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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The renovations to the station will eventually lead to a safer and more inviting stop, with better lighting, shelters and warning strips.
February 26, 2017

Gresham City Hall MAX stop closed for renovations

by Christopher Keizur
One of the oldest MAX stations will be closed from Feb. 26 to April 1.
KOIN 6 NEWS - Fire damaged this Southwest Portland apartment buildings on Feb. 25.
February 26, 2017

One hurt, eight displaced by SW Portland fire

by KOIN 6 News
The fire broke out in an apartment builing at Southwest 45th and Multnomah at around 2 p.m. on Saturday.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden addresses a crowd of onlookers at a town hall event at David Douglas High School on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Portland.
February 25, 2017

Wyden: 'Nothing off the table' for Trump impeachment

by Zane Sparling
Oregon Senator addresses 3,500 at town hall at David Douglas HS on Saturday.


PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - Sen. Ginny Burdick, left, and Rep. Margaret Doherty addressed an estimated 60 people today in downtown Tigard.
February 25, 2017

Housing, transit, marijuana dominate legislators' town hall

by Dana Haynes
Sen. Ginny Burdick and Rep. Margaret Doherty address constituents in downtown Tigard.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Irina Bautista, 18, poses with her little brother, Jorge. The two live in the Normandy apartment complex in Cully and are facing displacement because of a 100 percent rent increase.
February 25, 2017

Cully residents march against rent spikes

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The Normandy Apartment complex in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood is facing a 100 percent rent increase.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Lake Oswego business owner Kevin Kerwin stands outside his downtown computer repair shop, where a sign in the window advertises the 'March 4 Trump' rally he's organizing for March 4. Kerwin has a history of posting signs in the window of his store that convey provocative messages with anti-liberal themes.
February 25, 2017

Groups plan counter-protests during 'March 4 Trump' in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Events range from sidewalk demonstrations and a 'Rainbow Parade' to a family-friendly 'LO LOve-in' with a positive message
PHOTO BY JAIME VALDEZ - An investigator examines the house where Beaverton Police this morning shot and killed an armed man, across the street from Beaver Acres Elementary School.
February 24, 2017

Officers identified after man shot on roof in Beaverton

by The Times
Under long-standing protocol, both officers have been placed on paid leave.
REVIEW PHOTO: GARY M. STEIN - Firefighters wheel an injured pedestrian to a waiting ambulance Friday morning after the woman was struck by a car at the intersection of State Street and A Avenue.
February 24, 2017

Pedestrian struck by car in Lake Oswego during protest

by Anthony Macuk
Police say the driver was distracted by sign-carrying women nearby, who say they were there to protest a nearby business owner's 'racist Facebook posts'
February 24, 2017

Jackson County deputies apprehend suspected Sandy car burglar

by Pamplin Media Group
Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested Nathaniel James Young of Grants Pass on accusations stemming from car break-ins in Sandy overnight on Feb. 21.
COURTESY PHOTO: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Henry Conley Fitchett
February 24, 2017

Aurora man died of natural causes

by Lindsay Keefer
Henry Conley Fitchett's body was found at home just days after his family reported him missing
February 23, 2017

WL officer fired after controversial social media posts

by Patrick Malee
The saga began in July 2016 when Newberry - an eight-year veteran of the department - published several incendiary Facebook posts related to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has joined a state of Washington lawsuit to block President Trump's immigration travel ban.
February 23, 2017

Oregon seeks to join travel ban lawsuit, citing 'harm' to state, institutions

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Washington sued the Trump administration last month challenging a Jan. 27 executive order blocking travel by citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
February 23, 2017

School Notes: Lee in running for playground; Roosevelt teen is Youth of the Year; Vernon to…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Low-income school wants a playground slam dunk; Roosevelt teen named area Youth of the Year; Vernon to finish greenscaping project
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Tong Road meets Highway 224 a few miles east of Carver.
February 23, 2017

Landslide repairs close section of Highway 224

by Emily Lindstrand
The Oregon Department of Transportation estimates the closure will last several weeks while engineers make lasting repairs in the vicinity of seven landslidea.
February 23, 2017

Water bureau to seek approval for lead corrosion pilot program

by Jim Redden
City Council will consider request that could cost up to $20 million and take 5 and 1/2 years to impliment on March 1.
Sepulvado
February 23, 2017

Prosecutors subpoena former OPB reporter to discuss Ryan Bundy interview

by April Baer/OPB
Oregon's shield law offers journalists state protection, but it wouldn't apply in federal case.
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA -  A Mandelli machine at Boeings plant in Gresham uses a robot to pluck the correct milling spindle and put them into place to fashion a wing component.
February 23, 2017

