Vancouver Takes First Step to Ban Fireworks

Posted by Steve Herman on September 28, 2015

VANCOUVER, Ore.- Could fireworks be just a memory in Vancouver? The city council took the first step towards banning fireworks completely, year round.

Not every resident is pleased. Business owners testified about lost income that would result from the ban, and parents talked about the fun their families would lose out on. People from Union High School’s band showed up to …

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Oregon Democrats Elect New Majority Leader

Posted by Associated Press on September 28, 2015
Senator Ginny Burdick

SALEM, Ore. — Democrats in the Oregon Senate have elected a new majority leader.

Lawmakers chose Sen. Ginny Burdick of Portland for the Senate’s No. 2 post on Monday. Burdick’s appointment represents a rare change of course in the middle of an election cycle.

Burdick replaces Sen. Diane Rosenbaum of Portland, who had held the position since 2011. Rosenbaum will take on …

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Mom is Charged with Murdering Her Son

Posted by Mike Turner on September 28, 2015

Portland Ore – Diane Davidoff entered a not guilty plea on allegations of murdering her 17 year old son and unlawful use of a weapon. She is accused of shooting Jacob Davidoff in the back last Thursday night as they were moving out of their foreclosed home in Gresham. Officers found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound but attempts …

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Kelso Heads Back to School After Strike Settled

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 28, 2015

KELSO, Wash. — A teachers strike in the Kelso School District affecting 4,500 students lasted eight days before it was settled with a compromise on Sunday afternoon.

With a two-year agreement in place, students were back in the classroom on Monday two hours late.

The deal still must be ratified by the school board at its October 5th board meeting.

Nearly 300 teachers went on …

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Driver Arrested in Deadly Hit and Run

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was arrested for hitting another man outside the Goodfoot Pub at Southeast 29th and Stark early Sunday morning.

34-year-old Christopher Chandler was getting into a friend’s car after a concert.  Several employees ran after the suspect, but the driver didn’t stop.

Chandler was taken to a hospital and died shortly after.  He was a regular at the bar and very …

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