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  1. Two meetings set on Southeast Portland pollution problemRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    Clean air activists have announced a community meeting Monday evening before a Tuesday forum by health officials on reports of dangerous air and ground pollution in Southeast Portland. Both events concern the high levels of arsenic and cadmium recently identified centered around Southeast 22nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

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  2. Woman driving SUV arrested after leading police on North Portland chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Portland Tribune

    A 28-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after numerous reports of an SUV driven recklessly through Northeast and North Portland. Portland East Precinct police officers responded to the area of Northeast 70th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard on the report of a reckless driver in a white SUV on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:24 p.m. Numerous calls were made to 911 by witnesses to reckless driving in the area.

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  3. Woman found deceased after apparent jump from downtown buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Portland Tribune

    A woman was found deceased Saturday afternoon on Southwest Yamhill Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway after she apparently jumped from a downtown Portland building. Portland Central Precinct police officers responded Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:46 p.m., on a report of a woman jumping from a downtown building.

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  4. Portland wants Legislature to allow inclusionary zoning, but progressive economist says itaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Portland Tribune

    Portland city officials and affordable housing advocates are mounting another push to get the Legislature to allow 'inclusionary zoning' in Oregon. That would enable Portland and other cities to require developers to build some affordable units when they build larger apartment complexes.

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  5. Three-tier minimum wage headed to Senate floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Portland Tribune

    A bill to set three different minimum wage rates in the state is headed to the Senate floor next week. The proposal bill would hike wages to $14.75 in the Portland metro area, $12.50 in rural and coastal areas with struggling economies and $13.50 in the rest of the state by 2022.

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  6. Jonathan House - The 525-bed Wapato Jail has sat...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Portland Tribune

    Multnomah County taxpayers, so far, have paid more than $90 million for the Wapato Jail that has never opened - at least $32 million more than the $58 million figure frequently cited in media stories about the unused North Portland facilities. The larger figure computed by the Portland Tribune includes interest paid to date on the state and county bonds used to finance the jail, plus the increasing amount of money the county is spending every year to maintain it.

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  7. Two public events planned to mark new Sellwood Bridge openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Portland Tribune

    Multnomah County has two community events planned to mark the opening of the new Sellwood Bridge - a final Feb. 25 walk across the original bridge before it is dismantled and a Feb. 27 celebration on the new bridge before it opens to traffic on March 1. The original bridge, which has remained in use while the new bridge was built, will close to traffic for the last time at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. Half-an-hour later, it will reopen to residents from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for one last chance to say goodbye. Participants are invited to bring flashlights, electric candles, and phone lights for a final walk across the 90-year-old span.

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  8. Proposed growth plan amendments being posted onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Portland Tribune

    It is required by state land use planning laws. The City Council is holding weekly work sessions on it, and the final vote could happen in late April, at the earliest.

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  9. Why not just build a new school in Northwest?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Portland Tribune

    Elsa Menendez says the overcrowding problem at Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland is poised to change her life one way or the other. Her son attends the Spanish Immersion program at Ainsworth Elementary School in the West Hills.

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  10. February ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Portland Tribune

    'Tsunagu' will show at the Center for Architecture, 403 N.W. 11th Ave., starting at 5 p.m. First Thursday and going through Feb. 29 . He'll also give a talk, 'Architecture of Relationships,' at the Portland Art Museum, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 .

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  11. The Short ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Portland Tribune

    Among the events: The Chinese New Year Cultural Fair - Year of the Monkey takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. , with folk dancing, music, martial arts, a puppet show and food; in addition, there will be lion dances, martial arts, cultural events, kids activities, lantern viewing and more at Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 N.W. Everett St. Feb. 8-22 ; Oregon Historical Society has an exhibit, 'Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion,' on display through June 1. Portland and the Moda Center are the sites for the next broadcast of the popular pro wrestling show.

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  12. Airborne heavy metals detected in inner Southeast Portland neighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Portland Tribune

    Potentially hazardous levels of arsenic and cadmium have been detected in the air in Southeast Portland near Powell Boulevard and Southeast 22nd Avenue. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is teaming with the Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County Health Department to determine the significance the heavy metals might have for public health, as well as how to communicate the potential risk to affected people.

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  13. Tribune File Photo - The Museum of Contemporary Craft building has been put up for sale.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Portland Tribune

    The Museum of Contemporary Craft is closing. The Pacific Northwest College of Art, which took over the museum in 2014, said Wednesday is will sell the condo space which the museum inhabits at 724 NW Davis in a cluster of galleries.

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  14. Candidate proposes Youth Bureau for at-risk youthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Portland Tribune

    Fred Stewart, a Portland realtor running against Commissioner Steve Novick, has proposed creating a Youth Bureau to provide after-school services and programs for young people between the ages of 8 and 18. Stewart announced his proposal in a press release Monday. He says the city had such a bureau 40 years ago, and that reestablishing it would help at-risk youth.

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  15. For the love of animals: Audubon open house, online auction set for Feb. 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Portland Tribune

    The public will get a chance to glimpse baby owls, beavers and other creatures in the care of the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center at their annual open house Feb. 14. The Center takes in about 3,000 orphaned or injured native animals each year and works to rehabilitate them for release in the wild. Normally closed to the public, they open their doors once a year to offer behind-the-scenes guided tours and host other family-friendly educational activities.

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  16. Family makes it their mission to donate bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Portland Tribune

    While many of us were still recovering from the holidays, several members of the Weiss/Parker family headed to the American Red Cross Portland Blood Donation Center, on North Vancouver Avenue, to give blood. For decades, members of this special family have been helping the Portland community by donating blood in January, a time of year when the need for blood is great.

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  17. Could new homeless camp be long-term model?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Portland Tribune

    Those behind the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp are considering the planned new version to be a long-term model for other neighborhoods and communities. 'It is designed to be duplicated elsewhere in the city and around the world,' says Mark Lakeman, a Portland architect active with the City Repair Project who worked on the design.

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  18. Bits & Pieces: World-record pace?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Portland Tribune

    A Portland man, Colin O'Brady, has set out to conquer the mountaineering feat the Explorers Grand Slam, which includes the Seven Summits - climbing the the highest peaks on all seven continents. After traversing on skis to the South Pole on Jan. 10, he stood on the top of Mount Vinson on Antarctica on Jan. 17, and now is in South America, where he is climbing Aconcagua in Argentina.

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  19. Former strip club opens as family homeless shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Portland Tribune

    Human Solutions opened its new family homeless shelter Tuesday, just 10 weeks after the organization announced the purchase of the former strip club on the border of Portland and Gresham. Andy Miller was just a few days into his job as the nonprofit's executive director when he had to sell Multnomah County commissioners on the idea of converting the Black Cauldron club into a shelter.

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  20. Throwing rocks at City Hall lands man in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Portland Tribune

    A 45-year-old man tried to fight City Hall and the federal courthouse with rocks early Sunday morning, but he ended up in police custody. Portland police said Kevin Scott McQueen was arrested during the early morning hours of Jan. 31 and charged with first- and second-degree criminal mischief.

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