New owner: Wapato could be used for the homeless

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Kafoury responds to news that never-used jail could be used for project she opposes.

New justice head named amid strife

Portland Tribune - News
Angry staff, recent assault show challenge facing Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Director Truls Neal.

Man dies in burning SE Portland duplex

Portland Tribune - News
One neighbor tried to extinguish the Monday night fire with a garden hose while another neighbor tried to get the man out of the burning apartment.

Special session for small biz tax break set for May 21

Portland Tribune - News
The Legislative Revenue Office found that about 9,000 Oregon sole proprietorships would be eligible for the rate.

Sentencing reform case heads to Supreme Court

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Supreme Court justices will decided whether sentence reductions passed in 2017 are constitutional.

Demand pushes Oregon gasoline prices past $3

Portland Tribune - News
The West Coast still has the most expensive gas prices. The top 10 includes Hawaii, California, Washington, Alaska, Nevada and Oregon.

City Hall Update: Federal judge cuts Portland some slack

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Uber apologizes to the City Council for past behavior and garbage rates are going up because of new China recycling restrictions.

Oregon City company makes wake over potential return of bill

Clackamas Review - News
Active Water Sports worries about new version of House Bill 4099 to prohibit wake-enhancing devices between river mile 30 and 50 of the Willamette

Lt. Col. Campbell's burial makes history

Portland Tribune - News
Campbell wil be buried next to her partner of 17 years, Nancy Lynchild, who died of cancer in 2012. They are the first same-sex couple to be buried…

Man in charge of Portland Public Schools' facilities work…

Portland Tribune - News
Jerry Vincent's surprise departure throws close to $1 billion worth of projects into question.

BOLI: 'The most important race you've never heard of'

Portland Tribune - News
Republican Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden and Democrat Val Hoyle, former majority leader for the Oregon House of Representatives, face off for election May…

Labor commissioner: Elected or appointed?

Portland Tribune - News
Some question the wisdom of electing the nonpartisan state labor commissioner, but Oregon is the only state in which the labor commissioner is…

Salem attorney says Senate candidate is making false claims

Portland Tribune - News
Complaint alleges Monte Akers, candidate for GOP nomination in District 15, has represented himself as a CPA even though his license expired in 1991.

Vance Tong named to Oregon City, county advisory committees

Clackamas Review - News
OC resident, managing editor for the Portland Tribune selected for Economic Development Commission, Transportation Advisory Committee

Ron Wyden to host Washington County town hall April 28

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Wyden, a Democrat, will be at Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton this weekend to speak with constituents.

Bow-WOW! Puplandia celebrates 2nd year, 230 dogs adopted

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Brook Benson's Beaverton-based nonprofit fosters surrendered dogs with local families.

OSP searches for nude assailant on Sauvie Island

Portland Tribune - News
Public asked to help identify suspect who allegedly attacks people at Collins Beach whose dogs are off-leash.

Victim cut out of rollover crash vehicle

Clackamas Review - News
Unidentified middle-aged man flown to hospital by LifeFlight following a Saturday evening crash in Boring.

DoggyBag offers rest for the four-legged

Business Tribune - News
Portland entrepreneur Rachel Bauman offers sleeping bag for 'adventure dogs' through Whyld River.

Biketown riders rack up 520,000 trips on rented orange rides

Portland Tribune - News
Data: During past two years, 111,000 riders have traveled about 1.1 million miles. Average ride is about two miles.

Mormon author sues PCC over gender and religious…

Portland Tribune - News
Marianne Monson describes a lengthy ordeal that began with a belligerent student in the summer of 2016.

Portland students walk out to protest school shootings

Portland Tribune - News
The Portland branch of the nationwide protest culminated at City Hall Friday morning with hundreds of high school and college students saying…

Artist begins work on Hollywood Transit Center mural

Portland Tribune - News
The mural includes touches from a spontaneous memorial that sprang up at the transit center in the days following a brutal May 26, 2017, attack.

