Bethany Man Lured Boys & Sexually Abused Them

Posted by Christina Kemp on March 4, 2014

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

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

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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Portland Longshoremen Walk Off Job, Terminal 6 Closed

Posted by Jim Ferretti on March 4, 2014

The gates are locked and a picket lined has been formed outside Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 as Longshoremen walked off the job following lunch today.

KXL obtained an e-mail sent to distributors from ICTSI Oregon, the Terminal operator, told companies to pull truck drivers out of line.

“All ILWU Union labor at terminal 6 has walked off the job after …

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Company Says Freak Accident Trapped Worker in Trench

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 4, 2014

Courtesy: TVFR

CEDAR HILLS — A man was buried in dirt and mud for nearly four hours on Monday after the utility trench he was working in collapsed on top of him while making repairs to a sewer pipe.

The company involved, Apollo Drain & Rooter Service of Gresham says the trench was properly shored and the collapse was a freak accident.

“The …

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