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.

Mowers - the four-legged kind - employed at Dirksen Nature…

The Times - News
Six cows take up residence in a portion of the seven-acre park to stabilize ecosystem in the oak savanna.

Tigard council adopts resolution for affordable housing

The Times - News
Meanwhile, a ban on goats, poines or horses pulling carts or wagons on city sidewalks has been repealed.

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.

Got a traffic safety project costing under $100,000?…

The Times - News
Residents can submit projects online (the city has set aside a little more than $2 million) until June 30

Local light rail plan includes elevated station, pedestrian…

The Times - News
Plans are to have an elevated Bonita Road station, skybridge over Lower Boones Ferry Road.

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.

Brush fire near Tualatin quickly extinguished

The Times - News
The fire was reported at 1:07 p.m. today in an incorporated portion of Washington County.

County gears up to extend Basalt Creek Parkway to Boone's…

The Times - News
Plans are to extend Basalt Creek Parkway by one-half mile with construction planned for 2021

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.

Police logs

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

'Coffee with a Cop' set Tuesday

The Times - News
The event features joint gathering of Tigard and Tualatin officers at the Village Inn restaurant in 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.

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.

Matt Collins selected as new SHS associate principal

The Times - News
The Bend resident replaces Carey Wilhelm, who has been named Oregon City High School principal

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.

Two-alarm fire damages Tualatin convenience store Wednesday

The Times - News
The fire in the 7000 block of Nyberg Street was inside a gas station convenience store; no injuries were reported.

Bicyclist killed on Pacific Higway Tuesday evening

The Times - News
The bicyclist was traveling southbound on Pacific Highway in the bike lane before entering the right lane and being struck by a car.

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

Tualatin youth honored during OMSI Celebration of…

The Times - News
A 13-year-old Tualatin youth with cancer is among 12 honored for their courage in fighting the disease

Baxter, a retired Tigard police K-9, dies…

The Times - News
The K-9 who patrolled Tigard for almost a decade, passed away with his favorite Kong toy in his mouth.

New Mitsubishi dealership opens in Tigard

Portland Tribune - Wheels
Mitsubishi's market presence is growing, and the brand is celebrating its best sales year in over a decade.

'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.

Drive-in, Sleep Out homeless fundraiser set Saturday

The Times - News
Drive-in movie to underscore plight of homeless set for Tualatin Elementary

Tigard document shredding set Saturday

The Times - News
Each household is limited to two hand-carry boxes, bags, or containers of paper documents.

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.'

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.

Bowman dominates Burnette and Olguin in initial…

The Times - News
Meanwhile, incumbent Jill Zurschmeide was handily beating Edward S. Childress for the Position 4 seat

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 fulfilled

The Times - News
On Friday, Pam Benet, who is in hospice care in Tualatin, had a lifelong dream of hosting an art show come true.

Tualatin Memorial Day to include missing man…

The Times - News
The annual event is set for 10:45 a.m. Monday at Winona Cemetery, 9900 S.W. Tualatin Road

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: Bowman for Tigard-Tualatin schools

The Times - News
Incumbent Jill Zurschmeide gets an easy re-election win; Sherwood School seats went unchallenged.

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

Tualatin-Sherwood Road opens sooner than expected

The Times - News
Plans had been to keep portions of the road closed until early Monday for railroad crossing replacement.

Tigard Rotary distributes scholarships

The Times - News
Seven THS students received Tigard Rotary Club scholarships at the club's 55th Annual Achievement Banquet.

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.

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