Three Wilson High School teachers back at work after hazing investigation concludes

Three Wilson High School teachers back at work after hazing investigation concludes

Principal Brian Chatard says he will take a closer look at all rituals, rites of passage and...

Wilson High School crowns Lily Brodrick its 2015 Rose Festival princess

Wilson High School crowns Lily Brodrick its 2015 Rose Festival princess

The senior enjoys meeting new people and spending time outdoors The rest of Lily Brodrick’s...


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April 15, 2015

Spring paving to close portions of Capitol Highway this weekend

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Crews will finish paving .58 lane miles from Southwest Nebraska Street to south of Southwest 26th Lanes along Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as Portland…
April 10, 2015

'Swatting' hoax brings police to SW Garden Home apartment

by Pamplin Media Group
A hoax — sometimes called “swatting” — brought a heavy police presence Friday afternoon to an apartment in the 4100 of Southwest Garden Home Road on reports of a shooting. Portland police said…
CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Sisters Jocelyn Mueller of Southeast Portland (left) and Adelle Muller-McKinstry of Houston look for a pattern at Northwest Wools during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.
April 01, 2015

Yarn crawlers unite at Northwest Wools

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Knitters and crocheters flock to the Multnomah Village shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl Jackie Howard Kraybill calls it a “yarn frenzy,” and after six years in the Rose City Yarn Crawl, she…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Natural Grocers, a Denver-based grocery store chain, plans to open a store in Southwest Portland.
April 01, 2015

Natural Grocers to open first Portland store in Southwest

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has announced that it will open its first Portland store at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Capitol Hill Road. This will be the ninth Oregon location…
March 11, 2015

Young woman carrying butcher knife, in mental health crisis,…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Portland Police brought a 23-year-old woman experiencing a mental health crisis into custody Wednesday morning, after she injured herself and barricaded herself inside her apartment’s outdoor…
April 01, 2015

Capitol Highway lanes to be closed for road work

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Closures will run from Southwest Nebraska Street to Southwest 26th Avenue Lanes along Southwest Capitol Highway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from March 16 through March 18 as…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Galaxy 43 sports bar, slated to open this spring, will be located on the corner of Multnomah Boulevard and 45th Avenue.
March 02, 2015

New bar a source of controversy in Multnomah

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Owners say Galaxy 43 will be a family gathering spot, but worries over noise, traffic and crime persist Across the street from a gas station and next door to a Plaid Pantry, the building at 4444…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Cars drive through Multnomah Village. The area may be designated as a neighborhood center in the citys 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
March 02, 2015

Neighbors push to preserve community's character

by Kelsey O'Halloran
City's proposed 20-year plan draft has some worried about what development will mean for Multnomah Deborah Honthaner remembers that when she moved to Multnomah 30 years ago, it wasn’t hard to…
February 25, 2015

Three Wilson High School teachers on leave after initiation…

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Principal calls possible hazing activities "troubling" An initiation into a Wilson High School class has left three teachers on paid administrative leave while Portland Public Schools…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…

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Feb 22, 2015

Tigard woman learning to ride motorcycle dies in SW Portland

by Jim Redden
A Tigard woman learning to ride a motorcycle in a Southwest Portland parking lot died after the crashed into a parked car. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Tigard resident Tara…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF VBRO.COM - A Vacation Rental By Owner (VBRO) ad shows a Washington County bungalow that prompted neighbors to seek regulations on short-term rentals in residential areas. County planners say the issue is a low priority.
Feb 17, 2015

Washington County planners take a peek at possible short-term…

by Kevin L. Harden
Washington County planners may be about to dip their toes into the often-turbulent short-term rental/vacation rental debate. Just a toe, mind you. Planners are not recommending that county…
Suzanne Bonamici, Ted Wheeler, Mike McLane, Earl Blumenauer
Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Dozens of Portlanders turned in weapons during a 2013 gun turn-in event. Several Oregon Episcopal School students will ask Portland's City Council this week to enact an ordinance banning the sale of 'assault weapons' and high-capacity magazines for most semi-automatic weapons.
Feb 10, 2015

Students ask council to ban assault weapons, ammo clips

by Kevin L. Harden
UPDATE: 'Shootings are scary' high schoolers tell commissioners during brief presentation A handful of Oregon Episcopal School students asked Portland’s City Council on Wednesday to adopt a…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND BUREAU - Kevin Joseph Parker
Feb 09, 2015

Tigard Police arrest Key Bank robbery suspect

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Tigard Police officers arrested 34-year-old Kevin Joseph Parker after a traffic pursuit Monday, in conjunction with two Southwest Portland robbery crimes committed that morning. According to…
Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Mayor Charlie Hales made a lot of promises during his State of the City speech to the Portland City Club.
Jan 30, 2015

Hales promises infill, wage, and police reforms

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales responded to several grassroots movements with promises that provoked applause from Portland City Club members during his annual State of the City speech Friday. One is to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Signs protest home demolitions in Portland.
Jan 27, 2015

Summit aims to build strong community

by Jim Redden
Neighborhood leaders, activists to discuss array of issues Portlanders are invited to attend a free day-long community summit that will discuss such hot-button issues as racial profiling,…
Jan 26, 2015

Pedestrian safety focus of Capitol Highway action

by Pamplin Media Group
Drivers, get ready to hit your brakes. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Police Bureau will conduct a crosswalk enforcement action from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at…