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Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours...

Standoff ends with no arrest

Standoff ends with no arrest

A tense, hours-long standoff on West Hayes Street in Woodburn — involving dozens of local...

Wizer Block foes take fight to Court of Appeals

Wizer Block foes take fight to Court of Appeals

Save Our Village, Evergreen Neighborhood Association will continue to oppose mixed-use...

Lawmakers wrangle police body camera policies

Lawmakers wrangle police body camera policies

The Oregon House has taken the first step Tuesday toward regulating how police use body cameras...

'Funny' honey not so sweet

'Funny' honey not so sweet

Illegal, foreign, impure imports impact state market This time of year, Oregon’s beekeepers...

President's in town (beep! beep!), so expect (honk!) some delays

President's in town (beep! beep!), so expect (honk!) some delays

President Obama is coming to town Thursday and Friday and that means . . . traffic jams traffic...

Beaverton Farmers Market incubates small businesses

Beaverton Farmers Market incubates small businesses

The fruits and vegetables at the Beaverton Farmers Market aren’t the only thing grown...

Tigard groups respond to disaster in Nepal

Tigard groups respond to disaster in Nepal

Two Tigard organizations are raising money for relief efforts after devestating Nepal earthquake...

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KOIN 6 NEWS - A fatal accident closed a portion of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road on Wednesday morning.
May 06, 2015

NW Cornelius Pass Road closed by fatal accident

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim identified, road reopens Northwest Cornelius Pass Road from Skyline Boulevard to Highway 30 was closed Wednesday morning because of a fatal single-car accident. A female driver…
FILE PHOTO - Oregon City, below Willamette Falls.
May 06, 2015

Oregon to Congress: Willamette Falls region should be national…

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon’s House of Representatives voted 50-9 on Wednesday to support federal designation of the state’s first national heritage area, owing to the nationally historic significance of Willamette…
GILLEN FAMILY - Izaak Gillen
May 06, 2015

Oregon City babysitter now accused of murdering 7 month old

by The Oregon City News
On Tuesday, May 5, a Clackamas County grand jury indicted an Oregon City babysitter on the charge of murder; Oregon City Police Department officers arrested 37-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Martin at…
PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - Emergency responders arrive at the scene of a crash where a Clackamas County sheriff's motorcycle-patrol officer was critically injured.
May 06, 2015

CCSO: Oregon City teen driver crosses center line, injuring…

by Raymond Rendleman
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy was listed in critical condition on Tuesday after his motorcycle reportedly crashed into a teen driver. At approximately 2:34 p.m. on May 5, Deputy…
SUBMITTED - Michael Waldie and his 3-year-old daughter, Grace.
May 06, 2015

Police seek missing father and 3-year-old daughter

by Woodburn Independent
Mount Angel police are looking for information regarding a missing 3-year-old, who was last seen with her father on a recent custodial visit. Police are looking for Michael Lee Waldie, 32, the…
May 06, 2015

Paid sick leave law in line for legislative hearing

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
A legislative panel will hear a revised but less generous proposal requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. The hearing by the Legislature’s human services budget subcommittee…
COURTESY METRO - Artists rendering of proposed Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel.
May 06, 2015

Headquarters hotel moves forward with governor's blessing

by Jim Redden
The Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center moved one step closer to reality when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Tuesday intended to remove legal challenges to its…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Community College President Jeremy Brown was not one of the four finalists selected this week by an Arkansas community college. Brown's name surfaced as one of 54 candidates for the college's chancellor position.
May 06, 2015

PCC's Brown not a finalist for Arkansas college job

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Community College’s Jeremy Brown is not one of the finalists for the chancellor’s job at Arkansas State University Mid-South campus. Arkansas State University System officials said the…
May 06, 2015

Oregon City School Board candidate Paul Edgar signs complaint…

by Raymond Rendleman
Last Oct. 6, in the dead of night, someone taped a letter to the door of Oregon City’s City Hall making a number of accusations against a city employee and threatening the city manager with…
COURTESY OF MCSO - Luis Gonzalez and Ramone Gonzalez (no relation) will be arraigned for a 2001 shooting death in Southeast Portland.
May 06, 2015

