Love Those Calendar Girls

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 28, 2014
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PORTLAND,  OREGON    Jaynie Roberts and Francine Raften are up to something fun.  They’re behind the effort to raise money  for building improvements needed for the Magenta Theater.  In the spirit of of Calendar Girls, the first show of 2015, the theater presents The Ladies of Magenta 2015 Calendar.   

Tastfully done, Magenta actors, directors,set builders, etc. took off their clothes  for …

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Black Friday Draws Lots Of Shoppers

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Retail Federation expects that 25.6 million shoppers took advantage of Thanksgiving Day openings and it’s starting to take a bite out of Black Friday business.  Sales dropped 13.2 percent to $9.74 billion on Black Friday last year.

Around here, shoppers were out in force early.  The Clackamas Fred Meyer was so busy, there wasn’t one …

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Two Dead, One Wounded in Murder-Suicide

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 28, 2014
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SHERWOOD, Ore. — Gunfire turned a neighborhood on Southwest Cereghino Lane into a crime scene early Thanksgiving morning.  Three people were shot and two of them died in what’s said to be a murder-suicide.

“Door bell rang.  There’s two police officers telling us we needed to evacuate now,” said one neighbor.

A man refused to come out of the home.  Once SWAT …

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Man Run Over By TriMet Bus and Killed

Posted by Associated Press on November 28, 2014
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CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Oregon State Police have identified the man who died after he was run over Wednesday evening by the rear wheels of a TriMet transit bus.

The victim was Elias French, 60.

Lt. Josh Brooks says troopers are investigating the fatal collision on State Highway 213 in the Clackamas area southeast of Portland.

Brooks says the bus was just getting ready to …

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A Smaller Demonstration

Posted by Mike Turner on November 26, 2014
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That was the case today in front of the Justice Center in downtown Portland. About two dozen people gathered there after last night’s civil disobedience attended by a few hundred protesters.

The group Don’t Shoot Portland urged supporters to gather at 3 p.m. “to demand the Justice Department of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama bring federal charges …

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