Uber vs. Lyft

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — For months, the talk has been which is better – taxis or ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft?  So just hours after it became legal in Portland following a vote by the City Council last week authorizing a 120-day pilot program, we checked it out.

I first requested a Lyft vehicle on Friday night from the station just after …

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Two Escaped Prisoners Caught

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 27, 2015
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NORTH BEND, Ore. — Two prisoners jumped a fence at the Shutter Creek Correctional Institution on the South Oregon Coast on Sunday morning.  One went north and the other south, but they didn’t get far.  Both men were captured the next day.

Harlan Brown, …

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Martial Arts Academy Owner Accused Of Child Sex Abuse Commits Suicide

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 27, 2015
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DESCHUTES County, Ore. —  The owner of a Portland martial arts studio has committed suicide in the Deschutes  County Jail.

35-year-old Eben Kaneshiro was facing child sex abuse charges and was due in court Monday.  His body was found in his cell early Sunday.

Kaneshiro was the owner of the New Breed Jiu Jitsu Academy on Southeast Foster.


Heald College Closes

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND,  Ore. — Heald College in Northeast Portland is among 28 campuses across the country that have closed as of Monday.

Parent company Corinthian, Inc. notified students by email on Sunday.  The Department of Education will place students in other schools to help them complete their required classes.  16,000 students nationwide are affected.

Corinthian was warned last year that its federal funding …

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Portland-Based Mercy Corps Brings Earthquake Relief to Nepal

Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on April 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A team from the relief agency Mercy Corps’ has been on the ground in Nepal for years.  Now, they’re stepping into action mode to provide much needed aid to earthquake survivors.

90 team members are in Nepal and a team from Portland deployed Monday to join them.

They’re handing out kits including water, clothing and cooking utensils.  Mercy Corps says …

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