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Orange Line overcame many challenges

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City pays dearly for historic properties

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Jesuit High School President John Gladstone makes the grade

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters do their part to tackle wildfires

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September 02, 2015

Mulino man dies in Oregon State Penitentiary

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) inmate Ronald Anthony Drennen, 69, of Mulino, died unexpectedly in the prison infirmary at about 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 2. Oregon State Police confirmed the death was due to natural causes. Drennen entered Oregon…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Despite additional officers assigned to the Gang Enforecement Team, gang violence has broken the official record.
September 02, 2015

Gang violence breaks official record

by Jim Redden
Gang violence in Portland broke the official record this week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The Gang Enforcement Team had accepted 122 incidents for investigation as of Wednesday, Sept. 2, according to the most recent statistics. That's…
COURTESY PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION - The Broadway Corridor area looking south towards downtown.
September 02, 2015

South Corridor open house set

by Jim Redden
One of the next large scale redevelopment project in Portland could occur in the Broadway Corridor, the 24-acre section of the city at the south end of the Broadway Bridge that include Union Station and the new Pacific Northwest College of Art…
September 02, 2015

Report: union decline 'important part' of Oregon income inequality

by Peter Wong
Think tank study says labor unions play big role in boosting wages, middle-income prosperity A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy concludes that a decline in unionization since the late 1970s coincides with a widening gap between…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Former OSU head coach Mike Riley says he tried to create a 'harassment-free culture' in his college football program. Riley is a defendant in a $2.5 million federal lawsuit by a former OSU student who says she was attacked in 1999 in the same apartment where another woman was assaulted in 1998 by OSU football players.
September 01, 2015

OSU student sexually assaulted in 1999 sues university, Riley for $2.5 million

by Kevin Harden
UPDATE: OSU officials 'saddened' by claims; Riley says he was committed to 'harassment-free culture' A 34-year-old Hillsboro woman who says she was sexually assaulted 16 years ago by a cousin of an Oregon State University football player in the same…
COURTESY OF WCSO - A GMC pickup hauling a trailer landed upside down near Southwest 185th Avenue Tuesday evening after a collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that killed a 20-year-old Hillsboro woman and injured seven other people.
September 01, 2015

Hillsboro woman dies, seven others injured in TV Highway crash

by Pamplin Media Group
A 20-year-old Hillsboro woman died Tuesday evening in a seven-car collision on the Tualatin Valley Highway that injured seven other people. Washington County sheriff’s deputies said Cassandra Stolzenberger died when the 1995 Honda Civic she was…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Haggen expanded rapidly over the past year, purchasing some 146 stores from Albertsons and Safeway throughout the West Coast in order to ease a merger between those two companies. But Albertsons and Haggen are now suing one another over alleged wrongdoings during the deal.
September 01, 2015

Haggen suing Albertsons for $1 billion in federal court

by Pamplin Media Group
An unusual business deal between two Pacific Northwest supermarket chains took another strange turn on Tuesday as the grocer Haggen announced that it was suing Albertons — one of two companies from which it purchased stores in Oregon and other…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says Oregon businesses will benefit from the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Wyden's father, Peter Wyden, wrote a book on the 1961 failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
September 01, 2015

Wyden linked to Cuba's past, future

by Peter Wong
Senator sees a big change for the better in island nation after U.S. reopens embassy U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has made two visits to Cuba, a decade — and political worlds — apart. The latest visit by the Oregon Democrat followed on the heels of a trip by…
DAVE JACKSON - Molalla's 2015 Apple Festival set for Oct. 10
September 01, 2015

Molalla's Apple Festival promises more than just apples

by Molalla Pioneer
Since 1975, the Molalla Area Historical Society (MAHS) has been keeping pioneer traditions alive with its annual Apple Festival. The 41st Apple Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble House (620 S. Molalla Ave).…
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September 01, 2015

Portland teachers say district's new discipline policies are dangerous

by Shasta Kearns Moore
District reports half as many suspensions and expulsions since 2013 Two dramatically different pictures of school wellbeing were presented at the last two Portland Public Schools board meetings, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 1. The presentations come…
COURTESY OF KATHY STREET/OREGON ZOO - Schoolchildren help officials break ground Tuesday morning on a new conservation education center at the Oregon Zoo.
September 01, 2015

