Forest Grove Man Dies While Scuba Diving

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 3, 2014

ALBANY, OR – A  Forest Grove man died on Sunday, while scuba diving  in Clear Lake near Santiam Pass.

The Linn County sheriff’s office says three men were diving and one did not surface.

After a search, the body was recovered by Sweet Home fire department divers in about 40 feet of water near the Clear Lake Lodge. He’s been identified as …

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Arizona Governor Vetoe’s Bill That Would Have Allowed Discrimination Based on Religious Freedom

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 26, 2014
JAN BREWER

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a Republican bill designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. The proposed legislation subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties and set off a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

Oregon United for Marriage …

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick Apologizes for $300,000,000 Snow Plow Estimate

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 11, 2014
snow plow

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is apologizing after firing off a misquote about how much it would cost the city to plow every street in the city.  He told reporters Monday it would cost the city an additional $300 million dollars.  On Tuesday he issued an apology saying it would actually cost $70 million dollars.  His entire written explanation is …

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Man Saves Arlene Schnitzer from Choking

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 3, 2014
arlene schnizter with husband

(Arlene shown with her late husband Harold in the Japanese Gardens)

Tom Smith heard a woman choking while he was having lunch at a Wilsonville Burger King.  So, he went over, saw that she was turning blue and administered the Heimlich Maneuver.  She managed to recover and went on his way.

It turns out the woman he saved was Portland philanthropist Arlene …

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