Portland Film Festival to feature film starring Beaverton's Katee Sackhoff

Portland Film Festival to feature film starring Beaverton's Katee Sackhoff

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From heritage tree to Thiessen black-walnut sawdust in Oak Grove

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Potholes in ODOT's quality control

Potholes in ODOT's quality control

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Three Rivers quietly awaits long-desired new school

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Faster coverage versus long-term aesthetics for Wilsonville

Faster coverage versus long-term aesthetics for Wilsonville

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Skate park could be amenity or disruption

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City hopes conference will help find a fix for Columbia levee

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Former Lake Oswego First Lady Virginia Campbell dies at the age of 105

Former Lake Oswego First Lady Virginia Campbell dies at the age of 105

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International Night Market a big draw

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Lake Oswego High says farewell to Casey Dunn

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Open-carry activists gather to patrol Molalla streets

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Recreation center heads to November ballot

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Wilsonville vets soar the sunny skies

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Council denies development proposal at Upper Midhill Drive

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

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PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian JarvisPACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonWhen it comes to roof repairs or a full roof replacement, many homeowners aren’t sure what they should expect to pay. Read on to learn about the main factors most contractors consider when estimating a new project’s cost.

Repair or Replace?: If your roof is more than 15 years old, is leaking in multiple places, or has already gone through several repairs, it’s probably time for a replacement. Replacing your roof is a valuable investment that will add value to your home, and newer roofing materials can help you better control your indoor air temperature, saving you on your heating and cooling bills by using reflective ceramic granules. Check with DOE of Oregon or Energy Trust of Oregon for more information.

Style and Health: Your roof’s style and health determine a lot when it comes to price. Whether your roof is flat or flopped, has multiple levels, is hipped or gabled, or is suffering from moisture and/or mold damage will determine the scope and scale of your project.

Type of Material: Asphalt shingles are the most common and least expensive roofing material available. Tile roofing is an option, but its weight, functionality and expense mean it is seldom used in Oregon. Beautiful cedar shingles and shakes are another option, and a long-lasting metal roof is a low maintenance, energy efficient option.

For a free estimate on your repair or replacement project, call (503) 635-8706 or visit www.pacificwestroofing.com. For the answers to more of your roofing questions, visit www.pacificwestroofing.com/blog.

Pacific West Roofing

9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 635-8706

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Brought to you by Dr. Kelley Burkett - Northwest Women's Clinic - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Kelley BurkettThe Zika virus is well-documented by now, thanks in part to the Rio Olympics. But while the Games may be over, the threat from this virus continues to grow. 

While the two types of mosquitoes known to carry Zika are not found in Oregon, they are found in the U.S., and the virus' ability to spread through sexual contact makes the infection a potential problem anywhere, including here in the Pacific Northwest.

Since there is no cure for Zika and its potential effects to the fetus are devastating, prevention is key. Current CDC recommendations are for pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant to avoid travel entirely to areas with Zika outbreaks, including Puerto Rico and parts of Florida. If you must travel, avoid bites by using DEET, covering exposed skin, treating clothes with permethrin, and staying in air conditioned and screened areas. DEET is safe to use while pregnant.

If you are still potentially exposed through mosquitoes or sexual activity, including unprotected sex with an infected partner, recommendations are for women to wait 8 weeks before conceiving. Exposed men with symptoms are advised to use condoms for a full 6 months before conceiving. 

For Oregonians, Zika is a very real threat as a sexually-transmitted infection. Condom use or abstinence greatly decreases the chance of transmission and a test does exist to confirm infection. Should you have any questions or doubts, please see your doctor. Keep updated by checking www.acog.org/zika and www.cdc.gov/zika.

Northwest Women’s Clinic

11750 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300

2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 619

(503) 416-9922

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Brought to you by Neal Kuhnhausen - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -


KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Neal KuhnhausenIf you’re looking to tie a room together with some finishing touches, figuring out just what your room needs can be the hardest part. Often times, décor items such as beautiful accessories or art work can provide the final brushstrokes for a masterpiece of a room. Sometimes what a room really needs, however, is another piece of furniture to tie everything together.

For kitchen and dining areas a Buffet brings great style to any space without overpowering the main pieces of a kitchen space. Perfect for storing dinnerware and table linens, a buffet can also display photos, candles, vases, and other unique items, making buffets a versatile piece that can serve multiple functions.

