MAX service returns to normal

MAX service returns to normal

Three weeks of disruptions end on Sunday with completion of downtown repair projects

Portland police dedicate Canine Memorial

Portland police dedicate Canine Memorial

Mick and Argos honored for their sacrifice by sculpture outside Canine Unit Office

'Love and care' guide Sovereign Building, mural renovation

'Love and care' guide Sovereign Building, mural renovation

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Washington County will survey roads for damage

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 21, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Totals increase even as unemployment drops; official says 'this should be a call to action for everyone in our community'
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Sen. Kathleen Taylor, D-Portland, and Tim Knopp, R-Bend, pose on the Senate floor May 17,2017, after the Senate unanimously passed their pay equity bill. Taylor, Knopp, and Reps. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, and Jodi Hack, R-Salem, negotiated changes to the bill to win bipartisan support in both chambers.
May 22, 2017

Pay equity bill heads to governor's desk

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The Oregon House on Monday approved Senate changes to the bill.
May 21, 2017

Shirtless, bleeding man arrested after Southeast Portland crime spree

by Jim Redden
Suspect injured after breaking into residence, jumps into police car but then tried to run away.


PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - This suspect is beleived to have robbed four Portland banks.
May 21, 2017

$5,000 reward offered for Foul Mouth Bandit

by Jim Redden
Repeat bank robbery suspect nicknamed because of language he uses.
MSCO - Christopher Woods
May 20, 2017

Young woman stabbed, critically wounded on MAX platform

by Andrew Dymburt and KOIN 6 News Staff
Suspect, Christopher Eugene Woods, booked on assault charges. Woman expected to survive.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Sunday Parkways kicks off tomorrow, May 21.
May 20, 2017

City's 10th annual Sunday Parkways event kicks off

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Bureau of Transportation will open streets in Southeast Portland to cyclists and pedestrians Sunday, May 21.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The shell of the View Point Inn remains, as new owners Sheron and Heiner Fruehauf undergo an extensive rebuild of the historic Corbett structure. They hope to one day re-open the 93-year-old inn as a health and wellness spa.
May 18, 2017

New Corbett inn owners plan health spa

by Zane Sparling
Approval from Multnomah County crucial before remodeling of structure begins.
May 19, 2017

West Linn man arrested after firing gun during argument with mother

by The Tidings
Tyler Edward Kern, 30, was lodged on charges of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, fourth degree assault and strangulation
CONTRIBUTED - Another undated photo of Geoff Thompson, whose past business ventures also include a line of men's grooming products.
May 19, 2017

The resurrection of Geoff Thompson

by Zane Sparling
Controversial Corbett innkeeper discusses past foibles, impending run for governor.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - House Minority Leader Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, wearing a navy suit, criticizes the Department of Environmental Quality over the agency's handling of air monitoring at Entek in Lebanon, during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means at the Oregon Capitol in Salem Friday, May 19, 2017.
May 19, 2017

Lawmakers threaten to deny grant applications to DEQ, OHA over failures

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A grant for air monitoring narrowly passed Ways and Means Friday after lawmakers unleashed their dissatisfaction with DEQ.
May 19, 2017

Man shot during disturbance in SE Portland neighborhood

by Pamplin Media Group
Gunshot victim went to Portland Fire & Rescue's Station 31 and called for help. He was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive.
May 19, 2017

Kitzhaber to speak at second forum on health care

by Pamplin Media Group
Former governor will focus on national developments in Wednesday talk at Beaverton City Library.
May 19, 2017

Storytelling event planned in Beaverton

by Pamplin Media Group
County will observe Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month with session at city library.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID ASHTON - Portland police say a 53-year-old man died Tuesday evening, May 16, during a fight in the Lents neighborhood.
May 16, 2017

Fugitive held in Lents neighborhood stabbing death

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: U.S. Marshals arrest Michael Allen Shipley on two outstanding warrants and probable cause for murder in connection with the May 16 death of Brian Bruns.
May 18, 2017

OHA: Determining Medicaid eligibility complicated

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Oregon Health Authority says the process for determining eligibility has been hampered by old, disparate tracking systems and the failure of Cover Oregon.
May 18, 2017

Washington County budget a step closer to final approval

by Peter Wong
Citizen panel OKs $1.2 billion spending plan for coming year, forwards it to county commissioners for adoption June 20.
May 18, 2017

Early morning shooting wounds two people in SE Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland police said the victim and two friends were driving near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road when someone fired several shots into their car.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Anthony Maldonado tests out the bike jumps at the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green. The mountain biking features at the park open June 24.
May 18, 2017

Gateway Green: Portland's new Mecca for off-road biking

by Steve Law
The Dirt Lab, which opens to the public on June 24, features three miles of mountain bike trails, a skills course, and other amenities
COURTESY ODOT - An ODOT spokesman says the impact of studded tires is minimal, but a top department engineer says it leads to 'huge' costs from constant repaving, bridge work.
May 18, 2017