Two face charges in 2001 shooting death

by Pamplin Media Group
Two men will be arraigned Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court for a 14-year-old murder in Southeast Portland. One of the suspects, 41-year-old Luis Felipe Gonzalez, was already in…
CLACKAMAS FIRE - Local firefighters using the 'Jaws of Life' to get someone out of a crashed vehicle.
May 06, 2015

Clackamas Fire bond measure gaining momentum

by Raymond Rendleman
With ballots having been sent out last week, Clackamas Fire isn’t letting up on its information campaign about a $29 million bond measure for the May 19 election. If this bond passes, the…
May 06, 2015

Complaint dismissed against Woodburn officer

by Tyler Francke
City says allegations will still be investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice A Mount Angel woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a Woodburn police officer has withdrawn a…
PHOTO BY: KATHY SCHAUB - Local leaders cut the ribbon to the mark the grand opening of Milwaukie Riverfront Park on Friday, May 1.
May 05, 2015

Milwaukie Riverfront Park holds grand reopening

by Raymond Rendleman
As part of last weekend’s First Friday festivities, officials cut the ribbon to celebrate Phase II construction of a new boat ramp, a public lawn for festivals, a riverside path and other…
MCSO - Peter Bass
May 06, 2015

Former Brooks pastor sentenced for rape

by Phil Hawkins
A former youth pastor in Brooks was sentenced after pleading guilty to five counts of rape in the first degree before Marion County Circuit Judge Tracy Prall on Monday. Peter James Bass, 36, the…
May 05, 2015

Hales: Proposed $3.5 billion budget reflects city's priorites

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales unveiled his proposed budget for the next fiscal year Tuesday morning, saying it focuses on basic services, improving the relationship between the police and the community,…
COURTESY OF OSU STUDENT MEDIA - N. Christian Anderson III has been named the new editor and publisher of The Register-Guard in Eugene. He was editor of The Barometer when he attended Oregon State University 40 years ago.
May 05, 2015

Oregonian Media leader Anderson takes helm at Register-Guard

by Pamplin Media Group
N. Christian Anderson III, chairman of the Oregonian Media Group and former publisher of The Oregonian, was named Tuesday the new editor and publisher of The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene.…
May 05, 2015

R2DToo: Not so fast on the move

by Jim Redden
The Old Town homeless camp known as Right to Dream Too has not yet embraced the new location proposed by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Amanda Fritz. Hales and Fritz have proposed having…
Bruce Jeffrey Holdman
May 05, 2015

Man in custody after shooting outside festival

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Second suspect faces attempted murder, assault charges Police have arrested a second suspect in the May 5 shooting near the Cinco de Mayo festival in Waterfront Park. A 17-year-old boy…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Stephen Marc Beaudoin, executive director of PHAME and candidate for the Multnomah Education Service District board, says the board needs to 'step up its game.'
May 05, 2015

Critical services hinge on Multnomah Education Service District…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Candidates Montgomery, Beaudoin, Clipston, Darrow, Burke and Bridges square off The embattled Multnomah Education Service District has an opportunity for new leadership with three board seats up…
May 05, 2015

Men, women, young, old: Not so different after all, poll says

by Jim Redden
On social and political issues, we have a lot in common When John Kitzhaber resigned in February, Secretary of State Kate Brown became the second female governor in Oregon history. Will Brown…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: MICHAELA BANCUD - Patrick Gracewood takes a closer look at his piece, To Grandmother's House that was installed along the new TriMet Orange Line route.
May 05, 2015

'To Grandmother's House' on the Orange Line

by Michaela Bancud
Crews installed the last of six works of art near the Southeast Park Avenue MAX station and Park-And-Ride on April 29. Artists made the TriMet-commissioned works from trees cut down to make way…
May 05, 2015

Mark & Dave: Homeless may get a room with a view

by Mark and Dave
This summer could see the relocation of Right 2 Dream Too from downtown to the east side. The city is looking at a nice piece of property near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry as the…
May 05, 2015

