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COURTESY OF HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY - HUB announced its new Salmon-Safe certification, the world's brewery to achieve the distinction.
August 04, 2015

Hopworks earns Salmon-Safe certification

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewery on Thursday announced big news in the brewing and sustainable world: It's now the first brewery in the world to achieve Salmon­Safe Certified status. HUB — with locations on Southeast Powell Boulevard, North…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Police Officer Dave Anderson talks with a young woman about her request for assistance on a recent morning at the Northeast 172nd Avenue MAX station.
August 04, 2015

A study in black and white

by Jodi Weinberger and Donovan Smith
The Gresham Police Department has a diversity problem. Conversations are ongoing within the ranks of the Gresham Police Department about how to get their roster to look more like the community they serve, which has one of the fastest growing…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JULES ROGERS - Sara Stevenson, executive director of Innovative Housing Inc., estimates more than $50,000 was raised during the grand opening.
August 04, 2015

Old Town's Erickson Fritz apartments get $15.9 million rehab

by Jules Rogers
Artists rolled a tarp across the skylight, darkening the courtyard as a woman sang from a second-floor window. Two couples dressed to represent the early 1900s with top hats and long gloves waltzed around the floor before the woman sang from the…
August 04, 2015

Gunshot victim shows up at hospital after Alberta St. shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Police are investigating a shooting late Monday night that may have wounded a 33-year-old man. The man’s name and medical condition have not been released. North Precinct officers were called at about 11:04 p.m. Aug. 3 to reports of gunfire in the…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: ALVARO FONTAN - Work will start soon on a new Beaverton High School and housing in the South Cooper Mountain area because the 2014 Oregon Legislature added it to the Urban Growth Boundary.
August 04, 2015

No expansion likely for Metro urban growth boundary

by Jim Redden
Council sees enough buildable land for next 20 years The Metro Council has all but decided not to expand the urban growth boundary this year, even though several public hearings will be held on the issue before the final Nov. 19 vote. The elected…
August 03, 2015

City of Oregon City confiscates Oregon City News newspaper stands

by The Clackamas Review
UPDATE: After mix-up, city returning newsstands to streets on Tuesday - Wondering what happened to your newsstand in the core of Oregon City? The Oregon City News was notified this week that its newspaper boxes were taken on Friday afternoon by the…
FILE PHOTO  - Portland General Electric's Boardman coal plant is slated to stop burning coal in 2020, leaving Oregon without any coal plants.
August 03, 2015

Oregon gets off easy with new Obama Clean Power Plan

by Steve Law
Oregon got off easy in the Obama Administration’s final Clean Power Plan issued Monday. In the revised proposal, Oregon is obligated to reduce its carbon emissions 20 percent by the year 2030 compared to baseline levels of 2012, said Angus Duncan,…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick unveiled their first proposed street fee last May. They then spent the rest of the trying to find a third vote on the City Council.
August 03, 2015

Street fee on hold, maintenance backlog grows

by Jim Redden
As Portland's street maintenance backlog grows to $1.2 billion, Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are not exactly rushing forward with a new street fee plan. Hales and Novick spent almost all of 2014 trying to craft a street fee…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO - George Takei, aboard the Portland Spirit, after speaking at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
August 03, 2015

George Takei helps mark 25th year of Japanese American plaza

by Pamplin Media Group
Actor brings his 'big megaphone' to Portland There was a bit of Star Trek talk, of course, but the prime directive for actor and activist George Takei on Sunday was to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese American Historical Plaza and…
August 03, 2015

Person falls from top of Standard Insurance Center

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Hillsboro woman commits suicide Police say that a 46-year-old Hillsboro woman intentionally jumped off the 27-story Standard Insurance Center Monday afternoon. On Tuesday, police said Juana Elena Valdez committed suicide. Central Precinct…
COUTESY U.S. SEN. SANDERS OFFICE - Vermont US Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to appear at the Veterans Memoral Coliseum on Saturday.
August 03, 2015

