Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley Elementary School got ready to host evacuees from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake...

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

Highways and major arterial roads around Hillsboro and elsewhere in Washington County are poised...

In Character with Peter Drake

In Character with Peter Drake

Peter Drake has juggled fire knives in four luaus at Lewis & Clark College, which is notable...

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro, is headed home....

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

Nyberg Rivers store officially opened this morning after hundreds camped out and thousands waited...

A new recipe to fight hunger

A new recipe to fight hunger

Susannah Morgan marvels at the shiny purple eggplants that hang on the vine, the bright rows of...

Passion  in a bottle

Passion in a bottle

A trip to Italy inspired West Linn resident Michael Noel to plant his own vineyard There is a...

Yoshidas deliver $1 million gift to MHCC

Yoshidas deliver $1 million gift to MHCC

Campus and community members celebrate the 'happy' occasion Excitement is amping up at Mt. Hood...

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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

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Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

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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Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - The Forest Grove Fire Department says Level 3 evacuation orders are now in effect for all residents on SW Stepien Road.
September 19, 2014

Hagg Lake fire spreads, residents evacuate

by KOIN 6 News
A rapidly spreading fire broke out just north of Henry Hagg Lake in Gaston late Friday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders for people closest to the flames. The Scoggin Creek Fire is located…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  - The blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River is toxic to humans and pets, and should be carefully avoided, state health officials say.
September 19, 2014

Blue-green algae in Willamette River is toxic

by Steve Law
Health advisory extended all the way from Ross Island to Sauvie Island. Portlanders should stay out of the Willamette River all the way between the Ross Island Bridge and Sauvie Island, and…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - This Portland police car was stolen and heavily damaged early Friday.
September 19, 2014

Man steals, crashes Portland police car

by Jim Redden
A 33-year-old man stole and crashed a police car in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. His name was not immediately released. No officers were hurt in the incident, which took place the…
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September 19, 2014

Business leader Barrett, 67, dies

by Doug Burkhardt
Doug Barrett, president of Cascade TEK in Hillsboro and former chairman of the board of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board, died Sept. 14. Barrett had served as chairman of the…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sergey Lastivka
September 18, 2014

Driver charged in head-on crash that critically injured woman

by Jim Redden
The driver accused of causing a head-on crash that left a Portland woman in critical condition on Monday in Southeast Portland has been arrested. Sergey Lastivka, 22, is charged with Assault in…
September 18, 2014

OHSU: State makes a big 'dent' in number of uninsured

by Peter Korn
Oregon has made “phenomenal” progress in reducing the ranks of the uninsured since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the lead author of a study released Thursday by Oregon…
September 18, 2014

Developers agree to mandatory demolition delay and notice

by Jim Redden
Portland area home builders have agreed to a mandatory 35-day delay on the demolition of all houses for in-fill projects. And they have agreed to publicize such demolitions 30 days in advance to…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY DEQ - Blue-green algae spotted in the Willamette River in Portland this week is being evaluated by DEQ to see if it's toxic. Until results are in, it's best for Portlanders to avoid contact with the water.
September 18, 2014

Don't go in the Willamette just yet, Portlanders

by Steve Law
Portlanders, don’t go into the Willamette River just yet. State officials say it’s best to avoid contact with the water in the Willamette between the Fremont and Ross Island Bridges, until…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Residents of the Laurelhurst neighborhood and preservationists are rallying to save the historic Markham House.
September 18, 2014

Neighbors seek more donations to save Markham House

by Jim Redden
Laurelhurst neighbors are scrambling to raise $12,500 by Thursday afternoon to save the historic Markham House. According to nearby resident Jennifer Moffatt, the need that much in earnest money…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More affordable housing, like these micro apartments in Northwest Portland, could require changes in the way the city handles onsite parking, according to a San Francisco housing expert who spoke to the City Club last week.
September 18, 2014

Expert: Find a place to park affordable housing

by Steve Law
Could Rose City gentrification turn region into another expensive Bay Area? If Portlanders hope to address the area’s growing housing affordability problem, maybe they should get over their…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLEAN WATER SERVICES - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, county Chair Andy Duyck and other officials toured Hagg Lake and Scoggins Dam in May. The dam could be in line for safety improvements if Congress acts on funding.
September 18, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful that funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near…
September 18, 2014

Sources Say: Even the name of the proposed street fee is…

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick may have to change the name of their proposed street fee before they’re done with it. The formal name is transportation user fee, which suggests…
September 18, 2014

Mark & Dave: What's-his-name sure to make history

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Still a long way to go for Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson in his attempt to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber in the governor’s race. A survey shows 30 percent of Oregonians don’t even know…
September 18, 2014

