City expects to increase goal for housing bond

Portland Tribune - News
Voter approval of an amendment to the Oregon Constitution means Portland can partner with private businesses on affordable housing bond projects.

Man with fake gun arrested after 'argument' on MAX train

Portland Tribune - News
Shawn Brunner faces disorderly conduct charge following argument on train on Tilikum Crossing.

New license plate helps Smokey Bear prevent forest fires

Portland Tribune - News
The new 'Drive With Smokey' Oregon plate will coincide with Smokey Bear's 75th anniversary.

Lazenby announces he'll retire in July 2019

Lake Oswego Review - News
Decision comes after 40 years in city government and six years as city manager of Lake Oswego

New MAX line vs businesses: 'How much growth needed?'

Portland Tribune - News
Transit options will be increased but some existing businesses could be hurt by the proposed SW Corridor MAX line.

Citizen committee now under Multnomah County's sway

Portland Tribune - News
Members of the Community Involvement Committee can now be removed by the group's executive director.

Initiative gets green light to steer toll money to highway…

Portland Tribune - News
Court clears ballot title language for measure giving Portland-area drivers a say in how funds are spent.

View Point land-use hearing delayed

Gresham Outlook - News
County land-use officials question plan to go beyond historical footprint.

Oregon health reform claim meets reality

Portland Tribune - News
Officials claim huge Oregon Health Plan savings. The truth is hazy and some say reforms have lagged.

Woodburn officials listen to affordable housing woes

Portland Tribune - News
Area residents have until Thursday, Dec. 20 to submit testimony on housing issues

City Hall Update: Applications being accepted for police…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, faith community affordable housing projects sought and west side water connection approved

Multnomah County wants tourist tax to help homeless

Portland Tribune - News
It was proposed by Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and would need buy in from Portland, Metro

Two men arrested after gunfire reported near 122nd

Portland Tribune - News
Tyrone Lee told jailers he was visiting Portland from Georgia when he was arrested after a shooting

Despite treatment, Richardson resumes work on State Land…

Portland Tribune - News
Secretary of state declines to delegate his position on the state panel to someone else for Dec. 18 meeting.

Lawmakers say humbug to agencies' lack of internal auditors

Portland Tribune - News
Governor's budget could add more than a dozen new auditor posts to fulfill state requirements.

State senator's stealth jab at incoming colleague draws…

Portland Tribune - News
Boquist slaps back at Senate leaders after he is caught on Capital camera distributing information about Ashland Democrat.

Tualatin rejects 3-party agreement for Stafford region

Portland Tribune - News
Objections to restrictions on concept planning lead to a 3-3 vote; Lake Oswego and West Linn have already approved the pact

Police bureau hiring new liaison to work with homeless…

Portland Tribune - News
Position would help train officers in better ways to talk with or provide help to region's homeless

Portland Public Schools hires new CFO Cynthia Le

Portland Tribune - News
Cynthia Le will be the district's first permanent CFO since the last one left several months ago.

Burglary suspect arrested in Buckman neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Portland police arrested man inside home on Southeast Stark Street after reports of trespassing.

Police seek Gresham man on felony sex crime warrants

Portland Tribune - News
The Portland Police child abuse team is searching for Kyle Vincent Shinn, 35, of Gresham.

Google offers cellphone data to Portland transit planners

Portland Tribune - News
Replica is a software program created by Sidwalk Labs, the city-building subsidiary of Alphabet.

Merkley returns to border, decries 'tent city' conditions

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, blasted one facility as a 'child prison' and 'tent city.'

Portland ahead of House Speaker on controversial infill…

Portland Tribune - News
City is already preparing to abolish most single-family zoning, which the 2017 Oregon Legislature is now expected to consider.

Editor responds to Police Chief Outlaw: 'No inaccuracies'

Portland Tribune - News
Chief Danielle Outlaw demands 'correction,' but The Oregonian determines one is not needed.

Help sought to find missing woman

Portland Tribune - News
Marie Helena Evan has been missing since Dec. 15 from her Northwest Portland home.

Two stabbed in SE Portland early Sunday

Portland Tribune - News
A suspect was arrested in a tent near where a confrontation with a man and woman took place.

Man critically wounded in shooting at event center

Portland Tribune - News
Police asking the public for help identifying suspects in the early Sunday shooting at Division Heights PDX in Southeast Portland.

Sources: Kotek favors statewide rent control

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat Tina Kotek says the 2019 Legislature will consider rent control, tenant protections.

Local firm launches video game based on 'Redwall' series

Portland Tribune - News
SOMA unveiled a game based on the 'Redwall' series of children's novels earlier this year

Gov. Brown's proposed budget irks community colleges

Portland Tribune - News
Local legislators in East Multnomah County vow more support for community colleges.

Wyden, Merkley blast ruling that overturns Obamacare

Portland Tribune - News
U.S. senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden vowed to fight the health care decision by a federal judge

Mayor: Exiting FBI task force puts city 'out of the loop'

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler wants to hold steady within the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Assault suspect inflicts 'serious' injuries, police say

Portland Tribune - News
Police have released a sketch of man who used the name 'Jeremy' and claimed to be veteran.

