Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Down Some PERS Cuts

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.

The justices said workers were promised an annual inflation increase of up to 2 percent, and the Legislature can’t scale it …

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Blazers Season Ends in Game Five

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors.

They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court.

Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday …

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Police Arrest Babysitter Accused of Killing 7-Month-Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 29, 2015
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OREGON CITY, Ore — Police arrested 37-year-old Sarah Martin Wednesday afternoon near her mother’s house and charged her with manslaughter.  Detectives believe she killed 7-month-old Isaak Gillen on April 6th while caring for him in her home.

 

Martin’s bail is set at $250,000 and she’ll be arraigned in Clackamas County Court on Thursday.

Isaak was brought to Randall Children’s Medical Hospital with …

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Portland Plans To Buy Land For Homeless Camp

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland is in negotiations to buy a plot of land on the east side that’s owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation and possibly move the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp there.

Because the land where the current camp sits at 4th and West Burnside in Old Town cannot be sold, City Hall had to look …

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Medical Teams International Heads to Nepal

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-based Medical Teams International sent a team of volunteers to Nepal Wednesday morning to help the country deal with last weekend’s devastating earthquake. It’s Global Emergency and Security Advisor headed there over the weekend.

Dr. Paul Neumann is one of the volunteers leaving from PDX. This is not his first disaster response effort. He says: “I was in …

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