Little Boxes tradition taps local shopping spirit

Little Boxes tradition taps local shopping spirit

Hometown merchants offer deals to draw shoppers on big weekend. Portland shoppers can get their...

Oak Hills Turkey Trot raises $5,000 for fire victims

Oak Hills Turkey Trot raises $5,000 for fire victims

More than 1,300 runners take part in Thanksgiving Day run A brisk Thanksgiving Day morning...

Update: Names released in Thursday shooting

Update: Names released in Thursday shooting

Sherwood Police said an apparent murder-suicide in Sherwood a few blocks from Edy Ridge...

Annual holiday tradition lights up Pioneer Courthouse Square

Annual holiday tradition lights up Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland, are you ready for some holiday music and dazzling lights? The 30th annual Christmas...

Oregon beer, brewers get spotlight

Oregon beer, brewers get spotlight

Writer Yaeger looks at impact of 10 Barrel's sale on craft brewing What is local? What is craft?...

Busy 82nd Avenue could get  face-lift thanks to ODOT, city

Busy 82nd Avenue could get face-lift thanks to ODOT, city

When you think of a Portland street known as an eyesore, which one comes to mind? For many,...

Cinching up the safety net

Cinching up the safety net

Regional psychiatric center might offer crisis relief to police, ERs Chris Farentinos and Cindy...

Homeless liaisons strive for stability for homeless youth

Homeless liaisons strive for stability for homeless youth

Needs remain great for many families in Beaverton The Beaverton School District and Washington...

'A selfless man of service'

'A selfless man of service'

Veterans' advocate, community leader Marv Doty dies at 88 As a World War II veteran and a...

TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

TriMet installs art along Trolley Trail

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, crews installed the first two of six sculptures along the Trolley Trail...

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Open house at Davis Graveyard

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Joint appearance: John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson, candidates for Oregon governor

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Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - works continues on the Sellwood Bridge replacement project.
November 28, 2014

Sellwood Bridge project costs increase

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County says the cost of the replacement Sellwood Bridge project will exceed the budget, but that its share is covered by its funding source, the $19 Vehicle Registration Fee approved…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - About 30 dead crows were found in downtown Portland parks.
November 28, 2014

Crows possibly killed by poisoned corn

by KOIN 6 News
After dozens of crows were found dead Tuesday along the Willamette River, the Audubon Society has determined a possible cause of death for the birds. The Audubon Society’s Bob Salinger said…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Riders get set to board an SDX bus rapid transit bus at the Bonneville Transit Center in Las Vegas. Raised curbs make boarding speedy. - See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/december-1-catch-sneak-preview-future-transit#sthash.CnahhIGU.dpuf
November 28, 2014

Free bus rapid transit forum set for noon Monday

by Jim Redden
The first bus rapid transit in the region could be built between Portland and Gresham in just a few years. You can learn more about that during a special forum on such higher speed and frequency…
November 27, 2014

Battle lines drawn in street fee fight

by Jim Redden
Novick, Hales don't want plan on ballot; referral drive planned Businesses squared off against unions and liberal advocacy organizations over the street fee at last week’s City Council hearing,…
November 27, 2014

Sources Say: Want street fee details? You might have to dig for…

by Jim Redden
Social media may be all the craze these days, but is it really the best way to release important information on a public policy decision? For weeks, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has…
November 27, 2014

Mark & Dave: Black Friday special: new weekly apology

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Here we go. Tomorrow is Black Friday. You know what Black Friday is, don’t you? Black Friday is that day, once a year, when it dawns on you that you’ve been overcharged the other 364 days of the…
November 26, 2014

Some immigrants may get driver licenses despite Measure 88 defeat

by Peter Wong
Issue hinges on interpretation of Obama's order allowing federal work permits and legal status. President Barack Obama’s immigration order could open the way for millions of undocumented people…
November 26, 2014

Street fee returns to City Council on Dec. 3

by Jim Redden
The City Council will consider two amendments to the proposed street fee at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3. One would sunset the fee in six years unless it is renewed by the council. The other ensures that…
November 26, 2014

Crows mysteriously dying in downtown Portland

by Jim Redden
Crows are suddenly dying in Portland and nobody knows why. The deaths, which were first discovered in several downtown parks on Wednesday morning, are being investigated by the Portland Police…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: KOIN 6 NEWS - A husband and wife are found wounded on the driveway of an Oregon City home Nov. 25.
November 26, 2014

Community grieves apparent domestic-violence murder

by Raymond Rendleman
Rebekah Johnson, 32, shot in a domestic dispute, according to Oregon City police, died Wednesday morning. She was found with her 38-year-old husband lying in the driveway of their Oregon City…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE POLICE - A 60-year-old man fell under the wheels of a TriMet bus Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 26, and died on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Causey Avenue.
November 26, 2014

TriMet bus runs over, kills man on 82nd Avenue

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE; Police identify accident victim A 60-year-old man was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was run over by a TriMet on Southeast 82nd Avenue and Causey Avenue in Clackamas County. The man’s…
Photo Credit: KOIN-6 NEWS: JENNIFER HOFF - Police respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 12000 block of Conestoga Drive in Beaverton on Thursday evening. Conestoga Drive resident Chesea B. Fresh was fatally shot after police say she pointed a rifle at Beaverton officers who responded to a 911 call from Fresh's boyfriend. The incident is under investigation and the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.
November 20, 2014

Investigation finds two officers fired at woman who aimed rifle…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Officers identified in fatal shooting on Conestoga Drive Investigators say a woman fatally shot by Beaverton police officers on Thursday, Nov. 20, had threatened officers and pointed a rifle at…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Ferguson protesters march along Southwest Salmon Street in downtown Portland on Tuesday.
November 26, 2014

Police arrest seven splinter group protesters

by Jim Redden
Police arrested seven Ferguson protesters in what they described as a splinter group that broke off from a peaceful march Tuesday night. According to police, the afternoon demonstration and…
November 26, 2014

Firefighters rescue man from Willamette River

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue saved a man from drowning in the Willamette River Tuesday evening. The man was not immediately identified. It is unclear how he ended up in the river. According to PF&R,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - A protestor disregards Portland police orders to clear the street under the Morrison Bridge during city-wide protests Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, to mark the grand jury decision in St. Louis County, Mo., to not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old man.
November 25, 2014

Ferguson protests turn chaotic in Portland

by KOIN 6 News
UPDATE: Splinter group blocks freeway, clashes with police, motorists. Portland police used pepper spray and made several arrests as Ferguson, Mo., protests spread across downtown and inner…
November 25, 2014

Forest Grove council OKs controversial Gales Creek development

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Citing Forest Grove's responsibility to share the burden of high-density housing in western Washington County, Mayor Pete Truax cast the deciding vote to approve the Gales Creek Terrace planned…
November 25, 2014

GMO ballot initiative will undergo recount

by Steve Law
Elections officials will conduct a hand recount of statewide votes for Measure 92, the ballot initiative aimed at requiring labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms or GMOs. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Dorothy Larson
November 25, 2014

Missing North Portland woman found safe

by Jim Redden
Dorothy Larson, 79, has been found safe. She has returned to her home. Portland police officers asked the public's help to find Larson, who disappeared Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, when she left…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Clackamas County deputy Donny Hollis, along with his sister Deena Keeler, talks about the circumstances of his resignation at his new business, 9 Round in Oregon City. Keeler says her brother has been trapped in an unspeakable situation.
November 25, 2014

Agency caught in former deputy's fight

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office focus of complaint as domestic violence dispute boils over. Former Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy Donny Hollis is convinced that he has been wronged. By his…
November 25, 2014

Health insurance open houses are set

by Peter Wong
Sessions enable people to enroll via federal website. Cover Oregon has scheduled several open houses in the next two weeks to enable people and small businesses to enroll for health insurance…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Bradly Sean Miller, 24, shown in a jail booking photo.
November 25, 2014

Man arrested for turning police horses loose

by KOIN 6 News
A 24 year old man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on allegations that he broke into the Portland Police Bureau’s Mounted Patrol Unit and set five horses free. Officials confirm…
November 25, 2014

