WSP Officer Accused of Sexual Abuse

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 30, 2014
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A former Washington State Patrol lieutenant has been arrested on a warrant alleging multiple sex abuse offenses  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement last night.

Kenneth S. Garrison of Vancouver was arrested Wednesday night at the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Gresham.  Sgt. Kevin Allais with Clark County says a Portland area SWAT team and suburban Gresham …

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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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State Audit of TriMet Cites Safety and Financial Issues

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 29, 2014
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An audit by Oregon’s Secretary of State has found that TriMet has “extremely urgent financial issues that they need to address.”   That includes more than a billion dollars in unfunded obligations, with more than 800-million dollars going toward health care costs for current and past employees.

According to the Oregonian,  the 54-page audit found TriMet to be suffering from low morale …

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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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