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A sour note

A sour note

Lakeridge High's orchestra wins league tourney but loses its bid to state competition on a...

It's down to one and done for Blazers after Grizzlies grab Game 3

It's down to one and done for Blazers after Grizzlies grab Game 3

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TriMet platforms to be closed at Pioneer Square over next two weeks

TriMet platforms to be closed at Pioneer Square over next two weeks

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Woman allegedly posted racist notes on neighbor's door

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COURTESY OF GRANT HS BOOSTERS - Grant High School's Constitution Team 2015 celebrated in January when it won the state competition in the We The People constitutional contest. The team is in Washington, D.C., competing in the national finals.
April 27, 2015

Grant Constitution Team wins national trophy

by Pamplin Media Group
Grant High School’s Constitution Team won the national We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition Monday in Washington, D.C. The team of nearly three dozen Portland students was…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard drives for a Trail Blazers basket in Game 4 against Memphis Monday night at Moda Center.
April 27, 2015

Blazers extend series with 99-92 win

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers kept their season alive Monday night with a 99-92 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis' lead in the best-of-seven NBA playoff series is down to 3-1 going into a…
April 27, 2015

TriMet to boost light-rail police force for Milwaukie Orange Line

by Raymond Rendleman
As the MAX system grows with the addition of the Orange Line in September, TriMet will add five officers to the Transit Police Division and four contracted security patrols. The Orange Line will…
COURTESY OF MERCY CORPS - Portland's community stood in solidarity with the people of Nepal during a Monday afternoon candlelight vigil at Mercy Corps's downtown headquarters.To see updates from Mercy Corps' team on the ground and donate go to http://www.mercycorps.org.
April 25, 2015

Mercy Corps vigil highlights Nepal quake tragedy, need

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of people stood with Portland’s global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps during a candlelight vigil Monday afternoon for victims of Saturday’s earthquake that destroyed cities and…
SID LEIKEN
April 27, 2015

Lane County's Leiken tosses hat into GOP race for governor

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken said Monday that he is considering a bid for the Republican nomination for governor next year. Democrat Kate Brown, who as secretary of state succeeded John…
COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland's Heald College campus on Northeast 78th Court closed Monday as part of the national shutdown of Corinthian Colleges Inc. schools.
April 27, 2015

Company shutdown closes Portland's Heald College

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland’s only Heald College campus on Northeast 78th Court closed Monday as part of the nationwide shutdown of Corinthian Colleges Inc. campuses. Corinthian Colleges said Sunday, April 26,…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John Grant Coffey
April 26, 2015

Police say husband killed wife in North Portland

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Suspect, victim identified Police say a husband shot and killed his wife in an incident of domestic violence in North Portland on Saturday. John Grant Coffey, 57, was booked into the…
DESCHUTES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Booking photo of Eben Kaneshiro, the owner of New Breed Jiu Jitsu Academy.
April 26, 2015

Martial arts studio owner kills self in jail

by KOIN 6 News
Eben Kaneshiro was due in court on Monday on sex charges The owner of a Portland martial arts studio accused of sodomizing a child under 12 committed suicide in the Deschutes County Jail. Eben…
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Miranda Ashley Calvin
April 26, 2015

Woman killed in Gresham hit-and-run

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Suspect arrested, victim identified Gresham police have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident Saturday. Miranda Ashley Calvin, 19, is charged with first and second degree…
Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies spars with Trail Blazers fans during Game 3 Saturday night at Moda Center.
April 26, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Memphis marches on

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers' best game of the series and the homecourt fans weren't enough Saturday night at Moda Center. The Memphis Grizzlies survived both, as well as an injury to point guard Mike…
April 25, 2015

Three injured in Portland strip club shooting

by Courtney Vaughn
Police say gunfire may be gang-related One security guard and two others were shot early Saturday morning at a Portland strip club in the Piedmont neighborhood. Police responded to Portland…
KOIN 6 NEWS - A stolen vehicle, police said, crashed through the guardrail of the Hawthorne Bridge and hurt two people.
April 26, 2015

Carjacking suspect crashes stolen SUV at Hawthorne Bridge

by Courtney Vaughn
Police say woman stole vehicle from victim in hospital parking lot A 32-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment Saturday afternoon after allegedly carjacking an SUV and later…
April 24, 2015