Boeing brings new system production to Gresham

by Christopher Keizur
Facility will fabricate wing flap actuation components for commercial aircraft
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Clackamas County's Gary Schmidt speaks at a breakfast forum Thursday, Feb. 23, of the Westside Economic Alliance at the Embassy Suites in Tigard. Others from left are moderator Bernie Bottomly, TriMet; Jonathan Schlueter, Washington County, and Ree Armitage, field representative for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.
February 23, 2017

Counties: We need money for roads, transit, other public works

by Peter Wong
Panelists outline state and federal legislative priorities during a forum of the Westside Economic Alliance.
Deputy E.U. Ambassador Caroline Visini
February 23, 2017

European Union diplomat to speak at Nordia House

by The Times
Caroline Vicini will discuss the state of the relationship between the United States and the European Union.
February 23, 2017

Oregon officials react to prospect of federal pot crackdown

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Oregon officials say a crackdown on the state's recreational market would violate state rights.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Lincoln High School junior Amahn Enayati teaches 87-year-old Lily Irinaga how to use basic functions on her iPad. Enayati wants more teens to join Teen Tech Help to connect with seniors.
February 23, 2017

Teen builds bridges to seniors by helping with their technology

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Lincoln High School junior Amahn Enayati wants to grow his Teen Tech Help idea into a long-lasting volunteer network of teens willing to visit with seniors to teach a tech skill.
More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 21, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Monica Gupta recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a recent naturalization ceremony at the Beaverton Library.
February 23, 2017

'I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE'

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Thirty-one new Americans from 14 different countries gather for naturalization ceremony in Beaverton.
RICK LEWIS
February 23, 2017

Silverton mayor named to Oregon House vacancy

by Peter Wong
Republican Rick Lewis is choice of commissioners in District 18, which covers southern Clackamas County and northeast Marion County.
February 23, 2017

Bill seeks to boost Malheur County economy

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The measure would provide $10 million over two years for grants and loans to businesses and government institutions.

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REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Friends of Trees crew leader Sochetra Ly helps volunteer Donna White plant a bare root native sapling Saturday during a huge work party in Lake Oswego's River Run Park.
Feb 23, 2017

Helping to restore Lake Oswego's River Run Park

by Anthony Macuk
Volunteers led by Friends of Trees and the City of Lake Oswego place more than 1,400 native plants
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYTAKE - Redevelopment Director Brant Williams stands on the State Street sidewalk that the City rebuilt in partnership with neighboring businesses. It's 'a small project,' Williams says, 'but it means so much to some of the property owners.'
Feb 23, 2017

Brant Williams reflects on 'moving things forward' in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Retiring Redevelopment Director Brant Williams played a key role on projects big and small during 11 years in LO
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Automotive students peer under the hood. From left: Alec Senner, junior, LOHS; Abby Bernasconi, senior, Lakeridge; Edward Mahoney, junior, Lakeridge.
Feb 23, 2017

GETTING THEIR HANDS DIRTY

by Jillian Daley
Lakeridge, LOHS students get hands-on experience with automobiles through a partnership with World of Speed and Clackamas Community College
Feb 23, 2017

Sources: Wyden's insider info could spell trouble for Trump

by Jim Redden
Despite all the anti-Trump revelations and protests, the Democrats are not in a position to increase their power anytime soon.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Jeff Reynolds, a Tea Party activist from Rockwood who favored Senator Ted Cruz for president, is wary of Trump's conservative credentials but was pleased by his victory.
Feb 23, 2017

What do Republicans think of Trump?

by Jeff Mapes/OPB
This may shock Democrats, but some Oregonians think the president is doing a great job.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - City crews kick off a pothole Patch-a-thon Thursday, Feb. 23, hoping to tackle many of the 1,000 potholes reported by Portlanders.
Feb 22, 2017

City crews warm up shovels for pothole Patch-a-thon

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland's Bureau of Transportation has a backlog of more than 1,000 potholes, many of which could be filled beginning Feb. 23.
Feb 22, 2017

Projections boost state coffers by nearly $200 million

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
New revenue figures could drop Oregon projected budget shortfall to $1.6 billion.
Feb 22, 2017

School officials push back on mandatory class size negotiations

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A former union negotiator has proposed legislation to make class size a mandatory part of collective bargaining.
MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI/CAPITAL BUREAU - Jesse Bounds runs a straw-compressing facility in Junction City, Ore., that state regulators claim was rebuilt on a wetland after a fire.
Feb 22, 2017

Bills propose to dispel Oregon wetland uncertainties

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Property owners have no reliable assurance their land is not designated a wetlands, which would restrict the parcel's utility.
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS FACEBOOK LIVE - About two dozen protesters took over Portland's City Council chambers Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, chanting and shouting as city commissioners walked out of the meeting. The group talked about needing assistance for homeless people.
Feb 22, 2017

