Cooling centers open to provide heat relief

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah and Washington county officials announced where people can go for relief, even though the heat wave is not close to the all-time highs set…

Fire forces family from Beaverton duplex

Portland Tribune - News
No one was injured in the Sunday blaze and the Red Cross is assisting with lodging and other needs

Hillsboro morotcyclist injued in DUII crash

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy very busy responded to suspected drunk drivers over the hot weekend

Suspect in racist telephone threat taken to mental health…

Portland Tribune - News
63-year-old woman suspected of making Friday call that threatended the Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Art, and Foods Festival in North…

Families displaced by apartment fire in Clackamas

Portland Tribune - News
Blaze started on patio and quickly spread to adjoining units before being extinguished by responding firefighters on Friday

Many brave heat wave to try Gateway Green's new mountain…

Portland Tribune - News
New East Portland park brings in cyclists of all ages and skill levels at its grand opening on Saturday.

Mecum sells $7.9 million worth of cars, will return in 2018

Portland Tribune - News
The collector car sales company announces it will return to Portland for a third year, even though sales fell slightly from 2016

12 DUII arrests, 2 rollover crashes in Washington County

Portland Tribune - News
Washington County deputies arrested 12 drivers for DUII, including 2 involved in rollover crashes on Friday, June 23.

Portland man held in connection with May 22 shooting that…

Gresham Outlook - News
Nakiem Brown faces eight counts of attempted aggravated murder, one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, one count of conspiracy to…

Flagger killed as crews work on Happy Valley gas leak

Clackamas Review - News
A 71-year-old flagger was struck by a dump truck as crews worked near SE 132nd Avenue and Rose Meadow Drive.

BOLI settles poker dealer dispute

Portland Tribune - News
Case could force changes at area poker parlors who are paying dealers with tips, in violation of labor laws

Wyden: Senate GOP plan 'double-down' on House health care…

Portland Tribune - News
But Oregon Democrat says 'it is one of the biggest social battles' that opponents can win if the public is aware of its potential effects.

Police chief defends response to downtown protests

Portland Tribune - News
Chief responds to questions from mayor about tactics used to keep peace between competing sides on June 4 around City Hall

Grand jury says officer justified in May 10 shooting near…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland Transit Division officer who killed suspect in Southeast Portland on Wednesday was partnering with his Clackamas County Sheriff's Officer…

Ken Ward: Corbett's judicious lawbreaker

Gresham Outlook - News
Climate activist faces 10-year sentence for shutting off oil pipeline in Burlington, Washington.

Teens given probation after stunning pizza delivery driver

Gresham Outlook - News
Gresham police officers saw the four girls eating pizza through an open window, according to court docs.

Governor: Revenue package failure could open way for…

Portland Tribune - News
Republicansstill aren't promising their support for the multi-billion-dollar plan for roads, bridges and transit.

Business coalition forms to push for carbon pricing in…

Portland Tribune - News
New group says it's not sure yet whether to pursue a carbon tax or a market-based cap and trade system

Democrats give up on new biz taxes this session

Portland Tribune - News
Brown, legislative leaders say structural changes will have to wait until the next long legislative session in 2019.

Judge rules City Council misspent $17 million in water and…

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bushong rules city must repay water and sewer bureaus for spending not authorized by the City Charter

Stabbing suspect, victim both at earlier rally

Portland Tribune - News
MAX stabbing victim Fletcher, accused suspect Christian on opposite sides at earlier 82nd Ave. protests

Metro Council OKs Stafford agreement

Portland Tribune - News
Signing ceremony set June 28 with Clackamas County, three cities for process to shape future development of urban reserve.

Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

Portland Tribune - News
The bill, previously passed by the House, will raise $600 million to help fund expanded Medicaid costs.

Panel dispels myths about aging

Portland Tribune - News
AARP executive says experience, mentorship by older workers should count in an aging society; others talk about personal renewal.

Oregon wineries, food processors oppose proposed work week…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's wineries and food processors say a bill limiting the work week doesn't take into consideration the seasonal fluctuations in their businesses.

