Category Archives: Portland Tribune

Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those in need enjoy eclipse event

Portland-area library workers handed out 20,000 pairs of eclipse glasses over 11 days. Oregon is swelling with people as the eclipse draws near, and the sunglasses needed to watch the celestial event on Monday morning are flying off the shelves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Area nonprofits, Multnomah County library work to help homeless, those […]
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Lake Oswego lender to pay $192 million to defrauded former students

Aequitas Capital reached the settlement with several state attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Several state attorneys general have reached a $192 million settlement with an Oregon-based lender that financed $400 million in student loans for now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lake Oswego lender to pay $192 million to defrauded […]
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Mt. Hood National Forest recovers from 36 Pit Fire

Three years later, officials say much of the affected forestland is on the road to recovery. Along the highway through the Mt. Hood National Forest, islands of burnt trees stand out in an otherwise sea of green. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Mt. Hood National Forest recovers from 36 Pit Fire

Washington County board goes back to Plan A for winery regulation

Plan will drop added conditions for outright permitted uses such as tastings; industry will withdraw challenge pending with state board. Washington County commissioners have agreed to go back to Plan A with new regulations affecting some activities at county wineries. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Washington County board goes back to Plan A for winery […]
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Gov. Kate Brown taps Pat Allen to take over troubled state health care agency

Allen will succeed ousted director Lynne Saxton until a permanent director is found Gov. Kate Brown has tapped Patrick Allen to replace Lynne Saxton at the troubled Oregon Health Authority until a permanent director is found. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Gov. Kate Brown taps Pat Allen to take over troubled state health care agency

City to get control of Powell, eventually

Shift intended to improve safety, amenities along heavily used Oregon highway in Southeast Portland, but deatails remain to be worked out The 2017 Oregon Legislature granted the Portland City Council a longtime wish in its $5.3 billion transportation funding package — ownership of an upgraded Southeast Powell Boulevard. Council members have long said Powell would […]
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Two years later, Oregon Health Authority director is out

Brown asks Saxton to resign after years of controversy and Portland Tribune article on secret smear plan For some, Gov. Kate Brown’s removal of Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton happened with surprising rapidity. Others are wondering why it took so long. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Two years later, Oregon Health Authority director is […]
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Governor spares SW Capitol Highway project in veto trifecta

Gov. Kate Brown reversed her plan to veto the project after outcry from the state’s congressional delegation, bicyclists and others. She still vetoed three bills. Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday reversed course on vetoing $2 million in funding for long-awaited safety upgrades on Capitol Highway in Southwest Portland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor spares […]
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Unemployment rate hovers near record low

During the past 12 months, Oregon has added about 56,200 jobs. Construction led the way with the highest job gain in the past year, according to state officials. Oregon added about 5,900 jobs in July as the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 percent. July’s job gains were led by the four major injuries: leisure […]
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Governor commutes sentence of MacLaren youth convicted of robbery, theft

Brandon Dixon’s clemency application supported by crime victims, Clackamas County DA Governor Kate Brown on Monday conditionally commuted the sentence of MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility youth Brandon M. Dixon, who has been incarcerated in Oregon Youth Authority facilities since 2010. The commutation occurred one day before Dixon’s 25th birthday, when, by law, he would be […]
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