Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head to Lead Veterans Affairs

Posted by Associated Press on June 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is selecting former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.

McDonald, 61, is a native of Gary, Ind., who grew up in Chicago. He was at the helm of Proctor and Gamble from July 2009 to July 2013.

If confirmed by the …

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Milwaukie Man Attacked After Yelling At Speeding Car

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 28, 2014
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A Milwaukie man was severely beaten after yelling at a passing driver, and it was caught on tape.

58 year old Joe Garvey was walking along SE 19th Avenue in Milwaukie, when a speeding car went by. Garvey tells KGW he yelled at the car to slow down.

“There are people walking. There are kids. It is not a wide street. Its …

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2 Dead in Believed SE Portland Murder-Suicide

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 28, 2014
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A man and woman killed friday evening in an apparent murder suicide were a married couple.  Police believe 60-year-old Jack Soumphonpackdy shot his wife 42 -year- old Maria to death, then shot himself. She had recently filed for divorce. Sgt. Pete Simpson says it started as a domestic disturbance call to the Amber Court Apartments at 141st and SE Division.

“When …

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OHSU Arms Officers

Posted by Mike Turner on June 26, 2014
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The OHSU board has approved a recommendation to arm campus police

Campus security chief Greg Moawad says it takes too long for Portland Police to respond to an emergency and the campus layout is quite complex for officers who aren’t familiar with it.

But He says the focus is not on guns but on communication, de-escalation of potentially violent situations, and “strategic …

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“Spider” McGinness on Broadway

Posted by Mike Turner on June 26, 2014
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KXL and KGW Television Traffic Reporter Chris McGinness rappels down the side of the 1000 Broadway Building Thursday afternoon.

McGinness is a marathon runner but describes his descent as exhilarating as opposed to exhausting. He said it’s a “life changing experience” that he would be happy to do again.

The “Over the Edge” promotion is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts.