Is the NCAA a Money Maker in Portland?

Posted by Joe Simons on March 19, 2015
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Starting today, the Rose City plays host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third time in seven years. Conventional wisdom says that a big sports event generates big revenue for the city having that event.

“It’s a major driver of revenue back into the city,” says Chris Oxley, the General Manager of the Rose Quarter. Oxley, along with the …

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Keizer Police Take Down Suspected Meth House

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 18, 2015
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A Keizer couple has been arrested and is being charged with running a drug house and child endangerment.

Keizer Police Sergeant Bob Stump tells KXL News, they served a search warrant Wednesday on a home at 5475 Arcade Avenue N.E.  Inside he says they found deplorable conditions along with methamphetamine and paraphernalia.  There was a 16-year-old home at the time, another …

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Used Cooking Oil Spill Shuts Down Cornelius Pass Road

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 13, 2015
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Just after 11:20 a.m. Friday, a truck trailer tipped over along Northwest Cornelius Pass Road near Northwest Skyline Boulevard.  It was filled with about 5,000 gallons of reclaimed cooking oil; 2,000 gallons spilled out onto the road.  Authorities immediately closed Cornelius Pass from Skyline to Highway 30.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters responded and managed to contain the oil.  They …

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5th University of Oregon Student Diagnosed with Meningicoccal Infection

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 13, 2015
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Lane County Health Officials say there has now been a fifth student that has been infected with a potentially deadly virus.  An athlete died from Meningicoccal infection last month.

This latest case is a 19-year-old sophomore who lived off campus.  The university says it is contacting anyone who may have had contact with him. They believe this latest case was caught …

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Effort to Tighten Oregon School Children Immunization Law Dies

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 11, 2015
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The effort by Democratic State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to do away with Oregon’s religious exemption for school children immunizations is over, at least for now.

She has decided to pull her bill after mounting opposition, but says she consider another effort to try and get the state’s vaccine exemption rate down.  Oregon currently has the highest in the country for kindergartners …

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