Learn what officials say could have prevented five apartments from being damaged by fire – and avoided sending two people to the hospital. There’s a simple-but-effective lesson to be learned, here …

Respect Oregon’s fireworks law – and support the programs of the Dads Club – by stopping by their stand. Read all about it …

Summer is here. Really! With our glorious 80 days of beautiful weather just around the corner, now’s a good time to learn how to be safe – and not run afoul of the law – before you slip your watercraft into one of our rivers.  READ THIS and learn about their special enforcement mission going on right now to curb drunken boating …

Find out what happened, this week, that gives hope to Lents Neighborhood freshmen who were told they’d have to start high school at Franklin or perhaps Madison …

See what happened when the East Portland Chamber of Commerce invited other Portland business groups to join in their fun, at this annual event …

Find out why Multnomah County Sheriff’s Captain Bobbi Luna, in charge of our jails, says her additional duties as President of the American Jail Association will benefit both those in custody – and everyday citizens …

Things looked pretty dreary when it rained the first day, but when the sun came out – wow! See why folks came from all over three counties to enjoy a county fair that’s NOT put on by the County …

These weren’t just a couple of kids peddling pot!  You’ll be amazed and astounded at how much heavy-duty dope was seized – and why the three charged with being big-time, south-of-the-border drug dealers won’t be going anywhere soon …

See why we’re so excited to tell you about the return of the Lents International and Montavilla Farmers Markets – as well as the all-new Sunday Parkrose Farmers Market …

Is it really fair that, for years, this nondescript building has been bashed as being a ‘legalized drug house, and ‘the source of problems on the MAX Light Rail line at NE 162nd Avenue’?  Find out the amazing truth about what goes on behind these usually-closed doors, right here …

In this, the fourth installment of our ongoing series, learn about the values that drive the City Commissioners to seek their positions – and about the City bureaus they oversee – in their own words …

Why do volunteers work so hard to put on this terrific annual, family event? Look at the photos here, and you’ll find out. AND, you’ll see how you can get your own free tour every week – we’ll tell you when and where …

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