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Retiring Principal Nancy Bailey proud of long career at Kraxberger Middle School

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State Fair turns Director Park into a real zoo

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Native students at PPS struggle; few graduate

Native students at PPS struggle; few graduate

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Heisman Trophy makes a stop at Oregon Historical Society

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Lake Oswego mayor's appointments ignite 'payback' debate

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Help save a Mustang - Save Klenia

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Clackamas County Children's Commission offers free fun for the entire family

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Our Table Cooperative revisits our farming roots

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Arts festival gears up for sweet sixteenth year

This year’s Wilsonville Festival of Arts features “several new wrinkles” to...

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Marylhurst School moving to site of future Oregon City police station

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MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael Shawn Harrison
May 24, 2015

Suspect shot by police released from hospital, booked

by Jim Redden
A man with a knife shot by police on May 17 has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Michael Shawn Harrison, 47, is charged with two counts of Attempted…
OREGON STATE POLICE - Suspect vehcile stopped near the Stafford exit after Saturday's high speed chase.
May 24, 2015

High speed chase ends in Clackamas County

by Jim Redden
Two Washington men were arrested after a high speed police chase that ended in Clackamas County on Saturday evening. The driver is identified as Kyler Wayne Lawrence, 21, of Kent, Wash. He is…
May 22, 2015

Wyden's trade bill passed by U.S. Senate

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Wyden, Merkley disagree over vote The U.S. Senate passed so-called fast track international trade legislation co-sponsored by Oregon Sen. Wyden on Friday. Wyden is the Democratic…
CYLVIA HAYES
May 22, 2015

Judge says some Hayes emails can stay private

by Capital Bureau
Public records request for first lady's emails falls short in court SALEM — In a split decision, a Marion County circuit judge ruled Thursday that forcing former first lady Cylvia Hayes to…
May 22, 2015

Capitol project advocates seek first chunk of funds

by Peter Wong
The official request is in: Advocates seek $161.8 million for the first two years of a four-year Capitol renovation project whose total price tag is $337 million. The $161.8 million would be…
May 22, 2015

Metro garbage fee to benefit residents of Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee meeting originally scheduled for May 27 to review and approve proposals for the 2015-16 grant cycle, has been postponed to Thursday, June 11. The 5:30…
May 21, 2015

Schnitzer Steel CEO says trade treaty critical for Oregon

by Jim Redden
Lundgren defends fast track,TPP at Alliance meeting Two weeks after President Obama visited Nike to pitch his new international trade treaty, the Portland area once again is at the center of the…
COURTESY: NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER - An artists rendering of the Generations project plaza. The 3.5-acre Lents site will feature multigenerational housing and early childhood programs.
May 21, 2015

Housing plan in works for Native Americans

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Construction of Lents Generations project slated for fall After clearing a hurdle at the Portland Public Schools board last week, a unique housing project is on track to break ground this…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DEAN BAKER - Walter Hull poses in front of a photo of his hero: Civil War Medal of Honor winner Joshua Chamberlain, professor and leader at Gettysburg, victor at Little Round Top.
May 21, 2015

Disabled vets on duty enforcing parking rules

by Dean Baker
Volunteers ensure able-bodied don't illegally use spots Walter Hull is a disabled Navy veteran and retired Portland high school teacher who is working to save from extinction a little-known…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Large sewer pipes wait to be installed at a $3.5 million project that could serve a proposed subdivision above Southwest Macadam Avenue near Taylors Ferry Road.
May 21, 2015

Planner: If we can build it, they will come

by Jim Redden
John Fregonese urges home builders to find infrastructure funds Suburban communities need more infrastructure funding for balanced growth to occur in the region, says respected local planner…
May 21, 2015

Five-story fall into courtyard injures man

by Pamplin Media Group
A man was seriously injured Wednesday night when he apparently fell five stories into a courtyard at a North Broadway apartment building. The man’s name and medical condition have not been…
COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Bob De Carolis, who is stepping down as athletic director at Oregon State, says he got too close to former basketball coaches Craig Robinson and LaVonda Wagner but has helped make the Beavers better and put them on solid footing for his successor.
May 21, 2015

De Carolis leaves Oregon State on his own terms

by Kerry Eggers
HE'S NOT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER AD JOB, SAYS BEAVERS 'WILL BE FINE' CORVALLIS — When Bob De Carolis met with Oregon State's president, Dr. Ed Ray, a few weeks ago, a "five-year plan" for athletic…
May 21, 2015

Sources Say: Tax increases? Not much public support for them

by Jim Redden
Oregonians are still against tax increases, even after the Oregon Supreme Court’s rejection of PERS reforms that threatens to punch an $870 million hole in the state budget in two years. That’s…
May 20, 2015

Reynolds school bond passes

by Teresa Carson
The $125 million Reynolds School District facilities bond passed by only 275 in Tuesday's election. "The Reynolds Schools bond measure passed because of the generous support of the members of…
May 20, 2015

Shooting on N. Portland street wounds man

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a shooting on a North Portland street. The man’s name was not released. Police said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting…
May 20, 2015