Grand jury clears officer in SE Portland burlgary shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
A Multnomah County grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot a knife-wielding man in late March in Southeast Portland. According to the district attorney’s office, the grand jury…
April 24, 2015

'Profiling' bill moves toward House vote

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
A compromise bill headed to a vote of the Oregon House would bar the broad use by police of race or other specified characteristics to identify criminal suspects. But while the bill approved by…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Aaron and Melissa Klein taped this sign in the window of their Gresham bakery in September 2013 when they closed the store and moved their bakery business into their home.
April 24, 2015

Judge: Gresham bakers must pay $135,000 for 'emotional…

by Pamplin Media Group
An administrative law judge has recommended that $135,000 be awarded to a lesbian couple for “emotional suffering” they felt when Gresham bakery Sweetcakes by Melissa refused to make a cake for…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Blazers center Robin Lopez improved his performance from Game 1 to Game 2 of the Portland-Memphis playoff series, and the teams inside defense has been solid. Now the offense needs to come around in Game 3 on Saturday.
April 24, 2015

Blazers haven't taken their best shot at Memphis

by Kerry Eggers
For all the things that have gone wrong for the Trail Blazers in the first two games of the best-of-seven first-round playoff series with Memphis, the play of Portland's post men has been pretty…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: IHIGH.COM - Lakeridge varsity softball coach Michael McCormack is on administrative leave after allegations that he gave energy drinks to players.
April 23, 2015

Lakeridge High softball coach put on administrative leave

by Jillian Daley
Head varsity coach Mike McCormack has been suspended for two weeks following allegations that he gave energy drinks to players Lakeridge varsity softball coach Mike McCormack has been suspended…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - New research shows that 37 percent of Millennials - those between 18 and 34 - want to live downtown. Portland planners believe they will help drive apartment construction for the next 20 years.
April 23, 2015

Study: Most millennials want to live in burbs, small towns

by Jim Redden
Findings noteworthy as Metro plans for future growth Don’t believe everything you hear about millennials — they’re not all edgy urban hipsters. In fact, according to the most recent research,…
COURTESY PARKROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Parkrose Middle School Principal Molly Ouche, pictured here on the Sept. 27 grand opening of the new middle school, has been with the district for 15 years and was named this year's Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators and the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators.
April 23, 2015

Parkrose's Molly Ouche named middle school principal of the year

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Parkrose Middle School's Principal Molly Ouche has been named the 2015 Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators and the…
April 23, 2015

Background check bill heads to vote; investigations 'scoop up…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon’s controversial firearms background check bill is headed for a House vote after the House Rules Committee approved it Thursday along a party line vote. Senate Bill 941 extends…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard has struggled with his shooting and against the Memphis Grizzlies defense in the first two games of the playoffs.
April 23, 2015

Damian Lillard: 'Everything will turn around'

by Kerry Eggers
Struggling Blazers guard admits 'I'm not helping my team' but says he can handle it There are plenty of things the Trail Blazers must correct if they are to get back into their first-round…
COURTESY: LEAH NASH FOR INVESTIGATEWEST - Justin Buri at his home in the St. Johns neighborhood on a recent April evening. Buri has seen firsthand the pressures of a changing housing market at his job with the Community Alliance of Tenants.
April 23, 2015

Buying a new home? Cash is king

by Lee van der Voo and James Gordon/Investigate West
How cash buyers sent Portland real estate market spinning FIRST IN A SERIES Justin and Julieth Buri were about to lose. Again. This time it was a gold-colored bungalow, a 1,382-square-foot house…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Portlands Gary Bockman - shown here in a Great American Stock Car race car - has been a driver, instructor, race official and organizer. Hes won two road course championships in the Great American Stockcar Series.
April 23, 2015

Oregon's racing history on view at World of Speed Museum

by John M. Vincent
Wilsonville museum aims to preserve local car racing culture When the doors open on Friday, April 24, at Wilsonville’s World of Speed museum, displays will include a unique Chrysler Lebaron.…
STEFAN RICHARDS
April 23, 2015

State data center security flaws found in 2012 still not fixed

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Hacking fears keep details secret, extent of problem unclear SALEM — Three years after state auditors identified security weaknesses at Oregon’s main data center in Salem, the state has yet to…
April 23, 2015

Parks bond panel, manager named

by Jennifer Anderson
Portland Parks & Recreation has hired a familiar face to oversee the $68 million voter-approved bond for urgent repairs and improvements to parks facilities. The new parks bond program manager…