Protesters chant, shout and commandeer City Council meeting --…

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Three arrested at about noon as police clear City Hall's Fifth Avenue entrance.
SUBMITTED - James Tylka, left, shot and killed his wife, Katelynn, right, on Dec. 25, 2016. On Wednesday, the Washington County District Attorney's office ruled that officers were justified when they shot him 21 times, killing him.
Feb 22, 2017

DA rules officers justified in fatally shooting suspect in…

by Geoff Pursinger
Five officers shot James Tylka 21 times on Christmas night, district attorney's office said.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Owners of the property where the R2DToo homeless camp is located are under increasing pressure to evict it before April 7.
Feb 22, 2017

R2DToo lawyer 'confident' homeless camp will be relocated

by Jim Redden
Dedline is rapidly approaching, but no details forthcoming on possible new sites being considered by City Hall and the campers.
COURTESY TRIMET - Map of one of two new routes proposed by TriMet
Feb 22, 2017

TriMet proposes new, revised bus service

by Jim Redden
Public comment sought on most recent changes in 10-year improvement plan to better serve riders.
Laika's 'Kubo and the Two Strings' has been nominated for two Academy Awards, including best animated feature. The studio has been nominated several times since opening in 2009.
Feb 22, 2017

Hillsboro's Laika animation studio prepares for Oscars this…

by Geoff Pursinger
Laika's 2016 film 'Kubo and the Two Strings' has been nominated for best animated feature, and best visual effects.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Michael Withey plans to participate in the Point-in-Time Count this year following concerns that it isn't as accurate as it could be. He is a member of Oregon Harbor of Hope, a group of people in Portland's private sector interested in ending homelessness in the county. He also founded Micro Community Concepts, an organization that focuses on tiny homes as an answer to the affordable housing crisis.
Feb 21, 2017

How many homeless?

by Lyndsey Hewitt
This week's Point-in-Time Count hopes to answer whether the region's homeless population is increasing or decreasing.
Feb 21, 2017

Group agrees on marijuana regulation consolidation plan

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Plan consolidates regulation under the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and provides subsidy program for medical marijuana growers to maintain access for patients.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Legislators are debating bills that would change how taxes from recreational pot sales are distributed. Attempts to increase the amount given to local governments could fall victim to Oregon's $1.8 billion budget shortfall.
Feb 21, 2017

State budget woes could claim pot tax windfall

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's $1.8 billion budget shortfall has changed the prospects for bills that would give local governments a bigger share of marijuana tax revenues.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub's ceiling is covered every year in dollar bills and coins tossed there by patrons. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the ceiling was swept and the money donated to the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.
Feb 21, 2017

Kells' annual 'green rain' sweep drops donations on Providence…

by Pamplin Media Group
Since 1995, the event has raised more than $278,000 for the center that provides care for children with disabilities and complex medical needs.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Joe Robertson
Feb 21, 2017

OHSU hands out bonuses before Obamacare's fade

by Nick Budnick
Top execs receive nearly $1.2 million in raises, bonuses as major revenue source faces uncertain future.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - If you make at least $70,000 a year, you could probably afford to buy a median-priced house in Portland, according to a new online real estate information company survey.
Feb 21, 2017

Survey: Portlanders need to make about $70,000 a year to buy a…

by Pamplin Media Group
The most expensive city? San Francisco, where homebuyers need to make $160,589 to cover the $3,747 monthly payment for a $837,500 median-priced home.
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - U.S. Army reservist Will Naugle was last seen Jan. 26 near Clackamas Town Center. His family said Naugle's body was found near Powell Butte in Crook County.
Feb 21, 2017

Missing reservist's body found in Crook County

by KOIN 6 News
Will Naugle was last seen Jan. 26 near Clackamas Town Center. He was scheduled to report for annual training and vanished.
COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY - Nena Newsom, left, and Kim Repp from Washington County Public Health discuss 2016 survey to assess how well people are prepared for an emergency.
Feb 21, 2017

Are you prepared for the big one?

by Peter Wong
Washington County survey: 90 percent have done something, but only 18 percent have taken all steps recommended by authorities.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A potentially deadly parasite has been found nine times in the Bull Run reservoir.
Feb 21, 2017

Users: Turn off Bull Run faucet

by Jim Redden
Suburban water districts support switching to groundwater wells until Portland decides what to do about parasite found in primary supply source
Feb 21, 2017

Better housing design, better livability

by Jim Redden
Project invites citizen input on multi-family building requirements to improve neighborhoods.
Feb 21, 2017

No-cause suit set for April trial

by Jim Redden
Federsl judge refuses restraining order against new city policy requiring landlords to pay moving costs of tenants evicted without stated cause.