Child abuse prevention House Bill 2234 headed to law

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oregon Senate last week held a committee hearing that recommended passage of a bill aimed to help improve the ability of Child Abuse Intervention Centers, including the Children’s Center in…
May 05, 2015

Clackamas Fire's lifesaving PulsePoint app launches countywide

by Raymond Rendleman
Truck driver Drew Basse, 57, of Milwaukie, suffered a heart attack and was saved by nearby off-duty firefighter Scott Brawner, who was alerted to the situation on May 9, 2014, by a notification…
FILE PHOTO - Oregon City's Municipal Elevator gets people from downtown's Seventh Street to the McLoughlin Historic District neighborhood 100 feet above.
May 04, 2015

Woman dies after 100-foot fall off Oregon City bluff

by The Oregon City News
A 33-year-old Oregon City woman identified as Sarah Kaye Crunelle was found deceased on Highway 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) just after midnight on Saturday, May 2. Her husband was with her at the…

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May 04, 2015

Mental health crisis may have led to truck plunge into river

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Woman died in May 4 incident Portland police say a 49-year-old woman who died Monday morning when her truck veered into the Columbia River may have intentionally driven off the road.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A House vote sends a gun background check bill to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.
May 04, 2015

House vote sends gun background check bill to governor

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — A bill to expand background checks to private firearm transfers in Oregon is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown for a signature, after it passed the state House on a nearly party line vote…
May 04, 2015

City to kick off National Bike Month

by Jennifer Anderson
Tuesday breakfast and fix-it fair set for City Hall The city is going all out for National Bike Month in May. Mayor Charlie Hales is proclaiming May 10-16 as Active Transportation Week, citing…
May 04, 2015

Hales to release proposed budget Tuesday

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales will release his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday. It will first be released at a press conference that begins at 9:30 a.m. at the East Portland…
May 03, 2015

Man pulled from Willamette River

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue used one of its small boats to rescue a man in his 20's from the Willamette River early Sunday. The name and condition of the man was not immediately released. According…
COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The Multnomah County Sheriff's OfficeSearch and Rescue unit rescued two lost hikers early Sunday.
May 03, 2015

Lost hikers rescued in gorge

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office rescued two hikers lost near Multnomah Fall early Sunday. The office's Search and Rescue units brought Cody Turpin, 25, of Portland, and Daniell Pierce, 20,…
May 03, 2015

Man wounded in East Portland gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in East Portland that left a 25-year-old man hospitalized Sunday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The…
COURTESTY KOIN 6 NEWS - Crews responded to to repair a large hole in a westbound lane of I-84 near Troutdale.
May 03, 2015

Part of westbound I-84 closed in Troutdale

by Jim Redden
The right lane of westbound I-84 in Troutdale was closed Sunday for emergency repairs. It is not expected to open until Tuesday. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the lane…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Richard Gehr
May 03, 2015

Missing 85-year-old found safe

by Jim Redden
A missing 85-year-old man was found safe in Portland Sunday. Richard Gehr lives in a Washington County care facility. He was last seen in the area of Southwest Columbia and 5th Avenue in…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - From left: Dajuan Travonte Shakier, Ismail Sharif Abdullahi and Robert Jermaine Richardson Jr.
May 03, 2015

Three arrested on weapon and drug charges

by Jim Redden
Police responding to the report of gunshots in Southeast Portland arrested three men on weapon and drug charges early Saturday. Robert Jermaine Richardson Jr., 20, is charged with Possession of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - From left, seated; Ben Miners, Sanef; Robert Siegel, Verizon Telematics; Nate Bryer, Azuga. Their companies were chosen to be vendors for Oregon's new road usage charge program, which starts July 1.
May 02, 2015

Firms ready for ODOT's road usage fee test

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Three private vendors have been chosen by the Oregon Department of Transportation to manage accounts and collect fees in the nation’s first real test of a road usage charge based on mileage…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marchers protested violence against African Americans and other issues outside Portland's City Hall during Friday's May Day rallies.
May 05, 2015

May Day marches full of sound, fury

by Joseph Gallivan
UPDATE: Peaceful protests end in minor standoff with police Portland’s May Day marches made lots of noise but were mostly peacefully Friday, with a brief standoff early in the evening that ended…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Decisions have to be made about and by various members of the 2014-15 Trail Blazers, including center Robin Lopez.
May 02, 2015

