Portland Longshoremen Walk Off Job, Terminal 6 Closed

Posted by Jim Ferretti on March 4, 2014
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The gates are locked and a picket lined has been formed outside Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 as Longshoremen walked off the job following lunch today.

KXL obtained an e-mail sent to distributors from ICTSI Oregon, the Terminal operator, told companies to pull truck drivers out of line.

“All ILWU Union labor at terminal 6 has walked off the job after …

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Company Says Freak Accident Trapped Worker in Trench

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 4, 2014
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Courtesy: TVFR

CEDAR HILLS — A man was buried in dirt and mud for nearly four hours on Monday after the utility trench he was working in collapsed on top of him while making repairs to a sewer pipe.

The company involved, Apollo Drain & Rooter Service of Gresham says the trench was properly shored and the collapse was a freak accident.

“The …

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Putin Cools Tensions in Ukraine, Kerry in Kiev

Posted by Associated Press on March 4, 2014
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President Vladimir Putin answers journalists’ questions  at the Novo-Ogaryov presidential residence outside Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserved the right to use force.

As …

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Vancouver Sets Standards for Selling Recreational Marijuana

Posted by Steve Herman on March 4, 2014
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The Vancouver City Council approved a set of regulations Monday night for selling recreational marijuana.

Despite I-502 being passed by voters last year, the anti-marijuana crowd let there voices be heard.

They had the ear of Councilmen Bill Turlay “My position is that I think someone needs to support and speak up for the people who did not vote for Initiative-502 and …

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Will Idaho Soldier Be Left Behind in Afghanistan?

Posted by Associated Press on March 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.

But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?

While tattered yellow ribbons still adorn utility poles in his …

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