In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during an interview at The Associated Press in Washington. Hamburg has told employees she is resigning her post in March. Hamburg told employees of the Food and Drug Administration in an email Thursday that the agency's chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, will serve as acting commissioner. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Longtime head of FDA stepping down

After nearly six years on the job, Margaret Hamburg announced her resignation as FDA director Thursday in an email to staff. She said the ag…

Spooltown is a small-run sewing factory in Portland specializing in handbags and accessories. February 4, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Local women succeed in Makers Movement

Very rarely can you go inside the large factory that makes your favorite clothing. And in many cases, the production companies are overseas.

Paul (in the blue) and his brother Jeff are Wednesday's Child for Feb. 4, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Wednesday’s Child: Jeff and Paul

Jeff and Paul are brothers, 9 and 7, who laughed the whole time they were being shown how to lift the print off paint blocks. They are looki…

The intersection of NE 11th and Tillamook in the Irvington section of Portland, Feb. 4, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

PPB: Man with British accent lures boys

The alleged incident happened around 8:15 a.m. Monday near NE 11th and Tillamook Street. The 13-year-old told police he said “no” and then w…

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, …