The splash pad at Raymond Park in Southeast Portland. June 5, 2013 (Portland Parks & Recreation)

Warm up on the way, could be hottest yet

A Heat Advisory has been issued for the entire Willamette Valley, SW Washington and the Columbia River Gorge Wednesday morning through Frida…

Colored pencils. (KOIN)

Audit shows arts tax is falling short

The $35-per-person Art Tax is achieving its primary goal of funding art teachers in the public schools. But total collections are falling sh…

Ann Rule in a 1976 photo on her website taken by Leslie Rule

True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

Ann Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotl…