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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - James Issei Arrington
December 10, 2016

Gresham Police investigate suspicious death

by Christopher Keizur
Man found dead in Main City Park Saturday morning, Dec. 10.
December 10, 2016

Off-duty Portland police sergeant arrested for DUII

by Pamplin Media Group
Timothy Robinson has been assigned to the Telephone Reporting Unit, which is standard procedure, pending resolution of the DUII case.
December 10, 2016

Woman burned as fire damages NE Portland four-plex

by Pamplin Media Group
The apartment fire displaced seven adults and three children early Saturday morning.


December 10, 2016

Police investigating fatal hit-and-run in Northeast Portland

by Jim Redden
Name of the 41st traffic fatality in Portland this year not immediately released, public asked to help find suspect
December 10, 2016

TriMET: MAX service restored

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Full service restored Saturday afternoon after storm-related problems in East Portland affected the entire light rail system
December 09, 2016

Small landslide closes W. Burnside

by Pamplin Media Group
Burnside is closed between Northwest 24th Avenue and Maywood Street.
December 09, 2016

Counties prevail in challenge of paid sick leave

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Linn County judge agreed the 2015 law is an unfunded mandate on counties.
REP. SAL ESQUIVEL
December 06, 2016

Potential ballot measure targets Oregon 'sanctuary' immigration law

by Conrad Wilson/OPB
Reps. Mike Nearman and Sal Esquivel want to get the measure on the 2018 ballot.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: GARY STEIN - A snowman greeted drivers traveling into Lake Oswego Friday morning. Roads in the area were mostly slushy, but there was just enough snow to build this guy.
December 09, 2016

Ice forces most schools to close again on Friday

by Pamplin Media Group
School districts in Multnomah and Washington counties announce closures, while many Clackamas districts are on two-hour delays
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Fred Martin places a piece of gun metal into the hot coals.
December 09, 2016

Crowd gathers in Lake Oswego to witness the dismantling of AR-15

by Barb Randall
Weapon that the Rev. Jeremy Lucas won in a softball team raffle is cut into pieces and transformed into garden tools
COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - A steady stream of cold passengers walked from the blocked MAX train to the Gateway Transit Center Friday night after being trapped by a downed high-voltage line on the train tracks.
December 09, 2016

Cold MAX passengers freed after fallen power line blocks tracks

by Pamplin Media Group
Passengers were able to walk to the Gateway Transit Center shortly before 10 p.m.
December 08, 2016

Portland closer to requiring Home Energy Scores, energy audits, for home listings

by Steve Law
Starting in a year, sellers would have to provide a report on their home's energy usage when they put their property on the market.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The City Council passed Commissioner Steve Novick's CEO tax surchage on Wednesday.
December 08, 2016

Council passes CEO surcharge, leans towards public campaign fianncing

by Amelia Templeton, OPB
Close votes follow after commissioners Amanda Fritz and Steve Novick announce support for rach others' measures
December 08, 2016

Taggart talks Oregon

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks' new football coach spouts 'juice' as means to a national title
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The City Council directed more study on the size of infill houses and how much of the city should be rezoned for multi-family housing.
December 08, 2016

Council approves direction for controversial infill and density plan

by Jim Redden
'The number one issue facing the city is growing pains,' said Commissioner Nick Fish, citing such problems as increasing home prices and congestion. 'We're a smallish city that's going through a lot of growth and that means we need to manage it.'
KOIN 6 NEWS - Police tape marks the scene of one of two fatal crashes on Southeast Divsion Strreet on Dec. 7.
December 07, 2016

Two pedestrians killed Wednesday in separate Division Street collisions

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Police identify the victim and driver in one of the fatal crashes. The investigations into both of them are continuing.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Travel Portland's 7,000-pound cuckoo clock could not find a home in its original form due to its size. It was disassembled and portions are being regifted.
December 08, 2016

Travel Portland's gigantic cuckoo clock disassembled

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The 24-foot-tall handcrafted clock that was dubbed the tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in the United States was disassembled and is being regifted in chunks after the beastly clock couldn't find a home in its original form.
December 08, 2016

School Notes: Bonamici rebuffs student loan criticism; Class offered on leadership for teens

by Pamplin Media Group
School Notes is a collection of education news around Portland. E-mail tips to shasta@portlandtribune.com.
December 08, 2016

Sources: Portland isn't so bad after all

by Jim Redden
Praise from Seattle, congestion conspiracy theory surfaces, and Cylvia Hayes thinks Trump has promise ... or not
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Steven Wayne Liffel
December 06, 2016