Zoo begins work on new education center

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Zoo broke ground Tuesday on its fifth major construction project in the past six years, this time for a new conservation education center slated to open in spring 2017. Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, a crowd of shovel-wielding schoolchildren…
TRIBUNE PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - A house on Northeast 44th Avenue rwas torn down to make way for a larger one, something many Portlanders oppose.
September 01, 2015

Hales appoints committee to advise on residential infill issues

by Jim Redden
Keeping a promise to preservationists and activists concerned about the growing number of residential demolition and infill projects, Mayor Charlie Hales has appointed a 25-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee to help ensure that new or remodeled…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gamblers hit the video lottery terminals at one of the establishments at 'Lottery Row,' a strip center filled with lottery retailers in Jantzen Beach in North Portland.
August 27, 2015

State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos

by Steve Law
The Oregon State Lottery has failed to apply its own regulations designed to enforce the state Constitutional ban on non-tribal casinos, according to a state audit released Thursday. The Secretary of State’s audit examined the financial records of…
September 01, 2015

PPS updates public records policy

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland Public Schools’ Office of Communications & Public Affairs announced Tuesday that Jeanne Windham of the Office of the General Counsel will now handle public records requests. Under Oregon law, members of the media and any other member of the…
PMG PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to an audience of business and government officials during a Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum Thursday morning.
September 01, 2015

Sen. Ron Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic Alliance forum on Thursday

by Mark Miller
When it comes to nourishing businesses that thrive in the global economy and bolster the entire state of Oregon, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's message for Washington County business and government leaders Thursday was: “You're already doing it.” Wyden,…
TRAIL NEWS - Autumn 2015 'City Matters' column.
August 31, 2015

Urban renewal petitioner's complaint sparks an Oregon City policy revision

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City is revising its policies regarding official publications as the Secretary of State’s Office investigates the city’s alleged violation of Oregon election law by discouraging citizens from signing an urban-renewal petition. Mayor Dan…
COURTESY OF PORT OF PORTLAND - Portland's airport shown on a 1950s post card. The Port of Portland is collecting memories of PDX for a 75th anniversary event.
August 31, 2015

PDX wants your memories of 75 years in the air

by Pamplin Media Group
The Port of Portland wants you to help celebrate Portland International Airport’s platinum jubilee by digging through your scrapbooks to find mementos of PDX. The airport turns 75 this year and the port wants to hear about your favorite PDX memory.…
COURTESY: STAN AND CLAIRE OCHS/KOIN 6 NEWS - The deputy in this partrol car was slightly injured Sunday morning in a two-car crash.
August 30, 2015

Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Deputy identified, crash blamed on fatigue A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy was injured early Sunday in a two-car crash on Highway 212 in Damascus. The deputy, Garrett Grimm, was transported to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Orange Line MAX trains are runnng their regular schedules but not picking up passengers until it opens on Sept. 12.
August 30, 2015

Orange Line countdown begins: MAX test runs and schedule changes underway

by Jim Redden
TriMet began two weeks of train tests on Sunday for the opening of the new MAX Orange Line, and also adjusted schedules to accomodate when the line begins operating between Portland and Milwaukie on Sept. 12. MAX trains began running frequently…
COURTESY MERKLEY'S OFFICE - Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley calls Iran agreement decision one of hardest.
August 30, 2015

Merkley supports Iran agreement, Wyden on fence

by Jim Redden
Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced his support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Sunday. In a lengthy statement released on Aug. 30, Merkley said the agreement negotiated by the United States, France, United Kingdom, Russia, China and…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire heavily damaged this Beaverton apartment building early Sunday.
August 30, 2015

Fire rips through apartments without sprinklers

by Jim Redden
Ten people lost their homes when fire damaged several units in a Beaverton apartment building early Sunday. No one was injured in the two-alarm fire, which took place at Southwest 125th off Hall Boulevard. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue,…
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE/DICK HARRIS - Firefighters examine the crashed vehicle after removing its top and driver's door.
August 30, 2015

Driver cut out of car after roll over crash

by Jim Redden
A driver had to be cut out of a vehicle after a roll over crash in Southeast Portland early Sunday. The name and condition of the driver were not immediately released. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, crews responded to the crash at Southeast…
JOSEPH GALLIVAN - On Saturday a tree felled by strong winds at Delta Park in North Portland awaits removal.
August 29, 2015

