A NEW MODEL FOR EDUCATION: Private college, impoverished school to share a home

A NEW MODEL FOR EDUCATION: Private college, impoverished school to share a home

New facility will house Concordia's teacher program and up to 800 of Portland's poorest students...

Plan jells to tackle climate change

Plan jells to tackle climate change

City, county cutting carbon emissions, but more still needed Portlanders, you’re driving too...

KERSEY, THE PLAYER, THE PERSON,  BLAZED A TRAIL

KERSEY, THE PLAYER, THE PERSON, BLAZED A TRAIL

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Audit: Police training improved, more can be done

Audit: Police training improved, more can be done

Portland Police Bureau is on track to implement reforms mandated by the U.S. Department of...

Old age catches up with zoo's Gus the sea lion

Old age catches up with zoo's Gus the sea lion

Gus, a Steller sea lion at the Oregon Zoo known for his gentle demeanor, was euthanized Sunday...

Bill takes aim at e-cig sales to minors

Bill takes aim at e-cig sales to minors

Sales of e-cigarettes to teenagers would be banned, and use of e-cigarettes would be banned in...

Lakeridge High AD to resign for 'personal reasons'

Lakeridge High AD to resign for 'personal reasons'

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March 03, 2015

City, county to consider fossil fuel export policy

by Steve Law
Portland and Multnomah County would adopt a firm position against coal and oil exports through their territories, under a draft revision of their joint Climate Action Plan. If adopted by the…
March 03, 2015

Oregon unemployment hits lowest rate in six years

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in January, down from 6.7 percent in December, the lowest rate since July 2008. State employment officials said Tuesday that January’s drop…
March 03, 2015

Spring is in the air, so is selection of Rose Festival Court

by Pamplin Media Group
This month’s spring-like weather reminds us that it’s the kick-off of Rose Festival princess season. Selection of the princesses began Tuesday afternoon, March 3, at St. Mary’s High School in…
March 03, 2015

Refinery issues pump up Oregon gasoline prices

by Pamplin Media Group
What goes down, must come up, right? The price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is following that theory. The past week, the average cost of gasoline in the state soared 34 cents to $2.82 a…
March 03, 2015

Middle ground eludes taxis

by Steve Law
Portland cabbies, Uber still at odds as city mulls rule changes Portland taxi drivers say Uber should play by the same rules they must follow if the city allows the San Francisco-based company…
March 03, 2015

Tribal backers, schools battle over mascots

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
As lawsuit brews, debate pits local tradition, sensitivity Even as the state Board of Education tries to write rules to regulate them, Oregon schools remain adamant about keeping tribal mascots…
February 25, 2015

PPS deploys $ 7.5M in fast cash this spring

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Fears of state budget kept the board from spending more The Portland Public Schools district has some walking around money this spring after the board unanimously authorized the superintendent…
March 03, 2015

Hundreds talk about improving city at 2015 Community Summit

by Jim Redden
On Saturday, hundreds of Portlanders voiced their opinions on city problems that ranged from homelessness to racial profiling to residential demolitions, at the 2015 Community Summit. Among them…
March 03, 2015

Mark & Dave: Kitzhaber, Hayes go on a date to the dump

by MarkandDave
Where’s the first place you go after three turns as governor and then resign early in your fourth? You might think Disneyland? A Hawaiian vacation? But former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his…
March 03, 2015

Oregon City Police Department finds cell phones in seat-belt…

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oregon City Police Department Patrol Division had five officers participate in the first Safety Belt Overtime Campaign Blitz of the year from Feb. 9 to 22. These officers focused on drivers…
Photo Credit: GPD - Pryde
March 02, 2015

Gladstone Police Chief Jim Pryde's sudden exit leaves lingering…

by Raymond Rendleman
Gladstone Police Chief Jim Pryde retired suddenly on Sunday, March 1, only a month after he had announced that he wouldn’t retire until July 1. In a Friday, Feb. 27, letter to Gladstone…
March 02, 2015

Tech giants plug into state tax breaks

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Data centers in rural areas would get a tax break, and telecommunications companies would have their property taxes clarified, under a bill that has cleared the Oregon Senate. The 27-3 vote…
March 02, 2015

Man held after breaking into courthouse

by Pamplin Media Group
A 27-year-old man was arrested late Sunday night after Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies and Portland police officers discovered him inside the closed county courthouse. Michael Hernandez of…
March 02, 2015

Man dies in N. Portland shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Humboldt neighborhood resident is victim of crime Portland detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old Humboldt neighborhood man Monday afternoon in North Portland.…
March 01, 2015

