OR Attorney General to Implement Gay Marriage

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014
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PORTLAND — Oregon’s attorney general has told a federal court why she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal rights of homosexual couples. And Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum adds that Oregon is “prepared to implement” gay marriages if a federal judge strikes down that ban.

Rosenblum announced last month that she would not defend the state’s same-sex …

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Downtown Portland Crosswalk Enforcement Keeps Police Busy

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 18, 2014

The Portland Bureau of Transportation teamed up with the Portland Police Bureau to execute a two and a half hour crosswalk enforcement at SW 4th and Montgomery Tuesday afternoon.

As pedestrians continued to walk back and forth, motorcycle cops hid and waited for motorists who chose not to stop.  The exercise provided a good reminder for motorists that they must stop …

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Newest Resident At The Oregon Zoo Hatches Early

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 18, 2014
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Portland, Oregon – The first California condor chick of the season chipped its way out of its shell this morning in an incubator at the Oregon Zoo’s center for wildlife conservation. This is the earliest hatch date since the zoo started breeding the endangered birds in 2003.

Lead condor keeper, Kelli Walker says “that little bird made it clear it was …

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Answer To The Doctor Shortage?

Posted by Steve Leader on March 18, 2014

The advisor to the president of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, the region’s newest medical school, says the much-publicized “doctor shortage” is actually more of an uneven placement of doctors than an actual shortage.

Dr. Robert Sutton, phD, says the need for primary care physicians is greater in rural areas than in cities. He says the school’s mission …

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Seattle TV Station ID’s Two Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted by Associated Press on March 18, 2014

(Victims pictured above, left Gary Pfitzer, right Bill Strothman) Images courtesy of KOMO news

UPDATE: 3/19/2014 Strothman worked for many years at KOMO News and was well-known to many of the employees, earning 13 Emmy awards during his career.

After retiring from KOMO, he worked as a free-lancer and also as an employee of the helicopter leasing company that operates the KOMO News …

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