Development Review Commission rejects proposal for Wizer Block

Development Review Commission rejects proposal for Wizer Block

Vote follows two nights of public debate; appeal to City Council is likely Lake Oswego's...

Wanted: Courage on the job

Wanted: Courage on the job

UP professor wants her nurses to ignore job risk, put patients first Lorretta Krautscheid was...

New life for Oregon City historic mill site

New life for Oregon City historic mill site

Riverwalk project pegged as catalyst but money at issue It’s the closest thing to Roman...

Vacasa miffed at lodging rules

Vacasa miffed at lodging rules

Booming local firm threatens to pull up rental-market stakes The metro area’s...

Special deliverer

Special deliverer

As retirement looms, veteran obstetrician glad he joined Westside medical community Dr. Anthony...

Police discover additional information in search for Jennifer Huston

Police discover additional information in search for Jennifer Huston

Missing Dundee woman also stopped at Rite-Aid Thursday evening before disappearing; police will...

Randy Leonard awarded Chief's Coin for saving life

Randy Leonard awarded Chief's Coin for saving life

Former Portland city commissioner honored in Lake Oswego for preventing a suicide Randy Leonard...

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The 2015 Oregon Legislature is expected to consider raising the statewide gas tax to pay for more transportation projects. What should the state's priorities be if it has more money for transportation?

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Waterfront Blues Festival

The festival began in 1987 as the Rose City Blues Festival – a concert to support the homeless, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association. Performers included John Lee Hooker, the Paul deLay Band, Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester Blues Band and Lloyd Jones Struggle.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard

The Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community.


Grand Floral Parade Slideshow

Thousands lined downtown streets during a pleasant Saturday morning to see the 100th Queen of Rosaria, Emma A. Waibel of West Linn, the first queen from outside Portland.


Floral Grand Parade

We had a great time shooting this small video of the parade from the corner of Burnside and Martin Luther King Jr.


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This Festival is a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. This year's festival marks the 31st anniversary of this great tribal gathering.


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July 31, 2014

Coal, oil projects may be at mercy of panel

by Peter Wong
Three projects are up for $7 million, which would aid in coal and oil transportation through Oregon What the Oregon Transportation Commission does at its next meeting in August may shape the…
July 31, 2014

Taya Kyle likely to appeal $1.8 million verdict in defamation…

by Nancy Townsley
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wins case against estate of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Taya Kyle, the daughter of Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker and widow of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF HEROIC IMAGINATION PROJECT - Portland Community College psychology professor Vivian McCann (center) recently talked to a group of women in Tanzania about becoming everyday heroes by standing up to authority. McCann is a trainer with the Stanford University-based Heroic Imagination Project.
July 31, 2014

PCC prof takes heroic imagination around globe

by Peter Korn
Curriculum: Overcome instinct and take action Vivian McCann is convinced that nurses can be taught to stand up to authority figures who are cutting safety corners. She is certain that most of us…
July 31, 2014

Sources Say: Oregonian moves, but not all head to paper's new…

by Jim Redden
More employees are leaving The Oregonian as what’s left of the newspaper moves from its former headquarters on Southwest Broadway to smaller leased digs in the Crown Plaza Building next to the…
July 31, 2014

Merkley proposes coordinated care for seniors

by Peter Wong
Pilot project part of Senate legislation. A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley would bring some of Oregon’s innovations in care for older people to the rest of the nation. Among the…
July 31, 2014

Wyden criticizes CIA search of Senate files

by Peter Wong
He reacts to internal report by agency. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden criticized the Central Intelligence Agency today after disclosure of an internal report that the agency searched the computers of the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Alejandro Ray Vance Jr.
July 30, 2014

Gang member arrested for April shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a suspect in an April shooting. Alejandro Ray Vance Jr., 20, is charged with Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless…
July 30, 2014

TriMet says take transit to MLS All-Star Week events

by Jim Redden
TriMet is urging soccer fans to take transit to the MLS All-Star Game events being held from Aug. 1 to 6. The game between the MLS All-Stars and the German chamption team, FC Bayern Munich, is…
July 30, 2014

City legalizes Airbnb, other short-term home rental services

by Steve Law
People renting out their homes to short-term tenants and tourists will now be operating legally in the city of Portland. Portland city commissioners unanimously approved a new ordinance…
July 30, 2014