Sellwood Bridge opening delayed

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County has pushed back the tentative opening of the replacement Sellwood Bridge to January 2016. The bridge was scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The county, which owns and…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Todd Heidgerken of the Tualatin Valley Water District explains proposed pipeline routes to bring water from the mid-Willamette River to Hillsboro.
November 27, 2014

Planning starts on new water pipeline routes

by Kathy Fuller
'Multi-generational' project will bring water from Willamette River A Nov. 20 open house in Hillsboro brought close to 100 citizens to peruse maps and potential pipeline routes for the…
November 25, 2014

Police union president calls for mutual restraint

by Jim Redden
Daryl Turner, the president of the Portland Police Association, has issued a statement calling on the union's members to be "thoughtful" about what they say about the Ferguson grand jury…
November 25, 2014

Coalition seeks new way to fund road work

by Peter Wong
Linking future gasoline tax increases with fuel efficiency of cars is endorsed by a coalition of transportation users, local governments and environmental groups. The proposal is part of a…

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Nov 25, 2014

Edible pot, packaging concern lawmakers

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Lawmakers asked lots of questions about Oregon’s new legal pot law during last week’s first legislative committee meeting since voters approved Measure 91. Starting July 1, 2015, adults…
Nov 25, 2014

Poll: Portlanders want to vote on income tax for streets

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Novick says results would be the same for any new revenue source The vast majority of Portlanders want to vote on the new income tax for streets proposed by Mayor Charlie Hales and…
Nov 24, 2014

Street fee vote postponed until Dec. 10

by Jim Redden
The City Council vote on the proposed street fee has been postponed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. The one-week delay is required because Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick have agreed…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Twelve of the 39 pending marijuana cases in Clackamas County will be dismissed under a new policy announced by the district attorney's office.
Nov 24, 2014

Clackamas County lightens up on marijuana charges

by Saundra Sorenson
In anticipation of Measure 91, many charges will be dismissed Good news for anyone facing a criminal marijuana charge in Clackamas County: Your case may be dismissed, or the charges may be…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Three Portland police officers posted this image on their Facebook page. Police Chief Mike reese ordered them to take it down.
Nov 24, 2014

Police Facebook posts supporting Wilson draw rebuke from chief,…

by Jim Redden
Three Portland police officers were told Monday to remove Facebook posts that showed their Portland Police Bureau badges surrounded by a bracelet with the phrase "I am Darren Wilson." Police…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Protesters blocked the road, but moved to the sidewalk when instructed by police in downtown Portland following a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Nov 24, 2014

Hales calls for healing after non-indictment

by KOIN 6 News/Jim Redden
UPDATE: Portlanders protest grand jury decision Dozens rallied in downtown Portland Monday night following a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who…
Photo Credit: COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Here's how an artist envisions one of Oregon Citys alleys could be used after upgrades are completed next year.
Dec 01, 2014

OC's alleys getting major upgrades

by Raymond Rendleman
If downtown Oregon City’s alleys were able to be used differently, would it make Main Street a more active and vibrant place to live, work and visit? Work began last week on alleyway upgrades,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JOHNSON FAMILY/KOIN 6 NEWS - Kirke Johnson in an undated photo provided by his family.
Nov 24, 2014

Biker's family hopes death leads to awareness

by KOIN 6 News
PCC employee killed in Washington County Kirke Johnson was a bike-safety advocate who died when a FedEx truck didn’t see him on his recumbent bike and hit him Thursday. His wife and children…
Photo Credit: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE - Two men were burned in what police are calling a 'hash oil' explosion in a Tigard convenience store.
Nov 23, 2014

Two men burned in Tigard 'hash oil' explosion

by Jim Redden
Two men were severely burned in what police say was a "hash oil" explosion inside a bathroom at a Tigard convenience store early Sunday. Dennis Tapia, 18, and Jose Rios, 23, took themselves to a…
Nov 23, 2014

Woman arrested in Southwest Portland hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a woman in a hit-and-run crash in Southwest Portland that left a man hospitalized with serious injuries early Sunday. Jordan Jackson, 21, suffered life-threatening injuries…
Nov 23, 2014

