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Aldridge gives Blazers, son plenty to celebrate

Aldridge gives Blazers, son plenty to celebrate

HOUSTON — A lot of folks appreciated LaMarcus Aldridge's virtuoso performance Wednesday...

Rape: Puzzling out declining convictions

Rape: Puzzling out declining convictions

Neutral advocates could help ease victims' concerns Sgt. Pete Mahuna knows that time is...

Less parking, tastes great

Less parking, tastes great

PSU, nonprofit hope to turn parking spots into public-use areas The block of food carts at...

Black Girl in Suburbia

Black Girl in Suburbia

WL native documents life as a minority in the suburbs Shortly after Melissa Lowery graduated from...

Lakeridge football program has new coach

Lakeridge football program has new coach

School's vice principal will be interim head coach The head coach of Lakeridge High School’s...

Killer avalanche shocks former guide

Killer avalanche shocks former guide

Tragedy on Mount Everest hits home for LOs Tendu Sherpa An avalanche on Mount Everest is usually...

Real estate study completed

Real estate study completed

Some schools have higher maintenance estimates than building value At $9.77 million, Oak Creek is...

Barnes student walking proud

Barnes student walking proud

Fourth-grader channels his spirit to raise awareness, funding for children with autism From a...

Boardwalk closes gap on Waterhouse Trail system

Boardwalk closes gap on Waterhouse Trail system

Project provides wetlands experience on way to creating 10-mile trail system The unofficial...

As construction pushes forward on Main Street, businesses wonder where the customers have gone

As construction pushes forward on Main Street, businesses wonder where the customers have gone

Bull dozers and hard hats are the predominant landscape in downtown Tigard these days, as...

Tigard picks up gauntlet in walkability challenge

Tigard picks up gauntlet in walkability challenge

City sets sights on being most pedestrian-friendly community With three major highways running...

Team spirit gets a seat at City Hall

Team spirit gets a seat at City Hall

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales showed off his team spirit during Wednesday morning's City Council...

The POWER of the PASSION

The POWER of the PASSION

Latino version of Holy Week takes three days to tell in Forest Grove By the time the Romans...

Davis: Murders hastened civil rights

Davis: Murders hastened civil rights

Icon reminds Pacific crowd freedom summer deaths sparked change Sometime during the night of June...

'Begging Sux ... Compassion Doesn't ...'

'Begging Sux ... Compassion Doesn't ...'

Milwaukie-area man seeks work, sheds light on path to homelessness - You’ve seen him at...

Down to business

Down to business

Young Entrepreneurs Academy to present business concepts to public on May 31 With one student...

Deep Wilsonville roots

Deep Wilsonville roots

Lyman and Louise Seely will soon celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary The bond between Lyman...

Good reason to sing

Good reason to sing

18 singers deliver at Beaverton Teen Idol fundraising event Kaiya Pelletier knows what it’s...

Clearing the air: The facts of Fiber-Fab

Clearing the air: The facts of Fiber-Fab

It’s not every day that a report by a federal government organization raises eyebrows on the...

Demolition builds frustration for neighbors

Demolition builds frustration for neighbors

City considers better notification rules to avoid future infill fights City officials are...

Rockwood community garden brings neighbors together

Rockwood community garden brings neighbors together

Plots still available, including raised beds for handicapped gardeners Rockwood is both the...

BBC TV crew tapes interviews in Boring

BBC TV crew tapes interviews in Boring

Reporter explores connection between Boring and Dull BBC reporter Glenn Campbell had never been...

Settling for a 'cheap' river fix

Settling for a 'cheap' river fix

Harbor neighbors say disposal facilities plan dredges up problems For decades, industrial...