Distracted driver's crumpled car on display in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Review - News
Nineteen-year-old Alexxyss Therwhanger was texting on her cellphone when she died in a February 2016 crash

After homeless count, officials talk about what's next

Portland Tribune - News
One idea from City Commission Chloe Eudaly: Join with other cities facing same problem along the West Coast

Metro Council adds support for transportation funding plan

Portland Tribune - News
Chorus of local, regional officials aims at persuading state lawmakers to take action before 2017 session ends.

Tax on sweet drinks headed for ballot

Portland Tribune - News
Money could benefit health but couldhurt businesses, but battle lines drawn over controversial proposal

Sources Say: The many ways to be against Trump

Portland Tribune - News
Plus, Merkley generates interest in 2020 presidential bid after playing it down following CNN coverage

City says jump in the Willamette, the water's safe

Portland Tribune - News
Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services tests water each week in five locations to assure river is safe

Southeast neighborhood association calls on city to stop…

Portland Tribune - News
Montavilla Neighborhood Association board adopts biting resolution calling homeless sweeps a 'waste of taxpayer dollars.'

Court gives Eastmoreland historic district opponents two…

Portland Tribune - News
Southeast neighborhood resident awarded temporary stay by Court of Appeals, relieved at 'chance for due process.'

Tenant protections holdout offers changes he could accept

Portland Tribune - News
Sen. Rod Monroe, D-Portland, has so far opposed a bill to outlaw no-cause evictions but has proposed changes he can accept.

Principals call on PPS board member Paul Anthony to resign

Portland Tribune - News
Group cites sexist and unprofessional statements by Anthony; it's joined by sitting board members who say Anthony can no longer lead.

Sewer, surface water rates will go up in Washington County

Portland Tribune - News
Commissioners approve budget for Clean Water Services, which serves virtually all residents of county's urban areas.

Oregon Ethics Commission will resume review of Kitzhaber,…

Portland Tribune - News
State watchdog had put case on hold, but will take up again in wake of criminal probe's recent closure

From protest to a place of their own

Portland Tribune - News
City's early homeless villages shaped new housing experiments locally and globally as part of movement to reimagine how the homeless should live

A vision for swimming

Portland Tribune - News
Docks are already in place and are underused, draft study finds, so why not promote them and make them safer?

Witness follows, helps police catch hit-and-run driver

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: 25-year-old man held on several charges as seriously injured woman is treated at local hospital after early morning collision.

PSU's Wiewel takes new job as Lewis & Clark College…

Portland Tribune - News
Wiewel, who retires from a nine-year stint as the head of PSU, starts his new job Oct. 1. He replaces former President Barry Glassner, who resigned…

Washington County budget is approved

Portland Tribune - News
All-funds plan calls for $1.25 billion total; state and federal grants still uncertain, but no major expansion of services is proposed.

Committee considers dumping new tax in favor of…

Portland Tribune - News
It may be easier for Democrats to get the votes to increase current rates instead of passing a new tax plan.

Cotton-top tamarin babies catch rides at zoo's…

Portland Tribune - News
'They're a little over three weeks old. Mom and dad have been keeping them close, but they're alert and curious. Now that they've opened their eyes,…

Union reaches first milestone for corporate sales…

Portland Tribune - News
The state's largest teachers' union collects 1,000 signatures for two tax reform measures aimed at funding education.

Regional leaders endorse state transportation…

Portland Tribune - News
We have two choices to preserve our quality of life: We can take action now, or let the challenges deepen as the fixes get more expensive. This is…

Fund to aid commercial gillnetters never tapped

Portland Tribune - News
The Columbia River Fisheries Transition Fund was supposed to set aside $500,000 every two years to provide financial assistance to commercial…

Merkley joins federal lawsuit against Trump

Portland Tribune - News
President faces suit by nearly 200 members of Congress, inlcuding most of Oregon's delegation, over his foreign business dealings

City Hall Update: Mayor takes away problem-plagued …

Portland Tribune - News
Also, Wheeler questions police protest tactics and city transportation officials ponder a subway

Apartment complex fire kills man, sends woman to…

Gresham Outlook - News
Multiple fire and rescue agencies respond to Rosewood Commons on Kane Drive; woman rescues puppies from blaze.

