Providence Says First Oregonian to Receive an S-ICD Doing Great

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 8, 2014
HEART GUY

27-year-old Nathan Strutt is doing fine after receiving a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or S-ICD.  He is the first person ever in Oregon to get one.  Since then more than 20 patients have received theirs.

The S-ICD is a less intrusive, and upgraded defibrillator that is a much better alternative to a regular defibrillator for some people.  The FDA gave it’s approval to …

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Toddler Dead – Police Around Cannon Beach Searching for Mother

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 1, 2014
BABY MOM COLLAGE

A 2-year-old is dead and a teenager is critically injured at a Cannon Beach hotel. Police say they are searching for their mother.

Cannon Beach police were called to the Surfsand Resort at 148 W. Gower Ave. around 9:45 a.m. after a housekeeper found a dead child and a 13-year-old child critically cut in a 3rd floor hotel room. The teen …

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Car Smashes into Jim Fisher Volvo in Downtown Portland

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 29, 2014
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Just before 8:30 Tuesday evening, a car swerved into the Jim Fisher Volvo car dealership on West Burnside at SW 21st Avenue.

KXL’s Jeremy Scott was near the site shortly after the accident and says a witness helped pull the driver out of the car.

Three people were sent to the hospital.  It looks like the 43-year-old driver may have had a …

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Oregon Hiring: Steepest Drop In Almost One Year

Posted by Steve Leader on July 15, 2014
Economy

After eleven months of hiring gains, Oregon took a tumble in June.  The state says 43-hundred jobs were lost, largely in construction. The slowdown follows months of record hiring by builders.

State employment economist Nick Beleicicks (buh LAY chicks) says one month of job losses isn’t unusual during a recovery.  He says Oregon’s jobless rate held steady in June at 6.8%.

According …

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GMO Label Signatures Turned In

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 2, 2014
gmo

Salem, Oregon – Backers of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified food have turned in what they say are more than enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

They need more than 87,000 valid signatures. They turned in more than 155,000 today to the  Secretary of State’s office which will now have to verify them.

The measure would …

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