More hazy days of summer drifting into the valley

Portland Tribune - News
Some good news: that same weather system should bring cooler temperatures, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

TriMet: Big service expansion coming Sept. 2

Portland Tribune - News
Regional transit agency says increased service will provide better connections throughout Portland region.

Two arrested after chase, crash

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Third suspect escapes after Saturday pursuit, stolen items recovered from vehicle.

Police investigating two armed robberies

Portland Tribune - News
A store and a group of people were robbed at gunpoint on Saturday in different parts of Portland.

Man found hiding under deck faces drug, firearm charges

Portland Tribune - News
Armando Perez allegedly fled from police in a stolen car near Winchell Street and Fenwick Avenue.

Hillsboro woman arrested after eluding police, flipping car

Portland Tribune - News
Deputies say Cathie Ropati crashed into a tree and flipped her car while attempted to flee.

PPS wants to exempt half its high schoolers from full-day…

Portland Tribune - News
Since 2013, the district has been criticized for not providing full school days to most high schoolers.

Back to school at PPS means many new administrators

Portland Tribune - News
The 2018-19 school year will be the first full school year at Portland Public Schools for nearly the entire leadership team.

Stabbing investigated between Tigard, Beaverton

The Times - News
According to police, a three-person confrontation ended with one man stabbed and hospitalized.

Slow down! 3 flaggers hurt or killed in 4 days, ODOT says

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Department of Transportation says drivers must pay attention while driving in work zones.

Watchdog panel claims it was illegally dissolved

Portland Tribune - News
Members of Community Involvement Committee plan to sue Multnomah County for ending meetings.

Superintendents of color bring rich experience to schools

Gresham Outlook - News
East Multnomah County administrators reflect the diversity in local classrooms

Culvert repair will slow rush-hour traffic east of Sandy

Gresham Outlook - News
The evening commute east of Sandy will be slowed as ODOT crews close one east bound lane for a concrete pour.

Celebrating 102 years

Gresham Outlook - News
Edna Lytner has milestone birthday bash in Gresham surrounded by family and friends

PSU orders mourners to remove Jason Washington memorial

Portland Tribune - News
'I feel like they're taking this away from us. It's all we have left,' said his widow.

County managers on leave over failure to investigate Unity…

Portland Tribune - News
Investigator was told to stop raising concerns over mistreated patients; top officials ask why.

Affordable housing measure debated at chamber meeting

Portland Tribune - News
Pros and cons of Metro's $652.8 million November bond measure are weighed by Clackamas County buisiness group.

Wyden joins criticism of WestRock

Portland Tribune - Sustainable Life
The ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee pens a letter asking the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to keep an eye on the…

Judge: Milwaukie officials can proceed with library plans

Clackamas Review - News
Clackamas County court interprets May 2016 ballot measure authorizing $9.2M for library 'improvements' can be used for tearing down, rebuilding

Despite rosy market, Camas facilities closed for good

Portland Tribune - News
Pulp and copy-papermaking equipment to be demolished by Georgia-Pacific, in another local example of a company seemingly bent on eliminating supply,…

Paper mills suitors get no reaction to purchase offers

Portland Tribune - News
WestRock, which owns a paper mill in Newberg that could help revive Oregon's curbside recycling program, says it's in no hurry to sell shuttered mill

OTC moves forward on tolling application

Portland Tribune - News
In addition to tolls on I-5 and I-205, the transportation commission is exploring creating a 'seamless loop' of tollways around the Portland area.

Suspect sought in Garden Home assault

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Police release a sketch of the suspect folloiwng a July 19 attack on a woman along teh Ganno Creek Trail.

Delay at state autopsy lab slowing death investigations

Portland Tribune - News
Cause of death still unknown for Michael Hart, inmate who died in Multnomah County jail.

Project will create increased security at Estacada High…

Estacada News - News
Access control system installation planned during fall months at Estacada High School

Jeremy Christian charged for assaulting black inmate

Portland Tribune - News
Christian stands accused of killing two people and wounding a third on a MAX train in 2017.

Council approves $17.7 million for Division Transit Project

Portland Tribune - News
Federal government has still not agreed to pay half of project to create first bus rapid transit line in region.

State working to prevent forest fires

Gresham Outlook - News
The Oregon Department of Forestry has responded to at least 30 human-caused fires.

Nurturing women in tech fields

Portland Tribune - News
Portland is blessed with an abundance of nonprofits that seek to aid girls, women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM…

Sources: Neighbors upset over lack of park cleanup

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, money pours in for Metro affordable housing bond measure and protester complaints about police are common.

City Hall critic files for Oregon City mayor

Clackamas Review - News
Mark Matheson says he's filed recall petitions against current mayor to protest city administration in general

Race Talks features first campaign forum for hotly…

Portland Tribune - News
Packed house braves heat wave, smoke, to hear Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith talk about their bids to serve the city of Portland.

