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Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint appearance

Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint appearance

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber defended his record of achievement Monday morning while Republican...

Cruise takes dramatic turn for local senior

Cruise takes dramatic turn for local senior

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Cheers meet premiere of Wine:30 'parklet'

Kickstarter campaign funds owner's desire to create open-air space on Main Street - Mayor Jeremy...

Tigard parents turn tragedy into hope for others with SMA

Tigard parents turn tragedy into hope for others with SMA

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With this being one of the driest and warmest Septembers on record, are you concerned about more wildfires around the metro area's edges in the future?

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Update to residents about 36 Pit Fire.


Oregon - Measure 90

Should Oregon's primary election process be changed to a "top-two" system? Supporters and opponents of Ballot Measure 90 presented their cases Wednesday morning to the Portland Tribune's editorial board.


400-acre Hagg Lake fire emergency

The Scoggins Creek Fire two miles northwest of Hagg Lake and eight miles west of Forest Grove had grown to an estimated 400 acres by early this morning, according to Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) officials.


Waterfront Blues Festival

The festival began in 1987 as the Rose City Blues Festival – a concert to support the homeless, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. Performers included John Lee Hooker, the Paul deLay Band, Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester Blues Band and Lloyd Jones Struggle.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community.


Joint appearance: John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson, candidates for Oregon governor

 

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor answer questions from the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group, representing 35 newspapers in Oregon.

 



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Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Isaac Symone Harden Jr.
September 23, 2014

Two linked to gang shooting

by KOIN 6 News
A suspected gang member involved in a downtown shooting pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning. Isaac Symone Harden Jr. will face a grand jury indictment that charges him with one count of attempted…
September 23, 2014

Food bank looks for Walmart grant votes

by Jennifer Anderson
As part of Hunger Action Month, the Oregon Food Bank is looking for the public's help in winning a $60,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Fifty food banks across the nation will be selected…
Photo Credit: COURTESY GARD COMMUNICATIONS - OHSU President Dr. Joe Robertson introduces the Unite for the Knight coalition, with business and labor representatives standing together in support of the Knight Cancer Challenge, during a Sept. 23 press conference.
September 23, 2014

Business, labor unite to support Knight Cancer Challenge

by Jim Redden
A coalition of seven Oregon business and labor organizations has announced the launch of Unite for the Knight, a new campaign to raise money for the Knight Cancer Challenge, during a Tuesday…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Harvey Ernest Mathnay
September 23, 2014

Bank robbery suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a suspect in the Sept. 18 armed robbery of the Bank of America branch at 10201 Southeast Washington Street Harvey Ernest Mathnay, 49, was spotted by East Precinct officers…
Photo Credit: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Donations of personal hygiene items flood a table at Estacada First Baptist Churchs Red Cross shelter.
September 23, 2014

Wildfire brings out best 'friends'

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Thousands use 36 Pit Fire Facebook groups for info, needs Linda Arnett is trying to find someone to take donated books, but Red Cross volunteers turn her away, saying they have nowhere to put…
September 23, 2014

MAX service disrupted Tuesday morning

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Regular service expected to resume by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning MAX service was disrupted by a outage in the Rose Quarter area. Regular service began to resume around 9 a.m. and TriMet…
September 22, 2014

AOI invites everyone to climate change conference, well, almost…

by Steve Law
Associated Oregon Industries is hosting a a half-day conference in Portland on Tuesday on state and national climate change policy. It’s a weighty topic, with a keynote speaker from the…
September 22, 2014

Child dies from second-story fall

by Jim Redden
A 3-year-old boy who fell from a second story window on Sunday afternoon in Southeast Portland has died from his injuries. The names of the child and his parents were not released. Portland…
September 22, 2014

Temperature record broken after all

by KOIN 6 News
Highest average temperature, not most 90 degree-plus days The average temperature of Portland’s summer, which ends Monday evening, made it the hottest season ever recorded for the city.…
September 22, 2014

Air show a big success; Willey stepping aside as president

by Doug Burkhardt
The 27th annual Oregon International Air Show kicked off a full weekend of airborne entertainment Sept. 19. The three-day show enjoyed excellent weather, and highly skilled pilots and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY DOUG BURKHARDT - Top acts at the airshow included the Bremont Horsemen Flight Team, comprised of three F-86 Sabre jets from Korean War era.
September 22, 2014

Air fans pack the 2014 Oregon International Air Show at…

by Joseph Gallivan
81,000 attendees at Hillsboro Airport. The Oregon International Air Show packed in the fans at the weekend, despite the raging heat. A lineup headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds drew more…
Photo Credit: SOURTESY PORTLAND BUREAU OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY - Southwest Portland neighbors say more information is needed about how the proposed Comprehensive Plan update will affect this. This artists rendering released by the city shows potential growth along Southwest Barbur Boulevard.
September 22, 2014

Neighbors want more details about city land-use plan changes

by Jim Redden
A neighborhood association in Southwest Portland is asking the city for more information and time to respond to proposed land use changes that will result in new development. The Multnomah…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - The success in containing the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake was a group effort, according to Joe Hessel, an Oregon Department of Forestry unit forester out of LaGrande who served as the operations chief at the fire.
September 21, 2014