Here's what Olshey, Blazers have to do this offseason

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard is getting married in Portland. Chris Kaman is going shooting and boating in Michigan. Robin Lopez will vacation in Prague. Wesley Matthews will rehab, rehab, rehab, wherever he…
May 01, 2015

Firefighters retrieve body after Rocky Butte fall

by Pamplin Media Group
A person died Friday afternoon in a fall from Rocky Butte in Northeast Portland. Portland firefighters were called at about 4 p.m. May 1 after a person fell about 150 feet. A high-angle rescue…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon's Liquor Control Commission has named 15 people to help the agency write administrative rules for the recreational marijuana program that begins July 1.
May 01, 2015

OLCC names committee to write state's pot rules

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission has named people to a committee that will help develop administrative rules for the state’s new recreational marijuana law. OLCC officials named 15 members to…
COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - The horses of the Portland Police Bueau's Mounted PAtrol Unit are now commuting to work from Lake Oswego.
May 01, 2015

Police horses commuting to work from Lake Oswego

by Jim Redden
Search is on for new permanent home The Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Unit has moved out of Centennial Mills and it isn't coming back. The horses are being temporarily boarded at a ranch…
May 01, 2015

Gang shooting wounds man in SE Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
A 41-year-old man was wounded late Thursday night in what police say was a gang-related shooting in Southeast Portland. Police said Anthony Antonio Burns suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Public Health Division says a 2013 law could be the reason 17 percent fewer parents are seeking exemptions to the state's school immunization rules.
May 01, 2015

State says new law leads to drop in school vaccination exemptions

by Pamplin Media Group
The number of parents and others seeking nonmedical exemptions to Oregon’s school immunization rules dropped by about 17 percent this year, according to a new report by the Oregon Public Health…
COURTESY OF ANNA REED/STATESMAN-JOURNAL - Whitney P. Boise, left, a lawyer for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes, listens to Charles Hinkle, a lawyer for The Oregonian, during a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court Friday, May 1, that focused on whether Hayes' emails should be made public.
May 01, 2015

Attorneys spar on whether Hayes emails should be public

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Lawyers for former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian newspaper wrestled Friday afternoon in court to determine whether the state should release Hayes’ emails to the public. Marion…
May 01, 2015

Deputies recover body from Columbia River

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County River Patrol deputies recovered a man’s body from the Columbia River Friday afternoon. A fisherman discovered the body at about 5 p.m. May 1, near the 42nd Avenue boat ramp.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Marcus Mariota is the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft.
Apr 30, 2015

Winston goes No. 1 overall, Mariota No. 2 to Tennessee; Armstead…

by Portland Tribune
The Tennessee Titans made it a memorable day Thursday for former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, making him the No. 2 pick of the NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State QB…
Apr 30, 2015

New park opens in Cully neighborhood

by Jennifer Anderson
Khunamokwst Park (Chinook for 'together') sets grand opening May 16 Portland’s newest park opened Friday in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood. Khunamokwst Park — at Northeast 52nd Avenue…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Greg Denton and Justin Woodward are humbled by their accolades and say a win would be further validation for their endeavors and for Portland.
Apr 30, 2015

Chefs savor the moment

by Jennifer Anderson
Ox, Castagna chefs in running for James Beard Best Chef NW Last weekend, Greg Denton found himself on the floor of his restaurant’s bathroom, struggling to fix part of the plumbing that broke…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown and lawmakers are looking for solutions after the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the Legislature's 'grand bargain' on PERS.
Apr 30, 2015

Can PERS 'grand bargain' be salvaged?

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lawmakers, governor wrestle with solutions after court strikes down retroactive changes Although all the implications have yet to emerge from Thursday’s decision by the Oregon Supreme Court on…
Apr 30, 2015

Portland's budget flush with additional $49 million to spend

by Jim Redden
The city of Portland will have at least $49 million more to spend in next year's budget, according to the most recent budget estimates. The increases include an additional $13.1 million in…