This booking photo provided by the Fort Worth Police Department shows Aaron Alexis, arrested in September, 2010, on suspicion of discharging a firearm in the city limits. Alexis is suspected to be the shooter at the Washington D,C. Navy Yard Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Fort Worth Police Department)

Navy Yard shooter was former reservist

Defense officials say the suspected Washington Navy Yard gunman was currently working as a defense department contractor, but it's not clear…

Superintendent for Portland Public Schools Carol Smith Sept. 16, 2013. (KOIN)

PPS wants mediation in contract talks

After five months of negotiations, the Portland Public Schools asked for mediation to help reach a deal with the Portland Association of Tea…

FILE - An artist's rendering of the proposed Hyatt Hotel near the Convention Center in Northeast Portland. (Morteson Development)

Hotel plan heads to Portland City Council

The council will consider a resolution authorizing Mayor Charlie Hales to sign an agreement with Metro to construct of a 600-room hotel adja…