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City tees up new park

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March 01, 2015

Firefighters, deputies recover body in river

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies recovered a body from the Willamette River Sunday afternoon. The body, which has not been identified, was found at around 3:30 p.m.…
March 01, 2015

Man killed crossing TV Highway

by Pamplin Media Group
A 51-year-old man died early Sunday morning when he was struck by a car on the Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro. Police have not released the man’s name. He died at the accident scene.…
March 01, 2015

Tualatin man dies from gunshot wounds

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Tualatin man shot early Saturday morning in Northeast Portland died Sunday morning. Portland police said Esteban “Steve” Del Cid died in a Portland hospital, where he was being…
February 28, 2015

Protesters interrupt Hales at 2015 Community Summit

by Jim Redden
About a dozen Hands Up, Don't Shoot protesters presented Mayor Charlie Hales with letters on Saturday saying they intend to sue the city because police violated their constitutional rights…
February 28, 2015

Panel sets hearings on state school aid

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Prompted by Senate leader's call for quick action on $7.23 billion proposed for 2015-17. A budget subcommittee of the Oregon Legislature plans four hearings on the $7.23 billion proposed in the…
February 28, 2015

Oracle sues five Kitzhaber ex-campaign aides

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lawsuit adds to thicket over company's fight with state over Cover Oregon website failure. The legal entanglement between Oracle and Oregon continues to thicken. The latest lawsuit by Oracle…
February 27, 2015

Leak of Kitzhaber's emails, state audit intertwined

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The leak of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails occurred at a time when state auditors were reviewing security controls at the state data center where the emails are stored. The routine…
February 27, 2015

Rosenblum suspends state's Kitz/Hayes probe until federal…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Friday afternoon that she had temporarily suspended an investigation of former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee Cylvia Hayes until federal…
February 27, 2015

Lawmakers put end to Cover Oregon

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Gov. Brown gets bill to transfer remaining functions into state insurance agency. The Legislature has completed action on a bill to end Cover Oregon, the public corporation that oversaw Oregon’s…
February 27, 2015

PSU wins Tree Campus USA title

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland State University has claimed a new title: Tree Campus USA. PSU received the honor this month by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management on its…
Photo Credit: OCPD - Sketch of 'Meals on Wheels' robbery suspect.
February 27, 2015

Suspect sought in 'Meals on Wheels' robbery in Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City police are looking for a white man in his early 30s who robbed a 64-year-old female homeowner by pretending to be with Meals on Wheels. On Friday Feb. 13, at about 5:26 p.m., OCPD…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Hughes
February 26, 2015

Park Avenue murder suspect arrested

by Raymond Rendleman
Deputies have arrested Zachary Michael Hughes for the Jan. 22 shooting of Scott L. Firkus on Southeast 20th Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas County near the intersection of Park Avenue and…
February 26, 2015

Driver injured after car chase, crash

by Pamplin Media Group
One man was injured — and taken into custody — Thursday evening after a car chase that ended with a collision in Northeast Portland. Police have not released the name of the man. Charges are…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: PORTLAND ART MUSEUM - Italian style is in fine form at the Portland Art Museum. Unique items similar to those found in this Dolce Gabana advertisement can be seen through May 3.
February 26, 2015

PAM exhibit traces Roman fashion from palazzo to outlet mall

by Joseph Gallivan
Italian Style is that rare show in Portland, like China Design Now in 2009, that immerses you in a place you might never visit. The subject is high fashion, but the subtext is how Italy…
February 26, 2015

Cities still seek property tax changes

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
They press their case with lawmakers; voter approval also required to alter 1990s limits. City officials will continue to press for what they say are long overdue changes in Oregon’s tight…
February 26, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
She's still considering ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions. Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to make her mark on economic development in Oregon’s rural…
February 26, 2015

No middle ground likely among Portland taxi companies and Uber

by Steve Law
Portland taxi drivers say Uber should play by the same rules they must follow if the city allows the San Francisco-based company to enter the local taxi market. Uber drivers say the quality of…
February 26, 2015

Body discovered on east bank of Willamette near esplande

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police say homeless man's death not tied to foul play Portland police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old homeless man whose body was found Thursday morning under a drain pipe…
February 26, 2015

Woman's body is second found near esplanade

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: No foul play suspected in homeless woman's death For the second time in less than 12 hours, Portland police are investigating the discovery of another body on the banks of the Willamette…
February 26, 2015