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April 24, 2014

City wants to appeal 'reasonably related' standard in water,…

by Jim Redden
The city of Portland wants to appeal a Multnomah County judge's ruling that water and sewer spending must be "reasonably related" to services provided by the two city utilities. City attorneys…
April 24, 2014

Cover Oregon expected to scrap failed state system, plug into…

by Pamplin Media Group
Cover Oregon board members could decide Friday morning to junk the agency’s nearly $200 million nonfunctioning website and join the federal health insurance exchange. The Cover Oregon Technology…
April 24, 2014

Arrested city employee placed on administrative leave

by Jim Redden
The Portland Bureau of Transportation arrested by police during a car theft investigation has been placed on leave. PBOT has also begun a personnel investigation into the allegations against…
April 24, 2014

Marion County suspends waste program after exposé claims…

by Lindsay Keefer
Marion County has temporarily halted its medical waste program after hearing reports that fetal tissue has been shipped from Canada to a Brooks facility, where it's incinerated to provide…
April 24, 2014

Winterhawks rush to 5-1 victory

by Jason Vondersmith
Kelowna starts well, but Portland finishes strong to take 3-1 lead in WHL West finals The Portland Winterhawks have lost three games since Jan. 11. Kelowna needs to beat the Hawks three…
April 24, 2014

Policy on court no-shows clarified

by Peter Korn
Reinstated county ordinance targets repeat offenders Multnomah County’s attempt to produce a consequence for offenders who fail to show up for repeated community court dates took a turn Thursday…
April 24, 2014

Mark & Dave: Drunk, peeing in reservoir? Blame songs

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
A 19-year-old man — and we use that term loosely — was cited for urinating in a Mount Tabor reservoir. So the Portland Water Bureau drained about 38 million gallons of water as a precaution.…
April 24, 2014

Sources Say: Cash washes in to buck, back water measure

by Jim Redden
Money is beginning to pour into the campaign to defeat the proposed Portland Public Water District on the May 20 primary election ballot. The Stop the Bull Run Takeover political action…
April 24, 2014

Audit: East Portland lags in sidewalks, parks

by Amelia Templeton
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — The Portland City Auditor released a new report Wednesday on the history of services in East Portland, a collection of neighborhoods roughly bounded by the…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: FRED JOE - Michelle Nava fires a disc during training for disc golf. Nava, 13, a seventh-grader at Brown Elementary School, won the junior disc golf championship in Kansas last summer.
April 25, 2014

Hillsboro's champion

by Molly Simas
Seventh-grader wins world junior disc golf championship Like many girls her age, Michelle Nava talks fast and laughs easily. She loves to draw, craft, read and spend time with friends. A…
April 24, 2014

Council casts symbolic vote on Gems' license

by Doug Burkhardt
Usually liquor license applications don’t come directly before the Hillsboro City Council for an up or down vote. Instead, they are routinely handled as part of the consent agenda. That changed…
April 24, 2014

Hillsboro issues 'consumer alert' on insurance letters

by Doug Burkhardt
Solicitations not coming from city, officials caution Although it’s not being categorized as a scam, Hillsboro Water Department officials are warning customers that letters encouraging residents…
April 24, 2014

Chamber announces 2014 Celebrate Tualatin winners

by Caitlin Feldman
In 2009, Rick Pendleton was laid off from his job of 29 years as a process engineer. Five years later, as the owner of Tualatin Tire Factory, he will be named Business Person of the Year by the…
Jones
April 24, 2014

Longtime educator retires from Lewis & Clark

by Caitlin Feldman
Tualatin's Vern Jones influenced students' lives for more than four decades For 41 years, Vern Jones has molded young minds at Lewis and Clark College. But when classes end this spring, so will…
Ogden
April 24, 2014

Ogden weighs in on Southwest Corridor Plan

by Caitlin Feldman
Despite Tigard's vote, Tualatin mayor finds merit in studying options As Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden sees it, funding the Southwest Corridor Plan is a lot like a college savings plan. “It’s like…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Azi, a Sherwood K-9 officer shown here with his former partner Officer Corey Jentzsch, was sent back to California last year after he attacked Sgt. Nathan Powell.
April 24, 2014

Lawsuit claims Sherwood K-9 had no business on patrol

by Geoff Pursinger
A Sherwood police officer is suing Clackamas County and a California dog training organization for more than $1 million after he was attacked by the Sherwood Police Department’s own K-9 police…
April 23, 2014

Police hosting information fair

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau is hosting a community information fair from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at in the Mt. Tabor Room of Portland Community College's Southeast Campus, 2305 SE…
by: COURTESY OF LILLY LEDBETTER - Lilly Ledbetter, a champion of equal pay for women, speaks at two events Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, in Portland.
April 23, 2014

Lilly Ledbetter: Equal pay is a 'family issue'

by Kevin Harden
When Lilly Ledbetter takes the stage in Portland Thursday and Friday, her message will be simple: equal pay isn’t just an issue for today’s working women, it’s an issue that will affect their…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Barbara Lorraine Peterson
April 23, 2014

