Bergdahl’s Hometown Cancels Celebration of Release 

Posted by Associated Press on June 5, 2014

The small Idaho hometown of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has canceled plans for a celebration later this month, citing security concerns after it was inundated with negative emails and angry phone calls.

Organizers released a statement Wednesday saying that because of national media attention on Bergdahl’s story, they expect a significant increase in the number of people planning to attend …

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Columbia River Crossing

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 5, 2014

The closed meeting wasn’t to revive the Columbia River Crossing, but to learn from the past, moving forward building relationships.

Oregon tried to go it alone after Washington declined to vote to pay their share of the Columbia River crossing, which would have replaced the I-5 Bridge.  The outcome…they didn’t get enough votes and killed the project.

The next …

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4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Out of Window

Posted by Associated Press on June 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland police spokesman says a 4-year-old boy has died after a fall from an upper-story window at an apartment building.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says firefighters and police responded Wednesday evening to the Miraflores Apartments after a report that a child had fallen from a window and was critically hurt.

Simpson says the boy died at a hospital.

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Walkout In Support of Classmate Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 4, 2014

SALEM — A group of about 100 South Salem High School students and parents walked out during the noon hour on Wednesday in protest of the school’s decision not to allow one of their classmates to walk at graduation this Friday.

Raul Villarreal, an honors student was accused of smoking marijuana before prom and admitted to it even though he says …

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High Court Refuses to Block Oregon Gay Marriage

Posted by Associated Press on June 4, 2014

SALEM — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt same-sex weddings in Oregon while a federal appeals court considers whether a group opposed to gay marriage can intervene in the case.

The order follows an emergency appeal by the National Organization for Marriage that seeks to overturn U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s May 19 ruling …

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