Icebreaker gone, activists rally to celebrate 'emotional experience'

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Novick on crusade to reset alarm clocks for sleepy teens

Novick on crusade to reset alarm clocks for sleepy teens

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A new approach for tackling gang violence

A new approach for tackling gang violence

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Betz cleared in criminal investigation

Betz cleared in criminal investigation

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper told Kerry Eggers in October 2014 that his life after professional wrestling was all about fun and family. Piper died Friday, July 31, at age 61.
July 31, 2015

Wrestler, Oregon entrepreneur 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies

by Pamplin Media Group
Pro wrestler, entrepreneur and comedian “Rowdy” Roddy Piper of Gaston died Friday. He was 61. The World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) hall-of-famer and Intercontinental Champion, reportedly died of cardiac arrest at his…
July 31, 2015

Hales to attend White House energy plant meeting

by Jim Redden
After meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican to take a stand against climate change, Mayor Charlie Hales will travel to Washington DC Monday to attend a White House conference on clean power plans for existing power plants. “Oregonians often think…
July 31, 2015

PERS rate decision could hit local governments hard

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lower rate of return means higher contributions from school districts, cities, counties A lower assumed rate of return on investments will result in higher future contributions by state and local governments to Oregon’s public-pension system and…
PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT - Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson will leave as adjutant general and leader of the Oregon National Guard to take a military assignment in Colorado.
July 31, 2015

Gen. Hokanson leaves Oregon post for U.S. Northern Command

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson will leave as adjutant general and leader of the Oregon National Guard to take a military assignment in Colorado. Gov. Kate Brown, who also is commander-in-chief, will appoint a successor. Hokanson, a veteran of the wars in…
July 31, 2015

Ads for pot? Broadcasters weigh legal dilemma

by Zane Sparling/Capital Bureau
Most worry that federal enforcement rules could put TV stations at risk Oregonians shouldn’t expect to catch even a whiff of recreational marijuana advertising on TV and radio, even after the official start of limited legal pot sales to the general…
COURTESY: STORMFRONT MEDIA/ BLUEWATER - Miracle Laurie, who previously acted on Dollhouse, has been selected to star in a television series based off of the comic book character Insane Jane.
July 30, 2015

TV shows mad love for local comic book super heroine

by Michaela Bancud
'Insane Jane' picked up for pilot starring Miracle Laurie Move over, Ant-Man. Beaverton-based comic book publisher Darren G. Davis is on the verge of a lucrative new venture about an avenging super heroine named Jane whose grip on reality is less…
July 30, 2015

Big South Waterfront project to mix low-income, market-rate apartments

by Steve Law
Portland city officials have chosen a Bay area affordable-housing specialist to own and run a 365-unit mixed-income apartment project in the South Waterfront community. The $93 million development is expected to bring 203 units of new affordable…
COURTESY: TRIMET/FRED JOE - Artists Hilary Pfeifer and TriMets Mary Priester at the installation of the totem Pfeifer carved.
July 30, 2015

Trolley Trail offers a woodsy museum for all

by Michaela Bancud
Events precede opening of Tilikum Crossing, Orange Line Normally, a new mass transit line is hardly a reason for artists to get excited. TriMet’s new Orange Line may be the exception. Art lovers won’t want to miss the final “Transit on Tap” event…
July 30, 2015

State energy tax credits focus of probe

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Audits Division gathering documents; officials mum on issue SALEM — The Oregon secretary of state’s office has launched an inquiry into the Oregon Department of Energy’s handling of tax credit sales. The extent of the investigation is unclear, but a…
July 30, 2015

Police officer injured, suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: 24-year-old man booked on several charges A suspect who assaulted a Portland police officer in East Portland overnight has been arrested. The name of the officer was not immediately released. Described as a seven-year veteran, she was…
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July 30, 2015

DMV feels weight of 'transformation' in tech upgrade

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Shadow of Cover Oregon looms as agency updates aging computer systems SALEM — State government’s most recent failure in information technology hangs over it, but prompted by aging driver and motor vehicle systems that date back to the 1960s, Oregon…
July 30, 2015

Sources Say: Novick gains new opponent after losing first one

by Jim Redden
Commissioner Steve Novick lost one re-election opponent but picked up another last week. Real estate broker Fred Stewart filed a political action committee to run against Novick on July 15 — the day after the activist Concordia University instructor…
July 30, 2015

How will state handle $10.7 million in cash from pot tax?

by Hillary Borrud
The Oregon Department of Revenue is preparing to accept large amounts of cash from legal recreational pot businesses in 2016, when a state sales tax on the drug takes effect. Spokeswoman Joy P. Krawczyk said the agency will collect the taxes on a…
July 30, 2015

Pew study gives Oregon good marks in pension funding

by Peter Wong
Despite the April 30 Supreme Court decision that will increase its unfunded actuarial liability, Oregon was among the top states in funding its public pension system in 2013. The Pew Charitable Trusts, in a recent report, projects a gap of $968…
July 30, 2015