Break in weather helps firefighters battle Scoggins Creek Fire

by John Schrag
About 100 people showed up at the Gaston Fire Hall Sunday evening to hear the latest update on the Scoggins Valley Fire. State, regional and local fire officials were able to share what was…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A rally for the Global March for Climate Action in downtown Portland, one of 1500 similar events in 130 countries on Sunday.
September 21, 2014

Kitzhaber addresses climate rally

by KOIN 6 News
Gov. John Kitzhaber was among the people who spoke at a rally to draw attention to climate change on Sunday, Sept. 21. Oregonians joined thousands of marchers around the world in the Global…
September 21, 2014

PBOT wants public help choosing new parking meters

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking the public to help test two brands of parking meters that the city is considering purchasing. Two companies are currently competing for the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Summer officially ends Monday.
September 21, 2014

Summer heat record a few days short

by KOIN 6 News
This is it. The last full day of Summer 2014 in Sunday, Sept. 21. If you think it’s been hot, you’re right. There have been 21 days in Portland where the temperature has been 90 or more —…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A pedestrian was injured Sunday on this Happy Valley road.
September 21, 2014

Pedestrian injured in Happy Valley accident

by Jim Redden
A driver fell allegedly asleep at the wheel and hit a pedestrian in Happy Valley on Sunday afternoon. The name of the victim was not immediately released. She was transported by ambulance to…
September 21, 2014

Police investigating East Portland gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a gang-related shooting in East Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information is available. According to police, at 7:34 p.m. on…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kyler Martin
September 21, 2014

Pursuit leads to reckless driving arrest in Washington County

by Jim Redden
A Beaverton man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Washington County early Saturday. Kyler Martin, 26, is charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRUCE MCCLAIN - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion beats the rush to get off a pass Saturday night at home against San Diego State.
September 21, 2014

After slow start, Mannion, Beavers rev past Aztecs

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- There were plenty of bows to be taken after Oregon State's 28-7 victory over San Diego State in the heat of a late summer Saturday night at Reser Stadium. Sean Mannion and the OSU…
September 20, 2014

Mariota, Ducks pull it out in the Palouse

by Jason Vondersmith
PULLMAN, Wash. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Oregon averted a serious upset bid by Washington State on Saturday night, executing offense well for three second-half scores to beat the Cougars…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The original Heathman Hotel on Southwest Salmon Street near the South Park Blocks has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The 11-story building has been converted to affordable housing.
September 20, 2014

'Old' Heathman Hotel lands on national history list

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland’s “old” Heathman Hotel on Southwest Salmon Street is now a historic site. The 11-story, 88-year-old former hotel at 723 S.W. Salmon St., now single-room occupancy apartments, was named…
Photo Credit: JOHN AND AIMEE CALVERT - John and Aimee Calvert and their daughters McKenzie, 16, and Aleena, 9, had to evacuate from their home ner the Scoggins Creek fire.
September 20, 2014

Scoggins fire evacuees carry on 'business as usual'

by Kendra Hogue
Family takes a few valuables, daughter to soccer and wonders when they can go home Aimee Calvert was headed into Portland Friday afternoon to have martinis with friends when she got word of a…
September 21, 2014

36 Pit Fire: Two Hillockburn Road residences forced to evacuate

by Isabel Gautschi
Two Hillockburn Road residences have been issued mandatory evacuation notices. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 with updated…
September 20, 2014

Fire could threaten Washington County water supply

by Pamplin Media Group
The fire burning out of control approximately two miles from Hagg Lake poses a potential threat to Washington County's primary water supply, both now and after it is extinguished. An team…

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Sep 20, 2014

Saturday morning fire badly damages Southeast Portland house

by Pamplin Media Group
A vacant one-story house in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood of Southeast Portland caught fire in the 10 am hour of Saturday, September 20th, and was seriously damaged before the blaze was…
Sep 20, 2014

Shotgun blast interrupts burglary attempt near Molalla

by Pamplin Media Group
A year ago, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, a person who lived in a house on Short Fellows Road near Molalla passed away. Since that time, the house has been unoccupied --…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  - The blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River is toxic to humans and pets, and should be carefully avoided, state health officials say.
Sep 19, 2014

Blue-green algae in Willamette River is toxic

by Steve Law
Health advisory extended all the way from Ross Island to Sauvie Island. Portlanders should stay out of the Willamette River all the way between the Ross Island Bridge and Sauvie Island, and…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - This Portland police car was stolen and heavily damaged early Friday.
Sep 19, 2014

Man steals, crashes Portland police car

by Jim Redden
A 33-year-old man stole and crashed a police car in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. His name was not immediately released. No officers were hurt in the incident, which took place the…
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Sep 19, 2014

Business leader Barrett, 67, dies

by Doug Burkhardt
Doug Barrett, president of Cascade TEK in Hillsboro and former chairman of the board of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board, died Sept. 14. Barrett had served as chairman of the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sergey Lastivka
Sep 18, 2014

Driver charged in head-on crash that critically injured woman

by Jim Redden
The driver accused of causing a head-on crash that left a Portland woman in critical condition on Monday in Southeast Portland has been arrested. Sergey Lastivka, 22, is charged with Assault in…
Sep 18, 2014

