Seattle Teachers Continue Strike

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 10, 2015
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SEATTLE, Wash. — No classes once again for public school students in Seattle Thursday as a strike moves into it’s second day.  Some 53,000 students and their parents are affected.

The Seattle Teacher’s Union rejected at three-year deal with reportedly included a 14% pay hike.  They are looking for an 18% bump.  Extended work days and student instructional time are also …

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Man Pedals Around the World on Tandem Bike in Search of Love, Compassion, and Connection

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 8, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Jamie Bianchini spent 8 years of his life cycling through 80 countries on a tandem bike.  The idea was to inspire people to connect by inviting total strangers to take rides with him.  Through his journey over thousands of miles, Jamie finds more than he ever thought was possible.

He is the Co-founder of Peace Peddlers and author …

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Beaverton Schools Open 2015-16 Year

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 8, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. —  Most students in the Beaverton School District headed back to class on Tuesday.

It’s the first day of school for grades 1-5, 6 and 9 and K-8 students at Aloha Huber Park, Raleigh Hills and Springviille.  Students in grades 7-8, and 10-12 head back Wednesday.  Beaverton elementary schools are providing full-day kindergarten this year.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown welcomed students at Nancy Ryles Elementary …

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Tualatin High School Teacher Accused of Sexual Conduct with Student

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 4, 2015
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TUALATIN, Ore. — Washington County Child Abuse Detectives believe 32-year-old Jonathan Maggiano of SE Portland has been having inappropriate sexual conduct with at least one underage female who was a student at Tualatin High School.  He was arrested at his home Friday morning.

Detectives believe there may be more victims.

Below is the statement from Principal Darin Barnard that went home to parents …

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New Poll Suggests Most People Think There is a War Against Police

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 2, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Rasumssen Reports telephone poll released Wednesday shows 58% of likely U.S. voters think there is a ware on police in our country.  27% disagree, while 15% are undecided.

KXL’s Lars Larson spoke with Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner Wednesday to get his take on the poll.  He blames the climate in part of politicians not doing enough to …

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