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Portland's Latest News

February 10, 2016

Oregon City's Portland Cider Co. moving to Clackamas

by Raymond Rendleman
The Portland Cider Co. announced last month that it is moving its cider production facility to a new, larger location in Clackamas in order to meet the growing demand for its cider products. The company, founded in 2012 in Oregon City, is investing…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION - Lawmakers are lining up lots of funding requests for the state budget.
February 09, 2016

Cha-ching! Lawmakers line up funding requests ahead of budget outlook

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — State economists will provide an update Wednesday morning on the outlook for Oregon’s economy and government revenue. A week into the short legislative session, lawmakers have received plenty of requests for more money. The ability for…
February 09, 2016

Brown withdraws resilience officer nominee

by Paris Achen and Hillary Borrud
The governor's office determined there was inadequate support for confirmation in the Senate. Salem - Gov. Kate Brown has withdrawn her nominee for a new state resilience officer position after her office determined there were inadequate votes in…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis will deliver the State of the City at the Persimmon County Club.
February 09, 2016

Residents question venue choice for mayor's speech

by Jodi Weinberger
Editor's note: After the publication of this story, Mayor Shane Bemis announced there will be a second State of the City event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Gresham City Hall. This event will be free. The city of Gresham’s decision to partner…
February 09, 2016

Lake Oswego Police Department officers will volunteer in Seaside

by The Review
Agency will help cover the city so that community can mourn the loss of Sgt. Jason Goodding, who was shot and killed on Friday Five members of the Lake Oswego Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in volunteering their time this…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Proposed legislation could give local governments the authority to regulate bioengineered crops.
February 09, 2016

Bill gives local governments green light to regulate biotech crops

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Local government authority over genetically engineered crops is being reconsidered by Oregon lawmakers roughly three years after they prohibited most city and county seed restrictions. Critics of biotechnology claim that lawmakers haven’t…
All parts of the region experienced double digit rent increases from 2011 to 2015, with the highest in North Portland. Source: Published by Metro with data from Multifamily NW and Axiometrics Johnson Economics.
February 09, 2016

Study digs into region's housing affordability

by Jim Redden
Metro urges regional approach to crisis of skyrocketing costs Rising home costs and stagnating wages have created a housing crisis across the region, not just in the trendy Portland neighborhoods where few can afford to live. The situation is worst…
White
February 09, 2016

Schools warn families of Outdoor School ex-worker facing sex abuse charges

by Teresa Carson
East Multnomah County Schools are warning parents about an alleged pedophile who worked and volunteered at a popular Outdoor School program that some local students attend. Jared Kelly White, 23, is being held on $13.5 million bail after a Multnomah…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - The Arkema property on the Willamette River shore near the St. Johns Bridge, is part of the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup site.
February 11, 2016

EPA: Harbor Superfund cleanup plan must be approved by end of year

by Jim Redden
It could be years before a cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund is approved if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot do it by the end of the year. According to Cami Grandinetti, EPA's manager of the superfund project, work on the…
February 09, 2016

Clackamas board looks to voters for road options

by Peter Wong
May 17 ballot planned for advisory vote; Feb. 18 hearing will shape measure. Clackamas County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote Tuesday (Feb. 9), favor an advisory election May 17 to guide future decisions about how to raise money for road repairs. Some…
February 09, 2016

Providence dethrones Moda in new signups

by Nick Budnick
Oregonians who buy their own health insurance signed up in droves for Providence Health Plan for 2016, dethroning previous market leader Moda Health, new enrollment numbers reveal. The numbers suggest that a third or more of Oregonians who buy their…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Congestion is growing again on the aging I-5 bridge as the economy continues to recover.
February 09, 2016

Will Columbia River Crossing rise again?

by Capital Bureau
When Washington and Oregon were negotiating a project to replace the Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River and enhance mobility in the bistate region, Washington legislators ultimately balked in 2013 on contributing funding. The Columbian…
February 09, 2016

