Portland Man Promises PSU $100 Million Donation – Has Yet to Pay

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Portland State University thought they were going to get a huge infusion of strings-free cash this week, but it wasn’t to be.

A private donor and former student who wished to remain anonymous said he wanted to donate $100 million dollars to his beloved school.  After discussions a date of August 18th was set to announce the gift. …

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International Help To Fight Western Wildfires

Posted by Associated Press on August 20, 2015

Boise, Idaho (AP) —  Australia and New Zealand are sending firefighters to help battle wildfires burning in the west.

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise announced Thursday that the top fire managers representing various U.S. agencies requested about 70 fire managers and specialists from the two countries.

Details are still being worked out, but the firefighters are expected to arrive in …

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City of Portland Introduces Homeless Initiative

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Housing Commissioner Dan Saltzman laid out the city’s new 4-point Homelessness Initiative inside City Hall Thursday.  They say they’re looking to manage public space issues until the city, county and state reach long-term solutions including more funding for housing and mental health treatment while seeking to create safer, more comfortable public spaces …

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Hot Summer Not Hurting 2015 Oregon Hops Harvest

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 19, 2015

HUBBARD, Ore. — The Oregon Hops Commission says the hot temps we’ve seen this summer have actually helped our state’s hops harvest.  They’re right in the middle of harvest time right now.

Nancy Stipes says the summer heat has actually helped quite a few of the species of hops catch up from a slow spring.  She says unlike a number of …

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Washington Little League Softball Team Accused of Throwing Game

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 18, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Washington squad from South Snohomish representing their state in the Little League Softball World Series has been accused of deliberately losing a game.

Sunday, they appeared to be throwing the game against North Carolina when they lost 8-0.  They benched their starters and every hitter bunted instead of hitting away which resulted in zero hits.  The strategy …

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