Teen sues former school

Posted by Mike Turner on March 3, 2015

An Oregon teenager who says she was sexually abused by a teacher is seeking 5.5 million dollars in a lawsuit against the school near Salem that employed him.

Lawyers for the victim said she was 15 when sexually abused by Matthew Yoder and he coerced her to keep it a secret.

Yoder pleaded guilty last year to sexual abuse and was sentenced …

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Oil Train Warning

Posted by Mike Turner on March 3, 2015
APTOPIX Train Derailment

Local elected officials held a meeting Tuesday to discuss the growing danger of oil trains.

The meeting came one month after a federal report  revealed a potential increase in the number of oil train derailments over the next two decades, which could cause more than $4 billion in damage and put people in densely populated areas at risk.

King County Executive Dow Constantine …

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Teen Drivers

Posted by Mike Turner on March 3, 2015

Law enforcement, firefighters and community leaders came together Tuesday in Wilsonville, in an effort to learn how to better connect with teens and spread a message of safety.

The event was created because of a West Linn mom’s determination. On June 2014, Carrie Higgins lost her 17-year-old daughter Maddi in a car crash.

Maddi was the passenger in a vehicle driven …

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New Elevators Among The Improvements at Portland Public Schools

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 3, 2015
elevator school

PORTLAND, OREGON   Portland Public Schools celebrate the opening of the first bond-funded elevators.  27 schools will receive improvements and upgrades this summer.  This is the third summer of the voter approved 8 year $482 million School Building Improvement Bond to improve as many as 67 schools.  This will be the third summer of remodels at schools.

In 2014, three schools …

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Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks in Congress Address

Posted by Associated Press on March 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran would get nuclear weapons, a step he said the world must avoid at all costs.

“Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be …

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