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Clackamas drone maker flies high in fledgling industry

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Lesser-knowns relish forums' spotlight

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Crews extinguish portable fire at Highland Park Middle School

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April 16, 2014

AT&T cell tower proposal appealed

by Corey Buchanan
Clackamas County’s recent approval of an AT&T cell phone tower just outside of Oregon City has met with a bevy of backlash from homeowners surrounding the would-be 150-foot structure. Neighbors…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: MAHLUM ARCHITECTS - In the old bank vault turned into an X-ray room, 12-inch-thick concrete walls act as a safety barrier.
April 16, 2014

Milwaukie bank vault goes to the dogs

by The Clackamas Review
Kim Freeman, an oncologist, and John Wooldridge, a surgeon, are merging their practices April 19 into a new comprehensive veterinary cancer and surgery clinic, at 10400 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.…
April 17, 2014

Portland schools put out 'Help Wanted' sign

by Jennifer Anderson
After years of cuts, Portland Public Schools is facing an historic hiring spree, looking to fill 350 to 400 positions. To reach candidates, PPS is looking inside and outside Oregon. District…
Elmo Studd's Building Supplies closed its doors in 2011, but the empty lumber yard will soon become home to the city's first rock climbing gym.
April 15, 2014

Elmo Studds to become new rock climbing gym

by Geoff Pursinger
Circuit Bouldering Gym plans to open third location in Tigard Changes are on the horizon for the long dormant Elmo Studd’s Building Supplies site on Southwest Durham Road. The lumber yard and…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jacob Rosen
April 15, 2014

Police arrest man, seize firearms at Portland Community College…

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a 35-year-old man at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus on domestic violence charges Tuesday morning. Jacob Rosen was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree,…
April 15, 2014

Mayor, Fish float water panel proposal

by Jim Redden
Supporters of public water district say idea is more empty promises Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish are offering Portland voters a deal: the City Council will consider reforming…
April 15, 2014

Portland slides down 'smart growth' list

by Jim Redden
Land-use calculations change, but other cities are catching up Has Portland lost its planning mojo? For years city leaders have bragged that Portland’s increasing density is a national model of…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Cheryl Twete, Metro regional government's senior development adviser, was named the city of Beaverton's new community development director on Tuesday.
April 15, 2014

Metro executive to fill citys economic development director role

by Beaverton Valley Times
Cheryle Twete takes over job formerly held by Don Mazziotti Cheryl Twete, Metro regional government's senior development adviser, was named the city of Beaverton's new community development…
April 15, 2014

Portland math teacher receives Milken Educator Award

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — A sixth-grade Portland math teacher received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award Tuesday. Teresa Chan Seidel teaches at Robert Gray Middle School. Rob Saxton with the…
April 15, 2014

1,800 turn up for teacher job fair in Portland

by Kristian Foden-Vencil
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — About 1,800 applicants were in Portland Tuesday, looking for teaching jobs at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair. Almost 170 school districts and other…
April 15, 2014

State adds 7,500 jobs as March unemployment rate hits 6.9 percent

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s economy added about 7,500 jobs in March, the largest since November 2005 when 9,300 jobs were added. The state’s unemployment rate in March was 6.9 percent, nearly unchanged from 6.8…
April 15, 2014

Spokane-based company to acquire Mercer Industries' window…

by Shannon O. Wells
Sale to save 'a majority' of employees who faced layoffs by this summer VPI Quality Windows signed a letter of intent to acquire all window and door manufacturing assets of Beaverton-based…
April 14, 2014

Judge won't reconsider ruling against Ann Rule

by Mara Stine
A judge in Washington state has denied a motion to reconsider a February ruling that dismissed Ann Rule's defamation case against an Eagle Creek man who criticized the revered true-crime author…
April 14, 2014

Motel in Lloyd District robbed

by Jim Redden
A man with a gun robbed a motel in the Lloyd District early Monday morning. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as a Hispanic male in is 40s to 50s, 5'9"…
by: CITY OF PORTLAND - Warning signs like these haven't stopped all bicycle accidents on Portland Streetcar tracks.
April 14, 2014

Are Portland Streetcar tracks dangerous for bicycles?

by Jim Redden
Since Portland Streetcar tracks were first laid in city streets, bicyclists have complained that they cause accidents by trapping their tires. Although the city has put up some signs along the…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Nathan Steven Newitt
April 14, 2014

Police arrest shooting suspect

by Jim Redden
Police have arrested a suspect in an early Monday morning shooting. Nathan Steven Newitt, 41, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful…
April 14, 2014

Crystal Ballroom damaged during concert

by Jim Redden
The historic Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland was structurally damaged during a sold-out concert Sunday night. Police responded to a request for assistance with crowd control from the…
April 14, 2014

CRW rates set to nearly double

by Corey Buchanan
Clackamas River Water commissioners approved increased retail water rates for the next eight years by an average of $3.91 per month starting after the meter readings this month. Customers’ June…
April 13, 2014

