Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Local author predicted grim Portland years ago

Local author predicted grim Portland years ago

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Long unavailable novel by writer Pierre Ouellette will likely be published again next year.
Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

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Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Survey: Wildfire fears eased after spring rains soak Oregon

Survey: Wildfire fears eased after spring rains soak Oregon

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Nearly 80% of respondents had moderate or great concern about the loss of public forestland.
FEMA: Safe Rest Village violates Sears Armory restrictions

FEMA: Safe Rest Village violates Sears Armory restrictions

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UPDATE: Portland is working to change the allowed use of the property used for the new Safe Rest Village.
East vs. west meets left vs. right in 5th District race

East vs. west meets left vs. right in 5th District race

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Abortion likely to be big issue in the election after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Minimum wage will increase July 1 in Oregon

Minimum wage will increase July 1 in Oregon

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Wages will increase to $14.75 for much of the Portland area, $13.50 for outlying areas.
TriMet to cancel some bus lines in September

TriMet to cancel some bus lines in September

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The regional transit agency is reducing service again because of its worst driver shortage.
Two insiders to head Portland planning, sustainability…

Two insiders to head Portland planning, sustainability…

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The interim director and interim deputy director are appointed as permanent bureau leaders.
A top GOP primary candidate bolts party to back Betsy…

A top GOP primary candidate bolts party to back Betsy…

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Top three Republican finisher says unaffiliated Johnson has best chance to be elected Oregon governor.
Election notes: Johnson 'friends' Facebook, Schrader blames…

Election notes: Johnson 'friends' Facebook, Schrader blames…

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Campaign contributions, spending heat up as the November general election looms.
Multnomah Safe Rest Village could open by mid-June

Multnomah Safe Rest Village could open by mid-June

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Southwest Portland lot at Sears Armory will be the first Safe Rest Village to open
Wild west will settle partisan power in Salem

Wild west will settle partisan power in Salem

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Both parties say they are confident of gains in the Oregon Legislature in the 2022 general election.
Redistricting roils legislative races east of the Cascades

Redistricting roils legislative races east of the Cascades

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The 2022 races for the Oregon Legislature will determine the mix of lawmakers the next governor will deal with for the next two years. 
Portland lost $1.4M; city leaders aren't saying how

Portland lost $1.4M; city leaders aren't saying how

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A public records investigation shows that someone swiped money meant to help build affordable housing.
Oregon poised to commit last of its emergency rental aid

Oregon poised to commit last of its emergency rental aid

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Officials tell lawmakers $30 million remains; $363 million paid during past year helped 55,000 families.
Oregon politics: New poll, Legislative Days and COVID-19

Oregon politics: New poll, Legislative Days and COVID-19

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An early poll of the race for governor shows a tight race among the trio of major candidates.
New and very different USS Oregon joins the U.S. Navy

New and very different USS Oregon joins the U.S. Navy

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The commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine will be live streamed at 8 a.m. Saturday. May 28.
Oregon officials are monitoring monkeypox, avian flu 

Oregon officials are monitoring monkeypox, avian flu 

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Monkeypox is not a new virus, and health officials are prepared if it arrives in Oregon.
Oregon politics taking shape post primary

Oregon politics taking shape post primary

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National parties and political observers assess the results of the May 17 election.
Outgoing PCC head Mark Mitsui looks back on a busy career

Outgoing PCC head Mark Mitsui looks back on a busy career

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Mark Mitsui has served as PCC's president since 2016. He retires in June after more than 30 years in education.
Catching up with former NL MVP and Portland's own Dale…

Catching up with former NL MVP and Portland's own Dale…

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During recent visit, former Atlanta Brave recounts learning baseball as a youth in Portland and how MLB can improve.
Johnson goes 'full-court press' in insurgent campaign

Johnson goes 'full-court press' in insurgent campaign

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The non-affiliated candidate for Oregon governor needs 24,000 voter signatures by Aug. 16 to make Nov. 8 ballot.
Primary is end of beginning of 2022 election

Primary is end of beginning of 2022 election

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Former Oregon Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) iwill start running for governor backed by $1.75 million in contributions from Nike CEO.
Oregon leaders worried by mega-drought fire season

Oregon leaders worried by mega-drought fire season

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The sustained dry periods make trees and other vegetation more likely to ignite if hit by lighting or human carelessness.
Hillsdale apartment complex shooter sentenced to prison

Hillsdale apartment complex shooter sentenced to prison

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Luke Stolarzyk, who fired AR-15 throughout Stephens Creek Crossing in 2021, takes plea deal
Gabriel Park reopens with massive, all abilities playground

Gabriel Park reopens with massive, all abilities playground

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Inclusive play equipment, sensory wall, mark $4.3 million remodel to Southwest Portland park
Political notebook: Schrader trouble, Kristof cash, more

Political notebook: Schrader trouble, Kristof cash, more

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Political moves continue as the May 17 primary election voting deadline nears.
Primary vote counting could drag into June

Primary vote counting could drag into June

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A new Oregon law allows mail-in votes to be counted if they arrive at election offices a week after the May 17 primary.
Wheeler announces livability initiatives at City Club

Wheeler announces livability initiatives at City Club

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The Portland mayor amplifies on his proposed $6.7 billion budget during his annual State of the City speech.
Democratic governor candidates participate in forum

Democratic governor candidates participate in forum

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Party activists gather at Sunriver with ballots in the mail ahead of the May 17 primary election.

