Council awards garlic fest contract to events association after two-year conflict

Council awards garlic fest contract to events association after two-year conflict

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Maya Lin: Celilo 'a sacred space'

Maya Lin: Celilo 'a sacred space'

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Hillsboro officer teaching police in South Asia

Hillsboro officer teaching police in South Asia

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Ivory keys to joy

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TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

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Catering for a Cause serves up food, jobs

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West End Building will go back on the market

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Remembering Cathy Stanton: 'A heck of a lady'

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November 22, 2014

Bulls hit the deck at Moda Center -- Lillard, too

by Kerry Eggers
The Chicago Bulls got decked Friday night at the Moda Center, and so did Damian Lillard. The Bulls got plastered by the Trail Blazers, and Lillard got clobbered by Mike Dunleavy Jr. The latter…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - The locomotives for the Washington Park and Zoo Railway have been renovated and will be offering free rides this weekend.
November 21, 2014

Zoo offers free train rides this weekend

by Jim Redden
The Oregon Zoo will offer free rides to visitors on the scale-model trains that make up the Washington Park band Zoo Railway. The two locomotive were refurbished while the track was realigned…
Photo Credit: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Location of weekend closure.
November 21, 2014

Marine Drive in Troutdale to close Friday for construction work

by Jim Redden
Marine Drive will be closed under Interstate 84 starting late Friday for the demolish of the old overpass at Exit 17 in Troutdale. The closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, until 5…
November 21, 2014

South Hillsboro shifting into higher gear

by Doug Burkhardt
It won’t be long now. Planners with the city of Hillsboro are about to see about 17 years of visioning become a reality as infrastructure work on the South Hillsboro community begins in 2015.…
November 21, 2014

ODOT reports: Pay now, or pay later

by Peter Wong
More money urged for state highway, bridge maintenance over next two decades. Two new reports from the Oregon Department of Transportation echo the warning from the oil-filter ads of the 1960s:…
Photo Credit: KOIN-6 NEWS: JENNIFER HOFF - Police respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 12000 block of Conestoga Drive in Beaverton on Thursday evening. Conestoga Drive resident Chesea B. Fresh was fatally shot after police say she pointed a rifle at Beaverton officers who responded to a 911 call from Fresh's boyfriend. The incident is under investigation and the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.
November 20, 2014

Officers fatally shoot Beaverton woman on domestic disturbance…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Conestoga Drive resident shot after pointing rifle at officers, police say A Beaverton woman was fatally shot by a Beaverton police officer at her residence on Thursday evening after police were…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JAMIE VALDEZ - Work on his project will close northbound lane on SE Terwilliger this weekend.
November 21, 2014

One lane of Terwillger to close this weekend

by Jim Redden
The northbound lane of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed this weekend for construction work. The closure will last from 6:30 p.m. on Friday through…
November 20, 2014

Recount looming for Measure 92

by Peter Wong
Current margin now within automatic trigger; counties must certify results to state Tuesday. An automatic recount now appears likely for Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require…
November 20, 2014

Metro wins second hotel legal victory

by Nick Christensen, Metro
Supporters of a proposed Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center were celebrating another legal victory Thursday, but the project still faces challenges before it can go forward. For the…
November 20, 2014

PSU: Gresham population growth outpaced by Portland, Hillsboro

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city has seen almost-zero percent growth since 2010, according to researchers If trends shown in a recent Portland State University study hold true, Hillsboro could rival Gresham for the…
November 20, 2014

Gresham upgrades to Silver Status as a bicycle friendly…

by (none)
The League of American Bicyclists has raised Gresham's status as a Bicycle Friendly Community to a silver level designation. In 2009, the city received its first bronze level designation from…
November 20, 2014

City may go after Airbnb hosts not paying lodging taxes

by Steve Law
The city of Portland is going easy on Airbnb hosts who don’t obtain city permits before renting rooms to short-term visitors, but it may be a different story when it comes to not paying their…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland City Hall was packed for a public meeting on the proposed street fee plan.
November 20, 2014

Public split over proposed street fee

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Fritz indicates support for Portland Street Fund The highly anticipated City Council hearing on the proposed street fee ended without Commissioner Amanda Fritz taking a formal stand on…
November 20, 2014

Three Oregon companies rate tops on equality index

by Peter Wong
Group's survey complements report on U.S. cities; both based on sexual orientation. Three of seven rated Oregon companies scored 100 on an index measuring equality based on sexual orientation in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Artist rendering of headquarters Hotel proposed near Oregon Convention Center.
November 20, 2014

Judge says Metro can issue bonds for Headquarters Hotel

by Nick Christensen, Metro
A Multnomah County judge ruled Wednesday that Metro can issue bonds for a proposed Hyatt near the Oregon Convention Center without needing the approval of the region's voters, rejecting a legal…
November 20, 2014

