The Children Are Coming

Posted by Mike Turner on July 22, 2014
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Pro immigration activists held a welcome for unaccompanied child immigrants rumored to be arriving in Portland within the next few weeks.

It’s unclear when children might arrive but supporters want to counter anti-immigration protesters in Oregon and across the country.


Voters Will Decide On Pot

Posted by Mike Turner on July 22, 2014
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Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot.

The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission the job of regulating and taxing the drug.

New Approach Oregon, the group behind the initiative, …

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Wildfires Grow Washington Recording the Largest Blaze in State History

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 22, 2014
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Portland, Oregon  The Carlton Complex fire is is the largest in Washington state history.  Think of it as four times bigger than the city of Seattle.  One person has died, one hundred fifty homes destroyed.  This morning, the fire burning Northeast of Central Washington is only 20 percent contained. Thousands have been evacuated with so many homes abandoned looting has …

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Daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder arrested

Posted by Associated Press on July 22, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested, accused of sex abuse offenses involving a 17-year-old boy on a track and field team she coaches at a central Oregon high school.

Oregon State Police say they arrested 43-year-old Melissa Bowerman on Monday at her home in Fossil, Oregon. She was taken to the Jefferson County …

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Suspect says “I’m Not Your Man”

Posted by Mike Turner on July 21, 2014
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44-year-old Jerry Johnson enters a plea of not guilty in Multnomah County Court
Monday.

He was arrested Friday night for allegedly kissing an Oregon Museum of Science and Industry volunteer, and approached other women in Southeast Portland.

Jerry Johnson, of Portland, had been working as a security guard, but quit on July 17 because of public scrutiny in the case.

Johnson and his wife …

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