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Czech this out: Award-winning Oregon City author Hannah Gildea heads to Prague

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A half century of hair at Al's Barber Shop

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July 07, 2015

Clackamas County sewer suit against Oregon City fails in circuit court

by Raymond Rendleman
OC celebrates victory; possibility of an appeal looms - Judge Henry C. Breithaupt ruled that Oregon City can apply its right-of-way fee to the Tri-City Service District, which provides wastewater treatment for OC, Gladstone and West Linn. Last June,…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DAVID BLAIR - Images from last years Oregon Trail Rally show the dust, dirt, mud and water flying, and the isolation of racing outside Dufur and Hood River. This years rally starts at Portland International Raceway on Friday night.
July 07, 2015

Subaru picks Gresham industrial park for distribution center

by Jim Redden
Subaru of America has selected Gresham for its new 600,000-square-foot master distribution center, which it is relocating from Japan to the United States. The new distribution center will be built at the Port of Portland's Gresham Vista Business…
July 07, 2015

Gang shooting injures young man, hits woman's backpack

by Pamplin Media Group
A boy in his late teens was injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at Northeast 60th Avenue at Oregon Street that police say was gang-related. A bullet from the shooting also struck the backpack of a 66-year-old woman who had just left a TriMet bus…
July 07, 2015

Body found floating in Laurelhurst Park pond

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Woman's name will be released after family is notified Portland homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a woman's body floating in Laurelhurst Park’s pond Tuesday afternoon. The body was found at about 2:48 p.m. July 7,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JANICE PIERCE - Humor helps massage the message as atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Heyhoe urges action and not climate denial on June 24. Honored as one of Time magazines  most influential people in 2014, she advised a crowd of 1600 people to lobby for a direct tax on carbon to help accelerate change.
July 07, 2015

Climate: Less talk, more action urged

by Janice Pierce
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe says public misinformed, scientists agree on warming What makes 200 people a day send hate mail to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe? Named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2014, Hayhoe is an…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Portland State University students, such as these pictured during a June 14 graduation ceremony at the Moda Center, will see their tuition rise less than the 4.2 percent planned thanks to extra money from the state.
July 07, 2015

PSU students' bills will go up, but not as much

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Infusion of state money means PSU will raise tuition less than planned After the 2015 Oregon Legislature adjourned Monday with $30 million in extra funds for the state’s seven public universities, Portland State University President Wim Wiewel said…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - For the third consecutive year, Portland International Airport was named Travel + Leisure magazine's best domestic airport.
July 07, 2015

PDX lands third Travel + Leisure 'best airport' award

by Pamplin Media Group
Maybe it’s not just the keep-Portland-Weird carpeting. Travel + Leisure magazine said Tuesday that Portland International Airport was the best domestic airport in the nation. PDX topped a list that includes airports from across the nation. It’s also…
July 07, 2015

Oregon students get tuition help from 'promise'

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon will launch an experiment with tuition waivers for some high school graduates to attend community college. Lawmakers approved the project, known as the Oregon Promise and modeled on a similar program that began in Tennessee a year…
SOURCE: CITY OF PORTLAND - The number of sworn police positions has declined even though the population of the city has increased.
July 07, 2015

City's thin blue line is getting thinner

by Jim Redden
Despite Portland's population growth, police ranks shrink The Portland Police Bureau has lost 190 positions since 2001, according to city personnel figures recently obtained by the Portland Tribune through a public records request. Among those are…
July 07, 2015

Body of Vancouver man recovered from Willamette River

by Pamplin Media Group
The body of a 43-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man was recovered Monday afternoon from the Willamette River. Multnomah County sheriff’s River Patrol recovered the body of Brian Jay Burnett at about 6:10 p.m. July 6, near the Broadway Bridge. The county…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - David James Ellis
July 06, 2015

Police: Suspect shot after stabbing officer on ground

by Jim Redden
A Portland police officer narrowly escaped death early Sunday when a suspect stabbed him through the hand he was using to protect his heart early Sunday. The suspect was then shot by the officer's partner before he could stab him again. Officer Jose…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Oregon senators vote to adjourn Monday evening.
July 06, 2015

