Flood predicted, residents urged to have 72-hour kits

Flood predicted, residents urged to have 72-hour kits

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and potential flooding in many areas of...

Anti-transit bill could head to county vote

Anti-transit bill could head to county vote

Petitioner calls for Washington County residents to have say on Southwest Corridor Plan The man...

Route selected for planned 'Council Creek' trail

Route selected for planned 'Council Creek' trail

After tallying costs, benefits and comments for and against various routes proposed for the...

Investigation finds evidence of hazing on Lakeridge dance team

Investigation finds evidence of hazing on Lakeridge dance team

Incoming dancers were asked for 'a sexual favor' and subjected to 'inappropriate' tasks designed...

Religious yes, churchgoers no

Religious yes, churchgoers no

Overtly religious signs of the holiday season are everywhere this time of year. They include...

REMARKABLE REDUX

REMARKABLE REDUX

Hillsboro girl, 8, returns to stage after liver transplant Braylin Soon dons her pink cowboy...

Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved

Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved

Ruling was unanimous in the face of calls to delay vote In front of a crowd comprised of both...

So people never forget

So people never forget

Holocaust survivor and business leader Jake Kryszek devotes life to reminding the public of what...

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Ducks Vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.



Open house at Davis Graveyard

Davis Graveyard every year has an open house event where people are invited to learn more secrets to decorate for Halloween. Here is a short clip of this visit.




Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

The Portland Tribune paid Jeff Davis a visit and talked at length about the "Behind the Scenes" secrets of this spooky Portland tradition. Enjoy the video: Muhahahhahahahaha!


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: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
December 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…
December 19, 2014

City expects $19 million surplus next year

by Jim Redden
Portland city government expects to have $19 million in additional revenue for the next fiscal year — $4.6 million of ongoing revenue and $14.4 million in one-time revenue. The revenue forecast…
December 19, 2014

Lynne Saxton named to lead state health programs

by Peter Wong
She directs a service provider, has advised governor on early childhood and learning. Lynne Saxton has been named by Gov. John Kitzhaber to lead the Oregon Health Authority, which oversees the…
December 19, 2014

PacifiCorp closing coal mine

by Steve Law
Portland-based PacifiCorp announced it will shut down its Deer Creek coal mine in Utah next year, after concluding it became too costly to operate. Deer Creek, which employs 182 workers, has an…
December 19, 2014

High court: Mt. Bachelor can face injury lawsuit

by Peter Wong
Case is returned to determine negligence by resort, snowboarder stemming from 2006. The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that Mt. Bachelor’s liability waiver is not enough by itself to ward off a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington talks about her vote to approve the region's Climate Smart strategies.
December 19, 2014

Metro Council approves emission reduction plan

by Nick Christensen, Metro reporter
Clackamas County Commission considers legal challenge Calling it a natural progression of Oregon's land use planning legacy, the Metro Council on Thursday unanimously approved its strategies for…
December 18, 2014

Uber, Portland strike deal

by Jim Redden
Uber will stop operating in the city for three months Five days before Portland and Uber were scheduled to face off in federal court, the city and the app-based personal ride company have struck…
Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about whether or not the ultra-high-speed Internet will be coming to Portland and several neighboring cities. A decision is expected in early 2015.
December 18, 2014

Google Fiber delays decision on Portland-area expansion

by Geoff Pursinger
Don't pop the champagne just yet, Google-lovers. The Internet giant announced Thursday that it was delaying a decision on whether or not to bring its ultra-high-speed Internet and cable services…
December 18, 2014

Airbnb resists city efforts to regulate it

by Steve Law
Airbnb argued Thursday that it should be able to keep the names and addresses of its Portland hosts out of the hands of the city Bureau of Development Services, which hopes to use the…
December 18, 2014

Can fire bureau generate money?

by Steve Law
Doctors won’t do house calls, but what about a firefighter trained as a paramedic? That’s one of many innovative ideas being floated at City Hall as the Portland Fire & Rescue bureau drums up…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
December 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
December 18, 2014

Legislature may change marijuana measure

by Peter Wong
A new Senate-House committee will consider whether to propose changes to the voter-approved ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The committee that will look at Measure 91…
December 18, 2014

Oregon Senate leader cautions against overreach

by Peter Wong
Despite larger Democratic majorities, Courtney warns, 'not all at once' for expanded agenda. Even as Democrats add to their ranks, Senate President Peter Courtney cautions that they should not…
December 18, 2014

DMV: Oregon faces federal deadline on license security

by Peter Wong
Price tag is $4 million, but lawmakers barred state funds for storage of personal data. Oregon faces another deadline that, if state driver’s licenses do not comply with federal security…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MICHAEL FRANKE FAMILY - Timothy Natividad in an undated photo
December 18, 2014

Conspiracy theories raised in Gable appeal

by Jim Redden
The 1989 murder of the Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke is the state’s version of the Kennedy assassination. Since the case officially was closed with the conviction of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUEAU - Police remind you to help prevent car prowls and bike thefts.
December 18, 2014

