What Are The Rules on Fireworks?

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 3, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — If you plan to celebrate our country’s independence with a little Americana and that includes fireworks, you should know what the rules are.

In Oregon, anything that explodes, flies more than 12 inches in the air or 6 feet on the ground is against the law.  So that includes the big stuff you’d get in Washington like bottle rockets, …

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Woman Crashes Stolen Car Into Building

Posted by mworkhoven on July 3, 2015
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Portland, OR – A woman is under arrest for allegedly carjacking a driver in Northeast Portland, crashing it into a Starbucks, and then trying to carjack a second person. Police got there before she could do it, and arrested her. She also allegedly struck other vehicles during the incident.

It began with 38-year-old Brooke Defrees allegedly throwing a beer can and …

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Brush Fires Burn in the Northwest

Posted by mworkhoven on July 3, 2015
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This holiday weekend, Oregon firefighters are battling a lot of brush fires.  The latest is a fire at the Monroe Oaks Mill Chip Yard in Sheridan, north of Salem. It spread into surrounding grassland and burned within two feet of an office building, but firefighters got it under control Friday afternoon.

Another brush fire broke out Friday in Lake Oswego, only …

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BOLI Fines Bakery $135,000 For Refusing To Make Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 2, 2015
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GRESHAM, Ore. — The owners of a former bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have been ordered to pay them $135,000.  The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says Sweet Cakes by Melissa violated the Oregon Equality Act.

Melissa and Aaron Klein say same-sex marriage violates their religious beliefs and he calls today’s order unconstitutional.

Aaron …

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Four Boys Charged In Fire That Destroyed Historic Civic Stadium

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 2, 2015
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EUGENE, Ore. — Four boys, ages 10 to 12, are facing second-degree arson charges in Monday afternoon’s fire that burned Civic Stadium to the ground.  Investigators got the tip on Wednesday that led them to the kids.

A fifth boy told his parents what happened and they reported it to police.  He left before the kids set the fire in the …

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