Economists: Chances of kicker refund next year 'a coin flip'

Economists: Chances of kicker refund next year 'a coin flip'

It’s 50-50 as to whether Oregon taxpayers will get a rebate of excess personal income taxes...

Rebooting the brain

Rebooting the brain

In 1990, Oregon Health & Science University neurosurgeon Kim Burchiel pioneered the use of a...

Infill plan lands on Fish's doorstep

Infill plan lands on Fish's doorstep

City Commissioner Nick Fish is about to find out whether the growing anger about residential...


SW Portland's Latest News

December 12, 2014

Fatal crash on Terwilliger Boulevard

by Drew Dakessian
Falling tree landed on vehicle MULTNOMAH COUNTY — On Dec. 11, at 5:27 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard near…
December 19, 2014

City land plan update worries some neighborhood leaders

by Jim Redden
Portland officials like to boast about the city’s commitment to process, saying that residents are always provided many opportunities to weigh in on important decisions. The process to update…
Pot cases
December 19, 2014

District Attorney drops pot cases because of ballot measure

by The Tribune
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office has announced it will stop prosecuting some marijuana possession cases because of the passage of Ballot Measure 91, which legalizes recreation pot…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Don Baack, founder of SW Trails and recent recipient of the Sandy Diedrich Environemental Steward Award.
December 01, 2014

Baack on the trail

by Drew Dakessian
Founder of SW Trails honored with Spirit of Portland award On the evening of Nov. 6, Hillsdale resident Don Baack was presented the Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship Award at the 30th…
December 19, 2014

Police briefs

by Drew Dakessian
Homicide investigation in Southwest Portland leads to SERT activation in Northeast CONCORDIA — On Nov. 10 at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency…
November 18, 2014

Crime Stoppers featured case 14-47 Southwest Portland burglaries

by Drew Dakessian
SOUTHWEST HILLS — The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving multiple residential burglaries. On Oct. 25, a…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION FILE PHOTO: DREW DAKESSIAN - Moses Ross was first named neighborhood association chair in 2010.
November 01, 2014

Multnomah Neighborhood Association bids adieu to Moses Ross

by Drew Dakessian
The Multnomah Neighborhood Association (MNA) is experiencing a changing of the guard, as Moses Ross, its longtime chair, has decided not to seek reelection. At a meeting of the MNA Oct. 21, it…
Photo Credit: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
October 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: MATT SCHUSTER - A blood moon underwent a lunar eclipse in today's early-morning hours.
October 08, 2014

'Total eclipse of the heart'

by Drew Dakessian
Photos of last night's blood moon in total lunar eclipse Check out these incredible photos taken by Connection reader (and retired colonel and F-15 pilot) Matt Schuster! His wife Tiffany tells…
Photo Credit: CONNECTION PHOTO: DREW DAKESSIAN - Gross shows off her favorite dress currently available for purchase at the time at her store Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique.
October 01, 2014

In fine fashion

by Drew Dakessian
Owner of Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique, Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon, and The English Dept. is Southwest Portland native Throughout the city and across the nation, there is a type of women…

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Oct 01, 2014

Dr. Steven Fritz, husband of city commissioner, dies in I-5 crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Dr. Steven Fritz, husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, died Wednesday morning in an auto accident on Interstate 5 south near Salem. The news reached City Hall just as the 9:30…