FILE - The Mount Tabor Reservoir in Portland, Ore. Undated photo. (Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)

Group attacks proposed water rate hike

In their proposed budget, the City of Portland Water Bureau wants to raise water rates. But the group Portlanders for Water Reform said the …

TThe Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon (wiki commons)

Ore DEQ: too much mercury in Rogue River

State authorities want to reduce high levels of mercury in resident fish in the Rogue River and other popular whitewater and sport-fishing r…

Pacific University VP Michael Mallery in Washington County court on sex abuse charges, Jan. 22, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PacU veep granted leave after arrest

Michael Mallery, accused of sexually abusing a family member, was granted a leave of absence from his job as Pacific University’s Vice Presi…

Meadow Park Middle School in Beaverton, as seen on their website, Jan. 22, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Student suspended over ‘kill list’

A Beaverton middle school student was suspended after sending an online survey to other students that asked which of 17 specific students sh…

A City of Bend police car (File, web photo)

Bend police chief fired, no cause given

The police chief in Bend has been fired following revelations that a police spokesman had sexual relations with three city employees and a j…

Vancouver police seized a vehicle believed to be involved in a double-fatal hit-and-run, Jan. 21, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Hit-run truck owner not cooperating

Police have located the owner of a pickup truck that they believe was involved in a hit-and-run Sunday that left two women dead.

The Port of St. Helens in Columbia City, Oregon, as seen on their website, Jan. 22, 2014

China-funded methanol plants in Oregon

Two new methanol plants could be coming to the lower Columbia River, bringing more than 200 permanent jobs and 2,000 temporary union constru…

Howard Hughes' wooden flying boat the "Spruce Goose," is towed by a tugboat from its hangar in Long Beach, Calif., in this Oct. 29, 1980 file photo. (AP Photo)

Photos: The Spruce Goose

The Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes’ iconic plane, resides at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville.

Vials of flu vaccine are displayed at Philly Flu Shots on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Wake for Eugene boy killed by flu

The 5-year-old Eugene boy who died of the flu was remembered at a wake Sunday in Eugene as a happy, active boy who had clever ways to bend t…

Six people were hurt, three critically, when this van hit the back of the tanker truck on I-5 in Marion County, Jan. 18, 2014 (OSP)

6 hurt when van slams truck; 1 critical

Six people were hurt when a minivan collided with a tanker trailer on I-5 in Marion County. One youth was critically hurt and two others suf…

This Dallas, Oregon woman has twice received packages containing confidential information meant for someone else, Jan. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

DHS sends private info to wrong person

In December, a woman received a Cover Oregon application meant for another person. But this week that same woman received highly confidentia…