Portland Area Cougar Sightings Continue to Come in

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 30, 2014
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Yet again, someone says they have seen a cougar in an urban area.  This time, one was spotted in SE Portland’s Mill Park neighborhood near Southeast 121st Avenue and Division.

Last week, two sightings were phoned in from Hillsboro.  There have been a number of others from different areas including SW Portland.

Rick Swart with Oregon Fish and Wildlife says a number …

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Randall Children’s Hospital Chosen for Clinical Study with Sick Kids and Dogs

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 9, 2014
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Trevor & Bear – Photo courtesy of Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is part of a select group of children’s cancer centers that gets to participate in The Canines and Childhood Cancer Study.  It’s a groundbreaking new program where trained dogs get paired with sick kids and every week when the child …

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Daughter Has Wedding for Dying Mother at Salem Hospital

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 6, 2014
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A heart-warming story out of Salem where a daughter and her long-time boyfriend decided to tie the knot at Salem Hospital where the bride’s mother is a terminal patient.

Laura Peterson, RN, an oncology nurse at Salem Hospital, went outside her standard nursing duties to put on a wedding for the daughter of a terminal patient. The event happened on the …

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FM News 101 Highlights Key Oregon Primary Races and Issues

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 5, 2014
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The May 20th Oregon Primary Election is fast approaching. Most ballots have already hit mailboxes. KXL put together a 5-part series of in-depth reports on some of the most important and contentious races and issues going on. You can listen to the pieces here.

*Mike Turner covered Jim Fransesconi’s bid for Multnomah County Chairperson
*Rosemary Reynolds covered …

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USGS Says Mt. St. Helens Magma Re-pressurizing

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 30, 2014
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Federal scientists say magma levels inside Mount St. Helens are rising. A report issued Wednesday noted that super hot magma is percolating and several areas around the crater are moving away from the mountain.

Seth Moran with the USGS says the molten phase that the volcano is going through right now is normal. It’s last dome-building eruptive phase ended …

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