If you are looking to bring a little more sophistication to your bedroom or office space, Bookcases are a wonderful addition. Available in a variety of styles and finishes from Whittier Wood, Mystique and Hooker Furniture, bookcases help to tidy up your living spaces, displaying everything from books to ornaments to CD’s and movies.

Sometimes, when things seem just a bit off, all you really need is a great Accent Chair. Perfect for corners (with a new lamp!), near fireplaces, or adjacent to larger furniture pieces such as sofas, accent chairs contribute a flair of style while bringing a room full circle.

Whether you’re looking for a casual piece of furniture or something a little more upscale, come browse the wide selection of furniture available at Kuhnhausen’s today; we’ve got just what you need!

Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase

2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 234-6638

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Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -


NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenRecently, we told you all about redesigning your jewelry into pieces you love. Part of the idea behind redesigning jewelry is to create jewelry that fits your personal style. But what if you are looking to define your personal style? Every woman needs a signature piece of jewelry, one that captures their essence and exudes confidence.

The Lika Behar collection, featuring beautiful hand-crafted designs, pure metals, and unusual gemstones, could have just the piece you are looking for. Born in Istanbul, Lika’s pieces reflect the juxtaposed historical and modern architecture characteristic of modern-day Istanbul, a romantic look at the past with a modern twist.

Many pieces in her collection feature pure 24 Karat gold in homage to rich ancient jewelry traditions complemented by brilliant gemstones meant to reflect the varying hues of blue water that surround Istanbul. With a sensual and tactile modernism, the pieces of Lika’s collection are for the modern woman who enjoys the exquisite precision once celebrated by ancient artisans.

The Lika Behar collection features jewelry pieces of all shapes, sizes, and styles. No matter how you define your personal style, you are sure to find a piece that complements and highlights your unique personality, from rings to necklaces to bracelets and bangles. Visit Nielsen’s Jewelers at 825 NE Multnomah St #280 today to browse the Lika Behar collection and find your signature piece of jewelry.

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614

www.nielsensjewelers.com

Brought to you by Dr. Mary Ellen Ulmer - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -


THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Mary Ellen UlmerFor parents of school kids, the real New Year begins in September, not January. September is when we hit restart, packing away summer’s flip flops and floaty toys and turning, once again, to packing lunches into bags and kids into school buses. So it’s a perfect time to make a few New School-Year’s resolutions. Here are five to help you get your family off to a healthy and happy start.

1. Start the day with breakfast. Just as you can’t drive a car without gas, you can’t run a brain without food. Kids need fuel in the morning. If they’re in a hurry or don’t like to eat in the morning, a piece of fruit and a glass of milk is perfectly reasonable (but skip the chocolate milk — they don’t need the quarter-cup of sugar). Adding some whole-grain toast or oatmeal is even better.

2. Keep going with a healthy lunch. Whether it’s a sack lunch or a school lunch, ideally, it should include a fruit and a vegetable, a whole grain and a protein — but any lunch is better than no lunch. Some whole-grain crackers, a chunk of cheese, an apple and some carrots work in a snap. Have an extra minute? Swap the cheese and crackers for a peanut butter sandwich on whole-grain bread.

3. Stock healthy after-school snacks. If it comes out of a package and you need a chemistry degree to understand the ingredients, leave it at the store. The same goes for sugary snacks and sodas. The best snacks are fresh fruits and veggies and a healthy protein, such as a glass of milk, a piece of cheese, a smear of peanut butter or a quarter cup of almonds or other nuts.

4. Eat dinner together. Everyone’s busy — and that’s exactly why family dinners are so important. No TV. No cell phones. Just you and your kids, connecting and checking in with each other about your day, your friends and your lives. How important is it? Skipping family meals has been linked to depression in teens.

5. Review the rules of cyber safety. Kids: don’t give your full name, address or school to anyone you meet online, and don’t post anything you’d be embarrassed for grandma to read. Parents: friend your kids on all the platforms they use, and know that it’s OK to check their phones from time to time.

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

www.theportlandclinic.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -


ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFor nearly 4 years, National Public Radio (NPR) variety show Live Wire Radio accounted for some of the best shows the Alberta Rose Theatre has ever seen. Packed houses were treated to an artful blend of unpredictable conversation, live music, and comedy from emerging artists and established acts, with the results broadcast on 125 public radio stations all across the country.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Luke Burbank (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me), Live Wire’s mission is “to harness the intimacy of the theater experience and the power of the public airwaves to enliven, inspire, and engage audiences.” After a couple of years in other venues, Live Wire will return to the Alberta Rose Theatre this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Live Wire will host their entire fall lineup (excluding their two annual Wordstock shows) at the Alberta Rose on the following dates (all Thursdays): September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, and November 17th. Special guests this season include actor Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Ash vs. Evil Dead) and Portland band Blind Pilot.

Tickets are on sale now at www.albertarosetheatre.com. All shows begin at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Don’t miss out on some remarkable stories, new ideas, new music and fascinating people. Get your tickets today!

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

www.albertarosetheatre.com

Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, & KITE INSIDER -


ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWith thousands of beautiful and unique designs, kiting has never been a more enjoyable activity. But whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kite flyer, having such a wide variety to choose from can make selecting the right kite difficult.

For the novice flyer, Single Line Kites are the easiest kites to fly, making them perfect for the whole family. Setup is easy, with many kites ready to launch right out of the box. Single line kites come in many styles, sizes, and colors.

For children, the classic Diamond features fun decorations such as dogs, butterflies, and even sharks! that are visible from the ground. Sleds and Parafoil Kites are also great for kids as they fly in a wide range of wind speeds and have no rigid parts.

For more advanced users, single-line Deltas are stable, easy to handle, and designed to fly well in light wind, making them a very popular design for those that want to take their game to the next level.

Even more advanced, Dual Line Kites have two separate lines which make them solid at speed, dynamic, and maneuverable in virtually any direction. Many dual line kites are Stunt Kites that are fast, challenging to fly, and precisely controlled fliers.

These are just a few examples of what the sport of kiting has in store. For all of your kite flying needs and questions, stop by Elmer’s today!

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

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Brought to you by Fabio Testa - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -


PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Fabio TestaKitchen and bathroom remodels are among the most popular and valuable home improvement projects. But without proper planning and guidance, these undertakings can be very expensive and risky.

The experts at Parr Design Center recognize the importance of doing the job right the first time. They can help you determine a budget, design the layout, choose a contractor, select the products, and avoid common mistakes.

A successful project begins by determining the budget. There is no better way to do this than with a trip to one of the two Parr showrooms in Portland. Parr Design Centers have several displays set up with many different styles, finishes, and price points in cabinets, appliances, countertops, and flooring. Seeing the most popular cabinet brands up close, brands such as MasterBrand, Decora, Kemper, Aristokraft, and Dynasty, will help you decide which amenities are necessary and which are optional.

Once the budget is determined and the products are selected, a Parr Design Center designer will turn your choices into a 3-D computer layout. This will allow you to see your kitchen or bath before it is ordered and built.

With a good plan and specialized team, you can expect exceptional results from your kitchen or bath remodel. Visit a Parr Cabinet Design Center to explore the endless possibilities, experience the stunning showrooms, and meet with a professional today.

Parr Cabinet Design Center

755 NW 185th Ave.

Aloha, OR 97006

503-614-2655

www.parrcabinet.com

Brought to you by Jennifer Cook-Buman - Living Right Senior Placement - SENIOR PLACEMENT INSIDER -


LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanAlzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and the only one in the top ten that has no prevention, treatment or cure. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the largest annual fundraiser for dementia related education, research, care and support for the people and care givers affected by this devastating disease.

Help us reach the goal of a world without Alzheimer’s: If you don’t know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s besides memory loss, check out this excerpt from one of the most popular articles available through the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”:

--Memory loss that disrupts daily life; forgetting things but remembering later is normal, repeating the same information is a red flag

--Challenges in problem solving or planning

--Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure

--Confusion with time or place

--Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images – this is when driving becomes difficult

--New problems with words in speaking and/or writing (i.e. calling a watch a hand clock)

--Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace your steps

--Decreased or poor judgement

--Withdrawal from work or social activities – including lifelong hobbies

--Changes in mood and personality – such as confusion, anxiety, or suspicion

If you notice any of the 10 warning signs in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment with your doctor. To continue supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s, register on www.ALZ.org to join team Living Right for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Living Right Senior Placement offers assistance to people trying to find the most appropriate housing options for seniors in the Portland metro area. We work with retirement communities, assisted living, memory care communities and adult foster care homes. Services are typically FREE to the client.