New report questions earthquake estimates

by Jim Redden
Nearly forgotten research from decades ago is raising questions about how accurately geologists have estimated previous earthquake activity in the region — and whether current predictions of a…
July 30, 2014

Senate candidates argue about business tax break

by Peter Wong
To Merkley, repeal is 'no-brainer,' to Wehby, 'election-year gimmick' The U.S. Senate has thwarted legislation to end tax advantages for businesses that move jobs abroad and give a partial tax…
July 30, 2014

Four hospitalized in two crashes

by Jim Redden
Four people were hospitalized in two accidents Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. The names of the victims were not immediately released. Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau…
by: KOIN 6 NEWS - Neighbors are upset about this 70-year-old western red cedar tree on Northeast 22nd Avenue possibly being cut down.
July 29, 2014

Neighbors rally to save 'heritage tree'

by KOIN 6 News
Another lot-splitting controversy has neighbors in Northeast Portland angry over the loss of what they call a heritage tree. “It changes the whole character of the neighborhood. It’s…
July 29, 2014

Portland police sergeant being investigated for altercation

by Jim Redden
An off-duty Portland police sergeant is under investigation for an altercation with a 17-year-old male on Sunday. The Portland Police Bureau is not commenting on the incident while it is being…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The view from the top of tTilikum Crossing in January. It is scheduled to open on Sept. 12, 2015.
July 29, 2014

Tilikum Crossing time lapse video released

by Jim Redden
TriMet has released a time lapse video of the construction of Tilikum Crossing, the new bridge being built over the Willamette River. The video, shot from the Oregon Health & Sciences University…
by: COURTESY OF PCC - Deanna Palm of Washington County is the new PCC board chairwoman.
July 29, 2014

Palm is new PCC board chairwoman

by Pamplin Media Group
Deanna Palm, president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named chairwoman of the Portland Community College board for the 2014-15 year. Palm, who was appointed to the…
by: WATERLEAF DESIGN - The Lloyd Center ice rink will move slightly east and become more oval as part of a remodel designed to get the community more interested in staying to shop and getting shoppers to watch the ice skating.
July 29, 2014

Lloyd Center to get $50 million redo

by Joseph Gallivan
Remodel starts soon and will take two years to complete An upcoming remodel of the Lloyd Center will take the mall back to its mid-20th Century roots, while also serving as a centerpiece for…
by: COURTESY PORTLAND BUREAU OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABILITY - By 2035, the intersection of Southeast 122nd and Division is transformed with high capacity transit, landscaping, prominent bike and pedestrian crossings, and more housing and food options, as shown in this artist's rendering from the proposed draft Comprehensive Plan.
July 29, 2014

200,000 more people in city's future

by Jim Redden
Comprehensive plan will provide guide for accommodating next growth wave Imagine a Portland of the not-too-distant future with 200,000 more residents inside the city limits, living in 120,000…
July 29, 2014

Darwin Barney excited to be with Dodgers

by Kerry Eggers
Backup role, pennant race await former Cubs infielder Darwin Barney enjoyed the opportunity to spend a little time this past week at his Beaverton home with wife Lindsay and their two young…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, pleaded not guilty Monday to six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate.
July 29, 2014

Jail employee faces felony charges for sexual misconduct with…

by Kendra Hogue
Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, was accused of six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate. The charges are Class C felonies. Curry…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Clackamas County Marine Services Officer Abigail Hunt helps ensure floater safety on the popular Clackamas River float from Barton to Carver Parks. Two people have drowned near this location in the past five years.
July 29, 2014

Calming troubled waters

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Alcohol ban helps, but people still sneak booze onto river Any given summer Sunday, the Clackamas River from Barton to Carver parks is packed with boats, rafts, inner tubes, pool toys, air…
July 29, 2014

Roads? Transit? Poll says we want both, but funds scarce

by Jim Redden
Support for projects differs across state, but all agree on need One reason Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are pushing their street fee so hard is to pressure the 2015…
July 29, 2014

Lawsuit aims to stop city's plan for PSU

by Steve Law
Activists say Hales' proposal violates tax limitation law Mayor Charlie Hales’ plan to provide urban renewal money for Portland State University has been socked with a legal challenge even…
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July 29, 2014