Three female driving instructors to train Saudi Arabian…

Gresham Outlook - News
Trio heads to Saudi Arabia to impart skills to more than 9 million new drivers:

Two killed in separate late Thursday crashes

Portland Tribune - News
Driver of second vehicle involved in crash on I-84 is also hospitalized as police continue their investigations.

Making an impact: Concussions and student athletes

Portland Tribune - News
Series by Pamplin Media Group, UO's Agora Journalism Center and InvestigateWest will conduct first-ever analysis of high school concussions in Oregon.

Concussion project spurs student journalists, too

Portland Tribune - News
Journalists from Rattled: Oregon's Concussion Discussion have been working with high school journalists to expose youth sports head injury risks.

OSP investigating Sheriff's Office deputy

South County Spotlight - News
Ryan Dews on administrative leave pending OSP investigation into unspecified conduct

High school principal of the year Curtis Wilson wants focus…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Principal of the Year Curtis Wilson of Benson Polytechnic High School honored at Thursday assembly by peers, students and administrators.

USS Portland shows off its muscle before commissioning

Portland Tribune - News
During a Thursday, April 19, tour, reporters saw a variety of Navy and Marine Corps equipment the 25,000-ton ship can carry, including tanks, armored…

County: $5 million Wapato sale final

Portland Tribune - News
Unopened jail and 18 acres of industrial property in North Portland is sold to a developer for a fraction of its cost.

Many steps remain before homeless center can open

Portland Tribune - News
Navigation facility must hammer out lease with Prosper Portland, Good Neighbor Agreement, other details before opening in Pearl District.

Registered to vote? Better do it by April 24

Portland Tribune - News
The Independent Party of Oregon has opened its May 15 primary this year to voters not affiliated with any political party.

DPO accuses BOLI candidate of misleading voters

Portland Tribune - News
A complaint by the Democratic Party of Oregon against Lou Ogden, a Republican seeking election as nonpartisan state labor commissioner, states that…

Exhibit offers rare look at Lake Oswego, past and present

Lake Oswego Review - News
Oswego Heritage Council's latest photography display offers a striking contrast between 'Then & Now'

Sources Say: PERS problems go national in New York Times

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, proof that Portland is still a small town and the non-candidate raising the most campaign money in a city race.

State education administrator fired after complaints

Portland Tribune - News
Mitch Kruska was dismissed in March after alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money…

Council candidate proposes tax on high incomes, expensive…

Portland Tribune - News
Julia DeGraw says Basic Rights and Social Services Tax would fund education, social services, affordable housing and permanent park jobs.

Tigard plays host to county commission debate

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Eight candidates on May 15 ballot gather Friday, April 20, at Tigard Public Library.

Small cities' building permit programs face uncertainty

Portland Tribune - News
Opinions by the Oregon Department of Justice and Legislative Counsel indicate may small cities may have to either shut down building programs or hire…

$5 million Wapato sale called a 'steal'

Portland Tribune - News
County votes to sell the never-used North Portland jail to developer who once bid twice the amount.

County enters negotiations with ambulance contractor

Portland Tribune - News
Current talks follow failed efforts to cut waste in emergency services, also meaning an antiquated dispatch system will continue to be used.

PORTLANDERS PREP FOR BIG QUAKE

Portland Tribune - News
Neighborhood teams train to be ready if disaster strikes, whether its natural or man-made.

Bustling state economy churns out jobs

Portland Tribune - News
About 2 million Oregonians of the state's 2.13 million labor force are employed. The state's employment also has grown by 41,000 jobs since March…

County property owners may pay for flood control

Portland Tribune - News
Columbia River levee system needs more funding to win federal approval, most of Multnomah County may be asked to share the funding load.

Former county racial-bias analyst threatens suit

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah employee was placed on leave when local judge threatened to pull court data from project

City Hall Update: Map App released for infill…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, planning director Suzanne Anderson is leaving and speed limits are reduced on a 50-block stretch of Stark.

State health care task force looks to other states'…

Portland Tribune - News
The group has already discussed Maryland's work on the issue, and has modeled its process off Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Legislative education committee takes issues on tour

Portland Tribune - News
Joint Committee on Student Success visits Eastern Oregon next on its statewide search for best education practices. The committee plans to visit a…

New York Times highlights PERS payments, woes

Portland Tribune - News
Retired OHSU president and UO football coach cited in Sunday story about increasing cost of state retirement system.

