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Community garden site listed as surplus, but city says don't worry City officials are trying to...

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Nonprofit IDEA, African American Chamber push back on state probe

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Fort Kennedy 'Raffle for Heroes' fundraiser takes aim at veteran homelessness

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SHELLEY MARTIN
May 26, 2015

Martin, Bauman named to TriMet board

by Pamplin Media Group
Two women have been appointed to the TriMet board of directors, representing Southwest and Southeast Portland. Shelley Martin and Lori Irish Bauman were appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and…
PHOTO CREDIT: KOIN 6 NEWS - One of the historic Mt. Tabor reservoirs that will be replaced by underground stoage tanks.
May 27, 2015

Council limits public seating at open reservoir hearing Thursday

by Jim Redden
Because of safety concerns, the City Council has agreed to close the balcony above the Council Chambers to the public during Thursday's hearing on disconnecting the open reservoirs in Mt. Tabor.…
May 27, 2015

Meyer Memorial Trust grants aid college, housing projects

by Pamplin Media Group
Meyer Memorial Trust awarded 31 grants in April and May, totaling nearly $2.6 million for organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington. The awards support efforts such as the Girl Scouts…
May 27, 2015

Going bald in St. Johns for cancer

by Max Denning
About 20 volunteers plan to shave their heads to raise funds for children’s cancer research this Saturday in St. Johns. Volunteers will take part in the head-shaving event to raise funds for the…
COURTESY: ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE - Darrron Thomas (right) drops back to pass for the Portland Thunder in Saturday's road loss at the Orlando Predators.
May 26, 2015

Thunder's Darron Thomas out for AFL season

by Steve Brandon
QB TORE UP KNEE IN HIT AT ORLANDO Quarterback Darron Thomas is out for the rest of the Arena Football League season with a knee injury that will require surgery, coach Mike Hohensee said…
GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - David Vasquez
May 26, 2015

Two arrested for kidnapping Gresham woman and toddler

by Jodi Weinberger
A man and a woman have been arrested after holding captive a Gresham woman and her toddler. A 28-year-old woman called 911 from a neighbor's home in the 19400 block of S.E. Yamhill St. at 5:17…
COURTESY OF PPB - Portland police begin this week telling homeless campers to move their structures from the public rights of way in the Central Eastside Industrial District.
May 26, 2015

Police begin sweep of 'entrenched' Central Eastside homeless…

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police will work with the nonprofit group JOIN and a handful of other agencies to move “entrenched” homeless camps from the Central Eastside Industrial District. Beginning Tuesday, May…
Adyia Thomas Graham
May 26, 2015

Man held after shooting outside restaurant

by Pamplin Media Group
A 23-year-old Portland man was arrested early Tuesday morning after what police said was a gang-related shooting near a Northeast 82nd Avenue restaurant. Adyia Thomas Graham was taken into…
May 26, 2015

Park development fee change goes to council

by Jim Redden
Method would raise developer fees to pay for parks as city grows, Fritz says The City Council is scheduled to consider changing the methodology for setting System Development Charges for parks…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Superintendent Carole Smith speaks at the ground-breaking ceremony at Franklin High School May 16 for the $104 million bond-funded reconstruction process. On July 1, Smith will have to face four new Portland Public Schools board members who have been critical of her leadership.
May 26, 2015

Change is coming to Portland schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Slate of new board members critical of PPS administration With the May 19 election of four new board members and the ouster of 12-year incumbent Bobbie Regan, observers say big changes are…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah Education Service District elected three new board members, including Siobhan Burke, a Portland paraeducator.
May 26, 2015

Culture shift comes to education district board

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Election Day came at an interesting time in the life of the Multnomah Education Service District. The last board voted March 5 to bar the door to two-year Superintendent Barbara Jorgensen, who…
May 26, 2015

Mark & Dave: One way to use a closed road: a homeless camp?

