Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 22, 2015
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Portland, Oregon –  A shooting investigation is underway in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood where multiple gunshots were reportedly fired. Officers from the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the area near SE 89th Avenue and  Clay. They gathered information that led them to a house on SE 89th where they found and detained five people.

Those officers had responded to another incident earlier …

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Police Say Man Stole Six Cars

Posted by Associated Press on January 22, 2015
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PORTLAND, ore. (AP) – Authorities say a 40-year-old Portland man accused of stealing six Toyotas and Subarus from the 1990s has been arrested and charged.

The Oregonian reports police found the man last weekend, slumped over and unresponsive in a stolen Toyota where they also found heroin. They called for medical assistance.

Prosecutors say they have matched the fingerprints of John D. …

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Washington State AG Wants to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 21, 2015
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Bob Ferguson wants his state to be the first in the country to raise the minimum age for smoking from 18 to 21.  He introduced a bill into the state house that would amend the constitution.

Nearly 50 American cities, most of them on the east coast have already raised the minimum smoking age.  Several other states are working on similar …

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Police Raid North Portland Home

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 21, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A home on North Hereford Avenue just off Lombard was raided right as the sun was coming up on Wednesday and the homeowner was arrested.

Police were looking for evidence of drug activity and stolen property after complaints from neighbors.

Traci Phillips, 46, is charged with frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Investigators seized a gun, silencer, boxes of ammunition and …

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Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest In Six Years

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 21, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since August of 2008 and more people have found jobs over the past three months than any previous period since at least 1990.

The rate fell from 7% in November to 6.7 last month.

“Seven of the major industry sectors added at least 800 jobs in December.  It’s rare for so many industries to …

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