Beaverton students wore purple to honor the 2012 Homecoming Queen, Maddie Lauer, who died. Oct. 4, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Beaverton wears purple for queen

At homecoming this year, the Beaverton students did not don the school colors of black and orange. Instead, the student body wore purple, Ma…

Government shutdown stops timber sales

The U.S. Forest Service is shutting down timber sales on national forests across the country due to the partial shutdown of the federal gove…

FILE - The Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington states. Undated photo. (Bill Cortez/KOIN 6 News)

Next on OR agenda: Columbia River bridge

Proponents of building a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River are still pushing for another special session to get that project g…

Bob Dickes of the Oregon Health Co-Op, Oct. 4, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Oregon Health Co-op throws launch party

The live bands and people doing yoga in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Friday were part of a launch party for the Affordable Health Care Act a…

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Oct. 4, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Hales open to alternative R2DToo spot

After a lengthy public hearing about relocating the Right 2 Dream Too camp to a spot under the Broadway Bridge, Mayor Charlie Hales said he’…

A First Student school bus, Oct. 4, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Company suspends ‘dozing’ bus driver

The school bus driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday is not driving a bus pending the outcome of the internal investigati…

Portland Public Schools hired more than 25 goats to eat weeds near their headquarters, Oct. 4, 2013 (KOIN 6 News

Goats solve blackberry problem at PPS

More than 25 goats arrived at the Portland Public Schools headquarters on Thursday afternoon to do what they do best: graze on a patch of we…

A Betty Boop statue inside Beez restaurant in SE Portland (KOIN 6 News)

Betty Boop stolen from Beez restaurant

For the second time in less than three weeks, a Southeast Portland restaurant has been hit by burglars, and this time they took Betty Boop.

9-12-13-crematory smoke-viewer video deinterlaced

School soil samples near crematory clear

Soil samples taken by the Portland School District on the grounds of Vestal Elementary provided basically an all-clear result for people wor…