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Welcome to Saturday, Sept. 5. Happy birthday to Bob Newhart (1929), a comic genius. It’s going to be mostly sunny in the mid-70s. Kick the college football season off right:

• Take advantage of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program to get free admission (for B of A cardholders) Saturday and Sunday at the Portland Art Museum, the Portland Children's Museum and the Portland Japanese Garden. http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

• Munch on food from around the world at Blue Lake Park Day’s International Food Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park in Fairview. oregonmetro.gov

• Check out the dolls and teddy bears at the Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach. www.crossroadsshows.com

• Head to the Sandy Public Library for the Saturday Afternoon Kids Lego Club, 2 to 4 p.m.

• Help the Friends of Tryon Creek restore the park’s ravine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the park on Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard. www.tryonfriends.org

 


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COURTESY OF MCSO - Multnomah County sheriff's deputy Eric Gustafson died Sept. 3 in a motorcycle accident near Redding, Calif.
September 04, 2015

Sheriff's deputy killed in California accident

by Pamplin Media Group
A 47-year-old off-duty Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy died Thursday when the motorcycle he was riding crashed near Redding, Calif. The sheriff’s office reported Friday that Eric Gustafson of Vancouver, Wash., was a 26-year veteran. California…
COURTESY OF TRIMET - A metal post at a TriMet transit station is just one part of the new Hop Fastpass electronic fare system. The post will hold fare system e-card reader.
September 05, 2015

TriMet electronic fare system work begins to 'Hop'

by Pamplin Media Group
By the end of 2017, TriMet riders will be able to hop on board Portland-area buses and trains using Hop Fastpass, a new electronic fare system being installed across the region. The Hop Fastpass uses a smartcard on a reader to pay for rides. It will…
September 05, 2015

Addiction moms host vigil Sept. 13

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A local chapter of "The Addict's Mom," an online group of 30,000 members in the USA and Canada, are hosting a vigil to bring awareness to victims of addiction. The event will coincide with candlelit vigils across the country. The group will start…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some solar energy projects were among those receiving Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit. Legislators and the state Department of Energy are wrangling changes to the tax credit program with rules that should be in place by mid-September.
September 04, 2015

Lawmakers, energy department wrestle with tax credit rule changes

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Legislators poised to put clamps on future big payouts to private investors SALEM — Oregon energy officials have decided not to follow through on their plan to rewrite the rules for sales of energy tax credits, and Gov. Kate Brown says questions…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler visited Cornelius in March to praise the Cornelius Place library and affordable housing project, hoping it would help bring children and seniors together.
September 04, 2015

Wheeler close to deciding whether to run for Portland mayor

by Jim Redden
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will announce whether he will run for Portland mayor shortly after Labor Day. In response to a question about his political future, Wheeler had the following statement sent to the Portland Tribune on Friday: "Portland is…
September 04, 2015

Cool, wet weather prompts state to lift park fire ban

by Pamplin Media Group
State parks officials have lifted a fire ban that was imposed in August because of an extreme fire danger. Parks officials said Friday, Sept. 4, that lower temperatures, moisture and a gradual relaxation of fire bans by other jurisdictions promoted…
COURTESY OF FELICITY J. MACKAY/PBOT - The Balch Bulch Bridge was built in 1905 to extend a trolley line to the Willamette Heights neighborhood. The bridge's restoration has been honored by a national association.
September 04, 2015

Thurman Street Bridge restoration honored with national award

by Pamplin Media Group
Northwest Portland’s Thurman Street Bridge, the oldest span in the city that was restored last year, has earned a top national award from the American Public Works Association. The $3.78 million Balch Gulch Bridge at Northwest Thurman Street…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Wilsonville woman was killed in a collision with a school bus on Highway 20 Sept. 3. No significant injuries were reported from the occupants of the bus, a high school soccer team.
September 04, 2015

Wilsonville woman in fatal crash on Hwy 20

by Spokesman staff
A school bus and pickup truck were involved in a collision on Highway 20 Thursday at about 2 p.m. When emergency crews arrived they found the driver of the Chevrolet pickup, Camille Nelson, 32, of Wilsonville, deceased. The accident occured around…
September 04, 2015

Taste the county's best tomatoes, vote for favs

by Stephanie Haugen
Mark the calendar for the Washington County Master Gardener Associations annual tomato tasting. The public is invited to taste heirlooms, old standards and new varieties of tomatoes, and vote for their favorites. Individuals are also invited to…
September 04, 2015

2015 Volunteer Exp set for Thursday

by Jim Redden
Oregon's largest and longest running volunteer expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square on Thursday, Sept. 10. The Standard Volunteer Expo is a free event that will feature more than 150 nonprofit organizations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating…
September 04, 2015