Investing in marijuana? State tinkers with rules, tax plans

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers are working on legislation that could determine who can invest in the state’s new legal recreational marijuana market and change the way it’s taxed. A two-year residency…
May 20, 2015

Wheeler's PERS investment plan awaiting action

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
What may be the only immediate action that lawmakers can take to reduce a looming liability for Oregon’s public pension system is still sitting on the table this session. State Treasurer Ted…
May 19, 2015

MHCC board has four new directors

by Teresa Carson
Voters filled four seats up for grabs on the Mt. Hood Community College school board with all new faces, unseating two incumbents in Tuesday's election. Teena Klawa/Ainslie won a four-year term…
May 19, 2015

Perry, Auble, Kinnear win Corbett school board seats

by Teresa Carson
Voters elected three new volunteer board members to the Corbett School District Board of Directors in Tuesday's election. Marguerite Perry had 625 votes or 58 percent, compared with Kathryn…
May 20, 2015

Collision kills one, sets vehicles on fire

by Pamplin Media Group
One man died and another was seriously injured Wednesday night in a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying mail and a van on Northeast Columbia Boulevard near 17th Avenue. The victims’…
SUBMITTED - Martin
May 19, 2015

Jim Martin unseats Oak Lodge Water District Commissioner Myron…

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oak Lodge Water District board has just gone from a 3-2 split against to a 3-2 split in favor of consolidation with the May 19 election. According to preliminary results showing a…
FILE PHOTO - Nicole White
May 19, 2015

Nicole White defeats Paul Edgar in run for Oregon City School…

by Raymond Rendleman
In NCSD, Trisha Claxton heads off McMenamin challenger - Nicole White, who recently joined the Oregon City School District’s budget committee, easily won a seat on the School Board against…
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Seven dump trucks were cinders after fire was brought under control within 35 minutes of firefighters' arrival.
May 19, 2015

7 burning dump trucks pollute Johnson Creek in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
First arriving Clackamas firefighters early on Tuesday morning reported multiple dump trucks on fire with several loud explosions at Northwest Infrastructure, 2323 S.E. Clatsop St., Milwaukie.…
May 19, 2015

District attorneys, crime victims oppose bills requiring grand…

by Saundra Sorenson
Passage could make crime victims more vulnerable during and after testimony, groups say District attorneys from more than a half-dozen counties joined crime victims and victim advocates in Lake…
May 19, 2015

Newcomer defeating Trost on Oregon Trail Board

by Kylie Wray
Candice Lindberg, DJ Anderson voted to represent on district board of directors Oregon Trail School District parent Candice Lindberg has a solid lead over incumbent Norm Trost in her effort…

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PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Happy Valley leaders celebrate the passage of the police levy on May 19 at the Sports on Tap bar.
May 19, 2015

Happy Valley voters approve Measure 3-467 Police Services Levy

by Raymond Rendleman
Voters of Happy Valley overwhelmingly renewed this same public safety levy several times, but this fourth renewal by 82 percent in unofficial results on Tuesday night came after the closest…
May 27, 2015

Boring Fire District incumbents Olson, Strickland reelected

by Kylie Wray
Boring resident Olson to serve another term on board The Boring Fire District Board of Directors will see its incumbents return. In early election results out of Clackamas County, incumbent…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham voters approved compensation for Mayor Shane Bemis, above, and Gresham City Councilors.
May 20, 2015

Gresham voters authorize compensation of mayor, city councilors

by Jodi Weinberger
In an unprecedented move, voters in Gresham have said yes to giving the city’s Finance Committee oversight on compensation for the mayor and council. The measures, 26-166 and 16-167, passed by…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Celebrating the election results on May 19 are Clackamas Fire District board member Thomas Joseph, Joyce Gifford and William Gifford, a member of the Clackamas Fire Budget Committee.
May 19, 2015

Voters approve another 15-year bond for Clackamas Fire District

by Raymond Rendleman
As predicted by Clackamas Fire board members, most local homeowners are willing to pay an average of $450 over the life of the 15-year bond for better emergency response. May 19 election results…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm delivers the good news to supporters. Kohnstamm dethroned three-term incumbent Portland Public Schools Director Bobbie Regan in a narrow and expensive race.
May 21, 2015

Kohnstamm leads in Portland school election counts

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Anthony and Brown win their races, signaling new direction at PPS Unofficial results for Portland Public Schools’ board of directors showed Amy Carlsen Kohnstamm winning by a narrow margin…
COURTESY PHOTO - Stephen Marc Beaudoin waits for returns with campaign manager Aaron Smith and political consultant Jerome Brooks at his North Portland election party.
May 19, 2015

Beaudoin, Burke, Durrow win Multnomah ESD seats

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Stephen Marc Beaudoin has unseated incumbent Doug Montgomery for the Multnomah Education Service District board, 54.7 percent to 34.7 percent. "This was a race about moving away from the drama…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Uber drivers like Lexus owner Amy Hall will be affected new insurance requirements on Uber and Lyft to cover private drivers while they are connected to those transportation networks.
May 19, 2015

