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It’s Saturday, Feb. 6, Take Your Child to the Library Day. Today’s birthdays: President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004); Babe Ruth (1895-1948); and reggae great Bob Marley (1945-1981). Today in 1891, the Dalton Gang robbed its first train in Alila, Calif. Expect a chance of showers today, with a high near 51. Sing a Bob Marley song on the way to the library today:


• Check out art during Bank of America’s Museums on Us free weekend. Credit and debit cardholders in Portland receive free general admission Saturday and Sunday at the Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum and the Portland Japanese Garden. http://museums.bankofamerica.com

• Cheer on high school students competing in the regional Science Bowl, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Franz Hall, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. www.bpa.gov/goto/ScienceBowl 

• Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. http://www.pdxnyf.com/

• Party like it’s Mardi Gras, because, well, it is, at Portland’s annual Mardi Gras Ball, 7:30 p.m., Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St. www.portlandmardigras.com

• Learn to be a better home gardener at Clackamas Community College’s short courses and workshops: Fruit Tree Pruning, 9 to 11:50 a.m. at the CCC Home Orchard Society Arboretum. Beekeeping School, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Clairmont, room 118. 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. http://www.clackamas.cc.or.us/

• Slog your way though the Worst Day of the Year Run, 8 a.m., McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. http://www.worstdayrun.com/

 

 

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February 05, 2016

High-speed chase follows fatal Gresham shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Alder Elementary was briefly on lockdown Three people are in custody in Kalama following a police pursuit that began after a fatal shooting near a Gresham school on Feb. 5. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. in the area of 174th and Stark in…
February 05, 2016

Portland wants Legislature to allow inclusionary zoning, but progressive economist says it…

by Steve Law
Portland city officials and affordable housing advocates are mounting another push to get the Legislature to allow “inclusionary zoning” in Oregon. That would enable Portland and other cities to require developers to build some affordable units when…
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February 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 found inside a home Thursday evening in the 13000 block of…
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February 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 Environment voted unanimously on Thursday to send the bill to the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The secretary of state's office will look into the state Department of Energy's record keeping.
February 05, 2016

Audit will dig into energy department record keeping

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The Oregon Secretary of State’s office plans to investigate whether poor record keeping at the state Department of Energy could have hidden fraud in the controversial business energy tax credit program. Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins said…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is facing several allegation and now the Oregon Department of Justice may look into them.
February 05, 2016

County Chair, DA ask Oregon Department of Justice to investigate Sheriff

by Jim Redden
A letter from Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District Attorney Rod Underhill asks the Oregon Department of Justice to review several accusations against county Sheriff Dan Staton. In addition to investigating harassment allegations…
PARIS ACHEN - Sen. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, chairman of the Senate Workforce and General Government Committee
February 05, 2016

Three-tier minimum wage headed to Senate floor

by Paris Achen
The Senate workforce committee passed a bill Friday that would raise the minimum to $14.75 in Portland by 2022, lower rates in other parts of the state. SALEM — A bill to set three different minimum wage rates in the state is headed to the Senate…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Jared Kelly White
February 05, 2016

Outdoor school parents to be warned of possible sex abuse

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Jared Kelly White was at outdoor school sites since 2008 Multnomah Education Service District said it is contacting parents of students who attended Outdoor School when its employee Jared Kelly White was there. White was indicted Feb. 3 on 54 counts…
February 05, 2016

Metro president: Extend levy for parks work

by Peter Wong
Council adopts regional plan two years in the making. Even as the Metro Council wrapped up its work on a regional parks and nature system plan, its president called for extension of a tax levy to raise some of the money to carry out the plan. “What…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID F. ASHTON - This is a Sellwood Bee-exclusive photo juxtaposing the old and new Sellwood Bridges, taken from between the angel wings of Bent 5 in the middle of the Willamette River during construction.
February 05, 2016

Two public events planned to mark new Sellwood Bridge opening

by Jim Redden
Old bridge honored with one last walk before closing for removal Multnomah County has two community events planned to mark the opening of the new Sellwood Bridge — a final Feb. 25 walk across the original bridge before it is dismantled and a Feb. 27…
February 05, 2016

