Independent Party of Oregon Now Recognized as Third Major

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 17, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon voters will now have a third major party to select from.  Starting in next May’s primary, voters will be able to choose from Republican, Democrat and Independent.  The party now claims more than 5% of the registered voters in the state.

The one catch is that any candidate hoping to run as an independent will need to …

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Memorial Event Planned for Fallen Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 13, 2015
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GLADSTONE, Ore. — The 2nd Annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Poker Ride and Drive is set for Saturday morning.  The ride is not only for motorcycles but for classic and custom cars and trucks as well.  Grady was a motorcycle and car enthusiast as well as a devoted family man.

Grady was shot in cold blood near Boring on Thursday, February 6, …

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Food Cart Pods About to Spread to Beaverton

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 12, 2015
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Beaverton City Council has paved the way for bringing food cart pods to town by amending their code.  It will no longer forbid food carts from remaining in place for more than 7 hours at a time and from gathering.

Assistant City Planner Steve Regner says they received overwhelming support about the idea of allowing food cart …

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(VIDEO) Train Trestle in Sherwood Catches Fire

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 11, 2015
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Photo:  Jennifer Matzinger SHERWOOD, Ore. —

TVF&R crews  worked through the night in Sherwood to battle a fire on a train trestle that spread to the wetlands below. The fire near Tualatin-Sherwood Road and SW Langer Farms Parkway was reported  sometime after 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. Two thirds of the 85 year old  trestle collapsed.  The trestle is owned by Portland and Western Railroad. There were …

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