Hayes goes to court to block release of emails

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Former first lady Cylvia Hayes is asking a court to block release of her emails in response to a Jan. 29 public records request made by The Oregonian newspaper. Hayes asserted her Fifth…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - GOP gubernatorial candidate Rep. Dennis Richardson, right, focused on issues and problems in Gov. John Kitzhaber's administration during a meeting with the Portland Tribune editorial board.
February 26, 2015

Letter outlined legal case against Hayes and Kitzhaber

by Jim Redden
Richardson sought conspiracy, fraud probe prior to election Dennis Richardson told you so. Two weeks before the 2014 general election, Richardson accused Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: JOSHUA BESSEX/THE DAILY ASTORIAN - Ships waiting to be unloaded have backup up in the Columbia River because of the long running labor-management dispute at the Port of Portland.
February 26, 2015

Despite labor deal, port slowdown continues

by Jim Redden
Terminal operator's dispute with union threatens economy Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is facing the first crisis of her new administration — the ongoing labor dispute at the Port of Portland. Friction…
February 26, 2015

Audit: Keep spending levy money wisely

by Jim Redden
Analysis says good job so far but suggests more oversight, input The voter-approved Portland Children’s Levy is living up to its goals of providing millions of dollars to proven programs that…
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February 26, 2015

Questions multiply over gray areas in Hayes' green work

by Jim Redden
Conservative publications are seizing on Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation as proof of a vast green energy conspiracy. But even Politico, a liberal political website, published a Feb. 18…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wesley Matthews scores on a breakaway dunk as the Trail Blazers defeat the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at Moda Center.
February 25, 2015

Behind Matthews, Blazers steamroll Spurs

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge emerged from the shower and headed toward his stall in the Trail Blazers' Moda Center locker room Wednesday night, stopping to gaze at media surrounding his teammate. "Wes-ley…

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Feb 25, 2015

Portland police to rejoin FBI task force on terrorism

by Steve Law
The Portland City Council, despite strong concerns about potential civil liberties violations, formally agreed Wednesday to have the Portland Police Bureau resume working with the FBI Joint…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Quintrell Shaimon Holiman
Feb 25, 2015

Police identify suspect, officers in Southeast Portland shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the suspect who they say killed himself after shooting at an officer in Southeast Portland early Wednesday. The officers involved in the shooting who have been placed on…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney is pressing lawmakers to vote on a school funding bill.
Feb 25, 2015

Courtney: Lawmakers should vote on school aid now

by Peter Wong
Plan proposes $7.23 billion in next two years; Republicans, other groups seek $8 billion. Senate President Peter Courtney says lawmakers should vote soon on a $7.23 billion state school fund,…
Feb 25, 2015

USDA taps Portland for farm-to-table access ideas

by Jennifer Anderson
One of Portland's foodie hotspots will be the site of a federal roundtable discussion on Thursday. John Gorham, owner of Tasty n' Sons, on North Williams Ave., will play host to visiting U.S.…
Feb 25, 2015

City gets two new Street Seats applications, 13 renewals

by Jennifer Anderson
The city's Street Seats program has attracted just two new applicants this time around, despite recent efforts to encourage more interest. Bamboo Izakaya on Northeast Alberta Street and Bunk…
Feb 25, 2015

County sets public budget forums

by Jennifer Anderson
Want to have a say in how Multnomah County spends its $1.6 billion budget? County leaders will take public comment on the budget at two upcoming sessions in March. County department leaders…
Feb 25, 2015

Final e-cig vote planned, on heels of city parks smoking ban

by Jennifer Anderson
Public health advocates are cheering two new measures that will help keep clear the smoke from the air. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is set to take a final vote March 5 on a…
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Feb 25, 2015

Driver held in NE Columbia Blvd. collision that killed man

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police say a 25-year-old man arrested in connection with Wednesday afternoon’s collision on Northeast Columbia Boulevard that killed a man may have been intoxicated at the time of the…
Feb 25, 2015

Clackamas Fire District seeks voter approval of $29M bond

by Raymond Rendleman
Board says medics, firefighters need better equipment - One of the largest fire districts in Oregon is asking the typical $300,000 homeowner for $30 a year, or $2.50 a month, to improve local…
Feb 25, 2015

