State education administrator fired after complaints

Portland Tribune - News
Mitch Kruska was dismissed in March after alleged bullying and harassment of colleagues and questions about his attempts to use state education money…

Small cities' building permit programs face uncertainty

Portland Tribune - News
Opinions by the Oregon Department of Justice and Legislative Counsel indicate may small cities may have to either shut down building programs or hire…

Secretary of State touts 'transparent' elections

Gresham Outlook - News
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson shares thoughts with Troutdale residents at Skyland Pub.

'Nobody chooses to be an addict'

Lake Oswego Review - News
County officials, leaders compare notes on strategies to combat the opioid epidemic and encourage recovery

Buehler in hot seat over skipping debates

Portland Tribune - News
Knute Buehler has declined invitations for most county-level public forums and debates for the GOP nomination for governor.

Deadline extended for Fairview development incentives

Gresham Outlook - News
City Council could sacrifice $4 million in system development revenue to attract new apartments.

'Inappropriate comment' forces out business lobby president

Portland Tribune - News
Former legislator Mark Johnson of Hood River said he was 'shocked' and 'deeply disappointed' by group's decision to push for his resignation.

Governor signs Cleaner Air Oregon

Portland Tribune - News
The Cleaner Air Oregon bill will provide residents more information about the health risks of industrial air emissions.

Candidates make their case for labor post

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Val Hoyle and Lou Ogden speak at Washington County Public Affairs Forum; third candidate on May 15 ballot is absent.

Gresham City Council forms housing task force

Gresham Outlook - News
Members to come from various facets of community for new Housing Task Force, city says.

Kate Brown visits Sabin career/technical center in Clackamas

Clackamas Review - News
Governor seeks to boost momentum for funding education in next session of Oregon Legislature

Lawmakers praise funding fix for fighting fires

Gresham Outlook - News
U.S. Forest Service gets access to billions in emergency funds for wildland fires.

'We can fix this broken world'

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego sixth-grader Sonnet Lawson leads 150 people on the 'March for EquALLity' she organized

New initiative targets gun safety, storage rules

Portland Tribune - News
The measure would require that firearms be secured with a trigger or cable lock engaged or in a locked container equipped with a tamper-resistant…

Commission approves Kitzhaber ethics settlement

Portland Tribune - News
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber will have to pay a $20,000 civil penalty for 10 violations of state ethics laws and conflicts of interest related to his…

Fairview seeks to attract 550 more apartments

Gresham Outlook - News
Incentives would let developers avoid at least $4 million in system development charges.

Is 'friendly' annexation too friendly?

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego wants to take a fresh look, but unincorporated residents are unhappy with an initial set of staff recommendations

West Linn releases harassment investigation report

West Linn Tidings - News
Investigator found City Councilor Bob Martin not culpable in 'pervasive' harassment

Troutdale Council ponders fate of abandoned City Hall

Gresham Outlook - News
Municipal building evacuated in 2011 because of overstressed rafters and roof beams.

'Phantom flusher' eludes officials in $16,000 toilet inquiry

Gresham Outlook - News
Paper towels flushed down the toilet cause $16,000 in damages to city's sewage pump.

A roundabout on Halsey? It's proposed

Gresham Outlook - News
Three-city committee for Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village considers dog park, traffic-calming ideas

Circuit court program helps people 'become clean and sober'

Clackamas Review - News
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Michael Wetzel takes over Drug Court from Kathie Steele, first female to be appointed Clackamas County's presiding…

Heavy equipment rental tax heads to Governor's desk

Business Tribune - News
Oregon House and Senate approved HB4139 to simplify an existing complicated tax system

Betty Dominguez appointed to Metro Council

Lake Oswego Review - News
Oak Grove resident will represent Metro District No. 2 for the remainder of the year

Government employee pleads guilty to embezzling $500,000

Portland Tribune - Politics
Linda Hald, former 30-year Community Justice Department employee, pleads to one count, with arrest forthcoming

Lori Chavez-DeRemer plans rematch against Democrat Janelle…

Clackamas Review - News
Republican Happy Valley mayor lost 2016 race against freshman legislator 51 to 49 percent

Parrish files for re-election

West Linn Tidings - News
Republican from West Linn hoping for fifth term representing House District 37

Candidates tangle on housing, transportation

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Four seeking to lead Washington County board appear in Tigard at first forum open to the public; they seek the open position in the May 15 primary.

Metro Council set to fill vacant seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Candidates seeking an appointment Thursday will all likely compete for a full term in the May primary

Students take message to Salem: 'Our lives matter'

Lake Oswego Review - News
More than 200 students from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools take their plea for improved school safety to Salem

Rydmark to vie for HD39 seat

Canby Herald - News
He becomes the fourth Republican to register for the coming primary to replace Bill Kennemer

Forest Grove preparing affordable housing 'action plan'

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City councilors and staff discussed some policy options at a 'retreat' Saturday afternoon.

