Record Rain Drenches Portland, Sewers Overflow

Posted by Associated Press on October 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A strong fall storm has drenched Portland in record rain and triggered a sewer overflow into the Willamette River.

The National Weather Service reports that Oct. 22 rainfall at Portland International Airport hit 1.8 inches by Wednesday evening, eclipsing the old mark for the day of 1.31 inches, set in 1951.

Just across the Columbia River in Vancouver, …

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A New Max

Posted by Mike Turner on October 22, 2014

The Type 5 is the fifth generation of Light Rail vehicles to be sold to Tri Met by Siemens. 18 new cars are on the way at 3.7 million dollars apiece. They’re expected to have a forty year life span and have more seating, improved climate control and a high tech cockpit …

Tri Met a General Manager Neil McFarlane says …

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Two Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada’s Parliament

Posted by Associated Press on October 22, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

The attack immediately raised the specter of terrorism, with Canada already on heightened …

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Very Wet Nasty Weather On The Way

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 22, 2014

Photo Courtesy: Associated Press

PORTLAND — The first Big storm of Fall is rolling in across Portland, Vancouver, the Willamette Valley and the coast.  The National Weather service says we can expect about 2 inches of rain here in 6 to 12 hours.  Much of that rainfall will happen during the afternoon commute into the early evening.  Winds could fluctuate blowing gusts …

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Gabby and the Guns

Posted by Mike Turner on October 21, 2014

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt during a mass shooting at an Arizona supermarket in 2011, told a roundtable of women leaders in Portland Tuesday night that gun violence is a “women’s issue.”

She’s on the last leg of a tour designed to engage women on the subject of gun violence. Giffords and her husband are gun owners …

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