Living Right Senior Placement

(503) 780-7353

Visit us at: www.livingright.net/

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsSmall and mid-sized businesses often find it difficult to determine if they should rent or own commercial property. Purchasing commercial real estate is a complex, often difficult process with a fair amount of risk attached to it. Nevertheless, a commercial property purchase allows you to depreciate the property and reduce your taxable income, as well as giving you greater control over your overhead costs. If you’re ready to own your own commercial real estate, I’ve got a few tips to guide you.

Ask yourself a lot of questions: The biggest question to ask is “Are you ready to make an investment of this size?” If you are ready, you’ll need to grapple with issues relating to what kind of location you need, how much work you’re willing to put into the property, and how much risk you can tolerate.

Evaluate the property: You should visit many different properties to figure out which properties you fit with. Your situation and needs are unique, and not every building will fit them. Location, physical condition, allowable uses, adequacy of access, and the opportunity for expansion or leasing should all be considered.

Conduct a feasibility study: Feasibility studies are a great way to stress test potential properties. Study your business’ market, the market(s) of your potential properties, and your own finances to determine how viable your options are, and how much margin for error you have.

Call the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips: The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips can advise and assist you every step of the way.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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August 29, 2016

Shooter flees after incident at Gresham's Sanctuary Church

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Lead-safety activist ousted from nonprofit

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August 29, 2016

Washington County joins text-to-911 system

by Peter Wong
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by Zane Sparling
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August 28, 2016

Two wounded in weekend shootings

by Jim Redden
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August 28, 2016

Harbor businesses to challenge Terminal 1 homeless shelter

by Jim Redden
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KOIN NEWS 6 - Neighbors in Lents protested an alternative homeless camp planned by the city on Saturday.
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Tensions growing ahead of Springwater Corridor homeless sweep

by KOIN 6 News
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August 28, 2016

Squatters suspected of starting NE Portland house fire

by Jim Redden
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August 28, 2016

Police increasing patrols Monday for start of school year

by Jim Redden
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August 28, 2016

Lake Oswego man drowns Saturday near Canby Ferry

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August 28, 2016

Saturday fire heavily damages Wilsonville house

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Open Wapato jail to the homeless, says Commissioner Loretta Smith

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August 26, 2016

Police chief discusses staffing problems at gang-related meeting

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August 26, 2016

VIDEO: The Greyhound Park comes down

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August 26, 2016

Schrader bill would speed up federal drug review

by Peter Wong
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Hood to Coast detoured around homeless campers

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Council balks at Hales' request to extend housing emergency three years

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales does not think the city’s affordable housing is going to end for another three year, despite the fact that the City Council has authorized tens of millions of additional dollar for affordable housing projects over the past year…
HANNAH SCHAFER, PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION. - A new Speed Safety Cameras installed along the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Southwest Portland.
August 25, 2016

Smile, you're on Speed Safety Camera in Southwest Portland

by Jim Redden
Portland has just installed the first so-called Speed Safety Cameras in state along Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Police will issue warnings to drivers who are pictured exceeding the speed limit over the next 30 days. The typical fine will…
OSP  - A Colton man died Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla.
August 25, 2016

Colton motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 211

by Molalla Pioneer
A Colton man died Wednesday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla. At 8:56 p.m. Aug. 24, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a reported crash between a motorcyle and a van. The…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jeremy Patrick Kidwell
August 25, 2016

Man arrested for throwing bomb under motorhome occupied by homeless people

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a man for throwing what they described as a homemade explosive device under a motorhome occupied by homeless people in Southeast Portland on Wednesday. Jeremy Patrick Kidwell, 46, is charged with manufacturing a destructive…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Hawthorne Street Fair will feature music, vendors, performances, art and much more between Southeast 31st and 38th avenues on Sunday.
August 25, 2016

Hawthorne Street Fair: Live music, art and more

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is known for its mix of idiosyncratic shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants — and many of them will open their doors wide for special events, live music and more during the annual Hawthorne Street Fair on Sunday, Aug.…
COURTESY STATE OF OREGON - Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, has been appointed the state's chief operating officer by Gov. Kate Brown.
August 25, 2016