Number of homeless on the rise, count shows

Portland Tribune - News
Multnomah County homeless population up 9.9 percent since 2015, despite regional efforts to reduce it

The Slants rock the legal world as Supreme Court…

Portland Tribune - News
Band says decision means 'marginalized communities' can determine for themselves what's best, even if it involves words thought racially insensitive.

Lake Oswego businessman nominated to be ambassador…

Lake Oswego Review - News
George E. Glass is owner and managing partner of MGG Development LLC in Lake Oswego, which purchases and operates apartment complexes and rental…

Corporate taxation bill could test constitutional…

Portland Tribune - News
Republicans accuse Democrats of 'trampling on the constitution' by passing tax measure without a supermajority.

Washington County chairman: Housing is still a…

Portland Tribune - News
Duyck says tax measure is off the table, but problems with supply and cost remain for a growing population.

Loud and proud: Portland Pride festival celebrates…

Portland Tribune - News
Rainbow attire washes over downtown as thousands march in annual parade, enjoy what organizers say is the largest festival yet.

Man arrested for Friday gunfire in North Portland

Portland Tribune - News
Mario Manuel Ugalde is suspected of firing shots Friday evening, then returning Saturday morning and trying to start fights with people in the aea

OPB reports famed jazz muscian Thara Memory died…

Portland Tribune - News
Unproven sex charges were pending against longime Portland jazz scene fixture at the time of his death

Police issue citations, warning during Vision Zero…

Portland Tribune - News
Mission was conducted Thursday evening along Southeast Foster Road as part of the city's commitment to reduce all fatal and serious injury traffic…

Single-day passes now on sale for Blues Festival

Portland Tribune - News
Largest annual fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank is scheduled to run from June 30 to July 4 in Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Man's body recovered from Columbia Slough

Portland Tribune - News
Identity will not be released until family is notified, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives conducting death investigation

Democrats pitch revenue proposal

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Nine Washington County lawmakers attend Friday town hall at PCC Willow Creek Center in Beaverton.

Metro Council completes reserves process for second…

Portland Tribune - News
Vote comes a decade after it began under state law; dissatisfied landowners could file new lawsuit in Oregon Court of Appeals.

No charges against Kitzhaber, Hayes

Portland Tribune - News
The U.S. Attorney's Office says it will not press criminal charges against former Gov. John Kitzhaber or his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes.

GLBT stories span the generations

Portland Tribune - News
2017 Pride event draws 75 people of various ages to Portland Community College Cascade campus.

Amazon's Whole Foods grab could be 'a brilliant…

Business Tribune - News
Amazon to buy Whole Foods in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion and take the retailer into the e-tail fast lane.

Prosper Portland awards $300,000 in grants to eight…

Business Tribune - News
Proposals include Portland's first African American museum, greater accessibility to community centers and micro-enterprise support

CCSO: Woman kidnapped, held in RV for 12 hours in…

Clackamas Review - News
Investigators said Michael Gray Wilkins, 47, and Leslie Jacobs Weeks, 49, had been holding the woman hostage

Jim Tompkins remembered as dedicated local historian

Clackamas Review - News
A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Beavercreek United Church of Christ, with a reception to follow at 1 p.m. at the Museum…

Wheeler takes troubled 911 center from Fritz

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor reassigns other major bureaus to the same City Council members who had them before he took them over at the beginning of the budget process

Luke Heimlich releases statement

Portland Tribune - Sports
THURSDAY SPORTS NEWS/On eve of College World Series, Oregon State's Luke Heimlich says he won't go to Omaha, hopes to return to OSU as…

High rents push people out of East Multnomah County

Gresham Outlook - News
House Bill ending no cause evictions supported by Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham.

Downtown waterfront to get 25 life rings to help…

Portland Tribune - News
The Human Access Project donated nearly $11,000 to buy the rings, and convinced the city to install them

Wheeler: City must show progress to address…

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor talks to Portland Tribune about first six months in office, reflects on unexpected challenges and keeping his eye on the ball

PDC changes with new name, new mission

Portland Tribune - News
Urban renewal agency rebrands with new goals, owns up to mistakes, looks to increase prosperity for all residents

No Senate GOP support for Democrats' biz tax plan

Portland Tribune - News
Democrats in the Legislature have proposed raising more than $500 million a year with a new tax on businesses sales.

