Religious yes, churchgoers no

Religious yes, churchgoers no

Overtly religious signs of the holiday season are everywhere this time of year. They include...

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Hillsboro girl, 8, returns to stage after liver transplant Braylin Soon dons her pink cowboy...

Forest Grove natives give Mariota a 9/11 memorial tour

Forest Grove natives give Mariota a 9/11 memorial tour

A pair of Forest Grove High School graduates stumbled into a chance to squire 2014 Heisman Trophy...

Family grateful for return of long-missing soldier

Family grateful for return of long-missing soldier

Though Lawrence Franks has resurfaced, he faces prison for desertion Ulrike Franks considers her...

So people never forget

So people never forget

Holocaust survivor and business leader Jake Kryszek devotes life to reminding the public of what...

Rockwood seeks solutions to 'food desert'

Rockwood seeks solutions to 'food desert'

Gresham tries to solve lack of nutritious options Tory Wolf spends a lot of time organizing her...

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Ducks Vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.



Open house at Davis Graveyard

Davis Graveyard every year has an open house event where people are invited to learn more secrets to decorate for Halloween. Here is a short clip of this visit.




Davis Graveyard haunts Milwaukie once again

The Portland Tribune paid Jeff Davis a visit and talked at length about the "Behind the Scenes" secrets of this spooky Portland tradition. Enjoy the video: Muhahahhahahahaha!


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

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor answer questions from the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and EO Media Group, representing 35 newspapers in Oregon.


Silver Fox RV Park

Update to residents about 36 Pit Fire.



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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
December 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
December 18, 2014

Can fire bureau generate money?

by Steve Law
Doctors won’t do house calls, but what about a firefighter trained as a paramedic? That’s one of many innovative ideas being floated at City Hall as the Portland Fire & Rescue bureau drums up…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MICHAEL FRANKE FAMILY - Timothy Natividad in an undated photo
December 18, 2014

Conspiracy theories raised in Gable appeal

by Jim Redden
The 1989 murder of the Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke is the state’s version of the Kennedy assassination. Since the case officially was closed with the conviction of…
December 18, 2014

Author on front lines of marriage rights battle

by Peter Wong
As national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, Marc Solomon has been involved for more than a decade in working for marriage rights for same-sex couples. But when he was in Portland to…
December 18, 2014

Underdog activist makes bid for PPS school board seat

by Jennifer Anderson
Mike Rosen, a Portland Public Schools parent, watchdog and volunteer of 15 years, announced to the Tribune this week that he’s running for the Portland School Board in May. His candidacy — plus…
December 18, 2014

Legislature may change marijuana measure

by Peter Wong
A new Senate-House committee will consider whether to propose changes to the voter-approved ballot measure legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The committee that will look at Measure 91…
December 17, 2014

Street fee opponents send out first mailer

by Jim Redden
A group opposed to tax increases has sent out a mailer to Portlanders demanding that the proposed street fee be placed on the ballot for voter approval. The Taxpayers Association of Oregon…
December 17, 2014

Police arrest third suspect in North Portland shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Marquise D'Angelo Murphy, 16, arrested in Keizer following car chase The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested the third suspect in the Dec. 12 shooting at Rosemary Anderson…
December 16, 2014

Study shows economy's strengths and fault lines

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland's economy is back. But for how long? The Portland Business Alliance published its fifth annual Economic Check-Up today, Wednesday. The good news: jobs are coming back. The bad news:…
December 17, 2014

Street fee up in the air again

by Jim Redden
The shape and fate of the proposed Portland street fee is up in the air again after Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick said they would reconsider the personal income tax portion…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Starting power forward Thomas Robinson slams for two points in the Trail Blazers' Wednesday night victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, as Johnny O'Bryant III and Zaza Pachulia (right) watch in vain.
December 17, 2014

With no RoLo, T-Rob comes to Blazers' rescue

by Kerry Eggers
CJ McCollum shouted over a scrum of media surrounding Thomas Robinson by his locker at the Moda Center. "T-Rob, you got some lotion over there?" McCollum asked his teammate. "I'm busy now, bud,"…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Riverbend Mobile Home Park residents Gabrielle St. John and Korin Richards hug the Douglas fir near their houses, pictured in the background.
December 17, 2014

Logging sparks 'neighborhood revolt'

by Raymond Rendleman
Riverbend mobile homeowners protest removal of more than 100 trees, many taller then 40 feet - “Please, please, please, PLEASE don’t cut down my pine tree. I just want to be able to sit on my…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Last week's wind storm downs a tree along Strawberry Lane in unincorporated Milwaukie, barely missing nearby buildings. The storm serves as another reminder to local property owners about protecting their assets.
December 17, 2014

Redland farmer's barn finally to be rebuilt after disaster

by Raymond Rendleman
Insurance consumer advocacy awareness campaign launches - If it hadn’t been for one of his neighbors telling him to go to the state to resolve an insurance issue, Terry Braun never might have…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Neal Allen Panschow
December 16, 2014

Police name pipe bomb suspect

by Jim Redden
Neal Allen Panschow, 43, has been on the run for days Police have identified the man suspected of throwing four pipe bombs out of his car in Southeast Portland on Tuesday afternoon. He is Neal…
December 16, 2014

City Council delays vote on urban renewal shuffle

by Steve Law
Mayor Charlie Hales has postponed the Portland City Council’s first vote on his urban renewal district reshuffling plan scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 17, to allow more vetting of affordable…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - from left: Vinson White, AdrianStafford, Selwyn Stafford.
December 16, 2014

Three indicted for 1995 Portland killing

by Jim Redden
Three men have been indicted for a 1995 Portland homicide. A Multnomah County Grand Jury issued the indictments on Dec. 12 in the killing of Darrin Ezell, 24. Ezell was killed while sleeping…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY: CCSO - Sgt. Bradley ONeil trains with his canine deputy Nero.
December 16, 2014

Wanted woman interrupts police-canine training session

by Raymond Rendleman
This week, a woman with a warrant out for her arrest reportedly walked into the Milwaukie parking lot where the patrol cars were parked for their weekly police-dog narcotics training. Police…
December 16, 2014

Man apparently committed suicide in Northeast apartment

by Jim Redden
Police say a man whose body was found in a Northeast Portland apartment apparently committed suicide. Korielle Romone Hampton, 41, apparently died from a knife wound. Detectives have learned…
December 16, 2014

Police investigating Southwest Portland burglaries

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating several weekend burglaries in the 7400 block of Southwest Virginia Avenue. A witness saw a man in the area knocking on doors that may or may not be a suspect. He is…
December 17, 2014

Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved

by Patrick Malee
Ruling was unanimous in the face of calls to delay vote In front of a crowd comprised of both critics and supporters of their vision for the redevelopment of the arch bridge-Bolton area, City…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Portland State University associate professor Gerard Mildner teaches real estate courses at the School of Business Administration.
December 16, 2014

Critic seen as land-use lightning rod

by Jim Redden
Portland State University associate professor Gerard Mildner doesn’t consider himself radical. Mildner, who teaches real estate courses at PSU’s School of Business Administration, says he…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez leaves the court with a fractured hand during Monday night's homecourt victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
December 16, 2014

Costly win for Blazers -- RoLo breaks hand

by Kerry Eggers
A pall cast over the Trail Blazers' locker room after a 108-95 victory over San Antonio Monday night at the Moda Center, and it had nothing to do with the outcome. Portland center Robin Lopez…
December 16, 2014

Gear stolen from U.S. Marshals

by KOIN 6 News
Equipment was stolen from a U.S. Marshals Service vehicle early Tuesday morning, officials confirmed. The theft occurred around 3:15 a.m. Dec. 16, in the area Grant High School. Supervisory…
December 16, 2014

Street fee critics blast last minute changes

by Jim Redden
The numerous amendments to the proposed street fee are shining a light on an obscure but important City Hall communique known as the Tuesday Memo. Street fee critics are angry that at City…
Rose City computer users searched for Flappy Bird and other trending topics in 2014, according to Google's Year in Search.
December 16, 2014

