Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 27, 2015
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Fort A.P. Hill, Va. (April 31, 2005) - The spirit of brotherhood through scouting closely resembles that found in the Navy, which add to the spirit of adventure during the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. More than 40,000 Boy Scouts from every state in America and dozens of other countries attended the Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill. U.S. Navy photo by All Hands Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Todd Frontom (RELEASED)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that embroiled the Boy Scouts for years and threatened the organization with lawsuits, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the …

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5-year-old Portland Girl Goes for a Tri Met Bus Ride By Herself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 23, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A 5-year-old Portland girl was allowed to take a 25-mile trip on the Tri Met No. 71 bus from near her home in the Lents District to Clackamas Town Center.

Her family reported her missing early Thursday morning.  She apparently hopped on the bus near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Foster and rode quietly for about an hour and …

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I Need a Name!

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 21, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A rescued river otter at the Oregon Zoo is in need of a name and the zoo is allowing the public to vote on their favorite of the three finalists.

J.R. Papenfus: a creek in Lane County near the location where the pup was found. (J.R. is for junior, since a creek is junior to a river.)
Little Pudding …

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Two Portland Area Children Fall Out Windows

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 20, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — Rescue crews responded to two separate accidents on Sunday and Monday involving toddlers falling out of upper floor windows.

On Sunday evening around 8:17 p.m. a 2-year-old Aloha boy fell out of his 3rd story town home on SW Monson Street.  Amazingly, the boy fell right on top of his father who was walking the family …

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City of Portland Strikes Reservoir Deal with Mt. Tabor Neighborhood

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 15, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association and Portland City Council have finally come to a compromise to deal with the two open air Mt Tabor Reservoirs.

They will be connected, but the city has agreed to come up with $4 million dollars to pay for renovations and keep the historic status in place.  They’ll be 85% filled with water …

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