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Off-duty firefighter rescues Wilsonville fire victim

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Multnomah Development: Neighbors take action

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - When Portland police officers are outfitted with body cams, even routine vehicle stops may be recorded. Here, Portland officer Michael Close demonstrates approaching a vehicle with a camera on his chest.
September 03, 2015

Body cams are coming, Portland policing won't be the same

by Peter Korn
It’s midnight, and you hear a knock at the front door. A police officer explains that a dangerous fugitive is believed to be hiding in your neighborhood. He’s going to search your home — and doesn’t need a warrant. He points to a body camera on his…
COURTESY OF NATAS - Beaverton's Digimarc Corp. is one of four companies that will receive the Emmy Award in January for its copyright work on film and video.
September 03, 2015

Digimarc receives Emmy Award for copyright protection efforts

by Pamplin Media Group
And the Emmy goes to . . . Beaverton’s Digimarc Corp. The company that has worked to improve copyright protection for film and video received this week an Emmy Award for Engineering Creativity in Audio/Video. Awards were announced Wednesday, Sept.…
September 03, 2015

High Times backs out of Cannabis Cup in Milwaukie

by Raymond Rendleman
On Monday, High Times withdrew its application to the city of Milwaukie for a temporary use application to host its annual Cannabis Cup on Mailwell Drive on Sept. 19 and 20. Amanda Younger, High Times event director, said that the “time has come to…
September 03, 2015

Small firm has big influence on energy tax credits

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — It’s not every business that can persuade state government to change regulations on its behalf. But that is what a small Portland firm called Blue Tree Strategies did earlier this year. The well-connected green energy consultancy developed a…
September 03, 2015

Sources Say: Is that a mynah bird or just Ted Wheeler tweeting about St. Mary's?

by Jim Redden
In another hint that state Treasurer Ted Wheeler is thinking of running for Portland mayor, he tweeted not once, but twice about the recent controversy at St. Mary’s Academy. After it was reported the school had withdrawn a job offer to a lesbian…
September 03, 2015

Oregon economy expected to stay on stable course

by Peter Wong
China’s problems will affect Oregon’s economy, but state economists say they will have less effect than the strengthening dollar. Oregon, and particularly its manufacturing sector, is more dependent than other states on exports — and China is…
September 02, 2015

Mulino man dies in Oregon State Penitentiary

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) inmate Ronald Anthony Drennen, 69, of Mulino, died unexpectedly in the prison infirmary at about 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 2. Oregon State Police confirmed the death was due to natural causes. Drennen entered Oregon…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Liza Schade, registrar for the Washington County Museum, shows a giant iron cauldron used to make Swiss cheese. Her audience includes Deanna Palm, chairwoman of Portland Community Colleges board of directors, and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey (both behind the cauldron), among others.
September 03, 2015

Washington County museum's Rock Creek site nearly finished

by Eric Apalategui
The Washington County Museum wrote a new chapter in its own history this week when it re-dedicated its facility at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. For the museum, once mired in recession and leadership changes, the long-awaited…
September 02, 2015

Report: union decline 'important part' of Oregon income inequality

by Peter Wong
Think tank study says labor unions play big role in boosting wages, middle-income prosperity A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy concludes that a decline in unionization since the late 1970s coincides with a widening gap between…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Visitors to the Washington County Museum will see the outside a covered wagon that traversed the Oregon Trail during the 1959 Centennial On to Oregon Cavalcade.
September 03, 2015

On to Oregon: Wagon wheels into Hillsboro

by Kathy Fuller
Washington County Museum to unveil Oregon Trail wagon exhibit. Take a step back in time later this month when the Washington County Museum unveils Hillsboro’s replica Oregon Trail wagon that traveled in the 1959 On-to-Oregon Cavalcade. Hillsboro’s…
COURTESY PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - The Broadway Corridor area looking south towards downtown.
September 02, 2015

South Corridor open house set

by Jim Redden
One of the next large scale redevelopment project in Portland could occur in the Broadway Corridor, the 24-acre section of the city at the south end of the Broadway Bridge that include Union Station and the new Pacific Northwest College of Art…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Despite additional officers assigned to the Gang Enforecement Team, gang violence has broken the official record.
September 02, 2015

