FM News 101 Highlights Key Oregon Primary Races and Issues

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 5, 2014
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The May 20th Oregon Primary Election is fast approaching. Most ballots have already hit mailboxes. KXL put together a 5-part series of in-depth reports on some of the most important and contentious races and issues going on. You can listen to the pieces here.

*Mike Turner covered Jim Fransesconi’s bid for Multnomah County Chairperson
*Rosemary Reynolds covered …

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USGS Says Mt. St. Helens Magma Re-pressurizing

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 30, 2014
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Federal scientists say magma levels inside Mount St. Helens are rising. A report issued Wednesday noted that super hot magma is percolating and several areas around the crater are moving away from the mountain.

Seth Moran with the USGS says the molten phase that the volcano is going through right now is normal. It’s last dome-building eruptive phase ended …

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Blazer Fan and Cancer Survivor’s Message Heard Loud and Clear

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 28, 2014
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22-year-old Haley Bellows is officially in remission. Her 11th day of being cancer free came Sunday at the Portland Trailblazer’s playoff game against the Houston Rockets.

Bellows’ sign was seen on the jumbotron. The crowd went wild and soon social media caught hold and her message had bee tweeted and re-tweeted by people like Damien Lillard. …

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Deaths From Heroin Fall While Meth Deaths Grow

Posted by Steve Leader on April 24, 2014
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According to Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson, the number of heroin-related deaths in the state fell last year by 25% compared with 2012. Heroin claimed 111 lives in 2013.

Gunson says deaths related to methamphetamine jumped by 32% last year compared with 2012.

While not exactly sure why deaths related to heroin fell, Gunson tells FM News 101 the drop …

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Widespread 9-1-1 Outage Overnight

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 10, 2014
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photo by Rosemary Reynolds

Clark County, Washington – 9-1-1  emergency service in Washington State and Northwest Oregon was not working for more than five hours over night. Clark County  Regional Emergency  Agency manager Anna Pendergrass says they noticed the system was down around 1 am and it didn’t start coming back on line  until after 6:15 am this morning.

She says  they …

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