Cylvia Hayes Admits to Buying Land for Pot Grow

Posted by Brett Reckamp on October 13, 2014

In the latest blow for the fiance of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, it has now been revealed that Hayes was part of a joint effort to buy some land in Washington State to be used as an illegal pot grow.  KOIN TV broke the news Monday night.  Last week, she admitted to accepting $5,000 to marry a teenager from Ethiopia …

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Street Fee Session

Posted by Mike Turner on October 13, 2014

The Portland City Council is talking but no decisions were made during the first public discussion about transportation funding since delaying its vote in June.

Instead, Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioners spent time discussing various funding options still being considered. Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick wants upper income earners to pay more than those with low or middle incomes.

The so-called street …

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70-Year-Old Woman Murdered in Gresham

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 13, 2014

GRESHAM, Ore. — 70-year-old Deanna Stravahtis was found dead in her mobile home early Saturday morning.  She lived at the Bell Acres Mobile Home Park on Northeast Division Street.

The East County Major Crimes Team was called in to investigate.  Little is being said about how Stravahtis died.  Her 1989 dark green Dodge Caravan is missing with Oregon license plate WQS 804.

Police ask …

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Students in Portland Public Schools Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

Posted by Steve Herman on October 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore.-Students in the Portland Public Schools aren’t just celebrating Columbus Day.

On the same day the Seattle city council was grabbing headlines for doing away with Columbus Day, the Portland Public School Board unanimously voted to make the second Monday in October “Indigenous People’s Day”. Unlike Seattle, the school board decided that it will be celebrated in tandem with Christopher …

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Crude Oil Moving Through Oregon is on the Rise

Posted by Associated Press on October 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A railroad says it has increased the number of oil trains per week moving through Central Oregon.

The records, released by the state, show BNSF Railway ran up to three oil trains weekly through Deschutes, Jefferson, Klamath, and Wasco counties. The company previously reported moving only one oil train a week through Central Oregon.

The increase comes as …

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