Alex Rovello counsels freshman and 2013 doubles partner Daan Maasland (left) of the Netherlands.Undated photo. (Rovello family/Portland Tribune)

Alex Rovello won friends and matches

Rovello was the first four-time state champion in Oregon school history, and the No. 1 player at the University of Oregon. He died last Satu…

Kip Kinkel, middle, is led into Marion County Courthouse in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, June 20, 2007. It is being decided in court hearings whether Kinkel, convicted of killing his parents and of the 1998 Thurston High School shootings, should get a new trial. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Ore. AG opposes Kinkel appeal

Kip Kinkel killed his parents and two high school students in 1998. The appeal asked a judge to throw out his 112-year sentence based on a U…

Riders departing a MAX train in downtown Portland, May 6, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Who should oversee TriMet?

TriMet officials said they are now trying to be better about transparency. They might begin by following examples of other transit agencies …

Bike hearse

Ore. funeral home rolls out bike hearse

The owner of Sunset Hills Funeral Home said he built this bicycle hearse as a way to give the deceased “one last ride” on some of Oregon’s s…