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Apr 23, 2015

Sources Say: Looks like some have been betting on Uber all along

by Jim Redden
Somebody was awfully sure the City Council would legalize ride-sharing companies like Uber in Portland by now. TechFestNW is advertising a panel discussion on the so-called sharing economy that…
Apr 23, 2015

Affordable housing bill crosses big hurdle

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Senate to mull move that would give city, county more control Cities and counties could choose to require builders to create below-market housing, in exchange for specified incentives for…
COURTESY: RIGGA ARCHITECTS - The Nurse Column was recently installed at the Waterline Apartments on Northwest Front Avenue.
Apr 23, 2015

Sculptures make splash at Waterline

by Michaela Bancud
Late rail watchman, Lovejoy Column artist inspires works An owl, a tree and a log. Three sculptures inspired by the drawings of the late railroad night watchman Tom Stefopoulos are being…
Apr 23, 2015

With more hires to come, only one staffer works on fuel standard

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
New hires in works, but January deadline looms for low-carbon Oregon has just eight months to launch its low-carbon fuel program and, so far, only one employee to do the work. The Department of…
Apr 23, 2015

Middle-ground Republican could give Brown a race next November

by Joe Beach
Pierce, Alley, others begin to surface as possible candidates If there is any conventional wisdom about Kate Brown’s first campaign for governor it is that a middle-ground Republican could make…
FILE PHOTO - The public's being asked to weigh in on rule changes for transporting hazardous materials by rail following a series of oil train derailments.
Apr 23, 2015

State sets meetings on oil train rules

by Peter Wong
But federal laws would preempt state for rail shipping of oil The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced four public meetings on proposed rule changes that will enable emergency…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - LaMarcus Aldridge says the Blazers are counting on their home crowd to help turn around the Portland-Memphis playoff series.
Apr 22, 2015

Blazers promise it will be different at Moda after belly flop in…

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Now that the Memphis Grizzlies have beaten the Trail Blazers every which way in two straight games at FexEd Forum, the question is this: Can they do it at Moda Center, too?…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A Prius Radio Cab is parked in front of City Hall as supporters for Portland's cab companies demonstrate against Uber.
Apr 23, 2015

Uber, Lyft get the green light

by Joseph Gallivan
Transportation network companies get four month Portland trial Portland City Council voted Tuesday evening to go ahead with a four month pilot program for transportation network companies.…
COURTESY OF MULTNOMAH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES - Multnomah County Animal Services needs to raise about $45,000 to fund its Kitten Triage Project to provide care for unweaned kittens.
Apr 22, 2015

County turns to Indigogo to fund Kitten Triage Project

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah County Animal Services will use a $15,000 Petco Foundation grant to boost its Kitten Triage Project, which is still trying to raise enough money to handle the 2015 kitten season (late…
Timothy Jacob Noe
Apr 22, 2015

Suspect arraigned for February shooting death

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Portland man was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Tuesday and charged with the Feb. 28 shooting death of Esteban “Steve” Del Cid in the Eliot neighborhood. Timothy Jacob Noe…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Brett Bigham, Oregon Department of Education's 2014 Teacher of the Year and the Oregon Education Association's 2015 Teacher of the Year, is in an ongong battle with Multnomah Education Service District.
Apr 22, 2015

District rehires Teacher of the Year, with a promise to fire him…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Brett Bigham is reinstated hours before he is scheduled to appear before the board Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year has been temporarily reinstated — with a promise to fire him again no earlier…
COURTESY OF STARBUCKS CORP. - Coffee House Holdings, a subsidiary of Seattle's Starbucks Corp., is seeking liquor licenses for five more Portland-area shops that could be added to the Starbucks Evening program, where beer and wine are served.
Apr 22, 2015

Starbucks seeks liquor licenses for more 'Evenings' shops

by Pamplin Media Group
Starbucks is adding a few more Portland-area coffee shops to its “evenings” menu. Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle’s Starbucks Corp., applied this month for Oregon liquor…
COURTESY OF PF&R - Portland firefighters used long ladders and a high-angle rope system to pull an injured tree trimmer from about 40 feet up a tree in Southwest Portland.
Apr 21, 2015

