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Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

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

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



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

ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFor nearly 4 years, National Public Radio (NPR) variety show Live Wire Radio accounted for some of the best shows the Alberta Rose Theatre has ever seen. Packed houses were treated to an artful blend of unpredictable conversation, live music, and comedy from emerging artists and established acts, with the results broadcast on 125 public radio stations all across the country.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Luke Burbank (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me), Live Wire’s mission is “to harness the intimacy of the theater experience and the power of the public airwaves to enliven, inspire, and engage audiences.” After a couple of years in other venues, Live Wire will return to the Alberta Rose Theatre this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Live Wire will host their entire fall lineup (excluding their two annual Wordstock shows) at the Alberta Rose on the following dates (all Thursdays): September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, and November 17th. Special guests this season include actor Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Ash vs. Evil Dead) and Portland band Blind Pilot.

Tickets are on sale now at www.albertarosetheatre.com. All shows begin at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Don’t miss out on some remarkable stories, new ideas, new music and fascinating people. Get your tickets today!

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055


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

ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWith thousands of beautiful and unique designs, kiting has never been a more enjoyable activity. But whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kite flyer, having such a wide variety to choose from can make selecting the right kite difficult.

For the novice flyer, Single Line Kites are the easiest kites to fly, making them perfect for the whole family. Setup is easy, with many kites ready to launch right out of the box. Single line kites come in many styles, sizes, and colors.

For children, the classic Diamond features fun decorations such as dogs, butterflies, and even sharks! that are visible from the ground. Sleds and Parafoil Kites are also great for kids as they fly in a wide range of wind speeds and have no rigid parts.

For more advanced users, single-line Deltas are stable, easy to handle, and designed to fly well in light wind, making them a very popular design for those that want to take their game to the next level.

Even more advanced, Dual Line Kites have two separate lines which make them solid at speed, dynamic, and maneuverable in virtually any direction. Many dual line kites are Stunt Kites that are fast, challenging to fly, and precisely controlled fliers.

These are just a few examples of what the sport of kiting has in store. For all of your kite flying needs and questions, stop by Elmer’s today!

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214


Brought to you by Fabio Testa - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -

PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Fabio TestaKitchen and bathroom remodels are among the most popular and valuable home improvement projects. But without proper planning and guidance, these undertakings can be very expensive and risky.

The experts at Parr Design Center recognize the importance of doing the job right the first time. They can help you determine a budget, design the layout, choose a contractor, select the products, and avoid common mistakes.

A successful project begins by determining the budget. There is no better way to do this than with a trip to one of the two Parr showrooms in Portland. Parr Design Centers have several displays set up with many different styles, finishes, and price points in cabinets, appliances, countertops, and flooring. Seeing the most popular cabinet brands up close, brands such as MasterBrand, Decora, Kemper, Aristokraft, and Dynasty, will help you decide which amenities are necessary and which are optional.

Once the budget is determined and the products are selected, a Parr Design Center designer will turn your choices into a 3-D computer layout. This will allow you to see your kitchen or bath before it is ordered and built.

With a good plan and specialized team, you can expect exceptional results from your kitchen or bath remodel. Visit a Parr Cabinet Design Center to explore the endless possibilities, experience the stunning showrooms, and meet with a professional today.

Parr Cabinet Design Center

755 NW 185th Ave.

Aloha, OR 97006



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

LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanAlzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and the only one in the top ten that has no prevention, treatment or cure. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the largest annual fundraiser for dementia related education, research, care and support for the people and care givers affected by this devastating disease.

Help us reach the goal of a world without Alzheimer’s: If you don’t know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s besides memory loss, check out this excerpt from one of the most popular articles available through the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”:

--Memory loss that disrupts daily life; forgetting things but remembering later is normal, repeating the same information is a red flag

--Challenges in problem solving or planning

--Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure

--Confusion with time or place

--Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images – this is when driving becomes difficult

--New problems with words in speaking and/or writing (i.e. calling a watch a hand clock)

--Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace your steps

--Decreased or poor judgement

--Withdrawal from work or social activities – including lifelong hobbies

--Changes in mood and personality – such as confusion, anxiety, or suspicion

If you notice any of the 10 warning signs in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment with your doctor. To continue supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s, register on www.ALZ.org to join team Living Right for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Living Right Senior Placement offers assistance to people trying to find the most appropriate housing options for seniors in the Portland metro area. We work with retirement communities, assisted living, memory care communities and adult foster care homes. Services are typically FREE to the client.

Living Right Senior Placement

(503) 780-7353

Visit us at: www.livingright.net/

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

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



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


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


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, remove 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


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


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.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665


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


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It’s Wednesday, Aug. 24, International Strange Music Day. Happy birthday to comedian Dave Chapplle (1973), whose film debut was as “Ahchoo” in Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” Today in 1989, Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling. Expect another sunny day, with a high in the mid 80s. Play some strange music today:


• Talk to local employers at Portland's 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Ambridge Events Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. http://www.portlandonline.com

• Celebrate the hot weather at Clackamas Community College’s Summer Celebration and Salmon Bake, 4 to 7 p.m., John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. 


