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Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.


Portland drag queen crowned world’s oldest drag performer

An 85-year-old drag queen in Portland has been crowned the world’s oldest performing drag queen by Guinness World Records.


Diocese in Portland, Maine, settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, has settled a lawsuit by six men who said church leaders concealed sex abuse allegations against a former priest.


Portland police arrest armed man who watched them for months

Authorities say a 39-year-old man was arrested after officers who noticed him monitoring a Portland police precinct found weapons and ammunition in his vehicle.


Two pedestrians struck on Portland highway; driver leaves

Portland police say a pedestrian died and another was injured when they were struck by a vehicle just east of the Highway 26 tunnel.


Oregon ranching standoff accused get ‘special accommodations’ from judge

A federal judge said in court papers that he has allowed six of the defendants accused in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year to meet …


Oregonian Media Group to be led by Nevada media company president

The president of Nevada company RGJ Media has accepted a position at the helm of Oregonian Media Group, the parent company of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon. John F. …


Modest Mouse singer cited in Portland vehicle crash

Police say the lead singer of the band Modest Mouse was cited for crashing into a City of Portland pickup truck after falling asleep at the wheel.


Portland pushes back deadline for moving homeless campers

Portland officials will wait to start a major cleanup planned on the Springwater Corridor where hundreds without homes have been camping.


Facebook image of Obama in noose has lawmaker in trouble

Oregon House Republicans are calling on one of their legislative candidates to withdraw from the November election because of an image posted on his Facebook page showing President Barack Obama …


Portland schools superintendent steps down amid lead scandal

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith is stepping down from her role, effective immediately, after the release of a scathing report about the investigation into the district’s handling of high …


Alaska Airlines to offer flight from Portland to Hailey

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will offer a direct flight between the central Idaho resort city of Sun Valley and Portland starting this winter.


Portland to close popular homeless campsite

Portland officials have asked service agencies to intensify efforts to find shelter for homeless people in anticipation of the closure of a homeless camping site.


Oregon woman accused of helping roommate commit fiery suicide

A 75-year-old woman whose roommate died in a fiery suicide has been indicted on a charge she provided help.


Oregon governor pushes for stronger gun laws

Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …


Ex-sheriff’s corporal admits choking deputy

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office corporal who was fired last year over domestic violence allegations has pleaded guilty to choking a fellow employee.


Girl allegedly groped on flight seeks $10 million from airline

The lawyer for a 13-year-old girl who told police she was groped while traveling alone on a Dallas-to-Portland flight seeks $10 million in federal lawsuit against American Airlines and the …


Portland police chief: Dispute with stepson ‘not my finest hour’

The new Portland police chief has released reports from an investigation into whether he abused a teenage stepson.


Portland police chief to retire amid inquiry into shooting

A lawyer says the embattled Portland police chief plans to retire as authorities investigate whether he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during an April …


Police: Woman with 2 young children shoots, kills intruder

Police in Portland say a 33-year-old woman returning home with her two young children shot and killed an unknown male intruder discovered in one of the children’s bedrooms.


Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district’s current policy.


Accused airline groper of teen to stay in jail

A judge Monday ordered the continued detainment of an Oregon man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl during an American Airlines flight last week.


Police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in Old Town Portland shooting

Portland police say a man died and a woman was wounded in an Old Town shooting.


Portland votes to foreclose on “Zombie homes” for first time in 50 years

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called “zombie homes” for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with …


Oregon officials seek to suspend oil trains after derailment

Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a …


Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels

Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.


Portland parents decry officials over lead at two schools

Parents sometimes shouted as they criticized officials over high amounts of lead in drinking water at two Portland schools, while the head of the district promised an independent investigation into …


Portland to make single-user bathrooms gender-neutral

The city of Portland is poised to make its one-person bathrooms gender-neutral.


Portland, Beaverton schools reject usual reading approach

Portland Public Schools, searching for a new way to teach young students to read and write after years of struggle, has decided to go it alone.


Portland shuts off school water fountains over lead concern

Portland Public Schools has shut down drinking fountains at all of its schools and will use bottled water for the remaining school year after tests at two schools found high …