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UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax wins handily amid virus woes

A measure to tax the wealthiest residents and the biggest businesses in Portland, Oregon, to raise $2.5 billion over a decade to address homelessness sailed to victory as final ballots …


UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax tests voter mood in pandemic

Voters in the three-county Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region will be asked Tuesday to approve income and business taxes that would raise $2.5 billion over 10 years to pay for homeless …


Portland, Oregon, homeless tax tests voter mood in pandemic

Voters in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, will be asked Tuesday to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed ‘bellies and souls’

Scared for friends who had contracted the novel coronavirus and worried about her daughter’s schooling and husband’s work, Whitney Rutz cried and screamed into her pillow. Then, the Portland resident …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings

The murder trial for a man charged with fatally stabbing two men and severely injuring a third on a light-trail train in Portland, Oregon, begins with jury selection on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Landslide stops Amtrak service between Seattle, Portland

Amtrak officials say a landslide blocking the tracks has temporarily stopped train service between Seattle and Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Army Corps fixes Bonneville Dam early, barges again hauling wheat to Portland

Grain barges are again flowing on the Columbia River after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixed a broken lock on the Bonneville Dam sooner than expected.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Man shoots himself in Portland airport police struggle

Officials say that a man shot and wounded himself during a struggle with a police officer at Portland International Airport and is expected to survive.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system

One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on …


Portland mayor searches for way to control violent protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’ll discuss ways to better control future protests by left- and right-wing groups with police, business, community and civil rights leaders.


Marches by rival groups lead to clashes in Portland; 3 people arrested

Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland, with fights breaking out in places Saturday afternoon.


German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said …


High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.


Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the …


Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland

Alaska Airlines says a flight headed to Seattle returned to Portland, Oregon, after the crew shut down one of the aircraft’s engines.


Oregon’s pioneering craft brewery closing amid sagging sales

BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month.


Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.


Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35

A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened 35 people in Oregon and Washington, with 11 more cases suspected. Thirty-one patients had not been vaccinated against measles.


Then and Now: Cohn Bros. Furniture

The name Cohn has been associated with the furniture business for more than 130 years. The extensive Russian Jewish clan, along with several other families, arrived in Oregon in the …


Measles cases hit 19 with more suspected in SW Washington

Officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in southwestern Washington has increased to 19 with seven more cases suspected.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed …


MLS expansion team in Cincinnati to open March 2 at Seattle

Expansion Cincinnati will play its first Major League Soccer match on March 2 at Seattle, then faces Portland for its home opener at Nippert Stadium on March 17.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018

Portland group seeking MLB team proposes ballpark site

A group seeking to lure a Major League Baseball team to Portland announced that it has signed an agreement in principle to develop a 45-acre waterfront site. The agreement with …


Police: Body found in car trunk ‘likely’ missing woman, 89

A body found in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop likely belongs to an 89-year-old woman who has been missing for a week and the driver of …


Portland novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering husband

In “How to Murder Your Husband” – an essay – Crampton Brophy wrote about how to get away with it. She was arrested last Wednesday on charges of murdering her …


Takuma Sato wins in IndyCar’s return to Portland

Dixon finished fifth, far behind race winner Takuma Sato, but put together the kind of drive that may define his season. He started 11th, was collected in an opening-lap crash, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018

Evangelist Franklin Graham scheduled to speak at Spokane fairgrounds Thursday

The Rev. Franklin Graham is scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as part of his “Decision America” tour across the Pacific Northwest, in …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest

Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Some arrested as right-wing rally, counter-protesters clash

Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland deployed “flash bang” devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters.