The Alameda school in Portland underwent construction in Summer 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

Is PPS spending $482m bond well?

When Portland voters approved a $482 million bond to upgrade schools in the area, an expansion of existing schools was not mentioned. But a …

Oregon's Mount Hood looms in the background as orchardist Randy Kiyokawa prunes a budding pear tree at his Parkdale, Ore., orchard in the Hood River valley, Friday, March 11, 2005. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Oregon drought puts up fire warnings

This is the driest winter many parts of Oregon have ever seen, said April Snell, the executive director of Oregon Water Resources Congress.

Two pounds of heroin and weapons were seized when 4 people were arrested near Grants Pass, Jan. 21, 2014 (Rogue Area Drug Enforcement)

Biggest heroin bust ever in Rogue area

Four people were arrested and more than two pounds of heroin and other drugs were seized in a multiple-agency raid on Tuesday in Grants Pass…