Jill Biden praises 'inner strength' of cancer…

Portland Tribune - News
The Biden Cancer Initiative seeks to increase cancer research, Biden told several people during a Saturday gathering at Fleur De Lis Bakery.

Police: Cadillac driver stabbed passenger

Portland Tribune - News
Officers respond to calls for help from vehicle in the area of Northwest Naito Parkway and Northwest 9th Avenue early Sunday.

Sticker shock over PPS school plan, $100M bond…

Portland Tribune - News
'Compelling moral imperative' meets rising construction costs as Portland Public Schools board is faced with tough decisions.

Eye-popping costumes take Wizard World by storm

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Thousands gather at Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Saturday, April 14, for celebrity event.

USS Portland steams into town for commissioning

Portland Tribune - News
First US Navy ship named solely for the city will be commissioned next Saturday, April 21.

Brown wants assurances for Oregon's pot industry

Portland Tribune - News
President Donald Trump reportedly made a deal this week with a Colorado senator to protect the legal cannabis industry there, but it's not clear…

Buehler in hot seat over skipping debates

Portland Tribune - News
Knute Buehler has declined invitations for most county-level public forums and debates for the GOP nomination for governor.

District takes another crack at resolving complaints

Portland Tribune - News
School board co-Vice Chair Rita Moore says: '...PPS is going to be looking at complaints in a very different way than I think we have been looking at…

Study puts regional landslides in spotlight

Portland Tribune - News
A new lidar-based landslide inventory maps show more than 7,000 past landslides - 10 times as many as research teams mapped after 1996-97 storms.

Officer injured in early morning collision

Portland Tribune - News
The driver of the other vehicle was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of marijuana and reckless driving.

Shots fired, no one hit, at Aloha house

Beaverton Valley Times - News
No suspects were arrested in the shooting early in the morning of Friday, April 13.

Study: PERS better funded than most, but still short

Portland Tribune - News
The country's state pension funds reported a $1.4 trillion deficit in 2016, up $295 billion from 2015, according to a study released Thursday by…

Wyden, Merkley join effort to boost hemp production

Portland Tribune - News
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 legalizes and clearly defines hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes it from the list of controlled substances.

Oregon wolf population continues to grow

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife released its 2017 Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report on Thursday

Amid spiking legal costs, PPS changes legal strategy

Portland Tribune - News
The school district has been spending millions over budget - for legal representation, pay-outs and higher insurance premiums.

Two arrested after patrol car hit, chase in…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A patrol car was hit and a pursuit followed on Wednesday, followed by the arrest of two.

Police chief orders team to halt use of active gang…

Portland Tribune - News
Deputy DA, others push back, saying the new listings are needed to reduce increasing gang violence.

After China snub, solutions emerge to recycle…

Portland Tribune - News
Domestic markets are responding quickly to fill the vacuum for dealing with Oregon's curbside recyclables-for plastic but not paper.

County votes to accept cut-rate Wapato offer

Portland Tribune - News
Only Commissioner Loretta Smith votes against selling never-opened jail after developer reduces offer from $10.8 million to $5 million.

Wheeler calls for hiring more cops

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor, at annual State of the City address, says a shortage of police makes it impossible to enact his version of community policing.

USS Portland docks in Astoria on way to Rose City

Portland Tribune - News
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport is the third ship with the name 'Portland,' but the first to be named exclusively for Oregon's largest…

PPS continues suit to deny records of paid leaves

Portland Tribune - News
Attorneys for the school district and this news organization submit arguments over denial of list of public employees who have been paid not to work.

Wheelchair user files lawsuit against PPS

Portland Tribune - News
The lawsuit names Portland Public Schools employees Paul Meixner and Annie Barnett, though it says 'any and all negligence on their part' is chalked…

Zoo elephant herd adds New Mexico transplant

Portland Tribune - News
Samson, who arrived in Portland this week from ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, will be isolated from the herd for several weeks as caregivers…

Open houses seek feedback on tolling

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold open houses on five tolling options during the rest of the month.

