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…

Windy Williquette-Cheesman loves the New Seasons that has opened on North Williams Avenue, but hates the fact that the popular new store might be a factor in forcing her out of the neighborhood. A New Seasons-style grocery raises nearby property values about 20 percent, according to a Metro study. October 2013. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune)

North Portland: The New Seasons effect

A study of how retail stores affect residential properties found that the New Seasons that opened in North Portland’s Boise neighborhood in …