AMR AND Clackamas County Butt Heads

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 28, 2014
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OREGON CITY — American Medical Response employees held a rally on Tuesday this morning on the Sunnyside overpass at I-205.  About 40 workers made signs and waved at commuters in hope of getting them to support their need for a new contract with Clackamas County.  It’s taken to years to reach this point in negotiations. The EMT’s and Paramedics say …

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State of the Union Speech To Challenge Congress on Minimum Wage

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 28, 2014
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Hear tonight’s State of the Union address live in its entirety on KXL at 6:00pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging lawmakers, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that he’s raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to both parties …

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Police Seize $1.5 Million Worth of Meth

Posted by Steve Herman on January 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Police in Oregon say a drug sniffing dog led them to 31lbs of methamphetamine packed in a suitcase in a car that officers stopped on Interstate 84.

The estimated street value of the meth is $1.5 million.

Officers stopped the car last Friday. After obtaining a search warrant, officers found the drugs and all three denied owning the suitcase.

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School Board is packed with Dissenters

Posted by Mike Turner on January 27, 2014
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Portland Teachers and their supporters at times shouted down Superintendent Carole Smith and the school board Monday night with some yelling the district had no leadership.

School Board member Steve Buel voted against the majority to stash away 14 million in a reserve fund instead of hiring more teachers. He accused the board of merely rubber stamping district decisions.

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Super Bowl Cold

Posted by Mike Turner on January 27, 2014
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If the current forecast holds, it looks like precipitation will miss MetLife Stadium. But the NFL was looking at contingency plans. Like moving the Super bowl away from Sunday. Just about everyone agrees that would be a bad idea.