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Tuesday March 30, 2010
Help on way for Oregon homeowners to avoid foreclosure
Oregon will receive nearly $90 million in federal funds to help homeowners remain in their homes and avoid foreclosure.

"We had no idea. We did not submit a proposal," said Lisa Joyce, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Housing and Community Services. The agency's job is to figure out the details and send a plan to Washington for approval. It could be late summer or fall be ...
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Monday March 29, 2010
Jesse Jackson says Portland police
PORTLAND, Oregon - Calling the police shooting of an unarmed man in Portland an "execution, the Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the latest shooting in which a man was killed by a Portland police officer. Jackson plans to attend five events Monday, beginning with a school assembly at the Self Enhancement Inc., Charter School in north Portland. He'll also speak with Legacy Emanuel Hospital staff a ...
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Friday March 26, 2010
Three people jump from exploding, burning boat on Columbia River
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three people were able to escape by jumping off a boat that explodedthen caught on fire on the Columbia River.

Portland Fire personnel responded to a report of a boat fire near NE 35th Ave. and Marine Drive in Portland. The trio apparently jumped from the boat at the time fire personnel arrived. Fire crews pulled the three injured people from the boat before transporting ...
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Friday March 26, 2010
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE - Kerry Friesen was found deep in the Gorge, about two hours away from his car after losing track of the trail in snow.

He was able to walk back to the trail head on foot with the help of rescuers who also gave him dry clothing, food and water.

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The search is underway for a 49-year-old Portland man who went missing near Bonneville Dam while ...

Wednesday March 24, 2010
PORTLAND, Oregon - Scores of local Portland citizens are outraged at yet another shooting by police. Jack Dale Collins, 58, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer Monday afternoon, according to Detective Mary Wheat.

Collins, who is believed to be a transient, was killed Monday and died at the scene. Detective Wheat said that police Officer Jason Walters who shot Collins was not in ...

Monday March 22, 2010
Portland police arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with invasion of privacy after he was allegedly caught in a woman's bathroom peering at a woman who was in the next stall.

The arrest was made on Sunday afternoon after police received a call from the Hannaford supermarket on Cottage Road in Portland. Police were told Goupil had been in the women's bathroom and was caught looking o ...

Thursday March 18, 2010
PORTLAND -- The body of 22 year old Tyler Brady was found in the Willamette River Wednesday near OMSI. Brady was a Portland bicyclist missing since Feb. 19. Police have not said if they suspect foul play but an autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

Police were also trying to figure out exactly where and how Brady's body went into the river.

"We just don't ...

Wednesday March 17, 2010
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A judge sentenced a former Clackamas County deputy to seven years in prison for assault and other crimes that left his former wife convinced he would kill her.

Brandon Scott Claggett pleaded guilty earlier this year to coercion with a firearm, unlawful use of weapons and fourth-degree assault.

On April 20, Claggett barricaded himself inside his home in Oregon ...

Tuesday March 16, 2010
Disagreement Over Portland Water's Future
For several years Portland has been involved in a controversy regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the city’s drinking water. The federal government has pressed the city to invest millions to treat the water in the Bull Run system. Portland officials say it’s unnecessary because the water at Mt. Tabor reservoir is “clean.” EPA wants proof. But apparently the ...
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Monday March 15, 2010
Hiker Kate Huether's body found and recovered
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Hiker Kate Huether's body was found Saturday at the base of a steep cliff off the side of Table Mountain, four miles north of Bonneville Dam. Because the cliff is so steep, those working on the recovery effort had to wait one more day, until a helicopter arrived, to bring out the 24 year old's body.

The Skamania County undersheriff offered these somewhat-soothin ...
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Saturday March 13, 2010
Earthquake Off Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 4.9 magnitude earthquake off the Oregon coast about 7:53 PST Friday evening. The epicenter was about 255 miles from Yachats, Oregon.

Reports so far indicate no one felt the quake and no tsunami warnings were issued for the Oregon coast, or anywhere else on the west coast of the United States.

BeachConnection.net co ...
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Friday March 12, 2010
Mother, Father, Son, Possible Murder/Suicide In Sunriver Area
SUNRIVER — Mother, Father, and seven year old son, were all found dead in their Sunriver home Thursday morning.

The call came in around 10:30 in the morning to police dispatcher. Someone was reporting seeing a person hanging outside a garage at a home on Hermosa Road, south of Sunriver. Deschutes County Sheriff and Oregon State Police arrived on the scene to find Joachim Steffan, 40, ...
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Thursday March 11, 2010
Stafford Area Under Threat Of Future Urban Development
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - Fears of urban development are deep-seated in the Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Tualatin areas. Now proposed planning strategy could shape development throughout the region for the next 50 years. Last Thursday The Metro Council voted 5-2 to designate several tracts of land for urbanization up to the year 2060. In addition the Council decided to increase the amount of land to re ...
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Wednesday March 10, 2010
Two year old girl badly injured as man revs engine and crashes into 7-Eleven store
Witnesses say the man in his car outside 7-Eleven purposefully revved up his engine and smashed into an Aberdeen, Washington store injuring 2-year-old Keitlyn Zinn and her mother. As the girl continues to recover from being pinned by the van on Friday, surveillance video just released from inside the store shows the sheer magnitude of the crash.

In the video, 2-year-old Keitlyn Zinn and he ...
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Tuesday March 9, 2010
Katherine Huether still missing near Bonneville Dam
PORTLAND, Oregon - There are no fresh clues and U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews have joined in the search for a Portland, Ore., hiker missing near Bonneville Dam in Washington since Thursday. Air crews joined a ground crew of about 50 searchers, some with dogs, looking 24 year old Katherine Huether. She has not been heard from since she sent a text message to a friend on Thursday afternoon. She ...
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Monday March 8, 2010
Kidnapper, Sex offender still at large, police baffled.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police are still hunting the man accused of impersonating a police officer, the same man who kidnapped two women from downtown Portland after a concert on Thursday night.

