Governor Signs Education Bills

Posted by Mike Turner on March 11, 2014

Oregon’s Governor signed a pair of bills that would help more low-income students to earn college degrees.


One would create a pilot program at community colleges to provide scholarships and advising  to help get students to complete two-year degrees. The other is a study on how Oregon would provide free community college classes to high school graduates.


PSU Professors Take a Strike Vote

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 11, 2014
PSU strike vote flyer

PORTLAND, OREGON   The American Association of University Professors (PSU-AAUP) are holding a strike vote on Campus today and tomorrow.  A YES vote by faculty is authorize the bargaining team to a call a strike if the Administration does not agree to a fair contract offer.  Final contract offers were submitted by both sides March 3, 2014.  That triggered a …

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Bridge Joint Causes I-205 Traffic Jam

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 11, 2014

TUALATIN — A bridge joint popped out of place on Interstate 205 southbound on the Tualatin River Bridge just before Stafford Road on Tuesday morning, backing up the commute for several miles well into the afternoon.

Traffic inched by in part of the right lane and on the shoulder for five hours while a crew from the Oregon Department of Transportation …

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Senators Talk Climate Change in Marathon Session

Posted by Steve Herman on March 11, 2014

Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each other’s words. Could this really be happening in Washington?

Sure, when only one party shows up.

Democrats have been plowing through a dusk-to-dawn talkathon during which more than two …

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Lux the Cat Has Gone Viral

Posted by Mike Turner on March 10, 2014

Lux is a 22 pound Himalayan that went on a rampage Sunday night.

He went off the deep end after the baby pulled his tail. Teresa, Lee and baby Jess locked themselves in a back bedroom and called police.

Police were able to subdue Lux and the couple are now deciding whether or not to keep him.

Lux has gotten national attention on …

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