Legislators end turbulent 155-day session

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Despite a Democratic governor and larger Democratic majorities in both chambers, Oregon’s 2015 legislative session proved to be more turbulent than expected at its start months ago. The session ended at 6:05 p.m. Monday, its 155th day, a few days…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Vinh On
July 05, 2015

Man wounded in domestic dispute

by Jim Redden
A man has been arrested after shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. Vinh On, 40, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Attempted Assault in the First Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday. The name of the man…
July 05, 2015

Fireworks blamed for fire that damages two Milwaukie homes

by Jim Redden
Improper disposal of fireworks apparently caused a fire that damaged two homes in Milwuakie early Sunday. No one was injured in the incidents, although both houses were damaged. According to Clackamas Fire District #1, fire crews responded to a…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire caused heavy damage to this home in the Bethany area early Sunday.
July 05, 2015

Farm house burns down in Bethany area

by Jim Redden
An early Sunday morning fire destroyed an old farm house in rural Multnomah County northwest of Portland. No one was injured in the blaze in the Bethany area, although the American Red Cross Cascade Region is providing emergency assistant to the…
July 05, 2015

Female pedestrian hurt in hit-and-run accident

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Police looking for small to mid-size family vehicle A 60-year-old female pedestrian were seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident late Saturday in Southeast Portland. The name of the victim was not immediately released. She was…
July 04, 2015

Fire boat blasts brush fire near Ross Island Bridge

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Fire & Rescue’s fire boat used water from the Willamette River to douse a small brush fire Saturday near the east end of the Ross Island Bridge. Firefighters were called in the afternoon, July 4, to the area after a fire stared south of the…
July 04, 2015

Suspect sought in Eastbank Esplanade stabbing

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police are looking for the man who stabbed another man Saturday afternoon on the Eastbank Esplanade. Police said the man suffered a serious, but not life-threatening, stab wound. The man’s name was not released. The suspect is an African…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reportedly agreed to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
July 04, 2015

Aldridge 'going home to Texas' to be a Spur

by Pamplin Media Group
Blazers all-star LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge tweeted at about 9:17 a.m. Saturday, July 4, that he was “happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my…
July 03, 2015

Schools get $300 million in state bond aid

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Smaller amounts proposed for regional projects, including $7.5 million for Willamette Falls riverwalk. Oregon lawmakers, as one of their final actions of their 2015 session, approved $300 million in state bonds for seismic reinforcements and other…
COURTESY OJMCHE - The experinences of American Jews and car is the theme of a new exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
July 03, 2015

Jewish museum features car exhibit

by Jim Redden
Historic car photos and car-related movies are featured in Auto Biography - Portraits of People With Cars through Nov. 8 at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 N.W. Kearney St. The "tailgate" party opening reception is…
COURTESY OF FRANCISCO XAVIER VARGAS - Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, with their two children, say a BOLI ruling in their favor should send a message that businesses can't discriminate against gay people.
July 02, 2015

Women in Sweet Cakes case say ruling sends 'clear message'

by Katy Sword
Bakery owner Kleins ordered to pay $135,000 in damages in discrimination case The two women whose complaint touched off a legal fight over refusal to bake a commitment ceremony cake said Thursday that a ruling giving them $135,000 in damages should…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - No parking available? Sure there is, say city transportation planners, but much of it is locked up in accessory parking lots which, by law, cannot be used as public parking. Transportation consultant Rick Williams here looks in a parking garage of The Milano in the Lloyd District.
July 02, 2015

Parking getting scarce, costly

by Peter Korn
To ease the crunch, city might allow businesses to sell spots in their lots There are 5,967 curbside parking spaces in the section of Northwest Portland covered by the latest Northwest Portland Parking Plan. So far this year, the Portland Bureau of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Charlotte Wise digs for potatoes at Zenger Farm in Southeast Portland.
July 02, 2015

Oasis opens in East Portland food desert

by Jennifer Anderson
Urban Grange offers fresh, local food where it's needed the most Kids at Zenger Farm’s summer camp are never far from a snack. Last week they made their own popcorn, tossing in fresh herbs from the garden for flavoring — oregano, rosemary, even…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Formerly homeless vet Chad Brown now runs a fly-fishing business and a nonprofit to promote the great outdoors to military veterans and inner-city youth. Brown says the turning point came when he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and given benefits, which he turned into seed money for Soul River Runs Deep.
July 02, 2015

