One Year Later

Posted by Mike Turner on July 7, 2015
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Portland, Ore-Vancouver’s Main Street Marijuana is one year old. Its owner says the location, customer service and quality of product is the secret to the store’s success. With Oregon stores coming on line and a possible early sales, he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.


Oregon Pharmacists Will Be Able to Prescribe Birth Control

Posted by Associated Press on July 7, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon women will no longer have to visit a health clinic for a birth control prescription starting next year.

Instead, they can head straight to their pharmacist for contraception under a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Kate Brown.

Advocates said the measure gives Oregon women the easiest access to birth control in the nation. Rep. Knute Buehler, …

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Suspect Who Stabbed Officer Shot By Police

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland Police officer shot a suspect who stabbed his partner in the hand early Sunday morning.

The officers noticed a man trying to burglarize a police department office near Northeast 111th and Sandy.  He wouldn’t stop to talk and turned towards Officer Jose Jimenez, reached into his back pocket and pulled out this knife.

Officer Jimenez fell backwards as 55-year-old …

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Fire Damages Two SE Portland Homes

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Fire started in the bushes between two homes on Southeast 169th Drive and Alder just before 9:00 on Monday morning.  Investigators are not ruling out illegal fireworks as the cause.

The garages were damaged.  Firefighters pulled down the siding and cut into the roof of both homes to make sure the fire was all the way out.

Neighbors reported …

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Fireworks Cause Numerous Fires in Northwest

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Warm weather and extremely dry conditions mixed with fireworks caused a series of fires over the Fourth of July weekend.

A duplex in Vancouver suffered over $400,000 in damage when fireworks landed on the roof.  Firefighters responded to numerous grass fires including one that consumed 10 acres near Padden Parkway.  Two teenagers connected …

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