Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Peter Leslie Smith, 55, as auxiliary bishop of the Portland Archdiocese, March 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

New Portland bishop criticized by SNAP

Msgr. Peter Leslie Smith was appointed by the Pope, only the third such appointment of an auxiliary bishop in the 168-year history of the Po…

FILE - A customer heads to the RadioShack store Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Midvale, Utah. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores

The closures represent just the latest setback for RadioShack, which has been struggling to update its image and compete with the rise of on…

Blazers guard Wesley Matthews passes the ball out as Lakers guard Jodie Meeks defends in Portland, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Blazers rally but fall to Lakers

Pau Gasol scored 22 points and the Lakers won their second straight, snapping the Blazers’ five-game winning streak.

Multnomah County commission candidate Jim Francesconi, March 3, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Francesconi wants bridge users to pay

Commission candidate Jim Francesconi said he would start by creating a regional bridge authority with the power to collect from people livin…