Top Rose City Google searches? World Cup, Flappy Bird

by Pamplin Media Group
Most Portlanders searched Google this year for information on the World Cup, Robin Williams, Flappy Bird and Joan Rivers. That’s what Google discovered during its annual Year in Search…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF LEGACY HEALTH - A Menorah made of Legos stands in Director Park as part of Portland's 31st annual Chanukah celebration.
Dec 16, 2014

Lego Menorah clicks with Chanukah celebration

by Pamplin Media Group
A large Menorah made of Legos joins Portland’s public Menorah to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. The Lego Menorah in Director Park signals a toy drive benefiting children at Randall…
Dec 16, 2014

State makes $4 million available for nonhighway projects

by Peter Wong
Some Connect Oregon applicants will get a second chance; commission to decide Feb. 19. Three dozen transportation projects may get a second chance at $4 million in state money. Sponsors have until…
Dec 16, 2014

Former pharma boss put in charge of pot

by Joseph Gallivan
Tom Burns named OLCC's Director of Marijuana Programs The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has named Tom Burns as Director of Marijuana Programs. He will lead the agency’s implementation of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - An Eastmoreland home on Rural Street was demolished to make way for a new house. Portland neighborhood leaders want the city to tighten rules governing residential demolition and infill projects.
Dec 16, 2014

Council to take up demolitions

by Jim Redden
Two recommendations for reducing neighborhood tensions caused by residential demolition and infill projects are headed to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon. They are both intended to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTOS JAIME VALDEZ - Mikala Souza,left, John Abreu and Matt Bush celebrate after Ducks' quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy at the Blitz sports bar in the Pearl District.
Dec 16, 2014

CHEERS, MARCUS

by Stephen Alexander
The Duck Store on Northwest Couch Street was crowded with holiday shoppers last Saturday, but those who were looking for Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 jersey were out of luck. The store had sold out.…
Dec 16, 2014

Oregon Lottery: Retailer boost may be good idea

by Peter Wong
The director of the Oregon Lottery says it may be a good bet for the state to allow bars, taverns and restaurants to take a little bigger cut from lottery video games if it results in more…
Dec 15, 2014

Suspicious death of 41-year-old man under investigation

by Jim Redden
Police homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 41-year-old man in a residence in Northeast Portland. The name of the man and other details were not immediately released.…
Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY - This 73-home development proposed in Jennings Lodge could generate approximately $500,000 in park fees that would help fund the costs of a 3-acre park in the plans.
Dec 15, 2014

Jennings Lodge residents rally over development

by Raymond Rendleman
The Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization Board is hoping to pack the hearing room when Clackamas County commissioners meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, to support the JLCPO’s request…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ULRIKE FRANKS - Larry Franks (left) stands with Ulrike Franks and their son Lawrence Franks, who just returned to the U.S. after disappearign in 2009.
Dec 15, 2014

Damascus soldier reappears after five years

by Pamplin Media Group
Lawrence Franks went missing in 2009, he's now in New York and has been sentenced to four years for fleeing the Army When Lawrence Franks disappeared March 30, 2009, his family — as well as the…
Marquel Dugas
Dec 15, 2014

Shooting suspect has Gresham address

by Katy Sword
Marquel Dugas, 18, arrested on probation violated, suspect in Dec. 12 shooting The Friday, Dec. 12, shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland has resulted in two arrests as of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUEAU - The plaques stolen from The Grotto are similar in size and style to these.
Dec 15, 2014

Bronze plaques stolen from The Grotto

by Jim Redden
Police are investigating the theft of three bronze plaques valued at $15,000 each from The Grotto, the Catholic shrine at 8840 Northeast Skidmore Street. The plaques, whch are 18 inches by 18…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A view of the yard next to Veritable Quandary on SW 1st at the Hawthorne Bridge.
Dec 15, 2014

