State's budget meter running on wildfire costs

State's budget meter running on wildfire costs

SALEM — Oregon has yet to burn through its firefighting budget, despite ongoing catastrophic...

City tackles master plan for off-road bikes

City tackles master plan for off-road bikes

Stung by criticism, officials balance access, environment There’s an informal truce in...

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

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For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays hooky

For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays hooky

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Tualatin teens make local library go during summer months

Tualatin teens make local library go during summer months

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Could Major league baseball come to Portland?

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Cedar Hills Apartments installs 'gnormous' gnome

Cedar Hills Apartments installs 'gnormous' gnome

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It’s Friday, Aug. 28. Happy birthday comic book artist Jack Kirby (1917). Is it raining yet? Is it raining yet? Get out and do something the Hulk or the Fantastic Four would do:

•  Watch “The Wake of Vanport,” a multimedia project of survivors’ stories, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Portland on Southwest Pine Street. www.facebook.com/events/693179757445844

• Get your running shoes on for the Hood To Coast race. It begins Friday morning with 1,050 teams of 12 runners taking on the 198-mile course, which winds through Portland on its way from Timberline Lodge to Seaside.

• Enjoy farm fresh food in the middle of Oregon’s Wine Country through the Bounty of Yamhill County Friday through Sunday at sites in Newberg, McMinnville and at wineries. www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A weekend storm could give us a preview of the fall, with rain and windy conditions. ODOT is warning drivers that the rain could make local roads slick.
August 28, 2015

Wet, wild weather blows in for weekend

by Pamplin Media Group
That wet stuff on your patio Friday morning is called rain. You probably forgot about it because we haven’t seen a lot of it in the past few months. But, that’s about to change. The National Weather Service says the Portland area could see wet and…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
August 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September 2010 at 18201 S.E. Stark St., educates about 400 students…
HEINE
August 27, 2015

Heine asks court to order Bank of Oswego to pay his legal fees

by Gary M. Stein
Bank's board rejected the request from its former CEO, who says he can't afford the cost of mounting a defense Former Bank of Oswego President and CEO Dan Heine filed a federal complaint this week against the financial institution he founded, asking…
COURTESY OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - Nearly 104,000 acres have burned in the Cornet-Windy Ridge fire near Baker City.
August 27, 2015

State extends parks campfire ban

by Pamplin Media Group
State parks and recreation officials have extended a statewide campfire and open flame ban for another week. The ban was imposed Aug. 19 because of extremely dry conditions across the state. Fires are not allowed on properties owned and managed by…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the system used to fight wildfires in the West is broken and dysfunctional. Wyden plans to push new legislation to fix the problem when Congress reconvenes in September.
August 27, 2015

Wyden, U.S. agriculture secretary to get update on Western wildfires

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat also will pitch for change in how feds pay for some firefighting costs. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will get a briefing Friday on the status of wildfires in Oregon and the West. Wyden, a Democrat from…
August 27, 2015

House races could be key to who's in control

by Jim Redden
At least two of the elections that will help decide who controls the 2017 Oregon Legislature will take place in the Portland area next year. That’s because two Democratic state representatives have announced they won’t run for reelection, creating…
August 27, 2015

Breathe a bit easier:Economy on upswing

by Jim Redden
Six years after the Great Recession was officially declared over, many Portland area residents are still unemployed or cannot find full-time work. But a new economic report prepared for TriMet argues the region has almost fully recovered from the…
August 27, 2015

Portland Building options costly

by Jim Redden
The City Council inched nervously closer to renovating the aging Portland Building during a Tuesday morning work session. The council did not approve the project, currently estimated at $175 million, but received a briefing that other options are…
August 27, 2015

Sources Say: Ex-lawmaker makes switch to Independent Party

by Jim Redden
Officials with the Independent Party of Oregon say they are only interested in recruiting eight to 10 candidates for the Oregon Legislature for their 2016 primary election. But its recent designation as a major party is attracting the interest of…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Limerick, a 2-year-old golden retriever/labrador mix, is training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canines. A national survey found that most people say their dogs provide them comfort and stability.
August 26, 2015

Bark! 27 ways dogs make our lives less ruff

by Pamplin Media Group
If you appreciate the dog in your life, bark and wag your tail. It’s National Dog Appreciation Day, and a new survey by Milo’s Kitchen dog treat company says most people with dogs in their lives say the animals “comforts me immeasurably” (86…
August 26, 2015

