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Thursday July 8, 2010 - Times viewed: 7772
PORTLAND- Heat and Air Quality Advisories are in effect for a most of Oregon today. Cooling centers have been opened to help seniors and other handle the heat wave.

The Advisory remains in effect until tomorrow evening but may be extended. The National Weather Service says the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation where heat-related illnesses are possible.All The NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air conditioned places, staying out of the sun, and checking up on relatives and neighbors.

The Oregon Department of Ecology issued an Air Pollution Advisory, stating that air quality could be hazardous to the elderly, children, or people with asthma. So, if you're affected by the air quality-- experts say you should stay indoors.  Large reader boards on local highways are asking people to limit their driving to help keep the smog to a minimum.

These conditions can be extremely hazardous to folks with chronic health problems and senior citizens.  Elderly people don't adjust as well as young people to sudden spikes in temperature, mainly because they're more likely to have chronic medical con ...
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Wednesday July 7, 2010 - Times viewed: 7804
MOUNT HOOD, Oregon - Teams of experienced rescue crews are attemting to reach an injured manAllin the Hogsback area of Mount Hood at the 10,000 foot range.  He's not seriously injured but he did hurt his leg somehow.

Rescuers are in cell phone communication with other climbers and should be tending to the fallen man soon.

The man has not yet been identified and details about what happened to him have not yet been released.

Many people are currently on Mount Hood today because of the nice weather.

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Tuesday July 6, 2010 - Times viewed: 7959

Kyron's parents have asked step-mom Terri Horman to cooperate with the police but they wrote in their Monday night response they believe she still is not assisting authorities in their investigation.

"We have been briefed by law enforcement and we have not received a response since our request for her to fully cooperate with investigators to assist in bringing Kyron home," they wrote. "We continue to issue our plea of her FULLY cooperating with law enforcement and the investigation to help bring Kyron home as quickly as possible."

One month after the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, police reportedly said a landscaper told them the Oregon boy's stepmother tried to hire him to kill her husband, Kaine Horman.

Terry Horman looks like a different person in her bodybuilding photos.

In 2005, Terri placed fourth in the women-over-35 category in the Emerald Cup of bodybuilding.

Terri Moulton Horman continues as the primary person of interest in Kyron's disappearance. It's been over a month since Kyron has been seen.

The cloud of suspicion thickens and sources close to the investigation say police al ...
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Saturday July 3, 2010 - Times viewed: 7826
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Perhaps pot vended by machine is further down the road but the most recent initiative to get medical marijuana dispensed by those other than the user may be on the next ballot. The measure would make it legal for medical marijuana users to buy from state-regulated dispensaries.

Signatures for six measures have now been turned in before the declared deadline.

The Secretary of State's Office has until August 1 to verify that enough signatures from registered voters were received to meet the required 82,769 for statutory measures, and 109,843 for constitutional amendments. Initiative Petition 28 would authorize nonprofit organizations to maintain state-regulated dispensaries to sell marijuana to legal medical marijuana users with cards. Currently the sick must must grow their own marijuana or pay someone outsider to grow it for them.

Backers of the Initiative say they're confident the 22,000 signatures turned in Friday would put them over the top.

"The flaw with the current law expects sick and dying patients to produce their own medicine," said John Sajo of the Voter Power Foundation.

Measure 76 would amend the c ...
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Friday July 2, 2010 - Times viewed: 8420
PENDLETON, Oregon -- An Oregon state prison guard was arrested after a woman told police he threatened her with gun then raped her. Prison guard Robert Grindstaff was arrested and booked on charges of rape, sodomy, and burglary. The 37-year-old man was placed on unpaid leave from the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack said deputies arrested Grindstaff for third-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday after a woman reported her tires had been slashed. The next evening, the same woman called to 9-1-1 to report the rape. Deputies also arrested 34-year-old Rusty Harley on suspicion that he tried to cover up evidence.

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Friday July 2, 2010 - Times viewed: 7951
Portland, Oregon - UPDATE - A judge has forbidden Terri Horman, the stepmother of a missing 7-year-old Portland boy to have access to her children or to any firearms.

Court officials say the restraining order against Terri Moulton Horman was granted Monday afternoon by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Keith Meisenheimer. The judge released part of the court file Tuesday.

