Achmed Abdullah, right, and Maryan Mohammad, second from left, moved to Barberry Village from Syria with their three children, Yassir, left, Abdul, middle, and Mnahell, second from right. Undated photo. (Jim Clark/Outlook Online)

Flight from Syria

In 2009, neighbors were disappearing and violent outbreaks between police and rebel groups foreshadowed the now 2-year-long civil war that h…

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Heat advisory for Portland metro area

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for high temperatures in the 90s in the Portland-Vancouver metro area and along the Inte…

Graffiti covers the side of a boarded-up home on N. Interstate Ave. in Portland. But neighbors said squatters have still found their way inside -- using this 100-year-old home as a haven for drugs and other crimes, Sept. 10, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Neighbors call for home’s demolition

City records show the current eyesore was scheduled for demolition in 2012. And neighbors want to know what the hold up is, since it has lon…