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

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 11, 2014
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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
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(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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Vancouver Police Arrest Deadly Hit & Run Suspect

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 29, 2014
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Around 5:00 pm Wednesday Vancouver Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Brandon C. Smith for his connection to a fatal hit and run on January 19th.  They say Smith agreed to come in with his attorney.

Smith has been booked in the Clark County Jail for 2 counts of vehicular Homicide and 3 counts of Hit & Run Vehicle/injury, plus 1 …

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Oregon Governor Sets Deadline on Columbia River Crossing

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 27, 2014
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Oregon Governor John Kithzhaber sent a letter to Senate President Peter Courtney and Speaker of the House Tina Kotek late Monday telling they they need to either get something done on the Columbia River Crossing project by March 9th or he’ll have ODOT scrap the whole thing and begin archiving.

Oregon lawmakers already passed a $450 million dollar bill, but Washington …

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Gorgeous Weather at Oregon Coast – Jealous Portland?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 15, 2014
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Portland is dealing with pretty typical weather in mid-January, plenty of clouds, some fog and mist, but if you can head east or west for about 30 miles, you will find sunshine!  High temps on Mount Hood made it into the 50’s and over at the Oregon Coast – Wednesday was a chamber of commerce day.  Beach walkers basked in …

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