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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Aaron and Melissa Klein taped this sign in the window of their Gresham bakery in September 2013 when they closed the store and moved their bakery business into their home.
April 24, 2015

Judge: Gresham bakers must pay $135,000 for 'emotional…

by Pamplin Media Group
An administrative law judge has recommended that $135,000 be awarded to a lesbian couple for “emotional suffering” they felt when Gresham bakery Sweetcakes by Melissa refused to make a cake for…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Lexus owner Amy Hall can now operate legally in the Portland as well as the suburbs where she has been an UberX driver since January 2015.
April 24, 2015

Uber and Lyft finally legal in Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
Transportation Network Companies get back in business in the Rose City Friday. Uber and Lyft launched officially in Portland Friday at 2 pm. The companies were given the all-clear to operate in…
April 24, 2015

Grand jury clears officer in SE Portland burlgary shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot a knife-wielding man in late March in Southeast Portland. According to the district attorney’s office, the grand jury…
April 24, 2015

'Profiling' bill moves toward House vote

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
A compromise bill headed to a vote of the Oregon House would bar the broad use by police of race or other specified characteristics to identify criminal suspects. But while the bill approved by…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Blazers center Robin Lopez improved his performance from Game 1 to Game 2 of the Portland-Memphis playoff series, and the teams inside defense has been solid. Now the offense needs to come around in Game 3 on Saturday.
April 24, 2015

Blazers haven't taken their best shot at Memphis

by Kerry Eggers
For all the things that have gone wrong for the Trail Blazers in the first two games of the best-of-seven first-round playoff series with Memphis, the play of Portland's post men has been pretty…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: IHIGH.COM - Lakeridge varsity softball coach Michael McCormack is on administrative leave after allegations that he gave energy drinks to players.
April 23, 2015

Lakeridge High softball coach put on administrative leave

by Jillian Daley
Head varsity coach Mike McCormack has been suspended for two weeks following allegations that he gave energy drinks to players Lakeridge varsity softball coach Mike McCormack has been suspended…
COURTESY PARKROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Parkrose Middle School Principal Molly Ouche, pictured here on the Sept. 27 grand opening of the new middle school, has been with the district for 15 years and was named this year's Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators.
April 23, 2015

Parkrose's Molly Ouche named middle school principal of the year

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Parkrose Middle School's Principal Molly Ouche has been named the 2015 Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators and the…
April 23, 2015

Background check bill heads to vote; investigations 'scoop up…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon’s controversial firearms background check bill is headed for a House vote after the House Rules Committee approved it Thursday along a party line vote. Senate Bill 941 extends…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Portlands Gary Bockman - shown here in a Great American Stock Car race car - has been a driver, instructor, race official and organizer. Hes won two road course championships in the Great American Stockcar Series.
April 23, 2015

Oregon's racing history on view at World of Speed Museum

by John M. Vincent
Wilsonville museum aims to preserve local car racing culture When the doors open on Friday, April 24, at Wilsonville’s World of Speed museum, displays will include a unique Chrysler Lebaron.…
STEFAN RICHARDS
April 23, 2015

State data center security flaws found in 2012 still not fixed

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Hacking fears keep details secret, extent of problem unclear SALEM — Three years after state auditors identified security weaknesses at Oregon’s main data center in Salem, the state has yet to…
April 23, 2015

Parks bond panel, manager named

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland Parks & Recreation has hired a familiar face to oversee the $68 million voter-approved bond for urgent repairs and improvements to parks facilities. The new parks bond program manager…
April 23, 2015

Sources Say: Looks like some have been betting on Uber all along

by Jim Redden
Somebody was awfully sure the City Council would legalize ride-sharing companies like Uber in Portland by now. TechFestNW is advertising a panel discussion on the so-called sharing economy that…
April 23, 2015

Affordable housing bill crosses big hurdle

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Senate to mull move that would give city, county more control Cities and counties could choose to require builders to create below-market housing, in exchange for specified incentives for…
COURTESY: RIGGA ARCHITECTS - The Nurse Column was recently installed at the Waterline Apartments on Northwest Front Avenue.
April 23, 2015

