Crash Causes Diesel Spill and Fire

Posted by Anna Erickson on April 18, 2015
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ARLINGTON, Ore. – A semi-truck and trailer was traveling west on I-84 when it crashed into the center barrier, spilling around 150 gallons of diesel fuel then caught fire.

Crews contained the fuel and none was believed to have reached the Columbia River.

Oregon State Police says the driver, 23-year-old Casey Leppert, was not hurt during the crash or fire.


Woman Deals Meth From Hospital Bed

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on April 18, 2015

Vancouver, WA – A woman is being accused of dealing drugs from her Vancouver hospital room. 47-year-old Karin Cole was sick in bed at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, but that allegedly didn’t stop her. Camas Police says that she just brought meth, a digital scale and drug packaging materials to the hospital with her and continued her illegal business.  Police …

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Uber Coming to Portland

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on April 18, 2015

Portland, OR – A pilot program allowing ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Portland has taken another turn.  The city will allow people who advertise online to give rides for money in their personal vehicles. But, only if traditional taxi cabs can join the online companies in setting fares without regulation. The city also says …

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Activist Group Files Ballot Measure For $15 Minimum Wage

Posted by Associated Press on April 17, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.

The group, 15 Now Oregon, revealed plans Friday for a statewide campaign next year. It proposes gradually raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.

Oregon currently has the nation’s second-highest wage floor at $9.25 an hour. That’s …

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Gov. Brown Seeks to Turn Page in ‘State of the State’

Posted by Associated Press on April 17, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown says Oregon is “through the hardest part” of the scandal that propelled her into office two months ago.

Seeking to turn the page on the influence-peddling controversy that toppled former Gov. John Kitzhaber, Brown gave her first “state of the state” speech to the Portland City Club on Friday.

The Democratic governor took over the state’s …

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