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7 min ago |

Does my city have the same system? A look at Washington, Clackamas and Clark County's emergency notification programs

Does the Portland metro area need to use the same system on both sides of the Columbia River to alert residents of disasters? Multiple counties are looking at it.


Related Topix: Clackamas, OR, Oregon City, OR, Washington County, OR

4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Readers think Clackamas County roads could be better, but are not worst: Your comments

Potholes sprout in streets faster than the gas tax generates revenue to fix them, leaving communities in search of new fees and taxes.


Related Topix: Clackamas, OR, Beavercreek, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Multnomah County, OR

5 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Police launching Portland-area blitz against 'driving while distracted'

Police will be cracking down on "distracted driving" next week, conducting a blitz against drivers who send text messages or yack on cell phones while behind the wheel.


Related Topix: Tualatin, OR

7 hrs ago |

Oregon sheriffs group opposes driver cards; Sheriff Pat Garrett to support voters' decision: Washington County cops

A Vancouver couple is facing charges in connection to a Beaverton police sex trafficking investigation and a police chase that damaged three vehicles and a fence in Aloha on April 15. Everton Bailey Jr./The Oregonian The Oregonian's Yuxing Zheng reported Thursday that the Sheriffs of Oregon political action committee opposes a measure on the ... (more)


Related Topix: Oregon, Washington County, OR, Aloha, OR

11 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Woman shoots husband at Milwaukie motel, deputies say

A man walked to the front desk of the King's Row Inn and told an employee he'd been shot by his wife while staying at the motel, according to Sgt.


Related Topix: Milwaukie, OR

13 hrs ago |

Incumbents should stay on Washington County commission: Editorial endorsement

Washington County commissioner candidates, from left, Allen Amabisca, Andy Duyck, Elizabeth Furse and Bob Terry appear at a candidate forum at the Hillsboro Main Library last month.


Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Multnomah County, OR, Opinion

17 hrs ago | Tualatin Times

Disincorporation Judge: Decision will only lead to appeal - Friday, 18 April 2014 01:00

Damascus residents stuffed themselves into Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Deanne Darling's small courtroom Tuesday, April 15, in Oregon City, filling the chairs, sitting on the floor and steps and lining the corridor outside.


Related Topix: Oregon City, OR

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Oregonian

Chinese New Year, farm tour, plays: 5 things to do this weekend in Clackamas County

Students from the Chinese American International School will celebrate the Year of the Horse with a performance Saturday at the Lake Oswego Public Library.


Related Topix: Lake Oswego, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Oregon City, OR, Wilsonville, OR, Tualatin, OR

Sex-abuse trial connects mother, son, ex-cop linked to Gladstone murder case

Jason Jay Jaynes went to trial Thursday on charges he had sex with underage girls.


Connecticut Post

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is shown in this Dec. 12, 2012, file photo taken in Portland, Ore.


Related Topix: Prison, Portland, OR, Multnomah (Portland, OR), Oregon

The Oregonian

Community survey: Clackamas County residents think roads are fine, reluctant to pay to fix them

A farmer drives west on Southeast Bohna Park Road in Damascus. The county roads are rated in good condition by most county residents, according to a new survey.


Related Topix: Damascus, OR, Clackamas, OR

The Pordland Mercury

Check Out Sheriff Dan Staton's Formal Order Dismantling ICE Holds

On Tuesday, the Mercury began calling around to local immigrants' rights advocates and law enforcement officials, to gauge their reaction to what could be a landmark federal ruling.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Multnomah County, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Steve Duin blog: Calm meets chaos in the Multnomah County chair debate

For all the clumsiness of the debate format, it requires each candidate to spend a good -- or painful -- 40 minutes speaking directly into the microphone.


Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR, Portland, OR

Statesman Journal

Law enforcement to boost campground patrols

Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office will be teaming up with other agencies to bolster patrols in the campground areas approximately four miles south of Scotts Mills in the coming days.


Related Topix: Marion County, OR, Scotts Mills, OR

Portland Tribune

Sources Say: What if they held an election and no cash was raised?

Although they both are facing several challengers for re-election, city commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman have not yet reported raising huge amounts of campaign cash.


Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Clackamas, OR, Oregon City, OR

Editorial: Bridge name signals the great whereness of here

TriMet's new -- and no-car -- bridge across the Willamette River was named Tilikum Crossing in honor of local tribal history.


Related Topix: Oregon, Cascade Locks, OR, Milwaukie, OR, Grand Ronde, OR, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Willamette Week

Both Sides of Portland Water Fight Pick Up $20,000 Checks

The war over the future government of Portland's water supply is getting even more money.


Related Topix: Washington County, OR

The Oregonian

Sherwood cop, bitten by department's former canine, sues dog vendor, Clackamas County for $1 million

Sherwood police have a fenced in area, behind the station, where Irma, the department's current canine, can take breaks during a shift.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Sherwood, OR

The Oregonian

Washington County Sheriff's Office changes immigration detainer policy following federal decision in Clackamas County case

The Washington County decision follows a local federal judge's ruling April 11 that Clackamas County violated a woman's constitutional rights by holding her for immigration authorities without probable cause.


Related Topix: Prison

Clackamas County violated woman's Fourth Amendment rights by holding her in jail at immigration agency's request

Clackamas County violated a woman's Fourth Amendment rights by holding her in jail 19 hours after her case was settled to allow federal immigration agents to launch an investigation into her residency status.