Elephant Protests

Posted by Mike Turner on May 8, 2014
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Protesters lined up outside Metro Headquarters then went inside to complain about the lack of care for elephants at the Oregon Zoo.

Courtney Scott of Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants says Metro has failed to provide the promised off-site sanctuary and has instead has spent much more than planned on the
on-site exhibit that is 39 million over the original budget.

Scott says …

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Nintendo Not to Include Same Sex Relationships in Upcoming Game

Posted by Associated Press on May 8, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo isn’t allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game.

The publisher of such gaming franchises as “The Legend of Zelda” and “Mario Bros.” said Tuesday it wouldn’t bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English …

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Nugent Show Cancelled

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 8, 2014
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VANCOUVER — Sorry to break it to you Ted Nugent fans.  The rocker won’t play a show at the Clark County Fair this summer.

Did a contractual stranglehold kill plans to have him perform?  Fair contracts say performers can’t play other gigs with in a certain distance and time of their fair concert.  Nugent has two shows in Tacoma two days before …

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Woman Bites Robber

Posted by Steve Herman on May 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say an employee at a southeast Portland video poker business reports that she bit a woman armed with a knife who robbed the store.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says the employee at “Johnny’s” told officers that the robber grabbed money out of the till and ran away Wednesday. The employee says she bit the intruder on the …

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Mother Describes Arrest of Her Young Daughter

Posted by Mike Turner on May 7, 2014
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Latoya Harris told the Citizen Review Committee her nine year old daughter was handcuffed, arrested and drove downtown for fighting with another girl.

Harris is suing the Portland Police Department for the action taken by two officers a year ago. Harris said she complained but nothing was done.

An Internal Affairs Captain admitted at the meeting there was a gap in policy.

The …

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