Sculptures make splash at Waterline

by Michaela Bancud
Late rail watchman, Lovejoy Column artist inspires works An owl, a tree and a log. Three sculptures inspired by the drawings of the late railroad night watchman Tom Stefopoulos are being…
April 23, 2015

With more hires to come, only one staffer works on fuel standard

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
New hires in works, but January deadline looms for low-carbon Oregon has just eight months to launch its low-carbon fuel program and, so far, only one employee to do the work. The Department of…
April 23, 2015

Middle-ground Republican could give Brown a race next November

by Joe Beach
Pierce, Alley, others begin to surface as possible candidates If there is any conventional wisdom about Kate Brown’s first campaign for governor it is that a middle-ground Republican could make…
FILE PHOTO - The public's being asked to weigh in on rule changes for transporting hazardous materials by rail following a series of oil train derailments.
April 23, 2015

State sets meetings on oil train rules

by Peter Wong
But federal laws would preempt state for rail shipping of oil The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced four public meetings on proposed rule changes that will enable emergency…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - LaMarcus Aldridge says the Blazers are counting on their home crowd to help turn around the Portland-Memphis playoff series.
April 22, 2015

Blazers promise it will be different at Moda after belly flop in…

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Now that the Memphis Grizzlies have beaten the Trail Blazers every which way in two straight games at FexEd Forum, the question is this: Can they do it at Moda Center, too?…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A Prius Radio Cab is parked in front of City Hall as supporters for Portland's cab companies demonstrate against Uber.
April 23, 2015

Uber, Lyft get the green light

by Joseph Gallivan
Transportation network companies get four month Portland trial Portland City Council voted Tuesday evening to go ahead with a four month pilot program for transportation network companies.…
COURTESY OF MULTNOMAH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES - Multnomah County Animal Services needs to raise about $45,000 to fund its Kitten Triage Project to provide care for unweaned kittens.
April 22, 2015

County turns to Indigogo to fund Kitten Triage Project

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County Animal Services will use a $15,000 Petco Foundation grant to boost its Kitten Triage Project, which is still trying to raise enough money to handle the 2015 kitten season (late…
Timothy Jacob Noe
April 22, 2015

Suspect arraigned for February shooting death

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Portland man was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Tuesday and charged with the Feb. 28 shooting death of Esteban “Steve” Del Cid in the Eliot neighborhood. Timothy Jacob Noe…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Brett Bigham, Oregon Department of Education's 2014 Teacher of the Year and the Oregon Education Association's 2015 Teacher of the Year, is in an ongong battle with Multnomah Education Service District.
April 22, 2015

District rehires Teacher of the Year, with a promise to fire him…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Brett Bigham is reinstated hours before he is scheduled to appear before the board Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year has been temporarily reinstated — with a promise to fire him again no earlier…
COURTESY OF STARBUCKS CORP. - Coffee House Holdings, a subsidiary of Seattle's Starbucks Corp., is seeking liquor licenses for five more Portland-area shops that could be added to the Starbucks Evening program, where beer and wine are served.
April 22, 2015

Starbucks seeks liquor licenses for more 'Evenings' shops

by Pamplin Media Group
Starbucks is adding a few more Portland-area coffee shops to its “evenings” menu. Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle’s Starbucks Corp., applied this month for Oregon liquor…
COURTESY OF PF&R - Portland firefighters used long ladders and a high-angle rope system to pull an injured tree trimmer from about 40 feet up a tree in Southwest Portland.
April 21, 2015

Firefighters rescue injured tree trimmer

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters used ladders and a high-angle rope system Tuesday afternoon to pull an injured arborist from a tree in Southwest Portland. Firefighters said the man was taken to Legacy…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - It's not the snow depth thats most important as the Natural Resouces Conservation Service does its snow surveys, but rather the amount of stored water in the snow. Hydrologist Julie Koeberle first tests the snow depth and then weighs that snow to determine its water content. At the Mount Hood testing site, the latest survey showed 17 inches of stored water, compared to the average of 60 inches for the site.
April 21, 2015

