Audit Seeks More Reform from Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit

Posted by Steve Herman on February 26, 2014
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Back in 2007 the City of Portland realized something alarming: Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit has a problem.

Seven years ago most of the bureaus unsolved cases sat around without a detective for seven days or more. So the city launched an audit. And all these years later we have some answers.

The audit found the bureau is doing better with sex …

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Beaverton Bans Marijuana Dispensaries

Posted by Steve Herman on February 26, 2014
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After months of discussions the City of Beaverton has decided to ban marijuana dispensaries.

It’s most likely just a temporary ban, so the council can sort out how to regulate dispensaries in regards to zoning and business license requirements. However there are a few members who would prefer the ban become permanent. On Tuesday the council voted that the 6-month moratorium …

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Winds Knock Down Trees And Damage Property

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Tree trimmers are staying busy after strong winds throughout the metro area on Tuesday caused trees to fall onto power lines, cars and whatever was in their path.

“This is actually number four for us today,” said Jon Poteet with Northwest Tree Service.  By early afternoon, he’d already responded to calls in Lake Oswego, Sylvan and Clackamas.

A large Douglas Fir …

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Teen Drifter Sentenced In Skateboard Attack

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — The teen who beat 70-year-old Larry Allen with a skateboard outside the Portland Outdoor Store downtown last summer reached a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced Tuesday to five years behind bars for assault.

19-year-old Daniel Dorson was arrested in Northern California in October and brought back to Oregon to face charges in Multnomah County.

Witnesses say Allen asked …

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Benson High Could Lose School Sports

Posted by Steve Herman on February 25, 2014
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After dodging a teachers strike students in Portland Public Schools are now looking to dodge another obstacle. The loss of school sports.

In 1988 Benson High School won a state football championship. They were the last PIL team to do so, and now they may never get that chance to do it again.

Four years ago, Benson became a magnet school, drastically …

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