238th Drive rebuild plan spooks area residents

Gresham Outlook - News
Wood Village locals say truck traffic will cause car crashes on Northeast 238th Drive.

WL, LO, Tualatin get to work on potential Stafford agreement

West Linn Tidings - News
Agreement would lay out how communities would coordinate future development in rural area

Bill expands return-to-play power for kids with concussion

Portland Tribune - News
A bill headed to the Oregon House adds athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, others to those who can release a student athlete to…

Rep. Diego Hernandez seeks minority input on tuition…

Gresham Outlook - News
Legislation creates committee made of students, educators at state universities.

Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers, abusers

Portland Tribune - News
Controversial bill passed with 16 votes from Democrats. One Democrat and 12 Republicans voted against it.

Joe Buck kicks off run for Metro

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego city councilor, who is seeking an appointment to replace Carlotta Collette, says he will also run for a full term

Yoshida gets sweeter deal in riverfront property sale

Gresham Outlook - News
Troutdale Marketplace owner saves $100,000 in development fees in deal with City Hall.

Rep. Gorsek seeks top spot at MHCC

Gresham Outlook - News
If selected as college president, Troutdale politician would leave seat sought by GOP's Justin Hwang

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

Portland Tribune - News
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

McMenamins: Adopt the Halsey Street plan already

Gresham Outlook - News
Multnomah County's corridor plan dates back to 2005, needs 'fine-tuning' says lawyer Steven Abel.

Home room: Gresham tenants talk rent reform

Gresham Outlook - News
Community Alliance of Tenants, Pueblo Unido PDX discuss rising rents, no-cause evictions.

Accusations of partisanship rile SOS audits chief

Portland Tribune - News
Governor's spokesman tells paper audits are political, but auditors fire back

Dreamers plead to remain: 'not going back into the…

Portland Tribune - News
Undocumented students explain how DACA benefits them at PCC forum, and argue for its reinstatement.

New attack ad slams Brown on day care issues

Portland Tribune - News
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state's day care system.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

Before MeToo movement, there was Bob Packwood

Portland Tribune - News
Women made history when they accused U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Oregon, of sexual harassment.

Kruse resigns over misconduct allegations

Portland Tribune - News
Roseburg Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse continued to deny the allegations of inappropriate touching while tendering his resignation Thursday, Feb. 8. The…

Washington County rural reserve change dies quickly

Portland Tribune - News
A key lawmaker has killed off a proposal to eventually allow urbanization of 1,700 acres in Oregon's Washington County that are currently in a rural…

Mr. Wagner goes to Salem - with a vision

Lake Oswego Review - News
Lake Oswego's new state senator says education, environment, gun safety are among his top priorities

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

Portland Tribune - News
A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon's wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.

Pressure mounts as Kruse stays away from Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
'Building into this idea that this is somehow political games or a political process demeans the victims who waited to be able to speak up until…

Lawmakers seek to close gun loophole

Portland Tribune - News
The proposed law would would prohibit domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Peggy Minter: Heartbeat of the city

Gresham Outlook - News
Newly retired Wood Village councilor, finance director reflects on career with city.

Emmons jumps into crowded City Council race

Portland Tribune - News
Portland architect says homelessness and the affordable housing crisis are his top priorities in Tuesday announcement.

Report: Kruse's 'unwelcome' contact continued…

Portland Tribune - News
The report was made public Tuesday, more than 3 months after the first allegations came to light.

Multnomah candidate Charles McGee drops out

Portland Tribune - News
Portland nonprofit leader says he wants to spend time with family, but paper cites upcoming article

Error reignites Oregon rural dwelling debate

Portland Tribune - News
An error in a 2017 land use bill would allow more 'accessory dwelling units' on Oregon farmland, but lawmakers are being urged to correct the mistake…

Knute Buehler campaign, spokesman part ways

Portland Tribune - News
Jonathan Lockwood, an aggressive communications specialist, is no longer working for the leading Republican gubernatorial candidate

Democrats welcome candidates to run in November…

Sandy Post - News
Candidates for upcoming election stop by Sandy to meet with local party on. Jan. 23.

Audit: 'Inconsistent, disorganized' DHS programs…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Department of Human Services, which oversees the child welfare program, has been 'slow, indecisive and inadequate' in addressing chronic and…

Measure 101 victory doesn't end Medicaid funding…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Health Plan faces shortfalls in 2020 as federal share shrinks and parts of current funding package expire.

Bonamici visits small-business lending platform

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat sees flaws in pending renewal of federal aid to college students; business CEO seeks easier path for businesses to obtain needed…

Lake Oswego's Rob Wagner picked to replace Devlin…

Lake Oswego Review - News
County commissioners vote to appoint the Lake Oswego School Board member, who says he will seek a full term

Leadership differs on scope of legislative session

Portland Tribune - News
House Democrats have big agenda, Senate and Republicans have smaller goals.

Carbon pricing unlikely to pass this year

Portland Tribune - News
Senate leaders doubt bill to charge companies for carbon emissions would have enough votes or time.