Firefighters, deputies recover body in river

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Body identified as a 61-year-old man Portland firefighters and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a 61-year-old man from the Willamette River Sunday afternoon. On…
March 01, 2015

Man killed crossing TV Highway

by Pamplin Media Group
A 51-year-old man died early Sunday morning when he was struck by a car on the Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro. Police have not released the man’s name. He died at the accident scene.…
March 01, 2015

Tualatin man dies from gunshot wounds

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Tualatin man shot early Saturday morning in Northeast Portland died Sunday morning. Portland police said Esteban “Steve” Del Cid died in a Portland hospital, where he was being…
February 28, 2015

Oracle sues five Kitzhaber ex-campaign advisers

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lawsuit adds to thicket over company's fight with state over Cover Oregon website failure. The legal entanglement between Oracle and Oregon continues to thicken. The latest lawsuit by Oracle…
February 28, 2015

Protesters interrupt Hales at 2015 Community Summit

by Jim Redden
About a dozen Hands Up, Don't Shoot protesters presented Mayor Charlie Hales with letters on Saturday saying they intend to sue the city because police violated their constitutional rights…
February 28, 2015

Panel sets hearings on state school aid

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Prompted by Senate leader's call for quick action on $7.23 billion proposed for 2015-17. A budget subcommittee of the Oregon Legislature plans four hearings on the $7.23 billion proposed in the…
February 27, 2015

Rosenblum suspends state's Kitz/Hayes probe until federal…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Friday afternoon that she had temporarily suspended an investigation of former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes until federal…
February 27, 2015

Lawmakers put end to Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Gov. Brown gets bill to transfer remaining functions into state insurance agency. The Legislature has completed action on a bill to end Cover Oregon, the public corporation that oversaw Oregon’s…
February 27, 2015

Leak of Kitzhaber's emails, state audit intertwined

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The leak of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails occurred at a time when state auditors were reviewing security controls at the state data center where the emails are stored. The routine…
February 27, 2015

PSU wins Tree Campus USA title

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland State University has claimed a new title: Tree Campus USA. PSU received the honor this month by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management on its…
Photo Credit: OCPD - Sketch of 'Meals on Wheels' robbery suspect.
February 27, 2015

Suspect sought in 'Meals on Wheels' robbery in Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City police are looking for a white man in his early 30s who robbed a 64-year-old female homeowner by pretending to be with Meals on Wheels. On Friday Feb. 13, at about 5:26 p.m., OCPD…

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Feb 26, 2015

Park Avenue murder suspect arrested

by Raymond Rendleman
Deputies have arrested Zachary Michael Hughes for the Jan. 22 shooting of Scott L. Firkus on Southeast 20th Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas County near the intersection of Park Avenue and…
Feb 26, 2015

Driver injured after car chase, crash

by Pamplin Media Group
One man was injured — and taken into custody — Thursday evening after a car chase that ended with a collision in Northeast Portland. Police have not released the name of the man. Charges are…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Roosevelt basketball players warm up during the last home game in their current gym.
Feb 26, 2015

Roosevelt's last game on the block

by Jennifer Anderson
Community recalls school's long history, awaits new building The gym wasn’t totally packed, as many had hoped. Mayor Charlie Hales couldn’t attend, due to a last-minute conflict. Nonetheless,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - Italian style is in fine form at the Portland Art Museum. Unique items similar to those found in this Dolce Gabana advertisement can be seen through May 3.
Feb 26, 2015

PAM exhibit traces Roman fashion from palazzo to outlet mall

by Joseph Gallivan
Italian Style is that rare show in Portland, like China Design Now in 2009, that immerses you in a place you might never visit. The subject is high fashion, but the subtext is how Italy…
Feb 26, 2015

Cities still seek property tax changes

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
They press their case with lawmakers; voter approval also required to alter 1990s limits. City officials will continue to press for what they say are long overdue changes in Oregon’s tight…
Feb 26, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
She's still considering ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions. Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to make her mark on economic development in Oregon’s rural…
Feb 26, 2015

No middle ground likely among Portland taxi companies and Uber

by Steve Law
Portland taxi drivers say Uber should play by the same rules they must follow if the city allows the San Francisco-based company to enter the local taxi market. Uber drivers say the quality of…
Feb 26, 2015

Body discovered on east bank of Willamette near esplande

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police say homeless man's death not tied to foul play Portland police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old homeless man whose body was found Thursday morning under a drain pipe…
Feb 26, 2015

