President Obama Challanges GOP in State of the Union

Posted by Associated Press on January 21, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November – and they’re the proof.

“Much of what he did tonight … new taxes, new spending is sort of the same …

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School Board Votes on Transfers

Posted by Mike Turner on January 20, 2015
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The board votes four to one to change the transfer policy in the Portland School District. Protesters from “Don’t Shoot” we’re on hand to demand the Board wait and have more hearings on the issues.

The new policy replaces the current lottery with a petition system that will take affect in the next school year.


Decemberists Day

Posted by Mike Turner on January 20, 2015
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Fans of The Demberists were stacked to the rafters to hear the Decemberists play on their day in Portland.

The Mayor read a proclamation and unveiled an art piece related to the group’s new album titled “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.”

the group is headed out on tour after signing LPs at Music Millennium and hosting a free concert …

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State Of The Union Address: Live at 6:00pm

Posted by Associated Press on January 20, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress.

Obama’s calls for increasing taxes on the wealthy, making community college free for …

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Albany Girl Has Enterovirus D68

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on January 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — 6-year-old McKenzie Andersen had a cold last month.  Now she’s been admitted to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland completely paralyzed.  Doctors believe the girl has suffered from complications of Enterovirus D68.  She’s listed in fair condition.

Previous to the Albany case, the CDC reported four Oregon cases, one in Bend and three others in Multnomah County.  All four …

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