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A New Columbia resident whose family said he went outside with his gun to check for prowlers was shot late Tuesday, March 13, by Washington County tactical officers who'd been called to help Portland gang detectives serve a search warrant at a nearby house. Alberto Flores-Haro was shot soon after opening his front door and taken to a hospital. His family told the Oregonian he'd seen someone in his yard and wanted to scare that person off. The officer-involved shooting is the second in Portland this year. Investigating it, however, could prove trickier than usual. Out-of-town officers working in Portland aren't bound by the city's stricter oversight rules and aren't required to cooperate with Portland investigators. ["Hands Off, Portland," News, Jan 12]. DENIS C. THERIAULT

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TriMet's daunting service cuts may be less severe than the agency projected earlier in the year. Looking to close just a $12 million budget deficit instead of a $17 million gap, TriMet is still planning to ditch free MAX rides downtown and to Lloyd Center, but the agency is dialing back bus-line cuts by half and plans to keep current transfer rules that allow free round trips. TriMet announced the changes at its board meeting Wednesday, March 14. The agency is hoping for good news in a contract fight over health benefits with its drivers' union. ALEX ZIELINSKI

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This is how a sordid story turns sad. A few days after reporting that opinion editor Bob Caldwell had died after sex with a college student—and not, as a family friend originally told the paper, in his car—the Oregonian revealed the identity of the family friend. Turns out, the friend was another editor at the paper, Kathleen Glanville, who'd been trying to protect Caldwell's widow. The news came from editor Peter Bhatia, who published a note Friday, March 16, explaining why the paper decided to correct the Caldwell story. The note said Glanville would be punished, but wouldn't say how. Glanville took care of that herself on Facebook. In a post that described the awfulness of her predicament, she said she was fired and called working at the O her "life." DCT

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