Hobbit Fans Steal Lake Oswego Street Signs

Posted by Steve Herman on December 14, 2013
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Most J.R.R. Tolkien fans will simply go and see the new Hobbit movie. But some fans will do a little but more.

For the last ten years there’s almost one thing Lake Oswego Police have been able to count on when a new J.R.R. Tolkien movie is put to the big screen. Missing street signs.

It turns out if you want to visit …

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Gunman, 18, Wounds Classmate in Colorado School

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 13, 2013
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By the Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Sheriff identifies student who opened fire in Colorado school as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18.

A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School alerted the targeted teacher, who …

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Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 13, 2013
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By the Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas man was arrested Friday on charges that he planned to set off a car bomb at the Wichita airport in an attack intended to support al-Qaida, authorities said.

Terry Lee Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician who worked at the airport, was arrested before dawn as tried to enter the tarmac in a vehicle …

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Machinists Union Makes Boeing An Offer

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 12, 2013
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SEATTLE (AP) – Leaders of the Machinists Union say they have given the Boeing Co. a preliminary proposal for a contract that would mean much of the work on the company’s new 777X jet would be done in the Puget Sound region.

The union statement came late Wednesday after a second day of talks between Boeing Commercial Airplanes officials and union …

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Cover Oregon Enrollment Numbers Last in the Nation

Posted by Steve Herman on December 12, 2013

How does Oregon’s health exchange enrollment numbers stack up?

Dead last.

A report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says only 44 people have signed up for private health insurance through Cover Oregon from October 1st to November 30th.

Michael Cox, a spokesman for Cover Oregon didn’t dispute the federal numbers when asked by the Salem Statesmen Journal. Cox …

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