Police union urges Wheeler to keep Marshman as chief

Police union urges Wheeler to keep Marshman as chief

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Steve Novick with his wife Rachel and their Corgis, Pumpkin and Checkers.
April 28, 2017

Novick gets new gig dueling with Larson on KGW-TV

by Jim Redden
Former progressive city commissioner goes up against conservative spokesman onna weekly basis.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A street sign marks the intersection of Northeast 201st Avenue in Fairview.
April 28, 2017

Police search possible drug house on 201st Avenue

by Zane Sparling
Police say townhome known as 'hub' for buying and selling drugs.
April 28, 2017

Portland may subpoena Uber over 'Greyball'

by KOIN 6 News
The ride-sharing company admits using the technology to evade monitoring in the past.


April 28, 2017

Merkley joins Sanders, others, in effort to phase out fossil fuels by 2050

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat concedes bill is going nowhere with a GOP Congress and president, 'but we cannot wait another 30 years for us to engage this challenge.'
COURTESY PHOTO - The introduction of Biketown, Portland's bike share program, is one of many gains made in the last two years that help meet the city/county Climate Action Plan.
April 27, 2017

City, county making good progress on reducing carbon emissions, in contrast to nation

by Steve Law
Per-person greenhouse gas emissions in the county are down 41 percent since 1990
April 27, 2017

Wheeler assigns all Portland bureaus to himself

by Jim Redden
Mayor will present his proposed budget for the next fiscal year on Monday and reassign the bureaus after it is approved.
POLICE PHOTO - The suspect is described as a light skinned male, who was wearing dark clothes, a dark  mask and a black hat with a red bill.
April 27, 2017

Gresham gun store robbed

by Christopher Keizur
Suspect takes 7 firearms in total, including an AR-15 assault rifle.
April 27, 2017

Brown wants to step up state's debt collection

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state is owed more than $3 billion, but it's unclear how much of the debt can be collected or how much it would cost.
April 27, 2017

Fires, low timber revenues plague Forestry Department

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The agency's state forest program, as of late January, spent more than it realized in revenue during the ongoing two-year budget period.
April 27, 2017

Joint tax panel starts work next week

by Peter Wong
Committee combines two revenue panels and will look at alternatives for taxation of business receipts in the aftermath of voter rejection of Measure 97 last fall
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Speeding is a cause for concern in the area of West A Street near West Linn High School, as drivers have been observed going as fast as 60 miles per hour.
April 27, 2017

West Linn residents near high school wonder: Is speeding ' A ' cause for concern?

by Patrick Malee
Police say area has long been known for having a speeding issue, but that it is difficult to control
FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County is looking for someone to join its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee.
April 27, 2017

Interested in bicycle and pedestrian issues in the county?

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Multnomah County is looking to fill a seat on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee.
COURTESY OF LARRY DEAN BLACK FAMILY - Larry Dean Black had been off drugs for years, was riding his bike daily and in line for a liver transplant when a dental procedure at OHSU caused his death, new lawsuits claim.
April 27, 2017

OHSU sued after man bleeds to death

by Nick Budnick
Family lawyers target a state limit on lawsuit payouts that has been particularly controversial for OHSU.
FILE PHOTO - Right 2 Dream Too homeless campsite in Portland.
April 27, 2017

Measures to stem housing crisis lag behind need

by Jim Redden
Homelessness, rents have risen since city declared emergency, despite increased spending.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - After being routed in Game 4, the Trail Blazers biggest guns of 2016-17, guards Damian Lillard (left) and CJ McCollum, call it a season.
April 27, 2017

BLAZERS SPUTTER TO THE END

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland ends season looking to build cohesiveness; first-round picks to come in handy
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Pamplin Media Group's Amazing Kids special section will be available the week after next.
April 27, 2017

Meet youth who make a difference

by Pamplin Media Group
May 8 event at OMSI honors those who inspire, improve community
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Traditional subdivisions, like this one under construction in Hillsboro, aren't being built much these days in the Portland area.
April 27, 2017

Fewer renters, more homeowners in future

by Jim Redden
State economist predicts shift at housing conference, but obstacles must be overcome first.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - With the 35-foot-deep central manhole shaft almost completed, workers have begun filling in the edges of the pit they dug to reach the Tryon Interceptor sewer line under Highway 43.
April 27, 2017

