Andrew Theen, The Oregonian

Andrew Theen

The Oregonian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Oregon approves ‘immediate’ $3 million for 82nd Avenue, new speed limit signs to be installed next week

The state approved millions in funding for 82nd Avenue in Portland, a move that came weeks after two men were struck and killed by drivers there. → Read More

Metro Council races: Battle for North, Northeast Portland seat may be most competitive in a decade

The race for Metro's 5th District is full of interesting candidates. → Read More

Oregonians have died at rate well above average since mid-March, but tie to COVID-19 unclear, state data shows

245 more Oregonians died during the five weeks between March 16 and April 19 than during those same 5 weeks the past 3 years. A tie to COVID-19 is unclear. → Read More

Oregon extends deadline to remove studded tires, cites coronavirus pandemic

Oregonians with studded traction tires on their cars or trucks won’t have to remove them next week after all. → Read More

TriMet, already seeing ridership declines, expects ‘big drops’ amid ban on large events

TriMet said it expects to see "big drops" in ridership with the Timbers and Trail Blazers seasons suspended and other large institutions urging people stay home. → Read More

If you want to fly in 2020, get a passport now and avoid DMV lines during Real ID rollout, state says

Oregon will finally have Real ID-compliant cards next July, but that's just a few months before the federal deadline. → Read More

E-scooters are back on Portland streets: 5 things you need to know

By the time you read this, electric scooters will be back on the block. → Read More

Yes there was a llama on the MAX, TriMet confirms, but there shouldn’t have been

A llama rode a light rail train, and a Portland songwriter likely penned a tune somewhere. → Read More

Critics blast environmental report for I-5 lanes project through Rose Quarter as contradicting decades of study

A coalition of opponents organized to stop a more than $500 million Rose Quarter freeway project say a recent report arguing the project would reduce emissions is dubious. → Read More

Port of Vancouver commissioners join call to replace Interstate 5 bridge

Port of Vancouver commissioners signaled support Tuesday for a new Interstate 5 bridge with "high-capacity transit" and other features. → Read More

10 ways Seattle has blown past Portland in transportation moxie

While Portland is poised to finally act on some big projects, and TriMet plans its biggest bus expansion in its history, the city has undeniably stalled in addressing its transportation issues in recent years. Seattle, meanwhile, has been forging ahead with voter-approved projects costing in the tens of billions and transit ridership is up double digits there. The Emerald City in recent years… → Read More

ACLU joins fight over Latina board member's arrest at TriMet station

TriMet and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon appear headed toward a legal showdown over the March arrest of a Latina David Douglas School Board member in Old Town Chinatown. → Read More

TriMet plans more security, expanded bus service in $1.3 billion spending plan

TrIMet plans to add bus service, extend the Red Line's stops into Washington County and beef up security. → Read More

Wolves spotted on trail cameras in Mt. Hood National Forest

Wolves were spotted on trail cameras in the eastern portion of the Mt. Hood National Forest earlier this month. → Read More

Oregon's public university leaders: DeVos Title IX guidelines will have 'very little' effect here

Oregon's public university presidents weighed in on proposed new guidelines from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on how campuses should handle sexual assault and harassment cases. → Read More

Is that a wolf or a coyote? Oregon wildlife agency tests your knowledge

Oregon wildlife officials want hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to step into the digital classroom for a quick quiz. → Read More

Umpqua Community College shooting: Killer's manifesto reveals racist, satanic views

The six-page letter left by Chris Harper-Mercer depicts a lonely and dejected man prior to the 2015 shooting in Roseburg that left nine people dead. → Read More

Environmental groups petition EPA to ban cyanide devices linked to wolf death

A group of more than a dozen environmental nonprofit groups are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a controversial device used to kill coyotes. → Read More

Oregon warns Willamette steelhead face extinction if sea lions' feast continues

If California sea lions continue their underwater buffet below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction, state officials warned Monday. → Read More

Biketown bike-share celebrates 1 year with free ride day, other events

Portland's Biketown bike-share is celebrating a birthday this week. → Read More