Clackamas Community Collge to host business expo on Sept. 10

by The Clackamas Review
Workshops, presentations and resources for small business owners will be featured at the Clackamas Business Expo at Clackamas Community College on Thursday, Sept. 10. The free, daylong event will include an exhibitor’s hall with 50 vendors in the…
FERAL CAT COALITION OF OREGON - The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon will show many of these 'catios' on Sept. 12 during a tour meant to educate pet owners about keeping their cats safe.
September 03, 2015

Why can't we be friends?

by Jodi Weinberger
Coyotes and cats can co-exist, animal experts say Here’s something you may not know: If you kill one coyote and disrupt the pack structure, you’ll probably just end up with more coyotes. “The first thing people need to understand is there is no way…
PHOTO COURTESY: CCSO - Clackamas County's Major Crimes Team arrives at Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park.
September 03, 2015

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigating double-murder in Hearthwood Village Mobile…

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County deputies are investigating a double homicide that they say occurred on Sept. 2 at Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas. At 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a welfare…
September 03, 2015

High Times backs out of Cannabis Cup in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
On Monday, High Times withdrew its application to the city of Milwaukie for a temporary use application to host its annual Cannabis Cup on Mailwell Drive on Sept. 19 and 20. Amanda Younger, High Times event director, said that the “time has come to…
COURTESY OF PPB - Portland K-9 officer Nikko, who died Monday after fighting cancer, worked with the bureau's drug and vice officers, helping sniff out hundreds of pounds of meth, cocaine and marijuana.
September 03, 2015

Portland K-9 officer Nikko dies

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police K-9 Nikko died Monday after fighting an aggressive form of cancer. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois drug detection dog was assigned to the Police bureau’s Drugs and Vice Division. Nikko was born Jan. 22, 2006, in Holland and imported…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - When Portland police officers are outfitted with body cams, even routine vehicle stops may be recorded. Here, Portland officer Michael Close demonstrates approaching a vehicle with a camera on his chest.
September 03, 2015

Body cams are coming, Portland policing won't be the same

by Peter Korn
It’s midnight, and you hear a knock at the front door. A police officer explains that a dangerous fugitive is believed to be hiding in your neighborhood. He’s going to search your home — and doesn’t need a warrant. He points to a body camera on his…
COURTESY OF NATAS - Beaverton's Digimarc Corp. is one of four companies that will receive the Emmy Award in January for its copyright work on film and video.
September 03, 2015

Digimarc receives Emmy Award for copyright protection efforts

by Pamplin Media Group
And the Emmy goes to . . . Beaverton’s Digimarc Corp. The company that has worked to improve copyright protection for film and video received this week an Emmy Award for Engineering Creativity in Audio/Video. Awards were announced Wednesday, Sept.…
September 03, 2015

Oregon SAT scores flat, with few minorities reaching benchmark

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The College Board releases data on college readiness A fewer number of Oregon’s high school students took the SAT test last spring. But slightly more of those who did scored better than the year before, according to data released Thursday from The…
September 03, 2015

Small firm has big influence on energy tax credits

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — It’s not every business that can persuade state government to change regulations on its behalf. But that is what a small Portland firm called Blue Tree Strategies did earlier this year. The well-connected green energy consultancy developed a…
(Image is Clickable Link) MAP FROM MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT - A map showing the eight composite school districts of the Multnomah Education Service District.
September 03, 2015

MESD Board announces timeline for open board seat

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Multnomah Education Service District Board announced it will conduct public interviews at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 of its three candidates for appointment to a vacant seat. Erica Thatcher, who held the position for Zone 2, resigned earlier this year with…
September 03, 2015

Sources Say: Is that a mynah bird or just Ted Wheeler tweeting about St. Mary's?

by Jim Redden
In another hint that state Treasurer Ted Wheeler is thinking of running for Portland mayor, he tweeted not once, but twice about the recent controversy at St. Mary’s Academy. After it was reported the school had withdrawn a job offer to a lesbian…
September 03, 2015

Creston School wins National PTA award

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Under the leadership of five-year PTA President Lisa Kensel, the Creston School and Creston PTA picked up a National PTA School of Excellence award Aug. 27. The award recognizes schools for engaging parents in partnerships with the school. According…
September 03, 2015

Oregon economy expected to stay on stable course

by Peter Wong
China’s problems will affect Oregon’s economy, but state economists say they will have less effect than the strengthening dollar. Oregon, and particularly its manufacturing sector, is more dependent than other states on exports — and China is…
September 02, 2015