Terwilliger Boulevard sewer project heads for the finish line

by Anthony Macuk
Most of the new pipe is installed, but officials say the road just north of Lake Oswego may stay closed until as late as August
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKE OSWEGO ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - Crews work to stabalize a sinkhole and clear out nearby hazards after heavy rains in December 2015. The City shared this photo with The Review in March 2016, before an Oak Creek homeowner filed a lawsuit over the repairs.
April 27, 2017

Lake Oswego homeowner sues over sinkhole

by Anthony Macuk
Lola Amacher's lawsuit says efforts to repair a municipal stormwater pipe have caused flooding in her Oak Creek yard
EO MEDIA GROUP - Suzie Hoffman samples a glass of hard cider during the Hard-Pressed Cider Fest in Hood River, Ore., in April 2016. Senate Bill 677, which would ease Oregon's land use rules for cider businesses, has passed the Senate and is now being considered in the House.
April 27, 2017

Oregon cider business bill progresses in House

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Senate Bill 677 would permit cider businesses to produce and sell their beverages, serve food and conduct other agritourism activities.
April 27, 2017

Sources: Two key regional offices up for grabs

by Jim Redden
Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Dan Saltzman made news at the Portland Business Alliance.
April 27, 2017

Workers' suit vs. schools advances

by Beth Slovic
Black maintenance employees sue PPS for discrimination, district denies charges.
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April 27, 2017

Charges pile up on allegedly prolific robber in Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
On April 26, 23-year-old William Kelly III was federally indicted for the March 21 robbery of OnPoint Community Credit Union
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Marys Trail in Mary S Young Park has been particularly hard hit in this winters weather-related damage, including a slide that wiped out a bank and this footbridges connection to the trail.
April 27, 2017

Weather racks up damage in area parks

by Tidings staff
Old Man Winter took a toll on West Linn parks this season, beginning with heavy snows and ice, to relentless rains and hellacious wind storm earlier this month. Mary S. Young Park, with its 100-plus acres, was particularly hard hit. The record…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Holladay Park in Northeast Portland.
April 26, 2017

Year-round city staffing urged for Holladay Park

by KOIN 6 News
Volunteer Bill Dant pitched the idea to Portland City Council on Wednesday following a fatal shooting

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COURTESY ZUMPER - Rents vary across the city in a recent report on median monthly costs.
Apr 26, 2017

Report: Portland rent increases slow but vary by neighborhood

by Jim Redden
A report the Zumper rental tracking firm says Portland has the 19th most expensive rents in the country. But unlike recent years, citywide median rents are no longer increasing by double digits.
Apr 26, 2017

O'Dea arrest record sealed on judge's order

by Nick Budnick
Investigative reports, court docs on ex-police chief's case no longer available to the public.
COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Ramiro Garcia-Solano
Apr 26, 2017

Woodburn man arrested on charges of rape, kidnapping

by Julia Comnes
Ramiro Garcia-Solano, 38, charged with seven crimes related to Sunday kidnapping
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS - A drawing of Madison High School, which would be rebuilt if Portland Public Schools voters approve a May 16 construction bond measure.
Apr 26, 2017

Portland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as…

by Beth Slovic
District math error costs a minority- and woman-owned architecture firm a big contract at Madison High School.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - NW Natural stores natural gas distributed in the Portland area at the Mist plant here, northwest of Portland, in a vast underground holding area.
Apr 27, 2017

NW Natural charts a green-energy path

by Steve Law
Portland-based natural gas utility shows how it can reduce carbon emissions
Apr 26, 2017

Split vote advances Brown's nominees for environmental panel

by Peter Wong
Minority Republicans say their argument is with a plan to shift panel's focus of regulating toxic air pollutants, not with its proposed new majority
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Aaliyah Salgado (left) gets her face painted by a snow queen from Dragon Theater Princesses on Monday at the grand opening celebration for her Sweet Angels Bakery in Lake Oswego.
Apr 26, 2017

'Dreams come true'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Kyra's Bake Shop, Mascots for a Cure partner to bring a young cancer fighter's bakery to life in Lake Oswego
Apr 26, 2017

Pedestrian dies in ambulance after being hit by car

by Jim Redden
Crash happened early Wednesday morning at Southeast 92nd and Foster.
COURTESY PHOTO: NASA - This image shows the path of the total solar eclipse across Oregon as anticipated on Aug. 21. In Woodburn, the total eclipse will last 1 minute, 17 seconds.
Apr 26, 2017