Kicker could knock $124 off state taxes

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregonians can expect an average of $124 off their 2015 tax returns due in April 2016, according to the state’s latest economic and revenue forecast. State Economist Mark McMullen said Wednesday that the amount of excess personal income tax…
August 26, 2015

Driver arrested after crash interrupts police sergeant's dinner

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: 26-year-old man held on several charges A restaurant patron was injured Wednesday evening and a 26-year-old driver was arrested after a car slammed into the E-San Thai restaurant building on Southwest Second Avenue. The injured patron, whose…
COURTESTY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police say drivers need to watch out for students going to school on Thursday.
August 26, 2015

Police patrols will increase when school starts Thursday

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are teaming up to increase safety when students return to school Thursday. Portland Public School students are scheduled to go back to school on Thursday, Aug. 27. Police says they…
ELIZABETH STEINER HAYWARD
August 26, 2015

Sen. Steiner Hayward tapped for legislative fellowship

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland state Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2015. The Council of State Governments announced the fellowship…
COURTESY PHOTO - Night operations at the Stouts Creek fire in Southern Oregon.
August 26, 2015

Prisoners on the fire lines: how inmates help battle wildfires

by Kate Davidson and Bryan M. Vance/OPB
This wildfire season has been exceptionally rough for the Northwest. Resources are stretched thin across the region and a state of emergency has been declared in Washington state. In Oregon, officials have deployed more than 200 prison inmates to…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Traffic congestion in Portland is bad and getting worse, according to recent studies.
August 26, 2015

Portland tied for 12th most congested city in country

by Jim Redden
Portland is tied for the 12th most congested city in the country with Atlanta, Austin, Detroit and Miami, according to a new annual report by the the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. The 2015 Urban Mobility Report says people in…
August 26, 2015

Police: Crash victim may have had medical issue

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Mary Edward hit by her own vehicle Police said a 56-year-old Northeast Portland woman may have had a medical issue and was struck by her own vehicle Wednesday night near Northeast Mallory Avenue. Police said Mary Edwards died in the…
August 28, 2015

Empty fire station raises questions following Aug. 18 Damascus blaze

by Jodi Weinberger
Following a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 18, that damaged a professional building in Damascus, many residents had one question: why were the fire trucks next door to the burning building just sitting in the garage? Clackamas County Fire Lt. Steve Hoffeditz…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State data servers, similar to these, need better security to protect information, according to a new audit by the secretary of state's office.
August 25, 2015

Another state audit reveals poor computer security

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Problems unresolved since state data center opened SALEM — A decade after lawmakers consolidated state computer operations, a new audit says there is still much to do to resolve security weaknesses in the State Data Center. The audit was released…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - The tip of the pen that Emery Roberts uses contains a camera that copies her notes to her iPad. Such technology has helped her perform well as a student.
August 25, 2015

New law requires schools to screen students early for dyslexia

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The first time Lincoln High School senior Emery Roberts realized she was different was in kindergarten. She and a “frenemy” were neck-and-neck in a reading contest. Emery even remembers which book proved an insurmountable hurdle; it had a tiger on…
August 25, 2015

Fire damages Harrison Park School classroom

by Pamplin Media Group
An electrical fire early Tuesday morning caused about $30,000 in damages to a classroom at Portland’s Harrison Park School. Portland Fire & Rescue says the fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Aug. 25 at the school, 2225 S.E. 87th Ave. Fire crews found…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Longtime homeless advocate Jean DeMaster is retiring as Executive Director of Human Solutions.
August 25, 2015

Jean DeMaster reflects on 45 years at Human Solutions

by Jodi Weinberger
Jean DeMaster, an iconic figure in fighting homelessness in Oregon, will retire next month as executive director of Human Solutions. DeMaster, 69, will pack up her office on Sept. 30, pack up her car on Oct. 1 and the next day drive to visit her son…
August 23, 2015

Marine Drive crash kills motorcycle rider

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police say victim part of group speeding on road A man riding a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening in a collision on North Marine Drive. The victim has been identified as Joshua Michael Terry, 20. Terry died after colliding with a pickup…
August 25, 2015

