Kayaktivists spend night on Willamette, get reinforcements

Kayaktivists spend night on Willamette, get reinforcements

UPDATE: Police monitor protest; St. Johns Bridge remains open Several dozen Portland...

Oregon City's 1913 Carnegie Library finally to be expanded, renovated

Oregon City's 1913 Carnegie Library finally to be expanded, renovated

August will be an exciting time for the Oregon City Public Library, which will be breaking ground...

Fed-up Portland renters assemble to strike back

Fed-up Portland renters assemble to strike back

Portlanders form group to address rising housing costs Joe Clement had been renting a room in a...

STEM backers make last-ditch effort to redesign Roosevelt

STEM backers make last-ditch effort to redesign Roosevelt

Hands-on learning space too small, some say, as deadline looms The clock is ticking on the $91...

Family works on railroad for four generations

Family works on railroad for four generations

As one Hurd retires, another son follows same career track Scott Hurd’s family has been...

Safeway in Rockwood closing permanently

Safeway in Rockwood closing permanently

City says closure a "huge hit" to nearby Rockwood Safeway at Northeast 181st Avenue and Halsey...

Arch Bridge debate reignited

Arch Bridge debate reignited

Councilors, residents spar in discussion of how to move forward with waterfront concept plan When...

Raleigh Hills teen recounts life-saving 'heroics'

Raleigh Hills teen recounts life-saving 'heroics'

Phillipe Bittar rescued an elderly woman from her burning car and quickly made headlines. The...

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How do you feel about the decision to disconnect the Mt Tabor Reservoirs, but keeping them filled, at a cost of over 4 million dollars to the city?

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COURTESY METRO - Artist's rendering of proposed Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel.
July 29, 2015

Metro wins another round in Headquarters Hotel fight

by Jim Redden
Construction of a Headquarters Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center has taken another step forward. The Oregon Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday upholding a lower court ruling preventing part of the funding for the $212 million project…
BUSINESS OREGON - SEAN ROBBINS
July 29, 2015

Robbins pivots back to Wisconsin

by Joseph Gallivan
The Director of Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, is stepping down just 13 months into the job. The announcement was made by Governor Kate Brown’s office today. Sean Robbins became the Director of Business Oregon in June…
FILE PHOTO - Wilda Parks
July 29, 2015

Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks files to keep seat in special election

by The Clackamas Review
Milwaukie City Councilor Wilda Parks announced Wednesday that she has filed to retain her seat in a Nov. 3 special election; potential opponents have until Aug. 25 to get on the ballot. Parks was appointed as a Milwaukie city councilor in June after…
COURTESY CITY OF PORTLAND - Portland Water Bureau Chief Engineer will be its next director.
July 29, 2015

Fish picks insider for new Water Bureau director

by Jim Redden
City Commissioner Nick Fish has picked an existing employee to head the Portland Water Bureau. On Wednesday Fish announced Michael Stuhr, the bureau's chief engineer, will be the next director. Stuhr will replace David Shaff, who is retiring.…
July 29, 2015

Oregon City School District gets green light for new transportation maintenance facility

by Raymond Rendleman
Construction is scheduled to start Aug. 17, with an official groundbreaking tentatively on Aug. 3, for the Oregon City School District’s new transportation maintenance facility. OCSD’s more than 65 school buses and various maintenance vehicles will…
July 29, 2015

One dead, one injured in Damascus shooting

by Jodi Weinberger
Police say the men knew each other A gunfight at the River View Mobile Home Park in Damascus has resulted in one death and another injury on Tuesday, July 28. Officers from Damascus Police and deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office…
Austin Wilfong
July 29, 2015

Two car chases later, police take elusive driver into custody

by Pamplin Media Group
It took two low-speed car chases through the St. Johns area, but Portland police have arrested a 19-year-old man for, among other things, reckless driving and attempting to elude a police officer. Austin Wilfong was booked Tuesday evening, July 28,…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Supt. Tony Mann
July 28, 2015

Molalla school superintendent injured in motorcycle crash

by Peggy Savage
Tony Mann was taken by Life Flight to a Bend hospital Friday Molalla River School District superintendent Tony Mann was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he collided with a deer while riding his motorcycle to Bend, Ore. Mann, 46, was taken by…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Riders will enter Lake Oswego on State Street, stop in George Rogers Park and then follow River Road south to West Linn and Oregon City.
July 28, 2015

