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COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State University matriculates about 28,000 students annually, but officials say the cost of education is much too high. A proposed payroll tax would go primarily to a regional scholarship program.
February 02, 2016

PSU supporters push ahead with Metro-wide payroll tax plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
One-tenth-of-1-percent plan may still have uphill battle Portland State University supporters aim to find out how valuable the university is to local voters with an initiative petition to raise…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Isaac Light (clockwise from left), Eleanore Unflat, Chloe Unflat and Jackson Unflat help pack oats to feed hungry families during a Rieke Service Club project in January.
February 01, 2016

School Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rieke students help feed families Twenty-five Rieke Elementary School students and family members helped pack 2,978 pounds of oats for families in need on Jan. 2 at a Beaverton food bank. The…
February 01, 2016

News Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Strohecker’s Market to close at the end of January Strohecker’s Market, a community landmark in the Southwest Hills area since 1902, was slated to close January 31, according to store manager…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - ROSY-CHEEKED RIDER: With puffy jackets and sleds in hand, kids of all ages rushed to Spring Garden Park on Jan. 3 for some long-awaited snow play. Hayden Bray of Multnomah braved chilly weather for a sled ride at the park.
February 01, 2016

Snow brings sledders to Spring Garden Park

by Kelsey O'Halloran
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilson students Gwyneth Bushman (left) and Zoe Stuckless (right) are among six local high school students who are writing and producing the play 'All's Faire' through Action/Adventure Theatre.
February 01, 2016

'All's Faire' in student-written production

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Two Wilson High seniors are among a half-dozen students producing a play through Action/Adventure Theatre In recent years, Zoe Stuckless has become a familiar face in Wilson High School’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Will it be MAX or BRT? A decision on whether a light-rail or rapid-bus line will be built from Portland to Tualatin remains, after planners with the Southwest Corridor Plan cancelled its Feb. 29 meeting. No new date has been set, yet.
February 01, 2016

PCC Sylvania tunnel, MAX/BRT decision pushed back, again

by Geoff Pursinger
Southwest Corridor Plan steering committee says it needs more time to weigh the options before reaching decisions. After years of waiting, it looks like watchers of a proposed high capacity…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Wesley Krzeminski gets checked that he's correctly strapped into his car seat at Oregon Health and Science University. New research from OHSU says 91 percent of parents of newborns make serious errors in using or installing car seats.
December 18, 2015

New research: Virtually no one uses car seats correctly the…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
OHSU researcher finds 95 percent of parents of newborns make a mistake An Oregon Health and Science University pediatrician is calling on car seat manufacturers and hospitals to change the way…
December 18, 2015

News Briefs

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Spring Garden Park meeting to be held in January Portland Parks & Recreation will share plans about Spring Garden Park and seek public input during a meeting Jan. 7 at the Multnomah Arts Center,…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Derrell Ness, along with his wife, Sharon, is opening a pub near the Oregon Health & Science University campus.
December 18, 2015

A place to 'Nesst'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New pub near OHSU to provide food, drinks and 'refuge' Derrell Ness’ soon-to-be pub is about more than comfort food and good brews. On a wooded hillside near Oregon Health & Science University,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Debbie Wright (left) talks with Transition Projects Inc. development director Roma Peyser (right) at the Sears Temporary Shelter in Southwest Portland. Wright says that after being kicked out of her apartment, she was homeless for a few weeks before coming to the shelter and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner there on its opening night. 'I met the mayor,' she says. 'He shook my hand and he blew me a kiss.' Wright tears up when she talks about her cat, Buzz - she had to give him away when she lost her apartment. But she says the staff members at Transition Projects have helped her feel safe again. 'All the people that I've met since I've been homeless are nicer than my own family,' she says. 'I call my new friends my 'rainbow family.''
December 18, 2015

Southwest shelter brings hope to women, couples

by Kelsey O'Halloran
At the Sears Temporary Shelter, residents find refuge and community members reach out to help The decommissioned Jerome F. Sears Army Reserve Center has sat empty for years at 2730 S.W.…

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CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Max Eagle of Multnomah, 6, takes in the tree lighting scene during the Multnomah Village Holiday Gala on Dec. 4. The evening also included carriage rides, visits with Santa, caroling, hot cocoa and special events at many of the stores throughout the Village.
Dec 18, 2015

Winter wonder

by Kelsey O'Halloran
In Multnomah Village, hundreds of neighbors gather to celebrate the season
Dec 15, 2015

Investigation of racist attack suspended for lack of evidence

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Lewis and Clark College student declines to participate in criminal inquiry Police have stopped searching for a suspect in an Nov. 21 report of a racially charged attack on the Lewis & Clark…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE - Patrick Miles Gazeley-Romney, 26
Dec 15, 2015

Southwest Portland man arrested after armed robbery crime spree…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Police have arrested Patrick Miles Gazeley-Romney of Southwest Portland, 26, in connection with an armed robbery crime spree through Southwest and Southeast Portland. On Monday night, officers…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Gig Lewis sets out a few of the toys that Guild of Oregon Woodworkers members made for charity.
Dec 01, 2015

Santa's helpers

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Local woodworkers craft heirloom-quality toys for charity David Wiper has spent several hours a day this fall “just futzing” in his shop at home in Southeast Portland. He’s cutting tiny slabs of…
Dec 01, 2015

Neighborhood bars partner to support member of 'Renner's Family'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Renner's 'Prom for Tom' and The Ship's 'Rock Show' raised money after Thomas Green's death At Renner’s Grill in Multnomah Village, “we take care of our own,” owner Steve Potter says. So when…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Diane Gisburne, who manages Garden Home Community Store, sorts clothing during her shift.
Dec 01, 2015

Opportunities in store

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Garden Home Community Library's new thrift shop offers more space for public events At Garden Home Community Library, director Will Worthey says, “We like to say that we’re the front porch of…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Living Room Realty is opening an office in the Multnomah Village building that formerly housed Healthy Pets Northwest.
Dec 01, 2015

Living Room Realty adds a Multnomah Village office

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland-based real estate brokerage plans to open in the storefront that previously housed Healthy Pets Northwest Living Room Realty asks each of its clients, “Where is your living room?” The…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - April Hill Park is considered a hybrid park, because it has a playground and soccer field in addition to a natural area.
Dec 01, 2015

April Hill Park to receive boardwalk, viewing area

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Improvements are designed to protect the park's wetlands Jill Gaddis knows April Hill Park is a special place. That’s exactly why she wants to protect it. “People want to get into it and see…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Karen Wutzke wraps a customers gift at Annie Blooms Books in Multnomah Village. Small businesses are partnering to offer incentives for local shoppers this holiday season.
Dec 01, 2015

Southwest merchants reward customers for shopping small

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Shoppers can win discounts, prizes by patronizing locally-owned shops this season The weekend after Thanksgiving is a special one for Petie Farkas. It not only draws more customers into her…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - The former Jerome F. Sears Army Reserve Center on Southwest Multnomah Boulevard reopened as a homeless shelter for women on Thanksgiving.
Nov 29, 2015

Homeless women staying overnight at new SW Portland shelter

by Jim Redden
The newly-opened homeless shelter for women in Southwest Portland is fulfilling its mission. The shelter in the former Jerome F. Sears Army Reserve Center opened on Thanksgiving and housed…