Despite new bucks, PERS still could gobble up school budgets

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

Kids can cast for trout this Saturday at the MHCC pond

Gresham Outlook - News
The ODFW will stock the MHCC pond with rainbow trout just prior to the free fishing event on Saturday, May 25, in Gresham.

Noriega, Lewis win MHCC board races

Gresham Outlook - News
The newly constituted board may consider asking voters again for a facilities bond

Measure 11 reform, other criminal justice bills move forward

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…

April showers, high temps lead to rapid snowmelt

Sandy Post - News
Water outlook for 2019 summer not promising as regional snowpack diminishes

Proposed fee will address shortfall in police funding

Sandy Post - News
City Council considers sources to fund two new police officers within next biennium

Newcomers take contested seats on Hoodland Fire Board

Sandy Post - News
Jacob Rackley, Shirley Dueber, Mary Ellen Fitzgerald elected in May 21 election

Levy passes to fund additional coverage for Hoodland Fire

Sandy Post - News
Ballot Measure 3-546 receives 70% support in May 21 election with all precincts reporting

Anderson re-elected to Oregon Trail School Board

Sandy Post - News
Incumbent Marie Teune and newcomer Nicole O'Neill also elected in May 21 race

Unions search for path around dues deduction restrictions

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

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

Hail to the (teen) chief

Gresham Outlook - News
The new student body president of Mt. Hood Community College is barely 16 years old

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.

Cap-and-trade bill takes step toward reality

Portland Tribune - News
Landmark carbon pricing proposal moved out of committee on a party-line vote after months of hearings and amendments.

Oregon's roads, bridges and pipes don't pass engineers'…

Portland Tribune - News
With a big quake looming, civil engineers society says state needs to spend billions to improve infrastructure.

Business Briefs

Gresham Outlook - News
Find out about BPA's Unsung Hero', Epidavros Yoga Center & Day Spa's expansion Gresham, and Sunburst Play Cafe in Troutdale

Oregon taxpayers will get $1 billion back in 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Economists say the kicker is double the predicted amount and would be the largest in state history.

Rallying for reform

Sandy Post - News
Oregon Trail School District teachers stay in class before hitting streets to express revenue and class-size woes

County explores regulating vacation rentals

Sandy Post - News
Public input sought on possibility of establishing short-term rental guidelines

Committee considers fee to fill police positions

Sandy Post - News
Public safety assessment, operating levy on table to make up deficit in proposed budget

Public invited to learn plans for equestrian center

Sandy Post - News
New owner ready to share ideas for Mt. Hood Center with Boring community members

Football star crowned 'Mr. Doernbecher' for fundraiser

Sandy Post - News
Sandy senior Talati Polamalu wows peers, judges with his dance and social skills

Lawmakers wrangle changes to cut PERS costs

Portland Tribune - News
Attempts to rein in Oregon's hugely complicated retirement system have left agencies and others with high costs.

State economy stays hot, adding 3,300 jobs in April

Portland Tribune - News
State employment officials said new jobs were added mostly in health care and social assistance, and in leisure and hospitality.

Missing Sandy man found safe

Sandy Post - News
Sandy Police Department thanks public for help in locating David Burch, 53, of Sandy

Red Cross issues urgent plea for type O blood donations

Gresham Outlook - News
The American Red Cross is facing a critical shortage of type O blood, the blood group most needed by hospitals. With less than a two-day supply of…

Senate approves business tax to boost school budgets

Portland Tribune - News
Governor plans to sign legislation; Democrats give up two key bills to coax Republicans back to the Senate for a floor vote.

Exchange your TriMet paper tickets for Hop Cards

Gresham Outlook - News
TriMet will no longer accept paper tickets starting Dec. 31, and is planning an exchange event Tuesday, May 21, in Troutdale.

Public records rule change slipping 'through the cracks'

Portland Tribune - News
Proposal to fine jurisdictions when they don't comply runs into well-organized opposition as it heads to the Senate.

House tries to push immigrant drivers' license bill out of…

Portland Tribune - News
Supporters see time running out as legislative matters grind to a halt in the Senate.

