Over a Dozen Reports of Slashed Tires in Downtown Portland

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore – Portland Police say they received more than a dozen reports of slashed vehicle tires from around 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The area of the crime spree was around Southwest Morrison to Jefferson Streets, 12th to 18th Avenues.

Officers believe homeless men could be doing the slashing.  Some witnesses say they saw both a white and African …

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Oregon Adds 7,600 Jobs in April

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 19, 2015
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SALEM, Ore – Oregon’s unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in April from 5.4 percent in March, reaching Oregon’s lowest rate since July 2007 when the rate was also 5.2 percent. The rate is now back to where it was during 2006 through early 2008 when Oregon’s rate held steady between 5.0 and 5.5 percent.

The growth is attributed to four …

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Oregon Special Election Today

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The State of Oregon is holding a special election today.  At stake are things like school board members, tax levies and some local issues.  Not every city or county has something going on and there are no statewide issues or races to decide.

A few local highlights include:

Multnomah County – Reynolds district $125 million dollar school bond; Gresham …

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Cyclist Speaks About Losing His Leg in Crash

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 14, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — 23-year-old Alistair Corkett spoke at OHSU Thursday.  It was the first time he had spoken publicly since he collided with a truck Sunday, nearly taking his life and costing him his leg.

A truck was turning northbound from SE 26th Avenue onto Powell Boulevard and slammed right into Corkett.  He says seconds after it happened, he literally saw …

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Macdonald Center Helps People by Making Personal Connections

Posted by vstouffer on May 14, 2015

Ten years after Portland said it would end homelessness. It’s pretty apparent that hasn’t happened.

Take a walk down any street in Portland’s Oldtown, they’re not hard to miss: The old, the poor, the sick, the substance abusers, the mentally ill.

Macdonald Center is a local social service agency that provides housing and services to people living on the margins. A basic …

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