Police increase downtown patrols to reduce holiday thefts

by Jim Redden
Portland police have increased downtown patrols over the holidays to help reduce car prowls and bike thefts. The additional Central Precinct patrols are concentrated in high volume retail areas.…
December 18, 2014

Author on front lines of marriage rights battle

by Peter Wong
As national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, Marc Solomon has been involved for more than a decade in working for marriage rights for same-sex couples. But when he was in Portland to…
December 18, 2014

Underdog activist makes bid for PPS school board seat

by Jennifer Anderson
Mike Rosen, a Portland Public Schools parent, watchdog and volunteer of 15 years, announced to the Tribune this week that he’s running for the Portland School Board in May. His candidacy — plus…
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December 18, 2014

How could food carts, strip clubs, politics be boring?

by Mark & Dave
According to Fortune magazine, a high-ranking Nike executive quit his job and left Portland because he thought the Rose City was a “boring backwater hick-town with no social scene.” Geez, so not…
December 18, 2014

Nike CIO has a boring reason for leaving Portland

by Jim Redden
Portland promotes itself as the hippest city in the country, if not the world. But Fortune magazine reports that Nike chief information officer Anthony Watson, one of the few openly gay top…
December 18, 2014

Suspense is over: GMO labeling measure fails

by Peter Wong
Despite a flurry of activity last week, the unofficial, but final result of a statewide recount was the same: Oregon voters rejected a labeling requirement for genetically modified food by 837…
Steet Roots goes Weekly!
December 18, 2014

Extra! Extra! Street Roots goes weekly

by Dean Baker
Street Roots is 15 years old, and it’s coming of age. On Jan. 2, the alternative newspaper will begin weekly publication. It’ll be coming out twice as often as it has been, offering deeper and…
December 17, 2014

Street fee opponents send out first mailer

by Jim Redden
A group opposed to tax increases has sent out a mailer to Portlanders demanding that the proposed street fee be placed on the ballot for voter approval. The Taxpayers Association of Oregon…
December 17, 2014

Police arrest third suspect in North Portland shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Marquise D'Angelo Murphy, 16, arrested in Keizer following car chase The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested the third suspect in the Dec. 12 shooting at Rosemary Anderson…
December 16, 2014

Study shows economy's strengths and fault lines

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland's economy is back. But for how long? The Portland Business Alliance published its fifth annual Economic Check-Up today, Wednesday. The good news: jobs are coming back. The bad news:…

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Dec 17, 2014

Street fee up in the air again

by Jim Redden
The shape and fate of the proposed Portland street fee is up in the air again after Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said they would reconsider the personal income tax portion…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Starting power forward Thomas Robinson slams for two points in the Trail Blazers' Wednesday night victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, as Johnny O'Bryant III and Zaza Pachulia (right) watch in vain.
Dec 17, 2014

With no RoLo, T-Rob comes to Blazers' rescue

by Kerry Eggers
CJ McCollum shouted over a scrum of media surrounding Thomas Robinson by his locker at the Moda Center. "T-Rob, you got some lotion over there?" McCollum asked his teammate. "I'm busy now, bud,"…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Riverbend Mobile Home Park residents Gabrielle St. John and Korin Richards hug the Douglas fir near their houses, pictured in the background.
Dec 17, 2014

Logging sparks 'neighborhood revolt'

by Raymond Rendleman
Riverbend mobile homeowners protest removal of more than 100 trees, many taller then 40 feet - “Please, please, please, PLEASE don’t cut down my pine tree. I just want to be able to sit on my…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Last week's wind storm downs a tree along Strawberry Lane in unincorporated Milwaukie, barely missing nearby buildings. The storm serves as another reminder to local property owners about protecting their assets.
Dec 17, 2014

Redland farmer's barn finally to be rebuilt after disaster

by Raymond Rendleman
Insurance consumer advocacy awareness campaign launches - If it hadn’t been for one of his neighbors telling him to go to the state to resolve an insurance issue, Terry Braun never might have…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Neal Allen Panschow
Dec 16, 2014

Police name pipe bomb suspect

by Jim Redden
Neal Allen Panschow, 43, has been on the run for days Police have identified the man suspected of throwing four pipe bombs out of his car in Southeast Portland on Tuesday afternoon. He is Neal…
Dec 16, 2014

City Council delays vote on urban renewal shuffle

by Steve Law
Mayor Charlie Hales has postponed the Portland City Council’s first vote on his urban renewal district reshuffling plan scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 17, to allow more vetting of affordable…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - from left: Vinson White, AdrianStafford, Selwyn Stafford.
Dec 16, 2014

Three indicted for 1995 Portland killing

by Jim Redden
Three men have been indicted for a 1995 Portland homicide. A Multnomah County Grand Jury issued the indictments on Dec. 12 in the killing of Darrin Ezell, 24. Ezell was killed while sleeping…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY: CCSO - Sgt. Bradley ONeil trains with his canine deputy Nero.
Dec 16, 2014

Wanted woman interrupts police-canine training session

by Raymond Rendleman
This week, a woman with a warrant out for her arrest reportedly walked into the Milwaukie parking lot where the patrol cars were parked for their weekly police-dog narcotics training. Police…
Dec 16, 2014