Compromise in the works for ridesharing companies

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Legislature tries to solve conflict between taxis, Uber, Lyft Oregon lawmakers have advanced a tentative compromise aimed at resolving a conflict between taxicab companies and services such as…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ron Youngman, a retired U.S. Coast Guard inspector, stands at the stern of The Portland sternwheeler. Youngman is the Oregon Maritime Museum trustee responsible for its operation and maintenance.
May 19, 2015

The museum that moves

by Jim Redden
Sternwheeler The Portland is living relic of maritime history Where can you take a ride on the last operating steam-powered, sternwheel tugboat in the country that currently serves as a floating…
May 19, 2015

AFL-CIO boss Trumka visits Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
Union leader opposes fast-track to Trans-Pacific Trade pact The focus was all on secrecy and “back room” deals as Richard Trumka came to Portland Monday. The boss of the largest U.S. trade union…
May 19, 2015

Voters will get a say on impeachment plan

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Proposal would set process for removal of top state officials Oregon would join the other states where legislators could remove the governor and four other statewide officials if voters approve…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Incorporated in 2004, Damascus is now on the brink of dissolving itself and reverting back to county governance.
May 19, 2015

Damascus road to progress bumpy

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County, Happy Valley would take over development role if city dissolves If Damascus does eventually become a failed city — as some of its elected officials predicted last week — who…
Bruce McCain
May 19, 2015

Reynolds School Board chair Bruce McCain dies

by Teresa Carson
Bruce McCain, chairman of the Reynolds school board, died Monday evening . “He was an inspiration and a mentor to me,” said Joe Teeny, vice chair of the Reynolds board. “He is going to be…
May 19, 2015

Mark & Dave: Beware of amateurs at the gas pumps

by Mark&Dave
You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and people like you. At least the Oregon Legislature thinks so. They are pushing through a bill that will end the ban on self-serve gas in some parts of…
May 18, 2015

Montavilla shooting forces college into lockdown

by Pamplin Media Group
Gunshots in Montavilla Park on Northeast Glisan Street Monday afternoon forced nearby Multnomah University into lockdown as police looked for a suspect. No one was injured in the May 18…
COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - This baby girl couldn't wait, and was born in a car around Southeast 10th Avenue and Woodward Street. Mother Thanh Huynh and father Hoai Huynh are doing fine, as is the baby.
May 18, 2015

Firefighters deliver baby in car on SE Portland street

by Pamplin Media Group
A Portland couple’s new baby girl was a little too anxious Monday morning, and firefighters delivered her in the family car on a Southeast Portland street. Firefighters were called at about 8…
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Michael Shawn Harrison
May 17, 2015

Police shoot man who broke into home with a knife

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Suspect identified, in critical condition Police shot a man who broke into a home with a knife Sunday afternoon. He is identified as Michael Shawn Harrison, 47. He remains in a Portland…
COURTESY: SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Salam Noor is likely to become Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.
May 18, 2015

Governor taps Salam Noor for top education post

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Salem-Keizer veteran has experience from early childhood to higher education Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Salem's Salam Noor should replace Rob Saxton as Deputy Superintendent of…
May 18, 2015

Propane exporter seeks day in court

by Steve Law
Canadian company hopes to get hearing on Portland terminal despite mayor's opposition In a Feb. 26 letter to Pembina Pipeline Corp., Mayor Charlie Hales expressly committed to bring the…
May 18, 2015

Growing economy adds up to more budget reserves

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Along with a projected $473 million rebate to taxpayers and hundreds of millions more available for schools and state services, Oregon’s growing economy is producing more money for the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - PCC President Jeremy Brown was removed from his position Monday night, May 18, weeks after it was reported that he applied for a job in Arkansas.
May 18, 2015

PCC board votes to remove college president

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Community College board voted Monday night to part ways with Jeremy Brown, the college president. Board members unanimously approved a separation-in-service agreement that removes…
May 18, 2015

Senate nears vote on altered medical marijuana rules

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — A bill to regulate medical marijuana is headed to the Oregon Senate for a floor vote, after lawmakers voted unanimously to move it out of a special Senate committee on Monday evening.…
May 18, 2015

Shooting blasts NE Portland house, wounds man

by Pamplin Media Group
A 46-year-old man was wounded Sunday night during a shooting in the 1500 block of Northeast Liberty Street. Portland police said the man was hit by gunshots that were fired into his residence.…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Suspect backed into patrol car while trying to escape arrest.
May 18, 2015

Drunk driving suspect hits patrol car

by Jim Redden
A Portland woman was arrested for drunk driving Sunday after hitting a Washington County Sheriff deputy's patrol car. Donna Cowling, 48, is DUII, Attempt to Elude Felony, Criminal Mischief II,…
May 18, 2015

One dead, two injured when car plunges down steep embankment

by Jim Redden
One person died and two more were injured when a car went off a steep embankment, struck a home and caught fire in the West Hills on Sunday. The names of the victims were not immediately…
May 18, 2015

Council to consider controversial parks funding change

by Jim Redden
The City Council is scheduled to consider changing the methodology for setting System Development Charges for parks — a change that Commissioner Amanda Fritz says is necessary to adequately fund…