Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye…

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Riley the visiting giraffe is about to leave his temporary home at the Oregon Zoo in Portland and head home to Salt Lake City.

After a two-year stay, Oregon Zoo officials say the 17-foot-tall giraffe will be returning to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this month. He came to Portland during renovations at his home zoo, which recently opened …

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Students say “NO” to School District

Posted by Mike Turner on September 3, 2014
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Students, parents and the Cleveland High School community told the Pottland School a District Wednesday night that their athletic field is not for sale.

The district’s plan was to outsource the fields in its high schools to private groups the raise money for new turf and new tracks.

The administrators failed to tell the principals and coaches who had already set schedules …

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Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Remembered For Leadership

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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SALEM — Friends, colleagues and a who’s who of Oregon politicians packed the House chamber in Salem to remember former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, the nation’s first Arab-American governor and the last Republican to hold the job in Oregon.

Atiyeh died in July at age 91.  His family held a private burial, and Wednesday’s service gave the public a chance to say …

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Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

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1990 Teen Killer To Be Set Free

Posted by Steve Herman on September 3, 2014
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The Associated Press contributed to this report

PORTLAND — The Oregon parole board has decided to release a 40-year-old man who was convicted at age 15 of raping and murdering a high school classmate in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.

The board announced its decision Tuesday in the case of Conrad Engweiler and set his release for October 16th.

An inmate at the …

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