Ex-boyfriend of Terry Bean arrested

by Peter Wong
Both face charges on sex crimes stemming from Lane County incident. A former boyfriend of Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay…
November 20, 2014

Legislative panel named to dismantle Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong
Draft legislation will transfer remaining functions to other state agencies. Legislative leaders have named members of the committee that will oversee the dismantling of Cover Oregon. The public…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE: FILE PHOTO - A man wakes up from sleeping on the sidewalk along West Burnside Street outside the Portland Rescue Mission. The number of homeless outnumber the number of beds available.
November 20, 2014

Poll: Income inequality flops as big issue

by Jim Redden
Most Oregonians want to help poor, fund job training Income inequality has become a huge political issue in recent years. Many people lost their jobs and homes during the Great Recession, while…
November 20, 2014

Drug-free zones not working as billed

by Peter Korn
Funding dries up; cops say program too difficult to enforce Portland Police bike officer David Sanders knows that every day he patrols downtown and Old Town there are people walking about who…
November 20, 2014

Sources Say: Furthest left on Left Coast? That's right, it's…

by Jim Redden
Oregon’s reputation as one of the most liberal states in the country was reinforced by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s victory over his Republican challenger in the general election. Merkley easily…
November 20, 2014

Quit for a day - or a lifetime

by Kendra Hogue
'Rebels' join annual Smokeout to help kids stay off tobacco You can’t meet a goal without taking the first step. For 37 years, the goal of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout…
November 20, 2014

Mark & Dave: Maybe election, 'stupid' virus linked

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
First it was Hillsboro, then Vancouver. Now we hear Chick-fil-A also will open a store in Clackamas. That’s three new chicken sandwich restaurants. We wondered why the sudden interest in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - One of three irrestaible lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo.
November 19, 2014

Zoo's lion cubs play outside, uploaded to YouTube

by Jim Redden
In an unmitigated display of cuteness, the three lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo wandered outside yesterday and their antics are on display on YouTube. The irresistible video can be seen at…
November 19, 2014

Terry Bean arrested on sex-crime charges

by Peter Wong
Portland developer also a backer of Democratic Party, gay rights. Terry Bean, a Portland real estate developer and a prominent champion of the Democratic Party and gay rights, has been arrested…
November 19, 2014

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing…

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Nov 19, 2014

'Prolific' construction site burglar arrested

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Beaverton and West Linn police departments and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office participated in the investigation. Police have arrested a man they…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - People crowd the Oak Lodge Sanitary Distict boardroom last week wanting to comment on a merger proposal with the Oak Lodge Water District.
Nov 19, 2014

Oak Lodge districts could sign a pre-nup

by Raymond Rendleman
Like a bunch of blushing brides and grooms, the elected officials who govern districts providing sewer and water service to Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge keep pushing back their date for planning…
Nov 19, 2014

Biggest street fee? Portland

by Jim Redden
The City of Portland would pay the biggest street fee according to a new chart released yesterday — $4,905 a month. The chart, prepared by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, appears to…
Nov 19, 2014

Merkley explains vote against Keystone pipeline

by Peter Wong
Climate change 'not some theoretical issue,' says newly re-elected Oregon senator. Newly re-elected Sen. Jeff Merkley said Wednesday his vote against the Keystone XL pipeline represents his…
Nov 19, 2014

ELECTION TIE?! It could happen with Happy Valley police levy

by Raymond Rendleman
Happy Valley’s enhanced police services measure that had been winning by a 51-to-49 percent margin in early returns now shows a tie, with 2,892 votes in favor and another 2,892 against. Happy…
Nov 19, 2014

Dangerous intersections on 82nd getting some love

by Steve Law
Some of Oregon’s most dangerous intersections — all along 82nd Avenue — will get long-needed safety improvements, under a new initiative of the Oregon Department of Transportation. ODOT, which…
Nov 19, 2014

'Gray Thursday' spurned at The Mac Store

by Raymond Rendleman
Kevin Anderson, CEO of The Mac Stores, thinks that at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, people should be sitting down to break bread with their families, not clocking into work like employees had to last…
Nov 19, 2014

Lawmakers have questions about legal pot

by Hillary Borrud
Panel meets as Liquor Control Commission gears up for voter-approved Measure 91. SALEM — Lawmakers had lots of questions about Oregon’s new legal pot law Wednesday, at the first legislative…
Nov 19, 2014

Building sale seals Carver school's fate

by Raymond Rendleman
Last month’s $700,000 sale of Carver School in Damascus ended its nearly 80-year history as an educational institution as the building is being refurbished by Carver Event Center LLC. As the…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - One of the historic Mt. Tabor reservoirs that will be replaced by underground stoage tanks.
Nov 19, 2014

