Blazers Season Comes to a Close

Posted by Associated Press on May 15, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) The veteran San Antonio Spurs showed Portland a few things about succeeding in the playoffs. The biggest lesson was how not to panic when an All-Star goes down.

Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and San Antonio overcame an injury to Tony Parker to close out the Western Conference semifinals with a 104-82 …

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“Outside Group” Cannot Defend Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban

Posted by Associated Press on May 14, 2014
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EUGENE — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a national group cannot defend Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so, paving the way for a ruling on the ban that could come at any time.

The National Organization of Marriage argued it should be allowed …

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Mine Explosion in Turkey Kills 232

Posted by Associated Press on May 14, 2014
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SOMA, Turkey – Women wailed uncontrollably, men knelt sobbing and others just stared in disbelief outside a coal mine in western Turkey as rescue workers removed a steady stream of bodies from an underground explosion and fire that killed at least 232 workers. The fate of more than 100 miners remained unclear in one of Turkey’s worst mining …

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The Tonkin Brothers Remember Dad

Posted by Mike Turner on May 13, 2014
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Hillsboro Ballpark has been renamed Ron Tonkin Field.

Ed Tonkin says they bought the name as a tribute to his father who passed away in January. Ed says his dad loved baseball and remembers that time in the 80’s when Tonkin and partners bought the Portland Beavers so they wouldn’t leave town.

The Tonkin Family of Dealerships will pay the Hillsboro Hops …

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Climber falls to his death on Mt. Hood

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 13, 2014
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Story contributions from our news partner KGW

Hood River, Ore, — A sad end to a search for a fallen climber on Mount Hood.

“He fell 1000 feet down. I can not see him. He’s gone.”

That’s part of the 911 call made from the summit of the mountain just after 8 this morning. The man who fell has been identified as 57-year-old Robert Cormier,  …

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