TwinStar

TwinStar

Advertising

What does Easter mean in 2014?

What does Easter mean in 2014?

Fewer people consider themselves 'very religious,' but faith leaders say message of Christ...

Nonprofit Tigard coffee shop plans to support local causes

Nonprofit Tigard coffee shop plans to support local causes

There’s more than just java brewing at the bustling Well & Good Coffee House near Southwest...

Comic book HERO

Comic book HERO

Bluewater Productions leader finds Beaverton the right fit for his comic book empire Growing up...

Dog bites mark end to GPD canine program

Dog bites mark end to GPD canine program

Gladstone Police Chief Jim Pryde was “sad” to announce to city councilors Tuesday night...

Your Opinion

What do you think of the new Trimet Bridge Name "Tilikum Crossing"?

Excellent Choice - ties into our region's history and culture
vote
Meh... I would have preferred something else, but this works
vote
Terrible - Don't like it. Didn't like any of the other choices
vote

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Local Weather

Mostly Cloudy

49°F

Portland

Mostly Cloudy

Humidity: 90%

Wind: 0 mph

  • 21 Apr 2014

    Few Showers 65°F 44°F

  • 22 Apr 2014

    Thundershowers 56°F 44°F

Recent Comments


Portland's Latest News

April 21, 2014

Aldridge, Lillard spectacular as Blazers draw first playoff blood

by Kerry Eggers
HOUSTON -- LaMarcus Aldridge was franchise-record brilliant. Damian Lillard's first playoff performance was a Rembrandt. Wesley Matthews helped make life miserable for James Harden. They were…
April 21, 2014

Oregon sheriffs oppose driver cards measure

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — Oregon's sheriffs voted April 17 to oppose a ballot measure that would allow the state to issue driver cards to residents who cannot prove their legal presence in…
April 20, 2014

Woman arrested in domestic violence-related shooting

by Jim Redden
A woman has been arrested by Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives in a Southeast Portland shooting on Sunday morning. Myesha Lewis-Turner, 36, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and…
April 20, 2014

Study: Portland fifth funniest city

by Jim Redden
Despite Portland's embrace of the satiric "Portlandia" TV series, the Rose City is only the fifth funniest city in the country, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. When…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Paul Alan Ropp
April 19, 2014

Shooting suspect charged and jailed

by Jim Redden
Police have booked the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland Paul Alan Ropp, 20, is being held on charges of Attempted Aggravagted Murder,…
April 19, 2014

Former Portland finance director to sue city for discrimination

by Amelia Templeton
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — The former leader of Portland's Office of Management and Finance plans to sue the city for race discrimination. Jack Graham was the city's highest ranking…
Zellmer
April 18, 2014

Detectives seek help in locating endangered runaway

by Beaverton Valley Times
Washington County sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Steven Zellmer, a 16-year-old from Beaverton. Officials believe he has repeatedly engaged in dangerous…
April 18, 2014

Gang shootings prompt additional police patrols

by Jim Redden
Portland police will be adding patrols this weekend because of a recent rash of suspected gang-related shootings. The police released the following statement Friday afternoon: The Portland…
by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - David Todd Matthew
April 18, 2014

Missing man found safe

by Jim Redden
Police say a missing Portland man was found safe Friday. Matthew David Todd was last seen at 3:54 p.m. on April 17 in the area of St. Johns Park. Police characterize him as endangered person and…
April 20, 2014

Glendoveer hosts egg hunt on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
For those who missed Saturday's Easter egg hunts, there's at least one more chance on Sunday, April 20, to take the children in search of a golden egg. Portland's Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Randy Covey, animal services field supervisor with the Animal Multi-Agency Coordination Group, shows off one of four large animal transport trailers recently purchased to use in emergency response situations across the Portland area.
April 18, 2014

