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Man fatally shot by Clackamas County deputy on I-205 was wanted in domestic violence case, police say

A high-speed chase that ended in Portland with a Clackamas County deputy fatally shooting a man on Interstate 205 began when the man, a domestic violence suspect, fled from an “unwanted” person call, drove over spike strips and then crashed his car before confronting other drivers on the freeway with a gun in hand, police said Friday.
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Man faces 16 charges stemming from Portland-area burglaries over 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man is facing 16 charges stemming from burglaries in the Portland area between 2019 and 2021. According to the Multnomah County DA’s office, 44-year-old Jerod Gunter’s alleged string of burglaries began in the fall of 2019 when he and others stole roughly $25,000 from a Southeast Portland bar.

It May Not Be Titled ‘Critical Race Theory’ But The Lesson Is Still Being Taught

School districts keep telling concerned parents that ‘Critical Race Theory’ isn’t being taught to students but if you look hard enough, it is. For example, a presentation from Portland’s Grant High School about racism recently drew criticism for going too far, with some saying it is an effort to bridge a racial divide within the school. The student-led activity is called ‘Race Forward,’ which tells students to ‘acknowledge your privilege’. For more information, Lars speaks with Nicole Neily, the founder and president of Parents Defending Education.

‘We’re recoiling’: Portland Fire Bureau ditching bond measure after poll showed angry voters

Portland Fire Bureau leaders are shelving a bond measure aiming to fix two run-down facilities after polling showed little voter appetite for the proposal. Aaron Johnson, a senior policy advisor with Portland Fire & Rescue, said officials had been hoping to put a roughly $147 million borrowing plan on the May ballot. He said the bond would go towards upgrading two properties — a logistics facility that stores materials and where mechanics service trucks and engines, and the bureau’s training facility for new recruits.

Rent Crawl: 4 Apartments in NW Portland for under $2,000

Renting a place in Portland can be a bit of a blood sport—so let Portland Monthly help you. A couple times a month, we’ll be compiling a quick list of digs for rent in the city right now, at a variety of price points. This time, all our picks are under $2,000/month. We’re on the lookout for non-cookie-cutter spaces—think antique detailing or useful amenities—without breaking the bank. This week: a Gothic style church-turned-apartment, Craftsman fireplaces, and a built-in Murphy bed, all in and around the Alphabet District/Nob Hill in Northwest Portland.

Oregon hospitals ‘near breaking point’ amid COVID surge, though cases are plateauing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Health officials say Oregon hospitals are near their COVID-19 breaking point, as the state is expected to reach peak hospitalizations in coming weeks. Fueled by the highly contagious omicron variant, hospitalizations could soon surpass the pandemic high, a state health official said Friday. As of Thursday, there were 1,130 coronavirus-related hospitalizations. The record is 1,178, from Sept. 1.

Vadim Morzyrsky Garners Key Endorsements from Two Portland School Board Members

Vadim Mozyrsky, who’s vying to unseat Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty in the May election, on Thursday secured the endorsement of two prominent Black leaders: Portland Public Schools board members Gary Hollands and Herman Greene. Mozyrsky, a disability law judge, serves on the Charter Review Commission, the Portland Police...

Oliverio set to return as football coach at Hudson’s Bay

Mark Oliverio left Battle Ground after a season for a “homecoming” at Bay. When Mark Oliverio left as the head coach at Hudson’s Bay High School after the 2016 season, it was only because of a career move that required him to move to Ohio. No way...

Flying Fish Co: Fresh: Crabs, Lingcod Cheeks, Oysters & Chef Shack

Please read our Covid-19 house rules HERE • We accept EBT/SNAP/Oregon Trail. Tuesday’s usually our snooze day, but next Tuesday, February 1st, our buddy Chef Andre Uribe is lighting up the place up with a special four-course meal and conversation about sustainability. It’s a private science pub for attendees who hunger for delicious knowledge AND delicious food. Chef Andre and Chef Patrick of Sustainable Meals Sustainable Meals Oregon are preparing a meal that looks something like…

Portland Dumpling Week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dumpling Week is back in Portland for the eighth consecutive year. Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, head to one of over 30 participating restaurants in the city to try their spin on the dumpling dish. Try traditional Chinese recipes or experience fusion recipes that give dumplings a new flavor.

OHA: Hospitals Near Breaking Point

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon hospitals may be reaching the breaking point in the coming weeks. The Oregon Health Authority’s Dr. Dean Sidelinger says the state is close to passing the pandemic high in the omicron surge. While cases seem to be leveling off, hospital cases are rising. Dr....

Oregon chief justice asks lawyers to act as public defenders

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters in an unusual public request is asking members of the State Bar to take on clients in need of public defense. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports in a letter Thursday, Walters asked members of the State Bar to “help in...

PPS officials: Tubman school rebuild will not replace any existing elementary

Portland Public Schools officials are considering a new location for Tubman Middle School in Northeast Portland, but the district announced Friday that the rebuild will not replace any existing elementary school. “As we prepare for additional community discussions, we are sharing that we agree that this future middle school should...

School District on Oregon Coast Moves Forward with to Lift Mask Mandate

Despite losing a significant portion of federal funding, leaders of the Alsea School District are moving forward with their plan to allow students and staff to forgo masks when they return to school buildings on Monday, January 31 — making them one of the first public school districts in Oregon to openly defy the state’s Covid mandates, which are among the strictest in the nation.