Developers agree to mandatory demolition delay and notice

by Jim Redden
Portland area home builders have agreed to a mandatory 35-day delay on the demolition of all houses for in-fill projects. And they have agreed to publicize such demolitions 30 days in advance to…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY DEQ - Blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River in Portland this week is being evaluated by DEQ to see if it's toxic. Until results are in, it's best for Portlanders to avoid contact with the water.
Sep 18, 2014

Don't go in the Willamette just yet, Portlanders

by Steve Law
Portlanders, don’t go into the Willamette River just yet. State officials say it’s best to avoid contact with the water in the Willamette between the Fremont and Ross Island Bridges, until…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Residents of the Laurelhurst neighborhood and preservationists are rallying to save the historic Markham House.
Sep 18, 2014

Neighbors seek more donations to save Markham House

by Jim Redden
Laurelhurst neighbors are scrambling to raise $12,500 by Thursday afternoon to save the historic Markham House. According to nearby resident Jennifer Moffatt, the need that much in earnest money…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PETER DRAKE - Lewis & Clark College computer science teacher Peter Drake knows a little something about hot topics, including how to juggle fire and keep students interested in class.
Sep 18, 2014

In Character with Peter Drake

by Peter Korn
Peter Drake has juggled fire knives in four luaus at Lewis & Clark College, which is notable because Drake is better known as a mild-mannered computer science teacher at the college than a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More affordable housing, like these micro apartments in Northwest Portland, could require changes in the way the city handles onsite parking, according to a San Francisco housing expert who spoke to the City Club last week.
Sep 18, 2014

Expert: Find a place to park affordable housing

by Steve Law
Could Rose City gentrification turn region into another expensive Bay Area? If Portlanders hope to address the area’s growing housing affordability problem, maybe they should get over their…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLEAN WATER SERVICES - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, county Chair Andy Duyck and other officials toured Hagg Lake and Scoggins Dam in May. The dam could be in line for safety improvements if Congress acts on funding.
Sep 18, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful that funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near…
Sep 18, 2014

Sources Say: Even the name of the proposed street fee is…

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick may have to change the name of their proposed street fee before they’re done with it. The formal name is transportation user fee, which suggests…
Sep 18, 2014

Mark & Dave: What's-his-name sure to make history

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Still a long way to go for Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson in his attempt to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber in the governor’s race. A survey shows 30 percent of Oregonians don’t even know…
Sep 18, 2014

State police cite driver for going 114 miles per hour on Highway…

by Geoff Pursinger
A 29-year-old Tualatin man is facing charges after he was arrested for traveling 114 miles per hour along Highway 217 to Interstate 5. At about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, an Oregon State…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BONNIE HAYS ANIMAL SHELTER - Gidget, the Jack Russell Terrier who wandered thousands of miles from home, is on her way back to her owner in Philadelphia, thanks to a donation from PetLink, the company that made her ID chip.
Sep 23, 2014

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

by Kendra Hogue
Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro, is headed home. PetLink, the company that manufactured Gidget’s microchip, has offered to fly her back home.…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
Sep 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
Sep 18, 2014

Wyden: O&C forest bill set for action

by Peter Wong
But counties want analyses of timber, revenues. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposal for the fate of 2.5 million acres of federal forest lands in western Oregon will be considered by a Senate…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Food Bank volunteer Lynn Shaker helps sort apples for donation boxes. Groups and individuals as young as six can sign up for two-hour shifts at the food bank, doing everything from sorting and repacking to leading gardening or cooking classes.
Sep 18, 2014

A new recipe to fight hunger

by Jennifer Anderson
Susannah Morgan marvels at the shiny purple eggplants that hang on the vine, the bright rows of rainbow chard, beets, tomatoes and pole beans. “I planted those,” she says, admiring the beans. To…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sean Michael Kearney
Sep 18, 2014

Dumb crook steals from Portland police

by Jim Redden
Here's another nominee for America's Dumbest Criminals. Michael Kearney, 43, arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of metal panels to be used as the entry…
Sep 18, 2014

OHSU: State makes a big 'dent' in number of uninsured

by Peter Korn
Oregon has made “phenomenal” progress in reducing the ranks of the uninsured since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the lead author of a study released Thursday by Oregon…
Sep 17, 2014

Oregon minimum wage to go to $9.25

by Peter Wong
Increase linked to inflation takes effect Jan. 1. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents an hour on Jan. 1, giving a modest raise for about 8 percent of Oregon’s workforce. The increase is…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
Sep 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - E.C. Mueller, the new manager of Portland International Raceway.
Sep 17, 2014

New Portland International Raceway manager named

by Jim Redden
Portland Parks & Recreation announced a new manager for Portland International Raceway on Wednesday. He is E.C. Mueller, a marketing executive with ties to the motor sports industry. He has…
Sep 17, 2014

Foreclosure counseling to continue

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers OK money for various items. An allocation from Oregon lawmakers will allow homeowners to continue to receive counseling and meet with lenders to avoid foreclosures. But the $659,300…