LIVING IN YOUR CAR IS NO CAMPING TRIP

LIVING IN YOUR CAR IS NO CAMPING TRIP

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Vision not quite zero

Vision not quite zero

Portland's new automated speed cams could herald new approach to traffic safety

Beavers staff makes pitch to be Oregon State's best,  ever

Beavers staff makes pitch to be Oregon State's best, ever

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Timbers announce stadium expansion plans

Timbers announce stadium expansion plans

Proposal calls for 4,000 additional seats on east side of Providence Park

Saturday Rose Festival-sanctioned event cancelled because of demonstration threat

Saturday Rose Festival-sanctioned event cancelled because of demonstration threat

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Young, Black and Outspoken

Young, Black and Outspoken

Troutdale city councilor saw hardship and tragedy before becoming a leader.

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We asked PPS candidates to take us to places that show why they're running

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Thinking of coming downtown? Think again

Thinking of coming downtown? Think again

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Thousands in Portland march in name of science

Thousands in Portland march in name of science

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PICTURE TINY HOUSES IN BIG NUMBERS

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'BRICK' BACK IN THE GAME

'BRICK' BACK IN THE GAME

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Cleaning up our toxic air

Cleaning up our toxic air

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Oregon hemp commission proposal passes muster

Oregon hemp commission proposal passes muster

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Portland's Latest News

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.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - OHSU surgeons use MRI images to look at a brain. Though OHSU is an independent public corporation, it is protected by a $3 million cap on suits against state agencies.
April 27, 2017

OHSU sued after man bleeds to death

by Nick Budnick
The limit on lawsuit payouts has been particularly controversial for OHSU, with its hospital and associated medical clinics.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
April 26, 2017

Portland Public Schools' contracting goof sparks dispute as district seeks $790 million…

by Beth Slovic
District math error costs a minority- and woman-owned architecture firm a big contract at Madison High School.
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
COURTESY ZUMPER - Rents vary across the city in a recent report on median monthly costs.
April 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.
April 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.
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.
April 27, 2017

NW Natural charts a green-energy path

by Steve Law
Portland-based natural gas utility shows how it can reduce carbon emissions
COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Ramiro Garcia-Solano
April 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
April 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.
April 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
April 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.
April 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
PHOTOS COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - William Richard-Ricke, who identifies herself as Jazmine Rodriguez
April 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.
April 25, 2017

Federal judge in California blocks Trump order on 'sanctuary city' funding

by Oregon Public Broadcasting
While affecting only California cities, the ruling could eventually impact Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland.
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.
April 25, 2017

Lake Oswego Fire Department extinguishes smoker fire at Pine Shed Ribs and Barbecue

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

Multnomah County chair proposes $57.8 million for homeless efforts in budget

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

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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.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - It was a high-five night all the way around for the Warriors on Monday, and especially for hot-shooting guard Stephen Curry Iright).
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.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, listens to a member of the audience during a town hall meeting Saturday, April 15, at Mt. Hood Community College.
Apr 25, 2017

Senator pressured over cap on lawsuit payouts

by Zane Sparling
Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson faces advocacy group at MHCC town hall
Apr 25, 2017

City Hall Update: Wheeler takes bureaus Thursday

by Jim Redden
Also, City Council approves project to produce natursal gas and leaders announce autonomous vehicle initiative.
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard stands in front of the auto-repair business that his family has owned for 92 years.
Apr 25, 2017

Clackamas County Chairman Jim Bernard selling property in…

by Raymond Rendleman
Bernard's Garage is closing on May 1 after 92 years in business
2014 PHOTO BY: JOSH KULLA - The Bomber restaurant in Milwaukie draws its name from the Lacey Lady, a B-17 that lived at this spot along busy Highway 99E from 1947 to 2014, when it went to Aurora State Airport for restoration.
Apr 24, 2017

Lacey Lady gets prime-time treatment

by Raymond Rendleman
Just in time for the 70th anniversary of McLoughlin Boulevard's iconic 'Bomber,' it will be featured on national TV
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Workers cleaning up this trash-strewn lot on Jean Road say they saw a large boa constrictor slithering away from the property on Saturday. Neighbors have been warned to be on the lookout.
Apr 27, 2017

Six-foot snake may be on the loose in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Construction workers say they saw a huge boa constrictor among the trash and debris on a vacant Jean Road lot, but a police search for the slithering serpent came up empty
Apr 24, 2017

West Linn man killed in confrontation with police

by Patrick Malee
Officers on paid administrative leave after death of 25-year-old Chance Thompson
Apr 24, 2017

Previous arson victim: Police didn't believe me

by Cole Miller/KOIN 6 News
Man attacked in movie theater before Denny's customer set on fire says he wasn't taken seriously.
Apr 24, 2017

OCPD: Hide-and-seek game player, 9, pulled by stranger

by Raymond Rendleman
The child was the seeker and counting when an unidentified subject grabbed his leg and pulled him several feet
Apr 24, 2017

Women's health services face federal, state threats

by Peter Wong
Participants in symposium sponsored by Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinic hold out hope for some positive changes in Congress and the Oregon Legislature.
Martinez-Flores
Apr 24, 2017

Santiago Martinez-Flores wanted for alleged sexual assault of…

by The Clackamas Review
Martinez-Flores has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1994 and was last known to have been deported to Mexico in March of 2001
Apr 23, 2017

Morrison Bridge to reopen for Monday morning commute

by Jim Reddem
Lanes will still be restricted as working continues on project to replace deck surface.
COURTESY: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS - Former University of Oregon and Trail Blazers guard Jim Barnett has had a long and colorful game in basketball, including 32 years of broadcasting the Golden State Warriors.
Apr 23, 2017

A WARRIOR, AND A CHARACTER

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/How former Duck, Blazer Jim Barnett became a Golden State broadcasting legend
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Coach Terry Stotts and the Trail Blazers are down to their final 'out' in the first-round series with Golden State, but haven'r ruled out hope of a historic comeback versus the Warriors.
Apr 23, 2017

For Blazers, Game 4 is for pride

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard will be called on for help at center, with Jusuf Nurkic ruled out, as Portland tries to extend series against Golden State
Apr 23, 2017

Events set to honor Holocaust victims

by Jim Redden
They inlcude a tour of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, candle lighting ceremony, and a reading of names Monday at Director Park.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Joshua Carlson
Apr 23, 2017

Police arrest three violent crime suspects

by Jim Redden
Joshua Carlson is charged with murdering Valerie Johnson in Southeast Portland.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Stephen Curry enjoys a basket for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday night at Moda Center.
Apr 23, 2017

Curry heats up, and so do Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
'We had it,' Lillard laments, after Portland's 17-point lead turns into another playoff loss
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A vehicle was damaged after a chase with a Washington County Sheriff's sergeant. The driver, a minor, has been arrested and is being held on several charges.
Apr 22, 2017

Update: Suspected 'tagger' arrested Saturday after chase

by The Times
A Washington County deputy fired shots at the suspect Friday as he fled the Cedar Mills area.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Police are conducting a death investigation at Motel 6 on Southeats Powell Boulevard.
Apr 21, 2017

Homicide investigation underway in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Police following up on stolen-car suspect, who may be related to an incident at the Motel 6 on Powell Boulevard where body was found Friday morning.