Horman's stepson, Kyron, went missing June 4, which led to one of the most extensive searches in Oregon history.

Terri Moulton was the last known person known to have seen Kyron. Kyron's father, Kaine Horman, filed for divorce from Terri Horman on Monday and sought the restraining order.

Terri and Kaine Horman have a 19-month-old daughter, and Terri Horman has a teenage son from a previous marriage.

Divorce papers filed Monday show that Kaine Horman had a new, undisclosed address as of Saturday. They also show he is seeking sole custody of the 19-month-old daughter he had with Terri Moulton Horman.

During the investigation into the fate of Kyron Horman, his father and stepmother had been living in their home in the countryside west of downtown Portland, along with their daug ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7911
PORTLAND, Oregon. - The father of missing Skyline School second-grader Kyron Horman has filed for divorce from his wife Terri Moulton Horman and was granted a restraining order against her. The Sheriff's Office and the media continue to say Terri Moulton Horman isn't a suspect in the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman. Terri's friend Jaymie Finster said Terri was tested for a second polygraph on Saturday. Jaymie Finster said Horman is "tired and frustrated with the intensity of the questioning she's been getting." The police may have no clues and we could end up where we began. Criminal profiler, Clint Van Zandt has stated he's not satisfied with the manner in which police are handling the investigation saying "...their approach is similar to the 60s TV show Get Smart.‚ÄĚThat's not reality, the world is not like that," says Van Zandt. Police say Terri Moulton Horman is not currently a person of interest. There is speculation that Terri's crying was fake. Others say that idea s ridiculous. Willamette Week, citing unnamed law-enforcement officials "from agencies at the city, county and federal level," says Moulton Horman raised suspicions almost immediately for havi ...
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Saturday June 26, 2010 - Times viewed: 7833
WARRENTON, Oregon - In a head-on crash with a dump truck two people were killed on Highway 101. Oregon State Police said the collision occurred around 12:30 p.m. yesterday at milepost 10 near Warrenton. The victims have not yet been identified. State police said the driver of the dump truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials closed all four lanes of the highway and allowed traffic to pass on the shoulder. Police diverted traffic at Lewis and Clark Road in Seaside and the roundabout in Astoria. The highway is expected to reopen later this afternoon, according to ODOT

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Friday June 25, 2010 - Times viewed: 7820
On The Today Show this morning,

Desiree Young described her son as shy, someone who prefers to stay close to home. "He's timid and can't see very well", she said.

Her former husband, Kaine Horman, Kyron's father, was with her on the show. They did a round of interviews with network TV shows to help keep the public informed.

"Honestly, I am a little scared at this point," Young said. "Three weeks is a long time. We need to bring him home."

They say that Kyron understands not to talk to strangers but because he has some trouble following directions in school, they have worked with him on listening to teachers and parents.

When asked if Kyron might have left the school with an adult he may not have known, his mother said,

"I can't say he wouldn't because he knew it's a stranger danger situation.,I don't know if he would recognize that."

It was the third public appearance by the two since Kyron was last seen on June 4 at his school.

Investigators are working through thousands of tips, "throwing every resource" to find Kyron, the parents said. They are working with investig ...
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Wednesday June 23, 2010 - Times viewed: 7686
PORTLAND -- Seventeen year old Billy Moore was shot in the back and died after an argument on a TriMet bus. It all happened late Monday in the Portsmouth area ofAllNorth Portland.

Billy Moore had just left his mother's bedside at Oregon Health and Science University where she was about to be taken off life-support.  Then, Moore boarded a TriMet bus and got into an argument with some other passengers before reaching his stop. 

Billy got off the bus near his home and one of the boys he had been arguing with shot him in the back. He then crawled home and died at his doorstep.

Billy Moore had just graduated from high school and friends said he was getting his life together. His mother had been suffering from Leukemia and died in the hospital shortly after Billy's visit.

Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect but his name was not released because of his age.

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Monday June 21, 2010 - Times viewed: 7754
Investigators continue to be stumped in the disappearance of seven year old Kyron Horman. And they're now asking specific questions about his movements and his stepmother Terri Horman who has been given two polygraph test.

Police have not discussed the specific results of the polygraph. But word has leaked that Terri Horman has neither flunked or specifically passed the test. Polygraphs are notoriously known for being ambiguous and unreliable.