New UP students take 'plunge' into projects, service

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of incoming University of Portland freshmen and transfer students will spend the next two days volunteering on projects across the city as part of the Moreau Center’s annual Service Plunge. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 25, 107 incoming freshmen and…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Independent Party of Oregon member Larry Morgan unseated a 12-year incumbent to win election to the Troutdale City Council last November. Although he is concentrating on city business now, Morgan has not ruled out a run for higher office someday.
August 25, 2015

Declaration of Independents

by Jim Redden
Larry Morgan is the potential future of the Independent Party of Oregon — and a good example of why young people especially are shunning the Democratic and Republican parties. The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office declared the IPO a major party…

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Aug 25, 2015

Oregonians will get final 'kicker' figure Wednesday

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Individuals to get credit for taxes, rather than check When lawmakers hear the first quarterly revenue forecast of the new two-year state budget cycle this week, they also will learn the amount…
Aug 25, 2015

Gang violence in Portland closes in on dubious record

by Jim Redden
Gang violence in Portland is inching up to the most recent record set in 2012. The Gang Enforcement Team formally adopted 111 cases for investigation as of Aug. 8, according to the most recent…
MAP COURTESY: CITY OF OREGON CITY - Mattress Warehouse is buying the site between a KFC Restaurant and Active Water Sports equipment rental.
Aug 24, 2015

Mattress Warehouse USA development coming to Oregon City Main…

by Raymond Rendleman
Last week Oregon City commissioners unanimously approved selling a chunk of bare land at 12th and Main streets for $260,000 to Mattress Warehouse USA, which is planning to construct a…
Aug 24, 2015

Oregon City zeroes in on site for Public Works Department

by Raymond Rendleman
They were just trying to agree on a plan to create a plan, but it took Oregon City commissioners two meetings and another long discussion before they voted 4-1 last week to buy an architect’s…
Aug 24, 2015

VA says regional disability claim backlog drops

by Pamplin Media Group
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the Portland Regional Office had significantly reduced its backlog of veterans’ disability claims during the past two years. VA officials said…
Aug 24, 2015

King Neighborhood shooting wounds woman

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Shots came from small SUV A 20-year-old woman was injured early Monday afternoon in a shooting in the King Neighborhood. Police said Annastasia Madison suffered a hand injury and is…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Mayor Charlie Hales and other local leaders announced programs to focus services on the homless at a Thursday press conference at City Hall.
Aug 20, 2015

New city homeless initiatives focus on 'intensive' help

by Jim Redden
City, county and social service leaders announced new initiatives to better help those most in need in Portland on Thursday. The initiatives include a High-Intensity Street Engagement effort…
PHOTO BY MICHAEL DURHAM, COURTESY OF OREGON ZOO - Vivian, a Malayan sun bear, climbs a log at the Oregon Zoo. Sun bears are one of many species threatened by deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations.
Aug 24, 2015

Oregon Zoo takes initiative to protect habitat from deforestation

by Jennifer Anderson
Don't boycott palm oil; advocate for responsible palm oil instead. That's the approach the Oregon Zoo took this week in announcing a new wildlife-friendly purchasing plan for treats sold at the…
Aug 24, 2015

Zoom+ opens new ER alternative in Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Hillsboro's Zoom+ health care company on Monday opened its first Zoom+Super alternative to traditional hospital emergency rooms on Northeast Grand Avenue. According to the company, the…
Nancy Golden
Aug 24, 2015

Chief education officer Golden to retire

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Nancy Golden will retire as Oregon’s chief education officer after a recent legislative reorganization that left her with a staff but abolished the governor-led board that oversaw all education…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Beirut performs at MusicfestNW.
Aug 23, 2015

MusicFestNW blasts through the haze

by Pamplin Media Group
Thousands jammed Waterfront Park under smoky skies to listen to the lineup of bands for MusicFestNW. More than 7,000 people were expected each day of the festival that opened Friday and wrapped…
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/DICK HARRIS - This commercial laundry in Northeast Porland was damged by fire Sunday morning.
Aug 23, 2015

Large commercial laundry damaged by fire

by Jim Redden
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire in a commercial laundry at 14321 N.E. Whitaker Way early Sunday. No one was injured in the fire, although additional resources were called in because…
TRIBUNE PHOTO JOHN M. VINCENT - A waterfall of light from the deck of the Tilikum Crossing to the Willamette River below kicked of the Fireworks Spectacular. The show ran 12 minutes and featured thousands of pyrotechnic devices.
Aug 23, 2015

Fireworks add zing to Tilikum Crossing celebration

by John M. Vincent
Smoky skies and breezy weather didn’t deter thousands from heading to the South Waterfront for TriMet’s Orange Line Fireworks Spectacular Saturday evening. It was expected to be the one and only…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - An explosion and fire heavy damaged this duplix in Aloha late Saturday.
Aug 23, 2015

Man killed, neighbors displaced in Aloha duplex explosion and…

by Jim Redden
One man was killed and three people were displaced after an apparent explosion and fire in an Aloha duplex late Saturday. The names of the victims were not immediately released. The cause of the…
Aug 23, 2015

Fire closes Hwy. 26 in Washington County

by Jim Redden
A brush fire closed Hagg Lake and U.S. 26 in Washington County on Sunday. The fire began around 3 p.m. off near Manning around Milepost 43 and quickly burned at least 12 acres, according to the…
Aug 23, 2015

Divers recover man's body in harbor

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victim was 62-year-old Portland man Divers with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office have recovered the body of a 62-year-old man who did not surface after going swimming in the…
Aug 23, 2015

Police: Gang associate shot and hospitalized

by Jim Redden
Police say a known gang associate is hospitalized after possibly being shot in North or Northeast Portland overnight. The name and condition of the victim was not immediately released. No…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A woman was critically hurt and her horse killed when hit by this pickup at Northwest Shadybrook and Pumpkin Ridge roads, on Saturday.
Aug 23, 2015

Rider critically injured, horse killed after pickup crash in…

by Jim Redden
Portland victim identified; charges possible A 26-year-old woman from Portland was critically injured and the horse she was riding was killed when they were hit by a pickup truck in the North…
Aug 23, 2015

Fleeing shoplifting suspects involved in two-vehicle crash

by Jim Redden
Two people were hospitalized Saturday evening after their vehicle was involved in a crash with a vehicle carrying two shoplifting suspects in Southeast Portland. The names of the victims were…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Clarence Dorn Jr.
Aug 23, 2015

Police: Accusations about potato chips leads to stabbing

by Jim Redden
Police say accusations about potato chips led to a stabbing in North Portland on Saturday. The suspect, Clarence Dorn Jr., 56, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Smoky haze gave Saturday morning's sunrise an orange hue, and obscured hills in Southwest Portland. The smoke from wildfires in Eastern Oregon and Washington is expected to stick around the region until late Sunday or Monday.
Aug 22, 2015

Wildfire smoke gets in Portland's eyes

by Kevin Harden
Smell that? It’s the scent of forest fires in the smoky air that drifted into the Willamette Valley early Saturday. A National Weather Service technician says the smoke is probably going to…
COURTESY OF FACEBOOK - Oregon National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg earned praise from the governor and the president for his part in stopping a deadly attack on a train to Paris.
Aug 22, 2015

Governor, president praise bravery by Oregon Guardsman in Paris…

by Kevin Harden
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and President Obama praised the actions of 22-year-old Oregon National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, who helped stop a deadly shooting attack Friday on a…
Aug 21, 2015

High Times lawyer: Cannabis Cup event in Milwaukie would be legal

by Raymond Rendleman
High Times magazine has enlisted an attorney who helped draft Oregon’s successful Ballot Measure 91 to legalize marijuana to convince the city of Milwaukie to allow the Cannabis Cup to close…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Firefighters spent much of Friday morning mopping up the remains of a brush fire that spread up a hillside adjacent to Waluga Park East.
Aug 21, 2015

Firefighters douse small brush fire in Lake Oswego

by The Review
City uses CodeRED alert system to notify neighbors as flames creep up a hillside adjacent to Waluga Park East Lake Oswego firefighters were still at Waluga Park East late Friday morning, mopping…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Donovan Smith has started his own line of clothing based on his experiences growing up as an African-American in Portland.
Aug 24, 2015

Local clothing line fights gentrification

by Max Denning
Donovan Smith went to a hip-hop concert last spring at the Blue Monk, a bar on Southeast Belmont that shut down a short time afterward. On this evening, however, the headliner — a Portland…