Bernie Sanders Rocks Portland’s Moda Center

Posted by Steve Herman on August 10, 2015
Wide look of crowd in the Moda Center

PORTLAND, Ore.- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a capacity crowd in Portland’s Moda Center to hear the Vermont senator speak. Several thousand were turned away at the arena’s front doors because every seat was filled for the free event.

About 28,000 were both inside and outside according to one estimate by a Moda Center official. People cheered Sanders throughout Sunday night’s …

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take Shots During Debate

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06:  Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and John Kasich take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Donald Trump has used the GOP presidential debate to warn that he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

That was the response to the very first question of the night at the Fox News Channel presidential debate before a live audience in Cleveland. Trump also refused to pledge “at this time” that …

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Bernie Comes to Town

Posted by Mike Turner on August 6, 2015

Portland Ore – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his presidential bid to Portland. Sanders said he expects at least 15,000 people at the Portland rally. The location changed from Memorial Coliseum to the larger Moda Center after the RSVPs began to vastly exceed seating availability.

During a conference call Thursday ahead of his weekend events in the Northwest, Sanders said …

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Fire Near Roosevelt, Washington is 50% Contained

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015

ROOSEVELT, Wash. — A big wildfire near the Columbia River has grown to 37.5 square miles, but is 50% contained.

Officials say the Highway 8 Fire near the town of Roosevelt is no longer threatening any homes.  When the fire started on Tuesday it led to the evacuation of the town of Roosevelt, but people were allowed back in their homes …

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