Driver Damages Max Tracks and Takes Off

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 14, 2014
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PORTLAND — A man drove his car onto the Max tracks along East Burnside on Tuesday morning and left a real mess behind.  It meant hours of delays for passengers and work for repair crews.

The crash brought down the overhead wire system just west of 122nd.

“The pole itself is bent.  This pole has our counterweights on it that keep the overhead …

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GMO Labeling Measure Attracting Big Money

Posted by Associated Press on October 14, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon ballot measure on the labeling of genetically modified foods is starting to attract big money.

The two opposing camps combined have reported contributions of more than $12 million – $5 million by labeling proponents, more than $7 million by opponents.

Similar measures in California and in Washington state failed narrowly in recent years after millions of …

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Cylvia Hayes Admits to Buying Land for Pot Grow

Posted by Brett Reckamp on October 13, 2014
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In the latest blow for the fiance of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, it has now been revealed that Hayes was part of a joint effort to buy some land in Washington State to be used as an illegal pot grow.  KOIN TV broke the news Monday night.  Last week, she admitted to accepting $5,000 to marry a teenager from Ethiopia …

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Street Fee Session

Posted by Mike Turner on October 13, 2014
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The Portland City Council is talking but no decisions were made during the first public discussion about transportation funding since delaying its vote in June.

Instead, Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioners spent time discussing various funding options still being considered. Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick wants upper income earners to pay more than those with low or middle incomes.

The so-called street …

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70-Year-Old Woman Murdered in Gresham

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 13, 2014
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GRESHAM, Ore. — 70-year-old Deanna Stravahtis was found dead in her mobile home early Saturday morning.  She lived at the Bell Acres Mobile Home Park on Northeast Division Street.

The East County Major Crimes Team was called in to investigate.  Little is being said about how Stravahtis died.  Her 1989 dark green Dodge Caravan is missing with Oregon license plate WQS 804.

Police ask …

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