Veritable Quandary in quandary over new courthouse

by KOIN 6 News
Dennis King fights off tears in the backroom of Veritable Quandary, the business he built 45 years ago. Anyone who knows Portland will say Veritable Quandary — or simply, VQ — is one of the…
Dec 15, 2014

Portland man arrested for Cornelius car jacking

by Jim Redden
A Portland man was arrested after stealing a car in Cornelius and leading law enforcement officials from several agencies on a chase. Raymond Osborne, 58. is charged with Robbery I, Assault II,…
Dec 14, 2014

Protester hit by car gets ticket

by Jim Redden
Police have ticketed a protester who was hit by a car in downtown Portland on Saturday that continued driving out of town. Police say the protester was standing in the street outside the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Marquel Dugas
Dec 14, 2014

Second school shooting suspect arrested

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a second suspect in Friday's shooting of four young people near a North Portland high school. Marquel Dugas, 18, of Gresham, was arrested Saturday on a probation violation.…
Dec 14, 2014

Transient juvenile car prowler caught

by Jim Redden
Washington County Sheriff's deputies caught a juvenile transient who was burglarizing unlocked cars in the Aloha area early Sunday. Zachariah T. Cordova, 17, was turned over to juvenile…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Injured hiker Randy Craig was rescued and transported to safety.
Dec 14, 2014

Injured hiker rescued in Columbia River Gorge

by Jim Redden
A Portland man who was injured hiking in the Columbia River Gorge has been rescued. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Randy Craig, 59, sustained an injury to his right leg…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A man wanted for reckless driving left this Buick in a Hillsboro neighborhood on Saturday.
Dec 14, 2014

Hillsboro police look for reckless driver

by KOIN 6 News
A reckless driver is still being sought after managing to get away from Hillsboro police early Saturday morning. The suspect, who faces multiple charges, is an Hispanic man in his mid-30s, about…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Lonzo Murphy
Dec 13, 2014

School shooting suspect identified

by Jim Redden
Lonzo Murphy, 22, arrested for parole violation, more charges pending Police have identified a suspect in Friday's shooting outside a North Portland high school as Lonzo Murphy, 22. Gang…
Dec 13, 2014

Shooting victim upgraded to serious condition

by Jim Redden
The teenage victim who was critically wounded in Friday's school related shooting was upgraded to serious condition Saturday. Taylor Michelle Zimmers, 16, was one of four young people affiliated…
Dec 13, 2014

Measure 92 loses by final margin of 837 votes

by Peter Wong
Recount widens difference by 25 from original tally of 1.5 million ballots in Nov. 4 election. It’s unofficial, but final: Measure 92 lost by 837 votes of more than 1.5 million cast Nov. 4. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY MAYOR HALES TWITTER FEED - Mayor Charlie Hales and La'Braye Franklin in the summer of 2014.
Dec 13, 2014

Shooting victim interned with Portland mayor

by KOIN 6 News
One of the victims in the shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School is a youth who interned with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. La’Braye Franklin, 17, was one of four people shot outside the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Dalessa Miller consoles her daughter, Queeni, 17, while being interviewed by the media. Queeni saw her cousin, David, bleeding from the stomach after being shot during the lunch hour at Rosemary Anderson High School.
Dec 12, 2014

Four shot outside North Portland high school

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Victims shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School are identified Three teens and a 20-year-old were shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland around noon Friday,…
Dec 12, 2014

Pedestrian accident disrupts MAX in Northeast Portland

by Jim Redden
MAX train were disrupted Friday evening at the Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center in Northeast Portland because of a collision with a pedestrian. The 14-year-old victim is hospitalized with non-life…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Paul Ropp in court over charges he shot and killed a PPB K-9 while fleeing from an April robbery.
Dec 12, 2014

Portland cop shooter, K-9 killer gets prison

by KOIN 6 News
The man who shot and wounded K9 police officer Jeff Dorn and killed Dorn’s police dog, Mick, entered a guilty Friday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Paul Alan Ropp plead guilty on Dec.…


Civil War 2014

Ducks vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.