Region’s leaders split on Metro affordable housing bond

The Metro Council holds a May 29 work session on a possible $652.8 million affordable housing bond, with a public hearing and referral vote set for June 7. COURTESY HOME FORWARD – This upcoming affordable housing project to be built by Home Forward at Northeast Grand and Hassalo in Portland is an example of the

Driver leads deputies on high-speed chase, crashes into Clackamas River

(Courtesy: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office) (Courtesy: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office) (Courtesy: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office) CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A driver crashed into the Clackamas River Sunday night after leading deputies on a high-speed chase near Estacada. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy noticed a black Land Rover commit several traffic violations

Klamath Housing Authority receives $160K for housing relief

Construction on low-income housing efforts along Homedale Road back in March. Klamath Housing Authority has been selected as one of several statewide recipients for housing relief grants. The offices of Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced Tuesday that more than $10.6 million would be set aside for housing aid in communities across Oregon. Klamath

Oregon women achieve landmark victories in 2018 primary

Val Hoyle, pictured here in the Oregon Legislature in this May 4, 2015 file photo, will be Oregon’s next labor commissioner.( Val Hoyle’s victory as Oregon’s next labor commissioner last week marked a likely gender high watermark in Oregon politics. If Gov. Kate Brown wins re-election come November, as is considered highly likely in a

Former Rep. Shemia Fagan Unseats State Sen. Rod Monroe

Former Rep. Shemia Fagan Unseats State Sen. Rod Monroe Former state Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-Clackamas) will unseat incumbent state Sen. Rod Monroe (D-East Portland) in their Democratic primary battle for his Oregon Senate seat. In early returns, Fagan has 61.9 percent of the vote, while Monroe has 24.7 percent. Kayse Jama, the executive director of

Alliance for Common Good offers homeless solutions

Housing team working with Clackamas County employees, interested community partners to create a pilot program Everyone agrees that homelessness in the metro area is worsening, but consensus on a solution is difficult to achieve. Fortunately, the Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good Clackamas Housing Team is offering a solution of its own: hosting faith-based transitional shelters.

Metro District 2 race focuses on transportation, housing issues

Buck, Dominguez, Lewis and Pauli will face off for a full term in the May 15 primary election When Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette announced last year that she would resign her position in preparation for a move to Corvallis, four applicants threw their hats into the ring for an appointment to serve out the remainder

Oregon digest

Oregon man drowns in southwestern Washington river PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Oregon man drowned while swimming in the Lewis River in northern Clark County in Washington. Authorities on Saturday identified him as Allums Robinson of Klamath Falls. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says Robinson was with another swimmer near Cedar Creek Friday

Deadly car vs.motorcycle crash in Clackamas Co.

HAPPY VALLEY, OR (KPTV) – Oregon State Police is investigating a deadly crash on Highway 212 and SE 130th Avenue near Happy Valley Sunday evening. Troopers and fire were dispatched around 5 p.m. to a two vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a motorcycle. According to OSP, a silver Kia Rio, operated by Uriy