Portland's City Hall building (KOIN 6 News, file)

Hales loses policy director to Metro

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' policy director is leaving City Hall this week for Metro, the Portland area's regional government.

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry, firefighters move to a site to conduct mop-up operations - finding and extinguishing hot spots - in the Douglas Complex of fires burning in Southern Oregon. A round of lightning in late July touched off major fires in southwestern Oregon. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Forestry)

1 of 4 large OR fires declared contained

The lightning-sparked Douglas Complex has been fully contained. The Government Flats Complex burning near The Dalles is 90 percent contained…