Officials arrest fugitive cheerleader in San Francisco

by Jillian Daley
Julia Lynn Haner expected to be returned to Oregon to face federal sex trafficking charges Authorities have tracked down and arrested former Lake Oswego High School cheerleader Julia Lynn Haner,…
July 28, 2014

$100 million donation boosts OHSU Challenge drive

by Peter Korn
The odds of Oregon Health & Science University meeting its billion dollar match for the Knight Cancer Institute improved significantly Monday when the institute announced a new $100 million…

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by: CONTRIBUTED: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - A 25-year-old Gresham man died when his car hit a utility pole Saturday night.
Jul 29, 2014

Gresham man dies in one-car accident

by Pamplin Media Group
A Gresham man, Derek Allen Cranford, 25, of Gresham, died and his passenger was injured in a Saturday night single vehicle crash near Sam Barlow High School. The passenger's injuries are…
Jul 28, 2014

TriMet to provide shuttles during upcoming maintenance project

by Jim Redden
TriMet will provide shuttle buses in a portion of the Lloyd District because a maintenance and improvement project will disrupt transit service between Aug. 11 and 15. Crews will be replacing a…
by: COURTSEY OF TUALATIN FIRE & RESCUE - This carport was destroyed at the Canyon Park Apartments.
Jul 28, 2014

Suspected arson fire damages carport, vehicles

by Jim Redden
Exclusive video shows destruction Five vehicles were damaged by a fire that destroyed a carport at a Beaverton apartment complex Sunday evening. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue,…
Jul 28, 2014

Home demolition controversy headed to City Council

by Jim Redden
The City Council is expected to get an earful about the issue of existing homes being demolished for infill projects on Thursday. The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission calls the increasing…
Jul 28, 2014

Estimates differ on marijuana revenues

by Peter Wong
Official projections far less than figures backed by advocates Two estimates differ sharply on how much money will be generated for Oregon coffers by voter approval Nov. 4 of a marijuana…
by: COURTESY KOIN 6 NEWS - Jennifer Huston, 38, was last seen in Newberg filling her Lexus SUV on Thursday.
Jul 27, 2014

Search underway for missing Dundee woman

by KOIN 6 News
A search effort is underway to find Jennifer Huston, 38, a mother of two who was last seen filling her Lexus SUV at the Circle K gas station at 3101 Portland Rd. in Newberg. at 6:00 p.m.…
Jul 26, 2014

Man injured in Southeast Portland shooting

by Isabel Gautschi
A 20-year-old man suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds to both legs from a shooting in Southeast Portland last night. Portland Police officers arrived at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center at…
Jul 25, 2014

Seattle firm buys landmark Oregonian Building

by Jim Redden
A Seattle real estate firm is buying the landmark Oregonian headquarters. The Oregonian announced the pending sale on its website Friday, the day after posting a story that said the newspaper's…
by: CONTRIBUTED ILLUSTRATION: REYNOLDS SCHOOL DISTRICT - A rendering of the renovated Reynolds High School gym complex.
Jul 26, 2014

Reynolds School District announces gym renovations

by Lisa K. Anderson
Cash and material donations are being accepted through the Reynolds Education Foundation The Reynolds School District announced plans Friday for its renovation of the high school’s locker rooms,…
Jul 25, 2014

Drama over comprehensive plan continues in Damascus

by Beverly Corbell
The city of Damascus is using stalling tactics to try to thwart a citizens’ group from placing another land use comprehensive plan on the November ballot, says Richard Johnson of Move Damascus…
Jul 25, 2014

Public memorial service for Atiyeh eyed in September

by Peter Wong
Private funeral is set Friday. A private service and funeral for former Gov. Vic Atiyeh was conducted Friday for family members and close friends. Atiyeh died July 20 at Providence St. Vincent…
by: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Artist's rendition of the replacement Lafayette Bridge that begins construction in Southeast Portland on July 29.
Jul 25, 2014

Southeast Portland pedestrian bridge to be replaced

by Jim Redden
Work will begin on a replacement pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks near Southeast Lafayette Street on Tuesday. The bridge, which was originally built by Union Pacific in approximately…
Jul 25, 2014