City outlines options for Mt. Tabor reservoirs

by KOIN 6 News
Many at meeting still oppose replacing them At a crowded meeting Tuesday night, commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz outlined options for the Mt. Tabor reservoirs after the city stops using…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John Lloyd Scott
Nov 19, 2014

Body of missing man found in Lents

by Jim Redden
The body of a missing man with Alzheimer's was found Wednesday morning in the area of Southeast Flavel and Knapp Streets, east of I-205 near Johnson Creek. The body of John Lloyd Scott, 70, was…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GRESHAM - A map of publicly owned tax lots on Hogan Butte in southeast Gresham. Light blue is for the City of Gresham, Green is for Metro, Pink is for City-Metro joint property and dark blue is for city of Portland property. In all there are 110.94 acres.
Nov 19, 2014

Gresham Council approves Hogan Butte funding request

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city to ask the state for $400K The city and Metro have cobbled together three tracts of land totaling 61.5 acres for Hogan Butte Nature Park, but now need funding to create access and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:  - Eric Schmidt, center, has been named the Oregon Building Official of the Year. He is joined by Melanie Adams, left, building director for the city of Hillsboro and past president of the Oregon Building Officials Association, and Cheryl Bell, current president of the OBOA and a building official with the city of Beaverton.
Nov 18, 2014

Gresham's Eric Schmidt named Oregon Building Official of the Year

by Pamplin Media Group
Eric Schmidt, the building official and community development director for the city of Gresham, is this year's winner of the Building Official of the Year award given by the Oregon Building…
Nov 18, 2014

Judge upholds ruling on Damascus de-annexations

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Council president DeYoung says appeal is likely A group of property owners wanting to leave the city of Damascus are celebrating a victory in Marion County Court. Judge Claudia Burton upheld her…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY VIRGINIA WERNER - Smoke and flames rise from the therite-fueled heating pot as molten metal makes the last weld on the new MAX line in Milwaukie.
Nov 20, 2014

TriMet marks Orange Line milestone

by Jim Redden
Last rail welded for Milwaukie MAX set to open in September The region’s next MAX line reached an important milestone Tuesday morning when workers welded the final rails together on the…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Nurse Practitioner Lil Reitzel checks Elizabeth Rubio-Alfaros blood pressure at the Hillsboro Clinic.
Nov 18, 2014

Washington County clinics for low-income clients might close

by Kendra Hogue
High-risk patients will have to find another place for care A plan is underway to close Washington County’s two remaining clinics for high-risk, low-income clients. Meetings with stakeholders…
Nov 18, 2014

Judge upholds Damascus de-annexations, but fight probably isn't…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city plans to appeal the decision A group of property owners are calling victory in their fight to de-annex from the city of Damascus. A Marion County Circuit Court Judge confirmed her…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Aaron James Barnett
Nov 18, 2014

Northwest Portland package thief arrested

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a man for stealing packages from porches in Northwest Portland. Detectives believe Aaron James Barnett, 39, stole the packages as he walked around the neighborhood. He was…
Nov 18, 2014

Sellwood Bridge to close for three days starting Wednesday

by Jim Redden
Motorists, bicyclist and pedestrians who have endured traffic delays during the Sellwood Bridge construction project have a new problems to seal with — the bridge will be closed for three days,…
Nov 18, 2014

People still moving to Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
PSU estimates state's population increased by more than 43,000 Oregon's population continued to grow in 2014, with the more urbanized areas of the state attracting the most new residents,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - The 1924 house in the middle is scheduled to be extensively remodeled into a much bigger house, near City Commissioner Nick Fish's home.
Nov 18, 2014

Infill plan lands on Fish's doorstep

by Jim Redden
Commissioner sees demolition project as policy under scrutiny City Commissioner Nick Fish is about to find out whether the growing anger about residential infill projects is justified. A…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FDNY - The NYC Fire Department tweeted this photo as crews were preparing to cut through the glass of the 68th floor of One World Trade Center to rescue two window washers. Benson Industries, Inc., manufactured 13,000 of the windows in Gresham.
Nov 18, 2014

Gresham-made windows featured in death-defying New York rescue

by Shasta Kearns Moore
When New York City emergency crews rescued two window cleaners dangling from broken scaffolding last week, some in Gresham took note. Rescue workers had to cut through the glass wall of the 68th…
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Nov 18, 2014

Thief's confession fails to sway case

by Jim Redden
Appeal in Francke murder hinges on prowler's admission Petty criminal Frank Gable never confessed to killing Oregon Corrections Director Michael Francke 25 years ago, but Johnny Crouse, another…
Nov 18, 2014

Portland out of compliance for data security

by KOIN 6 News
The City of Portland has been out of compliance with the industry standard on data security for payments, an audit released Tuesday shows. The debit and credit card payments made to the city…
Nov 17, 2014

Woman says she was assaulted in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a reported physical and sexual assault in Southeast Portland. According to police, at 11:37 a.m. on Nov. 15, East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13100…