Fairview photo radar pilot project deemed success

by Katy Sword
The first phase of a photo radar pilot project in Fairview is apparently going so well that the city may not install photo radar equipment. The project stems from House Bill 3438, which passed in 2013 allowing Fairview, and only Fairview, to launch…
February 09, 2016

Malheur militants might receive only light sentences

by Nick Budnick
The federal government’s charging decision in the case of the Malheur militants could mean some of them face as little as six months behind bars if convicted. And to some lawyers, that seems surprisingly light. The indictment unveiled last week…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Teachers Doug Robertson and Michael Stephens cut the ribbon for Powell Valley Elementarys new Maker Space with the help of a pair of quad-copters Thursday, Feb. 4.
February 09, 2016

Gresham's Powell Valley Elementary opens maker space

by Teresa Carson
Powell Valley Elementary School just opened a new maker space where students can use a variety of materials to enhance their education with hands-on learning. The new room is filled with learning tools to encourage education in STEAM — science,…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JOHN M. VINCENT - State Treasurer Ted Wheeler says bad things happen when environmental regulators don't do their jobs.
February 09, 2016

Wheeler blasts Oregon DEQ over SE Portland air pollution

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Bailey calls pollution "incredibly disturbing," Iannarone warns against overreaction State Treasurer Ted Wheeler lambasted the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for its slow response to reports of arsenic and cadmium air pollution…
February 09, 2016

Will influx of Big Money spoil the brew?

by Peter Korn
Portland is home to 91 breweries, more than any other city in the world (though we’re running neck- and-neck with San Diego). That’s not more per capita, that’s more than any other city, period. Those 91 businesses are responsible for a lot more of…
February 09, 2016

Brewing a new model for sharing the wealth

by Peter Korn
By most accounts, Jeff Althouse brews terrific beer. Which allows the founder of Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing to provide health and life insurance and a 401(k) match for nearly all his 23 employees. Those workers aren’t getting rich, at a little…
February 08, 2016

Pedestrian dies while trying to cross Highway 217

by The Review
Lake Oswego woman may have been wearing headphones, police say BREAKING: The pedestrian who was struck and killed as she tried to cross Highway 217 near the Interstate 5 intersection on Monday morning has been identified as Vicky Stroh, a…
February 08, 2016

Wesley Lynn Park plan sent to Oregon City voters

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City commissioners are asking voters to sign off on a nine-house development that would abut the northwest corner of Wesley Lynn Park. Last week, city commissioners approved asking voters on May 17 about the proposal for the 17.5 acre park on…
February 08, 2016

Climate changes push Milwaukie to consider tripling solar-power production

by Raymond Rendleman
Milwaukie shouldn’t have to replace a crucial bridge that became unusable after the extreme rains in December, Mayor Mark Gamba said. The city doesn’t know where it will find the estimated $1 million for Riverfront Park emergency bridge replacement…
Lynn Peterson
February 08, 2016

Washington State transportation secretary loses confirmation vote

by Austin Jenkins/OPB
Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson is out of a job. The Republican-led Washington state Senate voted Friday afternoon not to confirm Peterson three years after she was appointed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. The party line vote of…
COURTESY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will visit Portland in the next few months during her community policing tour.
February 08, 2016

Attorney General Lynch's community policing tour swings through Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Portland in the next few months as part of her national Community Policing Tour. Lynch will visit Portland, Miami, Indianapolis, Fayetteville, N.C., Phoenix and Los Angeles to focus on key parts of…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Comedian, TV talk show host and radio funny guy Dave Anderson, in the purple shirt, died Sunday, Feb. 7, after a nearly two-year bout with pancreatic cancer. Anderson and his friend Mark Mason hosted KPAM 860's Mark & Dave Show.
February 08, 2016

Radio, TV funnyman Dave Anderson dies after long cancer fight

by Jason Vondersmith
Comedian Dave Anderson, half of KPAM 860’s Mark & Dave Show and a TV morning show host, died Sunday, Feb. 7. He was 55. Anderson had battled pancreatic cancer during the past couple years. He is survived by his wife, Christy Anderson, and two…
February 08, 2016