Senate candidates trade jabs on budget

by Peter Wong
Merkley: Foe backs 'draconian' cuts; Wehby: Balance requirement 'sensible' Oregon’s major-party candidates for U.S. senator are trading jabs over how the other stands on federal budget…
by: KOIN 6 NEWS - Commissioner Amanda Fritz addresses questions about the parks levy during a town hall meeting on June 30.
Jul 24, 2014

Council sends parks bond to November ballot

by KOIN 6 News
The Portland City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to put a bond to renovate Portland parks on the November ballot. The $68 million bond would replace one set to expire next June and would…
Jul 24, 2014

Oregonian to move out of headquarters Monday

by Jim Redden
The Oregonian has announced it will finish moving out of its longtime headquarters next week. In an online story posted Thursday afternoon, the newspaper — which is now two separate companies —…
by: KOIN 6 NEWS - Commissioner Steve Novick was not able to defuse the recall drive when he appeared at its July 19 organization meeting.
Jul 24, 2014

Hales, Novick recall campaign continues

by Jim Redden
The campaign to recall Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick is going forward, despite Novick appearing at the first organizational meeting and defending the street fee he and Hales…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - When Betre Peter Tesfu opened an Ethiopian restaurant on Southeast Division and 50th six years ago, the neighborhood was hurting financially. Now its bracing for gentrification.
Jul 24, 2014

Rebound Avenue

by Steve Law
Recession-slammed 50th and Division finds new economic life When Betre “Peter” Tesfu opened a new Ethiopian restaurant six years ago off Southeast Division Street and 50th Avenue, friends said…
by: COURTESY OF BESTPARKING.COM - A screenshot shows the bestparking.com selection of garages and parking lots in Portland. The app helps drivers find the best parking prices in the city. Many local garages do not post their prices where drivers can see them before turning in to park.
Jul 24, 2014

Parking app drives into city's garages

by Peter Korn
Technology helps drivers find cheapest spot for their vehicles Next time you’re planning on driving downtown and looking for a parking space where you know you won’t get ripped off, you might…
Jul 24, 2014

PSU expands Urban Honors program

by Julia Rogers
$1 million in grants, and word of mouth, help fuel growth Tristan Weitkamp, a Portland State University student who graduated last month with honors, recently went to Nicaragua with the honors…
by: COURTESY OF DAVE UNITAN - Traditional group therapy isn't working well for gay addicts, according to a study co-authored by Buster Ross of the Hazelden Springbrook treatment center in Newberg, center in glasses. The study found sexual minorities on average have more failed addiction therapies than other inpatient patients.
Jul 24, 2014

Study sheds light on treating gay addicts

by Peter Korn
Research: Services should be tailored to group's special needs Gay men and women in addiction treatment are three times more likely than heterosexuals to have suffered sexual abuse and are twice…
Jul 24, 2014

Sources Say: Richardson's lack of diversity could color campaign

by Jim Redden
During last week’s debate for Oregon governor, Republican challenger Dennis Richardson admitted that as a state representative from Central Point he doesn’t have a lot of experience with…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Community court (here with judge Randall Weisberg presiding), is held at Bud Clark Commons in Old Town as a way to bring the court to its homeless defendants. A plan by the city to get more people into court faster has stumbled, with fewer defendants showing up on time.
Jul 24, 2014

Old Town citation plan bears little fruit

by Peter Korn
Low-level offenders still skip court dates as enforcement tightens One of Portland’s most vexing downtown problems — repeated low-level violations by homeless men and women — remains mostly…
Jul 24, 2014

New law gives county teeth to stop barking dogs

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Mediation, fines funded by boosting county dog licenses Tim McFarland feels like a prisoner on his own 4.89 acres outside of Canby. “I can’t talk on my property. I can’t blow my nose. I can’t…
Jul 24, 2014

Kitzhaber, GOP rival may meet 5 times

by Peter Wong
Richardson responds in principle to governor's proposal The debate about debates has begun. But it appears Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican rival Dennis Richardson will make several…
Jul 26, 2014

Beaverton schools get $1.36 million bump from county

by Kendra Hogue
District will have more Gain Share funds for 2014-15 school year than expected The Beaverton School District received some surprising news on Friday. Washington County officials announced the…