UPDATE: Police identify man killed by officer Tuesday

by The Outlook
Preliminary information indicates the suspect was armed with a rifle at the time of the shooting and that he earlier fired at officers, possibly from a handgun, prior to coming out of the residence with the rifle.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Orion Storm Mears
December 01, 2016

UPDATE: Police arrest alleged sexual assualt suspect

by Christopher Keizur
Suspect is accused of first degree rape, sodomy, kidnapping and robbery
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ  - The rundown Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park in the Cully neighborhood will get a new lease on life.
December 07, 2016

Embattled mobile home park residents saved from eviction

by Steve Law
A city loan helps nonprofit buy Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park, and a new nonprofit will enter Portland to take over rundown complexes and fix them up For the first time, the city of Portland has acted to preserve a mobile home park threatened with…
FILE PHOTO - Schools are closed all across the region.
December 07, 2016

Reynolds, Gresham-Barlow, Centennial, David Douglas and Corbett schools close due to weather

by Pamplin Media Group
No classes or activities will be held in the districts on Thursday.
December 07, 2016

Willie Taggart to Oregon: What does this mean for Ducks?

by Jason Vondersmith
New coach has his work cut out for him, but his ability to recruit should help. Now, about that defense ...
December 07, 2016

Saltzman: Report hazardous buildings and unpermitted events to the city

by Jim Redden
Since last weekend's tragic fire at a warehouse occupied by artists and others without the proper permits in Oakland, Commissioner Dan Saltzman says he has been in ongoing discussions about such local situations with city fire and building officials.

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - A car struck a bus carrying students bound for Jackson Middle School on Wednesday morning on Lesser Road near the Westlake Drive.
Dec 07, 2016

Car strikes Portland Public Schools bus in Lake Oswego

by Pamplin Media Group
Four students taken to hospital for minor injuries
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Andre and Elisa Cabrera enjoy Thursday's snowstorm in Sellwood.
Dec 07, 2016

Wind! Snow! Ice! Oh my! Wintry blast rattles the region

by Pamplin Media Group
The storm blew in from the south Thursday morning, dropping snow and freezing rain arcross the Portland area by mid-afternoon.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Chairman James Sims (left) awards the 2016 NPO Nanette Clapper Memorial Scholarship to Portland doctoral student and nurse practitioner Tim Gebhart.
Dec 07, 2016

NPO awards 2016 scholarship to local student and nurse…

by Miles Vance
The announcement was part of local and state celebrations held last month.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Harris Zafar talked about how distorted, anti-Muslim comments have moved from uninformed and sometimes kooky online or television commentators to politicians, including (left, top) Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trumps nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who once said Muslims who embrace American values and Islamic law must be schizophrenic.
Dec 06, 2016

Meet the Muslim who's out to change your world view

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Harris Zafar's Washington Square gig won't be the first time Muslims have attempted to break through Americans' fear of Muslims.
Dec 06, 2016

OHA blasted for poor vetting of job applicants

by Nick Budnick
The Oregon Health Authority never conducted a basic internet search of candidates' backgrounds for a top state benefits administrator job last year, instead hiring James Raussen, who'd been…
Dec 06, 2016

Fritz, Novick announce support for each others' 'progressive'…

by Jim Redden
Both proposal will be heard by the council in December. Novick's proposal is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7. Fritz's proposal could be heard as early as next week.
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Dec 06, 2016

Audit: Shortcomings at OHCS put state housing inventory at risk

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Secretary of state's audit found problems with data tracking, communication and planning at agency.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - Firs at the Elliott State Forest. The Oregon Department of State Lands has found some issues in a proposal submitted for the purchase of the forest.
Dec 06, 2016

State Lands staff finds ambiguity in Elliott proposal

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Report says details safeguarding the public interest need to be ironed out
SCREENSHOT: PPS.NET - Portland Public Schools board member Steve Buel holds new salary schedules for employees in the 2016-17 fiscal year, passed Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Dec 06, 2016

PPS board passes raises amidst controversy

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The school district is trying to get back into a competitive marketplace, but its plans are blasted as tone-deaf.
Dec 06, 2016

Council to consider rezoning for higher density housing

by Jim Redden
Many city residents are split over how much rezoning is necessary to create more housing options and accommodate the 123,000 new households expected here by 2035
FILE PHOTO - Sam Barlow High School is located at 5105 SE 302nd Ave.
Dec 05, 2016