• Hear the Beat Goes On Marching Band at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Noontime Showcase, noon to 1 p.m., outdoors on Southwest Main Street at Broadway, next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall. http://www.portland5.com

• Boogie to the Latin sounds of Son de Cuba at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Concerts in the Park, 6:30 p.m., Dawson Park, North Stanton Street and Williams Avenue. https://www.portlandoregon.gov



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Former Lake Oswego First Lady Virginia Campbell dies at the age of 105

by The Review
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Homeless swept out of Laurelhurst Park

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SLIDESHOW: Local Olympians honored at PDX

by Pamplin Media Group
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Honor Flight seeks veterans for free trip to Washington, D.C.

by Pamplin Media Group
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Girl drowns in North Portland

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Neighborhood festival includes density protest

by KOIN 6 News
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Another protest planned over crash that killed teenage girl

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Clackamas County Fair is beating the heat

by John Baker
Despite the rising temperature, fairgoers are determined to enjoy this year's event Five days into its six-day run, the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo appears to be dealing with the heat quite well, thank you. At least that’s the impression you take…
August 20, 2016

Suspected Garden Home bandit in Morrison Bridge traffic crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Saturday morning at 11:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a disturbance in Southwest Portland, near S.W. Garden Home Road and S.W. Olsen. Officers were told that a subject, possibly armed with a knife, had been demanding car keys from…
COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 - This photo, taken from the ground next to the Lake Road apartment building, shows the top-floor fire room's charred window.
August 20, 2016

Arson charged in Lake Road apartment fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Clackamas Fire District #1 crews responded to an apartment fire reported midday Saturday, at 8122 S.E. Lake Road. On arrival it was found that the second-story fire was possibly set by someone living in the burning apartment. Fire crews quickly went…
COURTESY MCSO - A sheriff's cruiser blocked the driveway leading to the apparent murder-suicide scene in a rural area near Troutdale Saturday morning.
August 20, 2016

Deputies probe apparent murder-suicide near Troutdale

by Pamplin Media Group
Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a body discovered in the vehicle, parked outside a residence at 1701 NE Seidle Road, near Troutdale. A landscaping crew had spotted the body in the vehicle…

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COURTESY PHOTO - GOP nominee Donald J. Trump is not thrilling every Republican officer holder in Oregon. Some say they don't support him.
Aug 19, 2016

'Spending money on Donald Trump is like buying coffin nails by…

by John Schrag
What Oregon Republicans think about their presidential nominee (not all of them are angry) Earlier this week, Bill Bryant, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Washington, announced that he…
Aug 19, 2016

TriMet: MAX trains delayed because of excessive heat

by Jim Redden
TriMet is warning MAX riders to expect heat-related delays on all lines through the rest of the day and into the evening. According to TriMet, when temperatures exceed 90 degrees, all MAX trains…
Aug 19, 2016

City releases draft changes to police review policies

by Jim Redden
City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero released draft proposed changes to Portland’s police review process Friday afternoon. They will be heard by City Council on Sept. 14 According to the release,…
Aug 19, 2016

It's Neighborhood Church vs. neighbors in Stafford dispute

by Peter Wong
Plan for sports fields is pending before Clackamas County. A plan for new sports fields pits the Neighborhood Church Assembly of God against residential neighbors in the Stafford area between…
E.J. HARRIS/EO MEDIA GROUP - A pristine gym in the newly finished Washington Elementary School in Pendleton. The new building provides the district with a facility making it easier to comply with the state's physical education mandate.
Aug 19, 2016

Schools seek delay in Oregon's P.E. requirement

by Paris Achen
SALEM — With less than 10 percent of Oregon's K-8 schools providing the minimum number of weekly physical education minutes mandated by the Legislature nine years ago, districts want lawmakers…
Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits this weekend, prompting firefighters to urge caution as the fire danger level rises to 'extreme.'
Aug 25, 2016

Extreme heat increases fire danger across Oregon

by Cliff Newell
Lake Oswego Fire Department urges residents to take precautions and be especially careful Temperatures are expected to hover around 100 degrees this weekend, prompting firefighters in Lake…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Incidents of gang violence have dropped sharply since an April sweep of known or suspected members.
Aug 18, 2016

Gang team may be trimmed as violence drops

by Jim Redden
Gang violence has fallen sharply in Portland since April, when police contacted 105 known or suspected gang members on supervision, arresting 51 on a variety of charges and seizing 17 firearms,…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - The Society Hotel is a sign of big changes underway in Chinatown.
Aug 18, 2016

New mood in Chinatown

by Peter Korn
Patricia Augustiny checked in recently at the Society Hotel in Chinatown, and was gazing out the hotel’s plate-glass window from a couch in the front lobby. “Just about everybody I see out there…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler announced his first city staff choices Thursday.
Aug 18, 2016

Wheeler announces start of Portland government shake up

by Jim Redden
In an announcement that will seem like inside baseball to most Portlanders, Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler announced his first two staff appointments Thursday. Both are government insiders who will…
Aug 18, 2016

