Oregon Regulators Reject Coal Terminal

Posted by Associated Press on August 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia. The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to have coal …

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The Brew Barge

Posted by Mike Turner on August 18, 2014
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It’s just another form of quirky entertainment in Portland…combining two of the things the city is known for.   And it’s a can’t miss enterprise for a young entrepreneur .

“Start pedaling or you’ll have to walk the plank!” can be heard from the drive of the Brew Barge. No it’s not pirates. It’s beer and cycling.

“I started three years ago. I …

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A Family That Needs Help

Posted by Mike Turner on August 18, 2014
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A Southeast Portland family loses their apartment due to fire Monday.

The Red Cross was on the way to help them get settled as they work to overcome their loss …


Biggest Pro Pot Push Ever Hits Oregon Airwaves Soon

Posted by Steve Leader on August 18, 2014
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Supporters of Measure 91, which would make recreational marijuana legal in Oregon, have locked in $2.3 million in tv advertising.  Oregon Live reports the ads feature the former head of the state’s Addictions and Mental Health Division, Richard Harris.

In the ad, Harris says passage of Measure 91, which would allow the state to sell and tax marijuana, …

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Scio Animal Shelter Agrees To Take Blind Bison

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 18, 2014
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Salem, Oregon – The Lighthouse Animal Shelter in Scio has agreed to give Helen Keller, a blind bison, a new home. Wayne Geiger says they went to Salem over the weekend and tried to load her into a trailer, but Helen bumped her hoof, got scared and refused to move any further.

The shelter’s Wayne Geiger says they plan to build …

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