Portland Veterinarian Returns Home from East Timor

Posted by Associated Press on March 5, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A globe-trotting veterinarian held for six months in a Southeast Asian country has returned to Portland, Oregon, landing Wednesday night at Portland International Airport.

KGW reports that Stacey Addison told reporters she’s thrilled to be back and thankful for all the support she received.

Addison’s mother, Bernadette Kero, Oregon lawmakers and U.S. officials worked to win her release from …

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Low Carbon Bill Squeaks By

Posted by Mike Turner on March 4, 2015
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The House approved Senate Bill 324 by just two votes, 31-29. Supporters say the bill’s passage creates a bloc of West Coast states with low-carbon fuel standards. Opponents cite an investigation of Former Governor John Kitzhaber and his Fiancee Cylvia Hayes who played a role in promoting the program.

House Minority Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, challenged Gov. Kate Brown to make good on …

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One Goat of a Story

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 4, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A teenager is in trouble with the law after stealing bikes and a goat.

The victim of a stolen bike did some of his own police work and broke the case open.  He found it on Craigslist and showed it to police.  They arranged to meet for a sale and the suspect showed up with two stolen bikes.

The …

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Rose Test Gardens Spring Ready

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 4, 2015
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PORTLAND,  OREGON  It’s still nippy in the early mornings and overnight, but that’s not stopping thousands of rose bushes from pushing lush leaves at the Rose Test Gardens in Washington Park.    Henry Landers has cared for the roses for 26 years.  He says, “Every year between 500,000 and 650,000 people come to Washington Park to see all the roses.

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Pouting at the Gas Pump

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 4, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — There’s a different mood at the gas pump these days as prices have shot up 34 cents in a week in Oregon, making the state the third most expensive place in the country to fuel up at an average of $2.82 per gallon.

The price to fill up …

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