City employee arrested in auto theft investigation

by Jim Redden
Portland police have arrested a city employee as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation. Barbara Lorraine Peterson, 53, was arrested after arriving at work today at the Portland Bureau of…
April 24, 2014

Council vote could delay pot dispensaries

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Moratorium would give Forest Grove a year to study, prepare The possible establishment of medical-marijuana dispensaries will likely be postponed for a year at the upcoming Forest Grove City…
April 23, 2014

Dangerous intersections get safety improvements

by KOIN News 6
Eighteen of the most dangerous intersections in Portland will have flashing crossing beacons installed after state legislators granted $2 million for the project. Five of the intersections are…
The Bilderback's new book has been released.
April 24, 2014

Famous walkers trot across new tome's pages

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Bilderback spins tales of blackmail, train crashes, billboard menace Ken and Kris Bilderback’s latest book recounts sensational murder trials; a visit to Forest Grove from a United States…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Danny Conner
April 23, 2014

Arrest made in 19-year-old homicide

by Jim Redden
Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide detectives have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a 1995 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland. Danny Conner was arrested on April 22…
by: NATIVE FOODS PRESS, 2014 - Stuffed bell peppers made by Native Foods Cafe are in the new 'Native Foods Celebration Cookbook.'
April 23, 2014

Native Foods Cafe to open second Oregon location

by The Clackamas Review
Native Foods Cafe will open in May at the Clackamas Town Center, 12130 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite 3020. The rapidly expanding eatery offers all dishes for under $10, served in under 10 minutes, in…
April 22, 2014

Metro wants court to OK headquarters hotel

by Jim Redden
Metro has gone to court to hasten a final decision on the legality of its proposed contract and funding plan for a Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, which it owns and…

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Apr 22, 2014

Hales: Trader Joe's still a no-go for project

by Jim Redden
Trader Joe’s will not be returning to a project on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Northeast Portland, Mayor Charlie Hales announced Tuesday. An official from the grocery chain’s Los Angeles…
Apr 22, 2014

Transportation director calls traffic 'public health threat'

by Jim Redden
Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat declared war on cars Tuesday, saying her top priority was providing more alternatives to automobiles for city residents. "We have a growing…
TIM CARR
Apr 22, 2014

Carr's net goal: Oregon governor

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Tim Carr is a story-teller and a talker, but he is also a listener. Carr has a résumé that includes decades in business, but he has no experience at all in politics. Maybe that’s all…
by: COURTESY RAINBOW VALLEY DESIGN/FRED JOE PHOTOGRAPHY - This accessory dwelling unit is Southeast Portland by Rainbow Valley Design fits two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen into 700 square feet.
Apr 22, 2014

This ain't granny's house anymore

by Jim Redden
DEQ survey says city's accessory units have found a home There aren’t a lot of grannies living in Portland granny flats. And there aren’t a lot of mother-in-laws living in local mother-in-law…
Apr 24, 2014

Technology teacher cuts, too few counselors among school budget…

by Shannon O. Wells
Montclair parents, students show support of technology specialist With its emphasis on maintaining and even building up programs and staff, Monday night’s early discussions for the Beaverton…
by: COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Portland Police Officer Jeff Dorn and his K-9 partner Mick. Dorn was wounded and Mick was killed in an April 16 shootout with a burglary suspect.
Apr 22, 2014

Officer's shooting a 'wakeup call' for quiet SW neighborhoods

by Drew Dakessian
Three face charges after chase, arrest ends crime spree The crime spree that frightened Southwest Portland neighbors for several hours last week began with a plan to hold a man hostage and force…
Apr 24, 2014

Gresham residents asked to OK tax measure

by Beverly Corbell
Public safety levy would replace monthly fee Eighteen months ago, when the city of Gresham imposed a flat monthly fee to help fund police, fire and parks departments, the main thing city leaders…
by: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/GREG MUHR - The Open medows school in North Portland was damaged by fire Monday.
Apr 21, 2014

Fire damages North Portland school

by Jim Redden
Portland firefighters responded to a fire at the Open Meadows alternative school in North Portland on Monday afternoon. No one was injured and there was no immediate estimate of the cause.…
by: CCSO - Williams
Apr 21, 2014