Ryan family seeks help in getting diabetic alert dog

Gresham Outlook - News
A $16,500 donation is needed for 11-year-old Nolan Jewell, the son of Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan.

Health care provider tax narrowly passes House

Portland Tribune - News
The tax will bring in an estimated $600 million a year to offset the cost of expanded Medicaid coverage.

Oregon lawmakers resolve sick pay confusion

Portland Tribune - News
A bill passed by the Oregon Legislature allows farmers to pay piece-rate workers the state minimum wage for missed worktime due to illness.

OSU's Ed Ray comments on Luke Heimlich's status and…

Portland Tribune - Sports
THURSDAY SPORTS NEWS/Oregon State president says he supports the pitcher's return to school and the baseball team next season

County to cut Meals on Wheels funding for other…

Portland Tribune - News
Culturally targeted food services scheduled to get bigger slice of pie in new budget approved by Multnomah County Commission

YouthPass expands to East Portland high schools

Portland Tribune - News
David Douglas, Parkrose students to get free passes after years of them only going to Portland Public Schools' students

Oregon water rights transaction fee hike gains…

Portland Tribune - News
A linear irrigation system operates in a corn field in Oregon's Willamette Valley. A bill proposing to raise fees on many Oregon water rights…

Tax bill will be amended before House vote next week

Portland Tribune - News
Democrat's plan would eventually replace corporate income taxes with a business activities tax on sales of more than $3 million.

DEQ announces air pollution controls for oil…

Portland Tribune - News
Hayden Island residents still not happy with state agency's slow response to odor complaints

Sign up for summer reading

Gresham Outlook - News
Multnomah County Libraries offer prizes and fun activities during summer reading program beginning Friday, June 16.

Sources Say: CNN - Merkley the no charisma…

Portland Tribune - News
Also, the New York Times unfairly accuses Wyden of hypocrisy and the City Club of Portland gets a new executive director

Committee decries Portland Public Schools boundary…

Portland Tribune - News
Members complain that promise to increase equity between schools has not been kept in latest proposal to redraw boundaries

Judge to decide city payback for illegal utility…

Portland Tribune - News
Hearing scheduled to begin Thursday in Multnomah County Circuit Court over spending ranging from $4 million to $20 million that must be paid back by…

Man dies a week after hit-and-run on I-5 north of…

Woodburn Independent - News
One of two construction workers in the hit-and-run crash last week on Interstate 5 north has died.

Oregon House approves ban on 'lunch shaming'

Portland Tribune - News
The bill, headed to the Senate, would prohibit school policies that single out pupils whose guardians haven't paid up for lunch.

Neighborhood coalition gets $90,000 grant to clean…

Portland Tribune - News
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods receives grant from city to fight livability issues associated with homeless camps

R2DToo homeless camp only partly open

Portland Tribune - News
Work continues at new location to meet fire code requirements while 12 existing residents wait for promised water and electricity before ramping up…

Wheeler questions some police protest tactics

Portland Tribune - News
Mayor is generally pleased with response to competing Sunday demonstrations, but wants more information on why some decisions were made

Burning trash for electricity? No problem, report…

Portland Tribune - News
Draft Health Impact Assessment commissioned by Metro finds little cause for worry in proposal to incinerate Portland-area garbage in Brooks

Unemployment rate hits 41-year low -- again

Portland Tribune - News
For the first time, Oregon's labor force rose above 2.1 million people. It grew by 40,000 in the first five months of this year.

Health care, retirement costs drive teacher…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Educators in Oregon outpace their counterparts in Vancouver and Boise, a new study from PSU says

It brings a village

Portland Tribune - News
Neighborhood-approved homeless enclave opens in Kenton to shelter women in tiny houses with services and support

Budget committee advances health care provider tax

Portland Tribune - News
A package of new taxes on health care providers, insurance premiums and coordinated care organizations is expected to raise $673 million to offset…

Keeping the Elliott State Forest will cost millions

Portland Tribune - News
From paying the Common School Fund to developing a management plan, keeping the Elliott in public hands is an expensive proposition.

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