Mulino man dies in Oregon State Penitentiary

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) inmate Ronald Anthony Drennen, 69, of Mulino, died unexpectedly in the prison infirmary at about 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 2. Oregon State Police confirmed the death was due to natural causes. Drennen entered Oregon…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Liza Schade, registrar for the Washington County Museum, shows a giant iron cauldron used to make Swiss cheese. Her audience includes Deanna Palm, chairwoman of Portland Community Colleges board of directors, and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey (both behind the cauldron), among others.
September 03, 2015

Washington County museum's Rock Creek site nearly finished

by Eric Apalategui
The Washington County Museum wrote a new chapter in its own history this week when it re-dedicated its facility at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. For the museum, once mired in recession and leadership changes, the long-awaited…

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Sep 02, 2015

Report: union decline 'important part' of Oregon income…

by Peter Wong
Think tank study says labor unions play big role in boosting wages, middle-income prosperity A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy concludes that a decline in unionization since…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Visitors to the Washington County Museum will see the outside a covered wagon that traversed the Oregon Trail during the 1959 Centennial On to Oregon Cavalcade.
Sep 03, 2015

On to Oregon: Wagon wheels into Hillsboro

by Kathy Fuller
Washington County Museum to unveil Oregon Trail wagon exhibit. Take a step back in time later this month when the Washington County Museum unveils Hillsboro’s replica Oregon Trail wagon that…
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Sep 04, 2015

Arrest made after shots fired near NHS

by Gary Allen
Soccer game interrupted by sounds of gun fire, police arrest man from neighborhood A Newberg man was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to reports of shots fired at Newberg…
COURTESY PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - The Broadway Corridor area looking south towards downtown.
Sep 02, 2015

South Corridor open house set

by Jim Redden
One of the next large scale redevelopment project in Portland could occur in the Broadway Corridor, the 24-acre section of the city at the south end of the Broadway Bridge that include Union…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Despite additional officers assigned to the Gang Enforecement Team, gang violence has broken the official record.
Sep 02, 2015

Gang violence breaks official record

by Jim Redden
Gang violence in Portland broke the official record this week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The Gang Enforcement Team had accepted 122 incidents for investigation as of Wednesday,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici greets citizens during her visit to Centro Cultural in Cornelius Monday evening. Bonamici spent an hour answering questions from constituents.
Sep 03, 2015

Bonamici talks Iran, education in Cornelius

by Kathy Fuller
Citizen concerns range far and wide at town hall About 50 citizens turned out Monday night in Cornelius to ask questions of and share their opinions with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)…
Sep 03, 2015

Tuality, OHSU partnership will strengthen health care resources

by Manny Berman, Mark Rosenbaum
For most Washington County residents, Aug. 18 was just another hot, summer day. For Tuality Healthcare, it was a critical moment in our history: We announced the signing of a letter of intent to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Haggen expanded rapidly over the past year, purchasing some 146 stores from Albertsons and Safeway throughout the West Coast in order to ease a merger between those two companies. But Albertsons and Haggen are now suing one another over alleged wrongdoings during the deal.
Sep 01, 2015

Haggen suing Albertsons for $1 billion in federal court

by Pamplin Media Group
An unusual business deal between two Pacific Northwest supermarket chains took another strange turn on Tuesday as the grocer Haggen announced that it was suing Albertons — one of two companies…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says Oregon businesses will benefit from the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Wyden's father, Peter Wyden, wrote a book on the 1961 failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
Sep 01, 2015

Wyden linked to Cuba's past, future

by Peter Wong
Senator sees a big change for the better in island nation after U.S. reopens embassy U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has made two visits to Cuba, a decade — and political worlds — apart. The latest visit by…
DAVE JACKSON - Molalla's 2015 Apple Festival set for Oct. 10
Sep 01, 2015

Molalla's Apple Festival promises more than just apples

by Molalla Pioneer
Since 1975, the Molalla Area Historical Society (MAHS) has been keeping pioneer traditions alive with its annual Apple Festival. The 41st Apple Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10…
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOGO - Portland Public Schools logo
Sep 01, 2015

Portland teachers say district's new discipline policies are…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
District reports half as many suspensions and expulsions since 2013 Two dramatically different pictures of school wellbeing were presented at the last two Portland Public Schools board meetings,…
COURTESY OF KATHY STREET/OREGON ZOO - Schoolchildren help officials break ground Tuesday morning on a new conservation education center at the Oregon Zoo.
Sep 01, 2015

Zoo begins work on new education center

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Zoo broke ground Tuesday on its fifth major construction project in the past six years, this time for a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. Tuesday…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Former OSU head coach Mike Riley says he tried to create a 'harassment-free culture' in his college football program. Riley is a defendant in a $2.5 million federal lawsuit by a former OSU student who says she was attacked in 1999 in the same apartment where another woman was assaulted in 1998 by OSU football players.
Sep 01, 2015