'Inappropriate comment' forces out business lobby…

Portland Tribune - News
Former legislator Mark Johnson of Hood River said he was 'shocked' and 'deeply disappointed' by group's decision to push for his resignation.

Wheeler: Russia may be meddling in Portland politics

Portland Tribune - News
Mayors writes to the U.S. Department of Justice asking for an investigation into suspicious activity on Portland social media accounts, including his…

UPDATE: Nonprofit homeless leader disputes county's…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Harbor of Hope director calls County Attorney's conclusion about $7 million offer wrong and 'very disappointing,' saying nonprofit…

Ship ahoy! USS Portland set to arrive

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Navy ship arrives in Astoria on way to Portland on Saturday for April 21 commissioning ceremony.

Fish campaign unveils website in five languages

Portland Tribune - News
The previous record for a Portland campaign website was just two language, according to the Wednesday announcement.

County approves new OSU Extension Education Center

Clackamas Review - News
Clackamas County commissioners vote unanimously to approve plans on the southeast corner of Warner Milne and Beavercreek Road

Clackamas Community College ranked top nursing…

Clackamas Review - News
For 2015-17, all nursing students passed NCLEX exam at CCC, the only Oregon nursing program with a 100 percent pass rate

Top officials mum on information officer's departure

Portland Tribune - News
Administrators and legislators say next CIO will face challenges updating state's aging technology.

Unique college model helps students find their way

Portland Tribune - News
Wayfinding Academy in North Portland has a two-year curriculum focused on building students' life skills, though many of its first graduates are…

Police: Suspect's behavior escalated before fatal…

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Police release names of officers and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in shooting.

Governor signs Cleaner Air Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
The Cleaner Air Oregon bill will provide residents more information about the health risks of industrial air emissions.

Lake Oswego bike theft suspect arrested in Issaquah

Lake Oswego Review - News
Police recover most of the items stolen from Lakeside Bicycles, along with thousands of dollars in other merchandise

Report: Oregon should end solitary confinement

Portland Tribune - News
A report by Disability Rights Oregon shows inmates in the Behaviorial Health Unit at Oregon State Penitentiary spend an average of about 23 hours a…

Man arrested for impersonating intelligence official

Beaverton Valley Times - News
According to court filings, he was sentenced to two years probation for unauthorized use of an official insignia.

New Portland homeless navigation center announced

Portland Tribune - News
Columbia Sportswear exec Tim Boyle will fund with $1.5 million. No connection to Wapato offer, according to nonprofit connected with both.

Candidates make their case for labor post

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Val Hoyle and Lou Ogden speak at Washington County Public Affairs Forum; third candidate on May 15 ballot is absent.

One dead, one injured in SE Foster Road crash

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Deceased victim in crash identified, police determine that no third person was involved.

City Hall Update: Zoning changes may impact…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, gang violence up 45 percent so far this year and the Portland Art Tax due April 17.

Soul'd Out lawsuit says Coachella rules hit wrong…

Portland Tribune - Features
Independent Portland music festival claims that the event in California and its organizers restrict musicians' ability to perform elsewhere.

Body found near Hart family crash site

West Linn Tidings - News
Police said the body was found Saturday and appeared to be an African-American female

Wapato can be zoned for homeless, experts say

Portland Tribune - News
The City Council has four options for allowing the never-opended jail to be used as a homeless shelter and service center. The Multnomah County…

Kate Brown visits Sabin career/technical center in…

Clackamas Review - News
Governor seeks to boost momentum for funding education in next session of Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers praise funding fix for fighting fires

Gresham Outlook - News
U.S. Forest Service gets access to billions in emergency funds for wildland fires.

Governor signs 'net neutrality' rules

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon and Washington's new laws could be the beginning of a patchwork internet laws throughout the nation after the FCC's decision to repeal net…

Some question necessity of special session

Portland Tribune - News
Brown says she wants to help small businesses, but critics contend session has more to do with politics than policy.

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