Trek Recalls Nearly One Million Bicycles

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 22, 2015
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WATERLOO, Wisc. — Nearly one-million Trek bicycles built between 2000 and 2015 are being recalled.  900,000 bikes in the U.S. and 98,000 sold in Canada.

A quick release lever on the bike’s front-wheel hub comes into contact with the front disc brake assembly.  That causes either complete separation or the wheel coming to an instant stop sending cyclists flying.

One person has …

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Boil Water Alert Lifted In Government Camp, Still No Cause of Condo Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 22, 2015
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GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — The water is safe again to drink without boiling it.  The order was issued Tuesday and lifted 24 hours later because the water pressure was really low.  The resources were being used to fight a massive condominium fire that’s been smoldering for two days near Mount Hood.

The Golden Poles Chalet on East Multorpor Road just off Highway …

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Taxi Drivers Protest Uber

Posted by Mike Turner on April 21, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Taxi drivers called for Mayor Charlie Hales to put a stop to the Tuesday vote on a plan that would allow Uber to operate in Portland.

The Mayor and Commissioner Steve Novick have proposed a 120-day pilot program for private-for-hire transportation operators.

The proposal will set regulations for all private-for-hire services, including taxis and transportation network companies, such as …

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State Countersues Family Over Portland Boy’s 60-Foot Fall

Posted by Associated Press on April 21, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — The state filed a countersuit against the family of a Portland boy who fell 60 feet in Silver Falls State Park and is suing for up to $875,000.

The Statesman Journal reports 10-year-old Wilson Pelot fell in January after leaning against a broken railing on a trail near Lower South Falls. He fractured his …

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Whooping Cough Returns to Washington

Posted by Rebecca Marshall on April 21, 2015
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Health officials in Washington State say whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, is spiking.  This year alone, there have been 300 cases statewide, including fifty in Clark County.  Compare that to 50 in the entire state this time last year.

In 2012, Washington suffered an epidemic of whooping cough that killed an infant and hospitalized dozens more.

The Oregonian reports that …

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