Portland may dodge parching drought

by John Vincent
Bull Run reserves benefit city, but rest of state in for dry year On April 1, 76 percent of the snow survey sites across the state were at their lowest levels in recorded history. At a survey…

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STATE REP. JULIE PARRISH
Apr 21, 2015

Parrish says 'no thanks' to secretary of state run

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
State Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn made it clear Tuesday: She will not seek the Republican nomination for Oregon secretary of state next year. “I’m taking that off the table right now,”…
Apr 21, 2015

OLCC wants $10 million for new marijuana program

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking the Legislature for $10.5 million in the 2015-17 budget to get its recreational marijuana program up and running. The budget includes hiring 33…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gerald Schoenle, director, Ford Trading Company praised the Port of Portlands marine terminals as a good place to ship Ford Mustangs to Korea and China. Cars receiver their final tweak at the homologation center before shipping in a roll on, roll off format - not in containers.
Apr 21, 2015

Port is healthy and busy, boss reassures

by Joseph Gallivan
Bill Wyatt plays down loss of container business Executive Director of the Port of Portland Bill Wyatt acknowledged the elephant in the room last week at the port’s grand Gateway to the Globe…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Arron Afflalo (right), with fellow Blazers guard Damian Lillard, says he will give his injured shoulder another day of rest and testing before deciding whether to play against Memphis on Wednesday night.
Apr 21, 2015

Afflalo: Game 2 the goal, Game 3 for sure

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It sounds as if it will come down to a game-time decision for Arron Afflalo. Speaking with media prior to the Trail Blazers' practice session at FedEx Forum, the veteran…
A new city housing audit released April 21 found that some Portland-area landlords discriminated against potential renters because of their race, family status or national origin.
Apr 23, 2015

Troubling rental discrimination audit leaves housing officials…

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland needs to do more to protect minorities and some families from discrimination in the local rental market, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Portland Housing Bureau. The…
Apr 21, 2015

Mandatory paid sick time plan might blunt wage hike

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Is a new “grand bargain” in the works? Yes, the term is overused, but there appear to be preliminary discussions between business lobbyists and Democratic legislative leaders over a range of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cedar Knoll rides down Northeast Dekum Street, near where he collided with a truck a few weeks ago. Im not unique at all, he says. So many people have been hit; theres so much frustration but little they can do.
Apr 21, 2015

Cyclist recalls crash that sparked movement

by Jennifer Anderson
Cedar Knoll never thought he’d be the poster child for bike activism in Portland. The 31-year-old North Portlander was on the job March 31 like any other day, delivering organic soup by bike to…
Apr 21, 2015

Lloyd's seeks premium, deductible hikes for state wildfire…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Lloyd's seeks higher premium, deductible for this year's coverage Officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry are getting anxious, as Oregon heads into fire season without the wildfire…
Apr 20, 2015

PSU issues its Cleantech Challenge

by Jennifer Anderson
Now in its third year, Portland State University will expand its Cleantech Challenge throughout Portland, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The challenge is a call for innovations…
COURTESY OF T-MOBILE - A rendering from a presentation to be given Monday night, April 20, shows the proposed T-Mobile 58-foot cell tower near Southeast 71st Avenue and Yamhill Street. Neighbors are upset about the plan.
Apr 20, 2015

Cell tower plan riles Mt. Tabor neighbors

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of Mt. Tabor neighbors might protest Monday night at a city meeting to discuss a 58-foot cell tower proposal on Southeast 71st Avenue. Residents say they are angry about T-Mobile’s plan…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Southbound 99E in Milwaukie after fatal crash.
Apr 20, 2015

Southbound 99E reopens after fatal Milwaukie crash

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Victim identified The southbound lanes of Highway 99E in Milwaukie reopened Monday morning after a fatal overnight crash. Michael Seamus McCoy, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.…
COURTESY OF HOTELS.COM - A chart by Hotels.com shows tourism interest in each of the states that have legalized recreational marijuana use.
Apr 20, 2015

