More Mediaton for Teachers Union & PPS

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 11, 2014
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Another round of mediation is schedule for Tuesday between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers.

The union is threatening to strike, starting February 20th, unless an agreement is met on a new contract.  Issues still remain between the two parties, including class size, salary increases and early retirement incentives.

Christine Miles with PPS says if the teachers walk off …

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Lake Oswego Homes Threatened by Slide

Posted by Steve Herman on February 11, 2014
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A Lake Oswego family has been evacuated from there home, after a landslide comes close to there residence. The Lake Oswego Fire Department says a water pipe burst near the 17000 block of Upper Cherry Lane. The home the pipe led to had been without water since Saturday, and officials say the pipe could have been saturating the hillside for two …

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A Slush Day Briefing

Posted by Mike Turner on February 10, 2014
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The City of Portland and Tri Met give themselves high marks for their work over the weekend.

City Commissioner Steve Novick says city crews plowed thousands of miles of major roadways to keep people moving.

Tri Met’s Mary Fetch admits there were some glitches on MAX because of ice on the wires and problems with some switches but most of the buses …

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New Clues In Manhunt For Murderer of Weighmaster

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 10, 2014
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BORING — Authorities have released new information in the search for a Washington man wanted for shooting and killing an employee of Clackamas County last Thursday, including surveillance video taken just days before the murder.  There’s now a $7,500 reward for the tip that leads to an arrest.

U.S. Marshals have joined the manhunt for 41-year-old Dirck White of Edgewood, Washington.  Deputies …

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The Water Bureau Hustle

Posted by Mike Turner on February 10, 2014
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Portland’s Water Bureau is hustling to keep up with water main breaks.

Five were reported yesterday and a sixth wasn’t found until this morning. Crews are working to repair the break at SW Barbur and Bancroft.

Yesterday’s big break at 20th and SE Powell has been repaired.

The aging cast iron pipes are at risk for breaking when temperatures rise and drop. More …

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