Portland-area animal shelters acquire vital disaster response…

by Geoff Pursinger
The next time tragedy strikes, animal rescuers across the Portland area will be ready. Animal rescuers from across the region have pooled resources to purchase four large animal transport…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jemaell Diamond Dominique Riley
April 18, 2014

Police: Shooting suspects on crime spree

by Jim Redden
Police say the three suspects arrested in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting were involved in a crime spree over the past several weeks that included robbery and burglary. Investigators…
April 17, 2014

Perfect night for Blazers: Records, victories and no injuries

by Kerry Eggers
Things couldn't have gone a whole lot better for the Trail Blazers in their regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Portland won 110-104 to…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Steven Alan Young
April 17, 2014

Suspects named in officer-involved shooting

by Jim Redden
Police have identified the suspect accused of wounding an officer and killing his K-9 partner in Southwest Portland early Tuesday. The suspect is Alan Ropp, 20. He is expected to be charged with…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Coach Flavia Deandrade leads some of the group of Girls on the Run at the Duniway Park track. The nonprofit group helps young girls learn to avoid stereotypes and find positive images for their lives.
April 17, 2014

'Tween girls run toward self-respect, healthy life

by Joseph Gallivan
The Duniway Park track near Oregon Health and Science University can be an intimidating place. On a wet, April evening, tights-clad runners battle one another at 1,500-meter speeds. Dozens of…
April 17, 2014

Sources Say: What if they held an election and no cash was…

by Jim Redden
Although they both are facing several challengers for re-election, city commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman have not yet reported raising huge amounts of campaign cash. That could be…
April 17, 2014

Scholarships help teens from families gripped by addiction

by Peter Korn
Recipients must show they're survivors and giving back to others When Greg Stone decided to start a scholarship fund for teens suffering from addiction, he didn’t do the obvious — give grants to…
April 17, 2014

Survey: Portland hospitals a good place to be if you are sick

by Peter Korn
City ranks No. 4 in nation, though some patients may disagree The Portland area is a fine place to run a hospital, with a growing market populated by a homogeneous citizenry that mostly keeps…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Multnomah County Chair candidate Deborah Kafoury chats with Guillaume Debergh while canvassing in Northeast Portland Saturday morning.
April 17, 2014

Will family ties hinder or help Kafoury?

by Jennifer Anderson
County chair candidate has name recognition, resources, experience Al Gore did the Macarena. Mitt Romney did Gangnam Style. Both Clintons and Obamas have danced in public on numerous occasions.…
April 17, 2014

Audit questions Portland Streetcar organization

by Jim Redden
The Portland Auditor's Office is urging the City Council to postpone future expansion of the Portland Streetcar system until questions about its financing and organizational structure can be…
April 17, 2014

Mark & Dave: After poop stings, we can sell air to China

by Mark Mason and Dave Anderson
Neighbors, students and staff have had enough. So, with fair warning, Multnomah County Animal Services announced they will conduct poop stings at Beach School, da Vinci Arts Middle School, and…
April 17, 2014

Three wounded in suspected gang shooting

by Jim Redden
Three people were wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland on Wednesday evening. Two of the victims were hospitalized and the third was treated at the scene. Their…
by: SETH GORDON - Visions of scripture - Recent Newberg transplant Deb Evans is presenting the photography exhibit she created, Portraits of Christ, at the unused church at 23945 North Valley Road, through April 27. The images pair scripture with photographic representations of Christ and have drawn rave reviews since the show opened April 6.
April 20, 2014

Sharing an artistic vision of Christ

by Seth Gordon
From Tenebrae prayer services and telecast speakers for Good Friday to sunrise and traditional worship services on Easter Sunday, believers in Newberg had no shortage of options for celebrating…
April 17, 2014

PCC, school partners get $445,000 from state for dual-credit…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Consortium will expand class offerings in districts and add services that prepare students for college The Oregon Education Investment Board and the Oregon Department of Education announced that…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Shooting susoect reportedly stole body armor out of this store in Southwest Portland before shootout with police.
April 16, 2014