PTSD survivor Chad Brown hooks a new life

by Dean Baker
A decade after leaving the U.S. Navy, Chad Brown wandered Portland streets fighting post-traumatic stress disorder with alcohol and opiates and selling his blood plasma to survive. But that ended miraculously five years ago. Today, Brown, 44, runs…

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Jul 02, 2015

Parks investigation leads to trail of nepotism, expensive bikes

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Human resources investigators discovered nepotism, purchases of expensive bikes and other problems in an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department program that dispenses grant money for…
Jul 02, 2015

Temporary pot sales measure set for governor's signature

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to temporarily sell limited amounts of pot to all adults in Oregon starting Oct. 1, under a bill headed to Gov. Kate Brown for a…
Jul 02, 2015

Carjacking, crash leads to woman's arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Brooke Defrees faces robbery, unlawful use of vehicle charges A 38-year-old woman’s attempts to steal a couple of cars early Thursday morning ended in a crash, an injury and an arrest.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - At Sokol Blosser Winery in Dayton, Ore., climate change is not just an environmental issue, it's a business issue. Alex Blosser, shown here, helps run the family-owned winery.
Jul 02, 2015

New political group formed to lead crusade against climate…

by Steve Law
Oregon environmentalists have quietly formed a new political arm to spearhead a game-changing campaign against global warming, such as a tax on carbon emissions. The new group, Renew Oregon, has…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mike Rosen won election to the Portland Public Schools board May 19, but lost his job at the city July 1, when he resigned under protest.
Jul 02, 2015

Portland school board member Mike Rosen quits city job

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Rosen has been on sick leave since May 7 On the eve of his swearing in as one of four new Portland Public Schools board members, Mike Rosen has resigned his position at the City of Portland.…
FILE PHOTO - Hapag-Lloyd is the second container shipping line to pull out of the Port of Portland this year after Hanjin Shipping.
Jul 02, 2015

Shipping workshops announced to help exporters

by Jim Redden
State economic development officials have announced six upcoming workshops around the state to help develop and promote alternatives to the container shipping companies that have left the Port…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Woodrow Wilson High School, opened in 1956, is in Southwest Portland's Hillsdale neighborhood. A teacher and some students are building an effort to rename the school, saying the World War I-era president was racist.
Jul 02, 2015

What's in a name? Too much, teacher says

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Teacher, teens want to rename high school, say Wilson was racist It’s a provocative statement, but even more so when you consider the tweet came from a history teacher at Wilson High School.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ten years ago, Frances Fagan was paralyzed on her right side after brain surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor. She recently accepted a free ride to Yale University, where she aims to study how to introduce libraries to refugee camps.
Jul 02, 2015

Portland woman takes extraordinary path to Yale

by Shasta Kearns Moore
From her 'feral' upbringing to cancer to PCC, Frances Fagan beats odds Frances Fagan will admit right off the bat that she is a “feral child of hippies.” Though, she adds, “They like to refer to…
Jul 02, 2015

Lawmakers clear grants for undocumented students

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have cleared the way for state grants for Oregon university students who were brought to the United States as children but lack immigration papers. Gov. Kate Brown will…
Jul 02, 2015

Panel adds anti-gentrification planks to city comprehensive plan

by Steve Law
Coalition seeks more affordable housing, less displacement The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission agreed last week to start adding a series of provisions to the city’s comprehensive…
Jul 02, 2015

Sources Say: Air getting thick at county commission

by Jim Redden
The Clackamas County Commission meetings must be a lot of fun these days. Commissioner Paul Savas has said he is "likely" to run against Chairman John Ludlow next year. Those who attend the…
JOSHUA K. MULLER
Jul 01, 2015

Employee's peeping phone leads to arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Office says man no longer employed by shop An optometrist’s office employee was arrested Tuesday after a telephone was discovered taking video in the office’s restroom. Portland police…
Jul 01, 2015

