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COURTESY: ACCESSORYDWELLINGSTRATEGIES.COM - This is the exterior of a 250-square-foot ADU in Portland.
March 27, 2017

County announces homeless pilot project prematurely

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Multnomah County unveils experiment that will give a home to four homeless families by June. Organizers admit they announced the project too soon and it may not expand.
CCSO - A Woodburn man died Saturday night when his car rolled after crashing on Kropf Road near Molalla.
March 27, 2017

20-year old man dies in Molalla crash

by Peggy Savage
A Woodburn man died Saturday evening when his vehicle rolled over on Kropf Road near Molalla
March 27, 2017

Wheeler denounces federal crackdown on sancutary cities like Portland

by Jim Redden
Mayor defends young immigrant reportedly arrested Sunday as 'respected member of community.'


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sgt. Jason Goodding was shot and killed in Seaside on Feb. 5, 2016, by Seaside resident Phil Ferry. He grew up in Sherwood.
March 27, 2017

Defendant linked to gun used to kill Seaside police sergeant sentenced to 12 years in federal…

by Pamplin Media Group
Jamie Lee Jones is believed to have once possessed the gun used by Phil Ferry to kill Seaside Sgt. Jason Goodding
March 27, 2017

Lawmakers consider sharing cost of Portland traffic bottlenecks

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The proposal is one a legislative committee is considering for a transportation package this session.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah County has received a $10 million offer for the Wapato Jail.
March 27, 2017

New $10 million offer for Wapato could signal a data center

by Nick Budnick
Current county officials, who inherited the never-used jail property from past county officials, have been eager to sell it. But they have resisted the idea that it be turned into a homeless shelter, noting that it has poor access and is far from…
March 27, 2017

Grand jury transcripts, police reports released in controversial shooting

by KOIN 6 News
Public can read nearly 1,000 pages of documents in police shooting death of Quanice Hayes, 17.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Len Reed will be the new principal at Kraxberger Middle School.
March 27, 2017

Gladstone hires new middle school principal

by The Clackamas Review
Portland Public Schools' Len Reed will be the new principal at Kraxberger Middle School
COURTESY ACLU - Rodriguez Dominguez
March 26, 2017

Rights groups say Portland area 'Dreamer' picked up by ICE

by Jim Redden
Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, is connected to Portland and Gresham. He was reportedly taken from his Portland home Sunday morning after entering DUI diversion program last December.
March 26, 2017

Socially responsible investing policy heads to City Council

by Jim Redden
Resolution does not include any of the corporations that became controversial late last year.
PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - Signs have been placed warning the Eastbank Esplanade is closed because of high river levels.
March 26, 2017

Eastbank Esplanade closed because of high river level

by Jim Redden
Heavy rains have swollen the Willamette River and made passage on the floating portion of the walkway unsafe.
March 26, 2017

Teenager wounded in shooting near airport

by Jim Redden
Gang Enforcement Team investigating late Saturday incident at Residence Inn Marriott Hotel.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Minnesota Timberwolves try to stop Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
March 25, 2017

Blazers hit stride, and lots of shots

by Kerry Eggers
McCollum gets 32 points on just 13 shots as Portland pounds Minnesota
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Naseria Monique Thomas, left, 17, and her son, Davon Donaldson, 4 months, have gone missing. The photos provided are from Snapchat and are distorted.
March 25, 2017

Police ask for help locating missing 17-year-old girl and 4-month-old son

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Police are searching for Naseria Monique Thomas and son, Davon Donaldson, last seen around 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Chief Mike Marshman is on leave while under investigation. He is shown flanked by former Mayor Charlie Hales last July when he was elevated to be Portland's top cop.
March 24, 2017

Portland police Chief Mike Marshman and assistant on leave pending investigation

by Nick Budnick
UPDATE: Marshman says he respects the investigative process, no reason for probe given
March 23, 2017

Advocates, legislators seek more money for veteran services

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Veterans and their supporters say governor isn't meeting spirit of Measure 96 and its allocation of lottery money.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Former Gov. Barbara Roberts speaks Thursday, March 23, at the Capitol about her autobiography 'Up the Capitol Steps.'
March 23, 2017

Former governor criticizes U.S. Supreme Court nominee

by Peter Wong
Barbara Roberts singles out Gorsuch's opposition to death option for terminally ill patients and broad educational rights for students with disabilities; she supports both.
PHOTOS COURTESY: TYSON CAMPBELL - At Chapin Park, Paige, 7, and Nora, 3, are towed by mom Erin Campbell.
March 25, 2017

Oregon City addresses flooding at Chapin Park

by Raymond Rendleman
Chapin Park play area has been completely surrounded by an approximately 52-inch plastic fence
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March 24, 2017

Oak Lodge Water Services General Manager Dan Bradley 'out of office' for unknown time

by Raymond Rendleman
Newspaper asks for documents explaining Bradley's absence, which would be disclosable public record under Oregon law
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Public Works employees Bruce Lucky, Jeremy Turin and Kary Moore fill potholes on Southeast Orient Drive during a recent rare sunny day.
March 24, 2017

After brutal winter, Gresham road repair crews go into full-on damage-control mode

by Christopher Keizur
Roads: Pothole repairs dependent on weather, East Multnomah County crews say
March 24, 2017

Draft recommendations released for ODOT reform

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A management audit of ODOT was intended to make sure agency was prepared to handle large sums from a transportation package.
PHOTO: STEVE DAVEE - At TechFestNW Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden said referring to government digital search and surveillance of U.S. citizens, 'We are really in serious straits folks. I am going to fight this with everything I have.'
March 24, 2017

Sen. Wyden: RISE UP!

by Joseph Gallivan
Senator implores netizens to rise up and fight the fear and surveillance culture in D.C.
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - A code amendment will allow the White Oak Savanna Park, now a city-owned property in its entirety, to be used for outdoor recreation.
March 24, 2017

West Linn council works to complete White Oak Savanna initiative

by Patrick Malee
The land still has to be formally designated as a park, which is complicated by the fact that it resides within an Office-Business Center (OBC) zone
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March 24, 2017

Husband saves wife from attacker

by Christopher Keizur
James Dean Santee, 53, facing six charges after attack in Gresham.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - JUSUF NURKIC
March 24, 2017

Blazers take a step toward the playoffs

by Kerry Eggers
Eight of 11 remaining games will be in Portland, lending hope in the pursuit of Denver

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE LAW - Portland property owner Edward Prisco argues that his home value was pegged too high by the county, in a hearing before the Multnomah County Board of Property Tax Appeals. The three people facing him are the appeals board. On the right is Weston Roberts, the representative for the county assessor.
Mar 23, 2017

Multnomah County's system for hearing appeals of property values…

by Steve Law
Critics say system is unfair to property owners; County Assessor Mike Vaughn says he's trying to improve it
COURTESY OF MEL RADER - Mel Rader, shown during his unsuccessful run for the Multnomah County board, is no longer spearheading the county soda tax campaign that could be announced soon. Previously he ran a nonprofit, Upstream Public Health, but his successor in January discovered a financial crisis that led to layoffs of all eight employees.
Mar 23, 2017

Rader leaves soda tax bid after nonprofit tanks

by Nick Budnick
Some feared that Upstream Public Health's crisis could scare funders.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - TriMet surveys regional residents every year to determine how they view the agency's bus and MAX systems.
Mar 23, 2017

TriMet survey: Approval up, ridership down

by Jim Redden
The regional transit agency's annual survey also found respondents prioritize increasing road capacity over transit improvements.
EO MEDIA GROUP - A linear irrigation system operates in a corn field in Oregon's Willamette Valley. A bill under consideration in the Legislature would impose an annual $100 fee for each of Oregon's nearly 89,000 water rights.
Mar 23, 2017

Oregon irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Farmers overwhelmingly testified against House Bill 2706, which aims to raise money for water management, during a March 22 hearing.
Mar 23, 2017

Senate passes bill to raise smoking age to 21

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The bill by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Beaverton, now heads to the House of Representatives, where it has bipartisan support.
Mar 23, 2017

Farmworker housing operations tax credit bill moving through…

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Senate Bill 1, which is supported by a coalition of agriculture and housing groups, has moved out of the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue.
Mar 23, 2017