Southwest Corridor MAX route recommended

Portland Tribune - News
The next light rail line proposed for the region is currently estimated at $2.64 billion to $2.86 billion, with half the money expected to come from…

Questions still swirl around unfunded Portland school bond…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Public Schools board wrestles with cost on work scheduled to start in 2019.

Volunteers sought to help neighbors

Gresham Outlook - News
The city of Gresham's Livability Team is looking for volunteers to combat code issues

Crash near St. Johns Bridge kills motorcycle rider

Portland Tribune - News
Highway 30 at both ends of the Bridge Avenue will be closed during the investigation. The bridge is still open to traffic.

Community Hotline

Gresham Outlook - News
Tune in for MetroEast's Community Hotline at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, on Comcast channel 21 (321 in high def) and Frontier channel 32.

Power outage strikes Wednesday

Gresham Outlook - News
About 5,000 customers in Gresham and Troutdale lost electricity for an hour early Wednesday morning.

Police Chief says clearing ICE protest camp was her idea

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw gives interview on Antifa protest, other topics on Tuesday.

Wilsonville contests airport extension

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Oregon requests federal grant for Aurora runway that would allow larger planes to land

Suburban leaders push Metro housing bond

Portland Tribune - News
Anti-bond offical outnumbered during campaign forum at Clackamas Chamber of Commerce debate.

Water bureau recommends type, location of…

Portland Tribune - News
City Council will considering contracting process next week and hold another public hearing before making final decisions.

Democrats criticize rule change for home health…

Portland Tribune - News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is repealing an Obama-era rule that allowed states to deduct union dues from health workers' pay.

First state-funded fast-track housing opens in Salem

Portland Tribune - News
Cornerstone Apartments, a 180-unit rent-capped development, is the first of 1,700 units statewide under development through the state's new Local…

Cities to meet to discuss plastic bag ban

Gresham Outlook - News
Representatives from three East County cities will meet to discuss grocery bag prohibition

Cane caper causes cops to consult community

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Police in Beaverton are seeking help locating a hand-carved cane, stolen Aug. 8.

Smith campaign calls on Hardesty to release…

Portland Tribune - News
Hardesty campaign calls release 'dirty trick,' promises to respond Wednesday after first joint appearance of runoff election.

New review, audit to ask: Who's watching Unity?

Portland Tribune - News
County investigating why own employee's safety concerns were ignored about mental health facility.

Lincoln parents weigh in on school design

Portland Tribune - News
Lincoln High School parents see the new school design and ask architects about programming and budget.

City Hall Update: City forecloses on four zombie…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Portland traffic fatlaities are down slightly so far this year and PSU is getting a PREPHub (see below to know what that means).

First e-scooter injuries reported in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
At least three people have been injured since the electric scooters hit the streets on July 25.

Corbett Grange hosts Eagle Creek Fire writing…

Gresham Outlook - News
Event encourages residents to document experiences with last year's conflagration

Buehler's plan to end homelessness: More beds,…

Portland Tribune - News
Nearly 14,000 people are considered homeless in Oregon, according to a Jan. 17 survey.

Nutmobile rides into Portland area, Clackamas…

Clackamas Review - News
102-year-old Mr. Peanut Planters mascot will also make appearances with the 26-foot Nutmobile

Pastor says 174th Avenue still unsafe for school…

Portland Tribune - News
Lynchwood Christian Church to host community meeting on topic on Wednesday, August 15.

Gun, drugs, cash seized at traffic stop

Portland Tribune - News
Driver is charge with multiple crimes after Gang enforcement Team pulls car over in Northeast Portland on Friday.

Three seriously injured in stolen vehicle crash

Portland Tribune - News
Victims hospitalized with life-threatening injuries while police search for fourth occupant.

Two homes catch fire in SE Portland

Portland Tribune - News
No injuries have been reported in the 5800 block of Southeast Flavel Street, first responders say.

Man with weapon eludes police on Sandy Boulevard

Portland Tribune - News
The man with a 'red hat' was last seen running into an industrial area around 8 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Portland's new school estimates push $1 billion…

Portland Tribune - News
The Portland Public Schools bond office is expected to reveal a $190 million estimated gap in funding, shared by cost overruns on Madison, Lincoln…

Multnomah County bans traveling animal circuses

Portland Tribune - News
The prohibition applies to displays of exotic animals for fun or profit within County limits.

Measles case confirmed in Portland metro area

Portland Tribune - News
Measles case poses risk to people at Tom's Pancake House, MAX Red Line and PDX airport.

Rapist gets 20 years for 'nightmare' attack of…

Portland Tribune - News
Gary Wayne Streeter-Hillerich was on supervised release for sex abuse when the attack occurred.

Suspected Earth Liberation Front arsonist captured…

Portland Tribune - News
Joseph Dibee, 50, faces charges for arson and conspiracy to commit destruction of an energy facility

Treatment center offers care for mentally ill…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Department of Corrections opened the behavioral health treatment center after receiving criticism that it was giving inadequate care to…

Connecting through food

Gresham Outlook - News
Newly released Rockwood Cookbook supports local nonprofit organization, Birch Community Services

Help Lake Oswego eighth-grader keep preschool afloat

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Sophia Dube is asking the community to help with a GoFundMe campaign for Portland Tennis & Education program

PSU study: More needed to understand, solve…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland State University analysis finds no one knows the fully extent and cost of the homeless and affordable housing crisis.