Woman reports being grabbed in Southeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating a report that two men grabbed a woman and tried to drag her onto a side street in Southeast Portland early Saturday. The woman, whose name was not released, was able to…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A big storm rolled into the Portland area Sunday afternoon.
Nov 23, 2014

Heavy rains pelt Portland

by Jim Redden
A big storm hit the Portland area Sunday afternoon that is expected to continue into the evening. Heavy rain, high winds, hail and even lightning are all predicted. To follow the storm on…
Nov 23, 2014

Four Wilsonville area juveniles caught burglarizing school

by Jim Redden
Four juveniles have been arrested for burglarizing the Boones Ferry Primary School in Wilsonville on Saturday. The names of the juveniles have not been released. Three are 14 and one is 13. All…
Nov 23, 2014

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday because of deck panel problems

by Jim Redden
The Morrison Bridge is closed Sunday until as late as 7 p.m. for an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The Nov. 23 closure is related to problems with deck panels that were…
Nov 23, 2014

Portland, Hillsboro residents hurt in crash near Pendleton

by KOIN 6 News
Portland and Hillsboro residents were hurt in a crash along I-84 near Pendleton on Saturday. Shelley Whittaker was driving a 2002 Mitsubishi when, authorities believe, she hit the back-end of…
Nov 23, 2014

Firefighters rescue family dog

by Jim Redden
Clackamas firefighters rescued a family's dog from a burning mobile home in Damascus on Saturday. No one was hurt in the incident, which is still under investigation. According to Clackamas Fire…
Nov 23, 2014

Huskies' long game too much for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE -- Now Oregon State's road to the postseason is simple: Beat Oregon. That's what the Beavers are left with after their demoralizing 37-13 defeat to Washington Saturday night at Husky…
Nov 22, 2014

Portland police arrest 16-year-old in August shooting

by Geoff Pursinger
Boy charged with attempted murder for shooting outside Shady Lady Tavern. Portland police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with an August shooting outside a Northeast Portland bar.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota accepts congratulations from his Oregon Ducks teammates.
Nov 22, 2014

Mariota takes 'mental pictures' as Ducks take down Colorado

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota still wasn't announcing Saturday that he would depart Oregon after his junior season for the NFL, despite all signs pointing to the star quarterback having played his…
Union Gospel Mission volunteers packed 500 Thanksgiving meals for the needy on Saturday. The baskets will be delivered by a network of churches and other organizations.
Nov 22, 2014

Union Gospel Mission prepares Thanksgiving baskets for area…

by Geoff Pursinger
Volunteers at Portland’s Union Gospel Mission have been busy. On Saturday, volunteers with the organization put together 500 Thanksgiving food baskets for the hungry, which they plan to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oreon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves Autzen Stadium after Saturday's Colorado game.
Nov 22, 2014

A Mariota-fest again at Autzen

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon QB shines, as Ducks cruise past Colorado EUGENE — Marcus Mariota added to his place in Oregon lore, Royce Freeman kept scoring touchdowns and the Oregon Ducks rolled past Colorado 44-10…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Wesley Matthews of the Blazers shoves Chicago's Mike Dunleavy after the Bulls forward fouled Portland guard Damian Lillard on a 3-point shot Friday night at Moda Center.
Nov 22, 2014

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

by Kerry Eggers
The Chicago Bulls got decked Friday night at the Moda Center, and so did Damian Lillard. The Bulls got plastered by the Trail Blazers, and Lillard got clobbered by Mike Dunleavy Jr. The latter…
Maya Lin's proposed 'Celilo Arc' includes an elevated wooden walkway that projects over the Columbia River. Lin says the design is inspired by the wooden fishing platforms that once jutted over Celilo Falls.
Nov 21, 2014

Maya Lin: Celilo 'a sacred space'

by Peter Wong
Schnitzer family announces $1 million gift for her final public art site on the Columbia River Maya Lin has come a long way since 1981, when as a senior at Yale University, she submitted the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON ZOO - The locomotives for the Washington Park and Zoo Railway have been renovated and will be offering free rides this weekend.
Nov 21, 2014

Zoo offers free train rides this weekend

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

Marine Drive in Troutdale to close Friday for construction work

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