Studded tires escape fee hike

by Nick Budnick
Devices wreak havoc on roads, but GOP votes needed to enact new revenue package. Low-impact electric vehicles and bicycles will cost Oregonians more in fees, taxes than using studded tires.
PECORARO
May 18, 2017

Juvenile Restorative Justice program offers a chance to make it right

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego is among the cities in Clackamas County where service opportunities and positive community connections help young offenders repair the harm they've caused
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Teacher and librarian Donna Cohen leads a 'Civics for Adults' class at the Lake Oswego Public Library.
May 18, 2017

Lake Oswego workshop's goal: finding the truth

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Civics for Adults' class teaches participants to distinguish between facts and fiction
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Oregon State coach Gary Andersen celebrates with his players after defeating Oregon in the 2016 Civil War game.
May 23, 2017

Gary Andersen's Oregon State playbook for 2017

by Kerry Eggers
Coach assesses Beavers program, from 'the heartbeat' to quarterbacks to recruits to specific areas of focus
May 18, 2017

Bridge crack fix spawned more fissures

by Nick Budnick
By 2010, two-thirds of the concrete bridges built since 2003 were already showing cracking - two of them severely, ODOT records show. Top official blames studded tires.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jeff Allen shows how an electric vehicle works at an interactive display in his organization's new EV showroom in downtown Portland.
May 18, 2017

Electric vehicle showroom opens here

by Jim Redden
Downtown Portland center lets people test-drive EVs with no sales pressure.
May 18, 2017

Sources Say: Wyden invokes Russian money laundering

by Jim Redden
Also, an academic supports limiting the mortgage interest deduction and a Democratic attack on a Republican might affect members of their own party.

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COURTESY PCRI - Pictured at the April 7 groundbreaking for The Beatrice Morrow Building are (from left) Andrew Colas of Colas Construction, Jill Sherman of Gerding Edlen, Mayor Ted Wheeler, PCRI Executive Director Maxine Fitzpatrick and Commissioner Dan Saltzman.
May 18, 2017

Beatrice Morrow site will clean up its act

by Jim Redden
All remaining pollution to be removed at low-cost apartment project, developer promises community.
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 - The "Invest in the Nest" Kickstarter campaign hopes to raise $150,000 to build artificial nest boxes for threatened African penguins.
May 17, 2017

Kickstarter campaign hopes to aid endangered African penguins

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon Zoo joins national association to raise $150,000 for nesting boxes in South Africa and Namibia.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PARIS ACHEN - State Sens. Kathleen Taylor, D-Portland, and Tim Knopp, R-Bend, worked together to craft a bill providing equal pay remedies for some workers. The bill passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday, May 17.
May 17, 2017

Senate equal pay bill lets some workers recover back wages

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
A controversial House bill was amended in the Senate to win business support.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - When her landlord decided to sell her North Portland rental home, Roscoe Ryan couldn't see how she could come up with a down payment that exceeded her annual salary. But she got help to stay in her home.
May 18, 2017

Portlanders shut out of chance to own a home

by Mark Kirchmeier
Windows closing on American dream in closer-in areas of the city as home prices continue to rise.
May 17, 2017

Council approves new Portland budget

by Jim Redden
Next step is reassigning bureaus to the other members of the City Council.
May 17, 2017

Wheeler, police union spar over racism claim in police chief job…

by Jim Redden
Union leader criticizes reference to city history, mayor defends it as accurate
PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Kathy Wai and her supporters for North Clackamas School Board's Position 5 celebrate the May 16 election results at Happy Valley Station.
May 16, 2017

Voters pick Kathy Wai for North Clackamas School Board

by Raymond Rendleman
Position 5 candidate Kathy Wai youngest ever to be elected to position on board
NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada Harvest market was the scene yesterday of a grisly stabbing allegedly carried out by Colton man Joshua Webb as he was carrying the severed head of his mother.
May 18, 2017

Police: Colton man carries mother's severed head into Estacada…

by Emily Lindstrand
Community rallies behind Mother's Day stabbing victim at Harvest Market; Joshua Lee Webb, 36, charged in murder, knife attack
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: LYNDSEY HEWITT - Cycling in Northwest Portland's Forest Park has been a contentious issue for decades. The city's new Off-Road Cycling Master Plan has released concepts for new and expanded trails in the park, which some environmentalists say violates the park's management plan.
May 16, 2017

FOREST PARK FEUD RAMPS UP

by Lyndsey Hewitt
A new group called the Coalition to Protect Forest Park says the trail concepts violate the Forest Park Natural Resources Management Plan, a 224-page document from 1995 used to govern planning…
JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Portland Public Schools Board celebrate the arrival of initial returns in Tuesday night's bond campaign. Partial returns at 8 p.m. showed the $790 million bond had support from 61 percent of voters.
May 16, 2017

