Portland City Council Delays Street Fee Vote

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 3, 2014
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PORTLAND — A vote was supposed to happen Wednesday on charging a monthly street fee to residents and businesses for maintaining the streets.

Mayor Charlies Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick pushed it back to November because of concerns over how the fee would affect small businesses and those with a low income.

“We can pay now, or we can pay a lot more later …

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Portland Would Like To Charge Businesses To Stay Open Past 10pm.

Posted by Jim Ferretti on June 2, 2014
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Portland, Ore – City leaders will hear from The Office of Neighborhood Involvement on Wednesday (June 4, 2014) about a proposed “Late Night Activity Permit”.

The permit is said to “proactively address environmental factors that contribute to crime and nuisance activity as a result of late night business activity.”  The conceptual proposal says businesses that operate beyond 10pm that are open …

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Casey Kasem Taken to Medical Facility

Posted by Associated Press on June 2, 2014

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) – A spokesman for Casey Kasem’s daughter says the ailing radio personality has been taken by ambulance to a hospital or medical facility in Washington state.

   Danny Deraney told The Associated Press that Kerri Kasem accompanied her father when an ambulance took him Sunday afternoon to receive care. He didn’t know where the 82-year-old entertainer went.

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Official: 6 Climbers Likely Died in Mountain Fall

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 1, 2014
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MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Citing dangerous conditions, Mount Rainier National Park officials said Sunday that there are no immediate plans to recover the bodies of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths in the worst alpine accident on the mountain in decades.

Continuous ice fall and rock fall make the …

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House moves to keep Feds out of medical marijuana

Posted by dshurtliff on May 31, 2014
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As American’s attitudes towards marijuana laws continue to shift, the Republican controlled House of Representatives voted on Friday to restrict the DEA from using federal funds to interfere with or go after medical marijuana business or operations that are legal under state laws.

The appropriations amendment put forward by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) passed 219-189.

The Senate will now consider its own …

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