Alzheimer’s Devices Can Save Lives

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 19, 2014
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Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND, Ore. — The fact that another person in Portland has died when they lost communication with family and searchers lead us to ask some serious questions about what could be done to prevent an Alzheimer’s patient from wondering away without a trace.

Sarah Holland, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon says 60,000 people in the …

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Washington State Jobless Rate At 6%

Posted by Steve Leader on November 19, 2014
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Washington state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in October to 6 percent, up from 5.7% in September.

State labor economists say the increase is tied to a larger number of people who looked for work last month, 12,200 more than September.

Wednesday’s numbers are preliminary and will likely be revised.


Sellwood Bridge Closed For Three Days

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 19, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Sellwood Bridge is closed through late Friday night as construction crews shift traffic to a new east approach.

A lot more cars will be taking the Ross Island Bridge and Highway 43 is also expected to be busier than usual.

“When we get traffic off of the old east approach, we’re then able to demolish it.  That’s where we’re going to …

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What to do with the Mt Tabor Reservoir?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 18, 2014
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The first of two scheduled public meetings to discuss three options for Mt Tabor was held Tuesday night at Warner Pacific College.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz heard from citizens who chimed in on three options.

1) Drain the reservoir and leave it empty

2) Keep the water there, but maintain it

3) Spend approximately $40 million dollars to make …

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Population in Oregon Grows

Posted by Mike Turner on November 18, 2014
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The Population Research Center at Portland State University says the state’s population has grown by more than 43 thousand people in the last year.

Portland’s population is up nearly 10 thousand while over half of all the state’s growth is centered in the metro area. Researchers say if the trend continues Oregon could have more than four million people by this …

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