State police cite driver for going 114 miles per hour on Highway…

by Geoff Pursinger
A 29-year-old Tualatin man is facing charges after he was arrested for traveling 114 miles per hour along Highway 217 to Interstate 5. At about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, an Oregon State…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
September 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
September 18, 2014

Wyden: O&C forest bill set for action

by Peter Wong
But counties want analyses of timber, revenues. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s proposal for the fate of 2.5 million acres of federal forest lands in western Oregon will be considered by a Senate…
Photo Credit: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Sean Michael Kearney
September 18, 2014

Dumb crook steals from Portland police

by Jim Redden
Here's another nominee for America's Dumbest Criminals. Michael Kearney, 43, arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of metal panels to be used as the entry…
September 17, 2014

Oregon minimum wage to go to $9.25

by Peter Wong
Increase linked to inflation takes effect Jan. 1. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents an hour on Jan. 1, giving a modest raise for about 8 percent of Oregon’s workforce. The increase is…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
September 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - E.C. Mueller, the new manager of Portland International Raceway.
September 17, 2014

New Portland International Raceway manager named

by Jim Redden
Portland Parks & Recreation announced a new manager for Portland International Raceway on Wednesday. He is E.C. Mueller, a marketing executive with ties to the motor sports industry. He has…
September 17, 2014

Foreclosure counseling to continue

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers OK money for various items. An allocation from Oregon lawmakers will allow homeowners to continue to receive counseling and meet with lenders to avoid foreclosures. But the $659,300…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO CHASE ALLGOOD - Intel's first and second D1X fabrication plants are helping to drive employment gains outside of downtown Portland.
September 17, 2014

Poll: Residents want jobs, jobs, jobs

by Jim Redden
Willamette Valley residents believe the economy is improving, but still want elected officials to focus on creating more jobs — even more than protecting the environment and fighting climate…
September 17, 2014

Forage straw research will continue

by Peter Wong
Lawmakers OK $100,000 for Oregon State lab. Oregon State University will continue research into forage straw bound for export as a result of legislative action Wednesday. The straw is a…
September 17, 2014

Senate candidates trade jabs over plagiarism

by Peter Wong
Merkley seizes on two reports by GOP's Wehby, who argues they are a distraction. The major-party candidates for U.S. Senate are trading jabs over accusations that Republican Monica Wehby…
September 16, 2014

Portland Tribune first forum for governor candidates

by Peter Wong
Appearance is at 10 a.m. Monday. A joint appearance Monday at the Portland Tribune/Pamplin Media Group will start a series of seven campaign encounters between Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Artists rendering of Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex.
Sep 16, 2014

Public invited to Police Training Complex opening Saturday

by Jim Redden
The public is invited to the opening of the remodeled Portland Police Bureau's Training Complex. The bureau will host an open house at the complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.…
Sep 16, 2014

Woman critically injured by suspected reckless driver

by Jim Redden
A Portland woman is hospitalized in critical condition after he car was hit head-on by a man suspected of reckless driving. Police have identified the victim as Hope Davis, 54. The driver of the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRIMET - Consruction on the MAX platforms at the Sunset Transit Center wraps up two days early.
Sep 16, 2014

Sunset Transit Center MAX Station reopens Wednesday

by Jim Redden
The MAX station at TriMet’s Sunset Transit Center will reopen Wednesday morning, two days ahead of schedule. A platform improvement project had shut down both sides of the MAX platform down…
Sep 16, 2014

Tualatin voters want a voice in light rail plans

by Caitlin Feldman
Passage puts brakes on regional transit planning for city leaders Unofficial results from Tuesday's special election show Tualatin voters support Measure 34-220. The passage of 34-220 forces the…
Sep 16, 2014

Police seek tips on Saturday gang shooting

by Jim Redden
The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives are asking the public for information on a Saturday evening shooting they believe injured two people in Southeast Portland. According…
Sep 16, 2014

Algae in Willamette prompts state health warning

by Steve Law
Blue-green algae was spotted floating on the Willamette River Tuesday in Portland, promoting the Oregon Health Advisory to issue a health advisory. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality…
Sep 16, 2014

Tualatin ponders light-rail vote

by Caitlin Feldman
In Tuesday’s special election, Tualatin voters will decide if they should have the right to determine the fate of light rail within the city. Tualatin Measure 34-220 asks voters to prohibit the…
Sep 16, 2014

Lawsuit targets PSU gridiron concussions

by Peter Korn
Seattle firm leads effort to change rules on players' health A Seattle law firm is suing Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University and the National Collegiate Athletic…
Sep 16, 2014

Revenue agency to replace computers

by Peter Wong
First of four phases will launch on Nov. 12. The Oregon Department of Revenue is set to launch a four-year replacement of its computer systems that will improve its capacity to track payments…
Sep 16, 2014

