Local School District Holds African American Parent Night

Posted by Jim Ferretti on March 14, 2014
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A local school district says it’s a night for African American Parents to ask questions and be informed about their child’s education. But one guest speaker is there for something completely different.

The Parkrose School District Website bills the March 20th meeting as African American Parent Night and says if you are an African American parent or have an African American …

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Miss Congeniality: Really?

Posted by Steve Leader on March 14, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

A young lady in Centralia, Washington may lose her “Miss Congeniality” crown because the judges who awarded it may have been deceived.

The Chronicle reports Chloe Curry, 18,  was arrested for attempted shoplifting at a Walmart just days before she was awarded a $600.00 dollar scholarship and named “Miss Congeniality in Lewis County, Washington.

Centralia police say the items …

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Man Sleeping in Dumpster Nearly Crushed To Death

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 14, 2014
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Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND — A man was tossed into the back of a trash compactor this morning and barely made it out alive.

27-year-old Liam O’Grady fell asleep inside a dumpster outside the People’s Food Co-op on Southeast 21st near Tibbets and was thrown into the back of a garbage truck picking up the load.

“As the operator was putting hydraulic pressure onto the cardboard …

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Vancouver Director’s Film A Texas Festival Highlight

Posted by Steve Leader on March 14, 2014
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Beth Harrington got the idea for a documentary about a singing family, the Carters, more than ten years ago. It came to her while working on an earlier film, “Welcome to the Club.” It’s the story of women who sang a type of music called “rockabilly” in the 1950’s.  They didn’t get their due for decades.

While interviewing the women for …

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Expert: Spikes No Fix For Wrong Way Drivers

Posted by Steve Leader on March 13, 2014
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The recent death of a 6 year old boy on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, because of a wrong way driver, has prompted the question of whether to install spikes on freeway off ramps. The goal is to prevent drivers from entering a highway opposite the flow of traffic.

FM News 101 put the question to Chad Hancock, regional traffic engineer …

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