Feds React to Mohamud Sentence

Posted by Mike Turner on October 1, 2014

FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall are pleased with the 30 year sentence handed down to Mohamed Mohamud.

Mohamud will also have to serve a lifetime of probation for his willingness to push the buttons on what he thought was a bomb set to go off at the Christmas Tree Lighting event at Pioneer Courthouse Square in November …

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Peeled Apple

Posted by Steve Leader on October 1, 2014

Photo courtesy: Associated Press

Two former managers from Apple shared their stories, on a podcast, about what it was like working for the company.  The toll on employees, who helped create the i-Phone, i-Pad, and more, are clear.

Listen to the podcast here.




Robbery Victim Murdered In Southeast Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 1, 2014

Steve Herman contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A man was shot and killed during a late night robbery on Tuesday.

Police found 30-year-old Michael Olson on the sidewalk on 52nd Avenue just south of Woodstock.  Paramedics could not save him.  Olson lived in the neighborhood.

Officers searched the area with K-9 units, but they couldn’t find the shooter.  Witnesses say the suspect …

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Somali American Sentenced For Christmas Tree Lighting Bomb Plot

Posted by Associated Press on October 1, 2014
Mohamed Mohamud

PORTLAND — An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s town square four years ago.

Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the plot that actually was an FBI sting.

Mohamud was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after pressing a keypad button on a cellphone …

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A Sanctuary

Posted by Mike Turner on September 30, 2014

Francisco Aguirre has lived illegally in the U.S. for 19 years. He has two children who are American citizens. Aguirre is facing deportation due to a drug trafficking conviction 15 years ago.

Augustana Lutheran Church pastor Mark Knutson has given him sanctuary in the church while he applies for a Visa and follows the procedures necessary to get one.

The congregation of …

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