Blazers clinch no worse than No. 5 playoff spot in shootout with…

by Kerry Eggers
The Trail Blazers found out a couple of things Sunday night at the Moda Center. They learned Houston will be their first-round opponent in the playoffs. And it became clear that when it comes to…
April 13, 2014

Metro leaders wonder: Will public support costly carbon…

by Nick Christensen
Leaders from across the region on Friday, April 11, seemed willing to invest more — perhaps significantly more — in transportation. More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Amanda Knox was in Portland for an event put on by the Innocence Project on April 11.
April 13, 2014

Amanda Knox at Portland Innocence Project event

by KOIN News 6
Convicted twice and cleared once, Amanda Knox has steadfastly maintained her innocence in the killing of her roommate in Italy. Now living in Seattle, Knox was in Portland on Friday in support…
by: GREG MUHR/PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - No one was injured in this Saturday morning mobile home fire.
April 13, 2014

Portland and Gresham firefighters battle two fires

by Jim Redden
Firefighters from Portland and Gresham joined forces to fight two fires in two days. The first one happened around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, April 11, when crews from both cities were dispatched to a…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: BRAD CANTOR - Principal Amy Busch (center) accepts the check April 10 from Nichole Wieteska of Arthur Murray Dance Studio, & Glen Stubbs of WL May Co.
April 12, 2014

Portland-area businesses unite for arts-education funding

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie’s Linwood Elementary received a bass xylophone on Thursday for its children’s music program, as well as additional funding to purchase new instruments from $700 in donations from…
April 11, 2014

Milwaukie to cut staff regardless of May vote

by Raymond Rendleman
If Milwaukie voters don’t open their wallets during the May election, the city will have to make estimated cuts almost twice the size of budget slashes already in the works. Milwaukie Finance…
by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Tim Walden
April 11, 2014

Missing man found safe

by Jim Redden
A missing man has been found safe and returned home with the help of the Port of Portland police. The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit has asked the public to help locate a…

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by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Lead was discovered in the paint at Alameda Elementary School six months ago, but school officials said a lack of funding has prevented them from removing it.
Apr 11, 2014

Lead paint found at Portland schools

by KOIN News 6
A parent of Portland public school student voiced her concern on Thursday about paint discovered on school grounds that contains high levels of lead. According to tests conducted by Portland…
Apr 11, 2014

You can be a bone marrow match

by The Times
TVF&R crews invite public to join them for national registry drive Saturday Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue invites the community to participate in a bone marrow registry drive on Saturday from 11…
Apr 10, 2014

Clackamas County debate light on substance

by Raymond Rendleman
Facts? What facts? If you wanted a summary of the issues facing Clackamas County, you shouldn’t have attended the debate among commissioner candidates Thursday in Happy Valley. Sponsored by the…
Apr 10, 2014

Portlanders split on street maintenance fee

by Jim Redden
Anyone looking for an easy solution to Portland's street funding woes will be disappointed by a survey released Thursday at City Hall. It shows that city residents are almost evenly split over…
Apr 10, 2014

In the end, Blazers do it D-Wright way

by Kerry Eggers
It had been awhile since Dorell Wright had hit a game-winning shot. "That's my first one since high school," Wright said after hitting the 3-point shot that carried the Trail Blazers to a 100-99…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Susan Lehman, a Portland Police Bureau advocate for sex assault victims, talks with a former homeless woman who has been victimized several times on the streets.
Apr 10, 2014

For rape victims, a light in darkness

by Peter Korn
Police Bureau advocate Susan Lehman helps sex assault victims recover from crisis There are days, more than a few, when Susan Lehman feels, if not torn, at least tugged by the possibility of…
Apr 10, 2014

Mark & Dave: Gold-embossed toilet paper makes wiping a rich…

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Portland Public Schools has approved plans to move the first day of school to the week before Labor Day — killing traditional end-of-summer family vacations. Like most parents, we ask, “Can’t…
Apr 10, 2014

Sources Say: Corporations wet beaks in water district campaign

by Jim Redden
The coalition against the proposed Portland Public Water District on the May 20 primary election ballot keeps growing. New contributions to the campaign against Measure 26-156 include $10,000…
(Image is Clickable Link) by: METRO COUNCIL'S PHASE 1 FINDINGS REPORT, 2012 - The emissions goal for the Portland metropolitan area calls for a 20 percent reduction per capita by 2035.
Apr 10, 2014

Metro takes steps to meet emissions goal

by Julia Rogers
Two Metro committees host meetings in April and May to help the regional agency develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gases in the Portland area. Metro’s Policy Advisory Committee and the Joint…
Apr 10, 2014

Will Knight challenge hurt or help nonprofit fundraisers?

