Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

Portland Tribune - News
Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive.

Lawmakers wrestle with plans for kicker 'windfall'

Portland Tribune - News
Paying down PERS debt is one strategy, and others want to 'sock it away' for a rainy budget day

Ill-fated vaccine fight stoked grassroots anger

Portland Tribune - News
Motivated citizens, egged on by social media campaigns and powerful anti-vaccine groups, left some legislators shaken.

Cap-and-trade bill takes step toward reality

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark carbon pricing proposal moved out of committee on a party-line vote after months of hearings and amendments.

Oregon's roads, bridges and pipes don't pass engineers'…

Portland Tribune - News
With a big quake looming, civil engineers society says state needs to spend billions to improve infrastructure.

Oregon taxpayers will get $1 billion back in 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Economists say the kicker is double the predicted amount and would be the largest in state history.

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Portland Tribune - News
Attempts to rein in Oregon's hugely complicated retirement system have left agencies and others with high costs.

State economy stays hot, adding 3,300 jobs in April

Portland Tribune - News
State employment officials said new jobs were added mostly in health care and social assistance, and in leisure and hospitality.

Senate approves business tax to boost school budgets

Portland Tribune - News
Governor plans to sign legislation; Democrats give up two key bills to coax Republicans back to the Senate for a floor vote.

Public records rule change slipping 'through the cracks'

Portland Tribune - News
Proposal to fine jurisdictions when they don't comply runs into well-organized opposition as it heads to the Senate.

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to Senate

Portland Tribune - News
Despite a persistent, vocal opposition, the bill limiting medical execptions passed easily.

Driver, passengers flee Sellwood crash - but some return to…

The Bee - News
There were several crashes that seemed to be the work of inattentive drivers this month...

Oaks Park hosts 'Puplandia' fundraising party

The Bee - News
A fundraiser for 'dog rescue' at Oaks Park? It's just another way to have fun there...

Errant driver manages to roll car in Garthwick

The Bee - News
Some say you can't roll a car on so short a street, but the facts show that it really is possible

Head-on crash closes Holgate Boulevard; no injuries

The Bee - News
The crash looked terrible, but apparently nobody was injured; one truck resembled a scrap heap

Developers present 'Woodstock Modera' apartment block plans

The Bee - News
A block-filling apartment complex is planned in Woodstock -- if The Joinery moves away

Computers and innovations enhance reading and behavior at…

The Bee - News
The elementary school on Holgate Boulevard uses computers in new, beneficial ways

Sellwood Cat Hospital mourns feline greeter

The Bee - News
The passing of an elderly but notable cat is mourned at the Sellwood Cat Hospital on 13th Avenue

More drivers 'educated' at another Powell Blvd crosswalk

The Bee - News
How long will these missions last? Until drivers stop hitting pedestrians trying to cross the street

Heater fire briefly evacuates Precision Castparts

The Bee - News
The air conditioner fire was, in the end, minor -- but it cleared the buildings at the factory

Fire chars Mt. Scott-Arleta converted garage

The Bee - News
Converted garage no place to live -- when it catches fire! Here's the story, from Mt Scott/Arleta

Brooklyn road work ruptures gas line

The Bee - News
With all the new construction these days, it was not the first -- nor last -- such gas line incident

Minor injuries in Brentwood-Darlington crash

The Bee - News
'If the crash don't get you, the lack of insurance will.' It happened on Flavel Drive at SE 52nd Ave

Changes approved for two Inner Southeast church properties

The Bee - News
Life today is often unkind to church attendance, and some churches are selling off land...

Dryer fire briefly menaces Brentwood-Darlington townhomes

The Bee - News
This fire could have been avoided just by cleaning out the dryer lint trap after every use...

FROM THE EDITOR

The Bee - News
Another question of legal ethics in Oregon cases has arisen; here's a report, exclusive to THE BEE

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Bee - News
BEE readers always have a chance to have their say on local issues -- in the Letters to the Editor

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Bee - News
Here are short news items about things going on in business, in the Inner Southeast area

Annual honor shines spotlight on region's 'Amazing kids'

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group event highlights the accomplishments of 28 young people from across the region.

Got the reporting bug? Apply for our high school internship

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group and Metro launch a paid internship for Portland-area high school journalists.