Portland Police Detectives identified the suspect as 42-year-old Paul Evans Winklebleck, a registered sex offender with an outstanding warrant for sex abuse and a parole violation. He also uses ...
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Friday March 5, 2010
FBI and SWAT Team Take Suspected ID Thief into custody
SALEM, Oregon - A long police standoff in northwest Salem ended Thursday with police taking an identity theft suspect into custody. Salem police and FBI agents arrived at the Rosewood Lane Apartments on Marine Drive at about 11:30 a.m. to make contact with 37-year-old Adam Williams regarding theft and forgery charges, said Lt. Dave Okada. Williams refused to open the door and told police he had a ...
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Thursday March 4, 2010
Portland water and sewer bills to sky-rocket
The cost of water and sewer costs are set to double. That's why private water wells are looking mighty attractive these days because they're mostly free and often cleaner and fresher than "city water". Portland residents have seen their sewer bills skyrocket over the past fifteen years and should now prepare for another very large increase. Water bills could double in the next few years. ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2010
Four year old girl killed by Rottweiler
ASTORIA, Oregon - The 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning, one of the stars of The History Channel's "Ax Men", died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family's pet Rottweilers.

Jesse, whose father owns the "rowning Logging" company featured on the show, called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Cla ...
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Monday March 1, 2010
Boy missing from Oregon ski trip
TOLLGATE, Oregon - A search continues today for a 13-year-old boy who disappeared while on a cross-country ski trip in northeastern Oregon.

Blue Mountain Television reports that Nathan Cain of Walla Walla, Wash., was skiing with his father and some adult friends when he got separated from the group Saturday near the Andies Prairie Sno-Park area, in Union County.

Nathan is a seventh- ...
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Tuesday March 2, 2010
Lawmakers seek to change Oregon State constitution
Oregon voters will decide this November whether state lawmakers should hold annual legislative sessions. Lawmakers in Salem Thursday approved a plan to ask voters to change the state's constitution to allow annual legislative gatherings.

It was one of the final votes of this month's special session, which adjourned Thursday afternoon.

Democratic Senator Diane Rosenbaum said it's ti ...
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Thursday February 25, 2010
93-year-old female pedestrian struck and killed by driver
PORTLAND, Ore. - A woman who was struck and killed while trying to cross a street has been identified as 93-year-old Mary Waseko Kasubuschi of Portland.

The accident happened around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. and Powell Blvd.

Kasubuchi died at the scene. Traffic was shut down for hours south of the intersection while the Portland Police Bureau ...
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Wednesday February 24, 2010
Teenage girl found safe
Amy Bartell, 14, ran away from the Parry Center for Children in southeast Portland Monday, and we alerted you about it on air an online. Tuesday morning, the girl was reported to be safe. Thank you to our viewers for being alert to another missing persons case.

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Monday February 22, 2010
Christian teacher arrested for sex with teenage girl
A Christian-based high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 16 year old female student.

Scott A. Spies, 49, who teaches at the Auburn Adventist Academy, was arrested last week and booked into the Regional Justice Center in Kent, Washington and is being held on $150,000 bail for investigation of molestation, indecent liberties and sex with a minor girl, police ...
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Sunday February 21, 2010
New details about Police sergeant who  killed  wife and her friend
GRESHAM, Ore. – There are new details about the Clackamas County police sergeant who shot and killed his wife, her friend and himself at a downtown Gresham restaurant and lounge.

A spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff's Office confirms that his agency asked Portland police to investigate Jeff Grahn in April 2009. The results of that investigation have not been released. We now know ...
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Thursday February 18, 2010
Man killed when hit by  Gresham MAX
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man was killed when he was struck by a MAX train in Gresham last night. The accident occured at the intersection of 212th Avenue and Burnside around 10:15 p.m. The victim was 32-years old, but authorities have not released his name, pending notification of relatives.

The man was apparently walking in an area where trains travel at speeds up to 45 miles an hour. Police sa ...
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Wednesday February 17, 2010
Portland Police condemned from many arenas
The Portland Police are under attack from many individuals and organizations. Some community leaders, even fearful of making their statements to the press are calling the police assassins and degenerates. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a national civil rights figure, called the shooting death of an unarmed man an execution and slammed the lack of diversity in the city's police bureau at a rally in northe ...
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Wednesday February 17, 2010
Climber falls to death into crater after posing for Mount St. Helens  photo
The body of veteran climber Joseph Bohlig, 52, who fell 1,500ft into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano has been recovered today after he spent more than a day in the snow. High winds and low cloud hampered attempts to reach him. He was was posing for a picture on the rim of the dormant crater when a snow overhang gave way beneath him.

A Navy helicopter found the climber mostly covered ...
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Monday February 15, 2010
Scam operators at The Oregon Entrepreneur website. Reader beware.
The website located at the URL of onlineedition.info seems to be a scam site operated by people making false claims. After receiving multiple complaints from our readers we decided to see what all the commotion was about. Customers leaving ads on CraigsList are receiving unwanted and unsolicited emails from that site. This is in violation of Craigslist.com and is nothing less than spam. It may als ...
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Monday February 15, 2010
Portland mayor Sam Adams recall effort driven by Republicans
Portland Mayor Sam Adams, once the golden boy of Portland politics, is facing foreclosure and a possible recall. These are hard times for Mayor Sam Adams. Nearly three weeks after it started, the new effort to recall Mayor Sam Adams is reporting its first connections to organized politics. The idea that Republicans are behind the new recall effort should come as no shock to anyone.

The new ...
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