Protesters Derail Portland City Council Meeting Over Reservoir Issue

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting was shut down twice by protesters upset over a proposal from the Water Bureau to demolish the two open reservoirs in Washington Park.

After about an hour of protest outside, a very vocal group continued to shout “No” and “No demolition” among other things inside council chambers.  Mayor Charlie Hales pleaded with the …

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Portland Police Bureau Honors Fallen Officers

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 12, 2015
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Uniformed officers retire a flag

PORTLAND, Ore. — A memorial service held at high noon on Tuesday at the Portland Police Memorial along the waterfront honored 29 officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1867.  All their names are on the memorial wall.

Salute to officers from the Willamette River

The several hundred in attendance included family members and …

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Portland Mayor Considering Public Beach Along Willamette River

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he is ready to spend $300,000 designing a public beach on the east side of the Willamette River just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

The City would clean-up the area, build in all the sand and then provide additional access.

The DEQ says the Willamette River pollution levels have been drastically reduced and that …

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Planned Teacher Walkout Day in Evergreen School District

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 4, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Evergreen School District will not have classes on Wednesday, May 13th because they won’t have enough teachers.  The local teacher’s union has decided to take that day to head to Olympia to protest with the state.

The day will have to be made up and will be tacked on to the last day of the year.

We received …

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Portland May Day Protest March Turns Ugly

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 1, 2015
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Photos: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A May Day march through downtown Portland on Friday resulted in confrontations with police.

The Don’t Shoot Portland group wound their way around downtown starting at around 4:30pm.  It wasn’t long before the group broke away from the planned route and started clogging up streets and disrupting MAX service.

Battle lines between Portland Police and protesters were draw …

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