Gang violence breaks official record

by Jim Redden
Gang violence in Portland broke the official record this week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The Gang Enforcement Team had accepted 122 incidents for investigation as of Wednesday, Sept. 2, according to the most recent statistics. That's…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici greets citizens during her visit to Centro Cultural in Cornelius Monday evening. Bonamici spent an hour answering questions from constituents.
September 03, 2015

Bonamici talks Iran, education in Cornelius

by Kathy Fuller
Citizen concerns range far and wide at town hall About 50 citizens turned out Monday night in Cornelius to ask questions of and share their opinions with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) Bonamici stopped at Centro Cultural on a six-city sweep of…
September 03, 2015

Tuality, OHSU partnership will strengthen health care resources

by Manny Berman, Mark Rosenbaum
For most Washington County residents, Aug. 18 was just another hot, summer day. For Tuality Healthcare, it was a critical moment in our history: We announced the signing of a letter of intent to form a clinical affiliation with OHSU, which will…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Haggen expanded rapidly over the past year, purchasing some 146 stores from Albertsons and Safeway throughout the West Coast in order to ease a merger between those two companies. But Albertsons and Haggen are now suing one another over alleged wrongdoings during the deal.
September 01, 2015

Haggen suing Albertsons for $1 billion in federal court

by Pamplin Media Group
An unusual business deal between two Pacific Northwest supermarket chains took another strange turn on Tuesday as the grocer Haggen announced that it was suing Albertons — one of two companies from which it purchased stores in Oregon and other…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says Oregon businesses will benefit from the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Wyden's father, Peter Wyden, wrote a book on the 1961 failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
September 01, 2015

Wyden linked to Cuba's past, future

by Peter Wong
Senator sees a big change for the better in island nation after U.S. reopens embassy U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has made two visits to Cuba, a decade — and political worlds — apart. The latest visit by the Oregon Democrat followed on the heels of a trip by…
DAVE JACKSON - Molalla's 2015 Apple Festival set for Oct. 10
September 01, 2015

Molalla's Apple Festival promises more than just apples

by Molalla Pioneer
Since 1975, the Molalla Area Historical Society (MAHS) has been keeping pioneer traditions alive with its annual Apple Festival. The 41st Apple Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble House (620 S. Molalla Ave).…
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September 01, 2015

Portland teachers say district's new discipline policies are dangerous

by Shasta Kearns Moore
District reports half as many suspensions and expulsions since 2013 Two dramatically different pictures of school wellbeing were presented at the last two Portland Public Schools board meetings, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 1. The presentations come…
COURTESY OF KATHY STREET/OREGON ZOO - Schoolchildren help officials break ground Tuesday morning on a new conservation education center at the Oregon Zoo.
September 01, 2015

Zoo begins work on new education center

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Zoo broke ground Tuesday on its fifth major construction project in the past six years, this time for a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, a crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren…
TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - A house on Northeast 44th Avenue rwas torn down to make way for a larger one, something many Portlanders oppose.
September 01, 2015

Hales appoints committee to advise on residential infill issues

by Jim Redden
Keeping a promise to preservationists and activists concerned about the growing number of residential demolition and infill projects, Mayor Charlie Hales has appointed a 25-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help ensure that new or remodeled…
COURTESY OF WCSO - A GMC pickup hauling a trailer landed upside down near Southwest 185th Avenue Tuesday evening after a collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that killed a 20-year-old Hillsboro woman and injured seven other people.
September 01, 2015

Hillsboro woman dies, seven others injured in TV Highway crash

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Hillsboro woman died Tuesday evening in a seven-car collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that injured seven other people. Washington County sheriff’s deputies said Cassandra Stolzenberger died when the 1995 Honda Civic she was…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - All MAX trains originally ran east and west through Downtown Portland. Now the Green, Yellow and Orange lines use 5th and 6th Avenue Transit Mall, crossing the Blue and Red lines at SW Yamhill and Morrison Streets.
September 01, 2015

Orange Line overcame many challenges

by Jim Redden
TriMet's new MAX line opens Sept. 12 Nearly 30 years passed between the opening of TriMet’s first MAX line and the completion of the new Orange Line, which is scheduled to open Sept. 12. No one initially foresaw the many challenges TriMet would have…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - New cost estimates for renovating the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum (right) range from $35.1 million to $145.9 million, depending on the scope of the project.
September 01, 2015