Terri Horman was the last known person to have seen Kyron. She dropped him off at school the day he vanished.

Today, police will collect a questionnaire they sent to the community asking if anyone saw Terri Horman or the white truck she was driving on the day Kyron disappeared.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gates said Terri Horman is "being cooperative with investigators. The whole family is being cooperative with investigators."

Throughout the ordeal and the investigation, the family has remained mostly out of view, rarely appearing in public and only once appearing together to read a statement.

"You mean everything to us," said Kyron's stepfather, Tony Young. "U ...
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Friday June 18, 2010 - Times viewed: 7685
HILLSBORO - A Hillsboro Police officer was forced to kill a man who approached him with a knife. The incident occurred at Thursday at JP Cuisine Take-Out, 1895 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy, at about 9 p.m.. Police responded to a 911 call and found a woman in the kitchen bleeding from a stab wound. Then a man walked out from a back room with a knife, approached the officer who then fired his handgun and shot the man. The man was taken to OHSU hospital where he died of his wounds. The injured woman died at the scene, according to the Hillsboro Police Department. The officer, a four-year veteran with the Hillsboro Police Department, was not injured. Police didn't identify the victim or the man, but said they were in their mid-30s and both worked at the restaurant. The incident may have began from a domestic situation. Hillsboro detectives and the Washington County Major Crimes Team are investigating. ...
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Thursday June 17, 2010 - Times viewed: 7725
TIGARD, Oregon - A boy was tossed out of his bed after a speeding car rammed into his Tigard home Wednesday morning.

The accident happened not long after midnight at 8115 SW Bonita Road, in Tigard. Police have said the driver was drunk as he raced through the neighborhood.

“The impact was so significant that it knocked the home off its foundation by a foot and severed natural gas lines,” said Brian Barker, a spokesman for Tualatin valley Fire & Rescue.

The car rammed the outside wall of the boy’s bedroom, knocked and him off his bed. He woke up startled but not injured. His parents were sleeping in their own bedroom. They also were not hurt.

"The occupants of this home are very lucky that they weren't injured," said TVF&R Battalion Chief James Davis.

Firefighters had to cut the driver out of the smashed car. The boy was driving without a license or insurance, police say. He and his 20-year-old passenger were take to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment.

After he was released from the hospital, the driver was arrested on several charges including DUII, assault, reckless endangering, cri ...
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Wednesday June 16, 2010 - Times viewed: 7740
WILSONVILLE, Oregon.- Police have arrested a teenage boy and a young man man in an armed robbery of a Wilsonville electronics store.

21 year old Tio Hernandez of Gresham and a 16 year old boy were charged with first-degree robbery.All

Investigators said they believe last Saturday night surveillance cameras caught the two individuals stealing electronics by threatening security guards at knifepoint .

Clackamas County detectives said that about 7:30 pm the two young men pushed a shopping cart out of the front door, filled with a car stereo, an HP computer, video games and accessories, and iPods.

Deputies said that when confronted by store security, the two men pulled out knives.

Tio Hernandez was reported by the victims to be especially aggressive and tried to stab one of the officers in the chest.

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Tuesday June 15, 2010 - Times viewed: 7752
Searchers are becoming more doubful they will find missing Kyron Horman alive. The feeling of dispare is increasing and some searchers have given up. But the vast majority of police and FBI agents are still hopeful something positive will turn up.

Meanwhlile, most Oregon public schools have beefed up their security and are shutting their doors as Kyron Horman remains missing. In fact, since the 1992 rape of a 12-year-old girl after she was abducted from Kellogg Middle School in Portland many Oregon schools have changed the way they allow unauthorized people into their schools.

In Salem-Keizer, elementary schools' front doors are locked; middle schools and high schools lock every door except the front door, according to Raymond Byrd, security manager at the school district. High schools have security officers, and guests at any school are required to sign in and clip on a visitor's badge.

More than a week ago, Kyron Horman was discovered missing. The boy's mother walked him almost to his classroom about 8:45 a.m. and left. She didn't find out he'd been absent all day until he didn't return home on the school bus.

Speaking to the press, Kyron Ho ...
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Tuesday June 15, 2010 - Times viewed: 7729
Searchers are becoming more doubful they will find missing Kyron Horman alive. The feeling of dispare is increasing and some searchers have given up. But the vast majority of police and FBI agents are still hopeful something positive will turn up.