Police: Suspect shoots at officer, kills self

by Pamplin Media Group
No Portland police hurt in overnight incident A suspect who fired shots at a Portland police officer was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the backyard of a Southeast…
Feb 25, 2015

PPS deploys $ 7.5M in fast cash this spring

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Fears of state budget kept the board from spending more The Portland Public Schools district has some walking around money this spring after the board unanimously authorized the superintendent…
Feb 26, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers on leave after initiation…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal calls possible hazing activities "troubling" An initiation into a Wilson High School class has left three teachers on paid administrative leave while Portland Public Schools…
Feb 25, 2015

Voices weigh in on paid sick leave

by Peter Wong
Portland, Eugene have requirement; lawmakers consider making it a statewide policy. Jim Houser says he has offered paid sick leave to employees at his Portland auto repair business for 32 years…
Feb 25, 2015

Portland Streetcar ready for expansion in September

by Steve Law
The Portland Streetcar system will expand in September, with more cars, more operating money and more miles of track. Starting Sept. 12, when the Tilikum Crossing bridge formally opens, Portland…
Feb 27, 2015

Citizens press DEQ on air permit application

by Kathy Fuller
Intel wants to double air contaminant limits Many questions remain to be answered to satisfy the public’s concern over Intel Corporation’s air emissions at its Aloha and Ronler Acres chip…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - DHMS latest survey revealed that Oregonians have a strong love for their home state, and therefore, the environment. Oregonians are more likely than Americans as a whole to believe the Earth is warming and its due to human-caused activity. However, there still is a lot of skepticism about climate change here - especially among Republicans.
Feb 24, 2015

Slim majority backs carbon-fuel tax

by Steve Law
Poll: Dems, GOP differ sharply on cause of warming A majority of Oregonians say they’d support a tax on carbon-based fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s not a strong enough…
Feb 24, 2015

Mark & Dave: Fans flock for piece of PDX magic carpet

by Mark&Dave
There’s a little bit of hoarder in all of us. So we’re not surprised that 32 vendors bid for the remains of the PDX carpet being torn out at the airport and replaced with a newer, more modern…
Feb 24, 2015

Anti-hunger advocates seek wide-ranging actions

by Peter Wong
They urge state support for low-income families moving toward self-sufficiency. Advocates against hunger in Oregon want to seek other changes to provide greater state support and lead to…
Feb 24, 2015

Share your thoughts with the city on Uber, Lyft, and city taxi…

by Steve Law
Have a gripe about taxi service in Portland? Excited — or worried — about a new generation of DIY taxi services such as Uber and Lyft? The city of Portland wants to hear your thoughts. Portland…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Bureau of Environmental Services property manager Eli Callison turns on the lights in bureau-owned warehouse that sits at Terminal 1 in Northwest Portland. The bureau is hoping to sell the 18-acre industrial site
Feb 24, 2015

For Sale: surplus property

by Jim Redden
Portland has begun to prepare 24 properties for sale, which could generate millions of dollars Two Portland bureaus are preparing to dispose of dozens of pieces of property they no longer need.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - An independent investigation into cost overruns at the $11.4 million Bureau of Environmental Services office building includes 11 recommendations to make sure it doesn't happen again.  The new $11.5 million office building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant was a showcase for the Bureau of Environmental Services, but its cost increases raised questions about the citys construction process.,
Feb 24, 2015

Report urges closer look at future BES projects

by Jim Redden
Fish says enough already being done to keep tabs on spending An independent investigation into cost overruns at the Bureau of Environmental Services office building includes 11 recommendations…
Feb 24, 2015

Multnomah Villagers draw line on growth

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Residents wary of designating area 'center' vs. 'corridor' Deborah Honthaner remembers that when she moved to the Multnomah neighborhood in Southwest Portland 30 years ago, it wasn’t hard to…
Feb 23, 2015

Problems continue at the Port of Portland

by Jim Redden
Terminal operator, union trade accusations That didn't take long. Only a few days after West Coast port operators reached a tentative contract agreement with the International Longshore and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader told a small crowd in Salem Saturday that he believe the immigration fight is this generation's civil rights battle. Schrader, a Canby resident, is a Democrat representing Oregon's 5th Congressional District.
Feb 23, 2015

Rep. Schrader: Immigration is the new civil rights battle

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregon Democrat speaks at gathering sponsored by immigrant-rights group. SALEM — U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader says the current debate on federal immigration policy is “the civil rights battle for the…