Possible GOP walk-out looms large over tense Capitol

Portland Tribune - News
Republicans unhappy with cap-and-trade legislation warn they'll play hooky; 'Six-gun Kate' says she'll set State Police on runaway lawmakers.

Strada bella!

Beaverton Valley Times - Features
A streetscape, chalk-art festival is coming to Beaverton in August, featuring nationally known creators.

Man arrested for sex trafficking minor in Beaverton

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Uriel Alberto-Toledo, 32, of Grants Pass, arrested in case involving 17-year-old victim.

Washington County Sheriff's Office need help identifying…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Deputies need help identifying shooter in the June 16 shooting near N.W. Cornelius Pass Road.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports were issued by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin:

Beaverton water rates will go up July 1

Beaverton Valley Times - News
City Council votes for increases, which will pay off projected $30 million bond for system improvements, including future link to Willamette River.

Washington County board approves $1.4 billion budget

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Few changes made after three public meetings during May of budget committee, which includes five appointed public members; payroll will reach about…

May unemployment lowest in nearly three years

Portland Tribune - News
State's recent economic expansion has seen the lowest unemployment rates since 1976.

Cap and trade passes House after heated debate

Portland Tribune - News
State's new environmental policy heavily regulates carbon emissions, causing some to worry about economic impact.

Beaverton mother: Stand for gay rights against Trump

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Julie Jacobs, who sits on Portland board of national advocacy group, was among panelists who met with Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley before Pride…

Beaverton pride merits a parade

Beaverton Valley Times - News
First-time procession downtown will kick off second-year festival planned Sunday at Beaverton City Park.

Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval.

State turns to consultants to clean up foster care mess

Portland Tribune - News
Alvarez and Marsal get a $1 million contract to handle 'crisis consulting' for agency battered by problems.

Proposed tobacco tax springs to life as referral to voters

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders hope voters approve a $2 per-pack tax hike to fund Oregon Health Plan.

Dome Digest

Portland Tribune - News
Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head next to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Democrats back off campaign contribution limits

Portland Tribune - News
With opposition looming in the Senate, supporters say they'll push for constitutional changes in another session.

Air horns of protest can't stall action on climate bill

Portland Tribune - News
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon cleared a key hurdle in Salem.

Political turblence could derail cap-and-trade plans

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic leaders are trying to hold votes together as they work to quell concerns.

Beaverton survey: City on 'right track'

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Those sampled in city-commissioned poll want to see action to reduce traffic, homelessness, but give good marks to most city services.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following incidents were reported by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Lawmakers say so long to single-use plastic bags

Portland Tribune - News
Plastic straws? Gone. Plastic bags? Gone. Polystyrene boxes for takeout food? Still hanging around.

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets…

Portland Tribune - News
A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon's weed.

Beaverton man dies in paragliding crash on Oregon coast

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Gary Brent Mudrow, 44, of Beaverton died near Cape Lookout State Park on Sunday, June 2.

Beaverton Police arrest 37 drivers for DUII in May

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Officers say the average blood alcohol content of those arrested was 0.14 percent.

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for unpaid tickets

Portland Tribune - News
Some worry state practice hits poor people with an expensive legal double-whammy.

Dome digest

Portland Tribune - News
These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians.

PERS vote riles union fury toward Dems

Portland Tribune - News
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national popular vote

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to join other states in ignoring the Electoral College now goes to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.

What time is it? Permanent DST, lawmakers say

Portland Tribune - News
If California joins Oregon and Washington, Congress must let the three states abandon Pacific Standard Time.

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit fight

Portland Tribune - News
'The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.'

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports were issued by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Portland Tribune - News
A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn't said how many workers it needs to make things better.

