Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans’ Health Care Uproar

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned in the privacy of the White House on Friday, driven from office by a mushrooming scandal over the agency’s health care system that serves millions of the nation’s former warriors.

President Barack Obama said he accepted the resignation “with considerable regret,” and appointed …

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Pioneer Square Turns 30

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 30, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON   Portland’s Living Room as it’s known is 30 years young.  The Square was named after Pioneer Courthouse built in 1875.  it  now houses federal courtrooms.  it cost seven millions dollars to build the square.  A citizens group led by city commissioner Charles Jordan and Mike Lindberg raised 750 thousand dollars by selling 50 thousand inscribed bricks.  10 …

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Cases of the Measles on the Rise

Posted by Christina Kemp on May 29, 2014
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Portland,Ore.– Measles cases in the U.S. have taken off this year. Reaching their highest rates in 20 years. But what about in Oregon?

The numbers are higher than usual. In the state we’ve seen 5 cases so far, in each it was a child who had not been vaccinated. Dr. Paul Cieslak with the Oregon Public Health Division says there is really no reason to see …

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Oregon Vs. Oracle

Posted by Mike Turner on May 29, 2014
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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber told a legislative technology committee Thursday that he ordered the attorney general to bring legal action against Oracle.

Kitzhaber said that after spending more than $130 million with the company, he wanted to recover millions in tax money because Oracle failed to deliver a functional website for Cover Oregon.

Oracle fired back against accusations saying that it …

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He May Not Want To Be Called a Hero But a Trimet Bus Driver Is

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 29, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON     Bill Clark Drives the Number 20 Bus.  Last Friday he was headed toward the Gresham transit station when he spotted a small child in the middle of Linn Avenue.  The seven year veteran’s instincts kicked in he pulled the bus over parked quickly and ran out to grab the toddler.  Clark exchanged very few words with …

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