Paris Train Hero Remembers Roseburg On DWTS

Posted by Pat Boyle on October 6, 2015
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Los Angeles, Ca. – Paris train hero Alek Skarlatos dedicated his dance on last night’s episode of the TV show, Dancing With The Stars, to his hometown of Roseburg. Skarlatos says he would have been attending fall classes at Umpqua Community College, if he had not been on the show.

Last Thursday’s mass shooting at UCC left nine …

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Portland Public Schools Consider Redistricting Plan

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 6, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Portland School Board is looking ahead to growth of student population.  It estimates by 2025 schools will house some 53,000 students.  That’s 5,000 more than current enrollment.  Last night the committee redrawing district lines looked at the possibilities.  The district wants the number of students at each school to be equal avoiding overcrowding at one school and …

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Vancouver Bans Personal Fireworks

Posted by Steve Herman on October 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, Wa.- The Vancouver City Council voted Monday night unanimously to ban the use and sales of personal fireworks within the city limits. The law will take effect in 2017 because Washington law takes 365 days to make changes to fireworks regulations. That means residents will have one last 4th of July to legally shoot off fireworks.

Still Unbeatable

Posted by Steve Leader on October 5, 2015

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Emails and phone calls help keep us in touch, but a new study from Oregon Health & Science University shows older adults (50+) who talked with family and friends in person were less likely to feel depressed.  That’s compared to those who phoned or communicated by email.

A team led by Dr. Alan Teo poured over data …

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Brady Group Calls for Douglas County Sheriff’s Resignation

Posted by Steve Herman on October 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is calling for the immediate resignation of Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin and his replacement as lead investigator of the Umpqua Community College shooting, calling him “unfit” to complete the investigation.

Related: Gunman Kills Nine, Wounds Nine at Umpqua Community College

An article written by the New York Times put the spotlight on Sheriff Hanlin. …

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