Day Four of Brutal Winter Storm

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 7, 2014
Snow plow on Hwy. 26 outside the tunnel

Snow plow on Highway 26 outside the tunnel

Update: 2/9/2014 4 :00 PM

Portland — Freezing rain arrived Saturday evening blanketing a thin layer of ice on top of the heap of snow that the area had already received. The icy conditions made road conditions treacherous and caused the MAX train system to stop running for the second time in the systems …

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Snow Causing Severe Traffic Problems, Closures

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 6, 2014
Jackknifed semi on I-5 in Albany

Jackknifed semi blocks Interstate 5 near Albany

PORTLAND — Snow first hit south and then north before moving right into the heart of downtown in time for the afternoon on Thursday.  It didn’t take long for freeways to turn into a parking lot.  Students went home early and the snow called off many activities.

Full list of closures, cancellations, early releases and …

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Portland Teachers Vote to Strike

Posted by Steve Herman on February 6, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore- It has been almost a solid year of negotiations and Wednesday night at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, teachers made the vote to strike.

The vote was nearly unanimous, 98% of the teachers voted in favor.

Dozens gathered outside chanting there support while teachers made there vote. They will officially notify the district later Thursday of there intent to walk out …

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Walkout at Lincoln High

Posted by Mike Turner on February 5, 2014
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Lincoln High School students walked out of class Wednesday to show support for their teachers.

The students marched to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall where Portland Teachers will hold a strike vote tonight.

Students say they hope a strike can be avoided when the union and school district return to the bargaining table this weekend.


Nordstrom To Close Under-Performing Stores

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 5, 2014
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PORTLAND — Nordstrom is closing up shop at two of the retailer’s longtime stores in Portland and Vancouver.

The company says they’re shutting down their Lloyd Center and Westfield Mall locations next January when their leases are up.  The Lloyd store has been an anchor of the mall since 1960.  The Westfield Nordstrom opened in 1977.

Nordstrom says it just doesn’t pencil …

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