Timothy Natividad in an undated photo. Natividad was killed in a domestic dispute weeks after Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke was murdered. (Portland Tribune/Francke family)

Career criminal claims Francke conspiracy

The 1989 murder of the Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke is the state’s version of the Kennedy assassination. The mo…

Blazers center Chris Kaman, right, works the ball in against Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia, in Portland., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Robinson leads Blazers past Bucks

Thomas Robinson, who started in Robin Lopez’s absence, sparked the Blazers with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both season highs.

Barry, Bernice, Barry Jr. and Bernadette Murray at the Canadian border, the end of the PCT, on Oct. 7, 1970. (Barry Murray)

Photos: The Murrays on the PCT

Nearly 45 years ago, the Murray family left their lives in California for a road less traveled. Less than two years later, they’d be making …

Fidel Castro in 1985, John F. Kennedy in 1962 (AP Photos)

Timeline: US-Cuba relations since 1959

Since the U.S. broke relations with Cuba and closed its embassy on Jan. 3, 1961, there has been an antagonistic relationship between the two…