Governor OK’s State Aid for Southern Wildfires

Posted by Associated Press on August 13, 2014
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has authorized the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to help local fire crews battle a new wildfire that is threatening more than 130 homes in southern Oregon’s Jackson County.

The governor’s office said Tuesday night that the Rogue River Drive Fire between Eagle Point and Shady Cove started …

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A Smile and a Wink

Posted by Mike Turner on August 12, 2014
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A woman accused of killing her infant daughter before trying to slit her teenage daughter’s throat has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder.

Jessica Smith appeared by video in Clatsop County Circuit Court in Oregon on Tuesday.

She smiled throughout the hearing. When asked whether she understood that she would not be released before a Sept. 30 court date, she …

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Portland Hotels See a Rise in Sex Trafficking

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 12, 2014
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Portland, Oregon   Each year Human Trafficking involves 1.2 million children and makes $32 billion dollars.  After drug dealing, human trafficking is the second largest growing crime in the world today.  nationally the average age of entry into trafficking is 12-14 years old.  Most

Sexually trafficked girls and women in Portland comes from within the metro area.  Portland police have been …

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Manic Comedy Star Robin Williams Dies at 63

Posted by Associated Press on August 12, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO – He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from …

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Maxed Out

Posted by Mike Turner on August 11, 2014
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Tri Met began a week-long construction project at Northeast 11th and Holladay near the LLoyd Center.

Deputy General manager Bob Nelson apologized to Max riders for delays that were longer than expected Monday morning. Crews were tearing up the tracks to replace old switches at the intersection while Tri Met was working to streamline the train and shuttle service designed to …

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