Troutdale looks at human trafficking

by Katy Sword
In fighting human trafficking, part of the battle is awareness. “Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery,” said Deputy Keith Bickford, manager of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force. “It’s a crime that…
February 05, 2016

Proposed growth plan amendments being posted online

by Jim Redden
Summaries of proposed amendments to the recommended Comprehensive Plan update are now being posted online. The Comp Plan — as it is commonly called — will guide growth in Portland over the next 20 years. It is required by state land use planning…
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February 04, 2016

Lakeridge grad settles lawsuit against coach, district

by Jillian Daley
Marqueese Royster, who claimed he was punched during football practice in 2013, had sought $500,000 in damages The Lake Oswego School District and a former coach have settled a lawsuit for a fraction of the $500,000 sought by a former student who…
February 04, 2016

Molalla school board to decide whether to put $75 million bond before voters

by Peggy Savage
The community is invited to attend a special meeting at 7 p.m. in MHS auditorium Thursday to participate in the discussion The Molalla school board will hold a special session Thursday, Feb. 4 to consider a resolution to put a $75 million bond…
February 04, 2016

Three mininum wages back on the table

by Paris Achen
The Senate Workforce and General Government Committee set to vote on plan that would hike minimum to $14.50 in Portland by 2022. SALEM — Legislators have returned to a proposal that would set three minimum wage rates in the state based on median…
February 04, 2016

Oregon seed pre-emption law challenged in Legislature

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Farmers overwhelmingly testified against a recent proposal before Oregon lawmakers that would reverse the state’s ability to pre-empt local government restrictions on seed. The Oregon Legislature pre-empted such local regulation of seed at a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ROB KERR - Ammon Bundy, who faces a federal charge in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, says in a recorded statement that the refuge takeover was the duty of the people to protest government bullying.
February 04, 2016

Bundy: Refuge takeover was 'right,' 'duty of the people'

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Carol Bundy releases letter from son saying he is a 'political prisoner' A few hours after he was indicted in federal court for his part in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover, Ammon Bundy of Idaho said in a recorded statement that…
COURTESY OF YOUTUBE - A defiant Sean Anderson brandished a rifle and shouted into a camera Jan. 27 during a live YouTube broadcast by Defendyourbase, as the remaining militants holding out at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge prepared for an expected attack (which never came). Anderson and three other holdouts face federal charges for their part in the four-week standoff.
February 04, 2016

Harney County holdouts hit with same federal charge as militant ringleaders

by Nick Budnick
Indictment means 16 people in wildlife refuge takeover could face trial Four holdouts stuck in a cold, muddy camp on a Harney County federal wildlife refuge now face the same federal charge as a dozen other militants involved in the four-week refuge…
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February 04, 2016

Tribune marks 15 years with growth, stable finances

by Jennifer Anderson
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February 04, 2016

Driver dies after hitting TriMet bus head-on

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police said Ronnie Bernard David Sr. killed in collision A 45-year-old man died Thursday evening after the car he was driving collided head-on into a TriMet bus at Southeast 104th Avenue and Mt. Scott Boulevard. Portland police said Ronnie…
COURTESY MARK LAKEMAN/COMMUNITECTURE - This is the concept plan for the new R2DToo homeless camp.
February 04, 2016

Homeless camp relocation hearing postponed

by Jim Redden
Thursday's City Council hearing on relocating the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp has been postponed because of a lack of a quorum. The new hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick, and…
February 04, 2016

Metro Council stands firm on Stafford

by Peter Wong
Findings bolster 2011 decision on urban reserve; Clackamas County still at odds The Metro Council has taken its final step toward redesignating Stafford for future development. Other local governments still have differing ideas. The seven-member…
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February 04, 2016

Why not just build a new school in Northwest?

