Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest …

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Shooting Manhunt Shuts Down Gresham Neighborhood

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 4, 2014

GRESHAM, Ore. — A neighborhood was blocked off and students were kept inside three schools on Thursday afternoon as police searched for a gunman.

A 25-year-old man was shot near Southeast 190th and Stark just after noon.  Witnesses say he was in the street on a bike.

The shooter ran into the parking lot of an apartment building on Yamhill.  He’s said …

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Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye…

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Riley the visiting giraffe is about to leave his temporary home at the Oregon Zoo in Portland and head home to Salt Lake City.

After a two-year stay, Oregon Zoo officials say the 17-foot-tall giraffe will be returning to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this month. He came to Portland during renovations at his home zoo, which recently opened …

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Students say “NO” to School District

Posted by Mike Turner on September 3, 2014

Students, parents and the Cleveland High School community told the Pottland School a District Wednesday night that their athletic field is not for sale.

The district’s plan was to outsource the fields in its high schools to private groups the raise money for new turf and new tracks.

The administrators failed to tell the principals and coaches who had already set schedules …

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Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Remembered For Leadership

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014

SALEM — Friends, colleagues and a who’s who of Oregon politicians packed the House chamber in Salem to remember former Gov. Vic Atiyeh, the nation’s first Arab-American governor and the last Republican to hold the job in Oregon.

Atiyeh died in July at age 91.  His family held a private burial, and Wednesday’s service gave the public a chance to say …

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