City pays dearly for historic properties

by Jim Redden
The cost of living with historic properties is catching up to the Portland City Council. For the third time in two months, the council has been presented with a multimillion dollar estimate to maintain a city property that has been designated a…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gamblers hit the video lottery terminals at one of the establishments at 'Lottery Row,' a strip center filled with lottery retailers in Jantzen Beach in North Portland.
August 27, 2015

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

by Steve Law
The Oregon State Lottery has failed to apply its own regulations designed to enforce the state Constitutional ban on non-tribal casinos, according to a state audit released Thursday. The Secretary of State’s audit examined the financial records of…
September 01, 2015

PPS updates public records policy

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland Public Schools’ Office of Communications & Public Affairs announced Tuesday that Jeanne Windham of the Office of the General Counsel will now handle public records requests. Under Oregon law, members of the media and any other member of the…

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PMG PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to an audience of business and government officials during a Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum Thursday morning.
Sep 01, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic…

by Mark Miller
When it comes to nourishing businesses that thrive in the global economy and bolster the entire state of Oregon, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's message for Washington County business and government…
TRAIL NEWS - Autumn 2015 'City Matters' column.
Aug 31, 2015

Urban renewal petitioner's complaint sparks an Oregon City…

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City is revising its policies regarding official publications as the Secretary of State’s Office investigates the city’s alleged violation of Oregon election law by discouraging citizens…
COURTESY OF PORT OF PORTLAND - Portland's airport shown on a 1950s post card. The Port of Portland is collecting memories of PDX for a 75th anniversary event.
Aug 31, 2015

PDX wants your memories of 75 years in the air

by Pamplin Media Group
The Port of Portland wants you to help celebrate Portland International Airport’s platinum jubilee by digging through your scrapbooks to find mementos of PDX. The airport turns 75 this year and…
COURTESY: STAN AND CLAIRE OCHS/KOIN 6 NEWS - The deputy in this partrol car was slightly injured Sunday morning in a two-car crash.
Aug 30, 2015

Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Deputy identified, crash blamed on fatigue A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy was injured early Sunday in a two-car crash on Highway 212 in Damascus. The deputy, Garrett Grimm, was…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Orange Line MAX trains are runnng their regular schedules but not picking up passengers until it opens on Sept. 12.
Aug 30, 2015

Orange Line countdown begins: MAX test runs and schedule changes…

by Jim Redden
TriMet began two weeks of train tests on Sunday for the opening of the new MAX Orange Line, and also adjusted schedules to accomodate when the line begins operating between Portland and…
COURTESY MERKLEY'S OFFICE - Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley calls Iran agreement decision one of hardest.
Aug 30, 2015

Merkley supports Iran agreement, Wyden on fence

by Jim Redden
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced his support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday. In a lengthy statement released on Aug. 30, Merkley said the agreement negotiated by the United…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire heavily damaged this Beaverton apartment building early Sunday.
Aug 30, 2015

Fire rips through apartments without sprinklers

by Jim Redden
Ten people lost their homes when fire damaged several units in a Beaverton apartment building early Sunday. No one was injured in the two-alarm fire, which took place at Southwest 125th off Hall…
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/DICK HARRIS - Firefighters examine the crashed vehicle after removing its top and driver's door.
Aug 30, 2015

Driver cut out of car after roll over crash

by Jim Redden
A driver had to be cut out of a vehicle after a roll over crash in Southeast Portland early Sunday. The name and condition of the driver were not immediately released. According to Portland Fire…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - On Saturday a tree felled by strong winds at Delta Park in North Portland awaits removal.
Aug 29, 2015

High winds knock out power east of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
PGE says nearly 19,000 were without electricity. High winds knocked out power to thousands Saturday morning as Pacific storms reached the Willamette Valley. Winds gusts up to 40 mph hit the area…
Aug 29, 2015

Marine Drive closed for downed power lines, fire

by Joseph Gallivan
Around 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Portland police officers responded to assist Portland Fire and Rescue crews by closing Marine Drive from 22nd avenue to 185th avenue. The closure is due to…
COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - Motorbike officers patrolled the Hood to Coast route on Highway 30 Friday giving out 88 tickets to speeders who could endanger runners' lives. There were no reports of pedestrians being hurt, although one runner was hospitalized with neck injuries. She was a passenger in a mini van which stopped suddenly and was rearended by a car.
Aug 29, 2015