Man shot at Motel 6 on Stark Street on Saturday

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police say the person suffered 'serious but non-life-threatening' wounds.

Family, friends honor Wiener's life, message

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Holocaust survivor and author died Dec. 11 when he was struck by a car near his Hillsboro home.

PBOT wants feedback for improving 122nd Avenue

Portland Tribune - News
City says 122nd Avenue is among most dangerous roadways for travelers in Portland and needs to be improved.

Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has no plans to stop tweeting

Portland Tribune - News
The Mayor of Portland is undaunted by the 'trolls' and 'naysayers' who stalk his online offerings.

Parkrose, David Douglas schools mulling SRO contracts

Portland Tribune - News
Three school resource officers from the Portland Police Bureau are assigned to patrol districts.

Wood Village studies ways to beautify homes, facades along…

Gresham Outlook - News
City could implement 238th Drive Facade Renovation Program along core area in city.

Richardson video updates public on his cancer fight

Portland Tribune - News
In his latest video update, the secretary of state said his brain cancer is impacting his ability to communicate, but MRIs show the tumor isn't…

Have you seen me? Benson Bubbler stolen on Foster

Portland Tribune - News
The iconic water fountain located at 65th Avenue and Foster Road went missing on Dec. 6 in Portland.

Early morning shooting wounds N. Portland man

Portland Tribune - News
Officers searching the area around the North Farragut Street incident, but were unable to find any suspectes in the shooting.

Ground broken for Clackamas County Bank's Gresham…

Gresham Outlook - News
New 8,400-square foot, two-story office with multiple amenities set to open in 2019

Metro PCS store near Gresham robbed at gunpoint

Portland Tribune - News
Armed suspect demands money from Metro PCS store on Southeast Stark Street near Gresham border

School Success Committee draws up $3 billion wish…

Portland Tribune - News
Panel tackles big needs with proposals to extend school year, reduce class sizes and expand some services.

Lake Oswegans will pay tribute to Alter Wiener

Lake Oswego Review - News
On the day of the Holocaust survivor's funeral, community members will honor his legacy with flowers, notes, cards

Economist upbeat about continued growth

Portland Tribune - News
John Mitchell presented his annual Economic Forecast to the Portland Business Alliance on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Jury convicts former Tigard resident for defrauding…

The Times - News
Harry Proudfoot faces decades in prison for fraud, money laundering regarding faux gold mine.

Metro approves MAX line, future housing construction

Portland Tribune - News
Elected regional government makes major decisions about the future growth of the greater Portland area.

Local woman participates in George H.W. Bush funeral

Portland Tribune - News
Alyssa Villalobos, part of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, was chosen to serve in a 21-gun salute in Texas.

E-scooter supporters roll into City Hall rally…

Business Tribune - News
Bird reminds city that it would like to bring its electric scooters back to Portland, but few riders bother to show up.

City won't legalize vacation rentals, but does it…

Portland Tribune - News
Audit: Airbnb already has whole-house listings here illegally, even though city leaders previously promised to prohibit them.

Former bus driver gets 25 years for child sexual…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Kenneth Garcia of Aloha formerly drove bus for schools within the Tigard-Tualatin School District.

Airbnb deal aims to fix problem with short-term…

Portland Tribune - News
New registration process should put teeth in Portland regulations for short-term rentals.

Sources: Extreme but not extremist? City may exit…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek favors having the 2019 Legislature pass statewide rent control.

Free 'first day' hikes event returns to Oregon on…

Portland Tribune - News
State tells community members to 'go take a hike' for free on the first day of the new year.

Weapon used in murder-suicide was sold illegally

West Linn Tidings - News
Police arrested 34-year-old Salem resident Justin Coleman Wednesday on charges that he illegally sold firearm that was used to murder Bethany Schuch…

Lawmakers: Why did BOLI drag its feet on pay rules?

Portland Tribune - News
Senate committee grills staff as hundreds of employers still confused as equity act requirements loom.

Commission: Infill report mostly good news

Portland Tribune - News
Some members of the Planning and Sustainability Commission are worried housing costs will still be too high for lower income households.

Senate leader, lawmaker at loggerheads over pay…

Portland Tribune - News
Letter, emails detail clash as conservative senator tries to get more information from leader's staff

Even with a majority, Courtney still nervous about…

Portland Tribune - News
State Senate President hopes to foster better decision-making, not partisan bickering as lawmakers tackle big issues.

After high drama, Portland school board votes for…

Portland Tribune - News
A roller coaster of a meeting results in what critics say was the plan all along: a five-year cost-sharing agreement to keep school resource officers…

Union child care workers big winners as talks…

Portland Tribune - News
State, SEIU agree to pay two scales: one for urban areas and one for the rest of the state.

More than 100,000 Oregonians missing health…

Portland Tribune - News
These people could receive government money to help pay for health insurance coverage.