Submit parade applications by May 15 to enter…

Sandy Post - News
Applications received by May 17 will be entered into a drawing for the No. 1 position, following right behind sponsor floats at the front of the…

Clackamas Fire opens burn ban for weekend

Sandy Post - News
Officials will reevaluate backyard, agricultural burning closure on Monday, May 13

Teachers keep students in seats, then take to…

Sandy Post - News
Oregon Trail educators protest lack of funding with 'Red for Ed' rally on Bluff Road, Highway 26

Teachers from across region speak out at RedForEd…

Portland Tribune - News
Voices from Troutdale, Sandy, Canby, Forest Grove, Portland, Beaverton, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gladstone

Blazers Playoff Prize Patrol lands in Gresham…

Gresham Outlook - News
The Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza will host the Trail Blazers Playoff Prize Patrol from 5-6 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 8)

Mothers' lessons

Sandy Post - News
Oregon Trail School District teachers apply classroom experiences to parenting

National Forest plans two free fishing clinics for…

Sandy Post - News
The Mt. Hood National Forest is hosting its annual Free Youth Fishing Clinics for children 17 years and younger. The clinic on the Hood River Ranger…

Carnival makes a comeback at Mountain Festival

Sandy Post - News
Collaboration of city, festival, businesses brings back popular summer attraction

Improvement grants help city encourage new…

Sandy Post - News
Grant funds for tenants have helped several enterprises in the Sandy community

Off-roaders roll out of forest with truckloads of…

Estacada News - News
4XNation's annual cleanup at La Dee Flats near Estacada turns into a big weekend party.

Applications available online and at City Hall for…

Sandy Post - News
The deadline is Friday, July 5, for returning applications for the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade. The parade is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, on…

Contentious vaccine bill passes House, heads to…

Portland Tribune - News
Despite a persistent, vocal opposition, the bill limiting medical execptions passed easily.

Student Success Act passes House on party-line vote

Portland Tribune - News
Education reform and tax package, adding $1 billion per year in school funding, now goes to the Senate.

House clerk's bill read-a-thon barely taxes her…

Portland Tribune - News
Lacy Ramirez Gruss earns applause, respect from lawmakers as she powers through 45 pages of Student Success Act tax plan like a marathoner.

Damascus: To be or not to be?

Gresham Outlook - News
Oregon Appellate Court overturns disincorporation vote Wednesday morning, May 1

On the rise

Sandy Post - News
Charlee Davis proves a jack of all trades as thriving student at Oregon Trail Academy

Annual honor shines spotlight on region's 'Amazing…

Portland Tribune - News
Pamplin Media Group event highlights the accomplishments of 28 young people from across the region.

Business groups sort out impact of tax plan

Portland Tribune - News
Legislature's proposal to boost education funding heads to a vote as state's largest business organization stays neutral

City manager proposes tightening budget belt

Sandy Post - News
Deficits in police, reserve funding lead to creative biennial budget strategies

CONGRATULATIONS TO SKYLA HARPER! YOU ARE AMAZING!

Sandy Post - News
Skyla Harper, who attends Sandy High School, was chosen to join the prestigious 2019 Class of Amazing Kids, a program of the Pamplin Media Group.

Running for research

Sandy Post - News
Cancer diagnosis drives Shannon Preston to increase awareness, fundraising for Providence

Course offers training on pay negotiations

Gresham Outlook - News
American Association of University Women offer free salary negotiating program

Gresham woman, mother found safe

Gresham Outlook - News
A 27-year-old Gresham woman and her mother are safe after they were reported missing Sunday.

Rev. Harold Fuller brought comfort through faith,…

Gresham Outlook - News
Longtime Gresham resident and retired minister Fuller passed away Sunday, April 14

Apply for new Clackamas County road advisory…

Clackamas Review - News
Residents of unincorporated Clackamas County are invited to participate in deciding funding priorities for new road fee

County tourism dollars fund Sandy projects

Sandy Post - News
Nonprofit, city groups use grant money to increase heads in beds in Clackamas County

Kelso principal moving on after school year ends

Sandy Post - News
Robbie Bouslaugh will become principal at Portland Christian Elementary School

O'Neill, Elmore look to bring moreparent…

Sandy Post - News
Two compete for Candice Lindberg's Position 6 seat on Oregon Trail School Board

'Raise Your Hand' to expand youth education

Clackamas Review - News
4-H Spring Break Day Camp at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds provides education, skill building

Biscuits Cafe hosts Texas Hold'em fundraiser for…

Gresham Outlook - News
The April 13 poker night fundraiser is a benefit supporting Sam Barlow High School in its effort to purchase a pole vault pit for its track and field…

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