Shooting in East Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 11, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was shot several times along Southeast Division near 148th early Thursday morning.

Police found the victim in his 30’s on the sidewalk just east of the intersection around 1:45.  He was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are trying to learn what led up to the shooting.  Witnesses say they heard screaming before the gunshots.

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Congress Keeps Coast Guard Helicopter in Newport

Posted by Associated Press on December 11, 2014
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport will remain open for the next year.

Democratic members of the Oregon delegation announced Wednesday that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill requiring them to keep the base operating through Jan. 1, 2016.

The base had been slated for closure to save $6 …

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Armed Man Arrested With Stash of Firearms

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 10, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Police found a stash of guns after they arrested a man who was acting suspiciously late Monday night.

They were making contact with him and a woman in a parking lot on Northeast Simpson Street and Portland Highway when they say 27-year-old Jorge Tomas-Sierra turned away, unzipped his jacket and reached inside making a metallic “clicking” sound.

Officers realized he had …

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An Open Door

Posted by Mike Turner on December 9, 2014
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“Dont  Shoot” protesters accept the Mayor’s invitation to talk about police shootings and use of force policy. Protesters want action on Courts  and grand juries that have decided not to prosecute police for killing unarmed black suspects.

Demonstrators were not satisfied with the answers but we’re willing to attend future talks. Protests in Portland have been mostly peaceful except for a …

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Senate Probe Catalogs Brutality Against Detainees

Posted by Associated Press on December 9, 2014
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON — The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11 attacks, Senate investigators concluded Tuesday.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, years in the making, accused the CIA of misleading its political masters …

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