Lawmakers reopen I-5 Bridge talks

Portland Tribune - News
Both Oregon and Washington must show the federal government they are making progress on the project or they will have to return a chunk of the money.…

'TriMet Barber' allowed to come back on board the…

Portland Tribune - News
Jared Weston Walter had been banned after cutting women's hair and committing other crimes.

Need tickets? Michelle Obama coming to Portland on…

Portland Tribune - News
The former First Lady will visit the Moda Center on Feb. 9 as part of her 'Becoming' book tour.

Audit: State stuck trying to track 'questionable'…

Portland Tribune - News
Auditors recommend changing state law to allow better monitoring of prescriptions by doctors and pharmacies.

Wells Fargo robbed in Southwest Portland on Tuesday

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police Bureau responded to Wells Fargo Bank on Oleson Road before noon on Dec. 11.

Troutdale meets to explore reasons behind rising…

Gresham Outlook - News
City gathers public input to target affordable housing problems, and start to work toward solutions

Businesses scramble to comply with new state pay…

Portland Tribune - News
Employers who know of pay gaps have to give raises and adjust their pay scale by Jan. 1, or face penalties.

Report: Rezoning Portland will increase housing,…

Portland Tribune - News
An economic report released Thursday moves the Residential Infill Project closer to City Council consideration.

Poll: Transportation measure must include more than…

Portland Tribune - News
Voters also want future transportation funds spent on roads, bikes, other multimodal projects.

Dollar For Portland tackles medical debt, one…

Portland Tribune - News
After family medical crises, Jared Walker discovers how big a difference his community can make.

City Hall Update: City to hire unarmed public…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, a major Southeast paving project is finished and a public civic engagement survey is underway.

Salmon stolen from Bull Run fish trap, police say

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon State Police looking for thieves at the Bull Run River Fish Trap in Dodge Park north of Sandy

Police cite 21 during traffic mission on Interstate…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police Bureau conducts enforcement mission as part of Vision Zero on Dec. 10.

141 affordable units slated for Sugar Shack site in…

Portland Tribune - News
The one-time Portland strip club will be demolished for affordable housing project by Hacienda CDC.

Number of homeless students dips in Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
About 21,000 students were homeless in Oregon in the 2017-2018 school year, officials say.

Landowners group, cities mull future of Stafford

Portland Tribune - News
Citing frustrations with process, West Linn officials did not participate in meeting.

New complaint highlights legal woes at Legacy's…

Portland Tribune - News
Nurse says firing was payback for raising safety concerns the troubled psychiatric facility, which has been investigated and fined.

PPS' 2020 bond may change direction on high schools

Portland Tribune - News
PPS has not floated how much money would be raised in the 2020 bond. Officials said the goal is to keep the tax rate the same for property owners in…

Man who died after police encounter overdosed

Portland Tribune - News
Richard Barry's death was ruled accidental and not related to police involvement.

Deputies use bait-and-Grinch to nab package thief

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Amazon driver Perez Johnson allegedly admitted to stealing packages, including one with a GPS tracker.

Banks man arrested over video of hitting dog

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Thomas William Sugars III faces an animal abuse charge after being arrested Sunday.

VIDEO: North Portland explosion prompts police hunt

Portland Tribune - News
A mortar was exploded around 2 a.m. near North Chicago Avenue on October 14, police say.

Sheriff's Office: Steampunk disguise insufficient…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Patrick Thomas Ouellette, 33, of Aloha was arrested Sunday and charged with robbing a restaurant at gunpoint.

Council to fix alleged mistake in building warning…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawyer says signs being required for unreinforced masonry buildings are unconstitutional.

Oregon gets first community dental health…

Portland Tribune - News
Woodburn resident Dora Sandoval tackles challenges of providing dental care to people in a new program.

TriMet using hawks to stop poop from 10,000 crows

Portland Tribune - News
The regional transit agency spends $1.5 million a year cleaning up the transit mall in Portland.

Death at Washington County Jail leads to $10M payout

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Madaline Pitkin, 26, died while in custody at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro.

Oregon, Washington lawmakers to discuss replacing…

Portland Tribune - News
Legislators from both states agree that a new bridge is long overdue, and point to increased traffic congestion and concerns over safety in the event…

Police seek information on domestic violence suspect

Portland Tribune - News
Gabriel Sandoval is wanted by Portland Police after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend on 82nd Ave.

Former jail deputy, security guard charged in sex…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Woodburn man Jorge Serrano is alleged to have sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in Hillsboro.

Multnomah County OKs new jail plan after 232…

Portland Tribune - News
The Emergency Population Release plan intends to keep the worst offenders behind bars at local jails

State upholds approval of Grand Ronde fishing…

Portland Tribune - News
Department of State Lands said concerns raised by the other tribes and PGE deserve consideration.

Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Four Portland officers involved in shooting of federal fugitive area identified, placed on leave during investigation.

Reward: Duo sets fires, steals items at Cascade…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police say two women made off with hundreds of dollars of items at Ross Dress for Less.

Portland man wins $118,000 Keno prize in Wilsonville

Portland Tribune - News
Sam Hawley is lucky. A win of $1,750 spurred more gambling, and a huge jackpot in Wilsonville.

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