Sanders brings campaign to Portland Sunday evening

by Jim Redden
Questions linger over ballot qualifications Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Portland on Sunday — even though it is not yet clear whether he can legally qualify to appear on next year's Oregon Democratic Party primary…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - Team Air Pug came in sixth.
August 02, 2015

Hot, popular Flugtag gets cool reception from Coast Guard

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Team 'I Dream of Jeannie' wins competition cut short by river traffic This is where we insert a variation of an old Johnny Carson “Tonight Show” joke: Portland’s Red Bull Flugtag event Saturday afternoon was very popular. (This is where you…
August 02, 2015

Police investigate shooting along MLK Boulevard

by Jim Redden
Police responded to a shooting in a heavily travelled portion of Northeast Portland on Sunday afternoon. No suspects or victims were immediately identified. According to police, at 3:35 p.m. on Aug. 2, North Precinct officers responded to the report…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - San Saechao
August 02, 2015

Carjacking victim injured, suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a carjacking suspect who injured a vehicle owner in Southeast Portland on Saturday afternoon. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital. San…
August 02, 2015

Armed driver arrested for DUII in SE Portland

by Jim Redden
The heavily-armed driver of an SUV was arrested on DUII and weapons charges Saturday evening after nearly colliding with a Portland police patrol car. Sabahudin Nuhanovic, 36, is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a…
August 02, 2015

Shots fired in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood

by Jim Redden
The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating an early Sunday shooting incident in Northeast Portland. No victims were immediately located. According to police, at 1:02 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2015, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement GET officers responded to…
COURTESY OF MCSO - Patrick Rembert
August 04, 2015

Arrest made in June death of Marvin Holiday

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
UPDATE: U.S. Marshalls turn murder suspect over to police A suspect has been arrested in the June murder of Marvin Holiday, 54.The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick Rembert, 36, and turned him over to Portland Police Homicide…
August 01, 2015

Gunfire reported in North Portland

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Evidence of shots fired found, no victims Police found evidence of gunfire but no victims when they responded to a report of shots fired in the 5000 block of North Commercial Avenue at 7:59 p.m. Friday night. North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team…
August 04, 2015

Police seek input on member directives

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
The Portland Police Bureau is in the process of reviewing all of its directives, which directs member action through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rules. The bureau is asking for the community's feedback regarding directives: • 630.05,…
August 01, 2015

Stouts Fire continues to grow in SW Oregon

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Hilly terrain and winds keep fire a challenge A day after causing a Level 3 (Go) ecavacuation for Azeala residents, the Stouts Fire near Canyonville, south of Roseburg in southwest Oregon,has burned nearly 9,000 acres since its start Thursday. "This…
August 01, 2015

Advisory Council to learn about Project Nurture

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Dr. Helen Bellanca, Associate Medical Director for Health Share of Oregon, will give a presentation on Project Nurture, a collaborative program of behavioral health and maternal providers which serves pregnant women with substance abuse disorders,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper told Kerry Eggers in October 2014 that his life after professional wrestling was all about fun and family. Piper died Friday, July 31, at age 61.
July 31, 2015

Wrestler, Oregon entrepreneur 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies

by Pamplin Media Group
Pro wrestler, entrepreneur and comedian “Rowdy” Roddy Piper of Gaston died Friday. He was 61. The World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) hall-of-famer and Intercontinental Champion, reportedly died of cardiac arrest at his…
July 31, 2015

Hales to attend White House energy plant meeting

by Jim Redden
After meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican to take a stand against climate change, Mayor Charlie Hales will travel to Washington DC Monday to attend a White House conference on clean power plans for existing power plants. “Oregonians often think…
July 31, 2015

PERS rate decision could hit local governments hard

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lower rate of return means higher contributions from school districts, cities, counties A lower assumed rate of return on investments will result in higher future contributions by state and local governments to Oregon’s public-pension system and…
PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT - Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson will leave as adjutant general and leader of the Oregon National Guard to take a military assignment in Colorado.
July 31, 2015

