Same-Sex Court Case Update

Posted by Mike Turner on April 24, 2014
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UPDATE from AP – 4/23/2014 -

Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

No comments were made in favor of the ban, so lawyers on both sides of the case were in the …

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Cover Oregon Budget Troubles

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on April 23, 2014
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Story Contributions from OregonLive

Money or technology? This is the big question coming up friday, when the Cover Oregon board decides whether to give up on its buggy, incomplete health insurance exchange and switch to the federal version.

An advisory committee will hear from staff,  on thursday, the odds that more two+ years/$130 million worth of work by Oracle Corp, is salvageable by the next …

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Obama Mispronounces OSO as Osso (Ah-so)

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on April 23, 2014
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Update: 4/23/2014

President Obama said many touching things about the northwest landslide tragedy from the Oso firehouse after touring the debris. However his error at pronouncing Oso may be distracting from the meaning of his visit.

He correctly referenced the town that was hit by this terrible tragedy last month while recognizing family members of the …

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More Bikes and A New Fee

Posted by Mike Turner on April 22, 2014
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PBOT Director Leah Treat at the Sentinel Hotel today.
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Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat says Bike Share will be a way of life in the country, including Portland.

She also told the Oregon Active Transportation Summit at City Club that gas tax revenue can no longer support road maintenance and safety improvements in the city.

She says some sort …

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Crosswalk Lights

Posted by Mike Turner on April 22, 2014
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This crosswalk at 113th and SE Stark is one of 18 dangerous intersections getting flashing beacons.

State lawmakers Shemia Fagan and Jessica Vega Pederson secured the 1.9 million dollar investment to make the crossings safer for pedestrians.