OSU student sexually assaulted in 1999 sues university, Riley…

by Kevin Harden
UPDATE: OSU officials 'saddened' by claims; Riley says he was committed to 'harassment-free culture' A 34-year-old Hillsboro woman who says she was sexually assaulted 16 years ago by a cousin of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - A house on Northeast 44th Avenue rwas torn down to make way for a larger one, something many Portlanders oppose.
Sep 01, 2015

Hales appoints committee to advise on residential infill issues

by Jim Redden
Keeping a promise to preservationists and activists concerned about the growing number of residential demolition and infill projects, Mayor Charlie Hales has appointed a 25-member Stakeholder…
COURTESY OF WCSO - A GMC pickup hauling a trailer landed upside down near Southwest 185th Avenue Tuesday evening after a collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that killed a 20-year-old Hillsboro woman and injured seven other people.
Sep 01, 2015

Hillsboro woman dies, seven others injured in TV Highway crash

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Hillsboro woman died Tuesday evening in a seven-car collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that injured seven other people. Washington County sheriff’s deputies said Cassandra…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - All MAX trains originally ran east and west through Downtown Portland. Now the Green, Yellow and Orange lines use 5th and 6th Avenue Transit Mall, crossing the Blue and Red lines at SW Yamhill and Morrison Streets.
Sep 01, 2015

Orange Line overcame many challenges

by Jim Redden
TriMet's new MAX line opens Sept. 12 Nearly 30 years passed between the opening of TriMet’s first MAX line and the completion of the new Orange Line, which is scheduled to open Sept. 12. No one…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - New cost estimates for renovating the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum (right) range from $35.1 million to $145.9 million, depending on the scope of the project.
Sep 01, 2015

City pays dearly for historic properties

by Jim Redden
The cost of living with historic properties is catching up to the Portland City Council. For the third time in two months, the council has been presented with a multimillion dollar estimate to…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gamblers hit the video lottery terminals at one of the establishments at 'Lottery Row,' a strip center filled with lottery retailers in Jantzen Beach in North Portland.
Aug 27, 2015

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on…

by Steve Law
The Oregon State Lottery has failed to apply its own regulations designed to enforce the state Constitutional ban on non-tribal casinos, according to a state audit released Thursday. The…
Sep 01, 2015

PPS updates public records policy

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland Public Schools’ Office of Communications & Public Affairs announced Tuesday that Jeanne Windham of the Office of the General Counsel will now handle public records requests. Under…
PMG PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to an audience of business and government officials during a Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum Thursday morning.
Sep 01, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic…

by Mark Miller
When it comes to nourishing businesses that thrive in the global economy and bolster the entire state of Oregon, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's message for Washington County business and government…
TRAIL NEWS - Autumn 2015 'City Matters' column.
Aug 31, 2015

Urban renewal petitioner's complaint sparks an Oregon City…

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City is revising its policies regarding official publications as the Secretary of State’s Office investigates the city’s alleged violation of Oregon election law by discouraging citizens…
COURTESY OF PORT OF PORTLAND - Portland's airport shown on a 1950s post card. The Port of Portland is collecting memories of PDX for a 75th anniversary event.
Aug 31, 2015

PDX wants your memories of 75 years in the air

by Pamplin Media Group
The Port of Portland wants you to help celebrate Portland International Airport’s platinum jubilee by digging through your scrapbooks to find mementos of PDX. The airport turns 75 this year and…
COURTESY: STAN AND CLAIRE OCHS/KOIN 6 NEWS - The deputy in this partrol car was slightly injured Sunday morning in a two-car crash.
Aug 30, 2015

Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Deputy identified, crash blamed on fatigue A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy was injured early Sunday in a two-car crash on Highway 212 in Damascus. The deputy, Garrett Grimm, was…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Orange Line MAX trains are runnng their regular schedules but not picking up passengers until it opens on Sept. 12.
Aug 30, 2015

Orange Line countdown begins: MAX test runs and schedule changes…

by Jim Redden
TriMet began two weeks of train tests on Sunday for the opening of the new MAX Orange Line, and also adjusted schedules to accomodate when the line begins operating between Portland and…
COURTESY MERKLEY'S OFFICE - Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley calls Iran agreement decision one of hardest.
Aug 30, 2015

Merkley supports Iran agreement, Wyden on fence

by Jim Redden
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced his support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday. In a lengthy statement released on Aug. 30, Merkley said the agreement negotiated by the United…