Commissioner Nick Fish propsed 4.8% utility rate increase for City of Portland. February 4, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Portland utility costs on the rise again

Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish asked the City Council Wednesday to appeal a long-running utility ratepayer lawsuit against t…

The New Carissa ran aground off the coast of southern Oregon near Coos Bay, Feb. 4, 1999 (KOIN 6 News)

1999: New Carissa stuck in Coos Bay surf

On Feb. 4, 1999, the New Carissa ran aground off the southern Oregon coast. The cargo ship, owned by a Japanese company, sailed too close to…

In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FCC chair details net neutrality plan

Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, …