrongful death claims from $500,000 to $1.5 million. Rep. Joe…
February 10, 2016

Don't buckle up? Prepare to get a ticket in Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City police sent out an extra reminder to buckle up before driving this week. OCPD — along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and Oregon State Police — are participating in a Safety Belt Overtime Campaign Blitz…
February 10, 2016

State sets meetings on N. Portland gypsy moth spraying

by Eric Mortenson/Capital Bureau
Oregon’s Department of Agriculture proposes to spray 8,674 acres in North Portland this spring to head off a potential infestation of destructive gypsy moths. Aerial sprayings tend to cause public scrutiny and worry, however, even when it involves a…
COURTESY: PORTLAND OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION  - PBOT's permitted demonstration of protected bike lanes on Thursday will run from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Southwest Broadway, between Taylor and Salmon streets. It will occupy the on-street parking lane for the day.
February 10, 2016

Protected bike lane pops up on Broadway for one day

by Jennifer Anderson
Portlanders on Thursday will get to see what a protected bike lane would look like on Southwest Broadway Avenue, one of the most important commuter thoroughfares in the city. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will hold a one-day "pop-up…
February 10, 2016

FBI moves barricades closer to wildlife refuge holdouts

by Pamplin Media Group
FBI agents and law enforcement officers tightened their grip Wednesday afternoon on the four remaining holdouts camped in a muddy corner of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon, said…
February 10, 2016

State forecast: economy rebounds, but growth could slow

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon’s economists told lawmakers Wednesday the state’s economy and government revenue continues to grow at a strong pace as the state rebounds from the recession. However, the economists warned that growth will slow going into the next…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jules Bailey
February 10, 2016

Bailey and Wheeler attack each other over SE Portland pollution issue

by Jim Redden
Portland mayoral candidate Jules Bailey is accusing Ted Wheeler, his major opponent, of trying to protect a campaign contributor by shifting blame for the industrial air pollution in Southeast Portland. Bailey, a Multnomah County commissioner,…
February 10, 2016

Oregon confirms first Zika virus case

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon has its first case of the Zika virus this year. The Health Authority Public Health Division said Wednesday that a woman has been diagnosed with a travel-associated Zika virus infection. The woman, whose name has not been released, contracted…
February 10, 2016

Ben West runs for U.S. House seat

by Peter Wong
Plaintiff in 2013 same-sex marriage case seeks GOP nod against Schrader. Ben West, a plaintiff in one of the federal lawsuits that overturned Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriages, has announced for the Republican nomination for the 5th District…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard leads a highly regarded Trail Blazers backcourt as unsung Portland prepares to make a run at an NBA playoff berth.
February 10, 2016

BLAZERS FIND THEIR GROOVE

by Kerry Eggers
– NBA experts, including former players Clyde Drexler and Steve Smith, weigh in • Under Coach Stotts, young, inexperienced team proves worthy of being in playoff hunt When the season started, the Trail Blazers’ chances to make the NBA playoffs…
February 10, 2016

Oregon City's Portland Cider Co. moving to Clackamas

by Raymond Rendleman
The Portland Cider Co. announced last month that it is moving its cider production facility to a new, larger location in Clackamas in order to meet the growing demand for its cider products. The company, founded in 2012 in Oregon City, is investing…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Heidi  and Eli Haynal of Wilsonville work on planting a tree.
February 10, 2016

Volunteers plant a (small) forest

by The Spokesman
Wilsonville residents turned out to Memorial Park Saturday morning, Feb. 6, to plant native trees and remove invasive ivy. More than 350 native trees and shrubs were planted, and volunteers removed 5 cubic yards of invasive English ivy — which is “a…
February 09, 2016

Brown withdraws resilience officer nominee

by Paris Achen and Hillary Borrud
The governor's office determined there was inadequate support for confirmation in the Senate. Salem - Gov. Kate Brown has withdrawn her nominee for a new state resilience officer position after her office determined there were inadequate votes in…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis will deliver the State of the City at the Persimmon County Club.
February 09, 2016

Residents question venue choice for mayor's speech

by Jodi Weinberger
Editor's note: After the publication of this story, Mayor Shane Bemis announced there will be a second State of the City event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Gresham City Hall. This event will be free. The city of Gresham’s decision to partner…
February 09, 2016

Lake Oswego Police Department officers will volunteer in Seaside

by The Review
Agency will help cover the city so that community can mourn the loss of Sgt. Jason Goodding, who was shot and killed on Friday Five members of the Lake Oswego Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in volunteering their time this…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Proposed legislation could give local governments the authority to regulate bioengineered crops.
February 09, 2016

Bill gives local governments green light to regulate biotech crops

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Local government authority over genetically engineered crops is being reconsidered by Oregon lawmakers roughly three years after they prohibited most city and county seed restrictions. Critics of biotechnology claim that lawmakers haven’t…
All parts of the region experienced double digit rent increases from 2011 to 2015, with the highest in North Portland. Source: Published by Metro with data from Multifamily NW and Axiometrics Johnson Economics.
February 09, 2016

Study digs into region's housing affordability

by Jim Redden
Metro urges regional approach to crisis of skyrocketing costs Rising home costs and stagnating wages have created a housing crisis across the region, not just in the trendy Portland neighborhoods where few can afford to live. The situation is worst…
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February 09, 2016

Schools warn families of Outdoor School ex-worker facing sex abuse charges

by Teresa Carson
East Multnomah County Schools are warning parents about an alleged pedophile who worked and volunteered at a popular Outdoor School program that some local students attend. Jared Kelly White, 23, is being held on $13.5 million bail after a Multnomah…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - The Arkema property on the Willamette River shore near the St. Johns Bridge, is part of the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup site.
February 11, 2016

EPA: Harbor Superfund cleanup plan must be approved by end of year

by Jim Redden
It could be years before a cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund is approved if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot do it by the end of the year. According to Cami Grandinetti, EPA's manager of the superfund project, work on the…
February 09, 2016

Clackamas board looks to voters for road options

by Peter Wong
May 17 ballot planned for advisory vote; Feb. 18 hearing will shape measure. Clackamas County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote Tuesday (Feb. 9), favor an advisory election May 17 to guide future decisions about how to raise money for road repairs. Some…
February 09, 2016

Providence dethrones Moda in new signups

by Nick Budnick
Oregonians who buy their own health insurance signed up in droves for Providence Health Plan for 2016, dethroning previous market leader Moda Health, new enrollment numbers reveal. The numbers suggest that a third or more of Oregonians who buy their…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Congestion is growing again on the aging I-5 bridge as the economy continues to recover.
February 09, 2016

Will Columbia River Crossing rise again?

by Capital Bureau
When Washington and Oregon were negotiating a project to replace the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River and enhance mobility in the bistate region, Washington legislators ultimately balked in 2013 on contributing funding. The Columbian…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION - Lawmakers are lining up lots of funding requests for the state budget.
February 09, 2016

Cha-ching! Lawmakers line up funding requests ahead of budget outlook

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — State economists will provide an update Wednesday morning on the outlook for Oregon’s economy and government revenue. A week into the short legislative session, lawmakers have received plenty of requests for more money. The ability for…
February 09, 2016

Fairview photo radar pilot project deemed success

by Katy Sword
The first phase of a photo radar pilot project in Fairview is apparently going so well that the city may not install photo radar equipment. The project stems from House Bill 3438, which passed in 2013 allowing Fairview, and only Fairview, to launch…

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Feb 09, 2016

Malheur militants might receive only light sentences

by Nick Budnick
The federal government’s charging decision in the case of the Malheur militants could mean some of them face as little as six months behind bars if convicted. And to some lawyers, that seems…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Teachers Doug Robertson and Michael Stephens cut the ribbon for Powell Valley Elementarys new Maker Space with the help of a pair of quad-copters Thursday, Feb. 4.
Feb 09, 2016

Gresham's Powell Valley Elementary opens maker space

by Teresa Carson
Powell Valley Elementary School just opened a new maker space where students can use a variety of materials to enhance their education with hands-on learning. The new room is filled with…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JOHN M. VINCENT - State Treasurer Ted Wheeler says bad things happen when environmental regulators don't do their jobs.
Feb 09, 2016

Wheeler blasts Oregon DEQ over SE Portland air pollution

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Bailey calls pollution "incredibly disturbing," Iannarone warns against overreaction State Treasurer Ted Wheeler lambasted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for its slow…
Feb 09, 2016

Will influx of Big Money spoil the brew?

by Peter Korn
Portland is home to 91 breweries, more than any other city in the world (though we’re running neck- and-neck with San Diego). That’s not more per capita, that’s more than any other city, period.…
Feb 09, 2016

Brewing a new model for sharing the wealth

by Peter Korn
By most accounts, Jeff Althouse brews terrific beer. Which allows the founder of Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing to provide health and life insurance and a 401(k) match for nearly all his 23…
Feb 08, 2016

Pedestrian dies while trying to cross Highway 217

by The Review
Lake Oswego woman may have been wearing headphones, police say BREAKING: The pedestrian who was struck and killed as she tried to cross Highway 217 near the Interstate 5 intersection on Monday…
Feb 08, 2016

Wesley Lynn Park plan sent to Oregon City voters

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City commissioners are asking voters to sign off on a nine-house development that would abut the northwest corner of Wesley Lynn Park. Last week, city commissioners approved asking voters…
Feb 08, 2016

Climate changes push Milwaukie to consider tripling solar-power…

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie shouldn’t have to replace a crucial bridge that became unusable after the extreme rains in December, Mayor Mark Gamba said. The city doesn’t know where it will find the estimated $1…
Lynn Peterson
Feb 08, 2016

Washington State transportation secretary loses confirmation vote

by Austin Jenkins/OPB
Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson is out of a job. The Republican-led Washington state Senate voted Friday afternoon not to confirm Peterson three years after she was…
COURTESY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit Portland in the next few months during her community policing tour.
Feb 08, 2016

