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  • Even If Your Kid Doesn't Get Measles, It's Gonna Cost You favicon Mother Jones (Today) - Measles is not only highly contagious, it's expensive to contain—especially for cash-strapped local governments. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculated that outbreaks in 2011—a total of just 107 cases—cost state and local taxpayers up to $5.3 million. That may...
  • Beavers have Devil of a time in otherwise remarkable season favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - TEMPE, Ariz. — The trouble with exceeding expectations is, expectations then change. The ugly duckling becomes a beautiful doll, and suddenly she has to look good every night out on the town. Oregon State's Beavers, a sight for sore eyes through most of Wayne Tinkle's...
  • Portland graduation rates continue climb favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - All Portland-area districts are graduating more high school students than last year, according to 2013-14 data released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The trend holds statewide with the standard four-year diploma rate at 72 percent, up from 68.7 percent the year before. The...
  • Sketches reveal look of possible new home for courthouse favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Multnomah County to decide in February on the next steps Multnomah County leaders have released sketches of a 17-story central courthouse that has a lot of attractive and functional features. There are public views of the Willamette River; lots of natural light made possible by...
  • Families welcome at Portland International Auto Show favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - When the Portland International Auto Show throws open its doors on February 5th, visitors will see much more than just a vast array of new cars and trucks. The showÂ’s producers are working hard to make the event a great experience for every member of...
  • Members sought for police training council favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The Portland Police Bureau is seeking community members to serve on its Training Advisory Council. The bureauÂ’s training council was set up to increase accountability for police training and to provide recommendations to the chief about delivery, tactics policy and tools. The council meets four...
  • Auto News: New Subaru dealer and more favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Talk about good timing. The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships has acquired its first Subaru dealership just as the Japanese automaker is setting sales records. The company acquired the renamed Tonkin Subaru & Tonkin Chevrolet Buick GMC in The Dalles late last year, just as...
  • Kindergarten assessment scores paint murky picture favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - No clear reason emerges for some schools doing better than others The Oregon Department of Education recently released the results of the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment. The outcome is a spreadsheet listing nearly 1,000 schools, with the childrenÂ’s scores from their first day of public school...
  • Toyota Camry refreshed for 2015 favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - The Toyota Camry continues to be a top seller in the American market, but the company is battling a pack of quality competitors nipping at its heels. So for the 2015 model year, the sedan has received an early comprehensive refresh. Changes include a bolder...
  • Birthday favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Jan. 30, 1955 Mychal Thompson (age 60) A Trail Blazer from 1978-86, the 6-10, 225-pounder averaged 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for Portland, shooting 50.5 percent from the field. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1978 draft out of Minnesota. ...
  • Portland reels in filmmakers favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - 38th annual festival brings world's best cinema to city's screens Feb. 5-21 ItÂ’s a 38-year tradition now, the Portland International Film Festival taking us around the world through the big screen. This yearÂ’s festival takes place Feb. 5 through 21 at venues around the city:...
  • Pearl's Fat Head's Brewery will satisfy hungry hop heads favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Their motto may well be “Go big or go home.” Fat HeadÂ’s Brewery has done everything it can to make its presence known in Portland. The Midwest comfort food spot — with locations in Cleveland and Pittsburgh — opened in Portland Nov. 1, its first...
  • Vikings in hunt for playoffs favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - At .500 in Big Sky, Portland State eyes improved defense Having coached basketball at Portland State as an assistant and now as the head man, Tyler Geving can safely say the Big Sky has reached new levels of competitiveness in the past two seasons. “Our...
  • Group hopes to ban older diesel trucks favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Public health advocates seek stricter rules on air quality Mary Peveto made her name as an activist prodding Esco Corp. to reduce toxic air emissions near her childrenÂ’s school in Northwest Portland. Now Peveto and the grassroots group she co-founded, Neighbors for Clean Air, are...
  • Tabor reservoirs' fate up to City Council favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Landmarks panel split on disconnecting city's water system The City Council will have to decide the future of the open reservoirs at Mount Tabor. That became apparent after the Historic Landmarks Commission deadlocked on the question Monday afternoon. The commission split 3-3 on an application...