Milwaukian arrested on shooting charge in motel

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office detectives Monday released the names of two Milwaukians who were involved in a reported shooting Thursday, April 17, at Kings Row Motel, 12700 McLoughlin Blvd.…
Apr 21, 2014

Blazers plan how to do it again in Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON -- NBA playoff games are often like chess matches. In Sunday's opening victory over Houston at the Toyota Center, Portland coach Terry Stotts put his counterpart with the Rockets, Kevin…
Apr 22, 2014

Relaxed Aldridge lets it sink in, with mom, but not Bonzi

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge was so relaxed and cooperative and at peace with the world during Monday's media availability at the Toyota Center, he ran out of reporters to ask questions. We wound…
Apr 21, 2014

City blames self, company for Reverse 911 errors

by Jim Redden
The Reverse 911 system mistakes that occurred during the April 16 officer-involved shooting incident were made by both the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications and the private company…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Naomi Etta Perkins
Apr 21, 2014

Police: Women fight over man after Easter church service

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a woman they say fought with another woman over a man after an Easter church service. Naomi Etta Perkins, 30, was arrested for Assault in the Third Degree and booked into…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - This picture of Centennial Mills looks a lot like the polluting factory in the online ad being run by the campaign against the Portoland Public Water District measure. Ironically, the aging structure alone the Willamette River was purchased with $1 million in sewer funds.
Apr 21, 2014

Anti-ballot measure sparks debate

by Jim Redden
The campaign against the Portland Public Water District measure has released it's first online ad — but it may actually support the measure to create an independently-elected water and sewer…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - The Twilight Room Annex bar was forced to close after the Department of Justice seized the accounts of the business and its owner.
Apr 21, 2014

Controversial bar closes after state seizes accounts

by KOIN News 6
A local bar owner who asked a group of cross-dressing and transgender people not to return closed the bar for good on Saturday. The owner, Chris Penner, said he was forced to close the Twilight…
Apr 21, 2014

Aldridge, Lillard spectacular as Blazers draw first playoff blood

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON -- LaMarcus Aldridge was franchise-record brilliant. Damian Lillard's first playoff performance was a Rembrandt. Wesley Matthews helped make life miserable for James Harden. They were…
Apr 21, 2014

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver cards measure

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — Oregon's sheriffs voted April 17 to oppose a ballot measure that would allow the state to issue driver cards to residents who cannot prove their legal presence in…
Apr 20, 2014

Woman arrested in domestic violence-related shooting

by Jim Redden
A woman has been arrested by Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives in a Southeast Portland shooting on Sunday morning. Myesha Lewis-Turner, 36, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and…
Apr 20, 2014

Study: Portland fifth funniest city

by Jim Redden
Despite Portland's embrace of the satiric "Portlandia" TV series, the Rose City is only the fifth funniest city in the country, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. When…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Paul Alan Ropp
Apr 19, 2014

Shooting suspect charged and jailed

by Jim Redden
Police have booked the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland Paul Alan Ropp, 20, is being held on charges of Attempted Aggravagted Murder,…
Apr 19, 2014

Former Portland finance director to sue city for discrimination

by Amelia Templeton
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — The former leader of Portland's Office of Management and Finance plans to sue the city for race discrimination. Jack Graham was the city's highest ranking…
Zellmer
Apr 18, 2014

Detectives seek help in locating endangered runaway

by Beaverton Valley Times
Update: Beaverton teen found in Pittsburgh Washington County sheriff's detectives received information that Steven Zellmer was in Pittsburgh headed to a bus terminal. Detectives had been trying…
Apr 18, 2014

Gang shootings prompt additional police patrols

by Jim Redden
Portland police will be adding patrols this weekend because of a recent rash of suspected gang-related shootings. The police released the following statement Friday afternoon: The Portland…
by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - David Todd Matthew
Apr 18, 2014

Missing man found safe

by Jim Redden
Police say a missing Portland man was found safe Friday. Matthew David Todd was last seen at 3:54 p.m. on April 17 in the area of St. Johns Park. Police characterize him as endangered person and…
Apr 20, 2014

Glendoveer hosts egg hunt on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
For those who missed Saturday's Easter egg hunts, there's at least one more chance on Sunday, April 20, to take the children in search of a golden egg. Portland's Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will…