Meanwhlile, most Oregon public schools have beefed up their security and are shutting their doors as Kyron Horman remains missing. In fact, since the 1992 rape of a 12-year-old girl after she was abducted from Kellogg Middle School in Portland many Oregon schools have changed the way they allow unauthorized people into their schools.

In Salem-Keizer, elementary schools' front doors are locked; middle schools and high schools lock every door except the front door, according to Raymond Byrd, security manager at the school district. High schools have security officers, and guests at any school are required to sign in and clip on a visitor's badge.

More than a week ago, Kyron Horman was discovered missing. The boy's mother walked him almost to his classroom about 8:45 a.m. and left. She didn't find out he'd been absent all day until he didn't return home on the school bus.

Speaking to the press, Kyron Ho ...
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Thursday June 10, 2010 - Times viewed: 7710
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A woman with a child is accused of driving drunk as she plowed into a fence and landed on the top of a parked car at around 11 pm. The 37 year old driver, Andria Skinner, crashed near SE 32nd Avenue in Milwaukie. Milwaukie police said she was not hurt and neither was the child.

Police found a car resting on top of two others near an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Southeast Boyd Street.

Police arressted Andria Skinner for DUI and recklessly endangering another person. She was transported to the Clackamas County Jail then released the following afternoon. ...
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Wednesday June 9, 2010 - Times viewed: 7718
PORTLAND, Oregon - Skyline School: 38 students stayed home from Skyline School on Tuesday, about double the number of the usual 20 student absences.Authorities said they believe Kyron's disappearance is an isolated case and addressed parental concerns over safety by urging them to keep their same routines.

Police detectives said they have interviewed Kyron parents and students at Skyline Elementary School for information. Kyron and his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, were at a science fair at the school early Friday. Terri said she last Kyron walking down a hallway toward his classroom about 8:45 a.m. The FBI has joined the search. Kyron vanished after Terri Moulton left him at his Northwest Portland elementary school on Friday morning.

"If we had something that was solid that we could give you, we would. If there was something that would benefit Kyron, we would release it."

said Capt. Jason Gates with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office,

Kyron did not return home on the bus as scheduled and the family called the school. And so far there is no memory of Kyron attending class. Authorities searched the school and the surrounding area and ...
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Monday June 7, 2010 - Times viewed: 7707
An intense search continues for Kyron Horman, a seven year old boy who mysteriously disappeared last week after he arrived at his Portland Skyline Elementary School. He did not return home Friday. His stepmother said she last saw Kyron on Friday morning after she dropped him off at the school and saw him walking down the hallway toward his classroom.

"There was a science fair here at the school," Portland Public Schools spokesman Matt Shelby said. "You had a situation with lots of parents and friends coming through the school, going class to class."

"Kyron was here with his stepmother, seen with his stepmother," Shelby said.

The science fair was held before the beginning of classes, said Shelby, "so working parents could come and participate."

Apparently no one at the school saw Kyron after 8:45 a.m. Friday and he never made it to his classroom.

Searches around the area of the school were made and during the weekend the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Oregon State Patrol, and the FBI continue to look for and investigate the disappearance.

"My heart, ...
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Friday June 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7762
HILLSBORO, Oregon -- After police were called on a report of a suicidal person Thursday a Hillsboro police officer was shot in the shoulder. Hillsboro Police Department spokesman Mike Rouches said a therapist called police around 5 p.m. and said a patient was upset and causing problems at a home near 661 N. First St.

When officers arrived they were confronted by Sepp Tokanaga, also known as Michael Smith, whom Rouches said made threats at the officers. During the confrontation, police said, some sort of explosive device was aimed at the officers. "I saw what looked like a bomb come out of the house and then it blew up," said Kevin Marbel. "Then it was like 20 gunshots fired."

Tokanaga opened fire and shot at the officers. Justin Morris, 33, was shot in the shoulder then other officers returned fire and Tokanaga was shot in the leg. "I heard several gunshots of different caliber, one being higher and then second being heavier," said neighbor Charles Jordan. "It sounded like three shots followed by four shots." Officer Morris was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for surgery and has since been released.

