Canby Ferry Turns 100 Years Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2014
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The iconic piece of Northwest Americana is now a century old.  On September 17, 2014, Clackamas County officials decided to use it to transport people and things across the Willamette River to get to and from the Clackamas County Fair.  It was so popular, they decided to keep it around for good.

Over the years, they have used 5 boats total. …

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9th U.S. Circuit Court Rules Against National Organization For Marriage

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 28, 2014
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Washington, DC – The National Organization for Marriage is reacting to Wednesday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it cannot intervene in the court case challenging Oregon’s ban on same sex marriage.

NOM had tried to get involved as a federal judge in Eugene considered the case in May. He ruled NOM could not get involved and …

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Did Miley Know?

Posted by Steve Leader on August 26, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Inside Edition

When Miley Cyrus brought a homeless man on stage Sunday night to accept her Video of the Year award, she may not have known he’s wanted in Oregon.

Inside Edition and the New York post are reporting that Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested for trying to break into a Salem apartment in 2010.  And that there’s a warrant …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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California Idea May Come North

Posted by Steve Leader on August 20, 2014
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Photo courtesy: www.mercurynews.com

Some high end restaurants in San Francisco are having their customers pay in advance for  meals when they make their online reservations.

Bill Perry, with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, says whether it happens here is a question of, “whether or not you can get away with it.”

According to Perry, certain types of restaurants might consider requiring pre-pay, …

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