The Cost of Groceries Climbs

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 19, 2014

PORTLAND,OREGON   Take a good look at your grocery bill.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says we should expect to pay about 4 Percent more this year for food. That’s the biggest increase in three years.  Part of the increase is due to the drought in California and bad weather in other farm states.

Hamburger prices have risen nearly 40 cents …

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OR Attorney General to Implement Gay Marriage

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014
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PORTLAND — Oregon’s attorney general has told a federal court why she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal rights of homosexual couples. And Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum adds that Oregon is “prepared to implement” gay marriages if a federal judge strikes down that ban.

Rosenblum announced last month that she would not defend the state’s same-sex …

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Seattle TV Station ID’s Two Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted by Associated Press on March 18, 2014

(Victims pictured above, left Gary Pfitzer, right Bill Strothman) Images courtesy of KOMO news

UPDATE: 3/19/2014 Strothman worked for many years at KOMO News and was well-known to many of the employees, earning 13 Emmy awards during his career.

After retiring from KOMO, he worked as a free-lancer and also as an employee of the helicopter leasing company that operates the KOMO News …

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Mega Millions up to $400M Jackpot!

Posted by Jake Baez on March 18, 2014

(From AP)

Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery game is looking at an estimated jackpot of $400 million, the third highest jackpot in the history of the game.

Interest in the game continues to climb, as no one matched all of Friday’s numbers. Lottery experts say more tickets are sold when big-game jackpots reach or exceed $300 million.

According to the Mega Millions website, the …

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Putin Responds as Obama Announces Russian Sanctions

Posted by Associated Press on March 17, 2014

UPDATE: 3/18/2014 7:57am

President Vladimir Putin has defended Russia’s move to annex Crimea, saying that the rights of ethnic Russians have been abused by the Ukrainian government.

In a televised address to the nation today, Putin says Crimea’s vote Sunday to join Russia is in line with international law, reflecting its right for self-determination.

He points at the example of Kosovo’s independence bid, …

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