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
The 2015 Rose Festival is underway. This year, the city closed one lane of Naito Parkway to accommodate bikes and pedestrians ... cars, you are increasingly machine-non-grata around here. The…
May 26, 2015

No sign of foul play after body recovered from river

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County sheriff’s river patrol deputies said Tuesday that the 52-year-old Portland woman whose body was recovered Friday from the Willamette River likely drowned. Deputies said the body…
May 26, 2015

No protests allowed on open reservoir vote

by Jim Redden
Portland officials say they will not tolerate protests at City Council ahead of what is anticipated to be an emotional hearing on disconnecting the open reservoirs on Mount Tabor. In a May 20…
May 25, 2015

Shootings target groups of young people

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police are investigating two shooting incidents Monday afternoon in East and Northeast Portland. No one was injured in the shootings. Both were apparently attacks aimed at groups of…
COURTESY OF PF&R: DICK HARRIS - Portland firefighters had to cut a man from his heavily damaged vehicle Monday afternoon, May 25, on Northeast Marine Drive.
May 25, 2015

Three-car collision injures two people

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters had to cut a man out of his heavily damaged car Monday afternoon after a three-car crash on Northeast Marine Drive that injured two people. Names of the two victims were…
COURTESY PHOTO - Harry Truman the missing bany goat is back home.
May 25, 2015

Missing baby goat returns home safe

by Jim Redden
A missing baby goat is back home safe. The 5-day-old goat was reported stolen on Saturday, May 23, from a farm in unincorporated Clackamas County. Sheriff's deputies learned the baby goat was…
OREGON STATE POLICE - Suspect vehcile stopped near the Stafford exit after Saturday's high speed chase.
May 24, 2015

High speed chase ends in Clackamas County

by Jim Redden
Two Washington men were arrested after a high speed police chase that ended in Clackamas County on Saturday evening. The driver is identified as Kyler Wayne Lawrence, 21, of Kent, Wash. He is…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael Shawn Harrison
May 24, 2015

Suspect shot by police released from hospital, booked

by Jim Redden
A man with a knife shot by police on May 17 has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Michael Shawn Harrison, 47, is charged with two counts of Attempted…
CYLVIA HAYES
May 22, 2015

Judge says some Hayes emails can stay private

by Capital Bureau
Public records request for first lady's emails falls short in court SALEM — In a split decision, a Marion County circuit judge ruled Thursday that forcing former first lady Cylvia Hayes to…
May 22, 2015

Capitol project advocates seek first chunk of funds

by Peter Wong
The official request is in: Advocates seek $161.8 million for the first two years of a four-year Capitol renovation project whose total price tag is $337 million. The $161.8 million would be…
May 22, 2015

Wyden's trade bill passed by U.S. Senate

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Wyden, Merkley disagree over vote The U.S. Senate passed so-called fast track international trade legislation co-sponsored by Oregon Sen. Wyden on Friday. Wyden is the Democratic…
May 22, 2015

Metro garbage fee to benefit residents of Oregon City

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oregon City-Metro Enhancement Committee meeting originally scheduled for May 27 to review and approve proposals for the 2015-16 grant cycle, has been postponed to Thursday, June 11. The 5:30…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ally the Alligator gets attention at Director Park as part of an afternoon exhibition put on by the Oregon State Fair.
May 21, 2015

State Fair turns Director Park into a real zoo

by Pamplin Media Group
It wasn’t a zoo. It was One Crazy Day for the 150th Oregon State Fair. On Thursday, May 21, the state fair brought street performers, acrobatics, farm animals, reptiles and puppeteers to…
May 21, 2015

Schnitzer Steel CEO says trade treaty critical for Oregon

by Jim Redden
Lundgren defends fast track,TPP at Alliance meeting Two weeks after President Obama visited Nike to pitch his new international trade treaty, the Portland area once again is at the center of the…

