Portland to take a strike vote, Feb. 5, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PPS, PAT sign tentative contract deal

A tentative deal struck between the Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teacher earlier Tuesday was signed around 9 p.m,…

A woman and her dog were safely rescued from a sinkhole in Southeast Portland, Feb. 18, 2014 (PF&R)

Woman, dog saved from Portland sinkhole

A woman trying to find her dog in her Portland backyard fell into a 20-foot deep sinkhole Tuesday night and was rescued after a neighbor hea…

Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge drives on Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson during the first half in Portland, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Blazers’ Aldridge out at least a week

LaMarcus Aldridge will miss at least one week after straining his left groin, the team announced. He’ll be evaluated after that time.

FILE -In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in lending for two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is expected to announce the deal at a speech in Washington on Wednesday, a day before he visits the $14 billion Vogtle nuclear plant being built by Southern Co. and several partners about 30 miles southeast of Augusta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US to OK $6.5B for Georgia nuke plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is poised to approve $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees for the first nuclear power plant built…