Woman's body is second found near esplanade

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: No foul play suspected in homeless woman's death For the second time in less than 12 hours, Portland police are investigating the discovery of another body on the banks of the Willamette…
Feb 26, 2015

Hayes goes to court to block release of emails

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Former first lady Cylvia Hayes is asking a court to block release of her emails in response to a Jan. 29 public records request made by The Oregonian newspaper. Hayes asserted her Fifth…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - GOP gubernatorial candidate Rep. Dennis Richardson, right, focused on issues and problems in Gov. John Kitzhaber's administration during a meeting with the Portland Tribune editorial board.
Feb 26, 2015

Letter outlined legal case against Hayes and Kitzhaber

by Jim Redden
Richardson sought conspiracy, fraud probe prior to election Dennis Richardson told you so. Two weeks before the 2014 general election, Richardson accused Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: JOSHUA BESSEX/THE DAILY ASTORIAN - Ships waiting to be unloaded have backup up in the Columbia River because of the long running labor-management dispute at the Port of Portland.
Feb 26, 2015

Despite labor deal, port slowdown continues

by Jim Redden
Terminal operator's dispute with union threatens economy Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is facing the first crisis of her new administration — the ongoing labor dispute at the Port of Portland. Friction…
Feb 26, 2015

Audit: Keep spending levy money wisely

by Jim Redden
Analysis says good job so far but suggests more oversight, input The voter-approved Portland Children’s Levy is living up to its goals of providing millions of dollars to proven programs that…
SOURCES SAY
Feb 26, 2015

Questions multiply over gray areas in Hayes' green work

by Jim Redden
Conservative publications are seizing on Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation as proof of a vast green energy conspiracy. But even Politico, a liberal political website, published a Feb. 18…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wesley Matthews scores on a breakaway dunk as the Trail Blazers defeat the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at Moda Center.
Feb 25, 2015

Behind Matthews, Blazers steamroll Spurs

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge emerged from the shower and headed toward his stall in the Trail Blazers' Moda Center locker room Wednesday night, stopping to gaze at media surrounding his teammate. "Wes-ley…
Feb 25, 2015

Portland police to rejoin FBI task force on terrorism

by Steve Law
The Portland City Council, despite strong concerns about potential civil liberties violations, formally agreed Wednesday to have the Portland Police Bureau resume working with the FBI Joint…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Quintrell Shaimon Holiman
Feb 25, 2015

Police identify suspect, officers in Southeast Portland shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the suspect who they say killed himself after shooting at an officer in Southeast Portland early Wednesday. The officers involved in the shooting who have been placed on…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney is pressing lawmakers to vote on a school funding bill.
Feb 25, 2015

Courtney: Lawmakers should vote on school aid now

by Peter Wong
Plan proposes $7.23 billion in next two years; Republicans, other groups seek $8 billion. Senate President Peter Courtney says lawmakers should vote soon on a $7.23 billion state school fund,…
Feb 25, 2015

USDA taps Portland for farm-to-table access ideas

by Jennifer Anderson
One of Portland's foodie hotspots will be the site of a federal roundtable discussion on Thursday. John Gorham, owner of Tasty n' Sons, on North Williams Ave., will play host to visiting U.S.…
Feb 25, 2015

City gets two new Street Seats applications, 13 renewals

by Jennifer Anderson
The city's Street Seats program has attracted just two new applicants this time around, despite recent efforts to encourage more interest. Bamboo Izakaya on Northeast Alberta Street and Bunk…
Feb 25, 2015

County sets public budget forums

by Jennifer Anderson
Want to have a say in how Multnomah County spends its $1.6 billion budget? County leaders will take public comment on the budget at two upcoming sessions in March. County department leaders…
Feb 25, 2015

Final e-cig vote planned, on heels of city parks smoking ban

by Jennifer Anderson
Public health advocates are cheering two new measures that will help keep clear the smoke from the air. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is set to take a final vote March 5 on a…
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Feb 25, 2015

Driver held in NE Columbia Blvd. collision that killed man

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police say a 25-year-old man arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon’s collision on Northeast Columbia Boulevard that killed a man may have been intoxicated at the time of the…
Feb 25, 2015

Clackamas Fire District seeks voter approval of $29M bond

by Raymond Rendleman
Board says medics, firefighters need better equipment - One of the largest fire districts in Oregon is asking the typical $300,000 homeowner for $30 a year, or $2.50 a month, to improve local…
Feb 25, 2015

Police: Suspect shoots at officer, kills self

by Pamplin Media Group
No Portland police hurt in overnight incident A suspect who fired shots at a Portland police officer was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the backyard of a Southeast…