'Powered by the wind'

Business Tribune - News
TriMet unveils the first move toward transitioning the agency's entire fleet of diesel buses to electric by 2040

Parks Bureau to shutter Sellwood Community Center

The Bee - News
The PP&R axe poised over small Community Centers last month seems now to have dropped

Full-block residential development proposed for…

The Bee - News
It looks like The Joinery is moving elsewhere, so a developer is looking at the Woodstock block

Pixar movie-magic secrets revealed at OMSI

The Bee - News
Characters that originally only existed in a computer are brought to life at Portland's OMSI

Armed murder suspect busted in Brooklyn gym

The Bee - News
What do you do when you are wanted by Federal Marshals for murder? Go get some exercise

Winterhaven School student wins Regional Spelling…

The Bee - News
An Inner Southeast student aces the regional Spelling Bee and will appear in the national finals

Cleveland High's Rose Festival Princess revealed

The Bee - News
For the Rose Festival, the annual selection of high school Princesses arrived at Cleveland

2019 Rose Festival Princess selected at Franklin…

The Bee - News
Franklin High chose its Rose Festival Princess, and revealed the choice at a school assembly

Potential 'World's Largest Chalk' made at Reed…

The Bee - News
Big enough to write on any blackboard in the world --but, unfortunately, too big to lift

Portland Parks to manage Cesar Chavez Community…

The Bee - News
The informal Community Garden on Chavez Blvd (39th) in Woodstock becomes official

Armed, naked man provokes lockdown at Hosford…

The Bee - News
This time, it was NOT a school drill...it was a real lockdown, and the cops were on their way

Stolen Foster Road 'Benson Bubbler' replaced

The Bee - News
The historic drinking fountain is back on the street -- SE Foster Road -- after last fall's theft

Speed bumps planned to 'calm' Sellwood Bridge…

The Bee - News
Cut through traffic in Sellwood from out-of-county commuters has been a problem there

Police flood Westmoreland looking for stolen-car…

The Bee - News
All those police near McLoughlin in Westmoreland and Sellwood weren't celebrating St. Pat's

1898-dated hydrant moved and replaced in…

The Bee - News
It was a very old hydrant -- but the real problem came from another city bureau's work!

One of Springwater Trail's 'Sellwood Gaps' to be…

The Bee - News
It's about closing that pesky gap on the Springwater Trail between Umatilla and S.E. 13th...

Two armed robberies near Southeast schools on same…

The Bee - News
Two holdups near two Southeast Schools within one hour show every evidence of being linked

Our wild winter delayed - but didn't stop - kids'…

The Bee - News
Playing competitive chess in winter can have some real challenges unrelated to the game itself

Another water main ruptures under 82nd Avenue

The Bee - News
We've seen water main breaks, but this was our first where the pipe sprayed a graceful fountain

Impaired driver crashes near Harney Street house

The Bee - News
The driver was adjudged 'impaired' by the officer, but no real damage was done to the house

52nd Street rear-ender disables two cars in…

The Bee - News
The problem in this case appears to have been the result of an inattentive driver looking away

Driver hospitalized, mailbox mowed down, in two-car…

The Bee - News
The whole incident started with the need to transport two old chairs; the crash part was unplanned

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Bee - News
Business Briefs are short news items in which local businesses report what's new...

FROM THE EDITOR

The Bee - News
Here's where the editor expresses the view of THE BEE on matters of interest -- with a TV tip, too

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Bee - News
Here's where BEE readers respond to what they read in the paper and share their views

Southeast's Community Centers again menaced?

The Bee - News
The annual dance begins...but this time a huge deficit at Parks makes the situation more worrisome

Cleveland High gets new logo 'identity'

The Bee - News
A graduate of the historic high school steps up to drive an updating of its stylistic identity

'Moreland Woods' looking likely to become burial…

The Bee - News
The new owners of the land seem to have changed their minds about its future as a possible park

Southeast's 'Dougy Center' granted $1 million

The Bee - News
The huge gift means a lot to the Inner Southeast youth grief treatment facility on 52nd

Complicated weather: Snow day, freezing temps, and…

The Bee - News
After a mild and rather dry fall and early winter, February struck -- as February often does

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