Conner Comes Out

Posted by Mike Turner on January 28, 2014
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Willamette University Freshman Conner Mertens (in hat) may be the first active college football player to come out publicly. That according to An Outsports.com article published today.

Willamette University introduced Conner today along with his coach and some of his fellow team members. Mertens said he came out because he felt comfortable doing so and has had nothing but support from …

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Sunset High School Gets A BIG Anonymous Donation

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 28, 2014
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Cedar Mill, Oregon – A big heart and big wallet mean Sunset High School in the Beaverton School District will be able to install synthetic turf on its athletic fields. Athletic Director Pete Lukich says the donor wants to remain anonymous. They hope to have the turf installed by September. He says “Some things just happen. You walk the right …

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West Linn Drug Ring Broken Up

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 28, 2014
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WEST LINN — Police raided a suspected drug house on Tuesday morning and arrested three people on charges related to an illegal marijuana grow and weapons.

Officers seized 24 ounces of dried marijuana, several plants and three firearms at the home on 6th Street near Willamette Falls Drive.

Police arrested 60-year-old Deanna Cherry and Robert Kline, 48.  They’re charged with manufacturing and …

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Can Bill Play In Portland?

Posted by Steve Leader on January 28, 2014
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Ever heard of “Bill The Butcher?”  After launching in Seattle five years ago, the chain that prides itself on selling only grass-fed meat plans to expand to Portland.

The editor of the Portland Business Journal, Rob Smith, says Bill’s is known for a sustainable, green approach which fits in with Portland.  Smith says he wouldn’t be surprised if Bill’s took hold …

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AMR AND Clackamas County Butt Heads

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 28, 2014
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OREGON CITY — American Medical Response employees held a rally on Tuesday this morning on the Sunnyside overpass at I-205.  About 40 workers made signs and waved at commuters in hope of getting them to support their need for a new contract with Clackamas County.  It’s taken to years to reach this point in negotiations. The EMT’s and Paramedics say …

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