Heavy Rain and Wind Expected In Portland Metro

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 5, 2014
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PORTLAND – Heavy rain and wind is expected in the Portland metro area over the next two days.

Forecasters say up to an inch of rain could fall in the valley on Wednesday into Thursday, with 5 to 6 inches falling in the mountains.

“We’re going to make a good run on getting caught up on what we’ve been short of all …

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Man Named Green Gets Washington’s First Marijuana License

Posted by Steve Herman on March 4, 2014
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SEATTLE — Washington state’s first legal marijuana license is going to a guy named Green.

Sean Green, a medical marijuana dispensary operator from Spokane, is due to be issued a producer-processor license under the state’s recreational pot law at the Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning.

Green is the chief executive of Spokane’s Kouchlock Productions — a company named …

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Bethany Man Lured Boys & Sexually Abused Them

Posted by Christina Kemp on March 4, 2014
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No person, no parent should ever do something like this. A father is now behind bars for luring boys to his home where he sexually abused them.

Detectives say  he has been on their radar since last year.. 39-year-old Jonathon Black is a husband and a father. Officials say that he made his Bethany home very “teenager friendly”. He has been …

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Judge Says Yes To The Convention Center Hotel Plan

Posted by Mike Turner on March 4, 2014
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A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge says the county can spend hotel tax dollars without a public vote.

Opponents say the nearly 80 million dollar subsidy to Hyatt is obscene. The money would come from room taxes on the yet to be built hotel and about a fourth of that from lottery revenues.

Sports fans see this as an opportunity for Portland …

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State Finds Cab Driver Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 4, 2014
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PORTLAND — The Bureau of Labor and Industries has completed their investigation of the Broadway Cab driver who kicked a lesbian couple out of his taxi last summer on the side of a freeway.  They found “substantial evidence of discrimination”.

Ahmed Egal is accused of shouting slurs at Kate Neal, her girlfriend and another friend when he saw the couple being …

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