Oliver Bjorkstrand of the Portland Winterhawks makes a move during Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, home game versus Tri-City. (Jonathan House/Portland Tribune)

Winterhawks routed 6-2 by Tri-City

The Hawks, who have reached the Western Hockey League finals three years running, will be hard-pressed to do it again after losing plenty of…

In an image made from the C-Span broadcast Senator Ted Cruz continues to speak on the floor of the U.S. Senate at 5:21 a.m. EDT Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. Since Tuesday afternoon, Cruz _ with occasional remarks by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and other GOP conservatives _ have controlled the Senate floor and railed against Obamacare. By 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Cruz and his allies had spoken for more than 14 hours, the eighth longest since precise record-keeping began in 1900. (AP Photo/CSPAN)

19 hours and counting for Sen. Cruz

The Texas senator is attempting to derail President Obama’s signature health care law. It is the fourth-longest Senate speech since precise …

Traffic in the area where the Columbia River Crossing is proposed (Courtesy photo, April 13, 2013)

CRC consultant: toll skirting big issue

A new study by CRCs own consultant being made public this week indicates toll skirting is a much bigger problem than bridge planners admit.