Oregon ag director named state chief operating officer

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Katy Coba, the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, has been appointed the state’s chief operating officer and director of the Department of Administrative Services, the state’s overarching administrative agency, Oregon Gov.…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown has agreed to five debates and left the door open for more.
August 25, 2016

Campaign: Gov. Brown to participate in five debates

by Paris Achen
Gov. Kate Brown announced details Thursday for five debates she plans to participate in this fall. Her campaign has said the sitting governor who is seeking election for the first time would agree to at least three debates. As former secretary of…

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STATE OF OREGON - A review has found ways the Department of Human Services can reduce foster care abuse.
Aug 25, 2016

Review: DHS could do more to prevent foster care abuses

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Human Services might be able to prevent the abuse of children in Oregon’s foster care system by placing their charges more appropriately and better coordinating…
Aug 25, 2016

Washington County sets vehicle fee in motion

by Peter Wong
But board will await state legislative session before imposing it. Washington County commissioners have set in motion a plan to impose a vehicle registration fee to raise money for local road…
GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Thomas Walker
Aug 21, 2016

Gresham police find missing man

by Jim Redden
After going missing and spurring a search by the Gresham Police Department, Thomas Walker, 69, of Sammamish, Wash., was found safe in downtown Portland on Aug. 22. Police say Walker arrived in…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck says the added costs from Measure 97 will trickle down to his small business.
Aug 25, 2016

Washington County board splits on Measure 97

by Peter Wong
A 3-2 vote opposes a corporate tax increase on Nov. 8 state ballot. Washington County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, will formally oppose Measure 97. The Nov. 8 ballot initiative would raise a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The historic Iron Workers Cottage sits on Wilbur Street in Old Town, where exterior renovations are currently in progress.
Aug 25, 2016

Lake Oswego Preservation Society plans to lease workers cottage

by Anthony Macuk
Pending council approval, the historic structure will become a small museum The Lake Oswego Preservation Society is one step closer to having a new home: the historic Iron Workers Cottage in Old…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego residents Chris and Joy Rich and their children, Grace and Gus, visited Tanzania in late July and early August to see the impact of Africa Bridge firsthand. Through its efforts, the nonprofit has helped lift 28 villages out of the cycle of poverty.
Aug 25, 2016

Rotarians lend helping hand to Africa Bridge

by Cliff Newell
$61,000 donation greets Deborah Saunders as she takes the helm of the Lake Oswego-based nonprofit If Deborah Saunders had any doubts about relocating to the West Coast from her native New…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools this year may look at how to streamline the school supply purchase that many families have to make for each of their kids.
Aug 25, 2016

New course in back-to-school supplies

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Leaders consider buying in bulk, other cost-cutting measures School starts Monday in Portland Public Schools and through those doors will walk nearly 50,000 backpacks with an increasingly…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Multnomah Education Service District nurses will have lower-skilled assistants to help serve students' needs this year.
Aug 25, 2016

PPS tries cure for school nurse shortage

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Health assistants deployed to share duties with RNs This year, when your kid goes to see “the school nurse,” they might not be seeing a nurse at all. Portland Public Schools is significantly…
Aug 25, 2016

Sources: Trump decides to skip trip to 'Little Beirut'

by Jim Redden
It isn’t surprising that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump canceled his Aug. 31 rally and fundraiser in Portland last week. The only question is, why did he schedule them in the first…
Aug 25, 2016

Gladstone/Clackamas County library fight heats up in circuit…

by Peter Wong
The dispute between Gladstone and Clackamas County over funding for a new library has gone to court. Gladstone city officials filed suit in circuit court seeking $1.5 million from the county to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham native and U.S. Olympian Sam Crouser is greeted Tuesday at Portland International Airport after arriving home from the Rio Games.
Aug 24, 2016

VIDEO: Local Olympians get a warm welcome at PDX

by Pamplin Media Group
Local U.S. Olympic Team members Sam Crouser and Mariel Zagunis were greeted at Portland International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 23, by an enthusiastic group of family and friends as they returned…
Aug 24, 2016

California judge dismisses lawsuits against Monsanto similar to…

by Jim Redden
A federal judge in California has dismissed three lawsuits filed against Monsanto over PCB contamination similar to one filed by Portland. All of the suits were prepared with the assistance of…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Javier Fernando Hernandez
Aug 24, 2016