Nominate your 'Amazing Kid'

by Pamplin Media Group
The Portland Tribune is looking for nominations of boys and girls from elementary school to a high school age to be honored as an Amazing Kid in his or her community. The selected Portland…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Chemistry instructor Nick Hamel describes the things he would like to see upgraded in his Clackamas Community College lab, built in 1982. Voters will decide on a $90 million bond measure Nov. 4.
Sep 16, 2014

College bond to fuel success, changes

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas measure bankrolls projects to upgrade, expand Chemistry instructor Nick Hamel has got a stockpile of ideas just waiting for the money to make them happen. “There’s nothing I would say…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Michael Carlson is fighting the current bee-permitting process in the city of Portland. People have had to remove their hives because of it, Carlson says.
Sep 16, 2014

Beekeepers stung by prejudice

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Strict regulations on hives mean just a handful of an exploding population of beekeepers apply for permits “Bees are the new chickens.” So says Brian Duval, whose husband Michael Carlson manages…
Sep 16, 2014

County adds e-cigs to banned items

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Commissioners agree to ban that extends to county-owned property The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday, Sept. 11, to add electronic cigarettes to the list of prohibited…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A Washington County juvnile offender on a supervised day tip to Autzen Stadium is accused of raping a Eugene woman.
Sep 16, 2014

Washington County teen accused of Eugene rape on probation trip

by KOIN 6 News
Trip to Autzen Stadium intended to develop positive life skills The 17-year-old teen arrested Saturday in Eugene for the rape and beating of a woman near the University of Oregon’s Autzen…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Marcus
Sep 16, 2014

MPD: Truck driver may have abused children across Oregon

by The Clackamas Review
Although Milwaukie police detectives have taken a registered sex offender back into custody, they are concerned that there may be other child sex-abuse victims in the Portland metro area, and…
Sep 15, 2014

Police tasing of teen sparks controversy

by KOIn 6 News
A video posted to Facebook shows the arrest and Tasing of a 16-year-old Roosevelt High School student in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood early Sunday morning. The video, which shows…
Sep 15, 2014

Nonvoters will get postcards this week

by Peter Wong
Project aims at boosting, updating registration rolls. Almost 900,000 Oregonians will receive postcards starting this week inviting them to register to vote. The names were cross-checked against…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY ANDREA JOHNSON - Oregon Chardonnay Symposium cofounder Paul Durant pours wine for Stoller Family Estate winemaker Melissa Burr.
Sep 15, 2014

Sip it to believe it

by Virginia Werner
Drink wine, you will. The date for the "Attack of the Clones" Oregon wine event has been set for March 14 at the Stoller Family Estate in Dayton. The event will include two parts: a technical…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE - Beaverton man Scobee Mike Bates was reported missing by his wife Friday, believed suicidal
Sep 13, 2014

Missing Beaverton man found safe in Tigard

by Joseph Gallivan
Quit work early Friday morning, abandoning cell phone. A missing Beaverton man is safe after he was discovered in Tigard over the weekend. Scobee Mike Bates, 58, of Beaverton, was reported…
Sep 15, 2014

Speaker sees parallels in pot, gay marriage support

by Peter Wong
Blogger Sullivan: 'Remarkable movement' in public opinion. As support grows to legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana, one observes sees parallels with the acceptance of rights…
Sep 15, 2014

Wehby endorsed by NRA; Merkley fires back

by Peter Wong
Group aims at Senate votes by Democratic incumbent. Republican Monica Wehby’s bid for the U.S. Senate in Oregon is backed by the National Rifle Association, which has taken stances opposite to…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
Sep 14, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: COURTESY JON BELL - Portland International Airport worker Kevin Schaffer, 49, was hurt in shuttle bus accident.
Sep 14, 2014

PDX employee in serious condition

by KOIN 6 News
The Portland International Airport worker crushed between two shuttle buses Friday night remains in serious condition, his family said in a statement. The family of Kevin Schaffer, 49, issued a…
Photo Credit: PMG - 31 Pit Fire Press Conference - Spet 16th, 2014
Sep 14, 2014

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

by Estacada News
State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest land about 10 miles east of Estacada, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the disaster a conflagration,…
Sep 14, 2014

Northeast Sandy reopens after water main break

by Jim Redden
Northeast Sandy Boulevard reopened Sunday morning after being closed for four days between 122nd and 138th avenues because of a water main break. According to the Oregon Department of…


Measure 90

 

Should Oregon's primary election process be changed to a "top-two" system? Supporters and opponents of Ballot Measure 90 presented their cases Wednesday morning to the Portland Tribune's editorial board.