Vera Katz celebrated Sunday at public tribute

Portland Tribune - News
Hundreds attend tribute at Portland Art Museum, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, members of congress, current and former members of the City…

Oregon Dreamers heading to State of the Union

Portland Tribune - News
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's decision to boycott the annual address by the president and send immigrant Aldo Solano of Portland inspired other…

Metro bond measure talks hit bumps

Portland Tribune - News
A new plan is needed to woo voters to approve taxes for the Southwest Corridor MAX line.

Audit: Oregon not quite prepared for The Big One

Portland Tribune - News
Auditors warn that 'the effects of a catastrophic event could be even more severe.'

Oregon health reforms get mixed check-up

Portland Tribune - News
The 2011 overhaul of the low-income Oregon Health Plan made progress, but job not done, study says

Bills that could affect most Oregonians

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers have proposed laws, ranging from universal health care to a price on carbon.

State continues slow climb out of graduation rate…

Portland Tribune - News
Nearly 77 percent of students graduated in four years in Oregon. Statewide, the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers is…

County chair apologizes for insulting Parrish

Portland Tribune - News
Clackamas County Commission Chairman Jim Bernard attacked state Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, in a Facebook post for her failed attempt to repeal…

SolarWorld Trump raises tariffs on foreign solar…

Portland Tribune - News
SolarWorld had called for 50 percent tariffs on foreign-made solar panel imports.

Troutdale hikes development fees

Gresham Outlook - News
City Council approves new infrastructure fees despite backlash by local builders.

U.S. DOJ renews threats over state's sanctuary…

Portland Tribune - News
In a letter sent to 23 jurisdictions nationwide, DOJ officials threatened to confiscate federal criminal justice funding from cities, counties and…

Voters say 'yes' to Measure 101

Portland Tribune - News
Voters overwhelmingly approve keeping certain taxes on health insurance premiums and hospitals.

Secretary of State tours new voting center

Gresham Outlook - News
Dennis Richardson toured the new Multnomah County Elections Voting Center Express in Gresham.

MCSO advocates for public safety funding

Gresham Outlook - News
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office sets priorities for legislative session in Oregon.

Oregon may join national popular vote

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters of the movement may have found an avenue to approve the national popular vote in Oregon, after four failed attempts.

Salinas pitches Clean Energy bill at Lake Oswego…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Other topics include Measure 101 and two bills the new lawmaker hopes to shepherd through upcoming legislative session

'Landlord legislator' faces 2 challenges from the…

Gresham Outlook - News
Sen. Rod Monroe joined by challengers Kayse Jama and Shemia Fagan on Wednesday.

Public may weigh in on I-5/I-205 tolling

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Department of Transportation will hold three public hearings in January to share information and receive comments about potential plans to…

Wyden, Merkley still back 'dreamers'

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrats offer differing prospects at town hall meetings for shielding them from deportation, but reaffirm support for attaching legislation…

Senate president: Fixing education a 'tall mountain…

Portland Tribune - News
Peter Courtney said 1990s tax measures make improving graduation rate particularly daunting.

New voting center unveiled in Gresham

Gresham Outlook - News
Voting Center Express is in the lobby of the Multnomah County East Building, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

Public celebration of Vera Katz's life set for Jan.…

Portland Tribune - News
Event will be held a the Portland Art Museum in recognition of the former mayor's support of the arts.

Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

Portland Tribune - News
State economists are unsure how changes in federal corporate tax provisions will affect revenues coming to the state.

Interest groups respond to 'cap and invest' bill

Portland Tribune - News
The first draft of a bill that would put a price on carbon emissions and invest in projects to reduce the release of greenhouse gases into the…

Wood smoke ban prepped for final vote

Gresham Outlook - News
No-burn order expected three to five times a year, County Commissioners say.

Wagner, Black, Wysham chosen as SD19 nominees

Lake Oswego Review - News
Final appointee will serve out the remainder of State Sen. Richard Devlin's term

Bipartisan legislation solves Mount Hood land…

Gresham Outlook - News
The act allows development of 100 acres near Government Camp while protecting more than 700 acres.

Our Oregon challenges new initiative petition rules

Portland Tribune - News
The complaint filed Thursday in Marion County Circuit Court alleges the changes by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson violate state law and the…

Hayes faces $100,000-plus in fines for ethics…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Ethics Commission has found that former First Lady Cylvia Hayes violated state ethics law 22 times largely by using her public position to…

Merkley: Prospects good for 'dreamers,' children's…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon Democrat says those issues and aid to community health clinics will be tied to a must-pass bill for federal spending authority, which is set…

Officials tell feds: Oregon will 'continue to…

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon elected officials are critical of the attorney general's reversal of Obama-era policies on recreational marijuana.

Investigators: Former first lady violated ethics…

Portland Tribune - News
The Oregon Ethics Commission will consider findings from investigators that former First Lady Cylvia Hayes violated state ethics laws by using her…

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