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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Independent Party of Oregon Now Recognized as Third Major

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 17, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon voters will now have a third major party to select from.  Starting in next May’s primary, voters will be able to choose from Republican, Democrat and Independent.  The party now claims more than 5% of the registered voters in the state.

The one catch is that any candidate hoping to run as an independent will need to …

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Memorial Event Planned for Fallen Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 13, 2015
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GLADSTONE, Ore. — The 2nd Annual Grady Waxenfelter Memorial Poker Ride and Drive is set for Saturday morning.  The ride is not only for motorcycles but for classic and custom cars and trucks as well.  Grady was a motorcycle and car enthusiast as well as a devoted family man.

Grady was shot in cold blood near Boring on Thursday, February 6, …

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