Tokanaga was take ...
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Wednesday June 2, 2010 - Times viewed: 7874
The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has made a big marijuana bust with the help of McMinnville police.

A search warrant for both agencies allowed authorities to find close to 150 marijuana plants, methamphetamine, and bundled marijuana. The residence is near Hill Road on the west side of McMinnville. Police arrested the home renter and an friend into custody on several charges.

Capt. Ken Summers identified the suspects as James Douglas Woods Sr., about 50 and a renter at 483 S.W. Kauer Drive, and 30 year old Adam Benneth Ledgerwood, 2216 N.E. Lafayette Ave. They were arraigned last Thursday in circuit court.

Woods is charged with five felony counts of possession and delivery of a controlled substance, and one count of manufacture of a controlled substance.

Judge Ronald Stone set bail at $100,000.

Ledgerwood is charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. Bail was set at $25,000.

The Community Response Team’s mission statement reads: “To actively and aggressively combat quality of life issues ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2010 - Times viewed: 7679
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police were forced to shoot a Pit Bull to death yesterday morning after the dog mauled a man and bit a woman.

Poice officers responded to the call at the southeast Portland neighborhood and found the dog mauling a man. The man who was under the dog at the time pleaded for the police to shoot the dog. A police officer shot into the ground and the Pit Bull fled. As medical responders treated the man, a second officer followed the dog and when the dog turned on him, he fired and killed the Pit Bull.

Police say the man is at a local hospital with severe yet not life-threatening injuries. The woman suffered puncture wounds but apparently she decided she did not with to be hospitalized.

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Saturday May 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7760
CLOVERDALE, Oregon -- A devestating fire consumed a home and two businesses in the coastal town of Cloverdale. Firefighers faught the four-alarm fire all afternoon and Tillamook Fire District Fire Marshal Rueben Descloux said about 100 firefighters and responders battled the blaze, which began at about 4 p.m. Friday.

Destroyed the fire was Sher-Win Auto Repair and mostly collapsed the Nestucca Fire Administration Building. Also heavily damaged was a Napa Auto Parts store. Police closed Highway 101 for several hours as firefighters attempted to control the heavy flames. They also evacuated several homes in the nieghborhood. Firefighters were forced to retreat because the fire spread up into the second story of the auto parts store and the attic of the fire station.

The damaged buildings included 140 feet of frontage road by Highway 101. Firefighters removed equipment in time, but teir main station and administration building were damaged. One person suffered non-life-threatening burns. An investigation into the cause of the fire began today.

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Saturday May 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7805
>GRESHAM, Oregon - A grandmother has been arrested and charged with murder of her one year old granddaughter. Investigators said the grandmother, 58 year old Carolyn Bellamy said the girl had been injured in a fall from a bed.

The incident occurred last October in the 21000 block of Southeast Ash Street. Police were called in regard to a report of an unresponsive child who had fallen out of a bed.

When officers arrived they found one year old Ariana Magathan with a head injury. The child was taken to a local hospital. Medical personnel told police the injuries were not consistent with a fall from a bed.

The little girl was placed on life support but unfortunately died just before what would have been her second birthday. The Medical Examiner said the girl had died of a violent blunt force trauma to the head.

A grand jury indicted the girl's grandmother and sole guardian, Carolyn Bellamy, on charges of felony murder and manslaughter.

Grandmother Carolyn Bellamy is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center. ...
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Friday May 28, 2010 - Times viewed: 7717
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Corvallis police are warning residents about a door-to-door sales crew that works for a company that ran afoul of authorities in 2008.

The department learned that T&B Sales Inc. is in the area. The company sells a cleaning product called "Advantage" or "Advantage Wonder Cleaner."

Lieutenant Dave Henslee says calls have already come from residents complaining about pushy sales tactics.

The Department of Justice investigated the same company two years ago, following complaints aggressive sales practices, fraud, theft and illegal drug activity from Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

T&B salespeople were arrested on allegations of forging stolen checks, using false names at a hospital and selling marijuana to an undercover police officer.

The company agreed to comply with Oregon's Unlawful Trade Practices Act and paid a $2,500 fine. ...
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Monday May 24, 2010 - Times viewed: 7742
BEAVERTON, Oregon - A first-grade student at Rock Creek Elementary School in Beaverton is one of 40 finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition. The annual competition asks students to design a logo for the Internet giant. Aspiring artists had to follow a theme of what would they do if they could do anything.

