Obama Spurns GOP With Expansive Immigration Orders

Posted by Associated Press on November 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration laws in nearly three decades and set off …

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Sellwood Bridge Closure Could End Sooner Than Expected

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — If construction workers continue to work at the pace they have been, the Sellwood Bridge could re-open as early as Friday afternoon for your drive home rather than late in the evening.

“Drivers will notice a curve they will encounter in either direction.  Because of that curve, the speed limit will be lowered from 25 miles per hour to …

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Official Says FSU Gunman Was Alumnus

Posted by Associated Press on November 20, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The official said the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law school. The official requested anonymity …

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7-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped By Father Found Safe

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 20, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — A 7-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her father before a custody hearing has been found safe in Southern Oregon.

Paul Butte, 38, took his daughter Reagan out of school on Wednesday.  He was ordered by a judge not to have custody of her.

They made it to Ashland where he turned himself in Thursday morning.   The …

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Prominent Gay Activist & Lover Arrested For Child Sex Abuse

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Terry Bean, a man who’s said to be a national power player in Democratic politics and a gay rights activist is behind bars for sex abuse along with his former lover.

Police say the case involves a juvenile boy and Willamette Week reports the child was 15-years-old.

The 66-year-old Southwest Portland resident was arrested at his home for sodomy and …

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