Chris Oxley, who manages the Rose Quarter and Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the Portland Trail Blazers, says its rare for a city of Portlands size to retain two arenas, but that each serves a valuable function. Undated photo. (Jonathan House/Portland Tribune)

Memorial Coliseum’s colossal conundrum

The glory days are long gone for Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The fate of the city-owned arena has been in limbo since a $31.5 mil…

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, shakes hands with Lehigh's C.J. McCollum, who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Blazers GM Olshey high on his picks

On Thursday Portland drafted guards C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe, and center Jeff Withey. General Manager Neil Olshey now turns his attent…

A close-up of one of the 25,000 bees found either dead or dying in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Jun 19, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Oregon bans dinotefuran after bee deaths

The pesticide in the Wilsonville bee killings also is being studied as a possible source of longer term, more subtle damage to bee colonies …