Tourists to descend on Woodburn for summer solar event

by Julia Comnes
Woodburn will be in the path of totality of the Aug. 21 eclipse expected to draw about 1 million tourists to Oregon
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Apr 25, 2017

Detectives seek Aloha runaway

by The Times
Officials seek information on Jazmine Rodriguez, also known as William Richard-Ricke, 15
FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard students march in protest to White House immigration policy, in this 2016 file photo.
Apr 25, 2017

Federal judge in California blocks Trump order on 'sanctuary…

by Oregon Public Broadcasting
While affecting only California cities, the ruling could eventually impact Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Participants in a previous 82nd Avenue of Rose Parade.
Apr 25, 2017

Saturday Rose Festival-sanctioned event canceled because of…

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Commissioner Nick Fish calls cancellation of the event 'shameful,' anonymous protester says it's their fault.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: NIKI STREALY - Officials say a fire at Pine Shed Ribs and Barbecue started Tuesday morning when one of the meat smoker doors was left open, allowing in too much oxygen.
Apr 25, 2017

Lake Oswego Fire Department extinguishes smoker fire at Pine…

by Anthony Macuk
Bystanders use fire extinguishers to contain the flames until firefighters arrive
Apr 25, 2017

Multnomah County chair proposes $57.8 million for homeless…

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Proposal increases investment by $3.2 million, adds pilot projects to address homeless and housing crisis.
Apr 25, 2017

Man tries to force young Molalla girl into his pickup

by Peggy Savage
The 8th grade girl said the incident took place at the corner of Highway 211 and Sweigle Street in downtown Molalla
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Troutdale City Councilor Larry Morgan poses for a photo in the Oregon State Capitol, where he works for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson.
Apr 25, 2017

Young, Black and Outspoken

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale city councilor saw hardship and tragedy before becoming a leader.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GFU - The body of George Fox University sophomore Daniel Mellers was found by police in the trunk of his car in Sherwood on Monday evening. Police believe he took his own life.
Apr 25, 2017

Missing George Fox University student found dead

by Pamplin Media Group
Police discover Daniel Mellers' body in his car in Sherwood and believe he took his own life
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Young volunteers pull weeds and spread barkdust to landscaping around the front of Hartley Elementary School Saturday as part of the Comcast Cares school volunteer effort. Students on Monday were pleasantly surprised to discover what the hundreds of volunteers had done over the weekend.
Apr 25, 2017

Spring cleaning

by Christopher Keizur
Hundreds volunteer to improve Hartley Elementary as part of Comcast Cares event.
BETH SLOVIC - Rita Moore, a candidate for the Portland School Board in Zone 4, traces her political awakening as a schools activist to a small news item a decade or so ago about the federal government's revocation of a grant that had funded Ockley Green Middle School. The feds yanked the money because of changes the district made to feeder patterns in North Portland—a sign to Moore that district administrators weren't paying careful attention to their actions.
Apr 25, 2017

We asked PPS candidates to take us to places that show why…

by Beth Slovic
Leading candidates for the school board give voters a sense of their priorities and backgrounds.
COURTESY: TRIMET - Detours and shuttle buses will be the new normal for transit while the Morrison-Yamhill MAX improvement project is underway.
Apr 25, 2017

Thinking of coming downtown? Think again

by Jim Redden
A TriMet project to start on April 30 will replace aging light-rail tracks and switches at the original Portland terminus of the first MAX line from Gresham that opened in 1986. It affect rail…
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Apr 25, 2017

With everything working for Warriors, it's vacation time for…

by Kerry Eggers
'Unbelievable' start propels Golden State to big lead, close-out rout
Apr 25, 2017

Lawmakers propose cost containment measures

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The proposals came with no estimate of how much they would save, which could come as early as next week.
Apr 25, 2017

Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Oregon's lawyers have agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests.
Apr 25, 2017

Deborah Kafoury recaps year of changes in county

by Nick Budnick
Tone on Sheriff's Office changed from last year after Mike Reese replaced Dan Staton.
Apr 25, 2017

Portland Public Schools revamps student anti-harassment rules

by Beth Slovic
The change would make clear that harassment includes sexual assault.