Survey: 4/20 could be big tourism draw for Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
Where there’s smoke, there’s . . . tourism and dating? That’s what a couple of new studies have discovered. Oregon’s upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana use could boost the region’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown is going to lead a parade of witnesses on Tuesday, April 21, in support of legislation to change Oregon's campaign contribution laws.
Apr 20, 2015

Lawmakers wrestle with campaign contribution legislation

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown plans to be first in line Tuesday, April 21, to testify in support of legislation to cap campaign contributions, which she pushed for when she as secretary of state.…
Apr 20, 2015

Clackamas Community College to get start on bond projects

by Raymond Rendleman
With voters in the Clackamas Community College district approving a $90 million bond measure in November to update and modernize college recources, planning now is underway to construct and…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers get another shot -- literally -- at the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Apr 20, 2015

The formula for winning Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
HERE'S WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR BLAZERS TO GET EVEN WITH GRIZZLIES MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terry Stotts gave his players the day off from practice Monday, an almost unprecedented occurrence during the…
Apr 20, 2015

Fate of Washington Park reservoirs heads to council

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider approving a proposal from the Water Bureau to demolish the two open reservoirs in Washington Park on Thursday. Although controversial, the proposal is not as…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts didn't have the benefit of good shooting from his team in Sunday's Game 1 versus Memphis.
Apr 19, 2015

Grizzlies get first, and last, laugh

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Like a comedian bombing on stage, it started badly, got worse and ended badly for the Trail Blazers Sunday night at FedEx Forum. The Blazers may not have gotten outworked and…
Apr 19, 2015

Sellwood Bridge reopens early

by Jim Redden
The Sellwood Bridge reopened Sunday morning, hours ahead of schedule after workers finished shifting traffic lanes for a new west side approach. The first is necessary for the next phase of the…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Destini Jordaire Washington
Apr 19, 2015

Passenger dies in NE Columbia Boulevard crash

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Passenger, driver identified A passenger died in a single car accident in Northeast Portland early Saturday that left the driver hospitalized with serious injuries. The passenger, who…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Stephen Plyushchev
Apr 19, 2015

Suspect towing truck jailed after hitting police car

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a hit and run suspect who struck a patrol car in East Portland early Sunday. Stephen Plyushchev, 39, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, then booked into the…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -  Charlene Marvin died after her motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday.
Apr 19, 2015

Female motorcyclist, 64, killed in Washington County accident

by Jim Redden
A Carlton woman was killed when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County on Saturday. Charlene Marvin, 64, was Lifeflighted from the scene and later died of her injuries at an…
Apr 19, 2015

Police: Argument behind gas station leads to stabbing

by Jim Redden
Police are investigation an altercation in East Portland that sent one many to the hospital with a serious stab wound. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The suspect is…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN L. HARDEN - A small brass Australian Army slouch hat was one of the gifts Tim Hill presented to Lee Gilfeather Parker, daughter of Clarence Gilfeather, whose dog tag Hill returned during an April 18 ceremony. The hat symbolizes the annivesary of the Australian Army's entrance into World War I.
Apr 18, 2015

WWII dog tags reconnect families with soldiers, history

by Kevin L. Harden
When 96-year-old Hilding Olson was told his World War II dog tags had been unearthed in an Australian campsite after nearly 70 years in the dust, he was a little shocked. “I didn’t even know I…
(Image is Clickable Link) The city of Tigard is warning residents within this area of Tigard, between Southwest McDonald Street and Southwest Kable Street, to boil their water for a full minute after a loss of pressure occured in the area, potentially allowing bacteria to contaminate the water.
Apr 18, 2015

Boil water notice issued for parts of Tigard

by Geoff Pursinger
Edior's note: The boil water notice was lifted at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 19. If you live in the Canterbury area of Tigard, the city has some bad news. Tigard has issued a boil water notice for…
Apr 17, 2015

Lake Oswego High moves Smarter Balanced testing dates

by Jillian Daley
Change is intended to ease students' stress ahead of upcoming A.P. exams, principal says Lake Oswego High School students were scheduled to take the English/language arts portion of the new…