Free Comic Books

Posted by Mike Turner on May 2, 2014

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. A half dozen comic book stores will be handing out up to ten free books to each person who comes in.

Peter Fagnant of Excaliber Comics loves the day.

The Mayor’s New Budget

Posted by Mike Turner on May 1, 2014

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales introduced his proposed budget Thursday.

His priorities are affordable housing for the homeless, emergency preparedness and an expansion of the Sun Schools program.

It includes no layoffs and even a few additional employees but there’s no relief for the Fire Bureau who’s union is worried about layoffs when the federal Safer Grant runs out in another year.

May Day Marchers

Posted by Mike Turner on May 1, 2014

A coalition of groups take it to the streets for a May Day March.

Led by immigration activists, labor unions and several special interest groups from minimu wage to single payer Heath care petitioners also joined in the march.

Gresham Takes a Close Look at Gangs Before Summer Heats Up

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 1, 2014
photo gang eneforcement

GRESHAM, OREGON    It’s almost the end of the school year and the city of Gresham is concerned about gang violence..  Today the city hosted a Gang Prevention summit.  It brought together leaders from overlapping service agencies to describe a comprehensive multi- agency plan for gang prevention and enforcement.

Gangs are not new to Gresham and East Multnomah County.  Police Chief …

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Gas Explosion Collapses Florida Jail

Posted by Associated Press on May 1, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A county spokeswoman says two people were killed in a gas explosion at the jail in Pensacola, Florida, and more than 100 others were injured.

Kathleen Castro, the county’s public information manager, says the explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in a booking facility at the Escambia County jail. The blast also injured 100 …

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