Grant, Southridge teachers honored with presidential award

by Pamplin Media Group
Math and science teachers in Portland and Beaverton were among 108 who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Wednesday. Mona Schraer of Grant High…
COURTESY PHOTO - A Bureau of Labor and Industries report supports claims of retaliation by Oregon 2014 Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham against Multnomah Education Service District.
Jul 02, 2015

BOLI: 'Substantial evidence' of discrimination, retaliation…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Brett Bigham's claims against MESD supported by state investigation A state investigator looking into the claims of discrimination and retaliation from Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year would…
Jul 01, 2015

Eastmoreland neighborhood hosts 'jam' to save trees

by Max Denning
Residents launch campaign to raise $900,000 by Monday at 6 p.m. Eastmoreland residents will host a “Save the Giants Jam,” a concert to fundraise to save three large sequoia trees in their…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - House Speaker Tina Kotek of Portland wants to expand a child-care subsidy program that helps working families.
Jul 01, 2015

Kotek plan expands subsidies for child care

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Between 700 and 800 more low-income working families will gain access to state subsidies for child care under an expansion hailed by House Speaker Tina Kotek. Kotek, a Democrat from…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION - A new plan to take on tax breaks could avoid a partisan fight.
Jul 01, 2015

Lawmakers OK compromise tax-break bill

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Plan averts partisan fight, goes to governor. SALEM — A revamped proposal to renew tax breaks removes some controversial provisions that critics said amount to revenue-raising, but also raises…
Jul 01, 2015

Hales shifts Fritz's bureaus

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales unexpectedly reassigned two politically sensitive bureaus Wednesday. Hales moved the Bureau of Development Services from Commissioner Amanda Fritz to Commissioner Dan…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - The smaller pump station on the left will be destroyed starting July 1.
Jul 01, 2015

Clackamas River pump being razed this week

by Raymond Rendleman
Station in Gladstone to draw less water than original plans - Wondering about that large red crane that arrived last month in Gladstone? It will be used to demolish the old Clackamas River…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year, Brett Bigham, fired back over what he called a 'smear campaign' from Multnomah Education Service District.
Jul 01, 2015

Teacher of the Year fires back at Multnomah Education Service…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Threats of a recall election for Giusto, Johnson and Acosta A statement released by Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year reveals his fight with the Multnomah Education Service District is not over,…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Nike Chairman Phil Knight announced on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1964.
Jun 30, 2015

Phil Knight announces plan to step down as Nike's chairman

by Geoff Pursinger
Knight says CEO Mark Parker should replace him. Nike Inc. Chairman Phil Knight said Tuesday that he would step down as chairman of the company he co-founded more than 50 years ago. Knight, 77,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Ramon Ramirez, president of the Oregon farmworkers union, spoke Tuesday in front of the state Capitol as his group joined others submitting plans for a ballot measure to increase the state's minimum wage.
Jun 30, 2015

Group takes minimum wage fight to ballot

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Disappointed with legislative inaction, labor and other advocates took the first step Tuesday toward a 2016 ballot measure proposing a $15 statewide minimum wage by 2019. Oregon’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Melvin Pete Mark Jr.'s collection is on display at the Oregon Historical Society for the third time in three years, above is Mark standing with a World War II Nazi Enigma Machine.
Jun 30, 2015

War zone

by Max Denning
In huge show with rare artifacts, historical society puts lens on how WWII transformed state, beyond Melvin “Pete” Mark Jr. was enrolled in Naval aviator school when World War II ended — an…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The LA Fitness Building.
Jun 30, 2015

City offers carrot to developers

by Steve Law
Density bonus allows taller buildings in exchange for more affordable housing or fee Developers could build three stories higher in Portland’s central city if they add some affordable housing to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - PSU spokesman Scott Gallagher discusses plans to redevelop the four-acre parcel where University Place Hotel is located, along the new MAX Orange line. A new Tax Court ruling clears the cloud over urban renewal funding for the project.
Jun 30, 2015

City free to invest urban renewal money at PSU

by Steve Law
Judge rules funds aren't subject to school funding cap In a big win for Portland State University, a judge tossed out a lawsuit challenging the use of urban renewal funds to develop PSU…