For Rock Creek first-grader Vicky Siah, she said she would take a trip under the sea. "I drew a clown fish with some coral reefs," she said. All 40 regional finalists have been invited to an award ceremony at Google's New York City office, where the national winner will be announced. The winning student's doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage Thursday.

The 6-year-old’s colorful, coral reef design of the Google homepage logo is one of 40 national finalists in the competition for K-12 students, which attracted 33,000 entries.

Your vote could push her to the top of her division and win Vicky a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 computer lab for Rock Creek Elementary School. The winning design will also be displayed in a Smithsonian museum exhibit.

It was the chance to win a new computer lab for her school that motivat ...
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Friday May 21, 2010 - Times viewed: 7819
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – He was just 55 years old and died only a few days before his scheduled retirement. Dan Duncan, the Lake Oswego police chief and a 25-year veteran of the force, was found dead in his home Thursday morning, of an apparent heart attack.

Fellow officers and friends had planned a retirement party at Lake Oswego’s City Hall for Friday. Chief Duncan, who was scheduled to retire June 1 after serving as chief for seven years.

Dan Duncan started as a corrections deputy in the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office in 1976 and worked his way up the chain of command to Senior Deputy.

He began his career with the Lake Oswego Police Department in 1985. Friends say he was always friendly, happy, and loved by everyone around him.

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said he admired Duncan after working with him in several different situations.

"He had a great sense of humor," Roberts said. "We was well-liked and well-regarded by other administrators, his troops and the community. He was always willing to take a stand on an issue he felt strongly about. He was a great public safety partner. He will be missed by many ...
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Thursday May 20, 2010 - Times viewed: 7870
BRIGHTWOOD, Oregon - A huge hail storm has damaged commercial and many vegetable crops, high winds have downed trees, and rain found its way into buildings, cars, basements, and cracks in roofs. Utility crews of PGE are restoring power to portions of Brightwood, near Mt. Hood, after a tree fell across power lines along U-S 26 and into the roadway early Wednesday evening.

"It sounded like a train was coming right through these trees -- it was pretty scary, " saysAllKacie Wines, who works at the Whistle Stop Restaurant in Brightwood.

Interstate 26 was closed for more than two hours as utility workers removed the tree and debris. Crews worked on power line repairs well into the evening.

In West Linn earlier in the afternoon,  wind snapped off a tree limb along Kenthorpe Way cutting power to residents in the area including West Linn High School.

There are no reports of injuries. PGE line crews worked cut the limb down off the sagging power line. Workers told residents along Kenthorpe Way the line was a feeder for West Linn High School. Crews were able to restore power to the high school by around 3:15pm.

Traffic was also ba ...
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Wednesday May 19, 2010 - Times viewed: 7763
All of a sudden, real estate has gone from the top finance topics to the most controversial of subjects everyone is talking about. Every other person you meet has an opinion about what happened, how we got here, whose fault it is and what the future holds.

And it's all changing, from the digitization of old-school multiple listing service printed books, which brought listing information to the people, to Craigslist. Realtors and individuals are taking matters into their own hands. And along the way, commercial websites are cashing in, big time.

No matter who you are, client or agent, you quickly discovered that there are three main websites that are the most popular when it comes to looking to buy or listing a home anywhere in the country., and are the three heavy hitters in online advertising and information in real estate sales and marketing. Each site lists homes available for sale, some for rent, and a great deal of information regarding the neighborhoods, comparable sales and general market statistics. Although each of the sites are quite similar, there are some subtle differences in them and a variety of opinions on which site ...
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Tuesday May 18, 2010 - Times viewed: 7735
CORNELIUS, Oregon - Walmart plans to hire 300 workers for the new supercenter store in Cornelius.

Walmart, the big-box chain, is working with the city to set up a "hiring center." Executives hope to have it ready by June 1.

Walmart plans to open the new store in September.

Also, this last weekend Walmart announced plans to start selling the popular iPad in its stores. The retailer hasn't given a date for when it will hit store shelves, but it is expected later this year.

Walmart reportedly has been trying to expand its electronics department to compete with Best Buy and Radio Shack. No word yet whether the iPad will be offered at a discount.

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