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COURTESY: NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER - An artists rendering of the Generations project plaza. The 3.5-acre Lents site will feature multigenerational housing and early childhood programs.
May 21, 2015

Housing plan in works for Native Americans

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Construction of Lents Generations project slated for fall After clearing a hurdle at the Portland Public Schools board last week, a unique housing project is on track to break ground this…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Graduating senior Ramzees Gallegos recieves his Honor Sash at the ceremony recognizing Native American students and graduates.
May 21, 2015

Native students at PPS struggle; few graduate

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Scholar points to cultural differences, says more can be done With the first drumbeat that reverberated through the Robert Ford Auditorium at Jefferson High School, Portland Public Schools’…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Large sewer pipes wait to be installed at a $3.5 million project that could serve a proposed subdivision above Southwest Macadam Avenue near Taylors Ferry Road.
May 21, 2015

Planner: If we can build it, they will come

by Jim Redden
John Fregonese urges home builders to find infrastructure funds Suburban communities need more infrastructure funding for balanced growth to occur in the region, says respected local planner…
May 21, 2015

Five-story fall into courtyard injures man

by Pamplin Media Group
A man was seriously injured Wednesday night when he apparently fell five stories into a courtyard at a North Broadway apartment building. The man’s name and medical condition have not been…
COURTESY OF THE DOWNTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB - The 2014 Heisman Trophy awarded to  University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be displayed in early June at the Oregon Historical Society. (Mariota received one of the trophies and UO received a copy.)
May 21, 2015

Heisman Trophy makes a stop at Oregon Historical Society

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2014 Heisman Trophy won by University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be displayed at the Oregon Historical Society Friday, June 5, through Sunday, June 7. A donation from Nike…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Mountain bike trail engineer and biking advocate Andrew Jansky rides with his family -- Jenna, 18, Molly, 16, and wife Susie -- nearby the North Tualatin Mountains in Scappoose. The natural area will soon be open to bikes and other uses.
May 21, 2015

A place to ride

by Jennifer Anderson
Twenty miles Northwest of Portland, in the shadows of Forest Park — both literally and figuratively — sits 1,300 acres of former timber land called the North Tualatin Mountains. There aren’t any…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DEAN BAKER - Walter Hull poses in front of a photo of his hero: Civil War Medal of Honor winner Joshua Chamberlain, professor and leader at Gettysburg, victor at Little Round Top.
May 21, 2015

Disabled vets on duty enforcing parking rules

by Dean Baker
Volunteers ensure able-bodied don't illegally use spots Walter Hull is a disabled Navy veteran and retired Portland high school teacher who is working to save from extinction a little-known…
COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Bob De Carolis, who is stepping down as athletic director at Oregon State, says he got too close to former basketball coaches Craig Robinson and LaVonda Wagner but has helped make the Beavers better and put them on solid footing for his successor.
May 21, 2015

De Carolis leaves Oregon State on his own terms

by Kerry Eggers
HE'S NOT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER AD JOB, SAYS BEAVERS 'WILL BE FINE' CORVALLIS — When Bob De Carolis met with Oregon State's president, Dr. Ed Ray, a few weeks ago, a "five-year plan" for athletic…
May 21, 2015

Sources Say: Tax increases? Not much public support for them

by Jim Redden
Oregonians are still against tax increases, even after the Oregon Supreme Court’s rejection of PERS reforms that threatens to punch an $870 million hole in the state budget in two years. That’s…
May 20, 2015

Reynolds school bond passes

by Teresa Carson
The $125 million Reynolds School District facilities bond passed by only 275 in Tuesday's election. "The Reynolds Schools bond measure passed because of the generous support of the members of…
May 20, 2015

Shooting on N. Portland street wounds man

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a shooting on a North Portland street. The man’s name was not released. Police said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting…
May 20, 2015

Investing in marijuana? State tinkers with rules, tax plans

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers are working on legislation that could determine who can invest in the state’s new legal recreational marijuana market and change the way it’s taxed. A two-year residency…
May 20, 2015

