Cover Oregon: Oracle Says it’s Not to Blame

Posted by Steve Herman on April 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project’s main technology contractor is fighting back.

In a letter to Cover Oregon obtained by The Associated Press, Oracle Corp. President Safra Catz writes that her company provided “clear and repeated warnings” to Cover Oregon that the exchange would not launch last October.

Oregon officials …

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Mount Tabor Reservoir Drained After Disgusting Act

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 16, 2014

PORTLAND — Three teens are in some trouble after trespassing at the Mount Tabor reservoir early Wednesday morning.  One of them took it a step further by relieving himself.

Security cameras recorded a 19-year-old urinating through the fence into the reservoir.  He was cited for public urination.  Two others, 18 and 19 attempted to climb the iron fence and one actually made it into the reservoir. …

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Officer and K-9 Partner Shot By Burglary Suspect

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 16, 2014

PORTLAND — A man wanted for burglarizing a police supply store overnight got into a shootout with Portland Police early Wednesday morning that wounded an officer and his K-9 partner.

Three men burglarized Blumenthal Uniforms & Equipment and got into an SUV with police in pursuit.  Two of them were arrested and the other took off from Capitol Highway and Lobelia …

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Portland To Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge Named

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 16, 2014

PORTLAND — After months of waiting and over 9,500 submissions, the Portland to Milwaukie light rail bridge will be called… Tilikum Crossing.

The bridge is the first built over the Willamette River in the city in more than 40 years and will be the first cable-stayed bridge in the region extending 1,720 feet over the river.

The unique bridge will carry public …

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School Bus Sized Whale Washes Up in Seaside

Posted by Steve Herman on April 16, 2014

Image from OregonLive

SEASIDE, Ore.- A 40-foot gray whale has washed up on the beach in Seaside.

Visitors describe the carcass as “very nasty” smelling and officials warn visitors to not let their pets go near the whale. Scientists say it appears the whale has been dead for some time.

The city of Seaside plans to bury it using heavy equipment and excavators …

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