Beth Smolens announces candidacy for West Linn City Council

by Patrick Malee
Filing deadline approaching Aug. 29 The race for West Linn City Council is officially on, as another challenger — Beth Smolens — formally announced her candidacy. In a press release, Smolens…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TVF&R - Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Portland doused flames on a fire that engulfed a large home in the West Hills northeast of Bethany.
Aug 18, 2016

Fire engulfs West Hills home

by The Times
TVF&R and Portland firefighters douse blaze northeast of Bethany Fire engulfed a large home in the West Hills northeast of Bethany on Thursday morning. The property owner and others called 9-1-1…
Aug 18, 2016

Putting Oregon's records law to the test

by Kira Hoffelmeyer and Russell Wilson
Two weeks ago, the state’s top lawyer revealed how she wants to fix what she calls a “car wreck” — Oregon’s troubled public records law. That’s how Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Rose City Rollers Founder Kim Stegeman, left, watched as the sport gained traction and appealed to younger athletes like Jacky Smith.
Aug 18, 2016

Rock & Roller

by Patrick Malee
Now a popular international sport, roller derby had humble roots in Portland area On the night when her life changed forever, Kim “Rocket Mean” Stegeman was out with her friends at a punk rock…
Aug 18, 2016

Project could alter Chinatown flavor

by Peter Korn
Block 33, on Northwest Fourth Avenue just north of Burnside Street, will be crucial in determining the future of Old Town/Chinatown, says Portland Development Commission manager Sarah Harpole.…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The International Rose Test Garden is one of the most popular features at Washington Park. Parks bureau leaders are updating the Master Plan to chart the park's future.
Aug 18, 2016

City to plot improvements at popular Washington Park

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Parks and Recreation is revisiting its 35-year-old Master Plan for one of its most visited and beloved parks. At about 145 years old, Washington Park is home to some of Portland’s…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - A Go Baby Go clinic in Portland wants to modify toy cars for kids in Brazil.
Aug 18, 2016

Students help children with Zika

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland State University students hope to raise almost $3,000 more to send modified toy cars to children affected by the Zika virus in Brazil. Students in PSU’s Universal Design Lab modified…
Aug 18, 2016

School Notes: Jay Leno coming to Portland; Public records…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
School Notes is a collection of education news around Portland. E-mail tips to shasta@portlandtribune.com. Jay Leno coming to town Comedian Jay Leno will be the distinguished keynote speaker at…
Aug 18, 2016

Sources: Stop the press! Fish, DiLorenzo agree

by Jim Redden
To prove that politics makes strange bedfellows, look no further than the agreement between Portland city Commissioner Nick Fish and local attorney John DiLorenzo that the Terminal 1 homeless…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Simon Ackermann learns how to dust for fingerprints.
Aug 20, 2016

Junior sleuths solve murder mystery

by Andrew Kilstrom
A murder mystery enveloped Wilsonville last week, but thankfully not the type of murder that anyone should be worried about. The crime was a fictional part of Wilsonville Parks and Rec’s latest…
CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen shows her baton skills in last year's parade.
Aug 18, 2016

Multnomah Days coming this weekend

by Kelsey O'Halloran
For the past two decades or so, Multnomah Days parade-goers have seen Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen twirling her baton with The Beat Goes On Marching Band and other bands that have performed in the…
COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - A fatal crash on McKay Road has shut down the road Wednesday morning.
Aug 17, 2016

Fatal crash in north Marion County shuts down McKay Road

by Woodburn Independent
Note: This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday with names and the expected time of the road to reopen. McKay Road is expected to open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a fatal head-on collision.…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Developer Homer Williams has so far provided few details about the homeless multi-service cetner he want to open at Terminal 1.
Aug 17, 2016

Controversy dogs Terminal 1 homeless plan again at City Council

by Jim Redden
Disagreement over the large homeless shelter proposed for Terminal 1 carried over to Wednesday’s meeting of the Portland City Council. On a 3 to 1 vote, the council authorized the Portland…
Aug 17, 2016

Up to $10 million bid for proposed Terminal 1 homeless site

by Jim Redden
Seven bid have been submitted to the city to purchase Terminal 1, the surplus industrial site where the City Council has voted to open a temporary homeless shelter and perhaps permanent homeless…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland schools replaced drinking fountains with bottled water this year after the discovery of high levels of lead in water at several buildings.
Aug 17, 2016

State board adopts lead testing rule for Oregon schools

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
SUBLIMITY — The Oregon Board of Education adopted a new rule Wednesday that for the first time requires schools districts to submit a plan to test for lead in water at district owned buildings…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Fountains, swimming pools and water features are going to be very popular this week as the Portland-area temperatures climb to triple digits.
Aug 17, 2016

County cooling centers help some avoid summer sizzle

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Centers open to seniors, people with disabilities Here comes the sun, in a big, BIG way. The National Weather Service says the Portland region is about to roast as temperatures climb to…