State: Economy May Be Better Than You Think

Posted by Steve Leader on October 21, 2014

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis wants to set the record straight about the state’s economy.  The agency says a lot of half-truths are making the rounds.

One, according to state number crunchers, is that Oregon is creating only low-wage jobs. Analysts say lots of high-wage jobs are also being created.

Despite a slowdown in hiring, the Office says the …

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T’is The Season

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 21, 2014
Tree lights

PORTLAND —  Looky, looky what we see outside our building.  Hollywood Lights contracts with the City of Portland to put up Christmas lights around downtown.

A small crew was busy on 5th Avenue outside the Pacwest Center on Tuesday.

The crew will cover most of the City Center getting it all decked out before Thanksgiving gets here.

Man Dead By Railroad Tracks Likely Hit By Train

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 21, 2014

Photo Courtesy: Ashley Korslien, KGW News

PORTLAND — A man found dead along railroad tracks in inner Southeast Portland on Tuesday morning was likely hit by a train.

His body was found at Water Avenue and Taylor.

The victim is in his 30’s.

Two Arrested In Downtown Stabbing Death

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 21, 2014

Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

PORTLAND — Two homeless men have been arrested in last week’s stabbing death of a man who lived downtown.

43-year-old Marc Sundin was stabbed in the chest early on October 16th.  He stumbled for a few blocks before collapsing on the sidewalk near City Hall at Southwest 4th and Madison.  Crime scene tape blocked the area …

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Community Pleads with USCG to Keep Air Base Open

Posted by Steve Herman on October 21, 2014

NEWPORT, Ore.- Central Oregon coast residents packed a meeting with the US Coast Guard to convince them to keep the Newport air base open.

“The Coast Guards most sacred mission, the mission you are most proud of carrying out is search and rescue,” one woman testified at the meeting.

But their words not only fell on deaf ears, they never mattered from …

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