Gen. Hokanson leaves Oregon post for U.S. Northern Command

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson will leave as adjutant general and leader of the Oregon National Guard to take a military assignment in Colorado. Gov. Kate Brown, who also is commander-in-chief, will appoint a successor. Hokanson, a veteran of the wars in…

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Jul 31, 2015

Ads for pot? Broadcasters weigh legal dilemma

by Zane Sparling/Capital Bureau
Most worry that federal enforcement rules could put TV stations at risk Oregonians shouldn’t expect to catch even a whiff of recreational marijuana advertising on TV and radio, even after the…
COURTESY: STORMFRONT MEDIA/ BLUEWATER - Miracle Laurie, who previously acted on Dollhouse, has been selected to star in a television series based off of the comic book character Insane Jane.
Jul 30, 2015

TV shows mad love for local comic book super heroine

by Michaela Bancud
'Insane Jane' picked up for pilot starring Miracle Laurie Move over, Ant-Man. Beaverton-based comic book publisher Darren G. Davis is on the verge of a lucrative new venture about an avenging…
Jul 30, 2015

Big South Waterfront project to mix low-income, market-rate…

by Steve Law
Portland city officials have chosen a Bay area affordable-housing specialist to own and run a 365-unit mixed-income apartment project in the South Waterfront community. The $93 million…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick knows he has no authority over high school start times, but wants districts to move them later anyway. He says the city could enjoy lower crime rates, fewer traffic accidents, and better academic performance by letting teens sleep in.
Jul 30, 2015

Novick on crusade to reset alarm clocks for sleepy teens

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Commissioner wants high schools to start at 9 a.m. Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick was looking for an excuse to talk about teen sleep. For years, he had seen studies linking lack of…
COURTESY: TRIMET/FRED JOE - Artists Hilary Pfeifer and TriMets Mary Priester at the installation of the totem Pfeifer carved.
Jul 30, 2015

Trolley Trail offers a woodsy museum for all

by Michaela Bancud
Events precede opening of Tilikum Crossing, Orange Line Normally, a new mass transit line is hardly a reason for artists to get excited. TriMet’s new Orange Line may be the exception. Art lovers…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Community health worker Dwight Myrick (center) takes in the anti-violence message at a recent meeting for STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) at Matt Dishman Community Center. Myrick is one of the first Multnomah County residents to undergo training in a program intended to help him teach at risk young adults how to resist turning to violence and gangs.
Jul 31, 2015

A new approach for tackling gang violence

by Peter Korn
In a crowded meeting room at the Matt Dishman Community Center in Northeast Portland, about two dozen teens and young adults are learning to trust each other and comparing life experiences in…
Jul 30, 2015

State energy tax credits focus of probe

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Audits Division gathering documents; officials mum on issue SALEM — The Oregon secretary of state’s office has launched an inquiry into the Oregon Department of Energy’s handling of tax credit…
Jul 30, 2015

Police officer injured, suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: 24-year-old man booked on several charges A suspect who assaulted a Portland police officer in East Portland overnight has been arrested. The name of the officer was not immediately…
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Jul 30, 2015

DMV feels weight of 'transformation' in tech upgrade

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Shadow of Cover Oregon looms as agency updates aging computer systems SALEM — State government’s most recent failure in information technology hangs over it, but prompted by aging driver and…
Jul 30, 2015

Sources Say: Novick gains new opponent after losing first one

by Jim Redden
Commissioner Steve Novick lost one re-election opponent but picked up another last week. Real estate broker Fred Stewart filed a political action committee to run against Novick on July 15 — the…
Jul 30, 2015

How will state handle $10.7 million in cash from pot tax?

by Hillary Borrud
The Oregon Department of Revenue is preparing to accept large amounts of cash from legal recreational pot businesses in 2016, when a state sales tax on the drug takes effect. Spokeswoman Joy P.…
Jul 30, 2015