Two people charged in December 2015 murder

by Jim Redden
Portland police have arrested two people in connection with the December 2015 killing of 21-year-old Kyle Polk. Javier Fernando Hernandez, 20, of Vancouver, Washington, is charged with murder,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - McLoughlin Memorial Association volunteers Denyse McGriff (left) and Joan Williams don period costumes in staffing a booth at the First City Festival on July 23.
Aug 24, 2016

McLoughlin House featured on National Park Service Centennial…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service on a free Centennial Day event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center Ave., in Oregon City. The…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Homeless camps at Laurelhurst Park before the Tueday cleanup,
Aug 23, 2016

Homeless swept out of Laurelhurst Park

by KOIN 6 News
Growing homeless camps in Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland were cleaned up Tuesday morning, just weeks before the city begins its announced sweep along the Springwater Corridor connecting…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High School and University of Oregon graduate Sam Crouser is greeted at Portland International Airport by Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis as Crouser returns Tuesday morning from the Rio Olympics. There, he took part in the men's javelin competition, while his cousin, Ryan Crouser, earned a gold medal in the shot put.
Aug 23, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Local Olympians honored at PDX

by Pamplin Media Group
The Olympians arrived on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Local U.S. Olympic Team members Sam Crouser and Mariel Zagunis were greeted at Portland International Airport today by an enthusiastic group of family…
PORTLAND BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION - Computer-generated image of Flanders Crossing bridge over I-405.
Aug 23, 2016

Next Portland bridge won't allow cars, either

by Jim Redden
For the second time in a row, a new Portland bridge won’t carry any private motor vehicles. The Flanders Cross over I-405 is designed for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Oregon Transportation…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - A Multnomah County judge could decide the monthly lease payments for Terminal 1, where a majority of the City Council wants to open a homeless shelter.
Aug 23, 2016

Terminal 1 controversy continues

by Jim Redden
The controversy over the City Council’s decision to open a temporary — and perhaps permanent — homeless facility at Terminal 1 has only increased in recent days. Commissioner Nick Fish, who…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON O. WELLS - An Honor Flight of Oregon group of World War II veterans pose for a group photo at the U.S. World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in September 2015. The nonprofit Honor Flight grroup is seeking veterans from the Gresham, Portland and surrounding areas for the next trip Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
Aug 23, 2016

Honor Flight seeks veterans for free trip to Washington, D.C.

by Pamplin Media Group
Nonprofit group transports World War II vets to see memorials Honor Flight of Portland is calling on World War II veterans in Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Hood River, Clackamas,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Southwest Portland residents carried signs opposing proposed density increases during Multnomah Days parade.
Aug 23, 2016

Density fight goes public

by Jim Redden
Dozens of Southwest Portland neighborhood activists protested the City Council’s proposal to increase residential zoning in single-family neighborhoods during the annual Multnomah Days…
PHOTO BY DAVID F. ASHTON  - Before the annual Independence Day parade started, some neighbors stopped to look at maps and exhibits put up by the Eastmoreland Historical District proponents.
Aug 23, 2016

'Historical' plan divides Eastmoreland

by David F. Ashton
The Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association (ENA) Land Use Committee is proposing to have a large area of that neighborhood be designated an official “Historical District”. This idea doesn’t set…
Aug 23, 2016

School Notes: local exchange students seek homes; Atheism app;…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
School Notes is a collection of education news around Portland. E-mail tips to shasta@portlandtribune.com. Homes sought for Madison international students International Experience is seeking…
CITY OF MILWAUKIE - Alice Cannon, Nancy Newton, Ann Ober and Julie Underwood are the four finalists for Milwaukie's next city manager.
Aug 22, 2016

Aug. 22, meet Milwaukie's four finalists for its next city…

by Raymond Rendleman
In its efforts to find a new city manager to replace Bill Monahan, who will retire in October, members of Milwaukie City Council have narrowed the field of candidates down to four — Alice…
Aug 22, 2016

Lawyer files court bid to block Terminal 1 homeless lease

by Jim Redden
As promised, Portland attorney John DiLorenzo filed a motion in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday to block the warehouse at Terminal 1 from being used as a 400-bed homeless shelter. In…
Aug 22, 2016

City closes Kelly Point Park following two drownings there

by Jim Redden
Saying there is no safe place to swim at Kelly Point Park, Portland Parks & Recreation temporarily closed the park at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers following two recent…