Shooting suspect stole body armor

by KOIN News 6
The suspect who shot a Portland police officer and killed his K-9 partner was reportedly among three people who stole body armor out of a Southwest Portland store just before the confrontation.…

Don't miss the local news

by: HAPPY VALLEY - Tom Andrusko
Apr 16, 2014

Andrusko already missed at Happy Valley City Hall

by Raymond Rendleman
City Councilor Tom Andrusko resigned from his position on Happy Valley City Council last week. Self-employed in the building, development and remodeling industry, Andrusko was first elected in…
Apr 16, 2014

CUB stays neutral, offers information on water and sewer measure

by Jim Redden
The board of the Citizens' Utility Board has voted to remain neutral in the fight over the measure to create a Portland Public Water District on the May 20 Primary Election ballot. Instead, the…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Chet Orloff, an adjunct professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University, says the committee was unanimous in its name selection for the new Willamette River transit bridge. Orloff is also a 22-year member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board and director emeritus of the Oregon Historical Society.
Apr 17, 2014

'Bridge of the People'

by Jim Redden
Tilikum Crossing name reflects area's native roots, friendship TriMet has named the new multimodal bridge over the Willamette River the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People. “Tilikum” is a…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - Portland police squad cars parked outside Legacy Emanuel Medical Center following a reported officer involved shooting in SW Portland.
Apr 16, 2014

Officer shot, suspect captured in Southwest Portland

by Jim Redden
A Portland police officer was shot and the suspect was captured after the extensive manhunt. The injured officer was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Police spokesman Pete Simpson said…
Apr 16, 2014

Reverse 9-1-1 system had problems while shooter on the loose

by Jim Redden
City officials are trying to figure out why the reverse 9-1-1 system did not work correctly in Southwest Portland on Wednesday morning. The system — officially known as the Community Emergency…
Apr 16, 2014

38 million gallon flush after teen urination

by KOIN News 6
The Portland Water Bureau will be discarding roughly 38 million gallons of water after surveillance video caught a teenager urinating into a reservoir, bureau administrator David Shaff said…
Apr 16, 2014

Happy Valley bans marijuana, considers Climate Smart plans

by Corey Buchanan
Tuesday night meeting begins with discussion of Damascus property owners who may want to leave their city - Happy Valley City Council reached an informal consensus at its Tuesday evening work…
Apr 16, 2014

TriMet says MAX project has created 10,298 jobs

by Jim Redden
The Portland-to-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 10,298 jobs, according to Neil McFarlane, TriMet's general manager. McFarlane made the announcement during the Wednesday morning…
by: KOIN NEWS 6 - The Water Bureau has taken Mt. Tabor reservoir 5 off-line while it investigates late night secuirty breach.
Apr 16, 2014

Mt. Tabor reservoir off-line

by KOIN News 6
The Portland Water Bureau was forced to shut down one of its Mt. Tabor reservoirs Wednesday morning after three people were spotted trespassing Bureau officials said Wednesday the trio jumped…
by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Officer Jeff Dorn and his late K-9 partner, Mick
Apr 16, 2014

Wounded officer: K-9 partner died saving my life

by Jim Redden
Police identified the K-9 Unit officer injured and his partner dog killed in a shootout in Southwest Portland early Wednesday morning. The officer is Jeff Dorn, a 16-year-veteran assigned to the…
Apr 16, 2014

AT&T cell tower proposal appealed

by Corey Buchanan
Clackamas County’s recent approval of an AT&T cell phone tower just outside of Oregon City has met with a bevy of backlash from homeowners surrounding the would-be 150-foot structure. Neighbors…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: MAHLUM ARCHITECTS - In the old bank vault turned into an X-ray room, 12-inch-thick concrete walls act as a safety barrier.
Apr 16, 2014