Attorney General Lynch's community policing tour swings through…

by Pamplin Media Group
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Portland in the next few months as part of her national Community Policing Tour. Lynch will visit Portland, Miami, Indianapolis, Fayetteville,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Comedian, TV talk show host and radio funny guy Dave Anderson, in the purple shirt, died Sunday, Feb. 7, after a nearly two-year bout with pancreatic cancer. Anderson and his friend Mark Mason hosted KPAM 860's Mark & Dave Show.
Feb 08, 2016

Radio, TV funnyman Dave Anderson dies after long cancer fight

by Jason Vondersmith
Comedian Dave Anderson, half of KPAM 860’s Mark & Dave Show and a TV morning show host, died Sunday, Feb. 7. He was 55. Anderson had battled pancreatic cancer during the past couple years. He is…
Feb 08, 2016

Moda Health will keep doing business with new cash

by Nick Budnick
Moda will have $179 million in new cash, allowing it to service its current members. Struggling Oregon health insurer Moda Health will be able to keep doing business in Oregon by generating…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More homeless people are predicted to be camping in Portland as the city and its partners work to build more affordable housing.
Feb 08, 2016

Hales: Portlanders should tolerate more homeless camping

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales says more homeless people will be sleeping on sidewalks, unpaved streets, unused city properties and private parking lots in the future. The increased camping will happen as…
TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Collin Lyle
Feb 08, 2016

Uber passenger assaults driver, steals and crashes car

by Jim Redden
An intoxicated Uber passenger assaulted the driver, then stole and crashed his car in Tigard late Saturday. Collin Lyle, 31, was arrested and charged with DUII, Unauthorized Use of a Motor…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Many of the properties to be cleaned up can be seen along the Willamette River in this view looking south from the St. Johns Bridge.
Feb 08, 2016

Council to discuss homeless, affordable house and Superfund

by Jim Redden
Although public testimony is not allowed, the City Council will hold two important work sessions this week. The first is an update on the state of the housing emergency the council declared last…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Westview High School's Team 1 again captured first place in the BPA Regional Science Bowl and earned another berth in the national competition this spring. The team includes instructor Fabian Mak (from left) and members Akashay Pulavarty, Ananth Argawal, Priyansh Sharma, Bryan Lee and Anthony Zheng.
Feb 07, 2016

Westview wins BPA Regional Science Bowl

by The Times
Three-time champs earn another trip to the national competition Westview High School’s Team 1 was unstoppable Saturday in the Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl competition.…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This Aloha apartment building was damaged by a driving lesson gone wrong Sunday morning.
Feb 07, 2016

Driving lesson gone wrong ends in crash

by Jim Redden
A teenager practicing parking in an Aloha apartment parking lot crashed into the building Sunday morning. No one was injured in the accident. The apartment that was struck was damaged, but was…
Feb 07, 2016

Two meetings set on Southeast Portland pollution problem

by Jim Redden
Activists sponsor meeting before official forum Clean air activists have announced a community meeting Monday evening before a Tuesday forum by health officials on reports of dangerous air…
Feb 07, 2016

Man arrested on weapons charges in Southeast Portland bar

by Jim Redden
Rontonio Augustus was in the wrong place at the wrong time early Sunday. Portland Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested the 33-year-old man on weapons charges during a follow-up visit to a…
Feb 07, 2016

'Clackamas Porch Pirate' and accomplice arrested

by Jim Redden
Tips from the public have led to the arrest of a suspected thief dubbed the "Clackamas Porch Pirate" and his accomplice. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Kanthack, 27,…
Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding
Feb 06, 2016

Police officer, Sherwood High graduate, killed in Seaside…

by Pamplin Media Group
Jason M. Goodding, 39, fatally shot in attempt to arrest suspect. A Seaside, Ore., police sergeant who grew up in Sherwood was shot and killed Friday night, Feb. 5, during an effort to apprehend…
Feb 06, 2016

Woman driving SUV arrested after leading police on North…

by Pamplin Media Group
Police received numerous calls about reckless driver in white SUV A 28-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after numerous reports of an SUV driven recklessly through Northeast and…
Feb 06, 2016

Woman found deceased after apparent jump from downtown building

by Pamplin Media Group
Investigation of adult woman's death closes Yamhill Street sidewalk A woman was found deceased Saturday afternoon on Southwest Yamhill Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway after she…
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Feb 05, 2016

Police investigating possible homicide in Lake Oswego

by The Review
Investigators called to the scene of a reported suicide arrest and charge the victim's estranged spouse BREAKING: Lake Oswego Police have arrested the estranged wife of a man whose body was…
COURTESY OF OBSIDIAN RENEWABLES - The Outback project in Southern Oregon, east of Christmas Valley. The five-megawatt project provides power for Portland General Electric.
Feb 05, 2016

Lawmakers consider new solar project subsidies

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle signaled their support this week for a bill that would encourage large solar projects in Oregon. The House Committee On Energy and…