California Meat Recall extended to Oregon, Washington

Posted by Chris Brown on February 17, 2014

A recall of meat products harvested from diseased animals has been expanded to include locations in Oregon and Washington. Rancho Feeding Corps. of Petaluma, California recalled nine million pounds of meat products just over a week ago after it was disclosed they had harvested meat from sick animals between January, 2013 and the 7th of last month.

The USDA now says …

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick Apologizes for $300,000,000 Snow Plow Estimate

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 11, 2014
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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is apologizing after firing off a misquote about how much it would cost the city to plow every street in the city.  He told reporters Monday it would cost the city an additional $300 million dollars.  On Tuesday he issued an apology saying it would actually cost $70 million dollars.  His entire written explanation is …

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Oregon Drought Still Has Upper Hand

Posted by Steve Leader on February 7, 2014
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The winter storm that began smashing Oregon Thursday hasn’t done much to ease the drought.  According to the Associated Press, snowpacks across most of the state Friday were less than half of normal. The drought index is still severe to moderate.

Ryan Sandler, a National Weather Service meteorologist, says we have a long climb to  get back to normal.  He says …

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Man Saves Arlene Schnitzer from Choking

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 3, 2014
arlene schnizter with husband

(Arlene shown with her late husband Harold in the Japanese Gardens)

Tom Smith heard a woman choking while he was having lunch at a Wilsonville Burger King.  So, he went over, saw that she was turning blue and administered the Heimlich Maneuver.  She managed to recover and went on his way.

It turns out the woman he saved was Portland philanthropist Arlene …

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Cold Arctic Air Returns to Pacific Northwest

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 3, 2014
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While both Punxsutaney Phil and Mayzie the Hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo saw their shadows on Sunday – predicting six more weeks of winter – the National Weather Service has issued a special advisory for the Portland metro area, warning of cold, frigid air

Temperatures will drop to 15 to 20 degrees below average starting Wednesday morning – with highs reaching …

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