100-mile bike ride will stop in Lake Oswego

by The Review
As many as 1,000 riders are expected to pedal through the city on Saturday Hundreds of bicyclists are expected to pedal through Lake Oswego on Saturday and stop off in George Rogers Park during the Portland Century, a 100-mile ride that will explore…
July 28, 2015

Metro COO: Don't expand urban growth boundary

by Jim Redden
Report says region has enough buildable land; builders disagree Metro is moving another step closer to maintaining the existing Portland-area urban growth boundary. The elected regional government administers the boundary around the three-county…
July 28, 2015

What should we do with food waste?

by Jennifer Anderson
Table scraps make up 18 percent of region's waste stream The Metro Council is preparing to open a can of worms, looking to site a new facility to process the region’s food waste close-in to Portland. Food scraps account for the largest portion — 18…
July 28, 2015

Audit shows arts tax is falling short

by Jim Redden
The $35-per-person Art Tax is achieving its primary goal of funding art teachers in the public schools, but total collections are falling short, administrative costs are higher than supposedly allowed, oversight is less than promised, and fewer…
CCSO - Police trainees focused on operating the personal watercrafts in various water conditions, including strong current and whitewater.
July 27, 2015

Police train in water near Willamette Falls

by Raymond Rendleman
On July 22, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Oregon State Marine Board to provide a day of training next to Willamette Falls. Local law enforcement agencies came to train on personal watercrafts (PWCs) for patrol and rescue…
POLLOCK
July 30, 2015

Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

by Saundra Sorenson
Plea deal revolves around 2008 construction loan for an office building in downtown Lake Oswego Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a…
July 27, 2015

Pedestrian injured in N. Russell St. collision

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Victim is 44-year-old Sandy man A 44-year-old Sandy man was seriously injured Monday morning in a collision at North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue. Police said Angel Hector Marquez was in serious condition at a Portland hospital,…
July 27, 2015

OLCC tries to keep pot ads from being too 'intoxicating'

by Zane Sparling/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The recreational marijuana market that will materialize on Jan. 4 will likely bring with it another strange new sight for Oregonians: recreational marijuana marketing. But regulators say legal pot ads almost certainly won’t contain images of…
July 27, 2015

Home invasion robbery injures two

by Pamplin Media Group
Two people were hurt in what Portland police say was a home invasion robbery Monday morning in the Centennial neighborhood. Police said the two men were both taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Their names have not…
July 27, 2015

Irwin takes reins at state Early Learning Division

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
After almost a year, Megan Irwin will get to remove the “interim” from her title as director of Oregon’s Early Learning Division. Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is advancing Irwin, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Irwin, formerly the…
July 27, 2015

Shooting wounds man in SE neighborhood

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland detectives are investigating a Monday morning shooting that wounded a man in the Mill Park neighborhood. Police said the man had a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His name has not been…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A collapsed walking path in Olympia, Wash., shows damage from the 2001 Nisqually earthquake. Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries is facing an uncertain future as lawmakers try to decide its mission and fate.
July 27, 2015

State geology agency's future a little shaky

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Legislators' expectations, plans to break it up leave department between a rock and hard place SALEM — It took an article in The New Yorker this month about the likelihood of a catastrophic Northwest earthquake for some Oregonians to discover one of…
July 27, 2015

East Portland activists want City Council elected by districts

by Jim Redden
Proposed ballot measure would also transfer bureaus to mayor East Portland activists who wanted to secede from the city have reconsidered and now want to change form of government. The activists gave up filing proposed petitions to secede after the…
FILE PHOTO - Jim Bernard
July 29, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard throws hat into chair race

by Raymond Rendleman
Having served as a county commissioner for the past six and a half years, Jim Bernard believes he is “the best person to take on the challenges of leading this diverse and growing county” as chairman of the Clackamas County Commission. As previously…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Aaron Deon Kinsey
July 26, 2015

More weekend shootings: One suspect arrested, another sought

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Police also arrest man with stolen gun late Friday Police investigated multiple shootings over the weekend. One suspect was arrested and at least one more is being sought. In addition, a man was arrested with a stolen gun Friday. In the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Journalist T.R. Reid is working to bring health care to all Coloradans, something he hopes will happen in the near future.
July 26, 2015