School construction bond win is seen as a big victory for…

by Beth Slovic
A campaign to pass the bond, dubbed Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools, attempted to turn last year's public relations crisis into a selling point for the measure.
COURTESY PHOTO: ICE - ICE agents arrest an undocumented immigrant.
May 16, 2017

Deportation arrests rise in Rockwood, Latinos say

by Zane Sparling
Breaking a trend, ICE office reports 129 arrests in March.
BETH SLOVIC - Portland Public School enjoyed three competitive races for seats on its school board. Clockwise from top left: Joseph 'Josie' Simonis, Jamila Singleton Munson, Julia Brim-Edwards, Rita Moore, Virginia La Forte and Scott Bailey.
May 16, 2017

Moore, Bailey, Brim-Edwards take seats on PPS board

by Beth Slovic
Tuesday's election means no member of the seven-person Portland school board has served for more than two years.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - The Tigard City Center Urban Renewal Area, outlined by the red dotted line, was proposed for expansion by including the properties shaded in gold at Tuesday's election.
May 16, 2017

Tigard voters approve urban renewal measures

by Mark Miller
The measures are passing 68% to 32% in unofficial election returns Tuesday evening.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - The lot at 1015 N.W. 16th Ave., a 128-unit project by KOZ Development, is valued at $7.7 million and was submitted for permit on Feb. 6. KOZ Development is also listed on a Block 204 development submitted in April, valued at $4 million with 87 units.
May 16, 2017

Where is PDX's Inclusionary Housing?

by Jules Rogers
City hopes developers will opt in; approved developments on track to be down by $270 million this year
CAPITAL BUREAU - A bill proposed in the House would establish a  $5 million fund to help low- and moderate-income families pay the down payment on their first home.
May 16, 2017

Legislation would provide money for first-time home buyers

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The bill, House Bill 3192, would set aside $5 million for the next two years to help people earning up to their county's median income a down payment on a home.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Construction has led the way in state job growth during the past year. State officials said Tuesday that Oregon's unemployment rate hit 3.7 percent in April, a new record low.
May 16, 2017

April unemployment rate slides to new record low

by Pamplin Media Group
State agency says eight of the 14 of the major industries gained jobs last month, each adding close to 1,000 jobs.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Carpet inside the Oregon Capitol.
May 16, 2017

Legislature passes bill to require disclosure of house's seismic…

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Houses built before 1974 are at particular risk in the event of a major earthquake.
May 16, 2017

Washington County passes sheriff's levy

by Peter Wong
Measure 34-272 extends patrols, investigations and other services in urban unincorporated areas through 2023; five-year rate is unchanged.
May 16, 2017

CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT: Trotter passes Hawes by more than 5,000…

by Brittany Allen
Race for position 4 on county fire board proves a close call
BETH SLOVIC - Theresa Seeley worked at Sunnyside Environmental School in Southeast Portland until 2013, when Portland Public Schools put her on paid administrative leave indefinitely. PPS recently brought her back to work, at West Sylvan Middle School, after more than three years.
May 16, 2017

Portland Public Schools quietly settles costly employment dispute

by Beth Slovic
PPS put a school psychologist on leave for more than three years, then brought her back to work.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Measures to make the city auditor more independent and add lodging taxes were being approved by voters Tuesday.
May 16, 2017

City auditor gets more independence, lodging tax changes approved

by Jim Redden
Portland voters give overwhelming victories in special election to measures referred by the City Council.
COURTESY PHOTO - Marijuana leaf
May 16, 2017

Marijuana smoking lounges could be next in Oregon

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Senate bill would allow smoking lounges to provide a legal venue for renters and tourists to consume marijuana.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Packard 'Pack' Phillips meets with Centennial Little League President Jennifer Clark to pass off his McKenzie River drift boat, which he donated to the league to raise funds for its softball program.
May 16, 2017

Couple floats a new idea for softball team's raffle

by Barb Randall
Instead of an AR-15, league will use Lake Oswego parishioners' drift boat as a fundraising lure
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JIM REDDEN - A memo from the City Attorney's Office identifies the cost of the Interpretative Center at Powell Butte at $2.4 million but says some of that was overhead and other charges that should nopt be counted.
May 16, 2017

Judge to hear arguments in ratepayer suit against city

by Jim Redden
A little more than $20 million is under discussion. Of that amount, almost $2.6 million was spent at city-owned Dodge Park in Clackamas County and just over $11.7 million was spent at Powell…
CAPITAL BUREAU - State economists say tax receipts are up $370 million.
May 16, 2017

Forecast closes budget gap by $200 million, predicts kicker

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
State economist say increased revenue could trigger personal income tax kicker