Moda Health will keep doing business with new cash

by Nick Budnick
Moda will have $179 million in new cash, allowing it to service its current members. Struggling Oregon health insurer Moda Health will be able to keep doing business in Oregon by generating nearly $180 million in new capital, the state said Monday.…

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - More homeless people are predicted to be camping in Portland as the city and its partners work to build more affordable housing.
Feb 08, 2016

Hales: Portlanders should tolerate more homeless camping

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales says more homeless people will be sleeping on sidewalks, unpaved streets, unused city properties and private parking lots in the future. The increased camping will happen as…
TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Collin Lyle
Feb 08, 2016

Uber passenger assaults driver, steals and crashes car

by Jim Redden
An intoxicated Uber passenger assaulted the driver, then stole and crashed his car in Tigard late Saturday. Collin Lyle, 31, was arrested and charged with DUII, Unauthorized Use of a Motor…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Many of the properties to be cleaned up can be seen along the Willamette River in this view looking south from the St. Johns Bridge.
Feb 08, 2016

Council to discuss homeless, affordable house and Superfund

by Jim Redden
Although public testimony is not allowed, the City Council will hold two important work sessions this week. The first is an update on the state of the housing emergency the council declared last…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Westview High School's Team 1 again captured first place in the BPA Regional Science Bowl and earned another berth in the national competition this spring. The team includes instructor Fabian Mak (from left) and members Akashay Pulavarty, Ananth Argawal, Priyansh Sharma, Bryan Lee and Anthony Zheng.
Feb 07, 2016

Westview wins BPA Regional Science Bowl

by The Times
Three-time champs earn another trip to the national competition Westview High School’s Team 1 was unstoppable Saturday in the Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl competition.…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This Aloha apartment building was damaged by a driving lesson gone wrong Sunday morning.
Feb 07, 2016

Driving lesson gone wrong ends in crash

by Jim Redden
A teenager practicing parking in an Aloha apartment parking lot crashed into the building Sunday morning. No one was injured in the accident. The apartment that was struck was damaged, but was…
Feb 07, 2016

Two meetings set on Southeast Portland pollution problem

by Jim Redden
Activists sponsor meeting before official forum Clean air activists have announced a community meeting Monday evening before a Tuesday forum by health officials on reports of dangerous air…
Feb 07, 2016

Man arrested on weapons charges in Southeast Portland bar

by Jim Redden
Rontonio Augustus was in the wrong place at the wrong time early Sunday. Portland Gang Enforcement Team officers arrested the 33-year-old man on weapons charges during a follow-up visit to a…
Feb 07, 2016

'Clackamas Porch Pirate' and accomplice arrested

by Jim Redden
Tips from the public have led to the arrest of a suspected thief dubbed the "Clackamas Porch Pirate" and his accomplice. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Kanthack, 27,…
Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding
Feb 06, 2016

Police officer, Sherwood High graduate, killed in Seaside…

by Pamplin Media Group
Jason M. Goodding, 39, fatally shot in attempt to arrest suspect. A Seaside, Ore., police sergeant who grew up in Sherwood was shot and killed Friday night, Feb. 5, during an effort to apprehend…
Feb 06, 2016

Woman driving SUV arrested after leading police on North…

by Pamplin Media Group
Police received numerous calls about reckless driver in white SUV A 28-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after numerous reports of an SUV driven recklessly through Northeast and…
Feb 06, 2016

Woman found deceased after apparent jump from downtown building

by Pamplin Media Group
Investigation of adult woman's death closes Yamhill Street sidewalk A woman was found deceased Saturday afternoon on Southwest Yamhill Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway after she…
WESTBROOK
Feb 05, 2016

