Portland News

Oregon City back with the big boys in the Three Rivers League: 2018 football preview
Previewing the 2018 Oregon City Pioneers of the Class 6A Special District 5 (Three Rivers League) JD Humburg | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Air quality in Portland improves, still 'unhealthy for sensitive groups'
Smoke and haze still remained at "unhealthy" levels for many in Southern Oregon. Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Portland Business News

Creative agency takes a big chunk of Central Eastside space
Author: Jon Bell
The tenant is the second one to sign on for space in the Custom Blocks project.
Moda in talks with a strategic partner for a capital infusion, CEO says
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
Portland-based insurance carrier Moda Health is in discussions with a strategic partner that will give it a capital infusion, Moda Inc. President and CEO Robert Gootee said in a memo to employees. Gootee did not disclose the identity of the potential partner but said the parties are in the final stages of negotiating terms of the relationship. The partner is not taking over Moda’s medical plan business, Gootee told employees. “Neither a merger nor an acquisition was ever part of the discussion,"…

Oregon Local News

Street of Dreams' Private Reserve has sleek modern styling (photos)
The Street of Dreams luxury house called Private Reserve by Bill Winkenbach and Scott Bowles of BC Custom Construction with Carin L. Atterbury of Surface has energy-efficient features, including radiant heat concrete floors. Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive

NYT Politics

Pelosi Talks of ‘Bridge’ to New Leader as Democrats Test Her Strength
Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, is confronting threats from different corners of her party, posing the most serious test of her 15-year grip on the caucus
The Questions the Jurors in the Manafort Trial Will Be Asking
In weighing whether to find Paul Manafort guilty or not of financial fraud charges, jurors will have to take into account evidence, witness credibility and other factors.
In Kentucky House Race, a Battle of Ideology vs. Résumé
A year ago, Representative Andy Barr was thought to hold a safe House Republican seat in Kentucky. Then came the candidacy of the Democrat Amy McGrath.

Portland Tribune

Affordable housing measure debated at Chamber meeting
Author: Jim Redden
Pros and cons of Metro's $652.8 million November bond measure are weighed by Clackamas County buisiness group.

Washington County Chair Andy Duyck found himself outnumbered last Monday when he appeared before the Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce to oppose Metro's affordable housing bond.

Duyck was only scheduled to debate Metro President-elect ...

Sources: Neighbors upset over lack of park cleanup
Author: Jim Redden
Plus, money pours in for Metro affordable housing bond measure and protester complaints about police are common.

Portland officials say city contractors have responded to 4,150 complaints about homeless camps outside downtown since the beginning of the year, removing 218 tons of trash from them, including 10,835 needles.

That's not good ...