Health Authority official tabbed for double duty

by Peter Wong
Kathy Loretz will continue to do double duty as interim administrator of the two boards that oversee health insurance and other benefit plans for state employees and school employees. But when the Oregon Educators Benefit Board appoints its own…
MCSO - Bonsignore
July 29, 2015

Oregon City man injured during deadly shooting in Damascus

by Raymond Rendleman
UPDATE: Jeremy James Bonsignore arrested on murder charge CCSO investigators said Wednesday that Jeremy Bonsignore of Oregon City went to Andrae Fenner's residence just after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at the River View Mobile Home Park in…
BUSINESS OREGON - SEAN ROBBINS
July 29, 2015

Business Oregon's Robbins pivots back to Wisconsin

by Joseph Gallivan
Sean Robbins, director of Business Oregon, is stepping down after 13 months on the job. Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Robbins' departure Wednesday, July 29, from the state's economic development agency. Robbins took over Business Oregon in June…
FILE PHOTO - Wilda Parks
July 29, 2015

Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks files to keep seat in special election

by The Clackamas Review
Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks announced Wednesday that she has filed to retain her seat in a Nov. 3 special election; potential opponents have until Aug. 25 to get on the ballot. Parks was appointed as a Milwaukie city councilor in June after…
July 29, 2015

Oregon City School District gets green light for new transportation maintenance facility

by Raymond Rendleman
Construction is scheduled to start Aug. 17, with an official groundbreaking tentatively on Aug. 3, for the Oregon City School District’s new transportation maintenance facility. OCSD’s more than 65 school buses and various maintenance vehicles will…
July 29, 2015

Deceased man identified in Damascus shooting

by Jodi Weinberger
Police say the men knew each other A gunfight at the River View Mobile Home Park in Damascus has resulted in one death and another injury on Tuesday, July 28. Andrae Fenner, 29, of Damascus was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Greenpeace protesters dangle from the St. Johns Bridge Wednesday morning as 'kayaktivists' patrol the waters to fend off a Shell Oil icebreaker bound for the Arctic.
July 29, 2015

Anti-Shell protest turns festive on Willamette River

by Steve Law
The scene at North Portland's Cathedral Park was more party than protest Wednesday night, as a civil disobedience action against Shell Oil ended its second day. As 13 rapellers from Greenpeace dangled from the St. Johns Bridge, at least 40 kayaks…
COURTESY METRO - Artist's rendering of proposed Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel.
July 29, 2015

Metro wins another round in Headquarters Hotel fight

by Jim Redden
Construction of a Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center has taken another step forward. The Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday upholding a lower court ruling preventing part of the funding for the $212 million project…
July 29, 2015

Park fee opponents file suit to block increases

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Fritz stands by new fees A coalition of builders, realtors and business associations has filed a lawsuit block the enactment of new Portland parks charges they say would increase housing costs. The suit does not deny the City Council has the…
Austin Wilfong
July 29, 2015

Two car chases later, police take elusive driver into custody

by Pamplin Media Group
It took two low-speed car chases through the St. Johns area, but Portland police have arrested a 19-year-old man for, among other things, reckless driving and attempting to elude a police officer. Austin Wilfong was booked Tuesday evening, July 28,…
July 29, 2015

More hip companies welcomed to Inner eastside

by Steve Law
Portland’s inner eastside will become more of a magnet for software and other companies seeking hip warehouse spaces, after the Portland City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday to approve a 20-year land use and development vision for that part of town. The…

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COURTESY CITY OF PORTLAND - Portland Water Bureau Chief Engineer will be its next director.
Jul 29, 2015

Fish picks insider for new Water Bureau director

by Jim Redden
City Commissioner Nick Fish has picked an existing employee to head the Portland Water Bureau. On Wednesday Fish announced Michael Stuhr, the bureau's chief engineer, will be the next director.…
Jul 31, 2015

Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization

by Seth Gordon
Allegations — Man accuses church of allowing sexual abuse by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends youth superintendent between 1987 and 1991 PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County…
Jul 31, 2015

Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization

by Seth Gordon
Allegations — Man accuses church of allowing sexual abuse by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends youth superintendent between 1987 and 1991 PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Supt. Tony Mann
Jul 28, 2015

Molalla school superintendent injured in motorcycle crash

by Peggy Savage
Tony Mann was taken by Life Flight to a Bend hospital Friday Molalla River School District superintendent Tony Mann was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he collided with a deer while…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Riders will enter Lake Oswego on State Street, stop in George Rogers Park and then follow River Road south to West Linn and Oregon City.
Jul 28, 2015

100-mile bike ride will stop in Lake Oswego

by The Review
As many as 1,000 riders are expected to pedal through the city on Saturday Hundreds of bicyclists are expected to pedal through Lake Oswego on Saturday and stop off in George Rogers Park during…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kari Koch, a Portland activist,  tells citizens how she helped people fight foreclosures at the Renters Assembly at Colonel Summers Park in Southeast Portland.
Jul 28, 2015

Fed-up Portland renters assemble to strike back

by Max Denning
Portlanders form group to address rising housing costs Joe Clement had been renting a room in a large home in Sellwood for two years. The 28-year-old gardened, did his own repairs, and took care…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Demolition is underway as part of Roosevelt High Schools $91 million reconstruction project. The high school is slated to be finished first among the districts major bond projects, but some are worried there wont be enough space for hands-on learning.
Jul 28, 2015