PPS will dip into reserves to save jobs, lower…

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PPS will dip into reserves to save jobs, lower…
Facing a $40 million budget gap, Portland Public Schools proposes using reserves and one-time funds.

Election heats up as ballots go out and ads go up

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Election heats up as ballots go out and ads go up
The state primary election will set up the races for the Nov. 8 general election.

GOP wraps up conference, Democrats to meet

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GOP wraps up conference, Democrats to meet
Major parties meet, hear debates and take straw polls ahead of the May 17 primary election.

Q&A: Candidates for Metro president talk regional…

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Q&A: Candidates for Metro president talk regional…
The newspapers submitted five questions to the candidates; not all responded.

Q&A: Portland City Council Position 2 candidates…

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Q&A: Portland City Council Position 2 candidates…
The newspapers submitted five questions to the candidates; not all responded.

Q&A: Candidates for Portland's Position 3 on how to…

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Q&A: Candidates for Portland's Position 3 on how to…
The newspapers submitted five questions to the candidates for Portland City Council Position 3; not all responded.

PMG Questionnaire: Metro District 4

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PMG Questionnaire: Metro District 4
The newspapers submitted five questions to the candidates; here are their responses.

Oregon's child care desert will take more than…

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Oregon's child care desert will take more than…
Southwest Portland among several areas struggling to find staff to meet needs of families

PCC Foundation to host annual fundraiser

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PCC Foundation to host annual fundraiser
The fundraiser set for Saturday, April 23, will raise money for student scholarships.

Oregon Republicans prepare for weekend party…

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Oregon Republicans prepare for weekend party…
Oregon Democrats will gather then gather from April 29 to May 1 for their annual summit.

Outgoing PCC head Mark Mitsui looks back on a busy…

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Outgoing PCC head Mark Mitsui looks back on a busy…
Mark Mitsui has served as PCC's president since 2016. He retires in June after more than 30 years in education.

Portland, region hemorrhaging rental properties

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Portland, region hemorrhaging rental properties
City policies to help renters may have backfired, causing rentals to disappear, a new report finds.

Survey: Oregonians support taxes for family services

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Survey: Oregonians support taxes for family services
Support for paying taxes differs between political parties and on some issues, however.

2022 primary election one-month reality check

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2022 primary election one-month reality check
The 2022 campaigns are heating up with one month to go before the May 17 primary.

With Hopewell House property secured, board plans…

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With Hopewell House property secured, board plans…
Hillsdale home previously owned by Legacy Health will reopen as hospice facility

Astronaut's wife recalls harrowing days of Apollo 13

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Astronaut's wife recalls harrowing days of Apollo 13
Tigard's Mary Haise recounts terror of knowing husband's predicament on unlucky Apollo 13 mission 52 years ago.

Southwest Portlanders criticize city downed tree…

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Southwest Portlanders criticize city downed tree…
The city says the April snow storm knocked so many trees down it is hard to keep up.

Multnomah County families can apply for free…

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Multnomah County families can apply for free…
County officials say nearly 680 slots will be available to students in the first year of the Preschool for All measure.

Timber baron contributes against Oregon Democrats

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Timber baron contributes against Oregon Democrats
Archie Aldis 'Red' Emmerson is the largest landowner in the county and supports non-affiliated Betsy Johnson for governor.

Portland State student remembered as artist and…

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Portland State student remembered as artist and…
Amara Marluke, 19, was shot and killed early April 4 in downtown Portland. Fellow PSU student arrested.

Applications now open for Multnomah Youth Commission

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Applications now open for Multnomah Youth Commission
Multnomah County residents ages 13-21 encouraged to apply for policy-focused group

Committee seeks votes to rename SW Portland pool

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Committee seeks votes to rename SW Portland pool
Citizen-led effort to rename community pool at Wells-Barnett campus wants public input

New research highlights success, shortcomings of…

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New research highlights success, shortcomings of…
Portland State University researched six village pod communities as alternatives to congregate shelters

Portland State student remembered as artist and…

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Portland State student remembered as artist and…
Amara Marluke, 19, was shot and killed early April 4 in downtown Portland. Suspect is fellow PSU student.

Portland Community College lands its next president

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Portland Community College lands its next president
Adrien Bennings comes to Oregon's largest community college from Michigan's Kellogg Community College.

Knight makes million-dollar gambit in high-stakes…

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Knight makes million-dollar gambit in high-stakes…
The Nike co-founder supports Betsy Johnson's unaffiliated campaign for Oregon governor.

Labor Commissioner is referee for business vs.…

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Labor Commissioner is referee for business vs.…
Seven candidates are running to head the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

Hillsdale church goes solar, aims to be carbon…

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Hillsdale church goes solar, aims to be carbon…
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church raising money to swap fossil fuels for solar panels

Neighborhood House hosts food drive, 5K run

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Neighborhood House hosts food drive, 5K run
Southwest Portland nonprofit org hosts spring events to help residents in need

Police: No one hurt in Washington Square mall…

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Police: No one hurt in Washington Square mall…
Officers responded after a juvenile allegedly displayed a handgun during an argument. No shots were fired.

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