Firefighters rescue injured tree trimmer

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland firefighters used ladders and a high-angle rope system Tuesday afternoon to pull an injured arborist from a tree in Southwest Portland. Firefighters said the man was taken to Legacy…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - It's not the snow depth thats most important as the Natural Resouces Conservation Service does its snow surveys, but rather the amount of stored water in the snow. Hydrologist Julie Koeberle first tests the snow depth and then weighs that snow to determine its water content. At the Mount Hood testing site, the latest survey showed 17 inches of stored water, compared to the average of 60 inches for the site.
Apr 21, 2015

Portland may dodge parching drought

by John Vincent
Bull Run reserves benefit city, but rest of state in for dry year On April 1, 76 percent of the snow survey sites across the state were at their lowest levels in recorded history. At a survey…
STATE REP. JULIE PARRISH
Apr 21, 2015

Parrish says 'no thanks' to secretary of state run

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
State Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn made it clear Tuesday: She will not seek the Republican nomination for Oregon secretary of state next year. “I’m taking that off the table right now,”…
Apr 21, 2015

OLCC wants $10 million for new marijuana program

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking the Legislature for $10.5 million in the 2015-17 budget to get its recreational marijuana program up and running. The budget includes hiring 33…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gerald Schoenle, director, Ford Trading Company praised the Port of Portlands marine terminals as a good place to ship Ford Mustangs to Korea and China. Cars receiver their final tweak at the homologation center before shipping in a roll on, roll off format - not in containers.
Apr 21, 2015

Port is healthy and busy, boss reassures

by Joseph Gallivan
Bill Wyatt plays down loss of container business Executive Director of the Port of Portland Bill Wyatt acknowledged the elephant in the room last week at the port’s grand Gateway to the Globe…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Arron Afflalo (right), with fellow Blazers guard Damian Lillard, says he will give his injured shoulder another day of rest and testing before deciding whether to play against Memphis on Wednesday night.
Apr 21, 2015

Afflalo: Game 2 the goal, Game 3 for sure

by Kerry Eggers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It sounds as if it will come down to a game-time decision for Arron Afflalo. Speaking with media prior to the Trail Blazers' practice session at FedEx Forum, the veteran…
A new city housing audit released April 21 found that some Portland-area landlords discriminated against potential renters because of their race, family status or national origin.
Apr 23, 2015

Troubling rental discrimination audit leaves housing officials…

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland needs to do more to protect minorities and some families from discrimination in the local rental market, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Portland Housing Bureau. The…
Apr 21, 2015

Mandatory paid sick time plan might blunt wage hike

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Is a new “grand bargain” in the works? Yes, the term is overused, but there appear to be preliminary discussions between business lobbyists and Democratic legislative leaders over a range of…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cedar Knoll rides down Northeast Dekum Street, near where he collided with a truck a few weeks ago. Im not unique at all, he says. So many people have been hit; theres so much frustration but little they can do.
Apr 21, 2015

Cyclist recalls crash that sparked movement

by Jennifer Anderson
Cedar Knoll never thought he’d be the poster child for bike activism in Portland. The 31-year-old North Portlander was on the job March 31 like any other day, delivering organic soup by bike to…
Apr 21, 2015

Lloyd's seeks premium, deductible hikes for state wildfire…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Lloyd's seeks higher premium, deductible for this year's coverage Officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry are getting anxious, as Oregon heads into fire season without the wildfire…
Apr 20, 2015

PSU issues its Cleantech Challenge

by Jennifer Anderson
Now in its third year, Portland State University will expand its Cleantech Challenge throughout Portland, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The challenge is a call for innovations…
COURTESY OF T-MOBILE - A rendering from a presentation to be given Monday night, April 20, shows the proposed T-Mobile 58-foot cell tower near Southeast 71st Avenue and Yamhill Street. Neighbors are upset about the plan.
Apr 20, 2015

Cell tower plan riles Mt. Tabor neighbors

by Pamplin Media Group
Dozens of Mt. Tabor neighbors might protest Monday night at a city meeting to discuss a 58-foot cell tower proposal on Southeast 71st Avenue. Residents say they are angry about T-Mobile’s plan…
KOIN 6 NEWS - Southbound 99E in Milwaukie after fatal crash.
Apr 20, 2015

Southbound 99E reopens after fatal Milwaukie crash

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Victim identified The southbound lanes of Highway 99E in Milwaukie reopened Monday morning after a fatal overnight crash. Michael Seamus McCoy, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.…