Five people escaped a house fire at 13600 Wrightwood Court in Tigard, March 1, 2015 (TVF&R)

5 escape Tigard home fire

Investigators said improperly disposed smoking materials caused the fire in the garage that then spread to the house at 13600 SW Wrightwood …

This June 5, 2012 file photo Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, is making an announcement about her plans for the future. The 78-year-old senator in her fifth term is set to make the announcement at a news conference in Fells Point in Baltimore on Monday morning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Longest running Congresswoman to retire

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the top echelon of…