Ralph Painter Memorial Run Set For Saturday

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 22, 2014
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Rainier, Oregon – The Ralph Painter Memorial Run will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Rainier High School. His brother, Alan Painter, says the run is a fun way to honor his brother and raise money for Columbia County high school students who can’t afford college.

Alan says ” there’s a lot of people in the community who loved Ralph …

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Wildfires Grow Washington Recording the Largest Blaze in State History

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 22, 2014
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Portland, Oregon  The Carlton Complex fire is is the largest in Washington state history.  Think of it as four times bigger than the city of Seattle.  One person has died, one hundred fifty homes destroyed.  This morning, the fire burning Northeast of Central Washington is only 20 percent contained. Thousands have been evacuated with so many homes abandoned looting has …

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Daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder arrested

Posted by Associated Press on July 22, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested, accused of sex abuse offenses involving a 17-year-old boy on a track and field team she coaches at a central Oregon high school.

Oregon State Police say they arrested 43-year-old Melissa Bowerman on Monday at her home in Fossil, Oregon. She was taken to the Jefferson County …

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Suspect says “I’m Not Your Man”

Posted by Mike Turner on July 21, 2014
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44-year-old Jerry Johnson enters a plea of not guilty in Multnomah County Court
Monday.

He was arrested Friday night for allegedly kissing an Oregon Museum of Science and Industry volunteer, and approached other women in Southeast Portland.

Jerry Johnson, of Portland, had been working as a security guard, but quit on July 17 because of public scrutiny in the case.

Johnson and his wife …

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Big Dogs Rescued and Adopted

Posted by Mike Turner on July 21, 2014
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Four of nine Great Danes that were rescued last month from a Corbett barn are up for adoption.

Multnomah County Animal Services responded to a tip in early June that the dogs were malnourished and neglected. Finding them in among feces and urine, animal services removed the animals. The dogs have been recovering and gaining weight since then with foster care …

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