UPDATE: Barlow student with weapons planned no harm

by Teresa Carson
Winter formal was allowed to go on after student with guns was removed from school roof, police said.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A judge will decide whether the city's share of the Portland Harbor Superfund clean-up should be paid by sewer customers or taxpayers.
Dec 06, 2016

Who pays for Superfund clean-up will go to trial

by Jim Redden
Ratepayer lawyers are challenging over $50 million in BES funds spent to date on the Superfund clean-up priocess, arguing the entire city is liable for such costs, not just sewer ratepayers.…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: GREG ARTMAN - Wilsonville sophomore running back Cooper Mootz led the Wildcats in rushing despite suffering from a double aortic arch, which impairs his breathing.
Dec 06, 2016

Mootz overcomes

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville sophomore running back has breakout season despite dealing with serious medical condition
COURTESY PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES - The USS Shaw was among the vessels hit during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Though badly damaged, the Shaw was repaired and used in service during World War II's Pacific campaign.
Dec 05, 2016

Date of infamy: Pearl Harbor's flash leads to healing,…

by Lyndsey Hewitt
A Dec. 7 presentation at the Oregon Historical Society focuses on transformation since the attack, examining the 'powerful trust and friendship that emerged between the people of the United…
Dec 05, 2016

Oregon City braces for tough talk on urban renewal, police…

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City's elected officials will have a full agenda when they regroup in January to determine priorities for 2017 following a series of ballot-measure defeats in November.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Governor Kate Brown challenged businesses to come up with a revenue increase proposal they could accept.
Dec 08, 2016

Business leaders offer deal: tax increases for PERS reform

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Business leaders focused on revenue reform and state spending as part of their 14th annual leadership summit.
COURTESY PHOTO: EILEEN PARK/KOIN 6 NEWS - Gregory McKelvey and Kathryn Stevens of Portland's Resistance delivered a check Monday afternoon to Karen Page of the Urban Pantry on Northwest Lovejoy Street. The business was damaged during a Nov. 10 protest march through the Pearl District.
Dec 05, 2016

Portland's Resistance delivers check to protest-damaged business

by Pamplin Media Group
'In support of our goal to create a safe Portland for everyone, we are collaborating local activists and community organizations to raise money for repair damages done to small and local…
Dec 05, 2016

Aircraft painting firm plans to close plant, lay off employees

by Pamplin Media Group
The company voted in July to join the International Association of Machinists union, Local Lodge No. 63 in Gladstone.
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Dec 05, 2016

Portland State picks Valerie Cleary

by Portland Tribune
Vikings choose familiar face as they fill AD spot being vacated by Mark Rountree
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jeff Eells sorts through spot prawns.
Dec 05, 2016

Oregon City resident Jeff Eells has made his bankroll trolling…

by Raymond Rendleman
Eells (yes, pronounced like the elongated fish) fishes with his three sons who have grown to love the Alaska boat life during their summer breaks.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - 'We haven't done a good enough job on helping people understand other people's problems,' said Stephen Graves, an instructor at Mt. Hood Community College.
Dec 04, 2016

Making trouble, spreading joy

by Teresa Carson
For the second year, the Troublesome Movement is looking for donations and creating Christmas shoe boxes filled with toys and goodies for families struggling to have some traditional joys of the…
Dec 04, 2016

Two Washington County women killed in coastal crash

by Jim Redden
Driver and passenger of other vehicle hospitalized after collision east of Seaide
PORTLLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - New multi-family housing projects with more than 20 units would have to include a certain number of affordable ones under a proposal to be considered by the City Council on Wednesday.
Dec 04, 2016

Controversial Inclusionary Housing proposal heading to City…

by Jim Redden
The proposal, which became possible after the 2016 Oregon Legislature lifted the statewide ban on Inclusionary Housing, would require residential developers to include affordable units in…
Dec 04, 2016

Portland takes steps to reduce lead in drinking water

by Amelia Templeton, OPB
Corrosive water can cause lead to leach out of ordinary household pipes and plumbing fixtures and into drinking water, so one way to reduce lead exposure across a city is to change the pH of its…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - About 1,000 people gathered in downtown Portland Saturday, Dec. 3, to protest what are expected to be policies by President-elect Donald Trump.
Dec 03, 2016

Women march against hate through downtown streets

by Pamplin Media Group
The march was organized to protest what are expected to be policies of President-elect Donald Trump.