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Overcrowding at Chapman Elementary is prompting district to bump programs Elsa Menendez says the overcrowding problem at Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland is poised to change her life one way or the other. Her son attends the Spanish…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - The 525-bed Wapato Jail has sat empty since 2004 but is costing more and more every year.
February 04, 2016

WANTED: A plan for the Wapato money pit

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County taxpayers, so far, have paid more than $90 million for the Wapato Jail that has never opened — at least $32 million more than the $58 million figure frequently cited in media stories about the unused North Portland facilities. The…
February 04, 2016

Associations requesting increased stipends

by Patrick Malee
Fixed annual stipend would increase from $300 to $500 As neighborhood associations continue to be a focus for the 2016 West Linn City Council, a new funding proposal will soon be submitted by the Neighborhood Association Presidents (NAP) group for…

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Feb 04, 2016

Vets find strength, support in numbers

by Raymond Rendleman
A free program for anyone interested in helping veterans and their families will bring together more than 20 nonprofit organizations dedicated to former service members at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.…
Feb 04, 2016

Sources: Avakian running for office; opponent wonders which one

by Jim Redden
Dennis Richardson, a Republican candidate for Oregon secretary of state, is questioning why Democratic Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian is running for the office. In a Jan. 29 email,…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is facing numerous allegations. Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury has asked the Oregon Department of Justice to investigate them.
Feb 03, 2016

County chair asks Oregon Department of Justice to investigate…

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury has asked the Oregon Department of Justice to investigate multiple accusations of innappropriate behavior against Sheriff Dan Staton. Kafoury told the…
Feb 03, 2016

Airborne heavy metals detected in inner Southeast Portland…

by Steve Law
Potentially hazardous levels of arsenic and cadmium have been detected in the air in Southeast Portland near Powell Boulevard and Southeast 22nd Avenue. The Oregon Department of Environmental…
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Feb 03, 2016

Former WLHS teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

by Patrick Malee
Sentencing set for Feb. 24 Former West Linn High School teacher Jonathan Peachey pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree sex abuse at the Lake Oswego Municipal Court Wednesday. A judge set…
Feb 03, 2016

Oak Grove citizens call foul on Clackamas County's library deal…

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oak Grove Community Council has thrown a potential monkey-wrench into the Board of County Commissioners’ plan to get out of providing library services. In a Feb. 3 letter to Clackamas…
Feb 03, 2016

Sheriff says he welcomes Oregon Department of Justice…

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton says he welcomes an Oregon Department of Justice investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior against him — but also says that an earlier outside…
COURTESY OF CSPAN - U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday, Feb. 3, that he planned legislation to reimburse Harney County for its costs associated with the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover by armed militants.
Feb 03, 2016

Blumenauer wants feds to reimburse Harney County for costs of…

by Pamplin Media Group
FBI cuts off cell phone service for four remaining militants Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday that he planned legislation to have the federal government reimburse Harney County…
Feb 03, 2016

Candidate proposes Youth Bureau for at-risk youth

by Jim Redden
Fred Stewart, a Portland realtor running against Commissioner Steve Novick, has proposed creating a Youth Bureau to provide after-school services and programs for young people between the ages…
COURTESY OF MODA HEALTH - Moda Health is warning its clients to be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of the insurance company's financial situation. Moda purchased naming rights for Portland's Rose Garden Arena, home of NBA's Trail Blazers.
Feb 03, 2016

Scammers target Moda Health members grappling with insurer's…

by Nick Budnick
As 67,000 Moda members await new coverage options, fraudsters want personal information. Scammers are trying to take advantage of Moda Health members who are grappling with confusion over their…
COURTESY PHOTO: OHSU - Surgeons at OHSU use MRI technology to look at a brain.
Feb 03, 2016

Children's hospital surgeons to be able to see inside the brain…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
OHSU unveils joint imaging and surgery suite at Doernbecher Portland has become the first city on the West Coast to combine a real-time iMRI machine with a surgery suite at a children’s…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Museum of Contemporary Craft building has been put up for sale.
Feb 03, 2016

Craft museum kaput

by Joseph Gallivan
Art school merges long-lived craft museum into new Center for Contemporary Art & Culture . The Museum of Contemporary Craft is closing. The Pacific Northwest College of Art, which took over the…
Feb 03, 2016

