The Hawthorne Bridge over the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Jan. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Beaches sprouting on Willamette River

In 2010, a small part of the Willamette River’s edge south of the Hawthorne Bridge was a wasteland of concrete chunks. Now, it looks more li…

The City of Tualatin offices, Jan. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Tualatin seeks medical pot moratorium

Tualatin and Hillsboro could join a growing list of Northwest cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries, including Gresham, Medford and B…

A T-shirt available on the Multnomah County Republicans website , Jan. 13, 2014.

Multnomah GOP apologizes for gun raffle

The Multnomah County Republican Party has apologized for publicizing an AR-15 gun raffle in honor of Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and…

A Portland fire truck, April 27, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PFB saves money with SUVs

Portland Fire & Rescue says it’s saving money by sending specially equipped SUVs to some aid calls instead of full-size fire trucks.

A barista at Dream Girl Espresso in Forest Grove, Jan. 20, 2014 (Report It: Bob Elkind)

Neighbors, barista owner spar on outfits

It’s not just the coffee that’s hot at Dream Girl Espresso in Forest Grove. Tempers are flaring between some nearby residents and the owner …

Rock Creek Elementary in Beaverton, Jan. 17, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Beaverton school reopens after norovirus

Students were back in class Tuesday after dozens of children went home sick last week with norovirus symptoms. On Friday, more than 100 stud…