Taxi Cab Goes Up in Flames on I-84

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A taxi cab went up in flames inbound on the Banfield prior to the Hollywood/43rd Avenue exit just before 1:30 on Thursday afternoon.

It appears that the driver made it out okay.  The taxi appears to be a yellow Broadway Cab.

All westbound lanes were closed to put it out and traffic backed up for at least eight miles to 148th.  An …

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Oregon’s Recreational Fire Ban Extended

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 27, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has extended a ban on campfires and open flames in state campgrounds and on beaches because of extreme fire conditions.

Several major wildfires are still burning around the northwest and just one spark could start an inferno.

Deputy Director MG Devereux said that a fire in a campground would create “an unnecessary burden”. …

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St. Mary’s Academy Changes LGBT Discrimination Policy

Posted by Steve Herman on August 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- St. Mary’s Academy has changed its discrimination policy to allow the hiring of LGBT staffers, a move that came after the southwest Portland school saw extreme criticism over the firing of Lauren Brown.

The 27-year old was hired in April as a college councilor but was fired two weeks ago when she told an official she was gay. The …

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Back to School for Portland Public School Students

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 26, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public School students begin the 2015-2016 school year Thursday.  The school year is starting early this year, well ahead of Labor Day.

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering for their annual “Back to School” safety campaign.  Portland Police will be conducting high visibility patrols around all schools; especially during the hours of 7:45 …

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Klamath County Flap

Posted by Mike Turner on August 26, 2015
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Klamath Falls Ore – Klamath County commissioners have asked the embattled sheriff to go on immediate paid leave but he had refused. Sheriff Frank Skrah is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice.
Eight Klamath County deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave at their request while the investigation is ongoing. Commissioners say the public is safe.