Police investigating possible homicide in Lake Oswego

by The Review
Investigators called to the scene of a reported suicide arrest and charge the victim's estranged spouse BREAKING: Lake Oswego Police have arrested the estranged wife of a man whose body was…
COURTESY OF OBSIDIAN RENEWABLES - The Outback project in Southern Oregon, east of Christmas Valley. The five-megawatt project provides power for Portland General Electric.
Feb 05, 2016

Lawmakers consider new solar project subsidies

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle signaled their support this week for a bill that would encourage large solar projects in Oregon. The House Committee On Energy and…
COURTESY PHOTO - The secretary of state's office will look into the state Department of Energy's record keeping.
Feb 05, 2016

Audit will dig into energy department record keeping

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The Oregon Secretary of State’s office plans to investigate whether poor record keeping at the state Department of Energy could have hidden fraud in the controversial business energy tax…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is facing several allegation and now the Oregon Department of Justice may look into them.
Feb 05, 2016

County Chair, DA ask Oregon Department of Justice to investigate…

by Jim Redden
A letter from Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and District Attorney Rod Underhill asks the Oregon Department of Justice to review several accusations against county Sheriff Dan Staton. In…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Jared Kelly White
Feb 05, 2016

Outdoor school parents to be warned of possible sex abuse

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Jared Kelly White was at outdoor school sites since 2008 Multnomah Education Service District said it is contacting parents of students who attended Outdoor School when its employee Jared Kelly…
Feb 05, 2016

Metro president: Extend levy for parks work

by Peter Wong
Council adopts regional plan two years in the making. Even as the Metro Council wrapped up its work on a regional parks and nature system plan, its president called for extension of a tax levy…
Feb 05, 2016

Three-tier minimum wage headed to Senate floor

by Paris Achen
The Senate workforce committee passed a bill Friday that would raise the minimum to $14.75 in Portland by 2022, lower rates in other parts of the state. SALEM — A bill to set three different…
Feb 05, 2016

Portland wants Legislature to allow inclusionary zoning, but…

by Steve Law
Portland city officials and affordable housing advocates hope they finally will be able to convince the Oregon Legislature to end the state ban on “inclusionary zoning,” as allowed in 48 other…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID F. ASHTON - This is a Sellwood Bee-exclusive photo juxtaposing the old and new Sellwood Bridges, taken from between the angel wings of Bent 5 in the middle of the Willamette River during construction.
Feb 05, 2016

Two public events planned to mark new Sellwood Bridge opening

by Jim Redden
Old bridge honored with one last walk before closing for removal Multnomah County has two community events planned to mark the opening of the new Sellwood Bridge — a final Feb. 25 walk across…
Feb 05, 2016

Troutdale looks at human trafficking

by Katy Sword
In fighting human trafficking, part of the battle is awareness. “Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery,” said Deputy Keith Bickford, manager of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - ACE Academy student Angel and instructor Katie Hughes discuss flooring installation Wednesday inside one of two tiny houses students currently are building.
Feb 09, 2016

East County's ACE Academy searches for new quarters, future…

by Teresa Carson
The Architectural, Construction and Engineering — or ACE — Academy, an East Multnomah County charter high school, is losing its lease and the small school may not survive a relocation. A public…
Feb 05, 2016

Proposed growth plan amendments being posted online

by Jim Redden
Summaries of proposed amendments to the recommended Comprehensive Plan update are now being posted online. The Comp Plan — as it is commonly called — will guide growth in Portland over the next…
ROYSTER
Feb 04, 2016

Lakeridge grad settles lawsuit against coach, district

by Jillian Daley
Marqueese Royster, who claimed he was punched during football practice in 2013, had sought $500,000 in damages The Lake Oswego School District and a former coach have settled a lawsuit for a…
Feb 04, 2016

Molalla school board to decide whether to put $75 million bond…

by Peggy Savage
The community is invited to attend a special meeting at 7 p.m. in MHS auditorium Thursday to participate in the discussion The Molalla school board will hold a special session Thursday, Feb. 4…