Man apparently committed suicide in Northeast apartment

by Jim Redden
Police say a man whose body was found in a Northeast Portland apartment apparently committed suicide. Korielle Romone Hampton, 41, apparently died from a knife wound. Detectives have learned…
Dec 16, 2014

Police investigating Southwest Portland burglaries

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating several weekend burglaries in the 7400 block of Southwest Virginia Avenue. A witness saw a man in the area knocking on doors that may or may not be a suspect. He is…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Portland State University associate professor Gerard Mildner teaches real estate courses at the School of Business Administration.
Dec 16, 2014

Critic seen as land-use lightning rod

by Jim Redden
Portland State University associate professor Gerard Mildner doesn’t consider himself radical. Mildner, who teaches real estate courses at PSU’s School of Business Administration, says he…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez leaves the court with a fractured hand during Monday night's homecourt victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Dec 16, 2014

Costly win for Blazers -- RoLo breaks hand

by Kerry Eggers
A pall cast over the Trail Blazers' locker room after a 108-95 victory over San Antonio Monday night at the Moda Center, and it had nothing to do with the outcome. Portland center Robin Lopez…
Dec 16, 2014

Gear stolen from U.S. Marshals

by KOIN 6 News
Equipment was stolen from a U.S. Marshals Service vehicle early Tuesday morning, officials confirmed. The theft occurred around 3:15 a.m. Dec. 16, in the area Grant High School. Supervisory…
Dec 16, 2014

Street fee critics blast last minute changes

by Jim Redden
The numerous amendments to the proposed street fee are shining a light on an obscure but important City Hall communique known as the Tuesday Memo. Street fee critics are angry that at City…
Rose City computer users searched for Flappy Bird and other trending topics in 2014, according to Google's Year in Search.
Dec 16, 2014

Top Rose City Google searches? World Cup, Flappy Bird

by Pamplin Media Group
Most Portlanders searched Google this year for information on the World Cup, Robin Williams, Flappy Bird and Joan Rivers. That’s what Google discovered during its annual Year in Search…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF LEGACY HEALTH - A Menorah made of Legos stands in Director Park as part of Portland's 31st annual Chanukah celebration.
Dec 16, 2014

Lego Menorah clicks with Chanukah celebration

by Pamplin Media Group
A large Menorah made of Legos joins Portland’s public Menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. The Lego Menorah in Director Park signals a toy drive benefiting children at Randall…
Dec 16, 2014

State makes $4 million available for nonhighway projects

by Peter Wong
Some Connect Oregon applicants will get a second chance; commission to decide Feb. 19. Three dozen transportation projects may get a second chance at $4 million in state money. Sponsors have until…
Dec 16, 2014

Former pharma boss put in charge of pot

by Joseph Gallivan
Tom Burns named OLCC's Director of Marijuana Programs The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has named Tom Burns as Director of Marijuana Programs. He will lead the agency’s implementation of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - An Eastmoreland home on Rural Street was demolished to make way for a new house. Portland neighborhood leaders want the city to tighten rules governing residential demolition and infill projects.
Dec 16, 2014

Council to take up demolitions

by Jim Redden
Two recommendations for reducing neighborhood tensions caused by residential demolition and infill projects are headed to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon. They are both intended to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTOS JAIME VALDEZ - Mikala Souza,left, John Abreu and Matt Bush celebrate after Ducks' quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy at the Blitz sports bar in the Pearl District.
Dec 16, 2014

CHEERS, MARCUS

by Stephen Alexander
The Duck Store on Northwest Couch Street was crowded with holiday shoppers last Saturday, but those who were looking for Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 jersey were out of luck. The store had sold out.…
Dec 16, 2014

Oregon Lottery: Retailer boost may be good idea

by Peter Wong
The director of the Oregon Lottery says it may be a good bet for the state to allow bars, taverns and restaurants to take a little bigger cut from lottery video games if it results in more…
Dec 15, 2014

Suspicious death of 41-year-old man under investigation

by Jim Redden
Police homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 41-year-old man in a residence in Northeast Portland. The name of the man and other details were not immediately released.…
Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY - This 73-home development proposed in Jennings Lodge could generate approximately $500,000 in park fees that would help fund the costs of a 3-acre park in the plans.
Dec 15, 2014

Jennings Lodge residents rally over development

by Raymond Rendleman
The Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization Board is hoping to pack the hearing room when Clackamas County commissioners meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, to support the JLCPO’s request…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ULRIKE FRANKS - Larry Franks (left) stands with Ulrike Franks and their son Lawrence Franks, who just returned to the U.S. after disappearign in 2009.
Dec 15, 2014

Damascus soldier reappears after five years

by Pamplin Media Group
Lawrence Franks went missing in 2009, he's now in New York and has been sentenced to four years for fleeing the Army When Lawrence Franks disappeared March 30, 2009, his family — as well as the…
Marquel Dugas
Dec 15, 2014

Shooting suspect has Gresham address

by Katy Sword
Marquel Dugas, 18, arrested on probation violated, suspect in Dec. 12 shooting The Friday, Dec. 12, shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland has resulted in two arrests as of…


Civil War 2014

Ducks vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.