Child vaccinations due by Feb. 17, county holds clinics

by Jennifer Anderson
Multnomah County leaders will hold four clinics this month to help under- and uninsured families catch up on their childs' immunizations. State law requires children attending school, preschool…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Blazers guard Gerald Henderson, who had a strong fourth quarter in Portland's victory, gets above the rim Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks at Moda Center.
Feb 03, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Blazers win again

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers' roll continued Tuesday night with a 107-95 homecourt victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. CJ McCollum led the way for Portland with 30 points. Damian Lillard had 12 assists and…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rep. John Davis, R-Wilsonville, proposes implementing a 4 cent fuel tax across Oregon, and a 6 cent fuel tax in Portland.
Feb 04, 2016

Davis seeks compromise for fuel bill

by Jake Bartman
Fuel tax would be considered alongside low-carbon fuel standard program Seeking to strike a balance between the conflicting demands of legislators that doomed a $343.5 million transportation…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - John Schenk chose the signature red color for his Tesla Model X P90DL Signature Series, one of the first all-electric SUVs.
Feb 04, 2016

A slow wait for a fast car

by Jake Bartman
Wilsonville man the first in Oregon to receive a Tesla Model X It has been a long, long wait for Wilsonville auto enthusiast John Schenk. But almost three and a half years after placing an…
Feb 03, 2016

Multnomah County sheriff accused of creating 'hostile work…

by Jim Redden
The highest ranking female deputy in the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has filed a tort claim notice that Sheriff Dan Staton subjected her to a hostile work environment. Tort notices are…
COURTESY: AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND  - A Wildlife Care Center worker checks out a baby saw-whet owl.
Feb 03, 2016

For the love of animals: Audubon open house, online auction set…

by Jennifer Anderson
The public will get a chance to glimpse baby owls, beavers and other creatures in the care of the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center at their annual open house Feb. 14. The…
Feb 03, 2016

Commission grills utilities on coal deal

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Oregon’s two largest utilities presented the case for legislation to phase out coal energy during a special meeting of the Oregon Public Utility Commission Friday. Skeptical…
HANDOUT - Rep. Tobias Read, D-Beaverton
Feb 03, 2016

Bill would let more pot businesses get financial services

by Paris Achen
State and federal laws hold banks and credit unions criminally liable for providing services to legal pot enterprises. SALEM – While voters have legalized marijuana in Oregon, state and federal…
COURTESY PHOTO - Tuality Healthcare, which operates hospitals in Hillsboro and Forest Grove, has entered into a clinical affiliation with Oregon Health & Science University that will provide greater opportunities for patient care and facilities expansion.
Feb 02, 2016

Tuality-OHSU affiliation finally a done deal

by Nancy Townsley
In a move that puts an exclamation point on plans that have been in the works for a year, Tuality Healthcare and Oregon Health & Science University have formed a new partnership officials…
COURTESY MARK LAKEMAN/COMMUNITECTURE - This concept plan for the new R2DToo homeless camp was released at Saturday's informational meeting.
Feb 02, 2016

Could new homeless camp be long-term model?

by Jim Redden
Those behind the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp are considering the planned new version to be a long-term model for other neighborhoods and communities. “It is designed to be duplicated…
COURTESY OF MCSO/MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Armed wildlife occupiers in custody include Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne, Joseph O'Shaughnessy, Peter Santilli and Jon Ritzheimer (being held in Arizona).
Jan 29, 2016

Judge agrees refuge occupation leaders, others must stay in jail

by Pamplin Media Group
A federal judge on Friday said five of the militants who occupied Malheur National Wildife Refuge were unsafe to release, including leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy. Two others were granted release…
PARIS ACHEN - left to right, South Salem High School students Tyler Coates, Tori Doten, Conrad Thompson and Davis Carter appeared at the Capitol Tuesday to support raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.
Feb 02, 2016

Coalition seeks to raise legal tobacco age

by Paris Achen
Legislation that would have increased the age to buy tobacco to 21 stalled in committee in 2015. A coalition of 20 health organizations has launched a campaign to combat a sobering trend: About…