STEM backers make last-ditch effort to redesign Roosevelt

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Hands-on learning space too small, some say, as deadline looms The clock is ticking on the $91 million Roosevelt High School remodel. For about two years, advocates for science, technology,…
Jul 28, 2015

Metro COO: Don't expand urban growth boundary

by Jim Redden
Report says region has enough buildable land; builders disagree Metro is moving another step closer to maintaining the existing Portland-area urban growth boundary. The elected regional…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sheridan Hurd, left, will continue working for Amtrak after his father Scott retires as Station Agent for Union Station this month.
Jul 28, 2015

Family works on railroad for four generations

by Jim Redden
As one Hurd retires, another son follows same career track Scott Hurd’s family has been working on the railroad all the live-long day since 1900. Hurd, the station agent at Portland’s Union…
Jul 28, 2015

What should we do with food waste?

by Jennifer Anderson
Table scraps make up 18 percent of region's waste stream The Metro Council is preparing to open a can of worms, looking to site a new facility to process the region’s food waste close-in to…
Jul 28, 2015

Audit shows arts tax is falling short

by Jim Redden
The $35-per-person Art Tax is achieving its primary goal of funding art teachers in the public schools, but total collections are falling short, administrative costs are higher than supposedly…
CCSO - Police trainees focused on operating the personal watercrafts in various water conditions, including strong current and whitewater.
Jul 27, 2015

Police train in water near Willamette Falls

by Raymond Rendleman
On July 22, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Oregon State Marine Board to provide a day of training next to Willamette Falls. Local law enforcement agencies came to train…
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Jul 30, 2015

Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank…

by Saundra Sorenson
Plea deal revolves around 2008 construction loan for an office building in downtown Lake Oswego Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in…
Jul 27, 2015

Pedestrian injured in N. Russell St. collision

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Victim is 44-year-old Sandy man A 44-year-old Sandy man was seriously injured Monday morning in a collision at North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue. Police said Angel Hector…
Jul 27, 2015

OLCC tries to keep pot ads from being too 'intoxicating'

by Zane Sparling/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The recreational marijuana market that will materialize on Jan. 4 will likely bring with it another strange new sight for Oregonians: recreational marijuana marketing. But regulators say…
Jul 27, 2015

Home invasion robbery injures two

by Pamplin Media Group
Two people were hurt in what Portland police say was a home invasion robbery Monday morning in the Centennial neighborhood. Police said the two men were both taken to a hospital for treatment of…
Jul 27, 2015

Irwin takes reins at state Early Learning Division

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
After almost a year, Megan Irwin will get to remove the “interim” from her title as director of Oregon’s Early Learning Division. Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is advancing Irwin, subject…
Jul 27, 2015

Shooting wounds man in SE neighborhood

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland detectives are investigating a Monday morning shooting that wounded a man in the Mill Park neighborhood. Police said the man had a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to a…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A collapsed walking path in Olympia, Wash., shows damage from the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries is facing an uncertain future as lawmakers try to decide its mission and fate.
Jul 27, 2015

State geology agency's future a little shaky

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Legislators' expectations, plans to break it up leave department between a rock and hard place SALEM — It took an article in The New Yorker this month about the likelihood of a catastrophic…
Jul 27, 2015

East Portland activists want City Council elected by districts

by Jim Redden
Proposed ballot measure would also transfer bureaus to mayor East Portland activists who wanted to secede from the city have reconsidered and now want to change form of government. The activists…
FILE PHOTO - Jim Bernard
Jul 29, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard throws hat into chair…

by Raymond Rendleman
Having served as a county commissioner for the past six and a half years, Jim Bernard believes he is “the best person to take on the challenges of leading this diverse and growing county” as…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Aaron Deon Kinsey
Jul 26, 2015

More weekend shootings: One suspect arrested, another sought

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Police also arrest man with stolen gun late Friday Police investigated multiple shootings over the weekend. One suspect was arrested and at least one more is being sought. In addition, a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Journalist T.R. Reid is working to bring health care to all Coloradans, something he hopes will happen in the near future.
Jul 26, 2015

Journalist turned activist promotes changes in health insurance…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
T.R. Reid now leading Colorado effort; 'we will beat Oregon to universal health care' A journalist turned activist says that it’s more likely that Colorado, not Oregon, will be the first to lead…
GLADSTONE POLICE DEPARTMENT - These two suspects are wanted for robbing an Arco service station in Gladstone.
Jul 26, 2015

Gladstone armed robbery suspects sought

by Jim Redden
Gladstone police are looking for three suspects who robbed a gas station at gunpoint this weekend. No one was injured in the robbery, which took place at the Gladstone Arco Station at 810 E.…
Jul 26, 2015

Boater arrested for drunk boating after injury accident

by Jim Redden
A boat operator was arrested for drunken boating Saturday afternoon after a passenger was cut by the propeller in the Willamette River. The passenger, identified only as an adult female, was…