Journalist turned activist promotes changes in health insurance coverage

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
T.R. Reid now leading Colorado effort; 'we will beat Oregon to universal health care' A journalist turned activist says that it’s more likely that Colorado, not Oregon, will be the first to lead the United States in providing health coverage for…
GLADSTONE POLICE DEPARTMENT - These two suspects are wanted for robbing an Arco service station in Gladstone.
July 26, 2015

Gladstone armed robbery suspects sought

by Jim Redden
Gladstone police are looking for three suspects who robbed a gas station at gunpoint this weekend. No one was injured in the robbery, which took place at the Gladstone Arco Station at 810 E. Arlington St. According to the police, at approximately…

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Jul 26, 2015

Boater arrested for drunk boating after injury accident

by Jim Redden
A boat operator was arrested for drunken boating Saturday afternoon after a passenger was cut by the propeller in the Willamette River. The passenger, identified only as an adult female, was…
Jul 28, 2015

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries

by Jillian Daley
UPDATE: Motorcyclist identified, expected to survive A motorcyclist is in a Portland hospital after experiencing traumatic, life-threatening injuries when crashing into the back of a…
Jul 28, 2015

Gunfire reported in North Portland

by Jillian Daley
No one has been injured in the incidents that may be gang-related and related to each other The Portland police Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two early Saturday morning reports of…
Jul 25, 2015

Three Vancouver men arrested for fire

by Jillian Daley
Men charged with igniting the Colvin Creek Fire in Washington Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Gladson has arrested three Vancouver men for starting the Colvin Creek Fire east of Woodland,…
ALANNA DIEGO
Jul 28, 2015

Portland police locate missing persons

by Jillian Daley
An 11-year-old girl and 26-year-old man had been reported missing this week in separate cases The Portland Police Bureau on Friday located an 11-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man, who had both…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - See what its like to live off a disaster kit for one night by camping out - whether its pitching a tent in the backyard or packing up camping gear and heading to a state park - during Camp Prepare!
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Will you be ready when The Big One hits?

by The Review
For one night, American Red Cross's 'Camp Prepare!' will show you what it's like to live off a disaster kit Over the past two weeks, much attention has been given to the Cascadia Subduction Zone…
Erinn Kelley-Siel.
Jul 24, 2015

DHS director tells Brown 'time for me to leave'

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Erinn Kelley-Siel is out as director of the Department of Human Services, which has the largest workforce among Oregon state agencies. Gov. Kate Brown announced the change Friday, July 24, which…
Jul 24, 2015

Open house set on Powell safety improvements for July 28

by Jim Redden
After a number of accidents where bicyclists were injured, the Oregon Department of Transportation has scheduled a public open house on traffic improvements planned along Southeast Powell…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Lake Oswego Swim Park is free and open to all residents of Lake Oswego. Its usually open from July 1 through the end of August.
Jul 23, 2015

'Algae' bloom threatens to close Lake Oswego Swim Park

by Saundra Sorenson
Lake Corp officials will treat the growth, but say tests show it's not toxic An algae bloom threatened to close the Lake Oswego Swim Park on Thursday morning, but water quality experts said…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Students at Kelly Elementary School in Southeast Portland grab their salad bar favorites. The new state bill eliminates the reduced price lunch category to let needy children eat for free.
Jul 23, 2015

State approves free lunch for low-income students

by Jennifer Anderson
More kids eating school lunch means fewer go hungry There is such a thing as a free lunch, to the great relief of anti-hunger advocates in the state. Advocates declared victory at the Oregon…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland police detective Joe Santos shows a folder with one photo that will be one of six folders presented to a witness. In the past, police showed witnesses six packs--one sheet of paper with six photos. But that led to misidentifications, according to experts.
Jul 23, 2015

Best fix for photo lineups? Police, ID experts disagree

by Peter Korn
Techniques revised to more correctly pick out criminals Forgive Sgt. Joe Santos if he’s a bit confused. The Portland Police Bureau detective has been asking…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Taxi driver Jeanette makes sure her wheelchair-bound customer Sarge is comfortable before a ride. Subsidies are being debated as a way to help taxi companies provide wheelchair transportation.
Jul 23, 2015