After audit, neighborhood office director resigns

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Move comes after Chloe Eudaly assgined oversight of troubled city bureau.
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Mar 23, 2017

Former mayor Norm King remembered as stabilizing force in West…

by Patrick Malee
King served two terms as mayor and was co-founder of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition
Mar 23, 2017

Democrats face business opposition to family leave bill

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Proponents of the statewide proposal say the United States is the only developed nation that doesn't offer the benefit.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Salma Ahmad of Cedar Mill, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Portland, speaks with Paula DiNovo (back to camera) after talk Monday, March 13, at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
Mar 23, 2017

Islamic leader seeks to dispel misconceptions

by Peter Wong
Islamic Society leader seeks mutual understanding amid growing political tensions.
EO MEDIA GROUP - Pigs relax outdoors in this ile photo. Oregon lawmakers are contemplating a bill barring discrimination against pigs or any particular species of livestock.
Mar 23, 2017

Oregon lawmakers consider banning livestock discrimination

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Legislator says species-specific restrictions seem to run against Oregon's 'right to farm' laws.
Mar 23, 2017

Sources: Trump spurs Democratic fundraising

by Jim Redden
In other election news, Merkley named as potential 2020 Presidential candidate, but it would mean giving up U.S. Senate seat.
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
Mar 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
Mar 22, 2017

Most of Centennial Mills to be demolished

by Jim Redden
Council, PDC agree that completely redeveloping the property is best best for getting long-stalled project underway.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Puppy Yonder takes a break from class with handler Lynley Rayburn.
Mar 22, 2017

Puppies with a purpose: Coffee Creek Puppy Program looking to…

by Claire Green
More room for inmates, dogs means more animals trained for veterans, disabled
Mar 22, 2017

ODOT review could lead to hiring more consultants

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
DAS director says recommendations will involve hiring more consultants to reform ODOT well after lawmakers approve transportation package.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Milwaukee Bucks defense tries to put the clamps on Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
Mar 22, 2017

A struggle for the Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Milwaukee executes its game plan, and Portland shoots poorly and is 'disappointed to lose'
ODOT - Shifting ground on Mulino Hill is causing this large crack across Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
Mar 21, 2017

Update: ODOT putting new safety measures in place on Hwy 213 at…

by Peggy Savage
Speed limit lowered to 45 MPH between Union Hall Road and Mulino Road on Hwy 213. New weight restrictions in place for trucks. Digital signage and new lighting going up
COURTESY OF PSU  - There's more than 70,000 potential lots to put ADUs in Portland.
Mar 21, 2017

Project seeks one-stop shopping for ADUs

by Steve Law
PSU 's Institute for Sustainable Solutions using Solarize model to make it easier to add backyard homes
COURTESY PSU - Artists rendition of proposed building on Portland State University campus.
Mar 21, 2017

Colleges, city join forces for new building

by Lyndsey Hewitt
PSU to buy land from PDC to build $100 million center with Portland, OHSU and PCC.
COURTESY PGE - An infographic on Electric Avenue's benefits for the environmental provided by sponsor PGE.
Mar 21, 2017

PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue hits one million mile EV mark

by Jeff Zurschmeide
PGE estimates that the one million miles powered by Electric Avenue since 2015 means that Oregon drivers avoided burning approximately 46,950 gallons of gasoline, and therefore eliminated…
PHOTO COURTESY: OCPD - OCPD Captain Shaun Davis said this suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller on March 21.
Mar 21, 2017

FBI aiding Oregon City Police Department with OnPoint Community…

by Raymond Rendleman
OCPD Captain Shaun Davis said the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller at about 9 a.m. on March 21
GOOGLE MAPS - Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
Mar 21, 2017

Truck weight restrictions set on OR 213 near Mulino

by Peggy Savage
ODOT is investigating the cause of a large crack that stretches across the highway on Mulino Hill
KOIN 6 NEWS - Police responded to the shooting scene on Feb.9.
Mar 21, 2017

Grand jury clears officer in fatal shooting of Quanice Hayes

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Teenager's mother calls for federal investigation, says police have not kept her informed
Mar 21, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Commission curtails summer gillnetting

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
New rules for fishing on the lower Columbia River still diverge from those of neighboring Washington.