Milwaukie bank vault goes to the dogs

by The Clackamas Review
Kim Freeman, an oncologist, and John Wooldridge, a surgeon, are merging their practices April 19 into a new comprehensive veterinary cancer and surgery clinic, at 10400 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.…
Apr 17, 2014

Portland schools put out 'Help Wanted' sign

by Jennifer Anderson
After years of cuts, Portland Public Schools is facing an historic hiring spree, looking to fill 350 to 400 positions. To reach candidates, PPS is looking inside and outside Oregon. District…
by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jacob Rosen
Apr 15, 2014

Police arrest man, seize firearms at Portland Community College…

by Jim Redden
Police arrested a 35-year-old man at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus on domestic violence charges Tuesday morning. Jacob Rosen was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree,…
by: COURTESY AERIAL TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL  - ATI co-founders Lawrence Dennis (right) and Stephen Burtt with an S800 drone on an Idaho rafting trip.
Apr 15, 2014

Clackamas drone maker flies high in fledgling industry

by Jim Redden
Local drones show skills in National Geographic TV show A small local drone building company is about to get some national exposure. A new television show on the National Geographic Channel will…
Apr 15, 2014

Mayor, Fish float water panel proposal

by Jim Redden
Supporters of public water district say idea is more empty promises Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish are offering Portland voters a deal: the City Council will consider reforming…
Apr 15, 2014

Portland slides down 'smart growth' list

by Jim Redden
Land-use calculations change, but other cities are catching up Has Portland lost its planning mojo? For years city leaders have bragged that Portland’s increasing density is a national model of…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland businesswoman Sharon Maxwell speaks at an East Side Democratic Club meeting. She is running against City Commissioner Mick Fish.
Apr 15, 2014

Lesser-knowns relish forums' spotlight

by Jim Redden
Candidates often find a soapbox, support at small campaign events Despite its name, the Eastside Democratic Club is not associated with the Democratic Party. In fact, its members are adamantly…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - Rob Ems, who was named Free Throw Guy by Mattress World owner Sheri Heiner, tries to distract Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia during a free throw at the Moda Center.
Apr 15, 2014

Hungry team ready to roar

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers head into first playoff series in three years with one goal: Get beyond the first round The Trail Blazers open the playoffs this weekend against the Houston Rockets, their first venture…
Apr 15, 2014

Portland math teacher receives Milken Educator Award

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — A sixth-grade Portland math teacher received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award Tuesday. Teresa Chan Seidel teaches at Robert Gray Middle School. Rob Saxton with the…
Apr 15, 2014

1,800 turn up for teacher job fair in Portland

by Kristian Foden-Vencil
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — About 1,800 applicants were in Portland Tuesday, looking for teaching jobs at the Oregon Professional Educator Fair. Almost 170 school districts and other…
Apr 15, 2014

State adds 7,500 jobs as March unemployment rate hits 6.9 percent

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s economy added about 7,500 jobs in March, the largest since November 2005 when 9,300 jobs were added. The state’s unemployment rate in March was 6.9 percent, nearly unchanged from 6.8…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Cheryl Twete, Metro regional government's senior development adviser, was named the city of Beaverton's new community development director on Tuesday.
Apr 15, 2014

Metro executive to fill role on Beaverton's development team

by Shannon O. Wells
Cheryle Twete takes over job formerly held by Don Mazziotti Cheryl Twete, Metro regional government’s senior development adviser, was named the city of Beaverton’s new community development…
Apr 15, 2014

Spokane-based company to acquire Mercer Industries' window…

by Shannon O. Wells
Sale to save 'a majority' of employees who faced layoffs by this summer VPI Quality Windows signed a letter of intent to acquire all window and door manufacturing assets of Beaverton-based…
Apr 14, 2014

Judge won't reconsider ruling against Ann Rule

by Mara Stine
A judge in Washington state has denied a motion to reconsider a February ruling that dismissed Ann Rule's defamation case against an Eagle Creek man who criticized the revered true-crime author…