Wheeler's PERS investment plan awaiting action

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
What may be the only immediate action that lawmakers can take to reduce a looming liability for Oregon’s public pension system is still sitting on the table this session. State Treasurer Ted…
May 19, 2015

MHCC board has four new directors

by Teresa Carson
Voters filled four seats up for grabs on the Mt. Hood Community College school board with all new faces, unseating two incumbents in Tuesday's election. Teena Klawa/Ainslie won a four-year term…
May 20, 2015

Collision kills one, sets vehicles on fire

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Postal Service says some mail damaged in accident A 37-year-old Portland man died and another was seriously injured Wednesday night in a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying…
May 19, 2015

Perry, Auble, Kinnear win Corbett school board seats

by Teresa Carson
Voters elected three new volunteer board members to the Corbett School District Board of Directors in Tuesday's election. Marguerite Perry had 625 votes or 58 percent, compared with Kathryn…
SUBMITTED - Martin
May 19, 2015

Jim Martin unseats Oak Lodge Water District Commissioner Myron…

by Raymond Rendleman
The Oak Lodge Water District board has just gone from a 3-2 split against to a 3-2 split in favor of consolidation with the May 19 election. According to preliminary results showing a…
FILE PHOTO - Nicole White
May 19, 2015

Nicole White defeats Paul Edgar in run for Oregon City School…

by Raymond Rendleman
In NCSD, Trisha Claxton heads off McMenamin challenger - Nicole White, who recently joined the Oregon City School District’s budget committee, easily won a seat on the School Board against…
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Seven dump trucks were cinders after fire was brought under control within 35 minutes of firefighters' arrival.
May 19, 2015

7 burning dump trucks pollute Johnson Creek in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
First arriving Clackamas firefighters early on Tuesday morning reported multiple dump trucks on fire with several loud explosions at Northwest Infrastructure, 2323 S.E. Clatsop St., Milwaukie.…
May 19, 2015

District attorneys, crime victims oppose bills requiring grand…

by Saundra Sorenson
Passage could make crime victims more vulnerable during and after testimony, groups say District attorneys from more than a half-dozen counties joined crime victims and victim advocates in Lake…
May 19, 2015

Newcomer defeating Trost on Oregon Trail Board

by Kylie Wray
Candice Lindberg, DJ Anderson voted to represent on district board of directors Oregon Trail School District parent Candice Lindberg has a solid lead over incumbent Norm Trost in her effort…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Happy Valley leaders celebrate the passage of the police levy on May 19 at the Sports on Tap bar.
May 19, 2015

Happy Valley voters approve Measure 3-467 Police Services Levy

by Raymond Rendleman
Voters of Happy Valley overwhelmingly renewed this same public safety levy several times, but this fourth renewal by 82 percent in unofficial results on Tuesday night came after the closest…
May 27, 2015

Boring Fire District incumbents Olson, Strickland reelected

by Kylie Wray
Boring resident Olson to serve another term on board The Boring Fire District Board of Directors will see its incumbents return. In early election results out of Clackamas County, incumbent…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham voters approved compensation for Mayor Shane Bemis, above, and Gresham City Councilors.
May 20, 2015

Gresham voters authorize compensation of mayor, city councilors

by Jodi Weinberger
In an unprecedented move, voters in Gresham have said yes to giving the city’s Finance Committee oversight on compensation for the mayor and council. The measures, 26-166 and 16-167, passed by…
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Celebrating the election results on May 19 are Clackamas Fire District board member Thomas Joseph, Joyce Gifford and William Gifford, a member of the Clackamas Fire Budget Committee.
May 19, 2015

Voters approve another 15-year bond for Clackamas Fire District

by Raymond Rendleman
As predicted by Clackamas Fire board members, most local homeowners are willing to pay an average of $450 over the life of the 15-year bond for better emergency response. May 19 election results…