Oregonians Will Get $402 Million in ‘Kicker’ Rebates

Posted by Associated Press on August 26, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon taxpayers will get $402 million in “kicker” rebates when they file their taxes next year.

Economists said Wednesday that the median rebate will be $124. The top 1 percent of taxpayers will get $4,600, and the bottom 20 percent will get $10.

Oregon’s kicker law is triggered when the state collects more than anticipated during a two-year budget cycle. …

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Portland is #12 For Worst Traffic

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 26, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Rose City is listed as #12 for having a number of traffic slow downs and gridlock.  The report is out of Kent, Washington.

Seattle is 7th.  The worst city is Washington, D.C., where drivers there can spend 82 hours a year stuck in traffic.

Portlanders spend 52 hours on average.  They waste 29 gallons of gasoline and spend …

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Reporter, Cameraman Shot and Killed On Air

Posted by Associated Press on August 26, 2015
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MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.

Authorities identified the suspect as a journalist who had been fired from the station earlier this year. Hours later and hundreds of …

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St. Mary’s Withdraws Job Offer Over Same-Sex Teaching Conflict

Posted by Steve Herman on August 26, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- St. Mary’s Academy is facing new criticism from alumni, parents, and the community after the school admitted to withdrawing a job offer because of a conflict in the Catholic churches same-sex teachings.

The southwest Portland all-girls school sent out a letter to parents explaining their decision, saying the decision was back by the school’s board and Catholic founders. The …

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Citizen Soldiers

Posted by Mike Turner on August 25, 2015
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Salem Ore – 125 National Guard soldiers completed their last day of training before heading to the Canyon Creek Fire Wednesday morning.

They are being replaced by 250 more guard members who will be trained this week and head to the fire lines Sunday.