Guitar Center Concert

Posted by Mike Turner on August 1, 2014
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Grammy winner and indie artist Will Champlin performs a free mini-concert in Portland at the Portland Guitar Center.

Will is an artist on the Voice Tour and will also perform Friday night at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Will made history June 21 when his album, “Borrowing Trouble,” hit #20 on iTunes Pop Album Chart in less than 24 hours—an unprecedented feat by …

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The Sidewalk Sting

Posted by Mike Turner on July 31, 2014
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Portland Police were ticketing skateboarders and bicyclists for riding on sidewalks in downtown Portland Thursday. They want to get the message out that sidewalks are for pedestrians only …

The Outside-In Bike Blender was however allowed to continue delicious smoothies.


Portlandia On Location In The Couv

Posted by Mike Turner on July 30, 2014
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The crew and cast of Portlandia are filming this week at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Ed Begley Jr is guest starring as a doctor. The sketch airs in January.


Company Fined After Trench Collapsed in March

Posted by Associated Press on July 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A state agency has fined Gresham plumbing company for two serious violations after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed in March.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division on Tuesday fined Apollo Drain & Rooter Service $5,600. The agency said workers didn’t install an adequate support system to prevent the collapse.

Danny Russu was replacing a …

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Oregon Wildfires Near Complete Containment

Posted by Associated Press on July 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s largest wildfire is nearing complete containment, although continuing high temperatures remain a concern.

The 618-square-mile Buzzard Complex fire in eastern Oregon, the nation’s largest wildfire, remained at 95 percent containment on Sunday.

Incident reports from the fire say containment lines continue hold as crews monitor increased fire activity.

Containment of the Ochoco complex jumped from 69 to nearly …

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