City of Portland Weathers Storm

Posted by Steve Herman on February 10, 2014
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The City of Portland plans to open up Monday at 10:00am if the weather doesn’t worsen.

Many say the city has fared much better this storm than it did in 2008. Mark Ross with Portland Parks and Recreation says they have performed better for a few reasons “commissioner Amanda Fritz, as well as every member of City Council,  rotates through the disaster …

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State Capitol to Reopen

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 10, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Speaker of the House’s office says the state Capitol is planning to reopen at 8 a.m. Monday.

House Speaker Tina Kotek announced Sunday that a number of morning committee meetings and the House floor session are being postponed to ensure the safety of people traveling to Salem.

Her office says the house floor session will convene briefly …

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Russia Kicks Off Sochi Games with Hope and Hubris

Posted by Christina Kemp on February 8, 2014
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.

And that’s just the way Russian President Vladimir Putin wants these Winter Games to be.

The world’s premier athletes on …

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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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