Interstate 5 Closed Overnight This Weekend

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 3, 2014

PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed between the Marquam and Fremont bridges overnight this weekend so the county can inspect the east approach of the Burnside Bridge.  The west end was inspected last month.

The closures will start at 10:30 on Friday and Sunday nights, 11pm on Saturday through 7:30am on the weekend mornings and 5am …

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Cover Oregon Director Hands in Resignation

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 2, 2014

Rocky King says he will step down after his three-month medical leave is up on March 5th.  The Director of Cover Oregon has been medical leave since early December.  He is the second Cover Oregon leader to quit.  Chief Information Officer for the Oregon Health Authority Carolyn Lawson resigned last month.

The Cover Oregon website was supposed to go live in …

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Severe cases of the flu reported in Portland

Posted by Mike Turner on January 2, 2014
Severe cases of the flu reported in Portland

More cases of severe flu are being reported in Portland. Doctors say the H1N1 virus has made a return following the pandemic in 2009.

A doctor from Legacy Emanuel tells us that symptoms include pneumonia and respiratory failures.  A woman who was diagnosed with H1N1 on Thanksgiving remains in the hospital in critical condition today.

Portland teachers return to the classroom Monday

Posted by Mike Turner on January 2, 2014

Portland Teachers will return to classes Monday as their union continues to negotiate with Portland Public Schools for a new contract.

Oregon Education Association Vice President Deborah Barnes tells us that negotiations will be extended through Monday and Portland Association of Teachers President Gwen Sullivan says a mediator will be on hand for that meeting.

Barnes says teachers plan to …

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Car Crashes Into Plaid Pantry Store

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 2, 2014
plaid pantry

Rosemary Reynolds & Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A car crashed into the Plaid Pantry at Southeast 82nd and Duke early Thursday morning, sending an ATM flying across the floor and leaving a big hole in the front of the store.  Luckily, nobody was hurt.

Gary is a regular and was surprised when he showed up for his morning …

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