Is taxi subsidy the answer to wheelchair policy?

by Steve Law
No easy answers when it comes to providing timely, affordable cab service to wheelchair users Jim Parsons, a paraplegic for 45 years, has traveled the world and rarely finds decent taxi service…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Former Dotty's employee Patrick Burns won a lawsuit settlement, paving the way for a successful class-action lawsuit that could benefit 700 current or former Oregon Restaurant Services workers.
Jul 23, 2015

Dotty's casino chain agrees to class action settlement with…

by Steve Law
The state’s largest lottery cafe chain has agreed to reimburse 700 of its current and past employees for making them cover shortfalls in the till at the end of their shifts. Oregon Restaurant…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ  - Jeanette, a Radio Cab taxi driver, helps  Sarge, a Vietnam veteran, board her specially equipped taxi via the wheelchair lift.
Jul 23, 2015

Driving a wheelchair-friendly cab once paid a living wage, but…

by Steve Law
Jeanette loves her job as a Radio Cab taxi driver, but she’s going broke doing it. She drives a 2004 Dodge Sprinter fitted with a special lift to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. It costs…
WALSH
Jul 22, 2015

Former Bank of Oswego executive pleads guilty to conspiracy…

by Saundra Sorenson
Geoff Walsh accepts plea deal, admits role in scheme to hide bad loans from regulators Former Bank of Oswego executive Geoff Walsh agreed to a plea deal last week that could connect his former…
COURTESY PGE - Workers installing an EV charging station at the new location for Electric Avenue near the World Trade Center buildings in downtown Portland.
Jul 23, 2015

Electric Avenue reopens Tuesday in downtown

by Jim Redden
Electric vehicles will soon have more recharging options than ever in downtown Portland. Electric Avenue, the cluster of charging stations at Portland State University, is moving to just outside…
Jul 23, 2015

Sources Say: Who's a Democrat? Better ask the secretary of state

by Jim Redden
Despite the excitement he is generating among progressive Democrats, Bernie Sanders might not be eligible to run against Hillary Clinton in Oregon. The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office has…
Jul 23, 2015

Parties enter battle for dominance in the House

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
GOP, Democrats issue statements at close of session Less than an hour after the 2015 Legislature adjourned — 42 minutes, in fact — the parties began their campaigns for which one will be in the…
Jul 23, 2015

Lawmakers gift leaders shoes, donations, bong

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Legal exception lets officers accept presents when session ends The Senate and House gave traditional gifts to their presiding officers at the end of the 2015 session — but there was a twist to…
Jul 23, 2015

A victory for the Department of Administrative Services

by Hillard Borrud/Capital Bureau
Administrative agency gets $15.7 million to beef up security, oversight Oregon’s administrative agency is preparing to hire 24 new IT employees and upgrade computer systems, after lawmakers…
Jul 23, 2015

Public health officials working on first phase of pot rules

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Recreational use of marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 1 Oregon public health officials are writing rules for the first phase of the state’s legal pot retail market. Currently, adults age 21 and…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Ted Kulongoski served as Oregon Governor from 2003 to 2011. It is unclear whether the state has all his work-related emails.
Jul 23, 2015

Kulongoski paved way for personal email use

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Former governor used Gmail account for both public and private correspondence SALEM — John Kitzhaber wasn’t the first governor to use private email accounts to handle state business. Kitzhaber’s…
Jul 23, 2015

Council OKs plan to keep Tabor reservoirs filled

by Jim Redden
But $4 million still needed to pay for restoration The fight over the future of the three open water reservoirs in Mt. Tabor Park isn’t quite over yet. The Portland City Council approved a plan…
OSP - A Mulino man died when his motorcyle crashed near Maupin Tuesday night.
Jul 22, 2015

Mulino man dies in motorcycle crash

by Peggy Savage
A Mulino man died Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on a road near Maupin in Wasco County. According to Oregon State Police, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded…
Jul 22, 2015

Closing achievement gap benefits all

by Jim Redden
Closing the achievement gap in the public schools is frequently said to be necessary to help minorities succeed. But a new report released Wednesday says it would also be good for everyone by…