  • Let Brown do it favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Pilots assistant has had long, winding career of nearly half-century Herb Brown wasnÂ’t coaching basketball when James Naismith was nailing peach baskets to the railings. But the Beaverton resident was coaching college ball — at Stony Brook (N.Y.) — more than half a century ago....
  • Sources Say: Mayors throw wrench in agenda on police issues favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Events are overtaking PortlandÂ’s agenda for the 2015 Oregon Legislature on police-related issues. The agenda endorsed by the City Council has only two issues related to the police: allowing the use of fixed photo radar in high-crash corridors and authorizing police officers to wear body...
  • Foreign fashion without a passport favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - PAM celebrates 70 years of Italian style and substance “The way it flows off the body is so sculptural; there is a tension between refinement and exuberance,” says Brian Ferriso, describing his favorite couture gown that is part of the Portland Art MuseumÂ’s exhibition “Italian...
  • Making a difference, one theater at a time favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Festival tackles race with works by black women filmmakers Melissa Lowery grew up in the 1980s in West Linn — one of the only black kids in her school and community. She had no black friends and no black teachers, but not knowing any other...
  • Senate budget writer's work is a balancing act favicon Portland Tribune (Today) - Committee co-chair Richard Devlin puts priority on education When Sen. Richard Devlin and his House counterpart unveiled their plan for state spending for the next two years, the budget committee co-chairs made good on a long-standing pledge to put education first. Their framework, which lawmakers...
  • Backers cite support for minimum wage increase, paid sick leave. favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Coalition releases Oregon, national surveys as lawmakers gear up to consider the issues. Oregon and national voters support increased benefits for workers, according to surveys conducted on behalf of groups advocating such changes. Results from the pair of surveys were released Wednesday during a conference...
  • TriMet: All audit recommendations implemented favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - TriMet has implemented all 23 recommendations in a 2014 audit by the Oregon Secretary of StateÂ’s office, regional transit agency General Manager Neil McFarlane told the board of directors on Wednesday. “We are a more focused organization today because of the outside perspective that the...
  • Students team up for Science Bowl competition favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - More than 130 teams of Portland-area middle and high school students will compete during the next two weekends in the nationÂ’s largest regional science bowl. The Bonneville Power Administration is hosting the BPA Regional Science Bowl for the 24th straight year at the University of...
  • DeShawn Shead is focused favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Former PSU Viking has bigger role than ever with Seattle Seahawks PHOENIX — DeShawn Shead was like the kid on his second visit to the world's biggest candy store Tuesday during Super Bowl XLIX media day at US Airways Center. "My second time, and it's...
  • Patrick Chung can't sing or dance favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - New England Patriots defensive back doesn't want to talk about Philly, either, but he still loves Eugene and is back in the groove with AFC champs PHOENIX — The second time with the New England Patriots has been a charm not only for one Oregon...
  • Will Tukuafu finds a way favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - PHOENIX — In late October, Will Tukuafu was at his Eugene home, working out and hoping his agent would get a call from an NFL team -- any team -- in need of his services. Then came the call, and not just from any team...
  • House speaker: Transportation finance plan will not revive Columbia bridge. favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - 'Don't see larger projects on horizon,' she tells Portland Tribune editorial board. Although Oregon lawmakers are working on a transportation package this session, House Speaker Tina Kotek says she does not expect any plan to pay for such projects as a new Columbia River bridge...
  • Finally, signs of progress in Lents urban renewal favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - A spate of new development could finally come to the cityÂ’s Lents Urban Renewal Area, on land stockpiled over several years by the Portland Development Commission. The PDC, after soliciting interest in building on six of its vacant properties in Lents, announced Wednesday it will...
  • Monthly water, sewer bills now available favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Portland utility customers can now receive their water, sewer and stormwater management fee bills every month in the mail instead of every three months. The city made the change because some people complain they have a hard time budgeting for the quarterly bills that have...
  • Inji the orangutan marks a milestone favicon Portland Tribune (Yesterday) - Inji, a Sumatran orangutan, the Oregon ZooÂ’s oldest resident, turned 55 this month. She is now the oldest of her species on the continent. “She is the oldest Sumatran orangutan in any accredited zoo in North America,” said curator Jennifer Davis, who oversees the zooÂ’s...

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