Budget Veil Lifted in Olympia

Posted by Steve Leader on March 27, 2015
Olympia Capitol Dome

Photo Courtesy: sdc.wastateleg.org

A watchdog group says what happened Thursday night in Olympia was a big step toward government transparency and bi-partisanship.

Jason Mercier, with the Washington Policy Center, says one of their goals was achieved.

The group has long-pushed for more time to allow the public to evaluate budget proposals, like the one released today by the House.  It’s been customary for public …

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Driver Crashes SUV Into Hawthorne Fred Meyer

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Crews have their work cut out for them at the Hawthorne Fred Meyer on 39th Avenue making repairs after the driver of an SUV flew over the curb and crashed into the store around 4:00 on Friday morning.

The driver was taken to the hospital, but we don’t know how badly the man was hurt.

Firefighters drained gasoline out of the car …

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73-Year-Old Man Murdered In Tigard

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 27, 2015

TIGARD, Ore. — The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating the murder of a 73-year-old man inside his home.

Nick Krochmal was found dead by a family member just after 3:00 Friday morning on Southwest 69th Avenue just off Taylors Ferry Road.

“At this point we’re not releasing exact injuries or too many evidentiary details,” said Tigard Police Lieutenant Mike Eskew.

Detectives are following …

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Sex Offender Arrested For Flashing Women

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 26, 2015

GRESHAM, Ore. — People in Clackamas and Multnomah County can live a little easier now that a man who exposed himself about a dozen times over the past four and a half months is off the streets.

53-year-old Michael Dick was caught on Wednesday night.  Investigators got a search warrant and arrested him at his Gresham home for public indecency.  He’s a registered sex …

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Flagger Hit By Driver Huffing Behind the Wheel

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 26, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — A flagger working in a construction zone was hit by a car and critically injured on Wednesday afternoon.  Police arrested the driver who they say was huffing inhalants.

47-year-old Margot Davis was standing on the sidewalk at Southeast 68th and Division holding a “SLOW” sign wearing an orange safety vest and hard hat when 49-year-old Patrick Miller swerved off the road, drove over …

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