Will Idaho Soldier Be Left Behind in Afghanistan?

Posted by Associated Press on March 2, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him.

But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?

While tattered yellow ribbons still adorn utility poles in his …

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US Calls On Russia To Withdraw Forces From Ukraine

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country’s Crimean region and to refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine.

The White House says Obama delivered that message to Putin during a 90-minute telephone conversation.

But Obama’s request was unlikely to be …

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Kidnap Suspect Now Sought In Bank Robbery

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 1, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman says a man sought in a woman’s January abduction from a Milwaukie, Ore., tanning salon is suspected of robbing a bank in Eugene.

KATU-TV reports that Lt. Robert Wurpes said the suspect in a Friday afternoon bank robbery at a Columbia Bank branch in Eugene is 49-year-old Kelly Vern Swoboda.

Police allege that …

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Police call off search for missing Troutdale man

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 28, 2014
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Updated 3/1

The official search has been called off for a Troutdale man who disappeared from the scene of a car crash Monday night, but his family refuses to give up hope.

“We are doing a lot of hugging and just keeping our hopes up.”

Kyle Peterson’s family presses on  encouraged by the support of their community.

“I mean perfect strangers are just coming …

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DHS Reconsidering Decision to Send 6-year-old Girl to Mexico

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 27, 2014
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Governor John Kitzhaber along with a number of top Oregon lawmakers including Senator Jackie Winters have called for the Oregon Department of Human Services to review a decision to send a 6-year-old girl to Mexico to live with her biological father.  He is a convicted felon who has done time in Oregon for assault.  He was also deported.  The girl’s …

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