Oregon Scores For Cheated Investors

Posted by Steve Leader on May 22, 2015
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SALEM, Ore.–A New York bank has agreed to pay $180 million to settle a class action lawsuit from investors in Oregon and several other states.

The Oregon Treasury and Oregon Department of Justice were the sole lead plaintiffs.

Michael Cox, with Oregon Treasury, says the suit alleged investors, including PERS, lost money because  Bank of New York Mellon rigged the price of …

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Oregon’s Female Governors Named Parade Grand Marshals

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 22, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s first female governor and the state’s 38th governor will ride on a float together in the Grand Floral Parade.  Barbara Roberts and Kate Brown have been selected as Grand Marshals of the Rose Festival‘s marquee event.

“I’m very excited as a Portland and Oregon resident to be honored in this way.  It feels very historic in terms …

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Memorial Day Kicks Off The Summer Travel Season

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 22, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — According to AAA, some 36 million travelers will hit the roads nationwide for the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Airlines are expecting the busiest summer ever in the United States. Portland International Airport was already jamming Friday morning.

The two busiest days on the roads will be Friday to get out of town and coming back in late Monday before work Tuesday.

“We …

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Hundreds Protest Police Shooting in Olympia

Posted by Associated Press on May 22, 2015
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening in Olympia, Washington, to protest a police shooting that wounded two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.

Protesters who gathered at a park held signs that read “We Are Grieving,” ”Race is a Factor,” and “Black Lives Matter.”

One man, Rafael Ruiz, addressed the crowd, saying, “We’re not going …

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Fastest Electric Car in the World in Oregon City

Posted by Anna Erickson on May 21, 2015
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OREGON CITY, Ore. – Electrical vehicle expert, John Wayland, will be showcasing his record-breaking electric 1972 Datsun, dubbed “White Zombie,” at Clackamas Community College on Friday, June 5th.

This car is one of the fastest street-legal electric cars in the world and can travel up to 120 miles per hour at freeway speeds.

Wayland will give a one-hour presentation on the history …

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