Narcan saves Clackamas County canine deputy exposed…

Clackamas Review - News
Reversal drug for overdoses on opioids successfully stabilizes Abbie, who specializes in detecting drugs

Gov. Brown's religion: Yogi

Portland Tribune - News
In response to Franklin Graham's claim that Brown isn't Christian, she described herself as 'a yogi'

TriMet: Steel Bridge could be replaced

Portland Tribune - News
Metro bond could help fund a replacement for the iconic crossing at the November 2020 election.

Protester assaults man near City Hall

Portland Tribune - News
Other protesters are told to obey sidewalk access policies to avoid future confrontations.

Pedestrian killed in Gresham

Gresham Outlook - News
Woman was crossing roadway in an unmarked location on Southeast 182nd Avenue near Centennial High School

State grappling with frequent phone problems

Portland Tribune - News
Between early 2016 and late May, state government phone systems have experienced 22 outages of some kind.

Poll suggests voters won't support tolls on…

Portland Tribune - News
Folks want freeways expanded but not tolls to pay for it, ODOT-commissioned survey found

A new master planned community in South Hillsboro

Portland Tribune - News
Variety of styles make the most of views, trends in growing area near major employers like Intel.

Rising construction costs spell trouble for school…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Public Schools is learning that budgets can be blown when contractors can name their price

Gresham gets $2M earthquake grant

Gresham Outlook - News
The city of Gresham has received a $2 million grant for earthquake preparation.

Sources: Journal blames mayor for anarchy in…

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Merkley not making recent lists of presidential candidates and political distrust strikes home.

HOT or NOT?

Portland Tribune - News
Portland State University research shows temperature varies sharply from one spot to another in Portland.

Stage set for renewed debate on westside bypass

Portland Tribune - News
Planning commission, on 4-3 vote, includes study requirement in updated transportation plan recommended to Washington County commissioners.

Two arrested during City Hall protests

Portland Tribune - News
Two security guards assaulted during confrontation but did not require hospitalization.

TriMet study: Fare evasion, disproportional…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland State University research presented to agency Board of Directors at Aug. 8 meeting.

Audit faults Portland's 'lax' approach to Airbnb,…

Portland Tribune - News
City's system won't guarantee safety for guests or properly evaluate the impact on the affordable housing crisis, auditors say.

New Deal era mural restored in Ladd's Addition…

Portland Tribune - News
'A Pageant of Oregon History' has been under paint at Abernethy Elementary School since the 1960s.

Oregon ranks first for homeless youth

Portland Tribune - News
A new report highlights continuing struggles the state faces in addressing homeless children and youth and a high rate of foster care placements.

After a long night, Lake Oswego commission delays…

Lake Oswego Review - News
DRC hearing extended to Aug. 20 after testimony pushes back on tree removal, roof design, traffic impact and other factors

Victim identified in Sunday crash

Portland Tribune - News
Portland traffic fatalities running slightly below last 2017 level so far this year.

China retaliates against Trump by slapping tariff…

Portland Tribune - News
Announcement will make it harder for Oregon recycling sector to export metals, plastic and paper to China.

Wheeler shakes up Portland bureau assignments

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor takes development services bureau to speed up construction permits, splits utility bureaus between two commissioners.

Mayor sorry to see clean energy fund on ballot

Portland Tribune - News
An initiative petition to tax large corporations for green projects and jobs training is headed for the Nov. 6 ballot.

Dan Heine, Diana Yates ordered to report to prison…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Federal judge denies former Bank of Oswego executives' requests for bail pending appeal of their bank fraud convictions

Patches of nature in Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Parks & Recreation begins planting its second nature patch in the city

With strong economy, state jobs go unfilled

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon is actively trying to fill more nearly 400 of the 5,800 authorized state government positions that are vacant.

Lawmakers will continue shoring up marijuana…

Portland Tribune - News
A report funded by the federal government says Oregon produces more than 2 million pounds of marijuana each year, more than six times what it says…

State's new phone system has another outage

Portland Tribune - News
Internet service failed to support the new voice over internet protocol phones, which rely on internet to function.

Police union: violent protesters to blame for…

Portland Tribune - News
Union president backs Chief Danielle Outlaw in faulting violent protesters.

Blaze destroys home in Bethany

Beaverton Valley Times - News
A family and their cat were displaced but no one was injured in the Tuesday, Aug. 7, house fire.

Portland police captain files federal…

Portland Tribune - News
Derek Rodrigues says he was unfairly disciplined over ex-Chief Larry O'Dea case, coworker complaint.

Motorcyclist dies in Highway 224 crash

Estacada News - News
An Oregon City resident suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident

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