High winds knock out power east of Portland

by Joseph Gallivan
PGE says nearly 19,000 were without electricity. High winds knocked out power to thousands Saturday morning as Pacific storms reached the Willamette Valley. Winds gusts up to 40 mph hit the area Saturday, Aug 29. Forecasters issued a wind advisory…
August 29, 2015

Marine Drive closed for downed power lines, fire

by Joseph Gallivan
Around 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Portland police officers responded to assist Portland Fire and Rescue crews by closing Marine Drive from 22nd avenue to 185th avenue. The closure is due to damaged power lines and possibly one or more fires related…
COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - Motorbike officers patrolled the Hood to Coast route on Highway 30 Friday giving out 88 tickets to speeders who could endanger runners' lives. There were no reports of pedestrians being hurt, although one runner was hospitalized with neck injuries. She was a passenger in a mini van which stopped suddenly and was rearended by a car.
August 29, 2015

Cops stop more than 100 speeders on Highway 30 during Hood to Coast Relay

by Joseph Gallivan
Law enforcement officers wrote 88 speeding tickets from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, during a push to prevent clashes between vehicles and runners in the annual Hood to Coast Relay. Multnomah County sheriff's deputies and Portland police officers…

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Aug 29, 2015

Umpqua bank in the Pearl robbed

by Joseph Gallivan
Central Precinct officers received a call to the Umpqua Bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy Street regarding a bank robbery. Officers are arriving now and attempting to locate the subject. The initial…
COURTESY OREGON NATIONAL GUARD - Oregon National Guard trained 250 soldiers as wildfire fighters this week.
Aug 29, 2015

Oregon National Guard supplies 250 quickly trained firefighters

by Joseph Gallivan
250 additional members of the Oregon National Guard completed their week of wildland firefighter training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem Saturday evening.The training activities…
Aug 29, 2015

Polk County man arrested for blacking four-year-old's eye

by Joseph Gallivan
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a four-year-old child with a black eye. The…
Aug 29, 2015

Red Cross Disaster Action Team responds to North Portland fire

by Joseph Gallivan
On Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 6:00 AM, Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to a residential fire that occurred in the 2200 block of North Menzies Dr. in Portland. The…
COURTESY OREGON MILITARY DEPT - OREGON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNITS COMPLETE BATTLE SIMULATIONS AT U.S. ARMY NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
Aug 29, 2015

Oregon Army National Guard completes 12 days conducting…

by Joseph Gallivan
More than 500 Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Calvary Regiment (3-116th Combined Arms), and the 1186th Military Police Company (1186th MP), spent 12 days…
COURTESY WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIRFF'S OFFICE - Russell Smeed missing for 30 days
Aug 29, 2015

Russell Smeed of Rock Creek still missing

by Joseph Gallivan
Tattooed 50-year-old with toy poodle a danger to himself says sheriff. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public' s help to locate a Rock Creek man who is missing and poses a…
PHOTO COURTESY: CCC - Clackamas Community College Digital Media Communications students Nick Hadley and Rico Starr on a film shoot.
Aug 28, 2015

Clackamas Community College work to be featured at Portland Film…

by The Clackamas Review
Work of Clackamas Community College students will be featured at the Portland Film Festival, set for Sept. 1 through 7. The college 's Digital Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in front of what will be its new home, the former Portland Lutheran School.
Aug 28, 2015

Knova Learning moves to former Portland Lutheran campus

by Jodi Weinberger
Knova Learning, a free public charter school in Rockwood, will move across the street into the vacant Portland Lutheran School in September. The school, which opened in Rockwood in September…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A weekend storm could give us a preview of the fall, with rain and windy conditions. ODOT is warning drivers that the rain could make local roads slick.
Aug 28, 2015

Wet, wild weather blows in for weekend

by Pamplin Media Group
That wet stuff on your patio Friday morning is called rain. You probably forgot about it because we haven’t seen a lot of it in the past few months. But, that’s about to change. The National…
Aug 28, 2015

East Portland residents mobilize to prevent gentrification

by Steve Law
East Portland community leaders are working on an anti-gentrification strategy for Portland east of 82nd Avenue. East Portland Action Plan leaders will roll out their “Involuntary Displacement…
COURTESY OF RANDY GREEN - Firefighters set back fires last week in the County Line 2 fire in Central Oregon. The state still has some funding to fight wildfires, with insurance to back it up.
Aug 28, 2015