by Peter Korn
Dozens gather to mull demand's effect on local philanthropy More than 100 somewhat anxious nonprofit fundraisers gathered Friday at The Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon and…
by: COURTESY OF PFR - One man died Thursday, April 10, in a fire that damaged a Southwest 61st Avenue home. Firefighters were confronted by piles of clutter when they went into the house to find the victim.
Apr 10, 2014

Body found inside burning cluttered SW Portland home

by Pamplin Media Group
An elderly man died Thursday afternoon in a Southwest Portland house fire. Portland Fire and Rescue officials said the body of the man was found by firefighters in the home at 10931 S.W. 61st…
Apr 10, 2014

TrIMet adding more security cameras

by KOIN News 6
TriMet is upgrading its security cameras to provide clearer digital pictures that officials said will help keep crime down. There are already 4400 security cameras in place. Over the next five…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Filmed by Bike founder Ayleen Crotty launched the iconic  event in Portland 12 years ago. The four-day festival kicks off April 19 at the Clinton Street Theater.
Apr 10, 2014

Bike envoy gears up for fun

by Jennifer Anderson
Film festival, other events lighten up city's bike culture There used to be a time when cyclists in Portland would whoop and holler during videos of other cyclists blowing past stop signs,…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JIM CLARK - Former city commissioner Jim Francisconi is tackling social issues head-on in his campaign to be the next Multnomah County chair.
Apr 10, 2014

Can Francesconi be the comeback kid?

by Steve Law
Decision 2014: After failed mayoral bid, politico seeks county chair post When Jim Francesconi first ran for Portland City Council in 1996, he was the social justice-minded community organizer,…
Apr 10, 2014

Police Investigating Repertory Singers But The Shows Will Go On

by April Baer
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — Oregon Repertory Singers plan to go ahead with their season, despite a police investigation into gaps in the group's financial records. The group has been around…
Apr 09, 2014

Jordan honored with day of remembrance

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales issued a mayoral proclamation Wednesday morning honoring the late Charles Jordan. Hales proclaimed April 9, 2014, as a day of remembrance for the former City Commissioner and…
Apr 09, 2014

Neighbors buy Southeast house targeted for redevelopment

by Jim Redden
A dispute over a controversial infill project in Southeast Portland has been resolved. Neighbors have agreed to buy a house near Reed College from the developer who planned to replace it with…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a packed Keller Auditorium audience Tuesday night that advancing women's rights was the 'unfinished business' of the world and the nation. Clinton didn't answer that one, big question however: Does she plan to run for president in 2016?
Apr 09, 2014

Clinton: Women are 'agents of change, drivers of progress'

by Drew Dakessian
No hint on presidential race, but former secretary of state praises Oregon's equal rights amendment effort Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did not answer the BIG question — will…
Apr 09, 2014

PCC celebrates new SE Center building

by Caleb Diehl
Portland Community College cuts the ribbon Friday morning to open its Southeast Library Center and Student Commons Building. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Southeast Center,…
by: INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL - Some of the Portland Trail Blazers and the team's owner will appear on the popular TV show 'Portlandia' on  April 8,
Apr 09, 2014

Blazers, Allen appear in upcoming 'Portlandia'

by KOIN News 6
Some of the Portland Trail Blazers and the team’s owner will appear on the popular TV show “Portlandia” this week. The Portland Trail Blazers’ owner, Paul Allen, and several players will appear…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: GRACE DIDWAY - Verne Duncan guest-directs the new North Clackamas Community Choir in its debut performance Sunday.
Apr 08, 2014

Politicos, songs fill Verne A. Duncan Elementary School

by Raymond Rendleman
Several surprise guests came Sunday to the 80th birthday party of Verne Duncan, a Milwaukie resident who was state superintendent from 1975 to 1989 and a state senator from 1997 to 2003. Duncan…
Apr 08, 2014

Change our tax system? Maybe

by Jim Redden
Wyden could lead national effort, as state mulls plans As tax day approaches, calls for reform are in the air. Oregon U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is promising to use his recent appointment to chair the…
Apr 08, 2014

Off-duty firefighters helps rescue accident victim

by Jim Redden
An off-duty Portland firefighter helped other firefighters rescue a women trapped under a van in Northeast Portland on Tuesday morning. The name of the woman and firefighter were not immediately…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jules Bailey chats with Katherine McDuffie and Allen Dobbins prior to the start of a debate with his Multnomah County Commission District 1 opponent, Brian Wilson, at the Terwilliger Plaza Retirement Community Saturday morning.
Apr 08, 2014

County candidates dig into local roots

by Jim Redden
Experience, business acumen at heart of race to replace Kafoury Unless you’ve already made up your mind, the Multnomah County Commission District 1 race offers a difficult choice. Both Jules…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Conceptual artist and sculptor Bill Will with one of his one-ton metal boats that sit along the new Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail line in Southeast Portland.
Apr 08, 2014

Artwork anchors new MAX line to region's history

by Jim Redden
Artists float their interpretations of the past through TriMet project Drivers along Southeast 17th Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood might be puzzled by the sudden appearance of four…