Portland Beer Hall Doing Away With Tips In Favor of Higher Wages

Posted by vstouffer on June 26, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Kurt Huffman will start his servers at $18 and other restaurant employees at $15 when The Loyal Legion beer hall opens July 8th.

KXL’s Val Stouffer talked with Kurt about what he sees as a business model for the future.


Compromise Coming on Plan for Mt Tabor Water Reservoirs?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 25, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Water Bureau and Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association seemed to indicate that they may be close to a compromise in the controversial issue of what to do with the Mount Tabor reservoirs.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, one of the final ones on the issue of open air water reservoirs, the city decided to push off a …

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Man Exposes Himself to 70-Year-old Woman in Laundromat

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 23, 2015
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Police are looking for a man who a woman says exposed himself to her inside the Hyland Eco Laundromat Monday morning.

The victim is a 70-year-old woman.  He says she told him she was doing laundry around 10:00 when the suspect came in.  Shortly later, another person who was doing laundry left, leaving just the two of them …

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Mild Winter and Early Summer Set Tone for 2015 Oregon Wine Vintage

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 23, 2015
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WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. — Oregon winemakers figure they are about two weeks ahead of schedule for 2015.  Michelle Kaufman with the Oregon Wine Board calls that “not necessarily a bad thing.”

The state’s winemakers making now famous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir’s expect to be harvesting large, fruity grapes this year, which Kaufman says will lead to a bold, fruit-forward and easy …

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Woman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Child

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 19, 2015
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MOLALLA, Ore. — Police have arrested a woman for the sexual assault of a child inside the bathroom of the Safeway store on West Main Street.

68-year-old Laurie Swanson was arrested at her home on Thursday night for attempted sex abuse, public indecency and resisting arrest.

Police say it happened on Wednesday afternoon.  Swanson’s picture was released to the media on Thursday afternoon …

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