State's budget meter running on wildfire costs

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Oregon has yet to burn through its firefighting budget, despite ongoing catastrophic wildfires around the state. In what now appears to have been a prudent decision, lawmakers and a…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DIEGO DIAZ - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) packed the Moda Center with supporters on Aug. 9.
Aug 28, 2015

Sanders can appear on 2016 Democratic primary election ballot

by Jim Redden
In other election news, Chris Telfer to run for state treasurer as Independent candidate Good news for supporters of Bernie Sanders — he can appear on the 2016 Democratic Primary Election…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Six more officers were recently assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team after a spike in shootings.
Aug 28, 2015

Gang violence ties official 12-month record

by Jim Redden
Portland has tied the official 12-month record for gang violence with four more months still to go in the year. The Gang Enforcement Team adopted 118 incidents of gang violence for investigation…
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Aug 27, 2015

Heine asks court to order Bank of Oswego to pay his legal fees

by Gary M. Stein
Bank's board rejected the request from its former CEO, who says he can't afford the cost of mounting a defense Former Bank of Oswego President and CEO Dan Heine filed a federal complaint this…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Culinary Institute founder Ray Gauthier says Oregon needs to better regulate for-profit schools. Here, OCI instructor Dan Brophy critiques the performance of students during a breakfast prep.
Aug 27, 2015

For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays…

by Peter Korn
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education issued a “program integrity” rule in an attempt to increase state oversight of for-profit colleges. Among the provisions was a requirement that all…
COURTESY OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - Nearly 104,000 acres have burned in the Cornet-Windy Ridge fire near Baker City.
Aug 27, 2015

State extends parks campfire ban

by Pamplin Media Group
State parks and recreation officials have extended a statewide campfire and open flame ban for another week. The ban was imposed Aug. 19 because of extremely dry conditions across the state.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jim Berneike bikes up to the Powell Butte Nature Park in East Portland. Its one of the few places to mountain bike inside city limits.
Aug 27, 2015

City tackles master plan for off-road bikes

by Steve Law
Stung by criticism, officials balance access, environment There’s an informal truce in effect between mountain bikers and Portland officials, while the city creates a master plan for expanding…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the system used to fight wildfires in the West is broken and dysfunctional. Wyden plans to push new legislation to fix the problem when Congress reconvenes in September.
Aug 27, 2015

Wyden, U.S. agriculture secretary to get update on Western…

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat also will pitch for change in how feds pay for some firefighting costs. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will get a briefing Friday on the status of…
Aug 27, 2015

House races could be key to who's in control

by Jim Redden
At least two of the elections that will help decide who controls the 2017 Oregon Legislature will take place in the Portland area next year. That’s because two Democratic state representatives…
Aug 27, 2015

Breathe a bit easier:Economy on upswing

by Jim Redden
Six years after the Great Recession was officially declared over, many Portland area residents are still unemployed or cannot find full-time work. But a new economic report prepared for TriMet…
Aug 27, 2015

Portland Building options costly

by Jim Redden
The City Council inched nervously closer to renovating the aging Portland Building during a Tuesday morning work session. The council did not approve the project, currently estimated at $175…
Aug 27, 2015

Sources Say: Ex-lawmaker makes switch to Independent Party

by Jim Redden
Officials with the Independent Party of Oregon say they are only interested in recruiting eight to 10 candidates for the Oregon Legislature for their 2016 primary election. But its recent…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Limerick, a 2-year-old golden retriever/labrador mix, is training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Canines. A national survey found that most people say their dogs provide them comfort and stability.
Aug 26, 2015

Bark! 27 ways dogs make our lives less ruff

by Pamplin Media Group
If you appreciate the dog in your life, bark and wag your tail. It’s National Dog Appreciation Day, and a new survey by Milo’s Kitchen dog treat company says most people with dogs in their lives…
Aug 26, 2015

Kicker could knock $124 off state taxes

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
Oregonians can expect an average of $124 off their 2015 tax returns due in April 2016, according to the state’s latest economic and revenue forecast. State Economist Mark McMullen said Wednesday…
Aug 26, 2015

Driver arrested after crash interrupts police sergeant's dinner

by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: 26-year-old man held on several charges A restaurant patron was injured Wednesday evening and a 26-year-old driver was arrested after a car slammed into the E-San Thai restaurant…