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, …

The mangled fuselage of a TransAsia Airways commercial plane is dragged to the river bank after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The Taiwanese commercial flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei on Wednesday morning. (AP Photo)

Photos: TransAsia tragedy in Taiwan

This image taken from video provided by TVBS shows a commercial airplane moments before it clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a r…

Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker, left, drives to the basket as Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Lopez returns, Blazers beat Jazz at home

Damian Lillard scored 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers, boosted by the return of center Robin Lopez, held off the Utah Jazz on Tuesd…

Gail O'Connell-Babcock, who initially found Stella at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter, checks on her progress while another dog on the farm watches. (Ray Pitz, Sherwood Gazette)

Watchdogs to the rescue!

Sherwood residents Gail O’Connell-Babcock and her husband Robert “Reb” Babcock run a nonprofit rescue organization called Watchdog.

A young man vapes at a kiosk in the Westfield Vancouver Mall, December 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Should vaping in public go up in smoke?

Proposed bills in Washington and Oregon deal with regulating e-cigarettes to prevent minors from easily accessing them, but only one Oregon …