Pew study gives Oregon good marks in pension funding

by Peter Wong
Despite the April 30 Supreme Court decision that will increase its unfunded actuarial liability, Oregon was among the top states in funding its public pension system in 2013. The Pew Charitable…
Jul 30, 2015

Health Authority official tabbed for double duty

by Peter Wong
Kathy Loretz will continue to do double duty as interim administrator of the two boards that oversee health insurance and other benefit plans for state employees and school employees. But when…
MCSO - Bonsignore
Jul 29, 2015

Oregon City man injured during deadly shooting in Damascus

by Raymond Rendleman
UPDATE: Jeremy James Bonsignore arrested on murder charge CCSO investigators said Wednesday that Jeremy Bonsignore of Oregon City went to Andrae Fenner's residence just after 5:30 p.m. on…
BUSINESS OREGON - SEAN ROBBINS
Jul 29, 2015

Business Oregon's Robbins pivots back to Wisconsin

by Joseph Gallivan
Sean Robbins, director of Business Oregon, is stepping down after 13 months on the job. Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced Robbins' departure Wednesday, July 29, from the state's economic…
FILE PHOTO - Wilda Parks
Jul 29, 2015

Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks files to keep seat in…

by The Clackamas Review
Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks announced Wednesday that she has filed to retain her seat in a Nov. 3 special election; potential opponents have until Aug. 25 to get on the ballot. Parks…
Jul 29, 2015

Oregon City School District gets green light for new…

by Raymond Rendleman
Construction is scheduled to start Aug. 17, with an official groundbreaking tentatively on Aug. 3, for the Oregon City School District’s new transportation maintenance facility. OCSD’s more than…
Jul 29, 2015

Deceased man identified in Damascus shooting

by Jodi Weinberger
Police say the men knew each other A gunfight at the River View Mobile Home Park in Damascus has resulted in one death and another injury on Tuesday, July 28. Andrae Fenner, 29, of Damascus was…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Greenpeace protesters dangle from the St. Johns Bridge Wednesday morning as 'kayaktivists' patrol the waters to fend off a Shell Oil icebreaker bound for the Arctic.
Jul 29, 2015

Anti-Shell protest turns festive on Willamette River

by Steve Law
The scene at North Portland's Cathedral Park was more party than protest Wednesday night, as a civil disobedience action against Shell Oil ended its second day. As 13 rapellers from Greenpeace…
COURTESY METRO - Artist's rendering of proposed Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel.
Jul 29, 2015

Metro wins another round in Headquarters Hotel fight

by Jim Redden
Construction of a Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center has taken another step forward. The Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday upholding a lower court ruling…
Jul 29, 2015

Park fee opponents file suit to block increases

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Fritz stands by new fees A coalition of builders, realtors and business associations has filed a lawsuit block the enactment of new Portland parks charges they say would increase housing…
Austin Wilfong
Jul 29, 2015

Two car chases later, police take elusive driver into custody

by Pamplin Media Group
It took two low-speed car chases through the St. Johns area, but Portland police have arrested a 19-year-old man for, among other things, reckless driving and attempting to elude a police…
Jul 29, 2015

More hip companies welcomed to Inner eastside

by Steve Law
Portland’s inner eastside will become more of a magnet for software and other companies seeking hip warehouse spaces, after the Portland City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday to approve a 20-year…
COURTESY CITY OF PORTLAND - Portland Water Bureau Chief Engineer will be its next director.
Jul 29, 2015

Fish picks insider for new Water Bureau director

by Jim Redden
City Commissioner Nick Fish has picked an existing employee to head the Portland Water Bureau. On Wednesday Fish announced Michael Stuhr, the bureau's chief engineer, will be the next director.…
Jul 31, 2015

Lawsuit alleges child sexual abuse in Friends organization

by Seth Gordon
Allegations — Man accuses church of allowing sexual abuse by Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends youth superintendent between 1987 and 1991 PORTLAND — A lawsuit filed July 17 in Multnomah County…