Crowds gather as enviro case goes to oral arguments

Portland Tribune - News
'Gov knew' becomes catchphrase in Portland rally supporting young plaintiffs suing federal government over climate change inaction

Aloha student co-authors scientific paper before…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Paul Mitalipov, 17, assisted his father and another researcher with an essay on correcting mutations in human genes to prevent disease

'Distraction' may be factor in crash that injured…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
WCSO: John Worst was wearing a helmet when he was struck from behind by a pick-up on Old Highway 47

Brown weighs plan to squeeze 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Capping the amount taxpayers could receive is one idea being floated to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

New state librarian settling in among stacks of…

Portland Tribune - News
Jennifer Patterson is anxious to become part of Oregon's library community as she learns her way around state and its connection to books.

PERS reform passes after Speaker whips last-minute…

Portland Tribune - News
After an initial vote, Speaker Tina Kotek was two votes shy of passing her bill. But some late politicking got the job done.

Bigfoot says only you can stomp out wildfires

Portland Tribune - News
The big Northwest guy appears in June on state posters and in a social media campaign encouraging people to avoid starting fires.

Colleagues remember Jackie Winters as 'fierce…

Portland Tribune - News
Elected to the Legislature in 1998 as the state's first African-American Republican, Winters was an icon and leaves a legacy for all Republicans.

Police logs

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The following reports were issued by police in Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin.

Beaverton unveils revised schools budget to try to…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Student Success Act money, reserves could be used to bridge budget gap for upcoming school year

Gun bill demise angers students in 'fight for our…

Portland Tribune - News
Young people try to negotiate obstacles as they lobby hard for changes to make their schools safe from gun violence.

Suicide-prevention bills try to shield youth from…

Portland Tribune - News
'Our schools have become the de facto social service providers of our communities, yet we hadn't really been funding them that way.'

Students showcase design and tech skills during…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Robots, circuit boards and digital cadavers mark highlights of student-led exposition

Beaverton breaks ground for Hyatt House, celebrates…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Hotel, 230-unit apartment complex are near City Hall and Beaverton Central MAX station; Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and seven-story parking…

Despite new bucks, PERS still could gobble up…

Portland Tribune - News
Lawmakers trying to control retirement costs, but grants to local districts might not be enough to block funding erosion.

Westside mayors talk about growth, diversity

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton, King City, Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin represented on panel of 11 at breakfast forum of Westside Economic Alliance.

Beaverton recommends budget, shelves debate about…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Councilor San Soucie proposes cut in salary for full-time mayor, but budget committee is told that charter leaves that issue solely to the City…

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills…

Portland Tribune - News
Criminal justice policies are Legislature's theme of the week, including bill to reform how juveniles accused of violent crimes are tried and…

An artist's wish

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Pam Benet, who spent her early years in Beaverton and now is in hospice care, had a lifelong dream of hosting an art show come true Friday.

Beaverton Foods marks 90 years of selling its…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Even with global presence, the company maintains local ties to the community where it got its start

Bonamici calls for impeachment inquiry of Trump

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon Democrat says 'the time has come' after president's resistance to House subpoenas; she follows Earl Blumenauer, who endorsed a similar move on…

Incumbents lose in fire, park board races

Beaverton Valley Times - News
One of two unseated for TVF&R board; two lose on THPRD board and a former member loses as a three-woman slate captures those seats.

Election: Two join PCC board

The Times - News
Yet another seat will be decided in June after board member Valdez Bravo resigned.

Unions search for path around dues deduction…

Portland Tribune - News
Legal challenges to the way funds are taken from paychecks put public employee labor groups on the defensive.

Election: Two join PCC board

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Beaverton will see familiar faces on school board as three incumbents prepare for another term

Lawmakers wrestle with plans for kicker 'windfall'

Portland Tribune - News
Paying down PERS debt is one strategy, and others want to 'sock it away' for a rainy budget day

Tigard police, other agencies, bust elaborate Apple…

The Times - News
Police arrest five individuals in connection with an out-of-country scam involving local criminal intermediaries.

Ill-fated vaccine fight stoked grassroots anger

Portland Tribune - News
Motivated citizens, egged on by social media campaigns and powerful anti-vaccine groups, left some legislators shaken.

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