High School Student Dies Of Bacterial Infection

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 6, 2014

PORTLAND — Students and teachers at Central Catholic High School are mourning the sudden death of a student.  Grief counselors are helping them cope with the news of Jacob Parkhurst’s passing.

The 17-year-old junior died Tuesday from a severe invasive bacterial infection.  Doctors will know for sure what it was later this week.  The case was first thought to be meningococcal disease, an …

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Minimum Wage Increase Supporters Pack Hearing

Posted by Steve Herman on March 6, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) – A public hearing on Seattle’s minimum wage drew a crowd estimated at about 700 people Wednesday night, many of them red-shirted advocates of a move to increase the city’s minimum to $15 an hour.

The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/pOBNZ3 ) the joint hearing before Mayor Ed Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee and the Seattle City Council was an …

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Semi Truck Driver Amazingly Walks Away From Crazy Crash

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 5, 2014

Truck driver Jack Phillips is lucky to be alive after getting into a crash Wednesday afternoon that resulted in a number of large steel beams penetrating his cab.

Phillips says he was cut off while driving down Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road at Southwest Nyberg.  He hit the breaks and the beams came flying.

Phillips instinctively ducked when one of the beams came straight …

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Catholics in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Mike Turner on March 5, 2014

Catholic Oregonians for Marriage Equality gathered on Ash Wednesday to show their support for same-sex marriage in Oregon.

The demonstration follows Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample’s opposition to the issue by instructing his staff to work with the coalition opposed to the petition legalizing gay marriage in Oregon.

Group leader Jackie Yerby invited the Archbishop to the event but received no response.

Heavy Rain and Wind Expected In Portland Metro

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 5, 2014

PORTLAND – Heavy rain and wind is expected in the Portland metro area over the next two days.

Forecasters say up to an inch of rain could fall in the valley on Wednesday into Thursday, with 5 to 6 inches falling in the mountains.

“We’re going to make a good run on getting caught up on what we’ve been short of all …

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