Cops stop more than 100 speeders on Highway 30 during Hood to…

by Joseph Gallivan
Law enforcement officers wrote 88 speeding tickets from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, during a push to prevent clashes between vehicles and runners in the annual Hood to Coast Relay. Multnomah…
Aug 29, 2015

Umpqua bank in the Pearl robbed

by Joseph Gallivan
Central Precinct officers received a call to the Umpqua Bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy Street regarding a bank robbery. Officers are arriving now and attempting to locate the subject. The initial…
COURTESY OREGON NATIONAL GUARD - Oregon National Guard trained 250 soldiers as wildfire fighters this week.
Aug 29, 2015

Oregon National Guard supplies 250 quickly trained firefighters

by Joseph Gallivan
250 additional members of the Oregon National Guard completed their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem Saturday evening.The training activities…
Aug 29, 2015

Polk County man arrested for blacking four-year-old's eye

by Joseph Gallivan
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a four-year-old child with a black eye. The…
Aug 29, 2015

Red Cross Disaster Action Team responds to North Portland fire

by Joseph Gallivan
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 2200 block of North Menzies Dr. in Portland. The…
COURTESY OREGON MILITARY DEPT - OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNITS COMPLETE BATTLE SIMULATIONS AT U.S. ARMY NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
Aug 29, 2015

Oregon Army National Guard completes 12 days conducting…

by Joseph Gallivan
More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days…
COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIRFF'S OFFICE - Russell Smeed missing for 30 days
Aug 29, 2015

Russell Smeed of Rock Creek still missing

by Joseph Gallivan
Tattooed 50-year-old with toy poodle a danger to himself says sheriff. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public' s help to locate a Rock Creek man who is missing and poses a…
PHOTO COURTESY: CCC - Clackamas Community College Digital Media Communications students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
Aug 28, 2015

Clackamas Community College work to be featured at Portland Film…

by The Clackamas Review
Work of Clackamas Community College students will be featured at the Portland Film Festival, set for Sept. 1 through 7. The college 's Digital Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
Aug 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A weekend storm could give us a preview of the fall, with rain and windy conditions. ODOT is warning drivers that the rain could make local roads slick.
Aug 28, 2015

Wet, wild weather blows in for weekend

by Pamplin Media Group
That wet stuff on your patio Friday morning is called rain. You probably forgot about it because we haven’t seen a lot of it in the past few months. But, that’s about to change. The National…
Aug 28, 2015

East Portland residents mobilize to prevent gentrification

by Steve Law
East Portland community leaders are working on an anti-gentrification strategy for Portland east of 82nd Avenue. East Portland Action Plan leaders will roll out their “Involuntary Displacement…
COURTESY OF RANDY GREEN - Firefighters set back fires last week in the County Line 2 fire in Central Oregon. The state still has some funding to fight wildfires, with insurance to back it up.
Aug 28, 2015

State's budget meter running on wildfire costs

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Oregon has yet to burn through its firefighting budget, despite ongoing catastrophic wildfires around the state. In what now appears to have been a prudent decision, lawmakers and a…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DIEGO DIAZ - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) packed the Moda Center with supporters on Aug. 9.
Aug 28, 2015

Sanders can appear on 2016 Democratic primary election ballot

by Jim Redden
In other election news, Chris Telfer to run for state treasurer as Independent candidate Good news for supporters of Bernie Sanders — he can appear on the 2016 Democratic Primary Election…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Six more officers were recently assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team after a spike in shootings.
Aug 28, 2015

Gang violence ties official 12-month record

by Jim Redden
Portland has tied the official 12-month record for gang violence with four more months still to go in the year. The Gang Enforcement Team adopted 118 incidents of gang violence for investigation…
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Aug 27, 2015

Heine asks court to order Bank of Oswego to pay his legal fees

by Gary M. Stein
Bank's board rejected the request from its former CEO, who says he can't afford the cost of mounting a defense Former Bank of Oswego President and CEO Dan Heine filed a federal complaint this…